A Bed of Tragedies

The cause of death of the 5-month-old boy remains a mystery to his family. But the tragedy shouldn’t be a surprise to some city officials. Because 43 babies have died in our city in the last 17 months while sleeping with other people. And, unfathomable as it sounds, at least two city agencies knew about […]

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Johnny Ramone, Rest in peace

Too young. Far too young. The Ramones have been a growing influence on me. If the band allows me to post our recording from a couple weeks back, you’ll be bound to notice it. God bless. On September 15th he gave an interview to Charles M. Young for Rolling Stone.

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Homeland Security budget cuts?!?

The White House put government agencies on notice this month that if Bush is reelected, his budget for 2006 may include $2.3 billion in spending cuts from virtually all domestic programs not mandated by law, including education, homeland security and others… Washington Post: 09-14/2004

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I’m now a volunteer

The Pennsylvania Democratic Party site, PA Victory ’04, has made me “Director of Internet Outreach”. If you have any ideas to spread the word about the site, or to improve it. Let me know. Better yet, if you’d like to join me in volunteering go here.

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a referendum

Not to be too mean, but I have begun to feel like it’s a referendum on the intelligence and attention span of the American people. It seems to me that support President Bush at this point, you have to basically believe that everything reported in the news is simply untrue. rc3: 09-13-2004

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It’s Worse Than You Think

For U.S. troops in Iraq, one especially sore point is the stateside public’s obsession with the candidates’ decades-old military service. “Stop talking about Vietnam,” says one U.S. official who has spent time in the Sunni Triangle. “People should be debating this war, not that one.” His point was not that America ought to walk away […]

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There are many reasons

the key to winning an election is often simply a matter of bringing to the surface of the public consciousness what voters already really know. They know Iraq is a disaster. They know it’s President Bush’s fault. Josh Marshall: 09-12-2004

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Preventive War: A Failed Doctrine

If facts mattered in American politics, the Bush-Cheney ticket would not be basing its re-election campaign on the fear-mongering contention that the surest defense against future terrorist attacks lies in the badly discredited doctrine of preventive war. Vice President Dick Cheney took this argument to a disgraceful low last week when he implied that electing […]

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Ozzfest in Philly

…Judas Priest showed up and proceeded to wipe the floor with pretty much every other band on the bill. I’d seen Rob Halford before when he was touring for one of his solo albums, but seeing him with the rest of Judas Priest was truly an awesome experience. I don’t think there’s a member of […]

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