Submitted by letsgetitdone on Mon, 12/19/2011 - 11:58pm
Submitted by davidswanson on Mon, 01/31/2011 - 10:54am
One of the oldest excuses for war is that the enemy is irredeemably evil. He worships the wrong god, has the wrong skin and language, commits atrocities, and cannot be reasoned with. The long-standing tradition of making war on foreigners and converting those not killed to the proper religion "for their own good" is similar to the current practice of killing hated foreigners for the stated reason that their governments ignore women's rights. Read below the fold...
Submitted by davidswanson on Fri, 01/14/2011 - 10:40am
According to the Pentagon's lawyer, Martin Luther King Jr., if alive today, would view the US war on Afghanistan as both the act of a Good Samaritan and as necessary self-defense.
Jeh C. Johnson, the "Defense" Department's general counsel, said, on the one hand:
"I believe that if Dr. King were alive today, he would recognize that we live in a complicated world, and that our nation's military should not and cannot lay down its arms and leave the American people vulnerable to terrorist attack."
On the other hand, he also said this: Read below the fold...
Submitted by davidswanson on Sun, 11/21/2010 - 6:30pm
Swanson has just published War Is A Lie. This article originally appeared on TomDispatch.
To understand just how bad the 112th Congress, elected on November 2nd and taking office on January 3rd, is likely to be for peace on Earth, one has to understand how incredibly awful the 110th and 111th Congresses have been during the past four years and then measure the ways in which things are likely to become even worse. Read below the fold...
Submitted by Hugh on Wed, 11/10/2010 - 2:04pm
Yesterday, McClatchy ran a story that the Obama Administration was officially dumping its July 2011 withdrawal from Afghanistan. In this context, I thought it might be useful to present a few related snippets from my Obama scandals list entry on Afghanistan.
On December 1, 2009 at West Point and on primetime television, Obama announced his Afghanistan surge.
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Submitted by captain nemo (not verified) on Sat, 01/30/2010 - 10:45am
Vital evidence which could solve the mystery of the death of Government weapons inspector Dr David Kelly will be kept under wraps for up to 70 years.
In a draconian – and highly unusual – order, Lord Hutton, the peer who chaired the controversial inquiry into the Dr Kelly scandal, has secretly barred the release of all medical records, including the results of the post mortem, and unpublished evidence. Read below the fold...
Submitted by letsgetitdone on Tue, 12/08/2009 - 1:55pm
One characteristic of modern political and economic discourse is frequent asserting of beliefs about economics and money that have been variously described by some observers as 'myths', 'scares', Read below the fold...
Submitted by amberglow on Fri, 11/07/2008 - 10:27am
Meet the new Ari/Scottie. A little history on Obama's new press sec'y--his role in destroying Dean while working for Kerry, reviving the "lincoln bedroom" against Clinton, and other totally Rovian and "old politics" methods. So far, we have Gibbs and Emanuel and Axelrod -- 3 old-school, old-politics, attack dogs. Who's next? Read below the fold...
Submitted by Sarah on Mon, 06/23/2008 - 10:39pm
Submitted by bringiton on Wed, 06/11/2008 - 12:30am
“A lie told often enough becomes the truth.”
Are there any limits to what can be said about political opponents? Should there be any limits? Does anything go, no matter who is the target? Are we all no better now than Karl Rove? Read below the fold...
Submitted by RedSox04 on Tue, 05/06/2008 - 3:11pm
Josh Marshall, what the frack? He's spreading this nonsensical meme that the gas tax holiday won't lower gas prices AT ALL. And furthermore, he's claiming that virtually all economists agree on this.
This, despite the experience of Indiana and Illinois, which saw at least a 60% decline in gas prices per dollar of tax cut.
Now you can argue about the efficacy of the policy, but to spread misinformation and lies is a bit ridiculous, no? TPM is basically now a haven for people who took Econ 101, barely understood it, and then stopped taking Econ because it was "too hard".
The email I sent to WKJM, which should have authoritatively ended his nonsense, but apparently hasn't.
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Submitted by chicago dyke on Tue, 01/15/2008 - 8:19am
Submitted by Sarah on Thu, 09/20/2007 - 10:04am
Submitted by captain nemo (not verified) on Fri, 06/01/2007 - 10:37am
Submitted by captain nemo (not verified) on Mon, 04/09/2007 - 9:32pm
The way kids used to take turn standing on each other's shoulders so the one on top could peek through the knothole in the outfield wall and watch the ballgame, we present today's host who frees Krugman from the paywall: the admirably named Free Democracy, bringing us "Sweet Little Lies." Or more accuratly, an honest discussion of the lies, named accurately as lies, and broken down into Little and Big Lies. Read below the fold...