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Dangerous Driving

How Americans Get Around Town

On Friday, “Countdown” aired this troubling video of American soldiers negotiating Iraqi traffic by bumping cars out of the way and driving on the wrong side of the road. The soldiers would rather avoid making themselves stationary targets than build goodwill among the already outraged Iraqis.
(h/t: Crooks and Liars)

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McCain and Hagel

McCain vs. Hagel

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., took turns trash-talking each other’s Iraq proposals on Sunday’s “This Week.” Hagel threw McCain’s words back at him, calling his benchmark plan for Iraq “disingenuous,” while McCain said that, other than his own, “they’re all bad options….”

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Mcdonalds and Starbucks

Starbucks Loses to McDonald’s in Coffee Smackdown

A recent taste test conducted by Consumer Reports found McDonald’s coffee to be flawless, while Starbucks’ offering was “burnt and bitter enough to make your eyes water instead of open.” The coffee giant responded with a nondenial denial: “Choosing a brand of coffee is a personal decision, as taste is subjective.”

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slave trade
virginia.edu

Virginia House Finally Regrets Slavery

Stopping short of a full-blown apology, Virginia’s House of Delegates voted unanimously on Friday to issue a statement of “profound regret” over the state’s role in the slave trade, “the historic wrongs visited upon native peoples” and “all other forms of discrimination and injustice….”

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Retired Generals, Admiral Warn Against Attack on Iran

Three former high-ranking U.S. military men have called on the Bush administration to pursue diplomacy with Iran, saying “an attack on Iran would have disastrous consequences,” a concern shared by a group of 22 physicists, including 12 Nobel laureates, which has asked Congress to restrict the president’s ability to use nuclear weapons against Tehran.

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drivers' license
secureidnews.com

States Revolt Against ID Law

The Real ID Act of 2005 requires all states to meet a national standard for identification cards and participate in a shared database, but some have objected, citing privacy and budget concerns. Maine has led the charge of about a dozen states that may pass laws objecting to and opting out of the federal mandate.

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Market Bombing
news.yahoo.com

Baghdad Bombing Kills 130

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has blamed Saddam loyalists for a market bombing that killed at least 130 people and injured 305. The market is in a predominantly Shiite district. Meanwhile, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani made an appeal for unity.

Posted on Feb 3, 2007 READ MORE


Smith and Dungy

Podcast: Super Bowl Edition

Former All-America linebacker and author Dave Meggysey joins James Harris, Robert Scheer and Joshua Scheer for a discussion on the NFL’s racist history, the black coach milestone and more in this special Super Bowl edition of the Truthdig podcast. Above, Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith (at left) and Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy.

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Super Bowl Edition: Dave Meggysey, James Harris and Robert and Joshua Scheer

Former All-America linebacker and author Dave Meggysey joins James Harris, Robert Scheer and Joshua Scheer for a discussion on the NFL’s racist history, the black coach milestone and more in this special Super Bowl edition of the Truthdig podcast. 

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Rick Perry
news.yahoo.com

Texas Governor Ignores the Zealots

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) has issued an executive order mandating the use of the HPV vaccine, which can help prevent cervical cancer. The conservative Christian’s decree trumps opposition in the Legislature and elsewhere from opponents who feel the treatment encourages premarital sex. Texas will be the first state to require that schoolgirls receive the vaccine.

Posted on Feb 2, 2007 READ MORE


Dr. Susan Solomon
AP / Jacques Brinon

Truthdigger of the Week: Dr. Susan Solomon

Truthdig tips its hat this week to the U.S. government scientist who braved certain backlash from the Bush White House for pushing through the most authoritative report yet on the dangers of global warming. 

Posted on Feb 2, 2007 READ MORE


capital building
friedmanarchives.com

President Wants More Money for the War

The president will ask Congress to approve $245 billion in additional funds for “military and diplomatic operations” in Iraq and Afghanistan over the next two years when he submits his budget on Monday. We’re guessing not much of that would actually be spent on diplomacy.

