Check out this new story by Robert Parry reflecting on journalist Garry Webb’s suicide, after being totally blacklisted by the mainstream media because he had the guts to speak the truth about the CIA and other parts of the US government that helped the Contras and their allies import cocaine into the US, during the period that President Reagan was talking about “fighting drugs” and locking up all those drug users in a cage, beefing up the police state and the prison industrial complex.
Presumptive GOP Presidential nominee John McCain’s "do anything for a vote" strategy takes him today to the anything-goes town of Sturgis, South Dakota, where the candidate will court the biker vote amid naked beauty pageants, nude mud wrestling events, public nudity and drunken fights.
McCain will speak at the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, a gathering of 400,000 or more motorcycle riders, hangers on and party girls. McCain’s speech is sandwiched in between the "Ringing Wet & Wild" women’s mud wrestling event and the Miss Buffalo Chip contest.
Bikers, many of them vets, might seem like a natural audience for former Vietnam Prisoner of War McCain but a candidate who also tries to cater to the self-righteous right-wing of the Republican Party may be courting disaster by mixing politics with naked women, drunken brawls and public debauchery.
It’s that kind of political year.
As attorney general and designated lightning rod for the Bush administration, John Ashcroft wore his Bible-thumping nature as a suit of Christian armor and a flag of pride.
This regligious zealot from Missouri was so uptight he expressed displasure at a nude statue in the Department of Justice and aides scrambled to cover it up so the AG wouldn’t have his picture taken with a bare breast behind him.
Who, or what, is Capitol Hill Blue?
Capitol Hill Blue is a non-partisan, take-no-prisoners political news site launched by Doug Thompson — an ex-newspaperman, former political operative and longtime journalist — in October 1994. That makes us the oldest surviving news site on the Internet. But don’t take our word for it. Go to Google and see if you can find anything older. Bet you can’t.
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Neighbors in the prosperous Del Rey residential area of Alexandria weren’t surprised earlier this year when police cars showed up at the home of Democratic Congressman
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America, Mark Twain once said (in paraphrase), is a nation without a distinct criminal class “with the possible exception of Congress.” If anything, the Congress