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Pelosi on Gonzo

Washington – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on the resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales:  “The resignation of Attorney General Gonzales is long overdue.  The rampant politicization of federal law enforcement that occurred under his tenure seriously eroded public confidence in our justice system.”  “The President must now restore credibility to the…

Senator John Warner

Just wondering, now that Republican Senator John Warner, a staunch supporter of the War in Iraq, is calling for troop withdrawls, does that mean…. He’s a flip-flopper? Cut-and-runner? Defeatocrat? Weak sister? Or just plain right about something for once?

Peak Oil and Economic Limits

We’ve had a debate about global warming; so what about the economic and environmental effects of our consumption of oil? h/t to Wu Ming over at Surf Putah blog who found this on The Oil Drum. The reality here is that in addition to the problem of global climate change, which the vast majority of scientists…

Healthy Skepticism Toward Climate Crisis Denial

Today, I noticed an article in The Register warning of YET ANOTHER HEAT WAVE striking us in Orange County this week. maybe for some people, this just means another chance to go to the beach or to throw a “BBQ by the Pool” party. But for me, I see more than just that. I see…

Karl Rove to resign at end of August

By TERENCE HUNT AP White House Correspondent   WASHINGTON (AP) — Karl Rove, President Bush’s close friend and chief political strategist, plans to leave the White House at the end of August, joining a lengthening line of senior officials heading for the exits in the final 1 1/2 years of the administration. On board with…