January 16th, 2006

Scorpion

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"The plumb line that runs down through the cesspool of the festering Abramoff-DeLay scandal is the conceit that the scions of the Reagan Revolution, a generation of young Republican activists summoned by God and party, were morally superior creatures who had only pure ideological motives for cutting the country's social safety nets in the name of 'small government.'"
-Robert Scheer

Nice reversal there. In an attempt to revive the failing proposal, the administration sets rules on supplies and prices of drugs.

BBC Q&A on the Iran nuclear stand-off.

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"Should major newspapers and networks have agreed to suppress the news that Christian Science Monitor stringer Jill Carroll had been kidnapped in Iraq? ...Since when are journalists in the business of sitting on news? And would they have imposed a 48-hour blackout for a non-journalist?"
-Howard Kurtz

Do ants teach?

Shedding light on the secretive movie ratings process.