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Baghdad Burning On Stage

From BBC News : Rarely out of the news, the coalition forces' presence in Iraq has been the subject of much controversy and political debate over th

Open Thread

Jesus' General honors the labors of our soldiers TBogg on Kaus' interpretation of labor and poverty.

How To Talk To A Conservative...

After following the great discussion yesterday at FireDogLake with John Dean and Dr. Bob Altemeyer about Dean's book, Conservatives Without Conscience

Devaluing Labor On Labor Day

Harold Meyerson of The Washington Post: Labor Day is almost upon us, and like some of my fellow graybeards, I can, if I concentrate, actually remembe

The Great Deluge

In keeping with our commemoration of the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, here's another book to add to your reading list : Brinkley : A

Mike's Blog Round Up

Greg Palast: A Labor Day recipe...and an an excerpt from Thom Hartmann's new book, "Screwed: The Undeclared War On the Middle Class." Is any

Feel Safer?

Consider the headlines... * Terrorism prosecutions have fallen back to pre-9/11 levels. A new report notes, "In the eight months ending last May

Again With The WMD Talk?

Following up on yesterday's item about the Santorum-Casey debate, it's also worth taking a moment to consider how embarrassingly wrong Santorum is abo

Images From Katrina

As someone with a background in the visual arts, I've always been fascinated with the implicit stories being conveyed behind photo choice in the print

More On Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani

Emailer David reminded me that David Ignatius on "The Chris Matthews Show," claimed Ali al-Sistani was worried Iraq was spinning out of co

The Obsession With Political Ads

Remember the polls that said that Bush resonated with voters because "he was the kind of guy you wanted to go have a beer with"? As ridiculo