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Renewed Violence in France

Authorities are scrambling to address a possible resurgence of violence after two buses were torched near Paris on Wednesday.  Last year’s civil unrest led to the destruction of some 9,000 vehicles in and around the city.

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New Jersey Backs Same-Sex Unions

Hurrah for the Garden State, whose state Supreme Court ruled today that same-sex couples are entitled to “the same rights and benefits enjoyed by opposite-sex couples under the civil marriage statutes.”

Posted on Oct 25, 2006 READ MORE


Columnist: Tillman Article Emblematic of Antiwar Anger in Military

MSNBC columnist Chris Dickey reports on the growing phenomenon of antiwar sentiment bubbling up among those in uniform, like a U.S. general, and those just fresh out, like Kevin Tillman.

  • Related: Check out this story on 65 active-duty soldiers petitioning Congress to end the occupation of Iraq.

  • Posted on Oct 25, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush Expresses Frustration Over Iraq

    The president famous for his inability to admit errors said today that he was “not satisfied” with the situation in Iraq, and that a shift by the U.S. would include political measures to help stem the violence.

    Posted on Oct 25, 2006 READ MORE


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    Putin Urges ‘Goodwill’ Toward North Korea

    During a nationally broadcast town hall-style address, Russian President Vladimir Putin pitched a more open stance in dealing with North Korea: “You must never push one of the participants in talks into a corner.”

    Posted on Oct 25, 2006 READ MORE


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    Global Ecosystems Face ‘Collapse’

    If the rate of consumption of the Earth’s natural resources continues apace, two planets will be needed to meet global demand by 2050, warns the environmental group WWF.

    Posted on Oct 24, 2006 READ MORE


    Saaed Khalifa
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    Iraqis Tuning In to Their Version of ‘The Daily Show’

    Baghdad’s answer to Jon Stewart (Saaed Khalifa, above) skewers both Iraqis and Americans alike in his nightly “Daily Show”-esque broadcast. A recent joke: Iraq’s Ministry of Water and Sewage changed its name to the Ministry of Sewage—because it had given up on the water part.

    Posted on Oct 24, 2006 READ MORE


    U.S. Torture Providing Cover for Other Countries

    From the AP: “Several governments around the world have tried to rebut criticism of how they handle detainees by claiming they are only following the U.S. example in the war on terror, the U.N. anti-torture chief said Monday.”
    This is what happens when you preach freedom and liberty, but practice torture.

    Posted on Oct 24, 2006 READ MORE


    ‘Use It or Lose It’ Gaining Traction

    A MyDD writer came up with an ingenious plan that the N.Y. Times is covering: Get Democrats running in “safe” areas to funnel their campaign funds into the war chests of candidates who have greater need of the money.

    Posted on Oct 24, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush World technology

    New Technology for Bush World

    New on the block: A virtual reality helmet that allows users to simulate fantasy worlds, and a personal Google search engine that allows users to scan a narrow list of sites—two inventions perfect for a president who sees only what he wants to see.

    Posted on Oct 24, 2006 READ MORE


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