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Conservatives Kill Proposal to Scan All Shipping Containers

If you need more proof that right-wing lawmakers care a helluva lot more about their ties to industry than about safeguarding the country, read this post.

Posted on Apr 27, 2006 READ MORE


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Larry Silverstein
From the N.Y. Times.

The Earth Shifts a Tad at Ground Zero

New York State officials complete a deal with World Trade Center leaseholder Larry Silverstein that will break the development logjam that has plagued the site for almost five years.
Why Gov. Pataki didn’t invoke eminent domain here a long time ago is a mystery to us.

Posted on Apr 26, 2006 READ MORE


Ned Lamont
From the YaleDailyNews.com

Ned Lamont, Insurgent

The political neophyte at the center of the country’s most-watched Senate primary race says it’s the mainstream media that trivialize campaigns, while the blogs dig into issues. Read the exclusive Truthdig interview.

Posted on Apr 26, 2006 READ MORE


Fox News’ Tony Snow is Likely New Bush Spokesman

No, it shouldn’t be surprising that Bush is reportedly picking from the ranks at Fox News for a replacement for McClellan. More interesting, perhaps, is what Snow has said about Bush in the past: “An Embarrassment,” “Impotent,” “Doesn?t Seem To Mean What He Says.”

Posted on Apr 25, 2006 READ MORE


Bush Reverses Himself on Gasoline Policy

In 2000, Bush criticized Clinton for toying with the Strategic Oil Reserve to push down prices—which is exactly what Bush did today. And, oh yeah: he also urged the loosening of environmental rules on emissions to help cut costs.

Posted on Apr 25, 2006 READ MORE


Report: 18 Uber-Wealthy Families Led Estate Tax Repeal

The families behind Wal-Mart, Gallo wine, Campbell?s soup, and Mars candy, among others, engaged in a deceptive, multi-million dollar lobbying campaign to repeal the tax, according to a report by two watchdog groups. It’s “one of the biggest con jobs in recent history,” reads the news release.

Posted on Apr 25, 2006 READ MORE


Rebuilding of Iraqi Pipeline as Disaster Waiting to Happen

It’s not just insurgent attacks but also incompetence and mismanagement by entities like Halliburton and the Army Corps of Engineers that are holding back the rebuilding of Iraq.

Posted on Apr 25, 2006 READ MORE


Bush Praying
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Bush Explains God’s Role in His Foreign Policy

During a speech in Irvine, Calif., Bush gave even more credence to the thesis of Kevin Phillips’ book “American Theocracy.”
Or, to paraphrase Truthdig contributor Sam Harris: Every time Bush says the word “God,” just substitute the word “Apollo” or “Thor,” and you begin to glimpse the intellectual quackery implicit in basing earthly policy on a supernatural conceit.

Posted on Apr 24, 2006 READ MORE


South Carolina Bill Would Outlaw Sex Toys

The S.C. bill doesn’t look likely to pass, but the scary thing is that such products are already illegal in several Southern states.
Apparently in Texas, if you market a toy as a novelty, it’s legal. But if you demonstrate its use in sexual activity—it’s illegal. Put that in your Constitution and smoke it.

Posted on Apr 24, 2006 READ MORE


Saipan workers
From Ms. magazine

Greed, Sex Slavery and Forced Abortions—Made in the USA

Ms. Magazine documents quasi-endentured servitude in garment factories in the Northern Mariana Islands—which, because they’re a territory of the U.S., labels their clothes “Made in the USA.” The surprise: Jack Abramoff facilitated the situation.

Posted on Apr 24, 2006 READ MORE


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