Archive for August, 2003

Register to vote

August 18th, 2003 – 8:28 pm
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Howard Dean, my favorite among the current crop of contenders for President, has a link to a site where you can register to vote online posted on his official blog. If you’re not already a registered voter, go and do it now.

More on power issues

August 18th, 2003 – 7:58 pm
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Dennis Kucinich, one of the Democratic candidates for President, has been guest blogging over at Lawrence Lessig’s excellent blog, and yesterday he posted a timely piece about the deregulation of public utilities: Utilities used deregulation to effect a series of mergers limiting competition. In order to accelerate profits, cost cutting ensued, involving the layoff of […]

Profits before power

August 16th, 2003 – 11:42 pm
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In the current climate of fear that the Bush administration pushes to sustain its “War on Terror”, terrorism is an obvious explanation for what went wrong during the big blackout this week, but, while it’s good to not trust the government version of what happened, the true cause of the power loss is more likely […]

A Fair and Balanced entry

August 14th, 2003 – 8:42 pm
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Neal Pollack (blogger and candidate for Governor of California) says: Yes. This Friday, August 15, is Fair And Balanced day on the Internet. You are all hereby instructed to use the words Fair And Balanced in very creative ways on your various websites. My cosponsor in this effort, Atrios, informs me that many of you […]

This Modern World: George Bush’s Top Five Sources of Pre-War Intelligence

August 14th, 2003 – 8:30 pm
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Another great This Modern World comic!

A proposal for change

August 13th, 2003 – 10:25 pm
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The August 13th issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) contains a proposal by a committee of Physicians for a National Health Program for a new, single-payer, national health care system: For nine decades, opponents have blocked proposals for national health insurance, touting private sector solutions. Their reforms over the past quarter […]

Arianna for Governor

August 11th, 2003 – 7:52 pm
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My favorite candidate among the horde running in the ridiculous recall election in California is the outspoken Arianna Huffington, and Tompaine.com has put up an interview with her. Unfortunately, I don’t think she has much of a chance of actually winning, especially with Arnie in the race, but I’m glad she’s taking the opportunity to […]

“Cheap-labor conservatives”

August 11th, 2003 – 7:37 pm
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From an interesting piece called Defeat the Right in Three Minutes: The ugly truth is that cheap-labor conservatives just don’t like working people. They don’t like “bottom up” prosperity, and the reason for it is very simple. Lords have a harder time kicking them around. Once you understand this about the cheap-labor conservatives, the real […]

You have got to be kidding me

August 10th, 2003 – 10:35 pm
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Submitted for your scorn and derision, it’s the George W. Bush action figure!

Not really welcome

August 7th, 2003 – 11:47 pm
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Danny O’Brien has a post up over at Oblomovka about the reason a friend of his is cancelling his plans to visit him in later this year. That reason can be summed up simply enough by pointing to all of the new visa nonsense that’s being put in place in the name of “homeland security,” […]