2314 items by Tim Dickinson

  • $1.9 Million

    $1.9 Million | BLOG ENTRY

    That's the size of Dick Cheney's refund from Uncle Sam this year. But before you gag, consider that Big Time gave nearly $7 million to charity — and that he's finally received his last Halliburton bonus. ...

    April 17, 2006 11:04 AM ET
  • All in the Family

    All in the Family | BLOG ENTRY

    TPM Muckraker has a great item detailing how California Republican Congressman John Doolittle hired his wife to be his chief fundraiser. The great thing? She works on commission. A straight fifteen percent. Meaning that when a...

    April 17, 2006 10:57 AM ET
  • 40,000 Suicide Bomber Brigade?

    40,000 Suicide Bomber Brigade? | BLOG ENTRY

    Iran really does seem determined to out-crazy the Bush administration. You wanna threaten us with mini-nukes? Fine: How do you like our 40,000 self-guided human bombs? It's like mutually assured destruction, Jackass-style.  

    April 17, 2006 10:55 AM ET
  • Thanks for Linking

    Thanks for Linking | BLOG ENTRY

    A shout-out to a few of the kids crazy enough to link to National Affairs Daily: All America PAC HongPong.com I'd Rather Be in Kalangadoo imagineaworldof.blogspot.com Denmark Vesey's Plantation Grouchy's Liberaltopia  

    April 17, 2006 10:55 AM ET
  • Nuclear Salvation?

    Nuclear Salvation? | BLOG ENTRY

    A note to proud members of the "reality-based" community. Left-of-center types pride themselves on their commitment to rationality, science and fact. But for far too long we (and I count myself among the guilty) have been caught...

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • 16 Days?!?

    16 Days?!? | BLOG ENTRY

    Condi Rice's State Department seems to have learned a trick or two from Tony Blair's government. Remember when the Brits declared Saddam could launch a WMD attack in 45 minutes? Now the State Department is circulating the...

    April 14, 2006 11:02 AM ET
  • Must Read

    Must Read | BLOG ENTRY

    Flight 93 Hijacking Transcript

    April 14, 2006 11:00 AM ET
  • Pastel Protest

    Pastel Protest | BLOG ENTRY

    In a rocking test of tolerance, gay families are lining up to grab the first tickets to the White House's annual Easter Egg Roll. I can't wait for the photos of Dubya, Laura and My Two...

    April 14, 2006 10:59 AM ET
  • Jesusland

    Jesusland | BLOG ENTRY

    Remember this United States of Canada vs. Jesusland map that circulated after the 2004 election. Well, here's the real deal: Fascinating.  

    April 14, 2006 10:59 AM ET
  • Hunters Bash Bush

    Hunters Bash Bush | BLOG ENTRY

    From Field and Stream (and no, not their April Fool's edition): With deep ties to the oil and gas industry, Bush and Cheney have unleashed a national energy plan that has begun to destroy hunting and fishing...

    April 14, 2006 10:53 AM ET
  • Howard's End?

    Howard's End? | BLOG ENTRY

    TNR's Noam Scheiber has an intriguing piece claiming poor performance by Howard Dean at the helm of the DNC.  

    April 14, 2006 10:50 AM ET
  • Bombs Away

    Bombs Away | BLOG ENTRY

    48% of Americans are willing to bomb Iran if diplomacy fails. Less than forty-two percent trust Bush to make this call.

    April 14, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • Zarqawi's Reprieve, Revisited

    Zarqawi's Reprieve, Revisited | BLOG ENTRY

    The Washington Post's expose of operation " Villainize Zarqawi" leaves me even more curious about the administration's failure to take out the terrorist when they had the chance back in 2002. The Bush administration had actionable...

    April 13, 2006 10:57 AM ET
  • Zarqawi 101

    Zarqawi 101 | BLOG ENTRY

    The Week magazine published a The Week Magazine fantastic primer on Zarqawi, that raised doubts about his operational capabilities back in November 2004. So does he have links to al Qaida? That, too, is questionable. In February, U.S....

    April 13, 2006 10:57 AM ET
  • 202-456-6173

    202-456-6173 | BLOG ENTRY

    Ever wanted to call up the political affairs office at the White House? A GOP operative recently convicted of voter suppression in New Hampshire in the 2002 election — by means of jamming a Democratic Get-Out-the-Vote phone bank...

    April 12, 2006 10:54 AM ET
  • Hyping Zarqawi

    Hyping Zarqawi | BLOG ENTRY

    "The Zarqawi PSYOP program is the most successful information campaign to date." —Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt, in an internal 2004 memo praising the propaganda campaign to hype the threat of Iraq's "terrorist mastermind" Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. I'm frankly...

    April 12, 2006 10:48 AM ET
  • Al Gore's Next Campaign

    Al Gore's Next Campaign | BLOG ENTRY

    Check out the trailer for the Al Gore global warming pic, An Inconvenient Truth. Whoa. That poster is pretty striking too, with the smokestack emissions swirling into a hurricane. Sounds goofy, but it gave me...

    April 12, 2006 10:46 AM ET
  • The "Selective Leak"

    The "Selective Leak" | BLOG ENTRY

    The key to the stateside propaganda campaign was, as Casey's Power Point presentation describes it, a "Selective Leak to Dexter Filkins," a reporter at the New York Times, who appears to have unwittingly played the role Judy...

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • El Pueblo, Unido...

    El Pueblo, Unido... | BLOG ENTRY

    A massive anti-Republican outpouring hit the streets of Texas yesterday. Half a million people shouting, "Today We March, Tomorrow We Vote." You'd think this unprecedented progressive outpouring in the heart of Red America would be the talk...

    April 11, 2006 10:43 AM ET
  • Leaker In Chief

    Leaker In Chief | BLOG ENTRY

    "When The President Does It, That Means It's Not Illegal" —Richard Nixon, defending executive privilege in the 1970s "By definition, the president cannot leak. He has the inherent authority to declassify something.... It's like accusing a shopkeeper...

    April 7, 2006 7:04 PM ET