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"My political opinions lean more and more to anarchy (philosophically understood, meaning abolition of control not whiskered men with bombs).... There is only one bright spot and that is the growing habit of disgruntled men of dynamiting factories and power stations."
    --JRR Tolkien, 1943.

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Currently Old Issues:
  • 2012-03-01 in life as in death: Andrew Breitbart probably faked his own death, or at least ripped it out of context. update: The qu...
  • 2012-02-02 stones, levers, glass houses, etc.: Toby Huff (Professor Emeritus, UMass Dartmouth) reviewed rather negatively, a while back, a book on ...
  • 2012-01-24 hack bullshit: Mitt Romney's 14ish% effective tax rate includes his self employment taxes, so I don't know why the ...
  • 2012-01-23 the solution to rising political and economic inequality is the adoption of aristocratic snobbery: Charles Murray's essay on the imminent dissolution of America in the WSJ is an awesome example of hi...
  • 2012-01-13 We don't do bang and boom: That's the description of the CIA's job by an ex intelligence official that we're, one supposes, exp...
  • 2012-01-12 ancient astronomy at the law school: All over the internets one can find this claim uncritically repeated: The ulama at the Islamic uni...
  • 2012-01-09 Why don't any Samurai epics take place in Mexico?: Known collectively as chinos, Asian migrants spread slowly along the silver highway from Acapulco t...
  • 2012-01-09 how the irish at least saved latin: Thomas Cahill, How the Irish Saved Civilization, p.180, takes a break from celebrating the pluralism...
  • 2011-12-22 fracking public research: George Mitchell, the tenacious Texas oil man who proved that gas could be drawn from shale rock at a...
  • 2011-12-20 rest up yours: Christopher Hitchens was a fucking fat slag. I can't mourn for any alcoholic who thinks the black la...
  • 2011-12-08 low hanging overhangs: I'm not at all surprised that Karl Rove is attacking Warren from the left, however rich it is. But ...
  • 2011-12-05 the individual initiative of large scale state backed collective enterprises: 1493, Charles C Mann, pg. 56, discussing the formation of Virginia Company: "What counts is work, ...
  • 2011-12-02 further evidence that Andrew Sullivan's mother spent too much time at Surrey solariums during his gestation: He's spent much of the last week bemoaning the lack of research into correlations between race and I...
  • 2011-12-01 systematic mass murder is highly correlated with modernity: I'm not sure what's more disturbing here: that Mittens equates US-backed genocidal juntas with moder...
  • 2011-11-30 "free", as in free near beer for all my friends: I thought Robert Reich's formulation of last week's exercise in national irony isn't quite succinct ...
  • 2011-11-25 a fundamentally center-right, fiscally conservative country that is obsessed with deficits: 12% of Americans disagree with the statement "The current economic structure of the country is out o...
  • 2011-11-10 what the fuck are all these letters doing in my alphabet soup?: Somehow every time I read Ezra Klein or Scott Lemieux and the like explain how powerless the Preside...
  • 2011-11-02 180: Mike Konczal on the stubborn, fact free insistence that the government created the housing bubble: ...
  • 2011-10-27 Untitled: Frank Pasquale ends his exploration of the conservative values largely shared by the 99% with an old...
  • 2011-10-25 Untitled: I missed this early OWS endorsement from "tea party founder" Karl Denninger, which is funny on a lot...
  • 2011-10-20 trickle up: David Cay Johnston, +emph: The median paycheck — half made more, half less — fell again in 2010, d...
  • 2011-10-20 bipartisanship: The Obama campaign has raised over twice as much cash from Mitt Romney's private equity firm than Mi...
  • 2011-10-19 everybody knows the fight is fixed, the poor stay poor, the rich get rich: Thomas Ferguson's institutional analysis of congress, you might call it gridlock for thee, but not f...
  • 2011-10-19 trickle up: Robert Reich's list of whoppers deserves some counterpoint: Tax cuts for the 99% trickle up to th...
  • 2011-10-19 Dear Anti-Fed Activists: You sound really clueless demanding an audit of the Federal Reserve at the same time the GAO is rele...
  • 2011-10-19 even the liberal new republic : The New Republic is a glossy example of the intellectual limitations of a perfectly settled perspect...
  • 2011-10-19 bofa leads #OWS teach-in: Bank of America won't let you close your account if you walk in with a sign protesting its plan to m...
  • 2011-10-19 bad advice: The only thing economists have invented in over 200 years....
  • 2011-10-15 occupying the space between the spearless spearman and the bowless bowman: The only thing sillier today than the parade of groups listing their own off-topic demands at the en...
  • 2011-10-15 no limit speculate'em: The Obama Administration has been helpless to do anything to reign in the banks because they've spen...
  • 2011-10-14 i declare thee: Captain Obvious. Henry Blodget has wrapped it up very nicely....
  • 2011-09-19 turning the heat up on the backburner: When Marc Lynch says "the U.S. and most of the region put Yemen on the back burner" what he means is...
  • 2011-09-05 a kiss-up, kick-down sort of country: Yves Smith: One frequent and frustrating line that often crops up in the comments section of this ...
  • 2011-09-01 debt: Philip Pilkington interviews David Graeber at Naked Capitalism. Graeber mixes it up in the comments...
  • 2011-09-01 these french fries are too salty, fucking unions: This argument between education reformers Diane Ravitch and Steve Brill on Book TV is great, the hos...
  • 2011-08-22 Untitled: You might notice that the deregulation of the late 1970s was about removing government imposed barri...
  • 2011-08-21 oligarchy forever: William Hogeland: Robert Morris' [the founding father, who declined Washington's appointment to Se...
  • 2011-08-19 social security is a ponzi scheme: if it's built on a foundation of fraud. And, he should have added, you still don't really know to w...
  • 2011-08-18 three cheers for neoliberal beer: Jimmy Carter was our first neoliberal president, antecedent of the world to come, and the problem wi...
  • 2011-08-18 awaken mustakrakish, the lake troll, awaken, awaken, awaken: Apparently Warren Buffet said something about his taxes being too low for the 50 billionth time and ...
  • 2011-08-18 inflation: One of the causes of inflation, any textbook will tell you, is a general decrease in supply. Idle, ...
  • 2011-08-17 rick perry is a red: As I was saying, Republican executives have no problem saying all the wrong things and doing the rig...
  • 2011-08-16 SHORTER KRUGMAN: "Fears of hyperinflation are good when you create them by printing money to buy treasury debt but th...
  • 2011-08-15 well, that's one way of putting it: Reviewing the rules on the Affordable Care Act's monthly tax credits (paid directly to the private i...
  • 2011-08-15 it's crazy, but it just might "work": I've been joking for a while that we'd seriously be better off with some wingnut Republican Presiden...
  • 2011-08-13 simple solutions to trivial dilemmas: A Democratic Congressional adviser, granted anonymity to discuss party deliberations, said: "We're ...
  • 2011-08-13 shock doctrinal: The question becomes: Why is S&P given so much credence? The ratings agency has not been particula...
  • 2011-08-12 the magical land of matt bai: Why does Matt Bai have a job at the New York Times? It's obvious he doesn't read the paper or pay a...
  • 2011-08-10 better late than never, even if it's too late for most people: Biggest fucking no-brainer in this entire clusterfuck finally being considered. Converting foreclos...
  • 2011-08-07 that strain of skepticism about the government should probably be taken with a grain of skepticism: Some anonymous senior Democrat whines about the mean hippies: The role of Democrats should not be ...
  • 2011-08-06 campaign finance deformities: Next the Supreme Court will cite the success of voluntary disclosure when determining whether the go...
  • 2011-08-05 great minds think alike: Sam Smith: Let's transfer Social Security & Medicare out of their trust funds and into the general ...
  • 2011-08-04 dear closeted socialists, it gets better: ...
  • 2011-08-04 manners are no substitute for the right diagnosis: Civil oligarchy is an impersonal, institutionalized government in which the law is stronger than any...
  • 2011-08-04 managing government finances "just like families do": What really irritates me is that you know that a sizeable majority of these tools going on about aus...
  • 2011-08-04 labor gap : if the employment to population ratio were the same as it was before the banks destroyed the economy...
  • 2011-08-04 Dear Wall Street: It's your bed, we wish you'd unchain us from the bedposts so you could sleep in it....
  • 2011-08-04 they said it couldn't be done: Bank offering negative interest to depositors. The cost of borrowing overnight in this market tumb...
  • 2011-08-04 and always whirling, whirling, whirling: This bit of official GOP agitprop is so on target and so withering you kind of have to give them som...
  • 2011-08-02 "It was the price of liberty. The faith of America has been repeatedly pledged for it, and with solemnities, that give peculiar force to the obligation": William Hogeland on 'constitutional conservatives' and the public debt: The Constitution came abou...
  • 2011-08-02 running government like a business: What kind of business are we supposed to run government like? A Wall Street bank? It's not so much...
  • 2011-08-02 the courts are closed: well of course, an economy based on fraud can't run if the courts were open....
  • 2011-08-02 merely 19 million more uninsured Americans than when Obama was elected: The Orlando Sentinel's Kate Santich starts this story out with a tear jerker, about a family that go...
  • 2011-08-01 Anybody might get lucky out of wedlock but only a religious prude would feel guilty about it: Nobody who actually read Breivik's Compendium of Scribbles From The Internets closely enough to note...
  • 2011-08-01 on the bright side they haven't passed Obama's requested $4T in fiscal contraction. yet.: Just $900B in cuts over 10 years to pay for the $900B pricetag on last Decembers' tax breaks for the...
  • 2011-07-29 Untitled: The implication of Obama's promise not to default on our debt obligations to the banks, but to defau...
  • 2011-07-29 apocalypse never: Japan's credit rating was cut across the board last February and they're current borrowing 30 year d...
  • 2011-07-29 the lesser insanity: Over the course of this debt ceiling nonsense Obama has been asking congress for a budget plan that ...
  • 2011-07-28 bush's third term: Sterling Newberry is pretty harsh through the whole piece -- he's putting Barry up for Worst Ever, a...
  • 2011-07-25 The "$16 Trillion Dollar Secret Slush Fund": All these news items and panicked blogs about the Fed loaning out a super-secret $16 trillion during...
  • 2011-07-25 it'll be easier to stab you all in the back if you close ranks in front of me, thanks: I’m almost starting to believe Stupid Party vs. Evil Party. The elected officials on both sides ar...
  • 2011-07-24 quality control in the asylum never was what it used to be: Pamela Geller is upset that she helped inspire Breivik's maniacal, homicidal fear and anger, and com...
  • 2011-07-24 on the one hand we endorse multiculturalism and support more of it, on the other hand it is an abject failure and must be destroyed: The editors of the Jerusalem Post don't make any fucking sense whatsoever: Fostering an open socie...
  • 2011-07-23 Untitled: If Norway had higher gun ownership rates instead of merely the 11th highest rate in the world this n...
  • 2011-07-23 Untitled: It's important in difficult times like these to take care not to alienate our allies by spreading th...
  • 2011-07-23 Untitled: We must amend the constitution to prevent the spread of Udal law before it's too late. ...
  • 2011-07-23 Untitled: I demand that Karl Rove issue a statement condemning Norse terrorism. It is imperative that we assi...
  • 2011-07-22 profit without the ???s: The small government and traditional conservative work to end regulation and shove the externalitie...
  • 2011-07-15 storming in and out of meetings: It’s the combined capacity of abl and jane to get so fucking whipped up over such a fucking inconseq...
  • 2011-07-11 raise the roof: Looking at the polls (CBS News/New York Times Poll. June 24-28, 2011) you'd have to believe the coun...
  • 2011-07-11 cat food commissions : That Obama is willing to gut social security comes as no surprise, but I can't believe he's still us...
  • 2011-07-11 fiat rage: Gosh, I dunno. When I have the rare occasion to posit to a gold bug that the dollar is valuable for ...
  • 2011-07-08 and he still buries the lead just like they taught him: From the last couple paragraphs of Chris Hedge's review of the documentary "Page One: Inside the New...
  • 2011-07-08 chained: It's weird how half the republicans are convinced that we're already suffering through hyperinflatio...
  • 2011-07-08 -464,000: Barack Obama once wrote, "Governments do not create jobs." And apparently he fucking meant it....
  • 2011-07-08 jive: Wall Street supports business process patents, unless they have to pay for them too. They also suppo...
  • 2011-07-05 drinking by oneself is a common test case for specific disequilibrium: If I was a rational economic agent I would not have wasted four hours of my life reading anonymous c...
  • 2011-07-04 we're pretty well within our means: If the government managed its finances "just like families do" it wouldn't blink at taking out mortg...
  • 2011-06-29 imagine!: "A corporation is a legal person created by state statute that can be used as a fall guy, a servant...
  • 2011-06-28 obamuncare: While the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act never required any review of insurance rescissi...
  • 2011-06-28 doctors are dropping patients covered by private insurance at a higher rate than they're dropping those on medicare : From the Archives of Internal Medicine, June 27, 2011: A number of articles in the lay and medical...
  • 2011-06-27 letting obama be obama: Somebody's going to have to explain the 11-dimensional chess moves to me like I'm a sixth grader whe...
  • 2011-06-14 Untitled: I knew new employees at big box stores always have to watch anti-union propaganda, but I'd never see...
  • 2011-05-06 carried away by the monsoon countercurrent: There seems to be some excited confusion over the distinction between "vengeance" and "justice"....
  • 2011-04-16 the easiest way to mug you is to be your bank: MSNBC: while consumers are switching banks at a slightly higher rate than in the past (8.7 percent ...
  • 2011-04-13 WIN THE FUTURE: It's like Samuel Beckett was contacted beyond the grave via quack to consult on the Obama campaign's...
  • 2011-03-28 operation infinite forfeit: Our little crusade in Afghanistan became an immediate and irreversible military and intelligence fai...
  • 2011-03-25 accumulating minor errors: Felix Salmon makes some observations about a wealth inequality survey, pointing out that the 92% of ...
  • 2011-03-22 it's only bad if gaddafi does it: The Arab League couldn't send any support to enforce UNSC resolution 1973 because they're preoccupie...
  • 2011-03-18 the barry does not fall far from the shrub: Jack, in fact, says he's even worse: if Private Manning were a prisoner of war, his treatment at t...
  • 2011-03-08 the barry does not fall far from the shrub: Apparently the problem wasn't the constitutional violations or kicking the legs out under the Wester...
  • 2011-03-07 in which accurately describing his energy policy is in no way an endorsement: A cross-comment to Peter Treadway's "hard truths about energy", plus links and a minor correction on...
  • 2011-03-07 player pianos: Chris Bertram is optimistic that we live in some sort of utopian, sci fi alternate reality: Instea...
  • 2011-03-03 simple answers: Given that we had a deficit of $1.3 trillion even after taking in $899 billion in total income tax ...
  • 2011-02-26 reagan on the right to free association: Scott Walker's rewrite of history so he could justify being on the wrong side of it is just great: ...
  • 2011-02-25 who supports "peer review"?: Some observations from Kahlenberg's review of "Waiting for 'Superman'" (the title of which deserves ...
  • 2011-02-25 capturing the benefits of unobserved differences in instructional quality: This study of teacher influences on student outcomes is really quite interesting. The amount of var...
  • 2011-02-24 unburying the lead: It's not about pay cuts, education, or the teacher's union. It's public sector unions' existence, w...
  • 2011-02-24 if they're elected to fix a phony crisis, don't be shocked when when they invent phony fixes that make the problems we do have worse: I like Diane Ravitch's reflections on the charter and testing policies she spent two decades advocat...
  • 2011-02-24 the snake oil is about the same as the hypochondriasis, only worse: Charter schools are so super: This report presents a longitudinal student‐level analysis of ...
  • 2011-02-23 in which researchers are shocked to find the quality of the labor force declined with reductions in compensation: I'm glad somebody checked to make sure the blindingly obvious was empirically measurable: Many poo...
  • 2011-02-23 the permanent education crisis: We have been told that there a crisis in education every month of every year of every decade for ove...
  • 2011-02-20 unrest in the land of 10,000 cheese hats: Democrats in the United States aren't the only folks rather ludicrously comparing Wisconsin Gov. Sco...
  • 2011-02-19 the pigford "reparations": If you aren't familiar with Pigford v. Glickman, it's become the talk of the town in conservative ci...
  • 2011-02-18 robbin the poor to fatten the rich: David Cay Johnston writes: The tax compromise passed in December has been hailed everywhere as a pa...
  • 2011-02-15 defense budget "cuts": The commies in the Whitehouse are only cutting Pentagon spending by $8 billion a year, this is compl...
  • 2011-02-12 spies like us: Glenn Greenwald really has my sympathies: he gets out of the hospital just in time to find out that ...
  • 2011-02-12 the barry doesn't fall far from the shrub: If you look hard you can remind yourself of when Barrack Obama was the constitutional scholar who wa...
  • 2011-02-10 the am-siberian: Vice President Joe Biden Tuesday proposed that the US government infuse $53 billion into a national...
  • 2011-02-07 the licensed triumphs of neoliberalism: Obtaining a permit to carry concealed in the State of Texas requires a 10 hour Concealed Handgun Li...
  • 2011-02-02 our potential has very little potential: CATO's David Rittgers flies into a panic whining that we’re all terrorists now just because some Mus...
  • 2011-01-31 no good idea goes without turning a profit: charter schools were created mainly at the instigation of Albert Shanker, the president of the Ameri...
  • 2011-01-27 obamanomics: James Galbraith responded to Obama's state of the union speech with some alacrity 15 years ago: Ne...
  • 2011-01-25 the barry does not fall far from the shrub: The Bush Justice Department endorsed such proposals under Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Tomorr...
  • 2011-01-22 regressives: The Center for American Progress has written up this very serious proposal for social security. Aro...
  • 2011-01-19 as it goes in blurgistan so it goes: I was reading along the mostly off-topic comments here, and I think Peter's at 6:32 is really a wond...
  • 2011-01-16 is it a free carthage or just another facelift?: Congratulations to the people of Tunisia are probably in order for liberating themselves from the Fr...
  • 2011-01-15 this may call for some skepticism: CATO's Pat Michaels, climatologist and global warming denier, gets a mere 40% of his funding from th...
  • 2011-01-15 in the spirit of the times we watch the spirit of the times: I turned El Rushbo on for five minutes yesterday and got this: This guy's preferred viewing list i...
  • 2011-01-12 a conspiracy to put loony violent conspiracy theorists in control of the most powerful country on earth, etc.: Loony, violent conspiracy theorists believe that Wikileaks indiscriminately published 250,000 diplom...
  • 2011-01-10 my entire construction of reality has been sent into a tailspin: Set aside the fact that Jared Loughner was that rare variety of yahoo: a pro-life atheist gold bug, ...
  • 2011-01-08 the never ending bailout: Bank of America’s shares surged 6.7 percent yesterday, the most since May, to $14.19 in composite t...
  • 2011-01-03 2011: I posted my prediction three months ago and I stand by it, "so-called lame duck session" and all. T...
  • 2011-01-03 "that's what the big army calls the little army", or, atque, ubi solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant, Catholic Edition: Set aside justice, then, and what are nations but the triumph of terrorism? What are the spoils of ...
  • 2010-12-17 less skills mismatch than misplaced workers: About two years ago I mentioned that inconsistencies in labor market data suggesting that lower dema...
  • 2010-12-16 there are, after all, trees in that forest: Kevin Drum asks why the financial industry has been so profitable even when it isn't just making the...
  • 2010-12-16 we've got everything perfectly backwards, ass-end up, hair on fire: In Glenn Greenwald's post about Bradley Manning's pre-trial confinement while he waits for his court...
  • 2010-12-10 I too remember the golden era of Russian capitalism when the common man could cruise down to the mines in his Bentley: "Turn down your thermostats?" [Don Blankenship] once scoffed. "Buy a smaller car? Conserve? I have ...
  • 2010-12-09 Untitled: Hardly inaccurate: Conservatism, in brief, calls for dismantling the entire government while simul...
  • 2010-11-17 watching GM employees get a hummer with teeth makes Malcolm Gladwell hard: Malcolm Gladwell celebrates the glorious achievements of GM ex-CEO Rick Wagoner, and makes an utter ...
  • 2010-11-03 if only dirty fucking hippies were more fiscally responsible: I bet they stayed home because they were angry about deficit spending: Hispanics, African American...
  • 2010-10-20 idiot nation: According to this Yale study 85% of Americans believe cars and trucks contribute to global warming (...
  • 2010-10-20 give em enough rope financial innovation: BofA owns 34% of BlackRock, which is a lead plaintiff in this case. (BlackRock manages the mortgage...
  • 2010-10-17 sotu: Everybody should follow Justice Alito's whiny example and stop attending them. The President, in re...
  • 2010-10-16 fraud all the way down: Joseph Tauke has an entertaining cliff notes version up at daily caller: Wells Fargo wanted to for...
  • 2010-10-16 reminder: The people who run the world are psychopathic asshats....
  • 2010-10-14 if at first you don't fail, fail and fail again: About 11.5 percent of [home mortgage] borrowers are in default today, up from 5.7 percent from two y...
  • 2010-10-13 south fulton: kevin carson: [H]aving one’s house auctioned off for nonpayment of taxes is more common than house...
  • 2010-10-13 Untitled: We've known that the banks had majorly fucked up the doc trail for over half the mortgage market for...
  • 2010-10-12 like a hummer with teeth: My General Motors made 1996 Saturn manual transmission SL1, with 100,000 miles on it, gets about 40 ...
  • 2010-10-12 sludge slides downhill: When Tom Kilgore oversaw the TVA Kingston Fossil Plant coal fly ash slurry spill and buried an entir...
  • 2010-10-06 michael pollan is a sexist: Some time ago Michael Pollan complained that "men have hardly become equal partners in the kitchen",...
  • 2010-10-05 the greening of the pentagon: The new energy policy at the DoD will be the largest and most sustained subsidy to renewable energy ...
  • 2010-09-29 the precarious balance between resentment and entitlement : "Let me get this straight," I say to David. "You've been picking up a check from the government for...
  • 2010-09-29 fighting bureaucracy, one bureaucratic red tape measure at a time: Nearly nine months after the earthquake, more than a million Haitians still live on the streets bet...
  • 2010-09-22 why all the fussin and feudin: "a Quinnipiac University poll this year showed nearly two-thirds of those with household incomes of ...
  • 2010-09-13 Untitled: I'm glad somebody in the press finally reported on the mosque that was destroyed in the World Trade ...
  • 2010-09-13 the most accurate, predictive model for their behavior: What if Newt Gingrich and Dinesh D'Souza share a worldview that is so outside our comprehension, tha...
  • 2010-08-24 ground zero mosquerade: I really should have known that FOX News was funding Cordoba House. The guys running the conservati...
  • 2010-08-10 "The person in whose hands America had placed its hopes for finance reform was someone who once sang furniture jingles onstage with Lloyd Blankfein.": ... the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999, which allowed investment banks, insurance companies and com...
  • 2010-06-30 and you can too: CEPR has built a neat toy that does a nice job of showing that the policies politicians and talk hea...
  • 2010-06-11 and always twirling, twirling towards freedom!: Ellsberg: For instance, the Obama administration is criminalizing and prosecuting whistleblowers to...
  • 2010-06-11 maybe the wrong questions are being asked: Does Israel recognize Hamastan's right to exist? For their arguments that the blockade is legal to ...
  • 2010-06-11 Government still authorizing BP to decide who can see what: I guess he figured out whose ass to kick: the media's. What was once 1,000 barrels a day, and then ...
  • 2010-06-11 the deficit, solved!: The CBO projects deficits of about half a trillion from 2012 to 2020, a little under 3% of GDP a yea...
  • 2010-06-09 iran: From what I've read the additional sanctions against Iran passed today in the UNSC entailed addition...
  • 2010-06-09 siege mentalities: I'm really, I think, getting a little sick of all these cutesy arguments that Israel's mistreatment ...
  • 2010-06-08 how helen thomas should have apologized, so she could supplement her retirement income blogging for John Podesta: "All forced population transfers are humanitarian disasters, of course, but so is the current situat...
  • 2010-06-08 fostering financially insane behavior as a backdoor for shoveling more money into the banks: White, Brent T., Underwater and Not Walking Away: Shame, Fear and the Social Management of the Housi...
  • 2010-06-08 'go back to auschwitz': I'm not sure how one is supposed to take this seriously. Israeli spokespeople first come out with s...
  • 2010-06-08 letting the chips off the old block fall: In view of their dedication to both the cause of healthy families and of scientific rigorlessness, w...
  • 2010-06-08 the question is, really, what war crimes haven't we committed lately: If any are left I'm sure we'll get around to them: Investigation and analysis of US government doc...
  • 2010-06-07 brawk!: Ioz's response to Rep. Alan Grayson's claim that "the right wingers are not conservatives, they are ...
  • 2010-06-03 throwing shit at the wall until something sticks: The amazing thing about this thread on the legality of the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip is how...
  • 2010-06-03 the barry sometimes rots on the shrub: Poor ole Obama is really taking a lot of shit for his predecessor's mismanagement of the oil sector,...
  • 2010-06-03 oil spills great and small: Nigeria? Nigeria is, in more than one way, our personal toxic dump, but it's also a convenient plac...
  • 2010-06-02 maybe they should have sent flowers instead?: David Frum is extremely frumpy that the folks attempting to break the three year long Israeli blocka...
  • 2010-06-02 weaponizing the freedom flotilla: Apparently the IDF snapshots of the weapons tools they discovered on the Mavi Marmara were timestamp...
  • 2010-06-01 staying put: James Joyner says people who have stopped paying their underwater mortgages but are staying in their...
  • 2010-06-01 the unbreakable bond: So, Israel has effectively engaged in acts of war against Turkey by commandeering a number of Turkis...
  • 2010-06-01 one of these years i'm going to kill you dead for real: Senior Al Qaeda commander Abu Saeed al-Masri has been killed in recent clashes with Pakistani force...
  • 2010-05-26 the consequences of nostalgia for social movements we never participated in, but totally would have if we'd been born at the right time, dude: Shit like this is really annoying. John Stossel wants to be able to boycott segregationist business...
  • 2010-05-24 scatology: I tried reading this bit on Obama and Wall Street where all the usual insiders are off the record li...
  • 2010-05-20 more and better libertarians: Rand Paul has some problems with Title II of the Civil Rights Act that banned segregation in private...
  • 2010-05-20 verbatim: Tony Hayward, chief executive of BP, tells Sky News that it's impossible to say that the environment...
  • 2010-05-19 picking the horse you rode in on: Melissa Roddy thinks we need to stay in Afghanistan to protect it from Pakistan: Much of the curre...
  • 2010-05-18 less rodeo clown more carny capitalism: Glenn Beck shilling overpriced gold coins at double their melt value to his audience as a safety net...
  • 2010-05-18 always remember! never forget... the extras?: According to the liberal New York Times a liberal politician running for the Senate has been misrepr...
  • 2010-05-18 just because you're not paranoid doesn't mean they're not watching you: I was going to berate Dan Drezner for overlooking the extensive history of the dominant political cl...
  • 2010-05-17 sharia law in lebanon! sharia law in michigan!: Rima Fakih is a Lebanese born Michigan raised Shi'ite Muslim who has been crowned the new Miss Murka...
  • 2010-05-14 ROI: I guess this is news entirely on account of our Af-Pak lynch mob costing us more than Iraq for the f...
  • 2010-05-12 hot air: Browsing the leaked summaries of the Kerry-Lieberman climate bill. It's something of a travesty: ...
  • 2010-05-11 i know i am but so am i: As a comeback to Glenn Greenwald's endlessly repeated and rephrased clear as day argument that Elena...
  • 2010-05-10 merit based promotions: Obama was really angry about the SCOTUS decision on Citizens United. That's why he is nominating th...
  • 2010-05-09 re-establishing dred scott: I guess things haven't changed all that much since the Civil War if we still have to rely on Republi...
  • 2010-05-08 gas bubble attacks gasbags, misses, stinks up everything else: there's got to be a better headline in here than "bubble of methane triggered rig blast": ...the s...
  • 2010-05-06 same script, broken typewriter: Thomas Friedman had a column last year about the best ways to inflict pain on the people of Iran. H...
  • 2010-05-06 i am surrounded on all sides by a vast interlocking web of conspiracy theorists: The Washington Post: In his first interview with a U.S. news outlet since taking office, [IAEA dir...
  • 2010-05-06 the sovereign debt crisis: I find it incredibly funny that the European crisis is over 200 billion in debt that built up becaus...
  • 2010-05-05 campaign finance: Another way of saying it is that whether a Republican or a Democrat got more votes in an election, B...
  • 2010-05-05 it was only a matter of time before the engineers would try and attack again: From civil engineer Osama bin Laden to electrical engineering graduate student John Patrick Bedell, ...
  • 2010-05-05 what jack shafer misses about what ross douthat misses about fringe thinkers when he removes his western blinders: Seeing that Aaronovitch's book deals primarily with Anglo-American-European conspiracy theories, Do...
  • 2010-05-04 mortgage fraud: I almost forgot the brief mention in Capitalism that the FBI estimated, when they warned in late 200...
  • 2010-05-04 the entitlement reform that's needed is on wall street: not, as that irritating bit of pablum goes, on main street: I have a friend who married a Goldman ...
  • 2010-05-04 the way the Founders wrote it: joyner: there are those who make a fetish of the wisdom of the Framers when, as Eugene Volokh note...
  • 2010-05-04 things I learned from "capitalism, a love story": Employer life insurance policies on employees are called "dead peasant insurance". Name kind of sa...
  • 2010-05-03 the center of consumer serfdom: It's really something that the Center for Consumer Freedom is so awash in donations from the agribus...
  • 2010-05-02 the same, only different: The NYT: Leading scientists, however, say that the product, made when various chemicals convert co...
  • 2010-05-01 the Q is for Quackery: Funny bit from a program about a preschool pilot study in Michigan: [President] Johnson basically ...
  • 2010-04-29 closed for retractions: GEORGE W. BUSH, 2/23/2004: We showed the dictator, and a watching world, that we mean what we say. ...
  • 2010-04-29 the bank's favorite left: This article in the American Spectator about how the left loves Goldman Sachs is really awesome. Th...
  • 2010-04-29 "transparency" means giving the whitehouse press pool more things to copy and paste: the original headline read "court stenographers threaten strike over working conditions". They also...
  • 2010-04-27 senate hearings on c-span: Goldman Sachs Executive Vice Officer David Viniar just explained to Senator Coburn that "without the...
  • 2010-04-27 at the circus: Jim Bovard doesn't have any luck finding the libertarian streak in the teabag, Tea Party activists r...
  • 2010-04-27 the government is insuring lawsuits against goldman sachs: GS execs are insured against shareholder lawsuits by AIG....
  • 2010-04-26 please make it stop: [The Nazis] believed in economic policies that intelligent and informed people everywhere recognize...
  • 2010-04-24 we will adopt a slogan we don't understand as a platform for incomprehensible complaints: The Republican Governor's Association is asking us to "Remember November". As we're already re-enac...
  • 2010-04-24 detained in a state of indefinite hypocrisy: Good grief. The barry does not fall far from the shrub....
  • 2010-04-21 how do non-responsive defenses hold up in civil court, anyway?: Goldman Sachs says that they couldn't have committed fraud because they lost $100 million on the dea...
  • 2010-04-20 the magnetar trade: I suppose I need to read this, though how the ponzi scheme was financed seems sort of besides the po...
  • 2010-04-19 one of these years i'm going to kill you dead for real: After numerous past encounters with death in Iraq, Abu Omar al-Baghdadi has been killed again....
  • 2010-04-14 chronological order: I hear that this website that was just created two weeks ago to organize cranks to go to teahead ral...
  • 2010-04-07 well that explains that: In a response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, the Pentagon claims that "Poodle Blan...
  • 2010-04-06 zing: The efficient markets hypothesis assumes that there is a friendly auctioneer at the end of time - a...
  • 2010-04-04 Is he sure he didn't mean the Anti-Federalist Papers?: "The small-government conservative movement, which includes people who call themselves the tea part...
  • 2010-04-01 texas had been messed with: When explaining why Texas didn't experience a housing bubble with the rest of the nation over the la...
  • 2010-04-01 the logic is airtight: Glenn Greenwald makes it only a third of the way to the only half-decent joke I've ever written: I...
  • 2010-03-31 Untitled: Jonathan Chait leaves it completely unclear in this post whether he thinks 'rounding people up, hold...
  • 2010-03-16 we need a new script, the one we've been repeating over and over and over and over again for the past 90 years is getting moldy: Social Security - thought up in the brain pan of notorious commie fascist Thomas Paine. Medicare an...
  • 2010-03-12 and this time they have engineers!: I don't remember who made me read this thing that's been sitting in an unread tab for three hours, b...
  • 2010-03-10 congratulations are in order, sort of: The US response to arbitrary dismissals of candidates from elections is, when it's convenient, that ...
  • 2010-03-09 obama bans fishing FOREVER: this and this are the funniest things I've read today. This has a lot to do with the fact that I wa...
  • 2010-03-06 the so-called "occupation of peace": Engineers are becoming an existential threat to the country, or at least they would be if they'd pai...
  • 2010-03-06 I wonder if he listens to Alex Jones, too: Can you believe it? Ahmadinejad thinks 9/11 was used as a pretext to invade Afghanistan, it was an ...
  • 2010-03-01 yes, but: At a recent meeting of the Sandpoint Tea Party, Mrs. Stout presided with brisk efficiency until a m...
  • 2010-02-23 i guess he's not so bad then: The John Birch Society, which Buckley and Goldwater expelled from the conservative movement in the...
  • 2010-02-18 Untitled: Yet another suicide bombing by an engineer. We need to kill all the engineers before they kill us, ...
  • 2010-02-17 nuclear power may reduce greenhouse emissions, but: How do all these dipshits think uranium is mined, refined, delivered?...
  • 2010-02-14 not enough fences for all these gates: Seagate, Africagate, Amazongate and so on. I'm really close to writing an annoying post about how t...
  • 2010-02-08 Untitled: Michael Hudson: What do you mean “failure”? Your perspective is from the bottom looking up. But the...
  • 2010-02-05 Untitled: Allow me to paraphrase: Premeditated murder by the state is OK because cops can shoot fleeing suspe...
  • 2010-02-03 Untitled: Curiously, this FOX Business report on the Mortgage Insurance Companies of America (MICA)'s efforts ...
  • 2010-01-29 Untitled: If you believe that gdp really grew at an annualized 5.7% the Commerce Department also has a bridge ...
  • 2010-01-20 you have a lot of different paths forward, all alike: Press Sec. Gibbs' description of the administration's plan for passing a healthcare bill makes it so...
  • 2010-01-20 Untitled: The cosmo spread of the senator from MA is totally killing me. The man who will be the death of a h...
  • 2010-01-19 Lieutenant Commander Jeffrey Gordon probably wasn't aware he was describing his own organization when he said that: "These guys were fanatics like the Nazis, Hitlerites, or the Ku Klux Klan, the people they tried at ...
  • 2010-01-15 Untitled: It's heartwarming to watch all these people who've organized or supported coup after coup after coup...
  • 2009-12-26 what'd i miss: So a dude lit his leg on fire and stunk up a plane, or something? Surely we can come together as a ...
  • 2009-12-24 multiple choice: (a) "a straight-laced bureau whose job is to ground congressional fantasy in budgetary reality" and...
  • 2009-12-15 line item taxes: Obey and Levin had the right idea with that war surtax for the whatever we think we're doing in Afgh...
  • 2009-12-09 Time's Man of the Year, 1951: Over in TNR Abbas Milani makes this strangely common mistake: Even as ardent a proponent of Pax Am...
  • 2009-12-08 we're in good hands: Today on NPR some envirowacko explained to me how if we restrict greenhouse emissions it will lead t...
  • 2009-12-06 Barney Frank: "the big banks have no influence": really! In the first three quarters of 2009, financial-industry interests have spent $344 million o...
  • 2009-12-05 we banned leaded fuels and lead-based paints because this isn't exactly rocket science: It'd be really nice if - when the papers cover increased rates of particularly nasty health conditio...
  • 2009-12-04 shit my dad says: This is the first time I've ever seen twitter be put to any remotely useful project....
  • 2009-12-02 Did the IPCC authors misread 2350 as 2035? Maybe it'd help to actually read what they'd referenced: Over on Roger Peikle Sr.'s blog there's a triumphant gotchya about how the IPCC misquoted some paper...
  • 2009-12-01 you know what grows on shrubs?: Barries. update: Mein comandante didn't think this joke was funny at all, until I explained it to ...
  • 2009-11-30 the CRU hack demonstrates that the skeptics are hacks: I don't remember any singular event that has done more to convince me that global warming skeptics a...
  • 2009-11-27 spoiling the surprise: Why is Obama always telling us what it is he's going to announce? ...
  • 2009-11-26 insert rogue pun here: what jesse said....
  • 2009-11-12 Untitled: To be fair to Peter Galbraith, I too had a financial stake that influenced my positions on the Iraq ...
  • 2009-10-13 our primary objective in Afghanistan is to capture toughness: The one clear foreign policy goal Robert Kaplan evinces here would be better served by the POTUS doi...
  • 2009-10-13 Untitled: Obviously US outreach efforts to the Muslim-Arab audience in the middle east should be spearheaded b...
  • 2009-09-28 how much does a solid super majority in the congress cost?: start at about $174,545 per participating member of congress....
  • 2009-09-09 what is the american enterprise institute planning to do about federal intervention between you and your dog?: The more I think about it the more weird it is that author Alston Chase is an "adjunct scholar" at t...
  • 2009-09-02 please give me back my profits, but don't subject me to risk, kthxbye: The Mortgage Bankers Association says that their proposal for explicit government backing for a seco...
  • 2009-09-01 math is hard: "Any moron can figure out how to make money by borrowing from the Fed at almost no cost and then buy...
  • 2009-09-01 "our strategy in Afghanistan": Election fraud is OK if you're not too self-righteous about it? Tell it to Andrew Sullivan....
  • 2009-08-31 his predecessors had a track record of 189 years: You'll just have to overlook the fact that his rounding of 7.25 years to a full 8 erases the memory ...
  • 2009-08-26 I think I'm beginning to understand what Obama meant by "restoring our leadership in the hemisphere": Conn Hallinan observes, among other things: Fernando Joya, a former member of Battalion 316, a para...
  • 2009-08-24 clowning around: You wouldn't think it was possible, but arguments over administrative cost comparisons between medic...
  • 2009-08-24 how much does it cost to sell out to PhRMA?: The O'ministration and the big drug companies may have actually worked out a way for the drug compan...
  • 2009-08-23 Untitled: The GOP's mission to keep government out of healthcare apparently means requiring that doctors thrus...
  • 2009-08-20 everything new is old: William Oliver, meet Hal Turner. It's really strange to me that we still let the government utilize...
  • 2009-08-19 dear liberals: you should be boycotting the insurance companies, not some fruitcake CEO who wrote a retarded column...
  • 2009-08-19 KEEP YOUR GOVERNMENT HANDS OFF MY MEDICARE!!!: I remember, not 10 years ago, when conservatives praised health insurance co-ops and thought they we...
  • 2009-06-22 Untitled: Jim Henley's blog has always had a green background. I guess that makes him the Andrew Sullivan bef...
  • 2009-06-01 Untitled: This is the predictable outcome of not electing another pro-life Republican president who will do no...
  • 2009-06-01 "replication": This sentence from the abstract of Jacksonville State University's president William Meehan's doctor...
  • 2009-05-19 Untitled: The film critic for the NRO suspects that if Dan Brown wrote conspiracy fiction about Islam instead ...
  • 2009-05-19 speaking of the sacrosanct and inviolable law of fungible senior debt contracts: If you look at this economic stress index map at the county level you'll notice some dark brown rust...
  • 2009-05-17 Untitled: The trains are about 40% slower than they were 60 years ago. Miles of track have dropped from 260,...
  • 2009-05-14 been there, done that: Pictures of tortured ragheads will undermine battlefield moral by stripping soldiers of their sense ...
  • 2009-05-14 it would be just awful if we were to further inflame anti-American opinion: Just think of these million refugees the O'ministration has suddenly added to Pakistan's internally ...
  • 2009-05-14 Untitled: "The Home Value Misperception Index" is a wonderful idea. We need more of these. It's amazing how r...
  • 2009-05-12 the O'ministration of torture: I'm glad thwarting terrorist acts against us and our allies is still lower on the list of our priori...
  • 2009-05-11 wake me up when an argument actually occurs: It's pretty funny that a guy who struck it rich overbilling state and federal healthcare plans is ru...
  • 2009-05-09 glad we waited: This is really impressive, the initial "stress test" on Citigroup discovered a capital requirement 7...
  • 2009-05-09 clearly i missed some other financial crises: It's all just 1982 or 1991 again, no need to worry, no option arms a'gonna slap you innadaface....
  • 2009-05-07 you've changed: What the fuck is wrong with conservatives in this country? They mock good mustard but they don't th...
  • 2009-05-07 and let's not forget to apportion some of the blame on the advocacy of one of the nation's most highly respected jurists: Isn't it a little weird for a guy who until a year ago was unable to qualify the success of the dere...
  • 2009-05-07 Turns out AIG bonuses were 400% larger than previously reported: that makes the total bonus size we now know about 454 million dollars. These bonuses are effectivel...
  • 2009-05-07 negative nominal interest rates: Technical merits aside, I'm not sure how this additional inducement to flee from liquidity would enc...
  • 2009-05-06 maybe we could do a brain transplant on geithner: Everything Sheila Bair says seems to run counter to the marching orders she executes: To truly add...
  • 2009-05-06 we are the ghost of all internet traditions future: This is tasteless, but the inevitable outcome of this brave woman's fairly incredible story is that ...
  • 2009-05-06 somebody should probably complain about this privately levied 2% national sales tax: $48 billion in fees that credit card companies extracted from merchants last year. Largely invisibl...
  • 2009-05-05 how credit card reform gets done: the credit card companies have spent $15.5 million on lobbying fees in the first quarter of 2009 al...
  • 2009-05-04 behavioral economists would no doubt have much to add on the matter of what it is we cannot afford to go without: The last time I noticed anybody at all making this point was Dan Hind's Jump! You Fuckers! Hind fir...
  • 2009-05-04 but that explains a lot: I had no idea that the US has had a 25% import tariff on trucks, going back to 1962 to block German ...
  • 2009-05-04 looking the gift-horse in the mouth: I find it interesting that the same people screaming about the budget deficit are simultaneously dem...
  • 2009-05-03 Untitled: Kansas City Fed president Thomas Hoenig says banks too big to fail should be allowed to fail. Like...
  • 2009-05-01 but what will happen to the dollar when it's no longer backed by nuclear armageddon?: A little while back President Obama seemed to have made a pledge to honor US obligations under the N...
  • 2009-05-01 the ddt ban is still genocidal: an update on how the DDT ban that doesn't actually exist continues it's librul enviro-wacko rampage ...
  • 2009-05-01 simple falsifications for wrong predictions: After a long argument with somebody about the constitutionality of having a class of crimes defined ...
  • 2009-05-01 Untitled: I hope Halperin is right that "white men need not apply" for Souter's vacany. After that bunch of p...
  • 2009-05-01 and so noted: Physicist Freeman Dyson: "I know a lot about nuclear weapons and nothing about climate change." I g...
  • 2009-04-30 glass it and start over: There used to be an argument, back in 2005 when people besides Dean Baker started noticing a housing...
  • 2009-04-30 the banks aren't just insolvent anymore: The reason the banks oppose cramdown measures is because a cramdown would force them to write off th...
  • 2009-04-30 Untitled: Delong: that the stimulus is going to go wrong becomes very visible in advance. If the stimulu...
  • 2009-04-30 everything we should be doing to the banks we're doing to the auto makers: the administration said it would seek to use the [bankruptcy] process to create a new Chrysler comp...
  • 2009-04-28 the stupid burns: I need to just stop clicking on links conservative pals send me, newsbusters is impressively retarde...
  • 2009-04-28 the specter of flipflopperflubs past: Glenn Greenwald is positively giddy: Arlen Specter is one of the worst, most soul-less, most belie...
  • 2009-04-27 "a discipline that consists mainly of unverifiable propositions and cryptic anecdotes, is rarely if ever held accountable, and produces an inordinate number of catastrophically bad writers": The Management Myth (via, by way of kevin carson) is possibly the most entertaining attack on the bu...
  • 2009-04-27 it's been a while since we've had a industrial research policy that made much sense: but this sounds relatively promising: OBAMA: double the budget ... [of] the National Science Found...
  • 2009-04-26 an awful lot of shit going to waste: With all the swine flu panic sweeping across the interwebs, now might be as good a time as any to re...
  • 2009-04-24 "If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative.": Meet the "toggle PIK", a negative amortization corporate loan. C.f. the NYT....
  • 2009-04-23 Untitled: Where are the Pitchforks?...
  • 2009-04-21 treasury's multi-trillion dollar bank bailouts subject of 20 criminal investigations: I have some mentally retarded glibertarian friends who will be angry at how much all this oversight ...
  • 2009-04-17 Who should I thank first - Harry Reid or Chuck Schumer?: Reading the declassified OLC torture memos and Obama's jesus routine over the poor CIA sadomasochist...
  • 2009-04-16 back into the mines, runt: This little girl went to the tea party to demand better math education, but seems unwilling to pay f...
  • 2009-04-14 foreclosure moratorium lifted: It woulda been mean to evict folks mid-winter. Now that it's spring they can go camping....
  • 2009-04-14 and I'm almost rooting for them: Last week we learned from the Guardian that there is no opposition to capitalism. This week we lear...
  • 2009-04-14 holding a single asset class from a single sector: adj., "diversicated"....
  • 2009-04-14 overhyped and undergirded: I am planning to INFILTRATE and DISRUPT my local tea party gangbusters lunchbreak tomorrow, like an ...
  • 2009-04-13 no navy? no problem: it doesn't sound very efficient, but a market-based national defense nevertheless: Somali piracy h...
  • 2009-04-13 the mortgage crisis: this reviews the numbers, who owes what to who and so on. Very good....
  • 2009-04-13 always remember! never forget... the extras?: The AP reports that Department of Defense records list 21 returning POWs from the first Gulf War, ...
  • 2009-04-13 Untitled: I was almost beginning to feel negligent for paying so little attention to foreign affairs for month...
  • 2009-04-12 the war on zombie jesus and his legions of pastel painted pagan bunnies: We've largely lost! Grab your Nowruz eggs and run largely for the hills!...
  • 2009-04-11 Produce the Note: A series of instructions from the Consumer Warning Network explaining how to make the bank prove the...
  • 2009-04-11 inflating the housing bubble: now with extra poison!...
  • 2009-04-11 glass it and start over: This American Life episode #377 has a pretty amazing segment - Is the Condo Half Empty, or Is the C...
  • 2009-04-11 are we counting from zero?: LAHORE: Of the 60 cross-border predator strikes carried out by the Afghanistan-based American dro...
  • 2009-04-10 TIME: "More Quickly Than It Began, The Banking Crisis Is Over": comedy gold. We'll all look back and laugh some day. I don't think I've ever seen a stronger signa...
  • 2009-04-10 socialism for the rich v. capitalism for the poor: this is a very silly poll. I say that because it's very silly for a poll about structural economic ...
  • 2009-04-10 mace the banks: We need a much bigger squatters' movement, but I'm glad at least someone is getting our shit togethe...
  • 2009-04-08 loot loot lootin'spree: I understand that Yves Smith is saying that we are fuck fuck fucked. It's not so bad as that. We m...
  • 2009-04-08 Why is the FDIC's Sheila Bair smoking crack?: Now that it's been explained how the FDIC could originate loans and issue 1 trillion dollars in non-...
  • 2009-04-08 bargain hunting, or bargainier waiting: Dean Baker offers the same seven year old advice, but I like the new phrasing of the tune: The ext...
  • 2009-04-07 and we got high: Ta-Nahisi Coates on some kerfluffle about the drug war or other, trying to argue with facts what wou...
  • 2009-04-07 we should probably just go ahead and actually cut defense spending, then at least the nation's copy-editors would be writing accurate headlines: The Defense Department's portion of the offense budget is being increased by 4%, from something like...
  • 2009-04-07 Erm: now with 104% of last year's disarming and ravaging! ...
  • 2009-04-07 Since when could the FDIC originate loans, let alone non-recourse debt?: Explained! Sheila Bair is on crack. She says "We project no losses." ...
  • 2009-04-07 Untitled: Probably anybody unable to identify an 8+ trillion dollar asset bubble - and not recognize three yea...
  • 2009-04-05 Untitled: Having found a few people who seem pretty smart that also support the Geithner put, I find that Th...
  • 2009-04-04 bank deregulation: when people talk about 30 years of deregulation it is neither vague nor mysterious what they are tal...
  • 2009-04-03 pick-a-default: about a million pick-a-payment resets are going to occur over the next two years. That's about 2% o...
  • 2009-04-03 Untitled: Sean Caroll tries to convince us that undergraduate education is worth what they're charging: afte...
  • 2009-04-02 larger than the entire mortgage market: March 31 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. government and the Federal Reserve have spent, lent or committed $...
  • 2009-03-31 colony collapse disorder: After a small mountain of effort, the threat to one third of our rather precarious food supply has, ...
  • 2009-03-31 bank walkaways: City officials and housing advocates here and in cities as varied as Buffalo, Kansas City, Mo., and...
  • 2009-03-30 and then we can start the bonfire: Nell recommends Frank Partnoy's description of how the derivatives market contributed to the crisis....
  • 2009-03-29 I don't know how: Jim Naureckas found substance in Newsweek's fluffer profile on Librul Krugman the Rebel Obama Critic...
  • 2009-03-29 Untitled: I have decided that Matt Taibbi is a national treasure, just for being the first person to write any...
  • 2009-03-29 why my family will never become powerful financiers: All three of my younger siblings live in Fargo ND. My little sister lives on the highest ground in ...
  • 2009-03-29 bank size: Apparently this is the hot topic today. Responding to an argument for smaller banks, Tyler Cowen ag...
  • 2009-03-26 more rioting, plz: Simon Johnson reminisces about his days running the IMF: inevitably, emerging-market oligarchs get...
  • 2009-03-26 first world nation seeks third world status, but too stupid to figure out this whole slum thing: Irony. I really love how happy all the poor people are: That mix is already evident in a walk aro...
  • 2009-03-26 what the fuck kind of racket is this: I bet you $234 billion dollars I won't fire myself. As in, the bet is already made, dude. Don't be...
  • 2009-03-26 the poor have had it too easy, the rich have suffered too much: The International Monetary Fund is more or less just the US Treasury Department, so it should be ext...
  • 2009-03-26 moral, er, hazard: Rating agencies are downgrading banks that don't have exposure to the shitpile, because we're going ...
  • 2009-03-26 just to point out the obvious: My interpretation of the high proportion of headlines I see on the train that continue to be about A...
