April 15th, 2008

News

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"No one in the executive branch of government can be trusted to fairly investigate or prosecute any crimes since the head of every relevant department, along with the president and vice president, either knew or participated in the planning and approval of illegal acts... Congress cannot look the other way; it must demand an independent investigation and independent prosecutor... Congress is duty-bound by the Constitution not only to hold the president, vice president, and all civil officers to account, but it must also send a message to future presidents that it will use its constitutional powers to prevent illegal, and immoral conduct."

News

not with a bang

Analysis: "A reaction is building against policies in the United States and Europe to promote ethanol and similar fuels, with political leaders from poor countries contending that these fuels are driving up food prices and starving poor people. Biofuels are fast becoming a new flash point in global diplomacy, putting pressure on Western politicians to reconsider their policies, even as they argue that biofuels are only one factor in the seemingly inexorable rise in food prices."

"What is so depressing about our press corps' bizarre penchant for picking and choosing which members of the ruling class are 'genuine' and which ones are not is that the United States simply cannot afford to have another election decided by this trivial nonsense." (Courtesy professorbooty.)

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Dan Savage with an ode to his late mother.

"Saying 'MILF' is no more risque than saying, 'OMFG,' or 'bootylicious,' or 'Keep Christ in Christmas.' It's part of the general lexicon now, so let's all stop pretending that it's somehow edgy."