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December 2009

Thursday, December 31:

Sheila Samples: Paul Krugman: Chinese New Year (1 comments)

Darren Wolfe: YouTube - Ron Paul on Terrorism

Sheila Samples: Remembering Iraq's refugees

Sheila Samples: Ted Rall: Since 9/11, We've Embraced Our Inner Coward

Sheila Samples: Eugene Robinson - Dick Cheney's lies about President Obama

Sheila Samples: E.J. Dionne Jr. - The decade when the U.S. lost its way

Sheila Samples: Congressional Dems Finally Defend White House Against Crazy GOP Attacks

Sheila Samples: A Ripple of Hope from the Past

Darren Wolfe: Mortgage resets worrying more people

Wednesday, December 30:

Darren Wolfe: Health Care Nullification: Things have just gotten underway

Ann Garrison: Political repression in Rwanda, as August 2010 elections approach

Robert Arend: Bankers Get $4 Trillion Gift From Barney Frank: David Reilly (1 comments)

Darren Wolfe: Our Emperors and Their Empire (1 comments)

Mac McKinney: Welcome to Orwell's world by John Pilger

Sheila Samples: John Pilger: Welcome to Orwell's world 2010

Sheila Samples: Why Obama Must Keep Releasing Yemenis From Guantánamo

Margaret Bassett: As Facebook Thrives, Does Privacy Have to Fade?

Sheila Samples: GOP Pants-Wetting Over Obama's Sensible Counter-Terrorism Strategy

Sheila Samples: America the Traumatized: How 13 Events of the Decade Made Us the PTSD Nation

Margaret Bassett: Top Republican Myths About the Crotch Bomber Affair

Sheila Samples: Robert Scheer: The Global War on Stealth Underwear

Margaret Bassett: Cause and Effect in the "Terror War"

Sheila Samples: Bob Herbert: A Less Than Honest Policy

Tuesday, December 29:

Darren Wolfe: John Cassidy Fails in His Critique of Markets - Robert P. Murphy

Joan Brunwasser: Robert Reich: 2009: Wall Street bounced back, Main Street got shafted (1 comments)

Margaret Bassett: String of Investment Bubbles Marked 2000-09

Margaret Bassett: Well Wars (Water)

Sheila Samples: Obama takes 'war on terror' to Yemen (3 comments)

Richmond Shreve: 5 Myths About a President's First Year

Sheila Samples: David Corn: The GOP's Ugly 2010 Campaign: Pushing the Obacalypse (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: New Year's Resolution: Don't Apologize for Democrats

Sheila Samples: New Airline Security Measures Are 'Blind Overreaction'

Sheila Samples: Just How Racist Is the Tea Party Movement?

Sheila Samples: Announcing the 2009 P.U.-Litzer Prizes

Daniel Geery: Emails Matter More Than Earth! (1 comments)

Margaret Bassett: Five Notable Bills from '09

Darren Wolfe: Abandoning the Interventionist Temptation in Afghanistan | by Doug Bandow

Scott Baker: A Less Than Honest Policy By BOB HERBERT, NY Times

Monday, December 28:

Sheila Samples: Farouk Abdulmutallab

Darren Wolfe: The War Democrats by Justin Raimondo --

Sheila Samples: Department of Homeland Security Issues Terrorist ID Cards

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

Mac McKinney: A Song for Humanity: Peace at Christmastime by Tina Micula

Sunday, December 27:

Better World Order: Dred Scott Redux: Obama and the Supremes Stand Up for Slavery

Sheila Samples: No sense in relying on feudal capitalism

Sheila Samples: Something's Not Right Here

Saturday, December 26:

Mac McKinney: Kiilu Nyasha on Reactionary Counterrevolution in the United States (4 comments)

Sheila Samples: Good benefit gone bad

Sheila Samples: Fareed Zakaria: Don't Forget America's Other War

Mac McKinney: Mumia Abu-Jamal on Healthcare VS Wealthcare

Margaret Bassett: Anniversary of TVA Coal Ash Spill as Forgotten as the Disaster Itself

