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Slow-breaking news - Shocked - no and yes
Excerpt: BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Bush 'disgusted' by Iraq abuses Or to get the graphic truth, go here. Two of the most shocking stories out of Iraq have taken at least two days to even begin to...
Posted on April 30, 2004 08:59 PM Comments: 2
Gipetto & Pinnochio's Workshop
Excerpt: Claims vs. Facts Database The Center for American Progress has launched a new searchable database of statements by members of the Bush administration and their allies compared with the facts which not only are covered by source but frequently also...
Posted on April 29, 2004 04:06 PM Comments: 0
Say, does it really have to be Kerry?
Excerpt: Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Guns and Peanut Butter" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/29/opinion/29DOWD.html">The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Guns and Peanut Butter Here'sa thought - after Kerry fizzles in May and June - and Bush mepties half his war chest...
Posted on April 29, 2004 12:15 PM Comments: 1
Polls, Iraq, and Kerry's missed opportunity
Excerpt: Washington > Support for War Is Down Sharply, Poll Concludes" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/29/politics/29POLL.html?hp">The New York Times > Washington > Support for War Is Down Sharply, Poll Concludes Judging from the latest poll results, most people think Bush is doing a poor...
Posted on April 29, 2004 12:06 PM Comments: 0
These folks know no shame
Excerpt: Opinion > Op-Ed Contributor: A Sterling Record" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/28/opinion/28CLAR.html">The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Contributor: A Sterling Record This from General Wesley Clark: Although President Bush has not engaged personally in such accusations, he has done nothing to...
Posted on April 28, 2004 08:03 AM Comments: 0
Can Kerry Honor His Younger Self?
Excerpt: Kerry's Foreign Policy Trap The link above takes you to one of three similar pieces published today, 27 April. The other two are Taking On the War President and Kerry and the Hawks While the links used here are from...
Posted on April 27, 2004 08:21 PM Comments: 0
Eh, put up the dukes, Georgie
Excerpt: Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall So now they're arguing on whether or not Kerry threw all his medals away - and, as Josh Marshall points out, Bush dodges the fight and lets friends and family bail him out....
Posted on April 26, 2004 04:23 PM Comments: 0
Iraq War Economically Like Nam
Excerpt: War in Iraq Aims a Bullet at the Heart of the Economy James K. Galbraith of the University of Texas in Austin notes that the Bush administration appears to have given little thought to the longer term economic consequences of...
Posted on April 26, 2004 04:21 PM Comments: 0
Lawrence indeed!
Excerpt: Arts > Frank Rich: 'Lawrence of Arabia' Redux" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/18/arts/18RICH.html?ex=1083813823&ei=1&en=accd5c90b1cf2ee0">The New York Times > Arts > Frank Rich: 'Lawrence of Arabia' Redux This is as good a wrap up of the mess in Iraq as I have seen - though...
Posted on April 26, 2004 12:56 PM Comments: 0
Read it, weep - and think about your taxes
Excerpt: Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: What Went Wrong?" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/23/opinion/23KRUG.html">The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: What Went Wrong? What a farce! Long ago - before the election - I saw Harding as a model for Bush because I...
Posted on April 23, 2004 03:59 AM Comments: 0
Ignoramorama
Excerpt: The Poll Miner University of Maryland's Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) has just released a new study about Americans' views of the war in Iraq, al Qaeda, and George W. Bush. Not much change in our ignorance of what...
Posted on April 22, 2004 06:34 PM Comments: 0
Hello Mars! Hello China!
Excerpt: Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Losing Our Edge?" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/22/opinion/22FRIE.html">The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Losing Our Edge? "The only crisis the U.S. thinks it's in today is the war on terrorism, "Mr. Barrett said."It's not." For entertainment...
Posted on April 22, 2004 07:59 AM Comments: 0
These guys aren't THAT smart
Excerpt: Washington > Campaign 2004 > Navy Records Show Positive Marks for Kerry" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/22/politics/campaign/22DISC.html">The New York Times > Washington > Campaign 2004 > Navy Records Show Positive Marks for Kerry So the Bushies - frequently praised as almost super human...
Posted on April 22, 2004 06:30 AM Comments: 0
It couldn't be the money, could it?
Excerpt: Poll Shows New Gains for Bush (washingtonpost.com) Let's see - for the past two weeks Bush has been battered in Iraq and at home. He looks bad in terms of 9/11 and he certainly misled the American people, Congress, and...
Posted on April 20, 2004 09:55 AM Comments: 0
Damned if we stay, damned if we go, and damned if we question
Excerpt: The neocon conundrum James Pinkerton, who served in the White House of both the Reagan and the Bush I administrations, argues that the neocons have gotten us into such a state in Iraq that anything we do will turn out...
Posted on April 18, 2004 12:34 PM Comments: 0
The ring of truth, the ring of apology?
Excerpt: International > Middle East > Powell Said to Have Warned Bush Before the War, a New Book Says" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/17/international/middleeast/17BOOK.html?hp=&pagewanted=print&position=">The New York Times > International > Middle East > Powell Said to Have Warned Bush Before the War, a New...
Posted on April 17, 2004 03:38 AM Comments: 2
If you want people to be conservative . . .
