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Fred Fielding replaces Harriet Miers


Not that anyone could ever replace Our Harriet, of course.

Fred Fielding is an old hand--Nixon, Reagan, Bush-Cheney transition team--but it doesn't look like he's left many fingerprints.

Although it is curious that this Fielding looks like exactly the kind of Father-figure insider whose wise counsel Bush so vehemently rejected in the already forgotten Iraq Studly Group.

I guess this means that:

1. Bush thinks he's in deep shit, legally. Read more about Fred Fielding replaces Harriet Miers

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How are the accommodations?

Even if you put Ken Starr's jism hunt aside, Bill Clinton's legacy is vexing.

Was his centrism constructive pragmatism or a damnable sell-out?

Is compromise the proper way to operate in a checks-and-balances democracy, or does it leave us compromised? Read more about How are the accommodations?

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Feature: Daily SCLM Misogyny


There are a lot of regular blogosphere "features" out there already, more than I can easily name. There's the Daily Wanker, or best demonstration of what makes winger "logic" the joke it is. There's the Five O'Clock NewsDump, when some embarrassing detail of Republican malfeasance is swept under the rug by our Famously Free Press. I now propose it's time we bring back and Oldie but Goodie; one that has a special relevance in this new year. Read more about Feature: Daily SCLM Misogyny

Science for Republicans!

This really is huge: Scientists are mapping dark matter:

One of the greatest mysteries of the universe is about to be unravelled with the first detailed, three-dimensional map of dark matter - the invisible material that makes up most of the cosmos.

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David and Goliath: Spocko Strikes a Blow

I know at least of few of you have been following this battle. Here's the money quote:

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Surge Protector: Everything Old is New Again


Meet the New Boss. Seasoned Vet's take on rearranging the Sundeck Chairs in the Green Zone:

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MegaMedia Reform Blowout

Get to this if you can. Looks like real fun. Congresscritters, real live Movie Stars, journalists and journamalists, activists. Media reform is one of my top issues, and I'm sorry I won't be able to go, even as I'm glad this isn't happening in the Beltway. Read more about MegaMedia Reform Blowout

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Krugman Jewel of the Day

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Wild West Coming to a Close in Iraq


Or at least, we hope so. It's interesting, but not surprising, they feel the need to apply this to embeds as well as contractors.
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Have you stopped beating your wife yet?

So, out of left-field, a Fox-news watching software engineer I work with says: "Can I ask you a political question? How do you feel about the money the US gives to the UN being used to support terrorists?" Read more about Have you stopped beating your wife yet?

Taking Back the Language

Okay, we all know that the word surge Bush has been using for "escalation" is never to pass our lips, right? Unless we're talking about natural forces like those which accompany hurricanes. The escalation is not a natural force. Read more about Taking Back the Language

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Stay with me here: We Can't leave Iraq because of the Clenis

I'm so mad at my dad.

We have an iron-clad rule about not talking politics, and I sorta slipped and invoked Al Gore by repeating Atrios' joke. I said, "I just talked to my brother (in Stamford, CT). He said it was 70 degrees. Damn you, Al Gore." Read more about Stay with me here: We Can't leave Iraq because of the Clenis

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Yet another authoritarian pedophile (though not yet in rehab)

This one's a neo-Nazi. But he's not into teen pages; he's into little girls. Southern Poverty Law Center:

Kevin Alfred Strom, a major American neo-Nazi leader for almost 20 years, was arrested by federal agents in Virginia Thursday night and charged with possession of child pornography and witness tampering.

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Mesmerized by Nancy's Eyes

Bob "Ol' Crankypants" Schieffer grilled Madame Speaker Pelosi relentlessy asking her what the Dems are prepared to DO to stop Bush's Bullshit Surge. The Dems have come up with a clever answer:

"If the president chooses to escalate the war, in his budget request, we want to see a distinction between what is there to support the troops who are there now," she said in an exclusive interview on Face The Nation.


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