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Scott Ritter’s Iran 101 Primer

Confused by all the conflicting messages about Iran’s actual threat to the U.S. and, on a broader scale, to global security?  It’s no wonder, given the sturm und drang coming from the Bush administration.  Now, thankfully, former weapons inspector and Truthdig contributor Scott Ritter makes sense of the situation in this video of a still timely talk he gave in July.

Posted on Jan 15, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN


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Blitzer and Romney

Romney Hazy on Torture Definition

CNN’s ubiquitous anchor Wolf Blitzer point-blanked Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney last weekend about what exactly constitutes torture and whether techniques like waterboarding are ever defensible, but Romney deferred to the popular national security rationale, implying that in “ticking time bomb” circumstances, a president may elect to use certain unpopular techniques.

Posted on Jan 15, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN


McCain and Huckabee

They All Love Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan may be dead, but he’s running for president. At least he might as well be, given the nonstop competition among Republican candidates, captured here, to worship him.

Posted on Jan 14, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN


Colbert on Obama

‘Colbert Report’:  Un-American News

After an uncharacteristic moment of empathy for the left, Stephen Colbert reminds us that there are other newsworthy events besides the primaries: The world is full of other countries—which, it turns out, are also obsessing about the U.S. primaries.

Posted on Jan 11, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN


Bush and friends

‘No End in Sight’

The BBC takes a look at the documentary “No End in Sight,” which features Bush administration insiders who offer a behind-the-scenes look at the incompetent invasion and occupation of Iraq.

Posted on Jan 10, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN


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Fox Presses Its Attack on Obama

When Barack Obama first started running for the White House, Fox News tried to paint him with the terrorism brush. Rather than play games with the network, the Obama campaign simply blackballed Fox. Robert Greenwald’s “Fox Attacks” brings us up to date after Bill O’Reilly’s manhandling of an Obama staffer last weekend.

Posted on Jan 9, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN


John Oliver

The ‘Daily Show’ Must Go On

After a (seemingly endless) hiatus, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are back on Comedy Central, even as striking writers continue to picket outside the network’s mothership.  Here, “Daily Show” correspondent John Oliver endures a heated confrontation with ... himself, actually, as he covers the strikers outside the show’s studio.

Posted on Jan 9, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN


Iran ships

Iranian, U.S. Vessels Face Off at Sea

The Pentagon has released this footage of what was called an early morning skirmish between the USS Hopper and five Iranian boats on Sunday.  President Bush interpreted the seafaring meeting as provocative, but from just the video it’s not entirely clear what’s happening.  Take a look.

Posted on Jan 8, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN


Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton on Obama’s ‘Fairy Tale’ Campaign

Hillary isn’t the only Clinton to be rattled by Barack Obama. Bill Clinton describes the Obama campaign and, more specifically, Obama’s opposition to the war, as “the biggest fairy tale I’ve ever seen.” It’s getting negative out there.

Posted on Jan 8, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN


Ron Paul on Leno

Ron Paul Blasts Fox News on Leno

What was up with Fox News excluding Ron Paul from Sunday’s Republican debate?  Jay Leno puzzles over the network’s decision, and Paul posits some answers:  He’s a “strict constitutionalist” and anti-Iraq war.  Leno points out that Paul’s a “Republican.”  But as for Fox News higher-ups, the Texas politician responds, “They’re not.” 

Posted on Jan 8, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN


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