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What happens when the President gives a State of the Union address and nobody listens?

A leader who waged war with impunity shouldn't be surprised to someday be called to account for his actions.

After all he's done for them, why is it that Bush only gets a 12 percent favorability rating in Saudi Arabia?

Despite new evidence on Iran's nuclear ambitions, President Bush is sticking to his story--an inflated threat assessment some leading Democrats persist in believing.

Bush's coddling of Pervez Musharraf defies all reason--and bears some unsettling similarity to his own offenses and misteps as President.

Bush may be a discredited President, but he can still do a lot of damage in the last sixteen months of his presidency.

A deceitful President, masking the chaos his $3 trillion war has unleashed with photo-ops from Iraq, now confronts cynical Democrats in Congress poised to write another check, willfully blind to the waste of US and Iraqi lives.

If the President is allowed to invoke the divine right of kings, the American Revolution will have come full circle.

Describing the recent bridge failure and steam-pipe explosion as "cowardly attacks on our way of life," Bush today opened a new front in his permanent war on everything.

The burgeoning movement to impeach Bush and Cheney is a rational response at a time when 80 percent of Americans believe the country is headed in the wrong direction.

Blogs

As Americans mark the sixth anniversary of the Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, the former vice president claims George Bush got things right. It's an Orwellian rewrite of history that needs to be countered, as do the rest of the false premises of Cheney's book.

August 30, 2011

S&P downgraded the US credit rating because the GOP won’t raise taxes and played brinksmanship with the debt ceiling. But Romney, Bachmann et al. say it’s Obama’s fault. 

August 8, 2011

Republican presidential candidates say we should not raise the debt ceiling. Have they lost their minds?

July 12, 2011

Murdoch’s media conglomerate, embroiled in a British phone-hacking scandal, has been forced to close one of its largest holdings, the News of the World newspaper. A critical broadcast deal is threatened. Even Murdoch’s conservative allies are breaking with him in Britain. Will American conservatives declare independence?

July 7, 2011

The former vice president made a mess after 9/11 by aligning the US with Pakistan and betting on a flawed approach to intelligence-gathering. Now he's trying to claim some credit for Osama's capture.

May 4, 2011

Forget trumping Trump with the long-form birth certificate. President Obama's announcement that he ordered a successful mission to kill Osama bin Laden is likely to yield political benefits for some time to come.

May 2, 2011

Center for Constitutional Rights says: "The message from civil society is clear: If you're a torturer, be careful in your travel plans."

February 6, 2011

The former British Prime Minister appeared again before the Chilcot Inquiry; this time, he seemed determined to make amends.

January 21, 2011

There may yet be justice for the victims of the post-9/11 United States torture program. Just not in the US.

January 12, 2011

With a groundbreaking new book, veteran antiwar activist David Swanson argues that: "The oil in the [war] machine is lies. The monkey wrench we can throw into the gears is public resistance to being lied to."

November 23, 2010