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There’s a Cure for PTSD! Oh, Nevermind, It’s Illegal

Friday, June 27th, 2008

When terminal cancer patients would like to use marijuana to ease the nausea from chemo-therapy, the government tells them “Tough shit! Suck it up!” And now the newest group of patients to get shat on by the government: Soldiers suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Ecstasy (MDMA) has been having promising ...

Helping Heroes Heal

Friday, June 6th, 2008

Every war is the same, and every war is unique. They’re all the same in that they destroy in seconds what took people years to create.  They all destroy lives, families, communities, dreams, possibilities.  They all squander wealth and talent that could otherwise have done an infinite number of things to make the ...

Oh no he didn’t!!!!

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

Larry Craig, that erstwhile bag of batshit that loves him some public restrooms is aiming for the spotlight again: The Idaho Republican, who was famously made a pariah in his own party after allegedly soliciting sex in the Minneapolis airport men's room, announced that he would offer an amendment to the ...

President Pickledick Supports the Troops

Friday, April 25th, 2008

Aside from his flag waving, flight suit wearing, preening picture posing, mission accomplished displays, our commander-in-chief has done precious little for the troops he claims to so whole-heartedly support. After a constant series of increasingly frequent deployments, many troops who used to support him are joining the rest of the ...

McCain and the GI Bill..

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

For a military man to pull this bullshit..well, its down right pathetic and a travesty. The bi-partisan bill sponsored by Chuck Hagel and Jim Webb puts no limitations on the benefits for our returning soldiers who want to receive an education. McCain didn't like that, so he has now sponsored his ...

Bubble, Bubble, Who’s In the Bubble?

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

Bubbles have been in the news a lot in recent years. The president and his advisors are sometimes said to live in a bubble where they are insulated from unpleasant facts and views; the economy has suffered from the housing and dot-com bubbles, among others. But a story in the April ...

A Conservative Republican’s Problem With Dick Cheney

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Mickey Edwards is the author of "Reclaiming Conservatism" and served as a Republican Congressman from 1977 to 1993.  He was a long-time ally and supporter of Vice President Cheney, but as he notes in this piece in the Washington Post, cannot reconcile his respect for the office and the man ...

President Bush Stokes The Empty Rhetorical Fire And Thrusts His Political Agenda Forward On the Backs of 4000 KIA GIs

Friday, March 28th, 2008

One thing is clear in this, the defining “ideological struggle of the 21st century,” is that the president is a master of empty rhetoric. Take a look at this paragraph and let’s unpack it. But there’s one thing that is consistent. No matter what shortcomings these critics diagnose, their prescription ...