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Check out this interesting op-ed piece in the NY Times today, on a case being heard in the Supreme Court over Bush’s faith-based initiatives. The question before the court is whether a group seeking to preserve the separation of church and state can mount a First Amendment challenge to the Bush administration’s “faith based” initiatives.…

Our Union is Strong-alicious!

Bush is matched with his worst enemy: words. (HT: Darkman)

Now I’m not a fan of Jeb Bush by any means. But compared to Georgie Porgie, he’s gotta look like the golden son to George Bush, Sr. And thats saying something. Evidenced by a recent emotional speech given by the elder George Bush, in which he broke down to tears when talking about being proud…

Instead of firing US officials who speak their mind regarding US foreign policy, why not listen? A senior State Department analyst, Kendall Myers, made several informal statements in an academic forum that might cost him his job. What were the oh-so-offensive quotes? The Times quoted Myers, a foreign research analyst in the department’s Bureau of…

A reader (hat tip Bob Abu!) sent me this staggeringly good article written by long-time political journalist Seymour Hersh, appearing in the New Yorker, entitled “The Next Act.” Specifically, it addresses whether the recently humbled Bush Administration is now more likely, or less likely, to invade Iran. What was Cheney’s reaction to the possibility of…

Sometimes I get excited by graphs. Take this one for example. Mixing Memory goes into detail here, as to why the Dems are a shoe-in for a Congress majority. Yay.

Americans Weigh In on Iraq Progress

PollingPoint.com, a national polling network, has recently published the results of a recent survey on the opinions of Americans on the Iraq war, which were generally negative. 61% believe that “no progress has been made in Iraq and things would have been better without the war,” however 82% of Democrats and 24% of Republicans feel…

Uh-uh girrrrllll, I know you didn’t! This just makes me downright ashamed of America: U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris told a religious journal that separation of church and state is “a lie” and God and the nation’s founding fathers did not intend the country be “a nation of secular laws.” The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate…

According to a recent CNN article, a federal judge recently stuck down the Bush administration’s request that the laws surrounding pesticide use be relaxed. Yes, they want MORE pesticides and more liberal use of them. I usually stop myself short when I’m tempted to say that the Bush admin hurts America, but this is clear…

“These boys and girls are not spare parts,” he said of the children in the audience. “They remind us of what is lost when embryos are destroyed in the name of research. They remind us that we all begin our lives as a small collection of cells.” Yeah, so what? So does a tumor. Bush…