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Glen Rose Food Bank (salon) Had occasion to visit the Glen Rose Food Bank today for the first time and was very impressed. The Food Bank is housed in a buildilng to the side of the United Methodist Church downtown, and had eager.....- 5/24/2005 2:59:05 PM
McClellan Backs Away From his Irrational Statements about Newsweek (salon) Background: Now he's trying to pretend he never said his inflammatory statements about Newsweek, but it's recorded on the White House press corps transcripts.NEW YORK At a White House press briefing T.....- 5/24/2005 2:52:09 PM
Social Security- People Unclear On the Concept in Greece, New York (salon) Social Security is an safety-net insurance program, and not an investment program. The hand-picked people attending Bush's Roadshow don't understand that and Bush, eager to gut Social Security, doesn'.....- 5/24/2005 2:42:20 PM
Bush Doctrine Meets North Korea (salon) North Korea says it won't rule out a pre-emptive attack. The North poured out anti-American rhetoric — a tactic it has used in the past before entering negotiations — by claiming that Washington's &qu.....- 5/24/2005 1:35:31 PM
Henry Cisneros 21 million dollar investigation-still open after years (salon) Henry Cisneros, whne applying for a Cabinet job, lied about how much he paid a former mistress to the FBI. He pled guilty to a misdemeanor and was later pardoned by Clinton in 2001. There is still an .....- 5/24/2005 1:27:51 PM
Congress Wants Government to Seize Your Private Records Without a Judge's Consent (salon) New provisions to the Patriot Act, which is being discussed in private meetings that the public is not privy to.The Senate intelligence committee is scheduled to hold a closed session on Thursday to b.....- 5/24/2005 12:20:53 PM
Vouchers for Kids in Private Schools, No Textbooks for Kids in Public Schools (salon) What are Texas priorities?Two bills, one SB 422 will let children in the state's largest school districts use taxpayer supported vouchers to attend private schools, as an amendment to the TEA bill add.....- 5/23/2005 10:58:24 PM
They Fight Because They're Being Defeated? (salon) BushAnd if I may ask you, Mr. President, as you know, the casualties of Iraq is again high today -- 50 more people dying. Do you think that insurgence is getting harder now to defeat militarily? Thank.....- 5/23/2005 10:18:22 PM
Height of Hypocrisy: Bush Seeks Money for New Nuclear Weapons While Pointing Fingers at Other Countries (salon) Heard of the nuclear "bunker buster", aka Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator weapon? The House of Representatives will be voting to approve this nuclear weapon on Wednesday.  What is RNEP?The U.....- 5/23/2005 10:08:45 PM
Anyone Can Grow Up to Be In Political Office-If They Have 10 Million Bucks (salon) - 5/23/2005 9:48:48 PM
SBC Bill Defeated (salon) - 5/23/2005 9:34:04 PM
Justice Owen Ranked Low by the Houston Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Poll (salon) Houston Chronicle:Supreme Court of TexasSupreme Court of TexasJudge Outstanding Acceptable Poor Scott A. Brister (422) 36.9 20.7 42.4 Nathan L. Hecht (327) 40.3 17.4 42.3 Wallace B. Jefferson (270) 53.....- 5/23/2005 6:58:13 PM
Bush's Approval Numbers Continue to be Low-USAToday/Gallup Poll (salon) This week 50 percent disapprove of the way Bush is handling his job as president.We enjoyed this question.19. In the current debate over federal judges and the filibuster, do you think the Republican .....- 5/23/2005 4:18:32 PM
Republicans Pushing Ahead with Their Nuclear Option (salon) - 5/23/2005 3:33:33 PM
Venezeulans protest against the US- Why Isn't US Turning Over Terrorist? (salon) Why is the US applying a double standard to terrorists?A supporter of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez takes part in a protest outside the U.S. embassy in Caracas May 23, 2005. Chavez warned on Sunday.....- 5/23/2005 3:24:55 PM
