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Did Bush Directly Authorize Torture? FBI Email Says Yes

The article below was posted on the Los Angeles based 501c3 group, The Public Record website today. An FBI email claims that “W” signed an executive order approving torture. This explosive bit of information should further heat up the debate over torture. See the actual email by clicking on the link below. I want to know if…

The Trial of John Yoo

I have just returned from a debate on presidential power at Chapman University Law School. In retrospect, the event should more properly have been called “The Trial of John Yoo.” And strikingly, it was Yoo who cast himself in the role of defendant. The debate was titled “Presidential Power and Success in Times of Crisis,”…

Troops React to President in Iraq

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxN09ReTI0M[/youtube]   Not too long ago, both Red County and Cheat Seeking Missiles ran YouTube footage comparing the appearance of President Obama and President Bush before the military, as though the thunderous applause W got from the Troops compared to the crickets President Obama got in a more somber appearance had something to do with…

Obama Appoints Gay Man Interim Ambassador to India

Peter Burleigh, a seasoned foreign service officer with deep expertise in South Asian affairs, will serve as America’s top diplomat in India until a permanent ambassador is named, according to reports in the Indian press. In a 2008 profile of Burleigh in the South Florida Blade, the former acting ambassador to the United Nations said…

Pew News IQ Quiz — What’s Your Score?

Take the Pew Research Center’s 12 question quiz to test your knowledge of prominent people and major events in the news. Then see how you did in comparison with 1,003 randomly sampled adults asked the same questions in a recent national survey. No peeking! How did you do?

But Baby, Obama Wants Me to Drive a Fiat X1/9

Of all the cars that I’ve owned, my favorite was a yellow and black 1975 Fiat X1/9. Designed by Nuccio Bertone, the X1/9 was a two-seater, hardtop convertible with a mid 1489 cc. engine and a five-speed transmission. It was beautifully styled and it handled like a dream. It was tremendous fun driving this sleek…