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November 2009

Monday, November 30:

Sheila Samples: War Fraud Whistleblowers Under Wraps

Sheila Samples: Scrubbing Major Hasan: The Strange & Silly Media Rewrite Of The Fort Hood Shooting Spree

Sheila Samples: Joe Biden - Second-Most Powerful Vice President in History?

John Lorenz: An Open Letter To President Obama On Afghanistan

Margaret Bassett: No Pension for Ryan - Blago ma ybe

Margaret Bassett: Supreme Court Decision Could Derail ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich's Trial

Sheila Samples: Conservatives Can Really Be Heartless Bastards (1 comments)

Margaret Bassett: How the War Hawks Caged Obama - Robert Parry (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: Bogus Honduran Elections

Sheila Samples: Paul Krugman: The Jobs Imperative

Sunday, November 29:

Joan Brunwasser: First the Impossible, Now the Improbable, in NY-23

Grant Lawrence: Senate Not Reporting Bin Laden was Purposely Allowed to Escape to Pakistan (2 comments)

Darren Wolfe: Obamacare Is Unconstitutional | Gene Healy

Darren Wolfe: Can Obama force you to buy health insurance?

Bernard Schaer: "the contrarian – The Attack of the Naked Shorts" by Dave McGill

Sheila Samples: David R. Griffin's review of The Ground Truth

Mikhail Lyubansky: Searching for Whitopia: The Unfortunate Misdirection of a Journey Into Whiteness

Sheila Samples: Jim Hoagland - How Obama really feels about Afghanistan (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: Ben Bernanke - The right fix for the Fed

Saturday, November 28:

Sheila Samples: Gideon Levy: Israel is lying to itself about 'united Jerusalem'

Mac McKinney: 15 Signs American Society Is Coming Apart at the Seams

Sheila Samples: VIDEO: Sarah Palin's Fake Bus Tour (4 comments)

Sheila Samples: Bob Herbert: Stacking the Deck Against Kids

Sheila Samples: Rolling Stone: Citizen Gore

Margaret Bassett: How Dare You Criticize Wasteful Defense Spending!

Friday, November 27:

Sheila Samples: What Is Totalitarianism?

Sheila Samples: Arthur Silber: Once Upon a Time...Wherein We Gaze into Our Inerrant Crystal Ball and Espy a Deadly Rat

Sheila Samples: What festive cheer will the West bring to the Holy Land this Christmas? :: :: informazione dal medio or

John Lorenz: Taxing the Speculators by Paul Krugman (4 comments)

Sheila Samples: Beck's Sexist Reason For Ruling Out Palin-Beck Ticket: She'd Always Be ‘Yapping' Like We're ‘In The Kitchen'

Joan Brunwasser: Impossible Numbers Certified in NY-23 (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: The rabid right has made me doubt my faith in America

Amy Fried, Ph.D.: John Aravosis on the hypocrisy of alleged pedophile enablers moralizing on gay marriage

Sheila Samples: Understanding Our Hollow ‘Centrists'

Sheila Samples: Eugene Robinson - A hotter planet, whatever the e-mails say (1 comments)

Darren Wolfe: Giving Thanks to the Market | by Anthony Gregory

Thursday, November 26:

Sheila Samples: VIDEO: Dana Perino Claims No Terrorist Attacks on U.S. During Bush Presidency

Sheila Samples: Meet the RNC's New, Racist Adviser

Sheila Samples: Merck's Vioxx scandal widens: Drug maker knew Vioxx was deadly for years before risk was made public (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: E.J. Dionne Jr. -- Obama's thankless Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 25:

Sheila Samples: Have the Media 'Falsely Framed' ACORN?

