Tag Archives: Bush administration

Here we go again… the Swiftboating of Obama has begun

A few nights ago, I told you about a family member of mine who had shared a purposefully misleading political graphic on Facebook, and how I responded. The piece, which incorrectly attributed $5 billion of the nation’s debt to the “Democratic majority,” was produced by an organization called Right Change, a fake grassroots entity bankrolled […]

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Juan Cole on the spread of democracy in the Muslim world, and the anti-democratic legacy of 9/11 at home

As reluctant as I am to jump on the “Let’s Milk the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks for Ratings and Ad Revenue” bandwagon, I just read a very thoughtful piece by U-M history professor Juan Cole, and felt as though it deserved to be passed along. Here’s a clip. I’d encourage you, however, to […]

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Happy Memorial Day

Since I didn’t get any comments when I posted this on Memorial Day in 2003, I thought that I’d try it again. Linette and I celebrated Memorial Day as the great patriots that we are. We slept through our local parade and then spent the rest of the day drinking Mexican beer (Tecate), eating Indian […]

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Who did a better job of interviewing Donald Rumsfeld?

Both Jon Stewart and Louis C.K. had the opportunity to interview former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld yesterday. (He’s on the circuit, promoting his new book “Known and Unknown: A Memoir“.) Both interviews are being widely discussed today, and I’m curious as to who you feel did a better job, Stewart, who held Rumsfeld’s feet […]

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Reagan’s budget director David Stockman on why taxes on the wealthy must be increased

I know that I should be writing about TSA pat downs and the new Wikileaks brouhaha tonight, like everyone else with moveable appendages and a blog, but I can’t seem to get with the program. For whatever reason, I feel as though I need to stick with the Bush tax cuts. I know it bores […]

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