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18 April 2003 @ 02:18 pm
"The free market rhetoric of this administration has not been matched by its deeds. Bush is for free trade, but we have had steel quotas. Bush is against big government, but he signed and even praised the most expensive and protectionist agriculture bill in American history. Bush says he wants to let the free market work, but he has approved multi-billion dollar bailouts of the insurance and airline industries. Bush says he wants to create a more pro-business regulatory environment, but economist Brian Wesbury reports that pages in the federal register have soared in the past couple of years. Under Bush, the pace of budget growth has been three times what it was under Bill Clinton. No wonder we have a bear market."
-Stephen Moore, "Sliding stocks lead to one-term Presidents"

Judges question request to halt suit against Cheney over energy contacts.

Speaking of, corporations caught dealing with the enemy barely receive a slap on the wrist (courtesy Sailor Tork.)

* Looking for police experts to help rebuild Iraq.
* Looters of Iraqi museums were highly organized, experts said
* Bush art advisers quit to protest sacking of Baghdad museum (Bush has art advisers?)
* Ten years later, the Branch Davidians speak.
* It's old news revisited day: Abul Abbas has finally been captured.
* Turns out the British army was aiding Protestant extremists in Northern Ireland.
* Battlefield intranet gets a field test.
* Prolonged exposure to noise may affect brain development. (Hmm, maybe I shouldn't put "Inna gadda Davida" on loop in te bebe's room when she is sleeping.)
* Permafrost is a treasure trove of ancient DNA.
* FTC takes on a spammer. I hate that guy.
* Jeffrey Shaffer gains insight from a media overload.