Memo to all those partisans who claim their party is better than the other guys: Your bubbles have been burst once again.
A new study by Citizens for Responsibility & Ethics in Washington (CREW), a non-partisan activist group, found that 72 members of Congress diverted some $5.1 million in campaign funds to their relatives, or companies owned by their relatives, over the past six years.
The list includes 41 Republicans and 31 Democrats.
In recent weeks, we've seen a dramatic increase in the use of abusive language, expressions of hate and obscenities in comments by readers to stories appearing in Capitol Hill Blue.
Sen. Joe Lieberman wants to bomb Iran back into the Stone Age.
Stupid idea. Osama bin Laden lives in a cave and look at the trouble he can cause from there. Turning a militant nation like Iran into cave men and women might create yet another primitive fighting force that's too strong for the self-professed greatest military power on earth.
The raging debate over immigration serves the unfortunate but all-too-American need to feel superior to other less-than-white groups of humanity.
It brings out racism and places it in the forefront of American political debate.
Like so many of the dubious claims of foiled terrorist plots, last week's announcement that the Bush Administration's Keystone Kops Department of Homeland Security had uncovered and blocked a plan to blow up New York's JFK Airport reeked to high heaven.
The increased national scrutiny that comes with a Presidential bid has awakened the many skeletons crammed into Hillary Clinton's political closet.
Now they climb over each other in frantic attempts to get out and add to the many questions and issues that threaten her front-running Presidential campaign.
President George W. Bush's paranoid megalomania is so rampant that close friends and supporters worry about the man's sanity and fear he has lost his tenuous grip on reality.
Bush, whose arrogant stubbornness knows no bounds, is so wrapped up in his obsession with being President and "commander-in-chief" that his behavior shocks his most ardent supporters.
As a nation we have a long tradition of screwing things up. It might be our sordid use of slaves, the outright theft of land from Native Americans, internment of Japanese-Americans in World War II or knee-jerk passage of the USA Patriot Act and the imprisonment of who knows how many Americans in the aftermath of 9/11. Each is a dark moment in our history.
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For more than 30 years, he had been waking up at 5 a.m. It didn't matter which time zone he was in or even if it was daylight savings time. When the big hand was on the 12 and the little one on the five, he was awake.
That whirring sound you hear is the Democratic leadership of Congress in full spin cycle, spinning one tall tale after another in a vain attempt to rationalize the ass-kicking they got from President George W. Bush.Read More