November 29, 2003

War After The War

What Washington doesn’t see in Iraq.
by George Packer [New Yorker]
Posted by cds at 01:36 PM | Politics

November 27, 2003

The Democrats Take a Dive

By E. J. Dionne Jr. [Wash. Post]
Posted by cds at 12:48 AM | Punditry

November 26, 2003

On terror, Dems should go after Bush from right

by Josh Marshall [The Hill]
Posted by cds at 01:15 AM | Punditry

November 25, 2003

The Uncivil War

By Paul Krugman [NY Times]
Posted by cds at 01:16 PM | Punditry

November 22, 2003

The Wal-Mart You Don’t Know

The giant retailer’s low prices often come with a high cost. Wal-Mart’s relentless pressure can crush the companies it does business with and force them to send jobs overseas. Are we shopping our way straight to the unemployment line?
By Charles Fishman [Fast Company]
Posted by cds at 12:28 AM | Culture

November 21, 2003

The media octopus loses a tentacle

Congress has dealt Bush a stinging defeat on the fcc’s relaxed new ownership rules—and is threatening to strike a fatal blow.
By Eric Boehlert [Salon]
Posted by cds at 07:12 PM | Culture

The chaos of war spreads to Saudi Arabia, Turkey

Author Jessica Stern says the recent bombings in Istanbul and Riyadh show that the U.S. war on terror is deeply flawed.
By Mark Follman [Salon]
Posted by cds at 07:11 PM |

Cheering Bush down

In contrast to the icy-cold pomp of the president’s royal “state visit,” an exuberant protest march draws 150,000, who march through London and bring a gold-painted Bush puppet to its knees.
By Graham Joyce [Salon]
Posted by cds at 07:11 PM |

Natural Deselection:

Not Even Microsoft Will Last Forever, but They Plan to Try
By Robert X. Cringely [I Cringeley]
Posted by cds at 04:34 PM | Tech

“The president ought to be ashamed”

Former Sen. Max Cleland blasts Bush’s “Nixonian” stonewalling of the 9/11 commission, his “lies” about Iraq, and his flight-suit photo op on the uss Lincoln after “hiding out” during Vietnam.
By Eric Boehlert [Salon]
Posted by cds at 04:21 PM | Politics

AARP Gone Astray

By Paul Krugman [NY Times]
Posted by cds at 02:41 AM | Politics

November 20, 2003

The Radical

What Dick Cheney really believes.
by Franklin Foer & Spencer Ackerman [tnr]
Posted by cds at 11:17 PM | Punditry

War critics astonished as us hawk admits invasion was illegal

Oliver Burkeman and Julian Borger in Washington [The Guardian]
Posted by cds at 04:22 PM | Politics

November 19, 2003

Case Open

Why is the press avoiding the Weekly Standard’s intelligence scoop?
By Jack Shafer [Slate]
Posted by cds at 01:47 PM | Politics

Meet the Press

How James Glassman reinvented journalism—as lobbying.
By Nicholas Confessore [Wash. Monthly]
Posted by cds at 01:29 PM | Politics

November 18, 2003

Funds and Games

By Paul Krugman [NY Times]
Posted by cds at 12:37 AM | Punditry

November 17, 2003

“Welcome to Vietnam, Mr. President”

As White House denials grow insistent, some of the sharpest thinkers of the Vietnam generation see stark parallels with the war in Iraq.
By Jessica Kowal [Salon]
Posted by cds at 05:32 PM | Politics

November 16, 2003

Outside In

by Ryan Lizza [tnr]
Posted by cds at 09:54 PM | Politics

November 15, 2003

The First Time is Free:

Microsoft’s Peculiar Profit Obsession, .net, and What It All Really Means
By Robert X. Cringely [I Cringely]
Posted by cds at 09:57 PM | Tech

Angels, Reagan and aids in America

by Frank Rich [NY Times]
Posted by cds at 07:02 PM | Politics

The Limits of Eloquence

Did Bush mean a word of his speech about democracy?
By Michael Kinsley [Slate]
Posted by cds at 05:26 PM | Punditry

