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July 2010

Saturday, July 31:

Diane V. McLoughlin: Choices: Universal Health Care Versus Universal Destruction (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Juan Cole: The Closing of the Zionist Mind

Sheila Samples: The looting of Iraq Nearly $9 billion in Iraqi funds disappeared

Margaret Bassett: Why No Campus Protest over Berkeley-BP Connection? (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: A Persian message for Obama

Sheila Samples: Matt Taibbi: The Tea Party is Perverted and Irrelevant

Kevin Gosztola: Daniel Ellsberg's WikiLeaks Wish List

Kevin Gosztola: From globalisation to migration by Mark Levine

Kevin Gosztola: Wikileaks interview: 'We are changing the game' - The Local

Kevin Gosztola: Curbing Your Enthusiasm by Paul Krugman

Kevin Gosztola: The "Liberal" Media Strikes Back? Spotlighting the Right's Incompetence Behind the "JournoList" Non-Scandal

Sheila Samples: Is Israel a liability for the US?

Sheila Samples: David Corn: Prepping for 2012, Newt Gingrich Dusts Off His Old Playbook

Friday, July 30:

Sheila Samples: Newt Gingrich Suggests Attacking Rest Of 'Axis Of Evil' (VIDEO) (3 comments)

Sheila Samples: The Real Aim of Israel's Bomb Iran Campaign

Amy Lee Coy: Alcoholics Anonymous doesn't work for everyone -- and that's OK by Amy Lee Coy (1 comments)

Dennis Kaiser: Obama seeks to expand arms exports by trimming approval process | McClatchy (1 comments)

Dennis Kaiser: Rheehire the Teachers, Rheetire the Chancellor | (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Dan Froomkin: Four More Years Of War -- Just For Starters

Sheila Samples: It's no secret what Pakistan's been doing with the Taliban

Sheila Samples: Breaking a Promise on Surveillance (1 comments)

Margaret Bassett: Can Dudley Move BP Beyond its Past? (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Paul Krugman: Curbing Your Enthusiasm

Thursday, July 29:

Sheila Samples: Why aren't conservatives blasting military industry welfare? (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Dems Take on Supreme Court's Giant Sell-Out of Our Democracy to Corporations

Sheila Samples: E.J. Dionne Jr. - In American politics, stupidity is the name of the game

Margaret Bassett: he Mighty Rise of the Food Revolution

Robert Arend: Michael Lind: Are the American people obsolete?

Sheila Samples: David Corn: Obama, Wikileaks and Afghanistan: The Grand Fudge

Wednesday, July 28:

Sheila Samples: US Grows Isolated on Aggressive War

Sheila Samples: Is Obama Cooking the Intelligence on Iran as Bush Did with Iraq?

Sheila Samples: Mainstream Media Helps BP Pretend There's No Oil (2 comments)

Joan Brunwasser: Open letter to Markos Moulitsas: Why is election fraud taboo on Kos?

Sheila Samples: Robert Scheer: Thank God for the Whistle-Blowers

Sheila Samples: Harold Meyerson - The job machine grinds to a halt

Sheila Samples: Eliot Spitzer: Two Crises Wasted

Lance Ciepiela: Why 'Israelis' Danced on 911 (8 comments)

Sheila Samples: David Corn: Campaign 2010: Why Democrats Think They Can Hold the House (2 comments)

Tuesday, July 27:

Sheila Samples: Bob Herbert: Long-Term Economic Pain for American Families

Sheila Samples: 14 Shocking Facts That Prove the Criminal Justice System Is Racist

Sheila Samples: Sherrod, Breitbart and the conservative outrage machine

Sheila Samples: David Corn: Ground Truth from Afghanistan

Dennis Kaiser: Ministers hand Big Brother powers to EU police | Mail Online

Ned Lud: The Breakup of the United States by Michael S. Rozeff (1 comments)

Monday, July 26:

Mac McKinney: The Forgotten American (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: James Fallows: On the AfPak / Wikileaks Documents

Billy Wharton: Understanding the State: New and Old - Billy Wharton

Sheila Samples: E.J. Dionne Jr. - Enough right-wing propaganda

Kevin Gosztola: Saturday News Hangover Radio Show - July 24th

Kevin Gosztola: The WikiLeaks Afghanistan leak by Glenn Greenwald (1 comments)

Kevin Gosztola: WikiLeaks May Have Just Changed the Media, Too - Science and Tech - The Atlantic (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Paul Krugman: Who Cooked the Planet?

