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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
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Iranian Leader Invites Bush to Join in Theocracy

President Ahmadinejad, in his somewhat rambling letter to Bush, encourages him to abandon democracy in favor of theocracy. (Sam Harris might observe that America wouldn’t have far to go in that respect.) The Iranian leader also criticized Bush’s use of secret CIA prisons, and mentioned the nuclear issue only indirectly.

  • N.Y. Times article on the letter
  • The translated letter in full
  • Condoleezza Rice dismisses the letter
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    Posted on May 9, 2006 READ MORE


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    Molly Ivins: The Best Little Whorehouse in Washington

    “If you expect me to pass up a scandal involving poker, hookers and the Watergate building with crooked defense contractors and the No. 3 guy at the CIA ... you expect too much.”

    Posted on May 8, 2006 READ MORE


    Norman Solomon: Hunger and the Limits of Journalism

    “Journalists routinely function as cogs in media machinery that processes tragedy [in this case world hunger] as just another news commodity.”

    Posted on May 8, 2006 READ MORE


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    Truthdigger of the Week: Ray McGovern

    Truthdig salutes Ray McGovern, the 27-year CIA veteran who articulated the outrage of a nation by publicly and heroically challenging Donald Rumsfeld’s lies about Iraqi WMD.
    Click here for the full report.

    Posted on May 5, 2006 READ MORE


    Andy Borowitz: Best Medicine for Flu Is a Dose of Blame

    “Once state and local governments have been successfully blamed, the White House will ensure that others, such as congressional Democrats and illegal immigrants, are blamed as well.”

    Posted on May 5, 2006 READ MORE


    Molly Ivins: Race Card Backfires on Republicans

    Dec. 16, 2005, is a day that will live in infamy in the Hall of Fame of Unintended Republican Consequences.

    Posted on May 3, 2006 READ MORE


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    Robert Scheer: My Mother ‘the Illegal Alien’?

    “Like so many May Day protesters taking part in ‘A Day Without Immigrants,’ I know about having an otherwise law-abiding family member who spends decades working long, hard hours for abysmally low wages.”

    Posted on May 2, 2006 READ MORE


    Gay Talese
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    Gay Talese: The Truthdig Interview

    The legendary father of New Journalism discusses his first new book in 14 years; the fallout of his wife’s publication of James Frey’s fabricated memoir; and how he may have spawned the “The Sopranos.”

    Posted on May 2, 2006 READ MORE


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    Tom Hayden: Who Are You Calling an Immigrant?

    The fundamental issue underlying the attitudes of the May Day protestors is that “either the Mexicans (and other Latinos) are immigrants to a country called the United States or the U.S. is a Machiavellian power that denies occupying one-half of Mexico for 156 years.”

    Posted on May 2, 2006 READ MORE


    Rev. Madison Shockley: Christian Coalition in the Fray

    The religious advocacy group is inserting itself into the fight over the San Diego congressional seat of disgraced ex-Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham.

    Posted on May 2, 2006 READ MORE


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