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Byrd at his best
Excerpt: Senator Byrd is emerging as a relentless champion of uncommon sense and common decency - not to mention crafting some of the finest speeches in memory. Don't miss: The Road to Coverup Is the Road to Ruin Here's a taste:...
Posted on June 25, 2003 06:27 AM Comments: 0
Rogue nation, rogue notions, rogue review
Excerpt: There are two new books out dealing with the American empire - with, as we put it here, "US and the World." They are: ROGUE NATION American Unilateralism and the Failure of Good Intentions. By Clyde Prestowitz. 328 pp. New...
Posted on June 22, 2003 03:56 AM Comments: 2
Once more, the first victim of war is truth
Excerpt: Nicholas Kristof has a wonderful report in today's NYT of the truth about saving private Lynch. What I like most about this column is it's even-minded, non-frantic conclusion: My guess is that "Saving Private Lynch" was a complex tale vastly...
Posted on June 20, 2003 05:59 AM Comments: 0
Barbershop Wisdom: Bush Is In Trouble
Excerpt: William Beeman, an anthropologist at Brown University, writes that his barber, Phil, is starting to question his support for the war in Iraq. Beeman thinks he knows why: Margaret Mead’s four basic attitudes that she believed define when Americans...
Posted on June 12, 2003 09:14 AM Comments: 0
Bush Credibility Gaps "Caught on Film"
Excerpt: Juxtaposing Bush Event photo-ops, Bush rhetoric, and Bush legislative action this site lays clear the disjunction between what Bush says and what he does. Among the items: children’s hospitals, first responders, ethanol, Even Start, housing, port security, retirement security,...
Posted on June 12, 2003 08:13 AM Comments: 0
Bill Moyers' "Presidential Address"
Excerpt: This is the story in The Nation about a stirring address Bill Moyers made the other day to the Democrats' "Take Back America" convention. The description of the impact it made on his audience – characterized as being a...
Posted on June 10, 2003 05:11 PM Comments: 0
Is Bush a Liar or a Mark?
Excerpt: Steve Gilliard has a different take on the failure to find WMD in Iraq. He contends that Bush . . . actually believes that WMD will be found. His pathetic claim that three [¿two?] broken down trailers are some...
Posted on June 9, 2003 11:58 AM Comments: 0
Oh my - just the best . . .
Excerpt: Mike Mahoney sent this link along with a brief note: CSPAN ran this the other night and I about cried. Read it and weep yourself. I did - tears of pure frustration. How far we've come. These words of John...
Posted on June 9, 2003 09:33 AM Comments: 0
It's all in the cards
Excerpt: I see lots of commentary about not finding weapons of mass destruction - and most of it is anti-administration - but there is something subdued about it all that is perplexing and maybe has something to do with a deck...
Posted on June 9, 2003 08:55 AM Comments: 0
Is Lying About The Reason For War An Impeachable Offense?
Excerpt: John Dean opens his essay in Friday’s Findlaw Legal Commentary with the following statement: "President George W. Bush has got a very serious problem." Dean first establishes that Bush had indeed "been as explicit and declarative as I had...
Posted on June 7, 2003 08:35 AM Comments: 0
Karl Rove: Bad Brain
Excerpt: AlterNet.org is carrying an interview between the editor of BuzzFlash, Mark Karlin, and the author of "Bush’s Brain," a biography of Karl Rove, James Moore. The piece opens with a quote of what Moore had to say about Rove...
Posted on June 5, 2003 03:07 PM Comments: 0
What's with the "contact lawmakers" thingee?
Excerpt: The box in the left-hand column? Glad you asked - and give it a try! All you need to do is enter your 5 digit zip code. This is why the Internet might be the best thing that happened to...
Posted on June 5, 2003 11:14 AM Comments: 0
Karzai's Appeal for Aid, Security
Excerpt: Hamid Karzai is in London today appealing to Tony Blair for greater aid and for security throughout Afghanistan. "The truth about Afghanistan is that the US and British strategy for stabilising and reconstructing that country will fail without major...
Posted on June 5, 2003 07:34 AM Comments: 0
Rumsfeld's Confidence Trick
Excerpt: Robin Cook, former foreign secretary in Tony Blair’s cabinet has a well-done piece in the International Herald Tribune on how the UK was snookered by the Bush gang into going to war for a reason they (in the Pentagon)...
Posted on June 4, 2003 02:08 PM Comments: 0
Subverted Propaganda
Excerpt: Robert Jensen, a founding member of the Nowar Collective, a journalism professor at the University of Texas at Austin, and author of "Writing Dissent: Taking Radical Ideas from the Margins to the Mainstream" (Peter Lang, 2001), has an article in...
Posted on June 4, 2003 11:57 AM Comments: 0
Afghanistan Unreconstructed
Excerpt: Sunday’s New York Times Magazine carried a lengthy and richly detailed article by Barry Bearak on the reconstruction or the absence thereof in Afghanistan a year after it was promised the aid to rebuild and emerge into contemporary world....
Posted on June 4, 2003 08:25 AM Comments: 0
Credibility Gap, Anyone?
Excerpt: This AlterNet.org piece by Jim Lobe of Inter Press Service opens: When all three major U.S. newsweeklies -- Time, Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report -- run major features on the same day on possible government lying, you can...
Posted on June 3, 2003 01:26 PM Comments: 0
The blogging spirit from Australia
Excerpt: Peter Murphy has put together a wonderful blog that offers insights into life in Sydney, Australia, as well as fantastic 360-degree panoramic images. Blogs are a way for people who don't always have access to major media to express themselves...
Posted on June 3, 2003 04:00 AM Comments: 0
Where is Bush Leading Us?
Excerpt: The Boston Globe carried this piece by Gary Hart on Monday, June 2, 2003. I cite it because it is low-key and analytical, because Hart clearly describes the divide in foreign policy and when it occurred, because the debate that...
Posted on June 2, 2003 04:16 PM Comments: 0
Fall of the House of Saud
Excerpt: Robert Baer, a retired 21-year career CIA operative, has written a lengthy article published in the May issue of The Atlantic Monthly. It is available on the Web at the Freedom of Information site which is where the following link...
Posted on June 1, 2003 12:46 PM Comments: 0



















































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