Archive for February, 2005

Making his constituents proud

February 28th, 2005 – 7:18 pm
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Representative Sam Johnson (R-Texas) on the subject of Syria: Now we know where Rep. Sam Johnson (R-Texas) thinks the weapons of mass destruction are buried: in Syria, which he said he’d like to nuke to smithereens. Speaking at a veterans’ celebration at Suncreek United Methodist Church in Allen, Texas, on Feb. 19, Johnson told the […]

Two notes from the copyfight front

February 27th, 2005 – 5:24 pm
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In case you hadn’t heard, Kembrew McLeod’s new book, “Freedom of Expression(R): Overzealous Copyright Bozos and Other Enemies of Creativity,” is now available as a free Creative Commons licensed PDF (in addition to the more traditional paper format) via his website. I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but the reviews I’ve seen […]

Go, Howard, go!

February 21st, 2005 – 8:54 pm
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As you may (or may not) have heard, Howard Dean, my favorite candidate among the 2004 Democratic hopefuls, is the new Chairman of the Democratic National Committee. As this article points out, his election to the post is something of a revolution: Over the last 150 years, by tradition, the Democratic chairman had been an […]

Not quite what Bush expected

February 14th, 2005 – 8:39 pm
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There’s a certain wonderful irony in having the Bush administration be stuck talking up the recent elections in Iraq, when those elections had results that were anything but good news for Bush’s neocon backers and their allies in Israel [registration required]. “This is a government that will have very good relations with Iran. The Kurdish […]