Mark and Charlie's Blog

The Surge Has Succeeded... in Washington By E. J. Dionne Even before Gen. David Petraeus began his account of the "substantial" progress brought about by the troop increase in Iraq, congressional critics of President Bush's policy had come to the depressing conclusion that the...
State to seek experts to authenticate 'Crockett' letter Historical panel retracts statement of virtual certainty missive is genuine By POLLY ROSS HUGHES Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN — Retracting a statement claiming "99.9 percent" certainty that Davy...
Teacher group says schools should ease up on testing Educators say they feel the pressure of ratings system. By Jason Embry AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Tuesday, September 11, 2007 The third week of school is under way. In other words, it's time to start testing. In the Austin...
Housing Market Slump Forces Couple To Open Brothel (CBS) NEW ROCHELLE The downturn in the housing market appears to have driven two Westchester homeowners to desperate and illegal measures. New Rochelle Police raided a 3-bedroom home on North Avenue Friday night after undercover...
Wider seats as fans get fatter By TOM WELLS September 10, 2007 OLYMPICS chiefs have ordered super-sized seats for London’s 2012 Games — because fans are getting FATTER. All 20,000 chairs at the capital’s gleaming new Aquatic Centre will be 4cm wider and 5cm deeper than...
Prisons Purging Books on Faith From Libraries By LAURIE GOODSTEIN Published: September 10, 2007 Behind the walls of federal prisons nationwide, chaplains have been quietly carrying out a systematic purge of religious books and materials that were once available to prisoners in...
Why We Must Leave Iraq As Congress gathers to hear the reports of Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker, no amount of Administration spin can hide the ugly reality in Iraq. A surge that should never have been tried and that could never have succeeded has predictably...
Anti-war leaders stymied, frustrated By: Mike Allen Sep 9, 2007 07:12 PM EST A well-known anti-war leader has gone public with the transcript of a private conference call that shows peace activists are exasperated with the Democratic congressional leadership and at a loss for a...
Univision #1 Network for Entire Week Beating ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and CW Thursday September 6, 1:04 pm ET "Adios" to Separate Hispanic Ratings and "Hola" to Single National Service MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Univision captured the #1 network ranking among all Adults 18-34, not just...