  • 2009-03-25 I have a feeling we'll be asking the same question over and over again: Why is Treasury asking congress for powers it already has? ...
  • 2009-03-25 Untitled: Somebody should tell Ian about the $30 trillion credit derivatives market: Never before have we se...
  • 2009-03-24 the pentagon doesn't spend money, that's why we can never find any military spending to cut: Maybe Kent Conrad shouldn't be squabbling over scraps of Defense Department pork while simultaneousl...
  • 2009-03-24 warning: markets may behave poorly if everybody is irrational: the money illusion lives in the ventro-medial prefrontal cortex....
  • 2009-03-24 your attention please: we are being delayed because of looting ahead. we will be moving shortly, if there are any tracks left: It does not expend "political capital" for a regulator to step in and restructure an insolvent finan...
  • 2009-03-23 making mountains out of molehills made by mountain dwelling moles: You really have to look on in awe as the zeitgeist of the national media seems entirely incapable of...
  • 2009-03-22 due diligence: well this seems like perfectly reasonable suggestion: EXAMINE THE LOAN TAPES....
  • 2009-03-21 the zombie banking apocalypse is nigh: The Obama administration is going to shift a trillion dollars in junk bonds from the banks' books to...
  • 2009-03-20 warrantless omniscience: I guess we're keeping those Bush administration changes to the 4th amendment, you know, the ones whe...
  • 2009-03-20 everything is illuminated: You mean AIG's Financial Products group was run by Joe Cassano, who worked at Drexel Burnham Lambert...
  • 2009-03-19 semantic equivalence: People realize that, like, "Christopher Dodd" and "Financial Sector" mean the same thing, right? Wh...
  • 2009-03-17 the church of my fathers is behind the bar: In commemoration of St. Paddy driving all the snakes out of Ireland - to only return disguised as su...
  • 2009-03-17 bonuses for losing the side bets: Dear idiots who run country, It is not possible to actually care about AIG's hundred mil in executi...
  • 2009-03-16 postulate: the aggregated value of all twitter feeds will be substantially less than one dymaxion chronofile. ...
  • 2009-03-14 yet another way to demonstrate that your model of the universe is obsolete: Put on your best Jim Cramer pout - a straight face should be impossible, but nevertheless persists -...
  • 2009-03-13 The Pre-Copernican Republic: "Only 53% of adults know how long it takes for the Earth to revolve around the Sun." ...
  • 2009-03-13 huh: For some reason I've never bothered to look at the numbers: Humanity apparently pumps 27 billion me...
  • 2009-03-12 sinking ships are sometimes known to have leaks: Who could possibly have leaked that memo that sent Citigroup stock soaring?`...
  • 2009-03-12 our education system is failing! so let's make kids spend even more time in it: How are kids supposed to ever learn anything if they spend all their waking hours in school? Stupid...
  • 2009-03-12 Reduced calcification in modern Southern Ocean planktonic foraminifera: this looks important: Planktonic foraminifera are single-celled calcite-secreting organisms that r...
  • 2009-03-12 dollar cost average this: The time to slash 401(k) contributions is clearly after the market has already lost half its value. ...
  • 2009-03-12 michael steele has a gift: What you, my wise empty spaces in the ether, may perceive to be a plain specimen of purified idiocy ...
  • 2009-03-11 zero out of seven ain't bad: I really like this paper on the Swedish banking crisis by Lars Jonung, in which he identifies seven ...
  • 2009-03-11 Untitled: Sweet sundried bullfrog fucking cornflakes: WASHINGTON - The federal agency that insures bank depo...
  • 2009-03-11 Untitled: The RSS feed from Reason Magazine's HitnRun sure is a lot more tolerable after you cancel it, and ju...
  • 2009-03-11 is it too late to get in on the panic?: Maybe I'm beginning to understand why Geithner claims he couldn't nationalize the banks even if he w...
  • 2009-03-10 the stupid burns a lot: Brian Darling complains at Human Events, that fount of insight: Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) inserted ...
  • 2009-03-10 banks are redlining your credit: home price depreciation has been a more reliable determinant of consumer behavior than FICO scores....
  • 2009-03-10 "radical thinking": apparently consists of adhering to yesterday's conventional wisdom and endorsing the dominate view h...
  • 2009-03-09 seriously: Roubini says that the housing market, like a company restructuring in bankruptcy, needs to have "fa...
  • 2009-03-08 "fraudulent conveyance": now that's a piece of jargon that sounds like hope....
  • 2009-03-08 keeping the exits open: During the housing boom the Federal Housing Administration's mortgage insurance program was to all e...
  • 2009-03-06 Untitled: Remind me sometime to ask Tom Walker about John Galtism. I'm not going to remember. Thanks blog th...
  • 2009-03-06 giving a loaf with one hand and taking a crumb away with the other: It's all so completely unfair: How will the rich ever recover from the eight trillion or whatev...
  • 2009-03-06 maiden lane had a very strange hobby: I believe the AIG-Fed swindle(s) might be the financial equivalent of stealing womens' clothes off w...
  • 2009-03-05 optimism is everywhere: Via baum, a pretty good article about how we understand nothing about economics because we don't see...
  • 2009-03-05 mass civil delinquency: The odds are extremely good that the banks can't prove they own your mortgage, because the genius wi...
  • 2009-03-04 venezuela blah blah blahs: Bloomberg's report on the nationalization of some agricultural firms actually attempts to reach the ...
  • 2009-03-04 everything old is new again, and again: The latest banking rescue plan proposed by Treasury is to give private investors non-recourse loans ...
  • 2009-03-04 presidential dictatorships: Ok ok, so maybe Naomi Wolf was more right than wrong....
  • 2009-03-03 stop hitting yourself, stophittingyerself: In the interests of jumping on the secretive Soros-funded vast leftwing conspiracy bandwagon... Yes...
  • 2009-03-02 the hydrogen heat economy: I think "hydrogen economies" are all wet, but if this clever idea ever hits production there might s...
  • 2009-03-02 strange company: The opposition to some form of bank nationalization seems to consist now entirely of the Obama admin...
  • 2009-03-02 why even vote on it: The amendment prohibiting the FCC from re-invoking the fairness doctrine will be seen by Bush appoin...
  • 2009-03-02 the gospel according to the social security administration: Some scant good news that personal income increased $44.8 billion, or 0.4 percent in January. Socia...
  • 2009-03-01 Untitled: Chris Dillow links to a bunch of stuff I should read later: Take three findings: 1. There’s a nega...
  • 2009-02-28 a scripted tea-bagging: Santelli and whoever the "we" he was referring to seem to have been thinking of having that "Chicago...
  • 2009-02-28 this is getting personal: Last week Citibank suddenly increased the APR on this credit card I have from 12% to 30%, while the ...
  • 2009-02-28 a sustainable apocalypse: "Current spending trends are absolutely unsustainable," complains the Heritage Foundation, along wit...
  • 2009-02-26 FROM THE FUTURE ERA OF HONEST AND TRANSPARENT BUDGETING: We bring you the same old dishonest budgetary baselines! Woo hoo....
  • 2009-02-24 Untitled: Genetically impaired memory function in mice recovered environmentally, improved function passed on ...
  • 2009-02-24 unemployment, what unemployment?: I didn't realize only about a third of American workers are actually eligible for unemployment insur...
  • 2009-02-24 congratulations are in order to our underwriters: Bankers are no longer at the top of the pile in the den of thieves: healthcare has taken it's proper...
  • 2009-02-23 cram this mortgage up your...: The argument against mortgage cramdowns - that is, reducing the principal on the loan by judicial fi...
  • 2009-02-18 I was so wrong for so long it just proves that you can't be right: To discredit global warming theorists, George Will wants to demonstrate that 40 years ago climatolog...
  • 2009-02-18 stress free: A University of Iowa study last year suggested that companies servicing mortgages are often neglige...
  • 2009-02-17 off the pan and into the ether: Bertie on Hegel is really quite hilarious, even if you don't know or care what a Hegel is. I certai...
  • 2009-02-17 off the pan and into the ether: J.K. Galbraith and Murray Rothbard on Hoover's economic interventions during the crash of 1929 (chap...
  • 2009-02-12 in other words, you can still buy them: The Catholic Church has re-introduced indulgences in their eternal battle against the time inconsist...
  • 2009-02-12 Untitled: The predilection of some (most?) people for trying to identify some particular trivial but unique ge...
  • 2009-02-11 the swedes had it so easy: At the pace the FDIC is shutting down banks every week, I figure it shouldn't be too long before we'...
  • 2009-02-11 we are being eaten alive by our minds: There was a chapter in David Cay Johnston's Free Lunch where he was talking about the viscous muggin...
  • 2009-02-10 bad analogies for the promotion of imaginary concepts: [E]conomics is on the brink of a paradigm shift. We are where astronomy was when Copernicus realise...
  • 2009-02-09 "privatization": n. a pretext to move government assets to private investors at below-market prices and then shift pr...
  • 2009-02-09 thank you, oh Senate, for this holy amendment.: Some narrow minded folks are complaining that the $15,000 home purchase tax credit (10% of purchase ...
  • 2009-02-07 Welcome to the Soviet Socialist Republic of Kentucky: SENATE MINORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL: The question of whether or not the economy needs help is re...
  • 2009-02-06 Untitled: It'll be the death of modern capitalism if the government caps management's share of the billion dol...
  • 2009-01-31 somalia: So after all this fussin' and feudin', the former chairman of the Islamic Courts Union is elected pr...
  • 2009-01-31 question: Do Obama administration nominees have to report the legal services provided by the White House vetti...
  • 2009-01-22 cuba: Deputy assistant secretary for Latin America Harry Shlaudeman to Kissinger: "an intrinsically trivia...
  • 2009-01-21 the postbellum south: I've been stirring up the guts to finally plow through the last half of Slavery By Another Name, and...
  • 2009-01-20 did I hear that right?: "Our children will remember that we didn't faulter. With eyes fixed on the horizon we carried forth...
  • 2009-01-18 false controversies: It's, uh, a little annoying that not until you're well over halfway through this long piece on John ...
  • 2009-01-15 a smug farewell: If W had simply read this speech: Fellow citizens: For eight years, it has been my honorarium to p...
  • 2009-01-09 The American peace has proven itself peaceful, stable, and durable, and must expand its circumference around the Levant: In the Israeli Knesset's official history of the Six Day War, their historians lay out the clear and...
  • 2009-01-08 Untitled: The bell curve distribution for IQ scores tells us that two thirds of the world’s population have a...
  • 2009-01-07 far out: CBO currently projects that the deficit this year will total $1.2 trillion, or 8.3 percent of GDP. T...
  • 2009-01-07 well that's another fine appointment you've gotten us into: JUDY WOODRUFF: Let me ask you both about Dennis Blair, who is reported to be Mr. Obama's choice to ...
  • 2009-01-05 labor demand and immobility: While I was on vacation in the internetless wilds of Minnesota for the past couple of weeks it occur...
  • 2009-01-03 "Hamas Bringing Back Crucifixion": or not....
  • 2008-12-23 clean coal: Sometimes sequesterization fails....
  • 2008-12-21 Untitled: Looking over the Obama administration, the asshat preacher giving the invocation at the inauguration...
  • 2008-12-19 crude: Ten years ago on this day oil was less than $9 a barrel....
  • 2008-12-16 "this is a major achievement": I think it would have been greater had it hit its target. Like so many other major achievements i...
  • 2008-12-15 here comes solar calf, here comes solar calf, right down solar calf lane, nebo and nintu and all of babylon pulling for his reign: I don't know what this is about, and I'm glad I'm not paying enough attention to know. It's Zagmuk ...
  • 2008-12-11 back in my day we didn't have fire or fractions! You had to paddle your canoe all the way from your cave across the thimble of sunyata to borrow your own savings! And we liked it! We liked it fine.: Joe: There were other important steps down the deregulatory path [from the repeal of Glass-Steagal...
  • 2008-12-05 ouch : 533,000, "The economy has lost more than 1.2 million jobs in the last three months alone following r...
  • 2008-12-01 "new" country hits about rapid technological change sound like they were written in the backwaters of some dark historical epoch, example one: We'll get back to our irregularly scheduled programming once we get some work done. Those market-...
  • 2008-11-29 relativistic dog fight simulators: Something that's been bugging me for a while: outside this very neat proof of concept I just discove...
  • 2008-11-25 the boat has no bottom: Bloomberg said yesterday that the Federal government had committed $7.4 trillion to lending facilit...
  • 2008-11-24 "the crisis was not a failure of the free market system, and the answer is not to try to reinvent that system" --george w. bush: $7.76 trillion. The money that’s been pledged is equivalent to $24,000 for every man, woman and ch...
  • 2008-11-24 lincoln was a crook, why should I remember anything else?: You answered 31 out of 33 correctly — 93.94%, it says. Apparently I've suffered short term dementia...
  • 2008-11-23 logan's run method of saving social security: A new six-year analysis in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that the U.S. suicide ...
  • 2008-11-23 HEADLINE: the too big to fail laughing at the too small to save: "RESEARCH ALERT-Citigroup cuts target on E*Trade". And... we have 300 billion more on the hook. Ye...
  • 2008-11-23 wage inflation: "Not only are retiree benefits included in the $73 but so are employee buyouts" in GM's bogus hourly...
  • 2008-11-21 back to the future: Hillary Clinton as Sec. State? This is a pitch perfect side-winder for the forces of change and be...
  • 2008-11-21 the myers-briggs blog analyzer - or - my phrenologist says I'm a wonderful dancer: According to this thing I have been an ISTP for the past 47 posts, but as soon as you include the 48...
  • 2008-11-21 Heckscher-Ohlin-Stolper-Samuelson: EPI's Josh Bivens appears to have written an introductory text. I would expect Brad Delong to revie...
  • 2008-11-20 well, who killed the electric SUV then?: One with "a governed top speed of 78 mph (~126 km/h) with a range of 100 to 120 miles", manufactured...
  • 2008-11-19 plunge protectionists: So there's a bunch of CNBC floating shoulders talking about the shit CNBC floating shoulders talk ab...
  • 2008-11-18 fatcat UAW workers up in their fancy pants palaces with their golden lunch pails and stuffed truffles asking the innocent, pure as driven snow taxpayers for handouts: All of these people are absolute fucking idiots. There's no way a UAW line worker making the averag...
  • 2008-11-17 bailed out: Citigroup, recipient of a recent $25 billion dollar equity injection, bails out another 50,000 empl...
  • 2008-11-16 the run defense in EA's madden 09 - is it the shoes?: "This is what happens when you abuse capitalism."...
  • 2008-11-14 post-mortems: If you haven't already read Dean Starkman's piece in the Columbia Journalism Review, "Boiler Room", ...
  • 2008-11-13 accounting and competence, down the mines: Chris Carey: If the estimated savings from the new tax breaks are included, the [total amount of f...
  • 2008-11-13 these newly released videos of the world trade tower attacks clearly demonstrate my conspiracy theory about 9/11: I have absolutely no idea why it's taken the FBI/DOJ three years to release these: via....
  • 2008-11-13 anthems of bailouts past and present: update: Looks like they'll have to wait a couple months for it. In the meantime American Express ...
  • 2008-11-13 a fitting successor to the education president: If the schools are doing their job, we should expect educators to point to the significant and indi...
  • 2008-11-13 iraq mortality studies: Did you know the Bush administration censored the views of epidemiologists from the Center for Disea...
  • 2008-11-13 shark hazard: Barry Ritholtz rants by way of explanation why including punitive measures in the bailout bill would...
  • 2008-11-12 general morons: "the company says its pension obligations are largely financed for its 479,000 retirees and their sp...
  • 2008-11-11 if there's anything worth rescuing somebody else will: Scanning through the list of GM-funded think tanks today, I haven't seen one yet that supports baili...
  • 2008-11-11 like a hummer with teeth: By my count, there are 56 open GM factories in the United States and 54 scattered across the rest of...
  • 2008-11-10 windfall tax subsidies for the biggest financial corporations: Dean Baker finds an answer to how big a tax break this scam might amount to. The WaPo describes it...
  • 2008-11-10 maybe merlin pulled it out of his hat: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has obtained evidence suggesting that documents which...
  • 2008-11-10 richard danzig reading list: A hagiographic on his management style at Navy. The "International Human Rights Group" where he ser...
  • 2008-11-07 office of legal council: I don't think many people could disagree that Marty Lederman would be an excellent choice for OLC. ...
  • 2008-11-07 the margin of error on 4% of 2,240: N/A. If you care any further, normalize the results for income and education. ...
  • 2008-11-06 which banks did our national asset manager, pliers paulson, purchase?: in handy graphical form....
  • 2008-11-06 this about that: I guess when I said: that is a big problem for us. I didn't realize how big. update: His father...
  • 2008-11-06 returning a bit of the commons: The FCC voted to hand the broadcast spectrum being retired from the old analog TV signals back to th...
  • 2008-11-05 MAYBE WE CAN'T: "With Victory in Hand, Obama Aides Say Task Now Is to Temper High Expectations" Is "lowering expect...
  • 2008-11-05 the reactions of change: and another clintonista, this time for head of the EPA. RFK Jr. might be a lot of good things, but ...
  • 2008-11-05 change as reaction: and introducing the sec. of treasury. I thought, at least, that I was voting against Hillary Clint...
  • 2008-11-05 chief of staff: Oh great....
  • 2008-11-05 results that matter: John Joseph Polacheck wins a smashing 1223 votes! Conservatively assuming that 99% of those votes w...
  • 2008-11-05 data: Between the 2008 exit polls and 2004 exit polls, I'd basically hand it to the youth vote. Though th...
  • 2008-11-03 cestoda: Quite so: The elephant that is not in the room is a financial system. By a financial system, I don...
  • 2008-10-31 loop holey: tax burdens: The U.S. corporate tax burden is smaller than average for developed countries.[1] Co...
  • 2008-10-31 Untitled: Far as demand stimulus ideas go a national sales tax holiday is an interesting one I hadn't heard be...
  • 2008-10-31 Palin apparently can't read, so why does she look at the teleprompters?: When I said this: Leave aside the argument that you'd rather have some small town pole come in and...
  • 2008-10-31 midnight re-regulation: Quite the red-brown coalition we have here. I bet it works nearly as well as the opposition to the ...
  • 2008-10-30 the independent Center for Data Analysis?: McCain's people call the CDA "independent". The full proper noun is "Heritage Center for Data Anal...
  • 2008-10-30 the cake is a lie: Approximately, there was only one source of growth this quarter. Sadly, the economic stimulus of na...
  • 2008-10-29 an injury to property is an injury to all!: Emmanuel Constant finally gets caught committing a crime Uncle Sam cares about....
  • 2008-10-29 YOU ARE ALL BEING BRAINWASHED: this is just an amazing specimen. Page 31: AN EXAMINATION OF OBAMA’S USE OF HIDDEN HYPNOSIS TECHN...
  • 2008-10-29 when the world falls apart, some things will hold together with scotch tape: Pretty neat stuff: Russian scientists reported as far back as 1953 that from tape they had detecte...
  • 2008-10-29 Untitled: Former chairman of President Bush's Council of Economic Advisors and general wiseguy Greg Mankiw rou...
  • 2008-10-29 Untitled: Slate: trading on inside information is illegal, and when it involves highly classified details ab...
  • 2008-10-28 saving: The family values, the family name, the family farm, the family bank, who cares anymore, really? ...
  • 2008-10-28 haz nobel?: I'm somewhat fascinated by this grumbling by economist and bad speller, Edward Prescott: Society n...
  • 2008-10-28 you know that farting sound kids make when they deflate a balloon?: CEPR has just released an Updated Analysis of Rents and the Price of Housing in 100 Metropolitan Are...
  • 2008-10-28 the federal reserve legislates from the bank: Yves Smith observes unauthorized mission creep in the Fed's mission statements. related: Jamie Galb...
  • 2008-10-28 how not to hack voting machines: If there is any remote semblance of factual truth to these allegations of touchscreen voting machine...
  • 2008-10-27 for a $4,800 tax-free annuity, I might consider faking it: Comparing some hypothetical results at electiontaxes.com I have to say I'm actually kind of shocked ...
  • 2008-10-27 redistribution: Markets redistribute wealth from those who sell low to those who sell high. Credit redistributes we...
  • 2008-10-27 in the long run keynesianism is already dead: On Friday Uwe E. Reinhardt described tax incentives for investments in alternative energy production...
  • 2008-10-26 nailed: Matt Taibbi and Brian York debate which magazine York works for: MATT TAIBBI: Note, folks, that th...
  • 2008-10-26 US cross border raid into Syria: there are rumors of war, and then there are rumors of rumors of war. I suppose the Bush Administrat...
  • 2008-10-25 just getting started: "consolidation" is another way of describing what happens when half an industry burns to the ground,...
  • 2008-10-25 bailout math: There's been some consternation that the Treasury isn't telling us how much they're planning on payi...
  • 2008-10-24 credit bubbles: I don't know how you could try to answer "How Did This Happen?" without mentioning the negative real...
  • 2008-10-22 Monetary and exchange rate policy in small open economies: the case of Iceland: Stiglitz, 2001: ABSTRACT: This paper discusses monetary and exchange rate policy and the financial...
  • 2008-10-21 notes from the frontlines scare me: jesus hopscotching christ on pogo crutches, the cyborg illithid overmind will CONSUME YOU ALL. As f...
  • 2008-10-20 bugaboo: I've been getting directed to watch one of any number of rather scratchy looking documentaries on th...
  • 2008-10-20 glossolalia: One of these generations we're all going to grow up and admit that the epithets "socialism" and "cap...
  • 2008-10-19 colin powell's endorsement of barack obama: POWELL: Less than a teaspoon of dry hope, a little bit about this amount [holds up small, empty via...
  • 2008-10-19 a brief history of the US occupation of Iraq, re-written in complete nonsense: per comments here. "The kind of ruthlessness that defeats insurgency involves things like pitting t...
  • 2008-10-18 brandishing his Dumb War Theory credentials: "Last spring, Obama told me, 'It’s not that I was opposed to war [in Iraq]. It’s that I felt we had ...
  • 2008-10-18 if you're going to just let them print money, maybe we should make a return trip to the free banking era: for all the flurry of economists posting about whether the federal funds rate should be used to defl...
  • 2008-10-18 torturing the documentaries: I was gonna tell you about what I was going to watch on PBS this evening, but apparently you can jus...
  • 2008-10-17 wait for the dinosaur: The internets produce their first work of high art....
  • 2008-10-17 in praise of idelness: Andrew Lahde, who walked away with a small, reputable fortune short-selling mania-driven financials,...
  • 2008-10-17 "You will not make more babies by having many guys screw the same woman": Nir Rosen returns from Afghanistan with new wisdom, though just barely....
  • 2008-10-17 life sucks harder: This survey of adults at the bottom 40% of the wage distribution (incomes $27K or lower, 30 or more ...
  • 2008-10-16 too big to fail is also big enough for smashing to bits: You could imagine how Maximum Leader Paulson and his banking posse would hate such an arrangement: ...
  • 2008-10-16 numbers can sometimes mean things: The 50-60 odd trillion dollars of nominal face value in credit default swaps taken on end-of-bubble ...
  • 2008-10-15 debate: McCain has apparently resigned himself to not being anymore despised by the GOP's base than he alrea...
  • 2008-10-15 heil paulson! seig heil! seig heil! seig heil!: Arnold Kling does not welcome our new Maximum Leader. It's about damned time somebody complained, b...
  • 2008-10-15 why is he still strutting around our office?: The Bush administration issued a pair of secret memos to the CIA in 2003 and 2004 that explicitly e...
  • 2008-10-15 the truth is so totally out there: Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Frank Gaffney reminds me of chief economist for the Uni...
  • 2008-10-15 shit slides down hill until it hits the fan: Highest underemployment since 1994. Related porn'o'graph: the number of loan brokerage employees, 1...
  • 2008-10-14 from the ashes of the old, but with the same skeletons: True story, from 2004: Of all the peculiar things Alan Greenspan said last week, none was more mys...
  • 2008-10-13 Flip Flop the Drug Warrior: Maryjane mugwump Bob Barr, once the "worst drug warrior" in Congress according to the Reefer Liberta...
  • 2008-10-13 cubism at the magical sausage factory: Sec. Paulson is saying he is going to buy shares in banks with the $700 billion from the bailout bil...
  • 2008-10-13 another $480 billion a year on top of that $700 billion bailout on top of pouring unlimited liquidity into the banks so they can buy more treasury bills: Oct. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Federal regulators directed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to start purchasing $...
  • 2008-10-11 the maximum leader has a palpable mind: We're taking equity rather than the stained toilet paper, now? What? Also, also. Between 2004 an...
  • 2008-10-11 i guess there's some virtue in the sentiment: Chris Dillow suggests: One reason why I have revolutionary sympathies is precisely that I have a c...
  • 2008-10-10 pwned: This year and a half old story about the American Center for Voting Rights, technically just a post ...
  • 2008-10-09 campaign endorsement - john joseph polacheck: Flagrancy to Reason proudly endorses John Joseph Polachek for President. In lieu of our preferred n...
  • 2008-10-09 campaign slings remote associations with life-saving terrorist: The McCain campaign fired shots across the bow today in further attempts to smear the Obama campaign...
  • 2008-10-09 17 Uighur detainees not released from Guantanamo: Go back to jail, do not pass go, do not collect $0 dollars. Your Global System of Injustice and Tor...
  • 2008-10-09 ha ha, they have been separated from their spouses and significant others for years at a time because of this war, let's listen in on their desperate, lonely phonecalls home and ridicule them over the water cooler: One of the many excellent features of Bush's extensive warrantless wiretapping program was listenin...
  • 2008-10-09 perverse slopes: WSJ, sixth of home owners under water: The relentless slide in home prices has left nearly one in ...
  • 2008-10-08 Untitled: I just started reading Peter Kropotkin's 1902 Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution, and the first clear...
  • 2008-10-08 That townhall looked like I felt: Breaking out, nervous, and bugeyed. Also, infinitely bored. ...
  • 2008-10-07 he will follow bin laden to the gates of... purgatory?: Back in 1998 John McCain asked rhetorically: You could say, Look, is this guy, Laden, really the ba...
  • 2008-10-07 fear the hearts of men are failing: Yves Smith and Roubini explain how the Federal Reserve's decision to restrict liquidity injection to...
  • 2008-10-07 17 Uighur detainees released from Guantanamo: that's seven years of their lives they'll never get back, after getting swept up by Pakistani forces...
  • 2008-10-06 a general theory of economics: Peter Dorman has published a rough sketch of where the dismal science might start if it wanted to be...
  • 2008-10-06 it works, but mere citizens have to actually pull the trigger: One week ago: DEAN BAKER: The worst case scenario is that we have an extremely scary day in which ...
  • 2008-10-04 heh: Real estate takes you for a ride ...
  • 2008-10-04 joe biden is the senate's foremost foreign policy expert due to selection bias: My browser has crashed twice now, so I'm going to leave it with Stephen Zunes to run the highlight ...
  • 2008-10-04 we shouldn't confuse the bailout bill with legislation that actually does something about the root of the problem: OBAMA: What I also think is important is that we tell our respective party leaders that extraneous ...
  • 2008-10-03 another way to describe a new low: At the end of a heavy petting conference on the bailout between Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and John Boehner ...
  • 2008-10-03 heil paulson! seig heil! seig heil! seig heil!: Everybody give Hank Paulson a warm welcome as our new Maximum Leader....
  • 2008-10-03 a critique of the vice presidential debate - or - I'm not going to bullshit you and pretend that I know what I'm talking about: A few days ago Brenda Rosser raised some curious points about the Fed's loosening of fractional res...
  • 2008-10-01 how the senate lubes up: By my math that's 349 pages of nonsensical pork to grease passage? $100 billion more this afternoon...
  • 2008-10-01 "The senators issued no details of their proposal.": Somebody (DeFazio D-OR) has finally proposed a banking bill that makes sense, based off this proposa...
  • 2008-09-30 hosed: It's very frustrating watching Democrats stick to this very watered down version of Dodd's plan, whi...
  • 2008-09-29 nepal moaists quacking up: The world's first Maoist Democracy, having abolished a backwards monarchy after years of bitter stru...
  • 2008-09-29 Wachovia collapsed because it bought Golden West, 72% of whose home loans were sold under their "Pick-A-Payment" terms, where borrowers were allowed to skip payments with no penalty: What credit crisis?...
  • 2008-09-29 ready the fiddles: Woo. Hoo....
  • 2008-09-29 "the Treasury plan is a disgrace": Nouriel Roubini doesn't like the draft of the bailout: recapitalization – via the use of public re...
  • 2008-09-28 "We do not want to reward failure": The Treasury held a conference call for finance sector insiders tonight so they had a leg up on the ...
  • 2008-09-28 bailout deal reached: By the sounds of it you could drive China through the loopholes. Equity only in "some cases". Bank...
  • 2008-09-27 interbank lending subsituted with federal reserve lending?: Spikes in the TED spread can strike panic into the hearts of people who say they know what the fuck ...
  • 2008-09-27 Is it really a debate when neither participant knows what they're talking about?: Obama's criticism of the so-called "surge" in the past has focused on the fact that short-term tacti...
  • 2008-09-26 what happened to uuuh?: We are receiving rumors that Obama did a couple lines before the game, to pave a highway over the wa...
  • 2008-09-26 paulson's price: Paulson has explained that his $700 billion bailout package is quite explicitly nothing more than a ...
  • 2008-09-26 roiled: REUTERS (Fri Sep 26, 2008 12:54pm EDT): "Bailout Pressure Mounts, Roils World Markets". DOW Industr...
  • 2008-09-26 I would like to thank House Republicans for this cheap financial experiment: Q: Can you look out the window? A: Sure. Q: Do you see a procession of bedraggled, starving sharec...
  • 2008-09-26 NO: The one semi-decent plan to appear this week seems to have been the one Dodd introduced the first da...
  • 2008-09-25 Peter R. Orszag is my new hero, because all my heroes are dead: BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA! Orszag explained using the following example: Suppose a company has Asset X,...
  • 2008-09-24 other people's jargon: Let me get this straight. Credit default swaps are a kinda-sorta insurance policy on debt. You buy...
  • 2008-09-24 You all know it means nothing because it really does mean nothing: REMINDER: You should know that the pretense that there is a hard and fast deadline this Friday for t...
  • 2008-09-22 surge!: "Our findings suggest that the surge has had no observable effect, except insofar as it has helped ...
  • 2008-09-22 ass end up: The real victims of the housing bubble are ordinary folks who bought a home they could afford to liv...
  • 2008-09-21 2333: the dollar amount Secretary of Treasury Paulson wants every man woman and child in America to hand o...
  • 2008-09-16 after we finish raiding the last of your pension funds, we need to privatize social security: The peak and trough of the S&P 500 Index in 1997, in 2008 dollars: $1,317.29, $1,034.50. The S&P 50...
  • 2008-09-16 Untitled: The only good thing about John McCain's healthcare proposal, in an article published in Health Affai...
  • 2008-09-16 in case all this talk about the economy was confusing you: ...
  • 2008-09-16 Untitled: Being something of a provincial, landlocked backwoods hick from a mountaintop in the middle of Minne...
  • 2008-09-15 the losing edge: I'm really kind of surprised to find out that Joe Biden voted nay on the Financial Services Moderni...
  • 2008-09-15 it makes my liver shrivel: NORML has a good breakdown of the perfect symmetry between the Presidential tickets on the drug war....
  • 2008-09-12 clawing our way back to the kiddie pool of international relations, where we belong: Am I the only one who thinks that not being whatsoever familiar with the Bush doctrine of preventati...
  • 2008-09-12 that's a lot of three story homes: "All neighborhoods ... and possibly entire coastal communities ... will be inundated during the pea...
  • 2008-09-11 palin*tol*ogy: Is that like the science of not knowing shit? Hey, I'm not the one who put it on the cover of Newsw...
  • 2008-09-11 a silver lining to mccain's grumpy old cloud: Virtually everytime Hugo Chavez has done almost anything, no matter how clownish or benign, liberals...
  • 2008-09-11 i would have thought this had already happened: "This is the first paper in the scientific literature that explicitly melds the two vital issues of ...
  • 2008-09-11 PUTIN!! I CAN SEE YOUR HOUSE FROM HERE!!!: GIBSON: What insight into Russian actions, particularly in the last couple of weeks, does the proxi...
  • 2008-09-11 "a long string of bad luck": That's how Presidential candidate Barack Obama explains why life is so tough in Haiti. Tough luck....
  • 2008-09-11 drill here, drill now: Ever since I heard the RNC chant in one of their rare escapes from lethargy "drill, baby, drill!", I...
  • 2008-09-10 "That’s called 'income redistribution.' It's a socialist tenet.": Up until a few minutes ago, everything I'd ever heard about McCain's healthcare plan was that it'd b...
  • 2008-09-08 heh: The private sector should take the leading role in most areas of the economy because it is more inn...
  • 2008-09-08 Untitled: I was going to flaunt my lack of better judgement and find some excuse to make this pun, at one poin...
  • 2008-09-05 does she really eat mooseburger, even?: Seriously? She campaigned on the bridge to nowhere, she didn't send the money back to taxpayers, sh...
  • 2008-09-05 what goes around lands in your lap: A little over a year ago Congress was asking Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae to help bail out subprime se...
  • 2008-09-04 one ambien away: n/t update: The NYT informs us that McCain slept through the first three days of the convention. ...
  • 2008-09-04 it's probably better that they didn't play it last night: Palin's GOP intro video, which informs us that she "loves integrity, frugality, and moose stew", sug...
  • 2008-09-04 Untitled: Dude on NPR ventilating about the array of voter registration fraud convictions against ACORN employ...
  • 2008-09-04 somalia: The report, authored by Ken Menkhaus, a Davidson College professor who is regarded as one of the for...
  • 2008-09-03 lies down snarling: I feel like they just handed the election away, like they didn't even want it. They must figure tha...
  • 2008-09-03 shorter mike huckabee: If John McCain hadn't been shot down bombing a Vietnamese power plant the commies would have invaded...
  • 2008-09-03 Minnesota Nice: didn't involve bootprints when I was a boy....
  • 2008-09-03 if W had been McCain's interrogator, Vietnam would have invaded Wisconsin, handing out decks of Green Bay Packer cards: Much gnashing of teeth over last night's idiot Bush quip: BUSH: If the Hanoi Hilton could not brea...
  • 2008-09-02 eerily familiar: I was watching this really rather enjoyable brief history of climate science, a lecture by Naomi Ore...
  • 2008-09-02 somebody in the conventions finally mentions US detainee policy: Isolation ... incredible heat beating on a tin roof. A light bulb in his cell burning 24 hours a da...
  • 2008-09-02 another victory for industrial regulation: You can't test your cattle for mad cow disease, because it might "force" your competitors to test th...
  • 2008-09-02 bright idea: PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - Panama plans to hand out 6 million energy-saving light bulbs, nearly two pe...
  • 2008-09-02 Untitled: The kids had a lot of journalists tagging along: I left the State Capitol before the marchers did,...
  • 2008-09-01 so the anarchist sez to the other anarchist: "What are you doing!? You idiot! How is that going to send a message?" ...
  • 2008-08-28 if chickens don't have lips, how do they go "bok bok bok"?: Barack Obama did not say "the threat from Iran is tiny". He should have....
  • 2008-08-28 young men have vivid imaginations: maybe these US soldiers were just imagining their orders to murder Iraqi detainees....
  • 2008-08-26 most days I miss Perl: If Rails produces a 502 Proxy Error: The proxy server received an invalid response from an upstre...
  • 2008-08-25 Laos, 35 years later...: the most secret location in this clandestine war was the former CIA air base of Long Chen, in centr...
  • 2008-08-20 coulda woulda shoulda: the National Security Archives gets more cool stuff: A 400-page Sandia National Laboratories repor...
  • 2008-08-19 my imagination is turning into my father: The more I delve into the intertubes' enormous DIY community, the more I feel like I'm living in the...
  • 2008-08-18 is it cold in here or is it just me: I was thinking this has been an abnormally cool year, but apparently the midwest has been merely ord...
  • 2008-08-18 it'll all have to go: Thomas P. Christie has seen the staggering jewels of the night in their infinite dust and his mind h...
  • 2008-08-17 spare me the humanity: Jad Mouawad, NYT, August 13th, providing a clear eyed view of the interests at stake: American pol...
  • 2008-08-16 mental bulimia: A conservative acquaintance suggested to me this morning that Bush's actions regarding Georgia may s...
  • 2008-08-15 a serious crisis, my friends: This statement today: MCCAIN: My friends, we have reached a crisis, the first probably serious cri...
  • 2008-08-11 abolishing the cia: Jimmy Carter one asked why his daily brief from the CIA just told him what he'd already read in the ...
  • 2008-08-09 I rung her before we sailed away, we're bound for South Ossetia: I understand a border territory caught between the spheres of influence of two major world powers is...
  • 2008-08-09 Untitled: It turns out John Edwards is less the fag and more the manslut. I don't see the shame in either: it...
  • 2008-08-09 fred l. smith jr. doesn't make a lot of sense to me: Fred Smith, the welfare queen founder of the tax-payer subsidized sinkhole for Exxon's windfall prof...
  • 2008-08-09 don't confuse us with the facts: The New York Times reports about how awesome shit is down in Brazil, by way of idly kicking around B...
  • 2008-08-08 misallocated predicates: I see James Galbraith has a new book out, titled after this old column, "The Predator State: Insert ...
  • 2008-08-05 a slam dunk: Tony Fratto, deputy White House press secretary, says that Ron Suskind is "making wild allegations t...
  • 2008-08-04 Untitled: We could cheaply power entire cities if we could simply capture the methane emissions from the conse...
  • 2008-08-02 drilling nonsense: What exactly is politically shortsighted about taking away your opponent's shiny new cudgel and givi...
  • 2008-08-01 it's not exactly chocolate cake: oil shale is very impressive [pdf]: Oil shale is said to be rich when it contains 30 gallons of pe...
  • 2008-07-28 Untitled: I'd like to thank the reputable radio broadcast business press that reported repeatedly throughout t...
  • 2008-07-20 rtfm: When I sat down last week and started reading F.A. Hayek's Road to Serfdom (1944) - the intellectual...
  • 2008-07-17 we're all gonna die: Holy shit! Iran is going to use the selling and buying of goods as "bargaining chips" in Afghanista...
  • 2008-07-15 a shorter month in democratic political punditry - or - on the way to having it six ways to tuesday: Last week: McCain surrogate called Americans whiners, zomg yowling snagglefart! NOT TRUE!! This wee...
  • 2008-07-14 would you like flies with that: Maurice Dufour makes a powerful argument that the skyrocketing price of Haiti's staple processed foo...
  • 2008-07-09 the table is a delusion, but time, time is forever: I was really impressed today as I drove home from Minnesota, and every news station on the radio fro...
  • 2008-06-30 Robert Waldmann is funny: to the economics profession mathematical analysis of stylized models is taken seriously exactly so ...
  • 2008-06-27 math is hard: On the one hand, says Beltway Establishment, we must drill every last drop of crude and process ever...
  • 2008-06-26 normative postulate: A good idea that is traced back to its source will be found to have been conjured by someone with re...
  • 2008-06-26 Launchpad McCain's Lexington - A future of dependence on powerful, nuclear armed industrial giants we're not going to be able to just invade when the moment strikes us, willy-nilly: "In a world of hostile and unstable suppliers of oil, this nation will achieve strategic independenc...
  • 2008-06-26 The Third World - Right Outside Your Front Door: Mentally retarded infants should worker harder, and pull themselves up by their bootstraps. Nearly...
  • 2008-06-26 short term memory: This plan that answers a question the International Press Services says "has never been coherently a...
  • 2008-06-25 cancer is a gateway to death: Thanks to modern pharmaceutical technologies and corporate research and development efforts, funded ...
  • 2008-06-25 can't quite put it into words: this really just boggles my mind: JAMES GLASSMAN, Undersecretary of State: I think Al Hurra is mee...
  • 2008-06-25 totally dhimmitudinal: To defend itself against a lawsuit by the widows of three American soldiers who died on one of its ...
  • 2008-06-23 speculation: I thought I'd try to figure out just what the fuck a futures market is, so I can the more enjoy long...
  • 2008-06-23 what are you gonna do, a resurrection?: George Carlin's soul finally got stuck on the roof: ...
  • 2008-06-19 celebrating highly effective failures: from a positively glowing account of US efforts to rebuild electricity production in Iraq: "Al [H...
  • 2008-06-18 to decrease our dependence on foreign oil McCain proposes increasing our dependence on foreign uranium: Like most people, McCain complains about Jimmy Carter a lot. The terrible things ascribed to him ha...
  • 2008-06-18 shorter dollars and sense: If we had France's nationalized healthcare system, we could cut taxes....
  • 2008-06-18 the flap-dive, the float-plunge: It's incredible how the GOP's anti-Kerry messaging of 2004 so perfectly described the Launchpad McCa...
  • 2008-06-17 post toasty to the bitter, you dig?: this story in this 1974 documentary about Vietnam - about 40 minutes in - rather made me laugh and l...
  • 2008-06-17 curveball: "Everything that's been written about me isn't true": "He always lied," said a fellow Burger King worker. ... CIA and Pentagon biological warfare analy...
  • 2008-06-15 if it flies, he can crash it: Before John McCain ever started leveling a poor agricultural society in Southeast Asia to the dirt, ...
  • 2008-06-15 redlines in the sand: The National Security Archives has released documents revealing some of the early planning for the c...
  • 2008-06-10 40 more years! 40 more years!: ugh: Jason Furman's appointment allies Obama's campaign with leading economic centrists in the Dem...
  • 2008-06-05 we kept tripping on the way to the printer, and by the time we got there it'd have burst into mysterious flames: I suppose now that Clinton is out of the campaign it would be a good time to hit that print button, ...
  • 2008-05-25 Untitled: The recently-deported-from-Israel Norman Finklestein thrashes Jeffrey Goldberg so soundly it's downr...
  • 2008-05-22 HEY RED!: There are men and plenty of them whose heads resemble nothing so much as the head of a dick -- colo...
  • 2008-05-19 the war that keeps on giving: CIA and U.S. military intelligence documents circulating even before the Winnington report, classif...
  • 2008-05-10 Is it time to bomb 1 Time Warner Center, New York, NY 10019?: Time Magazine - which has quite possibly never seen a war that it wasn't one of the first to promote...
  • 2008-05-01 shamelessly defending himself...: Northwestern University == sissies. I suppose the "controversy" piled on top of Rev. Wright might ...
  • 2008-04-24 suckers: the media's response to the latest reveal of the Pentagon's PR program notes - the only new news see...
  • 2008-04-12 forking an ssh tunnel in ruby with password authentication: Everybody will tell you to do this with passwordless key authentication, and that's what you should ...
  • 2008-04-11 Untitled: ...
  • 2008-04-07 "If attacked on some vulnerable point by anyone or anything or any organization, always find or manufacture enough threat against them to cause them to sue for peace": Scientology v. Anonymous is possibly the most fascinating flame war since the birth of the internets...
  • 2008-04-05 the etiquette-o-fascists have gone too far: I hold no more brief against civil discourse than I do archaic double negatives, but sometimes gener...
  • 2008-04-05 Mayor Daley Welcomes You to the City of Chicago: The city for some reason has been repeatedly declaring my little saturn an "abandoned vehicle" latel...
  • 2008-04-04 documenting the watching of documentaries: I was gonna tell you about what I'm watching this evening, but instead you can just watch it yoursel...
  • 2008-04-04 JP Morgan fleeces public schools out of $12 billion in PA alone: School Boards are paid mad money to understand the intricacies of complex financial derivatives, so ...
  • 2008-04-02 rules schmules: Without this declassified memo declaring the vigilante prerogative of the executive branch to wanton...
  • 2008-04-01 rfk hearts mlk: The civil rights movement could never have succeeded without its allies in the executive branch. Co...
  • 2008-03-30 Untitled: I don't think PZ Meyers endorsing hateful bigotry slapped haphazardly together by a book-banning fre...
  • 2008-03-29 now i'm going down to emmit's fix-it-shop, to fix emmit: Mrs. Clinton said she would like to cap health insurance premiums at 5 percent to 10 percent of inc...
  • 2008-03-28 "for revolting barbarity and shameless hypocrisy, America reigns without a rival": Frederick Douglass, why do you hate America? Or, to put it in a way that distinguishes between "the...
  • 2008-03-28 "change we can believe in!": Reaction we can believe in! And in fairness to the Obama campaign, the Hillary campaign puts its mo...
  • 2008-03-24 don't stop believing: Oh, hai America! Let me ask you a quick question: do you think Saddam Hussein was personally involv...
  • 2008-03-24 you are in a twisty machine of complex instruments, all alike : or, the NYT being informative: the New York Times piece today bearing the hysterical title "What C...
  • 2008-03-23 4,000: it will be news to the majority of Americans. But then, what wouldn't be? Among those polled for ...
  • 2008-03-23 an introduction to introducing evolutionary psychology to political science: From Cosma I learn of Dr. Satoshi Kanazawa's "Why You Can't Get a Date on a Saturday Night and Why M...
  • 2008-03-23 merry zombie jesus day: Iraqi Christians used to be able to celebrate it in peace. Nor is the zombie lord getting his fill ...
  • 2008-03-21 documenting the watching of documentaries: I was gonna tell you about what I'm watching this evening, but instead you can just watch it yoursel...
  • 2008-03-21 To call this sermon "anti-American" is... anti-American: via, somebody's finally been plastering youtube with full sermons by this Rev. Wright fellow. Here'...
  • 2008-03-21 now with extra words in somebody else's mouth: That wacky President is at it again, claiming Iran has "declared" that it wants nuclear weapons - he...
  • 2008-03-21 strange double standards: Why is this strange double standard being developed and perpetuated by the Obama campaign? Is it OK...
  • 2008-03-21 I too recall fondly our glorious invasion and occupation of the Warsaw Pact: "I regarded 1989 as almost eternal proof of the notion that the walls of tyranny could fall if we h...
  • 2008-03-20 one day ready: I wasn't gonna say anything the first time, or the second time, but: For the third time in two day...
  • 2008-03-19 it takes an ivy league: In a working paper already getting press Radha Iyengar and Jonathan Monten have proven beyond all do...
  • 2008-03-18 understatement of the academic year: Daniel Drezner reads the tea leaves and discovers wide public support for a "realist foreign policy"...
  • 2008-03-18 more like this, please: Why does the Atlanta Police Department hate America?...
  • 2008-03-18 Q7. Which of the following have you personally seen or experienced since the invasion of Iraq in 2003?: The channel 4 poll of Iraqis finds that 70% of Iraqis want us to leave, 60% want us out within a yea...
  • 2008-03-17 the church of my fathers is in the cupboard: In commemoration of St. Pat driving all the snakes out of Ireland - to only return disguised as succ...
  • 2008-03-17 god bless the united states of amerikkka: The comment thread on this story about planned changes to Chicago's public housing administration i...
  • 2008-03-17 my country is full of lies, we're all gonna die and die like flies: Why hasn't anyone in the press questioned Obama about these inflammatory remarks by Nina Simone? ...
  • 2008-03-16 I think we could start by letting do with less: Among the professional classes, many Democrats and Republicans, whatever their other disagreements,...
  • 2008-03-16 "the continent must in the end be conqueror": Thomas Paine once wrote: Why is it that the enemy have left the New England provinces, and made th...
  • 2008-03-15 take your place at the end son, we'll get to you one by one: For the third time in a decade, Bear, Stearns & Company is demanding tens of millions of dollars in...
  • 2008-03-14 OH HAI! IM STILL IN UR CAMPAIGN, PRAYIN 4 ARMAGEDDONS: Hagee? John Hagee? JOHN HAGEE: I IZ VRY HONORD GUEST STILL! U DYE NOW. In other campaign new...
  • 2008-03-14 30,000 Americans illegally spied on and robbed of their free speech in 2006 alone: At least. This is just the illegal issuance of national security letters, not all the other warrant...
  • 2008-03-13 man that's shameless dinner theatre: Not the parody, he's been doing that for 8 years. The yuckity-yuks from our famous press corps....
  • 2008-03-12 We have vision! Our vision is a bright Afghanistan!: They're not chanting Death to America in Kabul anymore. Quest zindagee! Woo woo woo! update: From ...
  • 2008-03-10 like you hadn't already guessed : Interviews with Afghan and U.S. intelligence officials involved in covert U.S. operations along th...
  • 2008-03-09 the stupidest fucking 900-page draft memoir on earth: Douglas Feith corrects the historical record with one message: Douglas Feith is a fucking geeenius. ...
  • 2008-03-09 We Wish to Inform You That Yesterday We Weren't Killed with Our Families, Thanks to Hillary Clinton: The Clinton campaign digs the knife in a little deeper and pulls out a thumping whopper. I can't de...
  • 2008-03-07 a shorter tony rezko indictment: Now that I've finally seen season three of The Wire, it's simple! Tony Rezko is Clay Davis's shadow...
  • 2008-03-06 people who misunderstand force: via - this 60 year old observation from Hannah Arendt that the past 60 years has unarguably demonstr...
  • 2008-03-06 back to uzbekistan: After assisting Uzbekistan in the Andijon massacre we were kicked out of the country for complainin...
  • 2008-03-04 a buddy helps some random fuckwit on the internets: I've been trying to put it this succinctly since who knows: the central tenet of the Hamas faction...
  • 2008-03-04 the anti-christ fails saving throw v. death: Gary Gygax is dead. It's hard to think of any single individual that did more to change modern soul...
  • 2008-03-03 a blow struck against venezuelan hegemony: A Venezuelan businessman has pleaded guilty to taking part in a conspiracy to cover up Venezuela’s ...
  • 2008-03-03 preferences: "If Barack Obama gets in a scrap with John McCain over national security credentials, he might as w...
  • 2008-03-03 let's take a look at those puppet strings: I wouldn't have expected the instructions to be so explicitly detailed, I guess: Jake Walles, the ...
  • 2008-03-02 your imminent doom will end your boredom: Humanity is in a period exactly like 1938-9, [Lovelock] explains, when "we all knew something terri...
  • 2008-03-02 how it really happened: So the almighty god totters off his infinitely high throne and cries for help, "I've fallen and I ca...
  • 2008-02-29 the real terrifying thing is the equanimity and detachment: William F. Buckley Jr. RIPs are floating around with occasional embeds from his discussion with Noam...
  • 2008-02-28 from the liberal arts college to the grave: Here's a funny little clip from the movie form of James Scurlock's book Maxed Out: The funny thin...
  • 2008-02-27 mission accomplished: So www.theotheriraq.com is wwww.theotheriraqoccupation.com now?...
  • 2008-02-23 if ignorance were bliss then we've been spreading the joy a bit too generously: Thoreau is skeptical about Bush's "mission of mercy" to Africa, correctly seeing it as a mission to ...
  • 2008-02-20 oh yeah, and give me 50 beeellion dollars: I have a real hard time believing this table: Exhibit 2: Distribution of Federal Fiscal Subsidies...
  • 2008-02-20 seven year lesson plan: BUSH: A clear lesson I learned in the museum was that outside forces that tend to divide people up ...
  • 2008-02-20 they stand on the shoulders of giant windbags: no politician has ever said anything in a stump speech anywhere that wasn't field tested market appr...
  • 2008-02-18 intermittency v. carbon sequesterization: While the subsurface reservoirs that would be used to permanently store carbon are finite in volume ...
  • 2008-02-18 all the presidents' days: The Uniform Monday Holiday Act inflicted more damage than merely the sacrifice of a presidential bi...
  • 2008-02-18 das leben der anderen: Pardon the film review and potential spoilers, but let me tell you how much I love my girl. When sh...
  • 2008-02-16 Untitled: Freedom Is Untidy....
