Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Voice Of God Revealed To Be Cheney On Intercom

WASHINGTON, DC—Telephone logs recorded by the National Security Agency and obtained by Congress as part of an ongoing investigation suggest that the vice president may have used the Oval Office intercom system to address President Bush at crucial moments, giving categorical directives in a voice the president believed to be that of God. Enlarge Image […]

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Ayman drops a line

Our old friend Ayman has made a new video postcard. He says Osama is doing great, that AQ is bigger and better than ever and if you could blow up a few oil refineries in Muslim countries, that would be great, because most of the money goes to the enemies of Islam. Full story at BBC […]

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How a Belgian woman became a Muslim suicide bomber in Iraq

Muriel Degauque's life began as a Roman Catholic in the coal fields of Belgium, and ended in a self-detonated blast in Iraq. There are potentially many more like her. An excerpt from the Dec. 5 NYT article: Her unlikely journey into militant Islam stunned Europe and for many people was an incomprehensible aberration, a lost […]

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William F. Buckley on Murrow and McCarthy

William F. Buckley looks back on what he might have said had he responded for Sen. Joe McCarthy to CBS’s Edward R. Murrow.

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Is Dubya on his way to becoming a worse president than James Buchanan?

James Buchanan, Abraham Lincoln's predecessor, is largely considered to be the worst president in U.S. history. But could Dubya be giving Buchanan a run for that dubious title? In a story on Yahoo! News, writer Richard Reeves talks about an unscientific survey of historians by the History News Network. An excerpt: Four hundred and fifteen, about a […]

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