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Perhaps we should become the world’s SWAT team.

In the 1980's as a reserve police officer in Michigan I was a member of what was called the "hostage team". Once a month we met with the local FBI…

Gupta-gate: Hillary Clinton at the pillory

The Clinton's roadmap to a presidential dynasty seems to have been drawn in part by Republican fat cats. How else can we interpret their acceptance of hundreds of thousands of…

American Idol and Monica Goodling

We have two new stars. One has actual talent the other has a talent for evasion.

Monica Goodling didn't show the signs of flop sweat her boss, Alberto Gonzales, did…

Is McCain out of his fucking mind? (Updated)

McCain supposedly has quite a temper. His shouting "fuck you" to fellow Republican Senator John Cornyn is troubling. Do we want his finger on the nuclear button? Update: Blogging in…

Alberto Gonzales, God and the Higgs

We are now approaching the endgame both for Gonzales and the quest for the Higgs boson, the God particle. I thought the second coming of a Monica would be what…

Bush won’t do it, so Congress should fire Gonzales

UPDATED - I don't expect a president with no moral compass to fire an unethical subordinate who followed his dictates and got into trouble for doing so. That's why it…

George Bush and Queen Elizabeth: What this tells us about the presidential psyche

I can understand why our cowboy in chief doesn't grasp the nuances of middle eastern cultural norms and mores, but you'd think he'd get the hoity-toity groveling expected in the…

Cleaning the White House

Rove and Gonzales tortured the Constitution. Like the eight fired prosecutors, they serve at the pleasure of the president. Bush doesn't need due process to fire them. They don't have…

Democrats should drop the talking points too

It's not just Republicans that mouth the same shopworn talking points. If anything demonstrated a need for the Democratic candidates to rid their minds of talking points before answering a…

George Tenet’s Saddam: A blowhard bluffing

Go figure, Tenet says of Saddam that "the irony of the whole situation is, is he was bluffing.” How ironic that nobody thought this blowhard dictator might bluff. …