  • 2008-02-16 when the intra-multicultural violence ends: After the conventions National Geographic studies like this will be essential to the healing process...
  • 2008-02-16 a briefer history of conflict in chad: If you sometimes find yourself sharing this not-uncommon sentiment about Africa, you need to know th...
  • 2008-02-15 [insert blogger ethics panel "joke"]: Munro had also ignored the corroborating evidence I sent him, the 4.5 million displaced (suggesting...
  • 2008-02-15 you wanna go where people know/that people are all the same/you wanna go where everybody knows your name...: ...and address, social security number, dob, bank accounts, phone records, lovers, dreams, fetishes,...
  • 2008-02-14 one brilliant plan for carbon sequestering is to pump it into the oceans: A global map depicts the overall impact that 17 different human activities are having on marine ecos...
  • 2008-02-14 "The United States, where we are, where we have bases, we are there at the invitation of those countries.": sez Whitehouse spokeswoman Dana Perino, not adding "by which I mean their soviet-era dictatorships, ...
  • 2008-02-14 urban planning disasters: I should be clearer about what I'm saying about burning food: it's indisputable by now to point out ...
  • 2008-02-14 demanding "thousands of hours and untold sums of money" from taxpayers in "good faith": That's how Illinois lawmakers describe their federal handout in the continuing hubub over FutureGen....
  • 2008-02-13 It's like, a tiger! In Africa?: A Marine in Okinawa! Allegedly raping a 14-year old girl? That never happens. Ever: according t...
  • 2008-02-13 torture first, alibi later: Another one of Stafford Smith's clients, a Moroccan father of two who immigrated to England in the ...
  • 2008-02-13 I have come to expect the Spanish Inquisition: "It seems to me you have to say, as unlikely as that is, it would be absurd to say you couldn't, I ...
  • 2008-02-12 help a brother out: Like Taxi to the Darkside director Alex Gibney: ALEX GIBNEY: [The Discovery Channel] own the right...
  • 2008-02-12 The Tata Nano: Stop it before it pollutes again: It promises to be, said Yale environmental law professor Daniel ...
  • 2008-02-12 the festering hulk of a rotting republic: here I am watchin the rolecalls on the telecom immunity ammendment, it's like the American Society f...
  • 2008-02-11 you litigated my secret task force!: You'd think there'd be at least one hit on google for "hillary clinton" "Task Force on Health Reform...
  • 2008-02-11 smoke pot not smoldering corpses: nothing sums up the current Democratic leadership better than its vitriolic criticisms of those rec...
  • 2008-02-11 a problem only a 'paradox' could solve: Via Robert Bryce we learn of "the Jevons Paradox", which dooms us to a future of high carbon emissio...
  • 2008-02-11 spending $18000 on a $10000 budget: I'm glad that the commenters here are so much quicker on the uptake than the poster. It's like Mich...
  • 2008-02-10 "We reject adultry, alcohol, acting, fornication, debauchery, and nude beaches. ... I am prepared to die.": I'd be willing to die too, if I rejected all that and was stuck in an Egyptian kangaroo cage. What ...
  • 2008-02-10 To the Great Disposable Diaper, c/o the Pacific Garbage Patch: You must get frustrated because more people believe in Santa Claus than you. Well, let's face it, S...
  • 2008-02-09 Untitled: I finally saw Charlie Wilson's War in movie form last night, and it was funny, I thought, when they ...
  • 2008-02-09 to be hard on terror, one must be prepared to do the hard work of spreading terror: In this country it would be soft on terror to oppose it, that's why I support the power of the Walma...
  • 2008-02-08 the 949 billion national security budget ate my paycheck: Fred Kaplan walks us to 713.1 billion, but doesn't include interest payments for past military spend...
  • 2008-02-08 driving around on somebody else's breakfast: I just want to remind you that ethanol sucks....
  • 2008-02-07 ah, sweet consensus: Libertarians argue that the real problem is that we spend far too much on medicine and that America...
  • 2008-02-05 Untitled: FtR endorses this endorsement....
  • 2008-02-04 our brief absence: a physicist ate my harddrive....
  • 2008-01-30 "I'm not criticizing President Bush on this because I did the same thing.": A Tiny Revolution discovers strangely honest dishonesty from Bill Clinton. Fun for the whole cluste...
  • 2008-01-30 ignorance reform: It's hard to take Milt Bearden seriously when he complains that: When I first heard that the so-c...
  • 2008-01-30 if we're not going to impeach, at least pass an amendment: Section 1. The executive and legislative power shall be vested in a President of the United States...
  • 2008-01-29 we write letters: Sen. Dick Durbin is in a rage over the decision to can the 1.8 billion FutureGen coal boondoggle dow...
  • 2008-01-29 hillary surged out of her seat: When Bush proclaimed, "Ladies and gentlemen, some may deny the surge is working, but among terroris...
  • 2008-01-29 'refuting the idea that saving the world [as we know it] is too expensive': Gar Lipow has written a book I need to take a look at when I'm not working. First, though, an intro...
  • 2008-01-29 They've bled us white, the bastards: ...
  • 2008-01-29 somoza enterprises: Watching this old documentary about Nicaragua for the first time, the hardest thing to believe so fa...
  • 2008-01-28 and they still don't know the difference: In the American mind, there was never any concept of Iraq, or of fighting in Iraq, other than the s...
  • 2008-01-28 sexing up the intelligence: Via Jim, via Kerry Howley, I've learned that there was no such thing as "sacred prostitution". Step...
  • 2008-01-27 no justice for the wicked: General Suharto has peacefully kicked the bucket, friends and family fondly remember stability, corr...
  • 2008-01-25 an obesity stimulus: one could add to this that among men the relationship between obesity to income is the opposite of t...
  • 2008-01-23 reaction begets regulation: Reminding myself of this about that: Business reliance on the federal government may have been var...
  • 2008-01-23 plus good intentions makes it America!: This is interesting, the first graph in particular illustrates something I'd heard before but didn...
  • 2008-01-23 surge!: Sweet, sweet confirmation of my previously stated bias ("an insignificant, meaningless, chair-shuffl...
  • 2008-01-23 on the political uses of intelligence, or our lack thereof: Since it's obvious that His Hypocritical Heinousness Chairman John D. Rockefeller (D-WI) is never go...
  • 2008-01-22 shorter 'grander strategy' manifesto: We must increase the risk of nuclear war to counter the increasing risk of nuclear war. update: I...
  • 2008-01-22 all rubber and no glue: Just to confirm that flipping the names around works: "Senator Obama, it's hard to have a straight...
  • 2008-01-21 these aliens are overtly racist!: the 1986 Soviet sci-fi epic Kin Dza Dza - if you don't watch it I may have to put you away in the e...
  • 2008-01-21 Untitled: Gareth Porter on the investigative background of the bombing of the Jewish Community Center (AMIA) i...
  • 2008-01-21 like some demonic, destructive suction tube: Jim Henley gets the message....
  • 2008-01-20 lights out: the last turbine at the only power plant in the Gaza Strip has switched off, plunging the territory ...
  • 2008-01-19 a secret muslim in a racist christian church plotting universal dhimmitude in Kenya: The froth from our jibbering conspiracy minded wingnut cousins since the Insight fraud of Barack Oba...
  • 2008-01-18 i guess we'll never know: whitehouse erases 473 days of our national history: ...
  • 2008-01-17 Untitled: Do not picket the scab!...
  • 2008-01-17 Untitled: Whoever invented this site to help the uninformed voter find out where the candidates stand on healt...
  • 2008-01-17 all your borderlands are belong to us: Far as I can recall I though eminent domain was supposed to be used for some demonstrable public goo...
  • 2008-01-15 fill in the links: or just try to keep up with the run-on sentence: Iraqi Defense Minister Abdul Qadir Mohammed Jassim...
  • 2008-01-14 fairy tales: It would also appear to misconstrue the facts to not mention Saddam's invitation to "weapons inspect...
  • 2008-01-14 Untitled: If the CIA had just waterboarded Nosenko we could have gotten him to confess to staging the moon lan...
  • 2008-01-13 billary obama 2008: balancing firmly on nothing: One corollary of Clinton's tacking her years decorating the White House and bogarting healthcare ref...
  • 2008-01-10 for the greater good of our own particular stupid wastes of money: I think there might be an internal contradiction between conservative opposition to eminent domain a...
  • 2008-01-10 please relinquish your vote for our campaign: I promise you that you and I will be a catalyst for alteration! I will hem the garments! Trim the ...
  • 2008-01-10 bring out your dead: Ninepence for any newspaper that reports this one accurately. The new WHO/IFHS study on relative Ir...
  • 2008-01-09 Untitled: They just hate America....
  • 2008-01-08 do something: Buy gold....
  • 2008-01-07 electability: I assume somebody somewhere is proffering the theory that Obama has obliterated Clinton's lead in th...
  • 2008-01-07 kenya: The Washington Post publishes a hard line blaming Britain for Kenya's problems and points out the sp...
  • 2008-01-07 The Party of Personal Responsibility: it's libruls' fault conservatives can't code....
  • 2008-01-06 change? I'll bring it on, it's already been broughten: Romney and Clinton seem to have filled in the same madlib about how they're experienced change-maker...
  • 2008-01-04 maybe it's a random sample survey?: A new CEPR study has found that C-SPAN overwhelmingly favors conservative think tanks in its covera...
  • 2008-01-04 the primary function being democracy: I expanded my mind with important cultural artifacts last night instead of wasting attention on Iowa...
  • 2008-01-03 Untitled: Um, if Bush neither vetoed nor pocket-vetoed the bill then the bill would be law, so why would Pelos...
  • 2008-01-03 why we should read old back issues of The National Review: The song goes: To my knowledge there is just one man That's really a true American That's George L...
  • 2008-01-02 "Of what appreciable value is it to any man, as an individual, that he is allowed a voice in choosing these public masters? His voice is only one of several millions.": When I think about Ron Paul I think about this: The Constitution is no such instrument as it has g...
  • 2008-01-02 or you could zerbert its nose: I was just thinking, if a tiger attacks you, put your hand in it's mouth. If that doesn't stop it, ...
  • 2007-12-21 escalating the air war: US Airpower in Iraq and Afghanistan: 2004-2007 [pdf]. In it you'll find the number of sorties flown...
  • 2007-12-20 by "liberal fascism" jonah goldberg of course doesn't intend to suggest that liberals are fascists: George W. Bush, you'll recall, was only recently discovered to be too liberal to be a conservative, ...
  • 2007-12-19 I have wonderful news I won't be sharing with you: "The federal government’s fiscal exposures totaled approximately $53 trillion as of September 30, 2...
  • 2007-12-16 gold diggers recognize gender income gap: as if to say, "Baby, I know all about the glass ceiling, I knew the men who died building it. That'...
  • 2007-12-16 whiskey makes you rich and famous, gin makes you lazy and homeless: The Gin Act of 1751 outlawed gin in England but left the more expensive brown stuff well enough alon...
  • 2007-12-12 "54 percent believe the Bush administration deliberately misled them about whether Iran was attempting to develop nuclear weapons": You can fool some of the people all the time, and those are the ones you want to concentrate on....
  • 2007-12-10 sex and violence: Our impartial, apolitical, fearless soothsayers of truth to power at Freedom House: Freedom House,...
  • 2007-12-09 feminist patriarchy subverter: Even our games about smashing things are being infected by vicious pathogen of political correctness...
  • 2007-12-08 now mitt extra oxymoron: Romney literally said "the religion of non-religion". No wonder Jesus picked Huckabee. ...
  • 2007-12-07 a little less chavismo, a little more machismo, please: I've been reading about the 60 odd constitutional ammendments that were shot down in a public refere...
  • 2007-12-07 Untitled: Conservatives only misunderstand force....
  • 2007-12-06 "the male stripper figures out they could trade hashish for dynamite": Scott Atran deconstructs the Madrid Plot, among others, starting at about 1:20. It's a little mumbl...
  • 2007-12-05 I think it's bullshit how these fucking civilians are dying!: and other passive observations....
  • 2007-12-03 what do we bomb them for now?: Long delayed and overdue National Intelligence Estimate says Iran not building nuclear weapons. "Th...
  • 2007-12-03 further evidence we are near the end times: In 2000, World Health Organization officials estimated that 757,000 people - nearly all of them chi...
  • 2007-11-30 what you get for those enforceable core ILO labor rights: three years ago US labor groups were pretty content with the labor provisions of our trade agreement...
  • 2007-11-30 Bill: I've been quoted out of context, what I said in total was "Bush did the right thing to go back, not": "I approved of Afghanistan and opposed Iraq from the beginning", said Bill Clinton, exhibiting the a...
  • 2007-11-29 software is aggravating: It’s easy to forget just how young East African nations are. Kenya and Somalia achieved independenc...
  • 2007-11-23 Iraqi MPs demand timetable for withdrawal: In related news, attacks in Basra have decreased 90% since the British withdrawal. This no doub...
  • 2007-11-19 selling the next war: Freedom Watch is all aflutter focus grouping a bombing campaign against Iran: One of group's financ...
  • 2007-11-18 woops: Perhaps we've learned that the Iraq war had nothing to do with the vague and technocratic threat of ...
  • 2007-11-15 Untitled: Tasers never kill nobody....
  • 2007-11-15 fox smut: nicely done....
  • 2007-11-15 still spreading freedom and democracy: Somalia's U.S. and Ethiopian-backed government has forced three prominent private radio stations of...
  • 2007-11-13 que?: Time describes Latin America's growth as a "mediocre performance". Really, pretty good. Ahh, I see...
  • 2007-11-13 were the seeds planted in clinton's campaign by bush, or bush's by clinton, or clinton's by bush: Plants, nevertheless, grow. A real chicken and the egg problem for the history of PR in America. T...
  • 2007-11-13 on the hysterical abuses of scientific opinion: So did you hear about the scientist who threatened to sue the IPCC if they didn't take his name off ...
  • 2007-11-11 hints for staying off the 894,000-strong terrorism watchlist: Buy gorbonzo beans and falafel cash only and don't proffer your discount card....
  • 2007-11-11 will 'beyond belief ii' feature more atran-harris suicide flaming?: One can only hope. For the comments section whenever their mysql server is restored, this was reite...
  • 2007-11-07 what hollywood has taught us about the ticking time bomb scenario: This shit with conservatives using a nighttime soap opera called "24" as some sort of argument in fa...
  • 2007-11-06 this discussion is torture: Watching a bunch of thugs pander to "values voters" who care so much about "morality" and "restoring...
  • 2007-11-05 what is it they find so loathsome about a flaccid sack of water, anyway: Is this strange Brazilian MTV ad related to this strange paper in An. Soc. Entomol. Bras.? Curiousl...
  • 2007-11-05 human rights activists and lawyers oh noz!: The Pakistani government, here-after known as Musharrafistan, has deemed these people a threat to th...
  • 2007-11-04 Like Judas of old/You lie and deceive: Minnesota: nearly half the MNARNG's 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, found they we...
  • 2007-11-03 Untitled: A conservative friend of mine keeps going on about this Edwards campaign attack ad. It is pretty fu...
  • 2007-11-02 "Major General Stubblebine was confounded by his continual failure to walk through his wall": Your advised viewing for this weekend, "Crazy Rulers of the World, Part 1: Men Who Stare at Goats". ...
  • 2007-11-01 General David Plagiarist: A PhD from Stanford apparently means you know how to take credit for the work of others: The most ...
  • 2007-11-01 the campaign is lost, but retreat is unnecessary: there is no where to retreat to from overrun. Ok, so that doesn't explain the link very well. Let'...
  • 2007-10-30 christo-fascism awareness week: AJE has been giving the Spanish government's legal condemnation of General Franco and the Vatican's ...
  • 2007-10-30 those anti-depressants in the ground water aren't working: Melonhead's premise seems to be that measures of subjective attitudes are meaningful in cross countr...
  • 2007-10-27 You spent a lot of time in Antarctica. Why did you stop contracting there and go to Iraq?: "There are several reasons. ... It is an insane 'perfectness'."...
  • 2007-10-27 Heh: in which nader takes his cake and then eats it: I could see where the congressman is using that p...
  • 2007-10-26 documenting the documentaries: I was gonna tell you about what I'm watching this evening, but apparently you can just watch them to...
  • 2007-10-26 huh: SECRETARY RICE: Unfortunately, the Iranian Government continues to spurn our offer of open negotiat...
  • 2007-10-24 Untitled: This Who Killed the Electric Car movie takes hydrogen fuel cells perpetual motion machines way too s...
  • 2007-10-22 restoring our momentary lapse from tyranny: I think it's interesting that up until 1961 or so there wasn't really any 4th Amendment to speak of ...
  • 2007-10-19 the pussification of the American male: We have discovered an explanation for why the apex of resolute manliness seems so soft and pliable i...
  • 2007-10-19 no believers behind squirrel guns: "at the time of the founding, historians estimate that only about 17% of Americans professed formal ...
  • 2007-10-15 kicking testes: The last couple of days I've been trying to wrap my head around the idea that we're in the middle of...
  • 2007-10-13 hope springs eternal in the bellies of crotchety old computer scientists: "An extreme optimist is a person who believes his country will probably survive even if it doesn't t...
  • 2007-10-12 trees are good for leaning against, and that's ALL: I spontaneously burst into this skit sometimes to avoid smalltalk. I'm not sure if others know what...
  • 2007-10-06 in the spirit of defeatism: I bet we could get more Americans out to protest France's 'humanitarian' projects in Africa than we ...
  • 2007-10-04 iducation sulvz problums: My former Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-IL) on Bill Maher's RealTime, in the "Overtime" podcast @ 4:47: EMA...
  • 2007-10-01 why don't they just buy a hydraulic vice and some pigs: It's cute how the New York Time's interest in Chechnya revolves completely around successfully crush...
  • 2007-09-28 cruciamentum doctor: Maybe they should rename that Hippocratic Oath the Hypocritical Oath: DR. STEVEN MILES: About 130 ...
  • 2007-09-28 zomgwtfbbq: Democrats! 75 of the world's penultimate leaders in egregious hypocrisy and utter incompetence stil...
  • 2007-09-26 everybody knows that the naked man and the woman are just a shining artifact of the past: It should be recalled that homosexuals have restricted rights over much of the globe and that Iran i...
  • 2007-09-23 rachel carson was worse than a million hitlers, silent spring a bazillion holocausts: Aaron Swartz smacks an easy pitch out of the park....
  • 2007-09-21 Untitled: The only remote hope I ever had for this war was that at least sanctions would end and shit like thi...
  • 2007-09-21 down to the pole for a swim: Loudon Wainwright III is missing an easy verse: This summer I swam way up north And I swam...
  • 2007-09-21 where's raed?: I was just watching this bit on base building in Iraq and saw the subject of salam pax's old blog (a...
  • 2007-09-20 self-identity is a strange construct: per comments here: Over 70% of Democrats believe Hillary has promised to withdraw all US troops fr...
  • 2007-09-20 chewin on life's gristle: August wasn't pretty, but as they say in the theatre, "break an arm". After an extended jobless rec...
  • 2007-09-18 i feel betrayed: Why, I heard a story - you wouldn't believe this but let me tell you - I heard a story this weekend ...
  • 2007-09-18 bullshit is more edible than liberty: qotd from the weekly standard: When you and I were born, there were 2 billion people in the world....
  • 2007-09-18 sku11 & bon3z tayz0red m3: There's probably a provision in the law somewhere requiring security to respond in silent blank face...
  • 2007-09-17 not so much pepper spray: as pepper hose....
  • 2007-09-17 America Protects the History of Mankind: "placing guards round the [Babylon] site would have been far more sensible than bulldozing it". ...
  • 2007-09-16 great quorums in history: The College of Agriculture, University of Kentucky. The discussion regards clear cutting the infini...
  • 2007-09-14 from the department of photographic operations: note to self - photo ops with the President can be dangerous....
  • 2007-09-14 that would be a pretty strong indication of...: His Excellency The Most Shrill observes: Last month the provincial government in Kurdistan, defyin...
  • 2007-09-14 Eritrea destabalizing an unstable region with support for Somali opposition to the US backed Ethiopian occupation, or something like that: Eric Martin writes up an informative update on our nice little proxy war in the Horn of Africa. ...
  • 2007-09-14 what do we do now?: In case you missed it, or like me you've been kicking television, Juan Cole's presentation on the Fr...
  • 2007-09-13 abc was warned about alexis debat five years ago: AFP news agency, September 6, 2002, "French ministry denies source named in US TV terror report is e...
  • 2007-09-13 hopping on the embedded video bangwagon: I dunno why YouTube doesn't offer a page layout like this somewhere, but I think, after about five m...
  • 2007-09-12 make that 159,998 perspectives: The military responded to a NYT op-ed by 7 probably non-existent "troops" with this observation: W...
  • 2007-09-12 nothing to cart here, on this graph: I'm astonished at the pernicious extent and unrivaled power of the liberal conspiracy to spread the ...
  • 2007-09-07 R&R: The server is sick of dirty naked hippies and is moving from Berkely to Chicago. flagrancy.net will ...
  • 2007-09-06 to have "airspace" maybe you have to have an airforce: I'm sure it's just me, but I confess my amusement at the google results for "Syria's right to defend...
  • 2007-09-05 toast: I've been getting the feeling the science boys have misunderestimated the rate of climate charring a...
  • 2007-09-04 whipping a big fat PR salami onto the table: No doubt you imagined, like me, that it would be Cheney and the AEI leading the charge to drum up su...
  • 2007-08-31 the impending doom of coherent discourse: The IAEA has released it's "modality plan", a rough schedule for going forward with Iran in determin...
  • 2007-08-28 some sort of nutty prank: [to continue from downblog] In an April, 1975 Appropriations Committee hearing - General Weyand is ...
  • 2007-08-28 Let us remember how it shows the character of America: When I read Dana Milbank's rendering of the incompetent prosecution of Lt. Col. Steven Jordan in the...
  • 2007-08-28 "forget democracy": wolf blitzer argues the case so passionately, it'd be insulting to suggest he didn't believe it a li...
  • 2007-08-27 drenched: Syrian writer Subhi al-Hadidi discusses our conflagrations concerning an Iraq vet whom we have it on...
  • 2007-08-24 we could use just such a plan right about now: Peter Wehrner - former head of the White House Office of Strategic Initiatives - leads us into an en...
  • 2007-08-24 when plagiarizing, it is best to steal from obscure sources and abbreviate often: Unlike in Vietnam, if we withdraw before the job is done, this enemy will follow us home. And that ...
  • 2007-08-23 the fox becomes the hound: This is well done. They have a petition to the networks. Rather than comment with a barrel of foul...
  • 2007-08-23 Untitled: "As usual, it’s complete madness."...
  • 2007-08-23 Family Security Matters more than the Republic: the right-wing agitprop outfit apparently hired this guy to write this hilariously nutty tract as a ...
  • 2007-08-23 if only we had stayed the course in cambodia: People keep talking like bombing Cambodia didn't start until 1969, so I'll just cross post my commen...
  • 2007-08-23 george w. bonaparte: Ahh, now there's an allegory that works. The overthrow of a tyrannical regime and the liberation o...
  • 2007-08-23 peace corps ghana: a few final excerpts from Making Them Like Us. Finished it a long time ago but never got around to ...
  • 2007-08-22 eight days in iraq: I'm glad that the Daily Show has sent one of their hammiest correspondents to spend eight days in Ir...
  • 2007-08-22 no parallel: November 2003: You asked me if there's parallel [to Vietnam]. I said it's a different situation. ...
  • 2007-08-22 we have met the enemy...: Michael Cohen is thick, he sez: facts are facts and the reality is that Saddam prevented the inspe...
  • 2007-08-21 i r ur viros, nsaing yuz: If google's blogsearch suspects me of being "automated requests from a computer virus or spyware app...
  • 2007-08-21 preemptive fisking: see here, the authors probably don't exist at all. The librul MSM of course, having fisked their no...
  • 2007-08-21 Untitled: Posted to the comments section of a blog that no longer exists but preserved for posterity on the al...
  • 2007-08-21 we have met the enemy...: Here's another story on the IED-IRA angle from The Sunday Times, March 19, 2006: For 13 years [Kev...
  • 2007-08-21 for the price of one manhattan project and a fat boy: not one effective counter-measure to improvised explosive devices. Indeed, what can you do about pi...
  • 2007-08-21 land of the loompas: The Israeli guide on the trip told a nice story about the super-secret Israeli Krembo chocolate fac...
  • 2007-08-21 answer: To paraphrase: 'Where did the Mahdi Army get its arms and training from if not Iran?' You might rec...
  • 2007-08-21 question: There's all kinds of coverage of these various arms deals with Sunni militias in Iraq "to fight Al Q...
  • 2007-08-20 how to lose influence and make enemies: I was just reading up on the backgrounds of various country nuclear weapons programs to see if any h...
  • 2007-08-20 genius: the NRO observes that we will never be safe. This is why, in life, you should always wear a helmet,...
  • 2007-08-20 the wonders of anti-capitalist trade: If you've ever seen The Take [torrent], Naomi Klein's documentary for the CBC on the worker owned fa...
  • 2007-08-20 a country that was supposed to be within days or weeks of building a nuclear weapon couldn't possibly have the technical prowess to add a copper plate to a homemade bomb: The NYT defends Michael Gordon's piece accusing Iran of being the source of Explosively Formed Penet...
  • 2007-08-20 my wingnut outreach program is only in its infancy: "VIEWED from Iraq at the tail end of a 15-month deployment, the political debate in Washington is in...
  • 2007-08-19 adrift in a barroom, acting like a jerk and a kid: Perhaps the good news about the Bush Administration's decision (as proposed by one bipartisan H.R. 1...
  • 2007-08-19 you mean there's somebody in Iraq not already packing an assault rifle or four?: The Italians have disrupted one of what is probably dozens of black market arms sales to Iraq: ......
  • 2007-08-17 smoking a beard, growing a pipe: Barkley Rosser observes: the Bushites have reverted to their usual incoherence with the decision t...
  • 2007-08-17 ask the bombardier: Aggressive policies towards Iran are a bad idea, just listen to Cheney. Brink Lindsey refers to "Ir...
  • 2007-08-17 i have read your mind, and much of it is true: Fred Kaplan got his secret decoder ring too, but has anyone ever seen Fred Kaplan present any suppor...
  • 2007-08-17 and an o'buermann home distillery: I'm really pretty - I dunno, what is it called when you're too bemused to take something as seriousl...
  • 2007-08-16 head in the clouds, where progress happens: I keep hearing about this particular piece of schlock: Despite Bush's repeated statements that the...
  • 2007-08-16 bailing out the hedge funds: I repeat a previous suggestion into the vapor: we invaded Iraq just to create a convenient solution ...
  • 2007-08-15 wikipedia's credibility gap: just got a lot narrower. This could be a nonstop source of high comedy if I could figure out how to...
  • 2007-08-15 They've learned the lessons of Iraq: The weirdest thing, I've been feeling, is everytime I scan through Google News output for "iran nucl...
  • 2007-08-15 Best you can do is dim-fix the harvest/And kick somebody's ass: To the Honorable World Federation of Beating Around the Bush Contender Rudy Giuliani, I was 3,076 m...
  • 2007-08-15 an awesome liberal blurg: via Jon Schwarz's thorough advancement of the "debate" regarding the efficacy and verisimilitude of ...
  • 2007-08-08 my new blogging technique is unstoppable: I wasn't at all aware that David Rees (c.f. mnftiu) has been blogging for two years. Prolly because...
  • 2007-08-01 Results 1 - 10 of about 147 from nytimes.com for john edwards haircut nagourney: The NYT's Adam Nagourney sez without a trace of irony, "listening to Mr. Edwards is often akin to re...
  • 2007-07-31 a different course, of course!: Secretary of State Condileeza Rice, June 20th, 2005: We should all look to a future when every gov...
  • 2007-07-29 +1 foreign ministery: Did we know this already? From Johnson's review of Tim Weiner's Legacy of Ashes: during the debat...
  • 2007-07-27 the billary platform - permanent war, occupation forever: A senior Pentagon officer who has briefed Clinton told NPR commentator Ted Koppel that Clinton expe...
  • 2007-07-24 the kids won't turn down that infernal racket: here I am persistently minding my own damned business, reading some lazy, haberdash mockery of Condi...
  • 2007-07-11 something to read while you calm down: Christian Science, by Mark Twain....
  • 2007-07-09 1&1 is teh sux: after three weeks of being successively dicked around and then tea bagged by my very lame domain reg...
  • 2007-06-16 torture, rape and dying might be bad, but we all know what would be worse: The One Holy and Apostolic Church has another bee in its chastity belt: THE Vatican said today it ...
  • 2007-06-16 Untitled: Before there were 'enhanced interrogation techniques,' there was verschärfte Vernehmung, (which mea...
  • 2007-06-15 the new rustbelt economy: I was reading through - somebody was expounding the glories of the future hydrogen economy to me aga...
  • 2007-06-15 Untitled: David Noble on the corporate PR campaign seizing up global warming: On opening day of the 2007 bas...
  • 2007-06-13 perfect nukes forever: four pages of this: "A February 1992 report by the U.S. House of Representatives suggests that these...
  • 2007-06-08 Untitled: Science education sure is taking it's hits. ...
  • 2007-06-08 maybe i've just been out of the loop, but: I feel like something in the vituperative idiotmongering of american political discourse is waning. ...
  • 2007-06-08 my favorite time of year: is when the leaders of the so-called G8 get together to plot our slow plodding destruction, armed wi...
  • 2007-06-08 enhanced interrogation techniques can help us fill in the blanks: like those in madlibs....
  • 2007-06-08 if it was tough enough for the nazis....: We didn't have to torture nazi scum: Well let’s say, for instance, all [somebody] wants to do is c...
  • 2007-06-07 the surge is the glue that will hold the pieces of iraq together as it flies apart: I was reading up on some background, trying to figure out exactly what the hell was going down in Le...
  • 2007-06-06 gang warfare over the remaining shreds of history: The context here is that Paul Begala has just ripped into Mitt Romney for lying about how the UN/IAE...
  • 2007-05-30 tea bagged: "nothing that Democrats have said seemed to placate the party's left wing"? Somebody in the party e...
  • 2007-05-24 the office of, uh, antiboycott compliance?: I didn't realize there was such a federal entity, but according to their homepage boycotting France ...
  • 2007-05-23 A Free Republican's prayer atop Tangle Ridge on the 49th Day of N. Pelosi's trip on the road to Damascus: the friend of my friend is my enemy, an' the enemy of my friend is my friend. o lord, your shit migh...
  • 2007-05-20 mu: Since they reject the validity of the few scientific efforts to measure changes in mortality rates i...
  • 2007-05-16 just cuz it was up for grabs: It totally makes sense that the impossible perpetuation of Kenneth Pollack's career in public policy...
  • 2007-05-14 grand theft petrol: a minimum estimate of $5 million/day is unaccounted for in Iraq's oil production, and the number cou...
  • 2007-05-12 as i was saying: 'they're all content to play their bit parts in some staged theatre'... Act II: President Bush acc...
  • 2007-05-08 memo to sam harris: I really need to go back and find that quote about the redheads. Just a reminder, tho, because I kn...
  • 2007-05-05 because the time of the warlords never really ended: Mohamed Dheere, who has long co-operated with the CIA in grabbing al-Qaeda operatives off the stree...
  • 2007-05-02 Untitled: Cockburn's latest bit on the nuclear industry hoax of anthropomorphic global warming might be right ...
  • 2007-04-29 my senator, dick durbin: is a big fat weenie: The information we had in the intelligence committee was not the same informa...
  • 2007-04-29 within prayer distance of striking hopeful: So Obama and Clinton are passing on the June 3rd NH debate ("they will only participate in Democrati...
  • 2007-04-29 business end to blame for ultimate oblivion brinks: The stuff about blaming the UAW for GM's Q1 loss to Toyota is kinda silly, e.g.: the most egregiou...
  • 2007-04-28 why they hate us, answer # 4,336: Brian Michael Jenkins on C-SPAN today (at a pretty good UCLA campus round table discussion) is tryin...
  • 2007-04-26 a well potted plant: I like this Mike Gravel fellow more every time I see him. What is Tucker Carlson's obsession with h...
  • 2007-04-26 the white house press corps is unlikable: I agree, but "irascible"? 'Easily pissed off'? About what? When? Isn't the whole point of Moyers...
  • 2007-04-26 do the worms belch after a good meal?: Apparently. Lt. Col. Ralph Kauzlarich's worm dirt quote is getting a lot of play but, look, that's ...
  • 2007-04-26 george w. bush explains it all again, from suck to blow: He was very patient with Charlie the other night, as he always is with The American People - the ide...
  • 2007-04-25 someone still loves you, boris yeltsin: the band (yummy!) says Boris "was in tennis as he was in politics; he tried to serve well but was no...
  • 2007-04-25 because we haven't done enough already: Bernard Henri-Levy is explaining to Charlie Rose on the teevee that he went 400 miles into the Darfu...
  • 2007-04-18 the most depressing book ever written: I read a lot of sad, gut wrenching non-fiction about various episodes of human barbarity without tak...
  • 2007-04-16 Untitled: The blame america firsters are at it again. Also, of course, video games. And rap, and Islam, and,...
  • 2007-04-16 yet another abstinence-only ed study: real shocker, this one, "The study found that youth in the four evaluated programs were no more like...
  • 2007-04-15 Untitled: So did you hear the news about Don Imus? Something about never apologizing for his role in some sor...
  • 2007-04-12 Untitled: This is kinda interesting: Religion % have been divorced Jews 30% Born-again Christians 27% Oth...
  • 2007-04-11 imus should buy a drum machine and try rhyming once in a while: I wouldn't comment but the topic of judging womens' performance on the basis of how pretty their smi...
  • 2007-04-11 a series of aluminum tubes: Washington Post editor Peter Eisner and journalist Knut Royce have written a new book: "That ['Ita...
  • 2007-04-11 Untitled: Holy crap is Lee Iacocca shrill. ...
  • 2007-04-10 the horror...: my cat monkeywrenched my banjo. I can't put up with her nightly yowling, she can't put up with my e...
  • 2007-04-10 cooperating with north korea: it doesn't matter how evil we say a particular regime is, so long as it will help us defend democrac...
  • 2007-04-10 Shorter Fritz Fischer's "Making Them Like Us", chapter 4: "Would the Marlboro women please refrain smoking." Chapter 4 is a really fantastic cultural window ...
  • 2007-04-09 Fritz Fischer's curious usage of the word "ignominious": It's getting more interesting as we go along, I'll give it that. There's been a considerable respit...
  • 2007-04-09 Shorter Fritz Fischer's "Making Them Like Us", chapters 1 and 2: "The Peace Corps was a new foreign aid institution that idealized the image of its American voluntee...
  • 2007-04-09 hark, a gwoteist: There's this hilarious quote from this Sam Harris guy about the Koran and redheads that I wanted to ...
  • 2007-04-08 merry zombie jesus day: Speaking of dumb stuff, on the plus side - the one dogmatists like Dawkins and his neo-athiest ilk w...
  • 2007-04-08 Untitled: Seems to me that if you're going to accuse somebody of violating a law that has never been tried in ...
  • 2007-04-08 that smoke is just the beginnings of synergy: "I'm going to put even more things in the iRack!"...
  • 2007-04-07 "black is the new probable cause": john cole is funny: I have long wondered why it is always the smelly dirty hippies who seem to be ...
  • 2007-04-07 the new pravda: atrios notices the Washington Post shoving doubleplusungood and malquoted U.S. military spokesman Li...
  • 2007-04-07 "The neo-atheists, like their predecessors from a century ago": You see, except during the peak of religious revivals it's like athiests don't even exist. Certainl...
  • 2007-04-07 norman might be a wealthy man, but only on hypothetical paper: this debate is a riot, if you're into that sort of thing. The big fancy point of contention is whet...
  • 2007-04-06 Untitled: Funny thing is, i remember when people scoffed at the IBC numbers for being too high. Now they get ...
  • 2007-04-06 bs: the magazine for disgruntled world bank employees, by disgruntled world bank employees....
  • 2007-04-05 all ashore: thanks to a face-saving undefined maritime border. Check out the orange jumpsuits and fashionable b...
  • 2007-04-03 The ABC's Of Elementary Logic: ABC provides us a rich example today in its panic attack on Iranian uranium enrichment with the foll...
  • 2007-04-02 maybe i've been rockin the bar stool too hard: but can somebody out there in the internets explain to me what's so illegal about firing political a...
  • 2007-04-02 iraq and the senate's dodiddling: It has been damn near three years since the first part was published. It has been two years and thr...
  • 2007-04-01 Untitled: Forrest Whitaker's portrayal of the Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Sea, and C...
  • 2007-04-01 the ergonomic obama: like a folding chair. I don't know why anybody has to do this song and dance routine for people who...
  • 2007-04-01 but now i rock a bar stool and drink for two: 30. Like 15, only more weight to throw around. Or drag....
  • 2007-03-30 iraq and congress's dodiddling: there are two ways out of iraq before 2009: cutting the funds keeping us there, or impeachment. Any...
  • 2007-03-30 blanks on checks: I think it really speaks to the high quality of our media that not one, it seems, is capable of look...
  • 2007-03-29 lines on maps: For days now you've been regaled every morning about the 15 strong British crew of the HMS Cornwall ...
  • 2007-03-28 new boss bigger on starting civil wars than old boss: U.S. Army Maj. Charles Miller suspects members of the Iraqi police unit he was advising of killing,...
  • 2007-03-28 new boss admittedly deadlier than old boss: British government officials backed the methodology used by scientists who concluded that more than...
  • 2007-03-27 new boss tighter wad than old boss: zakaria claims that so and so claims that: Paul Brinkley, a talented deputy under secretary of Defe...
  • 2007-03-27 new boss worse than the old boss: yet another impressive accomplishment: The international NGO Reporters Without Borders, which adv...
  • 2007-03-20 Iraqis: 'don't leave! we are not yet finished bringing it on': This poll reveals that 51% of Iraqis support attacks on coalition troops, but only 35% want us to le...
  • 2007-03-20 disagreeing to agree: Jon has another bit on the Clinton parameters and the Taba talks back in 2001, elicited this time by...
  • 2007-03-20 FAIR is fair: they manage to cite the rightwingnut Media Research Center in their brief history of iraq's wmd in t...
  • 2007-03-19 now tell me the bad news: "One in four Iraqis has had a family member murdered, says the poll by Opinion Research Business." ...
  • 2007-03-14 300+: so the boys in hollywood managed to piss off both the greeks and the iranians. That's impressive. ...
  • 2007-03-14 oh that's hawt: google news archives. The excuses I can think of - journal access and lexus nexus - to go back to s...
  • 2007-03-14 azeris, ahwazi arabs, baluchis and kurds: the basic gist of it appears to be that the Bush administration - dissastisfied with its finite resh...
  • 2007-03-14 WATCHING THE CABLE NEWS IS LIKE GOING THROUGH LIFE WITH THE CAPSLOCK ON: finally, time to sit on the phone in order to cancel the fucking cable subscription. 20 minutes of ...
  • 2007-03-13 for I am a free man, and beg it upon myself to read of other free men: many months have passed where I've looked at my bookshelf, and seen it, waiting patiently: The Col...
  • 2007-03-13 Untitled: U.S. Workers Hate Their Jobs, Now More Than Ever. I could relate, but not today. ...
  • 2007-03-10 why do "they" hate "us"?: Answer # 4,326, from the daily mail: Toy Imports: Toy Exports: via ...
  • 2007-03-10 Untitled: when you're watching C-SPAN 2, and somebody proffers to explain "why free market reform didn't work ...
  • 2007-03-06 tortilla riots: I vaguely remember wanting to note something about stories like this: the master narrative in the pr...
  • 2007-02-27 more shocking revelations: while the find gave experts much more information on the makings of the E.F.P.s, which the American ...
  • 2007-02-26 i wonder where they got this idea: HRW reports: Beginning in late 2005, armed groups, including the Taliban, sharply increased attack...
  • 2007-02-22 the budget: Sanders's office came up with some interesting numbers here. If the Estate Tax were to be repealed ...
  • 2007-02-21 Untitled: Jon Schwarz on the significance of Frank Gaffney - one of those ultrakooks out there spreading all t...
  • 2007-02-21 big spigots: Charlie Wilson's War, p.269: Of Wilson's $50 million, $38 million went the Chinese. The pipeline ...
  • 2007-02-20 are we there yet?: John McCain will be 72, 3 years older than the gipper, in 2008. Rudy Giuliani - not much younger - ...
  • 2007-02-20 chicago elections: they're on the 27th, only a week to figure out who's already out and who's already in! Too busy tal...
  • 2007-02-19 sticking the enemy where it hurts: Many years ago I read a great deal about a fellow named Bill Donavan, and as I was doing so it seeme...
  • 2007-02-18 adlfjallakjnfludhalqewirou: [ed: drunken note to self] john carter, not doug tompkins. update: c.f.....
  • 2007-02-17 read it and puke: It was recently announced that Pakistan will forcibly return its 2.4 million Afghan refugees in an a...
  • 2007-02-16 togetherness: as I was saying: in November, U.S. troops raiding a Baghdad machine shop came across a pile of co...
  • 2007-02-16 deepak chopra's science friday: evolutionary biologists have overstepped the bounds of a man who doesn't believe he exists. I guess...
  • 2007-02-16 Untitled: Michael R. Gordon responded to criticism that his reporting depends too heavily on a blind faith in ...
  • 2007-02-16 Untitled: Over 10,000 case histories of badass stupid....
  • 2007-02-15 obama withdrama: for our consideration: July 2006, then one Friedman Unit later. Equal time for the front whatevers:...
  • 2007-02-15 robert's rules of order are destroying america, or at least wasting its valuable time: it took over a week to finally put together a "three-day debate" on a non-binding resolution on Iraq...
  • 2007-02-15 Untitled: These people have clearly earned their tax cuts....
  • 2007-02-14 a cunning plan!: The US military and its NATO allies have a problem. Anytime they cross the Pakistani border to atta...
  • 2007-02-13 insert your own correction: a "first stumble"! Let's assist the junior Senator from Illinois: Obama, discussing his oppositio...
  • 2007-02-12 your anti-iranian propaganda pitches for monday, february the 12th: Newsweek says we're already in a "hidden war" with Iran. It reads a little like they're competing w...
  • 2007-02-08 an unreasonable man: now that I've watched it, all I am confirmed in is my deep abiding disrespect for eric alterman. Oh...
  • 2007-02-03 c-span: this vietnam historian and darling of the right wing press, mark moyar, makes noam chomsky sound lik...
  • 2007-01-29 the free encyclopedia: people getting paid to vandalize it. Wikipedians have been really good at dealing with it, but how ...
  • 2007-01-29 my greatest nemisis is providing free light, heat and energy. I call this enemy...the sun.: The Simpsons, 1995: Burns: [throws a switch; a control panel appears at his desk] [another button ...
  • 2007-01-28 by his own argument his own argument threatens us all: Dinesh D'Souza, whining about how harshly his critics have mocked him for his incoherent blathering,...
  • 2007-01-27 Untitled: I just flipped on the cable news for the first time in a billion years to see how things look in DC....
  • 2007-01-26 your field manual to peace operations, FM 3-07.31: Civil War Prevention 101. ...
  • 2007-01-23 then again: So I can stop looking it up everytime I'm in an argument regarding the disposition of the public wit...
  • 2007-01-17 for your pleasure and entertainment, a comedy of lies: Clinton was inexplicably error prone! Ackerman also explains in comments - where much of the hila...
  • 2007-01-11 opposing the surge but not the flow?: Ending our war in Iraq would be a small step towards stopping our war against Iran. Look, Max Boot ...
  • 2007-01-11 gagging haditha: The images are contained in thousands of pages of NCIS investigative documents obtained by The Wash...
  • 2007-01-10 "It seems they decided to kill everything within a certain grid square and then find out what they had hit": The combatant-to-civillian ratio of yesterday's airstrikes in Somalia is claimed to be roughly 1 to ...
  • 2007-01-09 ain't that the fact of the matter: "Well the thing is, most aldermen, most politicians are ho's"....
  • 2007-01-09 Rape. It's in the weather.: The grass outside my apartment is still green. Mid-January in Chicago, IL. It's like snow in July...
  • 2007-01-08 Untitled: As I'm watching Murtha explain how congress indeed has the power Steven Colbert unexpectedly jumps o...
  • 2007-01-06 your brains on... I don't know what it is, exactly, but its blowing my mind: So, uh: The existence of Jamil Hussein had been hotly disputed by conservative bloggers, some Ira...
  • 2007-01-03 your press guide to reporting that 'he must know something that I don't know': GORDON: The military very much had the expectation that not only would it find WMD but it would enc...
  • 2007-01-03 your pentagon guide to supporting the troops: " Lockheed Martin Corp.'s new Joint Strike Fighter plane won't be ready to see action for years. Bu...
  • 2007-01-03 your state department guide to international law: "The press must not be allowed to make this about Ethiopia, or Ethiopia violating the territorial i...
  • 2006-12-30 Untitled: Here, see: we invaded Iraq just to create a convenient solution to our glut in the housing market....
  • 2006-12-27 death of a lover of nachos and football: Gerald Ford, midwife to the Iranian nuclear programme, 1913-2006. Along with escalating US support ...
  • 2006-12-25 have a very merry yalda, please pass the sanctions: The UNSC resolution imposing sanctions, as yet unpublished, against Iran is itself a violation of Ir...
  • 2006-12-21 your brain on talk radio: ORSON SCOTT CARD: We are so constantly pounded by mild-mannered, stating-it-as-fact fanatics of the...
  • 2006-12-21 "so long as men die, liberty will never perish": Saparmurat Niyazov, dies of heart attack at 66. ...
  • 2006-12-20 in case you missed any: The A to Z Guide to Political Interference in Science....
  • 2006-12-20 no politician left behind: the way we deal with this indeterminite problem is to create a mandatory standardized testing regime...
  • 2006-12-19 we write headlines: newsweek's cover story, oh headlines. It's an idiotic question to begin with, but then they've got ...
  • 2006-12-18 think thine self out of thine bag, and by that ye shall know me: I can't let this one slip away: For Judeo-Christianity, God is not a person in the sense that Al G...
  • 2006-12-14 and a very merry zagmuk to you, mr. president: 25,000 casualties. 25,000 dead or wounded. THEIR COMMANDER IN CHIEF: I've heard interesting ideas...
  • 2006-12-14 what invasion of iran?: while we appreciate the fact that Rumsfeld was appropriately shitcanned a day after Saddam's guilty ...
  • 2006-12-13 afghanistan, in the river of our plans you're up the creek: Anthony Cordesman argues that "the US and its allies cannot afford to lose two wars. If they do not ...
  • 2006-12-13 is that a threat or a guarantee?: Saudi Arabia has told the Bush administration that it might provide financial backing to Iraqi Sun...
  • 2006-12-12 why don't they just guide Bush's finger to the goddam button and save us some time?: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says some more silly shit. What the press continues to imply...
  • 2006-12-12 ain't easy bein whitey: "a quarter of whites said they had been victims of racial discrimination."...
  • 2006-12-11 the really existing kadima party platform: I swear to god nobody has ever actually taken the three seconds necessary to actually read the Kadim...
  • 2006-12-11 a boy named hussein: he had his little speech in New Hampshire on cpan just now. Managing editor of the Chicago Tribune ...
  • 2006-12-11 food labels: some friends had a box of high process cracker chow, take a look at the label, 0 trans fats it sez, ...
  • 2006-12-10 "Iran's ... desire to acquire nuclear weapons": per comments here regarding David Rothkopf's big scifi piece - "Even If We Leave Now, We'll Be Back"...
  • 2006-12-10 The Way Forward: The Bush administration should have allowed Maliki to include US withdrawal in his reconcilliation p...
  • 2006-12-08 "The only basis on which peace can be achieved is that set forth in UN Security Council Resolutions 242 and 338": in comments Diane Warth suggests: "If Baker were serious about talking to Syria he'd have a bargaini...
  • 2006-12-08 where's the nader: "Lou Dobbs in a role that combines Ralph Nader and Pat Buchanan"? The farthest left position he act...
  • 2006-12-07 Untitled: If I were near Berkeley, there is nothing I would desire more in life than to take the angry profess...
  • 2006-12-06 The Way Bogward: after 9 months of "study" those heroic saviors of America, The Iraq Study Group, have finally publis...
  • 2006-12-06 a taylorist gets his wings: via sandwhichman. John Thompson, senior vice president of Best Buy, on his employees' insurgent app...
  • 2006-12-05 from there to here: two amusing paragraphs on wikipedia: the post-Christian usage of "pagan" came to mean rural folk h...
  • 2006-12-02 but we were so totally not in cambodia in 1968...: Taylor Owen and Ben Kiernan, Bombs Over Cambodia (emph added): The still-incomplete database (it h...
  • 2006-12-02 there is no reconstruction: we haven't done one of these in while, since, well, most reconstruction activity ceased a long time ...
  • 2006-12-01 bursting forth: "median sales price took its biggest year-over-year decline in nearly four decades, according to rea...
  • 2006-12-01 argue like it's 1999: the discussion in comments to this post feel like a timewarp, and the follow-up is pretty much a ser...
  • 2006-12-01 Untitled: At least the discussion of why the fuck we're in Iraq in the first place remains the same. We miss ...
  • 2006-11-29 "A timetable for Iraqis to withdraw from Iraq": so goes the punchline to a clever joke by an Iraqi cut-n-runner in Syria, reports the WaPo in an art...
  • 2006-11-27 civil war, what civil war: Thanks NBC. Eventually the Whitehouse may cave on this one. The only question for responsible, ...
  • 2006-11-21 what part about "the inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by war" don't you understand?: An Israeli advocacy group, using maps and figures leaked from [2004 database of the Civil Administr...
  • 2006-11-20 Untitled: I rant in comments sections: "If we passed a draft [as proposed by Charles Rangel D-NY] now, there ...
  • 2006-11-20 credible threats: Fareed Zakaria sez "Washington can warn the ruling coalition that unless certain conditions are met ...
  • 2006-11-17 Untitled: Bombing campaign in Southern Afghanistan has really stepped up: The increase in total munitions dr...
  • 2006-11-16 a man you can take at his word: GLENN BECK: No. No, I'm not -- but I'm not a journalist. I'm -- I'm -- you know, I'm a rodeo clown....
  • 2006-11-16 pronarcotic erradication programs in afghanistan: "experiments with alternative crops are lagging, and there are not enough forces to provide security...
  • 2006-11-16 Untitled: Somebody call Christopher Hitchens, free speech is under attack in Denmark. Also, add Danish intell...
  • 2006-11-15 they opposed the nomination 15 years before you did: A funny WSJ editorial this week from Michael Rubin: British columnist Robert Fisk concluded that t...
  • 2006-11-15 Untitled: This lengthy NYTBR essay would be a lot more interesting, I think, if not every single commentator i...
  • 2006-11-15 do deceased wisemen want America to win?: wtf! $90 freakin bucks for a used copy? Must be one hell of a book, his memoirs are listed for 50 c...
  • 2006-11-14 violations of the somali arms embargo: The NYT reports some blistering allegations from the UN about violations of the arms embargo on Soma...
  • 2006-11-14 your anti-iranian propaganda pitches for tuesday, november the 14th: Today the Telegraph re-stirs this old story from 2005 to attack Blair's speech yesterday about formi...
  • 2006-11-14 but do you want America to win!!?!?!: Spiegel disgracefully dodges the hard questions and just butters up Oracle of Elite Consensus Richar...
  • 2006-11-13 the 'but do you want America to win' complex: Kenneth Adelman, former director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and chummy with Don...
  • 2006-11-08 ortega takes nicaragua: spurring sane people to ask: How is it possible [for Steve Clemons, et.al.] to pack that much idiocy...
  • 2006-11-08 Untitled: bourbon pool deadline: Hung by their own bloody coattails. Bout damned time. Bring on, uh, a mini...
  • 2006-11-07 I don't know exactly how I got here, or where I'm supposed to go: 12:05AM, Webb claims victory on CNN, switch to FOX real quick, Nancy Grace is hosting a heated, inte...
  • 2006-11-07 that takes audacity: Wow. Just wow. "Transparency". "Trial". We've got some balls to demand those. CNN calls em 'act...
  • 2006-11-03 grasping at carp: I was going along with Jon's joke but didn't realize it was going to bust out into a pre-election bl...
  • 2006-11-02 the WaPo technology revue: what part about 'hacking' does the WaPo not understand? "Hacking Democracy" doesn't actually show ...
  • 2006-11-01 it is long past due time for inappropriate levels of utterly misplaced triumphalism: "In many ways the proponents of Higher Broderism have something in common with the administration. ...
