mindswell.org
presents
news and opinion
:

where have all the
architects of war gone?
"where have you gone richard pearle,
paul wolfowitz, doug feith, et al? a nation
turns it's anxious eyes to you..."

huffington post

`

 

karl rove
caught in lie
thinkprogress.com

`

 

apocalyptic christians
and shiite muslims are both
actively working towards their
armageddons, jews planning
for end times as well...
40%
of americans
believe sequence of
events is currently underway

la times

`

 

"plight of the bumblebee"
independent uk

`

 

deserts around the world expanding,
"creeping toward heavily populated areas"

ap/yahoo

`

 

scientists working on
'invisibility cloak'

ap/yahoo

`

 

the video revolution is here
beet.tv

`

 

new trend: homeless iraq war vetrans
reuters

`

 

new antibiotic
made from soil compound
eliminates 'superbugs'

scientific american

`

 

americans want medical marijuana
"when there is a big gap between the views of ordinary americans
on a public issue and the voting record of their elected
representatives in congress, something is wrong."

roanoke.com

`

 

mountain states imprisoning more women
breitbart.com

`

 

black jack, missouri to evict
unmarried couples and their children for
not fitting into the city's definition of 'family'

cbs news

`

 

couple arrested
for asking for directions

wbal

`

 

senior bush campaign official
sentenced to 10 months in prison for role
in suppressing votes in key senate race

reuters

`

 

brain imaging study
reveals placebo's effect

scientific american

`

 

`our troops overreacted because of the pressure
on them, and they killed innocent civilians
in cold blood...it's much worse than
reported in time magazine."

salon.com

`

 

kingdom coming:
the rise of christian nationalism

"it is dominion we are after. not just influence. it is dominion we are after.
not just equal time. it is dominion we are after. world conquest. that's what
christ has commissioned us to accomplish. we must win the world with the power
of the gospel. and we must never settle for anything less..."

salon.com

`

 

elderly people, homeless people,
people who had birth certificates destroyed
in fires - thrown off medicare
under new republican law

ny times

`

 

The Golden Mosque in Samarrah

"by lunch we had packed up our essential belongings
and left to find refuge at a relative's house
there was no argument from my wife.
she knew as i did what the sight of

the destroyed dome meant."

telegraph uk

`

 

`

 

why i'm joining the g.o.p.
leaving the left for fun and profit

sfgate/opinion

`

 

a new kind of war, a new kind of slavery:
muslims for sale!

washington post

`

 

what does tony blair and
george w. bush have in common
besides, of course, a love of war?:

election fraud, british style
bbc

`

 

whistleblower daniel ellsberg
on the bush administration, civil
disobedience and the eternal fires of hell:

revelations from an insider

commondreams.org

`

 

this is what happens when politicians
are beholden to corporations and
don't care about people:

why your broadband sucks
you'll be pleased
to know that communism was defeated
in pennsylvania last year. governor ed rendell signed into law
a bill prohibiting the reds in local government from offering
free wi-fi throughout their municipalities

wired.com

`

 

does justice kennedy actually have a conscience?
will justice scalia's head explode at the prospect?

the death knell for anthony kennedy?

salon.com

`

 

what happens when extremists
become drunk with and deluded
by vast, undeserved power?

we're all gonna live!
right-wing blogger loses mind
credits george bush with

increased u.s.average
life expectancy

blogsforbush.com

`

 

a christian questions america's
self-serving biblical calling...

the gospel according to america
"properly understood, the gospel of jesus is a rogue element

within history, a demythologizing virus that will undermine
the false gods of any culture that would
presume to contain it..."

kermit the blog

`

 

has the battle been lost?
can the democratic party uncurl from
the fetal position before it really is too late?

for all you fans of
representative government

"now at risk in the 109th congress... nothing more
nor less than the principle of democratic government"

american street

`



having secured the executive
and congressional branches of government
the corporations set their sights on buying the judiciary,
the final refuge of a supposedly free society...

judges: bought and paid for
salon.com

`

 

republican consultant writes the book on newspeak...
14 words never to use
watchingthewatchers.org

`

 

how much money has been made
for the shareholders of tamiflu?

avian flu
world's #1 threat,
cdc head says

reuters

`

 

mindswell
marks the sad passing
of one of the great ones...
hunter s. thompson
for those of you saddened as i by the news,
here's something that helps a bit... his final column: 

shotgun golf with bill murray
espn

`

 

was hunter s. thompson
about to expose bush's
cocaine days?

salon.com

`

 

the last person still alive who was with hitler at the end uses
some strange rationalizations to get him through the night:
"i ask you, if hitler really did all the terrible things
people now say he did, how could he have been
our führer? how is it possible?
"
hitler's bodyguard
an acclaimed new film dares to present the fuhrer as more

than a cardboard monster. the last man in the bunker,
rochus misch, talks about the hitler he knew

salon.com

`

 

the bushplan on social security:  let's spend a trillion dollars now
to keep from having to spend 200 billion dollars in 25 years...

the truth hurts
bush used windy rhetoric and outright deception
to sell his privatization plan. what else is new?

