All Articles on Dick Cheney

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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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War Tribunal Finds Bush, Cheney Guilty of War Crimes
Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal orders reparations be given to torture victims
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Heights of Hypocrisy: The Universal Use of 9/11 in Politics
A year ago, I wrote a blog about the death of Osama bin Laden, " Today is Not a Day of Celebration for Me ." I wrote the blog after witnessing so many Americans celebrating, fist-pumping, dancing, and reveling in the streets about the death of bin Laden. Seeing so many Americans acting like that...
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Heart Transplants
“How about my heart?” asked the Tin Woodman. “Why as for that,” answered Oz, “I think you are wrong to want a heart. It makes most people unhappy. If you only knew it, you are in luck not to have a heart.” — L. Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz New hearts are not always what they are cracked up to be...
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Sentencing of Arms Dealer Viktor Bout Avoids His Connections to U.S., Dick Cheney
U.S. had previously seen "the merchant of death" as "very valuable for national security operations."
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