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Daniel Ellsberg
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Daniel Ellsberg: Time to Drive Out the Bush Regime

The man who gave the world the Pentagon Papers delivers an impassioned plea to a new generation of activists to heed the lessons of Nixon and even Hitler when taking stock of the Bush administration’s nuclear ambitions.

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Pope Benedict XVI
AP/ Jens Meyer

Sam Harris: ‘God’s Rottweiler’ Barks

The bestselling author of “The End of Faith” responds to Pope Benedict XVI’s speech on the interplay between faith and reason. Harris: “It is ironic that a man who has just disparaged Islam as ‘evil’ and ‘inhuman’ before 250,000 onlookers and the world press is now talking about a ‘genuine dialogue of cultures.’ ”

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Andy Borowitz: Rocket Scientists Not as Smart as Originally Thought

The satirist reveals that rocket scientists, according to a report by the American Association of Brain Surgeons, are less intelligent than you might imagine.

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Keith Olbermann
From MSNBC

Truthdigger of the Week: Keith Olbermann

Truthdig salutes the MSNBC anchor, whose strident monologue at Ground Zero last week ripped to rhetorical shreds the assertion of Vice President Cheney that critics of the government “validate the strategy of the terrorists.” (Jump for video and a full transcription, along with other fiery clips)

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Ann Richards
From tsl.state.tx.us

Molly Ivins: Remembering Ann Richards

The Texas-based columnist reminisces about the former Texas governor, who died Wednesday from cancer. “Anyone who ever heard her speak at an AA convention knows how close laughter and tears can be.”

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Ellen Goodman: Horror or Hope in Vegetative Patient Study?

British researchers reported that a totally unresponsive 23-year-old woman showed signs of awareness on a brain-imaging test. What we can’t know, however, is whether someone actually wants to keep living like that.

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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 Elizabeth Holtzman
Dean: AP; Holtzman: The Nation

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
    AP / Nick Ut

    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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