The truths about Iraq that Obama couldn't utter →
spaceships: He could not say, for instance, that the Iraqis are broadly resentful of the U.S. presence in their country and have wished to see us go for years. He could not say what even the most enthusiastic supporters of the Iraq war have been forced to admit: namely that peace in Iraq is tenuous and bloody civil conflict could soon break out again. He could not say that the predictions...
Lara Logan thought she was going to die in Tahrir Square when she was sexually...– Lara Logan told the NYT about her experience in detail. She will be on “60 Minutes” this Sunday. - @brianstelter (via brooklynmutt) this is so horrible.
Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us...– Ira Glass (via nefffy)
I want to see the original long-form certificate of Donald Trump’s Republican...– Sen. RAND PAUL (R - Kentucky), being funny — sort of — while questioning Donald Trump’s GOP bona fides at a breakfast event hosted by the New Hampshire Republicans. (via The Hill)
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I always tell people who want to start blogs, it’s a great way to have an...– Glenn Greenwald (via azspot)
The Political Notebook: A Website for Condolences,... →
cjchivers: Yesterday, a friend at The New York Times, upon editing and posting the At War entry about the blessing of the bodies of Anatoly Nagaiko, Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington, sent me two poems. The deaths in Misurata, she said, brought them to mind. Every so often you read…
i’m not surprised by this in my hometown. if you’re a liberal, if you’re progressive, you’ll go home and it’ll always keep you honest about where you came from. he’s going to the center which he has to if he’s going to continue. it’s the way of the world, but as he said, “you have a much better voice than i do.” i’d like it if he...
Pantsless Progressive: Almost Dawn in Libya: Chris... →
cjchivers: We’re numb here as the clock nears 4:30 a.m., and we’re not quite sure what to do. The deaths of Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington on Tripoli Street still seem unreal. Bryan just walked off from the little space we’ve been huddled in, working. He’ll sleep soon, I hope. The work…
I find Twitter to be the most powerful aggregator of sheer novelty that humanity...– William Gibson (via azspot)
so i was looking through my dashboard
and internerd was posting movies he was watching on his movie dates. totally made me miss the process of going to the video store (specifically le video on judah in san francisco. is that place still around? it was an institution. and if you don’t know what i’m talking about, then you’re not a san franciscan.) looking for a movie for the night with a boyfriend (either my high...
why im not president. my version : “the gop plan is a disaster and ill chew...– Twitter / @Anthony Weiner WEINER FOR PRESIDENT! (via robot-heart-politics)
When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her...– Elie Wiesel (via 117elevenseven)
But after Democrats and Republicans committed to fiscal discipline during the...– President Obama (via pantslessprogressive)