Thursday, March 20, 2008

Random Headlines

Vice President Dick Cheney. You know where he is right now? He’s in Baghdad. He visited there. While he was in Iraq, he said it’s a “successful endeavor.” At least I think that’s what he said. It was hard to hear over the explosions. -- David Letterman

The Iraq War - Five Years and Counting

Five Years in Iraq -- WaPo
A Timeline of the Iraq War -- Think Progress
Cheney on 2/3 of Americans Opposing Iraq War: "So?" -- AlterNet
Estimates of Iraq War Cost Were Not Close to Ballpark -- NY Times
War, What Is It Good For? Not the Economy -- AlterNet


Can't Grasp Credit Crisis? Join the Club -- NY Times
Behind Cheaper Credit, Inflation Fears Loom -- WaPo
States' Budget Crises Will Hurt Millions -- AP
David Ignatius: What If the Fed Fails? -- WaPo


Barack Obama: A More Perfect Union Speech (video and transcript)
Tackling a Sensitive Topic at a Sensitive Moment for Disparate Audiences -- WaPo
The White Preacher Double Standard -- AlterNet


U.S. Eases 'No Child' Law as Applied to Some States -- NY Times
Flight 93 Memorial Effort Gains Over 900 Acres -- NY Times
Put Young Children on DNA List, Urge Police -- The Observer
RIAA Pockets Filesharing Settlement Money -- The Consumerist
Voting Machine Company's Strong-Arm Tactics Block NJ Investigation -- BradBlog

Headlines today include five for the five year anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, including a timeline of key events of the war compiled by Think Progress. I'm especially galled by Cheney's reaction to the news that two-thirds of Americans are against the war. We have exactly ten months until this gang is consigned to the dustbin of history.

If you're like me, trying to make heads or tails out of the dire economic news, the NY Times article "Can't Grasp Credit Crisis? Join the Club" does a pretty good job of describing why the dominoes are starting to fall.

Also today, a link to the Obama campaign website for a video and transcript of his speech on race in America and a good analysis of the speech by the Washington Post.

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