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Iraq War Roundup (salon) June one of the deadliest monthsAt least 68 U.S. soldiers, Marines and sailors were killed by hostile fire in Iraq, the fifth highest number since the war began, according to Iraq Coalition Casualty C.....- 6/30/2005 6:32:58 PM
Napalm in Iraq-why isn't the Corporate Media covering this? (salon) Background:Covering up Napalm in IraqTwo weeks ago the UK Independent ran an article which confirmed that the US had “lied to Britain over the use of napalm in Iraq”. (6-17-05) Since then, not one Ame.....- 6/30/2005 4:42:21 PM
Bolton Roundup (salon) Bolton Endgame - Will Bush make Bolton a Recess Appointment since Congress won't approve him?The Washington Post reported that our allies so distrust Bolton on the sensitive negotiations over Iran's n.....- 6/30/2005 4:11:57 PM
Backlash from the Bankruptcy Bill-Keep Paying Down Your Credit Cards (salon) Bankruptcy law scaring people into paying down debt - April 25, 2005The credit card industry was patting itself on the back when the new bankruptcy law it has been pushing for finally got passed recen.....- 6/30/2005 3:20:59 PM
American Friends (Quakers) Service Committee Comments on Bush's Iraq War Failure (salon) Last night, faced with documents that discredit his reasons for war and plunging poll figures among the American public, President Bush addressed the nation in the wake of the growing death toll in Ir.....- 6/30/2005 3:03:14 PM
Rep King still pushing his Telcom fantasy- IPI testifies (salon) Today Barry M. Aarons of the Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI) -- an independent, public policy organization based out of Dallas -- submitted written testimony to the Texas House Regulated Industr.....- 6/30/2005 3:00:51 PM
Saddam's Trial Will Mean Problems for the US (salon) Despite the "assumption" that "Saddam Hussein's upcoming trial will validate the Iraq War," warns Robert Weiner, a former Clinton White House public affairs aide and spokesman for .....- 6/30/2005 2:56:05 PM
New Texas Shredding Law- HB 698- Business will have to shred personal information or be fined (salon) PHOENIX, June 30 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Businesses in Texas will have to destroy materials containing personal information before throwing them away, under a new law that goes much further than a recent f.....- 6/30/2005 2:49:54 PM
Who Owns the Roads? Congress Planning to Legislate Private Companies Building State Toll Roads (salon) PHOENIX, June 30 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Businesses in Texas will have to destroy materials containing personal information before throwing them away, under a new law that goes much further than a recent f.....- 6/30/2005 2:18:01 PM
Why is the US House passing bills that affect only one person? (salon) We assumed when we saw the House leap into action to spend time on Terri Schiavo that passing bills that don't benefit all but one person was an anomaly.Here's another- Betty Dick. Making it clear tha.....- 6/29/2005 10:02:27 PM
TX House-State House OKs school plan, 77-70 (salon) Texas students would go back to school on the first day after Labor Day and teachers would get an average pay raise of $1,500, but they\'d also lose extra money for health insurance under legisl.....- 6/29/2005 7:15:31 PM
Presidential Disconnect-About those Troops (salon) Bush in his speech last night contradicted himself regarding troop strength. Paul Rieckhoff- In one breath, the President said, “If our commanders on the ground say we need more troops, I will send th.....- 6/29/2005 4:47:02 PM
Russian Taliban Suspect That was in Gitmo Bay is Suing the United States (salon) Vakhitov, a Muslim cleric, together with other Russian citizens, were sent to Cuba directly from AfghanistanIn his lawsuit, which is being examined in a U.S. civil court, Vakhitov not only demands tha.....- 6/29/2005 4:31:48 PM
Cornyn Votes Against Amendment That Would Prevent EPA From Using Results from Pesticide Tests on Humans (salon) Washington PostThe Senate voted to block the Environmental Protection Agency from using studies that expose people to pesticides when considering permits for new pest killers.By a 60-37 vote, the Sena.....- 6/29/2005 4:24:46 PM
But Cheney Said Afghanistan was a Success- 17 Troops Dead Yesterday in Afghan Crash (salon) Cheney in his CNN "Last Throes" speech"We will succeed in Iraq, just like we did in Afghanistan."Yesterday, before Bush gave his spiritless speech about Iraq. WASHINGTON (Reuters) .....- 6/29/2005 4:01:02 PM
