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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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    eavesdropping and the "new technology" riddle: an hypothesis

    Josh has linked to a variety of tech/sigint/spook sites mulling the interface of technology, tradecraft, and gumshoe lore seeking an explanation for the strange decision by the administration to eschew the legal route to sigint for a darker and more...
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    A Life Change

    I needed a job, partly because my health insurance is terrible because as a private person, the fact that I had breast cancer 7 years ago counts against me so much that I simply HAD to be in a group. ...
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    Stop the Presses! We Have the Wrong President

    A computer expert has testified http://www.iwilltryit.com/fixed1.htmthat he was asked to, and did produce software that allowed hacking into voting computers in Ohio which would flip the vote from say, 49 - 51 to the opposite.  He also said it was untraceable. ...
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    The Bridge to Nowhere Ammendment

    Vote Summary By Senator Name         By Home StateGrouped By Vote PositionYEAs ---15Allard (R-CO)Allen (R-VA)Bayh (D-IN)Burr (R-NC)Coburn (R-OK)Conrad (D-ND)DeMint (R-SC)DeWine (R-OH)Feingold (D-WI)Graham (R-SC)Kyl (R-AZ)Landrieu (D-LA)Sessions (R-AL)Sununu (R-NH)Vitter (R-LA)NAYs ---82Akaka (D-HI)Alexander (R-TN)Baucus (D-MT)Bennett (R-UT)Biden (D-DE)Bingaman (D-NM)Bond (R-MO)Boxer (D-CA)Brownback (R-KS)Bunning (R-KY)Burns (R-MT)Byrd (D-WV)Cantwell...
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    President Bush: "Who me?"

    What do you think of this from today's New York Daily News?http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/357107p-304312c.htmlSome are using this story to go after Bush's and McClelland's statements about Rove, Libby, and leakers in general.   Horrors!  This proves that they must be disengenuous! My take on it is...
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    Let's Look at Bankruptcy

    Well, for starters, I didn't used to feel sympathy for them, but then my best friend, one of the smartest people I know confided in me that she was $50,000 in debt to credit card companies.  I couldn't believe it! ...
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    Practice What We Preach

    Many of us made much of Karen Hughes' blunders in Saudi Arabia and Turkey.  Her unstated theme was, "If you just really knew us you would like us so much.  We have all the answers, and so you should try...
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    HELP!

    The ad by Patty Wetterling that bops from one view to another is so distracting that I wouldn't vote for her no matter what!  Please!  Stop that ad and don't put any more like that!  I can't read unless I...
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    As If We Needed Any More Bad News...

    For an administration that views every problem as one that can be managed with spin; with the right public relations ploy, Karen Hughes is a no-brainer (pun intended).This is a woman who "feminized" Bush -- taught him to always say...
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    What About the Next Emergency?

    I buy produce, meat, poultry, seafood, etc as I eat it.  I don't have a freezer full of stuff.  I did buy a whole bunch of water containers last winter, but they froze and leaked all over my garage floor.So,...
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    Where is the Coverage?

    I mean,  I care about those who have suffered from mother nature.  After all, YOU CAN'T FOOL MOTHER NATURE, can you?But let's face it -- you can only review the same footage 1000 times before it gets, well... old!So, why...

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