Sheila Samples: David Ignatius - The quiet wisdom of apolitical Adm. Mike Mullen (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: 2000-2009: America's Lost Decade

Friday, December 25:

Mac McKinney: Confronting Stereotypes: Palestinians' Long History of Nonviolent Resistance

Sheila Samples: ACORN Broke No Laws - Dems Still Threw Them Under the Bus

Sheila Samples: Christmas 1914 (5 comments)

Sheila Samples: Paul Krugman: Tidings of Comfort

Sheila Samples: Peace deserves a chance, not excuses of "just war'

Mac McKinney: Eric Margolis: Mr. 10%: Our Man in Islamabad

Thursday, December 24:

Sheila Samples: Gaza Freedom March: The Siege Has to End

Sheila Samples: To All Those Who Live Under Conflict Or Fear

Darren Wolfe: What the Government Isn't Telling You About the New Healthcare Bill

Darren Wolfe: Ron Paul: Foreign Policy Ignored (video)

Margaret Bassett: Who Are The Four Afghan Detainees Released From Guantanamo?

Joan Brunwasser: New York Times Editorial: The Election Sabotage Commission

Kevin Gosztola: A Patient's View of the Senate Christmas Healthcare Gift |

Margaret Bassett: The NYT's View of "Journalistic Objectivity"

Wednesday, December 23:

Robert Arend: Michele Bachmann: Welfare Queen, by Yasha Levine

Sheila Samples: Obama's Af-Pak War is Not Just Deadly and Counterproductive: It's Illegal

Sheila Samples: Robert Scheer: Demonizing Dean Won't Absolve This Health Care Sham

Darren Wolfe: Iran Sanctions Are a Precursor to War | by Ron Paul (1 comments)

Tuesday, December 22:

Sheila Samples: Ridiculous "Study" Supposedly Finds Widespread Anti-Semitism on Progressive Websites

Robert Arend: Kevin Conner: How Wall Street Bought Barney Frank (1 comments)

Daniel Geery: Christmas Kills!

Sheila Samples: James Howard Kunstler: Blue Christmas (3 comments)

Grant Lawrence: Was Illinois Governor Blagojevich brought down for Taking on the Banks?

Sheila Samples: Roger Cohen: In Defense of America

Monday, December 21:

Sheila Samples: Zionist Power in American Politics (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: Cruise missile attacks in Yemen (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Matt Taibbi, Bill Moyers and Robert Kuttner: Why Can't Democrats Do Anything Right?

Sheila Samples: The Iranian Incursion in Context

Margaret Bassett: Matt Taibbi, Bill Moyers and Robert Kuttner: Why Can't Democrats Do Anything Right?

Bernard Schaer: The Toll -" 12/20/09 -" War, What Is It Good For? Uniting Congress, That's What | by Dave McGill

Ernest Canning: Progressives of America - Unite! by Ernest A. Canning

Margaret Bassett: America's Greediest: The 2009 Top Ten

Joan Brunwasser: Matt Taibbi, Bill Moyers and Robert Kuttner: Why Can't Democrats Do Anything Right?

Sheila Samples: Paul Krugman: A Dangerous Dysfunction

Sunday, December 20:

Margaret Bassett: Show Us the E-Mail

Sheila Samples: U.S. turbulence buffets Pakistan: Corruption and anti-American fury unravels troubled country

GLloyd Rowsey: Senate Speech Heralds a New Social Movement, by Flowers and Coates

Sheila Samples: Frank Rich: Tiger Woods, Person of the Year

M. Wizard: At Least Frank Rich Sees the "Tiger" in Obama

Sheila Samples: Eliot Spitzer, Frank Partnoy, William Black: Show Us the E-Mail

Margaret Bassett: Health Care's Lobbying Army

Saturday, December 19:

Sheila Samples: US-Pakistani Spy Relations Just Short of Open War

Sheila Samples: Gail Collins: The New Perils of Pauline

Sheila Samples: The murderous face of Obama's surge (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: The Lobby Within

Daniel Geery: Change We Can Believe In! But Desparately Need to Work On...

