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Iran Shuts Down Newspaper Over Cartoon

No, it’s not because of an image of Mohammed. Rather, an official paper published a cartoon that mocked Iran’s Azeri minority and led to riots.

Posted on May 24, 2006 READ MORE


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Theater ad
From the N.Y. Times

The Horror, the Horror! Ads Come to Theater

Just before the start of a theater show in the East Village of New York, a woman on stage extols the virtues of London honeymoons. It’s an advertisment that is itself advertised as the first live theatrical commercial.
Are those the four horsemen of the apocalypse I see yonder?

Posted on May 24, 2006 READ MORE


Senate Panel Backs Hayden Confirmation

It’s the blackest of all comedy: The man who engineered the NSA’s domestic wiretapping program appears to be sailing toward confirmation as the nation’s next CIA chief.

Posted on May 24, 2006 READ MORE


AL Gore smear
From crooksandliars.com

Exxon-Backed Pundit Compares Gore to Nazi Propagandist

Sure, it’s despicable. But it’s also a bit gratifying to see how low Big Oil has to stoop to try to squelch Al Gore’s message.

Posted on May 24, 2006 READ MORE


Amnesty Int’l: Principles, Rights Sacrificed in Terror War

In its annual report, Amnesty International writes that Western governments have “paralysed international institutions and squandered public resources in pursuit of narrow security interests.”

Posted on May 23, 2006 READ MORE


Democrats Wooing Evangelical Christians

Just as the GOP tried to pull African Americans away from the Democratic Party, so too are Democrats going after the Republicans’ base: evangelical Christians. But a Washington Post columninst asks: “What does it profit a party to gain a demographic but lose its soul?”
Earlier: The Religious Left Rises Again

Posted on May 23, 2006 READ MORE


Albright Criticizes Bush’s Religious Absolutism

The former secretary of state says that Bush has alienated Muslims around the world with his use of Christian dogma to discuss foreign policy.

Posted on May 23, 2006 READ MORE


Clinton Portraits
David Scull / From The New York Times

Clintons Balance Married and Private Lives

As Hillary Clinton gears up for a presumed White House run, Bill Clinton has told friends that his number one priority is not to cause her any trouble. The N.Y. Times explores how the former president is attempting to position a future one…

Posted on May 23, 2006 READ MORE


N.Y. Times: Hold the Applause in Iraq

The national unity cabinet that Iraq presented this weekend will remain impotent unless Iraq can reform its “corrupt, brutal and highly partisan security forces”—the death squads that now range the country with impunity—argues the Times’ editorial board.

Posted on May 22, 2006 READ MORE


Gore and Drudge
Matt Drudge removed from his web site an apparently false story about Al Gore being hypocritically unfriendly to the environment after a blogger called him on it.

Drudge Falsely Smears Gore

We usually don’t like to point to mud fights, but on something as deadly serious as global warming, we thought it proper to call out conservative Internet kingpin Matt Drudge, who tried to peddle the apparently false story that Gore & Co. were hypocritically environmentally unfriendly at the Cannes Film Festival.

Posted on May 22, 2006 READ MORE


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