A terrific post at TalkLeft, discussing a Red Cross report that–if the charges contained within it are ultimately proven to be true–would mean that war crimes were committed at Guantanamo. One thing that is important is (if these charges are true) to call a war crime a war crime. The mainstream media will, in general, undoubtedly […]

This Isn’t Funny Anymore

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Can we please do something about this guy? Can you get a pass for aiding terrorist states if you carry water for the GOP in the newspapers you run? I don’t want to be a conspiracy theorist, I really don’t. See Pandagon, Kathryn Cramer , Atrios, TAPPED for more. Nick at TAPPED also provides a link to an article […]

Wonderful News

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Today’s a day for Washingtonians to be proud of their state. Congratulations to William Downing for seeing through rhetoric, controversy, and disguised bigotry and taking a stand for civil righ

The Stench of Desperation

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Via Josh Marshall, the Illinois GOP is apparently considering a drastic option to counter the Obama juggernaut in the Senatorial campaign. That’s right, you guessed it: Alan Keyes. Pure electoral gold, right there. I can’t really take this seriously. I’ve heard a few people suggest the GOP is in worse shape than usual in this solidly […]

RIP

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A double bit of bad news–The Beta Band is breaking up, and their farewell tour will be limited to the UK. I should’ve got my act together and gone to see them when they passed through town

In case you were tempted to take the current terror warning at face value as a serious attempt to warn the public of a potential danger…. -Much of the information that led the authorities to raise the terror alert at several large financial institutions in the New York City and Washington areas was three or four […]
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