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I came to understand that the honor code according to which journalism allegedly...– Read the rest: People, we’re in deep trouble - Fox News - Salon.com
That came into question a couple of months after we got to Baghdad. We were...– Read the rest: The Wrong Stuff : My Country Right or Wrong: Conscientious Objector Josh Stieber on Being Wrong About the Military
Can Jury Nullification End The War On Drugs? →
Interesting turn of events in a Missouri drug case — before the trial could even get started!
Should we thank Steve Jobs or Uncle Sam for the... →
The Salvation Army says it refuses to distribute Harry Potter and Twilight toys...– Sally Ann bans Harry Potter and Twilight toys | Canada | News | Toronto Sun
Wikileaks worse than the KKK?
From the UK Guardian via The Nation: “Charles Arthur, the Guardian’s technology editor, points out that while MasterCard and Visa have cut WikiLeaks off you can still use those cards to donate to overtly racist organisations such as the Knights Party, which is supported by the Ku Klux Klan. The Ku Klux Klan website directs users to a site called Christian Concepts. It ...
The longer the evening went on, the more people kept deferring to and asking...– James Fallows
Watch a real journalist at work
I’m a little late to the game posting this, but that’s what happens when life gets busy. Watch this video of Anderson Cooper questioning Texas state representative Leo Berman about being a “birther.” I have two thoughts about this: All news journalists should watch this and follow Anderson Cooper’s example. The media is supposed to be the watchdog of the...
Crazy letters to the editor
I love, love, love reading the letters to the editor in the daily paper that serves my hometown. Sometimes, there are some really entertaining ones (that is, when they don’t totally annoy me). Perhaps I should make this a regular feature… Anyway, here’s an excerpt from today: Glenn Beck’s interview with Rabbi Lapin revealed Hebraic symbolism in the story of the Tower of...
Watching clips of John McCain move the goal posts again on DADT repeal, and...– A Breath Of Sane Air, Ctd - The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan