Category Archives: Roundup

Roundup for Thursday 6/4/2009

According to the NYTimes, the Bush administration had a secret agreement with Israel whereby they “allowed Israel to build West Bank settlement housing within certain guidelines while still publicly claiming to honor a settlement ‘freeze.’” And peace becomes that much harder to achieve. Flickr photo of the West Bank by sduffy. **** Harry Reid, the […]

Roundup for Thursday 4/16/2009

Check out this cool BMW ad that was put up in response to an Audi ad across the street: **** Joe Klein on the alleged divisiveness of Obama: Given the fact that Obama had to take dramatic action, at home and abroad, to start lifting the country from the mess Bush made almost everywhere–and also […]

Roundup for Friday 3/27/2009

Apparently, rightwingers are convincing themselves that Obama is too reliant on teleprompters and is thus a terrible communicator (we’ve come a long way since the days of ‘Just Words’). Here is Letterman’s response: **** From the guys who brought you the Iraq war (Kristol, Kagan and Senor), comes a new foreign policy think tank titled […]

Roundup for Friday 3/6/2009

Andrew Sullivan continues the fight against legal discrimination based on sexual orientation: … gay adults have fewer rights in their relationships than 13-year old straights. Inmates on death row have more rights – they have an inviolable right to marry even if they will never be able to live with or even have sex with […]

Roundup for Thursday 2/18/2009

The New York Times documents cases where Obama is continuing atrocious Bush anti-terror policies. If America is going to put the past behind it, and begin to regain some moral stature, Obama must change these policies, formally give up powers that Bush asserted or Congress must do it for him. *** Jason at Poligazette looks […]

Gaza News Roundup

They are bombing one and a half million people in a cage (CBS News): The reality of war (Andrew Sullivan):  Thought experiment (Stephen Walt): Imagine that Egypt, Jordan, and Syria had won the Six Day War, leading to a massive exodus of Jews from the territory of Israel. Imagine that the victorious Arab states had […]

Roundup for Friday 12/19/2008

Bush is going to hook Chrysler and GM up with a $13.4 billion loan. Seems like a reasonable short term deal that will buy time for the incoming administration and Congress to address the issue more comprehensively. Paul Krugman thinks the Madoff scandal is a microcosm of the financial industry as a whole. The essence […]

Roundup for Monday 10/20/2008

It’s pretty screwed up that we don’t have good medical records for either of the presidential candidates. Especially since one of them is ancient and has repeated bouts with cancer. Even worse, neither VP candidate has released any medical records at all? What are Biden and Palin hiding? And Palin, where is your press conference?  […]

McCain unfit to be president – Roundup

The latest fake ass outrage from the McCain camp coupled with a new deeply dishonest ad has set off a firestorm in the blogosphere (I still hate that word). It is no longer disputable that McCain is running a dishonorable campaign based principally on outright lies and character assassination. Pretty much the same tactics that […]

Friday Roundup 6/13/08

Check out these awesome Lego recreations of classic photos. Buy print here. ————————- Update The Supreme Court decides 5 to 4 that the Bush Administration can’t imprison and execute people without first proving their guilt. Justice Scalia practically pissed his pants in his dissenting opinion. “It will almost certainly cause more Americans to be killed,” […]