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Indefinite Detention Now the Law of the Land

Filed under: Civil Liberties | Obama Administration | Politics — by Will Kirkland 01/9/2012 @ 3:01:03 PM
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Weeping for our country…
ON Wednesday, America’s detention camp at Guantánamo Bay will have been open for 10 years. For seven of them, I was held there without explanation or charge. … [Keep reading >>]

Obstructionists in the White House

Filed under: Books | Economy | Obama Administration — by Will Kirkland 09/21/2011 @ 1:52:27 PM
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Frank Rich and Adam Moss talk about what’s really in Ron Suskind’s new book, The Confidence Men.  It’s pretty ugly all the way around.  Reminds me of the incompetence, weakness,  … [Keep reading >>]

AFL-CIO President Calls on Obama to Quit the Tea-Party

Filed under: Democrats | Economy | Obama Administration — by Will Kirkland 08/25/2011 @ 5:56:11 PM
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“Richard Trumka, president of union giant AFL-CIO, delivered a scathing review of President Barack Obama at a press breakfast Thursday morning. He accused him of abandoning Democratic ideals and aligning … [Keep reading >>]

Kinetically Enhanced, Overseas, Thingamajigs

Filed under: Humor | Obama Administration | War — by Will Kirkland 06/27/2011 @ 12:01:28 PM

Mark Fiore has Obama in his sights this week — less lethally than Obama has others in his… … [Keep reading >>]

Ellsberg on Nixon and Obama

Filed under: Civil Liberties | Obama Administration — by Will Kirkland 06/8/2011 @ 6:57:43 PM
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From CNN and Elliot Spitzer’s In The Arena (which should be on your watch list) via Juan Cole:
[CNN:]These days, when you find yourself thinking about Richard Nixon, what comes to … [Keep reading >>]

Osama Gone What Should Obama’s Move Be?

Filed under: Middle East | Obama Administration — by Will Kirkland 05/3/2011 @ 1:36:53 PM
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From Juan Cole:
Now that Obama has eliminated the monster Usama Bin Laden and vindicated the capability of the United States to visit retribution on its dire enemies, he can do … [Keep reading >>]

The GOP Response to the SOTU

Filed under: Economy | Obama Administration — by Will Kirkland 01/26/2011 @ 1:02:02 PM
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You could of course link to Congressman Paul Ryan’s official GOP response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address.  It’s pretty dreary stuff though.  It might quicken your interest … [Keep reading >>]

No “Pat Downs” on High Speed Rail? Mr. Prez?!

Filed under: Obama Administration | Presidency | Terrorism — by Will Kirkland 01/26/2011 @ 12:49:37 PM
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Pesident Obama made an off-hand joke last night in his State of the Union address, while promising high-speed rail.  It would be faster than airplanes for some trips, he said, … [Keep reading >>]

The Nonexistence of the Poor

Filed under: Economy | Obama Administration — by Will Kirkland 01/8/2011 @ 4:19:30 PM
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From Bob Herbert
Consider the extremes. President Obama is redesigning his administration to make it even friendlier toward big business and the megabanks, which is to say the rich, who flourish … [Keep reading >>]

Trials? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Trials!

Filed under: Law | Obama Administration — by Will Kirkland 12/24/2010 @ 9:50:01 AM

“The White House is preparing an Executive Order on indefinite detention that will provide periodic reviews of evidence against dozens of prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, according to … [Keep reading >>]

An Evening with Chris Hedges: “The Death of the Liberal Class”

Filed under: Democrats | FrontPage | Labor / Unions | Obama Administration | Religion — by Joyce Cole 11/29/2010 @ 2:44:22 PM
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KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents

An Evening with CHRIS HEDGES
“The Death of the Liberal Class”
Tuesday, November 30, 6:30 pm
First Congregational Church of Berkeley
2345 Channing at Durant, Berkeley
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or: … [Keep reading >>]

Krugman: There Will be Blood [Says the GOP, grinning...]

Filed under: Economy | Obama Administration | Republicans — by Will Kirkland 11/22/2010 @ 4:44:02 PM

one of our two great political parties has made it clear that it has no interest in making America governable, unless it’s doing the governing. And that party now controls … [Keep reading >>]

Words for Acts

Perhaps an honest world will never exist. But what's to keep us from dreaming? If each one of us tries to change, maybe we'll succeed.

Rita Atria -- The Sicilian Rebel

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