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Military Blocking Progressive Websites

A Marine in Iraq fills us in on a few of the sites that CentCom prevents its soldiers from accessing: AirAmericaradio.com, alfrankenshow.com, wonkette.com.
The following come through fine: billoreilly.com, rushlimbaugh.com, etc.
Sense a pattern?

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Two Grim Assessments of Iraq’s Future

America’s top envoy to Iraq: “The possibility is there” for sectarian violence to lead to civil war and all-out war in the region.
A BBC reporter in Baghdad: “It gives me no pleasure today to forecast further doom and gloom here in Iraq. But, as in Iran in 1978, the facts on the street contradict the assertions of the generals, the politicians and the diplomats.”

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Dubai May Partner With U.S. Firm—Halliburton’s Name Pops Up

It’s little more than an unconfirmed report in the N.Y. Daily News right now, but the White House is said to be pushing the UAE company to partner with a U.S. firm to ease the acquisition of those six major U.S. ports. The candidate best equipped for the job: Dick Cheney’s old company.

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Jacqueline Bohnert / The New York Times

Conservative Jews Mull Same-Sex Unions, Gay Rabbis

A committee of Conservative Jewish legal experts will consider whether to lift a ban on gay rabbis and same-sex unions. The rabbi pictured here has written a proposal that he says would “enable gays and lesbians to have a love life sanctioned by Jewish law.”

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South Dakota Abortion Law to Challenge Roe

In signing a bill intended to ban almost all abortions in the state, Gov. Mike Rounds is directly challenging the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, hoping that a more conservative court will revisit the issue. (The South Dakota bill is particularly draconian: It makes no exceptions for rape or incest.)

  • The N.Y. Times reports that parental-notification laws do little to discourage abortions or pregnancies.
  • Watch a related report on PBS Online NewsHour or read the transcript.
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    Posted on Mar 6, 2006 READ MORE


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    From indybay.org

    Supreme Court Upholds Campus Military Recruiting

    Colleges and universities that accept federal money must allow military recruiters on campus, even in the face of the Pentagon’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gay people. John Roberts wrote the 8-0 opinion.

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    From Peter Heaco / The Coloradoan

    Troops Used as Props at GOP Functions

    The White House is using active-duty U.S. service personnel for partisan political purposes, a direct violation of military regulations, claims blogger Josh Marshall (here and here).
    Rep. Marilyn Musgrave (R-Colo.) is pictured here introducing a soldier at a rally. AMERICAblog connects more dots.

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    Amnesty Says Iraq Prison Abuses Continue

    Even in the wake of Abu Ghraib, reports of torture in American-run Iraqi prisons continue to “pour out of Iraq,” according to Amnesty International.

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    CBS via ThinkProgress

    Murtha Ain’t Buying What the Pentagon’s Selling

    Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.), a decorated Marine and critic of the Iraq war, says Bush’s military leaders have no credibility when it comes to their pronouncements about progress in Iraq.

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    White House Opens Efforts Against Media Leaks

    Bush & Co. have launched FBI probes, polygraph investigations and warnings from the Justice Dept. to stem leaks of classified (and non-classified) information to reporters.
    Imagine if Bush were to spend an equal amount of time addressing the problems surfaced via the leaks….
    Of course he never would do that, but perhaps he could ask Karl Rove what kind of information he has leaked….

    Posted on Mar 5, 2006 READ MORE


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