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Apr.22.2009
 The radical right, born again litter of the Republican Party which has held dominion since before the Reagan revolution, as we see now has also taken a wrecking crew to the Constitution, and the first thing to go was the separation between church and state. Thanks to our new president's decision...
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Apr.20.2009
One of the reasons President Obama is reluctant to pursue a criminal investigation, through an independent prosecutor, into the egregious misconduct of his predecessor's regime is that he'll be in quite a pickle when the extradition requests start coming in from Spain and Britain. Remember, the...
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Apr.19.2009
 While President Obama held his Sunday news conference, and touted the virtues of talk over combat, saying that diplomacy "strengthens our hand," the bombs rained over the Waziristan region of Pakistan killing at least three people, and injuring several others. One source, in Pakistan,...
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Apr.17.2009
The below piece first appeared on The Huffington Post on January 12, 2009. I think it deserves a second look in light of Thursday's disclosure by Attorney General Eric Holder that there will be no prosecution for CIA interrogators who were following orders. Implicit in the notion of "insurance...
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Apr.15.2009
Who needs a legacy when you have great legs!
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Apr.15.2009
So now that the big wigs in the Obama administration have fine tuned a plan to test nineteen of the nation's largest banks for solvency, I have a modest proposal: why not devise a stress test for other kinds of incompetency. For instance, when was the last time your HMO decided to order a...
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Apr.12.2009
Hey, dude, can we call those Blackwater fellas pirates, too?
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Apr.12.2009
"On now.  Dare it.  Let there be life!"  from "Ulysses" by James Joyce
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Apr.11.2009
There was an ugly admission yesterday by the U.S. that forces in the Khost Province killed "four combatants," and that one of those killed was a woman.  And on Good Friday, too, the Defense Department confessed that the four Afghans slain were not soldiers, but "a mother and three...
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Apr.09.2009
What better way to celebrate the second night of Passover, and the eve of Good Friday, than with Leon Panetta, director of the Central Intelligence Agency's, news that his agency is "no longer" in the black site business, and that all remaining clandestine detention centers will be shut...
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Apr.08.2009
Okay, I'm not a numbers person, so can anybody tell me how many "surprise" visits to Iraq have been made by commanders-in-chief, or other elected official, and is anything different about the one President Obama just made?  If the media has indeed become the massage, then stop the war I...
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Apr.05.2009
Hats off to President Obama for his speech today on nuclear non-proliferation, and aiming for a nuke-free world.  And, especially, for emphasizing that a world without nuclear weapons isn't going to happen anytime soon.     Isn't it refreshing to have someone in the White House who doesn't like to...
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Apr.04.2009
We're now witnessing the neo-carnage that has resulted from neo-cons Newt Gingrich, and his "Contract on America," and Ronald Reagan's buyout by Barry Goldwater conservative Republicans. It would be wise not to forget the Goldwater factor which, since the presidential race in 1964 in...
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Apr.03.2009
In a speech he gave at the Waldorf Astoria nearly 48 years ago to the day, on April 27, 1961, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy said: "A wise man once said, an error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it." One can't help but think that, if given the chance, he would...
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Apr.03.2009
btw, you may also find my posts at:  http://ladyjaynestahl.blogspot.com    or  http://twitter.com/jaynelynstahl  as well as here at Red Room, and The Huffington Post.
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