Look Ma, No Wheels

On September 11, 2001, George Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice, et al, were either negligent about, or complicit in, the terrorist attacks that killed thousands of Americans. There is no third alternative. We require a thorough judicial proceeding to determine which it was. Fifteen years later we still need to know.

Which presidential campaign will promise to find the truth?

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Sharks are attacking humans in unprecedented numbers around the world. What’s pissing them off? Has our wanton pollution of the seas literally come back to bite us?

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Antonin Scalia’s death leaves Justice Clarence Thomas the undisputed oxymoron of the U.S. Supreme Court. President George H.W. Bush cynically decided to replace the fierce, brilliant civil rights advocate, Thurgood Marshall, with a party hack, just because he was African-American. His character was laid bare at his confirmation hearings. But cowardly Senate Judiciary Committee members (e.g., Biden, Hatch, Grassley, Specter, Leahy, et al) did not credit the testimony of women. A product of Affirmative Action, who would deny it to others, Thomas is a disgrace, with just enough self-knowledge to be bitter about it.

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Those who do not remember the ‘90s (and some who do) may be doomed to repeat them. Bodies we thought buried deep have begun bobbing to the surface. Scrap Irony: Grand Inquisitor Ken Starr, erstwhile protector of female honor in the Clinton years, was just booted from the…

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