Last Day to Register to Vote!

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Today is the last day to register if you want to vote in the election on November 7, 2006.  Instructions on how to register can be found at the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office.

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The “God Gap” Narrows

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Today in The Washington Post Alan Cooperman writes that Evangelical Christian support for the GOP has fallen by 21 percentage points. According to a Pew Research Center Poll 57% of white evangelicals plan to vote Republican this year compared to 78% in 2004. Politically, this is terrible for Republicans. I’m not sure what it means […]

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Must see tv tonight on PBS

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Bill Moyers is back. (I’m not sure he ever really left.) This month PBS is airing three of his documentaries under the series title, Moyers on America. Tonight’s installment is the first, is called “Capitol Crimes” and focuses on the problem of money and corruption in Congress and how the system can be fixed.

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Molly Ivins: Habeas Corpus, R.I.P. (1215 – 2006)

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I guess you can tell this detainee bill fiasco is really under my skin. Read Molly Ivins’ column on truthdig for an example of what type of behavior we legalized last week and a few points on how Bill Frist and others “improved” the compromise bill.

Tags: justice · politics · war

Fox News attacks Bush on War

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Check out this post and transcript from Fox News at The Daily Kos. Highlights include Bill Kristol saying Bush can’t do anything about Iraq until after the election and the anchor laying the deaths in Iraq between now and then at Bush’s feet. (Kristol also says democracy has it’s drawbacks.) Unfortunately, I think the “thing” […]

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Adam Brodsky’s “Uncivil Rights” now law

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I’ve heard this song live at Clifton’s Pizza in Louisville. (Do follow the link and click on the play button.) It’s a scream. I laughed out loud. Today, I listen and I cry. Today, after last week’s passage of the detainee treatment bill this and any future President & Sec. of Defense can declare someone, […]

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Finally . . .

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This month the 25th Anniversary DVD of Warren Beatty’s movie Reds hits the shelves. It’s the first time the movie has been released on DVD. Beatty (interviewed in the NY Times Magazine today) won a Best Director Oscar and the movie should have won Best Picture (Chariots of Fire won instead). This is one of […]

Tags: movies · politics

money, it’s a crime

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Last night, David Letterman showed the cover of the recent Forbes magazine that names the 400 richest Americans. He points out they are all billionaires and that being a millionaire isn’t worth much anymore. Then he comments about how many people there are in the US and how much of our wealth is concentrated in […]

Tags: economics · politics · tv