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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Stories to Watch: 3/19/13

A dying veteran in hospice writes a damning open letter to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, faulting them -- rightly -- for his death. Take the time to read it, because you know Bush and Cheney will never bother. Although the Bush administration neocons never be punished for them, we owe it to ourselves to bear witness to the enormity of their crimes. It's at times like these that I almost understand Christianity. It would be a tremendous comfort to be certain that George and Dick would eventually burn in Hell, unable to escape justice in the end.

Oh, and Donald Rumsfeld should join in on that fire and brimstone party too.

Somewhat related: compelling evidence that 'baggers are rock stupid. Amy Kremer of the Tea Party Express told CNN that when it comes to matters of war, "We have to trust our leaders." Not only would Kremer never trust Obama in a million years, but she's also paraphrasing another political deep-thinker-- Britney Spears.

The Assault Weapons Ban is pretty much done for -- for now. As I keep saying, you don't have to win every battle, you just have to keep fighting until you've won. The good news here is that they've pulled the ban from a larger gun control bill and that means that bill is still looking pretty healthy. If the whole shebang was doomed, they wouldn't bother splitting the AWB off to sink or swim on its own. They'd just let it all die in one mercy-killing vote.

This headline was enough to make me laugh out loud: "GOP catfight: Michael Steele calls Reince Priebus 'numb nuts.'"

David Brooks wrote something stupid again.

What would Jesus do? Sell His clothes and buy a gun, if you believe on Minnesota lawmaker.

Kind of surprising: in copyright case that pitted a consumer against corporations, the Supreme Court comes down on the side of the consumer.

Finally, Paul Ryan's national approval ratings nosedive. Yup, people sure do love that "courageous" Medicare and Social Security bashing.

[cartoon via Truthdig]

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