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Rumsfeld, Bush and Gates

Robert Scheer: Gates Has Some Explaining to Do

Truthdig’s editor argues that there remain unanswered questions surrounding the Iran-Contra connections of Robert Gates, whom Bush has tapped as defense secretary.

Posted on Nov 8, 2006 READ MORE


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Steve Wasserman: Requiem for an Editor

A former Los Angeles Times editor fleshes out the motivations behind the unceremonious Nov. 7 forced resignation of the Times’ respected editor, Dean Baquet, above.

Posted on Nov 8, 2006 READ MORE


Rumsfeld and Hussein

Robert Scheer: Bush’s November Surprise

Bush insisted that Saddam Hussein’s trial be held in Iraq so that an international tribunal would never expose America’s history of support for the tyrant—(as in 1982, when President Ronald Reagan sent Donald Rumsfeld, above, to enhance diplomatic relations between Iraq and the U.S.)

Posted on Nov 7, 2006 READ MORE


The Reason to Vote

“Luckily this country is still a democracy.  People still have a voice.  People still can take action.  It can start after Pat’s birthday.”—Kevin Tillman

Posted on Nov 7, 2006 READ MORE


Marie Cocco: Longing for the Reality-Based Community

If nothing else, a Democratic victory at the polls would mark a return to governance by people guided by facts, not emotions.

Posted on Nov 6, 2006 READ MORE


Molly Ivins: Campaign ‘06—Goodbye and Good Riddance

A few things from this season that I will miss: Katherine Harris wearing less and less blue eye shadow as she went through her Senate race; waking up each morning to a new GOP indictment; and the head of the House’s exploited children panel being revealed as a child exploiter.

Posted on Nov 6, 2006 READ MORE


Chris Hedges: Bush and Israel, Midwives to Radical Islam

The former New York Times Mideast bureau chief argues that America’s failure in Iraq and Israel’s humiliation in Lebanon have emboldened and empowered those in the Arab world who seek to topple U.S.-backed regimes in the Middle East and cripple the Jewish state.

Posted on Nov 6, 2006 READ MORE


Jabari Asim: The Stir Over Slurs

Va. Sen. George Allen, who has a history of racist behavior, incomprehensibly wants us to believe that his opponent is no better—because he has written novels whose characters use racist language.

Posted on Nov 5, 2006 READ MORE


Voting machine crusaders

Truthdiggers of the Week: The Voting Machine Crusaders

Truthdig salutes all the journalists, activists and researchers who have been working to expose the security flaws of electronic voting machines—an underappreciated endeavor that is essential to the safeguarding of our democracy.

Posted on Nov 3, 2006 READ MORE


Andy Borowitz: Electronic Voting Machine Slays Nine

The political satirist reports on the terrifying rampage of a touchscreen computer apparently programmed to go berserk upon the recording of a Democratic vote.

Posted on Nov 3, 2006 READ MORE


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