ON KRAUTHAMMER: More idiocy from the Pundit Psychiatrist

  By Jeff Koopersmith, for American Politics Journal WASHINGTON DC - 20 January 2015 - It is terrifying how many times Charles Krauthammer turns up like a bad penny on Fox News.  One never knows when that mean-spirited grump will show his face, care of Roger Ailes et al and his usual team of bleached … Continue reading ON KRAUTHAMMER: More idiocy from the Pundit Psychiatrist

Why Obama is right on Libya and Bush was wrong on Iraq

Columnist Don Williams spells out some important distinctions that seem to have escaped the media. Start with what's true and what's not.President Obama was forthright last night in telling Americans and the world why we must intervene in Libya. One might disagree with his decision, but who could doubt the evidence he used to build … Continue reading Why Obama is right on Libya and Bush was wrong on Iraq

Did Pollster Luntz Break the Law in Secret Meeting with WI Gov. Walker?

Andy Kroll at Mother Jones has the scoop: The day after he got punked by a prank caller pretending to be right-wing billionaire David Koch, Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker met with prominent GOP pollster Frank Luntz in his Capitol office. The Feb. 23 meeting with Luntz was a secret to the public and press … Continue reading Did Pollster Luntz Break the Law in Secret Meeting with WI Gov. Walker?

Something to Make You Feel Good for Thanksgiving

I met Esther Coopersmith about a decade ago thanks to Jeff Koopersmith (no relation). She's a savvy retired diplomat, and one of the best hostesses in DC. She has invited Beltway-bound diplomats to join her family to enjoy America's Thanksgiving tradition for over two decades.  Politics Daily has the story of the kind of statesmanship … Continue reading Something to Make You Feel Good for Thanksgiving

Obama Should Fight, Not Compromise

 Dave "Doctor" Gonzo on what the President needs to do next. I forget which comedian said a few months back that it was time for President Obama to turn off the Bill Cosby and start channeling Samuel L. Jackson, but that was pretty much the first thing than came to mind when I watched his … Continue reading Obama Should Fight, Not Compromise

Game Day 2010: Teabaggapallooza

Late night results, 9:45AM EST:MSNBC projects Republicans will take the House, Dems hold Senate.Undecided: CO-Sen: Bennet holds narrow leadWA-Sen: Murray holds narrow leadAK-Sen: Write-in projected to win, but every vote must be examinedFL-Gov: Scott holds narrow leadIL-Gov: Too close to callFull summary of key races below the fold, More results:Senate AL-Sen: Richard Shelby reelectedAR-Sen: NBC … Continue reading Game Day 2010: Teabaggapallooza

Rahm Emanuel on the way out?

[UPDATED 6/21/10] Ha'aretz, via the Telegraph, is reporting that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel will leave at the end of President Obama's second year in office. Unconfirmed but definitely of interest — especially the detail about Emanuel finding Obama too "idealist" — although Raw Story's Stephen Webster has questions about the story's sourcing … Continue reading Rahm Emanuel on the way out?

Decision Pints

Alan Bisbort and Parke Puterbaugh have the real story behind the forthcoming George W. Bush memoir. The most carefully guarded secrets of the publishing world today are the contents of George W. Bush’s memoir, tentatively entitled “Decision Points.” All we know is that it is scheduled for publication in November. What they aren’t telling us … Continue reading Decision Pints

Stewart Lee Udall (1920-2010): A Personal Memoir

Ernest Partridge remembers a prominent force in American politics. Last Saturday I heard the news that I had been dreading: my good and great friend, Stewart Udall, had died.In the coming days, many tributes to Stewart will no doubt be written and published about his distinguished service to our nation as the Secretary of the … Continue reading Stewart Lee Udall (1920-2010): A Personal Memoir

My First Meeting with My Congressman

Progressive activist Harmony Wu meets with her congressional representative — and comes away with a mind-boggling look at the politics of health care reform. Note from the author: Let me be very clear that I am writing MY impressions/understanding of the meeting, and I went to the meeting representing only myself as a constituent—not as … Continue reading My First Meeting with My Congressman

