Submitted by lambert on Thu, 01/26/2006 - 10:15pm
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 01/26/2006 - 9:51pm
We--and by we, I mean Leah, who also liveblogged the Scalito hearings--will be liveblogging the hearings on Bush's illegal warrantless surveillance.
Readers! Any suggestions for coverage? Any offers of assistance? Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 01/26/2006 - 9:34pm
The organizers who got Santa Fe to raise the minimum wage from $5.15 to $8.50 have an imporant lesson for us. From the New York Times magazine:
The Moral Argument Carries the Day in Santa Fe Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 01/26/2006 - 8:53pm
At some point, you just have to stop calculating and take a stand. Kerry's site:
â€œI support a filibuster of Judge Alitoâ€™s nomination. Judge Alitoâ€™s confirmation would be an ideological coup on the Supreme Court. We canâ€™t afford to see the Courtâ€™s swing vote, Justice Sandra Day Oâ€™Connor, replaced with a far-right ideologue like Samuel Alito. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 01/26/2006 - 8:44pm
Submitted by tresy on Thu, 01/26/2006 - 7:40pm
In the wake of the Hamas victory in the Occupied Territories, Israel loudly announced that it would have nothing to do with the resulting government. That's interesting, because Hamas owes its very survival in large part to Israel. As Richard Sale accurately reported for UPI (no doubt when the usual media filters were unaccountably offline):
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Submitted by shystee on Thu, 01/26/2006 - 10:55am
From Alert Reader "Big Media" in comments:
Remember Wildeâ€™s comment that â€œthe only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.â€
He also wrote about the importance of being earnest. Yes, yes?
As the Internet makes media congloms get more of their revenue through the net and less through print, cable, radio and broadcast TV, the currency of media companies is shifting.
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Submitted by MJS on Thu, 01/26/2006 - 12:26am
President Bush Thinks Hard About His Special Day
(Jivester News, Lmtd.) Even as many aides on the White House team are busily bracing for the President's State of the Non-Union speech, a few have taken the time to voice their concerns off the record that the Commander in Chief is confused as to the nature of an upcoming national holiday. It seems that George W. Bush is convinced that "President's Day" actually belongs to him, and he is seeking an injuction against any "person or persons" who might have their sites set on making use of that "...very special day. It's my day, mine, and you should just keep your grubby mitts off of it! Just burn a hole in your calendar and kiss the ground when you arrive at the following Tuesday, because I'm locking up 24 hours of that Monday, America, and you can't stop me!" Read below the fold...
Submitted by captain nemo (not verified) on Thu, 01/26/2006 - 12:08am
Interesting piece in the Baltimore Sun today (well, Wednesday; still "today" as I write this albeit just barely.) Note I said it was interesting, not that it was "well written" or that it delved into the deeper issues that this subject is really about:
The Carroll County school system has returned two disputed books to high schools, but the student who led the effort to have them removed maintains that profanity and sexual references have no place in school libraries. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Wed, 01/25/2006 - 11:54pm
Hey, lemme see if I can put out the light by heaving a bottle at it! That way--just call me Marcel--I won't have to get out of bed! Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Wed, 01/25/2006 - 11:12pm
Submitted by lambert on Wed, 01/25/2006 - 10:32pm
Taking this post wholesale from DerekLarsen at Kos 'cause it's good:
Senate Democrats refuse to signal whether or not they will filibuster Alito. They appear to have 41 votes, since Ben Nelson (D-NE) is the only one of 44 Democrats who supports Alito. Jim Jeffords (I-VT) should oppose Alito, and 5 Republicans - Lamar Alexander (TN), Lincoln Chafee (RI) Susan Collins (ME), Olympia Snowe (ME), and Ted Stevens (AK) - are undecided. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Wed, 01/25/2006 - 9:14pm
Today, let's practice our idioms. Nuance can be very important! For example:
||"Divine Right of Kings"
Do you see the distinction? Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Wed, 01/25/2006 - 7:44pm
Submitted by leah on Wed, 01/25/2006 - 4:05pm
Floor debate on the Alito SCOTUS nomination has begun this morning. Republicans and Democrats are to take alternate hours, and the schedule indicates the debate will continue late, until11:00 PM EST. Republicans hope to wind up debate by Friday, with a vote before next week. Read below the fold...