Never mind the stars and stripes

  • “[N]o country can be well governed unless its citizens as a body keep religiously before their minds that they are the guardians of the law and that the law officers are only the machinery for its execution, nothing more.” — Mark Twain
  • NASA’s top climate scientist says the Bush administration has tried to censor his comments on global warming.
  • Steve Gilliard calls Boondocks (based on the comic strip of the same name) “the blackest thing you’ve ever seen on TV.” And he reminds Al Sharpton and other critics that “black writers and performers work under the same First Amendment as anyone else.”


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