Friday, July 01, 2005

Today's offerings

I'll try to move away from round-up posts next week, hopefully.

* On this July 4th, make sure you support the troops.

* CNN reports that insurgents in Iraq have killed more than 8,000 civilians, police, and troops in the past six months.

* Knight Ridder reports that at least 68 US military personnel were killed in Iraq during June, the "fifth highest" monthly toll since the war began.

* See Maxspeak for some sad commentary from the "other war party."

* Many people are noting this Zogby poll on Bush's post-speech approval ratings, which found that "more than two-in-five voters (42%) say they would favor impeachment proceedings if it is found the President misled the nation about his reasons for going to war with Iraq."

* Now that Sandra Day O'Connor is stepping down from the Supreme Court, who will replace her? Slate outlines some of the potential candidates.

* Conceding that he was wrong about a June attack on Iran, Gary Leupp thinks the Bushies might instead "keep the ball rolling" by moving against a "Weak, divided, pulverized Lebanon."

* UPI's Dalal Saoud speculates about what the appointment of Lebanon's new prime minister, Fouad Seniora, will mean.

* Via Scratchings comes word that it's time to start building a mass movement. That'd be nice.

* This is an interesting review of the book, The Rebel Sell, which addresses a bunch of issues in that messy nexus of activism and consumption.