Government Corruption Category

now, the statue of limitations on all of our semi-rational exuberance over the symbolism of the current presidency has not yet run out. i figure, based on my friends and family, that it has somewhere between three and nine months left. so i’m not expecting anyone to do anything about this right now. once the memories of the election-night street parties are a little bit more faded, though, it’ll be useful to have these pieces of information ready to hand.

There has been unrest in Kenya for several days since President Mwai Kibaki, who belongs to the Kikuyu tribe, claimed a re-election victory. The election is contested by opposition leader Raila Odinga, who belongs to the Luos tribe.

Your shiny white emptiness Drips rabid promises From each saccharine fang, Your glittering emerald eyes mocking The singular certainty: This darkness and I must dance and duel Til the factory of your perfect machine Cannibalises me Into the likeness of Some True Form that bears Some True Name- My true name and form, uncodified by […]

Look before you leap!

In: Bush, Government Corruption, Iraq, War

Let’s see, which head of state blazed into an unnecessary war without a solid long-term plan, without preparation, and without justification? A. Bush B. Olmert C. Both of the above I’ll give you three guesses…

The Reform Movement officially supports a timetable for military withdrawal from Iraq! Click to read more. Warning: This post re-caps some of last week’s headline news, the single most disturbing news week in my recent memory. The URJ’s resolution in support of withdrawal gives me a glimmer of hope.

Tip of the hat to ThinkProgress for getting this up and out. While millions watched the Oscars, Jewish American Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, who broke the Abu Ghraib prison story, was on CNN with Wolf Blitzer. The subject: imminent war with Iran and his latest article, “A Strategic Shift,” published in The […]


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