Â• Graham's God and George's Evolution Depression & Devotion: the Bush Pathology Dr. Gerry Lower OpEdNews.com 5/23
Waggy Dog Stories By PAUL KRUGMAN "You want to win this election, you better change the subject. You wanna change this subject, you better have a war," Robert DeNiro in WAG THE DOG NY Times 5/30
Rhenquist Suprise; He supports Women Michael Kinsley, Wash Post 5/30 Maybe Nixon Appointee Rehnquist is getting old and seeing the error of his despicable ways.
Your Rights: Use 'Em or Lose 'Em Rachel Neumann, AlterNet 5/30
Chretien was right to challenge Bush on budget before the G8 meeting Toronto Star 5/30
Democrats: Profiles In Spinelessness Arianna Huffington The "opposition party" is so paralyzed by the fear of saying something attackable, they have become impotent when it comes to challenging Bush on tax cuts and Iraq TomPaine.org
Mr Blair may survive this failure to find weapons. But what about his credibility? Tony Blair staked his personal credibility and his political survival on the justness of the war with Iraq. He will survive, but his credibility with voters will never be the same again independent UK 5/29
WHAT WILL THEY THINK OF US? Richard Reeves, "At the time, did the people involved in the slave trade see slavery as an evil -- as we do now?" Yahoo, 5/28
In-a-Gadda Da-Vida We Trust MAUREEN DOWD NY Times, 5/28
OPERATION IRAQI ERADICATION Ted Rall - Wed May 28, Yahoo
The Right's Take on the FCC Handout to Big Media ; Rush Limbaugh
Caught in the Squeeze On Tuesday President Bush signed a bill that will increase the federal debt by nearly a trillion dollars. And the working class is the big loser.By Bob Herbert NY Times, 5/28
Big Media is losing credibility fight Antonia Zerbisias Toronto Star, 5/28
Artful lies for the sake of peace Richard Gwynn Toronto Star 5/28
Inevitably, The Politics Of Terror Fear Has Become Part Of Washington's Power Struggle E.J. Dionne, Wash Post. 5/25
For Partisan Gain, Republicans Decide Rules Were Meant to Be Broken By ADAM COHEN NY Times, 5/27 Crooked republicans are going beyond nasty to unethical, illegal and unconstitutional
Image Makers Obscure President 's Policy Failures Michael Katz Berkeley Daily Planet, 5/27
Lionized in Winter At 85, Robert Byrd has become an overnight Internet sensation and the Senate's unlikeliest liberal Matthew Cooper Time, 6/2
The Fictional War On Terrorism Ted Rall, AlterNet 5/27
The lunatics are now in charge of the asylum." Paul Krugman, NY Times "the people now running America aren't conservatives: they're radicals who want to do away with the social and economic system we have, and the fiscal crisis they are concocting may give them the excuse they need."
What is Your Government Not Telling you? Joe Klein, Time 6/2
Back in Political Forefront, Iran-Contra Figure ELliot Abrams Plays Key Role on Mideast Michael Dobbs Wash. Post 5/27
The power of one Weak nations will succumb to American ambition unless we insist on respecting sovereignty, writes Martin Jacques. Guardian 5/26
Frightening! The Young Hipublicans College conservatives have learned that by acting like everybody else, they can sway their peers and become the most influential political act on campus. NY Times Magazine 5/25 The Right wing think tanks are investing millions in building this base. The left needs a similar plan. Failure to do so will cede leadership of the US to the right wing.
Do You Trust? by Catharine Cooper
What if everything you read in the newspapers was a fabrication? LA Times
Bush unchallenged by media Linda McQuaig, Toronto Star, 5/25 "media docility has allowed the Bush administration to go largely unchallenged as it adopts the mantle of an imperial presidency."
Stand Up For Iraqi Women Elizabeth Goitein Washington Post, 5/24
Moyers on Journalism, Candor and Memorial Day Now With BillMoyers, May 23
My LifeLog, and Yours The military is about to build the most aggressive, complete database on your life ever created. Charles Paul Freund Reason, 5/23
politics -- Bush-style Arthur Caplan
to Bush from contrite cold war veteran
Fiachra Gibbons, arts correspondent, in Cannes Robert McNamara, the US defence secretary during the Cuban missile crisis and the first phases of the Vietnam war, has warned of the folly of American involvement in Iraq. Guardian, 5/23
Theological Science Fiction Why The Matrix matters Gregory Benford Reason, 5/23
Massacre: The Convoy of Death " Broadcast for the First Time Ever in
the US: Eyewitnesses Testify that US Troops Were Complicit in the
Massacre of up to 3,000 Taliban Prisoners During the Afghan War
Â• Operation: Fantasy America Stephen Blackburn, The television series "24" paralleled and refracted the Bush administration's own drive to war. The difference was, it gave liberals a president they could adore. AlterNet May 23
Â• The Great Media Gulp By William Safire "The overwhelming amount of news and entertainment comes via broadcast and print. Putting those outlets in fewer and bigger hands profits the few at the cost of the many." "Does that sound un-conservative? Not to me. The concentration of power -- political, corporate, media, cultural -- should be anathema to conservatives. The diffusion of power through local control, thereby encouraging individual participation, is the essence of federalism and the greatest expression of democracy." NY Times, 5/23
archived before May 22, 2003
Â• Bush Law Lowers the Quality of Education As States Cut Test Standards to Avoid Sanctions By Sam Dillon NY TImes, 5/22
Â• The United Nations Backs Down Ian Williams, The same members of the Security Council who opposed the war rolled over to support the U.N. resolution that legalizes the occupation of Iraq. Alternet.org 5/22
Â• Iraq's Silenced Majority Building democracy is a long-term process, but enabling women to lead and participate in all aspects of Iraqi society can begin immediately. Zainab Al-Suwaij NY Times, 5/23
Â•Dancing With the Devil Why are the hapless Dixie Chicks facing more criticism than Halliburton, the slithery multinational that has made zillions doing business in countries that sponsor terrorism Bob Herbert NY Times, 5/22
Â•Um, Folks, This Doesn't Look Like Victory Molly Ivins, Good thing we won the war, because the peace sure looks like a quagmire.AlterNet 5/22
Congress Watches its Power Ebb Gail Russell Chaddock, Christian Science Monitor, 5/21
The Silencing of Dissent on Graduation Day Amy Goodman, Chris Hedges, Democracy Now! alternet, 5/22
Leaving the EPA - Don't Cry for Christie Laura Flanders San Fran. Chronicle 5/22
Nuclear War on the Hill Wash Post 5/21
The United Nations Backs Down Ian Williams, Alternet, 5/22
The world according to Google Ruth Rosen SF Chronicle, 5/22
What news of the occupation? Rumsfield's Gone AWOL Jon Carroll, SF Chronicle, 5/22
Don't Lift The Sanctions Yet Rahul Mahajan
Green Party Dilemma If
the Greens decide not to run a presidential candidate in 2004, will
they be helping progressives defeat Bush, or giving in to corporate
Kirstin Marr, Robert Miranda, Green Party Alternet 5/21
In terror bombings, it's a cult of killing Richard Gwynn Toronto Star, 5/21
Silencing the voices The U.S. war in a Iraq was the stage for one of the most shameful displays of U.S. journalism this country has witnessed. Kathryn Casa, Brattleboro Reformer, 5/16
Perle's actions indefensible in light of Bush vow John Kass Chicago Tribune May 21
Saving Private Lynch: Take 2 Robert Scheer, AlterNet 5/20
Ari Fleischer Quits the Scene: The Liar's Gone, the Enablers Remain Dave Lindorff counterpunch.org, 5/21
We have a minimum wage - now let's set a maximum Martin Kettle, Guardian 5/21
Will the FCC Help Big Media Get Even Bigger?" Fair.org 5/20
Text of the Rockford College graduation speech by Chris Hedges
America first the Iraq conflict accelerated the crisis in the IMF, the World Bank and the WTO Larry Elliott Guardian 5/21
