April 28, 2005

Online Comm, Thursday

Terence Samuel. Turn of Events: John Bolton wasn't supposed to run into any trouble -- and Democrats weren't supposed to get their act together
Ruy Teixeira. Revolt of the Middle?
Sam Rosenfeld. NUCLEAR FENCE-SITTERS
thinkprogress. Press Conference: The Elephant in the Room
Suzanne Nossel. Not Anti-Bulldog, Just Anti-Bolton
Kos. The Whining Moderates
Mark Z. Barabak. Is Arnold Losing It? Gov. Schwarzenegger is looking less like Reagan and more like Ventura
David Corn. Jokes for Bush....And Phony Partisan Finger-pointing
Perry Jefferies. Broken Chain Of Command: An Iraq veteran explains how Abu Ghraib was symptomatic of the wide-ranging problems in the invasion and occupation of Iraq
Reed Brody. The Stain of Abu Ghraib
Village Voice. Halliburton's Military Meals 'Pretty Unbelievable'
Ari Berman. Al Gore Gets Down
Sarah Posner. Will a "real woman" stand by her man?
United for a Fair Economy. Key Wall Street CEOs Pay Social Security Taxes One Day a Year but Push for Risky Change
mediamatters. Falwell, Gordon Robertson repeat false information on judicial nominations
TalkLeft. Abu Ghraib: One Year Later
Norman Solomon. Iraq: War, Aid and Public Relations
Stephanie Poggi. Abortion Funding for Poor Women
Reed Brody. Watch America: A year ago, Colin Powell said that the United States would hold Abu Ghraib up to the light. That hasn't come true

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Paper Comm, Thursday

Barbara Ehrenreich. A Society That Throws the Sick Away
Michelle Ackermann and Sara Patton. Pro-drilling politicians are living in the past
Bob Herbert. On Abu Ghraib, the Big Shots Walk
StarTrib. D.C. deceit/Budget blueprint is awful
Dean M. Nielsen. Two Washingtons, two agendas
Martin Ventura. Bush team no follower of Earth Day's principles
LAT. The Bolton Logic
Sidney Blumenthal. The good soldier's revenge
USAT. House takes step back from ethics precipice
USAT. Let gay soldiers serve openly
BGlobe. Frist principles: SENATOR BILL Frist, the majority leader, should follow the example set yesterday by House Republicans and back off before he leads his party over the brink
Richard Cohen. Cut From Cheney's Cloth

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April 27, 2005

Online Comm, Wednesday

Steve Clemons. Lugar and Biden Unite on NSA Transcripts Request
thinkprogress. Tom DeLay’s Cigar Problem
Geov Parrish. Without DeLay
Joe Conason. Bush Hides the Truth About Terror, Torture
Camille T. Taiara. The rainforest Chernobyl: Amazonians threatened with extinction address ChevronTexaco shareholders in San Ramon – and illustrate how the quest for dwindling oil reserves poses a global threat.
Jared Bernstein & Mark Greenberg. Lessons From the Social Security Debate
Katrina vanden Heuvel. Be Careful What You Pray For
Howard Zinn. "To Be Neutral, To Be Passive In A Situation Is To Collaborate With Whatever Is Going On"
Radha Chaurushiya and Christian Weller. Social Security, Family Values
David Paul Kuhn. Senator Franken? He's good enough, he's smart enough, but doggone it, will people vote for him? To find out, Al Franken is moving his radio show back home to Minnesota to get ready to run against Sen. Norm Coleman
Media Matters. Religious conservatives' selective memory on their own "anti-Christian" comments
Media Matters. Hume launches personal attacks against Bolton critics without addressing their claims
Ari Berman. PBS: Republican Broadcasting Corporation
Amitabh Pal. Bush's handholding with the Saudis
Amanda Griscom Little. Higher Ed: An interview with actor and solar advocate Edward Norton
Steve Clemons. The Utility Of Battling Bolton
Sam Rosenfeld. Majority Bleeder: The inept Dr. Frist has incited a nuclear exchange his caucus can't win
Mark Schmitt. The Legend of the Powell Memo: The idea that one man mapped out the entire right-wing infrastructure is appealing. Too bad it’s not true
Tracy Van Slyke, Jessica Clark. Making Connections: Why is the news so bad? What can progressives do to fix it?

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Paper Comm, Wedn

Nick Jans. Why are we talking about just ANWR?
DaytonaNJ. Filibuster Frist
USAT. Founders' intentions may be casualty in fight over judges
StarTrib. Beyond brusque/Style is least of Bolton problems
SeattlePI. United Nations: Bolton's the wrong pick
Dan Simpson. Rattled by its missteps, the Bush choir is no longer singing in tune
John Nichols. Patriot Act vote key to Feingold's future
Jack Miles. The Unholy Alliance Against the Filibuster
LATimes. President Bush's Social Security privatization idea is a mistake
Robert Kuttner. Whose nation under God?
Maureen Dowd. U.N.leash Woolly Bully Bolton
NYT. In Search of Budget Moderates: Moderate Republicans should inject some common sense and human kindness into the budget blueprint in Congress

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April 26, 2005

Online Comm, Tuesday

Jeffrey D. Sachs. Bush's Gambling Debts
Bill Berkowitz. Crusader for a Christian nation: Dr. D. James Kennedy may not be as well-known as Falwell, Robertson, or Dobson, but he packs a powerful political punch in
John Nichols. Fight for the Filibuster: Democrats don't need to compromise with Frist and the right. This battle can (and must) be won
Molly Ivins. Christian right goes nuclear: Republicans attack media outlets in battle over Rule 22
Hans Dunshee and Erik Poulsen. It's So Easy Building Green: Washington state just passed legislation that is pro-jobs, pro-environment and saves taxpayer dollars. The future is here
thinkprogress. Abdullah at the Ranch: A Handy Checklist
Steve Clemons. Bolton Inflated Syria Threat: Why Such Misassessments Endanger National Security
Max Blumenthal. Justice Sunday Preachers: If their struggle is like the civil rights movement, why do Christian-rightists like Tony Perkins have so many white supremacist friends?
Peter Davis. Vietnam: Thirty Years On
Kevin Drum. Wall Street and the vast tax burden of the upper classes
SirotaBlog. Bush Backlash Helping Democrats in the West
Paul T. von Hippel. More on "Limousine Liberals"
Peter Dizikes. John Edwards 2.0 He's honing his stump speech and exhorting Democrats to stay the course. But can the twice-rejected pol hold the limelight until 2008?
democracynow. God's Politics: Frist Fights Filibuster on Judicial Nominees in "Justice Sunday"
Bradford Plumer. We'll Always Have Paris: Defenders of the estate tax need to wise up: good yarns and specious moralizing will always trump the facts.
mediamatters. Media adopts false claim that "nuclear option" is a Democratic term
Gerald Rellick. The Next Nuclear Power: Russia
Matthew Yglesias. False Gospel: Faith can't disqualify judicial nominees. The way they use faith can
Sam Rosenfeld. Majority Bleeder: The inept Dr. Frist has incited a nuclear exchange his caucus can't win
Sean Gonsalves. Failing to Curb Global Poverty
Don Hazen. MoveOn Muscles Up

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Paper Comm, Tuesday

Jack Hitt. Jesus Was No GOP Lobbyist: A tortured version of his message is being marketed for political gain
NYT. The Disappearing Wall: The Republican campaign to breach the wall between church and state is having a corrosive effect on policymaking and the lives of Americans
Nicholas Kristof. N. Korea, 6, and Bush, 0
SFC. No accountability for Abu Ghraib
Margi Fox. Our efforts can save the Arctic refuge
Helen Thomas. Bolton wrong man for U.N. job
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. American justice / Bush needs to address prisoner abuse concerns
Marie Cocco. U.S. shouldn't make Moussaoui a martyr
Robert Scheer. Fiddling While Crucial Programs Starve
LAT. Letting the Dogs Out; The U.S. drug industry spent $4.1 billion hawking pharmaceuticals to consumers last year, a 28% jump from 2003
Jesse Jackson. Right-wing assault threatens independence of judiciary
Des Moines Register. Iowa Poll on Social Security shows Iowans get it

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April 25, 2005

Online Comm, Monday

LiberalOasis. The Sunday Talkshow Breakdown
Rob Garver. Frist Plays It Cool: The Family Research Council kept things polite at Justice Sunday, but they still didn't make sense
movingideas. Teen Endangerment Act: Facing Abortion Alone
Cynthia Tucker. Right-wing jihad: Self-righteous minority chips away at Americans' liberty
Geov Parrish. Right result, wrong reasons: Bolton nomination is in trouble, but not for the reasons it should be
Kit Kincade. Constitution, Not Religion, Under Attack
Tristan Taormino. Fuck Abstinence: How Bush's faith-based say-no-to-sex sex education is failing our kids
PFAW. Truth Sacrificed by ‘Justice Sunday’ Speakers
DailyKos. 24 GOP Filibusters of Judical Nominees
talkleft. Frist and the Republican Myth of a Senate Standstill
Laura Rozen. White House Worried on Bolton
Center for American Progress. Ideology Matters: A Progressive View of the Judicial Confirmation Process
Tom Engelhardt. Iraq "Uptick," Superpower Downtick?
mediamatters. Limbaugh falsely suggested federal spending on environment equal to spending on defense, homeland security
Ian McEwan. Let's Talk About Climate Change: To address global warming, we must harness rationality, good science, and enlightened globalization
Michelle Goldberg. The right to impose Christianity
Bob Burnett. That Other America: Once, Republicans were the party of the upper class; Democrats represented the middle and lower class. Now, many poor voters are faith voters and the issue of moral values trumps economic concerns
Joshua Holland. In Praise of Prosperity
Ray McGovern. The War For Independence
Paul Waldman. The Right's Siege Mentality

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Paper Comm, Monday

Paul Krugman. The Oblivious Right: President Bush and other Republican leaders honestly think that we're living in the best of times. That's because everyone they talk to says so
Star Tribune. Nuking the Filibuster
Mark Morford. Bush Lies, America Cries
SeattlePI. Energy Sources: Fueling a superior policy
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Share the wealth / The U.S. ranks low on aid to poor countries
Dave Zweifel. U.S. takes brakes off nuke arms race
LAT. DeLay's Banana Republic
Frank Rich. A High-Tech Lynching in Prime Time
Bob Herbert. The Agony of War: As a nation we can wage war, but we don't want the public to be too upset by it. Marla Ruzicka tried to change that in her quest to document the suffering of Iraqi civilians
Michael Kinsley. Influence, and Irony, for Sale

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April 22, 2005

Online Comm, Friday

Amanda Griscom Little. Dearth Day: Earth Day goings-on don't measure up to dark drama on Capitol Hill
The Nation. DeLay Must Go: The House majority leader should resign
Juan Cole. The New McCarthyism
Joel Makower. Let The Sunshine In: Think Earth Day is fast becoming a corporate marketing tool? It's a sideshow to more sophisticated shareholder activism
Steve Clemons. Bolton Deja Vu: Blackwill-Rice-Cheney Story the Same as the Bolton-Rice-Cheney Fiasco
Jeff Rickert. Green States v. White House
VillageVoice. The Wages of Sin Is Debt
Robert B. Reich. The Two Faces of Bankruptcy: Who's losing out to make it easier for corporations to escape into bankruptcy? Their employees, of course
Terence Samuel. Nothing's Doing: "Just say no" is supposed to be a losing political strategy, but Democrats might be making it work
Sierra Club. Bush Administration Publicizes Wetlands Gain while Millions of Acres Continue to Lose Protections
democracynow. Report: ExxonMobil Spends Millions Funding Global Warming Skeptics
Katrina vanden Heuvel. Sweet Environmental Victories
Test. Test
Bill Berkowitz. Paying to Play: As corporations and privateers gear up for Earth Day, environmental activist Scott Silver aims his gaze at one of the most overlooked developments in the anti-environmental arsenal -- the growing trend of privatization on America's public lands
Christian Weller. Scaremongering in Social Security
Eric Alterman. Failing Upward at CPB
Center for American Progress. Religious Groups Respond to 'Justice Sunday'

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Paper Comm, Friday

Pete McCloskey. Earth Day, 35 Years Later: Our legacy from John Muir
Paul Krugman. Passing the Buck: Much of the health care spending of the United States is devoted to trying to get someone else to pay the bills
Julianne Malveaux. Poorer students find aid tougher to get
SFC. Green Day in the city
Patty Murray. Checks and balances worth protecting
Helen Thomas. Newt Gingrich hopes we remember only the good times
Newsday. No school left behindNo school left behind
Jonathan Chait. Mouthing the GOP's Words
Haifa Zangana. Blair made a pledge to the Iraqis once
BGlobe. Unhappy Earth Day
BGlobe. Bolton's baggage
David Barnhill. It's up to people to care for planet

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April 21, 2005

Online Comm, Thursday

CBPP. Corporate Profits Continue To Receive Record Share Of Gains From Recovery, While Workers' Share Lags Far Behind
thinkprogress. An Education In Common Sense
xoverboard. Open letter; Re: John Cloud's response to my statement on Coulter Piece
Eric Alterman. John Cloud doesn’t like me
TalkLeft. New Pope Ordered Kerry Be Denied Communion
James Ridgeway. The Silencing of Sibel Edmonds: Court won't let public hear what FBI whistleblower has to say
mediamatters. Coulter claimed "elongated funhouse photo" of her on cover of Time proves media's liberal bias
democracynow. Should U.S. Troops Withdraw Now From Iraq? A Debate Between Naomi Klein & Erik Gustafson
EDM. Cookie-Jar Republicans Give Dems Edge
Campaign for America’s Future. Massive Political Contributions Corrupt Energy Policy
Sidney Blumenthal. Holy warriors: Cardinal Ratzinger handed Bush the presidency by tipping the Catholic vote. Can American democracy survive their shared medieval vision?
John Prados. Boltonized Intelligence
Jonathan Tasini. Wal-Mart's Free Market Fallacy
Arianna Huffington. Nailing the Hammer?
David Corn. A Democratic Dishonor Roll
Michael Shellenberger. Marla's Law: Now is the time to realize Marla Ruzicka's goals of tracking and understanding civilian casualties
Jamison Foser. Swiftboating Hillary
Kelly Hearn. The New Schism
Test. Test
Elizabeth Kolbert. A Planetary Problem
Helen Epstein. God and the Fight Against AIDS
Geov Parrish. Tom DeLay and one-party rule
Molly Ivins. The abysmal ambassador: Bolton's temper would threaten U.S. reputation around the world

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Paper Comm, Thursd

Richard Cohen. A Pope for Better or Perhaps Worse
Bob Herbert. For Marla, No Sacrifice Too Great
StarTrib. Bolton's bullying/He needs to go away
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Schiavo file / Those wild tales of abuse were only that
Seattle PI. Environment: Celebrate, and protest
Newsday. DeLay: It's his own fault
Judy Ettenhofer. Conserving natural species is paramount task
LAT. Eroding the Death Penalty
Charles E. Curran. A Catholic Call for Dissent
LAT. As a Protest, What a Bust
Guardian. US economy - From bad to worse
Ellen Goodman. The trashing of Hillary

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April 20, 2005

Online Comm

David Brock. Media Matters answers Murdoch challenge to show Fox bias
Suzanne Nossel. Bolting from Bolton?
James Ridgeway. The GOP's Fright Wing: DeLay and Frist light the torches for a crusade against 'activist' judges
Geoff Earle. Swing Conservative: The perilous bipartisanship of Lindsey Graham
Mark Schmitt. Is There A "Constitution in Exile" Movement?
Matthew Yglesias. The Bugman's Swarm
Adele M. Stan. Benedict's Edicts - If you think the Catholic Church is socially dictatorial now, wait until Cardinal Ratzinger is in charge
thinkprogress. President Harry Potter
CatholicsAgainstCapPunishment. New Pope Benedict XVI was instrumental in revising Catholic Church teachings on death penalty
MyDD. Are electoral blowouts still possible?
Navin Nayak. The Do-Nothing Energy Bill
Frank O'Donnell. Polluter-Friendly Energy
Steve Clemons. White House Wants to Battle On Advocating Bolton
Joe Conason. 'Frist and his allies use piety for profit'
Brian Dolber. Media Fair and Balanced!(?)
Joshua Holland. Habemus Papum, eh?
Salon. "The church will continue to suffer"
Brooke Lierman. Benedict XVI's Challenge
Lakshmi Chaudhry. The Girl Blogger from Iraq
movingideas. The Energy Bill: Pro-Industry, Anti-Environment

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Paper Comm, Wed

James Carville and Paul Begala. Democrats must change everything
SFC. Playing the religion card
SFC. A new pope's old message
CapTimes. Vatican's enforcer
LAT. Bolton Should Step Aside
E. J. Dionne Jr. Tests for an Unbending Pope . . .
Harold Meyerson. Remember the Raise?
Andrew Brown. The last pope from Europe: The election of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as Pope Benedict XVI looks very much like the continuation of John Paul II's papacy by other means
Robert Kuttner. An economy going nowhere
Derrick Z. Jackson. The Catholic Church steps backwards

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April 19, 2005

Online Comm, Tuesd

Chris Mooney. Some Like It Hot: Forty public policy groups have this in common: They seek to undermine the scientific consensus that humans are causing the earth to overheat. And they all get money from ExxonMobil
Judith Lewis. Citizen Forester: Andy Lipkis speaks for the trees. Now he wants to solve our water problems too
Tom Cosgrove. The Party of New Ideas
Michael Tomasky. No Laughing Matter DeLay and Co. are doing their best to undermine the principles of democracy. No joke
Paul Starr. The Price of a Free Society
Chris Mooney. A Cherry-Picking Accident: Senator Inhofe should be more careful in deciding which scientific reports to misrepresent
Robert Parry. John Bolton & the Battle for Reality
ProgressReport. Bolton: The Wrong Choice
Katrina vanden Heuvel. Bush's iPod: Take Two
Stewart Nusbaumer. Is the House of Bush Collapsing?
mediamatters. Waging war on Equal Pay Day: Limbaugh distorted wage gap between men and women
William J. Kole. Cardinal Ratzinger named new pope
Tim Grieve. Life of the Party: Brian Schweitzer, the blue governor of the red state of Montana, may just have the answer to the Democrats' woes
Robert Dreyfuss. Iraq's Catch-22
Timothy Karr. Is Low-Cost Wi-Fi Un-American?
Molly Ivins. Manners, by Tom DeLay
Sydney H. Schanberg. A Time for Disobedience: Faced with Bush's lockdown on information, reporters have to stand up
thinkprogress. DeLay Memo: Abramoff Conspicuously Absent

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Paper Comm, Tuesday

Marla Ruzicka. Aid worker's words — just a week before she was killed
USAT. An advocate for Iraqis falls. Will U.S. take up her cause?
Adam Cohen. Psst ... Justice Scalia ... You Know, You're an Activist Judge, Too
NYT. The Missing Energy Strategy
SFC. One planet, many heroes
SFC. Iraq's civilian tragedies
Michael Hennessey. Health-positive bill for prisoners (and those who love them)
Robert Fisk. Wanted: Great world leaders
Newsday. GOPers already pervade courts
CapTimes. GOP must drop DeLay
Roberto Rodriguez & Patrisia Gonzales. Remember lessons that Chavez taught about humanity, workers
Richard Cohen. Faith-Based Pandering
E. J. Dionne Jr. Cardinal Ratzinger's Challenge
Robert Scheer. GOP Gays and the 'Finkelstein Phenomenon'
Simon Tisdall. Japan emerges as America's deputy: Escalating tension with China is increasing pressure on Tokyo to expand its military capabilities and back a deepening strategic alliance with the US
Joseph Stiglitz. No free lunches for pensioners: Bush's deceptive plans for the US social security system show why privatisation is not the answer to the global pensions crisis.
Michael Sookochoff. Extreme world poverty can be halved in this generation
Jesse Jackson. GOP grandstanding on judges

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April 18, 2005

Online Comm, Monday

Bill McKibben. Climate of Denial
democracyarsenal. Weekly Top 10 List: Top 10 Topics That Belong on Progressives' Homework Assignment
David Sirota. Bush: Bad Data Means Stop Publishing
Kara Platoni. American Nightmare: They fear their husbands, but fear deportation more, leaving abused immigrant women with little hope
Eric Berndt. Debriefing Scalia
Jon Alter. A Bankrupt Way To Do Business
Katharine Mieszkowski. Mercury rising: Millions of fetuses whose mothers eat fish are being exposed to brain-damaging mercury. But critics charge the Bush administration's regulations are like bailing the ocean with a thimble
Phillip Robertson. Marla Ruzicka, RIP - While others argued, Marla acted. She gave her young life to help the innocent victims of the Iraq war. At 28, she represented the best of America
Steve Clemons. Reading Between the Lines in John Bolton's War with INR: Dangerous Obsession with Developing Stand Alone Intelligence Capacity
Thom Hartmann. How Rich is Too Rich For Democracy?
Brian McKenna. Dow Chemical Buys Silence in Michigan
Matthew Rothschild. Rice Erases Terror Scoreboard
mediamatters. Kristol falsely claimed Democrats oppose all of Bush's conservative judicial nominees
mediamatters. Even after Time's cover story, you still don't know "the real Ann Coulter"

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Paper Comm, Monday

Frank Rich. Get Tom DeLay to the Church on Time
Michael McGough. Royals, Gays and the Double Standard
VMStar. Allow Patriot Act sections to expire
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Energy jolt / Develop, don't conserve, is the Bush mantra
Joe Hansen. Walmart: More villain than victim
USAT. DeLay dust-up draws venom, but where's scrutiny?
Naomi Klein. Allure of the blank slate
SeattlePI. USA Patriot Act: Restoring liberty
Paul Krugman. A Whiff of Stagflation
Bob Herbert. A Radical in the White House
Joshua M. Greene. U.S. ignores laws at its moral peril
Test. Test
Joel McNally. Taser use no alternative to intelligent police work

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April 15, 2005

Online Comm, Friday

Bill Berkowitz. Tapping Karen Hughes
Fletcher Farrar. Nuclear Power: Time to speak out against Clinton II
Andisheh Nouraee. Why is the U.S. selling F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan?
Matt Smiwth. The 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Public Relations
Luke O'Brien. Asymmetric Warfare: The Game
CBPP. RECENT TAX AND INCOME TRENDS AMONG HIGH-INCOME TAXPAYERS
EPI. Government loses when taxes go unpaid
Julie Saltman. HOUSING DISCRIMINATION
democracynow. Debt Slavery? Congress Approves Bush's Bankruptcy Bill
Reggie Rivers. Sharing the Tax Burden
mediamatters. Hume vs. Gibson on the "exposing" of CIA officer
mediamatters. It's not just the "liberal media": Papers that endorsed Bush weigh in on DeLay
Chuck Collins. The Coming Senate Showdown over Estate Tax Reform
Byron Williams. The true meaning of a fundamentalist Christian
Scott Klinger. Your Risk, Their Gain
Rep. John Conyers. Scapegoating Immigrants
Max B. Sawicky. The Late, Great Income Tax
Jason Vest. Wanted: Complete Asshole for U.N. Ambassador
Katrina vanden Heuvel. Sweet Victory: Maryland Stands Up To Wal-Mart
Laura Hershey. Killed by Prejudice: Terri Schiavo's life and death raise issues of acceptance, equity and rights
Lisa Lambert. GodAssault: Morality as the Ultimate Game
Jared Bernstein. Tax and Interdepend: We all hate paying taxes, but it doesn't have to be this way
James Wolcott. On Some Sad Laps, No Heads Bob

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Paper Comm, Friday

Paul Krugman. The Medical Money Pit
SeattlePI. Teach For America: Top grads give back
NYT. Long Live the Estate Tax
E. J. Dionne Jr. Tom DeLay And the Wright Stuff
WisconSJ. DeLay should face investigation
John Nichols. Bolton worked to stop Florida recount
Derrick Z. Jackson. Eric Rudolph's legacy
Jonathan Chait. On Filibuster, Hypocrisy Rules
Cass R. Sunstein. Latest Assault on Judges Threatens Rule of Law
Marie Cocco. Worst instincts of the enforcers

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April 14, 2005

Online Comm, Thursday

Tom Engelhardt. George's Amazing Alphabet Book
Eric Boehlert. Indecency wars Activists who beat back the FCC on media consolidation are dismayed to find former allies leading an unprecedented effort to restrict radio and TV content
Matthew Rothschild. The Scandal of John Negroponte
Christian E. Weller and John Alexander Burton. CEOs Soar, Middle Class Struggles
Eric Alterman. Bolton vs. Moynihan
Earl Hadley. Questioning Bush's Motives: Are the changes to the federal education law meant to help all children succeed —or just a public relations stunt?
Ray McGovern. Exposing Incompetent Incumbents
Molly Ivins. April 15th: You're getting screwed
Ari Berman. Hammering Away
Max Blumenthal. In Contempt of Courts: Conservative activists want to eliminate unsympathetic judges--by any means necessary.
The Nation. A War on Democracy: The fight is on to maintain this country's system of checks and balances
nathannewman. A Union in Every Workplace
talkleft. DeLay Praises Newt's Contract on America
John Feffer. Making Connections: Why is the news so bad? What can progressives do to fix it?
John Feffer. Goodbye Uncle Sam, Hello Team Europe
David Corn. Bringing Down the House: With prominent Republicans publicly denouncing him, how much longer will Tom DeLay survive as majority leader?
Terence Samuel. Pen and Paddling: Tom DeLay has lost control of the story, but he hasn't lost control of his caucus yet
Rob Garver. Justice Sunday: The Family Research Council says anticlerical judges pose a greater danger than al-Qaeda. [
mediamatters. Not funny: James Taranto twice wrongly claimed John Kerry based electoral fraud comments on jokes
mediamatters. ABC's Stossel falsely accused Media Matters of "smearing" him, continued to misrepresent facts on global warming
ThinkProgress. The Rich Shouldn’t Be Different From You And Me
ThinkProgress. Hindrocket’s Hackery

