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MUSLIMS VS. FREE SPEECH IN THE NETHERLANDS

By thisistwitchy  •  January 31, 2005 05:03 AM

From the New York Times: Can angry young Muslims dictate what is and is not acceptable in the traditionally open-minded world of Dutch arts? In the last few weeks, it appears, the answer has been yes. The Netherlands’ main film festival, now going on in Rotterdam, canceled a showing of a short documentary denouncing violence […]

BLUE INK SOLIDARITY

By thisistwitchy  •  January 30, 2005 02:17 PM

Ten-year-old Shelby Dangerfield of Billings, Montana, has launched a campaign to show solidarity with Iraqi voters: “It will symbolize our support if we wear ink on our fingers,” Shelby said. “We’re not forcing them to vote, but they have a chance to do it and they should take that chance.” Shelby said Saturday afternoon she […]

THE LEFT GOES INTO HIBERNATION

By thisistwitchy  •  January 30, 2005 01:52 PM

With the exception of Sullivan, the top bloggers on the left side of the blogosphere have decided to mark this historic day by hiding under their bedcovers. As of 1:45pm EST today, Talking Points Memo is silent on the Iraqi elections. Atrios is silent on the Iraqi elections. Crooked Timber is silent on the Iraqi […]

MEANWHILE, RAMSEY CLARK WEEPS FOR SADDAM

By thisistwitchy  •  January 30, 2005 12:51 PM

Ramsey Clark, the terrorists’ lawyer, has an op-ed piece out today in the Houston Chronicle in defense of Saddam Hussein. Here’s a taste: The United States, and the Bush administration in particular, engineered the demonization of Saddam, and it has a clear political interest in his conviction. Obviously, a fair trial of Saddam will be […]

WOMEN VOTING IN IRAQ

By thisistwitchy  •  January 30, 2005 11:53 AM

Lining up Smiling on the streets Turning out in droves Elderly women voters defy terrorists in Baghdad Entering the polling place Bringing the children Marking their ballots Celebrating their votes Will American feminists be celebrating these amazing images and this historic day? The silence is deafening. Update: Chris Muir’s newest Day by Day cartoon says […]

KERRY AND THE SWIFT VETS REVISITED

By thisistwitchy  •  January 30, 2005 11:14 AM

Good for Tim Russert, who just grilled John Kerry on Meet the Press about lingering questions raised by the Swift Boat Vets for Truth. First, Russert asked Kerry about the impact the Swift Vets had on the campaign. Kerry said he “should have responded faster and more forcefully” and blamed his inability to combat “the […]

LIE OF THE MORNING

By thisistwitchy  •  January 30, 2005 10:53 AM

Tim Russert on Meet the Press this morning asked John Kerry what was going through his mind as he watched President Bush deliver his inaugural address: “Respect for the process, not feeling sorry for myself at all.”

HOW THE FRENCH HELP

By thisistwitchy  •  January 29, 2005 09:37 PM

You’ll love this story about how the French are partying it up on their humanitarian mission to Indonesia: The naval ship’s pantry is stocked with wines, baguettes and pate, and its casual dress code is shorts and sandals. There’s even an artist – a painter to keep an illustrated record of the trip. With a […]

MORE CHAOS AT THE BORDER

By thisistwitchy  •  January 29, 2005 09:30 PM

Yesterday on FOX News (video here thanks to Cheese and Crackers/Wes Roth), I discussed this report on increased assaults on Border Patrol agents along the southwestern border. Now, comes word that federal agents are being targeted for kidnap/murder plots by Mexican drug cartels. From the Brownsville Herald: A plot to kidnap and kill two FBI […]

IRAQI ELECTION NEWS

By thisistwitchy  •  January 29, 2005 09:15 PM

The latest word on election eve… How Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper is playing it: Violence rages on as Iraqis go to polls today: 19 killed in suicide attack, shootings Steven Taylor at PoliBlog has a comprehensive round-up. Fresh news updates at The Command Post. Spirit of America will broadcast election coverage on CSPAN this Sunday from […]

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