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Pentagon Shows Stunning Naivete in Video Game Flap

Supposed Internet experts, working off $7 million in public money, reported to the Pentagon and to Congress that terrorists are retooling American video games for use as recruitment tools. Problem is, it wasn’t the terrorists who did the retooling; it was American fans—something a 10-year-old could have discovered by using Google…(more)

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Gritty Anti-Meth Ads Raise Eyebrows

A huge billboard bearing harsh public service ads like these greet motorists entering Montana. They’re part of a massive anti-meth campaign funded by software billionaire Thomas Siebel to combat a drug that’s ravaging the country’s rural and gay communities (and is making headway elsewhere).

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Zarqawi Buried in Unmarked Location

Iraq’s national security advisor won’t publicly disclose the burial place of the slain terrorist leader.

  • A man claiming to be Bin Laden said in a new tape that “What scares you after the death of Zarqawi is your knowledge that, left alone, Muslims will give Zarqawi a huge funeral, which shows the sympathy of the Muslims with their sons of holy warriors.”
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    Government Using ‘Brain Scans’ on Terrorists?

    The ACLU has filed Freedom of Information Act requests to get details on the possible use of “brain scanning” technology during terrorist interrogations by the U.S. government.

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    USA Today Backs Off Phone Records Story

    The newspaper originally reported that AT&T, BellSouth and Verizon have been providing phone call data to the NSA. But now USA Today says it can’t confirm that either BellSouth or Verizon provided the data. (AT&T definitely appears to have done so.)

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    House Lifts Offshore Drilling Ban

    More red meat for the energy companies.

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    U.S. Troops Accused of Killing Iraq Family

    The accused soldiers belong to the same platoon that recently saw two of its members abducted, tortured and beheaded by Iraqi. It is unclear whether there is any connection between the killings.

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    Senator Wants to Sic IRS on Pimps

    When Republicans push good programs, we like to take notice. This is a great example. GOP Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa wants to establish an office in the IRS that will specifically go after sex traffickers—to get them off the street and free their prey from lives of sexual slavery.

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    Web Ratings Down for Many Conservative Biggies

    According to Alexa ratings: AnnCoulter.com is down 10%; Fox News is down 13%; RushLimbaugh.com is down 18%; The Drudge Report is down 21%; Townhall.com is down 24%; the Washington Times? website down 27%. And BillOreilly.com down 40%.

  • Meanwhile, traffic is up at lots of progressive sites.
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    Court Ruling: Gitmo Brass Shrugs, Bush Lawyer Shudders

    The admiral in charge of the Guantanamo military detention center said he doubts Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling on presidential authority will have any effect on his operations. But a Bush administration lawyer wasn’t as sanguine, saying about the decision, “It’s very broad, it’s very significant, and it’s a slam.”

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