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U.S. Army Seized Wives as Tactic

In at least two instances, American forces have seized wives of insurgents as a means of “leverage.” | story

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Pentagon Propaganda Finding Its Way Back to U.S.

A Georgetown think tank secures the release of a secret 2003 Rumsfeld-approved “road map” for psychological warfare abroad. | post
According to the document, our government takes no responsibility for propaganda that boomerangs and returns home—as long as the U.S. public isn’t “targeted.”

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Did Bush Kick the Abramoff Prosecutor Upstairs?

The president has removed the chief prosecutor investigating the Jack Abramoff case. How? By nominating him to a federal judgeship. | story
Democrats find the move so suspicious that they are calling for a special prosecutor in the corruption case.

 

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‘State of the Union’ Satire Burns Up Internet

A hilarious, pitch-perfect satire of the upcoming State of the Union address draws 26,000 viewers in just over 12 hours. | video

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White House Photo Agency Deletes Bush-Abramoff Pictures

Blogger Josh Marshall discovers that official Republican photographers deleted pictures from their website of the president and the disgraced lobbyist. | post
The Daily DeLay reports that the president of that photographic company is a Bush contributor. | post

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Strong Majority Says Bush Should Release Abramoff Records

Three-quarters of the country isn’t buying White House claims that the media’s requests amount to a “fishing expedition.” | story

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Boot Camps for Wayward Teens Go Unregulated Overseas

Sketchy U.S. operators of “tough love” schools skirt American regulations by operating in other countries. Sorta like sketchy U.S. corporations that skirt American taxes by having mailboxes in other countries. AlterNet’s got the goods.

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Hamas Win Makes Mockery of Bush’s Fantasies


Update:

  • Jimmy Carter: The world should keep giving aid to the Palestinians, regardless of whether Hamas is a terrorist organization.
  • Juan Cole: “Bush pushes for elections, confusing them with democracy, but seems blind to the dangers of right-wing populism.”
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Kerry Calls for Alito Filibuster

Pulling this off would be the ultimate hat trick. Republicans reportedly need only one more Democrat on their side to force a vote. | story
People for the American Way are supplying a form letter urging key senators to join Kerry in his filibuster.

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Public Schools Mulling Bible Literacy Class

The high school course on the Bible’s influence on society would be an elective. story
It’s such an obvious end run around the Constitution’s Establishment Clause that we’ll hold fire. But check this: The course textbook contains a boxed feature that shows how the Bible was used “to justify and even encourage anti-Semitism.” Wow! A whole boxed feature? We wonder if there’s a footnote about that whole Spanish Inquisition thing….

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