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Robert Scheer: Brooding Prince’s Soliloquy

To surge or not to surge, that is the question. As our prince proposes, once again, to take arms against a sea of troubles, he responds not to the disaster that he has visited upon Iraq, but rather embraces a desperate strategy for salvaging what remains of his reign.

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Ron Kovic: Surging Past the Tipping Point

In a Truthdig interview, the author of “Born on the Fourth of July” argues that Americans this week have a patriotic and generation-defining duty to speak out against Bush’s proposal to escalate the war in Iraq with more U.S. troops.
“If you love this country, you’re going to step over that line that you’ve not stepped over before. You’re going to find the courage to do that.”

Posted on Jan 9, 2007 READ MORE


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‘Children of Men’: Universal’s Orphaned Masterpiece

How do you make the best movie of the year—possibly the decade—and still get pummeled at the box office by Ben Stiller and a CGI dinosaur?  Sheerly Avni, Truthdig’s movie critic, lays it out in 10 easy steps.

Posted on Jan 9, 2007 READ MORE


Marie Cocco: What Lies Beneath

When the Democrats begin using the power of the subpoena to probe Bush administration malfeasance, will we have the fortitude (or inclination) to pay attention?

Posted on Jan 8, 2007 READ MORE


E.J. Dionne Jr.: We’re Not Ready for Bipartisanship

Before Democrats and Republicans can come together to solve our nation’s problems, they’d have to agree on common goals. Don’t hold your breath for that….

Posted on Jan 8, 2007 READ MORE


Jabari Asim: Epithetical Distinctions

One of the poets credited with giving birth to rap music gives us another take on the most taboo racial epithet of them all.

Posted on Jan 8, 2007 READ MORE


Susan Estrich: The Mormon Question

What does it say about us that 37 percent of Americans say they wouldn’t vote for Mitt Romney for president solely because of his Mormon religious affiliation?

Posted on Jan 8, 2007 READ MORE


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Truthdiggers of the Week: The Military Refusers

Update: Yahoo!‘s Kevin Sites interviews Watada.
We tip our hat this week to Army Lt. Ehren Watada and the dozens of uniformed military men and women like him who have publicly refused deployment to Iraq.

Posted on Jan 5, 2007 READ MORE


Satire by Andy Borowitz: God Denies Talking to Pat

Just days after the Rev. Pat Robertson claimed on his “700 Club” program that God had warned him of “mass killings” that would occur in the United States late in 2007, God held a rare press conference today to deny having spoken to the controversial televangelist.

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Bush’s Bruised Ego

If the president orders a “surge” of U.S. troops into Iraq, he will force a confrontation with a Congress no longer enamored with his once-vaunted political instincts.

Posted on Jan 4, 2007 READ MORE


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