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Lamont victory speech
From Crooks and Liars

Lamont’s Victory Lap

  • Ned’s victory speech / transcript
  • Lieberman’s speech / transcript
  • Charting Lieberman’s downfall
  • Video clip bonanza at PoliticsTV
  • NYT Editorial: Revenge of the “irate moderates”
  • The Nation on Lamont’s “Digital Constituency”

  • Read Truthdig’s interview with Lamont

  • Posted on Aug 9, 2006 READ MORE


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    Arab street opinion
    From James Hill / The New York Times

    Anti-U.S. Feeling Leaves Arab Reformers Isolated

    From the N.Y. Times: “Moderate reformers across the Arab world say American support for Israel?s battle with Hezbollah has put them on the defensive, tarring them by association and boosting Islamist parties.” As usual, it comes back to America’s unflinching support of Israel, and Muslim fury at Israeli occupation of Arab lands.

    Posted on Aug 9, 2006 READ MORE


    Cage in World Trade Center
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    ?World Trade Center? Shuns Politics, Controversy

    The N.Y. Times says “World Trade Center” marks a departure for filmmaker Oliver Stone in that the movie has no hint of a political agenda. It’s a “harrowing return to a singular, disastrous episode in the recent past and a refuge from the ugly, depressing realities of its aftermath.”

    Posted on Aug 9, 2006 READ MORE


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    Venezuela to Sever Ties With Israel

    Hugo Chavez, Venezuela?s feisty president, said he intends to cut diplomatic relations with Israel in protest of its attack on Lebanon, which he called “a new holocaust.” Tensions began to build between Venezuela and Israel after Chavez visited Iran last month, saying he would ?stand by Iran at any time and under any condition.?

    Posted on Aug 9, 2006 READ MORE


    Lamont Wins, Lieberman Spites Dems, Vows Independent Run

    Riding a fierce antiwar message, Ned Lamont came out of nowhere to defeat a three-term senator, capturing 52% of the vote to Lieberman’s 48%.
    (much more after the jump and more video links here)

    Posted on Aug 8, 2006 READ MORE


    In Warmer World, Even Inuit Buy Air Conditioners

    We swear we’re not making this up: “Inuit in the village of Kuujjuaq in Quebec, Canada, are installing 10 air conditioners for about 25 office workers,” reports Reuters. (Above photo a satire.)

    Posted on Aug 8, 2006 READ MORE


    Military roller coaster
    Illustration: Blair Golson

    Army Nixes ‘Six Flags Over Fort Bragg’

    The Army shot down a developer’s proposal for a military theme park, saying it preferred something “tasteful and appropriate.” (Above photo a satire.)
    Of course, this is the same military whose recruitment efforts have included inserting story lines into episodes of “The Mickey Mouse Club,” according to the book “Operation Hollywood.”

    Posted on Aug 8, 2006 READ MORE


    Elephants
    AP / Jake Schoellkopf

    Elephants Have Capacity for Compassion, Study Says

    The study detailed the way elephants responded with apparent concern to a member that fell ill and died, a relative rarity in the animal kingdom.
    Rarer still is evidence suggesting that elephants of the political type mean to make good on their promise to infuse their conservatism with compassion.

    Posted on Aug 8, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush Bubble
    From Newsweek

    Bush’s Iraqi Civil War Bubble

    In the last week alone, those warning of a civil war in Iraq included: America’s top commander in Iraq, Gen. George Casey; Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Peter Pace; Centcom commander Gen. John Abizaid; and Britain’s ambassador to Iraq. But what does Bush hear? “Yadda yadda yadda.” (more…)

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    National Review Editor: ‘Hooray for Global Warming’

    Truthdig readers, we need your help: We can’t figure out if this pro-global warming column by a National Review Online editor is tongue-in-cheek satire or actual criticism. Thoughts?

    Posted on Aug 8, 2006 READ MORE


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