Tag Archive for NY Times

Should Obama Pardon Bush/Cheney for War Crimes?

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I posed this question on Facebook last week and my feed exploded, so why not here?  Shortly before President Bush was to step down from office in late 2008 early 2009, there was a subtle campaign by conservatives to have Bush pardon certain government officials for war crimes related to Enhanced Interrogation Techniques, or something…

Sanchez addresses CIA Torture Report

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For a party represented by elephants (who never forget), Republicans can’t be excused for their failure to address torture during the War of Terror and in many cases, defending it as necessary and often referring to those opposed to torture as unpatriotic.  The New York Times summarized the report well and you can read what…

New California Online Disclosure Law to Impact OC Blogsphere

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Orange County has a very healthy range of political blogs to choose from.  The dirty little secret, is that many of the bloggers at the better known sites are also paid political consultants.  Some disclose their conflict.  Others do not.  But even the ones that don’t, it’s an open secret that their “opinions” are bought…

Paywalls for News on Boston Bombing Lifted

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It was a very stressful day for anyone with friends or family in Boston. And for newspapers with paywalls, the great interest in any news on the bombing prompted many to lift the paywalls for free access to stories.  This practice was done by the Boston Globe, the New York Times and the Orange County…

Defending the OC Register’s Paywall

You work hard for a living, don’t you?  You give your employer 110 percent every day and they take the toils of your labor and charge a customer for it in some manner.  You might be an accountant at a manufacturer, but you can be certain that your salary and benefits are factored in to…

Young Voters in Montana Skew Blue

The New York Times carried this page one story about how in the very red state of Montana, a state that went from Mitt Romney last year and John McCain in 2008, millennial voters are strong liberals who don’t see government as the bogeyman. If it’s happening in Montana and Democrats made big inroads in…