Sheila Samples: Insanity!! Manhattan Subway Deal Goes to China State Firm: Giving it All Up To China Makes No Sense (3 comments)

dick overfield: Judge blasts bad bank, erases 525G debt

Margaret Bassett: Geithner's Disgrace. - By Eliot Spitzer (Slate)

Margaret Bassett: One More Bubble to Go

Sheila Samples: United States Backs Illegal Elections in Honduras, Betraying Process to Restore Constitutional Order (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: Stephen M. Walt: Why They Hate Us: on military occupation

Tuesday, November 24:

Darren Wolfe: Obama, Teabaggers, Foreign Policy and Asia

Darren Wolfe: Senate health care bill: the five paragraphs you must read (1 comments)

M. Wizard: Huffington: Will The Unemployment Disaster Be Obama's Katrina?

Sheila Samples: Iran's Nuclear Ambassador: 'We Have Nothing to Hide'

Sheila Samples: Richard Cohen - The missing Obama

Barry Werner: Making Israel disappear, By Vincent Carroll

Sheila Samples: The myth of the superhuman terrorist

Sheila Samples: Blackwater's Secret War in Pakistan

Barry Werner: What Does "Pro-Palestinian" Really Mean?, Khaled Abu Toameh (5 comments)

Barry Werner: Watchdog puts no bite on despots, Gerald M. Steinberg and Dan Kosky

William Dunkerley: Russia: Cleaning Up the Media Garbage

Darren Wolfe: Inconsistent Conservatives and Progressives by Sheldon Richman

Margaret Bassett: The Extreme Secrecy of the Federal Courts

Monday, November 23:

Sheila Samples: Sanctions and Strategy

Darren Wolfe: The Pro-War, Anti-Gun Wing of the GOP | by Jerry Salcido

Margaret Bassett: Obama's First Judicial Nominee Confirmed (5 Months Later)

Better World Order: ZIHOP as Limited Hangout

Margaret Bassett: What Ever Happened to That Prosperity the Tax-Cutters Promised?

Sheila Samples: Why Afghans Dig Empire Graveyards

Sheila Samples: Eric Margolis: Critics of Afghanistan need to look in mirror (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: The Memory Scrub About Why Ft. Hood Happened Is Almost Complete ... If It Weren't for Archives

Sheila Samples: Paul Krugman: The Phantom Menace (2 comments)

Sunday, November 22:

Sheila Samples: Obama's extra-judicial killers

Rob Kall: Bill Maher: Vaccination: A Conversation Worth Having (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Frank Rich: The Pit Bull in the China Shop

Sheila Samples: Is There Such a Thing as Agro-Imperialism? (1 comments)

Saturday, November 21:

Ernest Canning: Engineering California's Economic Collapse by Ernest A. Canning

Sheila Samples: Bob Herbert: An American Catastrophe

Eileen Fleming: Yes Virginia: Bob Dylan is a Santa Claus, Rachel Corrie a Light unto the Nations and The Wall Must Fall

Sheila Samples: Israel: As the light onto the nations

Margaret Bassett: The Washington Establishment Suffers a Serious Defeat

Margaret Bassett: Could Gender Play Role in Wall Street Reform?

Darren Wolfe: Iraqi Freedom

Darren Wolfe: Climategate: the final nail in the coffin of ‘Anthropogenic Global Warming'?

Sheila Samples: Holder's decision on Mohammed trial defended

Friday, November 20:

Sheila Samples: Is the Israel lobby doing more harm than good?

Joan Brunwasser: Paul Krugman: The Big Squander

Sheila Samples: Learning the Wrong Vietnam Lessons

Sheila Samples: Paul Krugman: The Big Squander (1 comments)

Darren Wolfe: DDT: The Silent Killer...Only When It Was Gone

Thursday, November 19:

Joan Brunwasser: Playing the Health Care Lottery (1 comments)

John Lorenz: Eliot Spitzer: Obama Economic Policies Ineffective, A Continuation Of Bush (2 comments)

Darren Wolfe: Arianna's PC Delta Force by David Nathan

Sheila Samples: Glenn Beck and Fox News (2 comments)

