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...
Submitted by MJS on Wed, 01/25/2006 - 3:04pm
Gore Vidal had this to say over at the The Huffington Post:
For what we are now seeing are the obvious characteristics of the West after the fall of Rome: the triumph of religion over reason; the atrophy of education and critical thinking; the integration of religion, the state, and the apparatus of torture--a troika that was for Voltaire the central horror of the pre-Enlightenment world; and the political and economic marginalization of our culture.... Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Wed, 01/25/2006 - 12:57pm
Another SIC heard from. Dana Milbank, via the Amazin' Froomkin (who is back!).
And Milbank writes: "On the Mall at Seventh Street, tens of thousands of antiabortion activists were listening to the Rev. James Nesbit, whose invocation was so passionate that his voice cracked and warbled as he delivered the jeremiad. Read below the fold...
Submitted by shystee on Wed, 01/25/2006 - 11:38am
In case you hadn't heard, the WaPo is hosting an online chat today featuring, among others, Prof. Instacracker and Firedoglake's Jeanne D'Blog, Jane Hamsher.
Guns will be drawn starting at 1 pm EST. Submit your questions in advance and watch them get ignored. Here's mine:
Question for Jim Brady: Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Tue, 01/24/2006 - 11:17pm
Submitted by leah on Tue, 01/24/2006 - 6:46pm
The Judiciary Committee will vote out the Alito nomination today. I expect that no Democrat will vote to affirm Judge Alito. However, the Republicans will all vote in the affirmative, and his nomination will proceed to the floor of the Senate.
In fact, the AP has just confirmed that is exactly what has happened. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Tue, 01/24/2006 - 1:23pm
Submitted by lambert on Tue, 01/24/2006 - 1:09pm
The closed doors that Republicans work behind, that is. WaPo:
House and Senate GOP negotiators, meeting behind closed doors last month to complete a major budget-cutting bill, agreed on a change to Senate-passed Medicare legislation that would save the health insurance industry $22 billion over the next decade, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. Read below the fold...
Submitted by chicago dyke on Tue, 01/24/2006 - 9:02am
Here's all you really need to know:
"billions of us will die and the few breeding pairs of people that survive will be in the Arctic where the climate remains tolerable" Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Mon, 01/23/2006 - 11:09pm
Submitted by lambert on Mon, 01/23/2006 - 10:51pm
Submitted by lambert on Mon, 01/23/2006 - 10:01pm
So, touching displays of fealty at yet another another tickets-only speech by George I. Yawn. I just don't have the energy to pull apart the lies, and it's the same old, same old anyhow.
Say, anyone get a good look at His back? Read below the fold...
Submitted by shystee on Mon, 01/23/2006 - 7:30pm
Full disclosure: I am not a Kabbalist. No disrespect intended towards those who are. I did spend some time with Madonna, but we weren't exactly meditating, if you know what I mean.
Although I agree almost completely with Daou's analysis, there are a couple of elements for which I would expand the structure: the influence of corporations and the nature of conventional wisdom.
1. Corporate Influence Read below the fold...