Plame Responds To McLennan’s Assertion That “Bush Knew”

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Valerie Plame released the following statement in response to this new story: Nov. 20, 2007 10pm EST Santa Fe, New Mexico–I am outraged to learn that former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan confirms that he was sent out to lie to the press corps and the American public about two senior White House officials, Karl Rove and I. Lewis … Read More

Baaaad Idea

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AP: SAN MARCOS, Texas – Mike Guzman and thousands of other students say the best way to prevent campus bloodshed is more guns. Guzman, an economics major at Texas State University-San Marcos, is among 8,000 students nationwide who have joined the nonpartisan Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, arguing that students and faculty already licensed to carry concealed weapons should … Read More


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Conservapedia, for those who don’t know, was created (by Phyllis Schlafly’s son) as a response to the supposed "liberal bias" of Wikipedia.  I’ve written about it before — it’s unintentionally hilarious. Wonkette looks at the most viewed pages on Conservapedia, and concludes that conservatives must "harbor secret gayness".  UPDATE:  Balloon Juice analyzes this: Let’s unpack this a bit more. If … Read More

Why You Shouldn’t Go To Low School

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Now they tell me. For what it’s worth, I have a hard time placing myself in any of the three categories set out in the above essay.  I’m certainly not "the sucker" (the lawyer working long hours in a small firm for little pay), nor "the underpaid do-gooder" (the underpaid public interest lawyer).  I’m probably closest to the "corporate serf", … Read More

VERY Important Supreme Court Case

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Perhaps the most important Second Amendment case evah, and the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to take the case.  I blogged about it back in March, so (if you’re interested) you can get the background. What’s at stake?  Theoretically, the whole ball of wax.  The central issue is whether we as individuals have the "right to keep and bear arms", … Read More

The Good News Out Of Iraq

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A diarist at Kos makes an observation: The news this morning is full of signs of peace settling over Baghdad as increased troop levels help to quiet the insurgency. Officials said privately that they hoped to foster a sense of normalcy and encourage limited travel to Iraq, particularly by business people and aid workers. They mentioned that Baghdad International Airport … Read More

Supporting The Troops

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I don’t care if you are for or against the war in Iraq — this is just plain wrong: The U.S. Military is demanding that thousands of wounded service personnel give back signing bonuses because they are unable to serve out their commitments. To get people to sign up, the military gives enlistment bonuses up to $30,000 in some cases. … Read More

Bush Implicated In Plame Scandal

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…by none other than Scotty McLellan, in his new book, which contains the following excerpt: "The most powerful leader in the world had called upon me to speak on his behalf and help restore credibility he lost amid the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. So I stood at the White house briefing room podium in front … Read More