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April 18th, 2005

Torn Between Faith & Science

He's a doctor and a pol, the Senate leader and a White House wanna-be. It's not always easy being Bill Frist. By Howard Fineman / Newsweek April 25 issue - Sen. Bill Frist is a heart surgeon who admires what he calls "the surgical personality": precise, sensitive to details, focused. ... continue reading

April 14th, 2005

Bush Is Tanking

CBS News This column from The American Prospect was written by Michael Tomasky. Did you notice this one? A Gallup-CNN-USA Today poll at the end of last week found that 50 percent of American adults now believe that the Bush administration "deliberately misled" them about why we had to go ... continue reading

April 14th, 2005

DeLay Apologizes for Schiavo Case Rhetoric

By David Espo / Associated Press WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader Tom DeLay apologized Wednesday for using overheated rhetoric on the day Terri Schiavo died, but refused to say whether he supports impeachment of the judges who ruled in her case. DeLay backtracked as White House spokesman Scott McClellan said ... continue reading

April 8th, 2005

Republicans Step Up Attacks on Judiciary

By Alan Elsner / Reuters WASHINGTON - Christian conservatives, led by some top Republicans, are stepping up their assault on the U.S. judiciary in response to the Terri Schiavo case, saying judges are attacking religion and must be reined in. At a conference on Thursday and Friday organized by the ... continue reading

April 8th, 2005

Bush Declines to Endorse DeLay's Comments

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) - President Bush on Friday said he supports "an independent judiciary" and declined to endorse comments by House Majority Tom DeLay that were critical of judges. "I believe in proper checks and balances," Bush said. The president, speaking with reporters as he flew to Texas ... continue reading

April 8th, 2005

DeLay Says Federal Judiciary Has 'Run Amok,' Adding Congress Is Partly to Blame

By Carl Hulse and David D. Kirkpatrick / Washington Post WASHINGTON, April 7 - Representative Tom DeLay, the House majority leader, escalated his talk of a battle between the legislative and judicial branches of government on Thursday, saying federal courts had "run amok," in large part because of the failure ... continue reading

April 5th, 2005

DeLay Defiant Over Ethics Allegations

By David Espo / Associated Press WASHINGTON - Defiance defines House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, who has three lawyers, one crisis consultant with Justice Department experience and a new support group of conservative activists as he tries to survive allegations of ethical misconduct. "He is the number one enemy to ... continue reading

April 1st, 2005

Political Battle in Schiavo Case Rages On

By David Espo / Associated Press WASHINGTON - In death as much as in life, political controversy surrounds Terri Schiavo. "The actions on the part of the Florida court and the U.S. Supreme Court are unconscionable," Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., said Thursday, attacking judges who repeatedly had refused to order ... continue reading

March 31st, 2005

DeLay Targets Legal System in Schiavo Case

By Jennifer Loven / Associated Press WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader Tom DeLay on Thursday blamed Terri Schiavo's death on what he contended was a failed legal system and he raised the possibility of trying to impeach some of the federal judges in the case. "The time will come for ... continue reading

March 2nd, 2005

On Vermont's Ballots: Iraq War

Annual Town Meetings Feature Both Discussion, Discontent By Jonathan Finer / Washington Post NORWICH, Vt. -- The resolution calling for the return of U.S. troops from Iraq was the 31st item on the town meeting agenda here in the white-walled gymnasium they use for square dances and thrift sales. After ... continue reading

January 3rd, 2005

Rehnquist lashes out against bashers of `judicial activists'

By David G. Savage / Chicago Tribune Ailing Chief Justice William Rehnquist said in a report released Saturday that judges must be protected from political threats, including from conservative Republicans who maintain that "judicial activists" should be impeached and removed from office. "The Constitution protects judicial independence not to benefit ... continue reading

December 2nd, 2004 Moves on to New Battles

By Beth Fouhy / Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO - After President Bush won re-election, many political observers expected to move into retreat. The sentiment surrounding the liberal online powerhouse was neatly summed up by the satire publication The Onion in its spoof headline: "MoveOn CurlsUp InCorner." But on a ... continue reading

