Friday, January 28, 2005

Welcome to New York

Somehow I missed Emmanuel Goldstein's account of the police sweeps in New York during the RNC. Disturbing.

The Two Faces of Henry Hyde

Read this.

Nutty for Nino

Slate contemplates a Scalia Court.

Thursday, January 27, 2005

The "Stupidest Guy on the Face of the Earth" is Out

Read it here.

Assessing Bush's War on a Noun

In this piece from the New York Review of Books, Thomas Powers analyzes Bush's "war on terror."

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Clarence Thomas Denies His Past

Maureen Dowd explains.

The Earth is Still Not Flat

Ted Turner describes Fox as a propaganda apparatus for the Bush Administration, drawing comparisons to Hitler's propaganda machine.

Global Poll: Bush is Dangerous

A poll conducted by the BBC finds that 58% of people - and 16 out of 21 countries polled - believe Bush's re-election to the White House made the world more dangerous. The survey found that 47% of the 21,953 people questioned now see US influence in the world as largely negative, and view Americans negatively as well. Only three countries - India, Poland and the Philippines - out of 21 polled believed the world was now safer

$4.6 Billion a Month and Counting

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Bush has asked for another $80 billion to pay for the war in Iraq. As the rticle reports, Bush administration officials originally pegged the cost of the Iraq war at $50 billion and assured lawmakers that oil revenues would cover much of that cost. This additional war spending will push the federal deficit to a record $427 billion for fiscal 2005. It would be the third special appropriation for Iraq, following $87 billion in September 2003 and $25 billion approved in May. It is estimated the United States is spending $4.6 billion a month in Iraq.

"We will be drafting your grandchildren."

Wonkette decodes the President's news conference.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Republican Racism

Click on the link above. You will not believe what you're reading. (or maybe you will) A Republican leader arguing that Social Security benefits should be based on race.

No on Gonzales

Sure, it's an uphill battle and the Republicans probably have the votes, but it's important to send a strong message that a guy who approves torture isn't fit to be attorney general, his "confirmation conversion" notwithstanding. Read what armando has to say at Daily Kos and then write your Senator.

Monday, January 24, 2005

Clarence Thomas: "We Don't Need No Stinkin' Precedent"

A partial list of Clarence Thomas' lone dissents and concurring opinions, expressing a willingness to overrule Supreme Court precedent in a variety of contexts.

I Think I'm Going to Be Sick

Time Magazine reports that the two frontrunners to replace Rehnquist as Chief Justice are Tony Scalia and Clarence Thomas.

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