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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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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
Social Security-GOP Fails to Address the Problem Bush Promoted-Thomas Bill Does Not Address SS Insolvency (salon) Related: What was that again about the Democrats being the "Party of No"? Absolutely the Party of "No" to gutting of social security by the GOP.For six months, Republicans have tra.....- 6/24/2005 1:42:13 PM
Kristen Breitwiser- Karl Rove's "Understanding of 9/11" (salon) Huffington PostMr. Rove, the first thing that I would like to address is Afghanistan - the place that anyone with a true “understanding of 9/11” knows is a nation that actually has a connection to the.....- 6/24/2005 12:21:39 PM
Rove is Right-There Are Differences (salon) White House spokesman Scott McClellan says that Karl Rove just meant that Democrats and Republicans had "different philosophies" when it comes to their reactions following 9/11. We agree. Ou.....- 6/23/2005 11:49:39 PM
After 1/4 of the Iraqi Parliament Asks for US to Leave, Iraq PM Asks US to Stay (salon) We read the other day that the White House was about to start a propaganda campaign to change people's minds in Iraq. Since then, Bush has denigrated Democrats, Rove denigrated Democrats and Republica.....- 6/23/2005 11:30:29 PM
Iraq Roundup (salon) US troops and Iraqi police secure the scene of a car bomb attack in central Baghdad. Anti-US sentiment is firmly entrenched around the world, mainly because of President George W. Bush and his policie.....- 6/23/2005 10:45:22 PM
Lobbyists for Business Taking Advantage of Republican-Controlled Congress (salon) Take the example of Hewlett-Packard Co. The California computer maker nearly doubled its budget for contract lobbyists to $734,000 last year and added the elite lobbying firm of Quinn Gillespie & .....- 6/23/2005 10:06:34 PM
Impeach Bush-This Administration Has Been A Disaster For Our Country (salon) The recent disclosures of secret memos of meetings involving British Prime Minister Tony Blair's staff have underlined just how cynical and deceitful the people entrusted to lead the United States wer.....- 6/23/2005 10:04:35 PM
The questions to ask about Karl Rove's Despicable Remarks (salon) Why is he, as a spokesman for Bush (who has said he is a uniter and not a divider) saying inflammatory remarks that can only polarize and divide the country? For what purpose?  Why bring up 911, which.....- 6/23/2005 9:42:15 PM
An Honest Conversation:If you will not serve in Iraq, stop expecting someone else to do what you will not (salon) Steve GilliardThis will be brief.We need to be honest here: Iraq is not worth one more dead American.People on the right and left want some deus ex machina to save Iraq, but we have., collectively, co.....- 6/23/2005 9:40:25 PM
Iraq- The Carveup For Oil Begins With British and American Secret Meetings (salon) The Iraq war has so far cost America and Britain £105billion. But the financial clawback is gathering pace as British and American oil giants work out how to get their hands on the estimated £3trillio.....- 6/23/2005 8:09:07 PM
Bush-Aid to Countries Except They Must Agree Not to Prosecute American Soldiers in ICC-Ecuador Says No (salon) Ecuador will not sign a pact to grant U.S. military personnel special immunity from the International Criminal Court, even if that means more aid cuts from Washington, the foreign minister said Thursd.....- 6/23/2005 8:03:33 PM
US Soldiers Planted Weapons on Iraqi Boys and Took Pictures Of It (salon) Sy Hersh:In one case -- after I did Abu Ghraib, I got a bunch of digital pictures emailed me, and – was a lot of work on it, and I decided, well, we can talk about it later. You never know why you do .....- 6/23/2005 7:54:29 PM
Two Years Ago Richard Perle and Rumsfeld Admitted the Iraq Invasion Was Illegal (salon) International lawyers and anti-war campaigners reacted with astonishment yesterday after the influential Pentagon hawk Richard Perle conceded that the invasion of Iraq had been illegal. In a startling.....- 6/23/2005 7:36:19 PM
400 Protesters Turn Out Against Bush's Social Security Snake Oil In Maryland-Another Hand-Picked Audience for Bush (salon) Benson was among more than 400 people who gathered outside the school where Bush was promoting his plan to partially privatize Social Security by allowing Americans to invest part of their Social Secu.....- 6/23/2005 7:33:39 PM
Families of 911 Organization Weighs in on Karl Rove's Comments (salon) FOS11 Statement on Comments Made By Karl Rove As families whose relatives were victims of the 9/11 terror attacks, we believe it is an outrage that any Democrat, any Republican, any conservative or an.....- 6/23/2005 5:44:05 PM
