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    The Numbers Don't Lie -- The Bush Strategy is Not Working

    . Today Josh had posted this thread over in the Cafe: Bush's Goldilocks Moment: Terror Just Right How timely. Here's a report that was released today during a press conference with Senator Harry Reid. Everyone may find the following information...
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    Hot Flash! Iraq War Unnecessary!

    We know now that "Regime Change" is the only reason yet articulated that still stands in the Bush reason-of-the-week for invading Iraq. We know that Saddam was a tyrant and the world is better off without him in charge in...

    David Broder, Getting it Wrong Again

    From his column in today's Post: "In the primary, Lamont found his most prominent support on the far-left flank of the Democratic Party. His organization was a hand-me-down from the Howard Dean presidential campaign, bolstered by a blizzard of Internet...

    Which Iraq?

    This past weekend's Washington Post Book World contains reviews of two books on Iraq. I am struck by contrasting accounts of the relationship between Sunni and Shia Iraqis prior to the war in these two reviews. One review is of...
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    Who are you?

    In one of his posts yesterday at TAPPED, Matt discussed a sort of generation gap between his and Ed Kilgore's views that he thinks resulted from the series of events that first attracted each to the political arena.  It was a very perceptive, thought-provoking...

    Time Person of the Year

    If I had a vote for Time magazine Person of the Year and they picked the winner today, I would vote for Al Gore. Call it "Revenge of the Nerd" or whatever you want. Our times demand serious people who...
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    Judge Nixes NSA Secret Status???

    . Yes ... You have read the title correctly. Judge Nixes NSA Secret Status... Case against the government spying program will proceed and continue in ‘open’ court. I'm quite sure that the Hamdan vs Rummy [pdf] Gitmo dentainee ruling did...
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    Vent Your Spleen on Off-Topic Subjects to OGD Here

    . Hello: I have decided to set up this personal area for those at TPMC who have something to say to me that does not fit within the relevancy of a specific discussion thread. I'll be checking in frequently to...

    Sound-bite version of Bush Administration policy on North Korean nukes

    "Let's demonstrate our toughness by refusing to talk to them, say out loud as though we really, really mean it (but not to the North Koreans, of course) that we mean business about them not making nukes, hold our nose,...

    The Fog of War, the book

    I am just finishing up the book The Fog of War: Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara. Including excerpts from documents declassified during the 1990s and earlier this decade, it was edited and written by James G. Blight...

    The Spinning of Lieberman-Lamont

    Steven Clemons http://www.thewashingtonnote.com/ has a piece at his site noting a July 6 LA Times lead editorial headlined "Purging Antiwar Democrats". He titles his entry "Purging Pro-Iraq War Democrats" and says: "First of all, editorialists should stop referring to everyone...
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    Joining the Military is a Career Option for Any Child?

    . Joining the military is a career option for any child. Those are not my words. They are the words of Virginia Schumacher, a retired teacher and manager at the History Center in Ithaca, N.Y., who wrote one of the...

    Using the "N" Word on National Security

    The Republican strategy for trying to hold the Congress seems transparent enough: repeat, as often as possible, the words "Democrats cut and run" as often as possible. Versions of this strategy have worked before. It could work again. Rather than...

    The Arrogance of Power, by Senator J. William Fulbright

    The Arrogance of Power by Senator J. William Fulbright Written in 1966 by former Arkansas Senator, Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Vietnam War and US foreign policy critic J. William Fulbright, I came upon this treasure because...

    Some Numbers from Virginia Senate primary

    Well, well. The case for James Webb as Virginia's Democratic Senate nominee to oppose George Allen was that he supposedly would have greater appeal outside of predominantly Democratic northern Virginia (DC suburbs) than his opponent, Harris Miller. Mark Warner had...

    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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