March 7th, 2006


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"As the United States nears the third anniversary of its war in Iraq, there is irrefutable evidence that our military and political options are narrowing, that President Bush's democratization dream is lethally imperiled, that we are hostage to events beyond our control, and that nobody can agree on whether our troops would be better off digging in or pulling out."

Today's top read: "Honest conservative intellectuals: your nation needs you. Say, 'Enough.' By tradition, you believe in honorable principles. Today, you are flacking for an administration that has betrayed many of those principles. The principles to which it has maintained fealty, like low taxes, it has pursued at a high price to other principles you cherish, like fiscal prudence."

Dan Froomkin wonders why everyone is talking about a civil war in Iraq - everyone except Bush, that is. Froomkin also discusses the negative view of the economy and other interesting topics, such as the president's favorite rug. Well worth your time.

NPR asks, who will own the 'New' New Orleans?

Fred Phelps continues to protest at military funerals.

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"The system of environmental satellites is at risk of collapse... Every year that goes by without the system being addressed is a problem."

The next cycle of solar flares is looking to be a fair bit bigger.

Howard Kurtz on the rising star of Bob Scheiffer.

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New X3 trailer. And it's a doozy.

I'm certainly delighted by seeing Magneto with an army. I'm sure it's gonna be full of subtle references for us X-dorks. Juggernaut's armor looks a little S&M, but hey.

Waiting to see the final special effects for Angel's wings, also. And Storm's hair, too.

All things considered, they've got my attention. Comments?