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Saturday, November 27, 2021

Bush Signs Monster, Pork-Laden Highway Bill

President Bush opened the gates Wednesday for spending a whopping $286.4 billion on roads and bridges, rail and bus facilities, bike paths and recreational trails, saying the projects from coast to coast would spur the economy and save lives.

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Any More Surprises From Judge Roberts?

Supreme Court nominee John Roberts didn’t disclose that he once lobbied for cosmetics makers, or mention that he’d once given a TV interview about justices’ independence. And questions about his connections with the conservative Federalist Society have lingered for weeks.

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Maybe It’s Time to Just Suspend Political Talk Shows

Many political talk shows have become maddening shoutfests, where reasonable debates on public policy matters get drowned out by meaningless arguments and noise. When Novak cursed on-air last week and CNN subsequently suspended him, it was a natural next step for the talk-show species.

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Unintelligent Design

The controversy surrounding intelligent design theory is worth considering, if only for the light it throws on the misunderstandings that fuel the nation’s culture wars. To a certain sort of secular liberal, even discussing this subject indicates how far the country has slid toward falling into the hands of fundamentalist yahoos who despise science and reason and everything else that has saved Western Civilization from the Dark Ages.

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U.S. Knew of al-Qaida Plot But Failed to Act

The Sept. 11 commission will investigate a claim that U.S. defense intelligence officials identified ringleader Mohammed Atta and three other hijackers as a likely part of an al-Qaida cell more than a year before the hijackings but didn’t forward the information to law enforcement.

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Right-Wingers Back Away From Roberts

A conservative group in Virginia said Tuesday it was withdrawing its support for Supreme Court nominee John Roberts’ confirmation because of his work helping overturn a Colorado referendum on gays.

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