All Articles on Dick Cheney

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Romney's Hamm-Handed Energy Policy
Poor Mitt Romney. He keeps trying to prop up his bad policy proposals with gimmicky political props that flop. He recently unveiled his energy policy, for example, in Hobbs, N.M., rather than in ExxonMobil's boardroom, which is the only place his oil-soaked proposal would actually receive genuine,...
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Getting Rid of George W. Bush Wasn't Enough. The US Remains a Bully
The issue isn't Obama, any more than it was Bush before him. The issue is US power
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You Were Right When You Waved That “No Blood for Oil” Sign. Iraq Was About Oil
It was never exactly rocket science. You didn’t have to be Einstein to figure it out. In early 2003, the Bush administration was visibly preparing to invade Iraq, a nation with a nasty ruler who himself hadn’t hesitated to invade another country, Iran, in the early 1980s for no purpose except self-...
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Getting Rid of Dubya Wasn't Enough. The US Remains a Bully
The issue isn't Obama, any more than it was Bush before him. The issue is US power
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The Ryan-Romney Flim-Flam Ticket
Let's talk budget! Yes, the wonky wonderland of the federal budget, with page after page of numbers — what fun, eh? No. Most people would prefer a root canal to a budget discussion (indeed, I've heard that some dentists use a recording of budget numbers to anesthetize their root-canal patients —...
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Extremism Normalized: How Americans Now Acquiesce to Once Unthinkable Ideas
Remember when, in the wake of the 9/11 attack, the Patriot Act was controversial, held up as the symbolic face of Bush/Cheney radicalism and widely lamented as a threat to core American liberties and restraints on federal surveillance and detention powers? Yet now, the Patriot Act is quietly...
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House Adopts 2013 Pentagon Budget Increase
Viewing the recent House of Representatives debate on the 2013 Defense Appropriations bill (HR 5856) was as disorienting as if living in an alternate reality with little acknowledgement that while the federal deficit continues to increase, some of the country's once-great cities are in the throes...
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Scalia Should Resign from the Supreme Court
Justice Antonin Scalia needs to resign from the Supreme Court. He’d have a lot of things to do. He’s a fine public speaker and teacher. He’d be a heck of a columnist and blogger. But he really seems to aspire to being a politician — and that’s the problem. So often, Scalia has chosen to ignore the...
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Romney’s Campaign of Inanity
Mitt Romney’s daily dittohead assertions make one wonder what he got out of the law and business degrees he received from Harvard University. One of his regular blasts blames Barack Obama for the daily reports of bad economic indicators. Unemployment increases – blame Obama. Retail sales decline –...
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On Empathy: Obama's, Cheney's, and Ours
“Lynne and I have a gay daughter, so it’s an issue our family is very familiar with. …With the respect to the question of relationships, my general view is freedom means freedom for everyone. ... People ought to be free to enter into any kind of relationship they want to.” --Dick Cheney “But I have...
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