We’ve got a new “Think Again” column called “Who’s JailingJournalists?”here inwhich we wonder, aloud, why the United States has joined the alleged Axis of Evil in jailing journalists without charge.
And I did a piece for the Daily Beast on “The Death of the Neocons” here.
“Couldn’t stop movin’ when it first took hold/It was a warm springnight at the old town hall/There was a group called The Jokers, they waslayin’ it down/Doncha know I’m never gonna lose that funky sound.”
Weekly WWOZ Pick To Click–“If You Want Me To Stay” (Big ChiefAlfred Doucette)–OK, sorry. I was gone for a couple of days–off toSaskatchewan for some surfing, if you must know–and I failed to leaveword with my staff to tell y’all how much I love New Orleans.
Part The First: As the father of daughter who’s in high school, Ifind this a blessed relief. As a lover of Amendments IV and V, and an observer of the current Supreme Court, I find it damned near miraculous. As a longtime observer of Clarence Thomas, I continue to find him pretty godawfullyrevolting.
Part The Second: For all its gifts at wonkery, Josh’s place also has shown a remarkable facility at good old political gossip. I’m going to go way out on a limb here and say that we still don’t know thewhole story about the strange journeys of Mark Sanford, the Luis Firpo of former 2012 GOP presidential contenders.
Part The Third: If it weren’t for Kevin Drum, I’d have missed thisbit of guerrilla theater over at The Corner. First, Andy McCarthy puts abird on his head. Then, Rich Lowry, who has ambitions in this world beyond being the hallmonitor at a home for public lunatics, gently suggests to Andy that he iswearing a bird for a hat. Undaunted, Andy replies that he is too wearing a hat and a lovely hat itis, even though what it is doing down the back of his neck is unpleasant and making people edge away from him. Your conservative intelligentsia, ladies and gentlemen!