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Bush sad
sptimes.com

U.S. Invitation to Iraq Summit Lost in the Mail

The Iraqi government has invited Bush administration antagonists Iran and Syria to Baghdad for security talks, which might also include the Arab League and the United Nations. The United States has not received an invitation.

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protest
peakpeak.com

Seattle Loses WTO Case

A jury has found the city of Seattle liable for the unlawful arrests of roughly 175 protesters during the 1999 World Trade Organization meeting, which attracted 50,000 activists. The demonstrators in question were arrested while sitting and singing in a “no protest” park.

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Collage

Weekly Video Roundup

This week our selection of Truthdig-flavored videos contains a hysterical satire of Bush’s State of the Union speech and two revealing then-and-now comparisons: one of John McCain’s hypocrisies and one of Bush’s rhetorical parallels between Iraq and Iran.

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Jon Stewart and John Oliver

Stewart and Oliver Delight in Cheney’s Gay Hypocrisy

Jon Stewart and “Daily Show” correspondent John Oliver gleefully ridicule the vice president’s outrageous dissembling over his lesbian daughter’s pregnancy.

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NIE

NIE Report Paints Bleak Picture of Iraq

A declassified version of the long-awaited new National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq has just gone public. Its findings are grim: It says the term ” ‘civil war’ accurately describes key elements of the Iraqi conflict.” Check out the document (.pdf file).

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Gaza violence
nytimes.com

Gaza Truce Collapses

Violence has erupted in Gaza after a three-day cease-fire between rivals Hamas and Fatah came to an explosive end. At least 10 people have been killed and 120 wounded since the latest round of fighting began on Thursday.

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Intelligence Report Reflects Grim Reality

According to sources familiar with the document, the latest national intelligence estimate paints a bleak picture for Iraq, one that most of us have already come to know from simply following the news.

The summary of information from across the intelligence community says that the situation is perilous, the U.S. has little control and the major cause of violence is not al-Qaida but fighting among Iraqis.

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A Tarantula on Angel Food Cake

Molly Ivins, who died at the end of January from cancer, broke all the rules of polite commentary while gleefully sticking it to the oppressors of the underdogs.

Posted on Feb 1, 2007 READ MORE


Doctors
fox.com

The Health Risks of Modesty

A new study in The Lancet says doctors need to be more aggressive in questioning their patients about sex. According to the authors of the study, sexual problems are often related to serious health risks: “If a man comes in with erectile dysfunction, it can be the tip of the iceberg.”

Posted on Feb 1, 2007 READ MORE


piggy bank
astoriafederal.com

Americans Prefer Swiping to Saving

The annual savings rate dropped to the lowest level in 74 years, the Commerce Department has reported. On average, Americans saved a “negative 1 percent” in 2006, meaning people not only didn’t save but dipped into their savings and borrowed in order to spend more than their income.

Posted on Feb 1, 2007 READ MORE


slaughtered cult members
AP Photo / Najaf Governor Office

Did America Slaughter Iraqi Pilgrims?

A startling new report in The Independent (UK) by respected journalist Patrick Cockburn suggests that a U.S. airstrike may have unnecessarily killed more than 100 members of an ostensibly peaceful Iraqi religious cult.

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Berlusconi and Wife
washingtonpost.com

Hell Hath No Fury Like an Italian Woman Scorned

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi lost his job thanks to his support of the Iraq war and alleged abuses of power, but he had another headache altogether this week. In a letter that appeared on the front page of a major newspaper, Berlusconi’s wife browbeat him for his public flirtations and demanded an apology—which she got.

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Sports Stars Try to Level the Academic Playing Field

Basketball superstar Baron Davis and the Chicago Bears’ Brendon Ayanbadejo have started an organization to raise awareness of the dwindling enrollment of minority students at their alma mater, UCLA. California’s anti-affirmative action Prop. 209 has had a devastating effect: This year’s freshman class of 5,000 contains fewer than 100 African American students, 20 of them on athletic scholarship.

