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Litvinenko
channel4.com

Mysteriously Poisoned Spy Dies, Mysteriously

Alexander V. Litvinenko is dead after suffering an extensive illness he believed was caused by poisoning.  A former KGB agent, Litvinenko had become critical of the Russian government. He began feeling ill after meeting in London with two Russians and an Italian security specialist.

Posted on Nov 24, 2006 READ MORE


Videocast: Gore Vidal on the Kennedy Assassination, Castro and More

In this excerpt from the Truthdig interview, Gore Vidal speaks with Robert Scheer about the Kennedy assassination, Castro and imperialism.  For the full video, go to www.truthdig.com and click on “interviews.”

Posted on Nov 24, 2006 READ MORE


Iraq carnage
news.yahoo.com

Thanksgiving Massacre in Baghdad Kills 161

A series of coordinated car bombings and mortar attacks in Baghdad’s Sadr City killed at least 157 161 people and injured 257 (source: AP).  Shiite militia members responded to the attacks with their own mortar barrage on the holiest Sunni shrine in Baghdad, making this one of the most violent days in Iraq since the U.S. invasion.

Posted on Nov 23, 2006 READ MORE


JFK
dhm.de

Eclectic Crowd Marks JFK Anniversary

About 300 people made their way to Dallas’ Dealey Plaza on Wednesday to observe the 43rd anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.  The mix of people included everyone from amateur historians to Elvis impersonators.

Posted on Nov 23, 2006 READ MORE


K Street
svt.se

K Street Hysteria

The power shift in Washington has sent lobbying firms scrambling to snap up Democrats, and left some interest groups—the pharmaceutical industry, for instance—wondering who their friends are.  On the other hand, Melinda Pierce, who lobbies for the Sierra Club, couldn’t be happier.

Posted on Nov 23, 2006 READ MORE


Hastert
cnn.com

Hastert Steps Down, but Not Out

The man who held the post of speaker longer than any Republican in history is now but one of a multitude, serving out his last days in the Congress he helped to lose.  Denny Hastert’s refusal to retire makes him a historical oddity, since House speakers typically end their reigns by either resigning or dying.

Posted on Nov 23, 2006 READ MORE


Cheney
usnews.com

Where Is Dick Cheney?

Iraqi state TV has reported that the vice president is in Iraq for a surprise Thanksgiving visit with the troops, but the U.S. embassy and the Pentagon deny the claim.

Posted on Nov 23, 2006 READ MORE


Outlawed

‘Outlawed: Extraordinary Rendition’

Watch this harrowing personal account of the extraordinary rendition and torture of a Guantanamo detainee. (h/t: COA News)

Posted on Nov 23, 2006 READ MORE


Powell - Thanksgiving Travel Trauma

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Thanksgiving Revenge
Mike Luckovich

Molly Ivins: Thanks—No, Seriously

In keeping with the season, we can start by expressing our appreciation to the right-wingers for the chuckles they’ve given us since Election Day.

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Joe Conason: Bush’s Strange Vietnam Visit

What may be remembered someday as one of the strangest moments of George W. Bush’s presidency took place last week in Vietnam, when he chose to mention the American defeat there in the same breath as our failing occupation of Iraq.

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Ellen Goodman: Men Are From Mars, Women Want to ‘Make Things Better’

Post-election polls show that while men were angry at Bush, women cast their votes seeking real improvement.  But will the Democrats be able to deliver on women’s expectations?

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Marie Cocco: The USDA’s Awkward Timing

It hasn’t the zesty political punch of that Reagan-era effort to turn ketchup into a vegetable. But really, could there be a more unfortunate time for the Agriculture Department to banish the word “hunger” from its description of people who are, well, hungry?

Posted on Nov 22, 2006 READ MORE


EU Rules Financial Spying Program Illegal

A European Union oversight committee has concluded that the data sharing program between the U.S. and a European financial consortium broke the law by violating the civil liberties of European citizens.  The decision may prompt the EU’s ruling body to sue Belgium for allowing the program to continue.

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Drug War Claims Life of 92-Year-Old Woman

Confused and panicked by plainclothes police officers attempting to serve a warrant, the elderly woman shot three police officers before being killed herself. A new Cato Institute report estimates that 40,000 such paramilitary-style raids take place each year—courtesy of America’s criminally wrongheaded approach to drug control.

Posted on Nov 22, 2006 READ MORE


Marines
rsu.edu

Marine General Calls for Larger Force

The new Marine commandant has said the corps must have more members to meet its requirement in Iraq, or it is likely to suffer long-term consequences.  While the Army has routinely extended deployments for its troops in Iraq, the Marines have limited the practice in an attempt to give members more time at home than at war.

Posted on Nov 22, 2006 READ MORE


Richard Dreyfuss

Dreyfuss Schools America

During “Real Time With Bill Maher,” actor Richard Dreyfuss gave the country a lesson in civics and defense against indoctrination. Watch it. (part 1, part 2)

Posted on Nov 22, 2006 READ MORE


Eric Keroack
From abstinence.net

The Family Un-Planner

Slate calls Bush’s new family planning chief, Dr. Eric Keroack, a “crazy” choice for the job. And reading Slate’s profile, it’s clear that Bush’s selection is akin to making Jack Abramoff head of an ethics reform panel.

