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Campaign '08 Photo May 31, 2007

Fellating Rudy

In line with Digby's apoplexia over Monday's fawning NYT Guiliani piece, I was admiring the accompanying photograph.

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Bush Focus Photo May 30, 2007

George's Flat Tire

It's the flat tire on Bush's bike, though, that calls for the most attention.

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Photo May 29, 2007

Next Week, The Only Casualty Left In Iraq Will Be … Reality

  If the military is successful in enforcing the rule that no injured soldier can be shown by the media without obtaining consent first, what could possibly be the difference?  Clip 1: Michael Kamber’s slide show for the NYT  regarding search for missing soldiers in Iraq.  Published: Wednesday, 23...

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Bush Focus Photo May 27, 2007

Bush In The Hospital … And He's Getting Worse

Is it just me, or are George Bush's hospital portraits with wounded soldiers growing progressively weird and mechanical?

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Media Focus Photo May 26, 2007

Mixed Metaphors From The Newswire: After "Breakthrough" On Iraq, "W" Earns A Ciggy

Doing a search on "George Bush" on the Yahoo Newswire this morning, these two military shots (particularly the first) were sprinkled throughout the thicket of presidential news conference images.

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Culture Focus Photo May 25, 2007

Your Turn: All In The Family

White House caption: Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynne Cheney, welcomed their sixth grandchild, Samuel David Cheney, Wednesday, May 23, 2007.  He weighed 8 lbs., 6 oz and was born at 9:46 a.m. at Sibley Hospital in Washington, D.C. His parents are the Cheneys’ daughter Mary, and...

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Iraq and Afghanistan War Photo May 24, 2007


There is a quinessential image connected to yesterday's NYT article about the search for missing U.S. soldiers in Iraq.

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Uncategorized Photo May 23, 2007

"This Is The President, Reid! Step Away From The Chamber, And Keep Your Hands Where I Can See 'Em"

If you're an anti-war liberal, on the other hand(s), what you're probably more likely to read into Reid is plain surrender.

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Eco Watch Photo May 22, 2007

Post-GWOT Recruiting Poster?

Worst thing about being green: When you don’t have a recycling bin nearby and you have to carry garbage around in your car to get it home....  But normally I’ll take the time to drive to where I am going in an energy-efficient car. Saving water: I collect rainwater...

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Iraq and Afghanistan War Photo May 21, 2007

Green Zone As Metaphor

Once the goal in Iraq was the security of hearts and minds. Now viability rests on the ability to secure a couple neighborhoods.  How do you make the argument, however, when you cannot secure a single place?

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Iraq and Afghanistan War Photo May 20, 2007

Seeing Iraq Through The Heat Of Battle, Politics (And, Oh Yeah, A Cover On The Lens Cap!)

The main reason Iraq looks "so kaleidoscopically different," at this point, is because the place is sheer chaos and because (for both practical and political reasons) there are just not enough independent eyes available through which to monitor hell.

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Culture Focus Photo May 19, 2007

Covering Nimoy's Latest Subject

I can't speak for his latest photographic interest, mainly because the Times article doesn't provide any link to them (although it clues you where to start searching for them).  What I can say is, even though the article outlines how he came to become fascinated with female obesity, because...

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Iraq and Afghanistan War Photo May 18, 2007

Exhibit #1 Why The Military Wants To Keep Our Boys Off YouTube

Exhibit #1 Why The Military Wants To Keep Our Boys Off YouTube

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Bush Focus Photo May 17, 2007


As much as George Bush likes to pretend he's emotionally bulletproof, this past Tuesday, he never looked so publicly troubled, and almost desperate to kiss and be touched.

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Faith Focus Photo May 16, 2007

A Moral Majority R.I.P.

Any idea why this pic was prominent in the newswire after the father of the father of the moral majority departed mortal earth?

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Once You Hit The Booze Questions…

Although it is not often I make requests, I'm asking if you would take a few minutes to fill out the annual BlogAds reader survey.

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Iraq and Afghanistan War Photo May 15, 2007

… But Saddam Hussein Was In Power

The article -- having to do with the ultimatum on Bush to produce results in Iraq by September -- has nothing to do with it.  Put the picture together with the caption, however, and you have a little tinderbox.  Although I haven't seen the mainstream press go so far,...

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Iraq and Afghanistan War Photo May 14, 2007

There Are Shootings And There Are Shootings: The Scene From Kandahar

In giving us a snapshot of the snapshot, and "the news" of its documentation, what it describes is not a strategic achievement on the military playing field so much as a goal scored in the perceptual war.  yesterday , acknowledging that we already know, One assumption the military makes...

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