A Robert Byrd in Hand Is Worth Two Bushes James Ridgeway truthout.org
Despite Intimidation, Their War is Still Fraudulent Ramzy Baroud
Victims of a Republican Plot The Dixie Chicks Cross the Road Dave Marsh & Lee Ballinger OpEdNews.Com 5/19
Voodoo Warren Buffett Washington Post
Get Clinton: the plot laid bare Sidney Blumenthal the sinister 'Arkansas Project', which aimed to topple the president. The Guardian, 5/20
Iraq showdown: Winners and losers Pepe Escobar, Asia Times, 5/21
Forest Service cuts down public trust Martha Ezzard Alanta Journal-Constitution 5/20
Bush makes sure gun lobby gets what it wants "Bush and the people around him are National Rifle Association finger puppets. The NRA twitches, they bow. " By TOM TEEPEN Alanta Journal-Constitution 5/20
Diplomatic Bonfires Everything seems to be going wrong in the Middle East, and President Bush has himself to blame in part. NY Times 5/20
McDonald's a "Green Business"? I Resign Paul Hawken commondreams.org 5/20
What Else Hasn 't Israel Told America? Ramsey Baroud, Palestine Chronicle
Piss on the People to Save Them; Leo Strauss' Philosophy of Deception By Jim Lobe The Neocon Philsophy is Based on Lying, on Pushing Religion without leaders practiicing it. AlterNet. 5/19
Weather Lately Kurt Vonnegut,
Conservatives want us to believe the sky is falling so they can rescue us. Mark Twain wouldn't have fallen for it. In These Times 5/19
Desperate measures Iraqi children are tampering with dumped ammunition to help feed their hungry families. Their deaths come as no surprise to aid workers in Basra, Dominic Nutt Guardian May 19 2003
When democracy can destroy democracy Janadas Devan The Straits Times, May 3
Riyadh bombings debunk three U.S. claims Haroon Siddiqui Toronto Star 5/18
Molly Ivins Embarrass Texas? That's a tough job these days, but ... Creators Syndicate, 05/18
Security breach The ability to assemble a domestic security apparatus comes with an obligation to guard how it is used. Star-Telegram, 05/18
Praise the Lord, pass the votes Will Hutton: The Republicans' pact with the religious Right reflects a growing divide between the US and other nations. The Guardian, 5/18
Public policy is a child's third parent By Mike Phillips Scripps Howard Newspapers May 18
Democrats have their issue: It's health care Phil. Inquirer, 5/18
Iraqi democracy means a free press Antonia Zerbisias Toronto Star 5/18
Judging the occupation Michael Moran, Iraq setbacks are unique, but there are echoes from 1945, MSNBC, 5/16
Lauding King is fine, but deeds count James W. Bronson, Memphis Flyer, 5/18
More power than the CIA and military need By Robyn Blumner Expansion of domestic investigation powers has been stopped-- for now. St. Petersburg Times, 05/18
How we use our strength will say everything about us U.S. efforts at ridding the world of terrorists are admirable. That doesn't make us smarter and more decent than others. Phil. Inquirer, 5/18
Democrat hopefuls lack clarity David Olive Toronto Star 5/18
Stomping on the vestiges of bipartisanship By Mario Perez It is apparent that the only community that matters to some people consists of Republicans in Washington. Star-Telegram, 05/18
Now, for Saudis, it's personal Martin Regg Cohn Toronto Star 5/18
Return to Ethiopia Bob Geldof The Guardian, 5/17
If Bush Was Popular, We Wouldn't Need Polls to Convince Us Matt Peiken commondreams.org 5/16
America's Moral Meltdown; Those from whom we do expect virtue are letting us down, Arthur Caplan, MSNBC, 5/16
Antisemitism Among Progressives, Liberals and The Antiwar Movement Rob Kall OpEdNews.com 5/17
Now we have to think again Mary Riddell: If the war in Iraq was a gift to bin Laden, then the Saudi bombings were a thank you note.
When truth is under attack The Observer Bullying journalists endangers us all.
So what was the war for? Robert Fisk
Condy Rice's Yipping Tirades; Who Let the Dogs Out? By RON JACOBS
the President's Girls By
It has become horribly clear to me that I am probably the only young woman who ever worked in the Kennedy White House whom the president did not make a pass at.
