December 18th, 2005


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"In his four-year campaign against al Qaeda, President Bush has turned the U.S. national security apparatus inward to secretly collect information on American citizens on a scale unmatched since the intelligence reforms of the 1970s."

*Another* investigation of Frist gets underway.

"Not since Iraqi WMD has there been a bogus news story more loved by the conservative media than the quote-unquote 'War against Christmas.' So complete is their martyrdom-like passion for this myth that you'd think we lived in a time when Christians were regularly being fed to Coliseum lions."

A reporter leaves Baghdad.

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Time names its people of the year.

"What if the problem with Hollywood today is that the movies aren't bad enough?"

Forbes discusses Luthor vs. Wayne.

Ten things we didn't know this time last week, more or less.