November 13, 2003
Where Howard Dean meets "High Fidelity"

This is funny, comparing presidential hopeful Howard Dean to the record store clerks in "High Fidelity." The man setting the tone of the campaign so far is Howard Dean, who is reported to be quite popular with Generation X and Y voters. When asked "What is your favorite song?" at a Sept. 9 debate, he […]

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November 13, 2003
From the "Damned if you do...

...damned if you don't" news category, it appears that officials in Germany are in a quandary. A bird that was near extinction just two decades ago is doing fine now, thank you, with more than 6,000 cormorants in the wild. The problem? Well, the cormorants are eating endangered fish. "About 90 percent of river fish […]

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November 13, 2003
More on Walter Duranty's Pulitzer

For some unexplainable reason, The New York Times waited over two weeks to publish this letter from historian Mark Von Hagen, whom the Times hired to look into Duranty's work. To the Editor: Regarding Arthur Sulzberger Jr.'s suggestion to the Pulitzer Prize Board that revoking Walter Duranty's 1932 prize recalled the "Stalinist practice to airbrush […]

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November 13, 2003
Great Moments in the Senate

So, to set this up. Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) is bloviating, and he uses as an example of the unfairness of the GOP to former President Clinton's judicial nominee Elena Kagan (sp?). According to Reed, Kagan was nominated for a federal judgeship, but never got a hearing. She is now dean of the Harvard Law […]

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