November 24th, 2004

Blair's Gov't Accused of Exploiting Fear

By Ed Johnson / Associated Press LONDON (AP) - Prime Minister Tony Blair's government was accused Wednesday of playing politics with fear and using the threat of terrorism to boost its chances of re-election. Political rivals are outraged at comments by Cabinet minister Peter Hain, who insists Britain would be ... continue reading

November 23rd, 2004

Blair Impeachment Probe to Be Sought by 23 British Lawmakers

Nov. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Tony Blair tomorrow will become the first U.K. prime minister in 156 years to face a call for an impeachment investigation as 23 lawmakers accuse him of misconduct in taking Britain to war in Iraq. Adam Price, a member of Parliament with Plaid Cymru, the Welsh ... continue reading

August 20th, 2004

How a Movie Can Move the Voting Public (Part 3)

“I have been a dedicated Republican for all of my life. Never really depended what they supported. I would vote because they were Republican. I saw ‘F/911 today.’ I was moved beyond words. I had to write and simply say thank you. Because of this movie, this year I will ... continue reading

July 2nd, 2004

More Views from America #4: New York to South Dakota

NEW YORK Albany: "Our political group, Democracy for America, organized and got 140 people from our group into the 6:50 PM showing. People drove in from more than hour away just to see this film. We nearly bought out that show, but the entire show did sell out easily, as ... continue reading

June 22nd, 2004

More myths on Bush's so-called "junk and frivolous" lawsuits. WAR IN IRAQ Four US Marines were killed in Ramadi. A US air strike kills 22 Iraqis in Falluja, victims include women and children. But don't worry, the US is definitely not in a quagmire. A lawyer wants Bush to take ... continue reading

April 7th, 2004

The Buck Does Not Stop Woman deported from US spends her first night back in a park. (CIVIL) WAR IN IRAQ--A YEAR LATER: An aide to Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr claims that some US soldiers have been captured. A laser guided missile kills 40 in a Mosque. Photographs. Iraq unrest ... continue reading

January 27th, 2004

More US casualties in Iraq. Casualties Come Home Stress epidemic strikes American troops. More details emerge in the probe of US military abuse of Iraqi detainees. An influential Sunni group in Iraq has said that America must get out before Iraq votes, while a Shiite cleric flexes his political muscle. ... continue reading

December 21st, 2003

September 11 attacks were preventable. Saudis also warned of terror threat. Thousands gather in Houston to pay their respects to a fallen soldier (Bush couldn't make it). The search for Iraq's WMD loses its leader, but then, Bush doesn't really care. The slaughter in Iraq continues. More soldiers die. Truck ... continue reading

September 9th, 2003

According to Wired Magazine, Eli Lilly and Co is the corporation most likely to spy on its employees. Wal-Mart and Hilton were among other Big Brother wannabes who secretly taped their workers. Speaking of invasive, we will all soon be branded with a "color threat" level when we fly. The ... continue reading

May 4th, 2001

Crap. The Sequel: The Crap Ends Here

Dear friends, Well, the mail has been pouring in since my last letter. It's been running about 5 to 1 in support of my view that Bush's "reversals" of Clinton's last-minute orders were not only made possible by Clinton's 8-year postponement of them, but were not even reversals -- as ... continue reading

December 11th, 2000

Get Ready, Folks -- Those Democrats Are About to Cave. Should We?

Dear friends, As I write this, the Supreme Court is deciding what to do. And the Democrats are running for cover. They are expecting to lose. They always do. No faith in their own position. No guts. The pundits are screaming for Al Gore to throw in the towel. He ... continue reading

December 18th, 1998

Mike's Dinner at the White House

Dear Friends, I met Bill Clinton outside a Port-O-John last night and told him what he needed to do. Earlier in the week, I had received a call from the network chief at Britain's Channel Four Television (the producer of our upcoming show, "The Awful Truth") asking me what my ... continue reading

December 15th, 1998

Good News, Bad News, Really Bad News

Dear Friends, It's been one of those weeks. First the good news, then the bad news, then the really bad news… GOOD NEWS: We beat the mayor! After some fast work by our legal team and a public outcry from many of you, New York City mayor Rudy Guiliani rescinded ... continue reading

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FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States WASHINGTON—The FBI announced today that it has uncovered a...

