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March 19th, 2005

Two Years Later, Iraq War Drains Military

Heavy Demands Offset Combat Experience By Ann Scott Tyson / Washington Post Two years after the United States launched a war in Iraq with a crushing display of power, a guerrilla conflict is grinding away at the resources of the U.S. military and casting uncertainty over the fitness of the ... continue reading

March 9th, 2005

Steady Drop in Black Army Recruits; Data Said to Reflect Views on Iraq War

By Josh White / Washington Post The percentage of new Army recruits who are black has slipped dramatically over the past five years, reflecting a lack of support among African Americans for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as an economy that is providing more enticing options at ... continue reading

March 4th, 2005


THE MARCH OF FREEDOM George gets support for his emergency war funding, including $600 million for the biggest terrorist target in the world. After the US death toll in Iraq passes 1,500, Prime Minister Allawi extends the country's state of emergency. Saddam Hussein's son may have been planning to topple ... continue reading

February 25th, 2005

Calling All Soldiers: Military Recruiters Face Resistance from Young Anti-War Activists

By Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg / Amsterdam News The military spends about $3 billion each year to convince young people that enlistment will give them college money, job training and an alternative to working at McDonald's. In the wake of the growing conflict in Iraq, which has resulted in over a thousand ... continue reading

February 22nd, 2005

Economic Growth Likely to Dip in 2005

By Jeannine Aversa / Associated Press WASHINGTON - Economic growth will slow this year but will still be sufficient to reduce the nation's unemployment rate, business economists say. In its latest economic outlook, the National Association for Business Economics predicts the economy — as measured by gross domestic product — ... continue reading

February 21st, 2005

'He was a crook'; Hunter S. Thompson on the death of Richard Nixon


February 11th, 2005

Iraqis Frustrated by Shortages in Oil-Rich Country

BAQUBA, Iraq ( CNN) -- "No gas, no fuel. This is destruction, not freedom!" It is just another morning at the pump at a fuel station in Mansuriye, northeast of Baquba, where tempers of the weary civilians waiting for gasoline in oil-rich Iraq are flaring. Dozens of men crowded at ... continue reading

February 9th, 2005

Blast at Iraqi Recruiting Center Kills 21 as Insurgency Mounts; 168 People Have Died in Post-Election Violence, Officials Say

By Steve Fainaru / Washington Post BAGHDAD, Feb. 8 -- A man walked into a crowd of Iraqi army recruits in central Baghdad on Tuesday and blew himself up, killing at least 21 people and wounding at least 27. The death toll has reached 168 in Iraq since the Jan. ... continue reading

December 29th, 2004

Eyewitness: Taking detainee testimony in Iraq

BBC US-led international forces in Iraq are currently holding thousands of Iraqi people suspected of involvement in the violent campaign against the Iraqi government and the occupying forces. But some detainees complain of arbitrary detention and abusive treatment. Peggy Gish, 62, is an American woman who has spent 13 months ... continue reading

December 26th, 2004

US to Take Bigger Bite of Iraq's Economic Pie

'Helping' Govt Cut Social Subsidies, Give US Corporations Full Access to Iraqi Oil By Emad Mekay / Inter Press Service WASHINGTON - The United States is helping the interim Iraqi government continue to make major economic changes, including cuts to social subsidies, full access for U.S. companies to the nation's ... continue reading

December 17th, 2004

Rumsfeld should resign, Sen. Bayh says; Indiana Democrat makes comments to media as effort to oust defense chief grows.

By Terry HorneThe Indianapolis Star Sen. Evan Bayh suggested Thursday that it was time for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to step down. The Indiana Democrat made his comments to both National Public Radio and The Indianapolis Star as a "no-confidence" movement gained momentum in the Senate. In recent days, Republican ... continue reading

December 10th, 2004

New York Observer: “Sometimes Sarcastic, Always Funny, Mr. Moore is Armed with Facts, and He Presents Them Accurately and Succ

Moore’s Magic: 9/11 Electrifies By Rex Reed / New York Observer Michael Moore leaves no turn unstoned. There are multitudes of shattering, seminal moments in his brilliant Bush-whacking documentary, Fahrenheit 9/11, that reveal more about the cynicism, greed and ineptitude in the U.S. government than you will ever learn from ... continue reading

December 5th, 2004

Iranians Hint at Links Between Nuclear and Political Power

By Nazila Fathi / New York Times TEHRAN, Dec. 5 - Iranian officials have made comments in recent days that hint that they have increased their nuclear activities since last year to put Iran in a better position to negotiate with the world. In a rare admission, Sirous Nasseri, a ... continue reading

