Archive for May, 2006

Eye of Newt

By amba | Related entries in Elections, General Politics

Who’s that breathing down John McCain’s neck? Tweet

May 29th, 2006 | Permalink| No Comments »

Under the Grass

By Callimachus | Related entries in History, Military

Memorial Day began not in one place but in many. Hilltop cemeteries across the North, behind old stone churches and meetings, with long views across the farms. On the grass where fathers and mothers — the ones who could find the corpse among the slain — laid their boys. After the war, everyone wanted to […]

May 28th, 2006 | Permalink| No Comments »

The About-to-Bite-Us War

By Callimachus | Related entries in The War On Terrorism, War

The private word from the people who are closest to these things is that Iraq is doing slightly better than most Americans think it is, and Afghanistanis in much more danger than most of us realize. Chances are you’ll be seeing more about it in the months to come, and it won’t be purple-fingered “good […]

May 27th, 2006 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Shot For Wearing Shorts

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

It’s hard to report good news in Iraq when senseless violence like this is happening. The coach of Iraq’s tennis team and two players were shot dead in Baghdad on Thursday, said Iraqi Olympic officials. [...] Witnesses said the three were dressed in shorts and were killed days after militants issued a warning forbidding the […]

May 27th, 2006 | Permalink| 14 Comments »

Iraq Supports Iran’s Nuclear Program

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

This administration has to be cussing this one… BAGHDAD, Iraq, May 26 â€â€? Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari of Iraq today endorsed the right of Iran to pursue the “technological and scientific capabilities” needed to create nuclear power for peaceful purposes, in the first high-level meeting between officials from the new Iraqi government and its eastern […]

May 27th, 2006 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Much Ado About a Military Background

By Denise Best | Related entries in General Politics

What? No dog fight? Hayden confirmed as new CIA director Tweet

May 26th, 2006 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

A Little Justice for a Big Man

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Corporate Business, Law

“We’re shocked. This is not the outcome we expected.” So said Ken Lay after his conviction on fraud and conspiracy charges relating to the collapse of Enron. Shocked? Really? My theory is that he really doesn’t believe he did anything wrong because he never intended anyone to get hurt. If someone breaks into my house […]

May 26th, 2006 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

The Real McCain?

By amba | Related entries in General Politics

Profane, independent, cranky? Or just another mask for another political audience — a mirrored room full of worldly high rollers? Jason Horowitz writes in the New York Observer: For all the national attention surrounding John McCain’s two highly anticipated, protest-ridden commencement speeches in New York last week, the Senator actually saved some of his best […]

May 25th, 2006 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Invitation to Solidarity

By Callimachus | Related entries in Blogging, In The News, The World

Yehudit sounds the alert for an international effort on behalf of Egyptian dissidents. Their numbers include some bloggers who have a following here in the U.S. Sandmonkey alerts us to a campaign of worldwide protests in support of jailed Egyptian dissidents, taking place today and tomorrow. The protest in the US are organized by International […]

May 25th, 2006 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Abstinence: Uganda HIV Rates Suggest Failure

By Daniel DiRito | Related entries in Foreign Policy, General Politics, Religion, Sexuality, United Nations

My name is Daniel DiRito and I have been blogging at www.thoughttheater.com since March. While I have been a frequent commenter here at Donklephant, this is my first posting. I want to thank Justin for the invitation and the opportunity. Hopefully, my diverse curiosities will offer you, the readers, some additional perspectives on prior topics […]

May 25th, 2006 | Permalink| 8 Comments »