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Steve Gilliard, 1964-2007

It is with tremendous sadness that we must convey the news that Steve Gilliard, editor and publisher of The News Blog, passed away June 2, 2007. He was 42.

To those who have come to trust The News Blog and its insightful, brash and unapologetic editorial tone, we have Steve to thank from the bottom of our hearts. Steve helped lead many discussions that mattered to all of us, and he tackled subjects and interest categories where others feared to tread.

Please keep Steve's friends and family in your thoughts and prayers.

Steve meant so much to us.

We will miss him terribly.

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A moment of cowardice

This weekend, Hillary Clinton was, once again, asked about the war. Among the fanboys, someone asked her why she had not renounced her vote on Iraq.

And again, she mumbled some cowardly answer, whereupon the voter said "I cannot vote for her"

This is only going to repeat itself. And her ridiculous boast that she would end the war in 2009 made me nearly vomit. 2009? Another two years of death? Are you kidding me?

Hillary Clinton is a coward when it counts. She and her advisers are still living in 1992, thinking they can convince the right she isn't that bad and that they can pacify the left. Clinton is a rohrschact test for voters. She's a feminist hero for being married to the president, a liberal for taking no liberal stands, and a potential president because she lived in the white house.

People are talking about how much money Clinton was raising , not the fact that she hasn't taken on significant stand on an issue beside videogames.

It matters that she didn't opposed the war, it matters that she hasn't renounced her vote. The fanboys around her imagine they can create a new Hillary, but they are still thinking there's a center. It doesn't exist. They probably think they can play the online community as well. In fact, they act like they csan bullshit their way to the White House because of Hillary the shape shifter.

If her team thinks they can finesse the Iraq war, humiliation is sure to follow.

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