The Fabulist (By Michael Kinsley)
Paths of Glory By PAUL KRUGMAN The Iraq war did nothing to make America safer. In fact, it did the terrorists a favor.
The US was wrong to go in - but now it must not leave Hugo Young "The failure of the weapons to turn up.... should leave a permanent scar on the credibility of anything any government has to say about war and intelligence. It reminds us that when a war script has been written, the end is taken to justify any political means."
Don't cry for Clare George Monbiot: As Tony Blair's licensed rebel, Short appeased the powerful and brushed the poor aside.
Bush Fails to Understand the Difference Between Old and New Friends Rob Kall, editor, OpEdNews.com
The Women Like This War By William Rivers Pitt
friends of Israel should see Gaza
No crisis on the federal bench Ellen Goodman
Adolf Hitler Versus George Bush Patrick Fish
Homeland Security Department Used to Track Texas Democrats Glenn W. Smith
Bucking the Texas Lockstep Molly Ivins "Creepin' fascism. That's what we're lookin' at."
The 14 Defining Characteristics Of Fascism by Dr. Lawrence Britt
Secret November Deal for Iraq's Oil The Pentagon and Halliburton By JASON LEOPOLD
Baghdad's blundering victors Gordon Barthos Is Washington's new hard-nosed viceroy in Iraq -- diplomat Paul Bremer -- a stand-up comic? Blind as a bat? Or an artful liar? Shell-shocked Iraqis have been mulling the possibilities.
Winners, Losers and Gimmicks Wash. PostEurope won 't be fooled again Olivier Roy
New York Times
All the news that's fit to print? Hardly Antonia Zerbisias What a wonderful excuse for the wrong-headed right to blame affirmative action for this debacle.
Are We Safer? Stephen F. Cohen asks if the invasion of Iraq has made the world a more stable, secure place.
Banter with "Fricken Idiots" Evil is as Evil Does by Mark Zepezauer
archived before May 22, 2003
Challenges facing the U.S. in Iraq "the Bush administration did not even begin to understand the scale of what it was going to have to do after the invasion."
The Debate to End All Debate Norman Ornstein "For a short-term victory now, Republicans would reap the whirlwind."
Globalization's Evil Offspring Jim Hoagland
Bush's short-term dollars make no long-term sense Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Keep strict rules for megafarms Atlanta Journal- Constitution Federal Environmental Protection Agency is cooking up a plan that could let some of the nation's biggest corporate farmers out of complying with the Clean Air Act.
Tulia Travesty: Misconduct may go deeper than rogue cop It is bad enough that dozens of black Texans were convicted on the uncorroborated word of a now discredited white undercover officer. But a court filing now suggests the Swisher County prosecutor, also white, knew his key witness couldn't be trusted.
Dems On The Lam Jim Caddell
Bush and Saddam: Star-crossed enemies, secret allies? Maralyn Lois Polak
From pots to politics Naomi Klein: Argentina was eager for change, yet is about to elect a discredited has-been as president.
U.S. overreacting to Shiites' Iraq-Iran nexus Haroon Siddiqui
Cold War to Holy War
By Henry C K Liu
for the soul of the American republic
By Ahmad Faruqui
Season of the Witch Hunts; One on One with Joe McCarthy by WILLIAM MANDEL
War and Intelligence Seymour M. Hersh looks at a small circle of analysts and advisers at the Pentagon who came to rival the C.I.A. as the President's primary source of intelligence about Iraq; Hersh reports that questions have been raised about the integrity of the intelligence the group relied on.
A Nation Of Cowards by Sidney Hall Jr.
Why Empires Strike Out Michael Elliot, on problems with Imperialism
Reality of the Judicial 'Crisis'
NY Times President Bush got it wrong last week when he blamed Senate Democrats for the impasse over his judicial nominees.
