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Entries by Robert J. Elisberg from 02/2007

Molly Ivins: As Good as It Got

| Posted 02.01.2007 | Politics
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Most humorists react to what's there. Molly Ivins went out to find what was there. Often, she was so funny because she was so serious. That's a tough trick to pull off.

Fox News: Fair and Unhinged

| Posted 02.06.2007 | Politics
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There Fox News is, devoting news time to deleted, fictionalized material in a movie, five months after it aired. Taking it seriously. Calling it news.

Remember: Supporters of the President are People, Too

| Posted 02.08.2007 | Politics
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Those of you who support draining $800 billion from America into Iraq doesn't mean you aren't as loyal as 70 percent of Americans who think otherwise.

"U.S. Shoots Self in Foot. Sends Troops to Protect Other Foot."

| Posted 02.13.2007 | Politics
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As the evidence of U.S. involvement selling weapons to Iraq mounts, the White House is in "full game mode"; Bush made it clear how serious he was about the threat to America by America.

Ralph Nadir

| Posted 02.15.2007 | Politics
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If Ralph Nader wants to talk about Presidential campaigns on news shows, the only words that should come out of his mouth are, "Oh, my God, what was I thinking in 2000???!!"

And Here's to You, Mr. Robinson

| Posted 02.20.2007 | Entertainment
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With the Academy Award ceremonies on Sunday, it's a good time to bring up Edward G. Robinson, one of the few who succeeded as both a supporting actor and leading man.

Asking the Wrong Question to the Right People

| Posted 02.22.2007 | Politics
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The other day, the news blared the same refrain heard for the past several years whenever a Democrat proposes some way to get of the quicksand disaster that is Iraq.

When a Party's Values Go AWOL

| Posted 02.27.2007 | Politics
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John McCain told a room of businessmen, "I want to keep health-care costs down until I get sick, and then I don't give a goddamn."