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Bush Administration: We Can Order Massacres of Civilians. Obama Administration: There’s Nothing to See Here, Move Along

It’s been known for some time that the presidential administration of George W. Bush brought on lawyer John Yoo in order to write legal justifications for the U.S. Government to torture people it had detained. It’s less widely-observed but also known that John Yoo articulated the power of the President to nullify freedom of speech [...]

Finally, Some Independent Justice on Torture

For years, it hasn’t mattered one bit that federal law outlaws torture of exactly the sort carried out by the Bush administration. It hasn’t mattered because impeachment for high crimes and misdemeanors has been “taken off the table” by timid Congressional leaders. It hasn’t mattered because the Department of Justice under George W. Bush was [...]

Bush Spying Was Really Big, Brother

The inspectors general tell us that we’re being spied against a lot – a whole lot – but they say that we can’t be told how we’re being watched by our government. How does that protect us from the spying? These inspectors general are toothless. [...]

Congress Investigates Baseball But Not Bush

Break the rules of baseball, and the Democrats in Congress will be on the job right away. Violate the Constitution, and the Democrats in Congress pretend nothing happened. [...]

Former Presidential Oversharing

Bush: Pressure made my marriage stronger

Ahhhhhh!

Obama Embraces Bush Policy on Polar Bears

When it comes to prosecuting people involved in torture, or government programs to spy on the American people, President Obama says that we must not look backwards. Yet, when it comes to his legal obligation to protect endangered species, Obama has no problem looking backwards, embracing the do-nothing policies of past presidencies. [...]

Tortured Lies of Nancy Pelosi

Democratic voters need to ask themselves whether they, like Nancy Pelosi, will continue to be complicit in the crimes of the Bush White House. [...]

Prince Mitt and Crown Regent Jeb: Down With the Monarchy!

“We are the party of the revolutionaries, they are the party of the monarchists!” — Republican Mitt Romney, son of Republican Governor George Romney and Republican Senate candidate Lenore Romney, standing next to Republican Jeb Bush, brother of former President George W. Bush, son of former President George H.W. Bush, grandson of Senator Prescott Bush.

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My Banana Gets Furious About US Torture for a Bogus Iraq War (Video)

Some times, my anger about a subject is so strong that I can’t express myself directly without blowing a gasket. This morning is one of those times, so I’ve channeled myself through a banana. Here’s what he has to say:

The news is coming in so fast that it’s a little hard to keep [...]

If Drowning a Man 183 Times is not Torture, What Is?

“We do not torture.” — President George W. Bush, November 7, 2005

“The United States is a nation of laws. My Administration will always act in accordance with those laws, and with an unshakeable commitment to our ideals.” — President Barack Obama, April 16 2009

“No one is above the law.” — Attorney General Eric [...]

Barack Obama Pushes To Track Your Location Without A Warrant

Scientia ist potentia. Knowledge is power. The government is seeking more of both, and the news media aren’t providing you any knowledge of your own with which you can fight back.

If you search for news on Barack Obama and cell phones, you’ll find a number of reports about Barack Obama filling out his NCAA [...]