No ‘effin duh?

Josh Marshall picked up on it and hopefully others will too. Here’s what the Prez said in response to criticism arising from Clarke, the 9-11 Commission and others: If the administration “had any information that terrorists were going to attack New York City on Sept. 11, we would have acted.” No kidding? Who wouldn’t have […]

Good job Tom

Since I’ve been critical of Tom Daschle before, it’s only proper I give him credit where credit is due. In a Senate floor Senate floor statement today, Tom blasted the Bush attack machine for its continuing insistence on putting the President above anything else. One part was especially well put:

The purpose of government isn’t […]

Death on the docket

The South Dakota Supreme Court makes its annual trip to the USD Law School March 22-24 for oral arguments. It’s always a fun place to argue because the courtroom is packed and with all the students there the justices seem to be a bit more active. The Court also tries to pick “interesting” cases because […]

Hockey time

Will be even quieter than normal. While I will be posting at least one item before I leave, it’s off to the WCHA Tournament. Based on current rankings, three of the top 5 Div. I hockey teams are in the five-team field. Even though I have no Frozen Four tickets this year and the nearest […]

War on information

A continuing effect of the “war on terror” — the Bush Administration uses it to close the doors on public access to millions of documents. More and more of it looks like a “war on freedom.” And, unfortunately, that appears to be where the Bushies are most successful. (Via Behind the Homefront)

Gee, I would have guessed more

U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman, through the House Committee on Goverment Reform, has a neat new web site. It’s a database of specific misleading statments made by Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Powell and Rice about Iraq. According to the web site, the database “identifies 237 specific misleading statements about the threat posed by Iraq made by these […]