Think Twice About Intervening in Georgia

Over the weekend Russia launched an invasion of the former Soviet republic of Georgia.

The conflict has escalated out of a dispute over the South Ossetia region, in northern Georgia, which has sought independence from Georgia. Attacks from Georgia on South Ossetian seperatists led to Russian intervention.

Is it Good that Bush is in Beijing?

Did Bush make a good decision when he decided to attend the Beijing Olympics? That’s what Nick Gillespie argues over at Reason Magazine:

China and the Media

Has anyone else found the coverage of the Olympics to be a joke? I was running errands on my lunch hour on Friday and listening to the radio, a local news/talk station. The newscast was talking about the opening of the games and how the Chinese showed off their organizational skills. This morning I was watching ESPN and they happened to cover the murder of a US citizen, and relative of a USA volleyball coach, in Beijing. The anchor referred to Beijing as one of the safest cities in the world and made a passing reference to the Chinese government’s ban on handguns.

John Edwards’ Personal Life is His Own

For my first post I thought I would talk about the big media dustup right now, which is John Edwards’ admission to an affair with Rielle Hunter. I had heard rumors about this before the story finally blew up. Pajamas Media’s podcast, “PJM Political,” had a segment on July 30 that focussed on the lack of coverage of the affair. Almost two weeks later, the story has broke out and people are getting worried. Christopher Beam at Slate worried outloud that the scandal may have a Mark Foley effect on the election, and went on to point out that John McCain didn’t have a clean marital history.

Possible Timeline to Pull Out of Iraq: Immunity on the Table

Speaking on condition of anonymity, officials have revealed that ongoing talks will hopefully lead to a withdrawal of US troops by October 2010.

The proposed agreement calls for Americans to hand over parts of Baghdad’s Green Zone — where the U.S. Embassy is located — to the Iraqis by the end of 2008.

U.S. acceptance — even tentatively — of a specific timeline would represent a dramatic reversal of American policy in place since the war began in March 2003.

Both Iraqi and American officials agreed that the deal is not final and that a major unresolved issue is the U.S. demand for immunity for U.S. soldiers from prosecution under Iraqi law.

Paris Has More Sense than McCain & Obama

Young People Find Obama “Way Cooler” than McCain

This article falls into the “duh!” category.  I can’t imagine that anyone read the title of this article and exclaimed in disbelief.

“Obama is a tad cooler than McCain on probably 57 fronts,” said Emily Goulding, 25, of Los Angeles. “Obama’s better looking than McCain, Obama’s more stylish than McCain, Obama’s more fit than McCain. He refers to better music than McCain.”

“Obama’s big with the kids, everyone knows that,” said Tom Johnson, 21, of Norfolk, Va. “McCain — that guy’s not cool. I just can’t call McCain cool.”

Operation: Barr Tab

Liberal blogger, Ron Mwangaguhunga, fed up with Rush Limbaugh’s perceived interference in the Democratic presidential nomination process via Operation Chaos, is ready to give the Repubs a taste of their own medicine.

I present you with OPERATION: BARR TAB, in which we help fund former Congressman and Libertarian Presidential candidate Bob Barr. You see, the better Barr does — especially in Georgia and possibly Nevada — the worse Senator John McCain does. Thanks for the idea, Rush! Join us to, so to speak, in keep that Barr fully stocked. .. Donate to the Bob Barr for President campaign here.

Karl Rove is in Contempt

Save the Bill of Rights - Sign the Petition.

Bob Barr has just announced a petition to present to the Judicial Committee asking them to restore the Bill of Rights through any and every means at their disposal. Including a Congressional Inquiry of Impeachment to limit and reduce the Executive’s overreaching powers.

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