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    THE BAPTISM

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    Barth's picture

    The Speaker

    It sits in the back of my head and, as has become common these days, the internet comes to the rescue. Once, I remembered, I read a very compelling article in Time magazine about how what came to be known...
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    Prolonged Detention

    A Memorial Day weekend doubleheader.  First up this post, in response to an interesting segment of the Rachel Maddow Show about what the president calls "prolonged detention"...
    Joe Wood's picture

    My Experience in the Family Court: Child Custody

    9 years ago, my son was born.  I was 22. I and the mother were not together, but it was a situation where I established paternity, and entered into a fair 50-50 oral agreement.  Some of you are now saying,...
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    Wrongfully held for 7 years. Dangerous and bitter. Gotta hold'em for life. (Or, we could pay them damages)<i>updated</i>

    As the shitstorm over the prospective release of the Gitmo remnant rages, the prospect of the newly embittered jihadi, rightfully furious over his torture and captivity, turning his burning anger upon his old tormentors is brandished as if it were...
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    Cheney's Speech: By TheraP's Rules

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    I Went to a Wake Yesterday

    Yesterday afternoon I accompanied a couple of my colleagues to a depressed industrial town 2-3 hours north of where I live and teach. The occasion was a sad one-and the decision to go made on the spur of the moment....
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    King Kong vs. Godzilla

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    HCAN: Calls for Antitrust and Anticompetitive Conduct Investigation of Health Insurers

        Putting Pressure Where Pressure is Needed . . .May 19, 2009 The Honorable Christine VarneyAssistant Attorney GeneralU.S. Department of Justice950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20530-0001 Re: The Need to Enact a Comprehensive Antitrust Health Insurance Program Dear Ms. Varney,...
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    The First Thing We Do, Let's Kill All The Lawyers

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    Why George W. Bush was a better president than Thomas Jefferson

    In the spirit of a recent post comparing Hamilton and Cheney, I thought I'd explore one area where George W. Bush bests Thomas Jefferson hands down: Bush never owned a single slave (as far as I know).

    Of course, you might say that times were different when Jefferson was president, but is that any better of an excuse than "just following orders"?

    Discuss. Please. (I'm only being half-way snarky here.)

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    Want to Change Your Enemy; Lead By Example

    In recent days, I have noticed that there is a swell of ill-will not just against Cheney, Bush, Rove, Boehner, and Palin, but against the party they serve, the ideas they represent, and the ordinary people who believe in their agenda. ...
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    Dear President Barack Obama

    Dear President Barack Obama,   I worked for you and I put my money out there for you.   Although I paid for 3 tickets, I missed your speech in Charlottesville, because my son's football award ceremony was changed to...
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    Oh fer cryin' out loud!

    I was checking my local news here in sunny Wisconsin and came across this tidbit.  Luckily this idiot doesn't represent me.  I didn't figure it'd be long before some moron (no offence to morons) decided our DoC officials are pussies...
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    CIVILITY

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    A Threat? A Threat to Minds Everywhere?

        Only in their worst nightmares . . .~OGD~...
    Joe Wood's picture

    The Lighthouse and the Crossroads

    When President Barack Obama gave the commencement address given at Notre Dame today, I thought he expressed ideas that make this particular speech extremely timely and universal for it's sentiment.  It is about what he called being "a lighthouse and a crossroads."  It is worth...
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    Cheney, Rummy and Pulp Fiction

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    Obama At Notre Dame - Live Blog

    Well, he certainly got a rousing reception!  It will be interesting to see how the likes of David Gregory, Pat Buchanan et al, spin this.   Comments!...
    Joe Wood's picture

    Answer to "Is Obama Betraying the Left"

    My view is that we tend to reduce everything down to simple shapes that fit into the holes we simply understand. I can see that we despise censorship, and love justice. I consider that laws broken, and power abused, and crimes of...
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    Arthur of the Roundish Table: The Quest For Peace

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    Barth's picture

    Starting Over

    A few weeks back, discussing torture and the memos which tried to explain why the government could employ particular methods of extracting information from those in its custody, it seemed important to remind readers of our national mood in the...

    Yet another thought on the Iraqi photo decision.

    There are many who applaud Obama for his decision to block the release of Iraqi abuse photographs. I am not one. I know people have loved ones in the line of fire, I can't judge any opinion, partly because I...
    Joe Wood's picture

    Why I Left the Republican Party: Maybe You Should Too

    Yes, ashamedly I was a devoted, sign-toting, hornswaggling, carpetbagging, hoot-snooted Republican from 2001-2007.  Why?  Don't ask me; I actually voted for Gore. But in the midst of the terrorist attacks on September 11th, I somehow mistook my patriotic support for...

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