joe conason/salon.com

`

four interesting perspectives on the iraqi elections
which shed quite a different light than
the media's rosy reporting


will vote for food?
iraqi citizens were threatened with
withholding
of food rations if they didn't vote

antiwar.com

`

 

officials back away
from early estimates of
iraqi voter turnout

editor and publisher

`

 

on the sunni side
salon.com

`

 

 flashback 1967:
"u.s. encouraged by vietnam vote:
officials cite 83% turnout despite vietcong terror
"

critical montages

`

 

can you believe the bush administration
still pretends that the ecosystem isn't in
a serious state of upheaval?!?  even though
the faster we convert our economies into sustainable,
eco-friendly energy, the more we can contain the damage
to our fragile planet...

global warming timetable predicted
independent.co.uk

`

 

world's glaciers slowly disappearing
salon.com

`

 

while i agree that the guy in the following article went too far in calling
9.11 victims "little eichmans", this is still a free country, and while
we all have the right to disagree with him, he has the right
to say it, and as a tenured professor, his job should
NEVER be on the line for something he writes in
an academic paper!!!  the lynchmob gathered
around this guy sends a chilling message to
the prospect of freedom in america...

professor tells truth, pays dearly
rocky mountain news

`

 

where democracy doesn't matter:
u.s. mostly mum on musharraf power grab

foxnews

`

 

no gays allowed!
in refusing to allow pbs to explore their lives on television
under threat of funding cuts or worse, the bush administration
displays a unique mix of china-esque censorship and taliban-style
puritan departure from reality

dailytrojan.com

`

fox hypocrisy
salon.com

`

right hook
salon.com

`

such altruism:
colin powell tells disaster victims
u.s. hopes tsunami aid will help anti-terror drive

new zealand herald

`

the mother of all vote frauds
whatreallyhappened.com

`

triumph of the censored 'bush monkeys'
progressive.org

`

iraqi insurgents now outnumber coalition forces
timesonline

`

liquid medical marijuana
to be approved in canada

mpp.org

`

'in this congress,
big plans will stir men's blood'

ny times

'

this won't be your
grandfather's social security'

the bush administration's logic for gutting social security
leans heavily on the myth that the program is near the
brink of bankruptcy to the tune of $10 trillion.
it will shock few of our readers that
this is a complete falsehood.

salon.com

 

doubts about election
results in ohio persist

salon.com

 

'economic armageddon' predicted
"it is undeniable that america is living in

a 'debt bubble' of record proportions"

boston herald

 

borrow, speculate and hope
"once you realize that privatization really means government borrowing
to speculate on stocks, it doesn't sound too responsible, does it?
but the details make it considerably worse"

paul krugman/nytimes op-ed

 

'economic armageddon'
already underway?

"india, china and other countries start dumping us dollar and buy euro"

india daliy

 

bill moyers signs off
"i'm going out telling the story that i think is the biggest story

of our time: how the right-wing media has become a partisan
propaganda arm of the republican national committee"

cbs news

 

doctor discovers
the "orgasmatron"

physician working with pain relief device

stumbles upon delightful side effect

abc news

 

the dollar declines
the dollar, which has declined nearly 30 percent against the euro
since president cush took office in 2001, fell to a record low this week

nytimes

 

our not so free press
maybe colin powell can work out a deal: the chinese government

will stop imprisoning journalists if the u.s. government will do the same

nytimes

 

a lobotomy for democracy
jamaica observer

 

hello, uranus?
"mourn, commiserate, lick wounds, lick each other, drink heavily,
spit out your stale gum of disappointment and pop in a fresh clove of laughter and
spiritual heat and then regroup and sober up and take an even deeper breath
and watch in hot wet spiritually emboldened amusement as
the cosmic circus unfolds. it's far from over..."

mark moford/sfgate

 

software "error" gives bush
thousands of extra votes in ohio

ap

 

scientists create "living computer"
cnn

 

kyoto treaty passes final hurdle
cbc.ca

 

bush unbound
brought along with bush is a gallery of grotesques in the senate - more
than
one of the new senators advocating capital punishment for abortion,
another urging that all gay teachers be fired, yet another
revealed as suffering from alzheimer's

sydney blumenthal/salon.com

 

possible evidence
of voter fraud in ohio

americablog

 

the red zone
only dick cheney can make
"to serve and to guard"
sound like "to rape and to pillage"

maureen dowd/ny times op-ed

 

the blind leading the blind
a majority of bush supporters believe things

about the world that are objectively untrue

salon.com

 

getting out the vote by putting out
groups like votergasm.org and fthevote are appealing
to youthful lust to schwing the election

salon.com

 

indymedia's internet servers confiscated
"the seizing of computers and the high profile nature of this incident suggests

that someone wanted to stifle these independent voices in journalism."

antiwar.com

 

homeland security
under bush rates code red

"bush has abdicated his responsibility to protect america
from the risk of terrorist attacks because he is fundamentally
hostile to regulation of private industry...and is loath to cross
his big money campaign contributors"

salon.com

 

would you drink this water?
NEWater looks like any other glacier-clear bottled H2O.
except it gushes from the toilets of singapore instead of a bubbling spring

salon.com

 

jon stewart rips crossfire
"i'm here to confront you, because we need help

from the media and they're hurting us..."

