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After Claiming Clinton A Failure On North Korea, Why Is Bush Deal Being Lauded As A Success?

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

Neo-conservatives and the Bush Administration like to paint the 1994 Agreed Framework deal on North Korea's nuclear program as a failure of Bill Clinton's foreign policy efforts. They point out that North Korea continued to manufacture plutonium after agreeing not to, and that their breach of the agreement amounts to Bill ...

9 Out Of 10 Say High Gas Prices Will Cause Serious Hardship

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Can I get a "No Shit Sherlock" from the group? A recent AP-Yahoo poll shows that consumers don't have a rosy outlook for their financial futures any time soon. Because of high gas prices. From cancelled vacations to finding new jobs, people are struggling to cope with the high price of fuel. ...

Personal Incomes Soar Thanks To Tax Rebates-Or Do They?

Friday, June 27th, 2008

Boy oh boy, George W. Bush must be doing the happy dance in the Oval Office this morning as newspapers and media outlets are all chanting the same verse: personal incomes in May rose to the highest levels in 33 years!  What? I thought we were in some kind of recession. ...

The Taxation Blame Game

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Some things are repeated so often that they become accepted as truth, despite the fact that there is little reality attached to them. In politics, one of these "truths" is that Democrats will always raise taxes and Republicans will always try to reduce taxes. But how true is this really? ...

The Public Transit Paradox

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

On paper, public transportation is a fantastic idea. You can move more people with less vehicles. You can move more people with less energy. You can keep less vehicles on the road, causing a decrease in emissions and pollution. And you can offer low cost transit to people who can't ...

Apparently, Jesus Isn’t The Only Path To Eternal Life After All

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Despite the ravings of American televangelists, most religious Americans dispute the idea that the only way to eternal life after death is through Jesus. This will be news to the Pat Robertson's of the airwaves... According to a survey conducted by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, fully 70% ...

Religion, Vets, Teen Moms, Oil, And Mars-Friday Free For All

Friday, June 20th, 2008

We don't do a lot of "open threads" here at BIO, but sometimes it's nice to just open the gates and see where things go. As I browsed through this mornings various news sources, several topics drew my eye, so I thought I'd toss them out here for discussion. Pick ...

Unregulated Capitalism and The Mortgage Crisis

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Conservatives have a mantra- the market is king. They feel that any government regulation of business activity is too much, and further, that if a consumer is too "stupid" to understand all the fine print legalese then too bad, so sad. To make money is the ultimate goal, regardless of ...

Farewell, Tim Russert- NBC Newsman Dead at 58

Friday, June 13th, 2008

(photo from msnbc.com/Alex Wong/Getty Images) Tim Russert, of NBC News and Meet The Press, collapsed today while recording voice-overs for his Sunday program Meet The Press. Russert was 58 years old. Early reports said that Russert's death was due to a heart attack, but that information has been withdrawn and the ...

Pelosi As Chamberlain

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Nancy Pelosi, as Speaker of the House of Representatives has consistently buried any attempts to hold the Bush Administration responsible for their criminal actions. Mary Lyon over at The Huffington Post says it as well as anyone: Nancy Pelosi is the Neville Chamberlain of this day, in this country. She and ...

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