Politics

CATCHING CROOKS VIA MINDREADING….TalkLeft has

CATCHING CROOKS VIA MINDREADING….TalkLeft has a story today about a guy who has a technique for peering into someone’s thoughts to find out if they’ve committed a crime: A technique called “brain fingerprinting,” which seeks to probe whether a suspect has specific knowledge of a crime, could become a powerful weapon in national security, its… Read more »

SUMMER BLOCKBUSTERS….This is ridiculous. Apparently

SUMMER BLOCKBUSTERS….This is ridiculous. Apparently there’s going to be a movie out this summer called Pirates of the Caribbean and another one called Haunted Mansion. Are they just going to go through the whole list of rides at Disneyland? What’s next, Autopia: The Movie?

OSAMA BIN LADEN STILL ALIVE?….According

OSAMA BIN LADEN STILL ALIVE?….According to an AP dispatch, Osama bin Laden is alive and talking: The Al Jazeera Arab satellite station confirmed it received an audio statement from Osama bin Laden which it said will air later Tuesday. Chief editor Ibrahim Hilal told The Associated Press the 16-minute tape was a message to Iraqis… Read more »

BUSH AND EUROPE….Turkey has asked

BUSH AND EUROPE….Turkey has asked NATO to provide help in case it is attacked in a war with Iraq. France, Belgium and Germany have vetoed the request. George Bush is incredulous: I don’t understand that decision. I am disappointed that France would block NATO from helping a country like Turkey prepare. Those perfidious French, preventing… Read more »

ALAN GREENSPAN DISAPPOINTS THE REPUBLICANS….Paul

ALAN GREENSPAN DISAPPOINTS THE REPUBLICANS….Paul Krugman wondered aloud last week if Alan Greenspan would keep a bit of dignity when he testified before congress today, or whether he would simply confirm that he’s nothing but a shill for the Republican party. Apparently, he decided he’s had enough and rubbished the Bushies’ claim that economic growth… Read more »

EYE OF THE BEHOLDER AND

EYE OF THE BEHOLDER AND ALL THAT….Jesse thinks the Republicans have had a bad week. I dunno, seemed pretty normal to me….

HEALTH INSURANCE AND GENETIC SCREENING….I’ve

HEALTH INSURANCE AND GENETIC SCREENING….I’ve mentioned before my belief that universal single-payer healthcare ? like it or not ? is inevitable due to advances in genetic screening. Basically, the argument is that if people are screened for risk and the results are kept secret from insurance companies, then only the highest risk people will buy… Read more »

ERIC ALTERMAN AND WHAT LIBERAL

ERIC ALTERMAN AND WHAT LIBERAL MEDIA?….I guess it’s interview month at CalPundit. The interview with Josh Marshall last week was fun, so after I finished reading Eric Alterman’s What Liberal Media? I emailed to ask him if he’d do an interview too. He agreed ? probably as compensation for doing some gratis proofreading of his… Read more »