Category Archives: Congressional Hearings

Kant’s Birthday

Wednesday, April 22 – Earth Day, and the birthday of both Vladimir Lenin and Immanuel Kant (different years of course) – was pleasant enough. But it was one of those news days when all hell broke loose. And keeping it … Continue reading

Posted in Condoleezza Rice, Congressional Hearings, Conservative Values, Defending or Dismissing Torture, Levin Torture Report, Thinking Too Much, Torture, War Crimes, Western Values | Leave a comment

The News That Was Almost Shut Out

There’s a variation of it in every high-tech action-adventure movie – the hero, against all odds, has made his way to where the very bad thing is. Oh, it may be a nuclear bomb about to blow up New York … Continue reading

Posted in Ask No Questions, Blaming the Press, Congressional Hearings, De-legitimizing the Press, Demanding Deference, Economic Meltdown, Financial Meltdown, George F. Will, McCain and the Press, McCain versus the NY Times, McCain's Lobbyists, McCain: Hot-Head, Obama as the Grown-Up, Palin at the UN, Palin Under Wraps, Palin Unqualified, Palin's Church, Press Bias, Sarah Palin, Shutting Out the Press, Troopergate | Leave a comment

Perpetual Stalemate

Out here in Hollywood almost everyone seems to be a screenwriter – it’s just a local thing. You have one in the drawer, or if not an actual screenplay, a treatment – four or five pages of what the screenplay … Continue reading

Posted in Complexity, Congressional Hearings, Couldn't Be So, Foreign Policy, Hillary Clinton, Hollywood, Iran, Iraq, Iraq Civil War, McCain, Military Matters, Muqtada al-Sadr, Nouri al-Maliki, Obama, Petraeus, Reality and all that..., Shiite versus Shiite, The Sixth Year of the War, The War | Leave a comment