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A Capital Full of Shih Tzu Reporters

“The president’s approval ratings are at 31%, and not a single Shih Tzu will yap at him.”

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Net Neutrality
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Free the Internet: The Movie

If you’re disturbed by the thought of Internet service providers deciding which websites you can have access to, watch this short, entertaining and disturbing movie that crystalizes the battle now being waged over this issue in Washington and the blogosphere.

Posted on May 10, 2006 READ MORE


Gen. Michael Hayden
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Robert Scheer: Hayden—the Spook in Your Phone

UPDATE: Michael V. Hayden, nominated by President Bush to head the CIA, is the man responsible for the most extensive attack ever on the privacy of U.S. citizens.

  • While head of the NSA, he oversaw the program that recorded the phone call records of tens of millions of Americans.
  • Want to take action? Check out StopHayden.org (includes video proof that Hayden is smugly incorrect about the privacy foundation of the Fourth Amendment).

    Posted on May 9, 2006 READ MORE


  • Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
    AP Photo / Mehr News, Sajjad Safari

    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


    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


    Ray McGovern
    From prisonplanet.com

    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


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