  • 2006-11-01 everything you need to know about the changing state of iraq: in this classified slide from a CENTCOM briefing there doesn't appear to be any little color coded b...
  • 2006-10-30 a blueprint for building the chutes and ladders of a new candyland: They don't explain how we're going to continue exercising strategic control over Iraq's foreign poli...
  • 2006-10-26 phantom controlled demolitions: I've long had the suspicion (or hope, maybe) that the 9/11 'truth movement' somehow emerged more out...
  • 2006-10-24 hurry up, he's dead: All anyone can do, he said, is laugh. ...
  • 2006-10-19 askari: The WaPo sez: "We started hearing about his gang after Samarra. They became active after this inci...
  • 2006-10-16 Untitled: "64% of the Democratic candidates in the 45 closely contested House Congressional races OPPOSE a tim...
  • 2006-10-12 unsaved lives not included: Were it not for the WaPo calling so much attention to the new study in the Lancet I might have misse...
  • 2006-10-09 step up to some high moral ground: the US condemns only after it approves. ...
  • 2006-10-05 saving lives with valuable propaganda: A CIA interrogation training manual declassified 12 years ago, "KUBARK Counterintelligence Interr...
  • 2006-10-03 refusing to back away from the stated Hamas goal of destroying Israel: Over chat today I was not sexxing up some young stud but talking about boring politics stuff: Me: ...
  • 2006-10-03 sick sick sick sick sick: The WSJ opines: in today's politically correct culture, it's easy to understand how senior Republi...
  • 2006-10-02 on those fancy little Brookings/NYT graphics on the State of Iraq: Juan Cole sez: " What follows is not an attack on persons, or valued colleagues. It is an attack on ...
  • 2006-10-02 the road to hell could at the very least have a very low legal speed limit: Somebody else remembers the reports of our bulldozing of Iraqi date palm groves. Idiotic on all fro...
  • 2006-09-27 pragmatism bears no compromise, however fishy: "shop lifting is just a livin wage earned by other means". Why did we not just insist on a living w...
  • 2006-09-25 Untitled: The Titanic "There was peace, and the world had an even tenor to its ways. True enough from time ...
  • 2006-09-25 still smells like sulfur: Chavez was totally cribbing off Limbaugh. We all know I'm totally on Chavez's payroll, and intolera...
  • 2006-09-25 "In politics, absurdity is not a handicap.": I think Napolean Bonaparte said that, but maybe it was an American journalist reporting on the Kadim...
  • 2006-09-25 best definition of "fascism" evar: 21349717: n. A group that has "very specific plans, ambitions and aspirations" --Dan Bartlett. Hm...
  • 2006-09-24 have you started screwing your wife, yet?: OK, FOX News Sunday, 3/29/2004 to Donald Rumsfeld: WALLACE: What do you make of [Richard Clarke's...
  • 2006-09-20 itunes 7.0: I don't know how a simple xml processor can become such a fucking resource hog. Just browsing my da...
  • 2006-09-19 from the dept. of Afghanistan is totally screwed: The Senlis Council: Afghanistan Five Years Later - The Return of the Taliban....
  • 2006-09-11 the rumsfeld conspiracy: "five years since we were drawn into a war not of our making" ... "some of those who helped the atta...
  • 2006-09-08 finally, everybody is angry about the same thing: but "Where, may I ask, was all this outrage about the allegedly NON-FICTION coverage of the main “NE...
  • 2006-09-05 sounds like it could be true: over here we find tom walker saying: The original rationale for progressive taxation was developed...
  • 2006-09-05 kadima's sole political goal of withdrawing from much of the west bank: Israel’s Prime Minister Ehud Olmert authorized construction bids today for another 690 homes in the...
  • 2006-09-01 totalitarians of the 20th century: Greenwald enters a nexus-lexus query and picks out some high cotton: In fact, though Ronald Reagan...
  • 2006-08-30 syria, religious feminism: They can ask questions. It's a start. It's also interesting. via seth....
  • 2006-08-30 the persian hegemon: I guess I know now why Iran needs those suicide squads. via yglesias. I haven't finished this yet...
  • 2006-08-30 Untitled: I was glad to hear Michael Toner, your FEC Chairman, pay at least lip service on Washington Journal ...
  • 2006-08-28 Untitled: It's impressive how many paragraphs go by before someone obligatorily compares him to Fidel Castro. ...
  • 2006-08-28 Untitled: Recently glenn reynolds complained that: Ted Kennedy predicted: "A war on Saddam might also cause ...
  • 2006-08-28 one for one: Average family income, adjusted for inflation, has continued to advance at a good clip, a fact Mr. ...
  • 2006-08-27 more exterminationist rhetoric: "Weapons research is in no way part of Iran's program. with regard to the Zionist regime, our path t...
  • 2006-08-27 we read polls: The Other Iraq: A dramatic 40 something point shift in Kurdish opinion seems to have increased str...
  • 2006-08-27 we get dumber: Douglas Murray of the Hudson Institute, author of the divine comedy "Neoconservatism: Why We Need It...
  • 2006-08-25 we read fiction: Jo-Ann Mort for the American Prospect: "Ehud Olmert’s Kadima Party was organized with one political ...
  • 2006-08-25 Untitled: The nuclear holocaust party. The psychobabble doesn't go unheard, "Never negotiate with the United...
  • 2006-08-24 Untitled: Totten editorializes inanely: "Combat units include members of Peace Now. Israel is the only Western...
  • 2006-08-23 kids give israeli-american cluster bombs thumbs down: "...my cousin picked up the bomb. It was shaped like a ball. It was an explosion. My insides fell ou...
  • 2006-08-22 the amalgamation of every discussion I ever heard at every family reunion I ever went to: Everything I want to do is illegal. via carson, via via commenter hobbs. It's also a reasonable b...
  • 2006-08-22 lincoln group's propaganda ops in iraq: as told by their intern is pretty funny, that is, until the Iraqi employees start scamming the US pr...
  • 2006-08-22 the curiousness of conservative pundits: to question the president's competence in time of war is tantamount to treason. Over a banner tha...
  • 2006-08-21 serious: To demonstrate the practicality of his suggestion McCain then explained to the host of Meet the Pres...
  • 2006-08-17 Untitled: via atrios, it might just be that terrorism is just really really hard work, but, via a commenter on...
  • 2006-08-17 minigolf: via jim, a nice putt: The crisis of the theory of democratic intervention is that it rests on a ve...
  • 2006-08-16 love turkey or leave turkey: In Turkey, between 2000-2005, 284 books were confiscated. Merely this year, 22 publishers, 47 writ...
  • 2006-08-16 civil war this, civil war that: "according to figures from the Health Ministry and the Baghdad morgue": An average of more than 11...
  • 2006-08-15 Untitled: Hm. Robert Fisk sez, "It is now clear that the 30,000-strong Israeli army reported to be racing nor...
  • 2006-08-15 Untitled: Too... much... irony... can't... carry... on... much... longer......
  • 2006-08-15 Untitled: "As an intelligence officer ... I have had the chance to move around Baghdad on mounted and dismoun...
  • 2006-08-15 Untitled: I dunno, something reminded me of this but I can't remember what: Now I'm a card in the drink's ha...
  • 2006-08-14 a cause greater than oil: Brief lulls should be enjoyed. Now that there's a fairly unanimous declaration of victory after all...
  • 2006-08-14 not to say that an attack wasn't under serious consideration: but with one official anonymous source, this is probably the closest to the truth reported so far: ...
  • 2006-08-14 With hope in God, I intend to wholeheartedly complete my talk in the future with the allotted fifteen minutes.: and other modern prayers. First the Syrian ambassador is blogging about his carpet fetishes, next t...
  • 2006-08-14 mobile weather balloon trailers of doom: via steve aftergood: The illustration of the set of three vehicles that purportedly portrayed Iraq...
  • 2006-08-13 please apply at the offices of your local geheime staatspolizei recruiter: can we make them wear gold crescents too? 39%. There's not a conservative backbone left to speak of...
  • 2006-08-13 Untitled: gabriel kolko still kicking....
  • 2006-08-13 one trick pony for sale - may need more to become economically viable: I'm at a total loss for how Argentina has been sentenced to low growth, but one thing I didn't amate...
  • 2006-08-11 walmart's chinese unions: Um, hey guys? the ACFTU might be something - like a repressive state apparatus maybe - but a union i...
  • 2006-08-11 cluster bombs? What cluster bombs?: yesterday Sam Husseini had this enlightening discussion with the Israeli Ambassador: SAM HUSSEINI:...
  • 2006-08-10 "terror plot foiled": "over there" is apparently the UK, assuming the plot wasn't another fabrication on the part of the ...
  • 2006-08-10 the lesson of 1972: it keeps coming up, so a poll by Scripps Howard News Service released by Ohio University reran the e...
  • 2006-08-10 Untitled: It's telling the fact that he's "only the fourth incumbent senator in the past quarter-century to lo...
  • 2006-08-09 correctomundo: former important person stating the obvious, so obviously it must be blogged: Richard Debs, former...
  • 2006-08-09 Untitled: I'm going to start feeling awful embarrassed about being an independent now that Holy Joe is gonna b...
  • 2006-08-09 'Israel to decide strategy in conflict with Hezbollah': I've seen this headline every week for the past month, the strategy always seems to end up the same....
  • 2006-08-08 when one needeth a knife, sayeth The Lord, ye shall have but a spoon: what do we find ironic about the caption "Hezbollah says they love peace. Yet they erect billboards ...
  • 2006-08-08 Untitled: We should all applaud Juan Cole for pointing out one of the few things that really matter to America...
  • 2006-08-08 the battle for "the soul of Islam": our foreign policy geniuses are promoting the guardianship of the jurisprudent. If America didn't h...
  • 2006-08-08 world war III: Johann Hari on the Congo, with links to the things he's talking about: The United Nations establis...
  • 2006-08-07 it's hard work: Statements like this really make me think about laughing, then I think better of it and weep: BUSH...
  • 2006-08-07 typical: I'll often read things like: Yet no evidence existed at the time - and none has materialized since...
  • 2006-08-07 hezbollah severs reserve call up as Israel continues occupation - or - israel severs fruit pickers' lives as hezbollah continues rocket attacks on military convoys: I kept hearing about '15 Israelis killed in deadliest attack' over the weekend breezing through the ...
  • 2006-08-06 Untitled: shorter chomsky: they traded gaza for the jordan valley....
  • 2006-08-06 Untitled: One Iraqi official has estimated that corruption costs the country $4 billion annually. A recent su...
  • 2006-08-05 adam smith saturday: it explains so much :P In the progress of the division of labour, the employment of the far greate...
  • 2006-08-04 nomenclature: Haifa, Palestine. Which reminds me: They look upon Palestine with the same instinctive love and...
  • 2006-08-04 why you should pay for times select: because you can read my opinions from yesterday today. Friedman: Whether for Bush reasons or Arab...
  • 2006-08-04 Untitled: mark perry: Shortly before midnight on July 23, 2002, Halutz ordered a bombing mission that destro...
  • 2006-08-03 crimes against the armistice: CSM: Since its withdrawal of occupation forces from southern Lebanon in May 2000, Israel has viola...
  • 2006-08-03 no shit?: "Civil war is a more likely outcome in Iraq than democracy, Britain's outgoing ambassador in Baghdad...
  • 2006-08-03 Untitled: John "we fucking saved haiti" Aravosis successfully reaches moral equallibrium by appending question...
  • 2006-08-02 clusterfucks past and present: I still have my work on y2k during my first job out of college in my resume: my employer took y2k se...
  • 2006-08-01 Untitled: Jon Stewart was funny tonight: on their astronomical poll numbers, 'What, will Hezbollah take a tour...
  • 2006-08-01 Untitled: I like fish. Too bad for me. update: I also like chocolate. ...
  • 2006-07-31 Untitled: The Omega Institute (OI), which works closely with the Institute for Policy Research for Developmen...
  • 2006-07-31 Untitled: Israel also co-locates many of its basing operations in cities and amongst the civilian population ...
  • 2006-07-30 how many children per rocket does that work out to?: The raid killed at least 54 Lebanese civilians, including 37 children, Lebanese police said -- the ...
  • 2006-07-28 open heart surgery ankle deep in your own shit: via CSPAN, there is no reconstruction: Hearing on Waste in Iraq Health Care Contracts. Richard Garf...
  • 2006-07-28 Untitled: Via CSPAN: the Arab American Institute held a conference on the Lebanon Crisis [streaming real medi...
  • 2006-07-28 Untitled: This is working well. The Zionist Entity understands that you can't raise baby terrorists without m...
  • 2006-07-28 Untitled: Via cole, Mitch Prothero sez: My own reporting and that of other journalists reveals that in fact ...
  • 2006-07-27 there's crazy, then there's crazy: there was Iraq-doesn't-have-WMD, unfit-for-tv crazy, and then there's "scary" and "fascinating" craz...
  • 2006-07-25 Untitled: Oh, for @$&@'s sake! Now a full half of the goddam country have fallen off the horse and joined the...
  • 2006-07-25 quick! re-attach the strings!: Call out the marionettes! He's out of control! The Senate Democratic Leadership today demande...
  • 2006-07-25 indiscrimination: Hezbollah's ball bearings v. Israel's artillery-fired DPICM cluster munitions, dud bomblet rate: 14%...
  • 2006-07-24 Untitled: scott atran: "We have no problem with a sovereign Palestinian state over all our lands within the ...
  • 2006-07-24 Untitled: The more things change......
  • 2006-07-24 if so it's also a really ugly baby: RICE: What we're seeing here, in a sense, is the growing -- the birth pangs of a new Middle East. ...
  • 2006-07-24 Untitled: some background on Shebaa Farms dispute from two years ago that was rather prescient: the Syrian-L...
  • 2006-07-24 the war on hezbollah: has only killed "three Hezbollah guerrillas"? Let's consider the 20 Lebanese army regulars killed s...
  • 2006-07-23 on the lameness of hacking together your own blog: a week or two ago my favorite ex-book reviewing blogging blogger emailed me to let me know that the ...
  • 2006-07-21 tort reform has never been so obviously necessary: Medication errors harm 1.5 million people and kill several thousand each year in the United States,...
  • 2006-07-21 you think lebanon is bad: the U.N. Assistance Mission for Iraq is reporting that the Iraqi Ministry of Health has reported tha...
  • 2006-07-21 the conception of hezbollah: Cockburn sez: In 1982 Israel had a problem. Yasir Arafat, headquartered in Beirut, was making read...
  • 2006-07-21 you too could enjoy syriana: having finally seen it, I suggest they make a dishy soap opera along the same plot arch: wash out, r...
  • 2006-07-19 immigration economics is hard: by 2007 27,500 immigrants will be in detention each night .... an estimated total annual cost of ne...
  • 2006-07-19 went without saying: Month-old barely reported stories about a seven year string of political assassinations, using car b...
  • 2006-07-19 Untitled: Who wants to start a pool on when the master will pull the leash?...
  • 2006-07-18 neat things on the internets: drugtext.org, so happens it has an earlier edition of The Politics of Heroin online in full, which w...
  • 2006-07-18 chile: Almost two years after his resignation, on May 28, 2004, the Court of Appeals voted 14 to 9 to revok...
  • 2006-07-18 Untitled: boston globe: Akeel Saad , a 71-year-old US citizen from Michigan who was visiting his family in L...
  • 2006-07-17 the washington post knows what they mean by 'humane treatment': [Pentagon No. 2] England says that "aside from the military commission procedures," the U.S. milita...
  • 2006-07-14 gaza pretexts: while we're on aboot such things, might as well consider where the latest round "started". Chomsky ...
  • 2006-07-14 their days are truly numbered: Justice Minister Hamon Ramon told army radio Israel would fight Hezbollah with the "same means used...
  • 2006-07-14 our genius precedes: Uhm, Israel is thrashing about like an enraged gorilla, over three Lebanese detainees? Just three? ...
  • 2006-07-13 the belligerence of north korea: US stages unarmed minuteman III tests in the Pacific. When? June 14th. So provocative! file unde...
  • 2006-07-13 public service reminder: as we noted a long long time ago when we were somewhat gainfully preoccupied with attempting to unde...
  • 2006-07-13 cold advisers of yet colder kings: Shelley's reality-based poem, On the Existing State of Things..., found: Millions to fight compel...
  • 2006-07-13 conspiracy gridlock: fascinating, briefly thorough: A final bizarre and ironic twist is that the intellectual grandfath...
  • 2006-07-13 the promised land: is thoroughly broken. For a laugh, Yossi Klein Halevi explains how capturing a few combatants alive...
  • 2006-07-12 the glass is the wrong size: [The Gates Foundation's] focus on health care issues belies the needs for essential infrastructural...
  • 2006-07-06 transferring money while muslim: "U.S. Treasury Department guidelines that scrutinize cash flows for terrorist links" are delaying or...
  • 2006-07-06 do the turists have script kiddies?: so you can sleep easier at night: "A government consultant, using computer programs easily found o...
  • 2006-07-05 hook, line, and sinker: Amy Sullivan writes: It was, for the first time in modern memory, an affirmative statement from a ...
  • 2006-07-04 dependence day: from my inbox, Col. Daniel Smith, U.S. Army (Ret.) draws a strange comparison between the Iraqi Civ...
  • 2006-07-04 americanization day - or - why you should thank an immigrant for the day off: Taking the Risk Out of Democracy, Alex Carey, p.60: During 1918 the CPI [Committee on Public Info...
  • 2006-07-02 unhinged: sometimes it just takes a light breeze to unscrew them, a puff piece on the Secretary of Defense's g...
  • 2006-06-28 another symbolic victory for the forces of blogofascism: the flag-burning ammendment/partial revocation of the First Ammendment came appallingly close to pas...
  • 2006-06-27 the one percent doctrine: "if there was even a one percent chance of terrorists getting a weapon of mass destruction -- and t...
  • 2006-06-27 good news from the blogofascist front: First, I just want to fire off a few deadly artillery shells of blogofascist destruction: Shit, Piss...
  • 2006-06-27 wanker!: ha ha ha. You'll never get me you dirty hippy anti-blogofascists! You don't have the political wi...
  • 2006-06-25 cutnrunning the course: A week ago the Democrats got together and decided to monger off to the right of the GOP in one of th...
  • 2006-06-25 the longer the picket line the shorter the strike: WE WILL NOT [continue to behave like juvenile fuckwads towards our employees] if they support Indus...
  • 2006-06-22 truman liberals: When you make up the past as you go along, it need not conform to any known set of facts, but, for ...
  • 2006-06-22 the ultimate defense against the jihadists is having nothing much up there to behead: the belief of drooling brainless zombie Rick Santorum that we have already found WMD in Iraq should ...
  • 2006-06-22 on the latest war crimes: it's widely being reported that "Iraq Qaeda leader killed two US soliders" by personally leading the...
  • 2006-06-21 Untitled: shorter media matters: A CNN poll conducted June 14-15 found that 53 percent of respondents favored...
  • 2006-06-20 all the good news goes uncovered: noted anti-war loon Bill O'Reilly says Iraq was better off under Saddam. update: Bill Blum agrees. ...
  • 2006-06-20 The capture of Abu Zubaydah in Pakistan in March 2002: a very thrilling tale indeed: Described as al-Qaeda's chief of operations even after U.S. and Paki...
  • 2006-06-19 FM AMEMBASSY BAGHDAD (JUN 06) SENSITIVE: Why isn't the US Ambassador to Baghdad reporting all the good news? Because they are reporting the ...
  • 2006-06-16 Untitled: Dear reader, After waking up to the sounds of the lively, incoherent blather coming from the House ...
  • 2006-06-15 now you know: On Aug. 11, 1775, Washington sent a blistering letter to a British counterpart, Thomas Gage. He com...
  • 2006-06-14 peter beinart: 'When you're criticizing people for believing something is "mostly hype," it's polite not to hype it...
  • 2006-06-14 Untitled: "There's so much stupid money being wasted in politics, it's about time they wasted some on me." And...
  • 2006-06-14 the new pew global attitudes report: BONK. We give India all that nuclear tech and our rating drops to 56% from 71% a year ago? I must ...
  • 2006-06-14 central somalia: Militia of the Union of the Islamic Court (UIC) on Wednesday captured the strategic town of Jowhar,...
  • 2006-06-09 Untitled: Instead of Al Gore's Power Point Presentation last night I was talked into seeing X-Men III, which B...
  • 2006-06-09 Untitled: A report from the Boston Globe on Thursday reveals that the amount of cash the U.S. military has pa...
  • 2006-06-08 gwot: bringing the world's lunatics together in celebration: "We want to give you the joyous news of the martyrdom of the mujahed sheik Abu Musab al-Zarqawi". H...
  • 2006-06-07 indeed: "What a shocker it is to see the elements that Beinart suggests be 'purged' objecting to being purge...
  • 2006-06-07 overheard today: it looks like self-parody but he sounded like he was being serious: "the far left is trying to hav...
  • 2006-06-07 Untitled: Council of Europe, Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights : Alleged secret detentions and unlaw...
  • 2006-06-06 Another successful campaign: welcome back to sunny Mogadishu, Somalia: US officials have long refused to comment on whether the...
  • 2006-06-06 Untitled: To return again to our previous discussion: The U.S. military has cut the number of Iraqi civilian...
  • 2006-06-06 the choice of the next generation ... on drugs: the report, published in the medical journal Archives of General Psychiatry ... More than nine in te...
  • 2006-06-05 venezuela: some democratic leftists report from Venezuela, on a number of things, all of interest: "wasting the...
  • 2006-06-05 the clintons' sex lives is newsworthy: and elder statesman newt gingrich's taudry affairs are not, so the liberal blogosphere has been comp...
  • 2006-06-05 state of the class war: looking peachy: Recent government figures show that profits from current production as a share of...
  • 2006-06-02 tapping your VOIP: the U.S. Communications Assistance to Law Enforcement Act of 1994, or CALEA, which mandates that al...
  • 2006-06-02 Untitled: NYT: Iraqi Accuses U.S. of 'Daily' Attacks Against Civilians. ME: Who? Like a Baghdad fruit vendo...
  • 2006-06-01 no debate here: since I've endeavored ranting about it I suppose I'll post on the subject of network neutrality. V...
  • 2006-06-01 singular, unchained series of unfortunate events: Two days ago Charles J. Hanley and Martha Mendoza reported for the AP confirmation that the No Gun R...
  • 2006-05-31 "nice and quietly": The Kissinger Transcripts: A Verbatim Record of U.S. Diplomacy, 1969-1977, apparently includes: Di...
  • 2006-05-30 as john fahey often said: always steal from obscure sources....
  • 2006-05-30 on some accumulated particulars contained within the evil of the whole: from today's WaPo/AP: More than a half-century after hostilities ended in Korea, a document from t...
  • 2006-05-30 from the dept. of wtf is up with Afghanistan: The US military presence in Afghanistan has quietly been pumped up from 19,000 to 23,000 troops. .....
  • 2006-05-26 the separation of powers uncrisis: The protection from unreasonable search and siezure for We, but not for Thee....
  • 2006-05-25 the separation of powers in crisis: Turns out the fifth branch of government is influence peddling in the third. It's bad enough that t...
  • 2006-05-25 Untitled: We want to make a quick note that the New Standard is awesome and you should support it. Goddam com...
  • 2006-05-22 Pot, Kettle, rag on young people: they could learn a thing or two about tolerance and respect from the students of Liberty University...
  • 2006-05-22 the new Kadima Party persues its stated policy objectives: According to the ever inaccurate Wikipedia, the stated objective was a "policy of unilateral disenga...
  • 2006-05-21 oh, and by the way: Iran did not pass legislation requiring Jews, Christians and Zoroastrians to wear yellow, red or blu...
  • 2006-05-17 Untitled: It's less that he's an idiot than that people who aren't otherwise idiots get sucked into his empty ...
  • 2006-05-17 Untitled: It's like somebody invented a government works program for idle NRA members: Of the nearly $100 mi...
  • 2006-05-16 Jailhouse Poet Saddam 'Ready to Die,' Lawyer Says: blah blah blah, but then: "I took the decision to die the day I tried to assassinate Abdel Karim Q...
  • 2006-05-13 on a plague of modern opulence: I just finished John Kenneth Galbraith's The Affluent Society yesterday - RIP, of course, it's been ...
  • 2006-05-08 never seen a flower capitalism didn't hate: from within the confines of NAFTA: Small time rebellion leader defending free market for flower ven...
  • 2006-05-05 shorter "euston manifesto": "Blah blah blah morally superior boilerplating blah blah blah sanctimonious wanking blah blah blah b...
  • 2006-05-03 the division of labor is limited: argument by mere hindsight: we wouldn't still have fulltime janitors, maids and lettuce pickers (whi...
  • 2006-04-30 Untitled: With absolutely zero regard for human enrichment, the field of "human resources" was developed and d...
  • 2006-04-19 Untitled: [I won't remember where I put this if I set it aside, so I'll just post it and be embarassed into fi...
  • 2006-04-15 the war on zombie jesus and his legions of pastel painted pagan bunnies: we didn't ask for one, but they came a'lookin....
  • 2006-04-13 the hovering weather balloons of doom: The Post reported yesterday that a Pentagon-appointed team of technical experts had strongly reject...
  • 2006-04-06 freedom of the press junkets: Over a ten-month period, the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) documented television newsrooms' ...
  • 2006-04-05 short attention span theatre: Greg Sargent argues that "If Congress and the press had been more aggressive [before the election ab...
  • 2006-03-28 Untitled: 1959: Allen Dulles and I met to discuss my future. The weary man I faced spoke with a candor I'd ...
  • 2006-03-28 infallibly inaccurate: The NYT describing the context of 'a private two-hour meeting in the Oval Office on Jan. 31, 2003': ...
  • 2006-03-17 Untitled: Speaking of depraved cartoons, no makey fun of scientology....
  • 2006-03-07 Untitled: This blog post brought to you curtesy......
  • 2006-02-28 Untitled: SUPPORT THE TROOPS. And so forth....
  • 2006-02-28 take that corporate ag subsidies!...: Oh, nevermind: U.S. Department of Agriculture's Commodity Supplemental Food Program [is eliminated ...
  • 2006-02-25 Untitled: "One can't doubt that the American objective in Iraq has failed." --William F. Buckley Jr., Februar...
  • 2006-02-19 Untitled: Brenda Laurel is my new hero....
  • 2006-02-14 gosh...: Throughout his career, Gosh has specialized in undertaking spectacular missions beneath the radar s...
  • 2006-02-14 Untitled: Afghanistan has been I-wouldn't-say-enjoying a steady ascent into the annals of successful nation bu...
  • 2006-02-14 and there was no one left...: via carson: New York City police and their union, the Police Benevolent Association, are suing the...
  • 2006-02-13 squatter's rights: a friend of mine just pointed me to an article about the Kensington Welfare Rights Union, which has ...
  • 2006-02-13 Untitled: AFP reports: 'If Israel recognizes our rights and pledges to withdraw from all occupied lands, Ham...
  • 2006-02-12 darth cheney: the question I suppose returns to whether Dick Cheney is evil, or just so incompetent that he is ind...
  • 2006-02-10 Untitled: She's being charged with "sedition" simply because we love freedom too much....
  • 2006-02-10 just another innocent bystander: Somebody who should be fired for not having been fired in 2003: "As the national intelligence office...
  • 2006-02-10 Untitled: I keep hearing about these hillariously anti-semitic cartoons published by ubiquitous Arab media out...
  • 2006-02-09 Untitled: Since the State Department isn't counting anymore we'll have to go with less ironic sources when ver...
  • 2006-02-07 Untitled: The utter incapacity of our self-proclaimed strict constructionist majority congress and its self-pr...
  • 2006-02-06 “A friend of liberty everywhere but the guardians only of our own": "In a complex and challenging time, the road of isolationism and protectionism may seem broad and i...
  • 2006-02-06 Untitled: Now they claim they can kill suspects in a terrorism invenstigation on US soil without due process: ...
  • 2006-02-03 now that's bold leadership: Cute: President Bush to Tony Blair: "The US was thinking of flying U2 reconnaissance aircraft with...
  • 2006-02-02 "presidential signing statements"?: The postscript was a statement clearly announcing that the president will only follow the new law "...
  • 2006-02-02 adventures in nuclear non-proliferation: "a hardening Iranian position", as it would be difficult to harden our position without actually nuk...
  • 2006-02-02 Untitled: "We will be self-determined," said Reverend Vien The Nguyen, who leads the local parish. "And we ha...
  • 2006-02-01 Untitled: Best colbert show ever....
  • 2006-01-30 Untitled: Brilliant: Support for a potential military confrontation with Iran was strongest among Republican...
  • 2006-01-27 Untitled: Profit-lead growth not working so hot?...
  • 2006-01-27 rumsfeld's roadmap to propaganda: subtitled by the NSA: Secret Pentagon "roadmap" calls for "boundaries" between "information operatio...
  • 2006-01-27 Untitled: Byrd: I met with Sam Alito. I spent close to two hours with him. ... I advised him of my view tha...
  • 2006-01-27 Vermin love the Slime: I scored 85%, whiffed on 4 and 5. I'm not sure if being able to distinguish between such narrow dif...
  • 2006-01-26 is our teens brainwashing: parenting in this country is motherfucking screwed to the eyeballs: Several WWASPS schools have be...
  • 2006-01-26 all your mullah are belong to us: Yesterday "the United States on Monday backed an Iranian initiative to deny United Nations consultat...
  • 2006-01-26 Untitled: "Volunteering for the republic under those terms is not much more than Aztec child sacrifice."...
  • 2006-01-24 Untitled: You too, in fact you probably already are, fostering democracy in the middle east by buying votes. ...
  • 2006-01-23 Untitled: "This is the Sultanate of Kinakuta and I am the sultan and I say that the law here it to be very si...
  • 2006-01-23 Untitled: yay molly: What kind of courage does it take, for mercy's sake? The majority of the American peopl...
  • 2006-01-19 Untitled: Jon "The Impaler"'s platform for Minnesota is really weak on the drug war. I daresay I'm a little s...
  • 2006-01-16 Untitled: James Bovard has a blog: "If 60 lawmakers go down in the Abramoff scandal, this could mean that the ...
  • 2006-01-16 Untitled: Siddharth Varadarajan: If the aim is really to ensure Iran has no undeclared nuclear activities — ...
  • 2006-01-16 Untitled: According to Arms Control Today: there are 258 shuttered nuclear reactors worldwide that have not ...
  • 2006-01-16 Untitled: "Chilean voters have elected their first female president, one-time political prisoner and socialist...
  • 2006-01-15 hokum: If there's no evidence of Iran having a weapons programme how are there estimates of how long it wil...
  • 2006-01-12 does wesley clark routinely call hookers?: I'm reminded of: a statement on p.96, "Mr. Clarke, I appreciate your comment on the fact that we a...
  • 2006-01-12 Untitled: Brigadier Nigel Aylwin-Foster, via Cole, annecdotes: this verdict partly reflects the difference i...
  • 2006-01-11 Untitled: Noting an uptick in coverage of the air war in Iraq, TomDispatch notes "It's seamlessly as if it had...
  • 2005-12-29 Untitled: Craig Murray, the former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, cites this memo as evidence that the Blair gov...
  • 2005-12-28 Untitled: Since the Dec. 15 parliamentary election, fuel prices [in Iraq] have increased fivefold, mostly bec...
  • 2005-12-28 how chavez appears to be doing something but we're still not sure what: Eidelson flags and Weisbrot examines "a must-read" report gracing the cover of the next issue of "Fo...
  • 2005-12-23 A Christmas Backcarol: Dickens' setting is an England where the Combination Laws and Laws of Settlement are still fairly r...
  • 2005-12-23 Untitled: I've always wanted to move to Vermont, but if I have to emmigrate, all the better. And: John McCl...
  • 2005-12-22 Police Infiltrate Protests, Videotapes Show: Beyond collecting information, some of the undercover officers or their associates are seen on the ...
  • 2005-12-22 our economy has turned the corner and is getting stronger and stronger: but you schlups are getting raped. ...
  • 2005-12-21 woo: TAMMY KITZMILLER, et al. : Case No. 04cv2688 : Plaintiffs : Judge Jones : v. DOVER AREA SCHOOL DISTR...
  • 2005-12-21 "eavesdropping without warrants has captured what are purely domestic communications": "It's not a bug, it's a feature! And the proper response to past exercises of the warrantless execu...
  • 2005-12-20 merry f-in mithramas: somebody complains that there never was any Christ in Christmas: What exactly do you think Yule is...
  • 2005-12-20 the free and independent press: "witness the fact that no member of congressional Democratic leadership or any of the serious Democ...
  • 2005-12-20 ethiopia: an update on our "strategic partner" from dean baker, to look into at some point, like when we're no...
  • 2005-12-20 the case for war against, well, US: shoulda invaded ourselves, in fact, still should, our returning troops will have flowers strewn at t...
  • 2005-12-19 bush's illegal order to break the law: so far as I understand the substance is that Bush issued secret executive orders to monitor internat...
  • 2005-12-19 the coca kingpin: Evo Morales apparently won the presidential election in Bolivia: so far as what Americans will hear ...
  • 2005-12-17 the old college try: attempting a discussion with somebody who insists on stuffing straw down your shirt, per the comment...
  • 2005-12-17 Untitled: Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) is on the floor of the House right now flanking the Democrats from the far l...
  • 2005-12-17 Untitled: Juan Cole covers the Iraqi election and the question remains: does the insurgency have a political w...
  • 2005-12-16 Untitled: Brilliant. ...
  • 2005-12-14 in the war on Christmas I would have been an Xmas soldier: Watching FOX News these past weeks, as of course I do religiously, I've been utterly confused: why h...
  • 2005-12-14 media reform: I'm glad to see that the kids at MoveOn have moved for the interests of working stiff journalists. ...
  • 2005-12-14 Untitled: "Any first-year college student could debate those positions convincingly"... ...
  • 2005-12-14 the air up there: Dahr Jamail tries to shed some light on the air war in Iraq by looking through CENTAF's airpower su...
  • 2005-12-13 Untitled: Gosh, who would have ever seen this coming: In exchange for World Bank loans to build a 670-mile u...
  • 2005-12-13 Untitled: "can you believe the Wall Street Journal used to run Alex Cockburn?" Being as yet a young'un, I can...
  • 2005-12-13 they are at bottom about "vengeance.": no, not Max's stand on state executions. This blog is All Iraq All The Time these days: By just a...
  • 2005-12-12 fluffles and ker: Per the ker-fluffle - apparently still an ongoing and lively field - regarding Diana Johnstone and t...
  • 2005-12-12 Untitled: "An anti-terrorist comedy based on The Three Stooges?" Seriously, who thinks that that's not a bril...
  • 2005-12-11 "Bush's deadline democracy": The editors of the Washington Post recently informed us that "it was predictable... that the Bush ad...
  • 2005-12-11 Untitled: Here's Gene Sperling on CSPAN discussing companies building shit from parts manufactured in 30+ diff...
  • 2005-12-11 Untitled: Two weeks ago or so it was reported in Yet Another Study that the artificial sweetener aspamarte - t...
  • 2005-12-11 Untitled: "apparently there really is someone at the CIA whose job it is to administer INTERNATIONAL TOP-SECRE...
  • 2005-12-11 Untitled: I sat down and watched that documentary on Air America yesterday, "Left of the Dial". During their ...
  • 2005-12-11 Untitled: A secret law! Quiet now. Sssssh....
  • 2005-12-08 Untitled: Tariq Ali dishes with John Lennon about fashion: "nothing changed except that we all dressed up a bi...
  • 2005-12-07 eliminating the right to organize: The report, conducted by the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Center for Urban Economic Developm...
  • 2005-12-06 "If Jesus Debated Sen. Kerry and President Bush": A "Houses of Worship Free Speech Restoration Act" to "allow endorsements of political candidates fro...
  • 2005-12-06 $5 billion a month...: What we failed to realize was that the quake left behind 3 million utterly impoverished people to l...
  • 2005-12-06 venezuela's election: Reportedly 10% of some 5,500 candidates boycotted the elections and parties allied with Chavez swept...
  • 2005-12-06 final report on 9/11 commission recommendations: Looks like Bush's Yale transcript. On terrorist financing they somehow arrive at a grade of A-, but...
  • 2005-12-05 Untitled: According to Wikipedia the President's nickname in Skull & Bones was "Temporary". If so, what the h...
  • 2005-12-05 our "plan for victory" "very Feaverish, or Feaveresque": If we're to take it seriously that it was a "declassified NSC stategy document" the administration h...
  • 2005-12-05 Santa Claus: according to Barkley Rosser, came in with his current form as drawn by Thomas Nast in the late ni...
  • 2005-12-05 Fri, Sep. 06, 2002: Remember when the intelligence community was at fault before the war for not having evidence of wmd?...
  • 2005-12-03 the "friedman option": Laura Rosen, having stumbled across an old Newsweek article, wonders if the Friedman option isn't a ...
  • 2005-12-02 "Once thwarting terror was a surgical operation. Today it is an HMO.": Via a reader: Look what has been going on over the last three years: there are no demonstrations, ...
  • 2005-12-02 would the wapo care to explain: how the Bush Administration's utterly mindless contempt for Democracy was predictable? Did the WaPo...
  • 2005-12-02 Untitled: 90% of Americans not entirely fucking clueless......
  • 2005-12-02 Untitled: Ok, of the 18 billion appropriated for reconstruction was 1.7 billion even spent, in terms of the US...
  • 2005-12-02 numbers on the wall: the 1,000th execution. Anybody remember that time that that American kid got beaten with a thousand...
  • 2005-12-01 Daddy's gonna buy you a mockingbird/I'mma give you the world: If you can't produce enough good fake news on your own you can always buy it straight from the sourc...
  • 2005-11-30 Untitled: "Arab Bedouin are Israeli citizens and many fight in the Israeli army. But an attempt to force them ...
  • 2005-11-30 schmuckery in iraq: President Bush: "today, those who advocate violent opposition are being increasingly isolated by Sun...
  • 2005-11-29 "check his sources": [you'll note that this post is virtually unreadable for all the ongoing edits, so a cleaner version ...
  • 2005-11-28 give them enough rope: Do those promulgating "Iraqization" and a "timetable" based upon the ability of the US-backed govern...
  • 2005-11-24 the pussification of the american male: julian sanchez enlightens: Implicit in many of their arguments is the notion that there’s somethin...
  • 2005-11-24 millions or tens of millions, one must still make the omlette: the WaPo informs us of the private thoughts of our greatest humanitarian: a gentler war with the m...
  • 2005-11-24 Untitled: I'm up terribly early. CSPAN's Washington Journal has a strange (for CSPAN) discerning question for...
  • 2005-11-24 Untitled: I think this thanksgiving it would be proper that during my whiskey and tobacco fast, as I mourn the...
  • 2005-11-23 haiti's past and present futures: Mark Weisbrot is on the same page on the mockery of all our best platitudes that is the UN mission i...
  • 2005-11-23 a 'free' iraq: the Financial Times helpfully notes that: Ensuring a friendly government in Baghdad is an essentia...
  • 2005-11-23 "the same intelligence": President Bush was told in a highly classified briefing that the U.S. intelligence community had no...
  • 2005-11-22 bombing of the press: isn't America awesome? Like, if somebody here leaks a memo regarding discussions between Blair and ...
  • 2005-11-22 PRESIDENT SADDAM ((HUSSEIN)) MAY HAVE POSSIBLY USED WHITE PHOSPHOROUS (WP) CHEMICAL WEAPONS: Classified Pentagon Document Described White Phosphorus As ‘Chemical Weapon’: IRAQ HAS POSSIBL...
  • 2005-11-21 who influences foreign policy: from the American Political Science Review, 2/05, in which the thorough application of four statisti...
  • 2005-11-18 Untitled: "According to U.S. intelligence sources": the CIA Counter-Proliferation Division prevented the shi...
  • 2005-11-17 psychological weapons: The London Times: The most directly applicable international law is Protocol III of the 1980 Conve...
  • 2005-11-17 "All of Iraq must know that Iraq is free.": Rep. John Murtha could have delivered this speech arguing in favor of a US withdrawal a year ago an...
  • 2005-11-16 Untitled: To be fair it's often the idiotic questions that raise my curiosities. Well, the ones that are take...
  • 2005-11-16 the soviets lost the cold war, but stalinism won: i'm running behind in my reading: That was a classified program at Fort Bragg, N.C., known as SERE...
  • 2005-11-16 you can have the machines but you ain't taking my land: Jeffrey Tucker apparently never learned nuthin about economics from steve earl songs....
  • 2005-11-16 the ministry of love: Iraq's government said Tuesday that it had ordered an urgent investigation of allegations that many...
  • 2005-11-16 big oil's energy task force: the only surprising thing about it is that they tried to deny it: The document, obtained this wee...
  • 2005-11-15 Untitled: Is that a mushroom cloud above Imad Khadduri's head? And what's with Hitchens hanging around with a...
  • 2005-11-15 concerning bush's defense of his use of intelligence using the words of john kerry: in which two wrongs make it right! I think I said everything I really needed to say about the recor...
  • 2005-11-15 non-profit tax exemptions and public policy: dennis makes an interesting allegation regarding places of worship and their political activities. ...
  • 2005-11-15 the restoration of haitian democracy: elections in the hemisphere's second republic are supposed to be scheduled through January - the dat...
  • 2005-11-15 haiti: How's our coup coming along? Dave Welsh - I understand he's the San Francisco Labor Council's human...
  • 2005-11-14 Untitled: Frank Gaffney on C-SPAN blaming the French riots on Saudi Arabia. Just a casual fact for the lay vi...
  • 2005-11-14 Untitled: Caught a bit of a Bill Clinton speech at the U of Minnesota on NPR last night: Hugo Chavez is a loud...
  • 2005-11-11 Untitled: Is there no brendan o'neill-type decent, sophisticated lefty out there who will knock down this mad,...
  • 2005-11-10 new boss, old boss...: It looks like the relationship between Ba'athists and Wahhabis, brought together in a tactical embra...
  • 2005-11-09 progressive economic policy: The former Clintonites are arguing that they are pro-growth progressives? What a gas. update: oh, ...
  • 2005-11-09 from the annals of scooter libby: I really thought comedy central had made this up: "At age ten the madam put the child in a cage with...
  • 2005-11-09 only a nerd would maintain a top ten list in the dead of night of his mother's basement on the greatest prog rock bands to be regularly revised and reconstructed from certain ascertainable first principles of the art: I'd not be one to frown on practicing a hobby. But... the Bush Administration has compiled dossie...
  • 2005-11-08 if I was responsible for investigating myself I'd never come up for prosecution, either: for those with a short attention span here's a review of recent history: The C.I.A. has reportedly...
  • 2005-11-07 old boss same as the new boss: Diane Warth notes a new report from an Italian paper on the use of white phosphorous during last yea...
  • 2005-11-07 Untitled: Tha presnit sez: "The other [vision] seeks to roll back the democratic progress of the past two deca...
  • 2005-11-06 " Iraq has also provided al Qaeda with chemical and biological weapons training." --President Bush, February of 2003: since August of 2004 we've known that the source for that claim was officially bullshitting us, and ...
  • 2005-11-06 #$&*: "Latin American strongman"? Fer fucks sake. If this is what liberalism has on offer - because we f...
  • 2005-11-05 soviet aggression in el salvador: while I'm on the topic I might as well start some reworking on that old and very underwhelming bit o...
  • 2005-11-05 taking a seat on the bus: "the ludicrously named ‘civil rights movement’ – that is, the Negro revolt"? ...
  • 2005-11-05 the salvador option: anybody remember what that one was about? Here I am wastin my Friday evening away in front of the b...
  • 2005-11-04 Untitled: I'm watching this longish CNN "Newsnight" report on pre-war intelligence (10pm on a friday night, oh...
  • 2005-11-04 anwar: The specter has returned for about the billionth time: 51-48: Democrats to scream at: Akaka, Hawaii...
  • 2005-11-04 oil for campaign contributions: "profits from sales under OFF program that were lubricated with illicit payments to Saddam Hussein f...
  • 2005-11-04 Untitled: Impeachment has mandate....
  • 2005-11-04 Untitled: entranced by market fundamentalism, American policymakers misunderstood the sources of American inn...
  • 2005-11-03 Clichy-sous-Bois: maybe we could ask the expert on dying regimes Michael Ledeen whether these weeklong riots in France...
  • 2005-11-03 everybody was right: Yglesias, bringing some evidence to the effect: immediately before and immediately after the war, ...
  • 2005-11-02 Untitled: Last week This American Life had a pretty amazing show on Iraq, speaking with numerous vets as well ...
  • 2005-11-02 "the offer to try and halt the invasion": the AP report ignores the same facts. The "halt the invasion" part of the offer was flat out public...
  • 2005-11-02 the global system of injustice and torture: now operating in "several democracies in Eastern Europe"? The WaPo claims that almost nothing is kn...
  • 2005-10-31 the joys of etymology: of the term "libertarian socialist", or, How to Twiddle Away the Minutes. The subject having hijack...
  • 2005-10-28 did it just get cold in here?: on the order of chilling effects: A total of 145 people worldwide were killed due to their trade u...
  • 2005-10-28 last options: Abu Aardvark notes an al-Arabiya documentary concerning Saddam's willingness to take exile. The US ...
  • 2005-10-27 on the problem of lynch mobs not on our payroll: Forbes has an issue on communications out with an apparently pretty amusing piece of business class...
  • 2005-10-27 Untitled: "a quarterly profit of $9.9 billion, the largest in U.S. corporate history"......
  • 2005-10-27 better too late than never: "The vanquished presidential candidate, sadder but wiser, returned to one of his campaign venues -- ...
  • 2005-10-27 Untitled: From the author's note to The American Factor in Greece: Old and New, from "Dirty Work", p.157: Th...
  • 2005-10-26 Untitled: Colbert's show isn't bad. I think it'll get better. The eagle squeak at the end of the intro credi...
  • 2005-10-26 Why the hell not?: Americans must see to it that Kinky Friedman is elected Governor of Texas so that he will be positio...
  • 2005-10-26 all news fake enough to broadcast: whaddaya know, an industry hailing government regulation as a "major victory"....
  • 2005-10-26 marks on the wall: you had me at 1. As far as "the best guesstimate in town" Anthony Cordesman simply can't deny with ...
  • 2005-10-26 public service announcement: the New Standard needs about 1000 new subscribers to keep up their good work....
  • 2005-10-25 Untitled: This new Neil Young album is an awful lot like a sloppy ripoff of a Neil Young album.......
  • 2005-10-25 the hearts of men: crave not higher principles but better slogans. ...
  • 2005-10-24 meanwhile in the other alternate universe: there's the West Wing storyline in which White House Communications Directory Toby Ziegler anonymous...
  • 2005-10-24 the vital centre: One could read Brendan O'Neill's review of Faisal Devji's latest in spiked and wonder, considering t...
  • 2005-10-24 impressive arrays of accountability: "The only certified public-accounting firm used by the CPA to monitor its spending was a company cal...
  • 2005-10-24 survey says: "up to 65 per cent of Iraqi citizens support attacks and fewer than one per cent think Allied milita...
  • 2005-10-24 a reason to care about Fitzmas: "The CIA leak inquiry that threatens senior White House aides has now widened to include the forgery...
  • 2005-10-22 justice is never having to say you're sorry: Democratic Senator Feinstein introduces legislation to undermine the Alien Tort Claims Act. It just...
  • 2005-10-22 they were wrong and still appear to be: Is it just me or is the one consistent quality of "liberal hawks" that they can't get basic facts st...
  • 2005-10-21 we were all wrong: Of course everybody believed Iraq had weapons of mass destruction! Huffington dares play revisionis...
  • 2005-10-20 snatching pixies from the jaws of midgets: Former US Secretary of Defense (1969-'73) and the orchestrator of the "de-Americanization" of the Am...
  • 2005-10-19 the canadian drug crisis: where would we be without industry funded research?...
  • 2005-10-19 oh yeah, this'll work: "You allowed your fighters to be laid down facing west and burnt. You are too scared to retrieve the...
  • 2005-10-18 o'reilly on the daily show?: kinda surreal. A lot like out-of-control pundits on maurey povich, only shorter....
  • 2005-10-18 Untitled: "we are left with the prospect that millions of people in the United States could risk death because...
  • 2005-10-18 "A clanking, thudding mass of valves and wires and metal boxes painted grey, nursed through the night in the basement of the physics building by an attentive graduate student": the winner of a 'top public intellectual' poll reminds me of particular comments regarding the short...
  • 2005-10-12 ICANT, ICANN, ICANT: we really can without cant. The EU, Russia, Brazil, China, Iran and Cuba want more say in the "gove...
  • 2005-10-10 you torture me, you torture me not: you torture me with a Senate-House Conference Committee. Where do we get official details about the...
  • 2005-10-10 Amerindian Day: columbus day again? Already? That much maligned founder of the Atlantic trade slave "did no evil"....
  • 2005-10-10 falling on their pens: that's what you get when you depend on a foreign power to see to your interests, as often as not. I...
  • 2005-10-07 Untitled: I was reading this Third Way report on the DP's political options, and, like, ok, you've lost a shar...
  • 2005-10-07 Untitled: indeedy: Fulbright, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, not only voted for the...
  • 2005-10-06 nicaragua: you see if there are two opposition parties, and they work together, that's "anti-democratic". ...
  • 2005-10-06 Untitled: The WaPo says the US hasn't interfered enough in Iraq's constitutional process. This is, we must sa...
  • 2005-10-06 the reasonable alliance: yet another guilty plea by someone in our government spying on us and passing state secrets to our m...
  • 2005-10-06 the pro-torture presidency: If the Senate has a 90-9 yay vote, let the fucker try and veto it. ...
  • 2005-10-06 international disembowelment of democracy: Media Transparency's resource on the National Endowment for Democracy, exporting anti-Americanism si...
  • 2005-10-05 pro-war front groups: ok, what's my rep got to say? MR. RUSSERT: But what are the Democratic ideas? REP. EMANUEL: I'm...
  • 2005-10-05 short attention span theatre: foreign policy follows up a two month old story, expressing a brand of idiotic surprise that fails t...
  • 2005-10-04 dissent isn't dissent when everybody consents: Anti-American Bush bashers, the lot of them....
  • 2005-10-04 that sort of sums up: "access to health care, free time with family, conservation of natural resources and other noneconom...
  • 2005-10-04 bleh: it'd be nice if there was less bloviating and just a straight rundown of factoids, being as I don't...
  • 2005-10-04 add additional mockery, stir until smoking: Under the new rules, the constitution will fail only if two-thirds of all registered voters - rathe...
  • 2005-10-03 no it isn't, it's just contradiction: yes, it is....
  • 2005-10-03 robbing from the rich to...: Cars stolen in the US used in car bombings in Iraq? You've gotta be Fing kidding me. Couple other ...
  • 2005-10-03 A report commissioned by the Office of Secretary of Defence: details how funds for flood control [after Katrina] were diverted to other projects, desperately n...
  • 2005-09-30 the ladies doth protest too much: max. Better a smattering of pro-Saddamist trotskyites marching in the streets than hundreds of pro-...
  • 2005-09-29 note to self: puruse 455 billion in tax loopholes on capital, via max, at leisure, when and if you have some......
  • 2005-09-29 we really are fucked: The Egyptian opposition leader probably said "never mind" because he realized (and Ms. Hughes didn'...
  • 2005-09-29 No.2 Al Qaeda Pencils: if unnamed officials were rainbow nickles they'd have no press releases to hide behind....
  • 2005-09-28 ideological and electoral drifts: just some random notes. According to Harris polls on voter self-identification the self-identificat...
  • 2005-09-28 ashley smith and the power of prayer: or "The Meth Driven Life"....
  • 2005-09-28 Untitled: This is fucked: These [many not yet charged, let alone convicted] inmates, including some who were...
  • 2005-09-28 The Impending Decline of Europe (and Japan): Gregory S Paul says that Athiests rule, Creationists drool. But he's wrong, and thanks to Anne Appl...
  • 2005-09-28 afghanistan: our bids to legitemize warlord rule appear to be coming to fruition....
  • 2005-09-28 iraq: idiocy and bullshit after atrocity after atrocity after atrocity. ...
  • 2005-09-27 a simplified timeline: A series of executive orders under JFK gave the President authority, in a "national emergency," to ...
  • 2005-09-25 indonesia: On this week's Bill Maher/Real Time there was a pretty lame replay of the Hitchens-Galloway debate (...
  • 2005-09-23 katrina displacement: FEMA now estimates that 300,000 families are homeless, and 200,000 will require government housing....
  • 2005-09-23 that old bipartisan foreign policy spirit: Senate hearings on energy pricing this morning Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D) was using his five minutes ...
  • 2005-09-23 Untitled: One of the last libertarian principles - if any are left - the CATO institute ever stood for apparen...
  • 2005-09-23 correction: P6 reminds me that when I said a couple months ago "the New Deal coalition and the semblance of a br...
  • 2005-09-22 and you were expecting?: the Government "Accounting" Office: GAO found numerous problems in DOD's processes for recording a...
  • 2005-09-21 farm aid: I'm not sure how somebody would look at this report and end up with this schlock, let alone a member...
  • 2005-09-21 Untitled: 1586 doctors whose help will be refused. On the AIDS rates: Cuba and Boliva have the lowest rates i...
  • 2005-09-21 yellow peril watch: look at what they're feeding our soccer moms! Ew!...
