Just The Facts, Ma'am
100 Facts and 1 Opinion
: The Non-Arguable Case Against Bush, by Judd Legum, over at The Nation
. All fairly well known stuff, but it's pretty stunning when you just lay it out like that, complete with links to sources. The sources are mostly mainstream news organizations.
My friend Ben used to advocate making flyers out of lists like these and giving them to people. I kind of like the idea of debates where both sides have a pre-agreed upon stack of facts, like 500. They're only allowed to cite these facts, and nothing else. (If the campaigns spend time hammering out podium height and lighting conditions, this doesn't seem that impossible to me.) Then the audience can judge the debaters based on their command of the facts, and their arguments. What would have been really nice is if the White House Press Corps worked from this list, say, two months ago, and just systematically hit Bush with a question, on camera, about each item.
Okay, so sometimes I'm too much of a dreamer. Link from Scott.