May 24th, 2006

Scorpion

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TRANSMISSIONS FROM THE FRONT:
* Basic human rights in Iraq are threatened, as an excess of armed groups propel the country towards chaos.
* Harold Meyerson on irony, Iraq, and the neocons.
* The administration's new watchword: Containment
* Fifty years later, unseen photos let us see the unseen. Great read.
* A conservative lashes out against Bush. Good enough to warrant a LiveOnline discussion, and a reply to his critics.
* Ties between Ehrlich and his lawyer questioned.
* Tom Tomorrow: good grief.
* "The growing inequality between the very rich and the bottom half affects every aspect of American life."
* Voyager II detects the solar system's edge
* Egypt to excavate a submerged Roman city.
* Dracula's castle returns to his bloodline.

[EDIT: New links added in comments. 1222 ET]
Scorpion

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"Never before in our country's history have both the president and Congress been so out of touch with most Americans. Never before have so few of our elected officials and corporate leaders been less willing to commit to the national interest. And never before has our nation's largest constituent group - some 200 million middle-class Americans - been without representation in our nation's capital."
-Lou Dobbs

"Alabama's Jeff Sessions sure knows how to nurse a grudge. Talking about his family earlier this year, the Republican senator recalled that 'Lincoln killed one of them at Antietam.'"
-WashingtonPost.com