December 2nd, 2004

US Jobless Claims Rise More Than Expected

By Nancy Waitz / Reuters The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits rose 25,000 last week to 349,000, a government report showed on Thursday, with some analysts citing the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday as distorting the data. But the U.S. Labor Department survey also showed the number of ... continue reading

November 22nd, 2004

Ohio Unemployment Rises

WTOL News11 TOLEDO -- The unemployment rate is going up in Ohio. The new numbers are out and Ohio had more people out of work in October than any other state. The number of people out of work went up from 354,000 in September to 373,000 in October. The news ... continue reading

November 9th, 2004

HALLELUJAH / FALLUJAH Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee defends the sanctity of marriage against its gravest threat. US prison population hits record 1.47 million! In Wisconsin, people come together to explore whether the election was stolen. Were Tuesday's results worse than 2000? New Mexico voters red with embarrassment over delayed count, ... continue reading

October 29th, 2004

ELECTORS vs. ELECTRONS The investigation into the missing 60,000 Florida absentee ballots is kinda over. Jeb Bush encourages people to challenge other people's votes on election day which will hopefully create gridlock and/or chaos. More on the Florida issue here. Election monitors could overwhelm voters at the polls. Hundreds of ... continue reading

September 3rd, 2004

Why Democrats shouldn't be scared - By Michael Moore

By Michael Moore / USA Today NEW YORK — If I've heard it once, I've heard it a hundred times from discouraged Democrats and liberals as the Republican convention here wrapped up this week. Their shoulders hunched, their eyes at a droop, they lower their voice to a whisper hoping ... continue reading

August 29th, 2004

Day in the Life of Joe Middle-Class Republican

by John Gray Joe gets up at 6:00am to prepare his morning coffee. He fills his pot full of good clean drinking water because some liberal fought for minimum water quality standards. He takes his daily medication with his first swallow of coffee. His medications are safe to take because ... continue reading

August 21st, 2004

Mike's RNC Protest Resource Guide

BE SAFE, PEACEFUL, AND CALCULATED TO BE EFFECTIVE - Bring friends and family. Pack food and water. Be prepared: United for Peace and Justice is a coalition of more than 800 local and national groups throughout the United States who have joined together to oppose our government's policy of permanent ... 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 20th, 2004

Ummm, where have we heard this before? The Bush administration is actively pursuing possible ties between Iran and 9/11. Shall we start the countdown to war? Political activist groups challenge the legality of Fox's "fair and balanced" trademark. Bob Herbert describes the emerging catastrophe that is black male unemployment. That ... continue reading

July 12th, 2004

Strong Reactions in Indiana, PA

By Kelsey Volkmann / The Indiana Gazette (PA) July 10, 2004 'Fahrenheit 9/11' still stirs controversy It would be an understatement to say Michael Moore's latest film, "Fahrenheit 9/11," has grabbed its share of headlines. This pointed attack on the Bush administration's actions regarding Sept. 11 has garnered first place ... continue reading

July 6th, 2004

F9/11 Benefits the Newport International Film Festival

'Fahrenheit 9/11' packed at Pickens By James J. Gillis / Newport Daily News NEWPORT - Lila Lipscomb made her first trip to Newport Friday, her first trip to New England even. But she would rather have been home in industrial Flint, Mich. - even with its double-digit unemployment and its ... continue reading

July 2nd, 2004

More Views from America #5: Texas to Wyoming

TEXAS Dallas: "I made a point to go see Farenheit 9/11 over the weekend...actually I made a point to make sure some friends saw it as well...even going so far as to pay for their tickets. I ended up taking 3 friends to two different screenings, at a Loews in ... continue reading

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If you have a moment today, I hope you can read the obituary for my father Francis (Frank) Moore, who died this past Saturday at the age of 92: Francis...

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My father, Francis (Frank) Moore, passed away this morning a few months shy if his 93rd birthday. He was a great dad I am blessed to have had him in my life. I...

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Time to put the cuffs on Chris Christie -- not for the bridge scandal, but for this: Chris Christie's $300m pension proposal broke state anti-corruption...

Apr 18th
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George W. Bush Debuts New Paintings Of Dogs, Friends, Ghost Of Iraqi Child That Follows Him... President Bush has a new hobby -- painting! --...

Apr 17th
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Big new story from David Sirota and Pando on top Christie adviser and appearance of corruption at New Jersey's pension fund: REVEALED: Gov....

Apr 17th
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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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