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Robert Scheer: Labor Pains of a Stillborn Foreign Policy

By saying that the Israel-Lebanon crisis simply represents the “birth pangs of a new Middle East,” Condoleezza Rice underscored the Bush administration’s blindness to the disastrous effects its foreign policy has wrought.

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Molly Ivins: Run Bill Moyers for President, Seriously

“Think about the potential Democratic candidates. Every single one of them needs spine, needs political courage. What Moyers can do is not only show them what it looks like and indeed what it is, but also how people respond to it.”

Posted on Jul 24, 2006 READ MORE


Marie Cocco: Protecting Blastocysts, Forsaking Humans

It was more important for Bush to veto a bill on stem cell research than it was to push for a halt to the slaughter claiming actual human lives in the Middle East.

Posted on Jul 24, 2006 READ MORE


Jabari Asim: Who’s Showing Black Youth the Path to Responsibility?

Even as the notion of responsibility becomes less and less relevant among black American youths, people like Bill Cosby and the actor who plays Gordon on “Sesame Street” are asking the tough questions necessary for any reversal of the trend.

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New Worries for the Vacationer in Chief

As the crisis in the Middle East takes on graver proportions by the day, George W. Bush is gearing up for yet another retreat to his ranch in Crawford, Texas. Satirist Andy Borowitz reports that the Vacationer in Chief is determined to have fun, or “Hezbollah will have hell to pay.”

Posted on Jul 22, 2006 READ MORE


Molly Ivins: In Politics, Comedy and Tragedy

George Bush at the G8, Katherine Harris in Florida,  Joe Lieberman in Connecticut, Ralph Reed in Georgia, and good old Tom DeLay in the grand state of Texas ...  so bad they’re almost funny.

Posted on Jul 20, 2006 READ MORE


Ellen Goodman: Putting a Wedge Between the Right and Loony Right

The columnist says Bush’s veto of the stem cell bill has set him apart from his colleagues in the GOP and put him squarely in the ranks of the loony right. She also takes on a range of other “wedge issues” that have proved so divisive as to end up dividing even the staunchest conservatives.

Posted on Jul 20, 2006 READ MORE


Joe Conason: Middle East Crisis Blows Up Bush’s Illusions

The recent bloodshed in Israel, Lebanon and Iraq is a tough lesson in “what happens when the leadership of ‘the indispensable nation’ takes a mental vacation.”

Posted on Jul 19, 2006 READ MORE


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Truthdig Exclusive: Rep. Kucinich’s Resolution Calls on Bush to Push for Cease-Fire

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) introduced a resolution Wednesday that calls on President Bush to appeal to all sides for a cessation of hostilities in the Israeli-Lebanon conflict and to commit the United States to multiparty negotiations, along with support for an international peacekeeping mission during the talks.

  • Also, read the speech that Rep. Kucinich delivered on the House floor on Tuesday that warned of “mutually assured destruction” if saner heads do not soon prevail in the Middle East.

  • Posted on Jul 18, 2006 READ MORE


    Robert Scheer: What Bush’s Open Mike Revealed

    In the midst of a Middle Eastern crisis that threatens to destabilize the entire region and perhaps beyond, it was unnerving that what most seemed to interest President Bush at the G8 summit is that China is a long flight from western Russia.

    Posted on Jul 18, 2006 READ MORE


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