davidl on January 1st, 2009

Roland Burris is a disagreeable mediocrity as a politician. Voters have rightly rejected him numerous times in his bids for higher office—governor, U.S. senator, mayor of Chicago—because he’s at least six parts ego to one part performance, a charmless, presumptuous irritant on the stump and at the debate lectern. Eric Zorn, Chicago Tribune

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davidl on January 1st, 2009

Israel’s iron fist:  death of a senior Hamas leader has been confirmed: GAZA (Reuters) – Israel killed a senior Hamas leader in an air attack on his home on Thursday, striking its first deadly blow against the top ranks of the Islamist group in a Gaza offensive that has claimed more than 400 Palestinian lives. Nizar […]

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Eric Florack on January 1st, 2009

I begin to think that my body is reacting out of habit. I woke up this morning with a headache that would kill most mortals, my tongue had gone cashmere, my stomach was threatening a violent rejection of anything resembling food, and what little light was filtering through the curtains this morning resembled nothing so […]

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