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Friday, February 21, 2003
The Friday Sampler.

Today at Eric Alterman's Altercation,
Jeralyn Merritt of TalkLeft discusses how Attorney General Ashcroft is breaking the wall between intelligence and law enforcement and skirting the First, Fourth and Fifth Amendments.

Through the Looking Glass spots an obstacle to negative campaign ads by forcing candidates to actually appear in slur-filled television spots.

Orcinus revisits race in the USA before World War II.

Ted Barlow notices that the Pope doesn't like us.

FlaBlog (via CounterSpin) shows us how Jeb Bush squeezes a job for daughter-in-rehab Noelle out of a multimillion dollar no-bid contract to a campaign supporter.

The illustrations from the Department of Homeland Security's laughable are recaptioned by Kieran Healy (via Electrolite).

The best site to answer the nagging question "Can we say that the anus of a holy man is a holy anus?" is Moonie World.

The American Sentimentalist looks at how the costs of war will be borne by deficit-laden cities and states, not corporations.

Tim Porter of First Draft writes about journalism in the blogosphere.

And ::: wood s lot::: points us to Lewis Thomas's Late Night Thoughts on Listening to Mahler's Ninth Symphony in the era of modern weaponry.

Greatest Hits · Alternatives to First Command Financial Planning · First Command, last resort, Part 3 · Part 2 · Part 1 · Stealing $50K from a widow: Wells Real Estate · Leo Wells, REITs and divine wealth · Sex-crazed Red State teenagers · What I hate: a manifesto · Spawn of Darleen Druyun · All-American high school sex party · Why is Ken Lay smiling? · Poppy's Enron birthday party · The Saudi money laundry and the president's uncle · The sentence of Enron's John Forney · The holiness of Neil Bush's marriage · The Silence of Cheney: a poem · South Park Christians · Capitalist against Bush: Warren Buffett · Fastow childen vs. Enron children · Give your prescription money to your old boss · Neil Bush, hard-working matchmaker · Republicans against fetuses and pregnant women · Emboldened Ken Lay · Faith-based jails · Please die for me so I can skip your funeral · A brief illustrated history of the Republican Party · Nancy Victory · Soldiers become accountants · Beware the Merrill Lynch mob · Darleen Druyun's $5.7 billion surprise · First responder funding · Hoovering the country · First Command fifty percent load · Ken Lay and the Atkins diet · Halliburton WMD · Leave no CEO behind · August in Crawford · Elaine Pagels · Profitable slave labor at Halliburton · Tom Hanks + Mujahideen · Sharon & Neilsie Bush · One weekend a month, or eternity · Is the US pumping Iraqi oil to Kuwait? · Cheney's war · Seth Glickenhaus: Capitalist against Bush · Martha's blow job · Mark Belnick: Tyco Catholic nut · Cheney's deferred Halliburton compensation · Jeb sucks sugar cane · Poindexter & LifeLog · American Family Association panic · Riley Bechtel and the crony economy · The Book of Sharon (Bush) · The Art of Enron · Plunder convention · Waiting in Kuwait: Jay Garner · What's an Army private worth? · Barbara Bodine, Queen of Baghdad · Sneaky bastards at Halliburton · Golf course and barbecue military strategy · Enron at large · Recent astroturf · Cracker Chic 2 · No business like war business · Big Brother · Martha Stewart vs. Thomas White · Roger Kimball, disappointed Republican poetry fan · Cheney, Lay, Afghanistan · Terry Lynn Barton, crimes of burning · Feasting at the Cheney trough · Who would Jesus indict? · Return of the Carlyle Group · Duct tape is for little people · GOP and bad medicine · Sears Tower vs Mt Rushmore · Scared Christians · Crooked playing field · John O'Neill: The man who knew · Back to the top

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