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Owl Pellets of Progress


Remember the howls of derision that greeted The Lancet's now 2-year old report of 100,000 civilian deaths in Iraq? Well, the study has been updated, so prepare for the screech owls of denial to tune up for a mass hoot: Read below the fold...

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Government Successfully Encouraging Kids to Do Drugs

Your tax dollars at work:

The effectiveness of government-produced ads in curtailing drug use has long been a matter of debate. At the start of its media campaign in 1998, the ONDCP hired Westat, a firm that specializes in research for government, to gauge whether the advertisements were decreasing drug use among youth. Westat analyzed parents' and teenagers' responses to the ads and concluded that the messages did not lead young people to disapprove of drug use. In fact, researchers concluded the opposite, finding that in some cases the ads increased first-time marijuana use.

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Closet Cases

Look, I understand that some people just can't bring themselves to do it. 17% or so are happy in that closet, and who am I to judge, except to say that happiness isn't found there. But this is just ridiculous:

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Choice Quotes


Palmer, who shares a townhouse with Hastert when they are in town, is more powerful than all but a few House members. Members know that he speaks for Hastert. Read below the fold...
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Daily Iraq News

US casualties rising to near record levels:

The number of U.S troops wounded in Iraq has surged to its highest monthly level in nearly two years as American GIs fight block-by-block in Baghdad to try to check a spiral of sectarian violence that U.S. commanders warn could lead to civil war.

Spin! Spin my pretties!

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Fundamental Views of Global Warming

In a segment of Moyers on America, Bill Moyers takes a look at evangelicals who differ from The Party Line on the subject of global warming in a series titled Is God Green?: Read below the fold...

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It's the Liberal Mojo, Stupid!


Dinesh D'Souza
Is a wanker and a loozah.

D'Souza reminds me of another whiffle ball philosopher.

According to a number of Deep Thinkers in America it's the Liberals who are to blame for a World of Weeping, Woe and War, even while the Republicans control the three branches of the United States' Government. Read below the fold...

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Sometimes ...

Obi-Wan is right, and what's true depends on where you stand as much as who's talking.

Look, people -- Bobby and Jack Kennedy sold out on the Freedom Riders, dealing with the governor of the state of Mississippi: his police would usher them straight thru bus stations into paddy wagons, with no violence, and the President and DOJ wouldn't send federal troops in. Read below the fold...

Great moments in Republican leadership from Denny the Hutt


In a statement today, Kolbe, the only openly gay Republican in Congress, said he passed on the youth's complaint to Foley's office and the clerk of the House after the page, whom he had sponsored, contacted his office in 2000 or 2001.

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Ralston Speaks

"Susan B. Ralston submitted her resignation to avoid causing political damage to President Bush a month before the midterm elections, officials said. 'She did not want to be a distraction to the White House at this important time,' said White House spokeswoman Dana Perino.

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The Definition of "Making It"

Forget cushy consulting jobs. Who cares about front page links at top blogs. Whatever when it comes to beating a major newspaper to breaking a story. Phila has arrived.

I am so jealous. Sob, it's even in French! I guess I'm just not trying hard enough. Read below the fold...

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Dixie Whistler

Tom is one of the Good Guys, and he's got a new book out you should buy. I've written about his work before, and I continue to find it a useful way to think about what can be done, what should be done, and what is worth talking about as we form strategy. Read below the fold...

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WTF: Insurgent Noodle Edition

Well, I guess you have to give them points for being creative:

BEIJING, Oct. 10 (Xinhuanet) -- The Iraqi authorities have arrested the contractor in charge of the mess hall at a Numaniyah training base, where up to 400 police officers were poisoned by their evening meal on Sunday. Read below the fold...
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October Surprise: Sex Follies Edition

Look out, Dems. If you're in the book, you're going to find yourself on a lot of TV shows the last week of this month. Read below the fold...

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Google Takes the Tubes


I know, I know, it's all about the money. But this doesn't make me happy:

SAN FRANCISCO - Internet search leader Google is snapping up YouTube for $1.65 billion, brushing aside copyright concerns to seize a starring role in the online video revolution. Read below the fold...


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