Sunday, July 25:

Sheila Samples: Franken: 'If Republicans Take Over Congress, They'll Implement A Truly Dangerous Agenda' (VIDEO)

Sheila Samples: Are the Teachers Unions and the Democrats Headed for Divorce Court?

Sheila Samples: Running on Bullshit

Sheila Samples: Dana Milbank: Massey Energy's Blankenship: No shame, but plenty of blame

Rob Kall: Peggy Noonan: The Power of Redemption Shirley Sherrod's speech, and her story, has lessons for us all.

Sheila Samples: Frank Rich: There's a Battle Outside and It Is Still Ragin'

Saturday, July 24:

Sheila Samples: Right-Wingers Gather in Las Vegas for Online Organizing Conference

Sheila Samples: BP Hires Prison Labor to Clean Up Spill While Coastal Residents Struggle

Margaret Bassett: The One Question Congress Needs to Ask Bernanke

Sheila Samples: "Grassroots" Rove-linked group funded almost entirely by billionaires

Friday, July 23:

Sheila Samples: Obama administration takes page from Bush playbook

Sheila Samples: David Corn: Palin's Shocking Admission: Not Tough Enough to Be President

Margaret Bassett: James Webb: Diversity and the Myth of White Privilege (1 comments)

Aurora: Fidel Castro Warns on the Dangers of a Third World War (5 comments)

GLloyd Rowsey: The Other Tragedy, by Fidel Castro Ruz (5 comments)

B. Ross Ashley: Security operation or political theatre? -

Sheila Samples: Paul Krugman: Addicted to Bush (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Dan Froomkin: The Essential, Undistractable Tom Engelhardt

Sheila Samples: Eugene Robinson - Obama needs to stand up to 'reverse racism' ploy

Sheila Samples: Robert Scheer: The Grinches Who Stole Summer

Thursday, July 22:

Michael Bonanno: Why Socialism by Albert Einstein (4 comments)

Joan Brunwasser: How Amazon Kills Books and Makes Us Stupid

Joan Brunwasser: Online Voting: All That Glitters Is Not Gold (Unless You're a Vendor) (2 comments)

Wednesday, July 21:

Aurora: Jesse Jackson: Let's give Congress our marching orders (2 comments)

Jeffrey Toney: The Dreaded P-Word? By John McWhorter

Kevin Gosztola: How Obama and the Dems Can Get Us Out of the Huge Economic Hole We're in by Robert L. Borosage (1 comments)

Ned Lud: American War vs. Real War by Nick Turse and Tom Engelhardt

Tuesday, July 20:

Joan Brunwasser: John Zogby and Nate Silver: 2000-2008 True Vote vs. Recorded Vote Rankings

Joan Brunwasser: Ostroy Report: Here's the Campaign Speech Obama Should Be Giving to Help Democrats

Joan Brunwasser: BOB HERBERT - We’re Not Ready on Nuclear Power (1 comments)

Joan Brunwasser: Elizabeth Warren Could Head CFPB Without Senate Confirmation

Kevin Gosztola: "Saturday News Hangover" CMN News Radio Show (July 17th) (1 comments)

Kevin Gosztola: Israeli right embracing one-state? by Ali Abunimah

Kevin Gosztola: Commentary: War on Drugs and the racial caste system by Leonard Pitts Jr.

