Last August, Jon Stewart sat behind his Daily Show desk for the final time. No one wanted him to leave, but we understood. It has to take a toll when on a nightly basis you parse Fox News, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, the frenzy surrounding Barack Obama, Bill O'Reilly and everything else to enter and exit the political spin cycle. Show More Summary
In which a history professor (and we all know what they’re like) expresses his disappointment in Sen. Sanders. Sanders–sorry, I cannot call him “Bernie” anymore :’-( since he has become precisely as avuncular as Dick Cheney–could have effectively attacked Hillary the Skjaldmær (Old Norse for “Shield-maiden,” referring to an often berserk warrior-woman) for her role […]
Portland Police Chief Larry O'Dea is retiring after it was discovered that he shot his friend and lied about it. O'Dea was on a hunting trip in April when he pulled a Dick Cheney and shot his friend, 54-year-old Robert Dempsey, in the lower back. Show More Summary
LittleSis is a freely available database that documents personal and business connections in the worlds of government and business. For instance, here's George Soros. And Dick Cheney. Love the Lombardi-esque influence maps. (via @kellianderson) (P.S. Show More Summary
The Trump campaign has retained Kevin Kellems, who once advised Newt Gingrich and Dick Cheney, to help manage the candidate’s support network.
Seated shoulder to shoulder with school kids just outside the freshly revamped Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, former Vice President Dick Cheney twirled a small U.S. flag in his hands one blustery morning last week as he waited to speak about the edifice honoring his first White House boss....
It’s pretty easy to make a long list of things I trust more than Hillary – swimming in a piranha-infested river, pheasant hunting with Dick Cheney, having Obama balance my
By Rebecca Gordon / TomDispatch We need a full and public accounting of the CIA’s activities, the doings of military and civilian agencies and outfits, the White House’s drone assassination program, and the illegal, devastating invasion and occupation of Iraq.
House Speaker Paul Ryan endorsed presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Thursday. In doing so, Ryan fell in line with the disgraced, dangerous, and buffoonish bigots, bullies, rapists, liars, and psychopaths, who...Show More Summary
A little over eight years ago, Naderite dead-enders were still refusing to admit that they had a hand in turning the keys to America over to undead thing Dick Cheney and his protege George W. Bush in 2000. After threatening to go third party once again because that turned out so awesome, I wrote...
Coming this summer: Bush by Jean Edward Smith. “Smith demonstrates that it was not Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, or Condoleezza Rice, but President Bush himself who took personal control of foreign policy. Bush drew on his deep religious conviction that [...]
Just Like Dick Cheney: Newt would abuse his power when dealing with national security and military affairs. It looks as though we’ve reached that point of the presidential election where the tedious “who will he choose for VP” stories begin. Show More Summary
Showtime is teaming with Listen to Me Marlon filmmakers R.J. Cutler (The September Issue, The World According to Dick Cheney) and John Battsek (Searching For Sugar Man, The Tillman Story) on a feature-length documentary about the life...Show More Summary
The Koch Brothers, Dick Cheney, and companies like Blackwater and Halliburton have become worldwide symbols of crony capitalism, war profiteering, environmental destruction and labor exploitation, which are driving the resurgence ofShow More Summary
Dick Cheney... he's just like us!
Dick Cheney's life is radically different from his days as Vice President... for starters he's behind the wheel of his own car, unable to get through a police barricade protecting someone who's currently important. We got the former Veep in D.C.'s…
It's a funny thing, celebrity hate. It doesn't really make much sense at all, investing so much emotion in rich and shiny strangers that we'll never meet. And it's not like it's Mussolini or Dick Cheney we're talking about here....
“Reagan proved that deficits don’t matter,” Vice President Dick Cheney said when the Bush administration sought a second round of tax cuts in 2003. This fits with a rich tradition of conservative tax-cutters abandoning deficit hawkery when they want to hand money to favored groups. Show More Summary
Dick Cheney was the 46th Vice President of the United States, and was Vice President to George W. Bush. To be sure, Cheney's character is suspect. Many consider him to be responsible for the United States war against Iraq. Regardless of how you feel about Cheney, it is fascinating to consider how quickly he rose to the top of the U.S. Show More Summary
Okay, so it’s not just Dick Cheney but now John Bolton who is supporting the guy who says Bush lied us into the Iraq War (and that Bush deserves blame for 9/11). Trump may not be my cup of tea, but I have to give him credit: He understands...Show More Summary