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Michael Gerson
From Robert A. Reeder/ Washington Post

Bush’s Favorite Writer Leaving the White House

Michael Gerson wrote every major speech of Bush’s presidency, led a crusade to fund the fight against AIDS, malaria and poverty, and pushed for stronger action in Darfur. He also formulated Bush’s plan to spread democracy around the globe—with somewhat mixed results. No apparent scandal here: He’d been talking about leaving since 2004.

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Working Conditions in China’s Apple iPod Factory Exposed

The Mail on Sunday publishes an exposé on the conditions endured by iPod assemblers in China. Says a female worker: “We have to work too hard and I am always tired. It’s like being in the army. They make us stand still for hours. If we move, we are punished by being made to stand still for longer.”

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    Private Boehner Memo on Iraq Surfaces

    Think Progress got ahold of Majority Leader John Boehner?s confidential strategy memo for Thursday?s congressional debate on the Iraq war. Think Progress says the memo aims to “exploit,” “attack” and “create a false choice.”

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    surfrider
    From Allen J. Schaben / LAT

    Mystical States Explained, via Surfing

    Want to know why near-death experiences frequently feature tunnels of white, euphoric light? The L.A. Times Book Review recommends picking up a copy of Truthdig contributor Steven Kotler’s new book “West of Jesus: Surfing, Science, and the Origins of Belief” to find out.

  • Also: the Village Voice gives “West of Jesus” a rave.

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    National Review Writer: Mea Culpa on Iraq

    We normally vehemently disagree with just about everything that John Derbyshire says. And we find much of this column truly despicable. But still, he’s calling the Iraq war for what it is: a debacle. And that’s worth noting.

    Posted on Jun 13, 2006 READ MORE


    U.S. Officials Seeing New Home-Grown Terror Cells

    This is according to Scott Redd, director of the National Counterterrorism Center. These groups of Islamic radicals are made up of disaffected men in their teens and 20s who draw moral inspiration from Al Qaeda and use the Internet to organize and plan potential attacks.

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    Rove Won’t Be Charged in Leak Case

    That’s the word from special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald and Rove’s lawyer. This comes after months of behind-the-scenes negotiations between the two sides. Bush called Fitzgerald’s conduct throughout the proceeding “dignified.”

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    FEMA Funds Spent on Divorce, Sex Change

    The government doled out as much as $1.4 billion in bogus assistance to supposed victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
    Sounds like FEMA did a “heckuva job.”

    Posted on Jun 13, 2006 READ MORE


    Volvo five fuel prototype
    From TreeHugger.com

    Volvo Prototype Can Run on Five Fuels

    The prototype car offers one more demonstration that the only thing shackling us to gas-powered cars is the inability of our lawmakers to stop taking money from Big Oil and Big Auto.

    Posted on Jun 13, 2006 READ MORE


    Who Knows Bush’s Mind Best?

    According to Time magazine, it’s not Karl Rove, but 26-year-old Blake Gottesman, who became the president’s gopher-in-chief (body man) after dating Bush’s daughter Jenna in high school.

    Posted on Jun 13, 2006 READ MORE


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