Tuesday, January 17, 2006

scanning the news...

... i find an excellent washpost op-ed piece by e.j. dionne that couldn't better spell out the right wing's hypocrisy on the military service records of politicians (and that tells a bit about the cybercast news service which is just a brent bozell front operation)

...elizabeth holzman's cover story for the newest issue of The Nation on impeaching bush (and it's her "next steps" section at the end that's really important)

...the text of al gore's speech that i almost went to go hear today (he's pretty much right on target throughout) and glenn greenwald's astute comments on it, along with his excellent take here about how true conservatives need to start taking on bush too, linking to a forthcoming Newsweek column by jonathan alter about how frustrating the alito hearings were in light of the NSA scandal (which alter claims is creating the fissure on the right -- one can only hope). greenwald goes on to quote a forthcoming book on bush by fred barnes (and the right-wing blogosphere's salivation over it) that this president "is deliberately transforming the conservative movement from its small-government orientation to a more activist approach." greenwald seems stunned by this but it's absolutely true: generations of neocons have considered themselves to be outsider rebels bucking the liberal establishment, yet they learned all their tricks from liberals to become "conservative activists" (as much of an oxymoron as that sounds).

... and finally, Chomsky: 'There Is No War On Terror'

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