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Bill O’Reilly: A dangerous demagogue of deceit

To put it in polite, social conversational terms: Fox News blowhard Bill O'Reilly is a lying sack of shit. …

New CIA director Hayden plans massive expansion of spying on Americans

Now that he is officially sworn in as the new head of the Central Intelligence Agency, Gen. Michael Hayden plans to build a vast domestic spying network that will pry…

The coward-in-chief dishonors those who served

I wish I could say that only George W. Bush had the gall to stand up on a day set aside to honor those who died in service to their…

The sound of thunder

WRITER'S NOTE: I wrote this column for Memorial Day 1998. It has been reprinted in a number of publications and is the most-requested reprint of columns I have written over…

Lock ‘em up and throw away the key

My, my. The gaggle of crooks, con-artists and thieves also known as the United States Congress got pissed because the FBI actually had the audacity to raid the office of…

Dems need to clean their own house first

If Democrats are truly sincere about cleaning up Congress, they need to prove it by purging their own collections of crooks, thieves and con-artists. …

The religious phonies who rule our government

Sadly, homophobia rules in the United State Senate. …

Rove indictment watch update

Here we are in day six of the Rove indictment watch, breathlessly waiting to see if Jason Leopold's Truthout "scoop" from last Saturday was fact, fantasy or wishful thinking. …

Follow the money

In 1987, GOP Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell often took to the floor of the Senate to call for the elimination of Political Action Committees (PACs). …

Mother’s milk of politics: Mama plays both sides

Money, former Texas Senator Phil Gramm once said, is the "mother's milk of politics."'

Gramm stole the line from California political legend Jesse Unruh. But it remains true enough and…