Shakespeare’s Sister


Farewell….Well, Bush gave a speech tonight (Think Progress has the full transcript here). In case you don?t feel like reading the whole thing, here?s a summary: Good evening?landmark day in the history of liberty?democracy at the heart of the Middle East?I know many Americans have questions about the cost and direction of this war (but… Read more »

Dr. Demento

Dr. Demento….This story is just outrageous. A gynecologist has been convicted of two counts of rape and two counts of indecent liberties, and faces up to 23 years in prison, after he (and possibly his twin) abused what may be hundreds of women. On Friday, eight women sued the Washington State Health Department, alleging that… Read more »

Worrisome Pattern

Worrisome Pattern….The WaPo reminds us that the Times? revelation of the Bushies? secret spy program is only the latest in a troubling trend. Since October, news accounts have disclosed a burgeoning Pentagon campaign for “detecting, identifying and engaging” internal enemies that included a database with information on peace protesters. A debate has roiled over the… Read more »

Discussion Question

Discussion Question….With Kevin?s recent defense of the media against constant criticism (and little praise) in mind, I won?t abuse the platform he?s graciously granted me to tear the Gray Lady a new a-hole for sitting on the domestic spying program story for over a year. [The Times] said the White House had asked the paper… Read more »

Bob Barr?s on Bush?s Case

Bob Barr?s on Bush?s Case….Ouch. Former Rep. Bob Barr (R-GA) was on CNN yesterday, debating Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) on the merits of the secret domestic spying program, and he is not pleased: ?Well, the fact of the matter is that the Constitution is the Constitution, and I took an oath to abide by it…. Read more »