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The Show: Gareth Porter and Seymour Hersh

Gareth Porter and Seymour Hersh will be the featured guests on the Scott Horton Show at Antiwar Radio, Tuesday, July 1.

Gareth Porter will be discussing his recent articles on, “Fear of U.S.-Sunni Ties Undercut Security Talks,” “Anti-Iran Arguments Belie Fearmongering,” and the anti-Iran resolutions in Congress at 12:15PM Eastern.

Update: Robert Parry of will join us at 1:30pm Eastern to discuss, Iran-Contra’s ‘Lost Chapter.’

Seymour Hersh will be discussing his article in the upcoming issue of The New Yorker, “Preparing The Battlefield: The Bush Administration steps up its secret moves against Iran” at 1:15PM Eastern.

Dr. Gareth Porter is an investigative historian and journalist on U.S. national security policy who has been independent since a brief period of university teaching in the 1980s. Dr. Porter is the author of four books, the latest of which is Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam. He has written regularly for Inter Press Service on U.S. policy toward Iraq and Iran since 2005.

Seymour Hersh is an American Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist and author based in Washington, D.C. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker magazine on military and security matters. Hersh’s work first gained worldwide recognition in 1969 for exposing the My Lai Massacre and its cover up during the Vietnam War, for which he received the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. His 2004 reports on the U.S. military mistreatment on detainees at Abu Gharib Prison gained much attention. Since 2005, Hersh has reported on U.S. plans for conflict with Iran.

Scott Horton will appear as a guest on the Tom Goodrich Show on KMAJ 1440 Talk Radio in Topeka, Kansas on Thursday, July 3, at 7:30am Central Time.

The Scott Horton Show airs Monday through Friday from 12PM-2PM Eastern on KAOS 92.7FM. Additional feeds and archives available at Antiwar Radio.

Hey Ozymandias,

Stress looks way cooler in Opera than Fire Fox 3. What gives?


Well Scott, I’ve been using an instruction called “text-shadow” to create glow effects and drop shadows on titles for a couple of years. It’s a CSS3 property that isn’t implemented fully yet. At the time I put it in, KHTML/Webkit browsers like Safari and Konqueror could use it, but others couldn’t. It was planned for Gecko 1.8/Firefox 2, but did not even make it into Gecko 1.9/Firefox 3 a couple of years later. It is currently planned for Gecko 1.9.1/Firefox 3.1 which should be out in Beta form in a couple of months. When that happens, I will post a link.

Because of the fact that text-shadow used to be a CSS2 property but was dropped due to contradictory instructions, Mozilla developers pushed it back. Opera’s developers also pushed it back but implemented it in Opera 9.5.

Since the instruction has been sitting in the stylesheet for this site for over 2 years now, available to any browser that knew how to use it, it’s disappointing that full implementation has not been quicker, but that’s water under the bridge now.


The Show: Brian Doherty and Anthony Gregory

Update: Brian Doherty interview here

Brian Doherty and Anthony Gregory will be the featured guests on the Scott Horton Show at Antiwar Radio, Monday, June 30.

Brian Doherty will be discussing his recent article in the Los Angeles Times, “The gun-rights fight isn’t over” at 12:15PM Eastern.

Anthony Gregory will be discussing the Democrats and the Iraq war at 1:15PM Eastern.

Brian Doherty is a senior editor at Reason magazine and Doherty is the author of the books, This is Burning Man and Radicals for Capitalism: A History of the Modern American Libertarian Movement. From 1994 to 2003, Doherty worked as associate editor and reporter for Reason, writing a variety of stories on topics ranging from the Americans with Disabilities Act to pollution-credit trading to the independent rock scene. Doherty’s work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Mother Jones, Spin, National Review, The Weekly Standard, San Francisco Chronicle and dozens of other publications.

Anthony Gregory is a writer and musician who lives in Berkeley, California. He earned his bachelor’s degree in history at UC Berkeley, where he was president of the Cal Libertarians. He is an research analyst at the Independent Institute, and has written for Rational Review, the Libertarian Enterprise, and is a columnist at

The Scott Horton Show airs Monday through Friday from 12PM-2PM Eastern on KAOS 92.7FM. Additional feeds and archives available at Antiwar Radio.

Covert Ops

U.S. Escalating Covert Operations Against Iran – report

Here’s the new Seymor Hersh piece for the New Yorker:

[A] lesson was learned in the [speedboat] incident: The public had supported the idea of retaliation, and was even asking why the U.S. didn’t do more. The former official said that, a few weeks later, a meeting took place in the Vice-President’s office. “The subject was how to create a casus belli between Tehran and Washington,” he said.

Update: Israel: They’ll nuke us within a year!

Update II-Sy Hersh on CNN

The Supreme Court, Summarized

So there’s the fascist faction, the communist faction, and Anthony Kennedy. Kennedy is overall a libertarian-leaning moderate. He agrees with the liberals on certain gay rights, and with the conservatives on the right of the Boy Scouts to exclude gays. He agrees with the left of habeas corpus and with the right on the Second Amendment.

On the other hand, Kennedy is terrible on the drug war, the 4th amendment rules on searches and seizures, and the federal government’s authority to override local marijuana law. But he’s the best we can do, folks. Carlin might be right about the public.

When the liberal justices retire, let’s hope there’s not a Republican president to put another Roberts or Alito on the bench*. It is a delicate balance now, with Kennedy holding the sway between the fascists and commies. Too many commies or too many fascists, and there goes the formula. Of course, when Kennedy retires, we can expect to see the whole delicate balance screwed regardless.

* One hope: The Democrats will fillibuster a fascist Republican appointment, and the Republicans will fillibuster anyone who will overturn Heller. Gridlock under Reagan got us Kennedy. Let’s hope for more judges who are only totalitarian on relatively minor issues like privacy, prohibition, and the right of dying people to use medicine.

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