December 7th, 2005

Scorpion

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"A federal jury acquitted former Florida professor Sami al-Arian yesterday of conspiring to aid a Palestinian group in killing Israelis through suicide bombings, dealing the U.S. government a setback in its efforts to use secretly gathered intelligence in criminal cases against terrorism suspects."

E.J. Dionne Jr. on dodging the Alito debate.

The Mystery Pollster questions polling methods. (Courtesy Dan Froomkin.)

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The perils of conservative support: Bush takes flak over holiday cards.

Following the money behind movies with messages.

Uh oh. Mel Gibson is planning to make a movie about the Holocaust next.
Scorpion

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"Since the dawn of film, every decade has had its own genuine flavor of cinematic output. Years down the line, when we look back at this decade, all we're going to see is a vast wasteland of needless remakes, an awful mix of flavors that were never meant to be. The movie industry is suffering a major creative drought right now and there is no sign of improvement in sight."

FilmThreat presents the Frigid 50 of 2005.