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PR won't solve the problem
Excerpt: Lugar Calls U.S. Efforts Toward Muslims â?™Dysfunctionalâ?™ It sounds like we're continuing to make the same mistake that so many folks make. They confuse public relations and marketing. Marketing means you figure out the wants and needs of your audience...
Posted on October 29, 2003 05:08 PM Comments: 0
The Awful Truth
Excerpt: The Great Unraveling Russell Baker has written an excellent and insightful review for The New York Review of Books of Paul Krugman's most recent book, The Great Unraveling:Losing Our Way in the New Century. The review itself is a great...
Posted on October 28, 2003 03:13 PM Comments: 0
Why we're losing
Excerpt: TheStar.com - Fight war on terror by giving Iraq back to Iraqis The real flaw in the Bush administration's approach to terrorism ï¿‘ and it's reflected in the Rumsfeld memo ï¿‘ is that it scrupulously avoids addressing the grievances that...
Posted on October 26, 2003 09:25 AM Comments: 0
When Facts Don't Matter
Excerpt: Why U.S. Intelligence Failed The author of this piece, Robert Parry, was a correspondent for the Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s and broke many of the stories now known as the Iran-contra scandal. His latest book on the...
Posted on October 23, 2003 06:01 PM Comments: 0
US Bends Poll Data to Suit
Excerpt: US bends statistical data on Iraqi surveys Zogby International recently conducted a poll among Iraqis on their preferences for form of government, allies, when US troops should leave, etc. The American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think-tank, put a real...
Posted on October 23, 2003 10:24 AM Comments: 1
The Intelligence Stovepipe
Excerpt: What Intelligence Failure? Seymour Hersh has a lengthy new piece in the most recent issue of The New Yorker on what happened on the intelligence front in the runup to invading Iraq. If it weren't so tragic it would be...
Posted on October 21, 2003 01:36 PM Comments: 0
Church, state, and the world
Excerpt: Wrong and Divisive (washingtonpost.com) I don't care what this general said - what worries me is the kind of mind behind the remarks - a mind that has such a high repsonsibility in keeping his country safe. In short, I'm...
Posted on October 21, 2003 11:34 AM Comments: 0
Blogging It
Excerpt: A Brief History of Weblogs...
Posted on October 21, 2003 11:18 AM Comments: 0
Once more, Byrd says it all so well
Excerpt: The Emperor Has No Clothes It is hard to believe that this single, old Senator is the only one with enough guts to continually stand up for honest American values. The rest are letting the propaganda of fear dominate, and...
Posted on October 20, 2003 02:53 AM Comments: 0
The Emperor Has No Clothes
Excerpt: Senator Byrd - Senate Speech 17 October 2003 As much as part of me agrees with the addage "You break it, you own it" and its implication for us in Iraq, another part resonates to the outrage that Byrd so...
Posted on October 19, 2003 12:04 PM Comments: 0
Division in the Bush Family
Excerpt: Bush Sr. sends Jr. a thinly veiled dispatch What an interesting development! I had not heard of the award nor of who was to receive it, but this says volumnes about Bush pere's pique with son. WASHINGTON -- It's not...
Posted on October 17, 2003 05:46 PM Comments: 0
Impolite? But True!
Excerpt: Lessons in Civility Bless him! Paul Krugman has done it again. It's the season of the angry liberal. Books like Al Franken's "Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them," Joe Conason's "Big Lies" and Molly Ivins's "Bushwhacked" have become...
Posted on October 10, 2003 08:13 PM Comments: 0
The American Media
Excerpt: TOMPAINE.com - SILENCE OF THE MEDIA LAMBS Silence of the Media Lambs is the title of a piece Greg Palast wrote for Tom Paine.com. I happened onto it in the process of trying to find an online version of his...
Posted on October 9, 2003 10:09 AM Comments: 0
A thoughtful analysis
Excerpt: Boston.com / News / Nation / Washington / The next round: Polls key for a battered Bush What struck me about this anlysis were two things - one, the recognition by Rove that it is always a 49/51 battle. The...
Posted on October 8, 2003 01:09 PM Comments: 1
Incurious George
Excerpt: George W. Bush's Medieval Presidency The LA Times on Sunday ran an article by Neal Gabler which opens: It should have been an embarrassing admission for him and a flabbergasting one for us: President Bush told Fox News recently that...
Posted on October 6, 2003 10:29 AM Comments: 2



















































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