Thursday, April 27, 2006


1. Orrin Hatch is asking questions about the Nevada bomb test scheduled for June 2nd:

Booman Tribune: Mushroom Cloud to appear over NV June 2nd

When even Sen. Orrin Hatch questions the sanity of this move, you know there's a problem:

SALT LAKE CITY U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch wants reassurances that a massive explosion test planned for Nevada this summer won't disperse radioactive material from past nuclear weapons tests.

Hatch, R-Utah, has joined a group of Congress members voicing concerns about "Divine Strake," the detonation of a 700-ton ammonium nitrate and fuel oil bomb scheduled for June 2 over the Nevada desert.

Although the bomb isn't nuclear, there are concerns that it could shake loose radioactive material from past tests at the Nevada Test Site, about 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas.

Previous post: This Won't Be On Your Front Page Tomorrow, But It Should Be (April 19, 2006)

2. Secretary of State Matt Brown has pulled out of the Democratic race in Rhode Island for the right to oppose Lincoln Chafee in November; send your Democratic contributions to Sheldon Whitehouse. Let's get a real liberal back in the saddle in Rhode Island, not a faker. (hat tip, dailykos)

Previous post: My Political Dollars at Work (April 17, 2006)

3. Net neutrality lost in the House Energy and Commerce Committee by a vote of 34-23. Five Democrats, recipients of Big Telecomm money, voted with the Republicans and against net neutrality. Matt Stoller is rallying progressives to give those jamokes a call and a chance to move into the light. Our calls and emails narrowed the margin, and now the fight moves to the full House, and the Senate.

Previous posts: A Better Argument for Saving the Free Internet (April 25, 2006)

Save the
(April 24, 2006)

4. Oh, and on Monday this post was featured on Peter Daou's blog report, "Daou Report", on Cool.

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