Obama needs to shake things up inside the West Wing

Edward Luce's trenchant analysis of Obama's top advisers from Thursday's Financial Times (it ran online late Wednesday) has been setting the Beltway and media circles abuzz for the last few days. I had a look at it Saturday morning, and, while I remain skeptical about a number of details, feel it sums up a major … Continue reading Obama needs to shake things up inside the West Wing

Source to APJ: NY Governor Paterson likely to resign

We're hearing the same thing a number of news outlets and bloggers are hearing: The New York Times is dropping a bombshell article in the next few days that puts New York Governor David Paterson center stage in a sex scandal, and Paterson is, according to our source in Albany, "likely to resign" once the … Continue reading Source to APJ: NY Governor Paterson likely to resign

Calls for Impeachment among Opinion and Citizen Journalists

It looks like SeriousFun and I are not alone: Craig Crawford: "Impeach John Roberts."Dan McIntyre:"Will the campaign to impeach Chief Justice John Roberts be global?"Magnum Serpentine: "Chief Justice John Roberts did what his masters, the Fundamentalist, Big Oil, Big Business, Wall Street, Big Health Insurance, wanted him to do. He made it possiable for them … Continue reading Calls for Impeachment among Opinion and Citizen Journalists

President Obama: We Will Defeat Terrorists and Uphold Our Values

Here is the full text of President Obama's weekly address: It has now been more than a week since the attempted act of terrorism aboard that flight to Detroit on Christmas Day.  On Thursday, I received the preliminary findings of the reviews that I ordered into our terrorist watchlist system and air travel screening.  I've … Continue reading President Obama: We Will Defeat Terrorists and Uphold Our Values

Game Day 2009

The big races:NJ-Gov: MSNBC projected Chris Christie (R) at 10:15pm EST over Jon Corzine (D) and Chris Daggett (I) -- too close to callVA-Gov: MSNBC projected Bob McDonnell (R) winner over Creigh Deeds (D) at 7:55pm EST -- McDonnell had been expected to winNY-23: Bill Owens (D) v. Doug Hoffman (Teabagger and Carpetbagger) v. Dede … Continue reading Game Day 2009

President Carter Is Right

The institutional right's designated whiners have their panties in a bunch over comments made by President Jimmy Carter during an interview with NBC News' Brian Williams:http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22425001/vp/32867107#32867107Visit msnbc.com for MSNBC Breaking NewsPresident Carter is right. Take, for example, the so-called "Tea Party Express." One of their leaders, Mark Williams, dug a hole for himself and his … Continue reading President Carter Is Right

Palin Bombshell: Blogs report Sarah, Todd splitsville

Immoral Minority blog reports that Sarah and Todd Palin are Splitsville! -- and in their latest update reporting that the Palins "will not be making their break up official for some time." AlaskaReport.com fills in more details. Palin's abrupt, clumsily handled resignation as governor of Alaska is beginning to make a lot more sense.

John Ensign, Tom Coburn, Megyn Kelly, FOX News All Owe America an Explanation

Updated June 21If Nevada's Democratic party players are smart, they'll make a point of mailing this letter to every registered voter in the state (hat tip to dKos's Jed Lewison , who not only posted the entire letter but highlighted it as seen below): Thursday, June 11, 2009 Fox News- Corporate Office 1211 Avenue of … Continue reading John Ensign, Tom Coburn, Megyn Kelly, FOX News All Owe America an Explanation

Letter From Davos; 80% of GOP Dead-enders Think They Can Flip Off American Public

January 29, 2009 – Davos (apj.us) – I had to laugh when the vote on President Obama's financial rescue package was tallied.Not a single doufus Republican voted for it… [more] … despite the fact that President Obama made an unprecedented trip to Capitol Hill to attempt to convince dying Republicans that he had them in … Continue reading Letter From Davos; 80% of GOP Dead-enders Think They Can Flip Off American Public

Cheneystein’s Monster: Bernie Madoff and His Clones

Jeff Koopersmith on Dick Cheneystein, Igor W. Bush, and the army of Madoffs they have created. January 19, 2009 – Geneva (apj.us) – A Happy 44th Administration Eve to all of you!Oh… and just how on earth are we going to refurbish America?And do you find it strange that cable news channels refer to Bernard … Continue reading Cheneystein’s Monster: Bernie Madoff and His Clones