Social Security Private Accounts Called by Any Other Name Are Still Private Accounts (salon) Bush's new tactic in pushing the unpopular private accounts is to have Congress call them something else. You can put dog ears on a cat but it's still a cat.GROW AccountsLatest Social Security Proposa.....- 6/23/2005 3:12:01 PM
Karl Rove Attacks Democrats-What He Would Have Said If He Was Truthful (salon) What Rove, divisive as usual, said:"Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 in the attacks and prepared for war; liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and.....- 6/23/2005 1:07:46 PM
Bush Pre-emptively bombed Iraq in February 2001, one month after taking office (salon) In "self-defense" - Compare with the Downing Street Memo/Minutes InformationWASHINGTON (CNN) -- The U.S.-led airstrike on Iraq Friday had been "working its way up the (military) chain o.....- 6/23/2005 8:03:16 AM
Pentagon is building a teen database with a private company for military recruiting (salon) WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Defense Department began working Wednesday with a private marketing firm to create a database of all U.S. college students and high school students between 16 and 18 years old,.....- 6/22/2005 10:54:22 PM
Senate Global Warming Votes and Heavy Handed Tactics from the Bush White House (salon) National Environmental Trust Comments"This week the U.S. Senate finally stepped up to the plate and acknowledged that the debate on global warming is over and the time to act is now. The only que.....- 6/22/2005 6:04:22 PM
Chet Edwards Votes To Limit Free Speech (salon) House Approves Flag Burning Amendment-Goes to the Senate nowWASHINGTON - The House on Wednesday approved a constitutional amendment that would give Congress the power to ban desecration of the America.....- 6/22/2005 2:58:25 PM
Why is the United States Delaying Interrogating Saddam? (salon) BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) - Iraq's justice minister on Tuesday accused the United States of trying to delay Iraqi efforts to interrogate Saddam Hussein, saying ``it seems there are lots of secrets they w.....- 6/22/2005 2:51:15 PM
Was Bush Using the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast to Recruit Hispanics to War? (salon) We question the appropriateness of using a Prayer Breakfast to promote war, especially from a deserter who didn't take his own responsiblities seriously.RemarksFinally, we see the love of neighbor in .....- 6/22/2005 12:46:16 PM
Ken Tomlinson of CPB labeled PBS shows "Anti-Bush", "Anti-Delay" (salon) Senator Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) spoke on the Senate floor Monday against the politicizing of noncommercial broadcasting and the cutting of its budget.Reading from what he said was raw data from a consul.....- 6/22/2005 12:30:03 PM
Denver Three Still Don't Know Who Kicked Them Out of Bush's Social Security Meeting (salon) Background - Impersonation of a secret service agent never explained by the White House. WH attempting to say the question has already been answered. Individually, they are ordinary citizens and polit.....- 6/22/2005 12:26:50 PM
US Wasted Almost $20 Billion Dollars of Iraqi Funds (salon) The United States handed out nearly $20 billion of  {activateYQinl(this);return false;}" href="http://search.news.yahoo.com/search/news/?p=Iraq">Iraq's funds, with a rush to spend billions in the fina.....- 6/22/2005 11:55:03 AM
Nothing Wrong with Being the Party of "No" (salon) We read Scott McCllelan's attempts to shift Bush's poor argument about social security private accounts to the back of the Democrats by saying "I think what the real question here is: Are Democra.....- 6/22/2005 11:11:38 AM
Car and Roadside Bombings in Houston? Tom DeLay Says Houston Is Like Iraq (salon) Chronicle:"You know, if Houston, Texas, was held to the same standard as Iraq is held to, nobody'd go to Houston, because all this reporting coming out of the local press in Houston is violence, .....- 6/22/2005 10:51:16 AM
Dick Durbin's Apology (salon) Chicago TribuneWASHINGTON, D.C. -- More than most people, a Senator lives by his words, words are the coin of the realm in our profession. Occasionally words will fail us and occasionally we will fail.....- 6/21/2005 11:56:14 PM
Off Color Quip Leaves GoodHair With Red Face (salon) AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry apologized Tuesday for using a vulgar expression that was captured on camera after a Houston TV interview. After the interview was over and Mr. Perry had said you're welcome a.....- 6/21/2005 11:36:58 PM
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