New CSPAN video library and its impact on blogging and research

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New CSPAN video library and its impact on blogging and research

I’ve been recording television news for over a decade. The greatest bulk of recordings are from CSPAN. With hundreds of hours of hearings, press conferences, speeches, and special presentations, CSPAN has kept my VCRs, DVDRs, and computers busy for so long I can’t fathom the time. What started as a need to gather actualities from […]

Conservative and Liberal Pillagers Master the Art of Pandering

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Conservative and Liberal Pillagers Master the Art of Pandering

By Morris Davis Reprinted from AndyWorthington.co.uk If it was a crime to misappropriate a word or phrase — to treat it like you own it and toss it around arbitrarily whenever it suits your purposes — then some prominent conservatives and liberals would be serving hard time. Of course there don’t seem to be any […]

Center for Constitutional Rights- The Torture Team

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Center for Constitutional Rights- The Torture Team

This site is a must see for accountability resources. Thanks to the Center for Constitutional Rights for this work.

Cheney's best was

The Cheneys

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Cheney’s best was “go f— yourself”

When Dick Cheney spouted off to Patrick Leahy, he accomplished the best thing he ever did. Who says so? Dick says so. “That’s sort of the best thing I ever did.”, he exclaimed to Dennis “I lost my principles and backbone on 9/11” Miller. When put into perspective on the entirety of his career, his […]

A little bit of reality about Texas secession

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A little bit of reality about Texas secession

Originally printed at NoQuarterUSA I was born in Missouri. I’m not really someone who thinks about who I am in terms of Missouri when I consider the “show me” slogan, then I can say I like that I was born there. However, I grew up in Texas where the majority of my family was from. […]

Worthington: Judge in Slahi case demolished US al-Qaida claims.

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Worthington: Judge in Slahi case demolished US al-Qaida claims.

Andy Worthington has a new article: Mohamedou Ould Salahi: How a Judge Demolished the US Government’s Al-Qaeda Claims He points out the stack of cards that is the Bush/Cheney administration’s detainee terrorism policy. Basically, take in prisoners on bounties, give them no chance to hear what they are accused of,  arrange for them to be […]

Mainstream news tortures readers over SCOTUS animal abuse video ruling

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Mainstream news tortures readers over SCOTUS animal abuse video ruling

To read the many headlines this week on the Supreme Court decision regarding animal abuse videos, you’d think that the justices had personally stopped on little kittens and bunnies for their own sexual amusement. A quick scan of most of the headlines read: -Supreme Court Overturns Animal Cruelty Conviction (NewsReleaseWire.com) (Robert Stevens wasn’t convicted of […]

Emptywheel: al-Haramain only on watch list because of illegally tapped conversation

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Emptywheel: al-Haramain only on watch list because of illegally tapped conversation

For those of you who don’t know Emptywheel, you should. She’s done a stellar job at piecing together information for the last several years in order to help us understand what the government doesn’t seem so eager to share. Today she wrote: Full article As al-Haramain has made clear from the beginning, what got the […]

An amazing letter from 2 Iraq war vets to Iraqi citizens

Iraq and Afghanistan, Iraq War

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An amazing letter from 2 Iraq war vets to Iraqi citizens

The ongoing mantra from war apologists is still, “war is hell”. This phrase sounds as if it is an inevitable part of life or we should simply accept that “war is hell”. What seems to be missing in this theme is human accountability for creating hell on earth. In the days following the Wikileaks video […]