Archive for August, 2003

Dean surges ahead

August 30th, 2003 – 5:26 pm
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According to a new poll, Howard Dean has leapt out to a 21 point lead in New Hampshire. That’s pretty amazing for someone who just one of the pack not that long ago. Unfortunately, two-thirds of those polled also believed that President Bush would be re-elected. Ugh. Anyway, over at Democracy Now there’s a piece […]

Blogs from Iraq

August 29th, 2003 – 11:44 pm
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In case you hadn’t heard, there’s a new blog coming out of Iraq called Baghdad Burning. This one’s unique in that it comes from a female perspective, and it’s got a lot of interesting things to say about the lives and opinions of the people whose country we’re occupying. It’s pretty fascinating stuff, so take […]

Tom Tomorrow on Howard Dean

August 28th, 2003 – 10:24 pm
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Tom Tomorrow, creator of This Modern World, attended the recent Howard Dean rally in NYC, and then shared some of his thoughts. … I’ve talked to quite a few Dean supporters, including mainstream Democrats, lapsed voters, flaming leftists, Naderites, gay activists, civil libertarians, anti-death penalty lawyers, pro-single payer health professionals and even a surprising number […]

This Modern World: Successes of the Bush Administration

August 27th, 2003 – 11:18 pm
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This week brought another fine comic from Tom Tomorrow. Read it here.

The last of Fox vs. Franken

August 25th, 2003 – 8:48 pm
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To celebrate Fox News dropping its lame lawsuit against Al Franken, here’s a blow-by-blow listing of their lies, distortions and half-truths during and just after the war against Iraq. Fair and balanced indeed. [Thanks to Julia for the link!]

Sinking in the quagmire

August 25th, 2003 – 8:01 pm
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Things aren’t going at all well in Iraq. Of course, you knew that, since you’re probably not spending your days listening to the propaganda masquarading as news over on Fox News. As this article states: In a country the size of California, no number of soldiers can protect every hospital, hotel, bridge, electrical station, water […]


August 22nd, 2003 – 7:42 pm
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I suppose it’s not all that surprising, but now it’s official: A federal judge on Friday denied Fox News Channel’s request for an injunction to block humorist Al Franken’s new book, whose title mocks the Fox slogan “fair and balanced.” U.S. District Judge Denny Chin said Fox’s claim was “wholly without merit, both factually and […]

Helping out Osama

August 22nd, 2003 – 7:36 pm
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Here’s something that definitely needed saying: Yesterday’s bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad was the latest evidence that America has taken a country that was not a terrorist threat and turned it into one. Of course, we should be glad that the Iraq war was swifter than even its proponents had expected, and […]

Dean on the economy

August 22nd, 2003 – 7:24 pm
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From Howard Dean’s op-ed piece in today’s Wall Street Journal: In about 500 days, the next president will take office. There will be an inaugural address, full of talk of promises and hopes. Let us hope the next inaugural speech holds up better in the perspective of history than the last one. Promising a “compassionate” […]


August 20th, 2003 – 11:43 pm
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Even as the UN vows to continue its work in Iraq after the devastating attack on its headquarters in Baghdad yesterday, there are those among the right in this country who are celebrating the deaths that occurred. Real nice.