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Only 2,000 to Go

June 30, 2006

If this were baseball, the government would be hitting below the Mendoza Line: On the deadline to have 2,500 troops along the Mexican border, the National Guard said Friday that only 483 were in position

SWIFT-Boating Ann Coulter

June 29, 2006

Ann Coulter is the latest “conservative” pundit to call the New York Times’ editorial staff traitors. Her legal analysis is simple: The Times revealed a Top Secret program that was supposed to out prospective terrorists.

Your Bank Book, Please

June 26, 2006

Editors at the New York Times find the broadside fired by the administration today “puzzling”. This follows the Times’ revelation Friday that our government has now asserted its right to pry into the international SWIFT

That’s About $500 a Pound

June 24, 2006

This Jack Abramoff investigation is either going to take down some big-time power brokers, or Abramoff is going to die an unnatural death: Wanted: Face time with President Bush or top adviser Karl Rove. Suggested

Looking in the Mirror, Scaring Myself

June 24, 2006

Because I find myself agreeing more often lately with the the New York Times editorial page. The Times is right to criticize the administration’s permanent program to track money transfers via the international SWIFT system:

I’m Curious About the Sample

June 22, 2006

Let’s just say I have my doubts: Have that extra cookie. Sleep with him on the first date. Call in sick, even if it’s for a sample sale. You won’t regret any of it, says

Madness In, Madness Out

June 21, 2006

I’m going to have to read Ron Suskind’s new book The One Percent Doctrine, if the review by the Washington Post’s Barton Gellman is anything close to fair: Described as al-Qaeda’s chief of operations even

Consecrate THIS

June 19, 2006

Another mainline denomination swirls around the drain hole of history: The decision Sunday by the Episcopal Church to select Nevada Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori as head of the American branch could even overshadow the high-stakes

Creating a God That Lives Up to Our Standards

June 19, 2006

Apparently a bloc within one of America’s so-called “mainline” Christian denominations feels that God isn’t inclusive enough: Delegates of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) are to tackle whether to adopt gender-inclusive language for worship of the

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