Bush's Labor Department Buried CAFTA Report That Contradicted Their Own Viewpoint (salon) Cheney in his CNN "Last Throes" speech"We will succeed in Iraq, just like we did in Afghanistan."Yesterday, before Bush gave his spiritless speech about Iraq. WASHINGTON (Reuters) .....- 6/29/2005 3:43:51 PM
Harry Shearer Also Makes The Point that the Iraq War Resolution Isn't Only Of Two Choices (salon) Our previous commentHarry Shearer from Huffington Post....the commentary offered since the speech, that which I've been able to catch up with, has offered a full range of opinions--on the right, all t.....- 6/29/2005 3:32:36 PM
Rejected-the notion that Iraq is a bad war but the United States must stay there regardless (salon) In Bush's speech last night, which was the same recycled catch-phrases he always uses, sprinkled liberally with terror, 911 and Bin Laden phrases, he failed to give an exit strategy for leaving Iraq. .....- 6/29/2005 7:24:34 AM
Comments on Bush's Rehashed 911 Forever Speech (salon) NYTimesPresident Bush told the nation last night that the war in Iraq was difficult but winnable. Only the first is clearly true. Despite buoyant cheerleading by administration officials, the military.....- 6/28/2005 11:24:37 PM
Protests in Iraq- Worth it? (salon) Iraqis, holding and throwing empty water bottles and waving banners, protest outside the municipality building in Baghdad, Iraq to call attention to water shortages in the capital city, Sunday, June 2.....- 6/28/2005 6:59:10 PM
As taxpaying citizens, we support the troops (salon) How? Not by putting yellow ribbons on our vehicles, but by encouraging our congressional representatives to provide the proper equipment to protect troops while in combat, as well as providing health .....- 6/28/2005 5:23:15 PM
Do the Troops Mind Being Used as Props to Shore up Bush's Flagging Popularity? (salon) How? Not by putting yellow ribbons on our vehicles, but by encouraging our congressional representatives to provide the proper equipment to protect troops while in combat, as well as providing health .....- 6/28/2005 4:10:00 PM
After a Year, Gitmo Bay Prisoners still in legal limbo (salon) Why is it taking so long for the Bush administration to follow the Supreme Court's rulings for the prisoners to have a fair trial?WASHINGTON - One year ago, the Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling .....- 6/28/2005 3:52:57 PM
Raising the Retirement Age to Cover Social Security Shortfalls? (salon) Ellen Goodman "The New Leisure Class"One of the best-kept secrets is that we have already raised the age of full retirement to 65 1/2. It's increasing gradually until 2027, when it will be 6.....- 6/28/2005 1:44:07 PM
We are a Nation of Law-Regaining Respect (salon) Jeffrey Smith. Law matters, especially in time of war. This is true not only for moral reasons but also because adhering to the rule of law makes us stronger. We are now paying the consequences, ".....- 6/28/2005 1:41:42 PM
Robert Redford on Bush- Spoiled, Narrow, Limited and Arrogant (salon) From Scarborough CountrySCARBOROUGH:  And why do you think the Bush administration has such a blind spot on the environment?  REDFORD:  I mean, look, this is a personal opinion, so it will have to sit.....- 6/28/2005 1:34:52 PM
Troops Prespond to Bush's Speech-Paul Rieckhoff (salon) Huffington PostTonight at Fort Bragg, in front of a backdrop of American service members, President Bush will tell the nation that victory is at hand, as long as we stay the course. Add a banner prais.....- 6/28/2005 12:53:02 PM
Bush Polling at His Lowest- Majority of Americans Want to See him Set a TimeTable to Leave Iraq (salon) Most Americans also think the Iraq War was a mistake, his Social Security "plan" is a bust, don't believe the US is winning against the insurgency, and his approval rating is down. The CNN/U.....- 6/28/2005 12:45:47 PM
Taking on the idea that the US must stay in Iraq or the country will fall into chaos (salon) We've been considering the premise that the United States is forced to stay in Iraq until some condition is met, such as having enough Iraqi security forces to prevent civil war. Meanwhile, buckets of.....- 6/28/2005 1:20:28 PM
Bush Now-Bush Then- Bush Demanded Timetables of Clinton in 1999 (salon) Think ProgressIn 1999, George W. Bush criticized President Clinton for not setting a timetable for exiting Kosovo, and yet he refuses to apply the same standard to his war.George W. Bush, 4/9/99:“Vict.....- 6/28/2005 12:05:29 PM
