From a news item today:
WASHINGTON – Multiple congressional computers have been hacked by people working from inside China, lawmakers said Wednesday, suggesting the Chinese were seeking lists of dissidents.
Two congressmen, both longtime critics of Beijing’s record on human rights, said the compromised computers contained information about political dissidents from around the world. One of the [...]
There was a congressional hearing being carried live on all the news stations this morning. The Congress must be tackling some incredibly grave and important issue to warrant that kind of news coverage.
Subject of the hearing: Steroids in baseball.
As a country, we must be in pretty good shape if the Congress has nothing [...]
StrategyPage has an excellent op-ed today:
The major problem in Iraq is back in the United States. There, many politicians either don’t bother, or don’t want to believe, what is actually happening, and has happened, in Iraq. In a way, that makes sense. Because what is going on in Iraq is so totally alien to the [...]
I’ve gotten quite bored with writing about politics, or even thinking about politics. I used to engage in political debate with gusto, and enjoyed it, but now the whole enterprise just makes me weary. Maybe it’s something to do with turning 30.
Or, maybe it’s because of the stunning incompetence of the Republican Party. With a [...]
My own opinion about the drubbing the Republicans received last night:
It was well deserved. Was it a referendum on Iraq? Partly. But more importantly, the Republicans had abandoned their principles of limited government and fiscal discipline. Instead, they embraced pork, entitlement, and corruption. They’re now paying for it.
I just wish I could say that the [...]