Is Castro Dead?

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2:40 p.m.:  There’s apparently a buzz on Wall Street that Fidel bought the (collective) farm (so says the un-reality based Jonah Goldberg at The Corner), but nothing on the wires as of yet…. It’s only a rumor, but it stil might be a good time to read this article on CNN.com, written a couple of weeks ago, about a post-Castro … Read More

Ship Afire

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CNN is reporting that the Star Princess cruise ship is on fire. They’ve probably turned off their webcams, but here are the live Star Princess cams (one from the bridge, and one from the chapel).  They supposedly update every minute (reload this page to see).

Breaking News: SCOTUS Upholds Physician Suicide Law

Ken AshfordBreaking News, Sex/Morality/Family Values, Supreme CourtLeave a Comment

With all this talk about Alito, people seem to forget that the U.S. Supreme Court is actually in session. CNN is reporting that it just upheld Oregon’s physician-assisted suicide law.  Here’s the blurb from SCOTUSBlog: The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the U.S. attorney general does not have the power to bar doctors from prescribing lethal drugs for use … Read More

Breaking News: From The War On Evolution Front Lines

Ken AshfordBreaking News, Education, GodstuffLeave a Comment

CNN and MSNBC have "breaking news" that the federal judge in the Dover, PA "intelligent design" case has issued an opinion. Details are coming, but it appears to be a victory: "intelligent design" cannot be taught in Pennsylvania schools. Frankly, I’m not celebrating.  I’m still too embarassed as an American that this is even an issue. UPDATE:  MSNBC has the … Read More

The Pollari-Hadley Connection

Ken AshfordBreaking News, Bush & Co., Iraq, PlamegateLeave a Comment

Josh Marshall, not one to give in to hysterics and histrionics, points to an article in today’s Italian Daily La Repubblica — an article which, if accurate, could "rock the foundations of official Washington". I strongly urge you to read the whole thing, including Josh’s cautionary caveats, but here is the gist: It’s about the forged Niger/uranium documents.   Back in … Read More

Delay Indicted

Ken AshfordBreaking News, Congress, RepublicansLeave a Comment

This just in… WASHINGTON – A Texas grand jury on Wednesday charged Rep. Tom DeLay and two political associates with conspiracy in a campaign finance scheme, forcing the House majority leader to temporarily relinquish his post. DeLay attorney Steve Brittain said DeLay was accused of a criminal conspiracy along with two associates, John Colyandro, former executive director of a Texas … Read More

Bush Takes Responsiblity, Sort Of

Ken AshfordBreaking News, Bush & Co., DisastersLeave a Comment

CNN reports: President Bush on Tuesday said he takes responsibility for the federal government’s failures in responding to Hurricane Katrina. "Katrina exposed serious problems in our response capability at all levels of government and to the extent the federal government didn’t fully do its job right, I take responsibility," Bush said during a joint news conference with Iraqi President Jalal … Read More

A Day Late; A Dollar Short

Ken AshfordBreaking News, Bush & Co., DisastersLeave a Comment

Breaking news: FEMA Chief Relieved of Katrina Duties WASHINGTON – FEMA Director Michael Brown is being removed from his role in managing the Bush administration’s Hurricane Katrina relief efforts and is returning to Washington. Brown, who has been under fire for the federal government’s slow response to the storm that devastated much of the Gulf Coast region, will be replaced … Read More