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Dick Cheney yesterday said if there’s another terrorist attack, it will be Obama’s fault. Rush Limbaugh says about Obama’s economic stimulus plan, “I hope he fails.” HAROLD MEYERSON will comment – he’s editor-at-large of the American Prospect, and writes for the op-ed page of the Washington Post. He also had a piece on “Labor’s Real Fight” in the LA Times on Sunday.
Also: “I was tortured by the American military”: that’s what DAVID MORRIS says – as a marine, he was sent to the military’s secretive torture school—it’s been called “a repository of the world’s knowledge about torture.” Dave writes for Slate and The Nation; his book is Storm on the Horizon, about a Gulf War battle.
Plus: Christian punk and heavy metal: EILEEN LUHR talks about how the evangelical right embraced rock n roll in the Reagan-Bush era. Eileen teaches history at Cal State Long Beach; her new book is Witnessing Suburbia: Conservatives and Christian Youth Culture; Mike Davis calls it “highly original, witty, and at times mind-boggling.”
And: Your Minnesota Moment: yesterday was the 50th anniversary of the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly – he was on his way to perform in Moorhead Minnesota.
More stuff to read: my new piece at The Nation, “Let the Sun Shine In.”