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Theatre of the Absurd

Last night in the House, there was a Committee of the Whole until 1:30am. On the option of the NDP, two departments of government can be submitted to examination of the main estimates (or the Department's 2012 budget) through a Committee of the Whole. This entails the whole of the Commons being converted from Parliament to Committee, with the Speaker off the throne and at the table, the mace removed, and MPs free to move about.
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Another 'red scare'

US Politics / Liberal : Smirking Chimp (6 years ago)

CHINA 'threatens the stability of Asia.' Such was the dire warning issued by the US Department of Defense last week, as it criticised the 17.6 per cent increase in China's 2008 military budget. China's official military budget... Read Post

Corzine stands firm on Department of Agriculture

US Politics / Liberal : Blue Jersey (6 years ago)

Governor Corzine sent out a statement defending his decision to cut the Department of Agriculture, casting it as a consolidation. I include the key bit below.   These budget cuts, painful as they may be for all of us, are what the..... Read Post

Mapping Black Sites

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan (6 years ago)

By Patrick There is an article in the NYT today on Trevor Paglen's new book and his research on classified operations. This sentence stands out: The classified budget of the Defense Department, concealed from the public in all but..... Read Post


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