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Afternoon Edition
July 30, 2007
Debates & Discussions
BROOK-ING THE WAR: IS THE ANTI-WAR LEFT CRACKING?
Captain's Quarters | QandO | Power Line vs. Joe Klein | Matthew Yglesias | Think Progress
AN INCONVENIENT FORECAST: IS GLOBAL WARMING CAUSING HURRICANES?
Kyle, Comments From Left Field vs. Brian, Iowa Voice
CALL THE POLICE STATE: DO AMERICANS SUPPORT PUBLIC SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS?
JammieWearingFool | Heading Right vs. Hit & Run | Vox Popoli
PRIMARY PARTNERS: IS ELIZABETH EDWARDS STEALING THE SPOTLIGHT?
Christy Hardin Smith, FDL vs. JammieWearingFool
Featured Netroots
Devils Tower, Daily Kos
A Long History of Lies
When you've been talking about something for years, seeing that information finally start to creep into the press can generate feelings of gratification -- see, I was right -- as well as frustration -- what took them so long. Both emotions definitely come up when viewing this story.
Ezra Klein
Public v. Private
The most telling bit comes at the end, when Harold points to legislation from Rep. Carolyn Maloney, who wants to "create a central database that would enable officials at one department to know when a contractor has screwed up at another." What's remarkable about her bill isn't its existence, but the fact that, currently, one department doesn't know when contractors for another have screwed up.
Chris Bowers, Open Left
The United States: An Empire In Permanent Decline?
Over the past month, in discussions with several different groups of friends, the topic of "American decline" has repeatedly arisen. Even though this is purely anecdotal, as it is drawn from conversations within my own social circles, it has come up so often of late, and people's conclusion seems so uniform, that I wonder if a new zeitgeist is forming: America's relative power and influence in the world is in now permanent decline.
Featured Rightroots
Erick, RedState
Rep. Boyda's (D-KS) New Iraq Strategy: Flee From Good News
I thought the people of Kansas were hearty souls. Apparently not. Nancy Boyda, it seems has a hard time handling good news. Read that again please. Rep. Nancy Boyda (D-KS) was so upset upon hearing good news this past Friday she had to flee the area.
AJ Strata, The Strata-Sphere
Liberals Complain Over Data Mining Of Public Data
Do you think it should be illegal for our government to use Yahoo or Google to search for information that may expose an attack here in the US? It is a basic fundamental question. These search engines use sophisticated and proprietary SW to rapidly run through the billions of pages of information now out on the world wide web to bring to you, and anyone, the supposed gems of the internet for you to analyze. It is how our national security agencies identify new threats and understand what they are thinking, since the web is one of the new tools in modern warfare.
Betsy, Betsy's Page
John Edwards' paranoid solipsism
In Edwards-world, it's all about him and those who don't support him are not only his opponents, but the opponents of all that is good and pure. In a recent speech, he warned supporters about how "they" were out to get him.
  
  
  

 

 

Morning Edition
July 30, 2007
Debates & Discussions
THE IRAQI SOCCER MIRACLE: SIGN OF HOPE OR NON SEQUITUR?
Iraq the Model | Generalissimo vs. AMERICAblog | TBogg
HIRE BLOGGERS: A SOLUTION TO SAVE THE GOP YOUTUBE DEBATE?
Captain's Quarters | Riehl World View vs. John Cole | Sundries Shack
POTTY TALK: IS UNIVERSITY FLUSHING OF KORAN A HATE CRIME?
Hot Air | Little Green Footballs vs. Shakespeare's Sister
COURTING THE RIGHT: IS THE SCOTUS TOO CONSERVATIVE?
The Heretik | Democratic Daily vs. Macsmind | Ann Althouse
Featured Netroots
Josh Marshall, Talking Point Memo
Dog Ate My Constitution

I don't want to get into a back and forth about whether it makes sense or sense yet to impeach Alberto Gonzales. But I assume we all agree that members of Congress should have a good enough working knowledge of the constitution to know how impeachment works. According this diary post at Daily Kos (well-known hate site), Rep. Ellen Tauscher (D-CA) responded to a constituent letter advocating Gonzales' impeachment by writing ...

Marty Kaplan, Huffington Post
After the Next 9/11
Americans are stupid about risk, me included. It's nuts to fear plane crashes more than car crashes; loopy to be more afraid of online sexual predators than of lightning; irrational to pay more attention to shark attacks than to climate change. Doubtless there's something about our lizard brain stems that accounts for our poor choices in boogeymen, and thus for the media's pandering to our catastrophilia. But no vestigial pathway in our panic-hardwiring is an excuse for the Bush administration's current ramping up of its shameless exploitation of our fears.
Shai Sachs, MyDD
Supporting the Blogosphere
This weekend, I've written a series of posts about supporting the progressive blogosphere. Part 1 focused on goods and services for bloggers, and what a blogosphere support organization's role might be in providing them. Part 2 focused on revenue for bloggers, and how a blogosphere support organization could help bloggers make money. In this final post, I will discuss organizational models for supporting the blogosphere: both existing models, and hypothetical models. My hope is to encourage bloggers and progressive entrepreneurs to work together to create new blogosphere support organizations.
Featured Rightroots
Patrick Ruffini, Townhall
Do Not Cede One Inch
Hugh and Dean think that online advantage is tied to macro atmospherics more than it is to specific online tactics. They'll be surprised to know that by and large, I agree. I wrote a piece on just this matter two weeks ago titled, "Message vs. Tactics Online." My position: message matters more -- and we probably won't be in a position to remedy our position online until Hillary Clinton is the opponent.
Gaius, Blue Crab Boulevard
The Dictator Of New York
Michael Goodwin is positively pulling out the stops to go after New York Governor Eliot Spitzer. In fact Spitzer's fall from grace in the wake of the recent scandal that revealed that his office had used state police to falsify charges against New York State Senate Majority leader Joesph Bruno has been remarkable. A vast majority of the voters want Spitzer investigated over the actions his staff took. And Spitzer's apparent grab to become the single power in New York has fallen apart with all the revelations.
Erick, Red State
My ideal candidate for President
Call this a Sunday night throw away post if you like, but it's one I've been meaning to write. I was doing my usual pre-bed Sunday night routine of standing under the stream of water in the shower thinking about all the things I forgot to do last week and need to do this coming week and remembered this is a post I've never written and should have written.