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State of Emergency Declared in Baghdad

The Iraqi government ordered everyone off the streets of the Iraqi capital after insurgents set up roadblocks in central Baghdad and opened fire on U.S. and Iraqi troops outside the Green Zone. Dozens of deaths were reported around the country in this one day alone.

Posted on Jun 23, 2006 READ MORE


Alternet’s 10 Signs of the Impending Police State

An indispensible roundup, and it’s not just The War and The Spying. Alternet also points to presidential signing statements, free speech zones, the Internet clampdown, and touchscreen voting machines.

Posted on May 27, 2006 READ MORE


Bush Increases Use of ‘State Secrets’ Privilege to Quash Lawsuits

The administration is using this tactic at a rate of three lawsuits per year—purportedly to keep national security information safe. But one expert says that in cases like these, “the principal concern of the classifiers is not with national security, but with governmental embarrassment of one sort or another.”

Posted on May 25, 2006 READ MORE


Albright Criticizes Bush’s Religious Absolutism

The former secretary of state says that Bush has alienated Muslims around the world with his use of Christian dogma to discuss foreign policy.

Posted on May 23, 2006 READ MORE


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Jon Stewart Debriefs Madeleine Albright

“The Daily Show” host gets the skinny from the former secretary of state on Bush’s “consultation” with over a dozen former White House advisors. Scary part: Albright says Bush was exactly the way he sounds on TV.

Posted on May 4, 2006 READ MORE


U.S. Report: Extremists Push for Terror Haven in Iraq

The U.S. State Department’s annual report on worldwide terrorism said Sunni and Shiite extremists groups are working inside Iraq to create a terrorist haven. Also, the report names Iran as the world’s top state sponsor of terrorism.

Posted on Apr 28, 2006 READ MORE


Tenn. Backs Anti-Abortion Step

Right on the heels of South Dakota, the Tennessee Legislature is moving to ban abortion.

Posted on Mar 10, 2006 READ MORE


Israel Unveils Plan to Encircle Palestinian State

Unsettling prospects: “If the Jewish state were to annex all of the Jordan Valley, which is dotted with small settlements, it would leave a future Palestinian state on the West Bank entirely surrounded by Israel and without a direct link to neighbouring countries.” | story

Posted on Feb 8, 2006 READ MORE


Righteous Opportunism

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