Excerpt: Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: From Gaza to Baghdad" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/15/opinion/15FRIE.html">The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: From Gaza to Baghdad . . . give them something to conserve. That's a very old political/social dictum that I've always felt...
Posted on April 15, 2004 04:52 AM Comments: 0
The Press Conference
Excerpt: Looking Past Means, Focusing on Ends in Iraq I drew encouragement from Ron Brownstein's analysis of the Bush performance last night on several fronts. The two main ones were his own critique that W was long on rhetoric and short...
Posted on April 14, 2004 06:11 PM Comments: 0
Don't Blame the System - It Worked, Sort of.
Excerpt: The system was blinking red There is plenty of improvement needed in how the CIA and the FBI operate and cooperate, but trying to make them the fall guys for the NSC's lack of initiative and assertion of leadership doesn't...
Posted on April 14, 2004 03:53 PM Comments: 0
The Israeli Connection??
Excerpt: Redaction Alert! And you thought the Bush White House revealed all when it issued that 1-1/2 page document late Saturday afternoon purporting to be the PDB for 6 August 2001? Justin Raimondo asserts that the PDB delivered to Bush that...
Posted on April 14, 2004 12:01 PM Comments: 0
How many errors are enough?
Excerpt: Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Snares and Delusions" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/13/opinion/13KRUG.html">The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Snares and Delusions Once again, Krugman asks all the right questions. It would be refreshing if Bush announced some real news in his...
Posted on April 13, 2004 05:23 AM Comments: 0
Light breaking?
Excerpt: Where Are the Iraqis? (washingtonpost.com) Is the light at last coming on at the Washington Post? This story seems to be an indication that the Post, which has been a supporter of war and the administration, is at last starting...
Posted on April 12, 2004 04:56 AM Comments: 0
Where now?
Excerpt: Opinion > Op-Ed Contributor: Fighting the Wrong War" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/11/opinion/11KERR.html">The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Contributor: Fighting the Wrong War Kerry -Bob Kerry - has a plan. It's simple. Eat crow - involved the world and do it...
Posted on April 11, 2004 02:16 AM Comments: 0
Stewed rice
Excerpt: Claim vs. Fact: Condoleezza Rice's Opening Statement - Center for American Progress Wonder how many of the mainstream press will pick up on this sort of thing? Great summary. Also wonder if there shouldn't be some sort of biolpogical study...
Posted on April 8, 2004 03:57 PM Comments: 0
We're at war - let's party!
Excerpt: Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Are There Any Iraqis in Iraq?" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/08/opinion/08FRIE.html?hp">The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Are There Any Iraqis in Iraq? NYT op ed columnist Thomas Friedman has long been a sort of hawk on...
Posted on April 8, 2004 07:00 AM Comments: 0
Plain speaking
Excerpt: Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: The Iraqi Inversion" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/08/opinion/08DOWD.html?hp">The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: The Iraqi Inversion Oh hell, don't bother going to the NYT - here it is - just a wonderful sumary of the whole...
Posted on April 8, 2004 05:31 AM Comments: 0
A state of denial and self-delusion
Excerpt: Muslim Rivals Unite In Baghdad Uprising (washingtonpost.com) When the obvious actually happens it's amazing how surprised the media and the administration seem to be. People don't like to be attacked. People don't like to be killed. And people don't like...
Posted on April 7, 2004 07:34 AM Comments: 1
Laugh, cry, cheer, weep - but learn!
Excerpt: FactCheck.org - Annenberg Political Fact Check Truth is often called the "first casualty" of war. It's also the first casualty of election campaigns and sadlly, both sides abandon it. Standing up for the truth is a Web site you can...
Posted on April 6, 2004 08:15 PM Comments: 0
Great summary of a sad mess distorted by PR
Excerpt: Op-Ed Columnist: Mired in a Mirage Dowd does a wonderful job of connecting the dots here - and the dots are largely globs of blood - blood in Iraq and Afghanistan and Bush trying to wash it from his hands....
Posted on April 4, 2004 06:01 AM Comments: 0
Blitzing Blitzer and the press in general
Excerpt: Op-Ed Columnist: Smear Without Fear Krugman's voice of uncommon sense comes through again. This time he's taking on Wolf Blitzer and other colleagues in the press who pass on unsubstanitated rumors, giving the White House - or whoomever - a...
Posted on April 2, 2004 07:33 AM Comments: 0
Give me a break, Condi
Excerpt: Top Focus Before 9/11 Wasn't on Terrorism (washingtonpost.com) I wonder how much it takes to wake people up to the big lie? These folks practice it so well and with such enthusiasm. AH well. This Post story is one mor...
Posted on April 1, 2004 01:31 PM Comments: 0
A voice of sanity
Excerpt: Op-Ed Columnist: This Isn’t America Boy, it's refreshing to read Krugman cutting through the crap. Would that more journalist followed his lead. John Stewart on Comedy Central continues to do a better job than most people who consider themselves real...
Posted on April 1, 2004 04:53 AM Comments: 0



















































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