Margaret Bassett: Conyers Blasts Obama for Health Care Strategy

Sheila Samples: Holder Acts Like A Patriot As Republicans Continue To Shriek In Terror

Sheila Samples: E.J. Dionne: The GOP's no-exit strategy

Sheila Samples: Project Syndicate - Obama's Vietnam Syndrome

Sheila Samples: Dan Froomkin: Obama's Afghan Dilemma: The Only Real Exit Strategy Is Political Suicide (1 comments)

Wednesday, November 18:

Darren Wolfe: Do We Need Stricter Gun Control Laws? (Video)

Sheila Samples: A Terrorist Trial in New York City

Sheila Samples: Exposing Britain's Pro-Israel Lobby: Channel 4 TV Makes a Bold Start

Sheila Samples: Who Are You and What Have You Done With the Community Organizer We Elected President?

Steven Thompson: Free Speech—At a Price | Freedom From The Press

Carol Jensen: Stupak amendment should be stripped from bill--Desert Dispatch

Tuesday, November 17:

B. Ross Ashley: Carol Miller: We Need Health Care, Not Insurance

Sheila Samples: Marc Ash: An Engagement in Burma

Sheila Samples: VIDEO: Gideon Levy -- Addicted To Occupation

Sheila Samples: The Degradation of America's Military is Taking a Toll

Rob Kall: David Sirota: NEW POLL: Do You See What Happens, Max? (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Palin's Prayer Leader Hinted Terrorist Attack Could Make Her President

Sheila Samples: Now Is Our Time: UN Secretary-General on the Copenhagen Climate Summit

Sheila Samples: Richard Cohen - Time for some Palintology

Margaret Bassett: Renouncing Islamism: To the Brink and Back Again

Monday, November 16:

Tommy News: 720 brutally murdered as 'gay cleansing' continues unchecked in Iraq -by Kelvin Lynch

Richmond Shreve: Seven salient facts about Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan. - By Christopher Hitchens - Slate Magazine (4 comments)

Margaret Bassett: Workers of the World, Incorporate - Economix Blog (1 comments)

Darren Wolfe: Pelosi's new payroll tax

Sheila Samples: Commentary: Here's how the GOP plans to defeat health care reform

Sheila Samples: Hollow Threats: Why America Is Stuck With Karzai

Sheila Samples: The new wave of female firebrands striking fear into liberal America (1 comments)

Don Smith: Where are the real deficit hawks?

Sheila Samples: Howard Kurtz - Shepard Smith, an outspoken news anchor on Fox News

Darren Wolfe: Let's Ignore Congress

Sheila Samples: Sarah Palin's ‘Going Rogue' - Payback to McCain Campaign (1 comments)

Sunday, November 15:

Sheila Samples: On Bended Knee to Bob Gates

Margaret Bassett: Rereading Vietnam May Help Prevent Same Mistakes

Robert Arend: Is Obama the New, Democratic Version of President Herbert Hoover?: By fflambeau (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: FRANK RICH -- The Missing Link From Killeen to Kabul

Sheila Samples: Jackson Diehl - Obama's reluctant choice

Joan Brunwasser: Frank Rich: The Missing Link from Killeen to Kabul

Saturday, November 14:

Sheila Samples: President Obama's opportunity to speak truth to power

Darren Wolfe: The Triumph of Socialism by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

Sheila Samples: Jonathan Alter: Bazooka Joe: Lieberman, Health Care, and Hurt Feelings

Josh Mitteldorf: Obamacare in the Context of a Captive Democratic Party by Luke Mitchell

Sheila Samples: Gail Collins -- Once Again, Into the Apocalypse

Sheila Samples: Bob Herbert -- A Recovery for Some

Sheila Samples: Republicans Are Shocked The Public Is Mad At Them For Voting Against Franken's Anti-Rape Amendment (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: David Corn: Do Leaked Cables Mean Obama Is Rethinking Afghanistan?

