Pentagon Presents War Plans for Syria

By: Tuesday July 23, 2013 6:35 am

The Department of Defense presented Congress with its options and analysis for military intervention in the Syrian Civil War. The plans would cost billions of dollars and could lead to increasing instability in the region.

 

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Frederic C. Rich, Christian Nation: A Novel

By: Sunday July 7, 2013 1:59 pm

How and why evangelicals persist, what motivates their zealotry and what they would do with power if they got it—these are the “What-ifs” Frederic C. Rich asks through his characters and a counterfactual storyline that takes readers from a key historical tipping point—the election and subsequent death of John McCain in 2008—through plausible plot twists and fictional conflicts that remain deeply rooted in the very real people, politics and ideologies that even today are significant forces in American life.

Profiles in Courage, er, Danish Consumption

By: Monday July 1, 2013 1:30 am

Rare is the Sunday that passes without John McCain pilfering our major network’s green rooms.

Late Night: The Brotherhood of the Burning Pants

By: Thursday June 13, 2013 8:00 pm

Lying has certainly come a long way in the new century. Those of us us born in the 1900′s can still remember a time when being caught publicly lying could bring down a President (Nixon), or at the very least, get one impeached (Clinton). In those sepia-toned days, lying was a content-neutral affront; Barry Goldwater was just as justifiably incensed at being lied to by Nixon as Al Gore was at being lied to by Clinton, despite the rather gigantic difference between the significance of their respective lies.

But something odd happened when George W. Bush entered office.

Quite a reason to rely upon him

By: Friday May 31, 2013 1:30 am

Despite a lifetime of evidence to the contrary John McCain sure trusts his judgment.

John McCain Sneaks Into Syria to Meet With Rebels About US Military Assistance

By: Tuesday May 28, 2013 6:40 am

Senator John McCain spent Memorial Day in Syria meeting with rebels trying to overthrow the Assad Regime. The trip symbolizes McCain’s opposition to President Obama’s current Syrian policy of limited aid and intervention.

Graham, McCain, Ayotte, and King Put Out Statement to Remove Boston Bombing Suspect’s Rights

By: Monday April 22, 2013 6:40 am

A joint statement by Senators John McCain, Kelly Ayotte, Lindsey Graham, and Representative Peter King calls for a man accused of participating in the Boston Marathon Bombing, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, to be charged and handled as an enemy combatant and outside the constitution despite Tsarnaev being a U.S. citizen.

Not Reading the Boston Bomber Suspect His Miranda Rights

By: Saturday April 20, 2013 12:20 pm

During the press conference after Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was arrested and taken to a hospital seriously injured, FBI Special Agent in Charge Rick Deslauriers told reporters the communities of Boston, Cambridge, Watertown and other cities could “breathe a sigh of relief knowing” there was “no longer a threat to our personal safety and to our communities.” Boston Police Department Commissioner Ed Davis also stated, “I think based upon our investigation at this point in time, the citizens of the city Boston and this area can be confident that the threat has been removed.”

McCain-Paul Feud Carries Over Into CPAC

By: Friday March 15, 2013 9:04 am

What started as an Obama nominee filibuster has split the Republican Party in two. The principal combatants being Senator John McCain representing the imperialist faction and Senator Rand Paul representing the libertarian faction. The battle could determine the future of American foreign policy and civil liberties.

The dispute got personal with Senator McCain calling Senator Paul a member of the “wacko birds caucus.” And it appears Senator Paul used his time at CPAC yesterday to fire back.

GOP Splits in Two Over Civil Liberties and Drones

By: Wednesday March 13, 2013 7:35 am

Only a few months after being defeated in the Presidential Election the Republican Party is having an identity crisis. The party has split in two over the issue of civil liberties and presidential power. The split came to a head when Senator Rand Paul filibustered CIA Director John Brennan’s nomination for 13 hours. In response to the popular display Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham condemned Paul mocking his arguments. McCain would ultimately insult Senator Paul by claiming he and his allies represented the wacko bird caucus.

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