Read It And Weep

Read It And Weep Fester at Newhoggers links to a set of right-wing bloggers’ predictions for 2003. It’s pretty stunning. For instance: If we go into Iraq, how many casualties do you expect to see (on the side of the US and our allies) John Hawkins: “Probably 300 or less” Charles Johnson:”Very few” Henry Hanks:… Read more »

Cancel The F-22

Cancel The F-22 Yesterday, Barack Obama repeated his threat to veto the defense authorization bill if it contains money to buy more F-22 fighter jets. He’s absolutely right. I hope he prevails over the various Senators who are trying to put the money back in. For one thing, it’s not clear that our biggest need… Read more »

First, I’m going to Rwanda this weekend, on vacation. I’m looking forward to it immensely, especially since I discovered that the Bare-Faced Go-Away Bird, which topped my list of Best Bird Names Ever nearly five years ago, lives there. (And did you know that the name ‘Watusi’ comes from the Tutsi? I didn’t.) If anyone… Read more »

The Wrong Way To Use Antibiotics

The Wrong Way To Use Antibiotics Good news from the NYT: “The Obama administration announced Monday that it would seek to ban many routine uses of antibiotics in farm animals in hopes of reducing the spread of dangerous bacteria in humans. In written testimony to the House Rules Committee, Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, principal deputy commissioner… Read more »

Barack Obama: Surprise The World Again

Barack Obama: Surprise The World Again From the NYT: “President Obama is facing new pressure to reverse himself and to ramp up investigations into the Bush-era security programs, despite the political risks. Leading Democrats on Sunday demanded investigations of how a highly classified counterterrorism program was kept secret from the Congressional leadership on the orders… Read more »