July 02, 2005

Odds and Ends

Tony Blair himself has confirmed the authenticity of the Downing Street Memo.

The New York Times on the military audience that didn't clap at the the president's speech.

Max speaks about foreign ownership of US assets and businesses.

The Sideshow has a round up on the state of the Republicans. She also pointed to this post by Chris Bowers that looks at polling data and passes on a reminder: "Republicans actually like the way things are going right now. The current state of the country is the Republican dream."

How to Save the World writes about body language on public transit and the masters of laziness.

The still relevant Democracy Now interview with John Perkins, former economic hitman. He outlines the history of economic predation, the curse of oil and the royal screwing of the mideast.

Finally, Rivka talks about the feminist rape dilemma:

... It's a classic anti-feminist double-bind. Women are supposed to believe that men's sexuality is so powerfully animalistic that they can't be expected not to attack women, and we're supposed to believe that men are good guys. We're supposed to teach our daughters never to be alone with a boy, and yet we're not supposed to embitter them against men. We're supposed to constrict our lives so extremely that no man could ever perceive even the slightest hint of a sexual invitation, and we're supposed to be okay with it. ...

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