What Happens When People Give up on Democracy? "Politics hates a vacuum. If it isn't filled with hope, someone will fill it with fear." Elections vs. Democracy in Argentina Naomi Klein
archived before May 20, 2003
The Jerry Bruckheimer White House Frank Rich
The New Newsspeak, Russell Smith
Q&A: Anita Roddick's Kind of Revolution Lakshmi Chaudhry, AlterNet
Look Good, Act Cool By MAUREEN DOWD
Senator Santorum's Dept of Sexual Security; Mark Fiore Animation
A Clash of Personal Freedom and Common Good Ronald Brownstein,
Looking for Hope in an Apartheid Monster's Eyes Rachel L. Swarns
Korea's New Wave Suki Kim Young Koreans believe that the Korean War was never truly a civil war, but rather a proxy conflict for the cold war enemies, and they blame the United States for standing in the way of re-unification.
Karl Rove's Campaign Strategy: It's the Terror, Stupid Francis X. Clines
Where, oh where, are the WMDs? Molly Ivins
The Moral Imperative George Lakoff says that conservatives know how to influence voters, and Democrats haven't a clue. It's all in their language
first for the Bush regime?
Combining biological and economic warfare By Wayne Madsen
War and Intelligence Seymour M. Hersh looks at a small circle of analysts and advisers at the Pentagon who came to rival the C.I.A. as the President's primary source of intelligence about Iraq; Questions have been raised about the integrity of the intelligence the group relied on.
Americans Follow War on BBC
The Enemy Within Gore Vidal
archived before May 18, 2003
Mothers doing what? Ruth Rosen
Faith & Freedom Karen Armstrong With a tradition of justice and secularism, there is no reason to fear Iraq's Shia resurgence.
Trouble in Bush's America Bob Herbert
Jim Crow revived/sp/in cyberspace By Martin Luther King III and Greg Palast
The Invisible Bush Cabinet Timothy Noah and Avi Zenilman
America Stumbling Along in Iraq Harroon Siddiqui "Petty and vindictive, George W. Bush is also freezing out France, Russia and Germany at a time when Iraq can use all the international assistance it can get."
A shift in China's leadership style? JOSHUA EISENMAN CHINA'S initial Sars cover-up, resulting in the dismissal of key officials and the outbreak of riots, has brought to light two primary truths.
How The War On Terrorism Has Gone Way Too Far Carol Marin
Unpatriotic moments Forrest Carr, News Director of WFLA TV, Tampa, Anyone who has spent more than five minutes in a television newsroom knows that viewer feedback is a major fact of life for broadcast journalists. Most of us have come to accept, even appreciate, the constant coverage criticism, but recently a new and
Bush's War on Jesus John Stanton Bush's vengeful persona and his penchant for the spectacle in public office have been in contradistinction to all the teachings and actions of the Son of Man.
By: Pratap Chatterjee
Bush's Top Gun Speech Matthew Rothschild
Why Dean is still the Democrat to watch Howard Fineman
Karl Rove; Counting Votes While the Bombs Drop James C. Moore
Here's a Model for How to Shape a Muslim State Bill Keller
Bah, Wilderness! Reopening a Frontier to Development Timothy Egan
Joe McCarthy Smiles from his Grave by Allen Snyder
Bush a War Criminal?
By Dave Chandler
The virus that has infected the American mind Ken Hillman
Fortunate Son Bush's game of dress-up is a prelude to the smearing of some Democrat's military record. By Michael Tomasky
EU and Whose Army? By Harold Meyerson "In their commitment both to multilateralism and a mixed economy, the Europeans often seem a good deal closer than the current administration does to the America that emerged from World War II. Let them have their army. Without the Old Europe, where could we still see the Old America?"
archived before May 15, 2003
A License for Power: Paul Starr on the FCC's plans to make the media behemoths more dominant than ever.
Real American agenda now becoming clear Haroon Siddiqui
The TowerGate Cover-up Jim Caddell
all's well that ends well obey without question; Patrick Farley great slide show
Auditioning for Senator McCarthy NY Times Congress's release this week of some of the more odious McCarthy archives is a welcome renewal of cautionary history.
Is You Wicked? Maureen Dowd A British comedian in hip-hop disguise is dressing down the likes of James Baker and Donald Hilarious
Taking it off the streets John Leo "Increasingly, protesters are being banished to faraway sites."
The newest war hawks Gloria Borger "Today, women view national security as a domestic issue."
Inverted Totalitarianism Sheldon Wolin The Bush regime is effecting a transformation to a fascist-like state.
