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Will Newt Crash the Grand Old Party?

. As we have all noticed, it wasn’t but 24 hours after the election results that the major media outlets began their anointing of the 2008 presidential contenders. And of course, we have all been clued into the three main...
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Bush Aims to Kill War Crimes Act

. Just a little heads up in case you haven't seen this slowly developing story buried under all the latest spin and spewage.... Bush Aims to Kill War Crimes Act Jeremy Brecher & Brendan Smith September 5, 2006 The US...
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The Numbers Don't Lie -- The Bush Strategy is Not Working

. Today Josh had posted this thread over in the Cafe: Bush's Goldilocks Moment: Terror Just Right How timely. Here's a report that was released today during a press conference with Senator Harry Reid. Everyone may find the following information...
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Judge Nixes NSA Secret Status???

. Yes ... You have read the title correctly. Judge Nixes NSA Secret Status... Case against the government spying program will proceed and continue in ‘open’ court. I'm quite sure that the Hamdan vs Rummy [pdf] Gitmo dentainee ruling did...
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Vent Your Spleen on Off-Topic Subjects to OGD Here

. Hello: I have decided to set up this personal area for those at TPMC who have something to say to me that does not fit within the relevancy of a specific discussion thread. I'll be checking in frequently to...
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Joining the Military is a Career Option for Any Child?

. Joining the military is a career option for any child. Those are not my words. They are the words of Virginia Schumacher, a retired teacher and manager at the History Center in Ithaca, N.Y., who wrote one of the...
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Memorial Day 2006: The Bush Administration and it's Absence of Credibility

On this Memorial Day after watching Don Rumsfeld and President Bush stand shoulder to shoulder at Arlington Cemetery I could not help but keep thinking about these two very important words.... “Credibility Gap” Last year the following was posted at...
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Fish or Cut Bait?

US Senate passes immigration reform bill [JURIST] The US Senate has approved the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006 by a vote of 62-36. Thirty-two of the thirty-six senators voting against the bill were Republicans, including Trent Lott, Rick Santorum,...
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National Security, the Press and the First Amendment

Earlier today on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," buried within the rhetoric of the current hot button emotional issue of immigration reform and English as a national language, the gloves truly came off on the issue of the First...
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Surprised? WaPo Blogger and Ex-Bush Administration Aide a Plagiarist?

This past Thursday Todd Gitlin had posted a piece about The Washington Post’s hiring of’s Ben Domenech titled: Washington Post: Craven or Principled?I’d venture a guess to say that the Post was downright derelict in it’s vetting process of...


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