Monthly Archives: June 2008

Jim Hightower : Surprise! It’s About the Oil

Bush’s Iraq Oil Grab By Jim Hightower / June 30, 2008 Out of the question. Don’t be silly. Never was a factor. Such are the absolutes that George W, Cheney, Rummy and other Bushites have employed whenever anyone has suggested … finish reading Jim Hightower : Surprise! It’s About the Oil

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Arctic Ice: Going, Going…

This satellite image shows a portion of Canada’s Northwest Passage largely free of ice, as seen by NASA’s Terra satellite on Sept. 15, 2007. Arctic ice has shrunk to the lowest level on record, raising the possibility that the North … finish reading Arctic Ice: Going, Going…

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History : How the Republicans Perfected Their Propaganda System

Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North at Iran-Contra hearings, 1987.Iran-Contra’s ‘Lost Chapter’By Robert Parry / June 30, 2008 As historians ponder George W. Bush’s disastrous presidency, they may wonder how Republicans perfected a propaganda system that could fool tens of millions of … finish reading History : How the Republicans Perfected Their Propaganda System

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AT&T Whistleblower on Congress and FISA

Mark Klein in the offices of his lawyers in San Francisco. Photo by Ryan Singel / Wired.com.Says Spy Bill Creates ‘Infrastructurefor a Police State’By Ryan Singel / June 27, 2008 Mark Klein, the retired AT&T engineer who stepped forward with … finish reading AT&T Whistleblower on Congress and FISA

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New Yorker Report : Covert Operations Against Iran

President Bush shown arriving at the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives National Conference in Washington, June 26, 2008. U.S. congressional leaders agreed late last year to President George W. Bush’s funding request for a major escalation of covert operations … finish reading New Yorker Report : Covert Operations Against Iran

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Gender Bias in the Media

Sexism Sells — But We’re Not Buying It The Women’s Media Center, along with its partners at Media Matters, launched on May 20 “Sexism Sells, But We’re Not Buying It,” a new video and online petition campaign illustrating the pervasive … finish reading Gender Bias in the Media

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What’s In a Name?

Obama volunteers from Columbus, Ohio, who have adopted the middle name Hussein include J. T. Marcum, left, Aaron Barclay, Alex Enderle, Norm Shoemaker and Chelsey McCune. They use the name on the Internet and in greeting one another. Photo by … finish reading What’s In a Name?

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Quote of the Day – the American Dream

“The reason they call it the American Dream is because you have to be asleep to believe it.” George Carlin, 1937 – 2008.

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Only Exceptional People Resist Atrocity

Welcome Home, Soldier: Now Shut UpBy Paul Rockwell There are two kinds of courage in war – physical courage and moral courage. Physical courage is very common on the battlefield. Men and women on both sides risk their lives, place … finish reading Only Exceptional People Resist Atrocity

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Sex Slavery Crackdown in Houston

Jose Benitez, a Houston labor organizer, talks with two women who were victims of sex trafficking outside El Corralon del Chele Paco, a Houston bar targeted in the past for such trafficking. Photo by Sharon Steinmann / Houston Chronicle.120 women … finish reading Sex Slavery Crackdown in Houston

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Frank Rich : Scaring Up the Vote

Illustration by Barry Blitt / The New York Times.If Terrorists Rock the Vote in 2008By Frank Rich / June 29, 2008 Don’t fault Charles Black, the John McCain adviser, for publicly stating his honest belief that a domestic terrorist attack … finish reading Frank Rich : Scaring Up the Vote

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For Your Information

Open Records and the Texas Public Information Act.By nhudson35 / June 28, 2008 The following post on public information in Texas — what it is and how to get it — was published in the Burnt Orange Report. It is … finish reading For Your Information

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