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NBC News: Iraq Is in ‘Civil War’

Matt Lauer announced today that NBC News has decided to characterize the situation in Iraq as “a civil war.”

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Yuppies Finally Catch a Break

Now that baby boomers are starting to retire, young college-educated professionals are in hot demand.  So cities like Memphis, Atlanta and Portland are fighting a war of hipness with one another—struggling to attract the fickle young talent with everything from pub crawl public transportation to afternoon basketball.

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Secret Report Says Insurgency Is Self-Sustaining

A classified U.S. government report leaked to The New York Times says the insurgency in Iraq has funds to sustain itself annually, thanks to oil smuggling, kidnapping and other nefarious activities.  What’s more, the report finds insurgents may have enough money left over to finance terrorist activity outside Iraq—all while spending less in a year than the U.S. spends per day.

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Rocket Attacks Endanger Gaza Cease-Fire

Israeli and Palestinian forces had agreed to an unexpected cease-fire on Saturday, but rocket attacks launched by Palestinian militant groups early Sunday have threatened the fragile peace.

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Waxman: A Thorn in Bush’s Side

Rep. Henry Waxman (Truthdig’s own congressman) spent his years in the minority generating headlines for his investigations into abuses of power and corruption.  Now that the Dems have taken over, he will have some teeth to sink into the Bush administration’s excesses.

Posted on Nov 25, 2006 READ MORE


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Civil War Escalates With Shootings and Immolation

Following the Thanksgiving massacre that left hundreds dead, violence has escalated in Iraq, including an attack on six Sunnis who were burned alive near a group of Iraqi soldiers.  The soldiers did not intervene.  Elsewhere, 21 Shiite men were executed in front of their relatives after they had been dragged from their homes.  All told, at least 87 people died on Friday.

Posted on Nov 25, 2006 READ MORE


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From the People Who Brought You the Iraq War

Analysts are abuzz over a potential U.S. airstrike on Iran’s nuclear facilities.  Although the certainty of such an attack has grown hazier with a new Congress and a new defense secretary, a number of Bush loyalists have already indicated their desire to deal militarily with Iran’s nuclear program.

Posted on Nov 25, 2006 READ MORE


Christian Coalition Leader Quits in Doctrine Row

The Florida pastor tapped to lead the Christian Coalition has resigned because he was not able to get the organization to focus on anything aside from abortion and gay marriage.

  • He wanted to focus on things like poverty and the environment, “issues that Jesus would want us to care about,” the pastor said.

  • Posted on Nov 24, 2006 READ MORE


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    Can Dr. Evil Save the World?

    The Pentagon’s favored weaponeer, above, has a proposal to stop global warming—without burning less oil, and for a tiny fraction of the cost of mainstream proposals. And it’s so crazy it just might work. It also might destroy the planet in the process. Interested? Read on ...

    Posted on Nov 24, 2006 READ MORE


    Egypt Erupts After Minister Criticizes Veil

    Muslim conservatives are calling for the ouster of Egypt’s culture minister after he told an interviewer that the practice of women wearing veils is a regressive act.

    Posted on Nov 24, 2006 READ MORE


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