Blagojegate: Wait a Minute ? This Is America

Yes, says Jeff Koopersmith, Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D-IL) may be as bad as they say, but this is supposed to be the United States of America. fDecember 11, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested at home earlier this week for alleged numerous crimes, most of them spotlighted by the Justice Department.   … Continue reading Blagojegate: Wait a Minute ? This Is America

Paulose “Pwned”: Special Counsel Faults ex-US Attorney for Vendetta against John Marti

December 4, 2008 – New York (apj.us) – Here is a small bit of news that nearly slipped under the radar: the Office of Special Counsel has determined that ex-US Attorney Rachel Paulose not only engaged in a vendetta against prosecutor John Marti but ran a sloppy operation in Minneapolis. [UPDATED with links.] StarTribune.com reports:An … Continue reading Paulose “Pwned”: Special Counsel Faults ex-US Attorney for Vendetta against John Marti

A Man for the Season

From crisispapers.org: Three times they met, face to face. The 72 year-old military and political veteran, and the 46 year-old “rookie.” And after the final debate, there was little doubt in the minds of most of the sixty million Americans who watched which of the two contenders was the grown-up.  Throughout the years, Ernest Partridge … Continue reading A Man for the Season

Cheney-Bush Desperate to Leave with a Bang!

Borders, shmorders! Jeff Koopersmith's preview of the twilight days of the Cheney Regime: expect last-minute military escapades as the most damaging bust-out artists in American history take one last shot at trashing the place before they leave. October 28, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – Could this be a mini-October surprise for the GOP?Yesterday, Dick Cheney … Continue reading Cheney-Bush Desperate to Leave with a Bang!

Koop’s Campaign Playbook: McCain Grabbing at Straws

October 22, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – Here's a good one. John McCain and Sarah Palin,  his cocktail bowling-shoe renting presidential candidate, are slamming Barack Obama because Joe Biden said…  … that Obama would most likely face a test of his ability to deal with foreign policy problems early in his presidency.  Biden compared Obama … Continue reading Koop’s Campaign Playbook: McCain Grabbing at Straws

Just How Stupid is Joe the Dimwit Plumber?

Click image for super-sized version!Jeff Koopersmith provides an answer – and insight into just what it is that the McCain Scam-paign is up to.October 22, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – I love my country and would fight to the death for any threatened American, but I have to wonder just where these red state morons … Continue reading Just How Stupid is Joe the Dimwit Plumber?

Gen. Colin Powell Endorses Sen. Barack Obama for President

At the height of a presidential campaign, a respected retired general turned retired diplomat does not get booked on Meet the Press to talk about Upper Ossetia or Waziristan. The only suspense… …was which candidate  Powell would endorse – and given the hints Powell had dropped over the last few months, there was not much. … Continue reading Gen. Colin Powell Endorses Sen. Barack Obama for President

When You’ve Lost Ann Landers’s Daughter?

Via Lisa Derrick at the reliably ahead-of-the-curve Campaign Silo (whose missile-implying name always seems to bring to mind Onion News Network's War for the White House reports… and if you've never seen the opening FOX-News-eat-yer-heart-out title sequence… but I digress…), we read that the terrific advice columnist Margot Howard, daughter of the iconic Ann Landers, … Continue reading When You’ve Lost Ann Landers’s Daughter?

Rep. Charles Rangel on change then? and now

Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY15) is one of our favorite pols. He's a skilled advocate in the halls of Congress and one of the most affable, down-to-earth pols when he speaks to crowds or one-on-one with constituents. This afternoon, he was stumping for the Obama campaign today in New York, and recalled with humor an early … Continue reading Rep. Charles Rangel on change then? and now

Sarah Palin: Debate Superstar Without a Conscience

Click image for enlarged version.Jeff Koopersmith on the vice presidential debate – and the surprisingly obvious comment by Sarah Palin that the clueless pundits missed. July 14, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – I had to laugh this morning as I read the clueless pundit herd's drivel about Governor Sarah Palin having supposedly held her own … Continue reading Sarah Palin: Debate Superstar Without a Conscience

Morons at McCain Campaign Pretend Sarah Palin is “International”

Click here for enlarged cover.Jeff Koopersmith looks at the McCain scam-paign's laughable attempt to make Sarah Palin look like a credible candidate. October 2, 2008, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – American readers may not be aware of it, but the rest of the palnet is still guffawing over last week's McCain campaign stunt in which … Continue reading Morons at McCain Campaign Pretend Sarah Palin is “International”

Cowardly McCain Abandons Campaign, Hides Behind His Talking Points

September 24, 2008 – New York (apj.us) – Either John McCain has let his impulsive side get the best of him yet again, or he thinks you're stupid, or both. [more] The republican nominee announced he is suspending campaigning to head for Washington and pretend he's going to lead the GOP in cobbling together a … Continue reading Cowardly McCain Abandons Campaign, Hides Behind His Talking Points

The Sarah Palin Church Video censored by YouTube?

