Friday, February 18, 2005


Weekend Reading:

Springtime is Making Me Sick!
I blame it on the rain, or perhaps the fact that one day its 60 degrees and the next its 30 degress. Anyway, as a result, Elephant's been sick as a dog this week, even heading to the Dr.'s office twice (which is two more times than I've been in the last three years). Anyway, I'm tired and cranky, but starting to fell better. Enjoy the potpuri of articles below over the weekend as I rest up.

Iraq’s Shias go from exclusion to dominance
An alliance loyal to Iraq’s top Shia Muslim cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, has won the largest number of seats in Iraq’s parliamentary elections. But it will need to form a coalition with other groups to govern the country—the broader the better, to avert a civil war

J-School for Jerks
As the second George W. Bush administration gets under way, holdovers from the first one seem to include not only a handful of cabinet secretaries but also the fierce divide that characterized American politics for much of Bush's first term. For evidence of both look no further than the political shoutfests on cable television

Batesline Takes on Tulsa World News
It is just Elephant, or is there a growing discomfort on the part of traditional media at the growing role that bloggers play as a check and balance to their power? Here's a great example of a local blogger taking on the only major paper in Tusla, and the extremes to which the paper goes in silencing his criticisms.

Harper's Index for January 2005
Fun Facts and stats to ponder

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