Written by Russ Baker
Next year will be a half-century since the death of JFK. And the Obama Administration thinks we need to keep secret the records on the matter….a little longer yet.
Believe it or not, more than 50,000 pages of JFK assassination-related documents are being withheld in full. And an untold number of documents have been partially withheld, or released with everything interesting blacked out. But why?
Since the government and the big media keep telling us there was no conspiracy, and that it was all Lee Harvey Oswald acting on his own, why continue to keep the wraps on?
We don’t have an answer, but in understanding this and any number of other mysteries, we can begin looking for patterns in the way the administration handles information policy.
We Want to Hear From You (But That’s It—We Just Want to HearFrom You)
The First Circuit Court of Appeals has found the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. (photo: AP)
Written by Chris McGreal for The Guardian UK
A federal appeals court has struck down the Defense of Marriage Act – Congress’s key legislation to block gay marriage – as unconstitutional in a ruling that will propel the issue to the Supreme Court.
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by Ken Carman
Why do I hear a Barbara Streisand mock-alike singing a modified refrain of The Way Things Were as I start to type?
“Things were so simple then!
We claim that every time
And if they could screw us once again…
(Then Cenk Uygur yelling: “Of coooooooooooooouuuurseeeee!”)
Saddam made up BS then invaded Kuwait. Well… caveat: some say we invited him, did a backflip then got outraged after we wink, winked him into thinking it was, “OK.” But let’s stick with the official story for now, though there sure seem to be a hell of a lot of “official” stories that have smelled quite ripe for many, many years now.
So, like Hitler and Poland before, and the natives in America before that… (Further song for this mock-musical/movie running in my head: Custer look-alike singing, “And I’ll get to Little Big Horn before ya!”) Saddam invaded to “protect himself” from those who were supposedly planning to attack him.