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Paper Comm, Thursd

DaytonaNJ. Rx for change: Drug price increases hurt health care
Josh Marshall. It's true: Targeting DeLay is just the start
Jane Walsh. A 'viciously uncivilized' budget
The Independent. Time is running out for rain forests
SeattlePI. Challenging extremists: With surprising speed, the reactionary Republican right has launched an ugly, intemperate and dangerous attack on judicial independence
BGlobe. Renewing voters' rights
Joyce Mullins. Six sensible Sens. needed to save democracy
Richard Cohen. Disaster, Not Diplomacy
Bob Herbert. The Haunting of Emile Griffith

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April 13, 2005

Paper Comm, Wed

Susan Lenfestey. Pushing Commandments at expense of Amendments
StarTrib. Reject Bolton/He's the wrong guy for U.N.
Mark Morford. Earth To Humankind: Back Off Say good-bye to your car, computer, everything. We are burning up the planet too fast to hang on
Floyd J. McKay. Stench of DeLay clings to two Washington congressmen
SeattlePI. The reactionary right's crusade against judges suggests a lack of Civics 101
Harold Meyerson. Greetings From Mexistan
Kofi Annan. Billions of Promises to Keep
NYT. Questioning Mr. Bolton: The longer John Bolton's Senate confirmation hearing went on, the more outrageous it seemed that the president had nominated him to represent us in the United Nations
Derrick Z. Jackson. US takes the lead in trashing planet
Robert Kuttner. The biggest tax cheats
BGlobe. Bolton's blunders
SeattlePI. Filipino vets deserve benefits they were promised

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April 12, 2005

Paper Comm, Tuesday

SeattlePI. Standing For Justice: Political out of bounds
David Cay Johnston. How rich get richer: all the rest pay more - IRS scrutinizes wage earners but takes investors at their word under separate, unequal system
SFC. Become an organ donor
E. J. Dionne Jr. The Paris Hilton Tax Cut
Richard Cohen. Backward Evolution
NYT. A New Attack on Women's Sports
NYT. Guilty Until Proven Innocent: Two New York City immigrant girls, both 16, are caught at the intersection of two competing nightmares of the post-9/11 world.
Marice Cocco. Loyalty to Bush, but not to the nation
Sol Wachtler. Let Ten Commandments debate begin
David Kaczynski. Death Penalty Turnaround
Robert Scheer. The Pope Pleaded. We Didn't Listen
Dave Zweifel. GOP governors feel TABOR's pinch
CapTimes. Reckless snowmobilers deserve stiffer penalties

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April 08, 2005

Paper Comm, Friday

Orlando Sentinel. Martinez's failure
DaytonaNJ. Social Security's IOU
Marcela Sanchez. Catholic Church needs liberalized dogma
Helen Thomas. Buck doesn't stop at this president's desk
StarTrib. Invasive species/Time for EPA to do its job
NYT. The Worst of the Bad Nominees
Bob Herbert. Black, Dead and Invisible
Mark Morford. Where Are The Good Christians? The fanatics and nutjobs now running the show sure give honest believers a bad name
CapTimes. Recall pope's anti-war role
Derrick Z. Jackson. Sowing hope against racism
Jonathan Chait. It Was Only a Matter of Time for DeLay
LAT. The Last-Ditch Excuse: Allies of Rep. Tom DeLay of Texas have finally gotten around to the "everybody does it" justification of the ethical lapses of their guy

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April 07, 2005

Online Comm, Thursday

thinkprogress. Schiavo Memo Hysteria: A Retrospective
talkleft. Valerie Plame Investigation May Be Over
Kevin Drum. SCHIAVO MEMO CIRCUS CONTINUES
Jerome Armstrong. Brian Darling, Republican Senator Martinez, and the Schiavo memo
liberaloasis. DeLay = Conservative
Ruy Teixeira. Can You Say "Dead"? I Think You Can!
dailykos. Waiting on mea culpas
Sarah Posner. GOP Talking Points and The Fog of Blogging
Tom Engelhardt. Creating an Uncivil Society
Arianna Huffington. Bushes in the hood: W fights gangs with budget cuts and photo ops
Eric Alterman. Missing in Action
Gary Gardner. A Man for This Season: the greatest challenges facing the next pope will come from the environment—and our gluttony
Ward Harkavy. Arms for the Poor: Bush regime sells Lockheed-style democracy to Pakistan and India
The Nation. Progressives and Labor
democracynow. DeLay Under Scrutiny Again for Ethics Violations
G. Pascal Zachary. Alternative Pulitzer
Amy DePaul. Hello, Minimum Wage
Robert B. Reich. The Fed's Preemptive War: We're fighting an inflation that's not imminent, and low-income workers are taking the heaviest casualties
Harold Meyerson. Future of the Past: Jews, Muslims, and Christians have banded together -- but it's not the uplifting moment you might expect
mediamatters. Minuteman organizer James Gilchrist defends white supremacists from Alan Colmes: "Why are you picking on them?"
mediamatters. Bozell, Hannity peddled unsubstantiated attacks on AP photojournalist
Amanda Griscom Little. Turning neocons green: New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman says that Bush's plan to remake the Middle East will fail unless the U.S. starts guzzling less gas -- and that if asked, Americans will pay $4 a gallon
Bill Berkowitz. Viguerie's army attacks Social Security

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Paper Comm, Thursday

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. No nukes / To end the filibuster would be a huge mistake
John J. Sweeney. Pickpockets on Wall Street
Sidney Blumenthal. Politics in red robes: Bush's attendance at the Pope's funeral merely masks White House exploitation of Catholic division
Guardian. Stumbling forward - Iraq
SeattlePI. Reproductive Health: A win for freedom
Richard Cohen. A Failure of More Than Intelligence
DaytonaNJ. Paper trail ensures accurate records
Maureen Dowd. The Passion of the Tom: Before, Republicans just scared other people. Now, they're starting to scare themselves
NYT. Shameless Photo-Op: President Bush wants Americans to believe that the Social Security trust fund is a joke. But if the trust fund is a joke, so is the full faith and credit of the United States
SFC. Time to fix the Patriot Act
SFC. Keeping borders open
James P. Pinkerton. Talking up a GOP 'hottie' for '08 race
Dave Zweifel. Arizona shows way on finance reform
Ellen Goodman. Egg donation and morality
Myriam Márquez. Snub of Carter is Bush league

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April 06, 2005

Online Comm, Wedn

mediamatters. Limbaugh shortchanged international relief and aid to Third World countries
Alan Bisbort. The Culture of Death
Kevin Drum. THE TRIUMPH OF CONSERVATISM?
thinkprogress. Wal-Mart Getting (Even More) Offensive
Clean Air Now. Loophole in 'Clear Skies' Bill Lets Nearly 40 Percent of Nation's Power Plant Units Escape Mercury Reductions
David Barsamian. Seymour Hersh Interview
democracynow. Gonzales Defends Patriot Act at Judiciary Hearing as Congress Mulls Renewal
John R. MacArthur. Iraq War Coverage Reminds Me of Vietnam
Helen Thomas. Fleischer Forgets He Gave Spin, Not Facts
dailykos. MT-Sen: DSCC poll, possible candidates
Frank O'Donnell. What's Good For GM?
Joseph E. Stiglitz. Democracy Starts At Home
George McGovern. Patriotism Is Nonpartisan
David Corn. Banned in Arkansas: I get the Ward Churchill treatment from Arkansas State University
Murray Waas. Exclusive: Plame Game Over?
Levit Stuart and Jeff Milchen. Exposed: Most asbestos defendants should be let off the hook. But the big fish are getting away with millions
Sarah Posner. Blurring The Lines Between News And Political Activism: Townhall.com goes "independent"
Robert Parry. CIA 'Reform' Rings Hollow
Rahul Mahajan. We Told You So: The latest WMD report merely confirms what anti-war activists were claiming all along -- way before the invasion of Iraq

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Paper Comm, Wedn

Guardian. Beyond the pale: It is not news that the death penalty is a cruel, ineffective and immoral punishment, as abolitionists have long rightly argued
SeattlePI. U.S. Constitution: Separate these powers
SeattlePI. Environment: Deliberate assaults
StarTrib. Assault on courts/'Out of control' is misdirected
Harold Meyerson. Future of the Past
NYT. The Judges Made Them Do It: The Republicans' campaign against the judiciary hit rock bottom on Monday when Senator John Cornyn stood up in the chamber and excused violence
Eric Schlosser. A Side Order of Human Rights
Jay Bookman. When facts collide with beliefs . . .
Derrick Z. Jackson. A pope of peace and Bush's war
Robert Kuttner. A stealthy, spreading tax hike

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April 05, 2005

Online Comm, Tuesday

Marjorie Cohn. 'Bolton nominated to destroy UN'
Alix Lambert. Goodbye to All That: Former Nightline executive producer Leroy Sievers laments the death of serious TV news
mediamatters. Dobson relied on false and misleading statements to bash judges, called for Supreme Court impeachments while hailing himself as "prophetic"
Ivo Daalder. The Bush Administration on Darfur
George Monbiot. I'm With Wolfowitz
Tom Engelhardt. Drugs, Bases, and Jails: The Bush Administration's Afghan Spring
alternet. A Pact with the Community; An open letter to the CEO of Wal-Mart
Gerald Rellick. Don’t Eat Tuna Fish: Professing a deep belief in the sanctity of life, particularly for the unborn, George Bush is callously indifferent about the toxic effects of mercury on human fetuses
Mike Reizman. Billions for War, Garage Sales for Soldiers
democracynow. Blood and Oil: The Rising Cost of Domination
Julian Borger. Battle of wits at the border: Homeland Security diverts some attention from terrorists to stop the more than 2 million pounds of pot that enters the U.S. from Canada each year
Bill Berkowitz. The Schiavo case's intended and unintended consequences
Traci Hukill. Obstructing Kofi's Vision
Don Kraus. The Spawn Of Cheney
Anya Kamenetz. Greed Aid: Big banks do billions in student loans—and that means less money for you
dailykos. Most unpopular president ever in second term
Chris Bowers. A Vast Left Wing Conspiracy? I Wish
Sarah Posner. Right-wing Radio: Religious broadcasters are squeezing community radio right off the FM dial.

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Paper Comm, Tuesd

Jeffrey Sachs. The end of the world as we know it: The fight against extreme poverty can be won, but only if Bush recognises that military might alone won't secure the world
Dan Hofrenning. The Social Security 'bait and switch'
E. J. Dionne Jr. A Papacy of Spirit
NYT. Attacking a Free Judiciary: Through public attacks, proposed legislation and the threat of impeachment, ideologues are trying to bully judges into following their political line
Paul Krugman. An Academic Question
Marie Cocco. A public pope dies on his own terms
BG. Terri Schiavo's affliction
Robert Scheer. Bush Threw Us a 'Curveball'
DaytonaNJ. Fake news networks: When news organizations peddle government propaganda

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April 04, 2005

Online Comm, Monday

democracynow. The Legacy of Pope John Paul II (1920 - 2005)
Cynthia Tucker. Religious extremists seek their own 'activist' judges
Ralph G. Neas. Nuclear Opposition
John Prados. Intelligent Manipulation
Marcin Król. Papal Legacy: Questioning Capitalism
John Nichols. The Pope's 'Seismic Shift'
David Corn. WMD Commission Stonewalls: Bush's panel says the spies screwed up but not the President.
Jonathan Weiler. Comparing Apples and Really Rotten Oranges; Campus Wars - the Right continues to whine about its good fortune
John Judis. The Chosen Nation: The Influence of Religion on U.S. Foreign Policy
Chris Mooney. Climate Challenge: Even when administration figures own up to global warming, nobody pays attention
Mark Leon Goldberg. Conversion Diversion - Don't be fooled by John Bolton's confirmation doubletalk. He'll revert to form instantly if he's sent to the UN
Michael Blanding. The Culture of Life Top Ten
Stan Cox. Goodbye To All That Oil
Karyn Strickler. Seal Pup Slaughter and the Canadian Fish Boycott
Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman. The Wolfowitz Coup
Gene Sperling. Progressive Savings Accounts
mediamatters. Robertson continued conservatives' distortion of facts in Schiavo case
mediamatters. Fox's Jim Angle: stumping for Bush on Social Security?

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Paper Comm, Monday

Reg Green. In death, the gift of life
Timothy Garton Ash. The first world leader: The greatest political actor of our time leaves us the challenge of moral globalisation
DaytonaNJ. Immigrant hunting
Amy Goodman and David Goodman. Why media ownership matters
Marianne Means. Title IX: Administration not playing fair
SeattlePI. Intelligence Failures: Wrong or dead wrong
NYT. Ungainful Employment: It was back to a glum future for job seekers in March, as the economy added only 110,000 new jobs, the worst monthly showing since last July
NYT. Guns for Terrorists: The nation's gun laws are in an absurd state, and a recent government report revealed that terrorist suspects are taking advantage of it
Bob Herbert. The Billionaires' Club
SFC. How to lose the war on terrorism

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April 01, 2005

Online Comm, Friday

Matthew Rothschild. Bush, Cheney, Get Their Whitewash
Bill Maher. Abstinence pledges suck -- literally As news spreads that teens who pledge chastity have lots more kinky sex, millions of aging boomers ask: Where was Bush when I was in high school?
Eric Boehlert. A tale told by an idiot - Wildly overplaying the Schiavo protesters, ignoring facts and giving Bush a free ride, the press was full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
CBPP. The Food Stamp Program; Working Smarter for Working Families
thinkprogress. Judiciary Threatened – Again
Raw Story. Scott Ritter: Neocons as Parasites
JuanCole. A Tragic Death and other Tragic Deaths
tomdispatch. Nick Turse, If You Build It, They Will Kill
Earl Hadley. Bush's Character Flaw
Russ Baker. Bold Prescriptions: From the Schiavo tragedy to pro-life pharmacists, personal rights are under attack. It's time progressives fought back
Eric Alterman. Doomsday Approaches - But as anyone paying any attention at all can tell you, Social Security will never "go broke."
John Irons. Reconnecting Tax and Budget Policies
Caroline Wadhams and Ken Gude. The Silberman-Robb Report
Katha Pollitt. Backward Christian Soldiers
mediamatters. Hume ignored facts in attempt to discredit climate change report, scientist
mediamatters. O'Reilly, Morris falsely painted Schiavo case as battle between religious, secular Americans
democracynow. Taliban Country: Afghanistan 3 1/2 Years After the U.S. Invasion
Camille T. Taiara. The People v. Television: How Comcast is using cable to strangle democracy
Robert B. Reich. Who Should Get Scholarships?
Garance Franke-Ruta. Staged Right? RNC Chair Ken Mehlman went to Howard University for a "Conversation with the Community." So why was a student denied entry while an American Petroleum Institute staffer was let in?
Mark Clayton. Life on Tired Earth
Geov Parrish. The obscenity police: FCC's misguided crackdown on obscene speech is likely to intensify

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Paper Comms, April Fools Day

Robin Cook. Why American neocons are out for Kofi Annan's blood
SeattlePI. Addicted To Oil: Too costly to drive
StarTrib. One death/The lessons that Terri taught us
E. J. Dionne Jr. Stepford Town Meetings
Bob Herbert. We Can't Remain Silent
Derrick Z. Jackson. A faulty intelligence report
BGlobe. Retrograde on Mercury
Jonathan Chait. Getting Religion, Republican Style
LAT. The Schindlers' Train
DaytonaNJ. Long struggle over

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March 31, 2005

Online Comm, Thursd

Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman. Crush Corporate Crime
Nikki Finke. Deadline Hollywood - Goldberg Flies Air America
Tali Woodward. Veterans pay: Why are former soldiers shelling out more for AIDS drugs than everybody else?
David Neiwert. 'Anchor babies' away
mediamatters. Morris joined effort to downplay President Bush's role in Schiavo case, claimed he "has stepped lightly on the issue"
D.D. Guttenplan. Continental Drift
Kelpie Wilson. Going Geo-Green
Todd Gitlin. Hello, Henhouse? Fox Calling
Regis T. Sabol. Mr. Magoo Flying America into Disaster
Chalmers Johnson. Wake Up! Washington's alarming foreign policy
Terence Samuel. Terri’s Last Rites: The politicians were dreadful, but it was the family that force-fed us the tragedy
Robert Kuttner. Exposing Pro-Life Zealotry: We're remembering that the religious right cares about more than abortion -- and that not many Americans agree with them
Matt Harwood. Labor Pains: The international representative of the Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions explains why his organization is being harrassed by U.S. forces, targeted by insurgents, and decried by some antiwar groups as a collaborator
Don Hazen. Tune In: Marking Air America's one-year anniversary, 'Left of the Dial' chronicles the fits and starts of the feisty talk radio channel, serving as a progressive success story, warts and all
Ruth Rosen. Old women in the cold
Bill Berkowitz. Lurching toward theocracy
Molly Ivins. Oil-for-food is small potatoes

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Paper Comm, Thursday

DaytonNJ. More deception over Yucca
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Border bluff / Bush backpedals on immigrant security
Guardian. The ends of the Earth: Anyone wanting a vision of how the world might look in 50 years' time can today go and stand on the border between the Dominican Republic and Haiti
Guardian. Mend it, don't end it - United Nations
SeattlePI. Iraq: A daunting place to be
SeattlePI. Our Living Planet: Prescription for change
Marina Ottaway. Tyranny's Full Tank
NYT. I Spy a Screw-Up
NYT. A Science-Fiction Army: Donald Rumsfeld needs to recognize that the Army's plans for high-tech weapons must be radically scaled back
Sheryl McCarthy. Good news, and hope, for black women
Ellen Goodman. Schiavo's lesson for us all
LAT. Et Tu, Florida?
Tom Preston. Natural life not an option for Schiavo

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March 30, 2005

Online Comm, Wednesday

Jonathan Alter. 'Bush's hypocrisy truly unbearable'
Amitabh Pal. The Bush Administration initiates an arms race
MediaMatters. Julie Banderas: Fox's newest "fair and balanced" reporter
MediaMatters. Who are Karen Brauer and "Pharmacists for Life"?
thinkprogress. John Bolton: The UN Cannot Be Reformed
Thom Hartmann. Terry Schiavo Could Save Millions of Young Women's Lives
Mark Lloyd. A PBS We Deserve
Joe Conason. Schiavo's advocates contradict themselves
Jonathan Tasini. Wal-Mart's Culture Of Crime And Greed
Katrina vanden Heuvel. The Merchant of Baghdad: Don't be surprised to find Army recruitment officers loitering outside bankruptcy courts
David Corn. John Bolton: Ally of CIA-linked Drugrunners
Sarah Boseley. Undermining success: Is a U.S.-funded abstinence-only program a threat to Uganda's model fight against AIDS?
Mark Schmitt. "Death" and Resurrection - If environmentalists -- or anybody else -- want to accomplish their goals, they'll have to move beyond their own causes
Josie Byzek. The Progressive Disability Perspective
Pratap Chatterjee. Driving into Danger: Halliburton is being sued by the family of a truck driver killed in a gun battle for deliberately endangering the lives of its employees in Iraq
Jane Fleming. Terry Schiavo's Irony: Her life and death struggle with an eating disorder caused her heart attack, but Republicans won’t move on the bill that truly could have saved her

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Paper Comm, Wed

Gene Lyons. Private convictions vs. public displays
Helen Thomas. Recruitment met with disinterest
Harold Meyerson. CAFTA's Profit Motive
NYT. Asbestos Justice: We hope the bill that would compensate asbestos-related claims under a no-fault system will survive the opposition of Republicans and the White House.
Bill Bradley. A Party Inverted
John Danforth. In the Name of Politics
Maura Moynihan. Diplomatically speaking, Bolton is no Moynihan
Phil Chanfrau. Courts did their job in Schiavo case
LAT. GOP Govs. Who Can Count
Joel Connelly. Politicians bridge political divide to save 'paradise'
Derrick Z. Jackson. Charter schools' troubled waters
Robert Kuttner. Exposing prolife zealotry
BG. Wal-Mart's cut-rate labor

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March 29, 2005

Online Comm, Tuesday

Molly Ivins. Energy insanity: Just when you thought it was impossible, Cheney energy schemes get even worse
Bill Gallagher. 'Soaring deficits put U.S. at risk'
Gene C. Gerard. Is Bush Scraping the Bottom with His Judicial Nominees?
mediamatters. On Face the Nation, Family Research Council's Perkins misrepresented Schindler family's 33 affidavits calling for more medical treatment for Terri Schiavo
mediamatters. John Gibson's and Fox News' description of Schiavo case: "Terri's Fight"
childrensdefense. Children's Defense Fund Action Council Scorecard Ranks Lawmakers on How Well They Protect Children
Leigh Flayton. How they learned to love the bomb Bush is talking tough about nukes in Iran and North Korea. But critics say by illegally testing and building nuclear weapons, the U.S. is fueling a new arms race
Julian Borger. Apprehension in Alaska: Congress' vote to open the Arctic refuge to oil drilling has one local village worried about the impact on its traditional way of life By Julian Borger
democracynow. Pulling the Plug: Rep. Tom DeLay and Terri Schiavo's Dad Supported Their Own Parent's Right to Die
William Saletan. Deathbed Conversion: The lesson of Tom DeLay's mortal hypocrisy
Sean Gonsalves. To err on the side of life?
Christian E. Weller. Five Issues for the Release of the Social Security Trustees' Report
James J. Zogby. Is the US Contributing to Democracy?
George McGovern. Patriotism Is Nonpartisan
Kirsten A. Powers. Justice Shall Be Executed - The Bush brothers profess a devotion to "life," but they never seem to worry about the wrongfully executed
Harold Meyerson. Labor War in Illinois: The AFL-CIO's two largest unions duke it out and SEIU comes out on top.
John Tirman. Security the Progressive Way
Cenk Uygur. The Tom DeLay Litmus Test
Tomdispatch.com. Devil's Dictionary of the Bush Era
Mira Ptacin. Revelations from an Insider: Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg on the Bush Administration, Civil Disobedience and the Eternal Fires of Hell
Jeff Cohen. Schiavo Case: Media Pander to the Right

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Paper Comm, Tuesday

Tony Norman. Schiavo support founders under false witnessing
Daniel Ruth. Blame It On Those Liberal Republicans???
DeWayne Wickham. Schiavo case reminds me of brother's death
Jonathan Chait. The Draft Cheney movement is about to surface
StarTrib. Minimum wage/Time for an increase
Paul Krugman. What's Going On? Once the Terri Schiavo case settles, look for more intimidation in the name of God from the right
Marie Cocco. Dirty battle in the Social Security war
Carl Jeffers. Public not swayed by the politics of death
Jesse Jackson. Too many schools flunk fairness test
Robert Scheer. A Con Job by Pakistan's Pal, George Bush
Jonathan F. Fanton. U.S. Obstructs Global Justice

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March 28, 2005

Online Comm, Monday

Cynthia Tucker. Politicians shamefully exploit Schiavo family's woes
Bill Berkowitz. Team Schiavo's deep pockets
John Nichols. Now Bush Is Picking on Kids
Scott D. O'Reilly. The Ethics of Euthanasia in the Case of Terri Schiavo
John Lyman and Radha Chaurushiya. Making Innovation a Priority
MotherJones. Wild Life: An Interview With Tim Cahill
Hendrik Hertzberg. MATTERS OF LIFE
mediamatters. WSJ editorial page again wrongly attacked DeLay aides' prosecutor Ronnie Earle as a "partisan Democrat"
Mark Benjamin. Tough on terror, weak on guns
Danny Schechter. Will Truth Rise Again?
Mark Leon Goldberg. Open Season on Aid Workers? Sudan's central government may be orchestrating bloody attacks on humanitarian workers in Darfur
Chris Mooney. Congressional Malpractice: Bill Frist leverages his medical credentials for political gain. It’s only fair to hold him accountable for abusing science
James Howard Kunstler. The Long Emergency: What's going to happen as we start running out of cheap gas to guzzle?
Kelly Hearn. Miracle Malpractice: A new book explains how the medical industry, pharmaceutical companies, the media and politicians all prey on the public's fears to sell them new drugs and the latest technology
Russ Baker. Fishing for New Environmentalists
Kareem Fahim. Soldiers Fear the Needle - The Pentagon still fights for its anthrax va
Esther Duflo. Wolfowitz, the Bad Surprise
David Moberg. Which Comes First: Growth or Clout? Unions debate strategy at the spring AFL-CIO Executive Council meeting
Susan Davis. The Dead Hand of Disney
John Spragens. Frist in Command - Dr. Bill runs the Senate with his eye on the White House, but is that a prescription for failure?
Jodi Enda. The Women’s View: The pro-choice movement has seen moral complexity as its enemy. But moral complexity is exactly why choice must be saved.

