183 waterboardings: drowning in torturous detail

April 20, 2009

When the Inquisition and Pol Pot use waterboarding, it’s bad; when the USA do it, not so much.

Richmond, Virginia, USA

April 20, 2009

The elitist media and those in Congress and the White House who have been suggesting the rallies were orchestrated and faux-populist events ginned up by partisans and special interest groups are dead wrong, writes Karyn McDermott.

Will Obama’s Chavez moment cost him?

April 20, 2009

So we are in topsy-turvy land. Obama is acting as the Prez should act, if he's the genuine leader of an imperialist power.

The US EPA’s ‘toxic’ greenhouse gas gamble

April 20, 2009

The powerful US Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to regulate the six main greenhouse gases on the basis that they are a danger to public health.

Obama Disapproves of French ‘Obama’ Wine

April 20, 2009

Sure it's wine, and the money's going to charity, but selling an Obama vintage leaves the White House nonplussed. Surely the French understand that. Sparkling white anyone?

America’s hippie news station

April 17, 2009

The TEA party protests turn Fox News into long-haired fascism decriers.

In the wake of war crimes

April 17, 2009

The blogosphere reacts to President's Obama release of the Bush torture memos.

Texas governor puts secession on the table over tax

April 17, 2009

Texas Governor Rick Perry says that the state has the right to secede if Washington keeps taxing them at the same level and ramping up spending. But yes, it's probably just an idle threat.

Tea time in America for astroturfing Republicans

April 16, 2009

The nascent "tea party" movement is having a series of, erm, tea parties across the land, to protest at the Obama-Democrat tax plans stimulus bailout

A long history of teabagging

April 16, 2009

The Tea Party Movement was started and is backed by major conservative think tanks, despite all the talk of grassroots organisation.