Scott Baker: Why were resources expunged from neo-classical economics? (1 comments)

Monday, July 19:

Aurora: WAR DRUMS: Chomsky on IRAN and USA+Israel (3 comments)

Sheila Samples: Robert Kuttner: The Warren Drama: Another Missed Opportunity?

Jeffrey Toney: Palin Compares Herself To Shakespeare, Asks Muslims To 'Refudiate' Mosque by Geoffrey Dunn (1 comments)

Billy Wharton: US Financial Reform Bill Misses the Mark - Billy Wharton

Sheila Samples: E.J. Dionne Jr. - What is Obamaism? President must do better in explaining his policies

Sheila Samples: Are We Replaying Iraq"In Iran? (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Sarah Palin leads the GOP presidential pack for 2012 (5 comments)

Kevin Gosztola: James Howard Kunstler Asks, What If Matthew Simmons is Right About the Gulf?

Henry Pelifian: How does President Bush lie? by Cy Bolton (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Ross Douthat: The Roots Of White Anxiety

Sheila Samples: Paul Krugman: The Pundit Delusion

Sunday, July 18:

Sheila Samples: Netanyahu admits on video he deceived US to destroy Oslo accord

Steven Leser: Sarah Palin compares herself to Shakespeare! (1 comments)

Jeffrey Toney: Amid 'e-media,' books retain their allure by Jeffrey H. Toney

Sheila Dean: The Future of Liberaltarianism? Where Libertarians Belong by Allen McDuffee

Sheila Samples: Obama still McCain campaign nemesis

Sheila Samples: Frank Rich: The Good News About Mel Gibson

Linda Milazzo: Blessed Are the Peacemakers... But Not In America (3 comments)

Saturday, July 17:

Sheila Samples: A Keynesian Recipe for the Global Crisis

Sheila Samples: Dana Milbank: The tea party makes trouble with a capital T

Sheila Samples: Killer drones: Where's the accountability? (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Gail Collins: Let's Repeal 2010

Sheila Samples: Charles M. Blow: Dog Days of Obama


Friday, July 16:

Mac McKinney: G-20 Arrests a "Dry Run" -- Sinn Fein Veteran

Joan Brunwasser: Tell the U.S. Senate: Pass Comprehensive Climate and Energy Legislation Now (3 comments)

Sheila Samples: Daniel C. Maguire: Why I Am a Jew

Sheila Samples: Tricky Bibi

Sheila Samples: Majority Leader Harry Reid offers a realistic energy bill

Sheila Samples: Froma Harrop: Democrats Can Avoid Rout -- It's Up to The:m

Sheila Samples: George Lakoff: Conservatism's Death Gusher

M. Wizard: "Learning from Iran" by Ralph Nader

Josh Mitteldorf: What Is Obama Protecting at the CIA? (3 comments)

Sheila Samples: The great Dick Cheney empathy test

Sheila Samples: Eugene Robinson - It's time for Democrats to give up the funk

Sheila Samples: Paul Krugman: Redo That Voodoo

Thursday, July 15:

Amy Fried, Ph.D.: Carbs vs. Fats: McDougall Critiques Weil

Sheila Dean: ACTION ALERT: Will you be assimilated in NSTIC? by Jim Babka

Sheila Samples: Jim Wallis: Controversy in Wisconsin

Sheila Samples: David Corn: Sarah Palin in 2012: Don't Bet on Her -- Either Way

Sheila Samples: America's Loud Desperation

Sheila Samples: E.J. Dionne Jr. - What the NAACP is really asking on racism within the Tea Party

Ned Lud: Welcome to Hell:

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Wednesday, July 14:

Don Smith: Chris Hedges: Obama's Health Care Bill Is Enough to Make You Sick - Chris Hedges' Columns - Truthdig

Margaret Bassett: GUEST OPINION: GOP Failing to Help Those Who Need it

Sheila Samples: Wall Street Is Laundering Drug Money And Getting Away With It - SpeakEasy

