Category: Politics

October 8, 2007

Brown’s Britain Withdraws Further

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Filed under: Ethics,Military,News,Politics,War - 08 Oct 2007

At the beginning of the invasion of Iraq, the United Kingdom had committed almost 50,000 troops to the war effort. Now, there are only 5,500. Stabilization in the region – as well as the tremendous unpopularity of the …


September 29, 2007

Budget Problems for Bush

According to VOA news, Congress did not approve Bush’s budget for the coming fiscal year. As a result, Bush is signing emergency legislation to keep the government functioning for the next seven weeks.

The main disagreement seems to be over …


September 27, 2007

Forget Edwards

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Filed under: Politics,Voting - 27 Sep 2007

So Edwards is going to start relying on public funding to keep him running in the Democratic nomination campaign. All right, fine. I am certainly influenced deeply by the media and it’s portrayals of this and that, but …


September 26, 2007

Muslim, Christian, Jew

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Filed under: Debate,International,Politics - 26 Sep 2007

“If we don’t walk down this path of dialogue, we’re going to end up in conflagration.”

These words were spoken in New York today by Mary Ellen McNish, general secretary of the American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker organization. Quaker …


September 24, 2007

Late-Night Shudder: The Middle East!

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Filed under: International,Politics - 24 Sep 2007

Whenever I approach an issue that is obviously vast and foreboding, I have to give a verbal shudder.

Israel.

*Shudder* There. Now, it’s already old news that Israel sent a strike force of F-16s into Syria …


August 27, 2007

Gonzales Resigns

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Filed under: DOJ,News,Politics,White House - 27 Aug 2007

Alberto GonzalesMr. Gonzales will announce his resignation as Attorney General today, bringing to an end an era of nearly unparalleled incompetence and dishonesty in our highest legal office. Mr. Gonzales has offered false testimony …


August 14, 2007

Politico Fawns Over Karl Rove

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Filed under: News,Politics,White House - 14 Aug 2007

Mike Allen’s piece in The Politicon on his exclusive interview with Karl Rove is disturbing on so many levels that it boggles the mind on where to start. So, let’s begin with the title, and we will work from …


August 3, 2007

The Problems with a Weak Federal Government

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Filed under: Bush,Politics - 03 Aug 2007

In a previous post, I mentioned how the Bush Administration has turned the government away from increasing the quality of life and safety of Americans and towards a political arm of the Republican party. This point is underscored by …


July 31, 2007

Old Droopy

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Filed under: News,Politics - 31 Jul 2007

The Hill today posted what was described as a “wide ranging” interview today with Senator Joe Lieberman, following the mainstream media’s seemingly constant practice of giving this shameful senator a platform. Mr. Lieberman, once considered a moderate democrat, has …


July 29, 2007

Politicizing Government Agencies

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Filed under: Bush,Politics - 29 Jul 2007

Quietly each month we learn about yet another Executive office that has chosen politics over good government. Under President Bush the day-to-day workings of Executive agencies have been pressured to make decisions and act along ideological lines. Areas …


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