Friday, September 07, 2007

friday reads

Riverbend - Leaving Home...

The Justice Department on Thursday said Internet service providers should be allowed to charge a fee for priority Web traffic.

Shutting Down the Information Society, Bush-Style

Six American University students got an unpleasant suprise as they returned to campus-ARREST WARRANTS five months after the fact for last Spring's protest against Karl Rove.

On Sept. 5, 2007, on Capitol Hill, the sheep-like U.S. Congress was mocked in a demonstration put on my antiwar activists from Code Pink, the Backbone Campaign, Let's Whip Congress into Shape, and other groups.

Build your own Barbie Doll Electric Chair (via Boing Boing)

Thursday, September 06, 2007

thursday reads

Larry Johnson - Staging Nuke for Iran?

Digby - Winner Take All

A federal court struck down part of the USA Patriot Act Thursday, saying a provision that barred those receiving "National Security Letters" from discussing them was unconstitutional.

"The president had no interest in the intelligence," a CIA officer disclosed. "Bush didn't give a fuck about the intelligence. He had his mind made up."

A comprehensive index of presidential signing statements issued between 2001 and 2007.

Wife severs husband’s ties to the internet

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

wednesday reads

Keith Olbermann's Special Comment on the Preznit's photo op in Iraq.

Sen. Craig (R-My Own Private Idaho) wants a do over.

McClatchy - 50 years later, lamenting state of Civil Rights Division

Empire Burlesque - Post-Mortem America: Bush's Year of Triumph and the Hard Way Ahead

Happy Birthday

Raquel Welch

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

tuesday reads

Juan Cole - On How al-Anbar isn't that Safe and on How its "Calm" is Artificially Produced

Insurance companies may have paid out $11 billion to Louisianians in the two years since Hurricane Katrina, but they have also become a new villain in the tales people tell about the slow recovery here. Every neighborhood is full of horror stories about companies that reneged on their promises, offered only pennies on the dollar in settlements, dribbled out payments, deliberately underestimated the costs of repairs, dropped longtime customers and sharply increased the price of coverage.

Mary Dejevsky: Shame the doubters were so quiet when we went to war

The number of American children and adolescents treated for bipolar disorder increased 40-fold from 1994 to 2003, researchers are to report on Tuesday, in the most comprehensive study to look at the controversial diagnosis. And experts say the numbers have almost certainly risen further in the years since.