Sheila Samples: Robert Creamer: Dirty Little Secrets the Republicans Don't Want You to Know

Sheila Samples: Kathleen Parker - Sarah Palin, from pit bull to mama grizzly

Sheila Samples: Mark Morford: Mel Gibson's 10 tips for sexist monsters

Sheila Samples: It's Unanimous! GOP Says No To Unemployment Benefits, Yes To Tax Cuts For The Rich

Sheila Samples: James Ridgeway: Meet the Real Death Panels

Sheila Samples: Robert Scheer: There's Just No Pleasing Some Robber Barons

Rob Kall: Cops could face death in post-Katrina shootings (4 comments)

Rob Kall: Where is the anti-capitalist ideology?

Tuesday, July 13:

Don Smith: Kabuki Democracy: Why a Progressive Presidency Is Impossible, for Now | The Nation (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Keep in Mind, Republicans Fare Worse Than Obama in Discouraging New Poll (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Obama's triumphs are also his weaknesses: Health care, stimulus, financial reform

Jeffrey Toney: Connecting the Dots for Better Medicine by Jeffrey H. Toney and Sonal Singh

Aurora: Coalition Against War Spending Joined by Independent Greens: David Swanson

Sheila Samples: Richard Cohen - Afghanistan: Barack Obama's war and Michael Steele's truth

Kevin Gosztola: Profiling 5 Key Right-Wing Mouthpieces Who Spread Paranoia and Hatred to Extremists on the Fringe | Tea Party and the Ri

Sheila Samples: Why Are the Right's Supposedly "Pro-Women" Groups Ignoring the Vitter Scandal?

Sheila Samples: Former Bush Administration Official Heads Up Latest Astroturf Group Pushing For Attack on Iran

Monday, July 12:

Sheila Samples: Stuart Littlewood: Has Obamageddon signed the world's death warrant? (3 comments)

Sheila Samples: James Abourezk: The Unchallenged Power of the Israel Lobby

Sheila Samples: Unemployed deserve support not vilification

Sheila Samples: Robert Kuttner: Question for the Tea Party: Why the Free Ride for Republicans Protecting Bankers?

Sheila Samples: WHO WILL BE BLAMED FOR A U.S. ATTACK ON IRAN? (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: Arianna Huffington vs. PolitiFact . . . and Liz Cheney Escapes

Sheila Samples: E.J. Dionne Jr. - The left needs a right brain

Dennis Kaiser: BP Spill: Why America Is Addicted to Oil - The Daily Beast

Sheila Samples: Paul Krugman: The Feckless Fed

Sheila Samples: Gideon Levy: A peace crime

Sunday, July 11:

Sheila Samples: The People Behind "Keep Israel Safe' and "Stop Iran Now'

Sheila Samples: Stirrings of a New Push for Military Option on Iran

Kevin Gosztola: Deepwater Horizon spill is still wreaking havoc but that's not news | Media | The Observer

Kevin Gosztola: When Journalists Are Attacked, We're All Wounded -- In These Times

Sheila Samples: John McCain ditches his liberal past and turns hard right

Saturday, July 10:

peggyn: The Unholy Alliance: Monsanto, Dupont & Obama by OCA

morris herman: YouTube - US Muslims being forced into exile - video

Sheila Samples: Editorial - After the Flotilla (2 comments)

Kevin Gosztola: Frank Schaeffer: "Christian-Zionism" Is Trouble for Israel and the USA

Kevin Gosztola: The European right is capitalising on a crisis

Kevin Gosztola: Octavia Nasr's firing and what The Liberal Media allows - Glenn Greenwald -

Kevin Gosztola: The Israeli stranglehold on CNN | Intifada Palestine

Kevin Gosztola: The death of activism | Clancy Sigal | Comment is free |

Kevin Gosztola: Progressives and Obama Pt 2- The Real News

Dennis Kaiser: US denies visa to Colombian journalist to attend Harvard program - South Florida (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Obama's "jobs program": Poverty wages and mass unemployment

