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Bush Goes Out With a Thud

George W. Bush, the president who lied America into a war that will end up costing trillions of dollars, scolded the Democratic-controlled Congress in his final State of the Union address on Monday for undermining “the people’s trust in their government” with too many pet projects. Now that’s chutzpah, coming from a man who never met a spending bill he didn’t like unless it had to do with stem cells and sick children.

Posted on Jan 29, 2008 READ MORE

Sorry State of the Union

Posted on Jan 28, 2008 READ MORE

Economy Takes Priority in Bush’s Last State of the Union Speech

Sometimes it’s useful to let a story’s own lead speak for itself. Take, for example, the doozy of a question that opens Sheryl Gay Stolberg’s New York Times article about Bush’s economic focus in Monday’s State of the Union address: “Will George W. Bush be remembered as the president who lost the economy while trying to win a war?”

Posted on Jan 27, 2008 READ MORE


Follow the 16 Words

The Washington Post continues to investigate the now infamous 16 words the president used to help make his case for war. It’s not surprising to read that the Niger uranium claim was bogus, but it is disconcerting to learn just how many people in the intelligence community knew it all along.

Posted on Apr 3, 2007 READ MORE

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AP / Charles Dharapak

The Said and the Unsaid

The most instructive way to interpret Bush’s State of the Union speech is to focus on what he didn’t say.

Posted on Feb 12, 2007 READ MORE

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State of the Union Satire

James Adomian returns with another dead-on sendup of Bush’s address. Watch it. Don’t miss the Democratic response at the end. (Also, watch Adomian’s 2006 version)

Posted on Jan 29, 2007 READ MORE

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AP Photo / Denis Poroy

Annie Nelson on the ‘Fuel That Doesn’t Kill Us’

Annie Nelson, wife of Willie Nelson and co-chairperson of the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance, speaks to Truthdig about stomaching the State of the Union and the myth that alternative fuels are years away.

Posted on Jan 28, 2007 READ MORE

Robert Scheer

Podcast: Alternative Energy, the State of the Union and More

Robert Scheer joins Truthdig contributors James Harris and Joshua Scheer for a conversation on the State of the Union, alternative energy, Nancy Pelosi, Iraq and more.

Posted on Jan 26, 2007 READ MORE

Even Republicans Resist Bush Appeal

Despite his State of the Union plea to give the Iraq war another chance, the president is suffering defections from his own party, including a number of GOP senators who have emboldened Democrats in their fight against Bush’s planned escalation of the war.

Posted on Jan 24, 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

Jim Webb

Democrats’ Response to State of the Union: ‘We Will Be Showing Him the Way’

During his response to President Bush’s State of the Union address, Sen. Jim Webb (shown above with congressional leaders Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. Nancy Pelosi) referred to the crises of division and war faced by two of history’s better Republican presidents, Teddy Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower, and then issued an ultimatum to the current occupant of the White House. Watch it.

Posted on Jan 23, 2007 READ MORE

Powell: State of the Union

Posted on Jan 23, 2007 READ MORE


Brad Friedman: Stop Whining and Start Leading

If Congress wants to be treated like a coequal branch of government, it has to act like one, and Bush’s State of the Union address is the perfect time to start.  Pictured above, Sen. Jim Webb, who will deliver the Democratic response to the president’s speech.

Posted on Jan 20, 2007 READ MORE


Olbermann: Who does Bush ‘think he’s F’n kidding?’

The MSNBC anchor uses a clip from Bush’s own State of the Union address to contradict the president’s claim on Monday that he never made a direct connection between 9/11 and Saddam Hussein.
Olbermann then says: “Who does the president think he’s F’n kidding?”
Hats off to Olbermann for showing the backbone that is so often absent in media coverage of the president’s claims.

Posted on Mar 21, 2006 READ MORE


Bush Sneaks Social Security Privatization Into Budget

The president put in the $700-billion proposal without announcement or fanfare. | story
Perhaps he thought no one would notice? Maybe he missed the standing ovation Democrats gave the sinking of that scheme during his State of the Union speech? | video 

Posted on Feb 9, 2006 READ MORE

Bush’s Hypocrisy on Oil

We agree with Arianna and the Washington Post on their incredulity about Bush’s plan to wean the U.S. off oil.

Posted on Feb 3, 2006 READ MORE

Kucinich on the State of the Union

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) blasts the president’s speech in an exclusive Truthdig podcast. | podcast

Posted on Jan 31, 2006 READ MORE

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Illustration by Karen Spector

Lying About the State of the Union

As our government renames a civil liberties-trampling spying program and suppresses the results of its own studies, Americans are being left in an information vacuum regarding the true state of our union.

Posted on Jan 31, 2006 READ MORE

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‘State of the Union’ Satire Burns Up Internet

A hilarious, pitch-perfect satire of the upcoming State of the Union address draws 26,000 viewers in just over 12 hours. | video

Posted on Jan 27, 2006 READ MORE

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