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Don't cave now, cave later!

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Prosecutor: Good Case Against Torture More Important Than Speed

Next stop, Alpo!

The New Frugality:

Sales for Spam and Dinty Moore stew rose by double-digit percentage increases in the quarter that ended Jan. 25.

Yay!

Of course, in Hawaii, I understand spam is a delicacy, and served up like sushi... Read more about Next stop, Alpo!

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Wellpoint's robo call

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UPDATE: Wellpoint's grasstop campaign

WellPoint Makes Three Million Calls In Health-Reform Survey

The company placed three million automated calls. Of those, 142,000 connected and 66,000 people told the computer on the other end of the line that they’d be interested in learning more, WellPoint spokeswoman Cheryl Leamon told the Health Blog.

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Prosecuting hate media for war crimes

Radio Télévision Libre des Mille Collines

The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda's action against RTLM began on 23 October 2000 - along with the trial against Hassan Ngeze, director and editor of the Kangura magazine.

On 19 August 2003, at the tribunal in Arusha, life sentences were requested for RTLM leaders Ferdinand Nahimana, and Jean Bosco Barayagwiza, They were charged with genocide, incitement to genocide, and crimes against humanity, before and during the period of the genocides of 1994.

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Politics and Media Headlines 4/21/09

Tom Friedman (No, not THAT Tom Friedman, but it’s ironic that this work of art was created by a person with the same name as the one who wrote a book called The World Is Flat, which gave little consideration to those humans flattened by his definition of a flat world. I’ve request permission to post the work.)

Here’s what happened to THAT Tom Friedman: Read more about Politics and Media Headlines 4/21/09

Film at 11: Stress tests continue bogus

Pelosi to push for Pecora Commission-style inquiry

Following through on her commitment last week at the Commonwealth Club, Pelosi moves to schedule hearings:

Wall Street may be heading for the deepest investigation of its practices since a congressional panel’s probe of abuses following the 1929 stock market crash.

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Congressionally Approved Torture Tools for Lobbying 2

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Since both the White House and Congress no longer consider prosecuting torture as a crime, it is safe to assume that we can begin to legally use these methods as legitimate tools to lobby our Congress and White House for the real changes we expect from our government. These methods that I document will be equally applicable to those who lobby against the interests of average American citizen on these issues. Read more about Congressionally Approved Torture Tools for Lobbying 2

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And David Sirota Drives Another Nail Into w's Coffin

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The video runs nearly 10 minutes. Toward the end even the CNN moderator's losing his cool. But look how Bush's apologist finally describes David Sirota's simple question,
"Did the Bush administration keep the country safe ON 9-11-01? They were warned." Read more about And David Sirota Drives Another Nail Into w's Coffin

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A Challenge to the Governator: Gavin Newsom running for CA's top job

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Russ Feingold Nails Torture Advocates

J'adore Russ Feingold, all over again. Because Russ Feingold (D.-Spinal Integrity) doesn't think Peggy Noonan's point of view is legitimate any more than I do. Read more about Russ Feingold Nails Torture Advocates

Harmon update

RL call, so quick, but BTD's on this here and here. Could be that on the CQ story, Sarah was right, and I was wrong (and not for the first time).

Nevertheless, my larger point (at least, larger for me) is that what's sauce for Harman's goose is sauce for Obama's gander, remains. Just saying, BarbinMD. Read more about Harmon update

Yes, we can!

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The great Charlie Pierce (via the Great Avedon):

I have now lived through three major episodes in my life where the political elite have told me quite plainly that neither I nor my fellow citizens are sufficiently mature to suffer the public prosecution of major crimes committed within my government.

The first was when Gerry Ford told me I wasn’t strong enough to handle the sight of Richard Nixon in the dock. Dick Cheney looked at this episode and determined that the only thing Nixon did wrong was get caught.

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