Karzais Says Unrest in Afghanistan Not Due at All To Newsweek Story (salon) Next he'll be calling the White House staff, including McClellan, liars, since they want to scapegoat Newsweek for Bush's errors.Hamid Karzai, Afghan President, on Monday denied the riots in Afghanist.....- 5/23/2005 2:32:44 PM
Afghan War is Over, They had Elections, The US Troops Have Left... Not (salon) Hamid Karzai is only nominally president of Afghanistan and has been considered as Bush's puppet. Last week Karzai was outraged (or at least feigned outrage) over the US desecration of the Koran and a.....- 5/23/2005 2:08:22 PM
Evangelics Realize They are Being Publicly Allied to the Radical Religious Right (salon) "Evangelical" and "religious right" aren't the same thing, 40 percent of Americans who are evangelical are moderates politically or Democrats. The problem with allowing evangelism .....- 5/23/2005 12:40:48 PM
Tillman's Parents Speak up about the Army Making up Story about their Son (salon) When Pat Tillman, former football pro for the Arizona Cardinals, was killed last year in Afghanistan, the story went out tht he had died heroically in an ambush. Instead, Tillman was killed in "f.....- 5/23/2005 8:03:34 AM
Iraqi Living Conditions-Tragic According to New UN Report (salon) ''This survey shows a rather tragic situation of the quality of life in Iraq,'' Barham Salih, Iraq's minister of planning, said in a statement.The report estimates the number of Iraqis who have died s.....- 5/23/2005 12:00:19 AM
Protests in Azerbaijan over BTC Pipeline (salon) The US is a financial backer of the $4 billion dollar  BTC (Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan) pipeline that will have its opening ceremony on Wednedsay. The BTC Pipeline will be shipping Caspian oil to the Mediter.....- 5/22/2005 11:03:18 PM
Occupation Irony-by Laura Bush (salon) From Remarks at the World Econmonic ForumNow we're seeing a springtime of hope across the Middle East.  Brave men and women are writing a new chapter in the story of self-government.  They're going to.....- 5/22/2005 10:35:56 PM
Is it Right to Show The War as It is, not as Sanitized as we Hope It would Be? (salon) VillageVoice- photos accompanying that article are graphic but realI  don't hold much esteem for the usual crime-and-catastrophe formula on most late-news shows, but I have even less for contentions t.....- 5/22/2005 9:09:41 PM
Culture of Life-When Is It All Right To Destroy a Life to Save Lives? (salon) Hullaballoo makes the pointStem Sell"I made it very clear to the Congress that the use of federal money, taxpayers' money to promote science which destroys life in order to save life is - I'm aga.....- 5/22/2005 9:06:58 PM
How Our Texas Senators and Representatives Voted This Week (salon) •1. Highways, Mass Transit: Authorized, 89-11, a $295 billion, six-year budget for transportation projects. About $227 billion in the bill (HR 3) is for highway and bridge construction, $52 billion fo.....- 5/22/2005 8:49:32 AM
Calvin College Protest Report After Bush's Visit there on Saturday (salon) We read last week that 1/3 of Calvin's professors (more than 800 people) took out an ad to protest Bush's speech. A second ad also appeared in the paper on Saturday.Many of those objecting to Bush's v.....- 5/22/2005 8:26:56 AM
Father of Dead Recruit Warns Against Green Card Marines (salon) Fernando Suarez wants to warn young Latinos about the dangers of joining the Marines and becoming a "green card Marine", one who is lured in by promises of education, career and fast-track c.....- 5/22/2005 8:12:59 AM
Vandenburg Air Force Base Protest (salon) "I have never seen anything that would justify a terrorist act," Kelly said at the peace rally. "But I would say when we ask what other countries hold as grievances, people don't want t.....- 5/22/2005 7:59:57 AM
Protesters in Jerusalem to Laura Bush (salon) "Why do you hassle our Muslims?"A group of women studying inside the mosque were clearly annoyed at the intrusion and waved their fingers at the U.S. entourage. Despite the chaos at both sit.....- 5/22/2005 7:55:46 AM
