Thursday, September 11, 2008

thursday reads

Open Left: Did McCain Tamper with the Drug Enforcement Agency to Protect His Career?

A whistleblower is coming forth against John and Cindy McCain, and the picture he is painting is not a pretty one. You've probably heard about Cindy McCain stealing prescription drugs from her charity in the 1990s. Today, Tom Gosinski, her former employee and a close friend of the McCain's, came out on the record about the entire sordid episode. And it appears that McCain used his Senate staff and resources to cover up Cindy's drug use, and potentially to prevent the Drug Enforcement Agency from investigating his wife's theft of illegal prescription drugs. John McCain certainly used his political connections to begin a campaign of intimidation against Gosinski, because at the time - this was after the Keating 5 scandal - another major scandal would have derailed his career. Gosinski stayed quiet out of fear until today; a recent fight with cancer has strengthened his resolve. As he told me today, if he can beat cancer, he can go on the record regarding how the McCain's do business.

Glenn Greenwald: The government, the media and Afghanistan

Cindy Sheehan: Reflections on 9-11

Violet Blue: Sex Work Is Not a Crime

Wanker, Texas Ranger

Mark Morford: Evil: It's the new good!

Glen Ford: 9/11 and the Great American Decline

A Children's Treasury of Terrible 9/11 Art.

Chris Floyd: The Falling Land

9/11 The Falling Man (video)

Special Comment on the GOP’s Trademarking of September 11

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