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Reagan’s Third-World Reign of Terror

Wednesday, 9 February 2011, 10:48 am | Dennis Hans

As the nation pays tribute to Ronald “Dutch” Reagan on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth, media coverage is every bit as laudatory as when he turned 90. I wrote in 2001 about PBS’s fawning tributes on the Charlie Rose show and the ... More >>

Powell Pushed Prague Connection Before Cheney Did

Tuesday, 11 July 2006, 12:40 am | Dennis Hans

Although Vice President Dick Cheney is the Bush administration official most often criticized for suggesting that Saddam Hussein may have played a part in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, Secretary of State Colin Powell was the first senior ... More >>

Dennis Hans: I Was Right

Monday, 19 December 2005, 10:26 pm | Dennis Hans

John Edwards began his widely discussed guest column for the Washington Post , titled “The Right Way in Iraq,” with these dramatic words: “I was wrong.” More >>

Dennis Hans: Bob Woodward is Valerie Plame…

Tuesday, 6 December 2005, 4:02 pm | Dennis Hans

Bob Woodward is Valerie Plame. Granted, he has a few more lines in his face and a less captivating hairdo, but in one very important sense he is indeed she: Both have job classifications or titles, or perceived job titles, that have little to do with ... More >>

Dennis Hans: Super-spy Tom Cruise Outed Plame

Monday, 25 July 2005, 1:00 pm | Dennis Hans

A member of special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald’s legal team confirmed that actor and covert CIA agent Tom Cruise blew the cover of undercover agency operative Valerie Plame Wilson. More >>

Dennis Hans: St. Petersburg Times Slanders Amnesty

Tuesday, 7 June 2005, 11:04 am | Dennis Hans

The editorial page of the St. Petersburg Times, under the direction of Philip Gailey,.hit Amnesty International (AI) and its secretary-general, Irene Khan, with several low blows in the May 27 editorial “American ‘gulag’?” More >>

Dennis Hans: Postcards from Plankton

Monday, 21 February 2005, 6:15 pm | Dennis Hans

Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings is right to be concerned about the subtle and not-so-subtle messages in TV programs aimed at children. I leave it to others to debate Spellings’ decision to press PBS to cancel the episode of ''Postcards from ... More >>

Condi Question: Is Unjustified 'Certitude' Lying?

Tuesday, 18 January 2005, 11:37 am | Dennis Hans

Here is the first question the Senate Foreign Relations Committee should pose to Condoleezza Rice Tuesday at her confirmation hearings for Secretary of State: Is it ''lying'' to say that something definitely is true when it is your understanding ... More >>

Dennis Hans: ''Just Win, Baby''

Saturday, 30 October 2004, 5:41 pm | Dennis Hans

In an effort to bridge the gap between those who regard President George W. Bush as a ''liar'' and those who regard him as a mere ''exaggerator,'' I would like to suggest a term that perhaps we all can agree on: ''cheater.'' More >>

Kerry Must Say To Rush To Unprovoked War Is Wrong

Thursday, 14 October 2004, 1:59 pm | Dennis Hans

If John Kerry blows the election, it will be because he fell in love with the most ridiculous, counterproductive soundbite of the 2004 campaign: ''The president rushed our nation to war without a plan to win the peace.'' More >>

Did 'Anon.' Condi Push The Saddam-9/11 Connection?

Tuesday, 12 October 2004, 11:20 am | Dennis Hans

Two days before Vice President Dick Cheney insisted, in his debate with John Edwards, that he had ''not suggested there’s a connection between Iraq and 9/11,'' National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that the administration ... More >>

Bush Passes The Fundamental Test Of Cheerleading

Thursday, 30 September 2004, 1:24 pm | Dennis Hans

In his September 16 speech to the National Guard , Senator John Kerry said that President George W. Bush has ''failed the fundamental test of leadership: he failed to tell you the truth.'' More >>

Dennis Hans: Team USA Steals Ric Flair’s Script

Sunday, 29 August 2004, 12:11 pm | Dennis Hans

Team USA’s supposed ''struggles'' are nothing of the sort. The players and coaches of America’s men’s Olympic basketball team know that a gold medal will mean little if they are perceived to have beaten a string of woeful foes. More >>

Dennis Hans: Those 16 Words Still Smell

Monday, 26 July 2004, 3:13 pm | Dennis Hans

We are now told that the controversial 16-word sentence in the January 28, 2003 State of the Union address (hereafter ''SOTU'') about alleged Iraqi efforts to procure unenriched uranium from Africa was ''truthful'' (William Safire) and ''well-founded'' ... More >>

Dennis Hans: The Ideal Kerry Running Mate

Tuesday, 29 June 2004, 11:56 am | Dennis Hans

Now that John McCain has said ''No!'' to John Kerry enough times for it to finally sink in, the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee must act quickly to secure an even better running mate. More >>

New York Times And Cheney Once Were Sweethearts

Thursday, 24 June 2004, 10:45 am | Dennis Hans

How our newspaper of record and the vice president, with an assist from NBC’s Tim Russert, teamed up to spread the myth of the Iraqi connection to 9-11. More >>

Dennis Hans: Reagan's Dark Global Legacy

Tuesday, 8 June 2004, 12:27 am | Dennis Hans

It is typical of Americans, unlike other peoples, to not truly appreciate someone until he or she passes away. Surely this is the case with our 40th president, Ronald Wilson Reagan. More >>

Dennis Hans: When John Negroponte Was Mullah Omar

Monday, 3 May 2004, 12:22 am | Dennis Hans

Remember Mullah Omar, leader of the Taliban, the Islamist movement that mis-governed the failed state of Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001? He and the Taliban played host to Osama bin Laden, providing him and his al Qaeda organization a safe haven from ... More >>

Dennis Hans: Powell, Star Of Bush's Facade Corps

Tuesday, 9 March 2004, 1:01 pm | Dennis Hans

The most successful department in the Bush administration is, without question, the Façade Corps. This little-known operation is headquartered in the White House basement, but its personnel are scattered throughout the bureaucracies. More >>

Dennis Hans: Appointment Determinism

Friday, 20 February 2004, 2:59 pm | Dennis Hans

A president, prime minister or publisher can largely determine the outcome of an investigation or the content of a newspaper by who he puts in charge. More >>





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