Posted on Feb 1, 2007 READ MORE


Senators Unite on Challenge to Bush’s Troop Plan

Legislators from both sides of the aisle are aligning on a nonbinding resolution by Sen. John Warner of Virginia against Bush’s troop escalation plan. It’s not the stern one Democrats had hoped to pass, but it look like this one has a shot at making it through.

Posted on Feb 1, 2007 READ MORE


Double the Troop ‘Surge’ in Iraq?

A new study by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office concludes that Bush’s “surge” plan could actually add as many as 48,000 troops to Iraq—more than double the number the president has pledged. That’s because all combat units need to be backed up by support troops. (h/t: Defense Tech)

  • Also, the cost of deployment could be five times Bush’s estimate.

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    Bush's Iraq-Iran comparisons

    Bush’s Disturbing Iraq-Iran Parallels

    Olbermann put together a video package that compares Bush’s 2002 rhetoric about Iraq with his 2007 rhetoric about Iran. It’s not pretty.

  • Also, see this Vanity Fair article, which has more frightening news on the topic.

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    Three leaders
    Vanity Fair

    From the Folks Who Brought You Iraq…

    In the new issue of Vanity Fair, experts in and out of the government report that the groundwork for a war against Iran has already been set. “I’ve heard from sources at the Pentagon that their impression is that the White House has made a decision that war is going to happen,” a former CIA counter-terrorism specialist tells the mag.

  • Related: Check out a video of Bush’s disturbing Iraq-Iran parallels

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    Exxon Mobil Posts Record Profit

    The oil company notched an annual profit of $39.5 billion, the largest ever by a U.S. company. You can leave your Ph.D. at home when connecting the dots between this and the Iraq war.

    Posted on Feb 1, 2007 READ MORE


    Joe Biden and Jon Stewart

    The Dude’s A-Biden

    Presidential hopeful Sen. Joe Biden took the hot seat at “The Daily Show” to discuss the explosive comments he made about Hillary, Obama and Edwards in a recent New York Observer interview.

    Posted on Feb 1, 2007 READ MORE


    Even Barney Won’t Play

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    Bad News From Global Warming Experts

    The most authoritative climate change panel, with 2,500 scientists from 130 countries, is expected to project the biggest change in average temperatures in thousands of years. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change believes that even if governments manage to stabilize greenhouse gas emissions, oceans will continue to rise for at least 1,000 years.

    Posted on Feb 1, 2007 READ MORE


    Al Franken
    realcities.com

    Franken Decides to Run for Senate

    Al Franken, the comedian, actor, author and radio host, will seek another title to add to his résumé: United States senator. According to multiple sources, Franken has finally decided to challenge conservative Republican Norm Coleman after years of debating the possibility.

    Posted on Jan 31, 2007 READ MORE


    Joe Biden
    post-gazette.com

    Biden Enters the Race with a Gaffe

    Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., announced his presidential candidacy Wednesday, but he got more attention for a racially charged comment about competitor Barack Obama, calling him “the first mainstream African American [presidential candidate] who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.”

    Posted on Jan 31, 2007 READ MORE


    Iran: Bush’s Next Disaster?

    Although the president claims he has no intention of attacking Iran, his every action indicates otherwise.

    Posted on Jan 31, 2007 READ MORE


    Mitt Romney’s Hypocritical Turnarounds

    In his quest for the White House, the former Mass. governor has flip-flopped on so many positions that he makes John Kerry look good.

    Posted on Jan 31, 2007 READ MORE


    The Slaughter Rules

    Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y, head of the House Rules Committee, is on a mission to restore some semblance of ethics and accountability to Congress.

