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Truthiness and the Bush Legacy

Monday, July 14th, 2008

When Stephen Colbert coined the term "truthiness", he hit the nail on the head as it applies to our Barney Fife administration. The Great Flip-Flopper sends his PR minions to spin corrections to stories and statements so often, they can "truthifully" claim they did or didn't say something as it ...

When Does Executive Privilege Become Executive Abuse?

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

  Executive privilege is arguably a proper and useful way to protect sensitive government information. However, the definition for what qualifies has expanded to the point of ridiculousness. The Bush administration considers everything from the White House cheese log budget to retired presidential toilet swabbers as sacrosanct. To be fair, "The Privileger"TM ...

IRS ordered to comply with 30 year old FOIA request.

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

Judge Marsha Pechman, of the Western District of Washington in Seattle, ordered the IRS to get their shit together within the next thirty days and comply with THREE, count em three, Freedom of Information Act requests that were generated in 1976. wtf? 1976? From The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the ...