Month: January 2006

Spinning the State of the Union

The Boston Globe’s Robert Kuttner asks, “HOW DO YOU give an upbeat State of the Union address when your major foreign policy, Iraq, is a quagmire; your signature domestic program, Medicare drugs, is a bomb; and nearly two thirds of …

David Dorado Romo’s: Ringside Seat to a Revolution

A review by Sergio Troncoso Ringside Seat to a Revolution: An Underground Cultural History of El Paso and Juárez: 1893-1923, by David Dorado Romo, (Cinco Puntos Press: El Paso), is a vital historical work for the Southwest. This book’s originality …

I just voted… how about you?

Sally Stix writes… “I co-chaired the Bring the Troops Home referemdum effort in Watertown. We collected the necessary signatures. After we amended the form of the petition the City Clerk certified the petition as legal. As you may have heard …

Gov. Doyle by the numbers

John Gard’s whining retort to last night’s speech by Gov. Doyle deserves to be exposed with a few bright shining facts pulled directly from the recent Wisconsin Bienium budget: When Governor Jim Doyle assumed office in January 2003, he inherited …

Try to find a big D in this list

While the media tries to portray this as a fair ‘n balanced scandal, the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics says the following is a list of officeholders and candidates that received political donations specifically from Abramoff since 2000: Tom DeLay …

Dear Herb

Does any of this sound familiar to Wisconsin’s Democrats? Does anyone have a sharp pencil? Dear Sen. Kohl…Are Voters Ready to Dump Lieberman?by EMILY BIUSO At the close of a regular Democratic Town Committee meeting in Manchester, Connecticut, in December, …

Emperor’s New Clothes revealed…

During President George W. Bush’s 2006 State of the Union address, how many times will the President say the following words: Iraq ? Evil ? Patriot Act ? Place your bets… Online gambling giant Bodog.com announced January 9 that it …

One for the road

Robert says: I suggest a drinking game (a’la the Bob Newhart version) wherein everyone has to down a shot of some liquor or other everytime Bushie says any of the following phrases: “September the 11th” “We have to fight them …

Viva Hugo Citgo

Chicago is refusing Venezuelan discounted oil to low-income neighborhoods… The Chicago Transit Authority is refusing an opportunity to alleviate commuting costs for hundreds of thousands in the Windy City’s low-income neighborhoods. Instead of accepting deeply discounted fuel from the Venezuela-owned …

Naughty artists in Austria

Eine Sex-Szene in Staatschefmasken, eine Frau mit EU-Slip, ein Aufruf zum Terror-Voten, EU-Galgen: Sind die Bilder der Kunstaktion “25Peaces” zu Europa gute Werbung für die EU? EU-Kampagne schlägt Wellen. In case you don’t listen to the BBC or missed hearing …