… is right here.http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1679097&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1Sarah Palin's Churches and The Third Wave from Bruce Wilson on Vimeo. Bruce Wilson, who produced the mini-documentary, details the purpose of the video and its questionable removal from YouTube at TalkToAction.com. Wilson writes:If Sarah Palin may hold apocalyptic end-time beliefs or believes that she has a divine mandate to initiate an … Continue reading The Sarah Palin Church Video censored by YouTube?

Abramoff: During lobbying probe, McCain withheld and conceaed e-mails implicating his own cronies!

September 8, 2008 – New York (apj.us) – Newsrooms in Washington and New York are on alert this evening as a smattering of revelations from Gary S. Chafetz's forthcoming book, "The Perfect Villain: John McCain and the Demonization of Lobbyist Jack Abramoff". have been leaked to political news and progressive Web sites. According to Politico.com's … Continue reading Abramoff: During lobbying probe, McCain withheld and conceaed e-mails implicating his own cronies!

Plenty of Non-Sexist Words for Palin’s Shockingly Poor Performance

Sept. 4, 2008 (democraticunderground.com) – Forget shrill and all the words that will get PUMA's panties in a twist. There are plenty of better words to describe what we witnessed tonight. Try mean, as in it is mean spirited to say that a community organizer does not have actual responsibilities. If Palin is correct, then … Continue reading Plenty of Non-Sexist Words for Palin’s Shockingly Poor Performance

Mark Slocum Nominates John McCain for the First “Congressional Shock Bracelet”

Melinda Pillsbury-Foster updates the initiative to require federal legislators to wear mandatory EMD "shock bracelets." September 2, 2008 – Santa Barbara (HtNSF-Blog / apj.us) – Mark Slocum has nominated John McCain as the legislator  most worthy of strapping on an EMD bracelet so that Americans can let him know just what they think of his … Continue reading Mark Slocum Nominates John McCain for the First “Congressional Shock Bracelet”

Sarah Palin, Out-and-out Liar

Jeff Koopersmith on Sarah Palin – and John McCain, who has proved to the world that he's off his rocker while CNN pretends Palin was a "sly move." (Click on the cover for an enlargement.)UPDATED: APJ publisher Gene Gaudette weighs in on an explosive development that further suggests Palin was never vetted by McCain. September … Continue reading Sarah Palin, Out-and-out Liar

McCain Claims Obama Playing Elderly White Republican Card

Steve Young asks: is Obama playing fair? In what is the latest attack of on the divisive campaign being run by Barack Obama, John McCain is alleging that Obama has gone obscenely negative, by appearing in his commercials and speeches as a "young, black, Democrat." "Barack Obama has played the elderly, white, Republican Card and … Continue reading McCain Claims Obama Playing Elderly White Republican Card

A Beautiful Lie

Jeff Koopersmith on McCain, Bush, Iraq, Afghanistan and the big, beautiful lie. July 14, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – Today we find our President, George Bush Jr., contemplating the "drawdown" of far more troops from Iraq than had been anticipated.  Until now, Mr. Bush and his gang – which includes of course his cabinet, most … Continue reading A Beautiful Lie

McCain’s Phil Gramm: Worse Than Rev. Jeremiah Wright

From OpEdNews.com: Rob Kall on McCain's nightmare surrogate. July 14, 2008 – Washington (OpEdNews.com) – We've heard ten thousand times about how awful it is that Obama kept worshipping at the church led by just awful Reverend Wright, how he kept going for 20 years.Well, it sure seems to me that McCain's decades long, close … Continue reading McCain’s Phil Gramm: Worse Than Rev. Jeremiah Wright

