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Big Oil Launches Attack on Al Gore

A think tank bankrolled in part by oil companies has launched a disinformation campaign against Gore’s “global warming alarmism” in his movie “An Inconvenient Truth.”

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Gore 2008 Buzz Is Growing

As Al Gore crisscrosses the country to promote his new global warming movie, Democrats are speculating with feverish intensity about the former veep’s political future.
Update: Arianna appears to be on board, and even Franklin Foer of The New Republic is gushing about Gore’s movie.

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‘Da Vinci’ Secret Is Out: Most Critics Hate It

After all that hand-wringing by Christian leaders about the deleterious influence that the movie would have on the faithful, it turns out that the film is stillborn.

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Judge Strikes Down Ga. Ban on Gay Marriage

Don’t get too excited. The judge made the ruling on procedural grounds—not on a question of civil rights.

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Kick the Oil Habit

Kick the Oil Habit

Check out this sobering video, which spells out the moral imperative we face to wean ourselves from dependence on oil. Robert Redford will be talking about this new campaign on Larry King tonight (May 17.)

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Will the Real ‘Big Brother’ Please Stand Up…

When the government can’t legally dig up your medical records, call histories and voter registration information, it turns to the data mining company ChoicePoint—which has sucked up over $1 billion in federal contracts.
Do. Not. Miss. this article on how the frightening industry of data mining works.

Posted on May 16, 2006 READ MORE


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From AMERICAblog

Has AT&T Sent Out the Most Ironic Mailer Ever?

You won’t believe the envelope that the phone company has apparently been sending out. If it’s not a hoax, the irony is so thick that not even an NSA eavesdropper could penetrate it.

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Forever Pregnant

Salon writer Rebecca Traister sounds off on new “Orwellian” federal guidelines that treat all women as pre-pregnant—regardless of whether or not they plan on being so any time soon. “Healthcare authorities,” she writes, are “letting you know why your health as a woman really matters”—i.e. as baby incubators.

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    Posted on May 16, 2006 READ MORE


    Pentagon Burning on 9/11
    From the BBC

    U.S. Releases 9/11 Pentagon Video

    Bowing to a Freedom of Information request, the U.S. government has released a video of what is apparently (thanks, reader Lorenzo) American Airlines Flight 77 slamming into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. The group that made the FOIA request did so to dispel conspiracy theories.

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    Chertoff Disparaged Idea of Sending Troops to Border

    Six months ago, Bush’s Homeland Security chief said this about stationing National Guard troops on the Mexico border: “I think it would be a horribly over-expensive and very difficult way to manage this problem.”

    Posted on May 16, 2006 READ MORE


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