Archive for March, 2005

Get Your Terri Shaivo On

March 27th, 2005 – 10:02 pm
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David Rees talks about the Terri Shaivo situation in his most recent Get Your War On strips. Here’s one of the many excellent bits: Glassy-eyed, no cognitive ability, persistent vegetative state. Poor Terri Schaivo–the unwitting personification of the Christian right. Except she’s not a disgusting hypocrite. Go and read them all.

Doing missionary work

March 23rd, 2005 – 10:30 pm
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Chris Hayes has a pretty interesting piece up on In These Times that suggests in part that progressives should look to the example of some of the world’s fastest-growing religions and be missionaries about our beliefs and values. I don’t know if I agree with everything he has to say, but I think parts of […]

Still no new government in Iraq

March 14th, 2005 – 9:03 pm
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Professor Cole explains why the Iraqis have been unable to form a government since the elections. If you think it’s our fault, you’re right. So why is the United Iraqi Alliance, the coalition of Shiite parties that can count on about 53% of the members of the Iraqi parliament to vote for it in the […]

Moving in the right direction

March 6th, 2005 – 9:04 pm
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Recent polls show that support for the Iraq War continues to fall, and that the majority of Americans don’t think that either Iran or Syria are any real threat to the US. Let’s hope this bout of relative sanity continues.

Taking on Greenspan

March 6th, 2005 – 8:56 pm
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Last week Paul Krugman had a great column in the Times that took on the idea that Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan is some sort of unbiased observer who only recommends what’s best for the economy as a whole. In fact, Greenspan has long been in favor many of the worst of the Republican supply-side trickle-down […]