Monday, January 17, 2005

YOU DON'T SAY Ready for a shocker?

Cheney Exercising Muscle on Domestic Policies: That's one of the headlines at the top of the New York Times website as of late Monday night.

Who knows what secrets those crazy kids will sniff out next!

UPDATE: On the other side of the ledger, The Times serves up two excellent stories in Tuesday editions:

1. This editorial about North Carolina's still-unresolved race for agriculture commissioner is a cautionary tale about the dangers of e-voting if ever there was one.

2. The paper also carries a short notice about the decision of the Florida delegation to the Democratic National Committee to endorse Howard Dean for party chair.

"The only knock against Howard Dean is that he's seen as too liberal," [State Party Chair Scott] Maddox said. "I'm a gun-owning pickup-truck driver and I have a bulldog named Lockjaw. I am a Southern chairman of a Southern state, and I am perfectly comfortable with Howard Dean as D.N.C. chair."
Finally, the Arts section carries a poorly reported but fascinating piece about a group of Iraqi bloggers who may or may not have been backed by the CIA.

CONTRAPOSITIVE is edited by Dan Aibel. Dan's a playwright. He lives in New York City.