Archive for August, 2006

What To Do With Iran?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in The World

I like Bull Moose’s idea…regime change the right way: Now is the time to move for tough sanctions on Iran. Unfortunately, there is little hope that China or Russia will support cracking down on the mullahs. But, there are other non military tools to get tough with Teheran. Why don’t Democrats publicly and aggressively call […]

August 31st, 2006 | Permalink| 18 Comments »

In The Meantime…

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in General Politics

…Salt Lake City’s mayor talks smack about Bush and gets cheered? In Utah? Wow. Tweet

August 31st, 2006 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

And the leaker is….

By Sean Aqui | Related entries in Breaking News, General Politics, Law, The Plame Game

…Richard Armitage. Former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage was the source who revealed the identity of CIA officer Valerie Plame to syndicated columnist Robert Novak in 2003, touching off a federal investigation, two sources familiar with Armitage’s role tell CNN. The sources said Armitage revealed Plame’s role at the CIA almost inadvertently in a […]

August 30th, 2006 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

Morality And Real War

By sideways | Related entries in Foreign Policy, History, Military, The War On Terrorism

I need someone to explain something to me. It’s a moral question, so naturally I need help. Sixty five years ago we fought a war with Japan following their attack on Pearl Harbor. Within a matter of a few months we were burning down Japanese cities. The Japanese of that era favored wood construction and […]

August 30th, 2006 | Permalink| 34 Comments »

The Economy: The Makings Of A Perfect Storm?

By Daniel DiRito | Related entries in Breaking News, Economy, General Politics, In The News, Money

There are more signs that the wheels may be about to fall off the economy and the Federal Reserve seems a bit nervous about how to best insure that doesn’t happen. The prevailing question at the moment centers on whether to continue the long string of rate hikes in order to keep inflation in check […]

August 29th, 2006 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Booty Dancers in Haditha Iraq

By Ali Eteraz | Related entries in The World, War

Or, how to get more jihadists to hate you. Please see this link. If you aren’t anti-war by this point, you need to at least become anti-Bush-running-the-war. Tweet

August 28th, 2006 | Permalink| 19 Comments »

Nuclear war coming on Sept. 12

By Sean Aqui | Related entries in Breaking News, Israel, Kitchen Sink, Military, Religion, The World, War

You know, it’s bad enough that my birthday falls the day after Sept. 11; talk about a buzzkiller. Now there’s this: Yisrayl Hawkins, well known Bible scholar and author, reports that the Bible predicts the exact date and the location that nuclear war will begin. Hawkins states that the current crisis in the Middle East […]

August 28th, 2006 | Permalink| 23 Comments »

Goodbye Katherine Harris

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Elections, General Politics, Religion

Okay, a post about Katherine Harris? Why something so easy Justin? Well, because ladies and gentlemen, I will remind you that this is the woman who certified the 2000 Florida general election results. Just let that sit in your mind as you read the following. From The Orlando Sentinel first comes this: ORLANDO, Fla. _Rep. […]

August 26th, 2006 | Permalink| 74 Comments »

Joe Lieberman’s Tricky Tightrope

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Elections

Joe Gandelman of The Moderate Voice has the lowdown: Not a day goes by when there isn’t a new batch of news and blog stories detailing how Lieberman is being embraced by or seemingly embracing the Republican party. His big problem: so many GOP party elites are in effect endorsing him by not embracing the […]

August 26th, 2006 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Everything Old Is New Again

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in General Politics, History

It seems like some Democrats still embrace Barry Goldwater’s style of conservatism, and I can’t say I disagree. From Editor & Publisher: NEW YORK An interview in this Sunday’s New York Times Magazine with C.C. Goldwater reveals that her HBO film to be aired Sept. 18 paints her late grandfather, Sen. Barry Goldwater, “as a […]

August 25th, 2006 | Permalink| 4 Comments »