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Reporting From Baghdad

Katie Couric’s “entertainment-as-news” excursion to Baghdad, Ritter argues, is symptomatic of an America that consistently refuses to properly identify and address the real problems in Iraq.

Posted on Sep 6, 2007 READ MORE


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Fighting Someone Else’s War

Valuable sources of news and analysis about key nations and players on the current world stage (including our own) can often be found by looking beyond the western “MSM.” Here, prominent Pakistani columnist Ayaz Amir offers his forceful take on the U.S.‘s divisive impact on his country’s politics and future.

Posted on Sep 5, 2007 READ MORE


Iraq Is Still a Failure

September, this golden month, promises to be god-awful. We have reached the presumed moment of a turning point on Iraq policy and so the White House wishes to turn back the clock.

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The Bigger Bathroom Picture

Whether or not Larry Craig manages to save his Senate career, the circumstances of his arrest bear exploring. Isn’t there a better way to secure an airport bathroom than the institutionalized entrapment and humiliation of gay men?

Posted on Sep 5, 2007 READ MORE


Bush’s Baghdad Shell Game

As the deadline approaches for official assessments of American policy in Iraq, the Bush administration is maintaining a steady barrage of diversions, obfuscations and manipulations.

Posted on Sep 5, 2007 READ MORE


Remember Vietnam

Sex scandals aside, it’s too soon to simply let Bush’s asinine Vietnam analogy go. The team that has so often ignored history is out to rewrite it, and they must be stopped.

Posted on Sep 4, 2007 READ MORE


From the Bayou to Baghdad: Mission Accomplished?

The host of “Democracy Now!” reports from New Orleans, where residents are fighting to keep their homes and resist the unholy alliance of opportunistic developers and an unresponsive government. Meanwhile, the president seems just as oblivious to the suffering of people in Louisiana as he is to that of Iraqis.

Posted on Sep 4, 2007 READ MORE


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Why Is This Man Smiling?

It’s enough to make one a libertarian, Robert Scheer argues, as the federal budget is hijacked by a bloated military-industrial complex wallowing in post-9/11 greed.  As the president smiles, the failures of this American experiment in imperialism become all the more costly and apparent.

Posted on Sep 4, 2007 READ MORE


Weak Labor’s Strong Clout

The American labor movement is divided on which candidate to support for president. Its membership is at one of its lowest ebbs in our history. And yet the nation’s unions are more politically influential today than they were in the movement’s heyday in the 1950s.

Posted on Sep 3, 2007 READ MORE


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The Next Quagmire

By all indications, the United States is about to attack Iran. Expect a regional catastrophe to follow, propelled by impotent diplomacy and inane media.

Posted on Sep 3, 2007 READ MORE


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