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Paper Comm, Monday

Lawrence Korb and Caroline Wadhams. US should set example on limiting arms exports
Jimmy Carter. Saving Nonproliferation
Eric Margolis. Blair's lost political mojo
NYT. Censorship in the Science Museums
Luis J. Rodriguez. Gang of Our Own Making
Bob Herbert. Is No One Accountable?
Dave Zweifel. Another reason to read newspapers
CapTimes. 'Err on side of life' vs. death penalty
Laura Washington. Political leaders nourish culture of deadly gun violence
DaytonaNJ. Americans fancy Pentagon cuts

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March 25, 2005

Online Comm, Friday

EPI. Big deficit, little deficit: The Bush budget and Social Security
Gary Bass and Adam Hughes. All PART Of The Game
Nancy K. Cauthen. Privatizing Survivors, Abandoning Children
Bill Berkowitz. Wead in the Rose Garden
Molly Ivins. Mercury rising: Cap-and-trade system short-circuits reforms already in place, while opening door for dangerous hot spots
Scott Thill. Raging for the Machine - In Brian K. Vaughan's 'Ex Machina,' the comic book hero paradigm is turned upside down – a gay mayor of New York dealing with rather more real – but no less heroic – situations
Amitabh Pal. Bush's poke in the eye
Doug Ireland. Censor Alert: Congress considers controls for cable TV and the Internet
Marc Cooper. Last Exit to Tombstone: Scenes from the capital of illegal immigration
Keith Plocek. The Thin Gray Line: There's not much difference between a bounty hunter and a cop, save for a lot of regulation and a little respect
mediamatters. Fox's psychic friend: Crossing Over's John Edward claimed Terri Schiavo is "definitely clear on what's happening now around her"
Christopher Hayes. How to Turn Your Red State Blue
democracynow. A Wolfowitz in Sheep’s Clothing?
Matt Smith . Wrong Prescription: The sweet deal a local medical firm got from the Justice Department shows how soft the Bush administration really is on corporate crime
Jacques Duplouich. On the Campaign Trail, Tony Blair Cannot Escape from Iraq
Herman Schwartz. Nuclear Whiner: Bill Frist calls Democratic dissent on some judicial nominees "unprecedented." Look back a few years and you'll see that's simply not true
Noy Thrupkaew. Life Theater - An unorthodox Cambodian troupe relays its country's difficult history
Center for Economic and Policy Research. Health Care Costs Pose a Larger Economic Burden Than Prospective Social Security Tax Hikes
William Greider. Elite Protectionists

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Paper Comm, Friday

Nathaniel Frank. Bush team theme -- 'We were all wrong'
E. J. Dionne Jr. A Thin View of 'Life' .
Robin Cook. Not even in his worst nightmares: Iraq remains a source of constant controversy for Blair
NYT. Tom DeLay's Cri de Coeur: Any new money for the House ethics panel will be wasted unless Republican members demand that the rules be stiffened to gain some ethical credibility
Bob Herbert. The Era of Exploitation
The Independent. A chronicle of failures in Iraq
Dave Zweifel. Profit motive, government don't mix
Jonathan Chait. That Rumbling Is Cheneymania
Derrick Z. Jackson. Hot air and global warming
Carla Seaquist. Abu Ghraib: the prison of our moral choices

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March 24, 2005

Online Comm, Thursday

Jesse L. Jackson. Choosing Poverty's Banker
Joe Conason. Shameless Right-Wingers Exploiting Terri Schiavo
Steve Weissman. Freedom's Coming, All Aboard!
mediamatters. CNN, Fox featured ex-Schiavo nurse whose affidavit was dismissed as "incredible" by judge
Steve Perry. The Undoing of America - Gore Vidal on war for oil, politics-free elections, and the late, great U.S. Constitution
Boris Kagarlitsky. Putin Stumbles
Eric Alterman. Meet the New FCC Boss
democracynow. Phil Donahue: "We Have an Emergency in the Media and We Have to Fix It"
Maia Szalavitz. Death penalty for I.V. drug users The Bush administration is considering imposing a gag rule on U.S.-funded groups that provide clean needles to addicts, despite their huge success in preventing the spread of HIV
Lori Leibovich. Letting my brother die - Like Terri Schiavo, Phil was never going to recover. Removing his feeding tube was a devastating decision. But at least my family got to make it privately
Geov Parrish. Cold case: Terry Schiavo's life is a hell of somebody else's making
James Ridgeway with Nicole Duarte. Doctors-R-Us: Congress members give their medical opinions on Terri Schiavo
Katrina vanden Heuvel. Cultural Barbarism - Halliburton destroys Babylon
Robert Scheer. Life, Death & Cynical Grandstanding - Thankfully, Americans see right through the exploitation of Terri Schiavo
Robert Kuttner. Hawks Taking Wing: It's wishful thinking to cast Paul Wolfowitz's and John Bolton's new jobs as demotions
Terence Samuel. Passion Play: Republicans have turned Terri Schiavo's tragedy into political theater
Arianna Huffington. Paying the Price For Bush's Retro Energy Policy
J.D. Smith. An Immodest Proposal : How a little blue pill could get big results – in species conservation, we mean. Save the black bears! Take Viagra

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Paper Oped, Thursday

Sidney Blumenthal. A confederacy of shamans: The Republicans have cynical motives for trying to stop Terri Schiavo being taken off life support
Marianne Means. 'Congress should not play doctor'
Jason Lewis. A dangerous intervention in states' rights
StarTrib. Mercury pollution/EPA suppresses dissenting study
CapTimes. Wisconsin vs. the war
NYT. A Threat to Iraqi Women: The United States cannot be complicit in allowing politicians in Iraq to subordinate the goal of a free, democratic and unified country to their own narrow agendas
MDowd. DeLay, Deny and Demagogue
Sheryl McCarthy. Cynical games can mean big losses
Rema Cole. A lesson from the Schiavo saga
Ellen Goodman. Death and politics
BGlobe. Neglecting Medicare
LAT. Rehnquist's Test

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March 22, 2005

Paper Comm, Tuesday

DaytonaNJ. Terri's law Case twists constitutional boundaries
USAT. In Schiavo case, Congress trespasses on private tragedy
Tristram Hunt. For Bush, science is a dirty word: In America's right-to-die controversy the facts were not allowed to get in the way of evangelical populism
Helen Thomas. Soft sell needed to change U.S. image
SeattlePI. Right To Die: Hasty legislation
Richard Cohen. 'A Great Political Issue'
E. J. Dionne Jr. Will Republicans Go Nuclear?
Marie Cocco. Be afraid, be very afraid: The corruption of Congress is so complete that its maneuvers are no longer shocking. They're terrifying
CapTimes. Baldwin right on Schiavo
BGlobe. Exploiting Terri Schiavo: THE US Congress has no place at Terri Schiavo's bedside. Neither does the president of the United States
Jesse Jackson. Fake crisis obscures real peril
Robert Scheer. Life, Death and Cynical Grandstanding

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March 21, 2005

Online Comm, Monday

Laura Flanders. It’s Not About Terri Schiavo
Gail Vida Hamburg. Hiding Our War Dead
Elizabeth Sullivan. Wolfowitz Is Laughing All the Way to the World Bank
CAP. Two Years After the Invasion
Eric Boehlert. When public opinion doesn't matter - Polls show Americans overwhelmingly support Michael Schiavo's case. Why is the media ignoring them?
MediaMatters. Hume touted misleading Social Security poll to claim broad support for Bush plan, accuse Dems of "disinformation"
democracynow. U.S. Broadcast Exclusive: Secret U.S. Plans For Iraq's Oil Spark Political Fight Between Neocons and Big Oil
Rob Richie and Steven Hill. Needed: Voter Rolls, Clean And Complete
Geov Parrish. The road home: To end the war, voices of military personnel and their families will be essential
Robert L. Borosage and Earl Hadley. Reading, Writing and Rhetoric
Katrina vanden Heuvel. Sweet Victory:Taking Back the Campuses
John Nichols. Congress Fails to Function: On Iraq, Congress can't be bothered to check and balance executive excess
David Enders. Baghdad Under Siege
Angela Valdez. Gun-Toting Grandpas, Beware! - Social Security cracks down on aging fugitives
Judith Krieger. Questioning Authority is our Patriotic Duty
Michael Tomasky. The Domestic Bolton - Opposition to the UN nominee has centered on his international record. But it’s his history as a party hack that’s the real story.
Matthew Yglesias. Sitting Schiavo: Republicans have reduced government to cutting taxes and picking scabs.
Dick J. Reavis. Fog of War: Thousands convene in North Carolina to focus the peace movement's gaze on Iraq war veterans, bereaved families, active-duty soldiers and their kin

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Paper Comm, Monday

Gary Younge. In a warped reality: Two years on, the occupiers justify the war by embracing the irrelevant and ignoring the inconvenient
Scott Maxwell. It's not so easy for Martinez to be green
NYT. Our Terrorist-Friendly Borders
NYT. That Scalia Charm
WPost. Environmental Impasse
StarTrib. Social Security/Rules for reform
L.A. Heberlein. What happened to real Republicans?
Harry Reid. First, put aside GOP plan
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Sudan's strife / World attention is still needed to bring peace
CapTimes. Baldwin - no blank check
Mike Farrell. An Indecent Administration Rolls On
LAT. The Midnight Coup

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March 18, 2005

Online Comm, Friday

Harold Meyerson. Labor Intense: The frustration and rage that burst forth at the AFL-CIO’s Las Vegas meeting portends a dramatic and possibly ugly summer showdown
Scott Thill. Rotten Apple? Are Apple's strong-arm tactics – aggressively targeting reporters who leak information – putting the highly-lauded company at risk for a backlash?
Jeff Anderson. Openly Rational; A straight, Republican judge rules for the home team
Mike Keefe-Feldman. Civil Liberties Advocates Make Strange Bedfellows: An anti-Patriot Act resolution finds bipartisan support in Red State Montana
Todd Gitlin. Permission to Speak Freely: A new crusade aims to protect conservative students from left-wing professors. But the real victim is robust debate—on campus, and beyond
Greg Palast. Secret Neocon plans for stealing Iraq's oil
Rhys Blakely. Behind the Neocon Nomination
Rebecca MacKinnon. Blogging, Journalism and Credibility
mediamatters. Fox's Brian Wilson covered for DeLay
mediamatters. Horowitz "corrects" prior correction; claims "We were right" and accuses Media Matters again of "lying"
Geov Parrish. Environmentalists get drilled
Joe Conason. Head scratcher: Bush cites Wolfowitz's Pentagon experience in choosing him to head the World Bank. Considering his atrocious track record at Defense, the Bank should get ready for an epidemic of waste, fraud and corruption
Harry Holzer. Higher Minimum Wage
CAP. Protecting our Freedoms, Post 9/11
Michael T. Klare. Mapping The Oil Motive
Juan Cole. The Democracy Lie
Jason Vest. Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolfowitz
Katherine Brengle. The Peace Movement: How Americans are fighting back against war and violence
Peter Gorman. The Families: Sending your children into battle is all the more unbearable when you know they are fighting the wrong war
Gareth Porter. The Exit Strategy

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Paper Comm, Friday

Giles Fraser and William Whyte. Don't hand religion to the right - The secular left must stop sniping and realise it has Christian allies
Carl Hiaasen. U.S. laws make it easy for terror suspects to be armed
Norman Solomon. The loud, clear voice of Iraq war's wounded vets
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Deadly crop / Despite U.S. control, Afghanistan's poppies flourish
USAT. Turn off fake news
Guardian. Polluting paradise; Alaskan oil: The threat to Alaska is a result of George Bush's campaign promise to reduce US reliance on energy imports. But it is absurd to imagine that America can achieve energy independence
SeattlePI. Environment: Mercury's new friends
SeattlePI. Congress: Democracy's day off
StarTrib. Fake news/Your tax dollars at work
E. J. Dionne Jr. Destined for Deficits.
Michael Kinsley. Social Security Fictions
Jonathan Chait. Greenspan, a Fiscal Policy Hack
Arianna Huffington. Bush Is a Loser at Logic but a Winner in D.C.
LAT. The DeLay Volcano
NYT. Two Years Later - The positive results of the invasion of Iraq exist mainly as hopes outnumbered by the more concrete failures
Paul Krugman. The Ugly American Bank
Derrick Z. Jackson. A wilting coalition
BGlobe. Deaf to Darfur
BGlobe. Fading hope on the Arctic
DaytonaNJ. Big Oil's refuge: Arctic drilling substitutes for true energy policy

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March 17, 2005

Online Comm, Thursday

Bill Moyers. Welcome to Doomsday
Buzzflash. Bonnie M. Anderson Looks at the "News"
EPI. Implications of the Bush budget for people over 55
NRDC. Senate Puts Oil Companies First in Fight Over Arctic Refuge
Eric Alterman. Failure to Report
Bill Berkowitz. Whitman's crusade could be running on empty
Molly Ivins. The stench of rotting ethics: Only Tom DeLay's removal can freshen our nation's capitol
Will Durst. Slogans 'r' us; 30 tag lines to help Karen Hughes repair the image of the United States
Stirling Newberry. The Boom That Feels Like a Bust
Andrew O'Hehir. The myth of media violence
democracynow. Bush Names Iraq War Architect Paul Wolfowitz to Head World Bank
Russell Jacoby. The New PC
The Nation. The Captive Mind: The suppression of "anti-American" dissent has been most sharply felt on college campuses
Amanda Griscom Little. Losing the Refuge
Terence Samuel. Denouncing DeLay Without Delay
Rich Benjamin. Behind Bush's Youth Agenda
Lester R. Brown. The Short Path To Oil Independence

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Paper Comm, Thursday

Joel Connelly. The Arctic refuge and public are about to get drilled
Guardian. Wolfowitz at the door
StarTrib. Wolfowitz/Bad choice for World Bank
Richard Cohen. Secretary of Spin?
Maureen Dowd. A Wink and a Fraud
NYT. Sham Self-Discipline in the Capitol; The Republican majorities in Congress are making a show of financial restraint while turning aside from sound principles
NYT. Why Paul Wolfowitz?
DaytonaNJ. Return of checks and balances; U.S. Senate to President Bush: Give extremism a rest
Sheryl McCarthy. Greenspan out of favor, out of touch
Ellen Goodman. Abortion's elusive middle ground

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March 16, 2005

Online Comm, Thursday

Max B. Sawicky. Social Security Collision course
Jack Lessenberry. Dying behind closed doors
Daphne Wysham. A Carbon Rush at the World Bank
The Bush budget and Social Security
mediamatters. Social Security misinformation common on Fox's Special Report
Craig A. McNeil. Prisoner of War; Flashback to Abu Ghraib, where a soldier's day only feels like a year
Stirling Newberry. 'The top down media: Right wing money is warping the news'
Suzanne Goldenberg. Accounting for $108 million in overcharges; Rep. Waxman accuses the Bush administration of deliberately withholding U.N. auditors' findings on Halliburton
Eric Boehlert. Justice: Propaganda is A-OK Must the U.S. government reveal when it has produced "news" broadcasts? In a stunning rebuke of the GAO, the Justice Department says no
John Nichols. Celtic Tiger Bites the Poor: A young Irish singer exposes the dark side of globalization
David Corn. Wolfowitz To Rule the World (Bank)
Katrina vanden Heuvel. Andy Stern Speaks His Mind
Guy Reel. Who Outed Valerie Plame?
David Martin. Big Matt Attack: Anti-cloning crusader Matt Bartle makes some very powerful Republicans squirm
Gadi Dechter. In the Eviction Business, the Company Loves Misery
Jared Bernstein. Ballad of the Beast-Starvers: The 2006 budget takes several pages from the Grover Norquist songbook
Liza Featherstone. Race to the Bottom: Padding opponents' bank accounts and exploiting racial tensions are among Wal-Mart's new and improved tactics; but they wouldn't work if communities didn't have tensions to exploit
Larry Smith. Do You Puff, Daddy What to tell the children about past – and, in many cases, current – drug use isn't easy. Where do you draw the line between being a hypocrite and protecting your kids?
Matthew Rothschild. Mercury Rising

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March 15, 2005

Online Comm, Tuesday

Matthew Yglesias. Nuts and Bolton - The U.N. needs to be reformed, not destroyed, as John Bolton seems intent on doing
mediamatters. Memo to 700 Club's Brody: 7 out of 68 congresswomen is not "many"
mediamatters. David Horowitz's "academic" standards: Under fire, right-wing campus watchdog admits Colorado exam story is phony after accusing Media Matters of slander
David Axe. Sending In the Reserves: Stretched thin—and past the breaking point—with jittery Guard troops and reservists in Iraq
Vincent L Guarisco. 'Don't fall victim to Bush's cash crop: War'
Juan Cole. Fallujah, Tent City, Awaits Compensation
Lourdes A. Rivera. Medicaid: Supporting Women's Health
John Irons. Congress Proposes Tax, Medicaid Cuts
John Feffer. All democracy, all the time: A new bill proposes to rid the world of dictators by 2025. But critics deride it as a pie-in-the-sky cover for Bush's failures
Robert Bryce. Running on empty The leading energy analysts who foretold Enron's demise have an alarming new claim: The world's major oil companies are almost tapped out
Andrew Leonard. Idiots in the boardroom: Kurt Eichenwald's absorbing new book offers us a look inside Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling's thoughts and private conversations as Enron sank. But it doesn't tell us if they were sinners or just fools -- or what the Enron saga says about American business
tomdispatch. Tomgram: Chalmers Johnson, Coming to Terms with China
Erik Leaver. $225 Billion And No Exit Plan
Paul Waldman. Washington's Two-Headed Pig
Andrew Christie. The Death of Environmentalism? Mr. Kristof's Kool-Aid
Tom Turnipseed . A Scofflaw in the White House: Undermining Respect for Law
David Corn. Karen Hughes: Bush's Spinner to the World: W. appoints a political hack-loyalist to sell the US abroad. Do you feel safer?
Katrina vanden Heuvel. Sunshine Is the Best Disinfectant
John Nichols. The Trials of Tony Blair; Brits aren't happy with the war, lies and political schemes of "Bush's lapdog."
Matthew Rothschild. Judge Kramer Affirms Same-Sex Marriage
Michael Coblenz. Friend Abroad, Enemy at Home
Anne Elizabeth Moore. Operation Pocket Full of Wishes
Rick Kennedy . Banana Workers Claim Pesticide Made Them Lose Virility
Jared Bernstein. Ballad of the Beast-Starvers
Karen Rosenberg. The Real Choices Women Make
Parker Blackman. Neo-Conservative: Say What?

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Paper Comm, Tuesday

Helen Thomas. Women in armed forces saluted
Daytona NJ. Good grief: Bill stifles academic discourse
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Children in poverty / The world's richest nation should be embarrassed
USAT. Terror suspects are buying guns — and it's perfectly legal
Joseph Stiglitz. This war needs the right general
SeattlePI. Drilling: Oil, budget don't mix
SeattlePI. Propaganda: Masquerading as news
StarTrib. Cost-shifting/Slow down on Medicaid cuts
E. J. Dionne Jr. Rolling the Dice on a GOP Rift
NYT. House Ethics in Deep Rough: The lack of an honest, unhindered ethics investigation process in the House may come back to haunt its leading Republicans
NYT. More Energy Follies
SFC. Filibusters and fair play
Paul Krugman. The $600 Billion Man
Marie Cocco. If TV is too nasty, parents, turn it off
Dave Zweifel. Sunshine laws keep democracy healthy
Capital Times. Bolton choice wrong for U.N., U.S.
Derrick Z. Jackson. Gun victims need more than prayers
Robert Scheer. The Bankruptcy Bill: a Tutorial in Greed
Jesse Jackson. Bush setting U.S. up for financial fall

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March 14, 2005

Online Comm, Monday

Miriam Axel-Lute. The Countercultural Christians: Catholic Workers live in voluntary poverty, refuse to incorporate, take the homeless into their homes, and fight for social justice. They turn the left's idea of Christianity on its head -- and shake things up within Catholicism at the same time.
Eartha Melzer. Trafficking in Politics; Bush's strong rhetoric on sex slavery masks policy failures
democracynow. State Propaganda: How Government Agencies Produce Hundreds of Pre-Packaged TV Segments the Media Runs as News
Matthew Rothschild. Khalilzad and the Neocon Cabal
mediamatters. Fund distorted the facts to defend his, Hume's distortions of FDR
Laura Miller. The Fix Behind Fixing Social Security
John Ross. Wal-Mart à la Mexicana
Geov Parrish. Two Years Out: After Two Years, Americans Need to Demonstrate Against an Insane and Destructive War
Suzanne Goldenberg. P.R. fiasco on Guantanamo: A judge rules prisoners cannot be transferred to Yemen as the Pentagon confirms allegations that four female interrogators sexually humiliated detainees at the base
Eric Boehlert. Ari Fleischer: Still saying nothing after all these years
Nicole Duarte. Hillary Faces the Rising Threat of Lesbian-Baiting
Ari Berman. ANWR Is Not the Answer
John Sifton. GIs Against Torture
Tim Vanderpool. Business Over Biology: Recent survey results found for every five Fish And Wildlife Service scientists, at least one has been directed to exclude or alter information from a USFWS document. Critics say pro-business power has run amok at the agency
Chris Mooney. Dreckonomics: Misrepresenting the science of mercury pollution isn't enough for Bush & Co. They’ve got to fake the economics, too

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Paper Comm, Monday

Robert James Parsons. Bush's nominee for U.N. envoy has already irritated the world
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Fools rush in / Allowing religious discrimination is wrong
Daytona NJ. Armed and dangerous; NRA-backed gun bill deadly for Florida
Naomi Klein. Brand USA is in trouble, so take a lesson from Big Mac
SeattlePI. Iraq War: Another fatal mistake
StarTrib. Not again/Reject antigay amendment
StarTrib. Let sunshine in/Too many secrets in government
Frank Rich. The Greatest Dirty Joke Ever Told
Robert Freeman. Stop the stampede
NYT. A Travel Advisory: The White House's decision to withdraw the right to consular help by the World Court could imperil Americans abroad
NYT. Medicaid in the Cross Hairs
BETTY LOU R.TERRY. Before Social Security
SFC. How a bad bill becomes law
Sheryl McCarthy. Echoes of the '60s - a scuffle with protesters

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March 11, 2005

Online Comm, Friday

NRDC. NRDC'S 2005 BIOGEMS: TWELVE MOST THREATENED WILDLANDS IN THE AMERICAS
EPI. Top earners get Social Security windfall, others get the bill
Joseph L. Galloway. Remembering All Those Arguments Made 1,500 Deaths Ago
Ruth Conniff. Standing Their Ground
Eric Alterman. The New Content Commissars
Jules Witcover. The Unintended Consequences of Bush's War
Robert C. Byrd. A Cry for Freedom in the U.S. Senate
democracynow. Juan Cole and Osama Siblani on Middle East Politics, U.S. Media Coverage of the Region, and the Arab American Landscape
Angelique Chrisafis. Sister act The five siblings of Robert McCartney vow to keep fighting for justice in Belfast, and force the IRA to change its ways, so that their brother will not have died in vain
Mitchell Prothero. Not the "people power" Bush had in mind
Geov Parrish. Triumph of the neocons
Ed Halter. Over There: Documentarians bring the real war back home
Katrina vanden Heuvel. Sweet Victory: Yo Quiero Justice!
David Corn. Bush Gives the UN the Finger
Liza Featherstone. Race to the Bottom: Wal-Mart hopes to defeat its opponents by exploiting their racial divisions
Joshua Brown. Life During Wartime: Moral Bankruptcy
Jack Rasmus. Who Benefits? The big winners of Private Investment Accounts
Christopher D. Cook. Plowing for Profits: U.S. agribusiness eyes Iraq's fledgling markets
MediaMatters. Fox News reporter echoed Hannity's misleading claims on ANWR drilling
Robert B. Reich. It's the Wages, Stupid: A consumption tax would be the wrong way to boost national savings
David Lieber. Armed and Dangerous : The NRA squashed legislation that would have helped keep firearms away from suspected terrorists
Kelly Hearn. Chemical Soup and Federal Loopholes
Naomi Klein. Can Democracy Survive Bush's Embrace?

