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Entries by Richard Bradley from 08/2005

Rolling Stones and Corporate Whores

| Posted 08.06.2005 | Huffington Post

The Rolling Stones catalogue has just been released on iTunes, and a quick perusal of it makes a few things obvious. 1) They used to be really good. 2) Now, they suck. 3) It's very likely that they've put out more greatest hits albums than albums of new material. 4) They are corporate whores...

Jason Giambi, MVP

| Posted 08.07.2005 | Politics
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Jason Giambi has scratched and clawed his way back to the top by working hard and refusing to succumb to the vicious criticism he's received. No matter how he and the Yankees finish this year, he's shown baseball a road back from the scandal of steroids. Other players will have better statistics, but no one will have done more for the sport. No story this year is more human or more inspiring. Jason Giambi should be the American League's most valuable player.

The War Is Over?

| Posted 08.14.2005 | Politics
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Before progressives jump completely aboard the Cindy Sheehan bandwagon, we need to remember something Bill Clinton pointed out on CNN the other day: Whatever the reason for us going into Iraq, we are there now, and it's in our interest to have a successful outcome. Democrats can't just sit back and enjoy the president's problems; they need to come up with some solutions. And just saying what a hero Cindy Sheehan is isn't enough.

Are the Bush Twins AWOL?

| Posted 08.15.2005 | Politics
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Thanks in large part to Cindy Sheehan, people are starting to raise the issue of why Jenna and Barbara Bush aren't serving in the military. It's a tough question, but I think it's a fair one. The President of the United States is calling on American young people to volunteer to go to war, but his own daughters, who are certainly of the appropriate age, are better known for their drunken nightclub escapades than for any acts of patriotism. So here's a question I think a White House reporter should ask the president: "President Bush, if your own two daughters won't enlist, how can you expect anyone else's children to join the military?"

Time to Steal Music Again

| Posted 08.30.2005 | Politics
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In their infinite wisdom, the record companies have forgotten how bad things were before iTunes and want to jack up prices.