• The Political Animal

    Julian Assange: Enemy of the States

    From the start, there has been a general lack of coherence in the response to Julian Assange and the activities of Wikileaks. Many critics of the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were pleased to frame Assange’s leaks of U.S. government documents as “whistle blower” activity, a currently common label for Assange, who, in fact, was awarded the 2010 Sam Adams Award, an award given for whistle blowing activities, by the Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence, a movement of former CIA employees. Accordingly, Assange has been cast by some as being in the mold of Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the Pentagon Papers. It is important to recall the…

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    I Know There’s a God Because There is Stephen Colbert

    I’m late posting today because I’m working on that long post I promised last week to piss everyone off. In the meantime, a monkey hitting a keyboard randomly for a thousand years would one day type: I Take Sen. McConnell ‘At His Word’ When He Says He’s Not A Human-Turtle Hybrid. The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c The Word – Losing His Religion www.colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes 2010 Election Fox News