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Anti-Suicide Bomb Public Service Ad
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Hollywood Studio Produces Ad Against Suicide Bombing

A Hollywood studio and a Lebanese production company have produced a $1-million public service ad aimed at discouraging suicide bombings. Their funding came from “an independent, non-governmental group of scholars, non-political people,” according to an exec. (Via Huff Po)

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Suskind: Western Union Gave Transfer Info to Feds

In the wake of 9/11, the parent company of Western Union gave the FBI information on financial transactions and wire transfers, Ron Suskind charges in his new book, “The One Percent Doctrine.”

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Bush’s Phony Momentum at Home and Abroad

Last week the media seized upon several issues in Iraq, Afghanistan and the White House that supposedly had Bush “on a roll.” But after a subsequent negative turns of events, Media Matters asks whether the media will give the same amount of attention to Bush’s roll in the opposite direction….

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Burning Cole

Politics trumped academic integrity, says Nation writer Philip Weiss, when a neocon network torpedoed the appointment of Mideast scholar and blogger Juan Cole to a faculty position at Yale.

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Oil Prices Could Triple Upon a U.S. Invasion of Iran

That’s according to Saudi Ambassador Prince Turki al Faisal.
Not that that should be the reason that dissuades America from invading Iran, but it’s at least worth noting.

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Conservative encyclopedia
From the N.Y. Times

Conservative Encyclopedia Omits O’Reilly, Coulter, Norquist

It seems that the editors of this massive tome have some taste and intellectual integrity.

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Dems’ Young Guns Launch Journal of Ideas

Two young Democratic intellectuals have founded Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, a quarterly publication modeled after conservative publications like Commentary and The National Interest. Sen. Barack Obama is already lined up to write.

  • This comes on the heels of Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg’s new publication.

    Posted on Jun 21, 2006 READ MORE


  • Why Does Homosexuality Exist in the Animal Kingdom?

    If homosexuality is a genetic aberration, why hasn’t it been bred out of all species? That’s the provocative question posed in Seed magazine, which reports that among some species, it actually makes more evolutionary sense for animals to copulate with members of the same sex—as opposed to members of the opposite sex.

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    Pollster Greenberg Launches Political Journal

    Democratic powerhouse pollster Stan Greenberg has launched The Democratic Strategist, a publication that “brings together the latest solid research on public attitudes and social trends with extended, ongoing discussion of long-range Democratic political strategy.”

    Posted on Jun 21, 2006 READ MORE


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    From Salon.com

    Salon: Is the NSA Spying on U.S. Internet Traffic?

    Two former AT&T workers have told Salon that the telecom company has maintained a secret, highly secured room in a St. Louis network operations center where, the two workers were told, employees have been “monitoring network traffic.” Salon’s security experts say the operation has all the hallmarks of an NSA operation.

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