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How Bush Gets Reelected
Excerpt: A Miserable Failure Jack Beatty argues in this Atlantic Online essay that the only way that George W. Bush will be reelected is if the American electorate is as big a failure as he is by wittingly ignoring his long...
Posted on November 26, 2003 05:22 PM Comments: 0
Another Krugman Gem
Excerpt: The Uncivil War It's going to get much worse before it gets better -- you can Rove on that. These guys are totaly amnesic of their 8-year (plus) vendetta with Clinton. The things you've got to believe and/or forget in...
Posted on November 25, 2003 04:46 PM Comments: 0
Call Me a Bush Hater
Excerpt: Molly Ivins in Great Form Molly opens her essay by throwing Robert Novak's and Charles Krauthammer's "cluckings" back in their teeth -- oops, if you cluck you can't have teeth -- beaks. Among the more amusing cluckings from the right...
Posted on November 15, 2003 09:58 AM Comments: 0
A New Republican Propaganda Tool
Excerpt: Spinsanity - The Republican assault on "political hate speech"...
Posted on November 13, 2003 08:43 PM Comments: 0
Sucker punched!
Excerpt: Defining the Resistance in Iraq - It's not Foreign and It's Well Prepared Scott Ritter turned on lights for me here. (See above story in the Christian Science Monitor.) Suddenly I had an image of a screen pass in football....
Posted on November 11, 2003 07:02 AM Comments: 0
The importance of pride
Excerpt: Op-Ed Columnist: The Humiliation Factor Friedman is making sense here - there's only one thing wrong. The man int he White House has too much pride to listen to anyone, even a columnist who has given him quite abit of...
Posted on November 9, 2003 12:15 PM Comments: 0
Wilfred Owen and Our War Dead
Excerpt: Hiding Our War Dead With the rumblings of a resurrection of a military draft -- not to be sought until W is safely into a 2nd term -- this indictment of the Bushite effort to conduct wars without human consequences...
Posted on November 9, 2003 11:02 AM Comments: 0
A New Axis to Grind?
Excerpt: Bush's New Axis President Bush's speech before the National Endowment for Democracy this past Thursday drew bristling responses from Middle East nations and frank skepticism from analysts across a variety of think tanks. WASHINGTON - In what the White House...
Posted on November 8, 2003 08:20 AM Comments: 0
Self-defeating
Excerpt: Death Be Not Loud Raising $1.8 million at lunch, he stuck to the line that "we are aggressively striking the terrorists in Iraq, defeating them there so we will not have to face them in our own country." As usual,...
Posted on November 6, 2003 04:12 AM Comments: 0
War and Economy Don't Wear Well
Excerpt: War and Economy Don't Wear Well James K. Galbraith thinks the great cost to Bush of his Iraq invasion may come in the economic recovery that doesn't. None-the-less he is guarded in his assessment of regime change in D.C. On...
Posted on November 4, 2003 09:20 PM Comments: 0
"Stars and Stripes" Series on Morale In Iraq
Excerpt: Ground Truth...
Posted on November 4, 2003 10:16 AM Comments: 0
On Solving Problems
Excerpt: Problems that can't be solved James Carroll has a remarkably lucid explanation for why Bush and company will not succeed in their war on terror and why Iraq has become our Left Bank. IT IS A FOOL who defines a...
Posted on November 4, 2003 09:29 AM Comments: 0
Andy Rooney gets to the point
Excerpt: If I Were Bush's Speechwriter... This is too good to lose sight of - concise and simple....
Posted on November 3, 2003 05:37 PM Comments: 0
Does he really get it?
Excerpt: Rummy seems to be waking up and to the extent he really is, that's good. Too bad it has to come after championing policies which have turned the hwole world against us and created more terrorists than Osama bin Laden...
Posted on November 3, 2003 02:15 PM Comments: 0
more chilling still
Excerpt: Despite Positives, More Negatives Are Predicted Two things bother me here. First, these words from a member of the governing council: Theattacks "will continue, Mr. Chalabi added, until Americans turn responsibility for security over to the Iraqis. 'The Americans, their...
Posted on November 3, 2003 07:54 AM Comments: 0
The new Rummy spin
Excerpt: swisspolitics.org | News Here's the core of the matter: Some Iraqis were jubilant. "The Americans are pigs. We will hold a celebration because this helicopter went down -- a big celebration," said wheat farmer Saadoun Jaralla near the crash site....
Posted on November 2, 2003 04:28 PM Comments: 0
Blueprint for a Mess
Excerpt: Blueprint for a Mess This lengthy analysis by David Rieff appeared in the Sunday New York Times Magazine Section for 2 November 2003, ironically the day that the US Army lost a Chinook helicopter to a missile with 16 killed...
Posted on November 2, 2003 11:04 AM Comments: 0



















































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