Halfway There: A Summer War Camp for Chickenhawk chicks. Thanks to Lt. Colonel Oliver North, your teenager can spend the summer roughing it in military barracks and doing some basic training—without actually doing any military service at all. For many Americans, however, military service is all too real...and tragic.
BeggarsCanBeChoosers: In September, General Petraeus gets his chance to declare his efforts in Iraq a success and make everyone in the Pentagon and the White House happy.
Vox Verax: Senators who raised millions of dollars in campaign donations from pharmaceutical interests secured industry-friendly changes to a landmark drug-safety bill, according to public records and interviews.
Scrutiny Hooligans: The immigration issue is a juicy topic for demagogues and faux populists everywhere. In North Carolina, Screwy Hoolie reads the Ashville Citizen-Times to get a sense of regional opinion.
HOLY CRAP: Religious bigotry cuts both ways...Know your Christianists...Lou (it's true if I said it) Dobbs is confused about church/state separation...Pimpin' aint easy...How are the Jehovah's Witnesses like the NRA?...Theocrat of the Week...Final chapter of Mick Lasalle's, The Event...Jewish critics of the apocalyptic group, Christians United for Israel (CUFI) are being silenced...Phyllis Schlafly justifies senseless murder...A church's sign against Islam sparks controversy...Conserva-bible...Scientology using YouTube as weapon...A Pope so close to politics but far from the people...That dispute over a proselytizing teacher has been resolved...The Department of Defense is bringing historical revisionism to a high school near you...Now, the Fundies are upset with 'secular conservatives'...All Muslims blow shit up, right?