  • 2005-09-19 "Of course young lady, steam will save the world!": Note how the state[/corporate] helped to destroy rail, the comments endorsing efficiencies introduce...
  • 2005-09-19 north korea: you'd think the long awaited end to a 60 year old war would be bigger news: North Korea and United...
  • 2005-09-19 german elections: the press reports aren't especially illuminating so I had to go digging around for relavent details ...
  • 2005-09-19 neither god, nor state, nor bosses: interesting interview with an exiled Iranian anarcho-commie....
  • 2005-09-19 katrina: FEMA employees have started a Neil Young tribute band, starting with that classic government anthem,...
  • 2005-09-19 afghanistan: FPIF has a decent update from the co-directors of the Afghan Women’s Mission. Regarding the previou...
  • 2005-09-19 carter-baker commission on federal election reform: we can't be serious? James "I fixed the election in Florida for George Bush" Baker is at the head o...
  • 2005-09-19 haiti: my notes on the atrocities as they were ongoing in early 2004: Feb. 18th: Background on the manipu...
  • 2005-09-19 the democratic party is a pro-war front group: John Aravosis of AMERICAblog - who "has taken stories that might have been ignored and made them fro...
  • 2005-09-19 posting-lite: because so many hang on my every uninformed misanthropic drop of haughty condescension as though the...
  • 2005-09-19 Untitled: "The scale of it matches Saddam's kickbacks in the oil for food scandal, but the US journalists who ...
  • 2005-09-15 "rebuilding" the gulf coast: Trailer parks? We can't be serious? ...
  • 2005-09-15 survey says, yes: Would they have wanted to have gone out for a cup of coffee when Saddam Hussein was in power? Ya th...
  • 2005-09-15 charity is for suckers: the extent to which Ted Rall has a point is the same extent to which I've paid tens of thousands in ...
  • 2005-09-15 2008: Like Tom bored. But on the same topic I just spent a couple minutes idling through the list of dem ...
  • 2005-09-14 nedow wins: paging U.S. District Judge Lawrence Karlton, I'm entirely satisified. I'm not sure where these peop...
  • 2005-09-14 on the statism of small things: A long time ago someplace pretty far away a certain Noam Chomksy was visiting with the MST of Brazil...
  • 2005-09-13 Untitled: $&*@!...
  • 2005-09-12 tal afar: there's a report at a Turkish news org carrying the pleas of Dr. Muhammad Qasim, the Director of the...
  • 2005-09-10 the soup bowl: I've been wondering absentmindedly, after some useless querey attempts on google (so dominated these...
  • 2005-09-10 the ongoing confluence of serious opinion: about a year ago I wrote "it's finally seeped in enough where you can read about it in the newspaper...
  • 2005-09-10 Untitled: Last night Bill Maher had Jim Glassman - the spokesmodel for people who think Americans are really, ...
  • 2005-09-09 lawrence kaplan says: “America, Fuck YOU!" As an American who watches hours a day of panel shows populated by Lawrence F....
  • 2005-09-09 Untitled: Bush suspended Davis-Bacon? So he did! What better way to help construction workers in a disaste...
  • 2005-09-09 the government that governs best: doesn't block people from leaving a disaster area while blocking relief from getting in. And that's...
  • 2005-09-09 the international response: apparently totals $1 billion already. File under: Katrina; reasons to think that just maybe they do...
  • 2005-09-08 the hitch: I think, perhaps, that a miscreant by the name of iron lungfish nails it pretty well: When was the...
  • 2005-09-08 mubarak, running a dirty election?: say it ain't so!...
  • 2005-09-08 oil for fantasy art: Reuters runs a corrected report detailing their sudden discovery of something I learned from the US ...
  • 2005-09-08 there is no reconstruction: what are we rebuilding that the people who built it in the first place couldn't rebuild themselves w...
  • 2005-09-08 katrina refuseniks: where they exist I think largely, to hazard a guess, running local businesses like this guy: "Why ...
  • 2005-09-08 Untitled: Why would anybody in their right minds privatize army base security, with all those low pay GIs ther...
  • 2005-09-08 Untitled: Some looters who should perhaps be shot, maybe just above the kneecap. :P Late yesterday afternoo...
  • 2005-09-07 the government that governs best: does not undermine the governeds' efforts to help themselves and eachother. File under: Katrina; ta...
  • 2005-09-07 Untitled: I've recieved an unsolicited questionaire from Friends of Hillary. First question, rank in order of...
  • 2005-09-07 tal afar: in northwest Iraq we shut off basic services to a city of 250,000 in an effort to literally drive ou...
  • 2005-09-07 demand, meet supply: demonstrating how monopolist oligarchs hate free markets and love writing regulation in order to loo...
  • 2005-09-07 watching the waters rise: September 6th and they're still turning help back. "I don't care what anyone says," insists a White...
  • 2005-09-06 o'reilly: going off about how we didn't get any international relief: in his mind France's offers to send mate...
  • 2005-09-06 Untitled: heh, our conservative pundits summoned up the courage to endorse capital punishment for stealing a d...
  • 2005-09-05 katrina relief: via thomas knapp I find brad spangler matching some contributions to the notorious terrorist organiz...
  • 2005-09-05 labor day greetings from the worker's paradise of iraq: Iraq's unions are being nationalized, which will effectively put one of the few effective democratic...
  • 2005-09-05 Untitled: The blame black America first crowd gets into gear. Remember kids: white people "take" and "acquire...
  • 2005-09-04 Bush cares deeply: He may feel your pain! Look inside! You may be one of the other thousands of lucky winners!...
  • 2005-09-03 sometimes you get what you pray for: Rehnquist is dead. Pat Robertson's on a dole....
  • 2005-09-03 keeping up with the weather: much via talk left and gary farber: National Guard gives special preference to 700 Hyatt Hotel guest...
  • 2005-09-02 an elegy too soon: Michael Ledeen, for that prestigious journal of conscience the National Review, suggests we celebrat...
  • 2005-09-02 friday morning: two suns in the sunrise, counter-insurgency operations being readied, there are still reports comin...
  • 2005-09-01 the international reponse to katrina: "[Bush] said the United States could take care of itself and did not expect to tap contributions fro...
  • 2005-09-01 listen! democrats: One in five Republicans think Democrats have not gone far enough to oppose the Iraq war. 53% of the...
  • 2005-09-01 good question: Where is the national guard? The security situation appears to be degrading quite rapidly, as shoul...
  • 2005-08-31 doing looting right: "The police got all the best stuff. They’re crookeder than us.” We feel it necessary to observe tha...
  • 2005-08-31 from the dept. of forgetting Afghanistan: a curious thing - other than that 2,000-pound GBU-31s are still lighting up the Afghan skyline at a ...
  • 2005-08-31 orevwa, la nouvelle-orleans: The govenor says there is no choice but to abandon it. I guess I'll never get to go to Mardi Gras. ...
  • 2005-08-31 Untitled: Some criteria by which an exit plan should be judged: What is its target audience? Bush and his co...
  • 2005-08-31 poverty trends: max speaks: We would also like to note the horrible aftermath of the Sixties Great Society/War o...
  • 2005-08-31 a nation that works: Underfund their protection, leave them behind to drown and then spit on the black ones....
  • 2005-08-30 liberals on Chavez: i should unpleasantly register some annoyance at liberals who seem happy to feed or implicitly endor...
  • 2005-08-30 jack and the boondoggle: apparently my city fathers decided to pay $20 million (pardon, minus 3 million from SBC, plus tax br...
  • 2005-08-30 the limping dogs of reaction: the United States has opted for a makeshift system of increasing complexity and dysfunction. Americ...
  • 2005-08-30 the roaring economy: for me but not for thee! The U.S. poverty rate rose to 12.7 per cent of the population last year, t...
  • 2005-08-29 uh, what?: now the boys in the back room say an official draft does exist, but won't be voted on, because it w...
  • 2005-08-29 Untitled: The American Civil Liberties Union today released an FBI document that designates a Michigan-based ...
  • 2005-08-29 Untitled: If we're already there, but "Iraq remains too fragile for any planner to know what shape the country...
  • 2005-08-29 intellectual "property": no copyright evolves from a vacuum and all patents stand on the shoulders of previous patents, so I ...
  • 2005-08-26 Untitled: Wayne Simmons endorses Pat Robertson's fatwa against democracy: "I absolutely would -- he should hav...
  • 2005-08-26 Untitled: BIDEN: Just like I told George Bush all along! I told him in the Oval Office, "You're gonna go in w...
  • 2005-08-25 beating congress with a stick: Act for Change's letter to congress endorsing Feingold's plan is insufficient. If I were me I'd rep...
  • 2005-08-25 the guy shouting back at the TV in some bar: Paul Berman shares some real wisdom for a change, “You have to remember that the intellectuals are u...
  • 2005-08-24 welcome to America: Spc Jeans Cruz, ret. - former WTC security guard, unemployed by Al Qaeda, joined the army and became...
  • 2005-08-24 responsible plans for iraq: that will be dutifully ignored. Note that niether the "US out now" position or the "disaster preven...
  • 2005-08-24 cute: The American Legion, a wartime veterans organization of nearly three-million members, urges the imme...
  • 2005-08-24 free trade and its agreements: if the US can simply ignore illegal tariff rulings from NAFTA bodies it's only to assure that NAFTA ...
  • 2005-08-24 thou shalt not bear false witness against thyself: "I don't know about this doctrine of assassination, but if he thinks we're trying to assassinate him...
  • 2005-08-24 jonathan power just doesn't get it: Europe is heading for impending disaster and must rediscover its old Christian frevor and faith in l...
  • 2005-08-24 darfur: "Canada’s largest oil company, Talisman, is now in court for allegedly aiding Sudan government force...
  • 2005-08-24 Untitled: The Bush administration is replacing [Lawrence A. Greenfeld] the director of a small but critical b...
  • 2005-08-24 Untitled: "Fewer than one-third of adults gave a positive rating to Democrats in Congress, while 65% gave Demo...
  • 2005-08-23 another successful intervention: via max, who's actually posting again, an update on Haiti....
  • 2005-08-23 Untitled: This goober was fired for calling Islam a "terrorist organization" on his talk radio program. The c...
  • 2005-08-23 channelling george weigel: The increasingly athiestic and irreligious hedonism of Europe will be its ultimate end - the voice o...
  • 2005-08-23 if few really give a shit about iraq: then "A lot of what sounds like opposition to the war is more like opposition to losing the war." ...
  • 2005-08-22 from young contrarian to Colonel Blimp?: others enjoin to waste their breath on fruitless endeavors, and so shall we. This is amusing, we me...
  • 2005-08-22 "Both Israelis and Palestinians have elected governments committed to peace and progress, and the way forward is clear": Yeah? "This is something you will be able to see in a short time, that there will be no second disen...
  • 2005-08-22 if hillary clinton won't stop the war, who will: the lazy man's guide to civil disobedience was written by the War Resisters League. The taxes you re...
  • 2005-08-22 if grins could only kill: Christopher Hitchens writes: The news of a pullout would put a wolfish grin on the faces of the "al...
  • 2005-08-22 Sunnis offer "exit plan": "It's impossible for them or us to fix an exact schedule" for troop withdrawal, said Isam al-Rawi, a...
  • 2005-08-22 "up with women, down with patriarchy!": remember that? The crowds of pro-war activists marching through the streets to defend the rights of...
  • 2005-08-21 by jove, they gone medieval on our ass: On June 7 the three Republican appointees on the five-member board that regulates employer-employe...
  • 2005-08-21 circular monkey death squads attack: [Salman Rushdie] finds the linkage of 9/11 with the war in Iraq to be utterly spurious, and the fic...
  • 2005-08-21 Untitled: Does it seem like the same people who reserve condemnation of historical atrocities on the basis tha...
  • 2005-08-21 "dead wrong": I would like to applaud the media for their stellar performance, and again comment that if a clueles...
  • 2005-08-20 liveblogging booktv: C-SPAN is broadcasting a talk with WaPo columnist Anne Applebaum and the author of The Cube and the ...
  • 2005-08-19 "Thomas L. Friedman is on vacation.": doesn't that sound nice? Rings like angelic singsong with the dreadful forebodings of cab driver an...
  • 2005-08-19 supporting the troops: can someone direct me to where I can find the anti-American leftists and assorted peacenik moonbats ...
  • 2005-08-19 our self-serving nobility: An anonymous source suggests on the topic of Iraq, “We set out to establish a democracy, but we’re s...
  • 2005-08-19 charles de menezes: Henley sums up his verdict of "Operation Kratos": Every word of the initial police statements was ...
  • 2005-08-18 the market liberalization road to democracy was paved with bad metaphors, many of them about tigers: One of the conjectures of market fundamentalists - the sorts of blokes who think property relations ...
  • 2005-08-18 iraq planning: There's no shortage of liberal hawk/conservative commentators happy to complain about the lack of pl...
  • 2005-08-18 Untitled: Russ Feingold for President. If nothing else he's got the perfect record on Iraq and the Patriot Ac...
  • 2005-08-18 we're moving to miami: The contrast of responses from Gaza evacuees and their West Bank counterparts is interesting, with s...
  • 2005-08-17 circular monkey death squads attack: Brendan O'Neill again harangues some unqualified anti-war movement: "the war's opponents have sought...
  • 2005-08-13 our democracy at work: matt taibbi, "What began as a tale of political valor ended as a grotesque object lesson in the ugly...
  • 2005-08-12 particular factoid: In 1996, 46% of workers at large firms were fearful of layoffs, compared to only 25% in 1991......
  • 2005-08-12 the strategic class: It's strange that the people who, at least by the polls, have long been representing what is the pre...
  • 2005-08-10 Only 28 percent of Americans believe in evolution?: so claims Sam Harris, "according to several recent polls". So I went and looked through several rec...
  • 2005-08-10 we heart big brother: Mr. Bolton on several occasions received summaries of intercepts between foreigners and "U.S. person...
  • 2005-08-10 Untitled: Taking themselves serioulsy? Funny....
  • 2005-08-09 it must be good if...: the limited intrusions of activist efforts on the regulatory monopolies of powerful US/EU interests ...
  • 2005-08-09 f the dea: to quote chris rock, it's all right cuz it's all white: In the mid-'90s, when Dan Burton, Jr., son...
  • 2005-08-09 peter jennings: grew up watching as my generations-long republican family preferred him, and so did I, just seemed l...
  • 2005-08-09 were there any other kind...: via henley, vulgar prohibitionists. Ew. Plus a riveting story about supporting the troops: Some...
  • 2005-08-09 the future's in the air / I can feel it everywhere / blowing with the wind of change: a recently released case from the files of the Global System of Injustice and Torture, an ordeal in ...
  • 2005-08-08 bedtime stories for the kids: October 27th, 1962: The Americans hit us with something stronger than the grenades - aparently wi...
  • 2005-08-08 circular firing squads: I've been thinking a bit about utter failure: This party had a methodology that worked well enough...
  • 2005-08-08 The Atomic Bomb and the End of World War II: A Collection of Primary Sources: Japan's Ambassador to Moscow Sato and George Marshall (alleged subscriber to that "older morality th...
  • 2005-08-08 monday fnords: "The number of troops will temporarily increase this December to provide security for Iraqi election...
  • 2005-08-08 "the island": saw that tonight, not bad, but somebody should explain to the writers that a liver transplant only r...
  • 2005-08-08 Untitled: Chris Rock's HBO special 'Never Scared' or something like, on the box, goes into a decent riff on po...
  • 2005-08-07 reading from the same page of two different stories: For some time I've been keen in working up an adequately exhaustive parallel timeline to this one, f...
  • 2005-08-07 justify this: have had this on my shelf for a year or so now, waiting patiently for me to finish other things. I...
  • 2005-08-05 When did the CPC start running Candian telecoms?: via F N Brill we're quite alarmed to learn that Canadian internet provider Telus blocked its one mil...
  • 2005-08-05 the autobiography of mother jones: Lucky for us it was originally published in 1925, three short years prior to the creation of the Mic...
  • 2005-08-04 steven vincent, RIP: he repeated most every invective and myth against people who opposed the war, at the same time payin...
  • 2005-08-04 geebus saves: "no one checked with me"...
  • 2005-08-03 the oil cycle: daily show headlines [vid] for 8/3/05 good....
  • 2005-08-03 Untitled: The American Right, having created the Mujahideen and having mightily contributed to the creation o...
  • 2005-08-03 Untitled: I'm not exactly sure why, but via the bionic oct, whatever it was, i was against it since 1986. Med...
  • 2005-08-02 over there: apparently the only thing for anybody to do "over there" is lay behind a pile of dirt and get shot a...
  • 2005-08-02 Untitled: "continuing the [Iraq] war effort while suggesting that a pullout is on the horizon—aims to provide ...
  • 2005-08-02 usually it takes longer for history to repeat itself: A major U.S. intelligence review has projected that Iran is about a decade away from manufacturing ...
  • 2005-08-01 framing nurturant attitudes, or give me numbers I can use: how is Dean Baker's education, i.e. the useful contextualizing of contextless information, any diffe...
  • 2005-08-01 don't cry for me argentina: the "greatest free press in the world" suffering from chronic fatigue? Say it ain't so....
  • 2005-07-30 the mother of all welfare queens speaks: in the interests of being niether fair nor balanced: In actuality, there has never been a need for...
  • 2005-07-29 CAFTA: I see another investor rights and corporate protectionist racket has been passed by congress. What ...
  • 2005-07-28 supporting whoever: They Heart Gitmo? General Sandkuhler provided an answer for those confused folks mugging it up in d...
  • 2005-07-27 Untitled: You can't polish a turd, but you could always bronze it. Who does Kaplan think he's kidding, of cou...
  • 2005-07-26 definetly maybe: "[the GWOT] certainly has achieved some successes — notably in Afghanistan where, for all the curren...
  • 2005-07-25 nose, meet face: this jackass brings up the deadly attacks in Egypt at the same time as he's talking about how a more...
  • 2005-07-21 rove: Taibbi does his 'thing', beating the crap again out of a nerdy washington press corps that's been su...
  • 2005-07-21 Untitled: ...
  • 2005-07-21 john roberts: I would merely observe that Bush has routinely sold out social conservatives in the interests of his...
  • 2005-07-21 china unpegs the dollar: off to a currency basket, which before long someone will be testifying before congress about how it ...
  • 2005-07-20 the sane and prosperous condition of the world: "Pillaging is more worthwhile than harvesting, because it profits everyone equally."...
  • 2005-07-20 Untitled: carson: As Paul Goodman put it forty years ago, decent and comfortable poverty is being rendered i...
  • 2005-07-20 Untitled: goodman: ...far from being "utopian" or a "glorious failure," it has proved itself and won out in ...
  • 2005-07-20 Untitled: james howard kunstler, playing chicken with what looks nevertheless inevitable: ...the Jihadi viol...
  • 2005-07-20 "The Superior Economic Efficiency of Small-Scale Democratic Organization": as appearing despite our best efforts in Argentina, Africa, Italy, Venezuela, passing forgotten thro...
  • 2005-07-15 Untitled: It's hard to imagine someone who spends their career giving them out like candy to also find them th...
  • 2005-07-15 advice i wouldn't offer: if I ever post a picture of myself anywhere on this website I will not wear sunglasses. Have you ev...
  • 2005-07-14 chinese firm's bid for US oil company: didn't Jesse Helm's retire over two years ago? Oh, there's his heir, Walter Jones reading aloud fro...
  • 2005-07-13 on political satire: OK, if you're going to analyze the politics of South Park probably the first thing to do would be to...
  • 2005-07-12 what the goddam hell: speaking of shams via dadahead I learn that quantum wanker Deepak Chopra is writing for the 'Huffing...
  • 2005-07-12 haiti: Diane Warth posted a couple updates on Haiti that I'll supplement with the new afterward to Paul Far...
  • 2005-07-12 china-us relations: Why does Robert Kaplan see in the US an impotent actor incapable of significantly altering outcomes ...
  • 2005-07-11 symptomatically parallel: Hmm... Oh, I get it, it's the blame-the-religion argument: The jihadi movement grew over the last...
  • 2005-07-11 asymetrical responses: someday a halfwit columnist like friedman or zakaria might write something like the following: We ...
  • 2005-07-11 bahia de cochinos: declassified CIA history of the Bay of Pigs invasion....
  • 2005-07-11 Untitled: See, if you're a liberal, you shouldn't make comparisons, draw allegories, similes or metaphors, dro...
  • 2005-07-08 responses, noteworthy or otherwise: Juan Cole summarizes the responses of the Muslim world: All the Muslim governments condemned the b...
  • 2005-07-07 Better we fight them in London than Los Angeles?: I get off the plane from San Francisco this morning - I got on the plane only because there wasn't a...
  • 2005-07-01 on vacation: I'm in San Fran for the first time and enjoying it immensely, so let Max sort em out. Sandwhichman ...
  • 2005-06-29 Untitled: Imagine a terrorist network with Iraq as an arsenal and as a training ground, so that a Saddam Huss...
  • 2005-06-28 new boss worse than...: I just can't imagine it being much worse. Two years of a weakened Baath regime - which, had certain...
  • 2005-06-28 new boss worse than the...: whatever, hadn't heard about this but it's hardly surprising: Another sign of how poorly “Operatio...
  • 2005-06-28 "aerial weapons inspections": Yet, a total of 21,736 sorties were flown over southern Iraq between June 2002 and the beginning of...
  • 2005-06-27 if one thought like Rove: one would swear his bunch of incompetents were grossly unprepared for a war and now ar eoffering the...
  • 2005-06-27 Untitled: "top National Guard officials have already been involved in tracking at least one recent Mother's Da...
  • 2005-06-27 when sharks attack: there was an election in Iran (US "hawks", he said, had a bizarre preference for Mahmoud Ahmadi-Neja...
  • 2005-06-27 a "perverted process", "ignores the basic requirements of democracy": e.g.: By Johnston's calculation, about one-tenth of 1 percent of Americans give 80 percent of the t...
  • 2005-06-27 Untitled: "Steve King (R-IA) referred to union organizers who sought employment at non-union employers as 'eco...
  • 2005-06-26 human selection: there are some recent news items about ashkenazic genes where European Jews experienced a high selec...
  • 2005-06-24 just kill me: "It was not a letter. It was a polite note."...
  • 2005-06-22 Untitled: "I think it's a disgrace to say that any man or woman in the military would act like that"? Daley s...
  • 2005-06-22 twenty five years of "deregulation": "The number of registered lobbyists in Washington has more than doubled since 2000 to more than 34,...
  • 2005-06-22 mike crapo-radar: I'm sitting here watching C-Span, a committee hearing from last tuesday talking about "regulation of...
  • 2005-06-21 independent broadcast media: toss some change their way, spread the word, whatever you might have the resources for, probably a b...
  • 2005-06-21 max speaks: ...Hillary, who has the nomination in '08 so locked up it isn't funny, is that there is no middle gr...
  • 2005-06-21 shorter bushbeat/village voice: cuz they really go on longer than necessary: According to the New York Times (6/20/05) Lieutenant G...
  • 2005-06-21 Untitled: Ain't that the nuts....
  • 2005-06-21 why ask why: Paul Craig Roberts asks why: "$300 billion would have bought the oil without getting anyone killed.....
  • 2005-06-20 walmart: the New Standard reports: In total, eleven $300 fines have been assessed against the company for b...
  • 2005-06-20 Untitled: Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) on why he didn't co-sponsor the Senate's lynching apology: “The best ...
  • 2005-06-20 where is osama bin laden?: Peter Goss, Director of the CIA, answers: "In the chain that you need to successfully wrap up the ...
  • 2005-06-20 uzbekistan: Old news makes the news: Uzbek law enforcement and security ministries implicated by witnesses in th...
  • 2005-06-20 later rather than never: Henley on Yglesias and Ackerman going Nader and Most Of America on a timetable for withdrawal, which...
  • 2005-06-16 "Americanization" : Kevin Carson posts a wide-ranging sermon on our peculiar brand of training for civic life, c.f. Turk...
  • 2005-06-16 why should anybody care about british colliquialisms: Michael Smith, the London Times reporter who originally published the leaked Downing Street Memos: ...
  • 2005-06-16 'we don't have a policy of torture': is the mantra from Congressional Republicans, which begs the question why general counsel of the Na...
  • 2005-06-15 all that what for fer what?: the autopsy report for Terri Schiavo has finally been released. Survey says!: examination turned ...
  • 2005-06-15 the corporation: in the range of political polemic/documentary in the past year I've seen Fahrenheit 9/11, Control Ro...
  • 2005-06-14 we'd call it blackmail: "Defense officials from Russia and the United States last week helped block a new demand for an inte...
  • 2005-06-14 no anti-lynching laws: no apologies. Reckon it'll play well with "the base". ...
  • 2005-06-13 bolivia: Assuming that the poor move up when growth hits 4% is like saying that if Bill Gates goes to a Than...
  • 2005-06-13 it is fantastic: "I suddenly realised, hey, I'm not a lazy idiot, I'm an idler! It's something to aspire to, it's par...
  • 2005-06-13 when they said "repent" I wonder what they meant: "We want to know more about it", but You don't want Americans to know more about it: Cooney, who r...
  • 2005-06-13 pottery-barn counter-narratives and a nation full of flip-floppers: the argument for staying in Iraq has long been premised on the assumption that the US is preventing ...
  • 2005-06-13 the earth itself: Max makes a small point on trade agreements and gets refrigerator-like responses from the Romans: De...
  • 2005-06-10 the mother of all welfare queens: product placements in reality TV shouldn't be that big a deal, unless you're paying "well above six ...
  • 2005-06-10 somebody was drinking the bong water: The "question before us" is "Congress' power to regulate interstate markets for medicinal substances...
  • 2005-06-09 Occupant Behavior, Egress, and Emergency Communications: hat tip henley "This is the real source of homeland security: not authoritarian schemes of surveilla...
  • 2005-06-09 "I'm not sure if I shouldn't be using the present tense": I've been served my answer: Several of the detained Zapata employees said that they were stripped ...
  • 2005-06-09 Untitled: "Much in the way of political theory ... depends on the assumptions one makes about the sources of ...
  • 2005-06-09 africa: I ought to have been bitching about the miserly amount of aid Bush recently promised at the behest o...
  • 2005-06-08 mia coverups: Sydney Schanberg hops on the Vietnam POW coverup narrative against John McCain, there might be somet...
  • 2005-06-08 Untitled: The clusterfuck nation chronicle is a damned fine way to waste a few minutes of your life. I've got...
  • 2005-06-08 Untitled: Back when I was general manager of WNUR for a summer I remember whining about the accrual of substan...
  • 2005-06-07 downing street: over the weekend I heard some establishment types respond to the DSM 'facts are being fixed to polic...
  • 2005-06-07 fiendish dopes: Via henley I learn from balko that there was some sort of states right decision in the Supreme Court...
  • 2005-06-07 Untitled: Kevin Drum's asks "if you could pass any single piece of federal legislation related to civil right...
  • 2005-06-06 "intelligent" design: when I was about ten years old students in my fifth grade class were required to attend Church study...
  • 2005-06-02 not really a contest: but fun to watch: Amnesty v. the NRO. update: and Amnesty v. FOX, in which the FOX talking head d...
  • 2005-06-02 Untitled: When they call it the "loony left" you can begin to see their point....
  • 2005-06-02 sudan: transcript of a discussion on Sudan, State Department official, Doctors Without Borders, and a stude...
  • 2005-06-02 how to lose an argument: Someone attempts to explain how "they" managed to repeal the death aristocracy paris hilton skakel t...
  • 2005-06-01 medical malpractice: A while back I noted that, taking population growth in the system into account, the slope of this gr...
  • 2005-06-01 rofl: apparently this is serious: Even we at Fox News manage to get some lefties on the air occasion...
  • 2005-06-01 venezuela: The latest "Chavez is Castro and hates America and he's only popular because he hates America" repor...
  • 2005-06-01 somehow the United States is a violator of human rights: apparently the chatter attempting to discredit Amnesty for its 'gulag of our time' comment should be...
  • 2005-06-01 "phantom aid", or, "I want to be an international consultant when I grow up": month or two ago Naomi Klien had a pretty thorough denunciation of the tsunami aid effort, which mak...
  • 2005-05-31 'how extraordinarily wealthy people created philanthropies to promote the welfare of extraordinarily wealthy people': This little polemic on the history of political philanthropies should probably be tossed out summari...
  • 2005-05-31 ever more desperate and the bandwagon i've been waiting for: American dissatisfaction with the war has reached a solid state of apathetic crisis. Where are all ...
  • 2005-05-31 conversely: it seems those de-establishing the Establishment Clause have much to worry about....
  • 2005-05-31 krugman v. orkent: is a little like watching godzilla v. a moth. Orkent, the NYT's Public Editor previously made the b...
  • 2005-05-27 a world of declining conflict, redux: per my earlier haymaking the Arms Trade Resource Center has just released its report for 2003, in wh...
  • 2005-05-26 happy memorial day: have a great weekend....
  • 2005-05-26 judicial activism: does a court order that prohibits divorcee parents from "exposing their child to 'non-mainstream rel...
  • 2005-05-26 there's anything but?: "look at the stream of invective at FOX News". ...
  • 2005-05-26 Untitled: There come those moments in your life when you suddenly notice your ninja-cyborg sister is blogging,...
  • 2005-05-25 son of kofi annan: meet your match: "The total sum in kickbacks from George W. Bush's cousin-in-laws to Saddam's bank a...
  • 2005-05-25 "Civil war": northern Iraq, Tel Afar, between Shi'ite Turkmen and anti-Shiite Takfiri forces, meaning it's not s...
  • 2005-05-25 a distrubance in the force: Edward Herman jumping to the defense of not just one, but two, New York Times columnists? Strange t...
  • 2005-05-25 from the Office of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi: demonstrating the truth in the accusations that the Democratic Party harbors radical kooks that can'...
  • 2005-05-25 btc pipeline begins flowing: Asia Times has it covered: "According to Baku's street wisdom, the man who really rules Azerbaijan i...
  • 2005-05-25 worlwide system of injustice and torture: snares two more Americans, tortured over the course of 8 months and 6 meetings with FBI agents, in w...
  • 2005-05-25 Untitled: I don't remember who was trying to convince me of this one a couple weeks ago but it rings a bell: ...
  • 2005-05-25 15 years of decline in armed conflict: leading gregg easterbook to ponder whether world peace is nigh. The 2003 second edition of the repo...
  • 2005-05-24 scatalogical, impractical thought on education: skimming the surface of the problem with education in this country quickly reveals wide gaps in stat...
  • 2005-05-24 from the Dept. of Forgetting... Wait, which department was this?: GreatScat! posts a brief update on Afghanistan, so we don't have to....
  • 2005-05-24 think of hopes in things absurd: Democrats preserve the right to fillibuster by swearing to never use it. Congressman denounces Firs...
  • 2005-05-24 departing parts unknown: Why didn't Keith Thompson 'leave' the 'cultural left' back in 1967 if all it takes is an election? ...
  • 2005-05-23 what missing billions?: Maybe the CPA was running the Dept. of Homeland Robbery too. Are there no accountants working in go...
  • 2005-05-23 "Everything begins when you are certain you know who the evil people are and what you should do with them.": Dilawar was a shy, frail, uneducated cab driver who happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong ...
  • 2005-05-23 maybe galloway is an asshole: In 1929, I believed that the way to bring in a new world was basically - virtually exclusive - a ma...
  • 2005-05-22 Azerbaijan: given previous responses our leaders will fail the latest test case. It's supposed to be Springtime...
  • 2005-05-21 pissing in the wind: I am too busy but that's never stopped me from procrastinating: 0 GB, last purchased was My Morning ...
  • 2005-05-20 Untitled: nutters....
  • 2005-05-20 the benevolent hand of pax america: "The Americans were bombing whole villages and saying they were only after the foreigners," said Fa...
  • 2005-05-19 Untitled: Al Franken asks some important people an important question, that so far as I've been able to figure...
  • 2005-05-18 Untitled: I guess there's been some sort of hubbub about the mistreatment of a holy book. Somehow this story,...
  • 2005-05-18 Untitled: "pretext interviews"...
  • 2005-05-18 galloway: god fucking forbid. I just saw segments of his "fighting words" (oh thank you CNN) with Norm 'Fores...
  • 2005-05-17 uzbekistan: for those readers who haven't heard: on May 14th in the Uzbek city of Andijan was the scene of a mas...
  • 2005-05-17 Untitled: saw Hildalgo last night, was mostly struck by how any reference to god by a Muslim that was a blessi...
  • 2005-05-17 no kidding: An examination of Iraqi public opinion data and interviews suggests that coalition military activit...
  • 2005-05-16 free from subscription revenue at last: I was just reading Matt Welch's latest column in Reason on the local newspapers hoping for some good...
  • 2005-05-15 Untitled: I've been afk for, it appears, two weeks. Numerous acts of monstronsity have come and gone in both ...
  • 2005-05-02 pat robertson: Federal Judges worse than Al Qaeda, Nazi Germany, Japan and the Civil War. Coming from the guy that...
  • 2005-05-02 "war is the last option": Maybe this will come as a shock to some people: February 2002: CIA Director George Tenet told Eg...
  • 2005-04-29 Untitled: let's see, which is more important, getting cooperation on the prevention of terrorist atrocities th...
  • 2005-04-29 Untitled: "Responsibility, dignity, accountability."...
  • 2005-04-29 Untitled: Among Democrats, the top two things they would say to Bush are "get out of Iraq" and "you're doing ...
  • 2005-04-28 "leader of Iraq's insurgency": how john stewart (daily show, 5/28/05) described one legged 21st century man of mystery Abu Musab al...
  • 2005-04-28 "msm": You could read dry, well documented, lengthy FAIR reports or you could just read this rant from Juan...
  • 2005-04-28 where'd he put his running shoes: Tom Delay does Bobby Fisher one better....
  • 2005-04-28 how to get on CNN: just make shit up....
  • 2005-04-28 meet your new oil bandit minister: "Chalabi has also been named as temporary head of the oil ministry until a full-time minister can be...
  • 2005-04-28 somebody had to be disgusting enough: I had no idea she was being attacked, since most of the media coverage was the usual glowing fluff r...
  • 2005-04-27 Untitled: Never failing to disappoint....
  • 2005-04-27 green funds: SRI returns are compared to conventional investments as a test of their worthiness. Industry adverti...
  • 2005-04-23 you as a nation have got to think fast, this is a party that's not gonna last: I should at least mention environmental news, given I'm rioting in my head for My Own Private Earth ...
  • 2005-04-23 "salvador option" update: there are apparently three seperate Allawi-related militias operating in Iraq, more or less, by exte...
  • 2005-04-23 drinking your own feces: Juan Cole mentioned a USA Today report on the deplorable state of Iraq's water infrastructure - of 3...
  • 2005-04-23 Untitled: Last-minute disagreements appeared to have derailed Iraq’s hopes of unveiling a government on Thurs...
  • 2005-04-21 we do do body counts: Marla Ruzicka: since May 1, 2003, when President Bush declared major combat operations over and th...
  • 2005-04-20 Pope Buchanan: We're going to hear days and maybe even weeks of vicious attacks and whining from the liberal-left ...
  • 2005-04-20 what is your manipulation is my education: Daily Show interview with Rovian consultant Frank Lutz. Pretty fantastic....
  • 2005-04-19 Untitled: What one calls corruption the other calls policy....
  • 2005-04-18 john bolton: on the previous note of noting how it hardly matters much if Wolfowitz is appointed to head the Worl...
  • 2005-04-18 there is no reconstruction: naomi klien plunges the expansive depths of the trend: It certainly seems that ever-larger portion...
  • 2005-04-18 the war on terror reporting: get this head in the fucking shit, In Which Condi Gapes Into the Maw of Hell and Sees No Evil, Nor H...
  • 2005-04-17 insurgency claims another aid worker: Marla Ruzicka of CIVIC dies in car bomber attack. From the WaPo: This time Ruzicka stayed in Bagh...
  • 2005-04-15 reject it: For over thirty years now, since the publication of such books as “The Selling of the President”, “...
  • 2005-04-15 the point of view of young people: So Al Gore got with Google which apparently lead Rush Limbaugh to make the observation, "What the h...
  • 2005-04-15 for shame: sellouts, vermin, and assorted cockhuffing ghouls....
  • 2005-04-15 the MEK meets in Washington: a "large conference of a designated terrorist group to take place within a stone's throw of the Whit...
  • 2005-04-14 the non-existent refugee crisis: there are some 1.4 million internally displaced Iraqis, 400,000 of them displaced by the American in...
  • 2005-04-14 Untitled: There was, a while back, some talk in libertarianesque circles about privatizing Iraq's state assets...
  • 2005-04-14 Untitled: February 05 Financial Times: Roughly one-third of the current account deficit results from U.S.-ow...
  • 2005-04-14 small favors: apparently the FCC has decided that broadcasters must disclose the source of any third party materia...
  • 2005-04-13 saving the farm after you bought it: it's Repeal the Death Estate Aristocracy Tax Day in the House, and so there's a bunch of the usual b...
  • 2005-04-13 executive overcompensation: what are these guys compensating for?...
  • 2005-04-13 Untitled: Bring us your downtrodden, your hungry, your terrorists....
  • 2005-04-13 iraq and us: two years together in a two photo essay. I think the LA Times was pushing estimates that up to 300...
  • 2005-04-13 covering the asses, the assets that attract us: the Administration — acting at Halliburton’s request — concealed these overcharges from the interna...
  • 2005-04-11 "a conspiracy, but not in any way an illegal one": so the Brian York who wrote this thing is on the Daily Show and made the above little quote, which m...
  • 2005-04-08 Until All Communication is Free: Kevin Carson notes that Thomas Knapp has joined the One Big Union, adding another to the list of IWW...
  • 2005-04-07 Section 4: The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred fo...
  • 2005-04-07 democrats and foreign policy: over at the Agonist there's a post listing previous posts on discussions of where democrats should s...
  • 2005-04-06 iraq has a president: finally, IOU one prime minister. We now await the expression of the aspirations of the vast majorit...
  • 2005-04-06 Untitled: If it can't be found at google.news, did it happen?...
  • 2005-04-06 turn thy guns on thyself: In 1962, Secretary of State to President Kennedy, Dean Rusk, composed a list called "Instances of t...
  • 2005-04-05 Untitled: watching "house, m.d.", patient is eventually diagnosed with - apparently sexually contracted - tryp...
  • 2005-04-05 Untitled: most unpopular episode ever, except maybe......
  • 2005-04-05 foreign direct investment is good for the soul: check this: Phnom Penh’s mayor, Kep Chuktema, said yesterday a Japanese company, JC Royal, had sig...
  • 2005-04-05 dead popes and dopes on a rope: we have no particular beef with His Holiness outside certains strains of conservative, authoritarian...
  • 2005-04-05 from the Dept. of Forgetting Afghanistan: apparently if you really hunt and scratch over the course of a few months you can find some news abo...
  • 2005-04-05 fallujah: Government studies suggest that 70 percent of buildings were destroyed in the city during the last ...
  • 2005-03-31 new boss worse than the old boss: "When Saddam Hussein was overthrown, about 4% of Iraqi children under five were going hungry; now th...
  • 2005-03-31 from the dept. of forgetting Afghanistan: forgetting Afghanistan and bitching to the editors....
  • 2005-03-30 "a particularly gruesome episode of South Park": first the blog, now dreams fulfilled, fiction imitating miracle gro, it's been going on long enough ...
  • 2005-03-30 Untitled: U.S. officials in Baghdad said they are prepared to play diplomatic hardball – including the threat...
  • 2005-03-30 perhaps, perhaps, perhaps: I do love the Coupling theme song, Are You Being Served's theme song, and British elevator music in ...
  • 2005-03-29 collections of moths, cephalopods, and a variety of small furry creatures: I've been thinking maybe I should have started, instead of making liberal use of highliters and doge...
  • 2005-03-29 tinhat loons sometimes hate democracy: and sometimes, when sad nuts seem to be everywhere at once, it means they're just driving to imagina...
  • 2005-03-29 intractible demands: via Cole, the Association of Muslim Scholars are making an insanely radical demand for a timetable o...
  • 2005-03-28 Untitled: For the statistically inclined, the correlation is -.02, which means that the association is actu...
  • 2005-03-28 day 8: brief scans of the cable news suggests that it's still nothing but all terry schiavos, all the time....
  • 2005-03-28 the cronyism masqueraders ball: or what we commonly refer to as "Congress", gets a write up in The WaPo: Republicans have pursued...
  • 2005-03-28 niether fading nor spiralling: sustained levels of around 60 attacks a day is what we hear from the brass, demonstrating the truly ...
  • 2005-03-27 summing up the progressive era: So I finally finished a book, instead of just mincing apart one after the other looking for the good...
  • 2005-03-27 good fences get rid of neighbors: Kevin Carson directs us to How to Create a Labour Market through Revolutionary Land Reform. ...
  • 2005-03-27 happy zombie jesus day: is it safe to leave the house? A scan of the cable news suggests it's not yet safe to turn on the T...
  • 2005-03-25 pot and the fucking kettle: The Cultural Revolution which took place in China in the 1960s (when Tommy Tomorrow and Michael Ber...
  • 2005-03-25 jackasses: When the Schantags began outing fakes in 1998, they had 22 cases. Last year, they had more than 2,0...
  • 2005-03-24 all vietnam anologies aside: Over reporting enemy casualties anyone? How about nothing to report, you decide?...
  • 2005-03-22 terry schiavo: I can think of nothing to add to the daily show's commentary on this crucial national issue that so ...
  • 2005-03-22 file under old news: coming across my desk, via Raimondo I think, per the who framed william arkin flap, a quick semantic...
  • 2005-03-22 wanker of yesterday: bragged that "Today the Iraqi people are taking charge of their own destiny", as can be vividly demo...
  • 2005-03-18 sins of omission: briefly, the US government's (lack of) responses to events in Saudi Arabia (1964), Bahrain (1975), K...
  • 2005-03-18 Untitled: I guess this is what passed for pre-war planning....
  • 2005-03-18 Untitled: more tax cuts for the rich, "a surprise move": the Senate also voted to approve a total of $134 bi...
  • 2005-03-17 Untitled: the shorter cursor for March 17th: goodnight anwr, goodnight amtrak, goodnight neo-cons, goodnight a...
  • 2005-03-16 surrealist rights: I just have a hard time believing that Wal-Mart tried to ban an employee from wearing a pro-union t-...
  • 2005-03-15 from the dept. of foregtting afghanistan so we can bomb iran: "the continued crackdown on women's rights is contributing to the rise in self-immolation cases...de...
  • 2005-03-15 Judge Jack 'Dioxin Is Delicious!' Weinstein: about 20 odd years ago there was one of the largest class action suits in the country's history brou...
  • 2005-03-15 iran: Mr. Bush's aides have acknowledged that Iran appears to have the right - on paper, at least - to en...
  • 2005-03-15 pimps: Since the end of the Cold War in 1991, the United States has repeatedly pressured Japan to revise a...
  • 2005-03-15 whores: I change my position, prostitution should be illegal. An analysis of the contributions shows that...
  • 2005-03-14 'frivelous asbestos claims': updated tales to shock and horrify from whistleblowers in Haliburton subsidiary KBR: ...the contra...
  • 2005-03-14 a week for FOIA?: I get steve aftergoods newsletter, I must have just missed the announcement of sunshine week, a whol...
  • 2005-03-14 gridlock: If it were the Labor Party in the UK, which is the parliament described above, Ibrahim Jaafari woul...
  • 2005-03-13 hm: ...[02/05 on a 10/04] change in how U.S. companies are taxed on foreign profits....Under the new la...
  • 2005-03-13 Hoax, or Sign of the Second Coming: the National Association of Evangelicals is rejecting Reagan-era Secretary of Interior James Watts s...
  • 2005-03-13 100 channels of crap or Comcast Is Paying Me To Watch This Shit: so comcast started paying me 5 bucks a month to have cable, meaning I got to watch Real Time for the...
  • 2005-03-13 i'm going to miss the old peter francis geraci commercials: declare now or forever hold your debt. 18 Democrats, including minority leader Harry Reid, joined ...
  • 2005-03-12 Untitled: The comments at this drezner post on the un millennium project and Jeffrey Sachs' plan to end destit...
  • 2005-03-11 madlibs: this thing that max points to is pretty super. I'm not sure if it's an indictment of historiography...
  • 2005-03-11 June 12, 1956: Mr. ROBESON: To whom am I talking? THE CHAIRMAN: You are speaking to the Chairman of this Committe...
  • 2005-03-11 article 1 section 8 clause 4: "uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies"?...
  • 2005-03-10 the track has rails on land claimed by the state: Kevin Drum flags examples of the 'free market' at work, but not being one to complain about the app...
  • 2005-03-10 'the official finding of a report commissioned by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon': Illegal settler outposts that are consolidating Israel's grip on the West Bank are not pirate oper...
  • 2005-03-10 land reform, venezuela: "that old disciple of Castro, Ludwig von Mises"...
  • 2005-03-09 the anti-usury coallition: well not really, but anti-this-bankruptcy bill. Mr. Cooper, seems some common ground has been locat...
  • 2005-03-09 'fisking' ferguson: via max from vivek chibber, boston review: C. Walford showed in 1878 that the number of famines in...
  • 2005-03-09 "scandalous": that's the unsurprising judgementof the special presidential commission - charged a year ago to "ass...
  • 2005-03-07 being too polite: their list of labels should include "nationalist realists vs. fucking crazies". ...
  • 2005-03-06 Untitled: 'America's greatest fault, if indeed it has any, would be the waiting 150 odd years before fucking w...
  • 2005-03-04 lebanon, 1957: Juan Cole's allegation that the CIA intervened on behalf of Camille Chamoun's election campaign has ...
  • 2005-03-04 on the ironic use of hyperbole: first Randy Moss, now the ACLU! Nobody is safe. "I think they're a terrorist group. They're terr...
  • 2005-03-03 bankruptcy crisis largely fallout from healthcare crisis: The Health Affairs article Molly Ivins cites in her column on the upcoming bankruptcy bill says: I...
  • 2005-02-27 "mythbusting": Falcoff placed his piece in Commentary, where it ran in November 2003 under the headline "Kissinge...
  • 2005-02-24 Untitled: They should have voted for the real war-mongering conservative, yes. Via atrios....
  • 2005-02-24 carbon markets: adam had a brief piece up on the carbon markets created by the instantiation of the Kyoto Protocols ...
  • 2005-02-24 absurdism as the letter R: "$127 billion project called Future Combat Systems, which is the biggest military contract in US his...
  • 2005-02-24 no mars for oil!: apply a dash of Gold haber and you'll suddenly grok from recent claims about mars farts why an oil ...
  • 2005-02-23 Christopher Hitchens: "Whichever way you shake it, or hold it to the light, there is something about the Ohio election tha...
  • 2005-02-23 Untitled: good grief: 47 percent believe that Saddam Hussein helped plan and support the hijackers who attack...
  • 2005-02-22 medical malpractice factoidesque things in the NYT: or GOP Endorses $250,000 Price on Life Unadjusted for Inflation. The article never adjusts for the ...
  • 2005-02-22 173rd out of 178: Afghanistan's first human development report....
  • 2005-02-21 prospects for independence: couple things to flag, Andrew Arato discusses the technical options for the new Iraqi national assem...
  • 2005-02-21 worldwide system of injustice and torture update: revelations continue stateside: Five Israeli suspects and dozens of Muslim ones apprehended after ...
  • 2005-02-20 huh?: "Robert Knight of Concerned Women for America", I guess they couldn't find any women concerned enoug...
  • 2005-02-17 snort: "It's very simple: last one out, please turn on the lights."...
  • 2005-02-16 Untitled: tort reform PR, the sheer magnitude of the absence of any serious problem and the towering inconsequ...
  • 2005-02-16 Untitled: and we have the photos to prove it. ...
  • 2005-02-16 oil goblins: Abdel Mahdi, currently the finance minister and a member of the SCIRI, remains a strong contender ...
  • 2005-02-14 Untitled: Derek Deveron in the NRO on the Iraq of tomorrow!, some minor corrections in brackets: During this...
  • 2005-02-11 gay old party: The editors duly note that We consider niether homosexuality nor prostitution among consensual adult...
  • 2005-02-11 welcome to sunny Campbell County, Tennessee: the objective here was to get a man to sign a consent form for search and seizure that he could not ...
  • 2005-02-11 osirak: if you look it up on google news it's the talk of the town, presumably will remain so so long as the...
  • 2005-02-10 huh: The precedent always invoked to illustrate how this might happen is the 1918-19 influenza pandemic:...
  • 2005-02-10 not your father's colonialism: which is why they put that "neo" in front of it: I don't know what else to call it when a foreign po...
  • 2005-02-09 rule of law: the Grande Awld Partay takes its stand against it. Via atrios....
  • 2005-02-09 worldwide system of injustice and torture watch: On January 27th, President Bush, in an interview with the Times, assured the world that “torture is ...
  • 2005-02-08 Untitled: veteran's benefits need to get put under the Defense budget if they're going to keep slashing them l...
  • 2005-02-07 getting warm in here: Finally, the UK head of Shell, Lord Oxburgh, took time out - just before his company reported recor...
  • 2005-02-07 Untitled: Why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?...
  • 2005-02-05 snicker: "Otherwise he should please shut up and go back to selling Linda Tripp tapes on Ebay." Meet Jonah G...
  • 2005-02-04 in which the gravity of the situation entirely fails to undermine the bouyant effects of Paul Wolfowitz's lithium.: "no nationalist insurgency". Apparently Religious Fundementalism and Terrorism are incompatible wit...
  • 2005-02-04 ward churchill: a bitter descendant of exterminated indigenous Americans makes his rash response to some shitstorm o...
  • 2005-02-04 another tiger in africa!?!: Workers who opt to invest in the new private accounts would lose a proportionate share of their gua...
  • 2005-02-04 another victory for democracy: Our friend in Nepal has sacked the government and declared martial law, presenting a timely opportun...
  • 2005-02-04 gonzales confirmation: Voting YAY for Torture and Recognizing the Geneva Conventions are Quaint: John "never brought to o...
  • 2005-02-03 Untitled: The AP gets pwned like Americans have been getting pwned for 30 plus years. We apologize for the gr...
  • 2005-02-03 galloway: the thing about the judgement, that " Mr Galloway was not given sufficient opportunity to refute the...
  • 2005-02-02 "courage and honesty": the sotu is a few steps short of a full waltz this year, I have to say. Max has pre-responded to th...
  • 2005-02-02 continuing the brave fight against the awesome incompetence of the NGO community: checking in with The Argus, Nathan Hamm - in his ongoing pillow fight against that special category ...
  • 2005-02-02 we cannot be held responsible if the future turns out differently due to inaccuracies in the present: "I'm proud to vote in the election," said Shimon as he cast his ballot. "We have very little food o...
  • 2005-02-02 Untitled: nifty. Somebody remind me to sniff around some Georgist resource distribution schemes when I'm look...
  • 2005-02-01 "the largest single influx of new members that the Wobblies have seen in several decades": 200 short haul truckers. Not a bad start for the centenary....
  • 2005-02-01 fire your pimp: so I'm all for legalizing prostitution, as other opportunities outside the oldest profession have th...
  • 2005-02-01 good question, mr. matthews: Matthews: Why are we in the business of deciding or even negotiating cabinet ministries in a forei...
  • 2005-01-31 corporate liberalism: a number of major corporations have put together a program to help insure "uninsured part-time and ...
  • 2005-01-31 the resounding success he never wanted: so it goes with the administration's program to democratize the middle east by obstructing elections...
  • 2005-01-28 Untitled: wierd....
  • 2005-01-28 loons you can use: mel gibson's father, a new york city judge, maybe sharon stone, definetly 30 percent of all the peop...
  • 2005-01-28 cnn: after the "new poll: nation split on whether Bush uniter or divider" headline I became a little susp...
  • 2005-01-28 Things that make you go hmm: the only beef I would have is that the Lancet study did not differentiate between military and civil...
  • 2005-01-27 Untitled: 10 worst stacks of paper, 2004: Wal-Mart's low wages and inadequate benefits not only hurt workers...
  • 2005-01-25 the future and development look bright: AEI fellows Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, Karlyn H. Bowman, Charles Murray, Charles Krauthammer, and Irwin M...
  • 2005-01-24 "unilateral withdrawal": The Sharon government implemented the Absentee Property Law in East Jerusalem last July, contrary t...
