These is one of the crazier stories involving fundies and their strange ways, but this one’s even worse, because it’s also about government officials targeting a woman because she’s an atheist activist fighting prayers at public meetings.
BlogTalkRadio: Sunday May 8 thru Friday May 15
• Political strategist Cliff Schecter and FDL News guy David Dayen together on Virtually Speaking Sundays. What did the Sunday morning talking heads cover, distort or ignore? Think gun control, think bin Laden. Consider us a counterpoint. Listen here beginning 6pm pacific|9pm eastern, Sunday, May 8.
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Coming to VS in future weeks: Dahlia Lithwick, Dan Ellsberg and Glenn Greenwald.
The one thing that I’ve noticed about being middle-aged is that now my kids are always trying to tell me what to do. I don’t think they know me as well as they think they do; they know pieces of me, which is different.
“You know, Mom, you really should [fill in the blank].”
And I think to myself, “You know, you really should [fill in the blank].” I don’t say it out loud, because they mean well and I don’t want to fight. But still.
Larry Wilkerson, Colin Powell’s former chief of staff, on why we went to war with Iraq:
Yves Smith responds to Krugman’s contention that he sees no signs of it.