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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 […]

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 […]

These children are our future

January 31st, 2005 – 9:56 pm
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This is truly disturbing. The original amendment to the Constitution is the cornerstone of the way of life in the United States, promising citizens the freedoms of religion, speech, press and assembly. Yet, when told of the exact text of the First Amendment, more than one in three high school students said it goes “too […]

Elections in Iraq

January 30th, 2005 – 8:36 pm
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Juan Cole has some great comments about today’s election in Iraq, in which he points out some of the realities that you won’t hear much about from the Bush administration (or the major American news outlets): So if it had been up to Bush, Iraq would have been a soft dictatorship under Chalabi, or would […]

Attacking Iran

January 17th, 2005 – 8:50 pm
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Seymour Hersh, the same reporter who broke the whole Abu Gharib torture story, now brings us the news that U.S. Special Forces are operating inside Iran: In the New Yorker magazine, Hersh says intelligence officials have revealed that Iran is the Bush administration’s “next strategic target”. Hersh says that American special forces have conducted reconnaissance […]

Killing the messengers

January 16th, 2005 – 7:55 pm
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Greg Palast, who is, among other thing, the author of the excellent book The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: The Truth About Corporate Cons, Globalization and High-Finance Fraudsters, has written a scathing piece about the recent firing of five CBS journalists: And who are the journalists whom CBS has burned at the corporate stake? The […]