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The sick leading the blind
Excerpt: International News Article | Reuters.com Why anyone thinks they have anything to gain by killing innocent hostages is beyond me - but then, I don't pretend to really understand the thinking of religious fundamentalist. In any event, their actions are...
Posted on August 31, 2004 11:32 AM Comments: 0
"Fast and loose" with truth in Sydney and beyond
Excerpt: Dom shares these thoughts from Austrailia where the politics - driven by the war in Iraq - are heating up. I love what the Sydney paper has to say about Howard - and, of course, it's just what we can...
Posted on August 31, 2004 04:41 AM Comments: 0
Bizzaro Bush
Excerpt: Washington > Campaign 2004 > The President: Bush Cites Doubt America Can Win War on Terror" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/31/politics/campaign/31bush.html?hp">The New York Times > Washington > Campaign 2004 > The President: Bush Cites Doubt America Can Win War on Terror Let's get...
Posted on August 31, 2004 04:07 AM Comments: 0
Do away with Electoral College - duh!
Excerpt: Opinion > Abolish the Electoral College" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/29/opinion/29sun1.html?hp">The New York Times > Opinion > Abolish the Electoral College The Electoral College got a brief spate of attention in 2000, when George Bush became president even though he lost the popular...
Posted on August 29, 2004 06:51 AM Comments: 0
The simple, sad truth on the economy
Excerpt: Albany, N.Y. -- timesunion.com H ere are the numbers, a sober and powerful counter-argument to any declaration that the recession is long over and good times are back for everyone. Poverty is up in the United States for the third...
Posted on August 29, 2004 06:43 AM Comments: 0
A catalog of failure
Excerpt: A Failed Presidency Excellent editorial from "The Nation." It's conclusion: If Bush wins in November, given this record of misfeasance, American democracy is in much greater trouble than even the most alienated citizens imagine. A President so out of step...
Posted on August 27, 2004 04:56 AM Comments: 0
Chicken hawks turn vicious
Excerpt: Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Where Is The Shame?" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/27/opinion/27herbert.html?hp">The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Where Is The Shame? It's hard to find enough bad things to say about the behavior of Bush vis-a-vis the Vietnam Wae...
Posted on August 27, 2004 04:28 AM Comments: 0
Excellent editorial - puts the 527 issue to rest nicely
Excerpt: Credibility taking hits Bush is trying to make hey out of the 527 issue while dodging responsibility - his usual pattern. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer sums it up beautifully: The answer, Mr. President, is not to restrict the use of political...
Posted on August 26, 2004 10:28 PM Comments: 0
Bushism .. . . a frustrating rapture
Excerpt: The Complete Bushisms - Updated frequently. By Jacob Weisberg If you want to remind yourself how totally unable our president is to think - and speak - on his feet, read this. I laugh and then I cry. Laugh -...
Posted on August 26, 2004 04:02 AM Comments: 0
How to lose to Bush
Excerpt: Get Mad. Act Out. Re-Elect George Bush Excellent advice from "The Village Voice." Also why I haven't been too excited about protests in general. There are effective ways to let people know where you stand - but too often the...
Posted on August 26, 2004 03:49 AM Comments: 0
5 -0-3 - the Bush days are numbered
Excerpt: Philadelphia Inquirer | 08/22/2004 | Center Square | There is no precise, complete truth here This is the best column I've read on the Swift boat issue. But what I really love is the conclusion: To put this sideshow to...
Posted on August 24, 2004 06:54 AM Comments: 0
Bush redefines slimy coward
Excerpt: Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Kerry: Slo-Mo on Swifties" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/22/opinion/22dowd.html?hp">The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Kerry: Slo-Mo on Swifties I'm not happy with Kerry's response, but I have never seen a more cowardly display of slime politics...
Posted on August 22, 2004 06:16 AM Comments: 0
No magic bullet - well, yeah
Excerpt: Opinion > Bad News on the Charter Front" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/18/opinion/18wed1.html">The New York Times > Opinion > Bad News on the Charter Front I like this editorial in today's NYT: The Bush administration's education program received a devastating setback this week...
Posted on August 18, 2004 03:35 AM Comments: 0
Ah - just what we need - more poor people
Excerpt: Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | World faces population explosion in poor nations They don't relate this to the war on terror directly - but for me it's one of th ebig reason why we need to change directions fast...
Posted on August 18, 2004 02:50 AM Comments: 0
Real - honest - family values
Excerpt: Guardian Unlimited Politics | Special Reports | Britain's family revolution You hear a lot - especially from the self-righteous politicians who wear their religions on their sleeves - about "family values." But you never see them suggesting that such values...
Posted on August 17, 2004 12:27 PM Comments: 0
Hiiding the failure of charter shcools
Excerpt: Education > Nation's Charter Schools Lagging Behind, U.S. Test Scores Reveal" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/17/education/17charter.html?hp">The New York Times > Education > Nation's Charter Schools Lagging Behind, U.S. Test Scores Reveal There are two huge elements to this story: 1 - Kids in...
Posted on August 17, 2004 06:05 AM Comments: 0
Stupid? Or simply not serious?
Excerpt: Opinion > Sidestepping Reform at the C.I.A." href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/11/opinion/11wed1.html?hp">The New York Times > Opinion > Sidestepping Reform at the C.I.A. The Bush nomination of Porter Goss is so grossly stupid it makes me wonder whether the White House really takes...
Posted on August 11, 2004 04:04 AM Comments: 0
Dean deserves an apology
Excerpt: 'New' terror info really old 2 + 2 =? Hey - here;s what Howard Dean said Sunday: "I am concerned that every time something happens that's not good for President Bush, he plays this trump card, which is terrorism,'' Dean...
Posted on August 3, 2004 08:25 AM Comments: 0
Howl on! Or - fighting the BIG LIE
Excerpt: Russert knows the issue is fake. He also knows that he can't say so Have we mentioned "The Daily Howler" before? I don't know, but they are doing a hell of a job of watching the media and the campaign...
Posted on August 3, 2004 05:53 AM Comments: 0
Strong and Wrong
Excerpt: Peace Is Not On-Message This, too, falls into the category of "I didn't want to hear this," but I had better pay attention. Jonathan Schell argues the case that Kerry's position on the war in Iraq is political pandering which...
Posted on August 2, 2004 09:28 AM Comments: 0
Ouch! What we don't want to hear
Excerpt: Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: All the Pretty Words" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/02/opinion/02herbert.html?hp">The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: All the Pretty Words Bob Herbert does an excellent job here of delivering the bad news. It appeals to the realist in...
Posted on August 2, 2004 05:16 AM Comments: 0
Peace is winnning - war is obsolete
Excerpt: Why Kerry Will Win I have a lot of respect for James Carroll, the author of this piece - but when I started to read it I expected more detailed political analysis of the campaign - what I got instead...
Posted on August 1, 2004 05:57 AM Comments: 0
The heart of the matter - black or white
Excerpt: Opinion > Guest Columnist: Breaking the Silence" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/01/opinion/01gates.html?hp">The New York Times > Opinion > Guest Columnist: Breaking the Silence Great column - but the best part of it is a quote that I somehow missed from Obama's speech at...
Posted on August 1, 2004 05:24 AM Comments: 0



















































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