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Talking Over Torture

Conor Friedersdorf responds to Jonah Goldberg’s continuing attempts to frame the debate over water-boarding as a debate over semantics: Talking Over Torture | The American Scene Goldberg is absolutely wrong to argue that there are no good responses to the … Continue reading

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Torture

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We have met the enemy… and he is us

To read the four newly released memos on prisoner interrogation written by George W. Bush’s Justice Department is to take a journey into depravity. Their language is the precise bureaucratese favored by dungeon masters throughout history. They detail how to … Continue reading

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Obama: McCain Wrong, Wrong, Wrong on Iraq

A brief review of perhaps the most stinging barb thrown at last night’s debate, courtesy the Huffington Post:

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Reuters: Satellite images show ethnic cleanout in Iraq

Satellite images taken at night show heavily Sunni Arab neighborhoods of Baghdad began emptying before a U.S. troop surge in 2007, graphic evidence of ethnic cleansing that preceded a drop in violence, according to a report published on Friday. Reuters … Continue reading

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New Obama Ad: “Plan for Change”

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Stuart Shephard’s Prayers Answered with 115 mph of Irony

Earlier this month, Stuart Shephard, director of digital media at Focus on the Family made a video in which he advocated praying for a torrential downpour to interrupt Barack Obama’s open-air acceptance speech at Denver’s INVESCO Field during the Democratic … Continue reading

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Oh No He Didn’t!

Summary: McCain gets set straight by another veteran on his “perfect voting record” from groups “like the VFW”.

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McCain’s Confusion On Iraq

Steve Chapman has written a great column entitled “McCain’s Confusion On Iraq” which not only deconstructs some of the McCain campaign’s latest critiques of Barack Obama’s position on the Iraq, but also points out how the so-called success of the … Continue reading

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McCain:

Apparently McCain’s new strategy in Iraq is to redefine success. Success now means an increase in the occurrence in terror attacks. w00t! John McCain said Friday he expects the presidential election this fall will increase the occurrence of “spectacular” terror … Continue reading

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