Submitted by lambert on Sat, 02/11/2006 - 5:19pm
Submitted by lambert on Sat, 02/11/2006 - 12:10pm
Just pandering to the base... WaPo:
[T]he Society for Personality and Social Psychology, which had a conference last week that showcased several provocative psychological studies about the nature of political belief. Read below the fold...
Submitted by captain nemo (not verified) on Sat, 02/11/2006 - 8:33am
We be bad. Via Chicago Tribune:
The government concluded its "Cyber Storm" wargame Friday, its biggest-ever exercise to test how it would respond to devastating attacks over the Internet from anti-globalization activists, underground hackers and bloggers. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Fri, 02/10/2006 - 10:42pm
Nice catch by WaPo:
That Was Then
"During my stewardship here, I'm going to put everybody under oath when we have testimony, as we do on confirmation hearings."
Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, April 5, 2005
This Is Now
"It is my judgment that it is unnecessary to swear the witness."
Specter, declining to put Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales under oath, Feb. 6, 2006
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Submitted by captain nemo (not verified) on Fri, 02/10/2006 - 4:43pm
Very interesting item my fellow Tennessean Jeffraham Prestonian just noted in a comment thread over at Atrios' place. Via NashvilleIsTalking, a publication with which I am not familiar. But this would be the scoop of the decade (okay, "scoop of mid February" might be more accurate given the rate they've been hitting lately) if they're right: Read below the fold...
Submitted by shystee on Fri, 02/10/2006 - 11:40am
In it [The Great Unraveling], Krugman describes how, just as he was about to send his manuscript to the publishers, he chanced upon a passage in an old history book from the 1950s, about 19th-century diplomacy, that seemed to pinpoint, with eerie accuracy, what is happening in the US now. Eerie, but also perhaps a little embarrassing, really, given the identity of the author. Because it's Henry Kissinger.
- The Guardian UK
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Submitted by leah on Fri, 02/10/2006 - 11:28am
As you have probably heard by now, the AP has published an article claiming that Harry Reid has heretofore undisclosed links to Jack Abramoff. The report is a valient attempt to finally make this scandal and bipartisan one. Read below the fold...
Submitted by chicago dyke on Fri, 02/10/2006 - 10:12am
The denial of a chicken pox vaccine is pretty classic. "Somewhere, there's a dead fetus and a damned mother I need to punish! Let me take it out on this living child." Right.
by Rob Stein, Washington Post
Jan. 30, 2006 Read below the fold...
Submitted by chicago dyke on Fri, 02/10/2006 - 10:05am
Maybe he should try flowers:
by KRISTEN MACK
Copyright 2006 Houston Chronicle
Tom DeLay is adding a personal note to his re-election campaign.
The Sugar Land Republican congressman has sent an eight-page letter to constituents, written in script and asking for their support as he contends with questions about his ties to an indicted lobbyist, an indictment of his own and political challenges from inside and outside his party. Read below the fold...
Submitted by MJS on Fri, 02/10/2006 - 1:28am
Let this little bit of old-fashioned, hardcore American ranting serve as a slingshot to cast the news to those who wish to data mine me until I finally log out for the last time and get spammed into the great computer crash in the sky. My message to the gasbags floating over my tippy-type-terra-firma: go fuck yourselves. Seriously. Find your dicks and stick them (repeatedly) in your own asses. Alberto, are you listening? Donny? Dickster? Karl: you're a special case. I have other nightmares for you. You have all finally given me the proper dose of Tourette's that a grumpy American needs to get the cuss-ball rolling. Into hell. So let's see what your data mining might find here... Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 02/09/2006 - 11:28pm
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 02/09/2006 - 9:49pm
For reasons that will become obvious in a moment, I'm in the market for a free, encrypted email program that is easy to install and use. Maybe the servers should be offshore, too--I hear the European Community has a commitment to privacy that sadly lacking under the outlaw Bush regime. Here's what Consumer Reports has to say: Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 02/09/2006 - 9:30pm
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 02/09/2006 - 9:12pm
But let's let George Deutsch speak for himself:
In the interview, Mr. Deutsch said that Dr. Hansen had partisan ties "all the way up to the top of the Democratic Party," and that he was "using those ties and using his media connections to push an agenda, a worst-case-scenario agenda of global warming." He said that anyone who disagrees with Dr. Hansen "is labeled a censor and is demonized and vilified in the media â€” and the media of course is a willing accomplice here."
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