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6 Oct 2003

Losing His Virginity

Michael J. Totten's blog Roger L. Simon says he is losing his virginity all over again. Today he is voting for a Republican for the first time ever. Of course, he’s talking about Arnold in California, a liberal Republican who is hated by the right ...

30 Sep 2003

Joe Wilson: Hysterical Moonbat (Updated)

Michael J. Totten's blog I said I wasn’t going to write about the Wilson/Plame scandal. Okay, so I’m breaking my promise already. The liberals need to be saved from themselves. Kevin Drum says the Republicans have an odious attack plan to smear Joe ...

Reuters Watch

Michael J. Totten's blog From Reuters : Police Open Fire to Break Up Iraqi Jobless Protest : Police opened fire on Wednesday to break up crowds of angry jobless Iraqis — including former soldiers — demonstrating in Baghdad and Mosul as frustration at ...

26 Sep 2003

The Iraqi Underground

Michael J. Totten's blog The Baathists do love to bury things in Iraq . TIKRIT, Iraq – U.S. troops uncovered one of their biggest weapons caches to date Saturday at a farm near Saddam Hussein’s birthplace, including anti-aircraft missiles and a huge ...

22 Sep 2003

Anti-Americanism

Michael J. Totten's blog Via Jeremy at the excellent new blog Who Knew? I learn that Jean-François Revel’s French best-seller L’Obsession Anti-Américaine will soon be translated in English and released in the United States. The English version will ...

Saddam Gets Desperate

Michael J. Totten's blog Here’s an underreported story from the Mirror . SADDAM Hussein has been in secret negotiations with US forces in Iraq for the past nine days, we can reveal. The Iraqi dictator is demanding safe passage to the former Soviet ...

17 Sep 2003

The Paradox of Terror

Michael J. Totten's blog Three different countries were recently polled, and respondents were asked whether or not they were satisfied with their lives. The three countries were Israel, the United States, and Canada. Now. Ask yourself which of these ...

Activists Against Nation-Building

Michael J. Totten's blog Judith Weiss sent me this from the left-wing activists at moveon.org : The US occupation in Iraq has left American soldiers unprepared and vulnerable, the country degenerating into chaos, and the Iraqi people embittered and ...

14 Sep 2003

Ted Rall: Left-wing Terror Apologist

Michael J. Totten's blog Ted Rall demonstrates how the far-left meets the far-right on the nasty side of the political circle . NEW YORK–Nearly 70 percent of Americans tell Newsweek that “the United States will be bogged down in [Iraq] for years ...

10 Sep 2003

The Problem of Yasser Arafat

Michael J. Totten's blog Israel has decided to remove Yasser Arafat . The security Cabinet decided on Thursday to expel Yasser Arafat but put off immediate action. Individual government officials and Cabinet ministers have not yet commented. “Recent ...

7 Sep 2003

Chomsky in Havana

Michael J. Totten's blog If you think you can stomach it, here is the transcipt of an interview with Noam Chomsky by Bernie Dwyer on Radio Havana , dutifully published in Z Magazine . (Via Oliver Kamm .) Here are some excerpts. [Bernie Dwyer] A ...

4 Sep 2003

Bomb Found in Portland

Michael J. Totten's blog Someone found a bomb on a commuter train in the Portland suburbs. Investigators are trying to determine how a bomb with the power to kill a person was left on a MAX train in Washington County. Police explosives experts ...

Generation X and the American Flag

Michael J. Totten's blog Sean LaFreniere, real liberal and fellow GenXer, wants to take back his country and his flag from the Baby Boomers. North America US ...

2 Sep 2003

Two Shiite Views of the “Resistance”

Michael J. Totten's blog Here’s one , as reported in Yahoo! News : Lebanon’s top Shiite Muslim cleric warned that Iraqi Shiites would join the armed resistance against U.S. and British forces if the occupation of Iraq persisted for too long. Grand ...

Race: Human

Michael J. Totten's blog James Lileks : I’m lucky; I don’t know where I come from. We have some theories, but they’re just that. One side of my lineage dead-ends in an adoption; the other trails off in Europe, east of Paris. Don’t know. Don’t. Care. ...

28 Aug 2003

Hate

Michael J. Totten's blog Michelle at A Small Victory has posted a collection of violently anti-Semitic and anti-American cartoons that keep appearing on Indymedia . North America US ...