Even More Confused about Women and Hillary

May 23, 2008 (huffpo / APJ) – How can it be said that Senator Clinton is expanding the boundaries of what is possible for all women when she keeps defining her continued legitimacy by claiming working class, particularly older, white women voters will never expand theirs – i.e. will not, no never, vote for Barack … Continue reading Even More Confused about Women and Hillary

Buh-bye Hans! Don’t let the door hit’cha…

Here's a story the loyal Bushies tried to slip under the radar at the tail end of the weekly news cycle: Hans von Spakovsky, the notorious anti-minority, anti-elderly disenfranchisement specialist "voter fraud" guru, has withdrawn his name from consideration for a seat on the FEC.  Politico.com claims he was "[p]leading financial hardship," but the truth … Continue reading Buh-bye Hans! Don’t let the door hit’cha…

Larry Sabato Takes a Racist Look at the Democratic National Convention

Jeff Koopersmith dissects pundit professor Larry Sabato's latest intellectual atrocity. April 30, 2008 – Washington (apj.us) – Larry Sabato, the University of Virginia’s well-self-styled expert on American politics, outdistanced himself this week in an op-ed piece that “explains” why he believes that Hillary Clinton cannot gain the Democratic nomination for president. I've always wondered about … Continue reading Larry Sabato Takes a Racist Look at the Democratic National Convention

John McCain and the “C” Word

The mainstream media hasn't exactly been going out of their way to report on one particularly explosive revelation in Cliff Schecter's new book, The Real McCain: Three reporters from Arizona, on the condition of anonymity, also let me in on another incident involving McCain’s intemperateness. In his 1992 Senate bid, McCain was joined on the … Continue reading John McCain and the “C” Word

Hillary Clinton?s Fatal Mistake: Losing Mark Penn

Wannabes and Clinton gals succeed in water cooler coupRest of Glover Park Group and Howard Wolfson to followMaybe even Bill Clinton will get the boot! April 7, 2008 – Lugano (apj.us) – I would have laughed out loud at “Junior” Broder’s New York Times column (Broder got his own job because of his corporate connections … Continue reading Hillary Clinton?s Fatal Mistake: Losing Mark Penn

?Usted tambi?n Richardson?

Bill Richardson llama por teléfono Hillary Clinton:  Soy el hijo estropeado y privilegiado de un banquero mexicano con un apellido inglés. Soy también un traidor! Hehehehe! Viva Obama! (Bill Richardson makes a telephone call to Hillary Clinton: I am the spoiled and privileged son of a Mexican banker with an English surname. I am also … Continue reading ?Usted tambi?n Richardson?

The Monkey Trap, and Hillary Clinton’s Blind Rush to Defeat

Hillary Clinton has essentially two options: hang on to her determination to win the Democratic presidential nomination by any and all means necessary, which will almost certainly result in the election of John McCain, or let go of her personal ambition and join a united effort to elect a Democratic President in November. Winning both … Continue reading The Monkey Trap, and Hillary Clinton’s Blind Rush to Defeat

Barack Shows His Hand

Jeff Koopersmith goes south on Obama, finds his speech stirring but the backing arguments wanting. March 19, 2008 – Lugano (apj.us) – I hate to write this, but Barack Obama's treatment of Reverend Jeremiah Wright is not only wrong, but a tip off, at least to me, that Barack Obama and his entire campaign might … Continue reading Barack Shows His Hand

“Client 9” Cuff-linked to Girlie Circle

Koop on Spitzer: "Boys will be boys..." March 11, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – Silda Spitzer, the beautiful wife of Governor Eliot Spitzer – a.k.a. ‘Client Number 9’ – stood by her man yesterday even as Michelle Obama was text messaging her, “Keep your piehole shut, honey!”Watching this circus as one network after another broke … Continue reading “Client 9” Cuff-linked to Girlie Circle

Speaking of Vladimir Putin and Dimitry Medvedev…

Just to change the subject... March 4, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – Just to change the subject, I thought we might begin to think about Vlad "The Impaler" Putin and his innovative hand-picked president, Dimitry Medvedev, the jockey-sized academic who will replace Mr. Putin as President of Russia in several weeks.I have to say I … Continue reading Speaking of Vladimir Putin and Dimitry Medvedev…

