Archive for January, 2006

The Politics Of Cartooning

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Blogging, Cartoons, General Politics

Left, right or center? Dartblog shows a political cartoon from all sides. Tweet

January 31st, 2006 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Gandelman Guest Blogs At CBS’s Public Eye

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Blogging, General Politics, Media

The head honcho of The Moderate Voice tells it like it is: The fuss over what comes next at the CBS “Evening News” continues. So who’s going to fill in the anchor slot? And shouldn’t it be someone who represents seamless continuity with the way the news has been done in the past? Maybe not: […]

January 31st, 2006 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Myster Pollster Talks Bush Poll Numbers

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Blogging, Polls

They’re low, but will they stay that way? Six of these surveys were in the field in both early December and last week. All but Cook/RT Strategies also fielded a poll in early January. Although the individual polls show what appears to be random variation, the wider view continues to be one of stability, at […]

January 31st, 2006 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Wikipedia Blocks Congressional IPs

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Blogging, General Politics, Good Decisions, Technology

Good for Wikipedia. Majikthise has the whole sordid tale. Tweet

January 31st, 2006 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Michael Reynolds To Kossacks: Wake Up

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Blogging, General Politics

I love this, and keep in mind that I DO identify myself as a liberal: 18% of Americans identify themselves as liberals. Twice as many call themselves moderates. So, I have a message for the Kos Kids. It’s a message that I would have thought was self-evident. But apparently the barrel of liberal delusions is […]

January 31st, 2006 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

How Many Oscar Nominations Did Brokeback Get?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in The Politics Of Film

The most: 8. My prediction is that it’ll win 5, since none of the actors will win in their categories. What are your Oscar predictions? Tweet

January 31st, 2006 | Permalink| No Comments »

Ignoring Rape In Iraq

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bad Decisions, Military, War

Jeezus, this is heartbreaking stuff. “It was out of control,” [Col. Janis] Karpinski told a group of students at Thomas Jefferson School of Law last October. There was an 800 number women [soldiers] could use to report sexual assaults. But no one had a phone, she added. And no one answered that number, which was […]

January 31st, 2006 | Permalink| 23 Comments »

ABC Journalists Wounded – Going Over & Above the Line of Duty?

By Denise Best | Related entries in Media, War

The dangers of “getting the story,” in Iraq should certainly be reevaluated given this latest incident involving ABC newsanchor, Woodruff, and a cameraman. A co-anchor of ABC’s “World News Tonight” and an ABC cameraman suffered serious head wounds Sunday in a roadside bomb attack in Taji, north of Baghdad. They were stabilized at a military […]

January 30th, 2006 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Dissent Within The White House

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Law, The War On Terrorism

They questioned the torture justifications, the warrantless wiretapping and the whole “absolute power to do whatever I want” thing. From Newsweek: The rebels were not whistle-blowers in the traditional sense. They did not wantâ€â€?indeed avoidedâ€â€?publicity. (Goldsmith confirmed public facts about himself but otherwise declined to comment. Comey also declined to comment.) They were not downtrodden […]

January 30th, 2006 | Permalink| No Comments »

$90 Oil?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Economy, Foreign Policy, The War On Terrorism

If there’s one big reason why Bush said okay to giving Iran nuclear fuel, the threat in that title says it all… From the Guardian: Kona Haque, commodities editor at the Economist Intelligence Unit, said the worst case scenario of a shutdown of supplies from Iran would be ‘absolutely devastating … I wouldn’t be surprised […]

January 30th, 2006 | Permalink| No Comments »