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Major news on talks heating up to end Afghan war, with NATO troops even escorting Taliban out of sanctuaries to Kabul. New country could be called Afghanistandown?…. US soldier in custody after death of Afghan prisoner…. NYT shocker: CIA warned about bombing at Afghan base, did nothing.
Clarence Thomas’s wife leaves voice mail asking Anita Hill for an apology, then suggests she is only reaching out, trying to heal. At 7:30 am. Hill thought it was a prank, at first, alerted authorities. Thomas still harassing Hill, all these years later…. Sparked by this, Wash Post finds new source backing up Hill’s portrait of bad Clarence Thomas.
Christine O’Donnell asks, Where in the Constitution is the separation of church and state? The mind boggles.
President Obama to make surprise pre-rally appearance on The Daily Show next Wednesday, his first since taking office. Warm-up act?… Stephen Colbert mocks Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg by storming off the set of The View (VIDEO).
Terrific Robert Reich posting here on The Perfect Storm: "An unprecedented concentration of income and wealth at the top; a record amount of secret money flooding our democracy; and a public becoming increasingly angry and cynical about a government that’s raising its taxes, reducing its services, and unable to get it back to work. We’re losing our democracy to a different system. It’s called plutocracy."