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Entries by Chris Weigant from 08/2007

Things (In Iraq) Fall Apart?

| Posted 08.01.2007 | Politics
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There are powerful undercurrents at work in the region which may do more to define the future of Iraq than any upcoming "the-glass-is-half-full" report in Washington, D.C.

HAL 9000 Meets Big Brother?

| Posted 08.03.2007 | Politics
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What if the core issue in the warrantless wiretapping arguments currently raging is one that nobody has mentioned? What if the real secret that has y...

A First Look At The Early Primaries

| Posted 08.06.2007 | Politics
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Much like the Iraqi Parliament, our own Congress has just departed on their own month-long vacation. So begins the dog days of summer political news....

A One-Act DC Summertime Tragedy

| Posted 08.08.2007 | Politics
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The scene as the curtain rises: A young woman staggers into a police station. Her hair is a mess, her clothing is torn in places, and she is visibly bruised. One of her eyes is almost swollen shut.

Iowa GOP Straw Poll: Straw Man Of Democracy

| Posted 08.10.2007 | Politics
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The Iowa straw poll has become a showcase for how to run as corrupt an election as is humanly possible. What better example of how the Republicans would like their elections?

Petraeus' Pig Lipstick

| Posted 08.14.2007 | Politics
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There are two parts to the Petraeus-is-trustworthy spin: that he's competent and knows what he's doing, and that he's not political and not partisan. But when you examine the evidence, this fantasy falls apart.

Will Iraq Descend To Warlordism?

| Posted 08.15.2007 | Politics
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This is not exactly "rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic," but rather debating endlessly whether the lifeboats should actually be lowered or not, and when to begin lowering them. While the ship sinks below the waves.

Exclusive Interview With ACLU Lawyer In Bush Rally Free Speech Case

| Posted 08.17.2007 | Politics
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That the Bush Administration has settled for $80,000 one of several cases pending which deal with dissenters at presidential appearances is certainly good news, especially for the First Amendment.

What Will Crocker Report In September?

| Posted 08.22.2007 | Politics
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All Democrats strongly state that there has been little to no progress politically in Iraq. Which makes Crocker's report crucial to the upcoming Congressional debate about the war.

Bumpersticker Slogan Contest

| Posted 08.24.2007 | Politics
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"Immature humorists borrow.Mature humorists steal."-- attributed to Mark Twain While I consider myself neither a humorist nor mature, I've always like...

Bumpersticker Slogan Contest (Winners)

| Posted 08.26.2007 | Politics
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Second place, from Dap: "How much more compassionate conservatism can you take?"

Duelling Spin On Iraq

| Posted 08.27.2007 | Politics
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Having been fairly successful with the "surge is working" theme, the White House is trying desperately to come up with a companion theme: "The political situation in Iraq is moving forward."

The Democratic Candidates On Iraq [Part 1]

| Posted 08.29.2007 | Politics
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With the most important debate of the whole year (and possibly the whole war) teed up and ready to begin in Congress in the next few weeks, I thought ...

A Contest That Matters: Anti-War Slogan Contest For The September Marches On Washington

| Posted 08.31.2007 | Politics

I present a forum for you to offer your suggestions to and, as to what would be the best slogan to use on signs and chants during their upcoming marches.