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‘Tom & Jerry’ Smoking Scenes to Be Cut

Turner Broadcasting is also searching through old “Flintstones” and “Scooby-Doo” cartoons to eliminate scenes that glamorize smoking.

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Iran Denies Inspectors Access to Nuclear Facility

Tehran’s move was apparently unprecedented in the history of the country, and the nation’s supreme religious leader declared that Iran will not give up its nuclear technology.

  • Check out Time’s Joe Klein on how America’s disastrous foreign policy has led to an emboldened Iran.

  • Posted on Aug 21, 2006 READ MORE


    Yuk Yuk

    Quote of the week from Dave Letterman: “According to reports, Fidel Castro is alert and being briefed. And I’m thinking, why didn’t we get a president like that?”

    Posted on Aug 21, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush comes clean
    From ThinkProgress

    Bush Admits Iraq Had ‘Nothing’ to Do With 9/11

    At his press conference today, the president came refreshingly (although just a tad belatedly) clean about the fact that Iraq played no part whatsoever in the Sept. 11 attacks. Watch it.
    A howler from Bush: “Nobody?s ever suggested in this administration that Saddam Hussein ordered the attack.” OK, maybe not in those words, but how ‘bout in these?

    Posted on Aug 21, 2006 READ MORE


    Israeli Reservists Demand Olmert?s Resignation

    The reserve soldiers are calling for their prime minister to step down because, they said, there was “no leadership” and they were inadequately trained for their mission in Lebanon.
    What effect will this call have on Olmert’s standing? Well, it seems to depend on whether or not he’s “The Decider,” and whether he’s the one who decides what’s best.

    Posted on Aug 21, 2006 READ MORE


    Dark Matter

    Cosmic Collision Reveals Dark Matter

    And it’s quite striking (pictured above), wouldn’t you agree? The explosion collision that created it is, like, apparently the biggest thing to hit the galaxy since the Big Bang. So we’re posting it.
    Politically flavored righteous indignation will return to this space soon.
    Update: The dark matter’s gravitational presence was rendered observable by the impact of the collision.

     

     

    Posted on Aug 21, 2006 READ MORE


    Sulfur may be the solution.
    Illustration by Peter Scheer

    An Inconveniently Smelly Truth

    A Nobel laureate has proposed shooting sulfur into the atmosphere as an emergency measure to curb global warming. The short-term fix would not solve the problem, but would buy some time by temporarily reflecting some of the sun’s energy away from the planet.

    Posted on Aug 21, 2006 READ MORE


    Gimme ‘Big Love’

    A group of Utah teens rallied in Salt Lake City over the weekend in defense of polygamist families. “I didn’t come here today to ask for your permission to live my beliefs,” a 19-year-old told the AP. “I shouldn’t have to.”

  • Check out how HBO dramatizes the issue
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    Posted on Aug 21, 2006 READ MORE


    JonBenet's overwhelming coverage.
    Illustration by Peter Scheer

    Enough Already

    It’s one thing to report a story, it’s another to obsess over every detail at the expense of real news.  Wall-to-wall coverage of the JonBenet case continues on every major news channel, despite Israel’s violation of the cease-fire, the ruling against wiretapping, and Iran’s missile tests.

    Posted on Aug 20, 2006 READ MORE


    Iraq War Is Now Longer Than U.S. War Against Nazi Germany

    America has been fighting the war in Iraq longer than it took to defeat Nazi Germany.  Some 1,244 days passed from Germany’s declaration of war on the United States to the Allies’ victory in Europe?six days fewer than the Iraq war so far.

    Posted on Aug 20, 2006 READ MORE


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