Top Gun at Job Destruction by Katrina vanden Heuvel
How the World Bank is cooking the books George Monbiot
How Not to Count the Poor Sanjay G Reddy and Thomas W Pogge
Man on Horseback Paul Krugman There was a time when patriotic Americans would have denounced any president who tried to take political advantage of his role as commander in chief.
Missing in Action: Truth Nicholas D. Kristof There are indications that the U.S. government manipulated intelligence, exaggerating the Iraqi threat to win support for the war.
The Pentagon's one-size-fits-all 'liberation' is a disaster in Iraq Jonathan Steele in Baghdad
A pocketknife, and life's big questions Joan Ryan
George W. Christ? William Rivers Pitt
Lessons in Death, Born in the USA Michael Schwalbe
What Europe has to do to avoid becoming a US vassal Simon Tisdall
Get off the Phone drivers chatting on cell phones suffered slower reaction times, took longer to stop and missed more roadside warning signs than drivers who were legally drunk.
The world won't forgive or forget Peter Preston
Getting Shot on the Oakland Docks Scott Fleming
The Carolina Nine WILLIAM SAFIRE Safire's a right winger, but his observations are useful.
The Brawl Over Judges NY Times
Faces of Budget Cuts Bob
Thousands of Oregon residents are in serious need of medical care but they have been cut from essential programs because of the state's budget meltdown.
Up Against Wal-Mart Mother Jones
The Falluja Syndrome Matthew Rothschild
Rescue's Just Not Part of the Plan Michael Powell) "maybe the cautionary lesson is that cities and states can drop nearly dead"
At The Turning Of The Tide William Rivers Pitt
The Iceman Cometh By Maureen Dowd
Leo-Cons: A Classicist's Legacy: New Empire Builders, James Atlas, about the the NeoCon's inspiration, Leo Strauss
Up Against Wal-Mart By Karen Olsson
Inverted Totalitarianism The Bush regime is effecting a transformation to a fascist-like state. Sheldon Wolin
'A kind, really nice boy' Nick Cohen: What drives Western Muslim adolescents into the arms of fundamentalism and deliberate death?
Bush's Top Gun Photo-Op David Corn,
Back May Day Matt Harwood, Even
the eight-hour workday is in danger from a White House bent on destroying
the hard-won gains of American workers.
Fedayeen Chris Johnson, As
men furiously debate Iraq's future behind closed doors, these young women in
Baghdad say they are ready to attack U.S. troops.
Humor: Animals All Around Us, By Jack Handey
Misguided Cuts in Washington NY Times "Bush Plays Fiscal Nero"
The Acid Test By PAUL KRUGMAN losing the war against corporate insiders & malefactors.
Media Monopolies Have Muzzled Dissent Ian Masters
Humpty Dumpty in Baghdad. Robert Dreyfuss How the Pentagon plans to dominate postwar Iraq
Trickle Down Means Trickle On Patrick Fish
A Confederacy of Amnesiacs\. Jon Carroll
Teaching Kids a Lesson :"Something Ugly is happening in Oregon" Bob Herbert
Meet The Mullah Omar of Pennsylvania Santorum: That's Latin for a**hole By Jeffrey St. Clair
Vilified weapons inspectors may have got it right Marian Wilkinson
One more Middle East Peace Plan Haroon Siddiqui Toronto Star
Rx Addicts Loath to Admit Natural Medicine is Effective Dr Ian Brighthope, pres. of the Complementary Healthcare Council of Australia
"Everybody stay tuned. You're going to see a lot of good things happening. The cavalry is coming." Sheldon Drobny, founder of Anshel progressive radio network, on the Thom Hartmann radio talk show.
Why has The West Wing stopped dodging bullets? Scott Feschuk
Post - Iraq era cause for optimism National Business Review The Cassandras of the Left are vociferously propagating the view that the Bush administration will further the re-ordering of its foreign policy with major changes in global economic policy
President GORE; A Look Back Ted Rall
The hunter who lost his way Anne Karpf: His pursuit of Nazis was vital, but Simon Wiesenthal ended up promoting a mystifying view of the Holocaust.
archived before May 8, 2003
A Judicial Witch Hunt NY Times
Hypocrisy & Apple Pie By Maureen Dowd
Jay Leno: "President Bush is Worried that Religious Fundamentalists will Over-run Iraq. Hey, if it's good enough for the Republican party..."
