Perspectives on Last Week (4/2/07)
This is a brief summary of recent interesting content from a broad spectrum of political blogs. I hope you'll enjoy reading (and perhaps discussing) these thought-provoking pieces. Feel free to point out other posts you enjoyed. (Each installment in this series originally posted at Swords Crossed .)
Read on for this week's list...
On the Left:
Daily Kos : pico argues we should teach the Bible in public school for cultural literacy (pico also posts at SC).
Booman Tribune : Booman examines the origins of the DLC and its current corporate backing.
The Daily Howler : Bob Somerby criticizes the media's shallow, style-over-substance political reporting as lazy and dishonest.
The Washington Monthly : Kevin Drum summarizes the WSJ article on wages lagging economic growth and sees GOP spin attempts.
My Left Wing : Jeff Huber points out the biases and circular reporting of those who say the surge is working.
On the Right:
Captain's Quarters : Ed sees the effort to relocate Arabs from Kirkuk as a critical test for the Maliki administration.
RedState : streiff is concerned about the more restrictive British rules of engagement that may have enabled the hostage seizure.
Outside The Beltway : James Joyner finds few good options for Britain to respond to the hostage crisis.
The Volokh Conspiracy : Ilya Somin doesn't see the welfare state ending now that it has become profitable for special interests.
The Minority Report : Steven Foley contends that some bloggers deserve to be considered legitimate journalists.
Obsidian Wings : hilzoy explains that the "largest tax increase" blamed on Dems is just the anticipated sunset of Bush's cuts.
Andrew Sullivan : Sullivan is disgusted by the blatantly political sentence of the Gitmo detainee Hicks.
The Agitator : Radley Balko notes a disturbing and questionable case of prosecuting medical marijuana in Colorado.
The Forvm : Trickster congratulates Dems for passing Iraq bills with timelines but believes they should compromise if Bush vetoes.
Swords Crossed : Mike Pridmore is fed up with Bush's petulant tactics in the timetable debate.
Perspectives on Last Week posted Monday, April 2