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Poll: Bush Worst President Since WWII

In the Quinnipiac Poll, Bush garnered twice as many “worst of” votes as Richard Nixon. Ronald Reagan was picked as the best.

Posted on Jun 2, 2006 READ MORE


Joe Conason: The Private Lives of Bill and Hillary

“Of all possible explanations for the mainstream media’s preoccupation with the Clinton marriage, the most innocuous is nostalgia for a better time, when we were able to worry less about war, corruption, catastrophe and incompetence, and more about sex.”

Posted on May 31, 2006 READ MORE


Andy Borowitz: Gore Could Cause ‘Global Boring’

The political satirist reports: “The election of former Vice President Al Gore to the White House could result in a disastrous phenomenon called ‘global boring,’ in which millions of people around the world would fall asleep in an unprecedented narcoleptic pandemic.”

Posted on May 26, 2006 READ MORE


Clinton Portraits
David Scull / From The New York Times

Clintons Balance Married and Private Lives

As Hillary Clinton gears up for a presumed White House run, Bill Clinton has told friends that his number one priority is not to cause her any trouble. The N.Y. Times explores how the former president is attempting to position a future one…

Posted on May 23, 2006 READ MORE


Hillary Clinton and Rupert Murdoch
Clinton: smh.com.au / Murdoch: dnevnik.com.hr

Hillary, ‘Who the Hell Are You?’

Just who is this woman who is accepting a fundraiser thrown by Rupert Murdoch, asks columnist Richard Cohen in this incisive piece.

  • Meanwhile, Hillary defends cozying up with the rabidly right-wing Murdoch: “He’s my constituent.”
    Oh, puh-leeze!

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    Posted on May 11, 2006 READ MORE


    Al Gore magazine covers
    From the Wall Street Journal

    Gore for 2008?

    Favorable publicity surrounding Al Gore’s new global warming movie has contributed to the buzz that the former VP has his sights set on the White House in 2008. A former aide tells the WSJ that he’s been talking about it.

    Posted on May 8, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush Reverses Himself on Gasoline Policy

    In 2000, Bush criticized Clinton for toying with the Strategic Oil Reserve to push down prices—which is exactly what Bush did today. And, oh yeah: he also urged the loosening of environmental rules on emissions to help cut costs.

    Posted on Apr 25, 2006 READ MORE


    Fired CIA Officer Was Top NSC Director

    The CIA officer reportedly fired for leaking classified intelligence information is Mary O. McCarthy, who until 2001 was senior director for intelligence programs at the National Security Council.

    Posted on Apr 22, 2006 READ MORE


    Molly Ivins: Karl Rove’s Early Machinations

    In this classic column from 2000, the Texas columnist uses unearthed testimony from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to expose Karl Rove’s modus operandi back in the 1980s.

    Posted on Apr 17, 2006 READ MORE


    Scheer with Carter

    Playing President

    Don’t miss Robert Scheer’s new book: “Playing President: My Close Encounters with Nixon, Carter, Bush I, Reagan, and Clinton—and How They Did Not Prepare Me for George W. Bush.”

  • With a foreword by Gore Vidal

  • Posted on Apr 11, 2006 READ MORE


    Playing President

    Posted on Apr 6, 2006 READ MORE


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    Chris Matthews to DeLay: ‘I Owe You’

    That’s what the “Hardball” host tells the disgraced representative in a not-meant-for-airing exchange surfaced by the Huffington Post. Also see the sexist comment DeLay made about Hillary Clinton. (video)

    Posted on Apr 5, 2006 READ MORE


    Gore Vidal
    Zuade Kaufman

    ‘This Place Is Broken’

    Gore Vidal on fascism, terrorism and wartime propaganda. Part II of Truthdig’s interview with the award-winning novelist. (earlier: part I)

    Posted on Mar 7, 2006 READ MORE


    Gore Vidal
    Vidal photo: Zuade Kaufman/
    Illustration: Karen Spector

    Gore Vidal on ‘Capote,’ ‘Brokeback Mountain’—and Why ‘Match Point’ Is the Best Picture of 2005

    In a Truthdig interview, America’s most celebrated man of letters weighs in on this year’s Best Picture nominations and recalls his own encounters with Truman Capote. (Or, listen to an expanded podcast version.)

    Posted on Mar 3, 2006 READ MORE


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    From memoriallibrary.com

    Scholars Rate Worst Presidential Errors

    James Buchanan tops the list for failing to avert the Civil War; Clinton comes in at No. 10 for his Lewinsky lie.

    Posted on Feb 20, 2006 READ MORE


    Enron Is Back!

    The scoundrels at Enron might finally get their due with the start of the much-anticipated fraud trial in Houston. Check out some of the columns Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer has written over the course of the scandal.

    Posted on Jan 29, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush-Abramoff Photos Percolating Through Media

    Time magazine describes—but doesn’t publish—pictures of the president and the radioactive lobbyist. | story
    Democrats are sensing blood—the Republican equivalent of Clinton-Lewinsky hug videos.

    Posted on Jan 22, 2006 READ MORE


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