Virginia voter with a time sensitive info request

    Open primary today in Virginia, during which the Dem Senate nominee to oppose George Allen in the fall will be determined. Prior to 5:30 today I am interested in hearing arguments from denizens who have looked into the matter on...

    Niger Yellowcake story revisited by Vanity Fair

    Vanity Fair has published a new article, by Craig Unger, that brings the buried Niger yellowcake story back into the limelight. And the light seems to be shining, once again, on Michael Ledeen, although there still is no proof of...

    Another inconvenient truth...about us.

    I've been feeling a bit down the last few days. It's not because of things going on in my personal life, really, although I do have some stressful things going on right now. No, the reason for my dark mood...
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    Congratulations to Senator Schumer

    Senator Charles Schumer made all the local newscasts in Atlanta tonight. With one soundbite of less than five seconds, he managed to personify the arrogant elitist attitude that is destroying the Democratic Party here and elsewhere.  At a news conference complaining about the...
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    Memorial Day 2006: The Bush Administration and it's Absence of Credibility

    On this Memorial Day after watching Don Rumsfeld and President Bush stand shoulder to shoulder at Arlington Cemetery I could not help but keep thinking about these two very important words.... “Credibility Gap” Last year the following was posted at...

    Frank Rich on Al Gore

    I like Frank Rich. I think he's perceptive and often keeps his eye on the big pictures when other opinion writers don't. But I thought his column this morning on Al Gore got catty at times. He writes: "If this...

    The DaVinci Code

    Just wondering if denizens: i) have come across notably good, concise, and historically balanced and rigorous assessments of key truth claims upon which the theory is based, and the theory itself. ii) have any comments on the book, movie or...
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    Fish or Cut Bait?

    US Senate passes immigration reform bill [JURIST] The US Senate has approved the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006 by a vote of 62-36. Thirty-two of the thirty-six senators voting against the bill were Republicans, including Trent Lott, Rick Santorum,...
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    The Media Under Attack --> Is There Hope for Democracy?

    The relative free pass this administration has gotten from the Corporate Media (notwithstanding their labeling it "Liberal") has allowed massive injustices to go unchallenged. On the other hand, if not for a few whistleblowers and courageous reporters we would be...

    Shameful New Right Wing Smear Campaign Against Jimmy Carter

    CNN is currently broadcasting ads for a campaign to urge Congress to censure former President and Nobel Peace Prize-winning humanitarian Jimmy Carter. Sponsored by the right wing group, Move America Forward (MAF), which has also sponsored several other anti-liberal campaigns,...
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    National Security, the Press and the First Amendment

    Earlier today on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," buried within the rhetoric of the current hot button emotional issue of immigration reform and English as a national language, the gloves truly came off on the issue of the First...
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    Is George Bush our Crazy Uncle?

    A family will go a long way to protect itself from being identified as "dysfuntional." Fathers who beat their wives and children, alcoholic relatives, and crazy uncles are among those whom families, (through denial and false smiles) try to hide...

    Can Labor Standards Improve Under Globalization?

    This is a question that's been on my mind for some time. As it happens, it is also the title of a 2003 book I just finished reading, published by the pro-free trade DC think tank, the Institute for International...

    The Israel Lobby Revisited: Mearshimer and Walt Respond

    As most everyone here at TPM Cafe is probably aware, a little over a month ago there was a controversial paper published in the London Review of Books (LRB). I'm referring, of course, to the Israel Lobby paper, written by...
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    Breaking News! What are we to do?

    TPM friends, we need to have a site for breaking news! I saw this today, and it is going nowhere, but it deserves your attention: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/4/21/75612/7906 I don't know enough about it to write a blog, but I want to...

    Delay Won't Seek Re-election

    Former House Minority Leader Tom Delay will announce tomorrow that he will not be seeking re-election. There is a April 3 New York Times article about the decision. But even more interesting is the Knight Ridder article, published today, which...
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    Surprised? WaPo Blogger and Ex-Bush Administration Aide a Plagiarist?

    This past Thursday Todd Gitlin had posted a piece about The Washington Post’s hiring of RedState.com’s Ben Domenech titled: Washington Post: Craven or Principled?I’d venture a guess to say that the Post was downright derelict in it’s vetting process of...
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    A Call To Action -- A Whistleblower is at risk!

    I just want to draw your attention to an important matter.  An honest whistleblower fingered Diebold In California (so that Diebold was disqualified in the 2004 election for their illegal softwear applications)  He is now charged with 4 felonies (they...
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    Wall Street Wiretaps?

    Hearts are fluttering at DKos and Atrios over the news that a Barron's editorial suggests that Bush's "willful disregard of a law" may be grounds for impeachment and should be thoroughly investigated.Good for Barron's.  But their position shouldn't be surprising considering how many high-stakes international financial...
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    The West Wing debate

    At the beginning of the program, Alan Alda said they should debate like Lincoln.  Why then does this debate sound more like the McLaughlin Group?  Sigh....
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    Another mention of the Espionage Act

    First I must say, it just does my heart good to see these folks in the White House be made to endure a bit of their own type of medicine: From CNN today... But the investigation has taken a toll...
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    Fitzgerald and the Espionage Act?

    This all takes me back to where I posted a comment in Having Plame Withdrawals?  Aug 16, 2005. See: 18 U.S.C. § 641. See: 18 U.S.C. § 793. Now with either one of those hanging over one's head it would...
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    Mutual Fund of America

    And why aren't  the results of government funded research treated as valuably as private intellectual property.  We just give the stuff away.   Personally I don't have a problem with that because I think we all benefit greatly from the free flow...
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    And the answer is....

    The Pew survey has lots of other nuggets that should provide many, many hours of blog discussions beginning with the opening paragraph of the summary:"Both major political parties have a problem with their approach toward religion, in the eyes of...
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    The Fair Tax game begins.

    This is an FYI post.Guess what book is the second bestseller at Amazon.com:  Neal Boortz and John Linder's The Fair Tax, beaten only by the latest Harry Potter.Kind of scary, isn't it.Also today Boortz launched his book tour on Hannity and...

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