Monthly Archives: April 2007

The Four-Year Mark

It was four years ago – see the 2003 CNN coverage (story, video of the speech, the landing, an audio slide slow and photo gallery). The details are well known.  On May 1, 2003, George W. Bush landed on the … Continue reading

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Finding Religion

Christopher Hitchens has a new book – God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything.  Jack Miles is distinguished professor of English and religious studies at UC Irvine and the general editor of the forthcoming “The Norton Anthology of World … Continue reading

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Letter from Paris – Anybody But

Our Man in Paris, Ric Erickson, editor of MetropoleParis, gives us Saturday night there – the political landscape and the landscape of the night. As this is both commentary and photography, it has been cross-posted at the photography site. All … Continue reading

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Who’s In Charge?

“What is going on now in DC is a three-ring circus, and I don’t want to have anything to do with it.”   If you scroll down, you’ll see that’s from one of the “removed” US Attorneys – even if … Continue reading

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Defining Terms

The news, Thursday, April 26, came fast and furious. The Democratic candidates had their first debate – “Democratic presidential hopefuls flashed their anti-war credentials Thursday night, heaping criticism on President Bush’s Iraq policy in the first debate of the 2008 … Continue reading

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Tell It to the Marines

David J. Morris is a former Marine and author of Storm on the Horizon (Free Press, 2004) – this is an account of the Battle of Khafji, January 1991, in the first Gulf War. That book may be for military … Continue reading

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Throwing Down the Gauntlet, Properly

That a look at this photo or skim this rather dull book review and you’ll know where this is going.   Better yet, you might check out some amusing anecdotes from that strange humorist, Garrison Keillor. They may not be … Continue reading

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