COBRA

How about that Universal Health Care? I just got my notice for COBRA insurance from my job (last day was Friday). To continue my current coverage would cost me $453.90 a month. Isn’t that insane? Almost as insane as not having health insurance.

Seymour Hersh: ‘We’ve Been Taken Over by a Cult.’

So heavy on political posts lately… but this is a stunning monologue. Seymour Hersh on a mother who’s daughter was involved in Abu Ghraib: I get a call from a mother in the East coast, Northeast, working class, lower middle class, very religious, Catholic family. She had a daughter that was in the military police […]

Gay Bashing

On page 13 of this week’s Dallas Observer, the Full Frontal page, I found something that couldn’t go unblogged. So here it is for your reading pleasure. Gay Bashing Dallas Observer, Volume 25, Number 4, page 13 James Dobson, founder of Focus on Family, recently blasted Spongebob Squarepants (yeah, you read that right) for promoting […]

U.S. Allegedly Using Prostitutes in Torture

Mamdouh Habib was the victim of atrocities fit for a concentration camp, including being tied to the ground while a prostitute menstruated on him, his lawyer said yesterday. Interrogators at the US prison camp at Guantanamo Bay had also told the Sydney man they had killed his family and superimposed animal heads on photos of […]

Iraq Torture Continues

A new report from Human Rights Watch has found that Iraqi security forces are committing systematic torture against detainees in Iraqi jails. The report is based on interviews with 90 former detainees, 72 of whom alleged they had been tortured or abused. [T]he American Civil Liberties Union released more government documents Monday that revealed Iraqi […]