We went to war just to boost the white male ego Norman Mailer
Fleecing The Family by Molly Ivins Bush is proposing new rules that would erode the 40-hour workweek and affect more than 80 million workers.
Just Don't Do It by Jeffrey Kaplan and Jeff Milchen If the Court rules for Nike, kiss corporate accountability goodbye.
SPOOKED: Fredric Allen Maxwell It could happen to you!
'Good American' revisionism David Kirby Remembering he Kent State Student Murders
Beware Long Occupations Christopher Dickey
Santorum and Family Values by Rob Kall
Make Them Accountable by Claudia Slate
Do we come to (dump) hail on GW Caesar, or bury him? Jack Ballinger
The Bums Will Always Lose; How to Give Up Hope - an eXile guide by John Dolan "The bums will always lose, Lebowski! " editors' note: We don't agree with all this has to say, but it's offers some interesting thoughts, and a Russian perspective.
All the President's Lies; Bush's rhetoric bears no resemblence to his policies. How does he get away with it? By Drake Bennett and Heidi Pauken
Corporations 'License to Kill' Should Be Revoked Robert C. Hinkley
Revealed: How the road to war was paved with lies By Raymond Whitaker Intelligence agencies accuse Bush and Blair of distorting and fabricating evidence in rush to war>
ToppleGate Matthew Van Deusen
"And Now: 'Operation Iraqi Looting" Frank Rich It's hard to know the extent of the looting of Iraq's art and antiquities, but it's easy to see how little America's leaders cared.
African Americans still have to dream on Heather Stewart
The Pinking of Peace Politics Ashley Nelson
Can the Rich Be Good? Nina Shapiro To help smooth America's growing class divisions, the father of one of the world's richest men is urging the current generation of millionaire Medicis toward social responsibility.
American Power Moves Beyond the Mere Super Greg Easterbrook
He's Out With the In Crowd Maureen Dowd "This clash (between Colin Powell diplomats and Rummy's war first, discuss later) is epochal because it's beyond ego. It's about whether America will lead by fear, aggression and force of arms or by diplomacy, moderation and example."
To Worship Freely, Americans Need a Little Elbow Room By BRENT STAPLES "The rhetoric coming out of the White House and the G.O.P. these days is in fact of the anti-ecumenical variety associated with hard-core evangelicals who purport to have a finished, proprietary version of divine truth. Mr. Bush has invoked the evangelical war cry, arguing that religion is under attack at a time when it is actually flourishing as never before."
The I.R.S. Goes After the Poor NY Times
Business may try to undo new SEC law Bob Cusack
Save Our Democracy: A Call to Action Steven Hill and Rob Richie
George W. Bush's Resume; Would You Hire This Guy? Kelley Kramer
The Monk in the Lab By Tenzin Gyatso The Dali Lama His belief that humans can curb dangerous impulses is based not only on spiritual practice and Buddhist teachings, but also on the work of scientists.
The Parents' Bill of Rights Jonathan Rowe, Gary Ruskin
Ending the Age of Human Rights? By Adam Hochschild
Santorum is worse than a mere bigot Leonard Pitts
President Queeg and the USS America Allen Snyder
Talkin' 'Bout My Generation Laurie Manis
Do as USA says, not as it does? Julianne Malveaux
Two Men Take Nike to Court Jayson Whitehead
Workplace Flexibility By Molly Ivins; New Ways Republicans are screwing workers
Crony Capitalism Goes To War Ariana Huffington
A New War in Washington Jim Lobe
Comes Clean: It Was About the Oil
by Ted Rall
Bush's Buddies' Bogus Blindside Attack Voinovich for Standing up Against Bush Tax Giveaway to Milllionaires; Similar to the Sleaze Move Bush used to attack John McCain When he was ahead in Republican Primary.