cnn(transcript)

 

bullies at the voting booth
the progressive

 

the dice man rolls into town
radiohead join merce cunningham in a game of chance

independent uk

 

betrayed by bush
pat buchanan/the spectator

 

bush's nuclear boogeyman
sfgate

 

cheney's big flip-flop on iraq
salon.com

 

pentagon moves to restrict
bad news about iraq

cs monitor

 

war gaming the mullahs
the cia and dia have war-gamed the likely consequences of a u.s. pre-emptive
 strike on iran's nuclear facilities. no one liked the outcome. as an air force source
tells it, "the war games were unsuccessful at preventing the conflict from escalating."

newsweek/msnbc

 

the "war is lost"
military experts say they see no exit from the iraq debacle
and that the war is helping al-qaida

sidney blumenthal/salon.com

 

seymour hersh's
alternative history of bush's war

"i think there's a lot of evidence that iran had much to do with
[ahmed] chalabi's disinformation [about nonexistent iraqi wmd]"

salon.com

 

doctors prepared to do face transplant
courier-journal

 

turkey snaps over us bombing of its brethren
the US is stirring a very deep well of discontent

asia times

 

vote for kerry, lose your job
salon.com

 

on the voting machine maker's tab
ny times

 

what john kerry said in 1971
excerpt from his explosive senate testimony

antiwar.com

 

cbo report shocker:
bush tax cuts tilted to rich

yahoo/reuters

 

claim vs. fact: treatment of
troops at a time of war

center for american progress

 

the truth isn't out there
salon.com

 

who's side is shrum on?
drudgereport

.

caught jeb handed
"florida is grappling with some of the same problems that threw
the 2000 presidential election into chaos, as well as new ones
that critics say could cause even more confusion this november"

billmon.org

 

stay calm everyone, there's
prozac in the drinking water

guardian uk

 

mysterious signals from light years away
new scientist.com

 

peddling a "clinton recession"
the economy began to contract in march of 2001
two months after bush was inaugurated; the recession marked
the end of the longest period of economic expansion in u.s. history
salon.com

 

a 'corporate kleptocracy'
"ethical corruption was a defining characteristic"

ny times


hungry world 'must eat less meat'
world water supplies will not be enough for our descendants
to enjoy the sort of diet the west eats now, experts say.

bbc

 

getting drunk without drinking
1010wins.com

 

bush defends
seven minute delay
"i was collecting my thoughts"

washington times

 

death, duty in
forgotten corner of war

msnbc

 

rove's lament:
study finds
terrorism fears
no longer helping bush

chicago sun times

 

tear down barrier, u.n. says
general assembly tells israel to obey world court ruling

toronto star

 

the race against death in darfur
the current conflict in western sudan puts the lives
of more than a million human beings in jeopardy

toronto star

 

the hysterical skies
she survived a flight with 14 harmless syrian musicians
then spread 3,000 bigoted and paranoid words across the internet

salon.com

 

why tyrants rule arabs
for 60 years, the west has propped up arab despots,
creating poverty and illiteracy where education once thrived

toronto star

 

linda ronstadt
kicked out of casino
for praising michael moore

afp/yahoo

 

shameless in iraq
the nation

 

i married a bin laden
salon.com

 

ronald mcdonald imposter stuns diners
"it was supposedly some sort of art. if that is art, i'm a truck”
salon.com

 

war with iran?
antiwar.com

 

health versus wealth
"considering it's scope, mr. kerry's health plan
has received remarkably little attention"

paul krugman/ny times opinion

 

the world according to douglas feith
arch neocon gives "alternate" briefing to undermine
cia's conclusion that there was no al qa'eda-iraq link

telegraph uk

 

documents detail more
voting machine flaws

miami.com

 

fahrenheit 9/11
michael moore's documentary fahrenheit 9/11 has broken

box office records, but some bush supporters say it's flawed.
what's the basis behind their allegations?

the onion
(satire)

 

july surprise?
"if we don't find these guys by the election, they are

going to stick this whole nuclear mess up our asshole"

new republic

 

bush's national guard records
were "inadvertently" destroyed

ny times

 

oh, the stories he could tell
"come on, ken, spill the beans. you'll feel better afterward"

salon.com

 

defending truth
rebuttal to hitchin's hatchet
piece on michael moore

hollywoodbitchslap.com

 

us millitary commander
ordered british to attack iran

telegraph uk

 

the wrong war
the war in iraq has fueled al qaeda

and ignited its dream of global jihad

mother jones

 

buckley steps down
admits hindsight on iraq: "if i knew then what i know now about

what kind of situation we would be in, i would have opposed the war"

nytimes

 

u.s. readies for draft
newsmax.com

 

u.s. market sees major decline in job quality
low-paying positions elbowing aside higher-paying ones, report says

theglobeandmail.com

 

how the democrats lost the heartland
thomas frank talks about why middle america, once a bastion of
left-wing populism, has become red-state republican.

