July 17th, 2005

Scorpion

(no subject)

"It has taken Washington three decades to shape a military that can quickly and decisively defeat any antagonist on earth. It has taken the Bush administration just two years to endanger the same force... There are no good policy options in Iraq. But the administration must abandon the fantasies that have been driving it so far. Otherwise America will suffer a series of ever-worsening nightmares."
-Doug Bandow

*Must* read by Frank Rich: follow the uranium.

The increasing impact of the meth epidemic, "the most destructive, dangerous, terrible drug that's come along in a long time."

Public broadcasting under scrutiny.

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A black man loses faith in his church.

Christian adoption agency ignoring Catholic applicants.

Is Battlestar Galactica the future of science fiction?

What's the next great superhero movie?
Scorpion

(no subject)

"This extremist general was making a point that resonates around the globe. The United States has bombed more than a dozen countries since 1948, and recently killed tens of thousands on the pretext of chasing weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. It claims to be a force for democracy and the rule of law despite a long history of supporting the bloodiest of dictators, rejecting the International Criminal Court and continuing to develop nuclear weapons."
-LATimes.com