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Robert Scheer: A Disgraceful Attack on the New York Times

The Bush administration is starting to sound like a two-bit dictatorship by insisting that the media shouldn’t have the right to report on the government’s prosecution of the so-called “war on terror.”

  • UPDATE: The House passed a resolution condemning the N.Y. Times for its reporting.
  • Posted on Jun 27, 2006 READ MORE


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    Molly Ivins: An Epic Week of Cutting and Running

    The top U.S. commander in Iraq proposed an Iraq cut-and-run plan during the very week that Republicans were lambasting Democrats for making the same suggestion. But Karl Rove knows that because Americans’ memories are so short, that won’t matter.

    Posted on Jun 26, 2006 READ MORE

    Mexican presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
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    Tom Hayden: Mexico’s Presidential Front-Runner May Roil U.S. Conservatives

    Mexico City Mayor Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who is waging a progressive populist campaign for his country’s presidency, has some plans sure to incense U.S. conservatives in border states: redrafting the free-trade aspects of NAFTA that force Mexicans to emigrate northward; turning every Mexican consulate in the U.S. into a legal aid center to defend immigrant rights; and vocal opposition to the militarization of the U.S.-Mexico border.

    Posted on Jun 26, 2006 READ MORE

    Ron Suskind and 'The One Percent Doctrine'
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    Truthdigger of the Week: Ron Suskind

    Truthdig salutes Ron Suskind, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer whose most recent book, “The One Percent Doctrine,” stripped down Vice President Dick Cheney’s counter-terrorism philosophy to its Strangelovian essence: If there is a 1% chance of a terrorist attack, America must respond as though it is a 100% certainty.

  • Click here for disclosures from the book, Suskind TV appearances, links to other writings and biographical information.

  • Posted on Jun 24, 2006 READ MORE

    Andy Borowitz: Kerry Sets Firm Timetable For Making His Mind Up About War

    The satirist reports that Sen. Kerry’s words may have fallen on deaf ears at the White House, where President Bush vowed to remain in Iraq “until we have determined why we are there.”

    Posted on Jun 23, 2006 READ MORE

    'The Road to Guantanamo'
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    Convenient Omissions on the Road to Guantanamo

    Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross have made a necessary and important critique of grave injustices at Guantanamo Bay. But are their storytelling techniques entirely on the level?

    Posted on Jun 23, 2006 READ MORE

    Jimmy Carter and Robert Scheer
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    Classic Scheer-Carter Interview From ‘Playing President’

    During a 1976 interview for Playboy magazine that would produce one of the most famous remarks by a presidential candidate in modern times, Jimmy Carter told Robert Scheer, “I’ve committed adultery in my heart many times.” Check out an excerpt of that exchange, along with many more in Scheer’s new book, “Playing President.”

    Posted on Jun 22, 2006 READ MORE

    Joe Conason: On Capitol Hill, a Burning Issue

    As the Fourth of July approaches, show your support for our hard-won freedoms: Urge your senator not to make a mockery of them by voting for the flag burning ban.

    Posted on Jun 21, 2006 READ MORE

    Molly Ivins: Bush’s Hawaiian Education

    Bush just designated a stretch of the Hawaiian Islands a national monument after watching a documentary about the ocean there. How nice. So what, exactly, is his excuse for not even watching Al Gore’s movie on a slightly more important environmental issue?

    Posted on Jun 21, 2006 READ MORE

    Norman Solomon: This Is Your Life, Dan Rather

    Mr. Rather, you spent too much time over the course of your career fawning at the feet of the powerful.

    Posted on Jun 21, 2006 READ MORE

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