March 5th, 2003


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"Through passivity or, more often, active opposition, President Bush has repeatedly stifled efforts to strengthen domestic safeguards against further terrorist attacks. As a consequence, homeland security remains perilously deficient."


"Just when you thought the United States' worldwide unpopularity couldn't plunge to greater depths, a story in Sunday's London Observer reported that in preparation for another possible United Nations vote on military intervention against Iraq, the U.S. government was engaging in 'dirty tricks' by conducting surveillance on members of the U.N. Security Council," reports Salon's Jake Tapper.

(from yesterday's column by Howard Kurtz. Which also has great stuff on the peace protests and other hot topics.)

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Yesterday, I woke up from a dream. I can't remember the dream at all, but I know I was dreaming, and then I wasn't anymore. Also it was time for me to get up for work, despite not having the alarm set, and more than a couple of you know how hard I am to wake up. All in all, pretty odd.

The Shield: Day One was rather awesome, and a great way to implant retroactive foreshadowing (there has to be a better word for this) as well as showing us more of the characters (Dutch!) while bringing in new threads (so, what happened to Gannon?)

Also, where people live on Earth.

"The federal deficit is growing much more quickly than expected, even before Congress takes up President Bush's tax-cutting proposals and without factoring in the costs of a war in Iraq, Congressional analysts have concluded."

And Howard Kurtz on... bringing back the draft.

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