Friday, March 14, 2008

Salon Ketchup

I've renewed by subscription to Liberal news and views worth paying for.

Why New Atheists are as dangerous as Christian fundamentalists, according to Chris Hedges. They both advocate wars against Islam.

Current Democratic delegate count Obama - 1347, Clinton - 1219. (Are they now overestimating the Texas caucus result for Obama? The second stage hasn't occurred yet and the the old hands at these things are trying to push it for Clinton.-el)

Will American war crimes be revealed in a new Winter Soldier Investigation?

War costs by Tom Tomorrow. Also recommended by idiotprogrammer.

SF writer Harlan Ellison - still has a mouth, still must scream.

Joe Conason - Geraldine Ferraro still must apologize.

Glenn Greenwald - The sick, twisted, ignorant, values displayed in one day's read of the National Review. House Democrats finally stand up for the rule of law in passing their FISA bill.
As impressive as the House vote itself was, more impressive still was the floor debate which preceded it. I can't recall ever watching a debate on the floor of either House of Congress that I found even remotely impressive -- until today. One Democrat after the next -- of all stripes -- delivered impassioned, defiant speeches in defense of the rule of law, oversight on presidential eavesdropping, and safeguards on government spying. They swatted away the GOP's fear-mongering claims with the dismissive contempt such tactics deserve, rejecting the principle that has predominated political debate in this country since 9/11: that the threat of the Terrorists means we must live under the rule of an omnipotent President and a dismantled constitutional framework.

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