  • 2005-01-19 Paul Wolfowitz - one man Weapon Inspections Team: talking Lehrer's News Hour as I type, he says - a month after official searches ended, so we were to...
  • 2005-01-19 Untitled: awesome....
  • 2005-01-19 self-filled prescription: In which the gravity of the situation entirely fails to undermine the bouyant effects of Dr. Rice's ...
  • 2005-01-18 Untitled: Ken points out that Kevin Carson finally started a blog, giving me something to sister to The Triump...
  • 2005-01-17 mlk day: suggested reading, timely and efficacious: There is at the outset a very obvious and almost facile...
  • 2005-01-17 an expanded and revised "el salvador option": Seymour Hersh: “Do you remember the right-wing execution squads in El Salvador?” the former high-l...
  • 2005-01-17 satan incarnate: awesome....
  • 2005-01-17 A tiger! In Africa!?!: The Cato Institute, lying about social security!? Truly strange days are afoot: Cato, a libertar...
  • 2005-01-17 Untitled: on the limits of refugee testimony....
  • 2005-01-14 the question everybody is asking: how many straight linguists have been discharged for exposing their orientation? update: "According...
  • 2005-01-13 matt, mark, luke and john: I'm a member of the elite 1/3rd, apparently. It's a liberal conspiracy to take the Christ out of Xm...
  • 2005-01-12 the salvador option: pragmatic and moral!: With nothing to lose, the Salvadoran military and its proxies pursued a camp...
  • 2005-01-12 art that means fuck all: Ken MacLeod points out that abstract expressionism and its antecedents were a CIA plot, or more gene...
  • 2005-01-12 That was quiet: "The hunt for biological, chemical and nuclear weapons in Iraq has come to an end nearly two years a...
  • 2005-01-12 social security: a major news outlet besides max and baker actually reports some facts about it. I may eventually ge...
  • 2005-01-10 my first desktop: I got a free Mac G4 desktop over the weekend, supplanting my 6 year old, broken-ass toshiba laptop (...
  • 2005-01-06 widespread systematic abuse at the direction of unaccountable superiors: the global system of injustice and torture continues its march on and on and on and on and on and o...
  • 2005-01-04 and like dominos they shall fall before democracy and praise thy name, America: so much for that: The new shift in emphasis became manifest at the first 'Forum for the Future' co...
  • 2005-01-03 "Where is my house, you supposed Liberators?": Fallujans demonstrating outside city....
  • 2005-01-03 "extraordinary rendition": as I've bemoaned in this space repeatedly it is already effectively common practice, with or without...
  • 2004-12-20 who would jesus con?: this is just shameless: The emails released by the committee, with their schoolyard vulgarities an...
  • 2004-12-10 the national id card cometh: bar codes on your driver's license. It's already law, via the "intelligence reform bill", e.g. Patr...
  • 2004-12-10 Untitled: The Defense Science Board’s Task Force on Strategic Communication hates America....
  • 2004-12-08 new boss worse than the old boss: I bet they can't make the trains run on time either....
  • 2004-12-08 all around wack-job: much a'tif aboot this angry flibbertigibbet. Beinart seems to be talking about some alternate reali...
  • 2004-12-08 widespread systematic abuse at the direction of unaccountable superiors: the global system of injustice and torture marches on and on and on....
  • 2004-12-07 "the essence of self-defense is striking the first blow against your assailant": e.g.: "what you have here is a doctrine of wars of aggression, with its indecency covered up by a f...
  • 2004-12-06 Untitled: some more details about the Oil for Fantasy Art "scandal": the maritime smuggling that took place ...
  • 2004-12-06 the more you know: as regards details of the air war, nothing: I have yet to see any cumulative figures on air strike...
  • 2004-12-03 long time gone: welcome back to Salem, 1692. ...
  • 2004-12-03 Declassified Documents Prove the Obvious: The NYT gets around to reporting it eventually, I seem to recall they were celebrating the coup righ...
  • 2004-12-01 Untitled: So happens one of my many former employers-by-third-hand (I made the tangled, hackish monstrosity of...
  • 2004-11-24 paris club and 80% "debt forgiveness": jubilee iraq does the rounds on problems with the Paris Club debt relief program for Iraq: among oth...
  • 2004-11-23 "U.S. Sees Sadr City As Model for Fallujah": that's the headline, the first paragraph goes: Goats nibble on rotting vegetables, barefoot childr...
  • 2004-11-23 The lamer the duck is the better:: The Republican-led Congress has rejected the Bush administration's request for $36 million to study...
  • 2004-11-23 Omar Hussein Hadid: A mid-30s Iraqi electrician whose religious fervor drew suspicion from Saddam Hussein's agents long ...
  • 2004-11-23 stalinist propaganda: just insert the word "dear" and add mirrored sunglasses....
  • 2004-11-22 today's more compassionate U.S. treatment of refugees: Congress just created a new office in the State Department to combat anti-semitism - we propose that...
  • 2004-11-22 when zionist jihadis strike: The documentary - which aside from a few screenings to selective audiences has not been released to...
  • 2004-11-22 when underpants gnomes strike: or whoever the hell is writing these things, apparently not the people elected to do so - they don't...
  • 2004-11-22 new boss worse than the old boss: Acute malnutrition among young children in Iraq has nearly doubled since the United States led an ...
  • 2004-11-19 democracy! an exciting promotion from your friends in the land of AmeriCorp: Colonel Lansdale's war in the Phillipines to counter the Huk rebellion was a success, if you conside...
  • 2004-11-19 Untitled: United Nations Drugs Office Reports Major Increase in Opium Cultivation in Afghanistan....
  • 2004-11-19 foreign aid on the bus goes round and round: in September our proxy government in Iraq recieved an "emergency loan" from the IMF of half a billio...
  • 2004-11-18 Untitled: Richard Clark testimony before the Joint Inquiry in June of 2002 on the history of efforts against A...
  • 2004-11-18 new boss worse than the old boss: Margaret Hassan was married to an Iraqi, lived for more than 30 years in Iraq, by and large simulta...
  • 2004-11-18 Untitled: brownshirts. I dislike the inferences and all that, but so far as "evidence for mass-democide, dict...
  • 2004-11-17 colon bowel dump: Bush is razing through his cabinet. We've got the whip of the Torture Wing of the Republican Party ...
  • 2004-11-15 welcome to sunny fallujah - population 20,000 US Marines!: placeholder for stories as i find em. Check out rahul, who already has a long list of horrors. I s...
  • 2004-11-15 peak oil etc: oldman has a nice set of graphs that are interesting. The slope off the hubbert peak might not look...
  • 2004-11-12 bog: aren't they supposed to be reconquering Iraq? ...
  • 2004-11-12 allawi and his valiant assistant negroponte-tongue: big on freedom of the press: The Iraqi government warned news organizations Thursday to distinguis...
  • 2004-11-10 sir, we've conquered their hospitals!: rahul citing the nytimes: American commanders regarded the reports as inflated, but it was imposs...
  • 2004-11-10 americans, not dumb: but idiocy is in the eye of the beholder, and at least a good quarter of them were too lazy to figur...
  • 2004-11-10 your new attorney general: meet the man Bush would call Justice: he fought with Congress to keep the details of Vice Presiden...
  • 2004-11-09 Untitled: chalmers johnson: In the era after Casey, some scholars, journalists, and members of Congress ques...
  • 2004-11-09 freedom costs a buck-o-five: take as your tropes America's hatred for liberal Hollywood and America's vast capacity for uncurious...
  • 2004-11-08 shrug it off: buried in most reports on Fallujah, "2/3rds of the residents have fled". I pointed this out to some...
  • 2004-11-08 Untitled: juan cole, william polk....
  • 2004-11-06 Untitled: Assault on Fallujah began. Iraqi expatriates, e.g. foreigners, allowed to vote in Iraqi elections....
  • 2004-11-05 dumbest analysis I've seen yet: makin the rounds on the talk of the town: "45 percent of the people who voted for Bush are self-des...
  • 2004-11-05 if i read correctly: it means the culture war remains unchanged after 4 years, but people still don't trust a Democrat su...
  • 2004-11-05 Untitled: ways to color it, purple, mostly....
  • 2004-11-05 Untitled: private accounts transfer risk to individual and increase costs across the board, turning social ins...
  • 2004-11-05 guadianship of the christian jurisprudent: all i want to know is how many of them are there? I'm not making time to read all this garbage yet....
  • 2004-11-05 voting fuckups, placeholder: because this shit is really silly, or, as the sandwichman says: The US system is illegitimate long...
  • 2004-11-05 they did show up: marshall/drum/et al have been off backhanding the 'youth vote' because they were the same proportion...
  • 2004-11-05 friday rush blogging: limbaugh explains the "backlash" as such: "activist judges and liberal mayors imposed gay marriage o...
  • 2004-11-04 if you don't like it leave it: as a longtime advocate of the free movement of labor it has pissed me off for just as long a time ho...
  • 2004-11-04 Untitled: bob dryfuss still smells a 'win': Overwhelming military force usually wins, and Bush can win—but a...
  • 2004-11-03 ready... set...: blame Nader, again, the man that got 0 votes in Ohio and a mere 30 thousand in Florida. Then get re...
  • 2004-11-02 heh: If we wanted to economically destroy Cuba what we would do is drop all trade restrictions and flood ...
  • 2004-11-02 election: dan drezner is keeping all your early exit polls in one place, and his server is still standing. Ne...
  • 2004-11-02 Untitled: Kabir Mohabbat....
  • 2004-11-01 DU is Good 4 U: Last year, Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Washington, a U.S. Navy psychiatrist during the Vietnam War, spons...
  • 2004-11-01 Untitled: some factoids: Before departing, the Coalition Provisional Authority set in place a parallel gover...
  • 2004-10-31 new boss worse than the old boss: just in case it weren't obvious, as I'm sure it isn't to many people who reject all but the most spe...
  • 2004-10-31 Untitled: I'm watching them play what looks like the entirety of stolen honor on channel 89 here in chicago. ...
  • 2004-10-29 it's not the size it's how you use it: watchin charlie rose, sucked into his warm charming world of coddling opion makers who will tell me ...
  • 2004-10-29 yet another major address: Arab satellite television Al Jazeera said Friday it would broadcast a video tape from al Qaeda lea...
  • 2004-10-29 Untitled: I'm not a kerrycrat, but I would be were I in a swing state. Probably going for Cobb, weakening Ker...
  • 2004-10-28 morality plays and number games: or, From the Department of Holy Fucking Shit I Hope That Isn't True, or What Cheney Really Meant Was...
  • 2004-10-28 Untitled: Thanks to bob harris for that spiffy gif of W, summing it all up in a neat little package....
  • 2004-10-28 Untitled: Slim had a plan to ambush the Bush administration back in 2002. Who knew? I was spending all my ti...
  • 2004-10-28 Untitled: “Kerry says, look, I am against drilling in ANWR, but I am going to put that pipeline in, and we're ...
  • 2004-10-27 lying, misleading, cavorting, bullshitting jackasses: the Program on International Policy Attitudes report is old news, but I still haven't taken the time...
  • 2004-10-27 on the campign trail: Bush says today "He [Saddam] would have controlled all those weapons, and could have given them to o...
  • 2004-10-27 so what else is new: One U.S. official in Washington said the administration now believes Iraq needs a "negotiated resol...
  • 2004-10-26 keyes v. obama: "in principle", Keyes says, two women should not be allowed to marry, while a man and a woman who ar...
  • 2004-10-26 Lonestar made a dark line of near beer for W: Lonestar Dim....
  • 2004-10-26 The Almighty Flip Flopper: I would think, since Robertson is a High Cleric of Bush's God, that Bush would have thought about as...
  • 2004-10-26 Isn't that interesting? There I am.: being dicks but not wanting to admit it....
  • 2004-10-26 the clash of primitivisms: there are no civillizations in this conflict, there's one civillization - made up of sensible modera...
  • 2004-10-26 explosives gone missing at camp caca: The reports I read all noted that the facility was being monitored and regulated by UN inspectors, a...
  • 2004-10-26 Untitled: McSweeney laughs at the Nation's girlie list....
  • 2004-10-26 knockin struts: Part neighborhood police officers, part social workers, the soldiers managed to practice in Iraq wh...
  • 2004-10-26 Untitled: A recent State Department bulletin blames "Aristide thugs" for "the violence in Port-au-Prince, Hai...
  • 2004-10-26 Untitled: Jones' strike at the new politics of the Internet apparently impressed some fellow Republican secre...
  • 2004-10-25 Untitled: "it is as if Bush sought to resurrect every false 1960s-era left-wing cliché about predatory imperia...
  • 2004-10-24 hah, uh, hah, hah: Animal activists are fierce. They are the most terrifying people. I just wish they would start work...
  • 2004-10-23 Untitled: Mr. Big Bad, spokesperson for the National Lupus Association, the largest wolves association in Ame...
  • 2004-10-22 the hitch in my pants: continues battling valiantly against no liberal leftist pseudo-radical ABBer in particular, leaving ...
  • 2004-10-22 Untitled: clinton runs for president of the world. And you thought right wingernuts hated the UN now. ...
  • 2004-10-21 stolen honor, smarmy hacks: here's the transcript, to be broadcast prior to election night. Won't bother getting into the "luri...
  • 2004-10-18 Operation Iraqi... Whatever: what we already know and have known for a long time, much like the steady flow of new reports on WMD...
  • 2004-10-18 there is no reconstruction: only the giant sucking sound of war profiteering. Since Saddam was toppled in April, Iraq has pai...
  • 2004-10-15 Surprise! The U of Chicago Political Science Department doesn't like Democracy: I haven't whined about somebody glossing over some precedent in US history before jumping on a moral...
  • 2004-10-15 india: where they can build a decent electronic voting system. Something could be said in relation to Indi...
  • 2004-10-15 global system of injustice and torture: apparently extends to Uzbekistan....
  • 2004-10-14 iraq: They may as Well have Voted in May. Sooner, in fact. Voter registration is, we find, being used on...
  • 2004-10-14 good lord: Utah Phillips is voting. Have we really come to this?...
  • 2004-10-13 Untitled: There's this online Youth Voters debate that asks some decent questions which the usual suspects gen...
  • 2004-10-13 purty graphic: And Sawicky directs us to this comprehensive EPI report on the federal budget, well worth browsing...
  • 2004-10-13 Untitled: Kerry was in command of the facts and more resolute than he was in the first debate. He also had a ...
  • 2004-10-13 christ on toast: The story began nearly three years ago, with an initial impetus simply to replace a $5 billion a...
  • 2004-10-13 tan rested and ready: Seeking to speed the return of senior officials of the former ruling Baath Party into the governmen...
  • 2004-10-13 the calculated use of force against civillians in order to attain specific goals: today our government stops beating around the bush and just comes out and admits it. Really amazing...
  • 2004-10-12 presidential influence on the economy: I seem to have had the following discussion a lot in the past year: You bitch about the economy. B...
  • 2004-10-12 Untitled: crazy shit....
  • 2004-10-12 Turkey considers to illegalizing adultery: crazy fundamentalists! Meanwhile in America: In August, 66-year-old John Bushey Jr. was tried and...
  • 2004-10-12 wood-4-sale: as I search there are all of 6 media outlets that want some wood. The lesson in Bush's timber compa...
  • 2004-10-11 from the Florida State Department Bureau of Afghanistan: Apparently, insult is now being added to the injury that is the Afghan presidential election. After...
  • 2004-10-11 mollusk and lizard show, round two: I thought Charlie Gibson was gonna be tough? He let the remote controlled lizard that shoots lasers...
  • 2004-10-08 Untitled: ok, so this is the best argument for voting for nader I've heard....
  • 2004-10-08 stating the obvious: the World Socialist: The Duelfer report maintains that while there were no weapons of mass destruc...
  • 2004-10-08 stating the obvious: Former UK international development secretary states the obvious....
  • 2004-10-08 new argument: I don't know. The liberation stuff I thought was pretty weak, why would we want to go liberate a bu...
  • 2004-10-08 war on terror update: Last night sunni radicals car-bombed a shi'ite mosque in Pakistan killing 40, following a suicide bo...
  • 2004-10-07 state of the insurgency: Knight Ridder reports that US bombing of residential neighborhoods is increasing support for foreign...
  • 2004-10-06 Untitled: First New York Press Quadrennial Election Hack Invitational - some of it is pretty funny, most of it...
  • 2004-10-05 first time they've met: and what a cute first date. I found it surprising how well the two talked completely past eachother...
  • 2004-10-04 'middle class tax-cut bills': approved by just about everybody in congress, signed by Bush today: The combined impact of all the...
  • 2004-10-03 To the Honorable Rahm Emanuel: I am writing with respect to sections 3032 and 3033 of H.R. 10, and more importantly H.R. 4674. I a...
  • 2004-10-03 Untitled: My grandfather was one of a cohort of students sent from Afghanistan to the United States for colle...
  • 2004-10-01 kicking them when they're down: What most--including many of the president's fiercest supporters--don't know, however, is that Bus...
  • 2004-10-01 the right lizard won: handily, we might add, in the realm of perception, which is the only one that mattered or for that m...
  • 2004-09-30 william odom says: [Iraq] has become an "internal war". One the United States cannot win without destroying something...
  • 2004-09-30 a vote for the gop is a vote for torture: check it. I find it ludicrous. The government already does this with impunity so long as the suspe...
  • 2004-09-29 kansafication: Johnson presents not just antievolution arguments but a broader opposition to the "philosophy of sc...
  • 2004-09-29 Untitled: From Rahul, "The administration is scrambling to try to rig the election but if it continues to be d...
  • 2004-09-29 resolve and consistency: "March 6, 2003: "Should we have to go in, our mission is very clear: disarmament. And in order to di...
  • 2004-09-29 Bush mocks Kerry: standard ubiquitous headline everytime i've looked up campaign news on google for the past month. S...
  • 2004-09-29 the most important presidential debates since 1960!: oh my! Maybe they mean this one? Audiences will be some fifty odd percent of the 80 million who wa...
  • 2004-09-28 withdrawing without withdrawing: sweeping their way across the blogosphere are reports that fewer than two-thirds of the former soldi...
  • 2004-09-28 soft on terror: the Boston Globe describes Spain's and Old Europe's total and utter capitulation to terrorism: Aft...
  • 2004-09-27 Untitled: British officials gave warning more than two years ago that Iyad Allawi, the interim Iraqi prime mi...
  • 2004-09-27 welfare republicans: lazily engorging themselves at the teets of the nanny-state since 1854!: of the 32 states (and the...
  • 2004-09-25 Untitled: A U.S. soldier was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the murder of an Iraqi National Guardsman in...
  • 2004-09-24 winning hearts and minds one corpse at a time: Operations by U.S. and multinational forces and Iraqi police are killing twice as many Iraqis - mos...
  • 2004-09-24 Untitled: Echo Company....
  • 2004-09-24 America is not divided over Vietnam. : The Gallup Organization has taken care to track American public opinion on this question every few ...
  • 2004-09-24 Untitled: Some good reading for the morning coffee. Well, afternoon, but whatever....
  • 2004-09-24 mr. president: just one simple question....
  • 2004-09-24 and the strategic oil reserves flow: Maybe I mistaken, but didn't Clinton do this right before an election? I seem to remember Limbaugh ...
  • 2004-09-24 Remembering Abu Nidal: How Bush's little stump speech should really read: "Do you remember Abu Nidal? I do. He's the no...
  • 2004-09-23 Untitled: There are "resistance groups cheered on by many on the American left"? There are "governing parties...
  • 2004-09-21 military intelligence, your tax dollars at work, and other oxymorons: It began with a phone call. In November last year 39-year-old Huda Alazawi, a wealthy Baghdad busin...
  • 2004-09-20 advantage whoever: a short history of the future in which we launch our drive to retake "rebel-held areas of Iraq" righ...
  • 2004-09-19 Untitled: An operation would have to be really important and urgent to make it worthwhile alienating 120 mill...
  • 2004-09-19 we are all legionnaires in the army of absolutes: far too many trains of thought are wasted by these kinds of discussions. Everybody is a "moral rela...
  • 2004-09-19 "HAVGON TO RURAL RE-EDJUKASHUN KAMP.": okay, i find this really funny. What's my problem?...
  • 2004-09-18 japan is crowded: Between 1982, when Japan joined the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, and 2002, nearly...
  • 2004-09-17 game over: since at least last April I've been of the mind that the ship is completely sunk and we should get o...
  • 2004-09-17 retail is for housewives: ...Among cashiers and greeters, 65 percent were women; among salaried assistant managers, a more mo...
  • 2004-09-16 a real straight shooter: recently arrived on President Bush's desk: The [first National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq since...
  • 2004-09-16 rumsfeld on annan: Stating the obvious is "political interference". Facts are treason. Not being a world class jackas...
  • 2004-09-15 fallujah, context: Rahul follows recent attempts to bag international man of mystery (we aren't even sure how many legs...
  • 2004-09-15 why that "high minded discussion of geopolitics" turns up missing in 2004: this is an easy one - because it was missing in 2003, 2002, and 2001. And the candidates are stayin...
  • 2004-09-14 big goverment or bigger, bankrupt government: take your pick: A staple of Bush's stump speech is his claim that his Democratic challenger, John ...
  • 2004-09-14 cuba: we're vaguely surprised to see that this actually made it into a semi-major American paper. Via the...
  • 2004-09-13 snicker: ah sweet democracy! Everyone inside the Beltway knows that for the average citizen to write or cal...
  • 2004-09-13 off-label drug prescriptions: means prescribing a drug for a condition which it hasn't been tested or approved as treatment. Why ...
  • 2004-09-12 onward corporate profits!: I thought these folks were gonna be creating the economy of the future, new jobs, and fantastical ne...
  • 2004-09-12 on the subject of taxes: apparently allowing the rich paying no income taxes is part of Bush's policy to burden small busines...
  • 2004-09-12 yadda: it's the third anniversary of 9/11 and here we are fucking arguing about motherfucking kerning. It'...
  • 2004-09-10 American Committee for Peace in Chechnya: headed up by the usual suspects, read all about it. For the little amount of time I've spent thus f...
  • 2004-09-10 bush strikes out at kerry over taxes: Oh no! Kerry's going to raise taxes on incomes greater than $200,000, the top 2% of income earners...
  • 2004-09-09 there is no reconstruction: gee, only 18 months gone by and nothing but jack to show but a handful of $20,000 paint jobs: Cong...
  • 2004-09-09 Kerry wields his scimitar, but Bush just reaches for his gun: oldman explains: Let me wake everyone up to the harsh truth, but there was never a golden age of g...
  • 2004-09-09 sticks and stones: it's a slow news day: apparently Nicole Kidman is a 'beginner' and a 'rising star', not a 'legend'; ...
  • 2004-09-08 Really Existing Democratization in Iraq: is spreading like wildfire, take a look! Last November, George Bush declared that successful socie...
  • 2004-09-08 aid groups mulling pullout: and frankly they're not the only ones who should be. The meeting itself was tellingly cut short bec...
  • 2004-09-08 Untitled: yaff....
  • 2004-09-08 US violates UNSC resolutions regarding WMD in Iraq: US occupation further discredits its own pretexts for war in act of gallant self-immolation by expor...
  • 2004-09-08 meh: kerry retakes the lead during the RNC, and democrats prove they can debase the discussion with irrel...
  • 2004-09-07 1,001: for a mistake. ...
  • 2004-09-07 chinese factories suck: eventually word spreads about just how much they suck and people stop showing up to work for you, li...
  • 2004-09-07 family: I have one. It votes Bush. A talk with an uncle revealed that if democrat hacks on the cable news ...
  • 2004-09-07 hackery: allow me to spread rumor and innuendo where it's needed, all in all, most: A source familiar with ...
  • 2004-09-06 Fuck 2004 give me 1984!: The war on terror rules! But why are we supporting the counter-insurgency campaign of a government ...
  • 2004-09-06 hamid karzai, democrat: At a press conference on 11 August Karzai said, "If Afghans have two registration cards and if they...
  • 2004-09-03 government intelligence, national priorities, and other oxymorons: recall that: Of the 120 employees at the Office of Foreign Assets Control ... 21 are dedicated to ...
  • 2004-09-01 Really Existing Free Trade: The United States says it will continue to slap duties on countries it claims dump their goods on t...
  • 2004-09-01 costa rica: general strike! general strike! The government of Abel Pacheco is now facing demands from farmers...
  • 2004-09-01 your friendly police state: also via cursor, bears repeating, a reporter at the cs monitor finally fuckin gets it: The mostly ...
  • 2004-09-01 from the department of doing what we do to afghanistan: one of those ivory tower types bends down from the heights to discuss something that actually catche...
  • 2004-08-31 god* what a jackass: more garbage from Fareed Zakaria (I keep clicking on this shit at ptd, why?): ['Anti-americanism' i...
  • 2004-08-31 advertising is not free speech: Since 1987, when the Reagan appointed Federal Communications Commission (FCC) repealed the last eff...
  • 2004-08-31 Untitled: Productivity per hour is higher in France, with the U.S. at about the same level as other advanced ...
  • 2004-08-31 admitting defeat: His campaign tour was called "Winning the War on Terror", he's said over and over again "we are winn...
  • 2004-08-30 Winter Soldiers: high time for Kerry to have his words spit back at him: Gradually [Marine Jeffrey Lucey] talked ab...
  • 2004-08-29 nyc: Tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands, take your pick, or look at some pictures....
  • 2004-08-29 the 'war' on 'terrorism': is both a poor use of the word 'war' in metaphorical syntax and a vicious attack on the foundations ...
  • 2004-08-29 check out the clown with the oversized flip-flops: Of McCain's charge to President Bush during a 2000 debate—"You should be ashamed"—Dole told Wolf Bl...
  • 2004-08-29 Bush Admits Kerry 'More Heroic': President Bush on Saturday described John Kerry's tour of duty in Vietnam as more heroic than his o...
  • 2004-08-25 Untitled: So Margaret Thatcher's son was arrested for his role in a coup attempt in Equatorial Guinea last Mar...
  • 2004-08-24 The Conditions of the Working Class in China: an abbreviated read of what was released last March, via cosma, and an addenum to the repost on Stat...
  • 2004-08-24 "National Foundation Congress": non-violent anti-occupation Iraqi umbrella group. First time I heard of it was here. Might actuall...
  • 2004-08-24 nepal: "the world's first communist monarchy". Barely reported the US is providing another $21 million in ...
  • 2004-08-24 DU is Good For U: This week the American Free Press dropped a "dirty bomb" on the Pentagon by reporting that eight ou...
  • 2004-08-23 if facts don't matter: then edenbaum's got yer back: "Yes, there were atrocities! Yes, they were documented! Yes, the war...
  • 2004-08-23 "the United States should simply get out, cutting its losses now": he's not exactly as entrenched as William Odom, but it is William Pfaff....
  • 2004-08-20 check it: ...
  • 2004-08-19 Untitled: globalize this! links to a bunch of stuff i still need to read on private armies commanded by extrac...
  • 2004-08-19 who commands what anyway: The LA Times: In Najaf — where clashes flared even after Sadr issued his offer — U.S. military pl...
  • 2004-08-19 crises peak, go unreported: due to global warming and 'war' on terror, respectively: Many aid workers say the current situatio...
  • 2004-08-19 democracy, etc.: The resulting National Council has authority over the budget and over appointment of cabinet and ot...
  • 2004-08-18 hagiography - reagan the cold war hawk: from his man in moscow: Classified at the time, the directive included the aim of promoting change...
  • 2004-08-18 Untitled: Islam by contrast had the notion of ijtihad (independent thinking). Ancient India and China, too,...
  • 2004-08-17 garbage: garbage garbage garbage. Along with repeating garbage about oil for food that has apparently become...
  • 2004-08-17 leave it to the liberal NY Times: to denounce a reduction in US occupation forces abroad. I realize it's just so they can be redeploy...
  • 2004-08-16 chavez survives recount: with 58% I'm told. The OAS, Carter Center, etc, back the results. Opposition categorically rejects...
  • 2004-08-12 mowing the whole place down: from what I gather that's pretty much what's happening in Iraq, flattening houses and whatnot, and i...
  • 2004-08-12 1.8 billion: isn't far off from what Saddam may have bilked out of the oil for food program over it existence. ...
  • 2004-08-10 Untitled: National Guard rescue Iraqis from Allawi's torture chamber, commanded to derescue. ...
  • 2004-08-05 venezuela: "I am working to remove Chavez [from power]. Violence will allow us to remove him. That's the only ...
  • 2004-08-05 patronage and oligarchy are the same the world over: we're already aware that as much as 90% of State Department funds distributed through the CPA have b...
  • 2004-08-04 human rights violations in haiti: Morgue employees from the General Hospital in Port-au-Prince have revealed that 800 bodies on Sund...
  • 2004-08-04 widespread systematic abuse at the direction of unaccountable superiors: every time I hear "a few bad-apples" and "isolated incidents" from some mock-masculine faux-liberal ...
  • 2004-08-03 plan columbia: a while back we noted the drastic increases in disappearances and political killings and refugee flo...
  • 2004-08-03 Untitled: But were Armitage's words uncalculated? Who can say that? Yet it also does not make sense that the...
  • 2004-07-29 peak oil theory: Chomsky's declaration that "The basic theory is incontrovertible" reminded me of some rantings on ab...
  • 2004-07-29 edwards: I think this would have come out rather differently if he'd expected the working poor to be part of ...
  • 2004-07-28 Untitled: Gen. Glut has some alternatives to Kerry's blase "central national security challenge". Personally...
  • 2004-07-27 hm: somebody bumped the needle: [The Syria Accountability Act's] core demand refers to UN Security Cou...
  • 2004-07-26 clinton: gotta admit, his speechwriters still seem in form, but maybe it's just the delivery. ...
  • 2004-07-25 Untitled: Apparently when a textiles manufacturer brandishes "Worldwide Responsible Apparel Production" certif...
  • 2004-07-23 bog: Significantly, Sheikh is also the man who, on the instructions of General Mahmoud Ahmed, the then h...
  • 2004-07-23 note - sudan, darfur : Jan Egeland, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, "told IRIN that th...
  • 2004-07-22 Untitled: Joy Gordon discusses the alleged oil for food scandal, and happens to end up with much the same conc...
  • 2004-07-21 note to U.S. Military Personel: Nearly one-third of all U.S. casualties during the [Vietnam] war were due to landmines deployed by ...
  • 2004-07-20 hisi-fit: Haiti and Iraq, Sudan and Iran: Fucked International Targets, pronounced as 'hissyfit', describing t...
  • 2004-07-20 Untitled: Of 270 suspected grave sites identified in the last year [in Iraq], 55 have now been examined, reve...
  • 2004-07-15 bog: no charges for invading Iran. What was that? Some kind of humanitarian mission we sent the stinker...
  • 2004-07-14 the children of God need your help: how do you go about it? Best define the problem, or, say, part of it: 6,000 a day in Africa alone, ...
  • 2004-07-13 From the Department of Unexpected Announcements: The United States plans to take the unprecedented step of cutting all military aid and some economic...
  • 2004-07-13 what'd I miss: doesn't look like much, judging from Jim Henley's blog all I missed by taking a break was the Spider...
  • 2004-06-24 yeesh: it's been a slow 22 news days, I'm convinced they've just got stock footage of bombing wreckage play...
  • 2004-06-02 meet your new prime minister: Iyad Allawi: Allawi, the founder of Iraqi National Accord (INA), is a former Ba'athist and an ex-m...
  • 2004-06-02 clearer ombudsmanisms: this debate, and WaPo ombudsman Getler's sycophantic performance: "After 9/11, there was virtually...
  • 2004-05-29 haiti: the SF Bay View is host to a dispute between eyewitnesses of demonstrations on May 18th in Haiti and...
  • 2004-05-26 Untitled: I listened to Bush's speech the other night, and after considerable drinking and listening to poets ...
  • 2004-05-21 Untitled: Juan Cole, Mr. No Moral Compass and our nominee for Bad News Harbinger of the Year, puts the hammer ...
  • 2004-05-20 Untitled: May actually qualify as "defense of democracy"....
  • 2004-05-20 Saturday, May 22nd: we're holding a fundraiser to send a child to Camp Heartland - a program that serves children living...
  • 2004-05-19 palestinian mlks: I always hear stuff like this when I get into these conversations: if only they had a Ghandi, or who...
  • 2004-05-18 Supporting Human Rights and Democracy: The US record 2003-2004: which press account on this report's release contains more levels of irony, Xinhuanet ("US report a...
  • 2004-05-18 View from the ground: no comment. Plus: more crimes against humanity, paid for by my tax dollars - maybe I'll just stop m...
  • 2004-05-14 Where's the outrage?: no need to state anything outside the obvious: intra-religious civil-war advocate al-Zarqawi has kil...
  • 2004-05-13 Sudan: first draft on this bugger, there's still a lot of reading to do. We prefer to refrain from passing...
  • 2004-05-12 news to me: "the EverQuest platinum piece was worth about one cent U.S. — higher than the Japanese yen or the It...
  • 2004-05-10 Untitled: "There is a tendency among anti-globalisers to demonise captains of industry But ... the problem wi...
  • 2004-05-10 the sadist in all of us: doesn't come out without a good kick in the pants: There are all these studies that psychologists ...
  • 2004-05-10 abu grhaib in my backyard: an America Bush should try to be more familiar with: Evidence of the systematic torture of suspect...
  • 2004-05-07 good question : All I can think about is the universal outrage when the former government showed pictures of Americ...
  • 2004-05-07 these also are american values: "A lot of people here think they ought to just blow up the whole of Iraq," Colleen Kesner said. ...
  • 2004-05-06 Untitled: "where was the world's outrage when mass graves, rape and torture rooms and other evidence of Saddam...
  • 2004-05-05 obliterate democracy: obliterate the freedom of assembly, obliterate obliterate obliterate. In the small town Hilla, an ...
  • 2004-05-05 where's the anti-war movement: everywhere: Nader now calls for withdrawing U.S. forces from Iraq within six months -- a position ...
  • 2004-05-05 abu ghraib: ARTICLE 15-6 INVESTIGATION OF THE 800th MILITARY POLICE BRIGADESECRET/NO FOREIGN DISSEMINATION Than...
  • 2004-05-04 "What's the point of being the greatest, most powerful nation in the world and not having an imperial role?": I know Cheney doesn't embrace the word, but these guys are all endorsing the same policies, so are w...
  • 2004-05-03 ikenberry jam: " Unfortunately, Johnson offers no coherent theory of why the United States seeks empire. ... There...
  • 2004-04-30 jason burke: go read him if you haven't already....
  • 2004-04-30 New Boss Same as the Old Boss: disgusting. dissappointing. update 5/3/2004: saw Tim O'Brien speak at the Chicago library over the...
  • 2004-04-27 uzbekistan and the human connections of military colonization: The villagers began experiencing difficulties almost from the moment US forces began using the base...
  • 2004-04-27 don't hate the nader, hate the game: this is pretty funny. I'm not particularly inclined to agree but I am sympathetic. An ugly old hor...
  • 2004-04-26 note to self: the cold war is over, isn't it?...
  • 2004-04-26 Untitled: Narconews smells a coup in Bolivia....
  • 2004-04-22 "If liberal hawks had wings and bore black feathers, few of them would be clever enough to be crows": Armed Liberal spends an inordinate amount of time confusing the difference between violent extremist...
  • 2004-04-22 funny because it's true: The whole issue of questions from the audience at the Associated Press annual luncheon was a runnin...
  • 2004-04-21 haiti, assessing the damage: 1,500 people murdered since February 29th, with at least 1,000 of these actually taking place on or...
  • 2004-04-21 "Patronage and oligarchy are the same the world over": via the Center for Investigative Reporting, NPR's Marketplace, and the Economist: in "a reconstructi...
  • 2004-04-21 nepotism: someone nameless on high appoints Ahmed Chalabi's nephew to preside over Saddam tribunal....
  • 2004-04-20 note to self: "An extensive search reveals little evidence that countries joining or belonging to the GATT/WTO hav...
  • 2004-04-19 Untitled: Hm. I'm rather taken aback by the vulgarity of the discussion in the comments thread. But Newman h...
  • 2004-04-19 it's the women who face the brunt of the system - exploited by pimps, agents, customers, police and jail authorities": The police have managed to draw a profile of some of the girls arrested over the past few months. W...
  • 2004-04-15 Untitled: Aristocratic heir to the journalistic practices of the Kuomintang state propaganda organ and Clinton...
  • 2004-04-14 "the terrorists are seeing the advance of freedom and reform": Indeed, and judging from their press conferences they're terrified. The Christian Science Monitor o...
  • 2004-04-14 another first: President W was the first US president to officially endorse the phrase "Palestinian state" (though,...
  • 2004-04-13 they are going as they are going: If Kerry is set on staying in Iraq he should tap the old man to replace Bremer. ...
  • 2004-04-12 ham fisted publicity stunts: HRW, in prelude to the Mubarak BBQ down at the ranch, wanted Bush to publically insist on reform. T...
  • 2004-04-12 Untitled: My problem with sentiments like "We are trying to create a radically different state" is that "we" a...
  • 2004-04-12 listen, o peasants: $40 billion in back-pay is really nothing, see: Nicholas Lardy, a China expert at the Institute fo...
  • 2004-04-11 Untitled: When I was 16 I spent the summer working at a grocers giving the piped muzak psychedelic band names,...
  • 2004-04-10 the historical document with no actionable content: warned of Al Qaeda hijackings, august 6th, 2004. If it did not warn of the 9/11 plot it was because...
  • 2004-04-10 "We kept impressing this on Higher, and they just couldn’t get that through their heads. What the fuck good are they?: the answer, judging from the latest posts from the CPA's blogging propaganda organ, is none at all. ...
  • 2004-04-08 somebody get John McCain on the phone: there's a marine commander in Fallujah making comparisons to Vietnam. How inappropriate, we should ...
  • 2004-04-08 new boss same as the old boss: see billmon....
  • 2004-04-07 "all the mosques, Sunni and Shi'a alike, are calling for Jihad": I suppose it would be considered lacking in nuance to nuke all the mosques....
  • 2004-04-07 two score and seven days ago in Brazil: The documents and cables refer to the coup forces as "the democratic rebellion." After General Cast...
  • 2004-04-07 enforceable core ILO labor rights: the bilateral agreement with Jordan has them, the FTAA pretends to have them, the drafters of CAFTA ...
  • 2004-04-07 and the children made barricades: there might be an easy way out of this, it's a crazy idea I know, but they're called "elections", an...
  • 2004-04-06 you can't eat plutonium, and other myths: some interesting reading on the North Korean famine from Jane's Intelligence Review....
  • 2004-04-06 insourcing: see this: ...
  • 2004-04-06 Untitled: I'm having a little trouble telling the statements of Muqtada al-Sadr from the statements of George ...
  • 2004-04-05 Untitled: "Sixty years of Western nations excusing and accommodating the lack of freedom in the Middle East d...
  • 2004-04-05 they call this sovereignty?: 'power transfer' my ass, it's not much more than a handover of paper-work. security after 30 June w...
  • 2004-04-05 ones to talk: The latest issue of the Economist suggests that "the anti-globalisation movement has lent ideas to c...
  • 2004-04-04 Fascism lives on in Picayune!: "Send in the Marines. Send them in to kill or capture every last person in that place and then send ...
  • 2004-04-04 madrid bombers become suicide bombers: making jim henley's april fools joke kind of creepy, in the sense that it should be read in oppositi...
  • 2004-04-02 another herculian effort to address nothing: imaginary magical faries will weave fuzzy blankies of bliss for worried workers .... numbers pulled ...
  • 2004-04-02 fallujah and the lofty pinnacles of america's editorial boards [*]: "Even the most starry-eyed should now realize that we have committed this nation to a very tough st...
  • 2004-04-02 air america - minor talking point: for all I know Republicans in Utah had instant runoff voting, but what does this have to do with Die...
  • 2004-04-01 o'reilly declares final solution: jesus h christ, it's a bit too much like walking into last night's South Park. Where was all this i...
  • 2004-03-31 instalogic: when the UN finds a black box from a plane they didn't shoot down it makes the UN responsible for ge...
  • 2004-03-31 Untitled: Read this, then read this, so as to ponder the horizon. You cannot defeat terror with terror. You ...
  • 2004-03-29 Untitled: "It is easy to lose sight of the fact that imperialism does not exist to enrich the periphery. Ther...
  • 2004-03-29 Untitled: the grotesquely amusing: Gulf Oil, as the company was then known, first discovered oil in Angola's...
  • 2004-03-29 Untitled: In Tashkent, female suicide bombers carried out two attacks in the first such incidents in the Uzbek...
  • 2004-03-29 note to self: Clarke is saying that Clinton had institutionalized a set of governmental routines for dealing with...
  • 2004-03-26 "Agricultural policies all over the world can be the life or death of our farmers. Do they get a vote in your polities?": gee, I wonder. Let's read today's news: Parliamentary Secretary for Food and Agriculture Rajab Al...
  • 2004-03-24 wow: brought to you by the reinvention of cheap labor: progress never stops. Via max. The tax cuts are ...
  • 2004-03-24 iran offers to de-rogue: Hindsight being what it is there probably should have been more rapprochement with Iran after the re...
  • 2004-03-24 Untitled: Juan Cole explains why Israel is such a valuable ally....
  • 2004-03-23 oregon county bans all marriages - period: no, not the Onion. I'm proud to see Oregon elevate the general level of debate on this most topical...
  • 2004-03-23 raining on the parade: peace as spectacle and an article from the ISW on the state of the labour movement. We need to do s...
  • 2004-03-22 haiti: a coup ain't over til it's over. Step one: sieze power. Step two: purge the opposition. Update 3...
  • 2004-03-21 Untitled: I may actually take a hammer to my TV set the next time a commentator from the Heritage Foundation s...
  • 2004-03-19 right tackle: Every indication I've seen from John Kerry is that he's really going to run to the right of Bush on ...
  • 2004-03-19 this is too good: via Cursor, "In a morning meeting on Wednesday, Mr. Bremer warned the Iraqi leaders that they risked...
  • 2004-03-19 Untitled: Asia Times has an interview with one of our targets in Afghan-Pak border areas, "the last safe haven...
  • 2004-03-19 Untitled: I was watching some show on CNNfn the other night, husband and wife team I think, and they had on th...
  • 2004-03-18 perennial marches, perennial war: some suggestions for your anti-occupation march (I'm planning on this one) for what marches are wort...
  • 2004-03-18 Untitled: Well this is rather a tasteless illustration of reality: the PP said it went to Iraq to help promo...
  • 2004-03-17 Equatorial Guinea coup prevented: Late as always. The Sunday Herald says the plot, led by a former British SAS member, intended to ins...
  • 2004-03-17 Section 301: the AFL-CIO has filed for free association in China under the 1974 Trade Act. ...
  • 2004-03-17 madrid: very little to say, outside the fact that it's horrible and, at least for me and everybody I know, v...
  • 2004-03-15 Known Knowns: I thought this guy wasn't going to go campaigning so he could focus on his job. Apparently his job ...
  • 2004-03-15 Untitled: Remote control puppets! How cool is that? Where do I get one? ...
  • 2004-03-14 Untitled: the "productivity miracle" is also partly a statistical quirk. A significant portion of what we "im...
  • 2004-03-13 trade and income distribution: my weekend joy reading has largely consisted of econ texts (Adam Smith on trade, if I remember corre...
  • 2004-03-12 Untitled: DeLong has often argued to the effect that "So long as lost jobs are balanced by new ones, the overa...
  • 2004-03-12 Jesus was so cool, no wonder there are so many Christians: He could have played guitar better than Hendrix. At long last, a decent goddam review of The Passio...
  • 2004-03-11 From the Dept. of Screwing Afghanistan: via James Ingalls, founding director of the Afghan Women’s Mission, a U.S.-based nonprofit organizat...
  • 2004-03-11 Untitled: Yearning for the success of the American example, Morris now criticizes Israel’s first prime minis...
  • 2004-03-11 Untitled: In fact, Libyan representatives offered to surrender WMD programmes more than four years ago, in the...
  • 2004-03-11 Untitled: From the International Crisis Group, a.k.a. Liberal Hawk Inc., the offices of Soros, Brzezinski, and...
  • 2004-03-10 no president has done more for human rights, etc: another for his long list of achievements, the third largest recipient of US military aid in the wor...
  • 2004-03-09 what "pointless military programs": 'most of them' would be the curt answer, but for those enthralled by Rumsfeld's "military transforma...
  • 2004-03-09 Stiff your creditors, I say: correctomundo, maybe "let your creditors screw themselves" - when it's almost entirely the creditor'...
  • 2004-03-08 Untitled: If Russia is more then norm than the exception it tells you something about the norm....
  • 2004-03-08 "There are no longer any democratic violations to criticise because there is no longer any democracy": I'm prone to agree with Chuck Rangel, with or without the supposed "kidnapping": the 2004 coup in Ha...
  • 2004-03-05 anti-terrorism in an age of moral clarity: this is their "al-Qaeda-Saddam link", in all its absurd glory. This isn't foreign policy, it's the ...
  • 2004-03-05 getting themselves a serious foreign policy: I'm assuming Mr. Totten would consider the rebounding hilarity DeLong offers us as laughably unserio...
  • 2004-03-05 labor in haiti - screwed no matter who: the opposition on labour rights. Plus: Caricom endorses call for UN-lead investigation into the cou...
  • 2004-03-05 what max said: heard this on the drive to work, a meager 21,000 new jobs (granted to the lowly working public purel...
  • 2004-03-03 how I stopped loving the bomb and learned to worry: I just heard on the radio about this little, semi-alarmist riff on nuclear postures in the post-cold...
  • 2004-03-03 democracy by foreign appointment: having fomented a coup against the elected president of Haiti because he wasn't democratic enough to...
  • 2004-03-02 rebels promise to arrest Hatian PM, and other stories: ST. MARC, Haiti -- While crowds celebrated 60 miles away in the capital, a mob marched down the mai...
  • 2004-03-02 the tyrant: lyn duff attempts to deal with the media's narrative arch on Aristide: How then to reconcile Titid...
  • 2004-03-02 dennis miller: I've been watching his show a lot, and for how intelligent the guy is supposed to be I'm somewhat as...
  • 2004-03-01 To the Editors of the Christian Science Monitor: Bite me. But the biggest blame for this crisis lies with Aristide himself who, despite his populi...
  • 2004-02-29 oil for fantasy art: there appears to be a lot of chatter about the report that Saddam was skimming oil for food money si...
  • 2004-02-29 another victory for democracy: ex-junta wins standoff, Aristide 'flees' "reportedly driven to the airport under US military escort"...
  • 2004-02-29 'unfair elections', etc.: when at least 80% of a voting population is determined to vote for a single candidate then I guess, ...
  • 2004-02-28 the 'establishment' in foreign policy: Jim Henley links to a fine article in Mother Jones that explains how one core Bush administration po...
  • 2004-02-27 democratizing the caribbean: Haiti's lawyer: US Is Arming Anti-Aristide Paramilitaries, Calls For UN Peacekeepers. Or read it in...
  • 2004-02-26 Untitled: absurd. The ruling from OFAC from last September argues that any translation or editing of material...
  • 2004-02-26 hamid karzai - consultant for UNOCAL: a democrat in the house of reps last night, on C-SPAN, made this claim. Best I can find via google ...
  • 2004-02-26 we is winning the war of ideas: rather, we already won, and other sundry observations for past and future reference. Pew findings ...
  • 2004-02-25 government lies, soldiers get screwed: there is further evidence that the Bush administration had committed to the war in February of 2002,...
  • 2004-02-25 "no one can say with any certainty what constitutes a dangerous level of warming": the Pentagon has apparently given the President a verdict on some resent research: A secret report,...
  • 2004-02-24 Untitled: The AFL-CIO is still taking U.S. Government money from USAID and NED, but provided no amounts from e...
  • 2004-02-23 Untitled: FPF says that Milosevic may get an acquittal on genocide charges, more or less for the reasons poise...
  • 2004-02-22 how to sell land reform to a capitalist: apparently you first establish that you're more of a capitalist than the mark, who you deride in the...
  • 2004-02-21 Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski: took early retirement from an analyst post in the Pentagon February of last year, where she worked a...
  • 2004-02-19 tax me if you can: anti... corporate... rage... seething.... a couple notes on the appropriate response: Corporate A...
  • 2004-02-19 ever read the Lincoln-Douglas debates?: It's a bizarre experience when you figure its an example of what political debate looked like little...
  • 2004-02-18 "He is, right now, the free and fairly elected President of Haiti.": says Powell, "We have a serious humanitarian problem there now." Powell has presented us with two p...
  • 2004-02-17 offshoring is good for you: but it's not, but it's good for Indians, can't we all be good little altruists now? From a bunch of...
  • 2004-02-12 Americana in Arabic: Juan Cole is trying to take over for the USIA, which in a time of talk about dialogue and hearts and...
  • 2004-02-12 never have so few lead so many to be so wrong: except the last time they did the same thing. Happens I've been perusing Tom Gervasi's texts on the...
  • 2004-02-05 New-Zealanding Iraq: yes indeedy, whole nations turned into Hollywood-themed amusement parks, what could be more cultural...
  • 2004-02-04 From the Dept. of Forgetting Afghanistan: it's a mess, roughly big enough that we can't afford to fix it and be in Iraq at the same time, but ...
  • 2004-02-03 batten down the uzbek: Talib Yakubov heads the local Human Rights Society of Uzbekistan. He says the move is part of a pro...
  • 2004-02-03 of state-sponsored terrorism: from the Congressional Record: February 2, 2004 (Senate) Page S337-S341. First, much of the censor...
  • 2004-02-03 seattle wto protest settles out of court: a small victory for free speech. The protesters, who were illegally arrested without probable cause...
  • 2004-02-03 1975-Present: Morocco: another notch in the timeline. In 1974 Spain began the process of decolonization in Western Sahara...
  • 2004-02-02 hanoi kerry: One is bound to come across attacks on John Kerry similar to this one [*] that feed off continued id...
  • 2004-02-01 Untitled: It's always fun to see the Financial Times get in on the no blood for oil essays....
  • 2004-01-30 "It is like being betrayed and bitten by a pet dog you trusted.": One almost feels sorry for the politicians who have been bet up the river and have lost the pot, onl...
  • 2004-01-23 Untitled: 92%: Percentage of Iraq's urban areas that had access to drinkable water a year ago 60%: Percentag...
  • 2004-01-21 "We should never occupy countries to extract their natural resources.": I mean, for crying out loud, what kind of person could support such a policy? Thank goodness I've n...
  • 2004-01-16 crackheads and apricots: The context - and the relevant significance of - this bizzaro conversation was summed up neatly toda...
  • 2004-01-15 we is winning the war on terror - or - terror gets more "desperate": By far the greatest defect in the "global cavalry" strategy, however, is that it accentuates Washin...
  • 2004-01-15 the energy "crisis": At the costs projected by Alpine Power Co, $87 billion would buy 192,904 windmills. The total resul...
  • 2004-01-14 Untitled: The US is now in the position of imposing on the Iraqi public, including the 50% who are women, a t...
  • 2004-01-13 "more than the first three years of vietnam": the press finally got someone in to see them return home from the war, and, as a sidenote, more have...
  • 2004-01-12 Untitled: ...
  • 2004-01-12 Untitled: From the very beginning, there was a conviction, that Saddam Hussein was a bad person and that he ...
  • 2004-01-08 Plans for Iraqi "sovereignty" this summer: include passing military base rights onto the occupier before a legitimate sovereign is established....
  • 2004-01-08 police brutality in miami: dru directs us to an article from the miami herald where a retired circuit judge remarks that he per...
  • 2004-01-08 chronically red-necked: the US and Argentina come to blows over Argetina's relations with accused 'bioweapons superpower' Cu...
  • 2004-01-08 Untitled: three Texans due to be sentenced for role in bioweapons terror plot - USG does not take steps to pre...
  • 2004-01-08 'trust us, we're the government': The Carnegie Endowment has released a report on the politicization of intelligence in the runup to t...
  • 2004-01-08 the lofty pinnacles of conservative journalism: in the 1990�s both Mr. Will and Mr. Buckley were on the receiving end of Lord Black�s financial...
  • 2004-01-07 Untitled: Prior attempts to coerce Libya had proven ineffective: U.S. air strikes in 1986 only enhanced Qadda...
  • 2004-01-05 Untitled: Under some rather undemocratic circumstances Afghanistan's loya jirga has made the final approval of...
  • 2004-01-05 when I say out: I mean out. Removing US troops next summer while leaving a CIA run secret police apparatus behind d...
  • 2003-12-19 How?: suddenly 53% think Saddam was "personally involved" with 9/11, again, up from lows of 43%. 10% of t...
