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Chalabi Reportedly Negotiating Between U.S. and Iran

The exiled Iraqi who provided faulty intelligence on Iraqi WMDs to the Pentagon and the N.Y. Times is acting as a broker between the U.S. and Iran, according to Raw Story.

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GOP Tax Rebate Proposal Dying Quick Death

Even the House majority leader, a Republican, has rejected the Republican Senate leadership’s idea to send taxpayers a $100 check to cover rising gas prices.

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Most Young Americans Can’t Locate Iraq on a Map, Study Finds

Fewer than 40% could find the country on an unlabeled map of the Middle East. Only a quarter could find Iran or Israel.

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Everyone’s Got an Opinion on Colbert

Reactions to Stephen Colbert’s Bush roast largely break down along lines of political affiliations. But there are exceptions. Check ‘em out.
Also, watch Tucker Calson call it an “embarrassing public flop.

Posted on May 2, 2006 READ MORE


Joint
From the L.A. Times

One Drug, Two Takes

The FDA says there is no medical benefit to marijuana. Tell that to the assistant D.A. in this story, who used to prosecute drug busts but who now smokes pot to build up an appetite ravaged by AIDS.

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Buddha: brama.com; menorah: homelessgardenproject.org

‘JuBus’—Jewish Buddhists at Home With Paradox

The Los Angeles Times explores the contradictions inherent in the burgeoning religious hybrid. (Via Huff Po.)
(Zen Judaism joke sample: “If there is no self, whose arthritis is this?”)

Posted on May 2, 2006 READ MORE


Differing Views on Net Neutrality

Rep. Ed Markey just introduced a net neutrality bill, which would prevent the creation of a two-tier Internet, with faster access for those Web companies that can pay for it. Check out the N.Y. Times’ defense of neutrality, and a Washington Post Op-Ed argument against it.

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Bush Was ‘Ready to Blow’ During Colbert’s Roast

An aide to the president says that during Stephen Colbert’s “tribute” on Sunday night, Bush “got that look that he’s ready to blow.”

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Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi Resigns

Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi officially resigned today after weeks of refusing to concede defeat in April 9-10 elections. Berlusconi, the largest media owner in Italy, has had a stranglehold on the country’s media, but even an all-out television blitz could not convince the public to ignore a failing economy, which the new center-left government must now revive.

Posted on May 2, 2006 READ MORE


Vatican Mulls Condom Use When Spouse Has HIV

Pope Benedict XVI has requested a report on whether Catholics might be allowed to use condoms—but only within a marriage in which one partner is infected.

Posted on May 1, 2006 READ MORE


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