The Bush Years…

In Final Hours, Senate Finally Passes Relief for 9/11 Responders

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy It only took nine years, but finally in the lame duck session of Congress — before the Democrats go back to minority status in the House next month — enough Republicans got onboard to pass a bill providing health care and other relief…

Environmental Groups Hail Forest Agreement with Georgia Paper Company

Skeptics Raise Questions by Glynn Wilson You will be glad to find out today that perhaps your favorite brand of toilet paper may no longer come from wood harvested out of some of the South’s more important hardwood forests. But the deal that led to that agreement raises some interesting economic and political questions that…

It’s High Time George W. Bush Faced Investigation for Torture

by Glynn Wilson It is high time George W. Bush faced a real investigation into his war crimes during his disastrous two terms as president of the United States. In light of Bush’s admission of authorizing waterboarding in an interview on NBC this week, the American Civil Liberties Union urged Attorney General Eric Holder to…

Tear Down Some Dams, Let the River of Information Flow

“When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” – Benjamin Franklin “What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate.” – Paul Newman as Luke, in Cool Hand Luke “Keep close to Nature’s heart … and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”…

Poor But Proud: Voting to Remain Poor Still Plagues the South

The Big Picture by Glynn Wilson The news could not be any worse. I honestly wish there was some good news to report. Sorry to say, there’s not any. Well, the Crimson Tide did manage to pull out a victory over Ole Miss in Tuscaloosa on Saturday, football being about the only thing worth mentioning…

‘Inside Job’ Film Exposes Shocking Facts About Economic Crisis

From Academy Award nominated filmmaker, Charles Ferguson (“No End In Sight”), comes INSIDE JOB, the first film to expose the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Through extensive research and interviews with…

VIDEO: Hurricane Katrina Fifth Anniversary

The city of New Orleans suffered one of the worst disasters in U.S. history when Hurricane Katrina flooded the city in 2005. Then when the Saints won the Super Bowl in 2010, the people felt like the city was back. But seven weeks later, BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig blew up in the Gulf of…

Bush's Book Released Just In Time…

To Help Democrats in the 2010 Midterm Elections Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Let’s all remember the Bush Years one more time. The 2000 election debacle, the ill-conceived Iraq War, the financial meltdown, Hurricane Katrina, Afghanistan and Iran. With the approval of only 22 percent of Americans, Republicans…

Is the American Political Divide the Media's Fault?

Five Years Ago Today, this Web Press was Born to Counter the Fourth Estate Brooks Boliek The Boliek house in Takoma Park, Maryland, where this site was started five years ago today… The Big Picture by Glynn Wilson THE BUNKER – Five years ago today, I huddled in front of a little apple red iMac…

Redneck Humor: Presidential Farts

No matter how old you get, you can’t lose with a good fart joke… Maybe I watch The Daily Show too much, but you gotta put a little humor in between all this serious news, now and then. Here’s a retrospective video on our favorite former U.S. president. He knows who he is, and so…

OpEd News Interviews Glynn Wilson on Obama and Change

Locust Fork News-Journal editor and publisher Glynn Wilson was interviewed Thursday by the OpEd News on the first year of Barack Obama’s presidency and the subject of change. Here’s the blurb and link. It’s only been a year since we got rid of Bush. Y’all remember W, the worst president in history, right? So yeah,…

Obama Gets a C from the Center for Biological Diversity?

President Barack Obama’s first year in office has been a good news/bad news story for the environment, according to the Center for Biological Diversity. Overall, the Center for Biological Diversity gives the president’s environmental record so far a “C.” Why? “Obama’s record, while much better than Bush’s, is disappointing so far,” the group’s executive director,…

Classic Star Wars Scene: 'With Me or Against Me'

Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge Of The Sith Part 10 They say hindsight is 20-20, but somehow we have to remember these lessons from history and use them to NOT repeat our mistakes. What if some smart Democrat activist had thought to make a TV commercial out of this scene from popular culture against George…

Only the Rich Can Save Us?

Ralph Nader will always be remembered by his critics as the man whose bid for the White House in 2000 gave us eight years of George W. Bush. The disdain many liberals have for Nader still runs deep nearly a decade later. I wrote a version of this story for Gambit Weekly back when under…

The Law Is What The King Says It Is…

Connecting the Dots by Glynn Wilson After spending a good part of the day Tuesday studying the U.S. attorneys response to the motion for a new trial filed in federal court by former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman and HealthSouth founder Richard Scrushy, I re-watched The Other Boleyn Girl film on Encore last night. As many…

Terror Alerts Raised to Boost Bush's Political Fortunes?

Abuse of Power; A Violation of His Oath Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy The cynics, it turns out, were right, according to the Washington Post‘s media gadfly Howard Kurtz. “The Bush administration was trying to use terror alerts to boost the president’s political fortunes, just as some skeptical…

Political Justice Under the Spotlight in Washington

Glynn Wilson Judge U.W. Clemon criticized The Birmingham News and the Bush Justice Department at The National Press Club by Glynn Wilson WASHINGTON, D.C. — One of the most significant problems corrupting American society and politics over the past eight years is finally getting the public spotlight it deserves in the nation’s capital. You can’t…

Civilian George W. Bush Spotted At Baseball Game

Miriam H. Wonkette operative “Miriam H.” sends this historic photo of our nation’s greatest president, George W. Bush, at a Texas baseball game today, where he threw out the first pitch. He is looking east at Mecca because it is that time of day. This is the closest a Wonkette operative has ever gotten to…

Will Holder Afford Siegelman the Same Relief as Stevens?

by Glynn Wilson The Obama Justice Department asked a federal judge to throw out the jury conviction of former Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, Wednesday due to the filing of false financial disclosure forms in the case. Attorneys and activists are wondering if Attorney General Eric Holder will afford the same treatment to former Alabama Governor…