Archive | June, 2006

Gore is SO running …

June 24, 2006

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I know I said I was heading out for vacation (which we are, bright and early in the morning), but we just saw Al Gore’s movie An Inconvenient Truth tonight, and I just had to write something. As we were …

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Does Fox have a sense of humor??

June 23, 2006

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According to MediaBistro, the Fox Network is working on a new show meant to mimic Jon Stewart’s, but starring Laura Ingraham! OK — on the scale of conservative commentators, she’s no Ann Coulter (Thank God!). But Ingraham has …

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Closer than you think

June 23, 2006

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A few months ago, columnist Kathleen Parker suggested that the Western world and the Muslim world are “centuries apart,” and that if we were not careful, “certain elements of the Muslim world would like to drag us back into the …

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Checklist for Change

June 21, 2006

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Tonight on Larry King, the nine Democratic Senators talked about their new “Checklist for Change.” Check out my comments on their efforts at my other blog, Column Quest.…

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When do we just call them children?

June 21, 2006

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In a posting today about Nicole Kidman‘s upcoming wedding, the story mentioned that Kidman’s two “adopted children” would be attending the nuptials. As an adoptive mother, this drives me crazy. I never refer to my daughter as …

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Clutter police?

June 18, 2006

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I fight clutter every day. It’s not that my house is dirty or that I can’t find a place to sit, but with the never-ending, daily influx of paper, both from the mail, inserts in my daughter’s school backpack, and …

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Adding fuel to the Mommy fire

June 18, 2006

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Linda Hirshman takes on her own critics in the Washington Post today. There has been much buzz about her column in the American Prospect (some months ago) about “elite women” and the choice to work or stay-at-home — …

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Oh, were you using those Fourth Amendment rights?

June 16, 2006

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The erosion of our constitutional rights that many predicted would happen with the departure of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor from the Supreme Court has begun. Yesterday, SCOTUS (the Supreme Court of the United States)essentially ruled that it’s OK …

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The Dems need a book club!

June 15, 2006

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We all know how some right-wingers love indoctrination to solidify “the base.” They’ve got colleges for it (Liberty, Bob Jones), they’ve got secret handshakes, but the latest tool I’ve found made me laugh — the Conservative Book Club! …

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I thought we were supposed to form our own opinions

June 14, 2006

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MSNBC has decided it needs to be more “edgy” and opinionated in its news reporting. Apparently, new MSNBC general manager Dan Abrams, their current legal reporter, has determined that because FOX and CNN have higher ratings, and they opine …

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Just remember …

June 13, 2006

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… just because a prosecutor can’t gather enough evidence to prove a case, doesn’t mean the potential defendant didn’t commit the crime. It’s been a few years (!) since I graduated from law school, but let’s not forget that there …

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When do they get to be kids?

June 13, 2006

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There’s not much time left to chill in our country, at least when it comes to parents’ pressure on kids to achieve. It turns out that some meds taken by kids for ADD are also being called “smart pills

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