August 26th, 2009

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More Greenwald

"There's little question that when people look back at this period in American history, it will be difficult to comprehend what happened in the Bush era - and especially how we blithely started a devastating war over complete fiction, while simultaneously instituting a criminal torture regime and breaking whatever laws we wanted. But far more remarkable still will be the fact that, other than a handful of low-level sacrificial lambs, those responsible - both in politics and the establishment media - not only suffered no consequences, but continued to wield exactly the same power, with exactly the same level of pompous self-regard, as they did before all of that happened. Looking back several decades or more from now, who will possibly be able to understand how that happened: the almost perfect inverse relationship between one's culpability and the price they paid for what they unleashed?"

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Bees, jail, and the late Sen. Kennedy

SOME NEWS:
* New clues on the massive bee depopulation.
* Embarrassing: US students still behind in science and math compared to other countries.
* Remember those fine citizens showing up at the Obama rally with firearms? LGF tracks down more info on two of the groups, 4409 and the Viper Militia.
* The right wing's misuse of Thomas Paine.
* Are hackers an emerging threat to the oil industry?
* Why Abercrombie & Fitch is suffering more than other companies.
* Good read: what to expect when you're going to jail.
* DC Comics' Unknown Soldier goes to Uganda.
* Senator Edward Kennedy passed away after a lifetime in politics.