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  • Pentagon: Homosexuality a "Mental Disorder"
    June 20, 4:39 PM ET
    | Tim Dickinson

    Donald Rumsfeld talks a lot about modernizing America's military, but it's still 1973 in the Pentagon as far as homosexuality is concerned. It was 33 years a... | More »

  • Comment of the Day
    June 20, 11:07 AM ET
    | Tim Dickinson

    From a reader named Scott, responding to Karl Rove's claim that "Internet for the Left of the Democratic Party has served as a way to mobilize hate and anger." I... | More »

  • Afghanistan: "Operation Mountain Thrust"
    June 20, 12:00 AM ET
    | Tim Dickinson

    At least the Pentagon has no fear of gay mission names. How much more Brokeback can you get than "Operation Mountain Thrust"? Whoa. In all seriousness, this new op in... | More »

  • Bush's Pre-9/11 Mindset
    June 20, 12:00 AM ET
    | Tim Dickinson

    "All right. You've covered your ass, now." —George W. Bush on August 6, 2001. As reported in Ron Suskind's new book, the president was responding to a CIA ... | More »

  • Open Thread: Watching Dick Cheney
    June 20, 12:00 AM ET

    As the administration flounders, the VP appears on the PBS show Frontline. What do you think of The Dark Side? What's the next step for this White House? UPDATE:... | More »

  • Open Thread: Gay Marriage and the Politics of Fear
    June 19, 5:53 PM ET
    | Tim Dickinson

    My latest Rolling Stone piece — examining the naked politics behind the president's renewed push to ban gay marriage — is now online. Please take a look and a... | More »

  • Gitmo and the American Soul
    June 19, 1:13 PM ET
    | Tim Dickinson

    Andrew Sullivan previews a book on America's use of torture: Here's a list of interrogation techniques reliably documented at U.S. detention centers in Guan... | More »

  • Iraq: The No Spin Zone
    June 19, 12:00 AM ET
    | Tim Dickinson

    This cable from the U.S. embassy in Baghdad offers an unvarnished glimpse of the real Iraq: The news is bleaker than you thought. | More »

  • Rove on the Liberal Blogosphere
    June 16, 3:40 PM ET
    | Tim Dickinson

    "The Internet for the Left of the Democratic Party has served as a way to mobilize hate and anger —hate and anger, first and foremost, at this President and Conserva... | More »

  • Base Off: The House's Iraq War Vote
    June 16, 12:00 AM ET
    | Tim Dickinson

    With the Iraq death toll reaching 2,500 and a new Wall Street Journal poll indicating that only 35% of Americans want to maintain current troop levels, why would the R... | More »

  • Demanding Energy Answers
    June 16, 12:00 AM ET
    | Tim Dickinson

    The most surprising line in the WSJ poll reveals that 69% of Americans want Congress to begin an investigation of "energy prices and the activities of the administrati... | More »

  • Three Out of Ten Ain't Bad
    June 16, 12:00 AM ET
    | Tim Dickinson

    Georgia Congressman Lynn Westmoreland, sponsor of a bill to require the display the 10 Commandments in both houses of Congress, can himself only name three of the ten.... | More »

  • Donkey Kong: Senate 2006
    June 15, 12:39 PM ET
    | Tim Dickinson

    Democrats have surged to early advantages in crucial Senate contests. The latest poll numbers have GOP Senate incumbents Rick Santorum in Pennsylvania and Mike DeWine ... | More »

  • "Osama bin Landen"?
    June 15, 12:24 PM ET
    | Tim Dickinson

    Rarely is the question asked: Is our leaders learning? It doesn't give you hope when Donald Rumsfeld can't even spell Osama's last name right. | More »

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