Friday, July 08, 2005

Obama on Justice Janice Rogers Brown

When do we get to make this guy president.
-- Eric

Thursday, July 07, 2005

The Douchebag of Liberty

I have been waiting for someone to state this case for a moratorium on Robert Novak until he admits to what he did and knew. Jay Rosen stepped up.
-- Eric

Attacks on London

I did not check the Internet before I commuted to work today, so I wasn't even aware of the horrific attacks in London that occurred during said commute. I didn't notice any armed military or police officers on the metro, either, but that could have been because I was half-asleep, as usual.

Andrew Sullivan has the best content right now with respect to the bombing, including a lot of links to London bloggers.

It remains to be seen whether this was an Al-Qaeda attack or not, and whether it was aimed at the G-8 Summit or against Britian's involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan. If nothing else, though, it should re-focus the public's attention on the fact that there are people out there who want nothing more than to kill innocent civilians in Western nations. Our tactics may be criticized, but we are surely at war.
-- Eric

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

World Wide Wedding

I have returned from Wedding-Land. It was an amazing week.

I was not in Washington when Sandra Day O'Connor announced that she would be leaving the Supreme Court, but I can only imagine the chatter it provoked over the weekend. Reading over the potential list of replacements is disheartening. Jay Rosen asks an interesting question: how will the massive media campaigns being mounted on opposite sides of the political spectrum make any difference at all in the eventual outcome, given that it will be 100 senators voting and not the American people?

Christopher Hitchens argues in Slate that an American aversion to casualties in Iraq is hindering our war-effort. His article links to a moving obituary written for the Iraqi Knight-Ridder reporter, Yasser Salihee, who was killed in Iraq last week.
-- Eric