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Gene Gerard: White House Failing America?s AIDS Crisis

A new report shows that Bush has slashed anti-AIDS programs across the board. Meanwhile, he’s pandering to the religious right by pushing abstinence-until-marriage programs—regardless of the fact that they are proven ineffective at stopping the spread of HIV. Don’t bother Bush with facts; his mind is made up.

Posted on Jun 17, 2006 READ MORE


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Three Hundred Twenty Billion Little Pieces

America has allocated just under $320 billion to date on the Iraq war—a price tag so staggeringly large that it has almost become an abstraction. To help put that number into context, we’re asking our readers to chime in with suggestions as to what else you could buy for $320 billion. (Primer: $320 billion would fund America’s adoption of the Kyoto Protocol.)

Posted on Jun 15, 2006 READ MORE


Classic Scheer Interviews From ‘Playing President’

In a 1980 interview between George H.W. Bush and then-L.A. Times reporter Robert Scheer, Bush revealed his belief in a winnable nuclear war—which many observers think lost him the Republican nomination to Ronald Reagan. Check out this interview and many more in Scheer’s new book “Playing President.”

Posted on Jun 15, 2006 READ MORE


Joe Conason: A Whiff of Brimstone, a Shameful Silence on Coulter

“With the predictable regularity of a locust plague, Ann Coulter and her enablers at the once-reputable firm of Random House have issued yet another volume of fascistic entertainment. Now the hard-drinking, trash-talking, fortysomething bachelorette bills herself as a Christian moralist, in holy battle against the liberal heathens.”

Posted on Jun 14, 2006 READ MORE


Molly Ivins: Eye to Eye in Iraq

The media continues to fizz with excitement at Bush’s “spontaneous” trip to Iraq, and his “eye to eye” with Prime Minister Maliki.  However,  continuously escalating violence reveals his visit to be just another misleading “Mission Accomplished” photo-op moment.

Posted on Jun 14, 2006 READ MORE


The Truthdig Interview: Mark Fainaru-Wada

Mark Fainaru-Wada is one of two San Francisco Chronicle reporters who broke the Barry Bonds steroid stories. With a new book out, Fainaru-Wada discussed with Truthdig contributor James Harris whether Congress doesn’t have better things to do than hold hearings into pro sports; whether pro baseball really cares about cleaning up its image; and the federal government’s attempts to get Fainaru-Wada to disclose his confidential sources.

Posted on Jun 13, 2006 READ MORE


Robert Scheer: DeLays Mission Continues

From the tone of his farewell address last week, you’d think Tom DeLay was being carried out of Congress on the shoulders of his colleagues, rather than slithering out of office with his tail between his legs.

Posted on Jun 13, 2006 READ MORE


Molly Ivins: Hope, Hope, Hoping Along in Iraq

Is it possible our continued presence in Iraq will make things better? Sure. Hope away. Because all the evidence points in the opposite direction.

Posted on Jun 12, 2006 READ MORE


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Gene Gerard: Religion Running Roughshod Over Cancer Science

The FDA just approved a vaccine to help protect against cervical cancer, but conservative Christian groups want to block its distribution out of fear that it would promote promiscuity.

Posted on Jun 11, 2006 READ MORE


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Ann Coulter Challenges President of Iran to Insane-Comment Contest

Satirist Andy Borowitz tells us that North Korean President Kim Jong Il and televangelist Pat Robertson expressed outrage that they had been excluded from the competition.

Posted on Jun 9, 2006 READ MORE


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