Darren Wolfe: Origins of the Federal Reserve by Murray N. Rothbard

Friday, November 13:

Sheila Samples: Eugene Robinson -- Time to Head Home

Sheila Samples: Stealing Money, Selling Heroin and Raping Boys

Sheila Samples: How the U.S. Funds the Taliban (1 comments)

Sister Begonia: If Any Question Why We Died, Tell Them Because Our Fathers Lied

Ginger McClemons: Justice Dept. Asked For News Site's Visitor Lists - Taking Liberties - CBS News

Sheila Samples: Thomas Frank: The Real Danger of 'One Big Regulator'

Robert Arend: My solemn meeting on Veterans Day with President Obama at My Friend's Resting Place in Arlington: by James Gordon Meek

Darren Wolfe: YouTube - Police State - The Militarization of the Police Force in USA

Josh Mitteldorf: A Federal Employment Policy: What a radical idea! (4 comments)

Sheila Samples: PAUL KRUGMAN: Free to Lose (2 comments)

Thursday, November 12:

Sheila Samples: Mikhail Gorbachev: More Walls Need to Fall

Gustav Wynn: US War Strategy: Pay Taliban To Kill Us Slightly Less

Sheila Samples: A glimmer of hope

Margaret Bassett: Earth to Lou: It Could Have Been Different

Sheila Samples: Dan Froomkin: Byron Dorgan's Financial Plan: Common Sense From The Senator Who Saw This Coming (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: Gail Collins: Take a Deep Breath

Richmond Shreve: New Evidence Of Pharma's Sweetheart Deal | The New Republic

Joan Brunwasser: Trading Women's Rights for Political Power

Richmond Shreve: Mr. Murdoch Explains Glenn Beck

Wednesday, November 11:

Sheila Samples: US Is Doing No Good in Afghanistan

Sheila Samples: Bob Woodruff: Families, Caregivers Bear the Biggest Burden

Sheila Samples: Harold Meyerson - The do-nothing Senate

Sheila Samples: A Short Vocabulary Lesson for Sen. Lieberman (With Some History Thrown In At No Extra Charge)

Darren Wolfe: Obama's Betrayals by Sheldon Richman

Sheila Samples: With jobs order, Obama gives veterans more to celebrate

Sheila Samples: Eric Shinseki -- Advocates for veterans

Darren Wolfe: Predictions of climate change induced natural disasters falling flat

gone: EU starts investigation into Reuters datafeed tool By REUTERS

gone: Vets storm YouTube in battle to educate Canadians about war By Vito Pilieci

Margaret Bassett: Ruth Marcus on Debunking Health Reform Myths (1 comments)

Margaret Bassett: Revisiting the Rehabilitation of Defense Secretary Robert Gates

gone: Thought Experiment No. 1, and More Inappropriate Alarm Clocks By Errol Morris

Tuesday, November 10:

Margaret Bassett: Joe Reeder, Former Undersecretary of the Army & Executive Advisory Council, Mission: Readiness

Sheila Samples: Catholic Bishops Call the Shots on Health Care Reform

Sheila Samples: A need to 'dig beneath the corporate surface'

Sheila Samples: Gaza, Gilad Shalit, Hamas, and Israel

Sheila Samples: Family Feud: How Much Is Moon Church Conflict Driving Wash Times Turmoil?

Sheila Samples: Young Conservatives Ashamed of GOP

Grinrevere: Is the House Health Care Bill Better than Nothing? by Marcia Angell, M.D.

