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Thanks. Now scram.

December 13th, 2004 – 9:38 pm
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Apparently the DNC wants the money, energy effort provided by progressive bloggers, but then wants to shut them out when it comes time to work on picking new leadership. There’s something wrong when the chairs and executive directors go on and on with their praise toward the internet that’s brought millions into the coffers of […]

Manufacturing a Social Security crisis

December 11th, 2004 – 9:32 am
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There’s a lot to say about the farce that is Social Security privatization, so I guess it’s about time I start posting about some of these pieces rather than just collecting the links as they come to my attention. Paul Krugman takes a break from his hiatus to offer this: Privatizing Social Security – replacing […]

One nation under God

December 7th, 2004 – 10:08 pm
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Maureen Down talks about the scary similarities between the ways religion was used by Hitler and is used by the current U.S. administration and its allies: Yes, many of Hitler’s faith-based comments could have come from George Bush himself, and are undoubtedly the kinds of sentiments many Americans not only agree with — but take […]

Compare and contrast

December 1st, 2004 – 8:29 pm
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Ukrainians when told that their election was stolen [Salon daypass required]. Americans when told that their election was stolen.

Dubya: The Movie

December 1st, 2004 – 7:59 pm
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See it here [Quicktime required]. [via Eschaton]

Pushing on

November 21st, 2004 – 8:41 pm
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I realized today that I haven’t posted here in a couple of weeks, though I’ve been piling up all sorts of things I want to post about. I think that maybe I was anticipating a lull after a Kerry win, and instead it was Bush again and a continuation of the constant daily barrage of […]

Ashcroft resigns

November 9th, 2004 – 9:33 pm
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This should be good news, but it means that Ashcroft gets to quit while pretending that he did a good job, and that Bush gets to appoint someone who will be even more hardline and almost certainly better at getting things done. After all, John Ashcroft is claiming that he’s made Americans safe from terror, […]

Something to remember in this dark hour

November 7th, 2004 – 10:11 pm
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A little patience, and we shall see the reign of witches pass over,their spells dissolve, and the people, recovering their true sight, restore their government to its true principles. It is true that in the meantime we are suffering deeply in spirit, and incurring the horrors of a war and long oppressions of enormous public […]

Fallujah

November 7th, 2004 – 8:40 pm
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The American attack on the city of Fallujah has begun, over the objections of the U.N. and many others. The attack is most likely a pointless show of brutality that will do little to actually deal with the insurgency. Analysts say that rebels have already fanned out well beyond Fallujah to towns like Ramadi and […]

Bait and switch

November 3rd, 2004 – 9:49 pm
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Some excellent thoughts on the future (look down in the comments) from a very talented game designer named D. Vincent Baker. I think he’s got the wealthy elite plutocrats pretty much figured out. People in my workplace are concerned about social issues, especially abortion and same-sex marriage. They’re concerned about social conservatives in the Supreme […]