2314 items by Tim Dickinson

  • Like Father Like Daughter

    Like Father Like Daughter | BLOG ENTRY

    Family values Cheney style: Sitting in the studio audience when Edwards mentioned her sexual orientation, [Mary] Cheney said she looked at the vice-presidential candidate and mouthed the words "Go Fuck Yourself.''

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • The Other Shoe . . .

    The Other Shoe . . . | BLOG ENTRY

    . . . is about to drop: This is much bigger and wider than just Randy'Duke' Cunningham. All that has just not come out yet, but it won't be much longer and then you will know...

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • Blogroll Nominations

    Blogroll Nominations | BLOG ENTRY

    We at National Affairs Daily are proud to anounce the rolling start of our new blogroll. (Scroll down, screen right). I'm interested to hear reader suggestions for under-the-radar blogs worthy of inclusion. The ground rules: No self promotion...

    May 9, 2006 2:00 PM ET
  • Like a Teenager With a Credit Card

    Like a Teenager With a Credit Card | BLOG ENTRY

    When Bush took office the nation's debt ceiling —Think: The limit on your Master Card —was $5.95 trillion dollars. That's some mad cheddar. But less than two months after successfully petitioning Congress to raise the debt ceiling by...

    May 9, 2006 1:47 PM ET
  • Guzzle This

    Guzzle This | BLOG ENTRY

    Consumer Reports has a juicy investigation into gas mileage. Read it and you'll know why your 22 mpg SUV gets only 11 mpg in the real world.

    May 9, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • Silverstein on Hookergate

    Silverstein on Hookergate | BLOG ENTRY

    The incomparable Ken Silverstein (who is now Harper's Washington Editor and the blogger behind the magazine's Washington Babylon) weighs in on hookergate, confirming that "at least six former and current members of Congress" attended the...

    May 9, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • Operation Mock Zarqawi

    Operation Mock Zarqawi | BLOG ENTRY

    After admitting that operation "Villainize Zarqawi" had been too effective for its own good, the military is now seeking to throw the propaganda machine into reverse, tearing down the "terrorist mastermind" whose image they

    May 8, 2006 6:38 PM ET
  • Hotlinks

    Hotlinks | BLOG ENTRY

    Bad news for "Representative #1": A House aide has pleaded guilty to joining the Jack Abramoff conspiracy to bribe Ohio Republican Bob Ney. The president declares the best part of his presidency to...

    May 8, 2006 6:29 PM ET
  • Illegal Food

    Illegal Food | BLOG ENTRY

    Here's the fundamental truth about illegal immigration. Without undocumented workers we don't eat. Illegal aliens pick our food. They slaughter our food. They pack our food. They prepare our food in restaurants. They clean our plates when we're...

    May 3, 2006 1:50 PM ET
  • One Night in TJ

    One Night in TJ | BLOG ENTRY

    Mexico is giving an illicit update to John Lee Hooker's "One bourbon, one scotch and one beer." Presidente Fox is about to sign a bill decriminalizing personal use of recreational drugs. Tijuana's new gringo anthem? "

    May 3, 2006 1:46 PM ET
  • "Widespread Torture"

    "Widespread Torture" | BLOG ENTRY

    From Amnesty International: Evidence continues to emerge of widespread torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of detainees held in U.S. custody in Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Iraq and other locations. While the government continues to assert...

    May 3, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • You Don't Get What You Pay for

    You Don't Get What You Pay for | BLOG ENTRY

    Kevin Drum has a brilliant post about a survey that finds our British friends pay half the price for equal healthcare: So here's the deal: under the British system, you don't have to worry about which doctors your...

    May 3, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • Hot Links

    Hot Links | BLOG ENTRY

    In case you missed it: Colin Powell disses Gen. Tommy Franks and Rummy's Iraq warplan Valerie Plame —the CIA agent outted by Rove, Libby & Co. — was indeed working undercover. Plame was...

    May 2, 2006 5:25 PM ET
  • Un Día Sin Inmigrantes

    Un Día Sin Inmigrantes | BLOG ENTRY

    The Mission, San Francisco's vibrant Latino district —usually teeming with teens, todlers, ice-cream push-carts, and discerning purchasers of plantains and mangos —was dead quiet. Yesterday's action was downtown, at United Nations plaza, where thousands of

    May 2, 2006 5:16 PM ET
  • Net Neutrality

    Net Neutrality | BLOG ENTRY

    Keep the Internet equal. Cable and Internet providers are trying to impose a pay-to-play system for the Internet, where companies could boost their online exposure with corporate millions, leaving small businesses and bloggers swimming in the backwaters...

    May 2, 2006 5:16 PM ET
  • May 1st

    May 1st | BLOG ENTRY

    I can hear the San Francisco immigrant walkout from my living room window. This could be huge. Check out Marc Cooper for updates throughout the day.

    May 1, 2006 2:37 PM ET
  • The Truth Hurts

    The Truth Hurts | BLOG ENTRY

    Stephen Colbert truly does have "muchos huevos grandes." His performance at the correspondant's dinner was astounding. His roast of the president was a savage and savagely funny exercise in truthtelling. All with the president sitting just feet away....

    May 1, 2006 2:35 PM ET
  • Democrats 2.0

    Democrats 2.0 | BLOG ENTRY

    My San Francisco magazine story on the national impact of the Bay Area's Netroots powerplayers — Kos, MoveOn, George Lakoff, etc. — is now online.

    May 1, 2006 2:34 PM ET
  • "Mission Accomplished," Take Three

    "Mission Accomplished," Take Three | BLOG ENTRY

    Today is the third anniversary of the President's premature victory declaration. ThinkProgress tells you everything you need to know about what's happened since.

    May 1, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • Bush's Zarqawi Problem

    Bush's Zarqawi Problem | BLOG ENTRY

    We have confirmation: President Bush could have nailed Zarqawi prior to the Iraq invasion, but opted not to take the shot. This story, previously based on anonymous sourcing, now comes from the mouth of...

    May 1, 2006 12:00 AM ET