ken Hatch

Saturday, May 31, 2003
Josh Marshal is on a roll. He has the goods on the R’s abuse of power in Texas and if you want to understand Iraq his Washington Monthly articles are a must read. Here and here for Iraq and check out TPM for the ongoing Texas story.

Thursday, May 29, 2003
It’s an ad for Honda but it approaches art.

Monday, May 26, 2003
Once more sound bites and ideology trumps knowledge.

Tuesday, May 20, 2003
Robert Scheer on “Saving Private Lynch: Take 2.” You will have to register
with the Chicago Tribune but it is worth it.

A rich guy that gets it. Now I understand why Warren Buffett is rich.

Monday, May 19, 2003
Truth from the Daily KOS .

Saturday, May 17, 2003
Is this true ? Damn I hate to be pimped.

Wednesday, May 14, 2003
From the Daily Kos :

Let's get to the heart of the matter, the Saudis are scared to death of Osama and even more scared that we will find out how deeply supported Al Qaeda is in Saudi society.

The Bush Administration can neither protect the Saudi princes from themselves nor destroy Al Qaeda.

In the same year that the US devoted its entire military and intelligence apparatus to finding and destroying Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, which has now boiled down to a mobile brewery and some scrapings from a tank, Al Qaeda is not only not destroyed, but nearly as strong as it was on September 10, 2001.

Stories of the return of the Taliban ran in the papers during the Iraq war and were ignored by most people. The pronoucements from Osama have been treated like a trick from the last couple of episodes of 24 and not a real and ongoing threat to national security.

Throwing hundreds of people into our Cuban gulag at Gitmo may have been able to prevent some immediate attacks, but it clearly has not killed the Al Qaeda organization, much less the driving force of Islamic revivalist thought (the proper name for what we call fundamentalism) rampant in the region. Tossing out thousands for minor immigration violations has only caused hardship and resentment in Pakistan and around the Arab world.

And given the absolute ineptness of US policy in Europe over the last year, we find ourselves more isolated and alone than ever. Our president is hated by the citizens of our allies, our inept management of Iraq is about to take another turn for the worse:

Tuesday, May 13, 2003
Myths die hard even when there has never been a reasonable expectation that they are true. When the myth serves the ruling class it is even harder to kill.

Monday, May 12, 2003
If you are an economics geek and get all sweaty and wiggly thinking about liquidity traps this is a good link .

Wednesday, May 07, 2003
A Dialogue on Evolution, Plumbing, and Other Subjects from Brad DeLong.

Sunday, May 04, 2003

Thursday, May 01, 2003
From Newsweek:

April 30 — Even as White House political aides plot a 2004 campaign plan designed to capitalize on the emotions and issues raised by the September 11 terror attacks, administration officials are waging a behind-the-scenes battle to restrict public disclosure of key events relating to the attacks...

I wonder if it has anything to do with AWOL and Company being asleep at the wheel?