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Barnyard Politics

"Education -- if you make the most of it and you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well," said Kerry, a Massachusetts Democrat. "If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq."

To quote our whimsical Secretary of Defense, "Oh, Henny-Penny, the sky is falling!" Somebody told the truth. It's too bad Kerry left out the punch line: "Just ask President Bush." Read below the fold...

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Horror Show

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homecoming2Best Halloween viewing to commemorate the deaths of 103 Americans in Iraq during October 2006? Read below the fold...

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Owl Pellets of Progress

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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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Whole Lott of Stereotypin' Goin' On

So the House passed the latest reversal of the Magna Carta without a sweat, aiming their usual transparently false accusations of "coddling" at those who saw the Act for what it is--an attack on American ideals, the Constitution, and a big fuck-you to the rest of the world just guaranteed to do bin Laden's propaganda work for him. Read below the fold...

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Today's the Day!

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That Ritter and McGovern come to Philly. If you live in the Philadelphia area or within a few hours drive, be there! I'mplanning on asking if they have any ideas on Israel and Lebanon, too.

Many people have made up their minds on Iraq, but many more still have nagging questions about how we became embroiled in this contest of atrocities that has become our occupation of Iraq. The conflicting positions taken by various factions inside and outside the US have generated confusion and malaise. Read below the fold...

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Ritter and McGovern in Philly--Be There!

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As I said, I'm running this a couple times before Saturday for maximum exposure. My husband, our friends, and many fine grassroots organizing folks have worked hard to make this happen, and it promises to be wonderful. If you live in the Philly area or within a few hours drive, get there! Read below the fold...

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Forum on Iraq

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I'm going to run this a couple times before next Saturday for maximum exposure. My husband, our friends, and many fine grassroots organizing folks have worked hard to make this happen, and it promises to be wonderful. If you live in the Philly area or within a few hours drive, get there! Read below the fold...

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Two Nations Divided By A Common Enemy

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View Peter Turnley's photo essay, "THE BEREAVED, Mourning the Dead, in America and Iraq", recently published in Harper's, here.

Pray for peace. Read below the fold...

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Midland's Finest

And you thought George Bush was the only one they had to brag about. Turns out Steven D. Read below the fold...

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Tomorrow Belongs To Me

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Don't say you weren't warned...
Like, countless times...
Over decades.

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Bob Fosse and Christopher Isherwood Read below the fold...

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Clean Air, Clear Skies

shell-gameOn September 18, 2001, Christie Whitman's EPA gave us the news:
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The Running of the Bullshit

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bullfightThe big strong men in Connecticut have collapsed with relief after successfully fending off a vote to hold Catholic hospitals, which receive state and federal monies through insurance and other channels, accountable for providing rape victims access to birth control. Read below the fold...

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The Venerable Double Standard

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