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Awesome Profile On Daily KOS Blogger

December 29, 2005 at 1:16 am | | Politics | | --Simon

There’s a brilliant profile on Markos Moulitsas, creator of Daily Kos, over here

If you followed the 2004 election season only on television, you missed out on lots of the good stuff. This was the year the Internet erupted as the outlet for political discourse, and a surprisingly large number of memorable moments came out of the rolling conversation found on the Berkeley-based Weblog DailyKos.com.

Powell Speaks Out on Domestic Spy Program

December 26, 2005 at 1:09 am | | Politics | | --Simon

I’ve always tried my best to admire Powell, and I’m glad when he gives me the chance to:

Secretary of State Colin L. Powell said on Sunday that it would not have been “that hard” for President Bush to obtain warrants for eavesdropping on domestic telephone and Internet activity, but that he saw “nothing wrong” with the decision not to do so.

Blogging about Iraq

December 22, 2005 at 3:46 pm | | Politics | | --Josh

Here’s a link to a brief interview with Bill Roggio, a blogger who is writing about Iraq from the front lines.

Being in Iraq makes it “easier to understand what is going on,” Roggio, 35, said in an e-mail. “Viewing the events and seeing the places I have discussed gives additional context to the current events.”

You can read his blogs here: http://www.billroggio.com/
and here: http://www.threatswatch.org/

District will abandon ‘intelligent design’

December 21, 2005 at 12:17 pm | | Politics, News | | --Simon

Good news. Although the battle is far from over, in this case Sanity has won.

A Pennsylvania public school district will abandon its practice of teaching “intelligent design” before lessons on evolution after a federal judge ruled that the concept is “the progeny of creationism.”

Barack Obama interviewed by Al Franken

December 12, 2005 at 7:34 pm | | Politics | | --Simon

Senator Obama was interviewed by Al Franken, you can listen to the interview over here.

Bob Novak Trawls For Pro-Alito Column Material

December 8, 2005 at 2:16 pm | | Politics | | --Simon

Bob Novak Trawls For Pro-Alito Column Material

I need a little help on a letter I’ve been assigned to put together by Leonard. He wants me to find as many former US attorneys as I can to sign on to the letter below. I’m sorry for the short notice, however, I was just assigned this today and I recently found out we need it by Thursday morning at the latest for Robert Novak’s Sunday column.

via atrios

Mayor Claims he will no longer engage in gay sex

December 5, 2005 at 8:53 pm | | Politics | | --Simon

Spokane Mayor Facing Recall After Sting

Mayor Jim West, a former Boy Scout executive and sheriff’s deputy, says he no longer engages in gay sex and has stopped visiting Internet chat rooms.

“I wish there was a rewind button,” he told The Associated Press. “Basically, that’s what I’m asking the public for: a second chance.”

via Queerty

Putting God in Charge: “If they could they would.”

December 3, 2005 at 2:05 pm | | Politics | | --Simon

Once Upon a Time has a wonderful blog entry on Church and State and those who would like to bring the two together.

Let’s start with a question you may never have even thought to ask: Why isn’t there mail delivery on Sundays? For quite a while in America, Sunday delivery was not only viewed as entirely unremarkable, but as vital and necessary

via Crooks and Liars

Bill Oreilly Wins Worst Person of the Year Award

December 1, 2005 at 5:39 pm | | Politics | | --Simon

Not only does he win, but he gets second and third place as well.

(via Norwegianity)

In other news, Oreilly claimed in a recent interview that he’s the reason the gas prices are so low:

O’REILLY: I have guys inside the five major oil companies - my father used to work for one of those oil companies by the way - who have told me that in those meetings they look for every way to jack up oil prices after Katrina, every way, when they didn’t have to. They got scared because of my reporting and reporting of some others. They said, “Uh ho.”

Court weighs girls’ access to abortion

November 29, 2005 at 4:58 pm | | Politics | | --Simon

From the Christian Science Monitor:

Wednesday the US Supreme Court takes up a case that could change the abortion battle in a fundamental way, potentially allowing state lawmakers across the nation to enact more-restrictive regulations on a woman’s right to choose abortion.

The case, Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, examines the constitutionality of a New Hampshire law requiring teenage girls to notify at least one parent before obtaining abortions. It carries broad implications for reproductive rights nationwide, and could be a turning point in a debate that has divided the country for more than three decades.

We shall see if the court stands up against incremental change. If the pro-life supporters succeed in this realm, I’m left wondering what the next notch in the ladder will be.

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