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March 03, 2005

Paper Comm, Thursd

DaytonaNJ. Wise choices in pregnancy
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Sensible FCC / Private Ryan's war is hell, but not obscene
StarTrib. Social Security/Cool response to privatization
NYT. Looking the Other Way: The Bush administration's annual report on human rights violations looks away from American involvement in the mistreatment it decries
John Nichols. Vermont's anti-war drive a model
USAT. Prosecutor's request threatens privacy of abortion records
LAT. Kansas Inquisition
LAT. The Best Television Filter
Thomas Oliphant. On death penalty, Scalia's consistency shines
Ellen Goodman. Martha's makeover
Jonathan Zimmerman. The White House and world opinion

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March 02, 2005

Online Comm, Tuesd

Makani Themba-Nixon. Between Black and Right: My father's story represents the long tradition of black conservatism in this country. And if we are to truly understand the increasing number of African Americans joining their ranks, we will have to go back a lot further than this election
Amitabh Pal. The Bush Administration's Self-Made Nuclear Dilemma
ACLU. ACLU Welcomes Landmark Supreme Court Ruling Striking Down Death Penalty for Juveniles
PFAW. Boyle's Law: Keep It in the Lab
James Ridgeway. Condi's Growing Fan Club
democracynow. Sen. Leahy on Bush's Judicial Nominees: You Can't "Make The Judiciary An Arm Of The Republican Party"
Katrina vanden Heuvel. "I Am Free--To Think--To Speak" Senator Byrd takes aim at the "nuclear option."
Chris Kromm. Southern Strategies: progressives and Democrats do have a future in the South
mediamatters. Orin cherry-picked from Social Security poll to overstate support for privatization
John Podesta and John Monks. Combating the Global Mercury Problem
Lawrence J. Korb. All-Volunteer Army Shows Signs of Wear
Jeffrey Sachs. Climate Change And War
Karen Pearl. Abstinence Budget
Ray McGovern. Attacking Iran: I Know It Sounds Crazy, But...
Annalee Newitz. Build Your TV: As the FCC and the entertainment biz get ready to end home recording as we know it, a bunch of radical geeks are working on a solution or two
George Howland Jr. To Love, Honor, and Be Gay
Rachel Brahinsky. Dirty laundry: High-profile uniform company Cintas slammed for labor, billing, and environmental problems.
Robert Avila. Theater: Torture untangled “Lost” Tennessee Williams social protest play Not about Nightingales finds a young playwright feeling his powers.
Michleen Collins. Citizens Seek to Lower Mercury Levels in Vaccines
Rob Garver. Bible Bloc - The evangelical political movement is just getting started

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Paper Comm, Wedn

Rachel Robinson and John F. Kerry. A pioneer in civil rights
Derrick Z. Jackson. The NCAA wakes up
Don Cheadle and John Prendergast. 'Never again' — again
Honolulu Advertiser. Death penalty ruling should lead the way
Floyd J. McKay. A compassionate government would embrace death with dignity
USAT. Fine symbol, wrong context
Newsday. Juvenile executions: Supreme Court’s admirable ruling bans death penalty for those under 18
Dave Zweifel. Peeved Wal-Mart closing Quebec store
Robert Kuttner. Grading Larry Summers
LAT. Hold the Confetti
NYT. Justice for Juveniles
NYT. The Court and Religion: Placing the Ten Commandments in government buildings is not free speech. It is an attempt to tie the legal system to Protestantism

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March 01, 2005

Online Comm, Tuesd

Luke Turf. Payday: Manual labor is tough. Not getting paid for it is tougher
Terry Krepel. His Aim Is False: Accuracy in Media's Cliff Kincaid deceives and distorts to defend Jeff Gannon
MediaMatters. Contrary to Coulter's website, syndicate never OK'd anti-Arab slur in recent column
ACLU. ACLU and Human Rights First Sue Defense Secretary Rumsfeld Over U.S. Torture Policies
John Nichols. Dems Forget First Amendment
David Corn. Negroponte's Sins...On Film
Garret Keizer. Left, Right, & Wrong - What’s missing from the debate over values in America
Brian Cook. Kyoto: Defeated From the Start
Sarah Posner. Secret Society: Just who is the Council for National Policy, and why isn't it paying taxes?
Stephanie Mencimer. Class-Action Warfare: Why are so many congressional Democrats voting against their own interests?
Matthew Yglesias. Freedom Plus Groceries: Americans want more than ideology. They want a government that delivers
William Rivers Pitt. The Third Stage of American Empire Molly Ivins. The return of the Swift Boat Veterans
Jeffrey Toobin. Blowing up the Senate Will Bush’s judicial nominees win with the 'nuclear option'?
EPI. Walkmans to iPods: Social Security is better equipped to provide family income protection
NRDC. Big Auto Fights California's Landmark Global Warming Law

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Paper Comm, Tuesd

Jonathan Lawson. Time to retool the FCC for the public's interests
Robert Scheer. The Force Bush Won't Use on Iran
Maureen Dowd. Bush has some nerve lecturing Putin
Jesse Jackson. We must defend voting rights in America, not just Iraq
Thomas Oliphant. Einstein's century
Clarence Page. Mr. Bush, the silence on your drug use isn't helpful
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. An ocean apart / Britain becomes a model on gays in the military
Gary Younge. Cruel and usual : The outrages at Camp Breadbasket are consistent with British colonial rule - brutal, oppressive and racist
E. J. Dionne Jr. A Bill Bankrupt Of Pity
Paul Krugman. Just Say No: Even a softened version of the president's privatization plan is a bad deal

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February 28, 2005

Online Daily Stories, Mond

Howard Zinn. Changing Minds, One at a Time
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. For the Sake of Our Children
Jonathan Tasini. Labor Pains: Eight Simple Rules
Rod Helle. The Price of Our Addiction
Elizabeth Kramer. Talking Muck with Seymour Hersh
Gar Alperovitz. What A Rich Nation Should Really Be Doing About Social Security
Sean Gonsalves. 'The Bonus Army' lesson
Bradford Plumer. Social Security: Round 2
Katrina vanden Heuvel. Making It Even Harder to Make Ends Meet
Michael Tomasky. Gimme an "F" Democrats need to do some rethinking, sure. But they need to fight, too
Chris Mooney. On Another Planet: The GOP’s science on mercury is out of this world
Mark Leon Goldberg. Bear Any Burden: That's one thing neither the Pentagon nor Big Pharm is willing to do for our troops
Joshua Holland. Steal It Back: Instead of rejecting the privatization of Social Security, Democrats should co-opt it.
Joshua Holland. Stolen Society: Long before Republicans talked about an “ownership society,” and private accounts, the Democrats did. What happened?

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Paper, Monday

Harley Sorensen. Wead Whacking And Gannon Fodder
Leonard Pitts Jr. Bush is what he is, and that's the problem
Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Assisted Suicide: Uphold Oregon's law
Robert Reich. Don't Blame Wal-Mart: Wal-Mart has not become the world's largest retailer by putting a gun to our heads and forcing us to shop there
Bob Herbert. It's Called Torture
Capital Times. God, gays and the gospel of love
Dave Zweifel. Private accounts a bust in Nebraska
Raphael J. Sonenshein. Do Asian Americans Count in L.A.?
Richard Roeper. We're setting ourselves up as the butt of future jokes

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February 25, 2005

Online Comm, Friday

Bill Berkowitz. Christian right mum on Gannon Affair: Why have the 'traditional family values' folks erected a wall of silence around the Gannon scandal?
Dave Shulman. The Pleasant Probation of Tommy Chong; Conversations with the creator of “Man
Rachel Brahinsky. Out of the closet: Low-wage immigrants — like a large group now being evicted from a Dolores Street duplex — often must choose between homelessness and illegal, unsafe housing
mediamatters. Coulter lied and distorted to defend "Gannon," falsely attack Democrats and "liberal" media
mediamatters. FOX promoting pro-Bush seniors group USA Next
Rebecca Clarren. Dirty Politics, Foul Air
Wilderness Society. Lawsuit Filed Against New National Forest Rules
Edward Wasserman. 'Dean Scream' Clip Was Media Fraud
James Ridgeway. Bush in Europe: The Visiting Emperor
Katrina vanden Heuvel. Making It Even Harder to Make Ends Meet: The kitchen-table reality of middle-class bankruptcy hasn’t reached the Washington bubble
Sharon Lerner. Shameless in Colorado | Anti-Choice activists cross another line
David Moberg. Can't Workers of the World Unite? Labor debates its future.
Paul Koberstein. Northwest Blunder: Will the "other islands" get sanctuary or shortchanged?
Steve Fennessy. Report Blasts Treatment of Asylum Applicants
Kelly Hearn. Not A Drop To Drink In parched Latin American countries, the battle over water is ready to explode.
Rob Garver. Lockhart and Barrel - A top Social Security administrator is moonlighting as a partial-privatization lobbyist
Zelie Pollon. The Veil of Freedom : With Shiites victorious in the elections and a theocratic state a possibility, the future for Iraqi women looks bleak.
J. Douglas Allen-Taylor. Race and 'Ray'

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Paper Comm, Friday

Sidney Blumenthal. Lost in Europe: President Bush has reached a dead end in his foreign policy, but he has failed to recognise his quandary.
Hubert G. Locke. Bush spreads lies about Social Security
Seattle PI. Auto Emissions: A way to reduce haze
E. J. Dionne Jr. Getting the Democrats Back in Commission
Paul Krugman. Kansas on My Mind
Bob Herbert. Thrown to the Wolves
John Nichols. A lot more than a gonzo journalist
Bill Maher. Smirking Sex, Mindless Violence -- Hooray for Hollywood
Jonathan Chait. George Bush's Stepford Critics
Andrew Greeley. How long can Bush get away with lies?

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February 24, 2005

Online Comm, Thursd

Arianna Huffington. Rummy TV - Fire up those TiVos, disinformation fans; Rummy TV is coming soon to a flat screen near you. "If you hate the truth, you'll love DoD TV!"
Terence Samuel. Moving Right Along - How do you control the debate over Social Security? You change the subject
Scott Ritter. Doomed to Fail
Gavan McCormack. Pyongyang Waiting for the Spring
Daniel Warner. A Skeptical Welcome, Mr. President
Eric Alterman. Iran-Contra, the Sequel?
democracynow. Race and Imprisonment in Texas: The Disparate Incarceration of Latinos and African Americans in the Lone Star State
Kevin Danaher. A New Strategic Focus for Progressives: The Local Green Economy
Christopher Orr. Dirty Harry or p.c. wimp? Left-wing critics attacked Clint Eastwood's early work as violently fascistic. Now conservatives blast him as a p.c. apologist and moral relativist. They're both wrong
Ellen Miller. Calling Congress To Account
David Axe. The Dread Zone: With Tennessee troops in eastern Iraq, in the eye of new potential storms
David Corn. Problems with Gannongate? Does the weird tale of the fake White House reporter sound a cautionary note about investigations-via-blogs?
David Enders. The Business of Jihad
Michael Coblenz. To Hell With Federalism - Republicans claim to be the party of principles, but more and more they ignore one of their most cherished principles, federalism
David Bacon. The Midwest Union Rollback - Newly elected Republican governors nix public workers' collective bargaining rights
Robert B. Reich. The China Card by Robert B. Reich - Bush is in Europe, but his money’s in China
Ed Rampell. From Sugar Hill to the Hollywood Hills: Black actors in Hollywood live a very different life today than they did 75 years ago. Donald Bogle talks about Black Hollywood, then and now
Dan Frosch. Jailhouse Crock : Some Republicans in Arizona want to take all Mexican nationals in state prisons and build a new prison for them — in Mexico

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Paper Comm, Thurs

Maureen Dowd. Swifties Slime Again
DetFP. Press Impostor; At the White House, don't duck the real questions
SeattlePI. Woman President: Majority say time is right
Philippe Sands. Even cowboys need friends : Bush and Blair's illegal war in Iraq has not made the world a safer place - only respect for international law can do that
StarTrib. War's price/Add three more Minnesotans
Phil Haslanger. Story from Rwanda brings some hope
Ellis Henican. Bash-the-AARP effort off to a smarmy start
Sheryl McCarthy. Are we ready for a woman president?
Juan Cole. The Downside of Democracy
LAT. Let's Try 'No State Left Behind'
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Kyoto beckons / The United States needs to join the world
Daytona NJ. Privacy problems: Consumers deserve access to their own records

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February 23, 2005

Online Comm, Wedn

Richard Norton-Taylor. A familiar tale New details about Britain's rush to war reveal the political pressure the attorney general faced in trying to provide legal justification for the invasion of Iraq
John Nichols. Hunter Thompson's Political Genius - The gonzo journalist was a brilliant political observer -- and an even better candidate
Seb Walker. Disharmony in Kurdistan | the fissures not only between Iraqi Kurds and Arabs, but among the Kurds themselves
Liv Leader. Following the Road to Martyrs' Square - A recent book explores the cult of Palestinian "martyrdom" through its iconography.
Rick Anderson. The Preston Gates Mates - A venerable Seattle law firm launched key players in the Tom DeLay scandal
Geov Parrish. Transfer of Wealth - Bush has used enormous tax cuts primarily directed toward the wealthy and an expanded federal bureaucracy largely devoted to corporate welfare to drive up the federal deficit. He is then trying to alleviate that deficit by reducing education, health care, housing, and environmental protection
Bernard Weiner. 'Shallow Throat: Reports from the slimy Bush world'
Gene Lyons. 'Gannon's 'outing' ignored by 'liberal media''
Rory Carroll. Ayatollah in a suit? Shiites nominate a former doctor with strong religious beliefs after Chalabi pulls out of the race for prime minister of Iraq
Eric Boehlert. Gannongate: It's worse than you think Bush's press office gave Jim Guckert access, even knowing his only credentials were from the blatantly partisan group GOPUSA
Scott Lilly. Hate the Deficit?
Daniel Warner. A Skeptical Welcome, Mr. President
democracynow. Juan Cole on Ibrahim al-Jaafari, the Iraqi Elections and the Future of Islamic Law in Iraq
David Swanson. Thirty-One States and D.C. Take Action on Minimum Wage
Hendrik Hertzberg. NEWSHOUNDS
Bill Berkowitz. Bush, blacks, and the faith-based initiative - By using faith-based money to court African American religious leaders, is Team Bush is laying the groundwork for a political realignment?
Joe Conason. Bush keeps dodging as addicts rot in prison
Sierra Club. International Environmental Groups Unite Against Australian Corporate Assault On Free Speech
buzzflash. Jim Wallis Talks About "God's Politics" (his Latest Best Seller) and Values...by Which Wallis Doesn't Mean Hate, Greed, and War Mongering
buzzflash. Mark Crispin Miller Examines Mainstream Media's Blind Eye Towards the Gannongate Sex Scandal
David Morris. The Dragon Chases Oil : China's booming economy is increasingly dependent on imported oil. But unlike the U.S., its strategies to maintain access to oil are farsighted and coherent
Jennifer Hahn. Love Machines - Relationship sites are a booming online business, as lonely hearts look to 'scientific software' to find mates. But are the biggest players hiding disturbing agendas
CBPP. WHERE WOULD THE CUTS BE MADE UNDER THE PRESIDENT'S BUDGET? An Analysis of Reductions in Education, Human Services, Environment, and Community Development Programs

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Paper Comm, Wed

Simon Tisdall. Conciliatory Bush faces dilemma over recalcitrant Russia
CRAGG HINES. If Newt is warning DeLay about ethics, times are bad
Myrlie Evers-Williams. America has more work to do in racial justice
Greg Barns. Australia faces anti-abortion movement
Seattle PI. Human Rights: A personal tragedy
Harold Meyerson. ISO: Working-Class Democrats
Clarence Page. White House liberally plays with truth
DaytonaDJ. Far better return if state invests in classrooms instead of prisons
Ed Garvey. Howard Dean perfect to revive Dems' spirit
John Nichols. Washington is the W we should follow
Robert Kuttner. Neocons fret over tilt to Europe
LAT. The Unreality of War

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Blog Roundup

thinkprogress. Horowitz’s Vast Left Wing Conspiracy
thepoorman. GOP Split?
dailykos. NY-Sen: NY GOoPers heart Clinton
dailykos. Insider versus outsider at DNC
suburbanguerrilla. IN MEMORIAM
dccc. Stop the Propaganda
theleftcoaster. Bush Approval Ratings Still Bad, But Public Even More Ignorant On Saddam And 9/11 Than Before
theleftcoaster. Public Expects Democrats To Be Counterbalance Against Bush And GOP
liberaloasis. What's Behind The AARP Attack
Dave Johnson. Checks and Balances and the "F-Word"
mydd. Republicans against the AARP
mydd. It's here: Call Joe Lieberman Day
mydd. Social Security Compromise Watch
campusprogress. Five Minutes With: Howard Dean
madkane. Please Tell Me We Aren't Through Fuming At Brit Hume
boldprint. Katrina, Outed
tbogg. Condoleeza Action Figure - competency not included.
TalkLeft. More Hunter Thompson Musings
Matthew Yglesias. DEALING WITH THE DEVIL
Garance Franke-Ruta. REDSTATE.ORGANIZATION
nathannewman. Bush Policies Destroying US Economy
Jesse Taylor. Trickeration 2005

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February 22, 2005

Online Roundup, Tuesday

Ari Berman. Inhofe's Idiocy - Rank hypocrisy from the Senate environment chair
Ernest Partridge. 'The language trap'
Chris Mooney. Intelligent Denials - Bush's science adviser said one important thing about politicized science in a recent appearance. But only one
Michael Tomasky. The Philosophy Gap - Another argument between the left and the center? Democrats have to dig deeper than that
Eric Boehlert. Bill Burkett fights back - A key player in the Dan Rather Memogate saga sends a letter to CBS, charging that its independent investigation destroyed his reputation and ignored the network's own culpability
Alex Wilks. U.S. Dominates World Bank Leadership
Molly Ivins. The $200 million disinformation campaign - Social Security privatization cabal will break the bank to convince you to break yourself
Ruth Conniff. 'Don't Be Silent About Things That Matter' Standing Their Ground
Jay Bookman. Economic Morality Counts, Too
Joel Gershon. Promoting Democracy, One Pint at a Time
Emily Bazelon. From Bagram to Abu Ghraib
mediamatters. Barone repeated 2000 Florida recount falsehood
Martha Burk and Alison Stein. Women's Liberation Redux
Katrina vanden Heuvel. No Stems, No Seeds - If Bush is Cheech, Negroponte is Chong
Zack Pelta-Heller. Building Blogs Online journa- ls are under fire in Iran, but bloggers there and around the world refuse to let their voices be silenced
Frank Joyce. Fate of the Union - Organized labor is steadily declining in membership and influence. Survival will require a radical shift
Max Bergmann. Why Europe Matters

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Paper Comm, Tuesday

Paul Krugman. Wag-the-Dog Protection
E. J. Dionne Jr. About Those 'Greedy' Seniors (
Helen Thomas. Repairing damage done abroad
Judy Dempsey. An EU voice of caution
Daytona NJ. Smoke signals 'Clear Skies' clears way for polluters
Marie Cocco. U.S. interrogations demean women
Thomas Oliphant. Greenspan's gyrations
Robert Scheer. Of, by and for Big Business
Jesse Jackson. Partial recounts a totally bad idea
Kirk Caraway. How objective journalism can fail to reveal the truth

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February 21, 2005

Online Comm, Monday

Robert B. Reich. Scrushy and the Bandit - The I-didn’t-know-about-it defense may soon be defunct
Terry Krepel. Retracting the Talon - The ConWeb relies on the same news-gathering techniques as Jeff Gannon -- softball questions at White House press briefings and copying from press releases
Robert Parry. Bush's 'Elmer Gantry' Politics
Keith Olbermann. 'Separating the Gannons from the Guckerts'
NRDC. EPA Making Illegal, Secret Agreements with Pesticide Makers, Threatening Public Health, Lawsuit Charges
Al Franken. A Year-Round Party for Blacks - The GOP is their hero. Just look at the calendar
Byron Williams. Unequal counsel - American Bar Association report highlights inadequacies of public defense
Will Durst. Bush to poor: Drop dead - See if you can discern the subtle pattern in Bush's budget proposal
Eric Alterman. Weird Science
CAP. Three Steps to Improving Medicare
Lee Drutman and Charlie Cray. The People's Business Controlling corporations and restoring democracy ray
Dave Lindorff. Beating the Boomers - Why Bush and Co. are racing to cut Social Security
Liliana Segura. Knowing What You're Talking About | Speaking out against the death penalty in New York
John Nichols. Now, He Has The Power - what Dean will do with the DNC
John Nichols. The Anti-Imperialist GW - America's first president did not want his country to become an empire
mediamatters. How liberal is CBS really?
mediamatters. Limbaugh: "We don't retract anything we do here because we never lie and make things up on this program"
Test. O'Reilly vs. The Doc
Ruth Rosen. The Toxic Terror of Diamond, Louisiana

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Monday Paper Comm

William Pfaff. Why Bush will fail in Europe - The President has an enormous political gulf to bridge. The trouble is, he doesn't even know it's there
Houston Chron. Declining federalism: Presidents Day finds Bush expanding federal power at states' expense
Niall Ferguson. Three reasons why the US and Europe won't make up: China, Iran and Iraq all loom over Bush's bid to woo the Europeans
Frank Rich. The White House Stages Its 'Daily Show'
Bob Herbert. Iraq, Then and Now
SFC. Negroponte's blind spots
Dave Zweifel. Bush's journalism jihad exposed
John Nichols. Social Security debate: W vs. FDR
Richard Roeper. Big Brother is back, and there's no stopping him
Reed Davis. Why triple-talented Dean spells trouble for Republicans
Daytona NJ. Taxpayers to the rescue - When 'saving' Social Security means saving Wall Street

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February 18, 2005

Paper Comm, Friday

Julianne Malveaux. When sexuality trumps family values
Mark Tran. Spot the differences - On Sunday, George Bush arrives in Europe, seeking to build bridges after the Iraq conflict. But despite the charm offensive, several other issues divide the US and Europeans
StarTrib. Phony journalist/Pimping for the White House
StarTrib. Fuzzy math/Bush's misleading budget
Paul Krugman. Three-Card Maestro
Bob Herbert. Our Friends, the Torturers
Derrick Z. Jackson. Separate and unequal schools
Bill Maher. Kids Say the Darndest, Most Stalinist Things
Jonathan Alter. FDR's 'Forgotten Man' at Risk
LAT. The New Spy in Chief
Daytona Beach News. Kyoto without U.S. Missing out on promise of global warming treaty

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February 17, 2005

Online Comm, Thursd

David Corn. Negroponte's Dark Past: Why Bush's pick for chief spy may be the wrong man for this new--and important--job
Katrina vanden Heuvel. Limbaugh--Read Books, Don't Take Drugs
David Corn. Democrats & Withdrawal
Alan Bisbort. Language Barrier - Bushybabble cannot be translated
mediamatters. O'Reilly: "No lies have been told about anyone ... and you can't produce one, madam"
mediamatters. On FOX: "I really haven't heard anything negative about John Negroponte"
Advocate. Maya’s Turn - In her first interview with the gay media, the 19-year-old daughter of right-wing presidential candidate and conservative commentator Alan Keyes comes out of the closet. For her honesty, she’s paid a very heavy price
Brita Brundage. David Rovics tackles corporate greed through music, reclaiming folk as he goes
David Rossie. White House Has Lots of Mouthpieces
Michael Faughnan. An Open Letter to Ward Churchill: My Brother, the 'Eichmann'
Nancy Talanian. John Ashcroft's Legacy
Bill Berkowitz. Wade Horn: The marrying man - HHS marriage maven promotes Bush Administration's Marriage Initiative
Molly Ivins. Screw the children - Bush budget takes pennies from hungry kids, feeds billions to Star Wars
C.J. Janovy. Voice of Red-State Christianity Backs Vote on Marriage
Test. Test
G.R. Anderson Jr. Clear Channel Rules the World - How a small chain of once-struggling radio stations grew into a giant of the media/entertainment complex.
Phil Martin. Confessions of SpongeBob's Lover
Terence Samuel. Highway Demagoguery - Democrats are learning how to capitalize on the president’s blind spots
Robert B. Reich. Scrushy and the Bandit - The I-didn’t-know-about-it defense may soon be defunct
Dilip Hiro. Sharpening Iraq's Fault Lines
Timothy Karr. Sinclair Goes Digital and Multiplies
Paul Schmelzer. Sinclair Broadcast: The Puppetmasters

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Paper Comm, Thursday

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Ethics on hold / The House GOP circles the wagons around DeLay
Sidney Blumenthal. A hireling, a fraud and a prostitute
Guardian. Thinking beyond Kyoto : The most important thing about the Kyoto protocol - which came into effect yesterday - is that it is there at all
Dahr Jamail. News about Iraq goes through filters
Justin Sane. Bush ups the ante for putting troops at risk
StarTrib. Creating jobs in a cleaner world
NYT. The Need for a Federal Shield
Dan Savage. The Gay Child Left Behind
SFC. Politically reviewed science
SFC. Government vs. free press
Richard Roeper. Bigots better turn off TV, lest they get offended

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February 16, 2005

Online Comm, Wed

John Vidal. A blow for corporate censorship - Two penniless protestors sued for libel by McDonald's emerge victorious after a 20-year struggle
William Greider. The New Colossus
Ana Unruh Cohen. Retiring Climate Change
mediamatters. Falwell denied that many evangelicals opposed Iraq war
mediamatters. James Roosevelt Jr: Hume's "outrageous distortion" of FDR "calls for a retraction, an apology, maybe even a resignation"
Energy Future / U.S. Public Interest Research Groups. Investing in Clean Energy Would Create More Than 154,000 Jobs Annually and Save Consumers $16 Billion in 2020
Climate Crisis Coalition. Climate Crisis Coalition Launches the People's Ratification of the Kyoto Global Warming Treaty
Kelpie Wilson. Al Gore, Global Warming and Moral Leadership
Joe Conason. ‘Liberal’ Media Silent About Guckert Saga
Christopher Flavin & Janet Sawin. Kyoto As An Opportunity
Jonathan Tasini. Wal-Mart's Sweetheart Deal
Katrina vanden Heuvel. Faux Journalism: The journalist who dare not speak his real name
David Corn. The Bizarre Gannon Affair - Is this tale of the phony White House reporter about a wannabe or the powers that be?
Eric Reeves. Genocide by Attrition
Stephanie Mencimer. Backlog or Backfire? Corporations may rue the day they fought for class-action reform
Chris Mooney. Beyond Kyoto: Today’s launch could mark the beginning of the end for global-warming deniers

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Paper Com, Wed

Derrick Z. Jackson. Anti gay bias hits home
Robert Kuttner. Taming the Medicaid monster
LAT. Opposite of 'Clear Skies'
Floyd J. McKay. Bush erasing FDR's legacy while waging class warfare
Ellen Goodman. Is the new Iraq better for women?
Craig Hines. Hocus-pocus financing: President's doesn't add up
AJC. A welcome hand for uninsured
Simon Tisdall. Bush's democratic bandwagon hits a roadblock in Harare
Gene Sperling. Bush tax reductions dwarf spending cuts
Seattle PI. Protecting press freedom
Newsday. U.S. can't just ignore Kyoto
Lawrence C. Levy. Dems are making gains in suburbs

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February 15, 2005

Online Comm, Tuesday

Ray McGovern . We Need the Oil, Right? So What's the Problem?
P.J. Crowley. Leaving Depends on Why We Went
Union of Concerned Scientists. National Missile Defense System Test Fails Again; Pentagon Claims are Irresponsible and Dangerous
Eric Boehlert. "Jeff Gannon's" secret life Revelations that the bogus reporter worked as a gay escort are the latest twist in the affair that has the White House squirming -- and Democrats demanding explanations
Peter Byrne. The truth about Arnold - The movie star poses as a corruption-fighting moderate. But since taking office, he's pursued a blatantly right-wing agenda while raking in big bucks from special interests -- and ignoring his own financial conflicts
NICHOLAS LEMANN. FEAR AND FAVOR - Why is everyone mad at the mainstream media?
David Smith. 240 Million Risky Pieces
Nat Hentoff. Freedom To Read! A new movement to send a caravan of uncensored books to the people of Cuba
Cynthia Tucker. Abandoned at birth
David Enders. Women and Sharia - How will Iraqi women fare under a constitution based on Islamic law?
Marc Krug. The Carnage of War, The Horror at Home
Max B. Sawicky. Debt and Taxes - A few things are certain with Bush’s latest budget.
Matthew Yglesias. Debt-o-Nation - Privatization is cost-free. Please ignore that $4.5 trillion price tag
Mark Hertsgaard. Kyoto Can't Save Us
David Morris. Minority Retort-A two-tiered strategy for Democrats fighting the GOP majority: Obstruct in Washington and speak up for state and local rights
Geov Parrish. Wrecking Social Security
Molly Ivins. Tort deform
mediamatters. Gannon won't give clear answer on whether he's seen classified memo on Wilson-Plame case
mediamatters. Matthews to new colleague Carlson: "Do you think our network is getting too conservative?"