  • 2003-12-17 saddamhussein.com: is still available, maybe I should rent it and explain this. Yeesh....
  • 2003-12-17 the discussion on law & justice in post-hussein iraq: this morning C-SPAN broadcast a talk hosted by the neo-con American Enterprise Institute, and on the...
  • 2003-12-16 Untitled: I now grok the Chechen war....
  • 2003-12-16 Untitled: At 5:55, two hours and 55 minutes after the roll call had begun - twice as long as any previous vot...
  • 2003-12-15 riding to china on a mountain of bones: I keep thinking I've seen the end to new additions, at least major ones, but here's another one I wa...
  • 2003-12-14 woo: now you know the tyrant isn't coming back, but you still have 150,000 foreign troops sitting in your...
  • 2003-12-13 further circumflections in the torture trade: as already noted here countries known to use physical torture recieve unknown numbers of human impor...
  • 2003-12-12 the logic of conquest: is guns and butter. To paraphrase: the Europeans that haven't spilt blood for the new American cent...
  • 2003-12-11 in their own words: We've seen the benefits of free trade and lived through the disasters of protectionism. Tonight I as...
  • 2003-12-11 "we don't do body counts": and we won't let you do them. Apparently the Iraqis "didn't pay the price of admission" either - or...
  • 2003-12-10 the military-industrial-congressional-media-k-street complex: or the gradual buildup of habitual modes of threat inflation as an innate response to the diminishin...
  • 2003-12-09 spam spam lovely spam: Robert Greene of the Economist, writing in the New Republic, apparently doesn't think it an accurate...
  • 2003-12-09 new boss same as the old boss: at $20,000 per school Betchel Corp., managing a no-bid contract it earned from its close ties with t...
  • 2003-12-09 From the Dept. of Forgetting Afghanistan: Operation Avalanche, in southern and eastern Afghanistan, "is the largest we have ever designed," ...
  • 2003-12-08 life is like a box of chocolates, terror is as terror does, and other observations: far as we can remember strategic hamlets worked last time; agent orange dioxin is good for you - or ...
  • 2003-12-07 got oil?: in what must be the capitalist analog to a communist country exporting grain in the midst of a mass ...
  • 2003-12-05 the patsy and the madman: "The obstacles, of course, are that -- well, for one thing, I don't see how you can have a vote unti...
  • 2003-12-04 Untitled: CalPundit gets on mah bus. Welcome aboard and may the Whitehouse follow....
  • 2003-12-03 the past and future history of your imperial project: let's string together some reading Juan Cole has generously provided for us today: Iraqi political p...
  • 2003-12-03 "the protesters did oppose trade, that is certainly how many were perceived by the media": Let's unpack that statement: Without any supporting data in a report headlined "Support for Free Tr...
  • 2003-12-03 regulating IT security: wouldn't it make more sense to just go open source? No need to meddle with the information technolo...
  • 2003-12-02 "An Extraordinary Failure to Serve the Ends of Justice": from the report of the House Committee on Government Reform, November 20, 2003: Federal law enforc...
  • 2003-12-02 childhood vaccinations linked to mercury poisoning and spread of autism: In 1985, four of the shots recommended for infants in their first 18 months contained thimerosal. B...
  • 2003-12-02 the hollow khmer-chomsky: the brief of it: Keith Windschuttle's The Hypocrasy of Noam Chomsky also briefly describes this sam...
  • 2003-12-01 the hollow PR campaign: talked to my mom (a.k.a. "Middle America") over Thanksgiving and I guess the PR must have gobbled up...
  • 2003-12-01 the hollow middle-east conflict: today Cursor points out the upcoming meeting for the "Geneva Accord" peace plan for the Israel-Pales...
  • 2003-12-01 the hollow cold war: Stephen Kinzer, also in the Sunday NYT, discusses a historical conference in Chicago, some of which...
  • 2003-12-01 the hollow economy: I was away from my desk yesterday and had to buy my news on paper. I ended up with the Sunday NYT, ...
  • 2003-11-29 the problem, due respect and all: is that you can't hope to engage in discussion of policy with people who can't get their facts strai...
  • 2003-11-26 Untitled: Isn't it interesting that a few small percentage points here and there--third- quarter GDP showed a...
  • 2003-11-26 Pathetic wastes of city taxes: the largest crackdown on jaywalking in the city's history, I suppose. Very effective....
  • 2003-11-26 the numbers that shape your agricultural subsidies: 842 million people go hungry worlwide, 1/7th of humanity is malnourished....
  • 2003-11-25 "albiet deplorable": Morgan Stanley doesn't seem to note anything wrong with "a new and potentially lasting bias toward j...
  • 2003-11-25 the numbers that shape your imperial conquest: the Brookings Institution's Iraq Index is an interesting piece of work, though they don't cite sourc...
  • 2003-11-25 He's no Smedley Butler: this General Franks is too quick to the jackboots. Defend democracy you say? Making the world saf...
  • 2003-11-24 Untitled: remind me to not attend KKK initiations: have you ever tried getting paintball dye out of fresh line...
  • 2003-11-23 cointelpro resurgent: "The FBI has collected extensive information on the tactics, training and organization of anti-war ...
  • 2003-11-22 georgia: undergoing some interesting developments. Ballot stuffing disputes (not to be confused with those o...
  • 2003-11-22 Walking down the street without a permit? Such savages, these Anarchists!: the FTAA has issued their third draft agreement from their Intercontinental Hotel or some such in Mi...
  • 2003-11-20 From the Dept. of Forgetting Afghanistan: Paul O'Brien, advocacy officer at aid agency CARE, estimates there was a monthly average of 10 to ...
  • 2003-11-20 greed is good: greed is god, and it's really all your fault for submitting to a culture of passive compliance, not ...
  • 2003-11-19 international trade patterns in torture: seem to have strange circumflections around Washington, as is old news by now if one tracks down spo...
  • 2003-11-18 china: another japan?: the great deal of unintelligible flap in the cable news about China and the trade deficit reminds me...
  • 2003-11-18 Untitled: Tacitus points out that razing suspects' homes on a minute notice is wrong. It's another form of co...
  • 2003-11-17 the problem of irresponsible power: Cosma Shalizi has a brilliant solution to it. :P...
  • 2003-11-17 the backchannel peace deal: is absurd bullshit. Saddam was prostratng himself before the masters back in September 2002, throug...
  • 2003-11-13 Khodorkovsky: what this business is all about. Brief and bitter, just the way we like it. Khodorkovsky's philant...
  • 2003-11-13 C is for Corporatist, P is for Party, A is for Apparatus: The self-imposed CPA gag rule that we pointed out last July has successfully re-ordered the new Iraq...
  • 2003-11-12 From the Dept. of Forgetting Afghanistan: US officials assure Afghanistan not forgotten; on November 3rd the proposed constitution was made pu...
  • 2003-11-12 Untitled: The medact estimate of 22,000-55,000 casualties during the war, pointed out by Juan Cole and Cursor ...
  • 2003-11-12 unthinkably roundabout patterns in conflict inflation: In other words, ethnic cleansing, although the preferred term in Israeli policy debate is "transfer...
  • 2003-11-10 Untitled: The Old Guard has not been deployed abroad since Vietnam....
  • 2003-11-07 "You are either with us or against us": is, I understand, a verbatim quote from V.L. Lenin. The logical fallacy of the policy with respect ...
  • 2003-11-07 Untitled: I had an old Ford Fermont back in highschool, it got 2 tenths mile a ton. Makes ya think. ...
  • 2003-11-07 The FBI: plays international spy games and then covers them up. This is, of course, activity a whee bit outs...
  • 2003-11-07 Yales Brightest Student of History: that B was an unusually high score for Bush, but he must have bribed his professors: "In the trenc...
  • 2003-11-06 01: So Howard Dean said that he wanted Bo and Luke Duke to be his voters, except he didn't go so far by ...
  • 2003-11-04 Untitled: poor bugger, can't install mozilla and live pop-up free. And who the hell is still doing "this Ed-M...
  • 2003-11-04 into the blackbox - rob-georgia.zip: and the voting habits of 310,000 Texans. I'm reading Bev Harris' book on blackbox voting. Some very...
  • 2003-11-03 "If we have to, we just mow the whole place down, see what happens." --Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) suggesting policy alternatives for the Iraq occupation, 10/29/2003: He is, of course, suggesting what in the past has often been a highly successful strategy. No doub...
  • 2003-10-30 gulags: this somehow brings back fond memories of Stalin: in a prison system where vast proportions of the i...
  • 2003-10-30 Untitled: The Project for Defense Alternatives estimates Iraq war casualties at 11-15,000 for the invasion. A...
  • 2003-10-30 US Government develops lethal new viruses at US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, Maryland.: "The new virus kills all mice even if they have been given antiviral drugs as well as a vaccine that...
  • 2003-10-29 "If we wanted their oil, we'd just go and take it": remember that one? I do. While looking for something completely unrelated I ran across an old CATO...
  • 2003-10-29 Untitled: The Commonwealth Institute's Project on Defense Alternatives lays out casualty statistics for the fi...
  • 2003-10-27 Untitled: Two of my favorite canidates finally get some respect....
  • 2003-10-27 cooperating in the war on terror: means protecting terrorists who target Cuba. This is old news, apparently, but I only just learned ...
  • 2003-10-27 free trade: means always being able to replace an illegal export subsidy with an even bigger legal one: The t...
  • 2003-10-24 we have comments: the server finally has some room on the harddisk, so bitch all you want....
  • 2003-10-23 Untitled: 'Gosh', the pilgrim's critics pointed out. 'Factories. Schools. Hospitals. We have those here.' Qui...
  • 2003-10-23 iraq's new cleptocrats: in the CPA bury $4 billion in Iraqi blood money in a "financial blackhole"....
  • 2003-10-23 this would seem to make sense: While there's no doubt that malpractice insurance is getting more expensive across the board--about ...
  • 2003-10-21 a babbling idiot: "Together," he told his audience, "our soldiers liberated the Philippines from colonial rule." This...
  • 2003-10-20 Untitled: For seven months, Tiger Force soldiers moved across the Central Highlands, killing scores of unarmed...
  • 2003-10-20 leading the war on homelessness: Last week the Israeli army's incursion into Rafah - the largest since the beginning of the intifada ...
  • 2003-10-20 bout damned time: Mr. Bremer said, " `I need the money so bad we have to move off our principled opposition to the int...
  • 2003-10-17 "The most repulsive thing to all men is gratitude": 11 soldiers and three Marines have committed suicide in Iraq, and another 12 deaths are under invest...
  • 2003-10-17 "How can there be inaccuracy in comedy?": A defense akin to Limbaugh's 'I'm just an entertainer'. I know academics can be dry, but at least t...
  • 2003-10-17 America's Christian Mujahideen: People with an imaginary friend that is bigger than my imaginary friend scare me. I do find it some...
  • 2003-10-17 addenum: to the earlier post: the Saudi government detained 150-300 demonstraters at the country's first huma...
  • 2003-10-16 "Just ask people who have been there.": which is why congressional Democrats were prohibited from visiting Iraq, I suppose. Things must be ...
  • 2003-10-14 Why I Left Catholicism, Ad Infinitum: I had some hope when they finally apologized, sort of, for stringing Gallileo up. I thought liberat...
  • 2003-10-14 Why are we here: because a bunch of policy wonks got tied up with insane imperial ambitions whose particular brand of...
  • 2003-10-13 "Nobody is talking about dates, and that worries us.": They need worry no more, the US is bulldozing the date palm groves of Iraqis who won't talk. This ...
  • 2003-10-13 How generous and great is the wise king: tossing this kind of swill out while the Saudi state is issuing death-threats to reformers. It's a ...
  • 2003-10-13 Untitled: This is rather fascinating, were you to be at all interested in either Langston Hughes or Central As...
  • 2003-10-11 Untitled: Both the Red Cross and high US officials have stepped up criticism of the indefinite detention of su...
  • 2003-10-11 Support the troops: don't ask them to shill propaganda out to American media. Just say it like it is: It would be ha...
  • 2003-10-10 "unmitigated sympathy for drug abusers": I'll admit to it, and I hope that some day this society manages to put together some semblance of a ...
  • 2003-10-04 cubs 2, braves 1: "The white race deems itself to be the dominant superior race in this country, and so it is in prest...
  • 2003-10-03 "No option is ruled out for PKK’s eradication from northern Iraq. Everything is in." : Lovely to see that conflict moving along again, and with enthusiastic US support. It's just like ol...
  • 2003-10-02 Potomac, MD: Who do you think you are to be criticizing President Bush and his Administration during wartime? Th...
  • 2003-10-02 war is the health of a "favorable climate": Lobbyists cited two key developments over the past two months that created a more favorable climate...
  • 2003-09-28 Untitled: Jude Wanniski, via the coordinator of the British based Iraqi Freedom Party, reports 37,137 Iraqi ci...
  • 2003-09-28 "They say you're crazy/'cause you not crazy enough/ to kneel when told to kneel . . . /'cause you expose their madness.": your police state at work. ...
  • 2003-09-26 Edward Said: he was one of the better writers on the left. I come up dry trying to think of a contemporary of hi...
  • 2003-09-26 The Responsibility Cycle: apparently follows the business cycle. Which is to say that poverty rates are up, again, putting an...
  • 2003-09-26 Math is hard: According to Powell Saddam was "unable to project conventional power against his neighbours", nor "a...
  • 2003-09-25 Untitled: I have a long entry on the politics of ethanol waiting in the wings that is closely related to this ...
  • 2003-09-25 Untitled: Something about this discussion I found verging on the surreal. It seems to have absolutely no rela...
  • 2003-09-25 going to houston to get me some pants: "It's hard to exaggerate the impact of three decades of crippling under-investment by Saddam Hussei...
  • 2003-09-24 Ethnic Kurds in Turkey - What's In a Name?: some more minor progress after decades of cultural genocide and ethnic cleansing: the legal restrict...
  • 2003-09-23 And the Powell comes tumbling down: via video footage of Powell speaking in Cairo on February 24, 2001, aired a night ago on British tel...
  • 2003-09-21 Bruce Springsteen: who can single-handedly prove one's "patriotic credibility", has lately been calling to impeach Bush...
  • 2003-09-20 Wesley Clark: is an "Indian tax-and-spend neo-lib opportunist grandstanding traitorous anti-American self-promotin...
  • 2003-09-19 the reasonable alliance: Israel is such a valuable ally: everytime we go to war in the region we have to insist that it not a...
  • 2003-09-19 Prancing down the road to hell: A survey on Afghanistan reports that a mere 1 percent of necessary reconstruction has been completed...
  • 2003-09-04 Untitled: Just before I went on hiatus for a couple weeks at the end of August an Uzbek court sentenced in a c...
  • 2003-09-03 Untitled: When asked how they see themselves in 20 years, most answered "buried." ...
  • 2003-08-16 Untitled: Dwell lovingly on how a handful of hacked votes could swing the outcome in a close race to the advan...
  • 2003-08-15 When the lights go out in the rest of the world: What do our cousins say? They're playing in the sun and having fun fun fun Til daddy takes the gun ...
  • 2003-08-13 Untitled: "The Post didn't get everything right. Its main false note was a number of stories, often partly bli...
  • 2003-08-07 Dodge City: Sawicky sites approvingly this article by Edward Luttwak. There's a shorter reg. free available her...
  • 2003-07-31 Guerilla War: n. The oppresssion, brutalization, and slaughter of brown people. [syn: Nation-Building, Counter-In...
  • 2003-07-29 Killing You is a Very Easy Thing For Us: in a country where rape is more a lifestyle than a crime and parliamentary procedure includes striki...
  • 2003-07-24 Absurdism as the letter W: apparently it isn't yet commonly remembered that Iraq offered unconditional re-entry of UN inspector...
  • 2003-07-22 some things to sing about: the Palestinian cease-fire is holding, the IDF's is not. Meanwhile, we're holding 13 year olds at o...
  • 2003-07-21 Untitled: I remember someone somewhere once asking whether or not Canada was part of this supposed thing that ...
  • 2003-07-18 Untitled: What the hell, meet your friendly neighborhood gestapo. By which I mean not so much the FBI, but th...
  • 2003-07-18 Untitled: "For savvy observers, the lying about weapons of mass destruction is only a passing fad - the real s...
  • 2003-07-17 broken merchandise: We broke Iraq a long time ago, along with numerous other countries, and have never gone out of our w...
  • 2003-07-15 right of return: what better topic to enflame people with: a Palestinian scholar found that most Palestinian refugees...
  • 2003-07-14 Untitled: Who Bremer appointed to the "Governing" Council in Iraq...
  • 2003-07-14 That's American justice for you: plead guiltly or die....
  • 2003-07-13 Bullshitgate: I reckon the CIA must have lost the game of paper rock scissors, since Tenet took a stumble over yel...
  • 2003-07-11 The American behemoth awakens: or maybe "tosses and turns in its sleep" would be more accurate. According to this poll [pdf] a maj...
  • 2003-07-11 From the Dept. of Forgetting Afghanistan: UN asks for more aid, American General asks for more aid, booming opium trade generates $100 million...
  • 2003-07-11 schrodinger's vote: P6 - not to be confused with K9, sonic screwdrivers, or hot time-travelling companions - directed me...
  • 2003-07-10 To the tune of John Ray-esque histrionics: What do you call it when a military invasion opens access to a foreign market for politically-connec...
  • 2003-07-09 Three pro-reform activists from the Office to Consolidate Unity have been kidnapped in Iran: by armed Islamist "vigilantes", after cancelling protests scheduled for today because of a ban impos...
  • 2003-07-07 the "opposition" on foreign policy: Howard Dean, the Likudnik. The more I read about him the more I'm convinced the guy will just dive ...
  • 2003-07-07 Untitled: Bush was never in the real military and never lived in a war zone, and can't stop talking like a ri...
  • 2003-07-06 Aside from my feelings about electroshock therapy: and doubts about 9/11 foreknowledge, this reflects my view on 2004. Maybe it's because I'm not livi...
  • 2003-07-04 Independence Day reading: a fine time to reflect on the nation's imperial roots and the myth of the opposite we contracted in ...
  • 2003-07-02 The Numbers that Shape Your Imperial Project: from Iraq Democracy Watch: Current force level in Iraq: 175,000 Estimated troop / peaceke...
  • 2003-07-01 maybe something good: this is big news. Today Bremer backtracked on cancelling elections and has handed the decision back...
  • 2003-06-30 ABC hits the History Eraser Button: what does the history eraser button do? Maybe something bad... maybe something good. How long can ...
  • 2003-06-30 Mission 'screw the troops' accomplished: for all your hard work on a cause you believe is just, and the harder work that lay ahead, Bush shaf...
  • 2003-06-30 You say you want a liberation: but the USG halts elections and installs a military regime instead - this is the second time moves t...
  • 2003-06-26 Bill Clinton: the "progressive". American media: the knee-biters. Palestinian terrorists: putting hell on ice. A...
  • 2003-06-25 Emerson as unwitting imperialist: That's the point of view of people living in Prince Gautama's secluded palace, spared the sight of ...
  • 2003-06-25 Untitled: UNOCAL is joining the likes of Exxon-Mobile in under-writing proxy warriors to protect overseas asse...
  • 2003-06-25 Be Objectively Pro-Soviet - Elect Bush/Cheney in 2004: Do you want to use the Bill of Rights as an inexpensive substitute for toilet paper? Have you alrea...
  • 2003-06-22 the smoking pants: US forces may, possibly, potentially, just might have, found Stacks of Paper of Mass Destruction. I...
  • 2003-06-22 Partisanship - the new game from Milton-Bradley: attach the following quote to its appropriate context: "I thought it was a good idea that they inv...
  • 2003-06-22 Cambodia: two weeks ago the agreement was signed initiating the genocide tribunal, which is about damned time,...
  • 2003-06-20 Objectivists of the ARI variety: in their habitually insane way continue harping that to "relinquish lands crucial to its defense" Is...
  • 2003-06-20 The foundations of tyranny: have been laid down by the DC Court of Appeals. This places the discretion for disappearances in th...
  • 2003-06-20 geeking out: The Hulk: the great anti-militarist anti-hero, available in two colors, a sort of humanist alternati...
  • 2003-06-19 "If Bill Clinton's definition of 'is' matters, surely this matters": my advice for the snipe-hunters: find some medical equipment - or maybe just some water pumps or a f...
  • 2003-06-19 tell us something we don't know: "This is the single most chaotic organisation I have ever worked for." Reminds me of the sort of th...
  • 2003-06-18 catch the purile shit stream and bow before master: Watching a little Kudlow and Cramer before I hit the sack, and Kudlow or Cramer is talking to McCain...
  • 2003-06-17 peas in a pod: ...
  • 2003-06-16 raising the bar: In the middle of Abbas' cease-fire discussions with Palestinian militants Israel declared that it wo...
  • 2003-06-12 and the worms ate into their brains: Only Nixon could go to China, maybe only Bush can do something about his idiot supporters, who remai...
  • 2003-06-11 Untitled: Islam Karimov: the kind of dictator you want on your side when all the chips are down. He might n...
  • 2003-06-10 World War III: With the French predicting "negligible impact" on a war that has killed almost 5 million people sinc...
  • 2003-06-09 you shoulda takin' that left at albuquerque: I made the mistake today of using IE instead of Mozilla, which has made the innovation of disabling ...
  • 2003-06-08 Untitled: "Almost every rich nation has industrialised with the help of one of two mechanisms now prohibited b...
  • 2003-06-08 Untitled: Last month in China two labor activists, Yao Fuxin and Xiao Yunliang, were sentenced to a combined 1...
  • 2003-06-05 Untitled: You'd think slander and libel laws would do, unless you wanted to stifle free speech. I'm sure "des...
  • 2003-06-04 The Roadmap, aka "The Vision": ...
  • 2003-06-03 in the cable news today: Lacey Peterson; the seven year hunt for a domestic anti-gay, anti-abortion, and anti-olympics terror...
  • 2003-05-28 Bush - the Megatron of class warfare: I have trouble merely filing my taxes, so talking up the domestic beauracracy is bound to take me in...
  • 2003-05-25 Routine checkup: on one our more recently acquired client states. Uzbekistan is getting punched up by the Guardian f...
  • 2003-05-24 recent additions to the timeline: after finishing "In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz" the section on the Congo is updated. Finally added ...
  • 2003-05-23 Mexico's dirty war: Documents were declassified last year by the Mexican government on the torture and murder of hundred...
  • 2003-05-23 "Something smells funny": Attack and response. What is suggested by the public record of events on 9-11 is a baneful amount o...
  • 2003-05-13 Of all the "irrelevant" canidates: Moseley Braun seems to be irrelevant for no good reason [1]. DailyKos and Newman are both putting K...
  • 2003-05-13 Over a year and a half: and this is our first terrorism drill?...
  • 2003-05-09 The Great Humanitarian Interventionists: block peace-keeping in the Ivory Coast and shut down their only peacekeeping institute. After years...
  • 2003-05-08 People more worth your time than I am: or, recently added links: Juan Cole's informed comment, guilty of the best tracking of the interim ...
  • 2003-05-04 Untitled: Wampum looked into labor statistics and found the actual unemployment/underemployment rate at twelve...
  • 2003-05-02 If I am confused, imagine what the Iraqis feel like: Juan Cole sums up a list of obscurities about the emerging - by which I of course mean imposed, as p...
  • 2003-05-01 Mayday Parade: Cosma and Max link up some good May Day reading (this, particularly, and Cosma's eighth post might i...
  • 2003-05-01 Rumsfeld declares the bulk of the country secure: over a year after Bush declared victory in Afghanistan, meanwhile the US gags UN criticism of US sup...
  • 2003-05-01 Untitled: Bush administration covering its own ass, to hide what? Pax imperius: we'll write your copyright la...
  • 2003-05-01 just a little amused: by the how-to-get-libertarians-to-vote-democrat discussion floating around. It's a little too remin...
  • 2003-04-29 Keep a skulking lower lip: Took a few minutes to code an RSS feed for this monstrosity. When an unemployed curmudgeon, employ ...
  • 2003-04-27 I'm junk but I'm still holding up this little wild bouquet: I haven't really seen any in depth coverage of what's going on exactly with the local assemblies in ...
  • 2003-04-27 Untitled: Some stuff the US government has planted. Real green thumb, these guys....
  • 2003-04-27 Untitled: You can watch an anarchista convert to guild socialism over at leftthought. Should be entertaining,...
  • 2003-04-27 religion and politics, sitting in a tree: But first, I thought Iraqi oil belongs to the Iraqi people? Same place, same day: to quote Paul Wol...
  • 2003-04-26 The journalist as property: Eugene Volokh writes, in reference to the Hartford Courant's (hereafter referred to as "the Company"...
  • 2003-04-26 Who funds your group?: To answer Hanity's 'question' Stephen Zunes works for Foreign Policy in Focus, an organization that ...
  • 2003-04-25 A little late for a shread of honesty: Julian at nowarblog directs us to this. "We weren't lying," said one official. "But we really were...
  • 2003-04-25 israeli lobby 'talking points': over at Testify! Worth a look....
  • 2003-04-24 the logic of petitioning: I didn't want to comment on Leo Casey's letter indicting Castro's recent repression, my disinterest ...
  • 2003-04-23 Looting continues: only now it's us and our allies. Plus: a FOX "news" engineer has been arrested for smuggling 12 sto...
  • 2003-04-23 Reading the news by MD op-ed: "The Bushies pretend that we don't want an all-access pass to Iraqi bases (we do); that we are not ...
  • 2003-04-23 The Chief Executive Who Died For Them So That He Might Rise Again: American Airlines' shafted labor a little harder than I realized in the earlier concessionary agreem...
  • 2003-04-22 The 'Welfare State as Conflict Resolution' Hack: I continue to run into the "Palestinians all want to dump Israel into the sea" line without seeing w...
  • 2003-04-20 The Bush Doctrine - Thou Shalt Lie Without Shame: Remember when Bush promised the Iraq people that the United States would help set up a representativ...
  • 2003-04-19 No surprises: just more military bases in the middle east. "Emerging" government should read as "imposed" or "occ...
  • 2003-04-18 Untitled: But don't take my word for it: The U.S. military has demonstrated that it is neither prepared, nor i...
  • 2003-04-18 effortless occupation suggests a lack of effort: Fisk digs through Saddam memorabilia in a visit to the Ministry of Love, and raises some upsetting ...
  • 2003-04-17 Resignations: This time it's Bush's cultural advisors, because of the looting of Iraq Museums: "It didn't have to ...
  • 2003-04-17 No oil for blood?: Interesting, and probably first time somebody's made the angle very convincing, crackdown on oil eco...
  • 2003-04-17 lying for war, for the record: Uggabugga cites repetitions of Bush's claims to have "knowledge" that Saddam had connections with Al...
  • 2003-04-17 blogging solidarity: In the past year and a half numerous governments have availed themselves to the disappearances of in...
  • 2003-04-17 Occupation is as occupation does: In prematurely declaring Iraq "liberated" those who supported the war on such grounds reveal the sha...
  • 2003-04-17 Still no WMD: US troops accused of carnage....
  • 2003-04-15 "American Ingenuity": Usually seems to involve finding creative ways of cheating labor. The Association of Professional F...
  • 2003-04-15 2+2=5: While establishing American rule over Iraq, American officials insisted that America has "no interes...
  • 2003-04-15 Syria - Threats from a Deep Fryer: Remember when the US stopped using the term "rogue state"? In an eery replay of recent history th...
  • 2003-04-15 John Ashcroft: the world's greatest collector of child porn....
  • 2003-04-14 World Bank joins 'anti-globalization' protesters: in criticizing rich countries for being fat load of flagrant assholes: "The barriers to trade that t...
  • 2003-04-12 Untitled: Gulf War Syndrome Redux? Yup. Quagmire? No way, it can't be called a quagmire if we roll over Sy...
  • 2003-04-12 Liberation: Apparently means you can protest against an illegitemate government that isn't interested in policie...
  • 2003-04-12 Christopher Hitchens, Prophet: Braggart, recall those prophetic words "Ha ha ha... The Taliban will soon be history". In his defen...
  • 2003-04-12 Cities of Chaos: The observation that US forces wasted no time in securing Iraqi oil fields but thus far failed to ev...
  • 2003-04-12 Huh: Chinese spies are working as Republican Party activists? I knew the GOP had been infiltrated by com...
  • 2003-04-11 Untitled: An award-winning experiment in mixing arrogance with stupidity....
  • 2003-04-11 Untitled: Every member of the US armed services I've ever met has been cool headed, intelligent, well spoken -...
  • 2003-04-10 Syria: you're next....
  • 2003-04-10 Neoconservative + Neoliberal = Neo-Iraq: With the failure of a stock market rally to materialize after the press declared US victory yesterda...
  • 2003-04-09 Untitled: Not gonna shut up just because the media is playing up the toppling of a few statues as "victory". ...
  • 2003-04-09 From the Department of Forgetting Afghanistan: Eleven more "liberated": "A US military spokesman said the incident happened when a bomb dropped by ...
  • 2003-04-08 Leopardwitz's new spots: Nuno caught this bit from Meet the Press where Wolfowitz bounces around the question of what happens...
  • 2003-04-08 Odious Debt and Iraq: There's been a little buzz about forgiving Iraq's debt after the deposition of the regime, an idea I...
  • 2003-04-08 More Fun with Idiotic Examples: I do this a lot, but I can't help myself, poorly chosen historical anologies just ride the wrong hit...
  • 2003-04-08 Untitled: Meanwhile, health experts say the US is spending 120 times more on its military campaign than it h...
  • 2003-04-07 Smoking Ass: I watched FOX report today that the preliminary tests on this contained sarin gas, apparently just t...
  • 2003-04-07 To the victors go the get out of jail free cards.: The myth of the clean, precision-guided war is, therefore, well out the window already. The Red Cro...
  • 2003-04-07 Re: Invasion will provoke wave of terrorism against Americans: It has already provoked a wave of state terror against Muslims and other dissidents - a terror campa...
  • 2003-04-07 Support the troops, don't give them nightmares: Former head of Pentagon DU munitions project, Professor Doug Rokke, denounces their use, and "two 12...
  • 2003-04-04 Nader, Gore, again: The problem with comments like: "Thanks, Ralph. Thanks for making 90,000 voters in Florida believe t...
  • 2003-04-04 Loose cannons to the left, loose cannons to the right: Brian Flemming - the bright guy behind LA War Blog and just added to ye ole blogroll - has an intere...
  • 2003-04-04 Half a week wasn't long enough, but it's all I got: The earlier "possibly using cluster bombs" becomes "using cluster bombs", Americans reject American ...
  • 2003-04-01 Abroad for a week: bound for the dark heart of Illinois. In the meantime, consider this: Machine Pastoral "With eac...
  • 2003-04-01 Operation Support Tyranny: "Worrying about the life and safety of the Iraqis is all very commendable, but the commission, I bel...
  • 2003-03-30 A weekend spent bending paperclips into the shapes of US ordnance: "11 September at last finds a symbolic connection with Iraq", the war "might have as profound an eff...
  • 2003-03-28 For what it's worth: Cursor has had a field day with media fuckups, and hey, haven't we all? Bungled and bungled fifteen...
  • 2003-03-28 How not to win at hearts, Example 1: Several homes have been hit and the residents' anger is palpable. "What have we done, why should the...
  • 2003-03-28 Bushes and Benitos: If Joshua Marshall and others who have become convinced that the Bush administration seriously inten...
  • 2003-03-28 The Patriot vs. The Chickenhawk: On C-SPAN today Daniel Ellsberg faced off with William Kristol over the war in what was probably the...
  • 2003-03-27 What's going on!?: Have you people forgotten about 9/11? [thanks to the Sandwhichman] ...
  • 2003-03-27 Wither Afghanistan: An anon poster with the handle "VietVet" started talking about the trans-Afghanistan pipeline, and r...
  • 2003-03-27 The First Aid Shipment of the War: was greeted by "with our tears, with our blood, we are ready to die for Saddam Hussein" before peopl...
  • 2003-03-26 Hullaballistic potboilers: The thing to remember about corporate media is that it's not just a matter of servile liberal report...
  • 2003-03-25 What pisses me off: though, is when this administration bitches about regimes that "care nothing for the rule of law" (t...
  • 2003-03-25 Pro-Liberationists: I'm not all that interested in Iraq at this point, the horrors of it all are nothing new to history,...
  • 2003-03-23 Untitled: Further evidence of a cruel and inhuman regime. On Wolf Blitzer today Rumsfeld made much talk about...
  • 2003-03-23 Untitled: John Smith grapples with what US planners are contemplating, and the likely outcomes. He rips the U....
  • 2003-03-23 Untitled: Updating RMS's homepage (on this cycle he's also written a brief, well stated article about dealing ...
  • 2003-03-22 Untitled: CNN cracks the whip, and so does the NYPD. Marine Sergeant Jason Lewis echoes my and others' concer...
  • 2003-03-22 Untitled: God bless 'em: U.S. tanks rolled through the town with messages painted on their turrets. ``Got oi...
  • 2003-03-22 Untitled: I'd like to thank Fatima over at the Democratic Underground for the shout out (and these guys too, f...
  • 2003-03-21 Untitled: This is not what you want to wake up nursing a hangover to, but it might be why you crawled across C...
  • 2003-03-21 Untitled: Christopher Allbritton is moving out and strapped for cash, help him out. ...
  • 2003-03-20 Untitled: N Demosthenes pointed out a debate going on at BeltwayBloggers over the war, with conservatives goin...
  • 2003-03-19 Untitled: Wouter over at Stand Down directs us to the $1000 question. Elsewhere this is a good read - I'm ob...
  • 2003-03-19 Untitled: I was about to start running through anti-war blogs collecting links pointing to the cynical busines...
  • 2003-03-19 Untitled: Operation Untitled begins. ...
  • 2003-03-19 Untitled: Since I'm stuck mulling over direct action at present, as it tickles my forebrain, I direct thee he...
  • 2003-03-18 Untitled: From my armchair this is the reason Raimondo's concerns about direct action have some merit. Somet...
  • 2003-03-17 Untitled: I sat down and started reading one of the books I got for Christmas during the president's speech to...
  • 2003-03-14 Untitled: "SILVER: I just find it very interesting that the Bush policy of preemption and what the president i...
  • 2003-03-14 Untitled: Christopher Boyce is out on parole. Remedy, over at treesit, is facing forced eviction. The NYT repo...
  • 2003-03-14 Untitled: "I've seen all kinds of protests since I've been the President. I remember the protests against tra...
  • 2003-03-13 Untitled: "I should tell you that I been to war. I helped to blow up little brown people in Beirut. I helped t...
  • 2003-03-12 Untitled: Leave it to the New Republic to publish fantasty-land histories in support for war: "For one thing,...
  • 2003-03-12 Untitled: They can't write what they think, and can't ask real questions. What the hell are they doing there? ...
  • 2003-03-11 Untitled: Conspiracyville, USA. I don't get it. 38. Do you think Saddam Hussein was personally involved in...
  • 2003-03-08 Untitled: If the goal was disarmament we wouldn't be lying, twisting, and forging evidence. "We fell for it" ...
  • 2003-03-06 Untitled: On Crossfire today Hitchens made a very sane aside about Turkey in which he said that they shouldn'...
  • 2003-03-05 Untitled: Looks like, barring further complications, war within a month - during Powell's speech today he rep...
  • 2003-03-05 Untitled: Students are walking out in protest today. Just heard an interview on NPR with an extremely well sp...
  • 2003-03-04 Untitled: The USG is insisting it won't use torture on terrorism suspects but shoots itself in the foot when ...
  • 2003-03-04 Untitled: Nicholas Kristof writes in regard to the 48% of Americans who are fundementalist Christians that "mo...
  • 2003-03-04 Untitled: Read my nose, bite my lip....
  • 2003-03-04 Untitled: The question isn't whether Saddam is deterable (he clearly is), but is George II deterable? Oh wait,...
  • 2003-03-03 Untitled: This is what diplomacy looks like. The US is predictably persuing policies that gaurantee no peacefu...
  • 2003-02-28 Untitled: The AGWVA is fielding testimony that US forces started the 1991 oil fires. ...
  • 2003-02-28 Untitled: Unsurprisingly I missed this when it first started floating around, but welcome to Earth: meet the l...
  • 2003-02-27 Untitled: The WMD ain't in the details, and MSNBC cancels its highest rated show. MSNBC will now be changing ...
  • 2003-02-27 Untitled: Interesting, or something, discussion on oil and more oil at Stand Down, in consideration of the us...
  • 2003-02-27 Untitled: From the only effort I've seen to determine how Iraqis feel: "What ICG's field findings do say, rat...
  • 2003-02-27 Untitled: The propaganda model at work. ...
  • 2003-02-25 Untitled: First they come for the Muslims, then they come for the Irish and Greek, then for the Canadians. Mr....
  • 2003-02-25 Untitled: Interesting. Anyway, after this little spat and doing a bit of reading up on anti-terror during Clin...
  • 2003-02-23 Untitled: The Republic of Iraq is in default to plead or otherwise defend the action, whatever it is they did...
  • 2003-02-23 Untitled: Angola, Cameroon, Chile, Guinea, Mexico and Pakistan. Bush needs five, we should make it an actual ...
  • 2003-02-23 Untitled: When watching the polls it's highly advisable to remember this one, just to keep it all in perspect...
  • 2003-02-23 Untitled: Thanks to Kip for 'living the life of the mind'. ...
  • 2003-02-21 Untitled: It looks like evolutionary biologists have explained non-reproductive sexual behavior: "he reckons ...
  • 2003-02-21 Untitled: Support for unilateral action back down to 30 percent, others report 9/11 "bounce" over. ...
  • 2003-02-21 Untitled: For some it's just a matter of trust: "To sharpen up your intuitions in dealing with the 'we made Sa...
  • 2003-02-20 Untitled: Just heard that a UN group group has started running DNA tests in Kosovo to compare DNA between surv...
  • 2003-02-20 Untitled: The boycott-France crowd that are parading around on FOX keep accusing France and Germany of opposin...
  • 2003-02-20 Untitled: The "Last Option": When Bush says an invasion is the "last option" it might as well read "it is the ...
  • 2003-02-19 Untitled: Okay, Hitchens has officially gone insane. With numerous reports that repression of Kurds is being ...
  • 2003-02-19 Untitled: GEN. CLARK: "we're at a turning point in American history here. We.re about to embark on an operatio...
  • 2003-02-19 Untitled: In a bizzaro turn of events somebody accepted Chomsky's proposal. Justin Podur rejected it....
  • 2003-02-19 Untitled: After some semantic juggling I think I've figured out that " You know, the size of protests is like ...
  • 2003-02-19 Untitled: Lisa English is right, reading this is something you must do. And on the tract of copping her links:...
  • 2003-02-18 Untitled: An article reprinted by Sawicky coughs up the "actual" reasons why the war will happen. The more su...
  • 2003-02-17 Untitled: Upon reading "Undefined reference to `PL_perl_destruct_level'" all the clouds cleared before the bag...
  • 2003-02-17 Untitled: Panic: the new terrorism. Today government officials declared a war on mindless stampedes of terror...
  • 2003-02-17 Untitled: A little debate waged about this between Kevin Thurman and Andy Knapp, in which it looks like Kev ge...
  • 2003-02-16 Untitled: The protester realizes the inane absurdity of anologies equivocating Saddam Hussein's Iraq to Hitler...
  • 2003-02-16 Untitled: Yeah, Bush could walk away from war with a political victory, but I found this bizarre: "On the oth...
  • 2003-02-16 Untitled: Looks like the argument over Nader has begun again. I haven't seen anybody mention the obvious answ...
  • 2003-02-15 Untitled: Millions spontaneously go outside for some fresh air. ...
  • 2003-02-14 Untitled: The reason for nation-wide shortages of duct-tape. ...
  • 2003-02-14 Untitled: Earlier this year Bush said, "we will continue helping [Afghanistan] secure their country, rebuild ...
  • 2003-02-14 Untitled: Turkey wants NATO protection from who? They likely as not want blanket support for a new wave of r...
  • 2003-02-14 Untitled: I signed the petition, with kudos to the European public, though I haven't seen the substance of Eur...
  • 2003-02-14 Untitled: The Chicago anti-war rally this Saturday is being held a couple blocks from my backyard. I'll be m...
  • 2003-02-14 eating the fruit of victory over terror: in Afghanistan 17 liberated civillians were fitfully enjoying the fruits of American style democracy...
  • 2003-02-14 Untitled: Aha! The smoking gun! Oh, but wait, we know about the missile because the Iraqi's gave us the inform...
  • 2003-02-14 Untitled: Crazy Jack presents the anti-war pro-American-hegemony case, which is as good as anything else I've...
  • 2003-02-14 Osama Hearts Hussein: " At the same time, the message also called on Iraqis to rise up and oust Iraqi President Saddam Hus...
  • 2003-02-14 Untitled: Living as I do in a small cave-like room perched on a side of the tracks just as dismal as the othe...
  • 2003-02-14 Untitled: Update: What they say. Good faith suggests a misunderstanding, and that's all I have to go on. ...
  • 2003-02-10 Untitled: Matt Welch has a collection of gulf war III positions bisected by gulf war II positions, makes for ...
  • 2003-02-10 Untitled: Patriot II, coming to a police state near you. As was observed by FBI agents involved in 9/11 relat...
  • 2003-02-08 Untitled: "I still have faith that globalization will make us better off, but it's no more than faith." Intere...
  • 2003-02-08 Untitled: The answer to "a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel" is the same man who can't t...
  • 2003-02-08 Untitled: Sign this. ...
  • 2003-02-07 Untitled: I've barely paid attention and already I'm confused; I watched John Edwards on Hardball tonight and...
  • 2003-02-06 Untitled: Noted from Cursor: If Blair were only an academic the Brits could impeach him for plagarism [check o...
  • 2003-02-06 Untitled: "Schlock and Awful": By "demoralize" they mean "terrorize". ...
  • 2003-02-05 Untitled: The phrase "anti-American telepreacher Pat Robertson" in Eric Alterman's What Liberal Media? is, I t...
  • 2003-02-05 Untitled: In trying to understand the UN Oil for Food Program and the affect of sanctions on Iraq it's often ...
  • 2003-02-01 Untitled: On pondering conversations with folks from the pro-war left, and skimming Matthew Hogan's line-up of...
  • 2003-01-31 Untitled: From the US Army, Strategic Studies Institute, a report on the origins of various radical fundement...
  • 2003-01-29 Untitled: With company policies like " strictly adheres to a policy of not intentionally buying advertising sp...
  • 2003-01-28 Untitled: Addressing the State of the Union Address: it was a fine sounding speech until he says the word "Ir...
  • 2003-01-28 Untitled: In order to prevent the use of WMD we must use them. If anybody else were to make such plans public ...
  • 2003-01-28 Untitled: Today I learned among other things that South Korea has 1 registered prostitute for every 2 America...
  • 2003-01-26 Untitled: I've heard a lot from Stephen Zunes throughout the Iraq debate and he's been one of the more sensibl...
  • 2003-01-14 Untitled: Still in Minnesota for my "vacation", and mostly offline, but the network news is almost making it ...
  • 2002-12-15 Untitled: On the tale end of good news this week Gore has finally done the sane thing, becoming a mirror of h...
  • 2002-12-13 Untitled: Watch your ass on the way out. Just a little practical joke folks, just hazing the rubes, hoo boy. ...
  • 2002-12-12 Untitled: I'm listening to Trent Lott apologizing at length on NPR, he's taking full responsibility for his re...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: Why, if the writers of "Live from Baghdad" know it's untrue, did they present the incubator fiction ...
  • 2002-11-20 From the Department of Beating Dead Horses: What the "growing anti-Americanism" lemming brigade call anti-Americanism is apparently a simple mat...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: 6% unemployment now was expected last January. ...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: Mendacity and Iraq: "Then & now, the American government, especially the execut...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: I just had a thought (gasp) about my bitching somewhere around here about Western Exceptionalism wit...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: I happened to catch Limbaugh's show for the first time in about 10 years on the same day as Kevin Dr...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: End theocracy at home before making "democracy" a foreign export. ...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: More fun with polls: the, um, shocking results - over 40% of Americans completely clueless about thi...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: If Poindexter wasn't big enough a hoot, how about Kissinger? On this one at least there's agreement...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: Probably the best discussion on the Hitchens/Chomsky "split" I've read thus far; at least the first ...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: US favorite on trial for gassing Kurds. ...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: 90-9, missing the obvious, and the new racket just like the old racket. Plus: the unsigned corporat...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: "We believe that Peter Jackson and New Line Cinema's actions are in fact hate speech. The movie is ...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: Despite lofty talk, aid is nowhere to be seen outside Kabul. They add some irrelevant comments from ...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: Damned if you do, damned if you don't: "Senior White House Correspondent ...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: Show me a tea head that smokes three joints a day, because I sure as hell haven't met any. The loca...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: Growing concerns over childhood obesity will soon become another cash cow for drug companies. Of all...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: Polls, Proles, and Protest: Most polls have been showing a decline in support for war, amidst alrea...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: Following the fine example set by China Europe is beginning another round of censoring undesirable ...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: Damn those pesky non-tariff barriers to trade! The US is ignoring labor rights violations in Ecuado...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: The polls are in, Americans "willing prey for commercial manipulators and propagandists". ...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: John Pilger's film on Iraq is available online. ...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: The Chicago Trib does a moderately decent job of covering the TABD protests. Not many howlers outsid...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: Now we're playing hardball. I guess this is a new thing to get accustomed to or something, with ext...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: TABD, their "recommendations", what's wrong with them and the overriding facillitation of regressiv...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: If money were actually speech it would be free. Back to boiler room politics and anarchism's most fa...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: Prospects for Liberty: No War Blog - Stand Down. Im'ma representin', yo. ...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: Some notes on Roger Bournival's, aka the Angry Cyclist, criticism of Herold's tallying of civillian ...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: Washington Consensus: Crumbling. Global justice movement: "Told you so." Western press corps: still ...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: Check out proportional representation, let John Cleese tell you about it, or take it to the mathemat...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: Today we're talking about cracks in the damn, the ones slipping through them, and the ocean of min...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: I've been watching the anti-war rally in DC (last headcount I heard went as high as 100,000 and ANSW...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: Light in the pants: For the cynical this may not come as a surprise, but Bush's tough talk last sum...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: From 1984 to 1994 the US government was shipping textbooks to Afghanistan that contained violence ...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: The Nation is running a good article explaining growing concerns over genetically modified foods, or...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: US Government not pulling its weight like it used to? Peaceniks got you down? Underwrite former pro...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: The "anti-American Left" apparently has a blind spot to Marxist genocides. I've seen it myself, mos...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: Which ball are we swinging at, and can we maybe keep our eyes on one? Preferably the one that actua...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: "Anti-Europeanism" on rise in Serbia. ...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: A brief history of the past year: Bush the Seconder declares war on: Osama Bin Laden; American Civil...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: Gulf War Veterans Association calls for Rumsfeld's resignation. Rumsfeld was special envoy to Iraq i...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: We want your o i l. Or, according to the president of the Petroleum Industry Research Foundation, "I...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: Trick question: Was this written by a Whitehouse full of hairy Gaullists or illiterate Prussians? ...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: Russia and Canada on board for Kyoto. Aussie and US governments expected to remain basket-cases. ...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: AIM and Salon join forces to battle the leftover remnants of a tragedy called "Michael Jackson". An...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: The Economist came out with an interesting report on a report by some Arab commissars on the backwar...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: Time yet again to hit the fuck it key on Microsoft: Abort, retry, fail? C:>abort^M C:>abort^...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: Recently salvaged from google: Frank Fernandez's essay Cuba - The Anarchists & Liberty. ...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: What the hell is stevia, and why is it illegal? ...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: This just in: College students' brains on average more capable of critical reasoning than brains of...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: Arin Ahmed, a suicide bomber that lived, makes the astute observation that "It's wrong to kill peopl...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: Yucca Mountain: the temporary 77% solution. Either we bury the waste in a seismically active mounta...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: So if Nader cost Gore the election how did Gore actually win? Arafat calls for democratic elections ...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: The New Statesman is mixing up a banner for a movement. Mick Hume is a Marxist hack. ...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: What with Bush's polls dipping it's time to gear up some more FUD, bred right here in the US prison ...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: AH points out the obvious, "there is no Enron-inspired reform because the big donors are determined ...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: My roommate just sat down with a pint of Chubby Hubby, and asked "So, is Ben & Jerry's really all en...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: In this interview with Aaron McGruder he says, "There's some new evidence that has just come out abo...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: Apparently there was some worry that Ralph McGehee was being censored by google early last September...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: Pakistan and India fightin agin? Why fight for peace when our military industrialists can profit of...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: I was just reading Draper's "Myth of Anarchist 'Libertarianism'" and thought to myself, "Odd and odd...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: So much for state-censorship in China? ...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: The Bush Administration on the environment: "Some of the goods and services lost through the disappe...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: The internet as we know it may soon no longer exist; cable companies and the FCC are working to end ...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: US foreign policy since 9/11 shows no signs of actually combating the known sources of terrorism (an...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: David Touretzky makes some of the few intelligent points I've seen about the FBI's arrest of an anar...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: If the government isn't giving away billions of dollars in public property it's giving away the righ...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: We need Joe Frank Cannon Law - to repeal the death penalty in light of public defenders like this gu...
  • 2002-11-20 Untitled: Sanctions on Iraq: The State Department provides much candor in their logic for why sanctions are n...
  • 2002-04-05 Untitled: Wondering why Camp David II accords failed? I despair having an opinon on an issue that as a reasona...
  • 2002-01-02 Untitled: Having personally changed so much since 9/11 it baffles my imagination how any change was possible....

