Late Night: Banks

Via Josh Marshall at TPM: The Times has a piece in tomorrow’s paper coalescing the growing number of experts who believe that many of the big banks are insolvent and that — whatever you want to call it — the government is going to have to step in and really … Continue reading

Gregg Withdraws from Commerce Nomination

Senator Judd Gregg withdrew as nominee of the Commerce Department earlier today. The withdrawal came abruptly as Gregg cited “irresolvable conflicts” between the himself and the Obama administration. “It has become apparent during this process that this will not work for me as I have found that on issues such … Continue reading

Stopping Ban in Place on Showing the Flag Draped Coffins of our Dead Servicemen/women

In the news: Gates orders review of ban on photos of coffins. [This is a cross-posted diary at] How do feel about coverage of your Wars? Does it even effect you the least bit? Are you aware when one of your local service men/women has passed through to his … Continue reading

Americans Want Inquiry Into Anti-terror Tactics

A new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds a majority “in favor of investigating some of the thorniest unfinished business from the Bush administration: Whether its tactics in the “war on terror” broke the law.” Close to two-thirds of those surveyed said there should be investigations into allegations that the Bush team used torture … Continue reading

Toothless: The Watchdog Press That Became the Government’s Lapdog

PART 1 The president of the Associated Press (AP) was spewing venom at the Bush-Cheney administration for having turned the Department of Defense into a propaganda machine. Americans “expect honest answers about what’s happening to their sons and daughters,” Tom Curley told journalism students and faculty at the University of … Continue reading