Daily Archives: August 4, 2014

The Fourth Branch: Who Rules Washington?

By Tom Engelhardt August 04, 2014 “ICH” – “TomDispatch” –  As every schoolchild knows, there are three check-and-balance branches of the U.S. government: the executive, Congress, and the judiciary. That’s bedrock Americanism and the most basic high school civics material. Only one problem: it’s just not so. During the Cold War years and far more […]

Why the Heck Are We Bringing Ebola Patients Into the U.S.? Good Question

Why the Heck Are We Bringing Ebola Patients Into the U.S.?  Washington’s Blog by WashingtonsBlog Are We Exposing Ourselves to a Black Swan Event? There’s no cure for Ebola. Ebola is deadly and contagious.  90% of those who catch it die quickly. Normally, the extreme lethality of Ebola means that the virus quickly “burns itself out”.  […]

Apparently We Can Still Torture Some Folks

Obama Admits He Banned Only “Some” of the CIA’s Torture Techniques By: Jeff Kaye Forgive the tongue-in-cheek, but it is almost as if the only person who reads and responds to my work on torture is President Obama.There was a cascade of coverage of the President’s August 1 remarks concerning John Brennan and his defense of […]