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Jabari Asim: Lil’ Kim’s Coming-Out Party

Upon her return from jail on a perjury conviction, the rapper Lil’ Kim almost made us believe that imprisonment had afforded her time to reflect upon the demeaning portrayal of women in the rap genre. Almost.

Posted on Sep 5, 2006 READ MORE


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Weekly Video Roundup

In this week?s collection of our favorite videos: Bush talks nonsense; a mayor courageously speaks out against the war; Pat Buchanan longs for the white America he grew up in; Stewart and Colbert address the idol-worshipers of television; and Keith Olbermann gives Rumsfeld a Murrow-style smackdown.

Posted on Sep 2, 2006 READ MORE


Truthdigger of the Week: Mayor Ross ‘Rocky’ Anderson

Truthdig salutes Rocky Anderson, the Salt Lake City mayor who spoke out against the war and reminded the world that “blind faith in bad leaders is not patriotism.” Anderson welcomed Bush to his city with a fiery protest speech and these searing lines: “A patriot does not tell people who are intensely concerned about their country to just sit down and be quiet; to refrain from speaking out in the name of politeness or for the sake of being a good host; to show slavish, blind obedience and deference to a dishonest, war-mongering, human-rights-violating president.”

Posted on Sep 1, 2006 READ MORE


Robert Scheer: Clinton Ended Welfare, Not Poverty

Bill Clinton doesn’t seem to know the difference between getting mothers and their children off the welfare rolls and getting them out of poverty.

Posted on Aug 29, 2006 READ MORE


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A Top Cuban Leader Thinks Out Loud

Veteran social activist Tom Hayden interviews Cuban National Assembly President Ricardo Alarcon.

Posted on Aug 29, 2006 READ MORE


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Springtime for Kurdistan

The semiautonomous northern region of Iraq is an island of relative stability in an ocean of turmoil. If America does not support Kurdistan’s independence, we may well lose our best shot of having a desperately needed secular ally in the region. New America Foundation fellow Parag Khanna, just back from the area, reports.

Posted on Aug 29, 2006 READ MORE


Marie Cocco: The Myth of the Investor Middle Class

A new study reveals the “ownership society’’ of conservative dreams for the fraud it is; do-it-yourself financing doesn’t work when the upper class owns 80% of the nation’s stock.

Posted on Aug 28, 2006 READ MORE


Molly Ivins: Cow Whisperers Against the War

Today’s antiwar crowd can take a lesson from the New Age cowboys who steer their steer by persuasion and suggestion, rather than macho eruptions of testosterone.

Posted on Aug 28, 2006 READ MORE


Jabari Asim: After the Storm

New Orleans’ sudden death was equivalent to the slow deaths of cities like Philadelphia, Newark and Oakland.  So many of the same conditions exist; only the weather is different.

Posted on Aug 27, 2006 READ MORE


Andy Borowitz: Tom Cruise, Mel Gibson to Build Movie Studio on the Moon

When a reporter noted that the moon has no people at all, Mr. Cruise became argumentative: “Who told you that? Psychiatrists? Brooke Shields? That is such a load of cr—!”

Posted on Aug 25, 2006 READ MORE


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