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Tuesd Paper Com

Alice Greene. Bullying in the name of 'values'
DelcoDT. Bush’s ‘fixing’ only puts seniors in a fix
Krugman. The Fighting Moderates
Jim Wallis. Bush budget lacks moral vision
Marie Cocco. Bush wants to levy a 'sickness tax'
Tim Bishop. Bush budget cuts, hurting LIers, deserve fight
Thomas Oliphant. Blaming the bankrupt
Derrick Z. Jackson. Condi, don't forget Nepal and Togo
Robert Scheer. What We Don't Know About 9/11 Hurts Us
E. J. Dionne Jr. Arthur Miller's Lessons
Andy Harris. Root causes of terrorism ignored
Test. I'm proud to be a tree hugger
George Monbiot. Mocking our dreams : The reality of climate change is that the engines of progress have merely accelerated our rush to the brink

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February 14, 2005

Online Comm, Roundup

Farhad Manjoo. The battle over Social Security Bush's Social Security plan is in deep trouble. But if he's slick enough to change course, Democrats could be the big losers
David Corn. The Bad Math Is No Secret If it's budget cuts time in Bushland, it's disinformation time
John Nichols. Free Speech on (One) Campus - A Wisconsin school makes the decision to let Ward Churchill speak
Neve Gordon. Spellbound A specter is haunting the Middle East: the specter of "democratic occupation."
Robert Parry. Sinking in Deeper
Evan Derkacz. Voice of America : An interview with Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now! — the only “daily, grassroots, un-embedded, international, independent news hour” in America today
Vanessa Huang. Unlocking the System : If the plan for reform at the California Youth Authority goes through, it could become a model of community-based rehabilitation. The promise of such major transformation has some activists asking: Is it too good to be true?
Michael Tomasky. Venus and Mars, Cont'd - The right wing and the media ate up Bush’s tough talk on North Korea and Iran. Look where it’s gotten us
Robert Kuttner. Save Our Security- Why is AARP proposing a big increase in the payroll tax?
William Rivers Pitt. One For All
Tom Harpur. Rapture Awaits in the Florida Panhandle
Reps. Henry A. Waxman and Carolyn B. Maloney. Did political considerations cause Administration to delay release of 9/11 Commission findings?
Arianna Huffington. The buck stops where? Modern Truman Committee necessary to guard Iraq reconstruction dollars from fraud, waste, and profiteering
Bob Burnett. Meet The New Boss
J. Kamilewicz. How Dare Some Say, 'Support our Troops'?
Kristen Lombardi. Odd Man Out - With his fancy footwork over gay marriage, Bloomberg could be stepping on too many toes
Maya Rockeymoore. Black History, Bush Style

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Paper Com, Monday

Ellis Henican. When it's personal, the right veers left
Thomas Oliphant. A lesson in dishonesty
David R. Francis. Social Security cure: procrastination
Glen Milner. War tax resisters want a better world
StarTr. Bush and cities/Setback for urban renaissance
NYT. The Importance of Being Earnest - For all its talk of deficit reduction, President Bush's 2006 budget is a map of reckless economic policies.
Joel McNally. Feingold for president
Tom Harkin and Eliot L. Engel. Taking Child Slavery Out of Valentine's Day
LAT. What Mercury Problem? Later this month, Europe and other industrialized regions will grapple with the problem of mercury pollution. The United States, apparently, will continue to pretend it doesn't exist.
Thomas Fuller. An American accent as professional liability

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February 11, 2005

Online Comm, Friday

Jeff Chang. New World Order: In an excerpt from 'Can't Stop Won't Stop,' author Jeff Chang looks at hip-hop feminism, neo-soul as marketing strategy and the endless cycle of cool
Terrence McNally. Al Franken's Nutritional Candy: Al Franken has aimed his rapier wit and truth-telling compulsion at a growing Air America audience, coating the bitter pill of the issues of the day with a candy shell
Mike Keefe-Feldman. The Hard Sell: Can Bush convince the Montana delegation–or anyone at all–that his Social Security save is more than just Wall Street bull?
Pamela White. The man in the maelstrom; Ward Churchill speaks out on his controversial essay, the media frenzy and what the U.S. can do if it really wants to halt terrorism
Eric Alterman with Paul McLeary. Pay to Play: If the old saw, "three is a trend" is true, the media has largely failed to recognize the payola scandal as such, and has yet to produce any reporting of substance tying these three cases together
Christian E. Weller. The Retirement Savings Gamble
NRDC. Global Warming Bill Means Thousands of New Jobs
World Wildlife Fund. World Wildlife Fund Calls for U.S. Action as World Celebrates Climate Change Treaty
Laurie David. Snubbing Kyoto: Our Monumental Shame - As the world celebrates the global warming pact's debut, Bush continues to pander to the energy industry
Molly Ivins. Private accounts: a no-brainer; Seven reasons not to buy Bush's Social Security scheme
Gerald Rellick. George Bush’s Moby Dick
Eric Alterman. Better Red Than Dead? Eric Alterman argues that to Tim Russert, the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat
William Greider. The New Colossus: why public pension funds might be the real progressive power
Naomi Klein. Getting the Purple Finger
Scott Thill. Back to Beat Street: Jeff Chang's new book sheds light on – and puts in context – the contingencies of American youth who are using hip hop as a point of departure for their own generational rebellion
Amanda Griscom Little. Class Action Dismissed - Enviros join chorus against class-action bill, but measure still likely to pass
mediamatters. Wall Street Journal's Fund, FOX's Asman echoed Hume's Social Security distortion of FDR
mediamatters. *Special "Jeff Gannon" edition*

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Paper Comm, Friday

E. J. Dionne Jr. Holes in a Web of Budget Deceit
Haroon Siddiqui. `Sistani tsunami' sweeps away Bush plan
Larry Beinhart. Labels trump facts in Social Security debate
Paul Krugman. Bush's Class-War Budget
Bob Herbert. Torture, American Style
Dave Zweifel. Bush budget basically derails Amtrak
Jonathan Chait. The Baddest Man in D.C.
Elizabeth Warren. Sick and Broke
ChicST. Slick move around drill ban unwarranted, unwise
Robin Cook. If not in Darfur, then where? : US hostility to the international criminal court knows no bounds
Jonathan Steele. The cheers were all ours : Iraq's illegitimate election did not justify the invasion, nor did it make occupation popular
Chris Floyd. Global Eye

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February 10, 2005

Paper Comm, Thursday

Sidney Blumenthal. Domestic gibberish: Bush's incoherence on home affairs reminds us that pre-9/11 he was the most unpopular president
Simon Tisdall. Rice wows Europe - but charm offensive can't hide hard line
Marianne Means. Dean puts Democrats back in the game
SeattlePI. Situational ethics: The U.S. House Republican leadership has raised new questions about its concept of ethics
Dave Hage. What President Bush didn't say could hurt you
Richard Cohen. The Reader In the Oval Office
Maureen Dowd. Condi's French Twist
Harley Sorensen. Do The Math On Dubya's Social Security Reform
Sheryl McCarthy. Bush tries to run Amtrak out of town
David B. Sandalow. Winners and sinners on global warming
BG. Medicare's health

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February 09, 2005

Blog Roundup, Wed

thinkprogress. The Silencing of the Saudi Women
thinkprogress. Win One For The Gipper: Oppose Privatization
skippy. real reporters ask slaughter to investigate fake reporter
Matt Stoller. Dayton Not Running for Reelection
nathannewman. Doing Something About Wal-Mart
Matthew Yglesias. SOCIAL CONSERVATIVES AND SOCIAL SECURITY
Matthew Yglesias. MISSION (STILL) NOT ACCOMPLISHED
Kevin Drum. BUDGET MAGIC
tomdispatch. Jonathan Schell on winners and losers in Iraq
Paul Waldman. Out of Touch
Jonathan Weiler. Democracy Promotion Redux
juancole. Wolcott on Goldberg's Language Competencies
pandagon. Secularize, Proselytize, Martinize
talkingpointsmemo. Rep. Slaughter (D) of New York calls on the president to explain why a phony 'reporter' from Talon
alfrankenshow. HUME, RESIGN
dailykos. Plame & Propagannon: Joe Wilson Speaks Out
dailykos. Dirty GOP tricks in Maryland
dailykos. NY-Sen: Clinton in the driver's seat
World O'Crap. "Jeff Gannon" EXPOSED!
TalkLeft. Tommy Chong: Out of Jail and Interviewed
TalkLeft. Churchill Gets Standing Ovation from 1,000 At CU Speech

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Online Comm, Wed

John Edwards. The Flickering Light Of America
Edward P. St. John. Affordability, Postsecondary Education
Brian Whitaker. Just for show? Saudi Arabia's municipal elections are unlikely to change the status quo -- for one thing, women won't be voting
Julia Scott. Bush's lean and mean new -budget For low-income Americans, who will have less money to pay for child care, heating bills, housing and public parks, it will be mostly mean
James Ridgeway. Dean Takes Over - Blasted by the pundits, the Democrats' new party chair can't be all bad
Bill Moyers. Blind Faith
David Michael Green. What's In A Name? Everything - How Progressives Can Start Winning Again By Renaming Their Opponents and Reframing The Debate
Hendrik Hertzberg. Landmarks
John Nichols. "New Cities" Fight Back - Progressive mayors are forging alternatives to right-wing federal and state policies.
Katrina vanden Heuvel. The Republican Dictionary, IV - Nation readers decode the right's linguistic trickery
democracynow. Bush's New $2.5 Trillion Budget Boosts Pentagon Spending, Slashes Domestic Programs
Mark Schmitt. Remember When? What we can -- and can’t -- learn from the last Social Security fight
Matthew Yglesias. A Simple Plan - If Bush doesn’t mean higher taxes, he must mean benefit cuts
Ralph G. Neas. The "Nuclear Option" - The right's all-out attack on the filibuster could pave the way for extremist nominees to the Supreme Court
Dan Frosch. Your Money or Your Life: Today, medical-related debt is the second leading cause of personal bankruptcies – and the middle class is suffering the most

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Paper Comm, Wed

Joel Connelly. Will Hastings wear blinders as House ethics chair?
Becky Bartindale. Bush plan cuts college funds for the poor
Harold Meyerson. Fighting for Islamic Law
Cynthia Tucker . CAMPAIGN AGAINST SOCIAL SECURITY IS FULL OF FALSEHOODS
Seattle PI. Environment for justice: It's years too late for many victims, but federal prosecutors will do what they can to bring justice out of the environmental disaster in Libby, Mont
Dave Zweifel. Farmers, vets, elderly get Bush's tab
Derrick Z. Jackson. Derailing Amtrak
Robert Kuttner. Being Howard Dean
Eric Garcett. Bush's Budget Transforms the War on Poverty Into a War on the Poor
Honolulu Advertiser. Paper trail will boost voters' confidence

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February 08, 2005

Paper Comm, Tuesday

LAT. President Putting 'Big' Back in Government
StarTrib. Mean, not lean/Bush's abysmal budget
SeattlePI. Let's hear it for D.O.A.
E. J. Dionne Jr. Race Bait And Switch
NYT. Avoiding the Real Challenge: President Bush's latest deficit-steeped budget, for all its talk of reining in spending, is a monument to misplaced political capital
Krugman. Spearing the Beast
SFC. Bush's bad math
Marie Cocco. As the year began, I said there were only two things Americans really needed to know about President George W. Bush's plan to remake Social Security: It isn't social and it isn't secure
John Nichols. Film tonight examines spin on Mideast
Thomas Oliphant. Budget shenanigans
BG. Budget victims
Jesse Jackson. Bush's budget more of the same
Jeremy Rifkin. Bush must face up to a rising power: The US has to recognise the new reality of a United States of Europe
George Monbiot. Fraud and corruption: Forget the UN. The US occupation regime helped itself to $8.8 bn of mostly Iraqi money in just 14 months.

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February 07, 2005

Blogroundup, Monday

liberaloasis. The Sunday Talkshow Breakdown
emergingdemocraticmajorityweblog. GOP Pitch for Black Votes Bears Little Fruit
Paul Waldman. Think Small
Kevin Drum. PACK JOURNALISM
Flamingo Jones. Feingold for President
Kevin Hayden. Where has the party gone wrong?
rittenhouse. RED WHINES ARE SO DIFFICULT TO CLEAN - David Horowitz Writes
skippy. rip ossie davis and dean wormer
talkleft. The New Theocracy
Matthew Yglesias. THE MORE THINGS CHANGE
Matthew Yglesias. IRAQ AND IRAN
Sam Rosenfeld. UNITED FRONT
collegedems. Bush's Budget: Bad for Students
talkingpointsmemo. SS: I'm actually a little surprised Vice President Cheney said this ...
talkingpointsmemo. The RNC brings in the legal eagles to defend the Social Security Speech Code
atrios. Trillions
atrios. A Phrase Reporters Should Stop Using
dailykos. GOP turning guns on Reid
dailykos. Bush says poor kids should not go to college

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Online Comm, Monday

David Corn. Bush's Budget: The Bad Math Is No Secret
Jason Vest. PNAC's Happy Warriors - The neocon think tank's recent call for an increase in troop strength is myopic
Russ Feingold. US Losing the Race to Engage Muslims
democracynow. Ossie Davis 1917-2005: A Tribute to the Actor and Civil Rights Activist
Tom Engelhardt. Following the food chain with Michael Pollan
Liz Laro. More gay cartoon characters revealed! Crazed right-wing moralists, take note: Before SpongeBob, there was Snagglepuss ... and Huckleberry Hound ... and even Popeye
Joel S. Hirschhorn. Democracy’s Arrow
James Zogby. The Challenges Facing Post-Election Iraq
Sam-Omar Hall. Is Russ right for presidency?
Reid Cramer. Fighting Poverty: Aspiring For Ownership
Tim Shorrock. The Other Aftershock; The Bush administration seeks normalization of ties with Indonesia and its brutal military
Jared Bernstein. Crunching Numbers n: New reports reveal growth without wages
Chris Mooney. Cell Out: Bush’s stances on stem cells and cloning drift ever further from scientific reality
Diane Farsetta. Winning Friends and Influencing U.S. Foreign Policy
Russell Schoch. The Food Detective: Michael Pollan discusses food chains, ecological dead zones, and the amazing power of corn
Don Hazen. The Right-Wing Express
John S. Irons. Previewing the President's Budget

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Paper Comm, Monday

Mortimer B. Zuckerman. Why Bush is wrong: His Social Security reforms are neither 'social' nor 'secure'
Ellen Goodman. Surrounded (sniffle) by those who can't afford sick days
StarTrib. GAO on generics/Fighting AIDS with thrift
David Kay. Let's Not Make the Same Mistakes in Iran
LAT. Rumsfeld's Nuclear Genie
berkshireeagle. America the less than beautiful
Frank Rich. The Year of Living Indecently
Bob Herbert. Stories From the Inside
SFC. War games
James Rowen. Confirming our worst fears about torture
Casey Garhart. Anti-gay marriage pamphlet misleading
Michelle Singletary. Bush has some explaining to do
Eric Margolis. Paranoia grips the U.S. capital
sltrib. Social conservatism has never been a friend to black people
MilwJS. Feingold on the mark again

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February 04, 2005

Online Comm, TGIF

David Corn. The State of George W. Bush; Bush gives a triumphant and theatrical speech that ought to have Democrats worried
CAP. Government and the Information Age
Geov Parrish. The state of dis-union- Bush agenda is sweeping -- is it unstoppable?
Jack Shafer. The Propaganda President- George W. Bush does his best Kim Jong-il
Mike Ferner. Doing More Than Just Delaying the Next War
Jeff Madrick. Bush's dirty little secret - Here's what the president didn't tell you in his State of the Union address: His plan to privatize Social Security will be hugely expensive and will make the average worker worse off
Salon. Paralyzed Broadcasting System - When Bush's education secretary objected to a lesbian couple in a children's cartoon, PBS instantly caved in. Is the network becoming the White House's lap dog?
Jeff Fleischer. Adonal Foyle: Changing the Rules of the Game - Away from the basketball court, the record-breaking center is a tireless activist for campaign finance reform
Dan Frosch. Your Money or Your Life - why getting sick increasingly means going broke
Robert L. Borosage. The Dreams of George Bush
Matt Wheeland. Greetings From the New Flat Earth
Robert B. Reich. Revenge of the Bond Traders - Meet some folks on Wall Street who might not like Bush’s Social Security privatization
Alan Wade. Bangkok Dispatch: It was only two weeks after the tsunami, but you’d never know it from their film festival
Jared Bernstein. Crunching Numbers: New reports reveal growth without wages.
democracynow. Bush Taps Iran-Contra Figure Elliot Abrams to Promote Democracy

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Paper Comm, Friday

Joseph L. Galloway. Gonzales' fingerprints all over un-American behavior
Gregg Bloche and Jonathan H. Marks. Triage at Abu Ghraib
Guardian. Flourishes of freedom George Bush: What can we expect from Bush's second and last term?
StarTrib. Military families deserve more
E. J. Dionne Jr. Feeding the 'Crisis'
NYT. The Senate and Mr. Gonzales: Giving Alberto Gonzales the nation's top legal post is a terrible signal to send the rest of the world, and to American citizens concerned with human rights
Bob Herbert. Our Battered Constitution
Krugman. Gambling With Your Retirement
Lois Aronstein. Don't betray our promise to our retirees
Capital Times. Dane Dems for Dean
Derrick Z. Jackson. Mr. President, don't forget healthcare

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February 03, 2005

Online Comm, Thursday

Eric Alterman with Paul McLeary. Think Again: Indylink
mediamatters. Barnes contradicted himself to defend Bush's aversion to "privatization"
mediamatters. Republicans dominated 11-2 in MSNBC's State of the Union coverage
Noam Chomsky. The Future of Iraq and U.S. Occupation
Michael McCarthy. Global Warming: Scientists Reveal Timetable
Antonia Zerbisias. 'Bush's liberty song echoes Vietnam tune'
democracynow. State of the Union 2005: Bush Pushes Aggressive Foreign Policy of "Spreading Democracy"
Kimberly Marten and Alexander Cooley. Permanent Military Bases Won't Work
Jacques Coubard. Bush Declares War on the Poor
Lynn Woolsey. Less Perfect Union: Opportunity Cost
Robert L. Borosage. Less Perfect Union: Shock Jock President
James Ridgeway. From Security to Risk in One Easy Bush Plan
John Giuffo. The Hitch: Radical or neocon? Same old or sold out? Christopher Hitchens has things both ways
Jeff Fleischer. Inside Terry Jones's War on the War on Terror
Marc Krug. Dearth of Human Rights, Wealth of Human Tragedy
Burhan Wazir. Celebrations of Iraqi Democracy Mask Uncertain Future
J. Caleb Mozzocco. Fearing fear itself: Social Security and other less trendy 21st century disasters
Doug Monroe. Lifestyles of the Right-wing and Libidinous
Harold Meyerson. Modern Marvels: The Democrats have finally found a way to oppose Bush on domestic issues, even when his foreign policy resonates
Dahr Jamail. Living Under the Bombs
Ivo Daalder. The Dangers of Overconfidence
David Corn. The State Of George W. Bush

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Paper Comm, Thurs

Edward M. Kennedy and Brian and Alma Hart. Pentagon still failing to protect the troops
John Nichols. Strong vote against Gonzales' confirmation worth the effort
Phil Haslanger. SpongeBob gets flak for siding with respect, tolerance, diversity
Sheryl McCarthy. So far, Boxer stages a rebellion of one
SFC. AIDS won't go away
MDowd. Inherit the Windbags
NYT. Blaming the Messengers Imposing sanctions on the four lawyers who contested the vote in Ohio would be likely to deter people from raising concerns about future elections
LADN. Ignoring California; State denied fair share, again
Sidney Blumenthal. Utopian cul-de-sac: Bush's take on post-election Iraq was first triumphant, then paralysed. We should be very worried.
StarTrib. State of the Union/A masterly salesman's pitch
Thomas Oliphant. A year later, Dean fits leadership role

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February 02, 2005

Online Comm, Wed

Robert Fisk. 'Freed' Iraqis Still Waiting for the Wind of Change
Claude Imbert. The Atlantic Depression
democracynow. Should the Mass Killing in Sudan Be Considered a Genocide? A Debate Between Africa Action and Kofi Annan’s Adviser
Kristen Lombardi. The Scourge of Her Conviction: Activist Elena Sassower annoyed congress, her trial judge, and defenders of free speech—all the way to jail
Christopher H. Schroeder and Rena I. Steinzor. Progressive Environment and Health
CAP. American Progress Takes a Look Back at Bush's 2002, 2003 and 2004 speeches
Hans Johnson. Wal-Mart Takes A Whack.
sfweekly. Shawn Richard got the city to give jobs to alleged gang leaders. If anyone can make such a program work, it's ...THE LIFESAVER
Will Durst. The George W Bush 2005 State of the Union Drinking Game
Molly Ivins. Election Déjà Vu
Robert C. Byrd. Respecting the Spirit and Letter of the Law
Farhad Manjoo. Making the case for Social Insecurity - The struggle over Social Security will be the defining political battle of Bush's second term. His game plan: The same one he used to successfully sell the Iraq war
Tim Shorrock. The Spy Who Billed Me
Stewart Nusbaumer. A Nation Rocked to Sleep
Alisa Solomon. Another World Turns | Imagining the possibilities at the World Social Forum
Test. Deeds, Not Words
mediamatters. "Go ahead, Jeff": Talon News "reporter" Jeff Gannon is McClellan's lifeline during briefings
Barbara T. Dreyfuss. A Dirty Job; Mike Leavitt may be gearing up to do the White House’s bidding: dismantling health insurance for low-income Americans across the country
Rob Garver. Spin Some, Screw Some: William Safire’s paean to himself left out the smears he sold and the reputations he ruined
Jeff Gillenkirk. The Torturers' Tales
Robert Parry. The GOP Media Machine Churns On

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Paper Comm, Wed

Arianna Huffington. So, Exactly What's Changed?
SeattlePI. A more moderate Bush?
Jonathan Chait. Here's a deficit you can't refuse
Michael O'Hanlon and James Steinberg. Time to Announce a Timetable
Harold Meyerson. Assault on Social Security
Capital Times. Filling in the blanks
Derrick Z. Jackson. Safe harbor for gay bigotry
Robert Kuttner. Iraq's $200 billion election
BG. Clear Skies Act too murky
LAT. Healthcare Isn't a Tomato

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February 01, 2005

Paper Comm, Tuesd

George Soros. Bush must embrace the values of open societies
Seattle PI. Holding up good ideas: After four years in office, the Bush administration has yet to put together an energy policy that can win congressional acceptance
E. J. Dionne Jr. Keep the Euphoria in Check
NYT. A Spoonful of Sugar; The president still wants us to swallow the idea of replacing Social Security with "private" accounts — no matter what he calls them
Paul Krugman. Many Unhappy Returns
SFC. Beyond the vote -- Iraq's challenges
John Nichols. Too early to call election a success
Thomas Oliphant. US military is the big threat now
Robert Scheer. Now, U.S. Must Get Out of Iraq's Way
LAT. A Sneaky Bid for Arctic Oil
Jesse Jackson. Set a timetable for withdrawal of troops
Sami Ramidani. The Vietnam turnout was good as well: No amount of spin can conceal Iraqis' hostility to US occupation

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January 31, 2005

Paper Com Monday

Guardian. Bullets and ballots Iraq elections: The most obvious message to draw from yesterday's elections in Iraq is that it will be a long time before it becomes clear who the real winners are
David Kipen. Let's hear it for president's team of speechwriters
StarTrib. Phew!/EPA's giveaway to feedlots
Kevin Drum. Resist the Filibuster Fiat
Frank Rich. Forget Armor. All You Need Is Love
Bob Herbert. Acts of Bravery
SFC. Gunpoint democracy
Sheryl McCarthy . Reduced U.S. grants will hurt college kids
Newsday. Too little value on life of troops
CapTimes. Feingold's key vote
Bernie Sanders. Unfettered free trade is ruining middle class
Dave Zweifel. Bush folks don't bother to check facts
James Roosevelt Jr. Don't use FDR to undermine Social Security
BGlobe. Defending the Arctic

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January 27, 2005

Paper Comm, Thursday

Sidney Blumenthal. This Pollyanna army: Bush will not admit that his troops are too exhausted to sustain his vengeful global missions
Scott Horton. Rationale sound familiar? We've heard it before
Scott Ritter. Criminals the lot of us
Seattle PI. A credit warning
Dick Feagler. Forcing democracy on Iraq is getting really expensive
Seattle PI. A credit warning
StarTrib. Stem cells/New federal rules are needed
Maureen Dowd. Love for Sale
NYT. The Best Coverage Money Can Buy
Dave Zweifel. New Glarus chief sends news from Iraq
Ellen Goodman. Freedom, but in full
Benjamin R. Barber. Privatizing Social Security: 'Me' Over 'We'
LAT. Which Way Out?

