Archive for January 9th, 2009

CBO Report: U.S. Will Go to Hell in 2009 »

According to a report just released by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), “the [federal budget] deficit this year will total $1.2 trillion, or 8.3 percent of GDP.” This seems about right for a banana republic. The bad news is that neither commercial banana cultivation nor a republican form of government has proved viable in this…
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Obama Vows: No Torture »

If there are any issues on which Obama was any better than the Republicans, the twin issues of torture and detention policy might fit the bill. He voted against the Military Commissions Act and he always decried torture. He stands by it now: “I was clear throughout this campaign and was clear throughout this…
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