2314 items by Tim Dickinson

  • Will Censure for Cash

    Will Censure for Cash | BLOG ENTRY

    We know Russ Feingold's censure resolution made for great political theatre, but how much was the MoveOn-pleasing gambit worth, in dollar terms? About $175,ooo as measured by the boost to Russ' Progressive Patriots PAC. He's going to...

    April 21, 2006 4:24 PM ET
  • Open Thread, Baby

    Open Thread, Baby | BLOG ENTRY

    The Bush administration says that medical-marijuana movement is less about chemo patients and more about stoners who want to get high in peace. Which is it America? (Be honest . . .)  

    April 21, 2006 4:23 PM ET
  • Inside the Iranian Police State

    Inside the Iranian Police State | BLOG ENTRY

    The restrictive dress codes come as little surprise. But a $6,000 fine for watching satellite TV? Two months in jail for walking your dog? Ahmad[man]inejad, why must you be such a crazy bastard?  

    April 21, 2006 4:23 PM ET
  • Kay on Iran: Nobody Panic

    Kay on Iran: Nobody Panic | BLOG ENTRY

    People don't note that the Iranians have taken longer and achieved less than any other country that attempted clandestinely to produce nuclear weapons. It's wrong to paint the situation in Iran as: Iran's on the...

    April 21, 2006 4:22 PM ET
  • 4/20

    4/20 | BLOG ENTRY

    It's surely no accident that the FDA waited until the stoner holiday, 4/20, to release a finding that "no sound scientific studies" support the use of marijuana as medicine. And if the Bush administration has a devilish...

    April 21, 2006 4:16 PM ET
  • The One-Third President

    The One-Third President | BLOG ENTRY

    Bush's approval rating has sunk to a new low. In a Fox News poll, no less. Thirty-three percent. (And just in case you were curious if Fox's polling was somehow less "fair and balanced" than its political...

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • Gitmo's Guest List

    Gitmo's Guest List | BLOG ENTRY

    The Pentagon has finally released the names of 558 Gitmo prisoners who've passed through the kangaroo court known as the Combatant Status Review Tribunal. The first official list provided since Gitmo began holding prisoners four years ago...

    April 20, 2006 2:42 PM ET
  • War Costs Explode

    War Costs Explode | BLOG ENTRY

    From today's WaPo: The U.S. government is now spending nearly $10 billion a month in Iraq and Afghanistan, up from $8.2 billion a year ago, a new Congressional Research Service report found... Annual war costs in Iraq...

    April 20, 2006 2:33 PM ET
  • Dear Mr. Ass Wipe . . .

    Dear Mr. Ass Wipe . . . | BLOG ENTRY

    Imagine getting this letter from your Congresswoman: ...I am honored to serve as your Representative in the U.S. Congress. I think you're an asshole. Sincerely, Jo Ann Emerson Member of Congress P.S. Please forgive the delay in responding

    April 20, 2006 2:24 PM ET
  • In the Mind of the Decider

    In the Mind of the Decider | BLOG ENTRY

    "Someone very close to the President said to me, you know, he won't fire Rumsfield because it would be the equivalent of firing himself. He can't acknowledge that it was such a big mistake, in so...

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • Rove's Replacement, Republican Rioter

    Rove's Replacement, Republican Rioter | BLOG ENTRY

    As Michael Crowley at TNR smartly reminds us Joel Kaplan — the man assuming many of Karl Rove's policy duties — was a member of the GOP melee that shut down the vote count in...

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • Team MiniKiss

    Team MiniKiss | BLOG ENTRY

    In the battle of little-person Kiss tribute bands, this blogger is a MiniKiss man all the way.

    April 19, 2006 11:09 AM ET
  • We're Number One!

    We're Number One! | BLOG ENTRY

    In Independent Online Edition carbon dioxide emissions! Oy. 2004 — the latest year to be studied — was our worst ever. We're now more than fifty percent over the 1990 levels that we should have been aiming...

    April 19, 2006 11:08 AM ET
  • War Tax Resister's League

    War Tax Resister's League | BLOG ENTRY

    This C.S. Monitor piece reports you can stiff Uncle Sam your part of the Pentagon's budget — and get away with it.

    April 19, 2006 11:01 AM ET
  • Missing You Already

    Missing You Already | BLOG ENTRY

    I gotta confess: I've always had a soft spot for Scotty McClellan. Blessed with none of the intellectual dexterity or unctuous eloquence of his predecessor, Ari Fleischer, Scotty was a terrible liar, forced on a daily basis...

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • Trent Lott's $700 Million Stinker

    Trent Lott's $700 Million Stinker | BLOG ENTRY

    If you thought Alaska's bridge to nowhere was some tasty pork, check out Trent Lott's $700 million earmark to move Mississippi's coastal railroad line inland — to clear coastal property for Vegas-style casinos. And where will...

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • How We Love Dear Leader

    How We Love Dear Leader | BLOG ENTRY

    Prosperous and happy "Katrina Kids" singing propaganda odes to FEMA at the White House? A little Pyonyang flava in the Rose Garden! Kim Jong Il would so totally approve: "Our country's stood beside us People have sent us...

    April 18, 2006 11:07 AM ET
  • Militia Madness

    Militia Madness | BLOG ENTRY

    Shiite militias, backed by Iran, are now perhaps the gravest source of instability in Iraq. This Knight-Ridder article suggests that U.S. generals knew that their presence was growing but did nothing. Why? Because this administration has committed...

    April 18, 2006 11:06 AM ET
  • Why Are We Not Surprised?

    Why Are We Not Surprised? | BLOG ENTRY

    Jason Leopold and Murray Waas do the 4th Estate proud. Jason's latest scoop: "Eleven days before President Bush's January 28, 2003, State of the Union address in which he said that the U.S. learned from British intelligence that...

    April 18, 2006 11:06 AM ET
  • Bush Knows Best?

    Bush Knows Best? | BLOG ENTRY

    In his press conference this morning Bush told the Army's anti-Rumsfeld contingent, You're not the boss of me: "I hear the voices. And I read the front page. And I know the speculation. But I'm the decider,...

    April 18, 2006 11:00 AM ET