Indonesia-Jakarta has a Sunday Protest against the United States (salon) Indonesian Muslims rally on the street carrying anti-U.S. banners in Jakarta on May 22, 2005. More than 1,500 Muslims on Sunday staged a protest following a May 9 Newsweek magazine report that U.S. in.....- 5/22/2005 7:44:47 AM
Hubris- Bush Administration Wants to Create Watchdog Committee to Ovesea Latin American Countries (salon) Roger Noriega is one of the chief architects of a plan to create a committee on the OAS (Organization of American States) that would monitor the quality of democracy and exercise of power in Latin Ame.....- 5/22/2005 7:17:15 AM
Norm Coleman's Homeland Security Committee Lies on their Webpage (salon) George Galloway gave a spirited statement not only defending himself against charges of being involved in the UN Oil for Food Scandal but also taking the United States to task for going to war in Iraq.....- 5/22/2005 12:46:24 AM
Why is USA Freedom Corps Teamed with the Department of Defense? (salon) - 5/22/2005 12:42:16 AM
Sweden Assisted the US CIA in Renditioning Torture Suspects (salon) Bush says that he does not torture people. But he allows the CIA to send suspects to countries who do torture, called rendition. What if you were in charge of a foster care program that you knew was s.....- 5/22/2005 12:10:09 AM
Pre-War Findings and Planning Off-Kilter (salon) First, National Security Council believed that the NSC case was weak, even while Bush and his advisors were trumpeting the case to invade Iraq. Between the Downing Street Memo, which shows that Bush w.....- 5/22/2005 12:00:10 AM
US Army Beat 2 Afghan Prisoners to Death, including an innocent man (salon) Gruesome story of brutalizing Afghan men who happened to be in the wrong place at hte wrong time.Even as the young Afghan man was dying before them, his American jailers continued to torment him.The p.....- 5/21/2005 11:50:28 PM
Disservice to our country for the press not to include more war-reality news and photos (salon) We see plenty of Iraqi casualty photos, including the rash of almost constant car-bombings and innocent civilians dying. But where are the photos to show what soldiers are experiencing in the war, inc.....- 5/21/2005 11:47:24 PM
The Midlothian Town Hall Meeting with Erin Brokovich (salon) - 5/21/2005 10:18:18 PM
AP Poll: Most Americans Don't Want Judges Approved Only Because They are President's Choice (salon) Americans say the Senate should aggressively examine federal judicial nominees and not just approve them because they are the president's choices.That's one of the few aspects of this divisive issue t.....- 5/21/2005 1:00:49 AM
Culture of Life Hypocrisy (salon) - 5/20/2005 5:24:37 PM
Washington Post Calls Bush's Social Security Roadshow Past Its Prime Broadway Production (salon) When does a staged production jump the shark and become a has-been? That point has now officially been reached- the newspapers are tired of covering Bush's losing, staged roadshows.Notice again that t.....- 5/20/2005 4:55:30 PM
Napervile, IL to get biometric fingerprint scanners for public library system (salon) We object, as privacy advocates, to having our fingerprints used for checking out library books. Seems there are not many areas where intrusive procedures will not go.Before long, patrons wanting to u.....- 5/20/2005 4:30:54 PM
Protests-Shiites in Iraq Stage Mass Anti-US Protests (salon) Thousands of Shiites stomped on American flags painted on roads outside mosques in a show of anger over the U.S. presence in {function anonymous(){activateYQinl(this);return false;}}" href="http://sea.....- 5/20/2005 3:23:17 PM
Bush Still Against Stem Cell Research (salon) - 5/20/2005 3:12:44 PM
How Bush Orchestrates his Appearances with Supporters and Makes Sure They Will Agree With Him (salon) Article in the LATimes discusses the type of memo the Bush camp sends around before his Social Security Show to ensure that the attendees agree with him. For example, this week, for his appearance in .....- 5/20/2005 3:11:25 PM
