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Crooks and Liars
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Iraq Vets Against the War
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"Ron Paul and his backers can sail through the ceiling, scream foul until their lungs burst, and say that itâ€™s all a big conspiracy by mainstream media hit artists, a Paul hating and fearful political establishment, and on the make Republican and Democrats to smear and slander their hero as a racist. But the one that has done more to fan charges that Paul is a closet bigot is Paul himself in writings and sentiments that express racist views that purportedly carried Paulâ€™s stamp on them."
Her â€œturnaroundâ€ was not only unexpected, but downright shocking. The results for the rest of the candidates--excluding Clinton and Obama---were all within the margin of error. Clinton was the only anomaly. Surprise, surprise.
Add a comment Add a comment Read more: Work Crew Stopped at Bear Mountain Stand-offA small crew of workers arrived at the highway to take measurements and place stakes just before noon, and they were met by the tree sit crew.
A successful Hollywood filmmaker can't afford to risk raising issues in a way that don't immediately reflect audience sympathies. Good politicians vying for votes are similar in that they speak according to the already existing expectations -- and prejudices -- of the voting public.
Add a comment Add a comment Read more: Iran, the U.S., and the Twisted Path to ConfrontationIt is an uneasy read, something I could not quite put into thought until two phrases summed it up.
Justice and equality cannot follow where access is denied or restricted. Far from a government of the people, for the people and by the people, we now have a government that is the exclusive domain of the rich and powerful and has the same level of exclusivity as an expensive country club or resort.
After countless delays, and over $100,000 spent on legal fees, we've arrived at a critical juncture in the case. At issue is our freedom of speech on the most powerful social communications medium of our time, television.
Silvestro IS the New Hampshire chain of custody in New England -- Or at least, a very large component in it.
Today, the media is in crisis, and a free and open society is at risk. Fiction substitutes for fact, news is carefully filtered, dissent is marginalized, and supporting the powerful substitutes for full and accurate reporting. As a result, wars of aggression are called liberating ones, civil liberties are suppressed for our own good, and patriotism means going along with governments that are lawless.
However, the incessant stonewalling by the Justice Department is, if anything, actually exceeded in its outrageousness by the White House, which has issued a steadily lengthening series of contradictory explanations.