January 28th, 2005


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"We've Been Taken Over by a Cult": A transcript of a speech by Seymour Hersh, on the current state of affairs. Fascinating read. (Courtesy Iceman.)

Map, charts, facts and figures from the BBC on post-Saddam Iraq.

Awesome essay for the New Yorker by Jonathan Franzen, on growing up with Peanuts. (Courtesy Comics Curmudgeon.)

Also, I Heard It On NPR:
* Translating untranslatable words from around the world.
* A twetntysomething author takes aim at labels for her generation.
* So who rolls out those red carpets for the Oscars and other events?
* Interview with Stephen Colbert.

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Howard Kurtz on the deepening scandal of the government paying conservative commentators. Maybe they couldn't come up with something better to do with the over $88 million in taxpayer money they spent?

This just in: let's make that three writers on the take.

Analysis: the dynamic has shifted between Bush and Congressional Republicans.

Dan Froomkin asks: does evidence point to the White House being out of step?

Paul Krugman continues his campaign on social security reform, with little black lies.

Cheney draws new criticism... based on his attire. Huh.

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Bob Herbert isn't pleased by plans for another publically-funded stadium.

Hooray! Fidgeting to lose weight!