Archive for March, 2004

Mr. Glass House

March 9th, 2004 – 10:50 pm
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Bush has decided to attack Kerry because of his “flip-flops” on issues, but that’s hardly the sort of fight Bush should want to get into, considering this list of his own flip-flops that Daily Kos quickly came up with: Bush is against a Homeland Security Department; then he’s for it. Bush is against a 9/11 […]

Lying about job growth

March 9th, 2004 – 10:47 pm
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Paul Krugman’s column in today’s New York Times can be summed up with this chart:

How about we just have the election tomorrow?

March 8th, 2004 – 8:34 pm
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In the first national poll since the presidential campaign became a two-person race, Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry leads President Bush, 52%-44%. [via Atrios]

Wishful thinking

March 6th, 2004 – 11:57 am
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Over on John & Belle Have a Blog, there’s a brilliant post about this discussion of the libertarian dream. Now, everyone close your eyes and try to imagine a private, profit-making rights-enforcement organization which does not resemble the mafia, a street gang, those pesky fire-fighters/arsonists/looters who used to provide such “services” in old New York […]

A union defeated

March 4th, 2004 – 10:47 pm
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There’s an excellent piece over on Daily Kos about the end of the big west coast supermarket strike: Indeed, instead of pressing for better pay, better benefits and better conditions, the United Food & Commercial Workers union practically found itself on its knees trying to halt backsliding from Safeway, Albertson’s and Kroger. The supermarkets didn’t […]

Diebold machines on election day

March 3rd, 2004 – 11:24 pm
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Aviel Rubin was a co-author of one of the reports that revealed the flaws of the Diebold electronic voting machines, and yesterday he spent his time serving as an Election Judge in Baltimore County. He’s written an account of how it went: I continue to believe that the Diebold voting machines represent a huge threat […]

Haiti falls into chaos….again

March 2nd, 2004 – 7:12 pm
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Yesterday’s issue of The Progress Report had a nice piece about the chaos taking place in Haiti, and how the U.S. shares in the blame for it. With the departure of Haitian President Jean Bertrand-Aristide, questions are swirling about the Bush Administration’s past and future role in the crisis. While Aristide faced legitimate questions about […]