Archive for February, 2006

BDS: Until There’s a Cure

By Callimachus | Related entries in General Politics, Partisan Hacks

OK, all you political junkies, here’s a bone to chew on. Arianna cheerfully admits to, and explains, Bush Derangement Syndrome. Kurtz: All right. Let me stick with the media and the vice president. Arianna, I’m sure you’d like to respond to this notion that you’re suffering from Bush Derangement Syndrome. Huffington: Well, absolutely. First of […]

February 27th, 2006 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Vulcan Realpolitik

By Callimachus | Related entries in Foreign Policy, Ideas, The World

“Only Nixon can go to China,” as the old Vulcan proverb goes. Nixon’s ruthless soulmate Henry Kissinger, that old Vulcan, somehow manages to get through this WaPo op-ed without typing “only Hamas can make peace with Israel.” But the phrase hovers over all. The advent of Hamas brings us to a point where the peace […]

February 27th, 2006 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Bear in a China Shop

By Callimachus | Related entries in Foreign Policy, The World

Minxin Pei, the China hand at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, writing in Foreign Policy, predicts “China’s future will be decay, not democracy.” China’s economic performance since 1979, for example, is actually less impressive than that of its East Asian neighbors, such as Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, during comparable periods of growth. Its […]

February 27th, 2006 | Permalink| No Comments »

Red Ken and Me

By Callimachus | Related entries in Bad Decisions, In The News, The World

Ken Livingstone is an arse of the first water. Among his many verbal outrages, he once said he looks forward to the Bush Administration being “overthrown” the way Saddam was. So it makes me grimace to have to lock arms and stand in solidarity with him, but I have no choice. My principles allow no […]

February 24th, 2006 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Dean Esmay’s Ridiculous Liberal Smear

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Partisan Hacks, The War On Terrorism, The World

I’m sorry…he smears so called “liberals”: Despite the clearly desperate desire of some to believe that civil war is on the horizon, my sense is that we won’t see a civil war. This will undoubtedly disappoint and infuriate a lot of so-called “liberals” in the U.S. and Europe almost as much as it will infuriate […]

February 24th, 2006 | Permalink| 18 Comments »

Just Say It

By Cicero | Related entries in Cartoons, War

Fear is not respect. Fear is fear. So just say it.

February 24th, 2006 | Permalink| 18 Comments »

MC Hammer Has A Blog!

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Blogging, Music

And I’m almost certain he’s actually writing it. There’s too much original content on there for it not to be. And by the way, the content is pretty damn good too, if you enjoy reading an insider’s perspective on the music industry. Here are some of his thoughts on the guilt by association game reporters […]

February 24th, 2006 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

The Democrats’ Lament

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in General Politics, Polls

I hear ya fellow Democrats: Democrats, after 11 years as the minority party in Congress, still can’t get it right with their own voters, a poll shows. By objecting to virtually every initiative and proposal of the Bush administration and congressional Republican majority, Democrats are undermining their party’s chances of regaining the majority this fall, […]

February 24th, 2006 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

South Dakota Bans Abortion

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Law, Supreme Court

Yes, the Senate in SD voted for eliminating abortion rights, and by nearly a 2-1 margin: PIERRE, S.D. (AP) â€â€? South Dakota moved closer to imposing some of the strictest limits on abortion in the nation as the state Senate approved legislation that would ban the procedure except when the woman’s life is in danger. […]

February 24th, 2006 | Permalink| 21 Comments »

Where Will Iraq Go?

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

To civil war? To a stronger national unity? To explain… If you haven’t heard yet, one of the holiest Shi’ite mosques was attacked by insurgents. And since some Shi’ites think the Sunnis did it, they’ve attacked their mosques. Tit for tat, even though it’s not really clear that the Sunnis did anything at all. That’s […]

February 24th, 2006 | Permalink| 6 Comments »