David Sirota is angry that Lieberman consultant Dan Gerstein is spreading lies about him. I just want to say that Lieberman’s strategy of playing the religion card is so disgusting and dishonest that he should be thrown out of the Democratic Party on that basis alone. Opposition to Lieberman’s religion was never even a tiny part of why he became so unpopular. But, but by accusing other Jews of being disloyal and by suggesting that others are anti-Semitic, Lieberman is making his religion an issue. This is Jesse Helms-style politics and it should be condemned by every decent person.

Mark Schmitt looks into the support for Lamont and finds a lot more than just the netroots.

Here’s a list of the 33 members of the House that voted against reauthorizing the Voting Rights Act. I have a sliver of sympathy for the argument that states should not be punished for prior racism in perpetuity. But as long as Georgia, for example, keeps trying to find innovative ways to disenfranchise black voters, they should stay on the list.

What do you do when your Secretary of Defense is a kidnapper? Call the FBI?

Congress has demanded that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld hand over a raft of documents to Congress that could substantiate allegations that U.S. forces have tried to break terror suspects by kidnapping and mistreating their family members. Rumsfeld has until 5 p.m. Friday to comply.

I swear I saw Peter Coors on television telling me to use his products responsibly. Too bad, he couldn’t take his own advice. Blowing a 0.088 is not that bad, but running a stop sign is.

Here’s a good rundown of what is going on in Lebanon. My opinion is that picking a fight with the Shiites of Lebanon is not in the United States’ near-term interests. Our first priority needs to be Iraq. And if we find ourselves allied with Israel in a sustained attack against Lebanese Shiites, it will cause serious problems in Iraq where the Shiites hold all the power.

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