Have You No Shame, Sir? Karl Rove and the New McCarthyism (salon) In the 1950s the right wing attacked liberals as being communists. In 2005 Karl Rove has attacked liberals as being therapists. Thus is born a kinder and gentler form of McCarthyism....That's how guil.....- 6/28/2005 11:41:41 AM
65% of Republicans, 81% of Independents and 87% of Democrats do not believe the insurgency in Iraq is weakening. (salon) In the 1950s the right wing attacked liberals as being communists. In 2005 Karl Rove has attacked liberals as being therapists. Thus is born a kinder and gentler form of McCarthyism....That's how guil.....- 6/27/2005 7:58:59 PM
Joseph Wilson, husband of Valerie Plame, on the Supreme Court decision not to hear the Miller/Cooper Case (salon) How long has it been that the treasonous act of outing a CIA agent has not come to justice?  Joseph Wilson comments."That two reporters may now have to go to jail is a direct consequence of Presi.....- 6/27/2005 7:56:36 PM
Bogus Terror Alerts in December 2003- CIA thought Al Jazeera was sending secret messages in the crawl (salon) What's astonishing about this isn't that the United States unnecessarily raised the "threat" level for questionable intelligence, but that Tom Ridge said that it was the right thing to do. F.....- 6/27/2005 7:19:24 PM
World Tribunal on Iraq Condemns US, Britain (salon) Arundhati Roy, India's Booker Prize-winning novelist, addresses a news conference in Istanbul June 27, 2005. International anti-war advocates on Monday accused the United States and Britain of war cri.....- 6/27/2005 6:36:16 PM
Iraq War Roundup (salon) 2 U.S. Fliers Die in Iraq Helicopter Crash A  U.S. Apache attack helicopter crashed Monday north of Baghdad, killing both pilots, a day after a series of suicide attacks left nearly three dozen people.....- 6/27/2005 6:29:52 PM
ALA- New Proof that Federal Agents Are and Were Snooping in Local Libraries (salon) In a report released on Monday to widespread mainstream media silence, the American Library Association reported that domestic law enforcement authorities have instigated more than 200 requests for in.....- 6/27/2005 5:54:26 PM
Texas Association of Business and Influencing House Races (salon) Via Off The KuffWhat do they say doesn't count as advocacy? Here's an example.One mailer targeted voters in Bexar County, where Rep. Ken Mercer, a Republican, was running against Democrat Raul Prado a.....- 6/27/2005 5:52:56 PM
Republicans in Congress don't want George Soros to be involved in MLB (salon) Hypocrites, besides overreaching their authorityVia Atrios, the DCCC reports that Republicans are threatening Major League Baseball if it sells the Washington Nationals to a group that includes George.....- 6/27/2005 5:48:28 PM
Bush to the Southern Baptists Convention Annual Meeting (salon) A compassionate society will not sanction the creation of life only to destroy it. We ask, then, why Bush is sending citizens to fight an unjust and iillegal war in Iraq; being pro-life means also .....- 6/27/2005 5:33:08 PM
Does Bush Only Support Democratic Elections When It's a Candidate He Likes? (salon) We've spoken before about the vitriol the US sends towards Venezuala, which is a democracy, because it doesn't like Chavez. The US also deposed the President of Haiti instead of allowing that country .....- 6/27/2005 5:26:22 PM
War's Growing More Unpopular? Bring up 9/11! (salon) The Bush administration can't seem to discuss the failure of the illegal Iraq War lately without trying to link it to 9/11. At this juncture, they can't, because a significant portion of the populatio.....- 6/27/2005 5:18:50 PM
Public Doesn't Want Media To be Cheerleaders for War (salon) The Bush administration can't seem to discuss the failure of the illegal Iraq War lately without trying to link it to 9/11. At this juncture, they can't, because a significant portion of the populatio.....- 6/27/2005 5:16:14 PM
Joe Barton Attempts to Intimidate Scientists on the Global Warming Issue (salon) ChrisMooneyA GOP Abuse of Science--And of Power I am extremely disturbed by this: House Energy and Commerce Committee chair Joe Barton has sent a threatening letter to the heads of the Intergovernment.....- 6/27/2005 4:54:12 PM
Supreme Court Ruled Against Constitution: Eminent Domain-But Remember George Bush Was For Taking People's Homes (salon) Related and the Supreme Court decision on eminent domainThe Supreme Court ruled yesterday that local governments may force property owners to sell out and make way for private economic development whe.....- 6/27/2005 1:43:54 PM
