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  • Get Involved, Election 2006 Edition: Register, Spread the Word and More

    Get Involved, Election 2006 Edition: Register, Spread the Word and More | BLOG ENTRY

    As hundreds of congressional hopefuls scamper across their districts, stumping like mad hell on a deadline, its time for you, the American constituent, to start thinking about your voter registration status. Depending on your state, come mid-October,...

    October 4, 2006 10:36 AM ET
  • Cheaper Gas? Looks Like It.

    Cheaper Gas? Looks Like It. | BLOG ENTRY

    With all the bad news (and there's no shortage) here's a ray of good: gas prices are falling, and fast. The price of oil, which neared $80 per barrel earlier this year, fell below $59...

    October 3, 2006 1:24 PM ET
  • All the News That Fits. . . Al Qaeda Internal Memo Leaked, Chavez Brags of White House Spies and More

    All the News That Fits. . . Al Qaeda Internal Memo Leaked, Chavez Brags of White House Spies and More | BLOG ENTRY

    Ban Ki-Moon, South Korea's foreign minister, takes the lead to succeed Kofi Annan as UN Secretary-General. Citing the improbable threat of an American invasion, the Chavez administration is beefing up Venezuela's military in a...

    October 3, 2006 11:15 AM ET
  • Washington Times: "Quit, Hastert!"

    Washington Times: "Quit, Hastert!" | BLOG ENTRY

    The Washington Times, the Moonie-owned newspaper in the nation's capital, an outlet closely tied to the Christian right and other ultraconservatives, issued a stunning editorial today calling for House Speaker Dennis Hastert to resign over...

    October 3, 2006 10:09 AM ET
  • Carnage in Iraq Off the Charts

    Carnage in Iraq Off the Charts | BLOG ENTRY

    Over at Antiwar.com, one of the very best sites for keeping track of global conflicts, there is posted today a stunning summary of the violence in Iraq over the past 24 hours. At least 263...

    October 3, 2006 9:59 AM ET
  • Demented Solution to Chinese Competition: American Workers, "Try Harder"

    Demented Solution to Chinese Competition: American Workers, "Try Harder" | BLOG ENTRY

    When foreign economies get competitive, any student of American history would expect the conservative party to clamp down on labor unions, deregulate heavy industry, keep the minimum wage low and incentives for big business high. But what's...

    October 3, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • End game in Iraq?

    End game in Iraq? | BLOG ENTRY

    Always bad, things seem even more dicey in Iraq these days, signalling that the war in that country is likely to roil the November vote here. Over the weekend, the government of Iraq announced a 36-hour curfew...

    October 2, 2006 3:09 PM ET
  • All the News That Fits. . .  Anti-Bush Nations Raise Gas Prices, Al Qaeda's New Home Video and More.

    All the News That Fits. . . Anti-Bush Nations Raise Gas Prices, Al Qaeda's New Home Video and More. | BLOG ENTRY

    Venezuela, Nigeria cut oil production; Iran's OPEC rep says he will support "any effort by OPEC members to strengthen the oil market and return prices to an acceptable and rational level." More inspiring filmmaking from...

    October 2, 2006 10:30 AM ET
  • Two Guys That DO Have Nukes

    Two Guys That DO Have Nukes | BLOG ENTRY

    Here's one to put on your radar: India is now semi-officially blaming Pakistan for the bomb attacks in July in Mumbai, India, that killed more than 200 people. This isn't just a quarrel between two unfriendly neighbors:...

    October 2, 2006 9:31 AM ET
  • Foley Scandal Is a Page-Turner

    Foley Scandal Is a Page-Turner | BLOG ENTRY

    It just keeps getting juicier. So the FBI is going to investigate Foley and his trail of sexy emails to young boys. Five weeks before national elections, Republicans in Congress (who thought the worst thing they had...