Friday, July 9:

Sheila Samples: Jeff Gates: The Adoration of Bibi Netanyahu

M. Wizard: Are We Becoming a Nation of "Haters"?

Sheila Samples: Christian Nationalist Pseudo-Scholar Tapped For 'Beck U' History Prof

Sheila Samples: Joe Conason: Show Us the Money

Sheila Samples: Mark Morford: Thank you very much, British Petrol

Sheila Dean: Beat The Chip: BLIZZARD OF opt out of online identity mandates

Sheila Samples: Paul Krugman: Pity the Poor C.E.O.'s

Thursday, July 8:

Sheila Samples: David Corn: Michael Steele: Right About Obama and the Afghanistan War?

Mac McKinney: PETITION: Tell Obama to Demand that BP Give Workers Respirators

Cathy Garger: Hope and the Un-Holy Nuclear Trinity by Cathy Garger (5 comments)

Sheila Samples: Geithner and Summers: Candidates for the McChrystal Treatment

Sheila Samples: Nicholas Kristof: In Israel, the Noble Vs. the Ugly

Sheila Samples: Disaster Messaging by the Democrats: It Could be Fatal to America's Future

B. Ross Ashley: Toronto's geography played a role in G20 mayhem |

Sheila Samples: ME, GENERAL PETRAEUS & THE ISRAEL LOBBY (4 comments)

Scott Baker: The Real Tea Party Begins Here! - Public Banking for ALL Americans

Wednesday, July 7:

Billy Wharton: As Mercury Soars, Con Ed Takes a Hit - Billy Wharton

Sheila Samples: Blair 'exaggerated' Iran support for al-Qaida, says former ambassador

Kevin Gosztola: Is it About Independence, Or Explosions? | Iraq Veterans Against the War (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: Sen. McCain: I will not support Kagan (1 comments)

Margaret Bassett: Shades of Hope for Uranium's Forgotten Victims

Joan Brunwasser: Six Ways to Reassemble America's Democracy (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Your momma sucks iPad

Sheila Samples: Sarah Palin For GOP National Chair? (1 comments)

Margaret Bassett: Time to Put the Deficit Commission Out of Our Misery

Kevin Gosztola: Bibi Back at the White House By Jeff Gates (2 comments)

Tuesday, July 6:

Sheila Samples: Eugene Robinson - The unemployment emergency

Sheila Samples: Stephen M. Walt: One Soldier's Story

Ned Lud: Why the Taliban is winning in Afghanistan by William Dalrymple

Aurora: It's not just BP's oil in the Gulf that threatens world's oceans.

Aurora: Change? Green Jobs Advocate Faces Prison for Dropping Banner while BP and Massey Go Free?

Monday, July 5:

Sheila Dean: Three Tactics to Save Afghanistan : Ann Marlowe WSJ (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: On Fourth of July, Let Iraq Go

peggyn: California Notified of Gulf Evacuation Plans by Wayne Madsen Report

Sheila Samples: US questions its unwavering support for Israel (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: Robert Kuttner: My Private Obama

peggyn: Shocking Betrayal of Trust by Brasscheck TV (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: E.J. Dionne Jr. - A judicial change to believe in

Don Smith: Happy Interdependence Day!

Kevin Gosztola: Video: 'Changing consumers into activists is a tough task' | Comment is free |

Kevin Gosztola: Under the Radar: The Bi-Partisan Scheme to Gut Social Security (2 comments)

Ned Lud: Don't kid yourself, it's a Police State by Garry Reed (17 comments)

Ritt Goldstein: Police abuse: Will a 'torture' verdict be the beginning of the end? by Ritt Goldstein

Elias F. Harb: Managed News: Inside The US/NATO Military Industrial Media Empire - by Prof. Peter Phillips and Prof. Micky Huff

Sheila Samples: Paul Krugman: Punishing the Unemployed (3 comments)

Sunday, July 4:

Ginger McClemons: YouTube - Deadly Gases Leaking from BP Oil Spill & How It's Being Used Against Us PT 6 of 9

peggyn: First Amendment Suspended in the Gulf of Mexico as Spill Cover-up Goes Orwellian by Mike Adams (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: Why Did It Take a Rock Magazine to Report the Military's Total Disaster in Afghanistan?

