Here's a few updates on things that you have probably been able to follow elsewhere ...
-- Republicans are determined to disenfranchise Texas voters (they had help from two House Democrats who failed to show up for the vote), but Rodney Ellis and other Senate Democrats are just as determined to stop them. Kuffner has a good link assembly.
-- Pulitzer author David Halberstam was killed in an auto accident this week. Eye on Williamson has a nice remembrance. And also Boris Yeltsin, whose mighty heart finally gave out. Don't miss mcjoan's eulogy.
-- The Army lied about Pat Tillman's death and Jessica Lynch's ordeal. As I posted at this link:
Why does the Pentagon feel it necessary to concoct these falsehoods? Is this war lacking heroes?
Were the fabrications invented to give the GWOT some measure of credibility that the generals perceive it to be lacking?
And do the military leaders take their cues on lying from their civilian commanders?
-- Bush says "Screw you" to Gonzales critics (which means everybody in the world).
-- The storms are again swirling around the Turdblossom. Paul Wolfowitz takes Abu Gonzales' lead and digs in, refusing to quit the World Bank over his girlfriend scandal. Dennis Kucinich files articles of impeachment against Deadeye Dick. Another Republican congressman resigns his committee seats over his relationship to Jack Abramoff, and DeLay aide Ed Buckham moves deeper into legal jeopardy as well.
More when I can.