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Springsteen: Bring Em Home

Bruce Springsteen and his “Seeger Sessions” Band were on Conan Friday night performing a couple of tunes from the their widely acclaimed Seeger Sessions Tour. With a message aimed at the Bush administration about our troops in Iraq, Springsteen and band performed “Bring Em Home.” Watch it here: Springsteen’s “Bring Em Home” message couldn’t be […]

Watching the Watchers: The New York Times Responds

The need to keep an eye on authority has been considered at least since Plato asked, “Who will watch the watchers?” The media has often been one party to fulfill that role, but let us down following the 9/11 attacks. The New York Times has more recently returned to reporting rather than passing on the […]

Let’s Fight Like Right Wingers Do

If you can’t refute the specific charges, you attack the person. That’s how Daily Kos responds to the recent column by David Brooks (discussed here). I haven’t gone through all their examples, but they very well might be right with their criticism of past things written by David Brooks. I certainly would not have a […]

Oath Betrayed: A Cancer on This Presidency

Andrew Sullivan writes about “Oath Betrayed” for Time. The book shows how doctors have been involved in the abuse of prisoners in Iraq and at Guantánamo: One of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s first instructions for military interrogations outside the Geneva Conventions was that military doctors should be involved in monitoring torture. It was a fateful […]

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Takes on Democracy

I have long been an admirer of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. While many in the blogosphere, left and right, are discussing the validity of his recent Rolling Stone article, I simply applaud his willingness to take on an issue that many prefer not to discuss. It’s not about changing the results of an election long […]

Republicans Playing Politics with Iraq

Bob Herbert writes about how the Republicans are Playing Politics with Iraq: If hell didn’t exist, we’d have to invent it. We’d need a place to send the public officials who are playing politics with the lives of the men and women sent off to fight George W. Bush’s calamitous war in Iraq. The administration […]

Granholm Goes on the Attack

The Detroit Free Press reports that “Granholm goes on the attack.” Gov. Jennifer Granholm’s re-election campaign is launching a more aggressive theme to rally worried supporters and subtly reinforce Democratic claims that Republican challenger Dick DeVos contributed to the loss of Michigan jobs. A new slogan — “Fight Back — Put Michigan First” — is […]

Everyone’s Writing About the Blogs

I think it’s a combination of pack journalism and the lull before the 2006 election gets under way, but it seems everyone is writing about the bloggers. (Kevin Drum notices the same thing). I’ve already noted that David Brooks has a column on Kos, and TNR has been blogging about them the last few days […]