Apr 15th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel's top donor bought stock in Marriott just before it was awarded huge contract As schools are closed and pensions cut,...

Apr 9th
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I'll be at First Time Fest today in New York City at the screening of my first film, Roger & Me. Loews Village 7 at 12:30 pm. Come see it on the big...

Apr 5th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel cuts public pensions, diverts money to benefit campaign donors If you've read the financial news out of Chicago the last...

Apr 4th
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Please take a moment today to think of Casey Austin Sheehan, son of Cindy and Patrick, who was murdered by U.S. foreign policy in Sadr City, Baghdad ten years...

Apr 4th
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ICYMI - I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence...

Apr 3rd
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I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention...

Apr 2nd
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I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested...

Apr 1st
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How Long Some in the US Will Survive Under New Health Law Donna Smith Those who must access care to live and can afford it are not...

Mar 31st
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Last night, The Good Wife on the East Coast started 40 minutes late due to the overrun of the NCAA basketball game. If you had your DVR set for the show, you...

Mar 24th
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Watching films today, looking for the ones I'm going to pick for my film festival this summer. I (and a whole bunch of others!) have this thing we put on...

Mar 23rd
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When the U.S. Health Care System Keeps Killing, Who Cares Enough to Fight? Donna Smith We have largely forgotten that people are at...

Mar 21st
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Tell the White House not to give up on Dr. Vivek Murthy's nomination as Surgeon General despite the ferocious opposition from the NRA: Don't give...

Mar 21st
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This criminal would never see a jail cell, nor would his cronies. In fact, they'd later be rewarded with re-election: Presidential Address on War with...

Mar 19th
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The crime of the century -- our invasion & slaughter in Iraq -- started 11 years ago tonite in this 7pm (ET) hour, March 19th, 2003: CNN Coverage of...

Mar 19th
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Washington’s Back-to-the-Future Military Policies in Africa Nick Turse Nick Turse is an award-winning journalist, historian,...

Mar 17th
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"I think democracy is the most revolutionary thing in the world." -- Tony Benn, 1925-2014 Tony Benn in 'Sicko'

Mar 14th
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RIP Tony Benn, one of the UK's greatest leaders: Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88 Former cabinet minister died at...

Mar 14th
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Please read this important story from K. Ford K.: Am I the Face of the New American Middle Class? I began to feel I had slipped so low...

Mar 13th
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Yesterday Dianne Feinstein revealed that the CIA has been spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee. This is all about the report the committee has produced...

Mar 12th
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Health Care for All Colorado has brought Mercy Killers, a show written and performed by Michael Milligan about our murderous for-profit healthcare system, to...

Mar 10th
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Health Care Dramas that Sting and Why We Have to Watch Donna Smith The realities Milligan has written into the show cut deep into...

Mar 10th
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Did you know the Lehrer Newshour on PBS has been produced for 20 years by a company owned by conservative cable billionaire John Malone? Me neither. After...

Mar 7th
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Mr. Obama, if int’l law is so damn crucial . . . | The Russian intervention deserves criticism. But let’s be clear. The...

Mar 6th
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Enron billionaire John Arnold thinks everyone should believe him when he says we've got to cut pensions because he's so incredibly rich: John...

Mar 5th
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More in David Sirota's continuing series on the billionaire takeover of PBS: More PBS conflict woes as activists move to eject David Koch from board of...

Mar 3rd
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Ukraine: One ‘Regime Change’ Too Many? Ray McGovern Is “regime change” in Ukraine the bridge too far for the neoconservative...

Mar 2nd
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Latest from David Sirota on Enron billionaire John Arnold smuggling anti-pension propaganda into "neutral" institutions like PBS and now, the...

Mar 1st
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Second Guessing a Life: US Health Care System Robs Security and Human Dignity Donna Smith The dysfunction of the US health care system...

Feb 27th
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