Did Bush Deceive Us in His Rush to War? Robert Scheer
Bush Goes AWOL Eric Alterman
case for war; Was Western intelligence
right about Iraq? Paul Reynolds, BBC, Did the US and UK
Intelligence Services Blow it? Yes!. Can they be trusted for Reliable
informaiton on which to make War decisions? No!
How to hurt public education Barbara Miner
Heading Toward An Historic Mistake Haroon Siddiqui Following the fall of the Taliban, Afghans started shaving their beards. Following the fall of Saddam Hussein, Iraqis are growing theirs.
Toronto: SARS demands political action While this op-ed is about hard-hit Toronto, it applies to the whole world
Editorial: Rush Iraq aid now Toronto Star
A Nation Lost (By James Carroll)
How much does he hate the USA? By Neil Swidey, "In the sinkhole of anti-Americanism in the Middle East, higher education is the last untainted American export."
What if no WMD in Iraq? Alon Ben-Meir
Robert J. Samuelson) Certified, licensed
reporters? Bush would love it. So would Saddam.
A Man Who Writes In an essay written before he was sentenced by the Cuban government to 20 years in prison, the author, RAÃƒÂšL RIVERO says that he feels no guilt for writing the truth. Why I'm not ashamed to experiment on animals Nick Wright
Jobs, Jobs, Jobs Paul Krugman Tax cut obsession is destroying jobs Follow the Money William Safire. He's a right winger, but here, he's on target. All the money players who were crying for Iraq to be free of sanctions, now want them to stay, so they can get into position for their piece of the pie.
Pro-US pundits should get real Peter Scowen
we can learn from Kuwaiti cereal boxes
Nicholas D. Kristof
New Dark Age Ben Okri The
War at Home NY
Times On almost every front, President Bush's domestic
agenda is a disaster, a national train wreck that must be headed off
for the country's well-being.
Jon Stewart's Perfect Pitch By Frank Rich
Moderates With New Muscle David S. Broder
Give Us Back Our Democracy Edward Said:
Blinded by the myths of victory Mary Riddell:
Must Iraq Stay Whole? Ralph Peters
Shiites eye war of liberation from Americans Robert Fisk
War in Iraq a reason for shame Anthony B. Robinson:
Hawking Syria; Neo-cons Have Long Had Damascus In Their Sites. Jim Lobe, who's probably written more on neocons than anyone.
President Bush 's War at Home Howard Fineman
When Freedom Leads to Anarchy David K. Shipler
You Remember the Democrats, Don't You? Joe Klein
Redefining 'Democracy' as Disorder Robert Kuttner
Rough road ahead for U.S. Haroon Siddiqui
Liberation is really a state of mind E.R.Shipp
Cultural identity of Iraq goes up in flames Robert FIsk
Ultimate Insiders Bob Herbert
Saddam is Gone... So What's the Peace Movement's Problem? Patrick Carkin
The Iraq Money Tree NY Times
A Senseless Salute John Lukacs
Real War - On American Democracy Thom
TRUTH IN EXILE intvw Greg Palast
War: Who was it good for?
The Thrill of battle War for many Americans has become something fascinating, glorious, satisfying, charmingly distant and thus quasi-fictional, writes Matthew Engel.
And the Washington Post Interprets Ahmad; Fear, Rethinking in Mideast
Bush Reagan Redux?
Eleanor Clift Bush wants to starve
social programs to pay for massive tax cuts. At least the Gipper was
candid about it
Marina Hyde: Of all the tedious people one runs into these days, those who shriek triumphantly "what have the anti-war lot got to say now?" are perhaps the most deserving of being permanently black-listed by amusing society.
Rejoice? Pride just might precede a fall Adele Horin
Chaos, or just a little vase they're going through? Antonia Zerbisias
Aftermath: The Bush Doctrine NY Times
Seduced by victory's jig Mike Carlton
Don't look for a reason David Hare: All the explanations for this war are bogus - Bush only invaded Iraq to prove that he could.
Peace Movement Crossroad - Activists Debate Next Step Rene P. Ciria-Cruz,
Are tyrants shocked, awed or stocking up on nukes? Jonathan Freedland:
The Future of Iraq's Oil NY Times