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Kill all the liberals

January 7th, 2005 – 9:40 pm
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David Neiwert has a truly frightening piece up about the increasingly scary talk that’s starting to push it’s way through (after being encouraged by Rove and company). Having made two post-election jaunts to the red state hinterlands of Idaho and Montana, I’m back to report that, well, things are getting ugly out there. In some […]

Criminalizing women who suffer miscarriages?!

January 7th, 2005 – 9:29 pm
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Here’s a noxious bill by an ignorant Republican state legislator from Virginia: It sounds preposterous to talk about criminalizing women who suffer miscarriages, but one Virginia legislator is proposing just that. HB1677, “Report of Fetal Death by mother, penalty” is a bill introduced by John A. Cosgrove (R) of Chesapeake. Cosgrove’s bill requires any woman […]

War profiteering

January 2nd, 2005 – 8:43 pm
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Do you know who the Top Ten War Profiteers of 2004 were? You may be surprised to find out that Halliburton doesn’t top the list.

Bloggers vs. the “real” media (again)

January 2nd, 2005 – 8:33 pm
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In the latest issue of New York Press, Matt Taibbi has a great column that uses Time Magazine’s pathetic choice of President Bush as their “Person of the Year” to make some points about both bloggers and big media. But more often than not, the gripe about bloggers isn’t that they’re unethical. It’s that they’re […]

The SEA-EAT blog

December 28th, 2004 – 8:47 pm
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The South-East Asia Earthquake and Tsunami blog An excellent resource, and one worth pushing up the Google pagerankings so more people find out about it.

Yet another fine illustration of Bush’s priorities

December 28th, 2004 – 8:44 pm
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Amount pledged yesterday by Bush for tsunami relief: $15 million Amount to be spent on Bush’s inauguration (not counting security costs): $30-40 million [via Atrios]

The middle class

December 20th, 2004 – 10:04 pm
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Ginger looks at three trends that she thinks are signs of the thinning of the middle class. I have to say that I agree with her on all three, especially the point about the way sales of luxury items are increasing. I think this is something that will continue over the next four years, and […]

Imagine there’s no Rumsfeld

December 20th, 2004 – 9:57 pm
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Columnist Maureen Dowd gives us a new twist on It’s A Wonderful Life: EXTERIOR BRIDGE OVER POTOMAC RIVER – NIGHT CLOSE SHOT – Rummy is standing by the railing, staring morosely into the water. The snow is falling hard. Feeling a tap on his shoulder, he wheels around and wrestles an old man with wings […]

Teach your children well

December 19th, 2004 – 3:33 pm
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Writer Nick Mamatas shares this: In Pennsylvania, with less than a month before the first biology class begins discussing intelligent design theory at Dover Area High School, teachers are nervous. That’s right, teaching Intelligent Design (ID) theory, which posits that biochemical structures and processes, like bloodclotting, are sooooo complex that they must have been designed […]

The Social Security privatization con game

December 15th, 2004 – 9:20 pm
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While looking around the web for good articles about the Social Security privatization scam, I came across this excellent piece by economist Nouriel Roubini: As widely reported by the press, a partial privatization of Social Security via the creation of private accounts is one of the top policy priorities of the Bush II administration. But […]