Keynote Address to the National Conference on Media Reform

by Bill Moyers [Common Dreams]
Posted by cds at 02:17 PM | Politics

Occupational Hazards

How the Pentagon forgot about running Iraq.
By Jacob Weisberg [Slate]
Posted by cds at 01:31 PM | Politics

November 13, 2003

‘We could lose this situation’

cia says insurgents now 50,000 strong; Crisis talks over transfer of power
Julian Borger in Washington and Rory McCarthy in Baghdad [The Guardian]
Posted by cds at 10:17 PM | Politics

Freedom and Security

Former Vice President Al Gore says the Bush administration’s assault on civil liberties and its invasion of Iraq threaten American freedom and security like never before.
by Al Gore [Salon]
Posted by cds at 10:16 PM | Politics

November 07, 2003

Baghdad Scrambled to Offer Deal to U.S. as War Loomed

By James Risen [NY Times]
Posted by cds at 02:40 AM | Politics

Looking at Iraq

by John R. MacArthur [Common Dreams]
Posted by cds at 01:24 AM | Politics

The Emperor Has No Clothes

by us Senator Robert Byrd [Common Dreams]
Posted by cds at 01:24 AM | Politics

The case of the last-minute offer

Did a war-obsessed Bush administration ignore urgent peace feelers from Saddam’s regime?
By Gary Kamiya [Salon]
Posted by cds at 01:24 AM | Politics

Flags Versus Dollars

By Paul Krugman [NY Times]
Posted by cds at 01:06 AM | Punditry

Vaulting Ambivalence

By A. O. Scott [NY Times]
Posted by cds at 12:45 AM | Culture

November 05, 2003

Eye Do

What does the New York Times redesign say about its self-image?
By Christopher Hawthorne [Slate]
Posted by cds at 07:51 PM | Culture

America’s Virtual Empire

U.S. soldiers are great warriors, but unwilling imperial guards. If we want to secure our interests, we must draw on other sources of power.
By Gen. Wesley Clark [Wash. Monthly]
Posted by cds at 11:36 AM | Politics

November 04, 2003

Clark blasts the poseur in chief

Wesley Clark says Bush “pranced around in a flight suit” with no long-term strategy for Iraq—and as U.S. soldiers die daily, there’s still no plan.
Posted by cds at 08:43 PM | Politics

Ira Glass

By Nathan Rabin [The AV Club]
Posted by cds at 06:42 PM | Culture

Iraqification: Losing Strategy

By Fareed Zakaria [WaPo]
Posted by cds at 01:54 PM | Politics

November 03, 2003

This Can’t Go On

By Paul Krugman [NY Times]
Posted by cds at 11:27 PM | Punditry

Waiting for the General

By Elizabeth Drew [NY Review of Books]
Posted by cds at 11:15 PM | Politics

The Clinton Formula

Forget the left-center divide—it’s not 1992 anymore. Defend government. Fight smarter. Smile. Win
By Michael Tomasky [tap]
Posted by cds at 12:33 AM | Politics

November 02, 2003

Oiling up the draft machine?

The Pentagon is quietly moving to fill draft board vacancies nationwide. While officials say there’s no cause to worry, some experts aren’t so sure.
By Dave Lindorff [Salon]
Posted by cds at 10:55 PM | Politics

Blueprint for a Mess

By David Rieff [NY Times]
Posted by cds at 12:26 PM | Politics

November 01, 2003

Literature is freedom

The Friedenspreis acceptance speech
by Susan Sontag [TomDispatch]
Posted by cds at 10:27 PM | Politics

Bush’s other war

US intelligence is being scapegoated for getting it right on Iraq
Sidney Blumenthal [Guardian]
Posted by cds at 07:43 PM | Politics

Mission Unaccomplished

By Tom Engelhardt [Mother Jones]
Posted by cds at 03:30 PM | Politics

How good is Google?

Google is now more than a business: it is a cultural phenomenon. But where will it be in a few years?
Posted by cds at 03:08 PM | Tech

Strictly Business

By Paul Krugman [NY Review of Books]
Posted by cds at 01:33 PM | Politics