Tag: john yoo

John Yoo on the Daily Show – Updated

I’m going to have a lot more to say on this a little later (see below). John Yoo was the architect of the Bush administration’s torture memos. He was inside the office of legal counsel along with David Addington, Vice President Cheney’s legal council, were the ones who came up with the idea of unlimited presidential power during war time and torture. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c

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Grab bag — Wednesday afternoon

In spite of the uptick in new home starts for June, I still think the housing market is significantly depressed and it will be so for some time. Resale values have yet to show anything like a rebound. Dean Baker, the codirector of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, agrees with me (and it may be more appropriate to say that I agree with him). New York has started to confront their homeless problem by sending people home. New York has paid for one-way tickets for over 500 families. I guess the question is, do these people want to go

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More Lies from John Yoo

I don’t tend to read the Wall Street Journal My excuse is that I can’t read everything.  It has been brought to my attention that John Yoo has written an op-ed defending his memos. Anonymous Liberal (a lawyer) has a long and thoughtful post which dismantles Yoo’s arguments. The following is from AL: In this morning’s Wall Street Journal, John Yoo has an op-ed defending himself from the malpractice charges set forth in the recent Inspecter General’s report. As with the opinions themselves, the op-ed is deeply disingenuous and misstates the law repeatedly. Not surprisingly, Yoo begins the op-ed with a

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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