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Saturday, Oct 7, 2006

Read this moving article by Sally Kohn about the recent shooting in an Amish school

Tuesday, Oct 3, 2006

In this excellent editorial on the Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington explains why Bob Woodward is getting much more credit than he deserves for his latest book. Strongly recommended (the editorial, not the book.)

If you live in the Denver area, you get the chance to hear Rev. Jim Wallis speak. Rev. Wallis is one of the sane voices in the Evangelical movement, and the creator of Sojourners Magazine

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

During those dry spells when we do not have time to publish new articles, visit Jon Swift's blog. You could definitely do worse. Thank me later.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Good news from the company everybody loves to hate. Walmart going green? Read the SF Gate article here.

Sunday, May 21, 2006 -- The Daily Fuel

In Monday's address to the nation, president Bush presented his "plan" for securing our borders and for solving the problems of illegal immigration. Writer Matthew Rothschild was not impressed, as he reports in Guffaws for Bush's Immigration Speech. As Rotschild aptly puts it, the president tried to paint a picture in which businesses are the victims of illegal immigrants, rather than the exploiters.

In another recent article, David Sirota, who just released a new book entitled "Hostile Takeover," explains how a recent Supreme Court ruling benefits Corporate America. Big business wins, and we all pay, literally.

John Nichols of The Nation reprises an article by two ABC news reporters to give a frightening explanation of the illegal eavesdropping on millions of Americans by the NSA. The whole NSA intercept deal looked really fishy, and Nichols's it perspective looks as convincing as it is unsettling.

Earlier in the week, the Boston Globe published an op-ed by Larry Tribe, the noted constitutional expert, who has plenty to say on this administration's disregard of Fourth Amendment protections and on how the complicity of tacit citizens makes it possible.

And finally, an alternative opinion on the president's obstinacy on military matters by the always bitter, always witty Molly Ivins.

Ohio State Senator Proposes Ban on Adoptions by Republicans
Monday, February 27, 2006 -- The Daily Fuel

Some days are better than others. Today, for instance, I found this article on Common Dreams. My admiration for the Senator's flawless logic.

A Sign of Things to Come?
Wednesday, January 18, 2006 -- The Daily Fuel

In a possible sign of things to come, Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Scalia and Thomas joined in dissent against the six-justice majority that upheld Oregon's assisted suicide law, saying that the Federal government has no jurisdiction to prevent states from allowing doctors to prescribe drugs needed in physician-assisted suicide.
To read the Court's ruling, click here (405 kb .pdf file - requires Adobe® Reader®. Get Adobe Reader here! )

The Cost of the War in Iraq
Wednesday, January 18, 2006 -- The Daily Fuel

A former assistant secretary of Commerce and a Nobel Prize in economics joined heads to calculate the real cost of the war in Iraq, including hidden costs, so you don't have to. Read their Los Angeles Times article here.

Things that make the twelve days of Christmas even merrier...
Friday, December 23, 2005 -- The Daily Fuel

Thanks to my wife for digging up this forgotten gem.
Click the hyperlink to see what happens when you Google the word failure... If you think we made this up, Google the word "failure" yourself.

Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays, folks, whichever you prefer.

Pennsylvania Judge rules against teaching intelligent design
Tuesday, December 20, 2005 -- The Daily Fuel

Intelligent Design proponents suffered a blow earlier today when Pennsylvania's Middle District Court Judge Jones issued a scathing order that enjoins the Dover school district from teaching Intelligent Design in any public schools within the Dover Area School District. The Court determined that "ID cannot uncouple itself from its creationist, and thus religious, antecedents," and described the Dover, PA, school board's attempt to introduce the theory of Intelligent Design in science classes as "the result of activism of an ill-informed faction on a school board." Judge Jones went on to censure the "breathtaking inanity of the Board's decision" in light of the "factual backdrop" presented at trial.

Read the Courts' Opinion in PDF format here.

On the topic of Intelligent Design, you may also want to read the following One Side Can Be Wrong, published on the website of the British daily The Guardian ® on September 1, 2005.

Diebold Hack Confirms Stolen Vote Fears
Wednesday, December 14, 2005 1:30 PM ET

Just hours after Wally O'Dell resigned as CEO of Diebold Election Systems, Black Box Voting issued a shattering press release, available in its entirety at If you needed proof that the 2004 elections were rigged, look no further than this press release.