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    Arthur of the Roundish Table: The Virgin

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    Obama: "Americans should have the choice of a public health insurance option operating alongside private plans." (re-posted)

       Which way will Congress go?I've re-posted this due to the previous posting having been dropped from the queue.WASHINGTON - Laying out in the clearest terms yet what he wants in a healthcare overhaul, President Obama told Congress yesterday that...
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    Yahwists, help me out here...what is it about the sight of hair that drives your boy to spitting and smiting?

    I was considering Emma's timely and well-put remarks regarding western womens' problematic encounters with customs of mandatory head-covering in Muslim states. We concentrate, of course, on the several and variegated mandates of female modesty that always include the covering of...
    Barth's picture

    The Speech

    There is much more to say about this important moment and, when I have a few minutes this weekend I will try to present a few here to see what others think, but I did have time to throw this...
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    This picture irritates me

    Whoever in the State Department that is advising Hillary and Nancy on how to cover their heads on visits to Muslim countries should be fired. It is not like we do not have hats in our own style that...
    Joe Wood's picture

    A New Beginning: How Fair Minded Words Can Disarm

    One speech cannot turn the tide.  Maybe if you are Dick Cheney, that is true.   I know there are many -- Muslim and non-Muslim -- who question whether we can forge this new beginning.  Some are eager to stoke...
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    At Least They Could have gotten the Weather Report Right

    I awaken to National Public Radio as the least possible evil.  It beats buzz, buzz, buzz, and every other radio station I can get where I live would be pretty much intolerable.  Caveat: I rant at public radio from time...
    Ramona's picture

    Obama's "I Have a Dream" speech

    I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."I have a dream that one...
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    Obama: Strongly believes Americans should have the choice of a new public health insurance plan that would compete against private insurers

       Which way will Congress go?WASHINGTON - Laying out in the clearest terms yet what he wants in a healthcare overhaul, President Obama told Congress yesterday that he strongly believes Americans should have the choice of a new public health...
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    How Obama Can Relate To The Potential Islamic Extremist

    Obama will tomorrow give a highly anticipated and formerly promised speech to the Muslim world, from one of its capitals. It is pointless no doubt to predict what words he may choose, and fairly obvious to the learned eye what...
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    DEVOLUTION, Updated

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    The Best Quiz America Ever Saw. Ever.

    Nationalism. It irritates the hell outta me, and I think it's pretty much the most destructive force left on the Earth. However. I also recognize the argument that different nations and their citizens can have somewhat different national characteristics....
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    Northern Exposure

    Some harsh words were said all round during the past week: about the South and  about Southerners, about those who - whether ancestrally or personally -- have been hurt in the past by an evolving, but still flawed southern...

    More information on AP's battle against "misappropriation" (but not much additional clarity)

    Recently, the Associated Press announced that they were going to war against "misappropriation" of their content.  AP Chairman Dean Singleton made the drama-queenish declaration: ""We can no longer stand by and watch others walk off with our work under misguided...
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    Language

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    Finally! Olbermann Calls For Quarantine of Assasination Promoting Fox News

    Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy So what to do? Your boycotts mean little. Since you are already here you are not watching Fox News Channel. Advertiser boycotts are also of limited value,...

    Locations of Iraq Abuse (1st draft)

    When abuse in Iraq is discussed, it has become almost standard practice to call it "Abu Ghraib abuse" and seldom (if ever) is it referred to as what it often was: torture.  Based on conventional wisdom, torture is something that...
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    Republican Inbreeding

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    Some good news from Washington -- Max Baucus in Trouble with his Constituents over his Treatment of Single Payer Advocates!

      Here is something that just might help to lift our spirits over here in TPM-Land:  Max Baucus sent his staff to hear his constituents, and they got an earful!   Five separate accounts of the meetings, published in four different...
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    The New Math: So Simple, that Only a Child can Do it.

    Apologies to Tom Lehrer for the Header.I sent myself on a fool's errand this morning: to write down a mathematical formula which would encapsulate the degree of satisfaction I might reasonably feel with the Obama administration at any time during...
    oleeb's picture

    Who Killed Dr. Tiller?

    A doctor was assassinated today in Wichita, KS by a religious fanatic and cold blooded killer.  His name was Dr. George Tiller.  But who killed Dr. Tiller?  Was it the gunman alone?  Hardly. Ever since the Roe v Wade decision...
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    CHENEY and the Five Stages of Grief

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    Barth's picture

    Appellate judging

    I once had a job which required me, from time to time, to speak on the record to newspaper reporters and their supposed equivalents in the broadcast media. The people who were responsible for my office's relations with the same...
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    Voices in the Wilderness

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