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03.13.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Whether history condemns or redeems George W. Bush, this one footnote of his presidency will long spark debate: Why did Bush, a man almost ideologically opposed to pardons�so much so that he issued less than 200 of them, infuriating his base by not even granting a full one for Lewis Libby�decide to commute John Forte's prison sentence? Activists claim that the rapper, who penned hits f...
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009
Ending a year with the worst economic cataclysm since the Great Depression, entering the seventh year of the Iraq war and facing a growing, all-out war between Israelis and Palestinians, you’d think we’d all be a little down. So why does everybody seem to be so upbeat about 2009? Obviously, the overwhelming credit...
10.14.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Last time I saw the Beastie Boys was Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004. I remember the date because that was one day after the 2004 presidential election, and the day it became quickly indisputable�after a slight glimmer of hope caused by some voting irregularities in Ohio�that George W. Bush had won the election. It was a victory that stung Beastie Boys particularly hard, given the band�s active ro...
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Union Theatre - 7 p.m.

George W. Bush’s fumbled war in Iraq has prompted no shortage of critical documentaries, but one of the most cutting is No End In Sight, which screens tonight and tomorrow night at the UWM Union Theatre. Unlike other films, which dissect Bush’s perplexing and misleading rationale for the war, this one focuses on the failed...
Wednesday, July 30, 2008

McCain rarely rejected Bush’s inept foreign policy

Barack Obama knows which countries border Iraq, he understands the difference between Shia and Sunni, and he is probably aware that Czechoslovakia no longer exists, but as John McCain complains, the young senator has “no military experience whatsoever.”

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