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Wallace and Woodward
From CBS

Woodward: Bush Covering Up Iraq Violence

In his new book, “State of Denial,” Bob Woodward reports that Iraqi insurgents attack our troops over 100 times per day—far more than what Bush has disclosed publicly. Also: Key intelligence predicts the situation will deteriorate in 2007 before getting better. (“60 Minutes” will air a Woodward interview this Sunday.)
Yes, we know Woodward frequently acts as a White House stenographer, but he also surfaces real game-changing news.

Posted on Sep 28, 2006 READ MORE



What if Jon Stewart Were President?

That’s the premise of “Man of the Year,” a movie starring Robin Williams as a Jon Stewart-type who successfully runs for the Oval Office. The trailer makes it look kind of cheesy and predictable, but, as a cultural moment, it’s interesting: the hunger for a truth-teller of fake news to lead the country.

Posted on Aug 16, 2006 READ MORE


Ted Stevens song

‘The Internet Must Die’

The guy behind the brilliant techno remix of Sen. Ted Stevens’ “Series of Tubes” speech has released another pro-Net Neutrality song inspired by the Alaska senator’s rantings.

Posted on Aug 14, 2006 READ MORE


Dems’ Young Guns Launch Journal of Ideas

Two young Democratic intellectuals have founded Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, a quarterly publication modeled after conservative publications like Commentary and The National Interest. Sen. Barack Obama is already lined up to write.

  • This comes on the heels of Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg’s new publication.

    Posted on Jun 21, 2006 READ MORE


  • surfrider
    From Allen J. Schaben / LAT

    Mystical States Explained, via Surfing

    Want to know why near-death experiences frequently feature tunnels of white, euphoric light? The L.A. Times Book Review recommends picking up a copy of Truthdig contributor Steven Kotler’s new book “West of Jesus: Surfing, Science, and the Origins of Belief” to find out.

  • Also: the Village Voice gives “West of Jesus” a rave.

  • Posted on Jun 14, 2006 READ MORE


    Jon Stewart and Ramesh Ponnuru

    Stewart Eviscerates Anti-Abortion Author

    “The Daily Show” host drops rhetorical bomb after bomb on Ramesh Ponnuru, whose book “The Party of Death” argues against abortion rights. Our favorite: Stewarts’ comparison of collateral damage in Iraq and in abortions.

    Posted on May 18, 2006 READ MORE


    John Kerry and Mary Cheney
    Cheney: BBC / Kerry: scottcsmith.net

    Kerry Fires Back at Mary Cheney’s Slur

    After the vice president’s daughter called him a “son of a bitch” for mentioning her sexuality during a 2004 debate, John Kerry retorts that Mary Cheney “flacked for the most anti-gay administration in history.”
    Amen.

    Posted on May 10, 2006 READ MORE


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