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Hillary Clinton Nails Bush Administration on the NCLB Racket

With the Bush administration, everything is a racket, as they labor to bring in Republican firms to privatize government agencies and programs. Think FEMA. Think Halliburton. Now, think about all those offers for “free tutoring” that kids in public schools get from private companies. In New Hampshire on Friday, Hillary Clinton “criticized the Bush administration […]

Building a Better B List

The discussion on blogrolling and building a better B-List of blogs has surfaced again. I stayed out out the earlier round, where Atrios and other A-List blogs purged there blogrolls, but I do think the discussion is worthy of note. As a blogger and an internet based small business owner, I fully understand the value […]

New Books: Tom Bissell, Take a Bow.

I recently finished a book called God Lives in St. Petersburg by Tom Bissell. For someone of my age (early fifties) it can be a little annoying to encounter members of the younger generation (thirty-something generation X, Y or whatever) with superior insight. At the same time it’s great to know that the younger folks, […]

Some Never Tire of Hyping Bush’s War

In the blogosphere, some conservative bloggers never tire of hyping Bush’s war. In fact, Jules Crittenden, conservative columnist for the Boston Herald is so enamored with it, that he’s re-living his embed days from ’03 on his blog. Iraq March 2007, is not Iraq, March 2003.

Chatting With John and Teresa Heinz Kerry about ‘This Moment On Earth’

John and Teresa Heinz Kerry have been busy, busy, busy the past few days promoting their new environmental book, ‘This Moment On Earth,’ and included in their interviews was a great little chat with Amanda Griscom Little of Grist. Little starts out her interview with a nice little quip about how John and Teresa met, […]

“OOPS!” More on the End of a Bush Crony Nomination

Priceless humor on a fitting end to a Bush crony nomination… When the Bush administration pulled Sam Fox’s nomination two days ago, Fox got what he deserved! As John Kerry said in his statement about the withdrawal, “Sam Fox had every opportunity to disavow the politics of personal destruction and to embrace the truth. He […]

Justice Firings and the ’08 Vote

Are the justice firings tied to the ’08 vote? It’s certainly looking that way. Yesterday Ginny posted here about the OP/ED by “Joseph D. Rich, chief of the voting section in the Justice Department’s civil rights division from 1999 to 2005,” in which Rich says, “As the 2008 elections approach, it is critical to have […]

Words to Debate Iraq By

This morning evokes thoughts of our 34th President, Dwight David Eisenhower. He died on this day, March 28, 1969, thirty-eight years ago. Not much of an anniversary, but in this time of Bush, Cheney, Rove and Gonzales, the man everybody called Ike is more and more a reminder of a lost American decency. I met […]