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“Misplaced Words” – the New Defense for Political Lying

The New York Times on Monday night nailed Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal for lying about claiming to have served in Vietnam. Blumental, a Senate candidate, responded indignantly. Here’s the update to the story: Attorney General Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, a Democrat running for the United States Senate, said on Tuesday that he took “full […]

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Audit the Fed Dammit

Nation magazine columnist John Nichols has an excellent piece today on why Obama should reverse his position and support Auditing the Fed. Nichols mentions that Sen. Bernie Sanders will offer an amendment this week to attach ‘Audit the Fed’ to the so-called banking regulation reform bill: The Sanders amendment would require the Fed to name […]

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Make All Politicians Wear Microphones All the Time

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown was wearing a microphone for a TV station as he went out and talked to the common people. But he ran into one elderly ingrate who didn’t burnish his boots. After he got back into his chauffeured car, he groused that the woman was a “bigot” and wanted to know […]

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Tea Party Pushback: Now I’m a Traitor, Racist, Communist, and Nazi

My Christian Science Monitor op-ed on the Tea Party movement is spurring some uplifting responses. My article concluded, America needs real champions of freedom – not poorly informed Republican accomplices.” A phalanx of Tea Party activists rushed to vindicate their movement and prove me wrong. Following is their rebuttal to the article: Comments from the […]

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My Culpability for the Oklahoma City Bombing

I almost forgot my role in the Oklahoma City bombing. No – I’ve never been to Oklahoma. But a 1999 Los Angeles Times review of one of my books made similar points to what Bill Clinton made in his New York Times op-ed on Monday. The reviewer, Anthony Day, was horrified at my rejection of […]

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