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Putting Iraq’s Violence in Perspective

Former “60 Minutes” producer Barry Lando compared Iraq’s civil war with other bloody intranational conflicts in history.  The results were startling: Adjusted for population and disease, Iraq’s recent monthly death toll outpaced the American Civil War, and even that of Lebanon.

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GOP Group’s Poll Misrepresents Jewish Voting

AlterNet has the emmes on a poll of Jewish Americans that showed a surprisingly high (26.4%) Republican turnout: ” ‘[The poll] bypassed Jews who never attend synagogue or do not associate with a major movement.’ Or: half of America’s Jewish population.”

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Summit Delayed After Doubts Raised About Iraqi PM

President Bush’s meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki was postponed after the N.Y. Times disclosed U.S. doubts about the Iraqi PM’s capacity to control the civil war.

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Why Are Atheists So Angry?

Check out this great debate on Jewcy.com between Truthdig contributor Sam Harris and nationally syndicated radio host Dennis Prager, in which the two men square off via e-mail on questions of atheism and faith in America.

Posted on Nov 29, 2006 READ MORE


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Michael Moore: Cut and Run for Bravery

The documentary filmmaker and antiwar activist, noting that America has now been in Iraq longer than it fought in WWII, writes a stirring letter on his website that demands the immediate pullout of U.S. troops from Iraq.
And it’s not just heated rhetoric. He draws on good historical lessons that are worth paying attention to.

Posted on Nov 29, 2006 READ MORE


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White House Memo Critiques Iraqi PM

The New York Times has obtained a secret memo by National Security Advisor Stephen J. Hadley that offers a frank assessment of the Iraqi prime minister: “... The reality on the streets of Baghdad suggests [Nouri al-Maliki] is either ignorant of what is going on, misrepresenting his intentions, or that his capabilities are not yet sufficient to turn his good intentions into action.”

Posted on Nov 29, 2006 READ MORE


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Truthdig’s One Year Anniversary

Truthdig turned one year old last Wednesday, and we couldn’t have done it without you. So thanks!  In honor of the occasion, we’re taking a look back on 12 of the most popular stories of the last 12 months.

Posted on Nov 28, 2006 READ MORE


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Pelosi Blocks Bid for Helm of Key Committee

Nancy Pelosi put the kibosh on Alcee Hastings’ bid for the chairmanship of the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday.  In defiance of the decision and his critics, who took issue with a prior corruption scandal, Hastings declared: “Sorry, haters, God is not finished with me yet.”

Posted on Nov 28, 2006 READ MORE


EU Nations ‘Knew About CIA Jails’

From the BBC: “Many EU nations were aware that the CIA used their territory for the transfer or detention of terror suspects, a draft European parliament report says.”

Posted on Nov 28, 2006 READ MORE


Hopeful News on Birth Control

  • The Vatican may be softening its opposition to condom usage.
  • Meanwhile, the issue could become moot: British scientists are working on a drug to keep men from ejaculating.

  • Posted on Nov 28, 2006 READ MORE


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