M. Wizard: Howard Dean: Health-Care Bill Wouldn't Bring Real Reform (2 comments)

Don Smith: Greenwald: The underlying divisions in the healthcare debate

Sheila Samples: Stunning Statistics About the War Every American Should Know

Margaret Bassett: Once the 'Change' Candidate, Obama Now a Changed Man

Friday, December 18:

Grant Lawrence: Radio Buffoon Rush Limbaugh Calls for War on Iran, Hopes You Will Be Crazy Enough to Listen

Sheila Samples: No-Fault Espionage by Philip Giraldi

Sheila Samples: Kristol Clear: The Source of America's Wars

Margaret Bassett: Time to End the Neocon Con Game

Grant Lawrence: Senator Al Franken Shuts Down Healthcare Reform Killer Lieberman--Thankfully!!!

Sheila Samples: PAUL KRUGMAN: Pass the Bill (3 comments)

Thursday, December 17:

Sheila Samples: Time to End the Neocon Con Game

Sheila Samples: Rightwing Fringe Welcome at Conservative Confab, Gay Republicans Not So Much

Sheila Samples: Stunning Statistics About the War Every American Should Know

Sheila Samples: Jane Mayer: Ten Unsolved Mysteries in the "War on Terror"

Sheila Samples: E.J. Dionne Jr. - Democrats can't blame Bush for their troubles

M. Wizard: Obama, Palin, Copenhagen: The End Of Drinkable Water?

Wednesday, December 16:

Sheila Samples: Israel's Leaders on the Run

PrMaine: Robert Cramer

Sheila Samples: Maureen Dowd: Doubts About Certitude

Sheila Samples: Robert Scheer: Wall Street's Fat Cats Are Still in Charge

Sheila Samples: William Pfaff: U.S. Contemplates More of the Scarcely Believable in "Af-Pak'

M. Wizard: Naomi Klein: The Copenhagen Process Is Out Of Control (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Joe Lieberman - The Million-Dollar Man

Sheila Samples: Thomas Frank: Newsrooms Don't Need More Conservatives

Margaret Bassett: How Banks Fleece the Unemployed

Margaret Bassett: Welcome to Gitmo North

Tuesday, December 15:

Sheila Samples: Unbearable Lightness of Obama

Sheila Samples: Eugene Robinson: Palin's own 'Climate-gate'

Margaret Bassett: Harkin Considers Raising Bill to End Filibuster

Margaret Bassett: China's Changing Views on Race - Room for Debate Blog

Margaret Bassett: Rating Change: Retirement Gives Edge to GOP - TN

Margaret Bassett: War and Public Opinion - Glenn Greenwald

Margaret Bassett: How Easy it Is to Reinforce People's Conspiracy Paranoia

Sheila Samples: By political definition the US is now fascist, not a constitutional republic

Sheila Samples: Secret Reports, Secret Budgets, Secret Operations, Secret Courts "

Monday, December 14:

Sheila Samples: 2009 in Review: The Year of Obama

Sheila Samples: Bill Kristol: Obama's Nobel Speech "Most Bush-Like ... of His Presidency," Lays Groundwork to Attack Iran

Leon Thompson: SPECIAL REPORT: With Wind Energy, Opportunity for Corruption

Sheila Samples: PAUL KRUGMAN: Disaster and Denial

Sheila Samples: Can Obama Face the 'Unspeakable'?

Darren Wolfe: Point/Counterpoint: Capitol Hill hopefuls respond to Obama on jobs

Margaret Bassett: With Obama's Strategy, Afghanistan Looks Like Another Vietnam

Margaret Bassett: Honduran Elections Exposed As Fraud

Margaret Bassett: The 9 Surges of Obama's War |

Margaret Bassett: Why Are We Drugging Our Kids?

Sheila Samples: George McGovern -- With Obama's strategy, Afghanistan looks like another Vietnam (2 comments)

Sunday, December 13:

Sheila Samples: Quixote, the Usurper, and the Prophet from Nowhere (A Political Allegory)

Sheila Samples: FRANK RICH: Hollywood's Brilliant Coda to America's Dark Year

Sheila Samples: Is 2010 Anything Like 1994?