    October 2, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • Rep. Foley Turns a Page

    Rep. Foley Turns a Page | BLOG ENTRY

    Okay, you haven't heard of Representative Mark Foley, the right-wing GOP member of Congress from Florida. But Foley quit Congress today — possibly, just possibly, in a scandal involving a 16-year-old boy who served as a congressional...

    September 29, 2006 3:41 PM ET
  • All the News That Fits. . . Do-Nothing Congress Backs Interrogations, Then Builds a Fence and More

    All the News That Fits. . . Do-Nothing Congress Backs Interrogations, Then Builds a Fence and More | BLOG ENTRY

    The George Bush vision for detainee justice prevails in the Senate. Partisans furiously debate America's role among nations, with wide implications for November and beyond. Arlen Specter proposes narrowly rejected Habeas Corpus amendment. On...

    September 29, 2006 11:33 AM ET
  • Bush's Key Iraq Advisers: Kissinger, and His Dog

    Bush's Key Iraq Advisers: Kissinger, and His Dog | BLOG ENTRY

    Lots of juicy revelations to come from Bob Woodward's latest gossip-cum-politics book about the Bush administration, State of Denial. (Woodward will reveal all on 60 Minutes this Sunday.) One report out of CBS quotes Woodward...

    September 29, 2006 11:23 AM ET
  • George Allen vs. Johnny Reb

    George Allen vs. Johnny Reb | BLOG ENTRY

    If the Democrats manage to win the Senate in November, it might just be because George Allen, the incumbent Republican in Virginia, can't stop apologizing. First, he apologized for using the odd word, "macaca," in referring to...

    September 29, 2006 11:13 AM ET
  • HP's Spy Machine: Caught

    HP's Spy Machine: Caught | BLOG ENTRY

    If you thought the government's spy apparatus is bad, think about Hewlett Packard. Here's a Fortune 500 company that mobilized private spies and undercover operatives, and it's now paying the price. Lots of top officials have quit...

    September 28, 2006 3:33 PM ET
  • All the News That Fits. . . Bush Mired in International Love Triangle and More

    All the News That Fits. . . Bush Mired in International Love Triangle and More | BLOG ENTRY

    From San Fransisco's beautiful Treasure Island, surrounded by Democrats, fog and the media, Schwarzenegger announces America's first cap on greenhouse gases. Blair, Pataki speak highly of the bill. In an awkward-lookin' Rose Garden press conference, Bush

    September 28, 2006 10:49 AM ET
  • Four Out of Five: Iraq Is Lost

    Four Out of Five: Iraq Is Lost | BLOG ENTRY

    Okay, you knew it was bad. But the latest Harris Interactive poll shows a stunning result: Only one out of five Americans believe that the U.S. is going to win in Iraq. Asked: "How confident...

    September 28, 2006 8:55 AM ET
  • Danforth Holds Forth on Religious Right

    Danforth Holds Forth on Religious Right | BLOG ENTRY

    So there's a new book coming out by an evangelical Christian Republican politician. Oh, but this time he's against the religious right. It's hard to figure out John Danforth, the former Missouri senator who gave us Supreme...

    September 28, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • The Clipse Chalk Lynching Comments Up to Having a Rough Day

    The Clipse Chalk Lynching Comments Up to Having a Rough Day | ARTICLE

    In an interview with MTV.com, the Clipse have spoken out on what they call "The Rolling Stone situation." The duo's incendiary comments to Rollingstone.com were copied on countless blogs last week, creating a...

    September 27, 2006 6:42 PM ET
  • The Hopeless Stupidity of 9/11 Conspiracy "Theories"

    The Hopeless Stupidity of 9/11 Conspiracy "Theories" | BLOG ENTRY

    Of all the self-righteous mobs doing its fervent darndest to tear the country to shreds, few others have flailed as wildly as the "9/11 Truth" movement. Their rallying cry: "9/11 was a lie." And their style of...

    September 26, 2006 12:00 AM ET
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