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Joe Conason: Bush Spurned Greatness for Partisan Gain

Bush’s 9/11 memorial address sought to justify the war in Iraq by stoking fear, while at the same time hypocritically urging national unity.

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Marie Cocco: Longing for the Privacy of Carbon Paper

Hewlett-Packard used a digital snooping method known as “pretexting”—aka lying—to finger its directors who were leaking to the press. It just goes to show: When it comes to safeguarding the populace against such attacks, we’re still in the Wild, Wild West.

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John Dean and Liz Holtzman Square Off on Impeaching Bush

Former Nixon aide John Dean and former Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman, who were foes during the early stages of the Nixon impeachment hearings in 1973, sound off in separate interviews on the prospects of impeaching President Bush. (Dean and Holtzman will debate the topic at UCLA on Sept. 13 at a Truthdig/The Nation Institute-sponsored event.)

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    John Dean on the Impeachment of the President

    John Dean, the man who famously blew the whistle on the Nixon White House during the Watergate hearings, gives a primer on the discussion he will conduct with former Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman on Sept. 13 at UCLA, ?Bush and the Potential for Impeachment.? Hint: Democrats shouldn’t go for impeachment unless they can convict Bush and remove him from office.

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    Jon Wiener on John Lennon

    John Lennon historian Jon Wiener supplements his Truthdig article on John Lennon and the Politics of Deportation in this interview with Truthdig editor Robert Scheer.

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    Robert Scheer: Subverting Democracy With the Big Lie

    Bush was correct in saying Monday night that “Our nation is being tested in a way that we have not been since the start of the Cold War.” Unfortunately, it’s Bush’s administration that is testing us—with its relentless incompetence, attacks on our civil liberties and inability to acknowledge the bankruptcy of its policies.

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    Dennis and Elizabeth Kucinich in Lebanon
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    Dennis and Elizabeth Kucinich on Lebanon

    U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich and his wife, Elizabeth, discuss their recent personal peace-building initiative in Lebanon, where the congressman was the first U.S. official to tour the area and meet with the country?s leaders in the wake of its war with Israel. Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer conducts the interview.

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    John Lennon and the Politics of Deportation, From Nixon to Bush

    The documentary “The U.S. vs. John Lennon,? which opens today, recounts President Richard Nixon?s campaign to deport the Beatle because of his antiwar activism. In this report, Jon Wiener, a Lennon historian who consulted on the film, writes that President Bush has gone much further than Nixon in using immigration law to get rid of noncitizens whom the White House doesn?t like.

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    Elizabeth Holtzman on Impeaching George W. Bush

    Former Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman, co-author of ?The Impeachment of George W. Bush,? will be discussing that topic at UCLA on Wednesday, Sept. 13. She speaks with Truthdig about the president?s use of signing statements and how it will feel to share a stage at UCLA with onetime Nixon aide John Dean.

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    Marie Cocco: Dealing With Rumsfeld the Weaselly Way

    The fledgling congressional movement to strip power from Rumsfeld and shift it to the U.S. generals in Iraq is nothing more than a ploy started by a politician afraid of losing his job.

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