Rollback in PressThink. A brilliant description and analysis of the Bush administration’s stance towards the press building on Ken Auletta’s and Dana Milbank’s earlier work and incorporating the context provided by the Rove/Plame affair.
Archives for July 2005
I’ve noticed since moving to Ottawa two weeks ago is that almost all of the big-box stores I’ve been in – i.e., many of them – feature entry doors on the left and exits on the right as you’re facing the store. In Montreal, and in most other places I’ve been, in general you go in to a store on the right and leave by the left. In other words, when you leave, that exit is on the right as well from that perspective. If this were the case in one or two stores I would assume that it’s just a quirk of that particular building or location that the designer had to flip the layout. In Ottawa, though, it seems to be the norm. I wonder what accounts for the difference?
ZOMBIES in Parc Mont-Royal. There is a pretty big group of people who have started to show up at the park to do real-live DnD-style battles each Sunday. So another group of people decided to dress up like Zombies to “attack” them. Priceless.
Sandra Day O’Connor has announced her retirement, jockeying has begun in earnest for the soon-to-be-vacant seat. Forbes.com has a good overview article looking at the issue and naming jurists who may be on a short list somewhere in the Bush White House: Battle Lines Form Over Supreme Court. Remember that it is widely expected that Chief Justice Rehnquist will have to be replaced shortly as well.