salon.com


last gasp
one breath for revolution
adbusters.org

 

bush gets checked and balanced
the supreme court rules against indefinitely locking up detainees
and deals a mortal blow to the president's vision of his own limitless power

salon.com

 

nader's "illegal" gop backers
right-wing groups -- and bush-cheney '04 -- may have violated
federal campaign law to help get ralph nader on the ballot in oregon

joe conason/salon.com

 

scrooge & marley, inc.
the true conservative agenda
"the middle class is not a normal thing: exploited workers are the norm"

commondreams.org

 

diebold's political machine
ohio could become as decisive this year as florida was four years ago

which is why the state's plan to use paperless touch-screen
voting machines has so many up in arms.

mother jones

 

the hunt is on
the anti-clinton slime machine is back
and this time its mud pies are aimed at john kerry

joe conason/salon.com

 

saudi arabia created
the monster now devouring it

the us and britain are straining to shore up a hated autocracy

guardian uk

 

bush is playing into bin laden's hands
"the west is losing the war against al-qaida"

guardian uk

 

cheney blames media
"there has been enormous confusion"
msnbc

 

oil chief: my fears for planet
shell boss's 'confession' shocks industry
guardian uk

 

"a temporary coup"
the white house's corruption of intelligence
has caused the greatest foreign policy catastrophe

in modern u.s. history

salon.com

 

canadian city vies
to become "vansterdamn"

foxnews

 

* * *
 in response to
the mass media's gipper gushfest
here are some alternate perspectives of reagan's legacy
:

the gipper's dark side
salon.com

 

reagan without sentimentality
he told us government was the problem - and his
corruption-plagued administration made sure of it

joe conason/salon.com

 

killer, coward, conman
good riddance, ronnie reagan

greg palast/axis of logic

 

ronald reagan: a legacy of crack and cheese
"when i think of the reagan legacy, i think of urban decay, crack, homelessness,

racism, rampant corporatism and the destruction of the american dream

bob fitrakis/commondreams.org

 

reagan didn't end the cold war
william blum/axis of logic

 

how reagan armed saddam
with chemical weapons

counterpunch.org

 

* * *

now back to the news...

 

how copyright law
changed hip hop

alter.net

 

she comes first
"
why the well-trained tongue is mightier than the 'sword'"

salon.com

 

enron traders caught on tape
"they're fucking taking all the money back from you guys?
all the money you guys stole from those poor grandmothers in california?"

cbs news

 

gallery owner becomes target
after showcasing painting
of iraqi prisoner abuse
sfgate.com

 

chalabi was an iranian spy!
sidney blumenthal/salon.com

 

"like nixon, this president decided
the constitution could be bent on his watch"

carl bernstein/usatoday opinion

 

"i killed innocent people for our government
i was like every other troop. my president told me they got weapons

of mass destruction, that saddam threatened the free world,
that he had all this might and could reach us anywhere.
i just bought into the whole thing"

sacramento bee

 

bush campaign outsourced
fundraising & voter operations

misleader.org

 

the gray zone
how a secret pentagon program came to abu ghraib

seymour hersh/the new yorker

 

cold turkey
"president george w. bush, no less, and by his own admission,

was smashed or tiddley-poo or four sheets to the wind a good deal of the time
from when he was 16 until he was 41. when he was 41, he says, jesus appeared to him
and made him knock off the sauce... other drunks have seen pink elephants"

kurt vonnegut/in these times

 

one minute from abnormal
a texas reporter explores karen hughes'

cultlike devotion to george w. bush.

james moore/salon.com

 

study: oral sex education
decreases teen pregnancy by 20 percent

observer.uk

 

a dangerous surplus of sons?
chronicle.com

 

limbaugh:
"abu ghraib was just a big frat party"

salon.com

 

"they are practicing something i call a pseudo-journalism,
and they view their audience as something to be manipulated"

oregon daily emerald

 

fox taunts cnn
ap/yahoo

 

oil enters $40 era
netscape.com

 

casualty of war
colin powell wants out

gq

 

i accuse
"it isn't a partisan issue.
it's a truth issue.
"

salon.com

 

fox talking head called kerry
a "communist apologist"
and then lied about it

mediamatters.org

 

who hacked the voting system?
the teacher

nytimes

 

democracy takes a hit
nytimes editorial

 

why kerry threw his ribbons
salon.com

 

don't mess with texas:
97-year-old woman cuffed, booked for unpaid ticket

local6.com

 

grilled to order
what we'd like to ask
when bush and cheney
take the hot seat

villiage voice

 

g.o.p. protesters plan to
infiltrate convention as volunteers

ny times

 

make peace with pot
nytimes editorial

 

out foxed
how rupert's red state cable channel
waved the flag and beat cnn

salon.com

 

in loss of leaders, hamas
discovers a renewed strength

"each israeli killing only seems to enhance the popularity of hamas on the street,
particularly in its gaza stronghold, where it draws recruits from
a society that is extremely poor and deeply religious"

nytimes

 

take photo, get fired
motherjones.com

 

the gop's not-so-impartial hit man
desperate to denigrate john kerry's war record, republicans have trotted out
a "nonpartisan" navy vietnam vet - who was a protege of nixon dirty trickster
charles colson and whose law firm is closely tied to the bush white house

joe conason/salon.com

 

california cracks down
on diebold's fraudulent
voting machines!

