October 2005

Here’s an excellent piece by Cenk Uygur on why the nomination of Miers represents the recognition that, at some deep level, the American people don’t agree with the conservative movement: “Name one liberal or moderate judge who has ever been rejected from the Supreme Court because they were outside the American mainstream. There aren’t any.…

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Rick Brookhiser in the National Review Online: “It’s not as bad as Caligula putting his horse in the Senate.” Not quite. And this from a Bush supporter, apparently having a Brownie moment. After all, we’re talking about a woman who has reportedly called George W. Bush “the smartest man she’s ever known”. This immediately disqualifies…

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I guess this is what happens when warmongers get tired and impatient. slacktivist quotes Thomas Friedman (whose NYT op-eds really aren’t worth paying for) as arguing that if the Sunnis in Iraq won’t “come around… [we] should arm the Shiites and Kurds and leave the Sunnis of Iraq to reap the wind” Most people who…

Read More Facilitating genocide as a foreign policy option?