Saudi Arabia Wants to Limit Nuclear Inspections-Will the US Be Invading their country next? (salon) We have heard a lot of chest-thumping recently about invading Iran, on the premise that they are not opening up their sovereign country to nuclear inspections. Whether this is true or not, or merely a.....- 5/20/2005 2:42:33 PM
Bush Insults Iraqis (salon) We are of the opinion here that one man's insurgent is another man's patriot. When we consider how the British felt about the Colonies rising up against them, we imagine that Britain could easily have.....- 5/20/2005 2:38:29 PM
Owen and Rogers-Brown-Why Some Criticise Them (salon) - 5/20/2005 12:10:08 PM
The Hoary C Student Joke (salon) Bush has a self-esteem problem; he often tells people that he was a C student that became president as if that was something to be proud of. Or is he like the old man in the room that tells the same s.....- 5/19/2005 10:38:40 PM
Federal Judge Lefkow Urges Congress to bring an end to verbal attacks (salon) WASHINGTON - A federal judge whose husband and mother were slain by a disgruntled litigant urged Congress Wednesday to help bring an end to "truly dangerous" verbal attacks on judges that mi.....- 5/19/2005 10:17:22 PM
Newly Declassified Notes of US Lawyers of Interviews with Guantanemo Bay Clients (salon) Human Rights First PDF"If the U.S. government wants to repair the public relations damage caused by its mistreatment of detainees, it needs to investigate those who ordered or condoned this abuse.....- 5/19/2005 10:09:37 PM
EPA's Plan to Dump Sewage in Drinking Water Foiled by Congress (salon) - 5/19/2005 10:06:22 PM
Iraq War Could Last Many Years (salon) Generals are offering a sober outlook on Iraq WarIn interviews and briefings this week, some of the generals pulled back from recent suggestions, some by the same officers, that positive trends in Ira.....- 5/19/2005 9:54:46 PM
Sign Iraq Still Occupied and Run by the US_Bush Issues an Order Protecting Iraq Oil Assets (salon) We ask, why is the President of the United States, after Iraq elections, issuing an order regarding oil in Iraq? Theoretically, the US shouldn't have the authority if Iraq is a sovereign nation. Makes.....- 5/19/2005 7:27:26 PM
International Red Cross Told the US of Koran Abuse in 2002 (salon)  The International Committee of the Red Cross told the Pentagon as early as 2002 that detainees at Guantanamo Bay prison complained of US officials mishandling the Quran, Red Cross and Pentagon offici.....- 5/19/2005 7:10:00 PM
Bush to Attend Calvin College on Saturday, 1/3 of the Professors Take out a Protest Newspaper Ad (salon)  "As Christians, we are called to be peacemakers and to initiate war only as a last resort," the ad will say. "We believe your administration has launched an unjust and unjustified war .....- 5/19/2005 6:33:09 PM
The British Memo on Iraq That Shows Bush Fixed Intelligence Continues to Vex the US (salon) More on the proof that Bush lied about the war.More than two weeks after its publication in London, a previously secret British government memo that reported two years ago that President George W. Bus.....- 5/19/2005 6:26:29 PM
No Press Conferences for Bush- Avoids Reporters Since Bike Ride (salon) President Bush gestures to reporters trying to ask him questions as he departs the White House, Thursday, May 19, 2005, for a day trip to Milwaukee, Wis., to speak on Social Security. (AP Photo/Ron Ed.....- 5/19/2005 6:08:53 PM
RFID Tags and Getting Fingerprinted at the Store in the Future When You Buy a DVD (salon) Researchers in Los Angeles are developing a new form of piracy protection for DVDs that could make common practices like loaning a movie to a friend impossible. University of California at Los Angeles.....- 5/19/2005 5:57:00 PM
Shouldn't the FBI Have to Seek Court Approval for business records? Bush Admin and Republicans don't think so (salon) Bush administration is pushing a plan that would let the FBI avoid asking a judge for approval to demand business records in terror investigations. More of the Patriot Act power grab and an abuse of p.....- 5/19/2005 4:58:27 PM