Posted on Nov 22, 2006 READ MORE


Death Squads

‘The Death Squads’

UPDATE: Google has removed the video.
Watch this chilling, full-length documentary (produced by UK’s Channel 4) showing Shiite militia groups waging a campaign of ethnic cleansing in Baghdad. It contains footage and details never before seen in the West. Watch it, and read the accompanying article.

Posted on Nov 22, 2006 READ MORE


HIV-infected Ugandan boy
Marco Longari /AFP

AIDS Rises With Abstinence Push

HIV infection rates were dropping for a decade in Uganda until that country began emphasizing abstinence over condom use—like in Bush & Co.‘s Bible-based, sexually prudish mandates. HIV rates are now on the rise again.

  • Don’t bother Bush with facts; his mind is made up.

  • Posted on Nov 22, 2006 READ MORE


    WSJ chart

    How’d the Pollsters Do?

    The Wall Street Journal has a great interactive chart showing how major political pollsters’ results compared with actual Senate race tallies. The big losers: Reuters/Zogby.

    Posted on Nov 22, 2006 READ MORE


    Elephant fetus
    The Daily Mail

    Animals Pictured in the Womb

    Using a cutting-edge array of 3-D ultrasound scans and tiny cameras, a British production team has produced images of the entire gestation process of many different animals, like this developing elephant (above). The images are to air on National Geographic next month.

    Posted on Nov 22, 2006 READ MORE


    3,709 Iraqi Civilians Killed In Oct., U.N. Says

    It’s the highest monthly toll since the March 2003 U.S. invasion. That’s more than 100 people killed per day, often after being tortured.

    Posted on Nov 22, 2006 READ MORE


    Powell - Bush’s Memoirs

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    Michael Richards Back in the Day

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    Morgan

    Melanie Morgan Takes Aim at Pelosi

    Radio host Melanie Morgan launches a right-wing tirade against Nancy Pelosi, saying: “We’ve got a bull’s-eye painted on her big, wide, laughing eyes.”  Later in the clip, the pundits on the show are then too fixated by a discussion of Pelosi’s style of blinking to offer a more nuanced critique of House leadership.

    Posted on Nov 22, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush and Maliki
    huffingtonpost.com

    An Awkward Rendezvous

    President Bush is set to travel to Jordan next week for a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.  The event might be a bit uncomfortable for the pair, now that the Iraqi government has responded to the flirtations of Iran and Syria.

    Posted on Nov 22, 2006 READ MORE


    Whitmann
    newyorktimes.com

    Lieberman Hires Political Opportunist

    We can’t say we’re surprised that Joe Lieberman has chosen as his spokesman an ideological acrobat—the only Jew ever to serve as chief lobbyist for the Christian Coalition.  The New York Times describes Marshall Wittmann as “a Trotskyite turned Zionist turned Reaganite turned bipartisan irritant turned pretty much everything in between….”

    Posted on Nov 22, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush
    AP Photo / Charles Dharapak

    Robert Scheer: In the Shadow of Ho Chi Minh

    President Bush has said many dumb things in defense of his Iraq policy. Citing the Vietnam War as a model, however, is perhaps his most ludicrous yet.

    Posted on Nov 21, 2006 READ MORE


    Robert Altman
    latimes.com

    Robert Altman Dead at 81

    The auteur filmmaker behind “MASH” died of complications from cancer.  An unconventional artist, Altman was nominated for five best-directing Academy Awards over the years, and won an honorary statue this year.

    Posted on Nov 21, 2006 READ MORE


    U.N. Says 39.5 Million People Have HIV

    It’s spreading fastest in Eastern and Central Asia and Eastern Europe, but almost two-thirds of the world’s cases are in sub-Saharan Africa. “AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria make up the deadliest triad the world has known,” said the U.N.‘s Kofi Annan.

    Posted on Nov 21, 2006 READ MORE


    College GOP’ers to Offer Caucasian Scholarship

    From a Boston University paper: “Looking to draw attention to what they call the ‘worst form of bigotry confronting America today,’ ” the school’s “Republicans are circulating an application for a ‘Caucasian Achievement and Recognition Scholarship’ that requires applicants be at least 25 percent Caucasian.”

    Posted on Nov 21, 2006 READ MORE


    French going unwed
    From Molly Moore / The Washington Post

    More French Couples Going Unwed

    Marriage rates in France are about 45 percent below U.S. levels. Whence the trend? Theories: This (French) generation’s nearly universal rejection of religion, and a massive migration to more independent-friendly urban areas.

  • Despite warnings from religious conservatives, society hasn’t crumbled in tandem with marriage rates.
  • Also, out-of-wedlock births are up in the U.S.—and not only to teens, but to mothers choosing to put off marriage.

  • Posted on Nov 21, 2006 READ MORE


    Fox News shoves

    Fox News Reporter Elbows Drunk Fan

    Sorry, we couldn’t resist—too delicious. (And for the record: We’re not ranking on Fox News. The reporter was probably justified.)

