Iraq War Logs from Wikileaks were made public yesterday and document 109,000 deaths, including 66,000 civilian deaths, of which 15,000 were previously unknown. The more than 390,000 field reports from US military reveal the truth about the Iraq War from 2004 to 2009, which Wikileaks’ Julian Assange hopes will correct attacks “on the truth that occurred before the war, during the war, and which [have] continued on since the war officially concluded.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Saturday October 23, 2010 11:57 am|
|By: Teddy Partridge Thursday October 21, 2010 4:18 pm|
Sidestepping Wolf Blitzer’s question (again!) about whether Don’t-Ask-Don’t-Tell is unconstitutional, and saying that she and the President want Congress to end the law as soon as possible, White House Senior Adviser in Charge of Taking the Heat from Gays Valerie Jarrett said she shares Lt Dan Choi’s frustration over the pace of the repeal in Congress.
|By: davisfleetwood Thursday October 21, 2010 10:53 am|
This Ad is not paid for by the corporate front groups, oil billionaires, or foreign entities that are trying to buy this election for the Republicans.
|By: Teddy Partridge Thursday October 21, 2010 9:02 am|
Valerie Jarrett says the president wants Congress to repeal DADT. But she won’t say the law is unconstitutional.
|By: letsgetitdone Sunday October 17, 2010 7:48 pm|
On Friday, the Government reported its 2010 Fiscal Year results. Here are some fragments from a “news” article in WaPo by Vincent Del Giudice.
The U.S. government posted its second straight annual budget deficit in excess of $1 trillion as lingering unemployment constrained tax revenue.
The shortfall totaled $1.294 trillion in the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, second only to the $1.416 trillion deficit in 2009, the Treasury Department said today in Washington. . . .
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday October 17, 2010 6:36 pm|
The Human Rights Campaign, reliable lapdogs for the Obama White House and their lack of progress on LGBT issues, bothered to chastise GOP Senate candidate in Colorado Ken Buck — on Sunday! — for his remarks on NBC’s Meet the Press that being gay was a “choice.”
|By: Knox Sunday October 17, 2010 9:32 am|
Peter Baker’s piece for the New York Times Magazine is entitled “The Education of a President.” But it should have been called “A President Who Still Doesn’t Get It.”
|By: Teddy Partridge Saturday October 16, 2010 12:02 pm|
At the youth town hall this week, young voters came to ask President Obama questions about his past policies and future intentions. These young voters understand that this time of year, the mid-term elections, is when we interview candidates for the job of representing us in Congress. The president, though, called it “silly season” — an insult to them and to all American voters trying to decide whether to re-hire incumbents or look to another candidate for the job.
|By: Teddy Partridge Friday October 15, 2010 12:34 pm|
The Pentagon, in its continuing bumbling response to federal District Judge Virginia Phillips’s possible overreach, issued a memo directed at gay and lesbian troops currently serving, which essentially said “Careful, now, nothing’s really changed.”
|By: Consumer Watchdog Friday October 15, 2010 10:25 am|
Death and taxes may be inevitable in life, but in politics what’s inevitable is that you will have to face public opinion and the Constitution. President Obama is rightfully having to confront both over the worst flip-flop of his presidency: his endorsement of mandatory health insurance purchases.