Friday, March 06, 2009

The Reaction in Review (March 6. 2009)

A week's Reactions that deserve a second look:
. . . guests in the house this week.


By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Why the right is to blame for for the Dow's decline" -- Michael spotlights a Robert Reich argument that makes perfect sense.

By Capt. Fogg: "Twinkle, twinkle, evil Starr" -- Fogg explores the career of Ken Starr, including his latest appearance before the California Supreme Court in the Prop 8 case.

By Jim Arkedis: "Iran and al Qaeda: Both clueless how to handle Obama" -- Guest author, from the Truman Project, writes this insightful explanation: "
The fact that Obama doesn't fall into prototypically neat American presidential stereotypes notwithstanding, Iran and AQ are hoping to orient their "bases" against Obama, so his "extended hand" will have to make more concessions in any diplomatic effort, whether public or private. "


By Carol Gee: "Middle East Featured" -- Catching up with the latest news from the Middle East, highlighting the trip by Sec'y of State Clinton.

By Carl: "The Rush to cluelessness" -- Carl knows how to hurl a beautifully crafted insult, this time to the most deserving of these, Rush Limbaugh, leader of his party.

By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Yes, my friends, Rush Limbaugh is indeed a leader of the Republican Party" -- Michael investigates a Rasmussen poll asking respondents about whether Limbaugh is the leader of the Republican party.


By Ted Leibowitz: "Maureen Dowd must go" --
In a wonderfully written piece, Creature's guest discusses the destructiveness of Dowd's columns, comparing her to Ann Coulter.

By Mustang Bobby: "Those Secret memos" -- Bobby's great post describes what was so wrong about the Fourth Amendment-gutting secret memos by the OLC neocons of the previous administration.

By LindaBeth: "Interesting Pearlstein editorial today" -- LindaBeth notices as Pearlstein tries to make sense of our crazy economic roller coaster ride.


By J. Thomas Duffy: "Steele singing 'To RushWith Love' " -- Duffy does one of his great send-ups about the flack between Rush Limbaugh and Michael Steele that is all the rage this week.

By Sarah Holewinski: "Assessing the human cost of the war in Afghanistan" -- Guest author of CIVIC advocates for the people of Afghanistan illuminating the organization's "incredible work [is] being done here to address the all-too-neglected human costs of war," as MJWS explains.

By Michael J.W. Stickings: "George W. Bush v. The Constitution of the United Sates of America" -- Michael writes a very fine insightful post on the blockbuster secret Bush memos just made public.


By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Roland Burris and his massive ego" -- Michael reveals the latest in the saga of Senator Burris, namely his plans for a next campaign and a new website.

By Capt. Fogg: "Don't Rush me" -- Fogg fiercely takes on Rush and the Republicans, suggesting a change in direction modeled by Ron Paul, eliciting a lot of comments.

By Carl: "Dog bites man" -- Carl's post is a truly thoughtful, errrr, expose regarding conservatives, pornography, sex and sex education.

Bonus Creature Feature: "Just Look at the Numbers" -- "86.7" = millions going without health care in last 2 years; "Two spotlights are better than one;" "61.7" = $ billions lost in 4th quarter of '08.

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