Archive for July, 2006

Iraq War Death Toll Pictograph

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in War

This is a sobering look at American casualties in the Iraq war versus Iraqi casualties. Now, this is not to suggest that Americans caused all of these Iraqi casualities, and the website doesn’t suggest this either. It’s merely a juxtaposition of the people lost in this war. But needless to say, for every 1 American […]

July 27th, 2006 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Al-Qaida: Planting The Seeds For A “Holy War”

By Daniel DiRito | Related entries in Foreign Policy, General Politics, Israel, Religion, The War On Terrorism, The World, War

Ayman al-Zawahri has issued a new video calling on Muslims to rise up and defeat all those who are aligned with Western civilization. Clearly, al-Qaida sees the turmoil in the Middle East as an opportunity to recruit new members…and by portraying the struggle as a religious war they are much more likely to be successful. […]

July 27th, 2006 | Permalink| 11 Comments »

The Situation In Lebanon

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in The World, War

“Over here, everybody is the army,” one soldier said. “Everybody is Hezbollah. There’s no kids, women, nothing.” Another soldier put it plainly: “We’re going to shoot anything we see.” Looks like a war that has no end. More from ABC. Tweet

July 27th, 2006 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

ACLU vs AT&T Surveillance Lawsuit Thrown Out

By Dyre42 | Related entries in Bad Decisions, In The News, Law

I figured this was the most likely outcome: Judge dismisses phone records lawsuit Citing national security, a federal judge Tuesday threw out a lawsuit aimed at blocking AT&T Inc. from giving telephone records to the government for use in the war on terror. “The court is persuaded that requiring AT&T to confirm or deny whether […]

July 26th, 2006 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

The downside of tax cuts

By Sean Aqui | Related entries in Economy, Money, News

I’ve argued before that debt-fueled stimulus is a bad idea. Bush has borrowed $2 trillion and dumped it into the economy. That will certainly have a positive effect on short-term economic growth, just like maxing out a credit-card works pretty well in the short term. But that’s the wrong way to look at the issue, […]

July 26th, 2006 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

How to elect moderates

By Sean Aqui | Related entries in Elections, General Politics

I wrote this post yesterday as a guest blogger at Unity08, but I thought it was worth sharing here. WHAT IT WILL TAKE A lot of other bloggers have expounded on what it means to be a moderate, and on the evils of partisanship, and what’s wrong with the current way of doing things. Me, […]

July 25th, 2006 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Specter to Challenge Signing Statements

By Dyre42 | Related entries in General Politics, Law, Legislation, Supreme Court

Sen. Specter Readies Bill to Sue Bush A powerful Republican committee chairman who has led the fight against President Bush’s signing statements said Monday he would have a bill ready by the end of the week allowing Congress to sue him in federal court. “We will submit legislation to the United States Senate which will…authorize […]

July 25th, 2006 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Question Of The Day…

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Discuss

Is the “American Dream” realistically attainable? Meaning “every” American can get there? Is it even what we should be dreaming about? Discuss. Tweet

July 25th, 2006 | Permalink| 12 Comments »

The American Dream Initiative

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Elections, General Politics

The Democratic Leadership Council (DLC), the Democratic group that sits on the party’s right flank and near America’s center, has released a plan on which they want their entire party to run. The American Dream Initiative is the DLC’s vision for what Democrats can achieve for our nation if elected this November. They call the […]

July 24th, 2006 | Permalink| 23 Comments »

The problem with “chickenhawk”

By Sean Aqui | Related entries in Foreign Policy, General Politics, Military, The War On Terrorism, War

Jeff Jacoby had a generally good column yesterday on the incoherence of the term “chickenhawk.” He’s right — but he’s also wrong. Tweet

July 24th, 2006 | Permalink| 7 Comments »