    Posted on Jan 31, 2007 READ MORE


    Rape Victim Jailed and Denied Contraception

    A rape victim in Florida was thrown in jail for two days when police discovered a warrant accusing her of failing to pay restitution for a theft she committed as a juvenile. A jail worker, allegedly motivated by religious convictions, then refused to give her a crucial dose of the morning-after pill.

    Posted on Jan 31, 2007 READ MORE


    Cartoon Ads Spook Boston

    The Cartoon Network has apologized for causing the biggest security scare in Boston since 9/11. City police thought several battery-powered advertisements placed on behalf of the cable channel might be bombs, a misunderstanding that crippled Boston’s infrastructure after authorities placed the city on high alert.

    Posted on Jan 31, 2007 READ MORE


    Germany Issues Warrants for CIA Agents

    Germany has issued arrest warrants for 13 suspected CIA agents for their roles in the “extraordinary rendition” of Khaled al-Masri. Meanwhile, as public outrage in Europe over the abduction and torture of terror suspects grows more intense, court proceedings in Italy could lead to the indictment of 25 alleged CIA agents.

    Posted on Jan 31, 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


    Molly Ivins
    csus.edu

    We’ll Miss You, Molly

    Molly Ivins died today at the age of 62. As a veteran journalist and columnist, Molly’s sharp tongue and stubborn determination to cut through the bull and fight for what’s right touched the lives of millions. America is poorer for her absence.

    Posted on Jan 31, 2007 READ MORE


    Family Guy with Robertson and Falwell

    Robertson and Falwell Get Left Behind

    This cute, quick clip from “The Family Guy” envisions your favorite “agents of intolerance,” Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson, as the only two humans left on Earth after the Rapture.

    Posted on Jan 31, 2007 READ MORE


    Stephen Colbert and Barry Lando

    Colbert Jostles With Lando (Not Calrissian)

    Stephen Colbert interviews former “60 Minutes” producer Barry Lando, whose book “Web of Deceit” chronicles “the history of Western complicity in Iraq, from Churchill to Kennedy to George W. Bush.”

    Posted on Jan 31, 2007 READ MORE


    Jon Stewart and John Hodgman

    Stewart and Hodgman Probe the Primaries

    Jon Stewart and “The Daily Show’s” “resident expert” John Hodgman explore the implications of several big states’ mobilization to hold earlier primaries.

    Posted on Jan 31, 2007 READ MORE


    Politicos on YouTube

    2008 Hopefuls Find New Media a Mixed Blessing

    This great N.Y. Times story highlights the ways in which White House contenders are having to contend with game-changing technologies like YouTube. (Videos mentioned: Hillary’s national anthem; John Edwards’ primping, etc.)

    Posted on Jan 31, 2007 READ MORE


    Nancy Pelosi
    npr.org

    Nancy Pelosi Returns from ‘Chaotic’ Iraq

    Nancy Pelosi, who just returned from Iraq, told NPR that “what is happening in Iraq is chaos,” adding that after all this time, “We just have to end it.” The speaker of the House also visited Afghanistan and said she supports sending more troops there to fight a resurgent Taliban.

    Posted on Jan 31, 2007 READ MORE


    reconstruction
    dw-world.de

    Tens of Millions Wasted in Iraq

    The latest report from the special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction says tens of millions of dollars have been wasted because of failure and fraud. Among other abuses, the report cites a never-used $48.3-million housing facility, complete with an Olympic-size swimming pool. If Willie Sutton were alive today, he’d head straight to Baghdad.

    Posted on Jan 31, 2007 READ MORE


    Barack Obama
    AP Photo / Seth Wenig

    Obama Proposes Iraq Deadline

    Presidential contender Barack Obama has gotten serious about Iraq after months of public speculation on where he stands. The senator offered legislation Tuesday night that would set a deadline of March 31, 2008, for the withdrawal of all combat brigades from Iraq.

    Posted on Jan 31, 2007 READ MORE


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