slashdot.org

 

"compassionate coercion"
new scientist.com

 

actionable intelligence
tom tomorrow/salon.com

 

corrupt senator calls for
reinstituting the military draft

afp/yahoo

corrupt? here's proof he cheated election:
"hagel's largest single investment appears to be in the mccarthy group,
who owns a large chunk of es&s, the firm responsible for counting hagel's own votes"

 

"the president misspoke
and we just want to

correct the record"

reuters

 

the out-of-towner
while bush vacationed, 9.11 warnings went unheard

slate

 

john kerry's purple heart
salon.com

 

reversing vandalism
slate

 

greenspan shifts
nytimes

 

conservatives' words
truthout.org

 

army to restructure,
will grow by 30,000
"a pace unseen since world war II."

defenselink.mil

 

the new pentagon papers
karen kwiatkowski/salon.com

 

florida, again
the 2004 presidential race could turn on the sunshine state
just as it did in 2000. and the early evidence suggests
bush is in big trouble

salon.com

 

buffet warns on dollar and greed
"if class warfare is being waged in america, my class is clearly winning."
independent.co.uk

 

chavez calls bush 'asshole'
as foes fight troops

reuters

 

life with bin laden
salon.com

 

the passion of howard stern
the shock jock says radio colossus clear channel fired him

because he criticized george bush -- and he's sure as hell not going to go quietly.

salon.com

 

life in alphaville
arghfuckkill.blogspot.com

 

the junk science
of george w. bush

robert f. kennedy jr./alter.net

 

branding kerry with the L-word
joe conason/salon.com

 

bacteria run wild, defying antibiotics
nytimes

 

who's sauron ~ bin laden or bush?
before we can preach western values to the muslims,

we have to get the word out to pat robertson and his ilk

salon.com

 

"this machine kills fascists”
siva vaidhyanathan/open democracy

 

the class warrior
alter.net

 

the end of ghawar
is the world's largest oil well running dry?

nytimes

 

the nature of future wars
uky.edu

 

pentagon report:
climate change a serious threat

observer.guardian.co.uk

 

hallucinogen may cure drug addiction
kron4

 

'the working poor':
can't win for losing

nytimes

 

 bush's service records: the scorecard
salon.com

 

"although there may never have been
a point in american history in which so much power
was held by a party so singularly devoted to the interests of so few,
republicans continue to argue that they speak for the little guy"

salon.com

 

will the election be hacked?
salon.com

 

mad cow is the symptom
theprogressive.org

 

america is going through an orwellian moment
"on both the foreign policy and the fiscal fronts,
the bush administration is trying to rewrite history"

paul krugman/nytimes editorial

 

congressman resigns
quits to join pharmaceutical giant

after pushing medicare bill which will
make his new company billions of dollars

ft.com

 

in iraq, water and oil do mix
leah c. wells/al-jazeerah.info

 

the debt no one wants to talk about
david m. walker/nytimes opinion

 

another bogus budget
paul krugman/nytimes editorial

 

the bush doctrine
harrybrowne.org

 

"the networks selected kerry and senator
john edwards before the iowa voters did"

lakecountydemocrats.org

 

one strike and you're out of school
"adam was expelled, arrested, chained to the wall of a police station by his ankles and
thrown in jail after his younger brother's school bus driver found a drawing in a sketch pad
that depicted adam and his friends attacking the high school with icbm missiles"
salon.com

 

the bush dynasty's dark magic
"we have a second george bush running the country and advancing his family's
perverse agenda: serving the rich domestically, increasing the dominance of the energy industry,
enlarging the security state, and pursuing a bumbling foreign policy
that's clearly made the world less safe"

salon.com

 

neanderthals not human ancestors
cbsnews

 

dick cheney:
"if we were a true empire, we would currently preside
over a much greater piece of the earth's surface than we do,
that's not the way we operate."

nytimes

 

girl auctions virginity
to pay for college

newsoftheworld.co.uk

 

 the secret world of the pick-up artist
nytimes

 

saudi peace proposal calls for arab states
to absorb all palestinian refugees

haaretz.com

 

we are the majority
"today, 40 percent of american workers are working fifty hours a week or more.
that's the collapse of the middle class, and we have got to turn that around"

bernie sanders/progressive.org

 

the no jobs president
"total job growth in the clinton years: 23 million.
total job losses so far in the bush years: over 2 million."

salon.com

 

coalition faces new battlefront
pop music was always meant to be subversive
but in iraq it is proving to be too subversive

scotsman.com

 

nasa abandons hubble for bush space plan
"a mysterious energy, called the dark force, is causing all
of the objects in the universe to move apart at an accelerating rate.
this force is still poorly understood"

salon.com

 

big brother britain, 2004
four million cctv cameras watch the public.

uk has the highest level of surveillance

independant.co.uk

 

