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Pro stem cell ad

Politician Is Slammed by Ad Backing Stem Cell Research

An ad produced by an advocacy group features a small girl saying this about an anti-stem-cell congressman: “How come he thinks he gets to decide who lives and dies?”

Posted on Oct 14, 2006 READ MORE


Baker’s Panel Rules Out Iraq Victory

The commission headed by Bush family svengali James Baker to assess the Iraq war has ruled out any prospect of making Iraq a stable democracy in the near term, according to a draft report surfaced by the N.Y. Sun.

Posted on Oct 12, 2006 READ MORE


Marie Cocco: Wait-and-Walk

Shortly after the November midterm elections, former Secretary of State James Baker, the Bush family fixer anointed to patch up U.S. policy in Iraq, is going to announce what everyone else already knows: It’s time to pull out.

Posted on Oct 11, 2006 READ MORE


Gen. James Jones
spiegel.de

High-Ranking General Slams Rumsfeld

A high-ranking active duty general has endorsed Bob Woodward’s characterization of criticisms the general made of the Bush administration, referring to the Iraq war as a “debacle” and saying: “The Joint Chiefs have been systematically emasculated by Rumsfeld.

Posted on Oct 5, 2006 READ MORE


James McGreevey

Gay Governor’s ‘Confession’

Former New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey, who stepped down after he was outed in 2004, speaks to Jon Stewart about his new book and how living in the closet prepared him for the duplicity of politics.

Posted on Sep 29, 2006 READ MORE


Marie Cocco: The Race That ‘Macaca’ Made

The unraveling of Virginia Sen. George Allen’s reelection campaign may have begun with a single offensive remark caught on tape, but his competitor’s Lamont-style netroots insurgency is just as responsible for making the race tight.

Posted on Sep 27, 2006 READ MORE


Frey, Publisher Settle ‘Unprecedented’ Lawsuit

Readers who felt burned by the fabrications in James Frey’s “A Million Little Pieces” can claim refunds, an agreement called unprecedented by a leading publishing attorney.

Posted on Sep 7, 2006 READ MORE


Blofeld and Kim Jong-Il
Blofeld: swapmeetdave.com; Jong-Il: dictatorofthemonth.com

Andy Borowitz—Kim Jong-Il: I Want to Be Villain in New Bond Film

“The question ‘What does Kim Jong-Il really want?’ was definitively answered today when the mercurial North Korean dictator offered to abandon his nuclear weapons program in exchange for the role of the villain in the new James Bond film.”

Posted on Jul 8, 2006 READ MORE


Ex-Bush Official Sentenced For Vote Suppression

The senior official in Bush’s reelection campaign got 10 months for his part in a phone-jamming scheme to keep New Hampshire Democrats from voting in a 2002 election.

Posted on May 18, 2006 READ MORE


James Dobson
AP / Patti Longmire

Conservative Christians Warn Republicans Against Inaction

Evangelical Christians, the president’s base, are warning that they may withhold their support in the midterm elections unless Congress does more to oppose same-sex marriage, obscenity and abortion.
If you want to see where ideas like these take hold, check out Truthdig’s coverage of the Christian fundamentalist BattleCry concerts (part 1 and 2.)

Posted on May 14, 2006 READ MORE


Hacker Gets Five Years in Prison

The 20-year-old set out to damage computer networks and send massive amounts of spam.
Any computer user who has ever been the victim of a virus, worm or Trojan horse shall be excused the schadenfreude he or she feels at the news of this lengthy prison sentence.

Posted on May 8, 2006 READ MORE


Gay Talese
Zuade Kaufman / Truthdig

Gay Talese: The Truthdig Interview

The legendary father of New Journalism discusses his first new book in 14 years; the fallout of his wife’s publication of James Frey’s fabricated memoir; and how he may have spawned the “The Sopranos.”

Posted on May 2, 2006 READ MORE


Her Majesty’s Secret Service Wants You!

For the first time in its history, the UK’s equivalent of the CIA is advertising for agents. The MI6 website says: “Staff who join SIS can look forward to ... a stimulating and rewarding career which, like [James] Bond’s, will be in the service of their country.”

Posted on Apr 28, 2006 READ MORE


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