I made the front page of Daily Kos. (That’s my uncredited “lengthy and illuminative comment.”) So begins the national discussion of Virginia Democrats and the ’05 race.
It’s strange being back in Charlottesville, it now being nearly two weeks since I moved back from Blacksburg, completing my 16 months there. I’m so used to not being in Charlottesville that moving back not to downtown, but just outside of town, has resulted in my spending all of my time at home: chopping wood, […]
If there’s one thing that batshit-crazy Delegate Bob Marshall can always be counted on for, it’s to make shit up. From the AP: Marshall will also push legislation that would hold colleges that distribute the morning after pill liable for any health complications the woman taking it might encounter. “You give a woman a month’s […]
Juan Cole: The names of the Iraqi presidential candidates are a secret. Let freedom reign!
I’ve seen a lot of grumbling among my fellow progressives about the complete loss of ethics among Republicans in the U.S. House. First the slap on the wrist that DeLay got for vote-buying a few months ago, and then this week’s news that Hastert is yanking the Republican head of the Ethics Committee and replacing […]
AP: Fallujah destroyed, uninhabitable, and now abandoned by its former residents, leaving 200,000 Iraqis homeless. How they must cherish their freedom.
Newsweek: Desmond Tutu says that Bush’s U.S. looks more and more like apartheid-era South Africa.
Omaha World-Herald: Man commits suicide by chainsaw.
The first blows have been struck in what may be a years-long civil war between the sane and insane factions of the Virginia Republican Party: A leader of Republican lawmakers who broke with the party to support tax increases this year has been yanked off a prestigious legislative committee. Del. L. Preston Bryant Jr., R-Lynchburg, […]
My first connection to the tsunami — a friend’s cousin died, aunt is missing.