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Old War Powers Concerns Prove Justified With Obama And Iraq

Back in 2002, when Congress was debating giving George W. Bush expansive authorization to go to war in Iraq, one of the main concerns of skeptics was that the authorization could be used by the White House to engage in acts of war in the future that had only a tangential relation to the supposed [...]

Name That Representative

Yesterday, as many members of Congress urged the Obama White House to bring the American military back into Iraq to get the USA involved in the Iraqi civil war, one member of the U.S. House of Representatives urged restraint, saying, “Today, we are less than 4 percent of the world’s population, and we have a [...]

Myth of A Successful Iraq War Continues

I was struck when I passed by a new stand this morning and saw what was on the front cover of the Detroit Free Press. The headline read: Heartbroken U.S. Vets Watch In Dismay As Sacrifices In Iraq Unravel.

The implication was clear: American soldier The Iraq War in order to provide the [...]

Gun Violence Hyperbole Doesn’t Sound Idiotic. People Who Use Gun Violence Hyperbole Sound Idiotic.

I don’t like guns. I think they’re tacky, and loud, and crude. People who are fascinated with guns, and who think that they really NEED a gun, are not people I would trust to watch over my children.

That said, I also don’t like gun violence hyperbole. There have been a few well-publicized murders committed [...]

A Book Of Zoology

I was upset when I saw this afternoon that my children had taken a favorite book about 20 allergy from my own childhood and takend it into the woods, where it was forgotten, left to molder.

But then, as I stooped to see a slug crawling across a page about the difference between [...]

Win-Win Games

This morning, my dogs discovered Win-Win Games For All Ages, and they tore right through it. They were voracious readers. It was full of ideas they could bite into. They really ate it up. They licked each sentence…

… okay, I think I’m out of metaphors now.

[...]

Gimme Edward Snowden

Secretary of State John Kerry calls Edward Snowden a “coward” for individually facing down the U.S. government in order to expose the unconstitutional regime of Big Brother spying against Americans set up under George W. Bush.

A coward? That’s not how they see things at Gimme Coffee, a small chain of cafes that has [...]

A peony opens

Less photogenic, but even more exciting, is the discovery this morning that the loco weed I had planted last autumn into my herb bed has successfully created a new generation of seedlings, as I hoped it would.

What’s happening in your garden?

…. afternoon note: Now, the peony has fully opened.

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Irregular Object From Early June

What is it?

In Process: A Report On Surveillance By The 2016 Presidential Candidates

This report, which we will update several times during the primary campaign and general election, will summarize what actions the different declared and likely presidential candidates are taking to incorporate surveillance software into their own political web sites. [...]