"karl rove jumped in"
cbsnews

 

reference sources of terror
tomtomorrow/salon.com

 

why the right hates public education
theprogressive.org

 

damning evidence
"the intelligence community began to be unduly influenced
by policymakers' views some time in 2002"

tompaine.com

 

pace of attacks on u.s. troops
hasn't slowed since saddam's capture

knightridder

 

a pox on fox
the latest lies from fox news
antiwar.com

 

the year of the liar
salon.com

 

weak dollar good...
for corporate profits

yahoo


"our political leaders are doing everything they can to fortify
class inequality, while denouncing anyone who complains
--or even points out what is happening--
as a practitioner of "class warfare"

paul krugman/thenation.com

 

how to save the world? treat it like a business
"we need innovative solutions to social problems, and
increasingly societies are realizing that private citizens,
acting in entrepreneurial ways, blending business tools
with relevant social expertise, are the best hope for
finding those solutions,"

nytimes

 

don't call it conservative
"poseurs are stealing from the future"

tompaine.com

 

something original and brilliant at ground zero
nypost

 

third way speaks to europe's young muslims
"mr. ramadan is a combination of spiritual leader and rock star"

csmonitor

 

kennedy, vietnam and iraq
the evidence is clear: jfk decided to withdraw
from vietnam a month before he was assassinated.
setting the record straight is crucial as baghdad continues to explode

salon.com

 

33 years later
draft becomes topic for dean

nytimes

 

gene-altering revolution
nears the pet store:
glow-in-the-dark fish

nytimes

 

study finds direct link between
misinformation and public misconception

"those who primarily watch fox news are significantly more likely to have misperceptions,
while those who primarily listen to npr or watch pbs are significantly less likely.

scoop

 

"it was a masterful performance,
but none of it was true"

independent.uk

 

oiling up the draft machine?!?
salon.com

 

"american families should not be
guinea pigs for corporate greed!"

yahoo

 

zell miller turncoats early
the elephant in donkey's clothing can't even wait
for democrat's primary results before endorsing bush

wsj editorial page

 

crawford george has morphed into baghdad bob
maureen dowd/nytimes opinion

 

activism's autumn harvest
those of us concerned with social and economic justice
can see a remarkable number of our efforts bear fruit

commondreams.org

 

all the president's votes?
a quiet revolution is taking place in us politics.
by the time it's over, the integrity of elections will be
 in the unchallenged, unscrutinised control of a few large

 - and pro-republican - corporations

independent uk

 

bush administration's top 40 lies
about war and terrorism

commondreams.org

 

"bush is like a man who tells you that he's bought you
a fancy new tv set for christmas, but neglects to tell you
that he charged it to your credit card"

paul krugman/ny times op-ed

 

general in charge of hunting bin laden
believes he is fighting satan

telegraph uk

 

when big media gets bigger
bill moyers/pbs/salon.com

 


drug crisis hits baghdad
"the whole system has collapsed"

bbc

 

rush's history of racist comments
theprogressive.org

 

ah, to be the breath of iraq's liberation
drew hamre/startribune

 

security compromised for the sake of profit
bush gives in to chemical companies, leaves nation vulnerable
theprogressive.org

 

"the history of social change
is the history of millions of actions,
small and large, coming together at critical points

to create a power that governments cannot suppress.
we find ourselves today at one of those critical points."

howard zinn/theprogressive.org

 

missing statistic: u.s. jobs that went overseas
nytimes

 

ann coulter's lies exposed
"some of the most consistently emotional,

subrational jargon in national politics."

spinsanity

 

remains of cities
found in amazon basin

a "complex and sophisticated" civilization
with a population of many thousands

during the period before 1492

salon.com

 

wesley clark tried to start world war III
bbc

 

bush abandons troop protection plan
can't find money to protect planes from missile attack

salon.com

 

we can do better
"i will begin by repealing the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts"
howard dean/wsj opinion

 

killing of ayatollah = start of iraqi civil war?
pacificnews.org/commentary

 

iraqi wmd:
possibly in bekaa valley

worldtribune.com

 

bush inc.
joe conason/salon.com

 

david kelly's chilling words:
'i'll be found dead in the woods'

guardian uk
 

al qaida claims responsibility for blackout
worldtribune

 

george bush's top five
sources of pre-war intelligence

tom tomorrow/salon.com

 

perhaps the most fundamental divide between america
and the rest of the industrialized world: faith

"americans are three times as likely to believe in the virgin birth
of jesus (83 percent) as in evolution (28 percent)"

nicholas kristof/ny times op-ed

 

humpty dumpty will fall
howard zinn/the progressive

 

jolted over electronic voting
report's security warning shakes some states' trust

washington post

 

thanks for the m.r.e.'s
"are poor supply and living conditions one reason why u.s. troops

in iraq are suffering such a high rate of noncombat deaths?"

paul krugman/ny times editorial

 

less teaching, more testing
underfunded schools to benefit from federal increase in lip service

joyce mcgreevy/salon.com satire

 

mahdi's army
"you would be astonished how ready people are to die"

telegraph uk

 

everything is political
paul krugman/ny times op-ed

 

al-zawahri:
"we tell america one thing: what you have seen so far is nothing
but the first skirmishes. the real battle hasn't started yet."

