November 19, 2017 | In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
The unproven report of a Karl Rove indictment in the investigation of the outing of former covert CIA agent Valerie Plame continues to create buzz on the Internet but has yet to be picked up by any major media outlet.

Poll wars

To paraphrase Mark Twain, there may three kinds of lies: Lies, damn lies...and polls.
The Bush Administration is tracking phone calls made by reporters? Oh my. Stop the presses! Oh, wait, maybe nobody should really be surprised by this.
Will Karl Rove be indicted this week by the federal grand jury investigating the Bush administration leak that outed covert CIA operative Valerie Plame? Depends on who you read and believe.
With the glib-talking Tony Snow on board, the White House has stepped up its war against the press.
Will the latest disclosure of even more spying on Americans by U.S. intelligence agencies hurt President George W. Bush?
If you've always wanted a big, gas-guzzling Hummer H1 (the original monster based on the military HUMVEE), this is your last chance.

Rebuilding a life

Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

Karen Edmonson was a drug abuser by age 11, a high school dropout by 10th grade and a convicted drug dealer by 21. Even after a year in prison, she relapsed into drinking and cocaine and was weighing whether to start dealing again.


When governments or the politicians who run them make announcements that are highly unusual, the journalist's job is to begin asking: "Why this?" and "Why now?"


In the latest in a lengthening series of flaps about leaks, authorized and unauthorized, of secret information from the Bush administration, the CIA has fired a long-serving employee for unauthorized contacts with journalists and disclosing classified information.