Margaret Bassett: The Unknown Afghan Body Count

Kevin Gosztola: The New Media Landscape Includes Streets Strewn with Broken Glass by Isaac Oommen

Dennis Kaiser: Guess Who Wants to Kill the Internet?-|-Opinion Maker (1 comments)

Aurora: Lt Col Barry Wingard: The Erosion of Individual Liberties; When Justice & Politics Become One (1 comments)

Margaret Bassett: A Timetable for Withdrawal in Afghanistan

Sheila Samples: A Timetable for Withdrawal in Afghanistan

Sheila Samples: Frank Rich: Fourth of July 1776, 1964, 2010

Saturday, July 3:

Billy Wharton: Potato Salad Organizers on the Fourth - Billy Wharton

Sheila Samples: FLOTILLA Cover-up: The New York Times Accused

peggyn: Stranger Than Fiction: TX Rep. Louis Gohmert Warns of Terrorist Babies by KOLD News

GLloyd Rowsey: U.S. Sanctions Strike at the Heart of Iran, says Obama

Mac McKinney: Booming 101: Long-time Oil Industry Employee Exposes BP Booming Scam

peggyn: Dangerous Crossroads in World History: Obama's New Iran Sanctions: An Act of War by Shamus Cooke (1 comments)

M. Wizard: Clinton: Activists Being Crushed By 'Steel Vise' Around The World

peggyn: BUSTED! Israel is Raping Gaza of Palestinian Gas Reserves by Willy Loman

Sheila Samples: 50 Random Facts That Make You Wonder What In The World Has Happened To America

Sheila Samples: Eugene Robinson - Financial crisis? No, it's just ants

Sheila Samples: Daniel Gross: Why high unemployment is terrible for the economy

Friday, July 2:

Sheila Samples: Congress, Fight Harder For The Unemployed

Sheila Samples: Ranking the most influential Republicans

Sheila Samples: Jim Wallis: It's Time to End This War

Sheila Samples: Dan Froomkin: Gulf Oil Spill: The Plight of the Sea Turtles

Sheila Samples: Petraeus emails show general scheming with journalist to get out pro-Israel storyline

peggyn: Who Really Controls BP? from Brasscheck TV

Sheila Samples: Thurgood Marshall Jr. - Putting my father, Thurgood Marshall, on trial

Dennis Kaiser: Fed Made Taxpayers Unwitting Junk-Bond Buyers - Bloomberg

Kevin Gosztola: "Debating" the Elena Kagan Nomination by Anthony DiMaggio

peggyn: The Next BP Oil Disaster by Brasscheck TV

Billy Wharton: BP: The Case for Public Ownership - Billy Wharton (1 comments)

Aurora: Truthout: The Upcoming Nuclear Peril - Worse than BP Disaster (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Paul Krugman: Myths of Austerity

Thursday, July 1:

Sheila Samples: John Mearsheimer : Sinking Ship

Sheila Samples: Justin Raimondo: Are the Russians Really Coming?

Sheila Samples: E.J. Dionne Jr. - Have Obama and the Democrats forgotten how to fight?

Linda Milazzo: NYTimes' Nicholas Kristof Calls Israeli Occupation "Morally Repugnant": Two Sides of the Barbed Wire Fence (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: Outside View: 9 reasons U.S. is losing in Afghanistan

Dennis Kaiser: Kucinich: We Are Losing Our Nation to Lies About the Necessity of War

Aurora: Amy Goodman: We Can't Afford War


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