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Entries by Marty Kaplan from 11/2005

Balls!

| Posted 11.01.2005 | Politics
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The Republicans call closing down the Senate under Rule 21 a "stunt." What -- compared to Dr. Frist's long-distance diagnosis of Terry Schaivo?

Cheney's Rotten Apples

| Posted 11.04.2005 | Huffington Post

We now know that Dick Cheney sent the word to regard the Geneva Convention as the Geneva Suggestion.

Libby &hearts al-Libi

| Posted 11.05.2005 | Huffington Post

There's a word for holding fast to a belief despite the evidence: fundamentalism. Is a faith-based foreign policy cult really the best we can do?

Russert Watch - Downward Doggie-Style

| Posted 11.13.2005 | Media

Which Russert is real: the one who demolished Ken Mehlman, or the one who parroted Mehlman to try to demolish Howard Dean?

What -- No Codpiece?

| Posted 11.14.2005 | Politics
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I know he's Commander-in-Chief, but that quasi-military look just isn't authentic on him. How about a lab coat and a stethescope? Or those cool dress whites that the Surgeon-General gets to wear?

My Litmus Test

| Posted 11.16.2005 | Huffington Post

Any Democratic Senator who swallows Judge Alito's that-was-then-this-is-now line doesn't deserve to be called a Democrat or a Senator.

Journalism: R.I.P.

| Posted 11.17.2005 | Huffington Post

It turns out that investigative reporters have the same right to clam up or spin when they're interviewed as White House press secretaries, oil barons and starlets do.

Libby:Iraq War::Katrina:Class War

| Posted 11.18.2005 | Huffington Post

Today, with the House Republican bill, contempt for the vulnerable has been extended from the Gulf Coast to the rest of the country.

A Piss Is Not A Leak

| Posted 11.20.2005 | Politics
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Why are journalists so willing now to let power speak untruth to them? Maybe it's time for a massive source-burning in Washington.

Rockwell Redux

| Posted 11.22.2005 | Huffington Post

The challenge now for Democrats is how to maintain the sharp edge of opposition while affirming people’s yearning for common ground. Fights are fine, as long as their goal is unity.

News Nukes Duke's Puke

| Posted 11.28.2005 | Huffington Post

Cunningham is the tip of an iceberg. His resignation and admission of guilt will conceivably be seen in retrospect as a turning point in the unraveling of Republican dominance in Congress.

Porno for Patriots

| Posted 11.29.2005 | Huffington Post

What's a good patriotic right-winger to do: support the right of Comcast and Viacom to require you to let homos in your house, or support the good folks at the No Nipple Coalition...

A National Strategy for Strategy

| Posted 11.30.2005 | Huffington Post

The slogan is "A National Strategy for Victory in Iraq." The booklet contains repackaged Rummy-Cheney classics, under a slick red, white and blue cover. These people are even more pathetic than the Democrats.