Monthly Archives: March 2011

Guardian: aide to Gaddafi sons in London may be seeking ‘way out’ **UPDATE: 10 more possible defections

More possible defections from Muommar Gaddafi loyalists, and a timely visit to London by a trusted aide may signal the beginning of the end for the Libyan dictatorship.

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Third time’s the charm: Walker suspends implementation of anti-union law after judge’s 3rd order

You know when a parent asks a kid, “how many times do I have to tell you to do X?” For Scott Walker, the answer is three.

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**UPDATE: Fla Clicks: Murphy gets out early against West, Obama and Nelson in good shape, latest GOP outrages

Patrick Murphy isn’t waiting on redistricting (to see if FL22 will still be FL22) or to see how much money Lois Frankel vacuums up from her donor list. He’s out early against Allen West, using as his chief prosecution witness … Continue reading

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The poll you won’t hear about today: Obama’s approval at 53% **UPDATED

Media Matters sums it up perfectly: good news for President Obama “isn’t really news.”

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ICYMI: ‘Frontline’ explores Bradley Manning’s troubled life, stepmom’s 911 call (Plus: excerpts from The Guardian’s Manning book)

Supporters of Pfc Bradley Manning, the Army private accused of sharing classified information with unauthorized persons, have been really quiet about the new information in a PBS “Frontline” piece, alleging that as a young man, Manning once threatened his stepmother … Continue reading

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The real Libya bombshell

The story you probably aren’t hearing much about in the U.S. (except on CNN), but which is the true bombshell out of Libya (the insertion of CIA forces on the ground is pretty much standard operating procedure in advance of … Continue reading

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Today’s Herald column: ‘For-profit government in Florida’

It’s not just Solantic.

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The CIA-Libya leak … or, aren’t we supposed to get intel before bombing stuff? **UPDATED**

I’m not in the intelligence business. Nor do I work in the White House or Pentagon. But if I was, or did, and I was helping to plan the bombing campaign that kicks off the creation of a U.N.-authorized no … Continue reading

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Agreeing to disagree, in part, with Andrew Sullivan

I don’t agree with Andrew Sullivan on Libya. I was among those who was initially skeptical of the idea of intervening there (particularly given some of the characters egging it on), but who eventually came around to the belief that … Continue reading

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In contempt: Wisconsin judge blocks anti-union law … AGAIN … as Republicans vow to ignore her

A Wisconsin judge issues a new ruling on the GOP union-busting law, perhaps wondering whether anyone in Madison can read (and if not, why they’re trying to chase away all the teachers …)

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