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John Kerry Attacks Bush Over Iraq Policies

The L.A. Times reports on John Kerry’s speech to the Pacific Council yesterday here in Los Angeles. As I reported here earlier today, a group of bloggers from the L.A. area also attended the speech. (David McNew / Getty Images – cropped) Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) harshly criticized the Bush administration for “disdaining diplomacy” in […]

Kennedy Speech Kicks Off 2006 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention

Kicking off the Massachusetts Democratic State Convention on Friday, Senator Ted Kennedy declared his vote against the Iraqi war “the best vote I’ve cast in the United States Senate.” “My vote against this misbegotten war is the best vote I have cast in the United States Senate since I was elected in 1962,” Kennedy told […]

The New Bush?

The Washington Post, having abandoned its investigative journalism of the Nixon years for its current policy of sucking up to the Bush Administration, claims Bush is suddenly open to different opinions. Others signs point to this being the same George Bush who totally lacks any intellectual curiosity and sees little need to consider views which […]

September 11: A Big Laugh For the Bushes

If it wasn’t such a tragic day, I’d say this has the makings of a sit-com. Someone over at Democratic Underground dug up a Ladies Home Journal with Peggy Noonan interviewing George and Laura Bush about how they spent September 11. While the rest of us were in shock, and most comedians took time off […]

The John Kerry Bloogers Meeting in Los Angeles

Yes… there’s a typo in the title… and, no it’s not my mistake: Yesterday, a group of Los Angeles area bloggers got together with John Kerry in Century City for an informal, off the record chat after the speech he delivered to the Pacific Council. As we made our way from the speech to the […]

Conservatives Against Intelligent Design Revisited

Back in December I had a post entitled Conservatives Against Intelligent Design noting that not all conservatives buy this crap. Apparently this was found on a google search and a comment was added just today noting the development of a web site by this name. This is from their home page: Conservatives Against Intelligent Design […]

John Kerry: Tell Your Senators – Support Senate Joint Resolution 36 to Bring our Combat Troops Home in 2006

Yesterday, after attending a speech that John Kerry delivered to the Pacific Council in Los Angeles, Kerry sat down with a group of L.A. bloggers and discussed a myriad of issues (off the record), including Iraq. During the conversation, he noted that was renewing his push for his call to withdraw our troops from Iraq. […]

Justice Department Wants Companies to Keep Web Usage Records

Big Brother wants to know where you’re surfing… The Justice Department is asking Internet companies to keep records on the Web-surfing activities of their customers to aid law enforcement, and may propose legislation to force them to do so. The director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Robert S. Mueller III, and Attorney General Alberto […]