The amazing success of George W. Bush
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Hearings Tempest Downgraded to Topical Storm — Hurricane Katrina is having a gale-force impact on the John Roberts confirmation hearings. — When the Senate hearings begin this morning, the cable news networks plan to dip in and out after carrying some opening statements.
Senate To Start Roberts Hearings — Nominee's Views Could Shape Court for Years — The Senate convenes the first confirmation hearing for a chief justice nominee in nearly two decades today, starting a week of admonitions and questions for John G. Roberts Jr. certain to probe deeply …
Betsy / Betsy's Page: Edward Kennedy has found a hook to tie Katrina to his grilling of Judge Roberts.
Douglas Berman / Sentencing Law and Policy: Roberts rev up — I have done a few dozen posts on Justice Roberts …
Deacon / Power Line:
YEARNING FOR A CARTERESQUE WAR ON TERROR — The only thing worse than an MSM piece that's plainly devoid of analysis is an MSM piece that contains its illusion. A case in point is this shockingly bad article by Newsweek's Michael Hirsh that appeared in today's Washington Post.
Gaijinbiker / Riding Sun:
The amazing success of George W. Bush
Robert Novak / realclearpolitics.com:
Replacing O'Connor Could Get Ugly — WASHINGTON — With Senate confirmation of Judge John G. Roberts Jr. as chief justice virtually assured, the struggle for the Supreme Court returns to replacing retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. The belief in legal and political circles is that President Bush …
NBC's Williams: Journalists' gloves off — NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's Brian Williams says the lasting legacy of Hurricane Katrina for journalists may be the end of an unusual four-year period of deference to people in power. — There were so many angry, even incredulous …
Toby Helm / Telegraph:
Jews and Freemasons controlled war on Iraq, says No 10 adviser — Tony Blair decided to wage war on Iraq after coming under the influence of a "sinister" group of Jews and Freemasons, a Muslim barrister who advises the Prime Minister has claimed. — Ahmad Thomson, from the Association of Muslim Lawyers …
Justin Gardner / Donklephant: Muslim Barrister Claims Blair Influenced By Jews And Freemasons
Jan Haugland / Secular Blasphemy: British Muslim govt adviser: Jews and Freemasons controlled Iraq war
At 9/11 Walks, Remembrances Stream Forth — Thousands in D.C. and Va. Honor Victims, U.S. Troops — On a Sept. 11 as sunny and warm as that earth-shattering date four years ago, thousands of people yesterday remembered the terrorist attacks by walking in the nation's capital.
Sadie / fistfuloffortnights.net:
RINOs Without A Hero? — Inspired by Vanity Fair by William Makepiece Thackeray (LONDON, June 28, 1848) — As the Commissar of the RINOs sits before the curtain on the boards and gazes into the political arena, a feeling of profound melancholy washes over his haggard and weary face.
Bbmoe / Quid Nimis:
Carnival of the Revolutions — Submissions from bloggers around the globe concerning Freedom and Democracy and all that good stuff. — Introduction — A common theme that runs through many posts about democracy's progress, or lack there of, is the freedom of the press.
Mark Hosenball / Newsweek:
Iraq: Planning For Pullout — Sept. 19, 2005 issue - Analysts at the Defense Intelligence Agency have begun war-gaming scenarios for what might happen in Iraq if U.S. force levels were cut back or eliminated, say counterterrorism and defense sources. The officials, who asked not to be named …
Mike Disharoon / The Stakeholder: The CEO President — One of the original selling points …
Bradford Plumer / MoJo Blog: Analysis Time — This short item by Mark Hosenball in Newsweek seems encouraging:
Transcript for September 11 — MR. TIM RUSSERT: Our issues this Sunday... (Videotape): — Unidentified Man: Residents of New Orleans, we're here to help you. — MR. RUSSERT: Hurricane Katrina, day 13. How goes the recovery? With us: the mayor of New Orleans, Ray Nagin.
Jeffrey H. Birnbaum / Washington Post:
Katrina Leads a Lobbyist to Reevaluate His Priorities — Frederick L. Webber, a longtime denizen of Washington's lobbying corridor, showed up at work one day last week and found on his desk a dozen fundraising requests from members of Congress. — He threw them all in the trash.
Privatizing FEMA — Of all the attempts by conservatives to regain some post-Katrina balance, the most pernicious has to be the growing effort to use FEMA's failure to delegitimize the government's role in disaster-relief. Man, that's chutzpah. The car broke because Bush slashed its tires …
Dgulbran / Preaching to the Perverted:
Blawg Review #23 — Welcome to Blawg Review #23, hosted by yours truly, Dave! here at Preaching to the Perverted. — As the Editor 'n' Chef noted in his gracious introduction, I am a part-time law student in Chicago, who also has a full-time job, also in Chicago.
James Taranto / Opinion Journal:
How's He Doing? — George W. Bush is "average," but far from ordinary. — Ask someone to describe the presidency of George W. Bush, and "average" is not a word you're likely to hear. Mr. Bush's detractors treat him with a level of vituperation unseen since the days of Franklin D. Roosevelt; some even blame him for bad weather.
Robert Kagan / Washington Post:
On Iraq, Short Memories — If you read even respectable journals these days, including this one, you would think that no more than six or seven people ever supported going to war in Iraq. A recent piece in The Post's Style section suggested that the war was an "idea" that President Bush …
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