Mary Kate Cary


May 2009


Cheney's Compelling, Human Speech Was Better Than Obama's Boring Legal Seminar

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By Mary Kate Cary, Thomas Jefferson Street Blog

Here's a speechwriter's idea of a good time: Don't watch the video of yesterday's speeches by the President and former Vice President on national security. Instead, read both speeches—free from any audience, the staged backdrop, even the sound of their ...

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TAGS:
Cheney, Dick
Obama, Barack
speeches
debates
national security terrorism and the military
torture

Obama's Tax-the-Rich Scheme Won't Work, Just Look at Schwarzenegger's California

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By Mary Kate Cary, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is in the news today, trying to drum up support for Proposition 16, a set of proposals that seek to close a looming $15 billion state budget deficit. The Washington Post is predicting a "potential landslide against ...

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California
Schwarzenegger, Arnold
Obama, Barack
taxes
state budgets
deficit and national debt

Obama Seems to Care About U.S. Soldiers' Lives; Why Doesn't the ACLU?

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By Mary Kate Cary, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

The White House has reversed course and is now seeking to block the release of photos showing alleged abuse of detainees, an administration official has just told the New York Times. You don't have to be in favor of abuse to see that releasing ...

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TAGS:
POWs
War in Afghanistan (2001-)
Iraq war (2003-2011)
Pentagon
Department of Defense
ACLU
military
Obama, Barack
Obama administration
national security terrorism and the military

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