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  • All the News That Fits. . . Terror in Philippines, FBI Can't Speak Arabic, Alaska Refuses Chavez Largesse and More

    All the News That Fits. . . Terror in Philippines, FBI Can't Speak Arabic, Alaska Refuses Chavez Largesse and More | BLOG ENTRY

    An ally in the so-called War on Terror, the Philippines suffers bombing by Al-Qaeda-linked terrorists. More attacks in urban areas expected to come. Within U.N. Security Council, no consensus on how to...

    October 11, 2006 11:41 AM ET
  • How Rumsfeld Built Pyongyang Its Nukes

    How Rumsfeld Built Pyongyang Its Nukes | BLOG ENTRY

    Republicans are going out of their way this morning to knock the Clinton's administration's 1994 deal to allow the North Koreans to build two light-water nuclear reactors in exchange for haulting the development of nuclear...

    October 11, 2006 8:35 AM ET
  • Murder and Ethnic Cleansing in Moscow

    Murder and Ethnic Cleansing in Moscow | BLOG ENTRY

    On Saturday, the Russian investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya was assassinated, gunned down in the elevator of her Moscow apartment building as she unloaded groceries. Politkovskaya had spent the last seven years exposing the abuses of the...

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • Two Dollars Per Gallon? Try $3

    Two Dollars Per Gallon? Try $3 | BLOG ENTRY

    OPEC decides to cut oil production by one million barrels a day to try to prop up oil prices. The move makes it likely that gas prices at the pump, which had been declining, will climb...

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • Is McCain a Neocon?

    Is McCain a Neocon? | BLOG ENTRY

    John McCain reacted this morning to news of the North Korean nuclear tests by pushing the willfully hawkish, neoconservative position: America, he said, should buy itself a missile defense shield to protect itself from threats like...

    October 10, 2006 5:37 PM ET
  • Election 2006: Four Weeks Until...What?

    Election 2006: Four Weeks Until...What? | BLOG ENTRY

    "If you are a Democrat, you have to like the atmosphere." That's the word from Republican Congressman Tom Davis, one of the GOP's top campaign architects. Republican strategists tell the Washington Post they now expect to lose...

    October 10, 2006 10:43 AM ET
  • North Korea: The Situation on Day Two

    North Korea: The Situation on Day Two | BLOG ENTRY

    It's got to suck to be Ban Ki-moon this morning. After a proud, forty-year diplomatic career largely spent managing the tense standoff between North and South Korea, your reputation swells to the point where you're about...

    October 10, 2006 10:39 AM ET
  • All the News That Fits. . . the North Korea Crisis, a Bloody Iraq, Russia's Demoralized Press and More

    All the News That Fits. . . the North Korea Crisis, a Bloody Iraq, Russia's Demoralized Press and More | BLOG ENTRY

    Axis of Evil: World community scrambles to respond to North Korea's first successful detonation of a nuclear weapon, albeit a small one. Iran furthers its own Nuclear program, vowing retaliatory sanctions for UN nations...

    October 10, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • Holy War in Pakistan

    Holy War in Pakistan | BLOG ENTRY

    The Boston Globe is running a fascinating series right now about the implications of Bush's faith-based foreign aid. The State department spends hundreds of millions of dollars every year paying contractors to deliver foreign aid — health...

    October 10, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • Signing Off

    Signing Off | BLOG ENTRY

    Hey, all. It's been fun blogging for RS the last week or so. Thanks to everyone who posted comments and responses, even the dumb ones. Those who want to continue the dialogue can do so at my...

    October 6, 2006 1:35 PM ET
  • Every Dot Was a Living Soul

    Every Dot Was a Living Soul | BLOG ENTRY

    From Pat Lang's website, via the Lydia Cornell blog, here's an amazing map of American casualties in Iraq. Check out the map at Pat's site: click on the map, and voila!...

    October 6, 2006 1:00 PM ET
  • Iraq: Rice, Cooked

    Iraq: Rice, Cooked | BLOG ENTRY

    Secretary of State Condi Rice flew into Baghdad yesterday for a "surprise" visit. It has to be a surprise, because if they'd announced it, at least 83,000 Iraqis would try to kill her. I say she flew...

    October 6, 2006 11:33 AM ET
  • Fox: GOP Might Lose 50 Seats

    Fox: GOP Might Lose 50 Seats | BLOG ENTRY

    The flowering Foley scandal will be devastating to the Republicans in November and might result in the loss of 50 House seats, according to Fox News — not exactly a Democratic news outlet. Fox was...

    October 6, 2006 9:52 AM ET
  • Conspiracy Time: Predict the October Surprise

    Conspiracy Time: Predict the October Surprise | BLOG ENTRY

    For the latest issue of Rolling Stone, we asked our panel of experts what scare tactics Republicans could pull to swing the midterm elections. Below is a taste of Bill Maher's top ten list. Check out the...

    October 5, 2006 11:35 AM ET
  • All the News That Fits. . . Fighting Resumes in Darfur, Scandanavians Teleport and More

    All the News That Fits. . . Fighting Resumes in Darfur, Scandanavians Teleport and More | BLOG ENTRY

    In Darfur, rebel groups break their peace pact, forcing 10,000 civilians to seek protection under the over-extended and underfunded African Union. For fear that they themselves with face international war crimes tribunals, Sudanese officials continue...

    October 5, 2006 10:35 AM ET
  • Bush Threatens N. Korea: Uh Oh

    Bush Threatens N. Korea: Uh Oh | BLOG ENTRY

    Okay, the North Korean regime is really, really weird. And they're busily building nukes. But now the Bush administration is rattling its sabre against North Korea, as if it doesn't already have its hands full with Afghanistan,...

    October 5, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • Foley Page-Turner: Day Five

    Foley Page-Turner: Day Five | BLOG ENTRY

    The most interesting person to emerge so far in the Foley page scandal is one Kirk Fordham. Fordham served for a decade as Foley's chief of staff in the House. Yesterday, he resigned as an aide to...

    October 5, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • "Weird Al" Gets White & Nerdy All Over the Charts

    "Weird Al" Gets White & Nerdy All Over the Charts | ARTICLE

    We could talk about the fact that Ludacris debuted at Number One this week, selling 309,284 copies of Release Therapy so far, or that Janet Jackson came in at Number Two, with 296,278 copies of 20 Y.O....

    October 4, 2006 6:16 PM ET
  • Free Speech? Not Vs. the Veep

    Free Speech? Not Vs. the Veep | BLOG ENTRY

    Steve Howards, a Colorado man, is suing the U.S. Secret Service for placing him in handcuffs and arresting him, after he told Vice President Cheney: "I think your policies in Iraq are reprehensible." Cheney was...

    October 4, 2006 3:40 PM ET
  • Hastert Heads to Talk Radio

    Hastert Heads to Talk Radio | BLOG ENTRY

    The portly speaker of the House ain't quitting over his more-than-obvious decision to protect, rather than to politically castrate, ex-Rep. Mark Foley. So to save his own skin Denny Hastert made the rounds of right-wing talk radio...

    October 4, 2006 11:47 AM ET
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