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Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Bits and Pieces

Air America, an alternative to mindless, usually conservative talk radio that is planning to offer more substance and some progressive voices, is just getting started. We'll see if it offers something worth hearing, but I'm listening to give it a shot.

"At 72, I didn't want to spend the rest of my life in Washington with a bunch of pompous old farts, listening to people read statements they didn't even write and probably don't believe, " said former UN Ambassador and Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young on why he decided not to run for the Senate from Georgia.

We now break from our regularly scheduled program to draw your attention to questions about the safety of so-called hot yoga (also known as Bikram Yoga), as raised by the New York Times.

The hot new think/action tank the Center for American Progress has come out with some tremendous, sharp facts and commentary lately, and is offering up the tale of a Defense aide who apparently left some papers at a Starbucks...