By AL GORE Nashville WE, the human species, have arrived at a moment of decision. It is unprecedented and even laughable for us to imagine that we could actually make a conscious choice as a species, but that is nevertheless the challenge that is before us. Our home, Earth, is in danger. What is at [...]
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Transition Terrorism updated VIDEO: Scotland Yard weighs in. One car explodes at an airport in Glasgow*, with two guys arrested, and everyone cries the sky is falling. The Queen is in Scotland today for the inauguration of Scotland’s third Parliament, the first to be under Nationalist minority control. This is what can happen when there [...]
Conservatives Roll Back the Clock on Civil Rights Enforcement Expert guest post by Michael K. Fauntroy There goes The Court. A recent Supreme Court ruling which upheld the unreasonable and unrealistic application of time limits on those who believe they are the victim of pay discrimination is another in a growing list of occurrences which [...]
Got the video above via email, so I’d thought I’d share it. Read the reviews about Fred below, which rl reminded me about, while listening. They’re a perfect compliment to one another. When Fred Thompson made his debut on the presidential stage here this week, he left some Republicans thinking he needs more work before [...]
From Brown to Plessy guest post by Mash Yesterday the United States Supreme Court dealt a severe blow to the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education. In a 5-4 decision Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the following in an opinion joined by Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito (Justice Kennedy cast the [...]
Dear House Democrats bumped Conservatives fear that forcing stations to make equal time for liberal talk radio would slash profits and pressure radio executives to scale back on conservative programming to avoid escalating costs and interference from government regulators. Opponents of the Fairness Doctrine argue that radio stations would suffer financially if forced to air [...]
It’s all over but the redeployment. Petraeus won’t talk about his September testimony, and he won’t talk about the details of the inevitable U.S. withdrawal. But it is clear that he and his aides are preparing for the endgame. In Baqubah, General Odierno had told the Iraqis, “It’s up to you to make sure [al-Qaeda] [...]
What Christy said. Get that mammogram. Get that prostate exam. Go to the gym. Get that heart pumping. It’s a matter of the quality of your life. Do it for your boyfriend, your girlfriend, your family or do it for yourself. Just do it.
Background. Moyers deserves more eyeballs. If Rupert Murdoch were the Angel Gabriel, you still wouldn’t want him owning the sun, the moon, and the stars. That’s too much prime real estate for even the pure in heart. But Rupert Murdoch is no saint; he is to propriety what the Marquis de Sade was to chastity. [...]
For lack of a better title. File it under things that mean nothing or everything. You choose. ENVIRONMENT Al Gore visit postponed Former US vice president Al Gore will not be able to make it to Taiwan this September to address the issue of global warming, Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Tien Chiu-chin said yesterday. Tien, [...]
Things are slipping away. He doesn’t have any clout. So what can he do? Give a speech at the Naval War College to try to scare the crap out of everyone. After all, if he doesn’t have terror he’s got nothing. Cue desperation. Facing eroding support for his Iraq policy, even among Republicans, President Bush [...]
Just Another Day updated A world full of pussies. “For Gordon Brown it is a rude awakening to the realities you take on as prime minister,” CNN’s European Political Editor Robin Oakley said. Manhunt for London bomb suspect This is what police do. It’s called their job. Do I have to say yet again that [...]
The (Smiley-Luntz) Democratic Forum updated The Democratic forum begins at 6:00 p.m. pacific on PBS, also streaming on the web. It’s the Rudy Giuliani fan club hour, complete with analysis from Rudy’s favorite Yankee fan, Fred Luntz. Nice job, Tavis. After all, Rudy was so fair with minorities as mayor of New York, right? So [...]
Coulter on Defense updated This is beautiful. After making an utter fool out of herself this morning on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” (as Benny posted in Hot Topics), Coulter completes the act by releasing the most defensive, poor me, whining admission of utter victimhood that we could have hoped to see from her in print. Never [...]
Republicans seem always eager to use true victims as the butt of their jokes. “I offer a simple amendment that bars the executive branch from being used to fund an office that does not exist in the executive branch, the Office of the Vice President,” said Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-IL), Chairman of the Democratic Caucus, [...]
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