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Mike's Blog Roundup

American Footprints: A former interrogator working with the US government in Iraq, Eric Fair, shares some of his disturbing memories of the torture st

American Footprints: A former interrogator working with the US government in Iraq, Eric Fair, shares some of his disturbing memories of the torture still being carried out in our name.

AlterNet: American taxpayers are now spending more than a billion dollars per year to incarcerate its citizens for pot.  Nearly 800,000 people were arrested on marijuana charges in 2005.  When will the insanity stop?

Fables of the reconstruction: When you start using religious doctrine as the basis for policy arguments, then I am perfectly entitled to make fun of your religion.

American Prospect Online: Even when Congress was in Republican hands, Justice Department officials advised other government departments on how to stonewall congressional review. These efforts now appear to be ramping up.

King of Zembla: The Pentagon has been calling Harvard to complain about a new paper which, using the Pentagon's own figures, argues that the ultimate cost of war in Iraq has been underestimated by at least a third of a trillion dollars.

HOLY CRAP: DefCon has launched an action urging media to acknowledge the bold bigotry and hypocrisy of William Donohue before they let him criticize others on the same grounds...Some at the Living Word Christian Center are living too well...When left to our own ideas of limitation, all hell can break loose but our "friends" might just might pay us to leave town...James Dobson distorts more research...Pat Robertson better take another look at the Ninth Commandment...Creationists claim the existence of God hinges on their "proving" that the Grand Canyon was not the result of gradual geologic processes, but of Noah's flood...These people do not believe have a right to life or liberty unless you are one of them...Were Democrats brainwashed by a Muslim clergyman's invocation?

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