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Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009

What to Hope For (and realistically expect) in Obama's First Year

Merle Haggard once famously predicted that "when a President goes through the White House doors, and does what he says he'll do, we'll all be drinkin' that free Bubble-Up, and eatin' that Rainbow Stew."
Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008

A brief catalog of Bush administration failures

I don’t know what his beef is,” President George W. Bush told a reporter after an Iraqi journalist hurled a shoe at him and yelled “This is your farewell kiss, you dog!” during a press conference in Baghdad. Although Bush may be clueless about why Muntadar al-Zaidi reacted so strongly, the president could take a trip...
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008

Obama and his advisers share the same worldview

When the journalistic pack bites into a tasty cliche, it often refuses to let go, lazily chewing and regurgitating a phrase like “team of rivals” long after the flavor is gone. Derived from the Doris Kearns Goodwin book on Lincoln’s cabinet, that morsel had scant relevance to the cabinet being assembled by Barack Obama, as the...
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008

PROJECT CENSORED Releases Its Latest Report

Each year, Sonoma State University’s Project Censored combs through the alternative press and Web sites to find the most important news stories that the mainstream media ignored. This year, while traditional media focused on Sen. John McCain’s perceived maverickness, Gov. Sarah Palin’s designer eyewear, Sen. Barack Obama’s preacher, Sen. Hillary Clinton’s pantsuits, Miley Cyrus’ photo shoot and Heath Ledger’s overdose death, independent journalists were uncovering stories that matter.
Friday, Sept. 5, 2008

Tonight @ Our Savior's Lutheran Church - 7 p.m.

Former United Nations weapons inspector Scott Ritter was one of the key voices of opposition against President Bush’s claims that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, and in the years since the long war in Iraq began, Ritter’s criticisms of Bush’s foreign policy have only grown harsher. Tonight he delivers a 7 . . .
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008

He won’t invest in war veterans’ education

Republican presidential candidate John McCain makes much of his loyalty to and support for this nation’s armed forces, as well as the suffering he endured as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. So why won’t he support a new and improved version of the G.I. Bill for those who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan?
Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Jeremy Scahill discusses privatization of war and civilian life

Blackwater doesn’t need Iraq anymore. It got what it needed from Iraq—a bad-ass reputation and a billion dollars in government contracts.” That’s the assessment of investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill, the leading civilian expert on Blackwater...
03.31.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
True, the Green Zone is under attack but, hey, most of the shells have missed the Americans hunkered down in the zone. True, the Mahdi Army of Moktada al-Sadr, the militant Shiite cleric, operating out of Iran, defeated the Iraqi Army even though the U.S. helped with air support. True, a major oil pipeline was blown up last week substantially cutting the flow of oil. True, Al-Maliki has lost ...
Saturday, March 15, 2008

Today @ O'Donnell Park - 1:00 PM

Five years ago this month, President Bush invaded Iraq, beginning a war that to this day shows no signs of ending. This afternoon at 1 p.m., protesters from around the city will respectfully congregate for a rally at O’Donnell Park. Following several short speeches, there will be a march with the caskets and tombstones . . .

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