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How many more Americans must die?

Nine more U.S. soldiers died in Iraq today: Nine too many in a war that should never have been launched by a President who lied with the approval of a Congress that failed to do its due diligence because both Democrats and Republicans abandoned their oath to the Constitution of the United States.


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The NRA’s jack-booted thugs

By DOUG THOMPSON I'm a longtime gun-owner, a lifelong hunter and a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment that protects the right of Americans to own and bear arms. I also was, until recently, a member of the National Rifle Association. I turned in my membership card after the midterm elections because of the organization's unabashed support of crooked Congressman Tom DeLay (R-TX) and racist Senator George Allen (R-VA).
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Yes, Bill and Hillary lie

By DOUG THOMPSON Hillary Clinton's campaign staffers, as well as the candidate herself, are up in arms because former supporter David Geffen called Ms. Clinton "a liar." Geffen, once a major contributor to the Clintons, now supports Brack Obama. The Clintonites claim he was put up by the Obama campaign to smear the carpet bagging Senator from New York.
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Business as usual on Capitol Hill

By DOUG THOMPSON Yep, things sure are different in Washington since the Democrats took over the Hill and turned the place into "the most ethical Congress in history." No more gridlock, no more fatcat lobbyists buying access, no more talking the talk but not walking the walk. Wait a minute. Let's look again.
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Out of control and beyond reality

By DOUG THOMPSON Let's face the sad truth. The United States of America is a nation out of control, spiraling downward at an alarming rate, controlled by a cabal of manipulative political hacks who put their own greed and lust for power above the best interests of a beleaguered country.
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Casualties of war

By DOUG THOMPSON Truth, it is said, is the first casualty of war.Civilizations on earth have waged war since the beginning of time and those who wage it were the first to recognize that truth and war could not co-exist. "In war, truth is the first casualty," said Greek dramatist Aeschylus somewhere around 500 BC. "All warfare is based on deception," proclaimed fifth century Chinese General Sun Tzu in his military manual, The Art of War.
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Lies, damn lies and George W. Bush

By DOUG THOMPSON One word will define forever the sad and despicable legacy of George W. Bush. Liar. Most politicians lie. They call it "spin" or "positioning" or "situation analysis" but evasion of truth becomes part of political life. Yet lying is so ingrained into the Bush Administration that it now is impossible to accept, on face value, anything the President or his appointees say.
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Bush’s plan to destroy America

By DOUG THOMPSON The absolute and unrelenting takeover of the government of the United States by George W. Bush continues - right under the noses of the new Democratic leadership of Congress and in outright defiance of the wishes of the American voters who sent a clear mandate for change in last year's elections.


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