PMMJ (cheetahmaster) wrote,

"In the past, America has shown plenty of both in bouncing back from bad presidencies, both the craven pretty-face variety (cf. Warren Harding) and the brilliant-but-corrupt one (Nixon, most memorably). This time, the damage seems deeper, in part - and this may be George W. Bush's most pernicious legacy - because of the cynicism the W years have engendered. Large percentages of us now have no trouble believing that our ballots don't count, and that Washington is so completely in the pocket of corporate interests that no amount of mobilization can change its foregone conclusions."

"Loosened restrictions would allow agents to open a national security or criminal investigation against someone without any clear basis for suspicion."

* "An internal White House document obtained by The Associated Press shows that as many as 225 days of e-mail dating back to 2003 from the Bush administration's time in office are missing."
* "A year into the financial crisis, the news is grim and there are signs of even worse troubles ahead."
* Nicholas Kristof sees China making its mark on the future.
* Roger Cohen has high hopes for Africa resurgent.
* Interesting read: Naomi Klein on 'disaster capitalism.'
* Bicycles and maps: what the Denver police think you might be stockpiling to use in violent protests at the convention.
* A lone mailbox becomes a tourist attraction near Area 51.

Oh. Wow. Cooking with Vincent Price.

Praising Disney: kids TV takes the lead in diversity on the small screen.

Tags: 2008, food, news, quotes, tv, welcome to america

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