The Midlothian-Erin Brockovich Meeting -Standing Room Only Crowd in Midlothian (salon) Waxahachie Daily LightMIDLOTHIAN - Erin Brockovich spoke to a packed house last night saying she was not in Midlothian to stir up trouble but to open a dialogue with industry and the community over th.....- 6/27/2005 9:14:34 AM
Al-Jafaari, Prime Minister of Iraq-From a Terrorist Group Al-Dawi? (salon) As I mentioned in an article I wrote back in August 2003, the incoming Iraqi Prime Minister, Ibrahim al Jaafari, mistakenly referred to as a ‘moderate' in mainstream US news media accounts, is the lea.....- 6/27/2005 1:13:45 AM
Rendition- Italian Judge Orders 13 CIA Terrorists Arrested (salon) Background - US Government flying prisoners to countries that practice tortureAn Italian judge has ordered the arrest of 13 people linked to the {activateYQinl(this);return false;}" href="http://searc.....- 6/27/2005 12:31:33 AM
The day after the US admits to the UN that it has tortured prisoners, Bush makes a non-torture statement (salon) Another evidence of how disconnected from reality Bush is.YesterdayToday:On United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the United States reaffirms its commitment to the worldwi.....- 6/27/2005 12:13:50 AM
Is the United States Negotiating with Iraqi Terrorists (salon) We use the word terrorist loosely, because of Bush's attempts to equate "insurgents" in Iraq with "terrorists", when those in question may be Iraqi patriots. An article from the Su.....- 6/26/2005 2:05:05 PM
Three Things About Iraq (salon) NYTimesTo have the sober conversation about the war in Iraq that America badly needs, it is vital to acknowledge three facts: The war has nothing to do with Sept. 11. Saddam Hussein was a sworn enemy .....- 6/26/2005 1:34:08 PM
That Secret Air War On Iraq in 2002 Before Congress Was Notified? General Moseley Confirms It (salon) BackgroundTHE American general who commanded allied air forces during the Iraq war appears to have admitted in a briefing to American and British officers that coalition aircraft waged a secret air wa.....- 6/26/2005 1:08:14 PM
Bush Never Has a Political Agenda? McClellan Criticizes the Denver Three (salon) Background:For President George W. Bush, it's bad enough that his campaign to sell Americans on his overhaul of Social Security is not considered a brilliant success.  But now a flap over who got to g.....- 6/26/2005 12:48:00 PM
Potpourri (salon) Undercover at the College Republicans MeetingSometimes it's hard to maintain your sense of humor. Thus, here are some highlights from Rev. Jesse Lee Petersen's speech. (He is the head of BOND: Brother.....- 6/26/2005 12:22:52 PM
Downing Street Memo/Minutes Roundup (salon) Palm Beach Post-Editors, Cover the Memos No topic has funneled more recent outrage to this desk than what have become known as the Downing Street memos. Critics charge that the leaked British intellig.....- 6/26/2005 12:13:48 PM
Karl Rove Roundup (salon) Taking the Fight To Karl- American Service Men and Women Mad at Karl Rove(example)I'm writing you from [Location Withheld] Iraq, about 35 miles NW of Baghdad.. And I'm too tired to give Karl the verba.....- 6/26/2005 12:16:06 PM
Parsing Bush's Radio Address of June 25, 2005 (salon) We've had quite enough of Bush's rhetoric that uses catch phrases, and the same speech recycled over and over. To that end, here's our comments on what he said on June 25. The military track of our st.....- 6/26/2005 11:42:16 AM
Bush's Administration Lacks Credibility and His Staff Won't Stay on Message (salon) The other day Cheney said that the Iraq resistance to occupation was in it's "last throes". Yet Bush said, after that, that we would be in Iraq for a long time, that he won't set a timetable.....- 6/26/2005 11:22:07 AM
Bush Without A Care in the World, (salon) Bush enjoying a night out sans Laura, with Condi, his second wife.  Laura's out of town. An Iraqi boy looks the wreckage of a house that was destroyed by the impact of a car bomb attack in the norther.....- 6/25/2005 8:00:40 PM
From Anti-War Protest in New Orleans (salon) Bush enjoying a night out sans Laura, with Condi, his second wife.  Laura's out of town. An Iraqi boy looks the wreckage of a house that was destroyed by the impact of a car bomb attack in the norther.....- 6/25/2005 1:22:24 AM