24 Aug 2003

Taking Responsibility

Michael J. Totten's blog I don’t know if we can reconstruct Iraq. I am optimistic, I am hopeful, but I won’t make a fool of myself and say it’s inevitable. When the US decided after so many decades of feet-dragging that it was in the same trench as ...

Greatest Figures in American History

Michael J. Totten's blog John Hawkins at Right Wing News asked several left-of-center bloggers, including yours truly, to send him a list of who we think are the 20 greatest figures in American history. Rather than invent objective criteria I decided ...

21 Aug 2003

A Fair and Balanced Judge

Michael J. Totten's blog Al Franken easily beats Fox . A federal judge on Friday slammed Fox News’ trademark infringement lawsuit against humorist Al Franken and his publisher Penguin Group and refused to stop the sale of the satirist’s new book that ...

20 Aug 2003

What Must Be Said

Michael J. Totten's blog Joe Katzman is one of my favorite conservatives in the blogosphere. No. Wait. I shouldn’t put it that way. Joe Katzman is one of the best writers in the blogosphere. How many other Jews after September 11 dedicate every ...

17 Aug 2003

One is Enough

Michael J. Totten's blog Andrew Northrup (aka The Poor Man) has a short succinct post explaining why the US doesn’t need an American Guardian . There are a lot of complaints one might make about the American media – there are a lot of complaints one ...

16 Aug 2003

What I Did During the Blackout

Michael J. Totten's blog We didn’t get a blackout here in the Pacific Northwest, but Shelly and I wanted one. So we went “camping” this weekend at a long narrow lake in a canyon in the central Oregon desert. Proper camping is when you hike at least ...

13 Aug 2003

The Lure of Destruction

Michael J. Totten's blog The Washington Post says Mt. Rainier is far more dangerous than we knew. My first reaction: excellent . Only later did I think yikes . I can see the mountain from my office in Portland. It’s bigger than you think. Shelly and ...

12 Aug 2003

Which Country Are You?

Michael J. Totten's blog Randy Paul took the Country Quiz and it told him he is India. Apparently, I’m Canada. You’re Canada! People make fun of you a lot, but they’re stupid because you’ve got a much better life than they do. In fact, they’re ...

11 Aug 2003

Socialism Without the Socialism

Michael J. Totten's blog James Becker emails and points me to an article by Ronald Bailey in Reason about a universal health insurance plan from the New America Foundation . It looks good to me. In fact, I think it’s the best one I’ve seen. Every ...

10 Aug 2003

Final Poll Results

Michael J. Totten's blog John Hawkins at Right-Wing News polled a list of left-wing bloggers, including myself, and asked us who we thought were the 20 worst figures in American history. I posted my list over the weekend. Now John has posted the ...

Taylor is Out

Michael J. Totten's blog Sometimes the threat of force works wonders all by itself, so long as the threat is credible. Charles Taylor has feld Liberia into exile in Nigeria. He wasn’t driven out by years of civil war but by a cocked American gun. ...

8 Aug 2003

20 Worst Americans

Michael J. Totten's blog John Hawkins at Right-Wing News emailed me and several other left-of-center bloggers and asked for a list of who we think are the 20 worst figures in American history. Last week he posted a list compiled by conservative ...

5 Aug 2003

The View from the Center-Left

Michael J. Totten's blog Joe Katzman writes about what he calls Mogadishu Democrats , Democrats who are trying to look serious about foreign policy but end up posturing instead. Memo to Democrats: kindly get a grip. America was attacked. The public ...

28 Jul 2003

The City in Mind

Michael J. Totten's blog Tonight is date night with Shelly so you won’t get a new essay on my shiny new Web site just yet. But here’s a great interview with James Howard Kunstler for you. He writes novels and also the best books about American cities ...

The Poisoned Fruit of Anti-Americanism

Michael J. Totten's blog No more do I want to hear that Europeans are more sophisticated than Americans. Here’s the latest. BERLIN, July 23 (Reuters) – Almost one in three Germans below the age of 30 believes the U.S. government may have sponsored ...

The Two Faces of American Liberalism

Michael J. Totten's blog Bill Whittle : Two of the most malignant and cruel mass murderers, rapists and torturers to ever walk the earth have departed the planet — and the left sneers . [I added this link. -MT] There was a time — I can remember it ...

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