2291 items by Tim Dickinson

  • Sinking Ship?

    Sinking Ship? | BLOG ENTRY

    A new 2006 congressional poll shows Democrats trouncing the GOP nationwide 51 to 41 percent. The RNC, meanwhile, has sent out a memo warning candidates not to run away from the political pariah that is president Bush:...

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • The Democrats' "Real" Deal?

    The Democrats' "Real" Deal? | BLOG ENTRY

    The Democrats unveiled their party platform for "Real Security" to great fanfare today. But I'm not sure I'd be crowing about this plan. First, the good: Action item Number One is to "eliminate" Osama Bin Laden. This puts...

    March 29, 2006 10:39 AM ET
  • Judging Secret Spying

    Judging Secret Spying | BLOG ENTRY

    "I am very wary of inherent authority. It sounds very much like King George." —U.S. Magistrate Judge Allan Kornblum, advocating Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court oversight of Bush's illicit NSA spying scheme.

    March 29, 2006 10:39 AM ET
  • Sir Sex Bomb

    Sir Sex Bomb | BLOG ENTRY

    The incomparable Tom Jones has just been knighted

    March 29, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • Photo-Op Hell

    Photo-Op Hell | BLOG ENTRY

    Guitars and photo ops can make for a perilous political mix. First there was George Bush, captured clowning around with a presidential guitar given to him by country music star Mark Wills on the day after Katrina...

    March 28, 2006 10:36 AM ET
  • Bill Frist's Pete Wilson Moment

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    Marc Cooper has this immigration story nailed. The pro-immigrant backlash that has arisen in response to the deport-'em-all rhetoric of Frist, Tom Tancredo, and their fellow travelers on the Hill could do permanent...

    March 28, 2006 10:30 AM ET
  • A Clarification

    A Clarification | BLOG ENTRY

    The obscene gesture I discussed Antonin Scalia making yesterday was apparently not the more familiar "fuck you" symbolized by the middle finger, but rather the more old-country "fuck off" symbolized by the Supreme Court justice flicking...

    March 28, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • Memo: Bush Determined to Attack Iraq

    Memo: Bush Determined to Attack Iraq | BLOG ENTRY

    The New York Times files a valuable follow-up on the revelations made last month in a book by a British law professor that Bush and Blair were determined, in January of 2003, to launch military action against...

    March 27, 2006 7:09 PM ET
  • Back-Yard WMD

    Back-Yard WMD | BLOG ENTRY

    The New York Times has an important and rightly terrifying piece about the dangers posed by the rail transport of deadly chemical gasses in and around our most densely populated cities. A terrorist attack on a single...

    March 27, 2006 6:11 PM ET
  • Disarming DeLay

    Disarming DeLay | BLOG ENTRY

    Poor Tom DeLay. The indicted felon can no longer pack heat in Texas. (Hat Tip: TP)

    March 27, 2006 6:11 PM ET
  • Scalia Profanes Critics in Church

    Scalia Profanes Critics in Church | BLOG ENTRY

    "You know what I say to those people? [Flips the bird.] That's Sicilian."

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM ET