Darren Wolfe: Healthcare Reform Is Economic Malpractice | by Ron Paul

Sheila Samples: BOB HERBERT: A Word, Mr. President

Monday, November 9:

Sister Begonia: Palestinians who see nonviolence as their weapon

Sister Begonia: Eggs hurled at Israel's ambassador to Turkey

Sister Begonia: Ni'lin demonstrators topple 8 meter tall concrete wall (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Senator Kerry: Beware the Revisionists

Gustav Wynn: ABC News Links Ft. Hood Maniac to al Qaeda - Just Without Evidence (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: Trial by Media: Major Hasan is declared guilty (1 comments)

boomerang: How Banker's Sleight of Hand is Quicker Than Your Slight of Mind (1 comments)

Mikhail Lyubansky: On Inter-Racial Trust and Why It's So Hard To Go There | Psychology Today (2 comments)

Darren Wolfe: The 'costs' of care

Sheila Samples: PAUL KRUGMAN: Paranoia Strikes Deep

Sheila Samples: Editorial - Imprisoning a Child for Life (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: In Health Care Debate, GOP OD's on Rhetoric

Darren Wolfe: Fort Hood Mystery by Michael Gaddy

Sunday, November 8:

Sheila Samples: Congress Is Teeming With Millionaires

Sheila Samples: America Owned by Its Army (3 comments)

Joel S. Hirschhorn: Greed Conquers Guilt by Joel S. Hirschhorn

Darren Wolfe: Child Labor and the British Industrial Revolution

Darren Wolfe: Was Fort Hood Killer On Psychotropic Drugs?

Sheila Samples: SEYMOUR HERSH: Are nuclear weapons safe in Pakistan?

Sheila Samples: Nicholas Kristof -- Chemicals in Our Food, and Bodies

Sheila Samples: Dick Armey Is Back on the Attack

Darren Wolfe: In Afghanistan, the Pentagon Digs in | by Nick Turse and Tom Engelhardt

Sheila Samples: I'm doing 'God's work'. Meet Mr Goldman Sachs

Saturday, November 7:

Sheila Samples: Max Cleland: The Forever War of the Mind (2 comments)

Margaret Bassett: David Sirota On The 2009 Election . NOW on PBS - video

Sheila Samples: 10 of the Nuttiest Statements Elected Officials Have Made in the Health Care Battle | Politics | AlterNet

Darren Wolfe: Fort Hood Tragedy | Christine Smith's Blog

gone: Facts about Israel (fitting in California)

Friday, November 6:

Sheila Samples: Greg Palast -- TALIBAN = 9/11?? Afghanistan by Hypnosis

Sheila Samples: America's Media? A Colonial Force for Israel's Infallibility

Sheila Samples: John Mearsheimer: Hollow Victory (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Gideon Levy: The doomsday weapon (1 comments)

Richmond Shreve: F.D.A. Fighting False Online Claims About Swine Flu Treatments -

Sheila Samples: DAN FROOMKIN: Want Obama To Be Bolder? Take To The Streets!

Sheila Samples: Joe Conason: Joe Lieberman undercuts his wife

Sheila Samples: Eugene Robinson - Attack of the Palinites

Richmond Shreve: Real Numbers and Other Musings

Sheila Samples: PAUL KRUGMAN: Obama Faces His Anzio

Darren Wolfe: Marriage License & Registration, Please by Steve Bierfeldt

Thursday, November 5:

Rob Kall: Jon Stewart: Election losers do their best to ‘polish that turd' | Raw Story

gone: US diplomat outlines plans for NZ role NZ Herald

Richmond Shreve: Barack Obama and the “mini mid-terms”: The change he didn't seek | The Economist

Sheila Samples: Spokane Considers Community Bill of Rights

Sheila Samples: Matt Taibbi: Goldman One-Ups Gordon Gekko, Says Jesus Embraced Greed

gone: Why ancient wisdom matters in the modern world by Richard Handler

Sheila Samples: The Media As Enablers of Government Lies by James Bovard (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Dennis Kucinich: Truth, Human Dignity and the Goldstone Report (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: Avoiding a Second Vietnam: 'Obama Is Absolutely Right to Re-evaluate Afghanistan Strategy'

Sheila Samples: Nicholas Kristof: Unhealthy America

GLloyd Rowsey: Shut Down This Murderous Racket: Change We Need and Crave (1 comments)

gone: A Step towards a War-free World: Criminalise War Why we must reject war by Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad

Scott Baker: Dylan Ratigan: Four-Step Bank Fix

Wednesday, November 4:

Robert Arend: A Union Man Ponders the Democrats' Collapse in the Virginia Elections (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Thomas Frank: Glenn Beck's Hotline to Nowhere

OilGuy: Silver - Gold's Poorer Cousin Uncovered

Sheila Samples: Maureen Dowd: Who Are You Calling a Narcissist, Rush?

