Monthly Archives: October 2007

NYT – “Essential Role of Government…Protect the Weak”

Denying Children  “The health of millions of children who lack insurance cannot be held hostage to the president’s visceral distaste for government and its essential role to protect the weak, or his desire to protect the tobacco industry.” As might … Continue reading

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Congress, Obama, and Big Macs

We’re Not in 2006 Anymore – Michael Barone “Things are not working out as Democratic congressional leaders expected. For the first eight months of this year, they struggled to find some way to shut down the American military effort in Iraq.” … Continue reading

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Congressman Stark, uhhh, uh, Apologizes

Pete Stark (D-Ca) – October 18, 2007 “Where are you going to get that money? Are you going to tell us lies like you’re telling us today? Is that how you’re going to fund the war? You don’t have money … Continue reading

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Deaths in Iraq Show a Decline

The U.S. troop increase and Iraqis’ rejection of insurgents are cited by the military. By ASSOCIATED PRESS Published October 24, 2007 “BAGHDAD – October is on course to record the second consecutive decline in U.S. military and Iraqi civilian deaths, … Continue reading

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Why the Democratic Party Sometimes Worries Me

A Scripps Howard/Ohio University poll conducted last year found that over a third of Democrats believe that President George Bush and his administration participated on the attacks of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon because Bush wanted the United States … Continue reading

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Sammy bin Laden Ain’t Happy

Al-Jazeera, Osama bin Laden’s favored news outlet next to CNN, reports receiving another audiotape from its favored celebrity, the third such tape in the last month and a half. In this newest tape, bin Laden scolds his al-Qaeda followers for … Continue reading

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Bush Seeks $45.9 Billion for War

President Bush sent Congress a $45.9 billion emergency funding request yesterday for expenses related to current U.S. military campaigns. Addressing the obvious, the Los Angeles Times reports this funding request is certain to further inflame tensions between the president and … Continue reading

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