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George Speaks, Badly - New York Times

Fun, if slightly snarky (and a little late?) op-ed by Gail Collins in yesterday's NYT:

We're really past expecting anything much, but in times of crisis you would like to at least believe your leader has the capacity to pretend he's in control. Suddenly …

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It's a cliche, but...

Today is Canada Day, the Canadian answer to the 4th of July in the US. (I still occasionally get friends or relatives in the states asking me if they have the 4th of July in Canada. Yes? No? Not exactly? Still not sure how to answer that one...)

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What Can Be Fixed

In the middle of a NYT story on a deadly bombing in Iraq:

Many Iraqis, beleaguered at every turn, said they saw the bomb as an attempt to aggravate sectarian strife and as one more piece of evidence that the Americans could not protect them from extremists …

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Medal of Freedom Spin


Q: The President awarded the Medal of Freedom to George Tenet, among others, just a short time ago. It was Mr. Tenet who told the President that it was a slam-dunk case for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq . Has the President simply forgiven …

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Truth, Justice... and all that stuff

We saw the new Superman movie over the weekend. It was... okay. Maybe not even that good.

Now, the disclaimer here, should probably be that I've never really been a fan of Superman, or Batman, for that matter. I have fond, childhood-tinged memories of …

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Mistakes, accomplishments & responsibility

Dad and I were talking about Bush's mistakes and accomplishments last night.

This morning, I heard Bill O'Reilly say that one of Bush's major accomplishments was that there hadn't been another terrorist attack on the United States since 9/11.

I believe …

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