“Skipped a Generation”

By: Thursday August 2, 2012 1:30 am

Red baiting?

I’d thought even in conservative circles we had moved on from that. Muslim baiting, race-baiting, liberal baiting, gay-baiting sure, masturbating ab-so-freaking-lutely, but red baiting?

Apologizing for America, and Why

By: Thursday July 26, 2012 8:00 pm

It’s fitting, really, that Mitt Romney’s first significant experience in the Old World involved riding a bicycle, since his latest seems to require a helmet, with or without the bike. One thing we do know is that a gangly, draft-dodging 20-year old yammering about Golden Tablets and whatnot is considerably less newsworthy (and funny) than a presidential candidate (!) making an even bigger ass of himself, once the charm of youthful earnestness has long since been so utterly trampled under the stomping hooves of arrogant, plutocratic cluelessness. If he had any sense, Romney would try one of two things: A) Get his act together, or B) Make the trip onto a comedy tour, before it’s too late.

FDL Movie Night: Tony and Janina’s American Wedding, A Deportation Love Story

By: Monday July 23, 2012 5:00 pm

Tonight’s film Tony and Janina’s American Wedding, A Deportation Love Story, directed by tonight’s guest Ruth Leitman, explores the deportation issues facing immigrant families in the United States by focusing on Tony and Janina Wasilewski, a Polish American couple whose family is torn apart by post-9/11 immigration red tape. The story is set in Chicago, against Obama’s rise from senator to President.

The Roundup from April 22, 2012

By: Monday April 23, 2012 6:30 am

Firedoglake’s news roundup continues while dday is covering Yurp, this week French elections. Today’s stories include French elections, Egypt, Israel, student loans, Wisconsin, anti-abortion laws, Mitt Romney, Poland, Brazilian tribes, and much more.

While Texas Dismisses Torture Charges Against James Mitchell, Other Investigations Under Political Pressures

By: Monday February 28, 2011 7:15 pm

The Texas State Board of Examiners claims they haven’t enough evidence to challenge the legitimacy of CIA torture contractor James Mitchell’s professional license to practice psychology. This is but the latest in a number of legal defeats in the now years-long attempt to bring torturers to justice. The campaign to bring these criminals to justice spans the continent, from Berkeley to Texas, from Ohio to New York, while abroad, efforts to investigate or prosecute U.S. torturers have met varying fates in Poland, Lithuania, Spain, and the United Kingdom. What more can be done to expose the war criminals, and bring them before the law?

Russia Pressures Us to Investigate Our Torture – Some of It

By: Monday November 8, 2010 6:52 am

On Friday, Russia joined the growing list of country telling us to investigate our torture chambers. And on the subject of investigating torture, as we’ve been noting, the statute of limitations on the torture tape destruction expires today. Have we indicted anyone yet?

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Rita Cosby, Quiet Hero: Secrets from My Father’s Past

By: Saturday June 12, 2010 2:00 pm

[Welcome Author and Journalist, Rita Cosby, and Host Dennis Showalter, Professor, History, Colorado College] [As a courtesy to our guests, please keep comments to the book.  Please take other conversations to a previous thread. - bev] Quiet Hero: Secrets from My Father’s Past “I know my dad was in the war, but I only began [...]

Polish President, Dozens Of High-Ranking Officials Die In Plane Crash

By: Saturday April 10, 2010 10:30 am

A true tragedy and a political crisis unfolds in Poland with the death of its president and many political leaders in a plane crash near Smolensk.

GOP/Media Complex Blows Smoke In RE: Obama and Poland and Russia

By: Sunday September 20, 2009 7:00 am

NPR, CBS, and the rest of the Traditional Media are busy pretending that OMG OMG THAT DAMN BLACK GUY OBAMA JUST GAVE POLAND TO RUSSIA!!! Except that he in fact has made Poland safer, and a plurality of Poles apparently know this.

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