Just following orders...

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    The State We are In

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    Hey Wackos: Please Follow Rush... Over the Cliff . . .

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    Revs. Lowery, Wright, and the Black Church

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    To establish a national commission on presidential war powers and civil liberties.

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    "Systemic Evil" ... Bush Administration's Big Four

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    We are guilty of torture in our name! Bush admits crimes.

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    "May Posterity Forget That Ye Were Our Countrymen"

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    Was Cheney's Wheelchair Viet Nam Revisited?

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    Today Has Been An Awesome Day...

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    Never Again!

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    Change has come to the White House

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    The Glory of the Cheap Seats.

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