Cheney Distortions From the Last Few Days (salon) He said that "They got a brand new facility down at Guantanamo. We spent a lot of money to build it. They're very well treated down there," Cheney said in an interview with CNN."They're.....- 6/25/2005 12:51:07 AM
Is Dick Cheney the New Baghdad Bob? (salon) Editor and Publisher(June 24, 2005) -- Is it just me, or is Vice President Cheney starting to sound like another balding, rose-colored-glasses wearing, war spokesman, Muhammed Saeed al-Sahaf, better k.....- 6/25/2005 12:25:33 AM
Kay Bailey Hutchison Agrees with Rove's Remarks (salon) We question why one of the Senators from our state of Texas would get on board with such ugly comments or does she only represent part of her constituents? She contradicts what she has previously said.....- 6/25/2005 12:21:43 AM
Tom DeLay on Rove's Remarks-And a Few Too Many Under The Table (salon) We question why one of the Senators from our state of Texas would get on board with such ugly comments or does she only represent part of her constituents? She contradicts what she has previously said.....- 6/25/2005 12:03:10 AM
Supreme Court Rules-Now Freeport Ready to Take Property for Private Use (salon) FREEPORT - With Thursday's Supreme Court decision, Freeport officials instructed attorneys to begin preparing legal documents to seize three pieces of waterfront property along the Old Brazos River fr.....- 6/24/2005 8:52:00 PM
Cintra-Zacry seeks Federal Low-Interest Loan for the Trans-Texas Corridor Project (salon) FREEPORT - With Thursday's Supreme Court decision, Freeport officials instructed attorneys to begin preparing legal documents to seize three pieces of waterfront property along the Old Brazos River fr.....- 6/24/2005 8:06:23 PM
TX Legislator Frank Corte Jr Says He Will Propose State Amendment to Limit Local Powers of Eminent Domain (salon) Texas' cultural commitment to private property rights surfaced quickly Thursday as a state legislator moved to blunt the impact of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that local governments may seize land for.....- 6/24/2005 8:03:21 PM
Rove Implied Liberals (Democrats) Want to Hurt the Troops- But Republicans Have Cut Benefits Three Times to Vets (salon) AtriosIf I were motivated by a desire to hurt the troops, I'd underfund the Department of Veterans Affairs. WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Department of Veterans Affairs told Congress that its health care cos.....- 6/24/2005 8:09:27 PM
Does Karl Rove Hate Our Liberties and Our Way of Life? (salon) We have considered this issue for quite some time and the Karl Rove statements have brought our concerns to the fore. Rove would have people drawn into two camps-those who would rush to war and pre-em.....- 6/24/2005 5:21:13 PM
Iraq War Roundup (salon) Suicide bomb attack kills six troops in Iraq -1731 troops killed since the US-led invasion of Iraq. Since Jaafari's government was formed in April, violence has increased. More than 1,000 Iraqis have .....- 6/24/2005 5:01:54 PM
New York's Reaction to Karl Rove Calling Over Half of America Traitors (salon) You Weren't There, Karl, I WasWords cannot express the contempt I feel for Karl Rove and for the chorus of brainless little yappers applauding his recent remarks on liberal reactions to 9/11. I'd like.....- 6/24/2005 4:32:25 PM
Rove's Blatantly Divisive Comments, as Sanctioned by Divider Bush, Roundup (salon) Republican Talking Points Say that Democrats "Blamed America" after 911. - Rove's message had to been approved by Bush, who recently denigrated Democrats and is ratcheting up the noise level.....- 6/24/2005 2:52:34 PM
AP Poll: Majority Says War in Iraq A Mistake-53 Percent (salon) Other findings in the Poll_Who most favors the war: Suburban men, Republicans._Who is most opposed: Those 65 and older, people living in urban areas, unmarried women, those who make less than $25,000 .....- 6/24/2005 2:28:20 PM
Paul Craig Roberts: "If they lied about Ruby Ridge, Waco and Weapons of Mass Destruction In Iraq, Why Should We Believe Them Now?" (salon) Former Asst Sec'y of Treasury Under Reagan Has Doubts About 9/11 StoryPaul Craig Roberts, listed by Who’s Who in America as one of the 1,000 most influential political thinkers in the world, has evolv.....- 6/24/2005 2:13:29 PM
US Acknowledges Torture of Prisoners At Gitmo Bay and Iraq (salon) GENEVA (AFP) - Washington has for the first time acknowledged to the  {function anonymous(){activateYQinl(this);return false;}}" href="http://search.news.yahoo.com/search/news/?p=United+Nations">Unite.....- 6/24/2005 2:06:42 PM
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