Sheila Samples: Unsettling Questions | Foreign Policy

gone: Secret copyright treaty leaks. It's bad. Very bad.

Sheila Samples: Steve Benen: Appealing to "Independents"

Sheila Samples: Meet the 28 (Male) Anti-Choice Dems Who Are Stalling Health Reform (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: The Execution of a Potentially Innocent Man Less Scandalous Than an Affair? (2 comments)

Richmond Shreve: Dem and GOP Health Plan Comparison

Sheila Samples: McGovern: Get Out of Afghanistan

M. Wizard: "A World of Change in 287 Days" (?)

Tuesday, November 3:

Sheila Samples: Cops Murder Drunk Trying to Avoid Tasering

Darren Wolfe: Food Among the Ruins

Sheila Samples: Commentary: Suggested revisions for Sarah Palin's 'Going Rogue'

gone: WAR CRIMINALS: The Collectors Edition

gone: Truth in Advertising Peace in-a-Year where the buck stops

Margaret Bassett: Both Sides Exaggerate Effects of Public Option

Scott Baker: Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.): Numbers, not shouting, overwhelm health care debate

M. Wizard: Go, Arianna! "What Would Candidate Obama Think of President Obama?" (6 comments)

Stanimal: Obama's Upcoming Trip To China: Will He Listen?

Monday, November 2:

Sheila Samples: The Great GOP Purge

Josh Mitteldorf: Glenn Greenwald: Obama and the State Secrets Loophole he Once Decried (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: SPIEGEL Interview with Al Gore: 'I Am Optimistic'

Sheila Samples: Osama bin Laden Responsible for the 9/11 Attacks? (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: McChrystal Doesn't Get It—Does Obama?

Sheila Samples: America, stop sucking up to Israel

Sheila Samples: Pentagon's Gates Plays Ugly American

Darren Wolfe: Murderous idealism - Paul Hollander

gone: IT snake oil: Six tech cure-alls that went bunk By Dan Tynan

gone: .GPAC by We the People

gone: Top toys pass the torture test by: Michal Cizek

Sheila Samples: Barbara Elias: Know Thine Enemy

Sheila Samples: Paul Krugman: Too Little of a Good Thing

Margaret Bassett: Bill Moyers Journal - Essay: Washington's Wars

Stanimal: South Africans Who Fought In Gaza For Israel Face Possible War Crimes Charges

gone: I've been betrayed by this Government, says Iraq War hero

gone: Goldman takes on new role: taking away people's homes By Greg Gordon

Sunday, November 1:

Sheila Samples: Juan Cole on Abdullah's Election Boycott

Sheila Samples: Lieberman's Betrayal Worthy Of A Movie (Or 3) -- Hartford Courant

Sheila Samples: The forecast: Warmer, with a chance of survival

Sheila Samples: LANNY DAVIS: It's time liberals drop public option (3 comments)

Sheila Samples: The New York Times' Coming Jihad Against The Huffington Post

gone: Sex, fitness, and the city: Sexercise By Jari Love

Joel S. Hirschhorn: Being Judgmental by Joel S. Hirschhorn

David Bloys: IRS Urges Homeowners To Winterize - Collect $1500 Tax Credit

Margaret Bassett: Author Says Expect Another Financial Crisis (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: Frank Rich -- The G.O.P. Stalinists Invade Upstate New York

gone: Sri Lankans' claims 'demolish' Rudd's position: Turnbull by DAN HARRISON

gone: PC 148 By Sean Webby


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