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January 26, 2005

Online Comm, Wed

Sierra Club. Federal Government Abandons Wildlife Protections on Alaska's North Slope
Shelley Waters Boots. Beyond Latchkey Kids
Robert C. Byrd. "Standing for the Founding Principles of the Republic"
Ari Berman. Annals of National Secrecy- The Pentagon owes Sy Hersh an apology
Regis T. Sabol. Rupublicans Frolic While Americans Die
Michelle Tea. Camel Night- Making rent in a self-righteous world
Mark Lloyd. Don't Be Fooled Again - The Senate must be very careful and very public when it considers the president's choice to fill the spot vacated by Michael Powell
Jarrett Murphy. Spin War II - As Bush part deux begins, the press may need to practice civil disobedience
Robert Kuttner. Off the Wall - All you need to know about The Wall Street Journal’s misleading budget figures
Robert Parry. Freedom from Reality
Knute Berger. The Next Bobby Kennedy . . . . . . Could be Bobby Kennedy Jr.
Rick Anderson. The Minus Touch - A study of touch-screen voting in Snohomish County, Wash., suggests that machines favored the Republican candidate for governor. But there's no way to prove it.
Seattle Weekly. Who Wants to Be a Socially Responsible Miliionaire?
democracynow. Seymour Hersh: "We've Been Taken Over by a Cult"
Bruce Kluger. Cartoon Madness: Christian conservatives classically over-reached when they launched their amphibious assault on SpongeBob SquarePants – and harpooned themselves squarely in the foot
Robert Weissman, Russell Mokhiber. The 10 Worst Corporations of 2004

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Blog Roundup

dailykos. No on Gonzales
atrios. Playing Against Type for Once
Ruy Teixeira. Zogby Poll: Bush Job Approval Lags, 'Shame' Quotient Rises
stevegilliard. President Courts Blacks With Plans For 2nd Term
tbogg. ...and starring Jim Geraghty as Milton Waddams
alfrankenshow. THE WHITE HOUSE LANGUAGE POLICE SHARPEN THEIR NIGHTSTICKS
seetheforest. Why Republicans Win
Altercation. Call it 'Chutzpah…'
Paul Glastris. Pundit payola
Matthew Yglesias . FUN WITH VETO PLAYERS
jameswolcott. Foiled Again
gadflyer. Things That Make You Go Hmm...
dccc. Flush Your Money Down the Toilet Accounts
maxspeak. Budget: SECOND VERSE, SAME AS THE FIRST
nathannewman. Lies, Damn Lies and Bush Budgets
nathannewman. Bush Plays the Race Card on Social Security
davidsirota. U.S. Trade Policy Threatening Global Economy
mydd. A Multi-Polar World - The Financial Times Weighs In
dailykos. Red ink. As far as the eye can see
thepoorman. Wingnut Welfare

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Paper Comm, Wed

Guardian. Opening time:International Climate Change Task Force report is blunt in its warning about the proximity and inevitability of environmental degradation
Jesse Jackson and Greg Palast. Black voters in United States disproportionally disenfranchised
Helen Thomas. Peaceful means best way to spread freedom
Seattle PI. The wrong job - Alberto Gonzales has failed to show that he is prepared to act as the United States' attorney general. The Senate should reject the president's nomination of Gonzales.
Harold Meyerson. A Voice for All of Us
Clarence Page. Bush's Social Security plan is a risk
John Nichols. Carson an exception in TV wasteland
David Helvarg. SpongeBob and Friends: Splendor in the Kelp
Derrick Z. Jackson. Neglecting Mother Earth
Robert Kuttner. Oh yes, it can happen here

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January 25, 2005

Online Comm, Tuesd

Bill Gallagher. 'Condi fails her way right to the top'
Frederick Sweet. You Trust This Man With Your Social Security?
William O. Beeman. How U.S. Missteps May Cloud Iraqi Vote
Eric Boehlert. Like father, like son - As Colin and Michael Powell exit the Bush administration, they leave legacies of failure
Molly Ivins. 'From the day of our founding'
George Soros. The New Bush Doctrine
Sydney H. Schanberg. Bush's Almanac - Never mind the body count. When reality annoys you, simply ignore it.
Hans Johnson. A Healthy Choice: A movement builds to take on Wal-Mart
Sam Rosenfeld. No Comparison - Republicans say they’re no worse than early ’90s Democrats. Don’t believe it
democracynow. Gore Vidal on Bush's Inaugural Address: "The Most Un-American Speech I've Ever Heard"
Melinda Tuhus. Social Security: The Female Problem
Zelie Pollon. "This Election Is No Good"
Maureen Turner. Bush's Choice - As an emboldened president continues his assault on reproductive rights, Roe v. Wade faces its biggest threat yet
Susan Clark Armstrong. Lesbian Student Shut Out of Yearbook
Chris Thompson. Refereeing California's Next Big Boom: Stem-Cell Research

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Oped Roundup, Tuesday

Krugman. The Greenspan Succession
SeattlePI. What's the rush?
Paul VanDevelder. Government still stealing from Native Americans
Bart Whiteman. Sponge Bob Puts Move on Me
Guardian. Hanging by a thread - Iraq elections
E. J. Dionne Jr. Oh, Never Mind
Newsday. Bush says his pledge to promote liberty is not meant as new policy
Robert Scheer. 1600 Pennsylvania Meets Madison Ave.
Jesse Jackson. Democracy at the point of a gun

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January 24, 2005

Online Comm Roundup

Glenn Scherer. Courting Disaster - Bush judicial nominees could shake the foundations of environmental law
Rami Khouri. Bush's Widening Credibility Gap
Matthew Rothchild. The Hidden Passages in Bush's Inaugural Address
Norman Mailer. America and Its War with the Invisible Kingdom of Satan
Rod Helle. The Origins of Persian Aversion of the U.S.
Christian Weller. Conservative Rhetoric or Reality
Dan Glaister. Avoiding accountability? The revelation of Rumsfeld's secret spy network has one congressman wondering what the Pentagon is trying to hide
Mark Hertsgaard. Why Dean should take charge; With his passion and populist appeal, Howard Dean is exactly the leader the Democratic Party needs right now
Jennifer Buckendorff. The Oprah way - To change people's minds on issues like gay marriage, liberals need to learn to tug at their heartstrings
Byron Williams. Condi: less than candid - To regain world's trust, Rice should begin by telling truth at home
Cynthia Tucker. Rice has the opportunity to correct foreign policy course; Can new secretary of state save the world?
Patrick Mulvaney. Waiting for 'Roper v. Simmons'| A forum on the juvenile death penalty
Ari Berman. The Faith-Based Fraud - A taxpayer tool for political gain
Nat Hentoff. Gonzales Twists the Rule of Law
Marla Cone. Dozens of Words for Snow, None for Pollution
Amanda Griscom Little. It's My EPA and I'll Cry If I Want To
Juliette Terzieff. From Tragedy to Slavery: The children orphaned by the Asian tsunami are becoming easy targets for human trafficking rings

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Paper Comm, Monday

Maureen Dowd. A Bunch of Krabby Patties
Dennis Roddy. Jared Taylor, a racist in the guise of 'expert'
Frank Rich. On Television, Torture Takes a Holiday
Gary Younge. A fantasy of freedom - If Bush wanted to tackle tyranny, he could start with regimes under US control
NYT. A Bridge to Sell: Though President Bush promises a worry-free future for retirees, his plan to privatize Social Security offers more risks than benefits to older Americans
Gordon Adams. The Pentagon's new budget proposal reveals that there is not enough money to pay for the multitude of missions facing defense forces
Ross Collin. We must challenge Bush over schools
LAT. Stem Cell Setbacks
LAT. Transition to Nowhere - President Bush's notion — it is not yet a plan — of partly privatizing Social Security has three large flaws

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January 22, 2005

Online Comm Roundup, Weekendish

Noreena Hertz. The Debt Threat
democracynow. Historian Howard Zinn: "Bush Represents Everything That Martin Luther King Opposed"
Stephen Zunes . The Rhetoric of Bush's Inaugural Address versus the Reality of Bush Policy
Amanda Griscom Little. Muckraker - An FBI agent alleges that the government hasn't come clean about the dumping of radioactive waste at a closed Colorado weapons plant -- and now the site is being turned into a park
Laura Miller. Python swallows Bush! Monty Python's Terry Jones talks about becoming a political writer, the decline of the British press and how Bush and Blair have erased the line between absurdity and horror
Arianna Huffington. More money for Iraq? Congressional Democrats must put conditions on new appropriations
Byron Williams. The accountability moment
Gloria Feldt. Roe v. Wade: A Sensible Balance
David Corn. Talking Back To Bush
Ari Berman. Outrageous Outtakes - Inauguration extravaganza
Christopher Hayes. The Fight for Our Future
Tara McKelvey. Unusual Suspects What happened to the women held at Abu Ghraib? The government isn’t talking. But some of the women are
Deborah Pearlstein. Rights Without a Country - The Supreme Court rules against the administration on foreign detainees. Again
Evan Derkacz. Powell Resigns as FCC Chairman: Media reformers look to the future as Powell leaves his post
Lawrence Mishel. Torts Flim-Flam The economic impact of "lawsuit abuse" is greatly exaggerated
Andisheh Nouraee. Are Americans Stingy with Foreign Aid? Measured by percentage of gross income, we are in fact the stingiest industrialized nation in the world
Kareem Fahim. Veteran Stars of Bush's Inauguration Have Scars
Doug Ireland. Is the Doctor In? Despite some rabid opposition, Howard Dean becomes the man to beat in the race for chairman of the Democratic National Committee
Bradford Plumer. What We Owe Iraq

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January 21, 2005

Friday Paper Comm

SeattlePI. Reversible condoms: It is always preferable to make love with a condom than infect someone with the AIDS virus. That seemingly self-evident moral homily, offered by Spain's progressive theologian Enrique Miret Miranda, has amounted to an epiphany for Spain's Catholic bishops
StarTrib. Challenges of a second term
Ellis Henican. A party that's beyond belief
E. J. Dionne. Visions in Need of a Little Realism
Bob Herbert. Dancing the War Away
Jay Bookman. Watch Bush; Congress sure won't
Paul krugman. The Free Lunch Bunch
SFC. Boxer on the offensive
CapTimes. An assault on the Constitution
John Nichols. $40M inauguration hardly 'our history'
Scot Lehigh. The unmentionable war
Jonathan Chait. Maybe Murdoch Doesn't Watch TV on Sunday Nights

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January 20, 2005

Thursday Online Comm Roundup

Matthew Rothschild. Inaugural Bunk
Greg Palast. OAF OF OFFICE
Marjorie Cohn. The Gonzales Indictment
Bill Berkowitz. Claude Allen in the house
Thom Hartmann. The Robber Baron's Party
Jeff Greenwald. Everyone here has post-traumatic stress" As the horror hits home in Sri Lanka, there are too many relief workers and not enough stress counselors
Sharon Lerner. The Future for Abortion? how Roe has already fallen in Mississippi
John Nichols. An Empty Exercise in Deceit: Lofty words of Bush's second inaugural address are not matched by deeds.
Michael Scherer. Small Names, Big Checks: Aside from the usual corporate suspects, there's a second tier of (deliberately) low-profile donors underwriting Bush's inaugural
Scott McLemee. The Mind as Passion: Her job, Susan Sontag wrote, was to defend a higher “standard of mental life.” Maddeningly, but above all bravely, that’s what she did
Robert Kuttner. Feeling Secure: Bush's second term kicks off with the best news for Democrats in four years
Harold Meyerson. From Lincoln to Lott: Bush invokes freedom and emancipation -- but leaves out a couple details
democracynow. Corporate America Pours in Millions to Fund President Bush's Second Inauguration
Rick Perlstein. The Eve of Destruction
CAP. Lifestyles of the Rich and Heartless

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Thursday Paper Comm Roundup

StarTrib. Condi Rice/Steady on, toward disaster
Ted Van Dyk. Let's get real about situation in Iraq
Seattle PI. Moderation as a legacy - President Bush's second term inevitably will change America's domestic policies. His legacy and the country's future will be brightest if he makes balance his watchword
NYT. The Price of Homophobia
Maureen Dowd. Don't Know Much About Algebra
Sheryl McCarthy . Birth-control opponents hurt women
Dave Zweifel. Social Security's 'socialism' saved many
Captimes. Terrible pick for security
Ellen Goodman. New slant on a Teflon presidency
Guardian. Second time around: No one could reasonably disagree that America should conduct a "conversation" with the rest of the world, not a "monologue".
Sidney Blumenthal. A New Deal to scupper a presidency

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January 19, 2005

Online Comm Roundup, Wed

David Corn. The Fog Of Phony War
Edward Kennedy. George Bush's Vietnam
The Nation. The Next Four Years - The big question of Bush's second term is how long it will take Americans to demand a change in direction
John Nichols. An Un-American Inaugural - George Bush's free-spending coronation breaks faith with the nation's revolutionary roots.
Gail Vida Hamburg. Diplomacy of Dunces
Dean Baker. The Falling Dollar- The solution, not the problem
George Monbiot. A Televisual Fairyland
Kenneth S. Baer. The 11-2 Commission - Democrats need an “after-action report” to figure out what happened last fall
Robert B. Reich. Our Own Ownership Society by
Katrina vanden Heuvel. Noam Chomsky on What Matters
Amy Goodman. Iran: The Next Strategic Target
Geov Parrish. No Bad Deed Goes Unrewarded: The Bush administration has done it again, nominating to a high position yet another key player in the War on Terror
Athens NEWS. Author explains how conservatives became so terribly oppressed

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Wed Paper Comm

SFC. After Abu Ghraib
Ed Garvey. Special interests rule in world upside down
John Nichols. Congress should grill Rice on WMDs
Robert Kuttner. Minimum wage issue a winner for Democrats
Derrick Z. Jackson. Summers's tortured logic
Aaron Belkin. Military's Self-Inflicted Wound
Johnathan Freedland. Who is Bush take two?
Reed Brody. Justice for Abu Ghraib
Pierre Tristam. Inaugural fear in a year of war
Emil Guillermo. Bush's Bluff
Harold Meyerson. A Tale of Two Texans

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January 18, 2005

Paper Comm Roundup, Tuesdsay

Dave Zweifel. Firings at CBS don't vindicate Bush
CapTimes. Timeline needed to end war
Newsday. Bush is wrong to think his election was a ratification of his policy
Terry George. Unlike its response in Asia, the West has stood idly by while genocide, disease and famine ravage Africa
Marie Cocco. Expect 4 more years of the same Bush
Paul Krugman. That Magic Moment
Seattle PI. War lessons elude Bush
E. J. Dionne Jr. What Bush Could Say
NYT. One Last Election Lesson: North Carolina's election fiasco is a cautionary tale about the perils of relying on electronic voting without a paper record
BGlobe. Unfit as attorney general: TWO MEMOS on the US treatment of detainees from Afghanistan and Iraq stand in the way of Alberto Gonzales becoming the next attorney general of the United States
Robert Scheer. Pomp and Improper Circumstance

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January 14, 2005

Blog Roundup

seetheforest. Registered Democrat? Companies Don't Want Your Business
Josh McConaha. Haven't we heard this before?
liberaloasis. Tell Your Senator: Vote Your Values, Reject Gonzales
DCCC. Deja Vu 'Til Ya Puke
Paul Waldman. Framing Social Security
Ruy Teixeira. More on Mr. Popularity
tomdispatch. 37 Questions for Donald Rumsfeld
boldprint. Ted Kennedy Stands Up
oliverwillis. Glenn Reynolds: Dumb On Purpose
maxspeak. LENINIST-OLIGARCH EXPROPRIATIONIST WATCH
politicalwire. Dean Bloggers Under Fire
theleftcoaster. To Counter White House Campaign On Social Security, Democrats Need Their Own Campaign
nathannewman. Class Conflict in the GOP
nathannewman. Bush Admin Promotes Corruption in NJ
pandagon. In The Interest Of NonStories
Sam Rosenfeld. THAT SOUNDS TOO RESPONSIBLE
Matthew Yglesias. GLOBAL JIHAD: THE NEXT GENERATION
Kos. FBI Still Stuck in the Tron Age

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Paper Comm, Friday

Helen Thomas. Journalism often means saying sorry
Jay Bookman. Iraq war finger-pointers likely to find hands tied
Robert Fisk. Fear and voting in Baghdad
StarTrib. Iraq/No WMD, no reason for war
Paul Krugman. The British Evasion
Bob Herbert. A Gift for Drug Makers
Sidney Blumenthal. Happy talk: Bush's inaugural address next week will be full of his administration's ideological fantasies that now substitute for reality
John Nichols. Dean candidacy could revitalize Dems
Derrick Z. Jackson. NFL athletes let down Rev. King
BGlobe. Testing North Korea

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January 13, 2005

Online Comm Roundup

Tom Hayden. The occupation itself is the chief cause of the insurgency and the upcoming elections are the cause of the impending civil war
Kamil Mahdi. Iraqi resistance and public awareness of neocon designs for empire will bring the occupation to an end – not the anti-war movement
Erik Leaver. In order to succeed, the anti-war movement has to answer the big question: What role should the U.S. be playing in the world?
Jonathan Schell. No foreign power, not even the world's sole superpower, can create democracy in Iraq.
Jyoti Thottam. Tsunami Brings Sea Change in Sri Lanka
Robert Parry. It's the Media, Stupid!
mediamatters. FOX promo for Bush special ... or special promo for Bush?
Eric Alterman. Now that Gonzales is Bush's Orwellian choice for the nation's top law enforcement officer, the entire story is being washed with a bright coat of white
Terence Samuel. Swivel Chair: Choosing a new DNC chair forces Democrats to decide just how left -- or right -- they'll go
Donald Trader. An Urgent Call to Republicans - Hey, Republicans! If you voted for this war, go fight in it
EPI. Proposed Social Security reform cuts income support
Richard Ackland. Excuses, Excuses From a Regime Too Ready to Throw Away the Key
Norman Solomon. Far from Media Spotlights, the Shadows of "Losers"
Julian Borger and Jonathan Steele. Surprise, surprise, there were no WMD - But Bush sticks to his guns on whether invading Iraq was worth the cost
Bill Berkowitz. Rumsfeld's bloody paths of glory
Geov Parrish. Shred the Constitution, win a promotion
David Corn. WMD Hunt Ends; Bush's Spin Goes On
Stephen F. Cohen. The Media's New Cold War

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Paper Comm, Thursday

Frank Rich. All the President's Newsmen
Sen. Jon S. Corzine and Sen. Sam Brownback. We must stop the genocide
SeattlePI. Disarmed threats
StarTrib. Inauguration/Don't stick D.C. with the bill
StarTrib. Williams deal defines a new low
Richard Cohen. Hollow Accountability
NYT. Bulletin: No W.M.D. Found; The absence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq proves that sanctions and the United Nations worked.
Peter Maguire. Soldier serves as scapegoat in Iraq prison scandal while higher-ups duck responsibility
Wisconsin State Journal. Reform student aid to offset Pell cuts
Ellen Goodman. Medical good/bad news
Joseph Nevins. From crisis, opportunity

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January 12, 2005

Online Comm Roundup

Amy Sullivan. Fire the Consultants
Fred Kaplan. Some Questions, Mr. Chertoff- What senators should ask Bush's new choice for homeland security secretary before they confirm him
Edwin Black. The Projected Winner in Iraq: Failure
David W. Orr. The Imminent Demise of the Republican Party
Anthony Kaufman. Living in Oblivion; Reagan-era callousness sparked an indie film renaissance. Will Bush II inspire another?
Andrew O'Hehir. The sexual life of Abraham Lincoln; After reading C.A. Tripp's highly anticipated study of Abe's alleged homosexuality, we still don't know if he was gay. Does it matter?
Truthout. Retired Military Leaders Slam Gonzales
Arianna Huffington. America's finite future?
John Nichols. Calling Dr. Dean
Katrina vanden Heuvel. The Real Moral Fight
Paul Starr. Why We Need Social Security
Alexander Wohl. Replicating Rehnquist: George W. Bush wants a committed conservative to join the Supreme Court. Here are his likely options
George Howland Jr. Washington State's Revote Revolt
Rachel Brahinsky. Boxer's Rebellion: Activists and Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) forced Congress to discuss voting rights on Jan. 6 when Boxer joined members of the U.S. House of Representatives in challenging the certification of Ohio's Electoral College vote
Jason Vest. Repeating Errors of History

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Wed Paper Comm

Harold Meyerson. President of Fabricated Crises
honoluluadvertiser. Congo: The forsaken heart of darkness
Sally Kalson. White House has bigger credibility problem than CBS
Matthew Rothschild. It is time to leave Iraq
Andrew J. Rotherham. No Pundit Left Behind
John Nichols. On Ohio vote, Congress shirked its duty
Robert Kuttner. The myth of partisan gridlock
Derrick Z. Jackson. A new disaster in the works for tsunami victims
Terry Jones. A man-made tsunami: Why are there no fundraisers for the Iraqi dead?
SFC. A new Mideast

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January 11, 2005

Online Comm, Wed

Laurie Spivak. The Conservative Marketing Machine
Ari Berman. No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Chris Smith booted for supporting the troops
democracynow. FAIR on Bush Admin Funding of Armstrong Williams: "The Government Is Running a Domestic Propaganda Operation Secretly Targeting The American People"
Marcellus Andrews. Milton Friedman: Liberal Role Model
Robert Parry. Bush's 'Death Squads'
Joe Conason. The yes man: Ever faithful to his boss, George W. Bush, Alberto Gonzales dodged his Senate critics Thursday with the company man's eternal defense: See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil
Steven Laffoley. Steven Laffoley: America is Riding the Polarized Express
Molly Ivins. Leading by misleading: From Iraq to Social Security to jobs, Bush administration hallmark is deception
James Ridgeway. The Big, Bad Michael Chertoff
Katrina vanden Heuvel. Privatizing the Public Good: Why the Armstrong Williams scandal isn't an aberration
Fred J. Viskovich. The Limits of U.S. Military Power: Americans overestimate the power and reach of their military, at great cost to America and the world
Gerald Rellick. How Did We Ever Get in This Mess?
Stewart Nusbaumer. Where Antiwar Protesters Should Not Protest
Matthew Yglesias. Should Old People Have Plumbing? If your answer is yes, you should oppose price-indexing Social Security
Dahr Jamail. Iraq: The Devastation

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Paper Roundup, Tuesday

Helen Thomas. 'Peace' not likely found in speech
StarTrib. Missed opportunity in Congress
Richard Cohen. Not Too Late For Justice
E. J. Dionne Jr. Making Us a Better People
NYT. New Twist on Corporate Governance: Corporate governance, a relatively obscure issue a few years ago, has now grown big enough to generate its own scandals
Lawrence J. Korb. The Pentagon's New Math
Paul Krugman. The Iceberg Cometh
SFC. Leave no ethics behind
CapTimes. Defending fair wages
Eloisa F. Callender. Bush tsunami bumbling washes away good will
Thomas Oliphant. Kerryism's comeback on Iraq
Robert Scheer. Is Al Qaeda Just a Bush Boogeyman?
Jesse Jackson. Bush could use vision of LBJ

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Blog Roundup, Mondayish

David Corn. Armstrong Williams: I'm Not the Only One
Kevin Drum. RATHERGATE FINALE
liberaloasis. The Sunday Talkshow Breakdown
DCCC. Payola Chat
Eric Alterman. "The biggest [scandal] in the history of the Universe," (Not)
Zach Rynar. Transforming our Military
collegedems. NYDN: Bush flunks on college aid
talkingpointsmemo. Here is one of many comparisons and observations we'll be making to provide some counterweight to the White House's efforts to deceive the American people about Social Security
americablog. Southern Baptists called tsunami "a phenomenal opportunity"
boldprint. You Know You're a Republican When...
thepoorman. The Good News You Aren't Hearing About
nathannewman. Anti-labor Legislative Agenda
mydd. Payolagate
dailykos. Lindsey Graham: "Democrat by night"
Sarah Posner. How Gingrich Would Steal An Independent Judiciary
Thomas F. Schaller. Go Slow, Young Man: Tax reform of Social Security reform -- which will Bush go slower on?
Perrspective. The "Name That Bush Scandal" Contest

