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Musharraf the Civilian

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has heeded strong hints from his concerned friends in the U.S. government by announcing that he’ll give up his post as his country’s army chief this week—but he’ll remain “supreme commander” of Pakistan’s armed forces.

Posted on Nov 26, 2007 READ MORE


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L.A. Police Chief Sides With Marchers

As many as 60 LAPD officers have been pulled from the streets, following a violent clash with protesters on May 1. Chief William Bratton has called some of the actions of the officers, who attempted to break up an apparently peaceful and lawful rally by firing 148 rubber bullets, “indefensible.”

Posted on May 7, 2007 READ MORE


Quote of the Week

This quote, made in the context of the Lamont-Lieberman Connecticut Senate race, tells you everything you need to know about the degree to which special interests have their hooks into Lieberman.

  • The good news, however, is that the polls show that the public is recognizing the truth about Lieberman.
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    Posted on Aug 4, 2006 READ MORE


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    Military Checking Journos’ ‘Slant’ Before Granting Access

    Newsweek’s former Baghdad bureau chief says that U.S. military personnel in Iraq have started reviewing journalists’ previous work and their “slant,” or point of view, before granting the reporters the right to embed with units. He said some reporters have been “blacklisted” for writing pieces unfriendly to the military.

    Posted on Jul 6, 2006 READ MORE


    Senate Panel Backs Hayden Confirmation

    It’s the blackest of all comedy: The man who engineered the NSA’s domestic wiretapping program appears to be sailing toward confirmation as the nation’s next CIA chief.

    Posted on May 24, 2006 READ MORE


    Hayden Denounces Media Coverage of CIA Activities

    Gen. Michael Hayden bemoaned the “endless picking apart” of CIA operations in the news media during today’s confirmation hearing on his nomination to head the intelligence agency.
    If the architect of the NSA domestic wiretapping program gets this promotion, it will be like a Jon Stewart joke gone horribly wrong.

    Posted on May 18, 2006 READ MORE


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    Spy Chief Draws Bipartisan Criticism

    Democrats and Republicans don’t agree on a lot these days, but they do agree that the U.S.’ new spy chief, John Negroponte, is “creating just another blanket of bureaucracy, muffling rather than clarifying the dangers lurking in the world,” according to the N.Y. Times.

    Posted on Apr 20, 2006 READ MORE


    $25,000 Gives Indian Chief Access to Bush

    The money is funneled through (surprise, surprise) Jack Abramoff and Grover Norquist. This scandal couldn’t happen to any two nicer two guys.

    Posted on Mar 10, 2006 READ MORE


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