Kucinich Speaks

Yeah, Dennis Kucinich’s career is likely over thanks to demographics and redistricting. And yes he looks like a Keebler Elf. And yes, his wife is laughable hot.

But sometimes the guy makes sense:

“The idea that the United States has the ability to summarily execute a US citizen ought to send chills racing up and [...]

I Love a Good Rant

And this is a great one. By “Michael Reynolds,” a frequent commenter over at OTB. In a thread about the “Ground Zero Mosque,” he writes:

This is a pointless discussion. It’s between the rational and the irrational. It’s very much like the gay marriage discussion. The right has literally nothing rational to say on this [...]

Smart and Insightful

From Gulliver:

Ink Spots: I don’t have much to add to this McChrystal thing Whatever GEN McChrystal did or didn’t say, it seems obvious from the overall tenor of the comments attributed to his staff and advisors that the general fostered an environment in which “our team” — that is, the uniformed folks at ISAF [...]

Just Trust Me. Read This:

(h/t Balloon Juice)

“…who are you better than?” – ADVrider

I may take up motorcycle riding as an act of solidarity.

Bush Once Made Sense

I could have sworn I had posted this before on my site… but I can’t seem to find it.  Back in 1999, as Bush was gearing up for his presidential run, he laid out a pretty thoughtful discussion of foreign affairs and national military strategy.

Bush’s National Security Doctrine, September 23, 1999 As president, I [...]

Amen, Sully, Amen

Empire For Ever – The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan Why should Americans be denied basic access to health insurance because the money is going to sustain 50,000 troops in Germany, for Pete’s sake, or to tamp down sectarian conflicts that have existed for centuries in a country we had no troops in for [...]

Can I Get an “Amen”?

Matthew Yglesias » Home Page If I were planning on running for election, I might not be comfortable saying “to deal with the long-term federal budget deficit we need higher taxes and we need to slow the growth of Medicare spending.” But if you’re not willing to say “we need higher taxes and we need [...]

Amen

Glenn Greenwald – Salon.com But even with all of the “debate” over the war in Afghanistan, there are still significant anti-democratic features to it. Over the weekend, Time’s Joe Klein, undoubtedly reciting what his hawkish government sources told him, trotted out a brand new “justification” for the war in Afghanistan: we have to stay in [...]