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January 10, 2005

Online Comm Roundup, Monday

Chris Mooney. Warmed Over: As the Kyoto Protocol moves forward, James Inhofe serves up the same old nonsense.
Robert B. Reich. A Suitable Remedy: When the FDA is weak, we rely on strong courts
Anya Kamenetz. No Trust Fund? Try Food Stamps; Down and out in Brooklyn, young artists turn to public assistance
democracynow. Gonzales Grilled on Role in Torture at Confirmation Hearing
John Nichols. An Election Reform Movement: Citizens get the need for election reform. Unfortunately, most of Congress doesn't
Anna Quindlen. The Ghost of Politics Past: Instead of Playing Desperate Defense, the Democrats Might Try Searching Their Souls, Asking Simple Questions with Complex Answers
Christian Christensen. Fox News as U.S. Goodwill Ambassador
Thom Hartmann. First They Came For The Terrorists...
Bill Berkowitz. The Capital Research Center at 20: Defunding progressive organizations drives DC-based institute
Sean Gonsalves. The New Monkey Trial
MotherJones. Coming Home: Seven families lay their fallen soldiers to rest.
Douglas McGray. Life on the Inside: A maverick program has a new deal for street people -- free apartments, no strings attached. So if it’s just a big giveaway, why do conservatives like it so much?
Illinois Times. Left-Wing Coalition Tries to Hit Sinclair in Pocketbook
Scott Fleming. In Good Conscience: A soldier who served with the 320th Military Police Company at Abu Ghraib speaks out about the atrocities he witnessed
Christy Harvey, Judd Legum, Jonathan Baskin. The Death Squad Option
Aaron Sarver. The Media Movement Matures
Matthew Hirsch. The cost of discrimination: Same-sex marriage isn't just about civil rights. It's about your money too

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Monday Oped Roundup

Seattle PI. Power the future: We can't keep wasting energy. Across the political spectrum, Americans know that financial, environmental and even national security reasons dictate the need to be smarter about the energy choices we make
StarTrib. Tsunami/An ecological catastrophe, too
Bob Herbert. The Scent of Fear
NYT. For the Record on Social Security: It appears that the president and his aides are trying to sow ignorance to gain support for their flawed plan to privatize Social Security
Ted Marmor and Jerry Mashaw. The Bush proposals for Social Security are about dismantling the current system - and not saving it
BG. Addicted in Afghanistan
LAT. Misdirection on Malpractice: There's not much evidence to support President Bush's assertion last week that medical malpractice awards are to blame for high healthcare costs
ChicST. Forcing reservists to stay is no way to get Army we want
Neil Bates. U.S. holds itself hostage to oil interests
starbulletin. McCain should refrain from blocking Akaka bill

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January 08, 2005

Blog Roundup, Weekend

bradford-delong. Why Does Howard Kurtz Still Have a Job?
thepoorman. Honkys: A Tragic Comedy In 4 Acts
Jeffrey Dubner. MEET THE NEW MEMO, SAME AS THE OLD MEMO?
juancole. Election Woes
washingtonmonthly. VINTAGE WOLFOWITZ
washingtonmonthly. FUN WITH NUMBERS
talkingpointsmemo. Armstrong Williams
wonkette. Press Gaggle: Style Over Substance
Igor Volsky. Gonzales evades the open secret
mahablog. Speaking of moral clarity ...
pandagon. Negotiating With Himself...And Losing
nathannewman. Bush: Limit Asbestos Victims RIghts
liberaloasis. Gonzales Hands Dems Some Rope
Atrios. Goldberg on Charles Murray
mydd. DNC Chatter

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January 07, 2005

Online Comm, Roundup, Friday

Barbara Boxer. Why I Must Object: The senator explains why she felt compelled to object to the certification of Ohio's electoral votes
Gary Ruskin. Enabling Corruption
Melissa Harris Lacewell. It's One Tentative Step Toward Fairer Elections
Grist. Political science: An interview with Kevin Knobloch, president of the Union of Concerned Scientists
Craig Charney. Morocco: The price of anti-Americanism - It's what America wants: A moderate Muslim country moving toward democracy. But Bush's policies have so enraged Moroccans that urgently needed reforms are seen as a U.S. plot
Eric Boehlert. Fox News gets blown away: Fox's weak coverage of the tsunami in South Asia proves that when it comes to stories with global significance, the nasty, partisan network isn't ready for prime time
Ari Berman. Illusions in Iraq
Katrina vanden Heuvel. Reverend Dyson's Organizing Wisdom
Dave Gilson. Root Causes: An Interview with Wangari Maathai
Michael Coblenz. Bush Math, or When Is 4 Percent Really 32 Percent?
Jennifer Washburn. Studied Interest: From our February 2005 issue: How industry is undermining academia
Mike Smith. Picking through the wreckage: Catastrophes in poor nations need our cash now – and our political scrutiny in the future
Adria Vasil. I Will Live Greener in 2005: Five steps to your personal eco-revolution
John Nichols. Keep Objecting: The brief debate over certification of the Ohio results cannot be the end of the process. Democrats and Republicans need to continue to feel the heat if election reform is to be a reality
Don Hazen. Power Play: The battle for the “soul of the Democratic Party” has begun, with the opening skirmishes over Howard Dean and reproductive rights

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Paper Commentary Roundup, Friday

Krugman. Worse Than Fiction
Honolulu Advertiser. Bush torture policy: Harm's already done
E. J. Dionne Jr. Social Security: The Democrats Need a Plan
Bob Herbert. Promoting Torture's Promoter
NYT. Mr. Gonzales Speaks: The nation deserves an attorney general who is not the public face for inhumane, illegal and clearly un-American policies
Steve Freeman. Keeping our democracy alive: Did voters really count in U.S. election?
Clarence Page. Chisholm: Unbought, unbossed, unparalleled
Derrick Z. Jackson. The 'tsunami' victims that we don't count

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January 06, 2005

Blog Roundup, Thursday

Jesse Taylor. O, Torturous Day
Tom Engelhardt. Self-Portrait in a Tortured World
Altercation. Torture is boring
liberaloasis. UN Takes The Lead
Cliff Schecter. Repeat After Me: It's Not Your Party Anymore
Joshua Holland. Spine Discovered in Democrat
David Sirota. Have Dems Learned Nothing?
FrankenBlog. BUSH REJECTS BAD NEWS
washingtonmonthly. KEN MEHLMAN HATES CHRISTMAS!....
democrats.org. You mean he couldn't find anyone else?
nathannewman. Hartford Passes Wal-Mart Public Access Law
Tapped. THOSE HOLLYWOOD FEMINISTS
Test. How Bad Is Gonzales? Very Bad

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Online Comm Roundup, Thursday

Alan Bisbort. 'The ugliest American'
Katrina vanden Heuvel. Lunch With Michael (Moore)
Bill Berkowitz. Not your Grandma's religious right: Don't be shocked or awed, but the Christian right isn't satisfied merely running the government
Molly Ivins. Lynching Social Security: To eliminate nation's safety net, Bush first has to convince us it's bad
John Nichols. Keep Objecting: John Nichols reports that Sen. Barbara Boxer's backing of the Conyers challenge should open a debate on election reform
Bruce Shapiro. Gonzales: The Fight is On
Patrick C. Doherty. From Crisis, Opportunity
Marguerite Feitlowitz. The torturer general: Alberto Gonzales' arguments in defense of humanity's vilest practice are identical to those used by the generals who fought Argentina's dirty war. It staggers belief that this man is to hold our highest legal post
Alan Berlow. The facilitator: When Alberto Gonzales briefed George W. Bush on the cases of Texas death row inmates up for clemency, his memos were so shabby they seemed intended solely to make it easy for Bush to send prisoners to their deaths
Charles P. Pierce . Department of Provolone Security: Guarding our nation and splurging on cheese displays since 2002
David DeBatto. From Alberto to the Insurgency: An Iraq War veteran explains why Alberto Gonzales has already done enough damage
Jeffrey Dubner. Inherently Wrong: Alberto Gonzales may oppose torture, but he doesn’t support our Constitution
Matthew Scott Kelemen. Dying with Dignity: Alejandro Amenábar explores the life of right-to-die activist Ramón Sampedro in 'The Sea Inside.
Yvonne Bynoe. Unbought and Unbossed: Throughout her life, Shirley Chisholm publicly defied conventional notions about race, gender and class
Lakshmi Chaudhry. Rethinking Iraq: To be both responsible and effective, the anti-war movement has to mature into a tightly organized, disciplined political campaign with a well-honed agenda and plan of action

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Paper Comm Roundup, Thursday

Mark Danner. We Are All Torturers Now
Sidney Blumenthal. The neocons have a hand in Aceh, too: US support for Indonesia's army is compromising its relief effort
Robert. Marcia B. Baker
Richard Cohen. Conspicuous Compassion
Maureen Dowd. Don't Torture Yourself (That's His Job)
Anne Applebaum. Bush officials twist Gonzales' nomination to their liking, but they shouldn't forget his role in Abu Ghraib
Newsday. Gonzales has some explaining to do
John Nichols. Chisholm broke a path toward American ideal
Cameron F. Kerry. Counting every vote
Thomas Oliphant. Hastert's House of unexamined ethics
BG. Savaging social security
LAT. A Window on a Man's Morality: Alberto R. Gonzales' record raises questions about his fitness to serve as attorney general

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January 05, 2005

Online Comm Roundup, Wed

Robert Borosage and Earl Hadley. A Final Test For Spellings: questions for Bush's pick for education secretary
Ray McGovern. It's Not Only Illegal, It's Wrong: Alberto Gonzales and the morality of torture
Nat Hentoff. What Did Rumsfeld Know? ACLU releases documents of U.S. torture of detainees by more than 'a few bad apples'
Ari Berman. Players Ball: Fat cats fund Bush's inaugural
Jonathan Watts. "I am his little brother" Jeb Bush and Colin Powell have some humbling moments as they begin their tour of the tsunami disaster zone
Eric Boehlert. Payola is dead! Now what will we listen to? The bizarre, sleazy system of independent radio promotion may finally have bitten the dust. But believe it or not, pop radio may get even worse
Arianna Huffington. A year to forget, part II
Stewart Nusbaumer. The Jungle In The Desert
Robert B. Reich. Donations for Goodwill
Karyn Quinlan. Inside the Washington State Recount: A ballot-counter tells all about the gubernatorial hand recount that Democrat Christine Gregoire won by 129 votes out of 2.8 million. Guess what? It wasn't the Democrats who tried to game the system
Geov Parrish. The Most Overhyped and Underreported Stories of 2004
Lisa Sorg. Peace Corps Volunteers Play Delicate Role Amid Conflicts
David Donnelly. The Ethical Albatross: Negative opinion may have caught up with powerbroker Tom DeLay.
Michael Lerner. The Neverending Story: Imagine if every day there were headlines saying: "29,000 children died yesterday from preventable diseases and malnutrition." Would the aid money rush in? Does it?

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Oped Roundup, Wed

Helen Thomas. Farewell to an outspoken TV icon
Bill Gallagher. BUSH'S TSUNAMI RESPONSE PATHETIC
Scott Ritter. Rude awakening to missile-defense dream
StarTrib. Ugly maneuvers in Congress
Harold Meyerson. The 'Other America' May Be Coming Back
Gene Sperling. No Pain, No Savings
Barry Schwartz. Choose and Lose: The main arguments in favor of privatizing Social Security are dubious, or disingenuous, or both
NYT. Rewarding Mr. Gonzales Given his close connection with the military prison abuse scandals, Alberto Gonzales is a troubling candidate for the job of attorney general
SFC. The president's budget ruse
SFC. Hybrid road rage
Dave Zweifel. Pell cut an attack on working people
The Capital Times. Don't certify Ohio results
Robert Kuttner. 'The good heart of the American people'
Derrick Z. Jackson. Chisholm's example for Democrats
BG. Doubts about Gonzales
LAT. Playing Games With Ethics

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January 04, 2005

Blog Roundup, Tuesday

Altercation. Afghanistan: Another failure
liberaloasis. Momentum against the Alberto Gonzales nomination for Attorney General is building
RoadtoSurfdom. Image, meet reality
MaxSpeak. SUFFER THE CHILDREN
Joshua Holland. Fuzzy math and foreign aid
Joshua Holland. Knocked up teens…
WashingtonMonthly. Tax Attacks III
TalkLeft. 225 Religious Groups Call on Gonzales to Oppose Torture
Nathan Newman. False Immigration Assumptions for Social Security
Sam Rosenfeld. STILL DEFINING ETHICS DOWN
Jeffrey Dubner. DON'T FORGET BERNIE
MyDD. DNC Chair CattleCall: New Year Edition
Atrios. Frist - Big Fat Liar
AlFrankenShow. JUST IN CASE: FREE CONDOMS FOR HOUSE PAGES

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Oped Roundup

LAT. Not Loudest, but the Smartest: The contrast between Rep. Robert T. Matsui and the numerous lawmakers who have turned themselves into the playthings of Washington's K Street lobbyists could hardly be starker.
Krugman. Stopping the Bum's Rush
Richard Cohen. Ugly Truths About Guantanamo
Honolulu Advertiser. Homeland security: a faith-based activity?
E. J. Dionne Jr. The Matsui Generation
NYT. Leave No Sales Pitch Behind: The fine print of the No Child Left Behind Act has given an unfair boost to military recruiters on school campuses
Marie Cocco. Bush's Social Security plan misleads
George Monbiot. The victims of the tsunami pay the price of war on Iraq
Dave Zweifel. Irritating foreign students a dumb move
Thomas Oliphant. The legacy of two pioneer Democrats
Jesse Jackson. Senators should object to Ohio vote
Robert Scheer. Backing Gonzales Is Backing Torture
LAT. Odor in the Court

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January 03, 2005

Online Comm Roundup, Monday

Steven Carbó. Color It Wrong: The tactics are more subtle than in the old days, but suppression of votes in minority neighborhoods is very much alive and well
Curtis White. Ratio Nation
Susan Eaton. Wrong for Civil Rights: why civil rights and feminist activists are appalled by Gerald Reynolds's appointment
Village Voice. Media Culpa: From the Dean scream to Abu Ghraib: a highlight reel from a year's worth of press bashing
Terry Krepel. BluePillNetDaily: WorldNetDaily creates its own media matrix through lies, distortions and unbalanced coverage
mediamatters. Carlson claimed Kerry "refused to talk about" Iraq "for two years"
mediamatters. Meet the Press paired imbalanced panel with imbalanced video recapping 2004 election
Scott Lilly. What's Behind the Sagging Dollar?
Julian Borger. Indefinite and secretive: Under scrutiny for its harsh interrogation methods at Guantanamo, the U.S. plans to move some terror suspects to "permanent" prisons in other countries
Katrina vanden Heuvel. Ken Lay Would Love SS Privatization: How Enron could help save Social Security
John Nichols. Shirley Chisholm's Legacy: Pioneering presidential candidate smashed stereotypes with her 1972 run
Peter Maass. A Touch of Crude: American bankers handled his loot. Oil companies play by his rules. The Bush administration woos him. How the pursuit of oil is propping up the West African dictatorship of Teodoro Obiang
Greg Sargent. Berman's Battle: Richard Berman claims to help the average consumer. In fact, he works for corporate America
Earl Ofari Hutchinson. Broken Promises: Though their response to the tsunami disaster has been admirable, wealthy nations have fallen behind in efforts to help fight poverty in the developing world
Robert Marquand. Fear Factor; As an estimated 1.5 million displaced Sri Lankans head inland, new logistical problems crop up – worsened by a paralyzing mentality of fear
Eric Margolis. 'U.S. dollar's freefall to have global effect'
E.J. Dionne. 'Bush critics must learn lessons from such a bad year'

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Blog Roundup, Monday

juancole. Middle Eastern Contributions to Tsunamic Relief in Context
jameswolcott. "Kind of a Shame"
Altercation. Kofi Annan and the Oil for Food Scandal
talkleft. ACLU Issues Report on Alberto Gonzales
Tapped. CONSTITUTION STATE SPECULATION
pandagon. Bob Matsui
talkingpointsmemo. Tom Delay Protection Act of 2005
nathannewman. Social Security: No Crisis
mydd. Redistricting agenda
dailykos. The Fraudsters and electoral reform
dailykos. The GOP's ethics deficit
dailyhowler. THE WEAK IN REVIEW! The New York Times went to war late last year. This morning, the warfare continues
skippy. putting your money where your vote is....
wonkette. Clarence Thomas Is Dirk Diggler
boldprint. Out of Iraq, Into Indonesia?
boldprint. 2005

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Paper Comm Roundup

Joseph L. Galloway. Neocons want someone else blamed for their Iraqi war
Scott Burns. Surreal times are upon us
Jennifer Wheary. Who owns America's moral values?
Seattle PI. As we say, not as we do
WPost. Wrong Step on Judges
Bob Herbert. When the Weight of the Evidence Shifts
SFC. Our Planet, and Our Duty: THE NOVEMBER elections showed surprising agreement between Republicans and Democrats on at least one issue: the need to protect and conserve land from urban sprawl and commercial development
Capital Times. Bush fails essential global test
ChicST. New stem cell research may save lives while preserving life

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December 31, 2004

Online Comm Roundup

Dennis Kucinich. "Whatever Happened To Peace On Earth?"
Lara Riscol. 2004: Year Of Perversion; It was a year when conservatives made sexual perversion an art form.
Matthias Gebauer. Temple of death; The temple of Lom Kaen in the devastated tourist hub of Phuket, Thailand, is for many the last stop in the search for missing loved ones
Judy Jackson and Debbie Nathan. The Hunting of Dr. Craft: Judy Jackson and Debbie Nathan report on a child therapist wrongly jailed
Jeff Epton. Antiwar Action: Back to the ‘60s?
Joan Conrow. Earth Workers
Tim McGivern . Just Healthcare; An Albuquerque doctor and community activists, fed up with what they call "our corrupt and irrational health care system," open their own clinic for uninsured patients.
Laura Miller. The 2004 Falsies Awards: Remembering the people and players responsible for polluting our information environment
Walter Brasch. President Bush's 'Appropriate' Response

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Paper Oped Roundup

Bob Herbert. Our Planet, and Our Duty
John Nichols. A real road map for Middle East peace
Jonathan Chait. Billions for Pork as Science Is Slashed
Capital Times. Barack Obama, our person of the year
E. J. Dionne Jr. Lessons for Democrats
Bill McClellan. When it comes to defining liberals, count me as one
Seattle PI. One word: Preposterous: Absolutely preposterous. Dino Rossi's call for a rerun of the governor's election has no basis, at least so far
StarTrib. Mercury pollution/Time for tougher limits

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Blog Roundup

BoldPrint. The Callous States of America
Jerome Armstrong. Ford on SS & theTennessee Senate
Ezra Klein. The Worst Of The Worst
wonkette. Spare the Jingoism, Spoil the Child
TalkLeft. Justice Dept. Issues New Torture Memo
AmericanStreet. Tsunami Blogs you can rely on
DCCC. Anarchist Republicans?
politicalwire. GOP Got More Bang for Buck
Matthew Yglesias. WHAT IRAQIS WANT
dailykos. Advice for Republicans
nathannewman.org. World's Poor Lowest Priority
Kevin Drum. IRAQ AND VIETNAM
Kevin Drum. SOCIAL SECURITY vs. IRAQ

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December 30, 2004

Online Commentary

Molly Ivins. How 'bout a do-over? 2004 had its highlights, but on the whole we got it wrong
William Pfaff. An Army's Morale on the Downswing
VillageVoice. Bush Misoverestimates It - But at least the tsunami halted the murder, rape, and torture in resource-rich Aceh
John Nichols. Bush Fails a Global Test; Initial commitment to aid tsunami victims less than budget for inaugural parties
Katrina vanden Heuvel. The Republican Dictionary: Part 3; Nation readers decode the right's linguistic trickery.
Andisheh Nouraee. Don't Panic! Why Do Terrorists Hate Us? Contrary to what we've heard, a Defense Department report says that Muslims hate the United States not for our freedoms but for our policies.
Greg Mitchell. 'Some readers want to lock up Al Neuharth'
Juan Cole. Tsunami toll nearly 70,000 and rising — where's Bush?'
Bill Berkowitz. Christian right's compassion deficit; More than 100,000 dead in south Asia, but it's business as usual at the web sites of America's Christian right organizations
BuzzFlash. Nat Hentoff Journalist has his eye on our eroding freedoms... but do the rest of us?
Mark Follman. The year of the sucker punch; Bush's reelection was a body blow to liberals, but right-wingers hit below the belt from the start. From O'Reilly to Limbaugh to Lott, a look at 2004's lowlights from the right
Amy Sullivan. WHY W. DOESN'T GO TO CHURCH. Empty Pew

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Thursday Paper Roundup

Sidney Blumenthal. A state of chaos: George Bush has purged the last of his father's senior advisers, handing over control to his neocon allies.
Seattle PI. Ready, aim, slaughter: Without public hearings, Congress and President Bush have undone key parts of more than 30 years of federal law protecting wild horses and burros. The slaughter is about to resume, quite literally
Frank Rich. Washington's New Year War Cry: Party On!
StarTrib. The stingy U.S./An appalling performance
Warren Christopher. Diplomacy That Can't Be Delegated
NYT. Are We Stingy? Yes
Capital Times. Aid victims of tsunamis
BGlobe. Fuzzy Pell Grant math: KEEP AN EYE on the money: Federal officials are expected to change the formula for giving out college financial aid. If they do, some students and their families will be left with less help
LAT. A Thirsty World: The new threat, like the old one, derives from water. The tsunami that killed at least 77,000 people in the Indian Ocean basin on Sunday has now put millions of others at grave risk of waterborne diseases such as cholera, hepatitis, dysentery and typhoid fever, according to the United Nations Children's Fund
Bruce Babbitt. Shred the Roadmap to Salmon Extinction

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December 29, 2004

Online Commentary Roundup

Andrew Ackerman. Tim Spicer's World; Why was a notorious mercenary awarded a $293 million Pentagon contract?
Arianna Huffington. 2004: Things To Forget; It was a year full of memorable events, but here are some worth forgetting.
Andrew O'Hehir. The worst of Times; Two new books on the New York Times relive its recent crises. But while the Jayson Blair scandal made for splashy headlines, the real question is how the country's leading newspaper will recover from spreading lies about Iraq's WMD
David Talbot. The fearless Susan Sontag; In a 2001 Salon interview, the brilliant author and activist, who died Tuesday, strikes back at America's cowlike media
Howard Zinn. Harness That Anger
Stephen King. Sadly, This Disaster Makes Little Difference to the Markets; Some Countries Have Benefited Hugely from Globalization, While Others Have Been Left Far Behind
Jim Lobe. US Businesses Overseas Threatened by Rising Anti-Americanism
Randolph T. Holhut. 'Bush's disinfo campaign to create Social Security 'crisis''
Amy Sullivan. Bob in Paradise; How Novak created his own ethics-free zone.
Byron Williams. Rotten apples don't fall far from the tree; ACLU reveals documents suggesting torture orders came from the top
Jesse L. Jackson Jr. and James D. Henderson. Making Elections Better, and Stopping Divisiveness, Too
James Ridgeway, with Nicole Duarte. A Tsunami of Greed; As the poor of Asia count their dead, Wall Street basks in riches
Laura Rozen. The Committee on the Present Danger's Iran Paper Makes Sense
Rebecca Solnit. Hope in the Dark: There are other possible futures than the grim ones offered us by the Bush administration
David Moberg. Maytag Moves to Mexico; The closing of the Galesburg Maytag plant has left more manufacturing workers pondering an uncertain future
David Greenberg. Action Liberalism: On the trail from the New Deal to Kingman Brewster to Gene McCarthy
Dan Frosch. Soldier´s Heart
Geri L. Dreiling. The Women of Wal-Mart
John Tarleton. Invisible Soldier; War on Iraq: A perilous journey from New York to Falluja and back leaves one soldier out in the cold.