Sheila Samples: Maureen Dowd: A Game That's Not So Great

Saturday, December 12:

Sheila Samples: Best medical system in the world must be in the caves of Afghanistan

Steven Leser: AP IMPACT: Science not faked, but not pretty BY SETH BORENSTEIN, RAPHAEL SATTER and MALCOLM RITTER, Associated Press Wri

Sheila Samples: Op-Ed Columnist - Going Naked in Kabul -

Herstory: Time for the RCMP to own up to its errors THE DAILY NEWS

Margaret Bassett: D.C. Sanctions 'Moral Hazards'

Sheila Samples: Bill Moyers: We Have a Nobel Peace President Who Won't Ban Land Mines | Politics (1 comments)

Margaret Bassett: No Exit

Margaret Bassett: Cornering the Market on Comedy

Margaret Bassett: The Strange Consensus on Obama's Nobel Address

Margaret Bassett: Land Mines

Herstory: Lawyer Uses "Starbucks Defense" for Client Who Ran Over Two Washington State Students By Caleb Hannan

Friday, December 11:

Herstory: How many marijuana plants make a grow-op? Vancouver police speak out by Josh Wingrove

Sheila Samples: The Obama Effect: The Demise of the Democratic Party and a Gift to the Country

Margaret Bassett: Senate Passes Compromised Health Care Reform -- Will Progressive Dems Support the Final Bill? (2 comments)

Margaret Bassett: The Reason for 15 Million Unemployed: Poor Thinking at the Top

Margaret Bassett: America Without a Middle Class -- It's Not Far Away As You Might Think

Sheila Samples: How Close Are Blackwater and the CIA?

Margaret Bassett: Our Murderers in the Sky

Margaret Bassett: Supporting the ACLU

M. Wizard: Is America in Decline? The Charts Don't Lie ...

R. Francis Rubio: - Do You Remember 09/11/2001? (3 comments)

Bernard Schaer: Obama's Peace Prize Has Lost its Luster | by Dave McGill

Margaret Bassett: Unlikely Support: GOP Loved Obama's Nobel Speech (1 comments)

Margaret Bassett: Nobel Peace Prize - Juan Cole

Sheila Samples: Does Obama's Road to Re-Election Run Through Kabul?

Sheila Samples: Eugene Robinson: War and peace

Sheila Samples: Matt Taibbi: Obama's Big Sellout (7 comments)

Sheila Samples: Chomsky Says Israel, 'US Military Base'

Sheila Samples: Paul Krugman: Bernanke's Unfinished Mission

Thursday, December 10:

Sheila Samples: US terrorizes Iran: threatens nuclear war over "wipe Israel off map" "nuclear program" lies

Sheila Samples: Ted Rall: War, More War Or Morer War

M. Wizard: NY Magazine: "Whatever Happened to Barack Obama?"

Eileen Fleming: President Obama's Nobel Speech, Just Wars and just Stop It!

Sheila Samples: Philip Giraldi: No-sama bin Laden

Sheila Samples: Matthew Yglesias: War on Christmas Just Got More Fierce

Sheila Samples: William Blum: Yeswecanistan

Sheila Samples: Frank Schaeffer: An Open Letter From Jesus to 'Christian' America

Sheila Samples: Gail Collins: The Joys of Political Sex

Joan Brunwasser: Building Peace Without Obama's Interference

Wednesday, December 9:

Sheila Samples: Tiger Woods and the psychology of spiteful glee

Sheila Samples: Ha'aretz says U.S. officials face 'pro-Israel' background check

Sheila Samples: Normalising the Crime of the Century

Joan Brunwasser: s The Gang of Ten’s “Solution”: This is What Happens When You Give Five People Too Much Power– Part 1

Josh Mitteldorf: Financial "Reform" Bill is a Trojan Horse by Wm Greider (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: Dan Froomkin: Obama Fails To Move The Needle With His Jobs Speech

Joan Brunwasser: Don Siegelman on Upcoming Supreme Court Decision

PrMaine: The Courage of Our Contradictions (1 comments)

Margaret Bassett: Unless Congress Acts, 3.2 Million Will Lose Unemployment Benefits in Early 2010

