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Patton's famous slap
From fantasfilm.com

Think Tank’s Claim: Soldiers Faking Post-Battle Stress

The American Enterprise Institute suspects that U.S. soldiers are fabricating instances of post-traumatic stress syndrome. Blogger Respectful of Otters dismantles the claims.
Gen. George Patton famously made the same charge (incident depicted above by George C. Scott) during WWII. He was made to apologize and almost lost his command. Wonder if the AEI will suffer an analogous fate?

Posted on Jul 10, 2006 READ MORE


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Gene Gerard: White House Failing America?s AIDS Crisis

A new report shows that Bush has slashed anti-AIDS programs across the board. Meanwhile, he’s pandering to the religious right by pushing abstinence-until-marriage programs—regardless of the fact that they are proven ineffective at stopping the spread of HIV. Don’t bother Bush with facts; his mind is made up.

Posted on Jun 17, 2006 READ MORE


Karl Zinsmeister
From aei.org

Bush’s Appoints Washington Editor as Policy Adviser

It seems Bush has a thing for “Karls” as policy advisors. On the heels of Karl Rove’s departure from his policy-advising position at the White House, the president has chosen Karl Zinsmeister, editor in chief of the magazine published by the conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute. He has had some eyebrow-raising things to say on the subject of race over the years. (Biographical info on Zinsmeister here.)

Posted on May 25, 2006 READ MORE


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