I Want to Save a Child's Sight!

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Wag the Dog

Krugman: "My point is that Mr. Bush's critics are falling unnecessarily into a trap if they focus only on domestic policies and allow Mr. Bush to keep his undeserved reputation as someone who keeps Americans safe. National security policy should not be a refuge to which Mr. Bush can flee when his domestic agenda falls apart." [NYT]

What has this guy done to deserve any of the credit given to him for "protecting" the Nation??? Invade Iraq; basically putting up recruiting posters for Middle East terrorism? Check.

Tackling Election Reform: "The Democratic Senate bill, introduced last week by Senators Hillary Clinton, Barbara Boxer, John Kerry and Frank Lautenberg, is now the gold standard for election reform. It would require not only paper records, but recounts in 2 percent of all polling places or precincts, and restrictions on political activity by voting machine manufacturers." [NYT]

I wrote about this issue this past weekend. (Thanks again to Scott of Brewtown Politico). We need to adopt some form of meaningful reform, SOON. The Republican plan is a start, but it doesn't go far enough to address the issues with such people as the Secretaries of State, and voting machine manufacturers.

It's really great to hear that the rates of AIDS are decreasing in the children of American and Europe, but shouldn't we then transition to Africa? [NYT]

What's up for Howard Dean and the Democrats, "post-scream." [NYT]

The social issues fueling the race for the Oscars. [NYT]

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