August 2nd, 2005


(no subject)

"We're losing the intelligence war against China. No, not the one with spy satellites, human operatives and electronic eavesdropping. I'm talking about intelligence: having an intelligent understanding of and intelligent discussions about China -- where it's heading, why it's bidding to buy major U.S. companies and whether we should worry. Above all, I'm talking about formulating and pursuing intelligent policies for dealing with China."
-James McGregor,

(no subject)

"But why are we so afraid of acknowledging the obvious? At this moment in our history, religion is playing an important part in our public debates. If Roberts's religious views are important to him, why should they be off-limits to honest discussion?"
-E.J. Dionne Jr.

"The current state of our rail security system is worse than an accident waiting to happen; it is an open invitation to terrorists."
-Senator Joe Biden

Bush pushes intelligent design.

John Nichols on the Bolton embarrassment. Plus, an editorial on why the Democrats shouldn't complain about Bolton's recess appointment.

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A horrible crime, and why the killer can't be tried in court.

NYTimes on Wizard Magazine, the industry magazine for comic books.

side note #1

Selene and I tried to watch Immortel last night. The DVD kept dying. This is what's generally known as "a sign."

Though, I have to admit, the first half was pretty damn crazy. As in, 'parts that literally made no sense' crazy.