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The Dove World Outreach Center of Gainesville asked other religious to stand "against the evil of Islam" / AP Source: AP
August 05, 2010 8:55 am ET — 146 Comments
Crossposted with TomDispatch.com . Consider the following statement offered by Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at a news conference last week. He was discussing Julian Assange , the founder of Wikileaks as well as the person who has taken responsibility for the vast, still ongoing Afghan War document dump at that site.
August 05, 2010 11:21 am ET — 77 Comments Right-wing media have repeatedly compared First Lady Michelle Obama to Marie Antoinette, the eighteenth century queen who was executed during the French Revolution. "Pampered" Michelle Obama is a "modern-day Marie Antoinette"
Have you heard of Tom Emmer , the far-right Republican candidate for governor of Minnesota? He wants to amend the state constitution to block federal laws .
Yes, former Bush administration speechwriter and current Washington Post columnist Marc Thiessen's demand that "WikiLeaks Must Be Stopped" is, as his colleague Eva Rodriguez notes, "more than a little whacky."
The Hill is reporting that the Pentagon has demanded WikiLeaks immediately hand over all the classified documents it illegally possesses, including those it has not yet published, and that the website delete those records from its computers. Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell made clear this was not a “request”:
Printer-friendly version The Obama administration is even more fixated on secrecy than its Republican predecessor, whose crimes go unpunished and in many case, repeated.
How many people had even heard of WikiLeaks a week ago?
Julian Assange Vs.
by Mark Jurkowitz, Associate Director, Project for Excellence in Journalism
WikiLeaks’ disclosure of the 91,000 U.S. government documents that it labels the “Afghan War Diary” raises a number of vital issues. Most of the discussion so far has focused on the significance of the documents themselves.
By Richard Engel, NBC chief foreign correspondent
It's a bit sad that conservatives desperately want to believe that the public is motivated by ideological conservatism and votes accordingly. This is how the election of Barack Obama can be explained as a rejection of "big-government 'do something' conservatism of the Bush years," and the enduring unpopularity of Republicans is explained by saying "it hasn't been right-wing enough."
If more than five dozen conservative bloggers overwhelmingly agree that racism no longer exists, does that make it so?