More on the Power of the Bully Pulpit

By: Wednesday May 23, 2012 11:11 am

Since President Obama publicly stated that he personally supports same-sex marriage, we have seen support grow at both the national and state level. While support has grown among most groups, much of the growth has come from Obama’s biggest supporters, African-Americans. From PPP: Pennsylvania voters still oppose gay marriage but they have moved by 7 [...]

At Least Obama’s Illegal War, Based on Lies, Was More Cost Effective

By: Tuesday January 24, 2012 12:34 pm

In an attempt to defend President Obama’s foreign policy decisions the Center for American Progress has released a terribly misguided one page chart comparing the Iraq war and the Libya war. The chart’s basic message is that Obama is better than Bush, because Obama is much more thrifty when he launches an illegal war based [...]

Will it Also Take Eight Years to Find Out Role Oil Companies Played in War in Libya?

By: Wednesday April 20, 2011 9:31 am

We finally have the documentary proof showing the important role oil companies played in the lead up to the war in Iraq. From the Independent: The documents were not offered as evidence in the ongoing Chilcot Inquiry into the UK’s involvement in the Iraq war. In March 2003, just before Britain went to war, Shell [...]

Boehner, GOP Prove House Isn’t Powerless After All

By: Monday April 11, 2011 7:25 am

As last week drew to a close, the Republicans that control only the House of Representatives clearly bested President Obama and the Democrats that control the Senate in the budget fight.  Speaker John Boehner, despite controlling only one third of the relevant institutions in the budget fight, was able to get the President to agree [...]

Should John McCain Be Investigated In Light Of Scott McClellan’s Revelations?

By: Friday May 30, 2008 6:03 am

Talk of investigations has resurfaced now that McClellan has corroborated, in his new book, accounts of the Bush Administration’s utilization of “propaganda” to sell the Iraq War to the American public along with a compliant media.

Yet, here is the thing. As Jon Perr points out with his typical brilliance, on many occasions John McCain proffered the very same line of bull in strikingly similar language.

What Do John McCain And Susan Collins Have In Common?

By: Monday May 19, 2008 5:42 pm

Besides lockstep enabling of President Bush, support for continuing the Iraq war forever and spending more time than is healthy around Joe Lieberman.Well, it turns out they have both treated our vets pretty shabbily.First we’ll cover Sen McCain, as reported by The Nation, and then stay tuned for a cool Collins video after the jump (and I can vouch for the veracity of The Nation piece, as I have a chapter