Archive for January, 2005

These children are our future

January 31st, 2005 – 9:56 pm
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This is truly disturbing. The original amendment to the Constitution is the cornerstone of the way of life in the United States, promising citizens the freedoms of religion, speech, press and assembly. Yet, when told of the exact text of the First Amendment, more than one in three high school students said it goes “too […]

Elections in Iraq

January 30th, 2005 – 8:36 pm
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Juan Cole has some great comments about today’s election in Iraq, in which he points out some of the realities that you won’t hear much about from the Bush administration (or the major American news outlets): So if it had been up to Bush, Iraq would have been a soft dictatorship under Chalabi, or would […]

Attacking Iran

January 17th, 2005 – 8:50 pm
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Seymour Hersh, the same reporter who broke the whole Abu Gharib torture story, now brings us the news that U.S. Special Forces are operating inside Iran: In the New Yorker magazine, Hersh says intelligence officials have revealed that Iran is the Bush administration’s “next strategic target”. Hersh says that American special forces have conducted reconnaissance […]

Killing the messengers

January 16th, 2005 – 7:55 pm
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Greg Palast, who is, among other thing, the author of the excellent book The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: The Truth About Corporate Cons, Globalization and High-Finance Fraudsters, has written a scathing piece about the recent firing of five CBS journalists: And who are the journalists whom CBS has burned at the corporate stake? The […]

Kill all the liberals

January 7th, 2005 – 9:40 pm
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David Neiwert has a truly frightening piece up about the increasingly scary talk that’s starting to push it’s way through (after being encouraged by Rove and company). Having made two post-election jaunts to the red state hinterlands of Idaho and Montana, I’m back to report that, well, things are getting ugly out there. In some […]

Criminalizing women who suffer miscarriages?!

January 7th, 2005 – 9:29 pm
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Here’s a noxious bill by an ignorant Republican state legislator from Virginia: It sounds preposterous to talk about criminalizing women who suffer miscarriages, but one Virginia legislator is proposing just that. HB1677, “Report of Fetal Death by mother, penalty” is a bill introduced by John A. Cosgrove (R) of Chesapeake. Cosgrove’s bill requires any woman […]

War profiteering

January 2nd, 2005 – 8:43 pm
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Do you know who the Top Ten War Profiteers of 2004 were? You may be surprised to find out that Halliburton doesn’t top the list.

Bloggers vs. the “real” media (again)

January 2nd, 2005 – 8:33 pm
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In the latest issue of New York Press, Matt Taibbi has a great column that uses Time Magazine’s pathetic choice of President Bush as their “Person of the Year” to make some points about both bloggers and big media. But more often than not, the gripe about bloggers isn’t that they’re unethical. It’s that they’re […]