Koop’s Recession Diary: Fan-TAF-tic! Now Show Me the Money

Our own Jeff Koopersmith applies for a TAF loan from the Federal Reserve Bank.    20 February 2008Federal Reserve Bank of PhiladelphiaCredit and Risk Management Division, 7th FloorDiscount Rates Discount RatesAttention: Vish P. Viswanathan, Vice President and Discount OfficerTen Independence MallPhiladelphia, PA 19106-1574VIA Fax Number: 1 (215) 574-2507RE: TERM AUCTION FACILITY [TAF]Dear Vishy:May I call … Continue reading Koop’s Recession Diary: Fan-TAF-tic! Now Show Me the Money

Let’s Stifle the Happy Talk

The Democrat's optimism is built upon a foundation of demonstrably false assumptions, of which Democratic party officials and Democratic voters might be readily disabused, if they bothered to soberly reflect upon the most recent presidential elections and upon evidence that is plainly before them. "The man that once did sell the lion’s skin while the … Continue reading Let’s Stifle the Happy Talk

Why Barack Obama Should Not Win on Super Tuesday

Hillary Clinton remains the best choice for Americans – perhaps for reasons you have not considered... Feb. 4, 2008 – Feb. 4, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – My family and I have been fighting in the trenches and the sidelines for not simply equal rights but equal access and equal future possibilities for nearly a … Continue reading Why Barack Obama Should Not Win on Super Tuesday

The Gulag Comes to America

It has arrived – in the form of the notorious Don Siegelman case. Jan. 30, 2008 (crisispapers.org) – Today, Don Siegelman, former governor of the state of Alabama, sits in a federal prison, sentenced to a seven year term for bribery.Every day that Siegelman remains in prison every American citizen who openly dissents from the … Continue reading The Gulag Comes to America

Lynching Baseball Players

What the heck is tobacco lobbyist George Mitchell doing investigating anyone? Dec. 14, 2007 – Washington (apj.us) – Why was former Senator George Mitchell chosen to write a report on baseball players' use of steroids?  Certainly his own prostrate cancer was not caused by his taking steroids, and it seems kind of weird to have … Continue reading Lynching Baseball Players

Seeing America and the World through Mark Penn?s Eyes

Jeff Koopersmith reviews Mark Penn's new book, "Microtrends." August 30, 2007 –Geneva (apj.us) – Many of you have no idea who Mark Penn is, or what he has accomplished during his lifetime, yet I can tell you candidly that he is one of America’s most accomplished thinkers, businessmen, societal geomancers, and both a political and … Continue reading Seeing America and the World through Mark Penn?s Eyes

Whipping Barack Obama

FOX News creates “Cleopatra’s Son” for your redneck amusement I am not certain about you, of course, but I have an out-of-the-ordinary feeling about Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Barack Obama and his lightening-like, high-speed leap into world stratosphere politics. One thing I do know: Senator Obama’s people pay far more attention to the jackals ready … Continue reading Whipping Barack Obama

Go for it, Cindy!

Cindy Sheehan has announced that if Speaker Nancy Pelosi does not put impeachment “on the table,” Sheehan will run against Pelosi in 2008 as an independent. July 18, 2007 – Establishment Democrats are appalled. Cindy Sheehan has announced that if Speaker Nancy Pelosi does not put impeachment “on the table,” Sheehan will run against Pelosi … Continue reading Go for it, Cindy!

The Delinquent Congress

June 13, 2007 (crisispapers.org) – The Administration of George Bush has, in effect, suspended the Constitution of the United States. At Guantánamo in Cuba, in military prisons in the United States, and in secret detention facilities abroad, American citizens and non-citizens are being held without charge, without counsel, without prospect of a jury trial, in … Continue reading The Delinquent Congress

In Case You Did Not Notice, Musharraf is Toast

So much for Condi, Dick and George W. Bush ZURICH – Can you imagine just how uncomfortable it is to be Tony Snow, a man who rose from his hospital bed to “serve his president” with a litany of lies sure to lose his place in heaven, if his stint at Fox News didn’t do … Continue reading In Case You Did Not Notice, Musharraf is Toast

