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Saturday, June 23, 2007

IS THE WORLD CRAZY, OR WHAT...? FREEDOM EQUALS AMERICAN STYLE "LAW AND ORDER"? ORWELLIAN DOUBLESPEAK IF I'VE EVER SEEN IT...! REAL HOLLYWOOD SPIN.

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What Every American Should Know About Iraq

By David Michael Green

While many can imagine political leaders making mistakes,
most Americans find it inconceivable that an American president
could actually put personal or political interests ahead of the
national interest or the welfare of the troops, especially on so
grave an issue as war and peace. Continue

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Americans Unready to Revolt, Despite Revolting Conditions

By Joel S. Hirschhorn

The latest NBC/Wall Street Journal national poll results vividly
show a population incredibly dissatisfied with their nation’s political
system. In other countries in other times such a depressing level
of confidence in government would send a signal to those running
the government that a major upheaval is imminent. But not here
in the USA. Why? Continue

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The Battle of Gaza

By Mike Whitney

In less than 24 hours of fierce street-fighting, Bush’s proxy-army
in Gaza was routed by armed units of Hamas. It was a stunning
defeat for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, and for
US-Israeli policymakers who have done everything in their
power to overturn the “free and fair” election of the Hamas
government. Continue

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War Foretold: Mark Twain and the Sins of Our Race

By Ramzy Baroud

When I resorted to Mark Twain's writings I attempted to
escape, at least temporarily from my often distressing
readings on war, politics and terror. But his "The Mysterious
Stranger", although published 1916, still left me with an
eerie feel. The imaginative story calls into question beliefs
that we hold as a "matter of course" - a favorite phrase of
his. It summons the awful tendencies of "our race": our
irrational drive for violence, be it burning 'witches' at the
stake or engaging in wars that only serve the "little monarchs
and the nobilities." Continue

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In the Absence of Reason

By Charles Sullivan

My coworkers are good people, but they are sadly misinformed
about the world in general, and things political in particular.
They have subscribed to the mythos that the United States
can do no wrong, and that the actions of the government in
the Middle East, and elsewhere, are not only justified, but
sanctified by god. That is the thinking behind manifest
destiny. Continue

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The Reign of Tyrants Is at Hand

Paul Craig Roberts

The Bush regime has concluded that a conventional attack
on Iran would do no more than stir up a hornet’s nest and
release retaliatory actions that the US could not manage.
The Bush regime is convinced that only nuclear weapons can
bring the mullahs to heel. Continue

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Tyranny and the Military Commissions Act

By Jacob G. Hornberger

In Star Wars, Episode 3, in response to the Senate’s grant
of sweeping powers to Chancellor Palpatine, Padme declares,
“So this is how liberty dies: with thunderous applause.”
The same may be said about the Military Commissions Act
(MCA) that was recently enacted by Congress – that this
is how freedom ends, with or without the applause. Continue

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Putin’s War-whoop: The impending clash with Russia

By Mike Whitney

“What is a ‘unipolar’ world? It is world in which there is one
master, one sovereign--- one center of authority, one center
of force, one center of decision-making. And at the end of the
day this is pernicious not only for all those within this system,
but also for the sovereign itself because it destroys itself from
within. Continue

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Robert Parry: Bush's Mafia Whacks the Republic

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Iraqis to Bush: “You have left us with nothing”

By Mike Whitney

“Never had I fathomed, not even in my remotest imagination,
that a day will come when God's houses will be attacked and
destroyed. The way they are today, in Iraq...Never. Continue

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The Martyr of Mosul

By Patrick J. Buchanan

For the martyrdom of Christianity in its birth cradle, blame must
fall heavily upon the men who conceived this misbegotten war.
Continue

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The New York Times: Don't Veto, Don't Obey

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The New York Times: Mr. Bush's Stem Cell Diversion

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"SiCKO": The Profits of Life and Death

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Talk shows influence immigration debate

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Ghost of '86 failure haunts bid for immigration reform

USATODAY.com - Fri Jun 22, 12:22 AM ET

Hovering over the Senate immigration debate like a malignant
ghost is the near total failure of the last attempt to bring
immigration under control — a train wreck of a plan passed
in 1986. Then as now, the heart of the plan was a legalization-
for-enforcement trade-off. Roughly 3 million illegal immigrants
were offered legal status in exchange for supposedly tough
new enforcement procedures to stem the flow of undocumented
immigrants.

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Cheney's Not in the Executive Branch? Sounds Good to Me!

HuffingtonPost.com

By now you've heard about Dick Cheney's fascinating new legal
argument that he's not in the executive branch, so he doesn't have
to comply with executive secrecy rules. I'm not always Rahm
Emanuel's biggest fan, but his plan to cut executive-branch
funding for the VP's office is a very sensible response. On
the other hand, let's not be hasty about this. After all, if
Cheney's not in the Executive Branch he can't claim executive
privilege.

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"Sicko" Campaign Asks: Who Will Fix U.S. Health Care System?

The Nation -- Former newspaper and magazine editor Michael Moore's
"Sicko" is a staggeringly powerful piece of journalism -- yes,
journalism, in the truest sense of what the craft can and should do.

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The Young Invincibles

They’re young and healthy, and insurance is expensive. As long as they
don’t catch the flu, slip on the ice, crash a bike, snowboard into a tree,
rupture an appendix, or get hit by a bus, everything will be fine. Right?

By David Amsden

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The Mind in ChainsWhy They Want to Fire Ward Churchill

By EVA Liddell

When countries all over the world were ending slavery by peaceable
means Lincoln needed to kill seven hundred thousand Americans to
do it. One of the most important myths coming out of the university
system is sustaining the Lincoln Mythos which underpins our
Democracy Mythos. Continue

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Goodbye to the city upon a hill and to its fabled economy

By Paul Craig Roberts

The U.S is being destroyed. Many U.S citizens are unaware, others
are indifferent, and some intend it. The destruction is across the
board: the political and constitutional system, the economy, social
institutions including the family itself. Continue

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CIA Archives Reveal a Lawless Past

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Maureen Dowd: A Vice President Without Borders,Bordering on Lunacy

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Frank Rich: They'll Break the Bad News on 9/11

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Late Night Political Jokes - Late Night Jokes UpdatedDaily

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A CONVENIENT (I HOPE) TABLE OF CONTENTS OF
F. SCOTT SINCLAIR'S NOVELS

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