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Archive for posts by Doug Mataconis.

Twenty Five Years Ago Today

by @ Thursday, March 30th, 2006. Filed under General

It has become common place to say that every generation has a collective memory of a day in history. A day that everyone remembers where they were or what they were doing when something significant happened. For the baby boom generation, it was the assassination of President Kennedy. I was born in 1968. My generation [...]

The Future: Bring It On

by @ Wednesday, March 29th, 2006. Filed under General

That’s exactly the message that rings out, loud and clear from Glenn Reynolds’ new book An Army of Davids.
The Blogfather writes about more than just blogging, although that is certainly a part of it. The message of the book is clear. Technology is empowering individuals and will transform society in ways that we [...]

Carnival Of Liberty 39

by @ Wednesday, March 29th, 2006. Filed under General

The 39th edition of the Carnival of Liberty is being hosted here at Below The Beltway and will appear on April 4th, which also happens to be my eight-month blogoversary.
Submissions can be made to via email to the Carnival of Liberty or through the Carnival Submit Form at Conservative Cat or the Blog Carnival’s Carnival [...]

Abdul Rahman Is Finally Free

by @ Wednesday, March 29th, 2006. Filed under General

He may have been released from jail yesterday, but it’s his arrival today in Italy that ensures he won’t become a victim to the mobs in Kabul.
ROME, March 29 — The Afghan convert to Christianity who faced a possible death penalty in his homeland for renouncing Islam has arrived in Italy where he will be [...]

Carnival Of The Vanities # 184

by @ Wednesday, March 29th, 2006. Filed under General

Welcome to the 184th edition of the Carnival of the Vanities, the grand-daddy of all the blog carnivals. I’d like to thank Zeuswood for the opportunity to host this week; I’ve hosted several carnivals over the eight months or so that I’ve been blogging, but this was certainly the most wide-ranging and intense of all. [...]

Carnival Of Liberty XXXVIII

by @ Tuesday, March 28th, 2006. Filed under General

The 38th edition of the Carnival of Liberty is up at Searchlight Crusade. As usual, Dan has done an excellent job of hosting this week, so be sure to check it out.
I will be hosting the Carnival of Liberty next week, so be sure to get those submissions in. If you’d like to host a [...]

Virginia Blog Carnival XXIX

by @ Tuesday, March 28th, 2006. Filed under General

Shaun Kenney is hosting the 29th edition of the Virginia Blog Carnival. Once again, it looks like we had a great set of contributors. Go on over and check it out.
Technorati Tag: Blog Carnival, Virginia Blog Carnival

A Victory For Reason

by @ Tuesday, March 28th, 2006. Filed under General

Abdul Rahman has been freed.
KABUL, Afghanistan (CNN) — An Afghan man threatened with the death penalty for converting to Christianity has been released from prison, senior Western diplomats said Tuesday. His whereabouts were not immediately known.
Abdul Rahman had been held by Afghan authorities for his conversion from Islam to Christianity, punishable by death in Afghanistan, [...]

Zacarais Moussaoui Signs His Own Death Warrant

by @ Monday, March 27th, 2006. Filed under General

And, quite probably, rescues the government’s case from a near-certain defeat.
Zacarias Moussaoui testified in an Alexandria courtroom this morning that he was tapped by Osama bin Laden to hijack a plane and fly it into the White House as part of the terrorist attacks that claimed nearly 3,000 lives on Sept. 11, 2001.
Testifying at his [...]

Abdul Rahman Seeking Asylum

by @ Monday, March 27th, 2006. Filed under General

Via Michelle Malkin comes news that Abdul Rahman is seeking asylum outside of Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan man who faced the death penalty for converting from Islam to Christianity has appealed for asylum in another country, the United Nations said Monday.
U.N. spokesman Adrian Edwards said the world body was working with the Afghan government [...]

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