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Entries by Jayne Lyn Stahl from 06/2007

The Oscars for Intelligence

| Posted 06.02.2007 | Politics
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All Americans need to be vigilant of anything that could lead to an attack against the city and country we love. But we also need to be mindful of excesses that may result from so-called vigilance.

What to Wear with Libby

| Posted 06.06.2007 | Politics
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The smart money says that a presidential pardon is in the works and, in the end, Paris Hilton will have spent more time in jail than Scooter Libby.

"Committing an Offense"

| Posted 06.07.2007 | Politics
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Even if the incongruity implied by a member of an ultra conservative group, clearly this lawyer mom gets that "committing an offense" on a piece of fabric is not the same as trampling the ideas behind it.

A Word on Immigration and Neo-Nationalism

| Posted 06.08.2007 | Politics
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When you think about it, more people have died over flags than from cigarettes, coffee, smog, cars, drugs, and booze combined. When was the last time a war was fought over a martini?

A Recipe for National Health: More Colin, Less Rice

| Posted 06.11.2007 | Politics
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Until we eliminate the mindset that would concoct a detention camp for indefinite incarceration without access to counsel or evidence, we won't solve the problems that are Gitmo and Abu Ghraib.

Paris and Other Pariahs

| Posted 06.12.2007 | Entertainment
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We have made a national pastime of scapegoating those who do the least damage to us, as a society, while letting the real criminals walk free, unscathed, and without scrutiny.

The New Frontier: Monitoring Academic Research

| Posted 06.13.2007 | Politics
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Ideas themselves have become contraband material for this administration.

Paris for Sale: A Last Word on the Subject

| Posted 06.14.2007 | Media
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Will someone please explain to Ann Coulter, Fox News, and anyone else who is confused about this case that Paris Hilton was picked up for violating her probation and not for drunk driving?

Putin Unplugged

| Posted 06.19.2007 | Politics
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While there was little that was novel in the Russian president's press conference two weeks ago, it wasn't so much what he said, but what wasn't reported, that deserves a closer look.

Forget the Gipper, Score One for the Ripper

| Posted 06.21.2007 | Politics
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For this administration, it pays to be an embryo. As far as they're concerned only in the womb is one entitled to privacy and a fair shake.

Rocky Days in L.A.

| Posted 06.24.2007 | Politics
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From Paris to Rocky, instant celebrity results in high ratings for the media, as well as an intellectual, and ethical climate that contributes to a witch hunt mentality.

D.C. Doesn't Stand for Dick Cheney

| Posted 06.26.2007 | Politics
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The president was inaugurated, back in January, 2000, not coronated, which means there can be no exemption from adhering to the laws, even if they were of his own devising.

Beneath Contempt

| Posted 06.28.2007 | Politics
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Despite any claim she may have to be a product of the cave she crawled out of, Ann Coulter is beneath contempt, and unfit to clean Elizabeth Edward's shoes.

Behind Closed Doors

| Posted 06.28.2007 | Politics
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This isn't just about stonewalling or evasion; the efforts of the Bush administration are nothing short of subrogation of the process of discovery and are in contempt of Congress and the constitutional balance of powers.

From the Bench to "Benchmarks"

| Posted 06.30.2007 | Politics
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It's essential that "benchmarks" be exposed for what they are: euphemisms for corporate deployment and development. Any candidate who claims to have a deadline to bring troops home must say when.