Another Angle on Bush's Bike Ride While the Capitol Evacuated-Park Service Cuts (salon) We've already expressed amazement several times here that Bush could be bicycling in a location in the middle of the day away from the Capitol... and no one told him that there was a potential attack .....- 5/19/2005 4:31:04 PM
Bush Holds Another Sycophantic Social Security Private Meeting in Wisconsin Today (salon) We continue to wonder why our tax money supports his dog and pony show that is pitched only to supporters and not open to everyone.  {function anonymous(){activateYQinl(this);return false;}}" href="ht.....- 5/19/2005 4:24:35 PM
US Deciding about Sending Posada Out of the Country But Not to the Country Where He Is Charged (salon) Background:Why, when the US insists that the man charged with terrorism in the UK, Babar Ahmed, be extradited to this country, wouldn't Posada be sent back to Venezuala, where he committed the terrori.....- 5/19/2005 4:09:22 PM
Robert Pozen, Architect of Bush's Social Security Plan, Tells Him to Back Away from Private Accounts (salon) Will Bush be reasonable or continue to stubbornly push his "plan" that few want?Investment adviser Robert Pozen issued a statement saying Bush should indicate a willingness to back away from.....- 5/19/2005 3:58:28 PM
Preliminary TAKS test- fewer pass and larger minority gap (salon) Houston Chronicle (the state results in full will be out Friday). Of interest due to Houston being the district that was the model for NCLB.The percentage of Houston ISD students passing the Texas Ass.....- 5/19/2005 2:34:12 PM
TX Senate Cuts Retired Teachers Pensions, But Made Sure to Up Their Own (salon) Background: Texas Senate, in a non-record vote, gave themselves pension raises.Meanwhile, the Senate has been working to decrease pension benefits for retired teachers, via the Teacher Retirement Syst.....- 5/19/2005 11:44:16 AM
APA Wants to Screen All School Students for Mental Health (salon) We read a news release this morning entitled "Celebrities to Protest APA's Plan to Screen All 52 Million School Dhildren For Mental Health". EVENT: Celebrities, civic and state leaders, pare.....- 5/19/2005 8:17:18 AM
Who Contributed to Sid Miller's Campaign? (salon) - 5/19/2005 12:25:37 AM
Nation's Most Expensive Toll Project-the Trans Texas Corridor TTC (salon) Read the List of Big Money DonorsWhile Propositions 2 & 15 planted the seeds for Texas’ massive toll projects, HB3588 brought those projects to fruition during the 78In the process of creating new.....- 5/19/2005 12:21:40 AM
Friedkin Industries Bush Connection (salon) We read the other day about Governor Goodhair's appointment of T Dan Friedkin to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission. Today, we read of bill SB1311, which would establish trails for off-road vehic.....- 5/19/2005 12:16:49 AM
Dems Catch Bolton in a Lie (salon) Bolton asked Tenet to help him punish a government intelligence analyst who disagreed with him... and then he lied to the Senate intelligence committee at his hearing.Bolton pushed for months to have .....- 5/18/2005 11:22:09 PM
If Bush Retracted His Own Mistakes The Way He Wants Newsweek To (salon) Mark GreenMy Fellow Americans, In the past few days, the White House asked for and got an apology and retraction from Newsweek for reporting that our military had defamed the Koran at Guantanamo Bay, .....- 5/18/2005 11:05:54 PM
Telecom Bill Stalled in the House (Wi-Fi) (salon) Phil "SBC Lobby Friend" King will try to bring it back up for debate again.He can't let his friends at SBC down, after all, they're paying for the dinner for his staff.Cable companies domina.....- 5/18/2005 5:49:57 PM
If Newsweek's Mistake is "Criminal" Then What are the White House Lies and Fox News Propaganda? (salon) - 5/18/2005 5:43:05 PM
The Job Republicans Have Done Getting Out of Our Personal Lives (salon) - 5/18/2005 5:41:32 PM
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