Felons in the Night ? Including Attorney General Gonzales

Another Chapter in the Criminal History of the Bush Administration May 17, 2007 – Imagine this.  It's winter in 2004 and Condi Rice, former oil company executive – now President Bush’s national security advisor - decides to re-implement a national eavesdropping program that smacks of Soviet Russia under Stalin. This program was so criminal that Attorney … Continue reading Felons in the Night ? Including Attorney General Gonzales

Never Sadder: Watching Senator McCain Chuck In the Sponge

What next? Dennis Kucinich supporting a nuclear attack on Iran? March 3, 2007 – Zurich (apj.us) – I just returned to Switzerland after my jaunt in the Middle East, saddened by what I witnessed in Iraq the this week.  There was Senator John McCain, with a couple of other Republicans, telling the world that they … Continue reading Never Sadder: Watching Senator McCain Chuck In the Sponge

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Lied — So What Else Is New?

Jeff Koopersmith thinks there is a more urgent priority than removing the hapless Alberto Gonzales. March 29, 2007 -- Washington, DC (apj.us) -- Much of the nation is again up in arms about Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales – so much so that the David Johnston of the New York Times seems to think it … Continue reading Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Lied — So What Else Is New?

Is George W. Bush Man Enough to Be “The Scrotum President?”

Where is our President when we need him? And what about the children? February 21, 2007 -- Boy, George W. Bush certainly steps up to the plate when he feels the urge to declare that he is  the “War President,” or “The Education President,” or “The Decider” -- but when it comes to idiots banning … Continue reading Is George W. Bush Man Enough to Be “The Scrotum President?”

It’s Dean’s to Lose

Sept. 2, 2003 -- Washington (apj.us) -- One would think that Sen. Joseph Lieberman has a lot to celebrate with the Gallup Poll numbers we've seen strewn all over CNN (see the appendix below).But wait...  About That Gallup Poll...Two-thirds of Democrats are not following the presidential horse race at all this back-to-school week. So let's … Continue reading It’s Dean’s to Lose

C[h]rist Says No to Touch Screen Voting

Charlie Crist, the Republican governor of Florida, announced yesterday that he desires that his state trash its very expensive touch-screen voting machines so that the election process will yield a paper trail of votes by the time the 2008 presidential election rolls around. Crist's decision is a direct and rapid reaction to the large number … Continue reading C[h]rist Says No to Touch Screen Voting

Six AM Surprise

Saddam Hussein is gone -- but then, so was any genuine semblance of justice Dec. 30, 2006 -- Milan (apj.us) -- There is something authentically creepy in the air today. Saddam Hussein of Iraq was one of the nastiest universally known tyrants in history. He was accused of torturing and murdering friends and relatives, ordering … Continue reading Six AM Surprise

The Public Interest and the Limits of Volunteerism

Dec. 13, 2006 (crisispapers.org) -- Libertarians often tell us that personal voluntary restraint and charitable contributions are morally preferable solutions to social problems than government coercion and taxation. Ronald Reagan probably had this in mind when he said in his first inaugural address that "government is not the solution – government is the problem." To … Continue reading The Public Interest and the Limits of Volunteerism

It Is Time For Secretary of State Condi Rice to Resign

... in disgrace -- for lying and using the CIA, The British, and the FBI as her scapegoats Nov. 27, 2006 -- GENEVA (apj.us) -- As this piece was about to go to press, the wire services reported that Philip Zelikow, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's most senior adviser on Iraq, is tendering his resignation.It's … Continue reading It Is Time For Secretary of State Condi Rice to Resign

It Is Time For Secretary of State Condi Rice to Resign

... in disgrace -- for lying and using the CIA, The British, and the FBI as her scapegoats Nov. 27, 2006 -- GENEVA (apj.us) -- As this piece was about to go to press, the wire services reported that Philip Zelikow, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's most senior adviser on Iraq, is tendering his resignation.It's … Continue reading It Is Time For Secretary of State Condi Rice to Resign

Newt Slams Lid on Divorce Fight

Is there more than meets the eye here? Dave "Doctor" Gonzo goes looking for answers. Sept. 14, 1999 -- NEW YORK (apj.us) -- Those hoping for a major and ugly dust-up on Thursday, when an all-too-public divorce hearing involving has-been House Uberspeaker Newt Gingrich was to take place, felt a strong sense of letdown when, … Continue reading Newt Slams Lid on Divorce Fight