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Entries by Chris Weigant from 12/2006

The Stunning Cluelessness Of The Hadley Memo

| Posted 12.01.2006 | Politics
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This memo is an earth-shattering indictment of the Bush administration's complete and utter cluelessness about Iraq -- it is absolutely divorced from reality.

The Endgame In Iraq (Part 1) -- Politics And Diplomacy

| Posted 12.06.2006 | Huffington Post

Almost without exception, the focus is on "what should we do about Iraq?" But in this frenzy of opinionating, the aftermath is being largely overlooked. This needs to change.

The Endgame In Iraq (Part 2) -- The Aftermath Within Iraq

| Posted 12.07.2006 | Politics
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There may be a bloodbath no matter what the US does, or when it does it. Iraq may be broken beyond our ability to fix.

The Endgame In Iraq (Part 3) -- The Military Endgame

| Posted 12.08.2006 | Huffington Post

Unless Jack Murtha convinces America to leave Iraq immediately (not likely at this point), American troops are going to be in Iraq for months (possibly years) to come. But what will they be doing?

A Challenge To Pelosi And Reid On Minimum Wage

| Posted 12.13.2006 | Politics
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Got that? If they do nothing, they get a raise. If they hold a vote against a pay raise and it goes through, then they don't get a raise. Pretty sweet to be a Congressman, huh?

The Interrogation Of Mr. Claus

| Posted 12.20.2006 | Politics
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Bush: "OK, Santa, how about my higher approval rating? Is that under my tree right now?" SUSPECT: [Sighs and spreads his hands] "Sorry, son, some things are beyond even Christmas miracles."

My "McLaughlin Awards" For 2006 (Part 1)

| Posted 12.27.2006 | Politics
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I must admit that I do watch The McLaughlin Group on PBS every week. Sure, it can be a "screamfest" at times, but it's worth it to hear what John McLaughlin has to say each week.

My "McLaughlin Awards" For 2006 (Part 2)

| Posted 12.28.2006 | Politics
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[This is the second article of a two-part series. The first installment ran yesterday.] Yesterday, I listed my choices for the award categories given...

Studio 60, SNL, Gerald Ford, Cheney's Melodrama, And Other Odds And Ends

| Posted 12.31.2006 | Politics
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This is going to be another "three dot journalism" column (in homage, as always, to the late great Herb Caen), full of all the recent odds and ends th...