Musharraf on US payroll

Josh Marshall has the story, details from Spencer Ackerman.

Independence Pass closed today

Bonus points if you can identify the music.

A new project for America

I suggest we build a solar power satellite.

Collecting solar energy from space and lasing it to earth gives us more potential energy than all the fossil fuel in the world.

Excedrin, for racial tension headaches

(h/t Tanya @ BtDW)

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Ron Paul for the Republican nomination

I would just as soon people leave the Republican party, and do not vote for any Republicans. Among other things, Ron Paul does not believe that women should have the right to their own bodies. If you are a white male Christian, Ron Paul is probably a good candidate for you, but as a white male Christian, I wouldn’t vote for him.

With that said, if you won’t agree then at least I hope you’ll accept that for all my disagreement with Ron Paul, he is honorable to his own beliefs, and it would be preferable that he win the Republican nomination than any of the other candidates running.

(h/t Glenn Greenwald for the video, and he has more thoughts.)

Update: Daniel Larison observes the imminent crack-up of the Republican party.