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Halloween Special

October 31, 2005

Which politician, political figure or political issue scares you the most?
Guest: Jim Parmelee, Chairman of the Northern Virginia Republican Political Action Committee and President of Republicans United for Tax Relief

Sunday Weekly Review

October 30, 2005

As I predicted, Harriet Miers has withdrawn her nomination. The Administration’s spin — that it has to do with executive privilege — is laughable since this same White House refused to turn over documents relating to John Roberts work for President George Bush I. The real reason was that the Right hated her.
Why? To answer that question I have invited as my guest, Manuel Miranda, former counsel to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, and founder and chairman of the Third Branch Conference, a coalition of grassroots organizations following judicial issues. Miranda was fired by Frist for secretly monitoring the computers of Democratic staffers on the Senate Judiciary Committee and leaking that information to the press.
The other big news, of course, is the indictment of Scooter Libby, Vice-President Cheney’s Chief of Staff and the highest ranking sitting government official to be indicted in 140 years. Will he keep quiet or squeal on his boss, the Traitor of TraitorGate? Rove has not been indicted but is not off the hook yet. And since Rove and Cheney effectively run the Administration, the indictment of Karl Rove and the Feds barking at Cheney will effectively leave the Bush Administration without ANYONE RUNNING THE PLACE.
But anarchy, after all, would be a dramatic improvement.

In Memory of Rosa Parks: Death of Black Politics?

October 27, 2005

Why can’t Republicans understand that there is still systematic racism in the USA at every level from small business, to corporations, to the Federal Government? Why can’t Democrats understand that there is severe cultural dysfunction internal to large groups of poor Blacks living in America’s ghetto?
BOTH are severe problems. And still, the Right and Left talk past each other…
Guest: Kevin Gray, contributing editor for Black News in Columbia, South Carolina and Author of an up-coming book tentatively titled “The Death of Black Politics.”
Click on the blog to read a comment by Kevin Gray.

Dick Cheney: The Traitor of Traitor-Gate

October 26, 2005

The Feds close in….
As in Watergate, the cover-up is easier to prove than the crime itself, but obstruction of justice is surely enough to impeach a sitting Vice President…
Cheney Told Aide of C.I.A. Officer, Lawyers Report
Cheney’s involvment was categorically denied by the White House on September 29, 2003:
“Q Do your words also speak for Vice President Cheney? And can you categorically say that he was not involved in this?
“[Press Secretary Scott] McCLELLAN: I’ve made it clear that there’s been nothing, absolutely nothing, brought to our attention to suggest any White House involvement, and that includes the Vice President’s office.
“If anyone in this administration was involved in it, they would no longer be in this administration.”
Read the entire transcript here

Euthanasia: Do we have a Right to Die?

October 25, 2005

As the Supreme Court decides the Constitutionality of Oregon’s “Death with Dignity Act”, we bring a new issue for Debate Tuesday to THE INSIDE SCOOP.
What is the morality of euthanasia?
Are there circumstances where people should be allowed, without coercion, to end their own lives?
Guest: Medical Historian Ian Dowbiggin, Author of A Concise History of Euthanasia and Chair of the History Department at the University of Price Edward Island in Canada.

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