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OK, this is change, but I can’t say I believe in it


The Obama justice system – Glenn Greenwald Highlighting not mine. […] Spencer Ackerman yesterday attended a Senate hearing at which the DOD’s General Counsel, Jeh Johnson, testified.  As Ackerman highlighted, Johnson actually said that even for those detainees to whom the Obama … Continue reading

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Sirota says exactly what I have been thinking


Obama’s trail of broken promises The prophet of hope now doesn’t even bother with explanations when he reneges on his campaign pledges. […] We once respected democracy by at least demanding explanations — however weak — for unfulfilled promises. Then … Continue reading

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Glenn Greenwald gets it right, almost.


A major difference between conservatives and progressives The Right marched in uncritical, creepy devotion to Bush for the first six years of his presidency. The Left has been leading the way in criticizing Obama when warranted. I have been less … Continue reading

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Glenn Greenwald on public reaction to AIG bonuses


The virtues of public anger and the need for more We are not suffering from an excess of citizen outrage, but rather, from a lack of it Greenwald makes a strong case for our need to be angry at the … Continue reading

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Yet another attempt planned


Skinheads ‘planned to kill Obama’ Two men have appeared in a US court accused of making threats to kill Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, federal agents say. They were also charged with possessing an unregistered firearm and conspiracy to steal … Continue reading

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Houston Chronicle endorses Obama / Biden


The Chronicle endorses Barack Obama for president and Joe Biden for vice president of the United States After carefully observing the Democratic and Republican nominees in drawn-out primary struggles as well as in the general campaign, including three debates, the … Continue reading

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16 days to the election…


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Privatized Profit but Socialized Risk


Today’s Doonesbury makes a great point about the financial industry bailouts of late. Thanks to Jonathan Stein of MoJo for bringing the series of strips on McCain’s lobbyists to my attention.

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Because you should all read this


Is Palin Trying To Incite Violence Against Obama?

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Obama and the Economy


How Obama Reconciles Dueling Views on Economy Barack Obama is both more left-wing and more right-wing than many people realize. A 15-year debate among economics experts in the Democratic Party helps explain why. Obama’s views on the economy dovetail nicely … Continue reading

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