Tuesday, December 8:

Herstory: Holy grail of data-sifting proves elusive By Peter Rowe

Grant Lawrence: A Tribute to John Lennon; 'He Too Belongs to the Ages'

Sheila Samples: What Leaving Honduras Hanging Says About Obama

Mac McKinney: Petition to Revoke the Nobel Peace Prize from Barack Obama

Margaret Bassett: Gates Dissembles on Afghan History (2 comments)

Margaret Bassett: The Reason for 15 Million Unemployed: Poor Thinking at the Top (2 comments)

Margaret Bassett: A Federal Agency Tries to Hold on to What it's Built

Margaret Bassett: -American Jobs Plan - Econnomic Policy Institute

Barry Werner: The double double standard by Gil Troy

Kenny: The Devil and Mr. Obama by Joe Bageant

Camillo "Mac" Bica: Revitalizing the Anti War Movement Camillo "Mac" Bica

boomerang: CASPER REPORT #2, DECEMBER 7, 2009

Ernest Canning: Beyond Afghanistan by Ernest A. Canning

Herstory: CPJ's 2009 prison census: Freelance journalists under fire

Margaret Bassett: Human Rights, Except for Children (1 comments)

Margaret Bassett: Meet Stewart Resnick, Corporate Farming Billionaire and One-Man Environmental Wrecking Crew

Margaret Bassett: Digital Dollars: Why the Marketing and Ad Industry Are Afraid of New Regulatory Watchdogs

Margaret Bassett: Are Liberals Pathetic? (1 comments)

Margaret Bassett: A New Report Questions "Suicides" at Guantanamo

Sheila Samples: Bob Herbert: A Fearful Price

Monday, December 7:

Gustav Wynn: Call For Hannity's Termination After Crowd Scene Editing (4 comments)

Bernard Schaer: the contrarian – The Truth About Pearl Harbor | by Dave McGill

Sheila Samples: Robert Kuttner: A Tale of Two Obamas (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Patrick Cockburn: US surge will only prolong Afghan war

Sheila Samples: Climate Change: How Come U.S. Newspapers Don't Like This Issue?: Michael Wolff

Sheila Samples: Hillary Mann Leverett, Flynt Leverett: Iran Is No Existential Threat

Joel S. Hirschhorn: Hungry for Reform by Joel S. Hirschhorn

Daniel Geery: Perpetrators of "no climate change"

Margaret Bassett: As Climate Meeting Starts, a Revival of Skepticism

MikeZimmer: Dr. David Ray Griffin's Review of "The Ground Truth: The Untold Story of America Under Attack on 9/11", by John Farmer

Sheila Samples: Obama's Afghan Exit Strategy? Don't Bet On It

Sheila Samples: Paul Krugman: An Affordable Truth (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Obama Steals Bush's Speechwriters

Sunday, December 6:

Sheila Samples: Preaching peace, flexing muscle: America's 'surge' may only expand, intensify and prolong the Afghan conflict

Sheila Samples: 'Fourteen days to seal history's judgment on this generation'

Herstory: Drug prevention programs ineffective, report says By: Jackie Wong

Sheila Samples: Garrison Keillor: Putting Christmas spirit to the test

Sheila Samples: Cops Taze Disturbed, Unarmed Naked Man to Death for "Walking Toward Them'

Sheila Samples: VIDEO: Where is bin Laden? Secretary Gates Says No Intel in 'Years'

Margaret Bassett: Peter Edelman and Barbara Ehrenreich -- Why welfare Reform has Failed

Bernard Schaer: the contrarian – The GOP Finally Gets One Right, But Don't Believe It | Dave McGill

Sheila Samples: Frank Rich: Obama's Logic Is No Match for Afghanistan (2 comments)

Saturday, December 5:

Grant Lawrence: Why Did Blackwater's Erik Prince Reveal Himself as a CIA Agent? Was it Graymailing?