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    Enforcing
    American
    Hegemony
    - A Timeline -

    Oil for Nothing:
    US Holds On Humanitarian Supplies
    Iraq: 1997-2001


    the good book
    and other cultural
    artifacts


    The Autobiography
    of
    Mother Jones


    Contact Info:
    buermann[at]
    flagrancy[dot]net

    red cards,
    my wicked past,
    and other causes for suspicion

    -IWW-
    Chicago Branch
    IU 660 and IU 560.

    The American Civil Liberties Union

    -WNUR-
    radio libre

    Union Label


    random shit i've read

    do less
    agenda for justice
    cool earth
    sweat free trade
    boycott war
    freecycling
    jewish voice for peace
    kiva
    fair trade
    microplace
    myc4
    no eat fishies
    'responsible investing'
    ripple
    social funds
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    war resisters league
    war tax escrow account
    war tax assistance fund
    working world

    do it yourfuckingself
    biochar
    bioenergy lists
    diy network
    engadget
    george's solar workshop
    instructables
    make
    open source ecology
    open source machining

    ignorance costs money, education is free
    lecturefox
    open courseware
    oer commons
    flat world knowledge
    fvl
    ltv
    kutz business
    open university
    edutube

    beating congress with a stick
    find your reps
    congress.org
    GovTrack

    beating the media with a stick
    national contact list
    youth media council
    freepress

    foreign relations
    Americas Program
    Center for Defense Information
    Coallition for a Realistic Foreign Policy
    Council on Hemispheric Affairs
    Foreign Policy In Focus
    ICRC Customary International Law
    Interdisciplines: Terrorism
    National Priorities Project
    Nautilus Institute
    Project on Defense Alternatives
    Project to Enforce the Geneva Conventions
    Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission
    WILPF
    World Policy Institute

    foreign interventions
    Foreign Affairs
    Institute for Strategic Studies
    Middle East Policy Council
      [conflict statistics]

    is this some sort of joke?
    Foreign Policy

    long emergencies
    the smalley group

    geopolitics
    Center for International Policy
    Debka
    Foreign Aid Watch
    Global Security
    Maps of War
    StrategyPage
    UN Peacekeeping

    national defense
    Defense and the National Interest
    Inspector General of the DOD [mil]
    Nuclear Policy Research Institute
    Sunshine Project

    military assistance
    Econ. Allied for Arms Reduction
    Fed. of American Scientists
    [us arms transfers]
    [gov. documents, crs]
    Defense Security Cooperation Agency [mil]
    [arms sales notification]
    [customer guide]
    [EDA Database]

    econopolitics
    Center for Economic and Policy Research
    Center for Popular Economics
    Congressional Research Center
    Drumm Major Institute
    Earth Institute
    Economic Policy Institute
    Focus on the Global South
    Global Trade Watch
    inequality.org
    Levy Institute
    Molinari Institute
    Political Economy Research Institute
    real-world economics review
    U-Tex Inequality Project - UTIP

    pro-globalization
    capital ownership group
    clcr
    itdg
    global justice movement
    ripess
    world social forum

    anti-globalization
    Bretton Woods Project
    FTAA
    IMF
    OECD
    WB
    WTO

    sustainable development
    Apollo Alliance
    CSF
    Oxfam International

    human rights
    Amnesty International
    Human Rights Watch
    International Crisis Group
    Witness

    human relief
    CIVIC
    DWB/MSF
    ICRC
    Mercy Corps
    UNICEF

    anti-federalism
    Second Vermont Republic

    palestine
    Breaking the Silence.
    Courage to Refuse.
    Foundation for Middle East Peace.
    If Americans Knew.
    International Solidarty.

    peace, drugs, and war
    American Friends Service Committee
    American Gulf War Vets
    Drug Policy Alliance
    Economists for Peace and Security
    Iraq Veterans Against the War
    Friends Committee on National Legislation
    From the Wilderness
    Nonviolence International
    Notre Dame's Sanctions Project
    Traprock Peace Center
    Veterans Against the Iraq War

    civil liberties
    ACLU
    Center for Constitutional Rights
    Elec. Freedom Foundation [EFF]
    Elec. Privacy Info Center [EPIC]
    Privacy International

    state corruption
    Transparency International

    gender equality
    RAWA
    NOW

    racial equality
    NAACP

    labour
    American Rights at Work
    Fair Trade Federation [*]
    International Centre for Prison Studies
    International Confederation of Trade Unions
    International Labor Rights Fund
    Labour Research Association
    SweatShop Watch
    Take Back Your Time
    Work Less Party

    land
    Ag Policy Center
    Center for Rural Affairs
    Corporate Agribusiness Examiner
    Groundswell
    Environmental Working Group

    ecology
    carbontradewatch
    Basel Action Network
    Buffalo Field Campaign
    EPA
    Global Warming in Pictures
    Journal of Int. Wildlife Law and Policy
    Organization & Environment
    North Pole Observatory
    Republicans for Environmental Protection
    Rocky Mountain Institutes
    Society for Ecological Restoration
    Union of Concerned Scientists
    World Wildlife Fund, International

    schooling
    Education Commission of the States
    NCES
    PBS - School Funding

    unschooling
    Growing Without Schooling
    Sudbury Valley School

    the republic
    Center for Responsibe Politics
    Century Foundation
    CREW
    Democratic Freedom Caucus
    FairVote: Election Reform
    Federal Election Commission
    Follow the Oil Money
    Open Congress
    Government Information Awareness

    death and taxes
    Taxpayers for Common Sense
    Foundation for Taxpayer & Consumer Rights

    faith in social justice
    Ontario Consultants
    faithful america
    American Council for Judaism
    Jewish Council on Urban Affairs

    anti-absurdo-capitalism
    Reclaim Democracy

    hangdogs and bloodhounds
    Alternative Press Center
    Democratic Media
    Consumers Union
    CorpWatch
    FAIR
    Journal of Electronic Publishing
    Media Lens
    Media Matters
    Media Reform Network
    Media Transparency
    MoveOn
    Project Censored
    PR Watch
    Public Citizen
    Spinsanity

    health
    physicians for a national health program
    healthcare now!
    single payer action

    technology
    Center for Science in the Public Interest
    Free Software Foundation
    Register
    Science
    Slashdot
    The Daily WTF
    Worse Than Failure

    polling
    Chicago Council on Foreign Relations
    Harris Poll
    PEW Research Center [party identification]
    PIPA
    Polling Report
    PollKatz - George II Averages
    Polstate - Illlinois
    National Council of Public Polls
    RetroPoll

    econ data
    Center For International Comparisons
    [Penn World Tables]
    BEA Digital Library
    Data Buffet
    Derived M3
    Economic Time Series
    Executive Compensation Data
    Gapminder World
    GPI: Progress Indicator
    Groningen Growth & Development Center [GDP Per Hour]
    Inflation Calculator
    EPI JobWatch
    Luxemborg Income Study
    Purchase Power Parity adjusted GDP and Per Capita GDP
    UN Human Development Indicators
    UN Population Info Network
    UN World Population Database
    US Bureau of Labor Statistics
    [real earnings]
    [Employment Situation Summary]
    [Legacy Statistical Graphs]
    US Bureau of Economic Statistics
    US Dollar Index (CEC)
    US International Trade Commision: Tariff Info Center
    World Bank Development Data
    World Bank Inequality Data

    government services
    Bureau of Democracy
    Census Bureau
    Congressional Budget Office
    General Accounting Office
    Office of Foreign Assets Control
    National Health Expenditure Data

    sanitized
    Congressional Research Service
    cryptome
    Harvard Project on Cold War Studies
    NARA (CIA)
    National Security Archives
    NSA @ Chadwyck
    Public Information Research
    Studies in Intelligence, CIA

    reference desk
    US Government Spending
    Nation Master Country Statistics
    Polity IV Project
    1up Info Country Guide
    Columbia Encyclopedia
    dkosopedia
    Hartford World History Archives
    Investor Glossary
    Library of Congress
    The Presidential Recording Center
    ReadPrint Library
    Snopes Urban Legends
    Wayback Machine
    White, Matt - 20th Century
    Wikipedia
    WHOSIS
    World Info by E.G. Matthews

    online libraries
    Project Gutenberg
    Cornell's 'Making of America'

    the gospel according to labour
    anarchist archives
    anarchist FAQ
    anarchism.net
    anarcho-syndicalism 101
    mutualism
    the voluntaryist

    beards and mops
    benjamin tucker
    joseph proudhon
    lysander spooner
    lucy parsons
    mother jones
    the labadie collection

    from the shell of the old
    Arizmendi Bakery
    Ithaca Health Alliance
    Mondragon CC
    South End Press
    US Fed. of Worker Cooperatives




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