foxnews

 

a pattern of aggression
"as in yugoslavia, so in iraq: illegal aggression

justified by spin and fabrication enables might to prevail
and deals a terrible blow to the framework of international law"

guardian uk

 

"an interesting day"
president bush's movements on 9.11.1

cooperatveresearch.net

 

a welcome q&a
washington post editorial

 

tight neckties increase risk for blindness
post-gazette.com

 

bumpersticker banner
"if american progressives hope to counter the right,
we're going to need more than a laundry list of grievances..."

micah l. sifry/tompaine.com

 

researchers help define
what makes a political conservative

berkeley.edu

 

iraqi resistance fighters:
"this is occupation, so we fight against the occupation...
we just want the american soldiers to leave our country"

cbs

 

canada set to release
users' manual for medical marijuana

canada.com


big surprise:

"intelligence services were much more worried that
hussein might give weapons to al qaeda terrorists
if he were facing death or capture...
after a military attack by the united states"
washington post

 

"tonight I speak as a subject of the american empire?
i speak as a slave who presumes to criticize her king"

arundhati roy/truthout

 

who is robert joseph?
antiwar.com

 

"office of special plans"
salon.com

 

ain't that america?
salon interview with john mellencamp
salon.com

 

"when they first came, the american soldiers
gave the children chocolates. now they're killing them."

washington post

 

nothing but lip service
"american military men and women don't deserve to be
saluted with our words and insulted by our actions"

army times editorial/tompaine.com

 

vietnam after all?
seattle times

 

the war off drugs
the success of a california measure

that offers drug offenders treatment instead of prison
points a way out of the drug-war stalemate

salon.com

 

the road to coverup is the road to ruin
"the face of osama bin laden morphed into that of saddam hussein.

president bush carefully blurred these images in his state of the union address"

senator robert byrd

 

the plot to kill social security
"to many observers, a relentlessly executed program of tax cuts

seems designed to accelerate a social security catastrophe, not avoid it"

salon.com

 

robots playing soccer
will they field a world cup team in 2050?

salon.com

 

bill introduced in senate
to reverse fcc rule changes
goes even further: forces clear channel
to sell radio stations in some markets!

ksdk.com

 

disturbing: interviews with
american troops on the ground in iraq

this is london

 

new breed of antibiotics
could have disastrous consequences

bbc

 

deficits and dysfunction
in just two years: $10 trillion lost

nytimes magazine

 

lucky ducky: all's fair in class and war
ruben bolling/salon.com

 

john kerry, richest senator
cnn

 

can bush be beaten?
part 1

salon.com

 

can bush be beaten?
part 2

salon.com

 

can bush be beaten?
part 3

salon.com

 

resistance intensifies:
attacks against us troops in iraq are getting "smarter"

sydney morning herald

 

scientist's warning:
50/50 chance of armageddon
terror, error, and environmental disaster
threaten humankind's future


reuters/yahoo

 

is lying
to justify a war
an impeachable offense?

john dean/findlaw

 

solving the diversity dilemma
give special recognition to the talent and

hard work of students from poorer families

nytimes op-ed

 

intelligence analysts
dispute iraqi trailers being
"mobile weapons labs"

nytimes

 

the fcc
minister of information

mark fiore/salon.com
(flash player required)

 

the bush administration
is dismantling head start

salon.com

 

life in iraq now
sfgate

 

uprising against u.s. occupation
"this is a violation of our dignity"

sydney morning herald

 

deadly aftermath: depleted uranium
1,100-2,200 tons were used by u.s.-led coalition forces
during their attack on iraq in march and april

cnn

 

the truth will emerge
senator robert c. byrd

 

republicans plan to control america
g.o.p. strives for an era of dominance

ny times

 

the young hipublicans
well funded conservative activists hunt their prey on college campuses
ny times

 

al qaeda’s summer plans
newsweek/msnbc

 

the republican matrix
this modern world/salon.com

 

the pentagon lost A TRILLION DOLLARS...
and now the bush administration wants
less accountability!

saa francisco chronicle

 

did bush know that intelligence
"evidence" against iraq was cooked?!?

joe conason/salon.com

 

where the money goes: corporate gambling
the shady "derivatives" market is now nearly 127 trillion dollars!
up from 3 trillion in 1990!

telegraph.uk

 

teachers punished in new mexico
for refusing to take down anti-war posters

progressive.org

 

baghdad did not fall...
it was handed over?!

did the saudi regime broker a secret deal
between the white house and iraq's ruling party?

salon.com

 

"an orgy of unsafe corporate intercourse"
arianna huffington/salon.com

 

nader in 2004?
progressives split on whether to back

a progressive democrat instead

salon.com

 

iraq: 4000 years of strife
cbs

 