Sheila Samples: Obama's War Speech Woke the Sleeping Giant -- Anger Over Afghan Surge Fuels Country-Wide Protests

Darren Wolfe: The Government's War on Main Street | by Jake Towne (1 comments)

Darren Wolfe: Science or Nonscience? - Clifford F. Thies

Sheila Samples: Five Reasons Corporate Media Coverage is Pro-War

Sheila Samples: Is Erik Prince 'Graymailing' the US Government? (4 comments)

Daniel Geery: Betting on Copenhagen

Margaret Bassett: Memo to Congress: Desperate Times Call for Faster Measures (2 comments)

Margaret Bassett: America Without a Middle Class -- It's Not Far Away As You Might Think (1 comments)

Margaret Bassett: Obama's War Speech Woke the Sleeping Giant -- Anger Over Afghan Surge Fuels Country-Wide Protests

Darren Wolfe: The Great and Powerful Climate Oz

Robert Arend: Labor's Legacy: by Mike Dolan

Friday, December 4:

Sheila Samples: Max Blumenthal: Gutsy progressive congressman Alan Grayson leads a double life (2 comments)

Margaret Bassett: Some Jobs Taxpayers Don't Need to Buy

Darren Wolfe: Meet the Commanded-in-Chief by Tom Engelhardt

Herstory: How Google Can Help Newspapers By ERIC SCHMIDT

Sheila Samples: PAUL KRUGMAN: Reform or Else (1 comments)

Joan Brunwasser: The Mourning After:President’s speech struck a new milestone for Washingtonian denial

Margaret Bassett: America's Regression - Torture

Ann Garrison: Condolences, Sincerely, President Barack Obama

Margaret Bassett: Why Should We Get Out of Afghanistan? Because Imperialism Is a Fool's Game

Margaret Bassett: Progressive Leaders Pan Obama's Decision for More War in Afghanistan -- 10 Reactions

Thursday, December 3:

Margaret Bassett: Af-Pak War Racket: The Obama Illusion Comes Crashing Down

Sheila Samples: 'There hasn't been two seconds of intelligent discussion about living standards in Afghanistan'

Sheila Samples: Gary Wills -- Afghanistan: The Betrayal

Sheila Samples: Nicholas Kristof: Johnson, Gorbachev, Obama

Sheila Samples: Neglected Warriors

Sheila Samples: We Jim Wallis: Needed a New Approach in Afghanistan — and This Isn't It

Sheila Samples: Eric Prince: Tycoon, Contractor, Soldier, Spy

Sheila Samples: E.J. Dionne Jr. - Obama's Goldilocks strategy on Afghanistan

Darren Wolfe: Drug-Makers Paying Off Competitors To Keep Cheap Generics Off Market

Joan Brunwasser: America Without a Middle Class

Wednesday, December 2:

Mikhail Lyubansky: "Keep your #blackthoughts to yourself: The Privilege of Twitter (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: As Obama Sends More Troops, Giant Shadow Army Of Contractors Set To Grow In Afghanistan

Sheila Samples: Robert Scheer: Here We Go Again (1 comments)

Margaret Bassett: Obama's Misguided War Speech Shouldn't Be the Last Word on Afghanistan

Jim Angleton: "Are police officers in the United States at war?" by Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. (5 comments)

Tuesday, December 1:

Herstory: Honda promises to change the world with U3-X, the first ‘mechtronic' unicycle by The Times

Joan Brunwasser: Are Siegelman's days of freedom numbered? (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: Arianna Huffington: Journalism 2009: Desperate Metaphors, Desperate Revenue Models, And The Desperate Need For Better Jo

Sheila Samples: Roosevelt Understood the Power of a Public Option

Ann Garrison: More food for Obama's wars: troops, oil, natural gas, pipelines, and $$$. . . by Ann Garrison

Leon Thompson: EDITORIAL: President Roosevelt Understood the Power of a Public Option

Sheila Samples: Dan Froomkin: Where's That Endgame He Promised Us?

Sheila Samples: Bob Herbert: A Tragic Mistake

Sheila Samples: A "Necessary War" - for a Gas Pipeline: It's Obama's War Now (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Richard Cohen - A right to say 'I do'

Margaret Bassett: No Bailouts for Youth: Broken Promises and Dashed Hopes


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