180,000 private contractors flood Iraq - Yahoo! News Mercenaries outnumber military.
McClatchy Washington Bureau | 07/22/2007 | Senate tied in knots by filibusters: "This year Senate Republicans are threatening filibusters to block more legislation than ever before, a pattern that's rooted in — and could increase — the pettiness and dysfunction in Congress."
GOP Moderates Weigh Loyalty To Bush vs. Political Realities - washingtonpost.com Bush or reality. Which side are you on?
Diplomatic convoys curtailed in Iraq - Yahoo! News "The United States on Tuesday suspended all land travel by U.S. diplomats and other civilian officials throughout Iraq, except in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone." Four years on and they can't leave the Green Zone. What progress?
Beyond the Beyond - Wired Blogs: "the project tests a more ambitious plan to reduce all shopping to the essential act of money changing hands. 'Whether in an art gallery or a mall, spending is existential,' he says. 'By eliminating the merchandise that nobody really wants anyway, this crucial human activity becomes environmentally sustainable.'"
Think Progress » Fox censors Sally Field’s anti-war speech at Emmy’s.#comment-4079687 What a set up. Sally Fields knows “god damn” is as good as an f bomb and that’s what pushed the censor's button. Fields has worked in TV a long time and knows exactly what gets bleeped and she knows “god damn” gets bleeped every god damn time.
North Korea-Syria nuclear ties: déjà vu all over again? | FP Passport: "The real story is how quickly the New York Times and the Washington Post snapped up the bait and ran exactly the story the officials wanted, thereby feeding a mini-media frenzy."