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Sami Al-Arian

The Road Map to Despotism

Despite spending an estimated $80 million, the government was unable to prove that Dr. Sami Al-Arian was a terrorist, yet he remains in prison and his sentence will probably be extended. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges warns that the abusive imprisonment of this nonviolent Palestinian dissenter does not bode well for the rest of us.

Posted on Feb 11, 2007 READ MORE


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defense expo

Bush Budget Delivers the Bacon

President Bush’s outrageous military budget has nothing do with fighting terrorism but everything to do with pumping up the profits of the administration’s generous political donors in the defense industry. So, the question is: Will the Democrats have the guts to stop this betrayal of the public trust?

Posted on Feb 6, 2007 READ MORE

Molly Ivins
AP / Henny Ray Abrams

A Tribute to Molly

  • Robert Scheer remembers the irreplaceable voice and generous spirit of Truthdig’s most beloved columnist.
  • Anthony Zurcher, a longtime editor and friend, says goodbye and pays tribute to Ivins’ life, work and wisdom.
  • Plus: Molly Ivins’ last column—a stirring call to action against the war.

  • Posted on Jan 31, 2007 READ MORE

    Tenet and Bush
    AP Photo / Lawrence Jackson

    A Case for Impeachment

    Revelations in the perjury trial of Lewis “Scooter” Libby re-emphasize the need for an impeachment trial to establish the true story behind President Bush’s erroneous claim about Saddam Hussein’s supposed nuclear weapons program.

    Posted on Jan 30, 2007 READ MORE

    Kneeling before the 10 Commandments monument
    AP / Dave Martin

    Christianists on the March

    The Harvard seminary graduate, veteran foreign correspondent and author of “American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War On America”, warns that the Christian Right is the most dangerous mass movement in American history.

    Posted on Jan 28, 2007 READ MORE

    George W. Bush
    AP Photo / Charles Dharapak

    The World Agrees: Stop Him

    Stop him before he kills again. That is the judgment of the American people, and indeed of the entire world, as to the performance of our president, and no State of the Union address can erase that dismal verdict.

    Posted on Jan 23, 2007 READ MORE

    Chuck Hagel
    AP Photo / Gerald Herbert

    Robert Scheer: Chuck Hagel for President!

    If it ever narrows down to a choice between Chuck Hagel and some Democratic hack who hasn’t the guts to fundamentally challenge the president on Iraq, then the conservative Republican from Nebraska will have my vote. Yes, the war is that important.

    Posted on Jan 16, 2007 READ MORE

    Iraqis amass near U.S. troops
    AP Photo / Murad Sezer

    Chris Hedges: War of Shadows

    A longtime observer of insurgencies, violence and war, the reporter writes that the presidential plan to send more troops to Iraq is a mistake of catastrophic proportions that is likely to rival the most stupid and brutal blunders he’s seen.

    Posted on Jan 14, 2007 READ MORE

    Bush holding a skull
    Mr. Fish

    Robert Scheer: Brooding Prince’s Soliloquy

    To surge or not to surge, that is the question. As our prince proposes, once again, to take arms against a sea of troubles, he responds not to the disaster that he has visited upon Iraq, but rather embraces a desperate strategy for salvaging what remains of his reign.

    Posted on Jan 9, 2007 READ MORE

    Saddam Hussein
    AP Photo / Marco Di Lauro, Pool

    Robert Scheer: A Monster of Our Creation

    Someone has to say it: The hanging of Saddam Hussein was an act of barbarism that makes a mockery of President Bush’s claim it was “an important milestone on Iraq’s course to becoming a democracy.”

    Posted on Jan 2, 2007 READ MORE

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