Archive for June 19th, 2005

Jun 19 2005

Media Faked Downing Memos?

Welcome Powerline readers! Welcome CQ readers! Up front let me say I share Powerline’s skepticism regarding why anyone would go through the effort to forge such non-news. And the lack of any rebuttal from Blair’s administration is curious. But it is also curious why Mr. Smith had to find a typewriter and then not scan […]

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Jun 19 2005

Fetuses Used to Remove Wrinkles

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Have we become a self centered and vain species? Apparently so. If to be ‘enlightented’ is to use dead human beings to look younger, count me in as the unenlightened. The Scotsman [free registration required] has a story about stem cells harvested from aborted fetuses for use by the wealthy (and sadly vain) in Russia. […]

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Jun 19 2005

More on Dem Party Split

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I posted earlier on a story about how unions are set to split apart from the AFL-CIO in order to spend less money supporting democrats and more resources supporting the unions themselves (gee, wonder who thought up that bright idea). There are updates to this story out today. Howard Fineman has a Newsweak article and […]

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Jun 19 2005

Somebody Alert Dick Durbin!

The NYTimes is reporting on a scene of brutal torture, beatings, shackled prisoners, electric wire. Oh….., never mind. It was torture of Iraqis by terrorists. I’m guessing Dysmal Durbin is only interested in stories about fellow Americans torturing people.

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Jun 19 2005

Was The War Worth It?

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An intriguing opinion piece in the Washington Post today addresses this question. It begins with a statement that is both true and enlightening: Serious scholars still debate whether the Civil War was necessary, never mind the more obvious “wars of choice” such as World War I, the War of 1812, the Spanish-American War, the Korean […]

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Jun 19 2005

Our Legal System Failed Thousands of Kids

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How does something like this happen? How can one man go on a 35 year rampage hunting children? Well here is one problem that just jumps right out from the story: Schwartzmiller’s criminal record began 35 years ago, but he never registered as a sex offender and spent just 12 years in prison. Why do […]

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