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Dubya’s New Nickname

Luther Keith of The Detorit News asks, “Is George W. Bush the wartime president or the vacation president?”

Teresa Back Campaigning

Heinz Kerry stumps for governor candidate in Sun Valley 08:43 PM MDT on Sunday, August 14, 2005 Associated Press KETCHUM — Jerry Brady, the eastern Idaho newspaper publisher who’s running for governor in 2006, got a little fundraising help from a prominent Sun Valley woman. Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of the former presidential candidate John […]

Senators as Presidential Candidates

It has been noted more times than Kerry supporters want to acknowledge that Governors have been more successful in running for President. While true, I wouldn’t let this be a decisive factor in deciding upon 2008 candidates. One problem with this analysis is that we are dealing with a very small sample size, and each […]

Justice Department Didn’t Trust Rove

Murray Waas of The Villiage Voice has provided some insight into why a special prosecutor was appointed: Justice Department officials made the crucial decision in late 2003 to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the leak of the identity of undercover CIA officer Valerie Plame in large part because investigators had begun to specifically question […]

Harvard to Study Origins of Life

Get ready, Rick Santorum. Here’s something else you can blast Massachusetts for: Harvard jumps into evolution research with new initiative CAMBRIDGE, Mass. –Harvard is joining the long-running debate over the theory of evolution. The school is launching an ambitious research project that will bring together experts from a variety of fields, including astronomy and biology, […]

Memories of Previous Protests

The people gathering with Cindy Sheehan in Crawford to protest against George Bush have reminded me of Tiananman Square. Dick Bell at Democracy Cell Project has been thinking along the same lines and came up with an excellent image to remind us of The Power of One:

War Increases Risk of WMD

There’s yet more evidence that Bush’s invasion of Iraq has placed us at increased risk from WMD, contrary to his pre-war claims. The Washington Post reports on how “U.S. troops raiding a warehouse in the northern city of Mosul uncovered a suspected chemical weapons factory containing 1,500 gallons of chemicals believed destined for attacks on […]

“George Bush killed my grandson”

Editor and Publisher has noted a trend for newspapers to be more willing to report on the anti-war feelings of the families of soldiers killed in Iraq: Papers Increasingly Note Antiwar Views in Covering Funerals of the Fallen By E&P Staff Published: August 14, 2005 11:30 PM ET NEW YORK In a departure from past […]