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Lay and Skilling

A Verdict on an Era?

That’s what the N.Y. Times calls the conviction of Enron honchos Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling. But Truthdig contributing cartoonist Mr. Fish has a different perspective (click here to see the full cartoon).

  • Truthdig editor Robert Scheer has written about the crooks from Texas in his new book, “Playing President.” Click here to read some of those classic columns.

  • Posted on May 25, 2006 READ MORE


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    Joe Conason: Nasty Foes Now Owe Apology to Gore

    “Like many prophets, Gore has often been derided as an annoyance, an extremist and possibly a madman. Every great American mind of our time felt compelled to take a shot at him.”

    Posted on May 24, 2006 READ MORE


    Robert Scheer: Wow! Iraqi Leader Takes Bush’s Calls

    “  ‘He wouldn’t have taken my phone call a year ago,’ Bush said Monday of the new Iraqi parliament speaker. ‘He’s now taken it twice.’ Wow, and it cost only $200 billion and thousands of maimed and dead American soldiers to get the president’s call returned.”

    Posted on May 23, 2006 READ MORE



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    Lawrence Bender: The Truthdig Interview

    Bender, the producer of every Quentin Tarantino movie, describes how he produced the Al Gore global warming documentary “An Inconvenient Truth.” Check out:

  • Why he thought a guy nicknamed “The Robot” would a compelling documentary subject
  • His take on Gore’s inability to capitalize on global warming when he was in office
  • Bender’s recognition that climate change barely registers on most voters’ minds

  • Posted on May 23, 2006 READ MORE


    BattleCry Kids
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    BattleCry: Ron Luce’s Holy War

    Truthdig contributor Sunsara Taylor reports again from the front lines—a BattleCry Christian-fundamentalist rock music rally, where a “sexpert” claims that “condoms don’t work,” Navy SEALs stage mock assassination raids in the name of Christ, and evangelist Franklin Graham suggests that HIV/AIDS is a punishment from God.
    (Third in a series. See: column 1, column 2)

    Posted on May 23, 2006 READ MORE


    Molly Ivins: ‘Yes, I Am Actually Calling Them Racist’

    “By all means, reform immigration with this deep obeisance to the Republican right-wing nut faction and their open contempt for ‘foreigners.’ But do not pretend for one minute that it is not a craven political bow to racism.”

    Posted on May 22, 2006 READ MORE


    Jean Rohe
    McCain: AP / Rohe: folkproject.org

    Truthdigger of the Week: Jean Rohe

    Truthdig salutes New School University graduating senior Jean Rohe, whose commencement speech at Madison Square Garden on Friday preemptively struck against the address that Sen. John McCain was due to deliver directly after her.

  • Click here for links to the speech, biographical information on Rohe, and the instantly infamous response by one of McCain’s staffers in which he insulted Rohe’s graduating class and called her an “idiot” in print.
  • UPDATE: Rohe responds to the McCain staffer: “Please don’t try to bully me anymore.”
    UPDATE #2: Rohe goes on MSNBC.

    Posted on May 21, 2006 READ MORE


    Molly Ivins: Can Things Get Any Worse?

    “Looking at the wreckage of the Bush administration leaves one with the depressed query, ‘Now what?’ ”

    Posted on May 21, 2006 READ MORE


    One Measly Point—Is That Too Much to Ask?

    The satirist tells us that Bush, feeling low as he contemplates his public approval rating, has turned to a man who knows a thing or two about numbers.

    Posted on May 19, 2006 READ MORE


    Joe Conason: On Immigration, Too Late for Bush’s Good Intentions

    “Bush has proved so incompetent as president that he lacks credibility. Sending thousands of troops southward now in an effort to appear tough only underscores his failure.”

    Posted on May 17, 2006 READ MORE


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