"your government bombed our hospital"
salon.com

 

america's war against itself
pravda

 

a free country?!?
u.s. now incarcerates 2,000,000 prisoners!
largest inmate population on the planet

has doubled since 1990

bbc

 

bush administration
quietly reshaping environmental policy
to expand logging and other development

foxnews

 

regime change?
 a corrupt expatriate installed in iraq:
ahmed chalabi fled a prison sentence in jordan
after his bank defrauded investors of millions
joe conason/ny observer

 

300 scientists protest
computer voting machines

paperless machines don't give receipt, data is easy to manipulate!
washington post

 

media lies: detecting disinformation
"first rule of disinformation analysis: truth is specific, lie is vague"
atimes.com

 

this is not america
"...we have become a different nation.

will i have to flee my country as my ancestors did theirs?"
salon.com

 

war = profit
iraq war, week 1: dow's best week in 20 years
nytimes

 

don't betray the family
the bush clan doesn’t like to be crossed, just ask saddam - or tom daschle

eleanor clift/msnbc

 


"for the first time
the human species is running
a real risk of extinction"

fidel castro/guardian uk

 

how far is too far?
this modern world/salon.com

 

fake iraq documents "embarrassing" for u.s.
cnn

 

cassandra speaks
"as we now go to war, we should appreciate not only
the beauty of the tale, but also the warnings within it"

nytimes

 

the disappearing democrats
democrats practically walked away from the politics of struggle,
leaving millions of working people with no one to fight for them

salon.com

 

how karl rove rules the world
washingtonpost.com

 

more hypocrisy from george will
findlaw.com

 


college basketball player turns
her back to the flag in anti-war protest

indystar.com

 

police departments strained as military calls up officers
foxnews

 

u.n. inspectors call u.s. tips "garbage"
cbs news

 

the trouble with corporate radio:
the day the protest music died

ny times

 

america's arts in crisis
states threaten to suspend all funding
independent uk

 

gop has huge lead in campaign cash
msnbc

 

minister gets past secret service
hands bush "message from god"

washington post

 

hunter s. thompson
the salon interview

"who does vote for these dishonest shitheads?"
"i piss down the throats of these nazis..."

"the patriot act was a dagger in the heart, really, of even the concept of a democratic government..."
"this country depends on war as a primary industry. the white house has pumped up
the danger factor because it's to their advantage..."

salon.com

 

god on our side?
dissecting bush’s religious talk in a time of tragedy
msnbc

 

more high-end tax cuts
at the expense of domestic programs

ny times

 

u.s. finally admits spying on iraq through unscom
washington post

 

 bush's messiah complex
"seems to believe that he is carrying out god's will by waging war"

theprogressive

 

cannabis linked to biblical healing
jesus christ and his apostles may have used a cannabis-based
anointing oil to help cure people with crippling diseases

bbc

 

stalking north korea
"...suspicion in the region that the current crisis
was manufactured by washington to regain the initiative..."

guardian uk

 

the business of war
guerrilla news network

 

sure trent lott is racist...
but what about ronald reagan?

jack e. white

 

ice age coming?
philly.com

 

disco dick cheney
"if he appears in a travolta white suit and gold chains,
his desire to replicate the gerald ford era would be realized"

maureen dowd/ny times

 

jimmy carter's nobel speech
salon.com

 

anonymous sources?
lies were intentionally fed to the associated press
to start a war in 1964... and now it's happening again!

douglass turner/buffalo news

 

the google phenomenon
ny times

 

"one eye scanning the globe"
the pentagon creates a massive database to track all americans...
looking for "suspicious behavior"

fox

 

scientists creating a new lifeform
washington post

 

why conservatives get a free pass
for "treason" -- but liberals don't

joe conason/salon.com

 

score one for the little guy...
rogue coalition of republicans and democrats team up
to defeat pro-business bankruptcy "reform" bill

usatoday/yahoo

 

bill moyers confronts bush, republicans
"...it is a heady time in washington — a heady time
for piety, profits, and military power..."

pbs.org

 

the electronic voting machines can't be trusted!!
salon.com

 

guess who owns the voting machines?
talion.com

 

"the US is developing a new generation of weapons
that undermine and possibly violate international treaties
on biological and chemical warfare"

guardian/uk

 

"many journalists now are no more than
channelers and echoers of what orwell called
'the official truth'"

 john pilger interview/theprogressive.org

 

newsflash: bush is a liar
eleanor clift/msnbc

 

thousands march for peace
in cities worldwide

reuters/yahoonews

 

war is peace?
theprogressive.org

 

the bloodstained path
"unilateral military action by the united states
against iraq is unjustified, unwarranted, and illegal"

congressman dennis kucinich/theprogressive.org

 

palestinian families forced out
of their village by israeli settlers

nytimes

 

al qaida mainly financed by 12 people
worldtribune

 

the soufflé doctrine
maureen dowd calls bush "the boy emperor"
calls out the warmongers behind his curtains...
mentions richard perle specifically!

maureen dowd/nytimes

 

limbaugh spouts drivel
ms. dowd's column got rush all in a tizzy

drudgereport

 

wisdom from woody harrelson
"an american tired of american lies"
guardian uk

 

who is bin laden?
a comprehensive biography
frontline/pbs.org

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