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Acts of War: Iraq and Afghanistan in Seven Plays

Acts of War: Iraq and Afghanistan in Seven Plays

By Karen Malpede (Editor); Michael Messina (Editor); Bob Shuman (Editor); Chris Hedges (Foreword)

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Why Bush Is the Worst President Ever

Bill Maher explains why he thinks Jimmy Carter was right (before he changed his tune) when he said that George W. Bush is the worst president ever. Although, as the “Real Time” host points out, you don’t get to be the worst without just a little help from the opposition.

Posted on May 27, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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Satire: Abortion Bill Would Require Fetal Consent

The Onion pokes fun at the sometimes ridiculous abortion debate by floating an absurd proposal: fetal consent.

Posted on May 25, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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Al Gore on ‘The Daily Show’

Jon Stewart managed to get through an entire interview with Al Gore without asking if he’s going to run for president. The result is a thoughtful conversation on the state of media and the assault on reason.

Posted on May 25, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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Bird Poop as Political Commentary

President George W. Bush was busy praising embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales at a press conference Thursday when a bold sparrow swooped overhead and deposited a present on the commander in chief’s left sleeve.  Though a White House spokesperson claimed it was a good sign, we here at Truthdig beg to differ.

Posted on May 24, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


‘Countdown’ on Democratic Cowardice

Keith Olbermann and Newsweek’s Howard Fineman vent their disbelief and disgust over the Democrats’ war funding capitulation. Fineman likens the move to pushing piles of chips into the pot and then folding when the last card comes up.

Posted on May 23, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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Inside the Violence in Lebanon

Al Jazeera takes its cameras inside the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp near Tripoli, where thousands of panicked residents have fled the fighting between a Palestinian militant group and the Lebanese army.

Posted on May 23, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


‘Simpsons’ Sticks It to Fox

“The Simpsons” has never shied away from biting the hand that feeds it, but in its 400th episode—heavily promoted by the network—the show went for a two-fer, mocking both the low-brow Fox and the propagandistic Fox News.

Posted on May 21, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


In a Perfect World, Al Gore Is President

In this “Family Guy” homage to “Back to the Future,” a trip back in time triggers an alternate reality where Al Gore is president, crime has disappeared, cars can fly and Halliburton Chairman Dick Cheney has shot Justice Scalia, Karl Rove and Tucker Carlson in a tragic hunting accident.

Posted on May 21, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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Greenwald’s Latest Call for Gonzales Impeachment

Robert Greenwald and Brave New Films put together this montage of the attorney general’s humiliating and incompetent testimony.  The president continues to back Gonzales.  You can add your voice to a growing chorus calling for his ouster.

Posted on May 21, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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CNN Reports About Iraqi Honor Killing

Grainy cell phone footage of the brutal honor killing of 17-year-old Iraqi girl Duaa Khalil Aswad is making its way around the Internet (although the full clip has been taken down from YouTube),  and human rights groups such as the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq are speaking out about it on mainstream outlets like CNN.  Warning:  contains graphic footage

Posted on May 21, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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