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What’s up, Doc? Tuesday evening

You know, there are some days when you sit in front of the computer keyboard and all you want to do is play computer games. Today has been one of those days.   The death toll in the deadly tornado in Joplin, Missouri has risen to 122. Is there a link between the terrible tornadoes that has destroyed most of Joplin, Missouri and climate change? Of course not (click the link before you comment on my sarcasm). A new poll suggests that Americans are more worried about the deficit than they are worried about defaulting. Again, another poll that shows that

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More on Torture – McCain from the floor of the Senate

As I mentioned almost two weeks ago, we needed to wait until more of the facts were available before coming to a definitive conclusion concerning the role of “enhanced interrogation techniques” in the eventual killing of Osama bin Laden. On one hand, you have Donald Rumsfeld, Vice President Cheney and former Attorney General Michael Mukasey stating that the trail to bin Laden started with the waterboarding of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed. On the other hand, you have a recent Washington Post op-ed by former POW Senator John McCain, in which states, “I asked CIA Director Leon Panetta for the facts, and he

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Ashcroft subject of lawsuit

Could the ice be finally melting from the llloooonnnnggg winter of Bush? No major Bush administration official has been accountable for squat. From CNN.com: Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft is not immune from being sued by a man who says he was illegally detained under Justice Department policies implemented after the September 11 terror attacks, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. A spokesman for former Attorney General John Ashcroft says his team is reviewing the decision. The man, a native-born U.S. citizen who was once a college football star, was held and interrogated by the FBI for 16 days in

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