LA Times Reporter Chu helps Binyam Mohamed Sing the Blues


The British are singing the chorus to Binyam Mohamed’s version of “Poor, Poor Pitiful Me.” Remember how British intelligence informed the Americans about Saddam Hussein stockpiling WMD’s? Once again the British got it wrong. The mainstream American press went along for the ride with the CIA as the scapegoat.
Recently, the British appellate court made public [...]

Midnight Snack: The 100 Best Albums of the Decade according to Rolling Stone


I wrote this blog post yesterday responding to Rolling Stone’s Rob Sheffield’s lament for the past 10 years. The political reflection proceeded the unveiling of the magazine’s list of best albums, songs, artists, and films of the decade.
For tonight’s Midnight Snack, here’s the complete list of albums along with a few remarks on select titles:
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