Politics: July 2005

Classic Dan Burton

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | July 29, 2005 | 2:03 AM | comments

Dan, sex, and germs...it doesn't get much better than this. Check out the entry on Dump Michele Bachmann blog: More Wacko Out of State Bachmann Contributors....Read More

PETA in the Indy Star

Filed by Bil Browning | July 27, 2005 | 6:04 PM | comments

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has a story in today's Indy Star. They've asked the owners of a Gary shopping center to cancel a circus scheduled for next weekend. While I'm sure all my gentle readers...Read More

Roberts and the Federalist Society Revisited

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | July 25, 2005 | 3:34 PM | comments

It seems that the Washington Post article Chris gave us with that fishy quote where the administration source says Roberts "has no recollection" regarding the question of his Federalist Society membership was not the end of the story. Today...Read More

Check this out

Filed by Ed Team | July 24, 2005 | 7:52 PM | comments

Go to http://www.obleek.com/iraq/index.html and check out the casualties in Iraq since March 20, 2003, when the war was "over." Thanks, George....Read More


Filed by Bil Browning | July 22, 2005 | 4:18 PM | comments

I well remember in 1990 or so reading sophisticated and accurate analysis in the New York Times and Foreign Affairs Quarterly about events transpiring in the Soviet Union, especially the coup against Gorbachev. Being an intelligence officer with the...Read More

So many gerbils, so little ...

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | July 22, 2005 | 2:38 PM | comments

... or was that tribbles? No, they were not gay nor deposited in urban legend fashion and John Kerry did not jump in to save them. (Oops, that was hamster, not gerbil -- but close...) Read more......Read More

Roberts not a member of the Federalist Society

Filed by Ed Team | July 22, 2005 | 11:48 AM | comments

Apparently, Roberts was never a member of the Federalist Society. More info here...Read More

Tribe Isn't Joining the Herd

Filed by Ed Team | July 21, 2005 | 5:05 PM | comments

Laurence Tribe was a leading figure in the fight to defeat the nomination of Robert Bork. He's among the most respected liberal legal minds in the country. Here's what he told the New York Times about John Roberts: "He's...Read More

Why Roberts' Federalist Society Membership is a Concern

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | July 19, 2005 | 10:55 PM | comments

As I pointed out earlier, Judge John G. Roberts, Jr. is a leading member of the Federalist Society, a group dedicated to the radical remaking of the law and legal profession. Here's an excerpt from a PFAW look at...Read More

And that's just the tip of the iceberg...

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | July 19, 2005 | 9:57 PM | comments

Environmental Protections: As a judge, Roberts suggested in a dissent that the Endangered Species Act was unconstitutional as applied to a California development case. Veteran Protections: Roberts argued American POWs tortured in Iraq during the Gulf War should not...Read More

Alliance For Justice Nails It

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | July 19, 2005 | 9:26 PM | comments

The Alliance for Justice not only highlights Judge John G. Roberts, Jr.'s troubling ideological history but deconstructs the little myth that he's a relative unknown to those who arranged for his nomination, pointing out that the extremists on the...Read More

A smart, polite, nice guy asshole is still an asshole

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | July 19, 2005 | 8:13 PM | comments

The early info is in and, while he's smart as a whip and writes and argues well, some seem to think he's a stand-up guy, and he doesn't seem to beat dogs in excess, Judge John G. Roberts, Jr....Read More

Regarding John G. Roberts for the Supreme Court

Filed by Ed Team | July 19, 2005 | 7:00 PM | comments

The news is out: President Bush is said to be nominating John G. Roberts for the U.S. Supreme Court. We don't know much about him on the topic of glbt civil rights, but there may be reason for some...Read More

"If that is the law, then the law is a ass!"

Filed by Ed Team | July 19, 2005 | 9:29 AM | comments

You can argue the constitutionality of the USA Patriot Act. [BTW, did you know that it is actually entitled: "Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism"? Them Warshington boys is so clever!]...Read More

It's about liberty, stupid!

Filed by Ed Team | July 14, 2005 | 10:07 AM | comments

At all times sincere friends of freedom have been rare, and its triumphs have been due to minorities...If hostile interests have wrought much injury, false ideas have wrought still more; and [true liberty's] advance is recorded in the increase...Read More

A common link

Filed by Bil Browning | July 13, 2005 | 5:01 PM | comments

What is the common link between all atrocities in our society's past? Shameful chapters of history, such as the African slave trade, the massacre and displacement of Native Americans, the oppression of women, and forced child labor, were the...Read More

It's All About the Bang

Filed by Bil Browning | July 10, 2005 | 6:09 PM | comments

Now, this is news. I mean, people died and everything, but this - this - is good old fashioned hard news. London's thriving lesbian and gay scene will open its doors Friday night, in a show of defiance against...Read More

Top 10 Patriotic Things Encountered Over the 4th of July Weekend

Filed by Ed Team | July 04, 2005 | 6:12 PM | comments

10. A small, but respectable professional fireworks display over the manmade lake at Jim Edgar Panther Creek - State Fish & Wildlife Area (see map) near my hometown. When I was growing up, all of these grounds were not...Read More

Operation Yellow Elephant

Filed by Bil Browning | July 03, 2005 | 11:52 PM | comments

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CIA Leak is Karl Rove

Filed by Bil Browning | July 03, 2005 | 11:33 AM | comments

Lawrence O'Donnell is blogging that the leak of CIA operative Valerie Plue's identity was Karl Rove. Newsweek is also reporting that Rove was interviewed by Matthew Cooper for Time magazine and is the anonymous source that Cooper won't reveal....Read More

Shooting fish in a barrel

Filed by Bil Browning | July 01, 2005 | 1:24 PM | comments

If you know me at all, you know that I'm a big believer in animal rights. You'd also know that I'm not a gun person. I know, I know - guns don't kill people, people do. But a lot...Read More