Buzzflash interviewed the world's last journalist, Greg Palast, on May 18, and the title of said interview -- "How Rove May Already Have Stolen the 2008 Election" -- won't warm your heart. Personally, I don't care if our next President is named Rudy Giuliani or John Edwards, but in time I hope the words "Karl Rove" and "genius" open up a hole in space-time whenever they're joined. At the risk of giving the ending away, the Rove plan for 2008 involves suppressing the black vote.
Andrew Sullivan reports that "enhanced interrogation techniques" is, guess what, a term straight from The Big Book of Cool Nazi Terms for Wannabe Dictators, and, moreover, that the specific "enhanced" techniques Messrs. Bush and Rumsfeld cite as being A-OK with them are, guess what, Nazi techniques. (Apparently, however, the Nazis rejected waterboarding as somehow uncivilized.) Mr. Sullivan goes to some length at the end to declare that Mr. Bush is not like Mr. Hitler, and of course he's right about that. For example, whereas Mr. Hitler's 1937 government was a one-party state in which corporations were subservient to the government, Mr. Bush's 2007 government is a two-party state in which the government is subservient to the corporations. Like Jesse Ventura used to say, a two-party state only beats a Communist state by one party.
(Hat tip to Virginia Metze for the second item.)