    Posted on Nov 21, 2006 READ MORE


    Fox Preps Conservative ‘Daily Show’

    Fox News Channel is teaming with Joel Surnow (the creator of “24”) to create a right-wing version of “The Daily Show.”

  • With the Dems in power, this might actually be a good thing; it could force the weakest links of the party to acknowledge and deal with their myriad failings.

  • Posted on Nov 21, 2006 READ MORE


    Kramer

    ‘Kramer’ Apologizes for Racist Tirade

    Michael Richards (Kramer from “Seinfeld”) went on David Letterman to try to make amends for repeatedly hurling the N-word at African-Americans at a recent stand-up performance.

  • The only winner in this situation: Mel Gibson, who’s breathing a little easier now that he’s got company in Camp Intolerance.

  • Posted on Nov 21, 2006 READ MORE


    Bruno

    Liked Borat? Get Ready for Bruno

    Sacha Baron Cohen (aka Borat) has secured a salary in excess of $30 million for his next film, in which he will portray Bruno, the gay “voice of Austrian youth TV,” who mercilessly mocks denizens of the U.S. fashion and entertainment industry.

    Posted on Nov 21, 2006 READ MORE


    Gore Vidal
    Zuade Kaufman/Truthdig

    Gore Vidal: Living Through History

    Iconic author and historian Gore Vidal speaks with Robert Scheer about his new memoir, “Point to Point Navigation,” and the events that shaped his life and his country, from war with Hitler to the “waking nightmare” of Iraq.

    Posted on Nov 21, 2006 READ MORE


    Marie Cocco: America Chose Choice

    From the defeat of South Dakota’s blanket ban on abortion to the victory of pro-choice candidates, the voters sent a strong message on Election Day: Choice is in the mainstream of American values.

    Posted on Nov 21, 2006 READ MORE


    Jabari Asim: Same Old Party

    The Republicans’ choice of Trent Lott for minority whip exposes the party’s disingenuous lip service to black voters for what it is.

    Posted on Nov 21, 2006 READ MORE


    Mr. Fish - McCain’s Campaign Promise

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    atheists
    wired.com

    The Rising Stars of Atheism

    This month’s Wired explores the reinvigorated atheism movement and the three men behind it, including Truthdig contributor Sam Harris.

    Posted on Nov 20, 2006 READ MORE


    OJ and Murdoch

    Not Worth the Trouble

    News Corp. has canceled the publication of O.J. Simpson’s hypothetical misadventure “If I Did It,” along with its accompanying TV special.  After making the announcement, Rupert Murdoch apologized to the families of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown-Simpson for the “ill-considered project.”

  • Earlier: Truthdig names O.J. “Sicko of the Week.”

  • Posted on Nov 20, 2006 READ MORE


    What Family Planning Czar Believes

    Bush’s new appointee for the head of family planning services authored this slide show on how too much sex essentially causes brain damage. He also opposes contraception—for married couples.

    Posted on Nov 20, 2006 READ MORE


    Paris and Osama

    Reminder: Bush Is No Fiscal Conservative

    Federal spending is up 40 percent since President Bush took office. So, what are Bush’s true fiscal priorities? Well, to paraphrase Bill Maher, he gives a lot to Paris Hilton types, and he spends even more Posted on Nov 20, 2006 READ MORE


    Speaking of Iran…

    Iran has invited the Iraqi and Syrian presidents to Tehran for a weekend summit to figure out how to curb the violence in Iraq. The invite is being regarded as another example of the newly empowered Iran upstaging potential U.S. efforts toward the same end.

    Posted on Nov 20, 2006 READ MORE


    Opinions Diverge Wildly on Iran

    Whereas Tod Koppel and WashPo reporter Robin Wright both reject a military option with Tehran as unrealistic, an American Enterprise Institute fellow writes, “WE MUST bomb Iran.”

    Posted on Nov 20, 2006 READ MORE


    Hersh: CIA Has No Firm Evidence of Iran Nuke Drive

    The CIA has found no hard evidence of a secret drive by Iran to develop nuclear weapons, The New Yorker’s Sy Hersh reports.

  • Also, Hersh reports that Cheney has vowed to circumvent Congress and pursue military options against Tehran.

  • Posted on Nov 20, 2006 READ MORE


    Orgasm day
    From globalorgasm.org

    Calif. Couple Call for Orgasm for Peace

    Two peace activists are encouraging everyone in the world to have an orgasm on Dec. 22 while focusing on world peace.

  • Hey, even if it doesn’t work, the means will justify the means.
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    Posted on Nov 20, 2006 READ MORE


    Nicaragua Abortion Law Leaves Women and Doctors With No Options

    Abortions were already illegal in Nicaragua, but today a law passed removing an exception in the previous law, which allowed a woman to obtain an abortion legally with the approval of three doctors who confirmed that the woman’s life was in danger.  Many conservatives in government advocated 30-year prison terms for women who terminate their pregnancies and the doctors who perform the abortions, but the stricter prison terms did not pass. Currently the punishment is a six-year prison term.  An estimated 32,000 illegal abortions are performed in Nicaragua each year.

    Posted on Nov 20, 2006 READ MORE


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