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The new Politics in the…

The new Politics in the ZerosWe are now up and running under Radio UserLand blogging software.  This is some cool stuff.  News feeds running both ways.  Perma-links.  Ease of publishing.  No Microsoft.  Lots more.  Which means better content on this site.…

TIPS getting tapped out

TIPS getting tapped outThe noxious spy-on-your-neighbor TIPS program appears to be slithering off to die unmourned in a forgotten corner. At least one hopes so. “As far as I can see, the TIPS idea is nothing but a big PR…

They’re cutting and running

They’re cutting and running  Bush May Drop SimonThe fate of Republican Bill Simon’s troubled campaign for governor in California and President Bush’s hopes to capture the state in 2004 could be decided next week when a new private poll is…

*Angelyne to run for proposed…

 Angelyne to run for proposed Hollywood City Council!If you don’t live in L.A. you probably have no idea who Angelyne is.  Well, she is famous for being famous, for driving pink Corvettes, and for having her photo on billboards for…

*Court upholds Vermont’s right to…

Court upholds Vermont’s right to limit campaign spendingVermont, one of my favorite places, continues to quietly be perhaps the most progressive state in the country. A federal appeals court panel upheld a Vermont campaign-spending law today in a ruling that…

*This should be satire, but…

This should be satire, but it’s notGame show prize:  A six month job Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Other countries may have television programs that lure entrants with offers of a million dollars, a new car or a luxury holiday. But in…

*US puts its oil interests…

 US puts its oil interests ahead of human rights The Bush Administration has thrown its weight behind a global oil corporation in a court battle against human rights claims.  The State Department has asked a federal court to dismiss a…

*Dick Armey

Dick ArmeyA few weeks ago, House Majority Leader and Texas Republican Dick Armey came out against the noxious spy-on-your-neighbor TIPS program.Today Armey was quoted as being in favor of lifting the Cuba embargo and  being opposed to an Iraq war. …