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June 15-30, 2004
June 30, 2004
The Founding Fathers Meet George Bush by Maureen Farrell
"What if you could drag Jefferson and Franklin through the ages and plop them down on Meet the Press? What if George Bush were to debate George Washington? Or if James Madison went head to head with Dick Cheney?"
History Unthwarted by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.
SHOVELING COAL FOR SATAN by Matt Taibbi
Tuck Tail and Run by William Rivers Pitt
"A process that began in September 2002 as a coordinated propaganda blitz to convince Americans they were on the verge of being gassed by an Osama-Saddam Axis of Doom, a process that was swathed in flags and a snarling, nationalistic patriotism, a process that has in the last 22 months delivered 855 dead American soldiers, thousands of gravely wounded American soldiers and over ten thousand dead Iraqi civilians to our collective doorstep, has now concluded with a farcical handover of 'sovereignty' in the dead of night."
June 29, 2004
Alice in an Iraqi Wonderland by Robert Fisk
Negotiations Now! by Justin Raimondo
"When George W. Bush took office, we were assured that now "the adults are in charge," but there is something oddly childish about all these pretenses: it reminds me of my little nephew playing peek-a-boo, who really believes he's invisible when he puts his hands in front of his face."
A cut-and-run transition by Tom Engelhardt
"It's hard to believe that, in such a brief span, we've gone down the imperial rabbit hole and out the other side of who knows what, so that when the moment that would validate everything came in Iraq, though it was morning, it had the feel of the dead of night."
Who Really Won by Elaine Cassel
Inside America's secret new justice system by Nina Bernstein
June 28, 2004
A Fantastic Tale by John Stanton
"Turkey, Drugs, Faustian Alliances & Sibel Edmonds"
June 27, 2004
Why I fought the law by Larry Dudley Hiibel
"I'm very disappointed by this decision. I think a basic freedom has been lost. What bothers me the most is that my children and grandchildren are going to have to live with this law. It moves us a step closer to control of the people by the government, and I don't think that's a step forward."
The 'Prop-Agenda' at War by Miren Gutierrez
"People in the U.S. didn't see the same war as people outside the U.S. or as did viewers of al-Jazeera - it's all about the disparate perceptions by the news media in the U.S./Middle East and Europe."
Ashcroft’s Gulag by Harvey Silverglate
"See the emerging picture? It’s an endless series of faux prosecutions in which defendants are threatened to 'cooperate' and plead guilty, or face indefinite incommunicado imprisonment, with all the physical and psychological terrors that accompany finding oneself in a bottomless legal pit."
June 26, 2004
Who's on first? Who's on second? Who's really the terrorist? by Dr. Kosmotar J. Katzspliff
June 25, 2004
Testy, Testy, Testy by Dan Froomkin
"Do you get the sense things are a little tense at the White House these days?"
Israel and Iran chart collision course by Kaveh L Afrasiabi
The bill with nine lives by Geov Parrish
An unaccountable Ashcroft endangers the safety of the nation by Robyn Blumner
Who's to blame for the torture? by H.D.S. Greenway
June 24, 2004
Fuzzing It Up by Ted Rall
MAIDS, TRAINS AND OLIVE TREES by Matt Taibbi
June 23, 2004
Lies Yet To Come by Anthony Wade
We Hate Truth by Richard M. Dolan
dudley hiibel- hero
June 22, 2004
Did Ashcroft 'behead' an innocent man in an Ohio election-terror scam? by Harvey Wasserman and Bob Fitrakis
Media's reaction to White House comments remains strange by Molly Ivins
US at risk of losing wider war for hearts and minds by Guy Dinmore and Alex Barker
When the Personal Becomes Political by Michael Tennant
June 21, 2004
Prophet for Hire, Cheap by Bob Wallace
Why You Shouldn't Disarm Crazy People by Doug Newman
Let the Patriot Act Die by Tom DeWeese
June 20, 2004
PLAN B by Seymour M. Hersh
"As June 30th approaches, Israel looks to the Kurds."
Elite candidates ready for populous showdown By Robin Abcarian
A Dime's Worth of Difference- Fortunate Son or Common Man
June 19, 2004
Bush plans to screen whole US population for mental illness by Jeanne Lenzer
Better Living thru Applied Chemistry!
Torture Memos Reveal Fascist Mentality by Bernard Weiner
June 18, 2004
The Revolution Has Started: Haman’s Gallows and the Mordecai Element by Liz Michael
Of Bullwinkle and Beheadings by Rodger Jacobs
Bush told he is playing into Bin Laden's hands by Julian Borger
One last look by David Mullenax
June 17, 2004
Sigmund & George by Chris Dominguez
"From a purely psychological point of view, the entire war effort may well go down as the greatest act of political projection in modern history."
Iraq as the 51st state an interview with Juan Cole
Why we've won the war but not peace by James P. Pinkerton
Nor should one forget the hands that let slip the 'dogs of war'...
June 16, 2004
Hunter S. Thompson, George W. Bush and the Free Republic by Maureen Farrel
Why They Lie - and Get Away With It by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.
June 15, 2004
George Orwell... meet Franz Kafka by Tom Engelhardt
Bush's 'Apex' of Unlimited Power by Nat Parry
Dear Homeland Security, We have Found the Enemy, He is Us by Ed Bice
Crossing the threshold by Harvey A. Silverglate and Carl Takei
"While we’re all fretting over the Patriot Act, John Ashcroft’s Justice Department is after much bigger game"
The Tangled Web of American Voting by Elaine Kitchel
"An investigation into the serious election problems that occurred in various state primaries and the behind the scenes difficulties with our voting system."