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The Borat-Michael Moore comparison (yeah, Jonah Goldberg again)


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By Lee Russ, Section OpEd
Posted on Fri Nov 24, 2006 at 05:34:26 PM EST

Jonah Goldberg certainly makes one wonder exactly what the media criteria are for a columnist, doesn't he?  Not only does he seem to misunderstand the mechanics of elections and voting, but now he thinks Borat is a lot like Michael Moore.  Or, more precisely, that Michael Moore "rose to fame catching people off guard and pulling similar stunts" to those pulled by Borat.

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This just in: Bishop urges fasting to prevent food poisoning


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By Lee Russ, Section OpEd
Posted on Fri Nov 24, 2006 at 05:13:30 PM EST

Not really.  But he is urging the sexual behavior counterpart of that brilliant policy.

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Ignore that sucking sound & return to your job (if you still have one)


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By Lee Russ, Section OpEd
Posted on Fri Nov 24, 2006 at 05:07:14 PM EST

No matter how hard the U.S. government tries to pretend that decent jobs are not being sucked out of the country daily, and no matter how hard the mainstream media tries to ignore the fact that the government is pretending, the proverbial "sucking sound" continues unabated.

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Milton Friedman: a "great man" or a "great mistake?"


Republicons

By Lee Russ, Section OpEd
Posted on Wed Nov 22, 2006 at 05:36:21 PM EST

The death of Milton Freidman, economic advisor to Reagan and widely considered to be the moving force behind America's current devotion to "free markets," has led many an observer to issue glowing eulogies.  Lawrence Summers, of all people has decided that Friedman's efforts marked him "as a great man."

A "great man?"

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Ohio's Noe, the "Coingate" villain, gets 18 years


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By Lee Russ, Section OpEd
Posted on Mon Nov 20, 2006 at 11:15:40 AM EST

Tom Noe, the Ohio coin dealer who raised tons of money for Bush (and was convicted of breaking the law in that sphere also), has just been sentenced to 18 years in prison for his actions in Coingate.

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Electronic voting challenge filed in Florida


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By Lee Russ, Section OpEd
Posted on Mon Nov 20, 2006 at 09:29:23 AM EST

Perhaps this is the time that our official government structure will have to acknowledge the serious problem of record-less electronic voting?

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Our Mr. Brooks (Richard): part of the story, all of the time


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By Lee Russ, Section OpEd
Posted on Sun Nov 19, 2006 at 04:03:01 PM EST

Richard Brooks probably sets a new low for many aspects of columny: insight, narrowness of view, consistency, and, in my mind, basic fairness of analysis.

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White House sees no difference (unless there's something in it for them)


Republicons

By Lee Russ, Section OpEd
Posted on Sun Nov 19, 2006 at 03:13:01 PM EST

Here's what Tony Blair said in a speech at the Lord Mayor's banquet:

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