2/22/2006

FIGHTING WORDS

Thomas Frank: "History will record that in the week our laissez-faire government fiddled while a major city burned, the fourth most popular non-fiction book in the land, according to the New York Times, was an itemized account of the ways in which liberals are ruining the country." Deborah Pearlstein: "We are not doing well. And the unlimited-power executive holds a lion’s share of the blame." Eric Alterman: "When you think about it, it is a tribute to the American people that they remain as receptive to liberal arguments as they do, given how infrequently they hear them." Alek Felstiner: "And the political contributions, which are supposed to enrage the common man, are comically small compared with industry counterparts. In fact, they're small compared with the $5 million/year Berman plans to spend on this campaign." E.J. Graff: "For nearly twenty years, across the country, lesbians and gay men have been doing what Laurel Hester did: letting others see the injustice within their personal tragedies." Zach Schwartz-Weinstein: "But it isn't just about refusal. It's about "A Better Way," about a democratic, constituent, immanent (sorry) vision for how universities can be reorganized and what kind of work they/we can do." John Nichols: "The problem with the Bush administration's support for a move by a United Arab Emirates-based firm to take over operation of six major American ports -- as well as the shipment of military equipment through two additional ports -- is not that the corporation in question is Arab owned. The problem is that Dubai Ports World is a corporation."

3 Comments:

Blogger zach said...

Holy shit! Alek and I kick ass!

2/22/2006 09:59:00 PM  
Blogger Ruth said...

I would like to submit a contribution to the "fighting words" feature of this blog:

Josh is a punk. why does he so infrequently update his blog? why is he a bad friend who consistently fails to stay in touch? why do so many ladies enjoy his company? ps, republicans suck.

was that good?

2/26/2006 02:31:00 PM  
Blogger Minority Leader said...

Much better than my own blog which hasn't been updated since the dark ages. Anyways, it's probably true that people seem to miss the boat on the port issue - specifically my own Senator, Mr. Menendez (D-New Jersey), who seems to have jumped right on the bandwagon....In any case, perhaps it is time that ports were administered by government and the agencies best suited to do so, perhaps, our beloved Delaware River Port Authority?

2/28/2006 02:17:00 AM  

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