There she goes again

Hopefully not totally overshadowed by the debate hoopla, the House Thursday failed to get the necessary two-thirds majority to pass a proposed federal constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. Stephanie Herseth voted in favor of the amendment. This vote comes a day after she voted to repeal a law banning most handguns in the District […]

Blogging notes

With a great deal going on in real life, I have not been keeping up with the conservative/rightwing bloggers recently. It was a mistake checking in on some of them today. I am dismayed by the persistent and intense hate, fear-mongering and intolerance. This dismay coincides with a couple interesting pieces on blogging.

First, this […]

The debate

I am not going to watch the big debate tonight. Hearing the s-o-s spew from the Liar-in-Chief would put our household televisions at too much risk. I figure I will get the fairest assessment and evaluation from the special live edition of The Daily Show following the debate.

Given the foreign policy focus, here’s some […]


With the first installment of his autobiography on the way, Bob Dylan makes the cover of Newsweek, whose online site also has the interview and an excerpt.


In light of the Bush administration’s insistence there be no judicial or semi-judicial oversight regarding incarerations at Guantanamo, an argument that relies mostly on the phrase “trust us,” I found this story interesting:

A prominent Taleban commander who was killed last week in southern Afghanistan had rejoined the militants after being released from the U.S […]

Bootleg decision

Some of you may have read that last Friday a federal judge struck down a law banning the sale of bootlegs of live performances. I have plenty of bootlegs but the decision still leaves me with mixed feelings.

I don’t have a problem with concert bootlegs because they provide an opportunity to hear what may […]