PMMJ (cheetahmaster) wrote,

The dramatic return...

"I think it's insane. The media has created a two-year presidential election cycle that's very destructive to American politics. And the political system is complicit. We front-load our primaries so much that four or five states decide who the nominees are going to be. It's over by February. And then we have a God-awful yearlong presidential campaign, general election campaign, which is too long and lends itself to all these negative attacks. If we were to design a system for electing a president, I don't think we could do worse. It's terrible."
-Gov. Edward G. Rendell of Pennsylvania

Rushing new American troops into Iraq without, you know, desert or counterinsurgency training.

Inside the CIA's 'black sites.'

On 'senior administration officials' and hiding behind titles. More Cheney comedy from Dan Froomkin.

* Eleven days from shipping off to Bagdhad.
* News analysis: on the Afghani bombing.
* Is the Bush administration changing its mind on Iran? Here's the lowdown from Dana Milbank, and more questions from the NYTimes.
* Angelina Jolie on justice for Darfur.
* New profiling program raises privacy concerns before it is even deployed.
* Good read: how Republicans can get back on track. Also, why there are no more moderates.
* "Genealogists have found that civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton is a descendant of a slave owned by relatives of the late Sen. Strom Thurmond."
* "If the United States is to remain a global economic leader, we must foster an environment that enables innovations." -Bill Gates
* Transgendered issues threatening jobs.
* Is repressed memory a modern creation?

The mystery of the disappearing honeybees. No, hundreds of millions of them.

Welcome to America, 2007: a bizarre tale of internet celebrity.
Tags: 2007, news, quotes, welcome to america

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