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A Night at the Oscars: ‘The Departed’ Does It for Scorsese

Martin Scorsese scored his long awaited Oscar tonight for his film his mob epic ‘The Departed’. Scorsese, “who arguably had been the greatest living American filmmaker without an Oscar, said in accepting the award, “Could you double-check the envelope?” Righting one of Hollywood’s biggest oversights, the Academy Awards bestowed Martin Scorsese with a best-directing Oscar […]

And The Oscar Goes To: ‘An Inconvenient Truth’!

Congratulations to Al Gore and director Davis Guggenheim for their win tonight at the Oscars for ‘An Inconvenient Truth’! Accepting the Oscar, Gore said, “My fellow Americans, people all over the world — we need to solve the climate crisis. It’s not a political issue. It’s a moral issue. We have everything we need to […]

Our Covert Government at Work

Seymour Hersh fills us in on all the details of the Bush administration’s “redirection” of foreign policy in a new article in the New Yorker. It’s a must read. Hersh says, “In the past few months, as the situation in Iraq has deteriorated, the Bush Administration, in both its public diplomacy and its covert operations, […]

In Big Buyout, Texas Utility to Limit New Coal Plants

It appears there’s an environmental victory in the offing for the proposed coal plants deal involving Texas utility, TXU Corporation. On Wednesday, I reported here that John Kerry issued a statement about his plan to introduce legislation that would prevent outdated coal-fired power plants from being built, and the efforts under way from environmental groups […]

Al Gore’s Rock Star Vibe and What that Means for ’08

Al Gore has certainly got it going on these days, and tonight if his film “An Inconvenient Truth” wins the Oscar, Gore’s stock, as perhaps the “Coolest Ex-Vice President Ever” may rise yet again. The WaPo takes a look at the “What a year it has been for Al Gore and his little indie film,” […]

Late Night Blues: The Healer

Time for a little late night blues here at the Dem Daily. Browsing You Tube, I ran across the gem from John Lee Hooker and Carlos Santana: The Healer… Enjoy!