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Plame Leak Investigation -- Situation Report
Excerpt: The Leak of CIA Agent Valerie Plame Wilson's Identity John Dean has this good analysis of where the situation stands in the investigation of who leaked Plame's identity in FindLaw's Writ. In short, neither Ms. Plame's former colleagues nor the...
Posted on January 30, 2004 10:10 AM Comments: 0
. . . and where is the outrage?!
Excerpt: Op-Ed Columnist: Where’s the Apology? OK, Paul Krugman's outraged - but I guess most of the American news media and people seem to think it's an impeachable offense to lie about having sex, but no problem if all your lies...
Posted on January 30, 2004 02:18 AM Comments: 0
It's the turnout, *&$%$#!
Excerpt: The Seattle Times: Nation & World: Exit poll looks behind the voting Well, I haven't read all the stories and I don't want to - but the major ones in the NYT and Reuters and others seem to miss what...
Posted on January 28, 2004 04:59 AM Comments: 0
Wrong place, wrong time, wrong reason
Excerpt: From Iraq to Libya, US knew little on weapons | csmonitor.com So ... is Bush going to pay a price for getting bunch of Americans and Iraqis killed and.or wounded while sending thousands of new recruits in the direction of...
Posted on January 26, 2004 06:30 PM Comments: 0
Has the Bush Administration Created a New American Empire or Weakened the Old One?
Excerpt: American Empire? Josh Marshall, author of the blog Talking Points Memo, has just published (26 Jan 04) a sprawling (in time as well as in geography) but thoughtful essay in New Yorker arguing that the neocons and their ilk have...
Posted on January 26, 2004 11:24 AM Comments: 0
US Foreign Policy: 7 Book Reviews
Excerpt: The Only Superbad Power The New York Times carries this piece reviewing a number of foreign policy critiques. Some of the books are avowedly antiBush others more subtly so. Closing the opening essay which sets a context for all the...
Posted on January 24, 2004 10:55 AM Comments: 0
Molly on Iowa and SOTU
Excerpt: Ain't democracy grand? Molly's right there on this one melding the Iowa primary and the State of the Union address. She opens: 01.22.04 - AUSTIN, Texas -- Love those Iowa results. Nothing better than a huge political scrum where the...
Posted on January 23, 2004 06:14 PM Comments: 0
Take a Bow, Ken Lay.
Excerpt: An Address Worthy of Enron Of the many reactions to President Bush's State-of-the-Union address Tuesday night, this one by Richard Cohen in today's Washington Post gets my recognition for not only itemizing a cogent bill of indictment -- as did...
Posted on January 22, 2004 07:03 PM Comments: 0
A solid analysis
Excerpt: CJR Campaign Desk Now this is good journalism! And in USA Today, yet! Wouldn't it be amazing if TV started behaving this way. (Thanks to the Columbia Journalism School site Don pointed out in an earlier posting!)...
Posted on January 22, 2004 11:30 AM Comments: 0
A real numbers game
Excerpt: George W Bush and the Real State of the Union This is a wonderful piece all made up of numbers George Bush doesn't want to think about. It will make a handy reference as the campaign continues....
Posted on January 21, 2004 05:19 AM Comments: 0
America as a One-Party State
Excerpt: Dominion of the Right? This takes you to Robert Kuttner's rather lengthy analysis of what we face in this year of national elections. It is not a pretty sight, particularly with the ham-fisted control of Tom DeLay in the House...
Posted on January 20, 2004 05:17 PM Comments: 0
A Resource in the Making
Excerpt: CJR Campaign Desk Once there you may want to make a bookmark to this Columbia Journalism Review site covering the 2004 presidential election media coverage. Their opening paragraphs set the stage. Opening Shot Welcome to CampaignDesk.org Greetings! You have just...
Posted on January 18, 2004 02:23 PM Comments: 0
Get Your Scorecard Here!
Excerpt: Scorecard Get your very own scorecard for rating the State of the Union address from Tom Paine.com. Paul Krugman has a clear take on the upcoming SOTU speech. Going for Broke Then go here to see Tom Paine's ad concerning...
Posted on January 17, 2004 01:50 PM Comments: 0
The State of the Union Address
Excerpt: Memo for the President The group of veteran intelligence officers proffer advice on how the upcoming State of the Union address should be framed. They include as an attachment the one they wrote this time last year, which opens with:...
Posted on January 16, 2004 10:51 AM Comments: 0
A Boston Marathon for the Dems?
Excerpt: Boston Marathon Robert Kuttner lays out a scenario for the Democratic Party that goes to the convention without a clear winner. He cites three factors at work to produce this result: (1) Proportional representation has replaced the winner-takes-all of a...
Posted on January 15, 2004 03:47 PM Comments: 0
The Post-War Debacle in Iraq
Excerpt: Blind Into Baghdad This is a lengthy analysis by James Fallows in the current "Atlantic On Line" about what happened in the planning for a post-war Iraq. (~29 pp. in Palatino 12 pt.) In a nutshell, the work was done,...
Posted on January 14, 2004 05:56 PM Comments: 1
George Bush Bails Out
Excerpt: Last Copter Out of Baghdad Opening with the line "George Bush is selling out Iraq" Rick Perlstein presents a scenario for the Bush 2004 election campaign that includes this pungent observation: Once again, as so often in these last few...
Posted on January 13, 2004 07:18 PM Comments: 0
Least we forget!
Excerpt: Mounting Evidence Shows Iraq Didn't Have WMDs THIS WAS an important week to remember that Vice President Dick Cheney once said, "There is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction." And that President Bush once said...
Posted on January 10, 2004 12:45 PM Comments: 0
A Witness in the Plame Affair?
Excerpt: Why Did Attorney General Ashcroft Remove Himself From The Valerie Plame Wilson Leak Investigation? John W. Dean argues that Ashcroft's decision to recuse himself from the Plame affair was triggered by someone who knew the identity of the senior administration...
Posted on January 9, 2004 10:28 AM Comments: 0
Huffington's Back and Carroll's On Target
Excerpt: Unelectable, My Ass! Arianna Huffington's back with a sharp piece that argues the historical comparisons Dems should make between Dean and prior Democrat presidential candidates are not Dukakis and McGovern but RFK. Then, see this one by James Carroll, which...
Posted on January 7, 2004 11:54 AM Comments: 1
Krugman on Lieberman and Kerry
Excerpt: Who's Nader Now? Good on Paul Krugman for giving voice to what a lot of folks must be thinking: why are you guys giving the Karl Rove team ammo for the general election? Lieberman's a lost cause, but I had...
Posted on January 2, 2004 10:06 AM Comments: 0
Saddam Hussein on Trial?
Excerpt: Terrorism & Security | csmonitor.com Tom Regan of the Christian Science Monitor has pulled together reports appearing in the days after Saddam Hussein's capture into an essay that is essentially an easy reading annotated bibliography of worldwide links. It's a...
Posted on January 1, 2004 11:01 AM Comments: 0
Happy New Year!!
Excerpt: The War Prayer This seems a timely reminder of the human cost of warfare and an apt introduction to a website that I have come to check in on early in each day....
Posted on January 1, 2004 10:19 AM Comments: 0



















































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