GOP Politics

The Party of 'No!'

Georgia Dome by Dwayne Hood Seven months ago, former Republican senator Phil Gramm called America a nation of “whiners” and said we suffered from a “mental recession.” Our former president and GOP stalwarts assured us that our economy was strong and fundamentally sound until it collapsed into the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.…

Who's Worse, Bush or Nixon?

It’s like the difference between AIDS and SuperAIDS. Things got kind of heated the other night at a post-screening discussion of the “Frost/Nixon” movie. Chris Wallace of Fox News reportedly challenged a statement by one of the researchers for the actual Frost/Nixon interview which compared Bush negatively to Richard Nixon. Richard Nixon back in the…

A Special Kind of Ugly

Georgia Dome by Dwayne Hood ATLANTA, Ga. — What would you think of someone who mocked a disabled person? How would you feel if they insulted grieving widows or degraded a tortured child? These things have happened in the last two years by celebrated millionaires who market hatred and intolerance. Following a rout in the…

Former Birmingham News Reporter Discusses Pulitzer

Former Birmingham News staff writer Brett Blackledge discusses his 2007 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting at Auburn University, Montgomery, in this video obtained by the Locust Fork News-Journal. Part 1: Part 2: To some legal experts, his admission that he was handed the information in a box raises some concerns about how he got the…

DC Court Invalidates Bush EPA Mercury Loophole

Glynn Wilson Alabama Power’s Miller Steam Plant on the Locust Fork fouls the air and water… by Glynn Wilson QUINTON, Ala., Feb. 9 – A mentally retarded boy stood in the middle of the country road in front of a ramshackle house trailer and a burned down shack, casting a sideways glance in my direction…

Bush Justice Department Scandal Update: Read Jill Simpson’s Affidavit

by Glynn Wilson Republicans in the U.S. Senate today managed to block a symbolic ‘no-confidence’ vote on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, rejecting a Democratic effort to force him from office amid blistering criticism from lawmakers in both parties, according to the Associated Press. The 53-38 vote to move the resolution to full debate fell seven…