Lots o’ Links

I have an abundance of links to various articles and sites that I must share with you, my dear readers, who are gracious enough to read this silly web thingy of mine:

  • Rules of Engagement” by Christopher Buckley in the New Yorker. A parody of the presidential debate rules.
  • How to Lose the War on Terror: A CIA bin Laden Expert’s Lament” from, of all places, The American Conservative. That’s right, even some conservatives are willing to look at the evidence of this administration’s big screwup.
  • Kerry Will Restore American Dignity,” an editorial in the Lone Star Iconoclast. The newspaper of George W. Bush’s adopted hometown, Crawford, Texas, is endorsing John Kerry in the upcoming presidential election. The editorial is a withering indictment of Bush’s record.
  • FundRace 2004 Neighbor Search: Here’s one pretty creepy result of our right to access public information. Just type in an address and zip code, and you’ll get a list of all the people at that address and in the surrounding area who have donated to a political campaign. You’ll find out whom they supported and how much they gave. Does anyone else out there find this unsettling? Or do you think it’s cool? Or both?
  • Dear Mike, Iraq sucks” from Guardian Unlimited, the online version of the liberal British newspaper. “After the release of Fahrenheit 9/11, Michael Moore received a flood of letters and emails from disillusioned and angry American soldiers serving in Iraq. Here, in an exclusive extract from his new book, we print a selection.”
  • Capital Punishment and Homicide: Sociological Realities and Econometric Illusions” by Ted Goertzel in the Skeptical Inquirer: Addresses the nagging question of what to do when opposing sides present conflicting evidence on a controversial issue.

Happy reading!

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One Response to Lots o’ Links

  1. Ty says:

    Hey Karl: The FundRace site is scary. I punched in my zipcode and found out more than I wanted to know about my neighbors’ fondness for the W regime. Crikey.

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