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Paper Opinion Roundup

Jonathan Freedland. Why this year has taught me to be more of a cynic - I didn't predict it, but the theme of 2004 was unaccountability
Barry Raff. Abstinence only’ puts young people at risk
Harold Meyerson. Energetic New Faces . . .
Adam Werbach. A Challenged Environment- How environmentalists can matter again
SFC. Bush's activist bench
Robert Kuttner. You can't blame 'Uncle Sam' for what Bush does
Derrick Z. Jackson. Pace setters for graduating college athletes
Kevin Drum. Stop Sweating Social Security -- the End Is Not Near
LAT. Outrageous Fortunes

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December 28, 2004

Online Commentary Roundup

Bill Moyers. Journalism Under Fire
James Ridgeway. Homeland Insecurity - The American empire goes for broke—and it could be heading that way
DailyKos. Conservative versus Wingnuts
Wayne Smith. To Tailor the Truth
Norman Solomon. Tailgated by Media Technology
Lou Dubose. Washington Lobbyists Shake Down Indian Casinos - When Ralph Reed, the former director of the Christian Coalition, led a Christian anti-gambling crusade in Texas, he was secretly being paid $4.2 million by lobbyist Jack Abramoff for his work. Abramoff, who represents a tribe running a casino in Louisiana, didn't want the Tiguas to have a competing casino in Texas
David Lee Simmons. Fresh Breath - "Fresh Air" host Terry Gross talks about the art of the interview, her new book, and wrestling with Bill O'Reilly
Robert Nelson. Do or Die - For most Mexicans who're flooding our borders, it's a life-or-death choice
Artvoice. Vets Bring Home More Than Medals
Katrina vanden Heuvel. Martha Stewart's Christmas Message
Dahlia Lithwick. All the President's Lawyers - Should the attorney general be the president's yes man?
Fred Kaplan. China Expands. Europe Rises. And the United States . . .
Jehangir Pocha. Ethnic Tensions Smolder in China - Government blocks foreign journalists from reporting on Han-Hui riot

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Tuesday Paper Comm Roundup

John Nichols. Memo to Dems: First, count the votes
Ron Suskind. The Cabinet of Incuriosities
Jesse Jackson. Resolved: Start off 2005 better
Robert Scheer. A Devil's Island for Our Times
Neal Peirce. Drug Law Reforms: Marginal or Real?
Linda McQuaig. History Will Show U.S. Lusted after Oil
NYT. Sounding the Alarm
seattlepi. Fair warning is possible
Helen Thomas. The buck never stops at the top

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December 27, 2004

Online and Paper Commentary Roundup

News
Kurt Vonnegut. American Christmas Card 2004
Daniel Altman. Neoconomy: The Bush economic policy amounts to a huge gamble based on a few radical economic assumptions. If these assumptions aren't vindicated, we're in big trouble
Marjorie Cohn. The Emperor-in-Chief
John Nichols. Rule One: Count Every Vote - Christine Gregoire won by refusing to back off demands for a full count
David Morris. Enough Is Enough: The Bush Administration's outrageous behavior at the Buenos Aires climate talks makes it official: the U.S. has become the world's latest rogue nation
Sandra Steingraber. How Mercury-Tainted Tuna Damages Fetal Brains
Naomi Klein. Yes, you must pull out - but also pay for the damage
StarTrib. National forests/Another gift to timber interests
Bob Herbert. Shopping for War
Newsday. What was Kerik thinking?
Joe Wineke. Talk of Democrats' demise is premature
John D. Podesta. Sovereignty for a New Century
LAT. Forest Non-Planning
LAT. A Hero Opens Our Eyes: It may generate more buzz than box office receipts, but the holiday release of the film "Hotel Rwanda" — a heartbreaking look at the African nation's 1994 genocide — should be cheered for going against the grain of Christmas feel-good fare
Honolulu Advertiser. U.N. enemies distort oil-for-food scandal
HonoluluStarBulletin. Bush invites gridlock with judicial nominees
Womens eNews. Cheers & Jeers: 12.27.04
Bill Berkowitz. The chopping Bloch
Ellen Goodman. Media culpa, 2004

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December 23, 2004

Online Stories

mediamatters. MISINFORMER OF THE YEAR: Bill O'Reilly
Sam Graham-Felsen. Are Students Red or Blue? The war rages on to win hearts and minds on colleges campuses
Matthew Rothschild. The Palace Mentality
mediamatters. FOX's Gallagher: giving blankets to illegal immigrants is "kind of like offering a burglar" tools for a break-in
Jeff Milchen. Beyond Buying Blue
Michael Tomasky. Jack the Giant - Remembering New York journalist Jack Newfield, who died Monday night
Jeannette Batz Cooperman. The Compassion of the Christ
David Corn. Back to Bush's Regularly Scheduled Problems
Bill Berkowitz. Bill Donohue's Jewish problem
Rick Perlstein. The Case of the Ohio Recount
Jon Elliston. Radio revolution? "Progressive talk" joins the battle for Asheville's airwaves
Joshua Greene. HOMELESS FOR THE HOLIDAYS - It's the most wonderful time of the year — except for Cleveland's growing number of hungry, cold and desperate homeless
Harry Kelber. Did AFL-CIO's Total Silence on War in Iraq Hurt Kerry's Chances to Win Presidency?
Bart Acocella. The Education President - Pell Grants then and now
Katrina vanden Heuvel. What do the CIA, the Pentagon and the UN Have in Common? Rare agreement
The Nation. Seeds of Hope - 2004 produced enough progress to inspire hope for better days.

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Thursday Stories

News
CNN. Department of Education to tighten Pell Grant eligibility
South Bend Tribune. Roemer may make bid to lead DNC; Says Democrats need 'clear national security policy' that includes diplomacy, military power.
SunSentinel. Graham puts in his final `workday'
HoustonChron. Questions remain after man's release Inmate finally freed; prosecutor wonders how the case went wrong
WPost. Bush Appealed on Medicaid
WPost. Intelligence Procedures Realigned
WPost. Arlington Firm Quits Work in Iraq
ESPN. Can John McCain save sports?
USAT. Intelligence agency trapped in Cold War mode In her book, ex-spy says espionage tactics haven't been adapted to new threats
USAT. Employers play Grinch Workers get less paid time off this year
USAT. Mosul attack evidence insurgents' intel better
Reuters. Palestinians Vote in Litmus Test Local Poll
Reuters. Abortive Bush Cabinet Nominee Quits Giuliani Firm
AP. Michigan Congressman Seeks Exit Poll Data
AP. Rumsfeld Passionately Defends Himself
AP. Many in GOP Wary of Social Security Plan
AP. U.S. Re-Examines Security at Iraq Bases
NYT. U.S. Agrees to Pay for Diverting Water to Aid Two Rare Fish
NYT. Students to Bear More of the Cost of College
NYT. China in Line as U.S. Rival for Canada Oil
SeattlePI. Third time may be a charm for Gregoire
SFC. Tradition vs. equality argued in S.F. court - Advocates, foes lay out their cases before judge
LAT. Democrats Rethinking Abortion
LAT. U.S. Rewrites Forestry Rules
LAT. Tightest Security At Bases Has Holes

Commentary
Jeff Wells. Birds are losing ground
SeattlePI. New cause for concern
StarTrib. Renewable Bill/Clinton's new politics of energy
NYT. America, the Indifferent
Maureen Dowd. Christmas Eve of Destruction
SFC. 4 million dead in Congo
Ellen Goodman. The soul of a machine
LAT. Not Home for the Holidays

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December 22, 2004

Online Comm Stories

News
Charles Taylor. Eyes wide shut: The world looked away when evil swept through Rwanda. Ten years later, a movie demands that we finally open our eyes
CAP. Securing Our Energy Future
Carmel Martin. Leave No Teacher Behind
mediamatters. What is happening at MSNBC?
Jared Bernstein. States of Flux - Progressives can win at the state level. Here, a look at three battles
David Swanson. Media Blacks Out Bush Attack on Labor
Rebecca Clarren. Selling the forest for the trees - In a gift to timber industry patrons, the Bush administration is thinning national forests and cutting down government scientists who stand in the way
Salon. If you like Iraq, you'll love Iran - Kenneth Pollack says the Bush administration doesn't have a clue about what to do in Iran, and doesn't have much time to get it right
Gene Lyons. Bush backers made a sucker’s bet
Jonathan Tasini. Of Trade, Quotas And Fairness
Robert B. Reich. Toothless Tigers and "Tort Reform" - If you're worried about Celebrex and Vioxx, you ain't seen nothin' yet
Tom Engelhardt. War on the Floor: In the Zone with G.I. Joe
William Pfaff. Torture: Shock, Awe and the Human Body
Ellen Goodman. The man, the myth -- the machine? Rumsfeld's machismo gleam fades as war wears on
Joe Conason. Bush's spending cuts won't include Star Wars
Lucy Komisar. Take The Money And Run Offshore
Arianna Huffington. Will the GOP Nuke the Constitution?
Danielle Allen. Turning Strangers into Political Friends

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Paper Roundup

News
WP. New Papers Suggest Detainee Abuse Was Widespread
Reuters. W. House Expects Probe of Iraq, Guantanamo Abuses
ChicST. GOP committeeman charged in $2 million fraud
ChicST. Washington Democrats say gov race theirs by 8 votes
CSM. Giving new meaning to 'every vote counts' The seemingly interminable race for Washington governor may hinge on whether 723 originally untallied votes count.
USAT. Fastest growth in 'red' states Sun Belt gains more residents.
USAT. Don't count on buying cheaper Canada drugs - Bush task force opposes allowing Americans to import lower-priced medicine
Reuters. Bush Social Security Plan May Face Hard Sell
Reuters. Protests Planned for 2nd Bush Inauguration
Reuters. U.S. Marines Suffer Most Suicides in Five Years
Newsday. Inside the Mosul mess tent; Settling down for their lunch, soldiers instead must scramble to care for wounded comrades
NYT. Bush Administration Gives Mixed View on Drug Imports
NYT. Fighting On Is the Only Option, Americans Say
NYT. European Court Rules Against Microsoft on Windows
AP. Blair Pushes for New Mideast Peace Moves
LAT. Contractor Pulls Out of Reconstruction Effort
LAT. Giving Them a Sick Feeling; Drug firms are on the defense as filmmaker Michael Moore plans to dissect their industry
WP. Bush, Mfume Meet at White House
WP. Two Reports Fault Drug Importation
AP. Probe launched into mess tent blast

Commentary
SFC. Deadly day in Iraq
NYT. Grim Realities in Iraq; This week's mayhem in Iraq is stark evidence that the effort to create a new Iraqi government that represents all population groups and can defend itself still has a long way to go
Helen Thomas. Iraqis hate U.S. policies, not freedom
Joseph S. Nye Jr. Bush can reverse America's declining popularity
Dave Zweifel. Social Security - a fight we must not lose
Capital Times. Regarding Rumsfeld
Derrick Z. Jackson. Deja vu for the delusion of medals
Robert Kuttner. What Social Security 'crisis'?
Harold Meyerson. Bullish, Bearish Bush
StarTrib. Merry Holiday/Culture wars at Christmas

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December 21, 2004

Online Comm

John Gorenfeld. Tear Down the Cross; Why is President Bush supporting a group trying to convince African-American churches to literally throw their crosses in the trash?
Sean Gonsalves. Don't Lose Sight of the Real Scandal
Cindy Sheehan. Rewarding Incompetence
Michael Tomasky. Harry and Louise Redux; Social Security can be saved in one way only: on television
Geri L. Dreiling. Deconstructing Alberto
James Ridgeway. 'War Crimes' Murmurs; At home, Bush, Warner, Lugar join the department of Rumsfeld defense
Molly Ivins. Iraq reality check; U.S. government continues to insist 'insurgency' is on brink of collapse
Joshua Kurlantzick. The Rat Pack; When rat poison manufacturers complained about regulations, the EPA rolled over
Frida Berrigan. The Real Scandal; The Oil-for-Food program may have been corrupt, but more dangerous dealings have been ignored
Katrina vanden Heuvel. All Hat, No Cattle; Time's choice of Bush as "Person of the Year" is both unsurprising and shallow
Katha Pollitt. Stuff These Stockings (Please)
Liza Featherstone. Down and Out in Discount America; It's the poor who make Wal-Mart tick, explains Liza Featherstone.

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Paper Roundup

News
WP. Poll: Most Say Iraq War Was Mistake
AP. Nearly Half in U.S. Say Restrict Muslims
Reuters. Bush Says U.S. Immigration System Not Working
AP. Environmentalists sue over planned US1 expansion in Everglades
AP. Fallen Marine's e-mails held up
WP. GAO Again Faults Federal Books
WP. Abortion Foes Named to Senate Panel
LAT. Report: U.S. Will Post Military Officer in Taipei
AP. Tight inauguration security planned
NYT. As Criticism Grows, Bush Offers Support of Rumsfeld
NYT. U.S. Slips in Attracting the World's Best Students
NYT. New F.B.I. Files Describe Abuse of Iraq Inmates
NYT. Bush Says Iraqis Aren't Able to Quell Rebels
USAT. Poll: 52% want Rumsfeld to quit; Only 41% say he's doing a good job; Bush sticks up for Defense secretary at news conference
USAT. Abuse of detainees alleged Documents: Problems at Gitmo
AP. Attack on U.S.-Iraqi base leaves 22 dead
Guardian. Blair in flying visit to Iraq PM visits Baghdad and praises Iraqi election workers

Commentary
Jesse Jackson. U.S. policies defy spirit of season
Tom Arnold. Dare to dream: Africa's crisis must move to the top of the global agenda
George Monbiot. America's war on itself: Bush's wrecking tactics over climate change follow an established pattern of self-destruction
Newsday. His usefulness to the Bush administration is coming to an end
Brett Hulsey. Bush and his cohorts would be wise to implement Jesus agenda
E. J. Dionne Jr. Peace on Earth? Not with this season's Christmas wars
StarTrib. Chilly forecast/Not what Bush promised
Dave Zweifel. Payday loan stores prey on our troops
Thomas Oliphant. Putin's corruption
LAT. Merry C-Word

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December 20, 2004

Online Commentary Roundup

News
Gerald Rellick. The Right Stuff: Why care about the planet when the “end of days” is near and God will provide in the meantime?
Geov Parrish. 2004 media follies! The most overhyped and underreported media stories of the year
Jim Lobe. Neocon Christmas List
John B. Judis and Ruy Teixeira. Movement Interruptus; September 11 slowed the Democratic trend that we predicted, but the coalition we foresaw is still taking shape
Robert Kuttner. Will's Cheap Shot: Noting prejudice is not a form of condescension
John de Graaf. Time for Bread and Roses
David Morris. Fighting Dirty
Tom Robbins. Another Giuliani aide went to bat for troubled construction firm; Bernie Kerik's Bad Company
Bill Berkowitz. Topsy Turvy world gone mad; War crimes, war criminals, dead US soldiers, slaughtered Iraqi civilians, and Presidential Medals of Freedom
Stephan Said. Iraq: A Silenced Majority
Charles Lambroschini. Match in Space
Gary Greenberg. The Condemned: In Ohio, and across the country, homeowners are battling cities and developers conspiring to seize their property
Michael Kazin. Life of the Party; Democrats need to start acting more like the people’s party they once were -- and less like a traveling road show that packs up after each election.
Todd Gitlin. A Gathering Swarm; The mobilization to defeat George W. Bush was innovative, passionate ... and ultimately insufficient. But its fusion of movement and machine could yet transform the political landscape
Joel Bleifuss. Time for a Purge?
American Progress. Ten Things President Bush Doesn't Want You To Know About Scalia and Thomas

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News Stories Roundup

News
NYDN. Opening Kerik's E-mail; Then-jails boss kept pal abreast of probe
LAT. Bush Dismayed by Failures of Iraqi Troops and Police
LAT. White House Stands By Beleaguered Rumsfeld
LAT. Tom and Jerry at Heart of China's Linguistic Storm
AP. Time again rates Bush as 'Person of the Year'
IHT. Anti-gay rule catches others in its net
Reuters. US Settles Nazi 'Gold Train' Lawsuit
CNN. Tough question starts Washington firestorm
WPost. White House Defends FDA
WPost. Maverick McCain Is at It Again
Reuters. Iraq's Crucial Election Ballot Down to Lottery
USAT. Conservatives welcome 'new day'
AP. Dems Demand Answers on Lack of Iraq Armor
AP. 50 Suspects Detained in Najaf Bombing
AP. Bush Comes to Rumsfeld's Defense
AP. Stocks Mixed on Oil Price Uncertainty
ChicST. Political parties in a pinch as state voting patterns change
ChicST. Obama on cover of Newsweek
BGlobe. Retiree accounts gaining adherents
NYT. On a Deadly Day in Iraq, Republicans Step Up Debate Over Whether Rumsfeld Should Stay
NYT. Administration Looks to Curb Growth of Medicaid Spending
NYT. How About Not 'Curing' Us, Some Autistics Are Pleading
NYT. Bush Says Some Iraqi Troops Not Ready to Take Over Security

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Paper Commentary Roundup

News
Ed Blume. Here are 10 ways you can get involved in renewable energy
Wisconsin State Journal. Pulling the plug on conservatives
Ethel Channon. Does no one care about Kerik?
NYT. Count Every Vote; Clearly the American election system needs improvement, starting with voter-verified paper trails for every vote cast electronically
HonoluluAdv. Schools don't belong in recruiting business
Bob Herbert. War on the Cheap
LAT. Ill-Starred 'Star Wars' Tests
LAT. Unconnected Dots; President Bush is setting out to convince the nation that the danger is imminent and can be addressed only with bold action. Sound familiar?

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December 17, 2004

Online Commentary Roundup

Jeffrey Dubner. Hyper Activists; Judicial activism is alive and well -- on the Supreme Court. An interview with author Thomas Keck
Alexander Zaitchik . JESUS WORE BIRKS; Pro-life, pro-Federal Marriage Amendment—and pro-Kyoto
Geov Parrish. Pandora's prisoner; Year since Saddam Hussein's capture rife with American missteps
Robert Kuttner. The Battle Begins: Social Security privatization sounds like a done deal. Not so fast
John Feffer. Super-Size Me, Tokyo Style
Joe Conason. Torture Begins at the Top
Mark Danner. Torture and Truth; Tracing the origins -- and the aftermath -- of what happened at Abu Ghraib.
Gerald Rellick. Time to Fire Rumsfeld
Lawrence J. McNamee. After the Storm: Time to Work

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Morning Papers Roundup

News
Krugman. Buying Into Failure
Ken Bode. U.S. obviously didn't do all it could to protect troops
StarTrib. Social Security/Bush's radical, wrong path
John J. Sweeney. Privatizing Social Security won't fix the problems
NYT. The Drug Lobby Scores Again; As ever, postelection herds of politicians are migrating from the public sector to the promised land of Washington lobbying
Bob Herbert. Fiddling as Iraq Burns
Derrick Z. Jackson. Flagging the bowl games
BGlobe. Fog at Bush's summit
Jonathan Chait. Still Crazy After All These Years
Simon Tisdall. Tactical Bush puts his war with Annan on hold ... for now

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December 16, 2004

Paper Commentary Roundup

News
Sidney Blumenthal. Different targets, same tactics; Bush's slash and smear campaign is trying to bring all disparate elements under US control.
Ellen Goodman. Must gay rights wait for our `comfort'?
Francisco Ivarra. FCC chairman plays Grinch for U.S. troops
Seattle PI. Good ol' boy security? Somebody at the White House had better turn the color-coded security alert system some other color than green when it comes to vetting Cabinet members, at least for the post of secretary of homeland security
StarTrib. NASA and EPA/Chances for Bush to do better
Richard Cohen. Presidential Medals of Failure
NYT. The Naked Shield: The recent failure of an interceptor rocket is the latest evidence that a missile shield remains firmly in the dream stage
MoDowd. Why Not the Coalition of the Shilling?
Marie Cocco. Moral values apply to torture, too; This is the year we condoned torture
John Nichols. Feingold-for-president buzz growing

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December 15, 2004

Oped / Online Commentary Roundup

News
LAT. Slow Ride to the Death Chamber
Dave Zweifel. Griping GOP staffers need a union
Bonnie Erbe. Environmentalism as peaceful endeavor
Harold Meyerson. For Labor, Tough Choices
NYT. No Bang for Our Cheap Buck; The Bush administration's weak-dollar policy has failed to close the trade gap, and has only plunged us deeper into debt.
BG. Bush will overreach at his peril
Joseph R. Biden Jr. The Mideast's Second Chance
Ari Berman. Failing to Aid: The US is shirking its global development responsibility.
David Moberg. What Labor Learned on Nov. 2
The Nation. Bush's New Team: The President's attempt to build a no-questions-asked Cabinet makes America even more vulnerable to policy misdeeds.
Joe Conason. Where was Rudy in the Kerik mess?
Tom Engelhardt. Icarus (Armed with Vipers) Over Iraq
Rob Waters. Prosecuting for Pharma; Antidepressant manufacturers team up with district attorneys to make sure the Zoloft defense doesn’t fly.
James North. A Long Climb An energized Argentine democracy is holding its own against the IMF, but for how long?

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December 14, 2004

Online Roundup

News
Ian Frazier. Legacy of a Lonesome Death; Had Bob Dylan not written a song about it, the 1963 killing of a black servant by a society man's cane would have been long forgotten
MotherJones. Holding Power Accountable; The president of Common Cause talks about election-day voting problems, the need for electoral reform, and the importance of staying engaged.
Jennifer Gonnerman. The Next Step in Fighting Rockefeller Drug Laws
Mark Weisbrot. What's In A Coup?
David J. Sirota. The Democrats' Da Vinci Code
Howard Dean. Democratic Moral Values
Jeffrey Chester. PBS' Future Post-Moyers
Evan Derkacz. The Sinclair Propaganda Machine
Bill Berkowitz. Alas poor Kerik, we knew him too well
Molly Ivins. Social Security suicide; Bush looks to cripple nation's safety net
Amanda Griscom Little. License to Bill; Clinton, late convert to climate-change cause, now preaching up a storm
Jared Bernstein. States of Flux; Progressives can win at the state level. Here, a look at three battles
Matthew Yglesias. Wait and See; Want Bush's privatization plan to work? Pretend there's no Social Security crisis
Erik Leaver. A New Course in Iraq

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Oped Roundup

News
John Nichols. Voting amendment would be good start
WPost. 1-800-Oops
Joel Agee. The Price of Fear Is Paid in Lost Freedom
StarTrib. Kerik's exit/Why did he gain an entrance?
EJ Dionne. The Democrats' Rove Envy
NYT. A Watchdog Muted; The new head of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, Gerald Reynolds, is unlikely to give the watchdog panel any bite
Tim Goodman. Couch potatoes, it's time to drop the remote. E-mail the FCC. Stop the Parents Television Council before it gets beyond the TV
Thomas Oliphant. What they don't tell you on Social Security reform
Robert Scheer. Kerik's 'Nannygate' Was the Least of It
LAT. Terrorism's Trojan Horse
Jesse Jackson. House GOP throws weight around

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December 09, 2004

Paper Commentary Roundup

News
NYT. Please, Sir, May I Have Some Armor?
Marie Cocco. Voting system still needs to be fixed
Antonia Zerbisias. U.S. media still hiding bad news from Americans
Stewart L. Udall. If Bush Really Wants a Legacy
Douglas J. Hattaway. Where to, Democrats?
John Nichols. Dems need to speak up for U.S. rural interests
Margaret Krome. AIDS epidemic getting worse without education, treatment
Theodore D. Graves. Election fraud or just suspicions?
Robert Gangi. Drug laws are still too harsh; Real reform remains elusive as prosecutors still have the power to stack the decks against the small fry
Robert Scheer. Ignoring a threat to keep an 'ally'
NYT. Questions for Mr. Kerik
Maureen Dowd. Lost in a Masquerade
Seattle PI. Scrapping for armor
Seattle PI. Beyond Kyoto
The Guardian. Too much hot air
The Guardian. Dead reckoning

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November 19, 2004

Commentary Online and Paper Roundup

Zack Pelta-Heller. Voters, Fighters, Citizens, Youth
Derrick Z. Jackson. Educating George Bush
Ward Harkavy. With Rice in the State Department, We'll Really See the Arrogance of Power
Terence Samuel and Matthew Yglesias. Fight Club: Should Dems should come out swinging on Capitol Hill or fight their battles more discreetly?
Bob Herbert. 'Bush's echo chamber'
John W. Dean. 'Does Bush now have political capital to spend?'
Stanley Crouch. McCain has right take on environment
Seattle PI. A 'moral' warning: With new warnings on an abortion pill, the Food and Drug Administration has given conservative medical advice. Whatever factors may have gone into the change, the FDA must focus on science, not conservative politics
E. J. Dionne Jr. Revolution In Reverse: In solidifying its power, the GOP is loosening its ethics.
Jonathan Chait. Are Democrats Painted Into a Corner? Not Yet
Greg Mitchell. Return of the embeds; Since the start of the Fallujah offensive, almost 500 wounded U.S. military personnel have been airlifted to Germany -- but you wouldn't know it to read the coverage
Byron Williams. Powell wasted his credibility as secretary of state; Loyalty to a president trumped loyalty to America
Lou Dubose. Justice DeLayed: Tom DeLay has spun one of Washington's most powerful fundraising networks. But now a series of state and federal investigations could unravel it all.
Marie Wilson. How can women fight back?
Leon Jaroff . Faith-Based Parks? Creationists meet the Grand Canyon
Bruce Cole. How To Fix a Broken Electoral System In Six Easy Steps

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News Roundup

USAT. Obstacle to drilling for oil in ANWAR is removed
AP. Stocks Sink on Greenspan Deficit Warning
LAT. San Diego Mayor Widens Lead
LAT. Santorum Pulls Kids from School
LAT. Powell's Talk of Iran Weapons Has Fallout
AP. Bush to Take Security Plan to Asia Meeting
AP. Leaders Hope to Push $388B Spending Bill
AP. U.S., Iraqi Troops Storm Baghdad Mosque
Newsday. Naples concedes defeat in Congressional race
CNET. Report: Florida data suggests e-voting machine problems
HoustonChron. State certifies Democrat Vo's House victory; Heflin's lawyer says the campaign still has options
BGlobe. Democrat warns on CIA changes
AP. Clinton Says Library Represents His Hopes
ChicTrib. Bush: Praise for one-time foe
SFC. Clinton dedicates presidential center
WP. GOP Governors Celebrate Party Wins
WP. Judiciary Panel Backs Specter
WP. FDA Officer Suggests Strict Curbs on 5 Drugs
NYT. Reporter Convicted for Refusing to Give Identity of a Source
NYT. Congress Passes $800 Billion Debt Limit Increase
NYT. Bush Confronts New Challenge on Issue of Iran

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November 18, 2004

Net Commentary Roundup

Robert B. Reich. A Really Dumb Idea: You can sum up Social Security privatization in four words
Berkeley. UC Berkeley Research Team Sounds 'Smoke Alarm' for Florida E-Vote Count
Robert Kuttner. Attacking American Tolerance: Never before has a president cast his lot with the absolutists
Michael Erard. Frame Wars: The next move for the left in the frame war is to accept that it’s okay to cherry-pick reality as long as it conforms to a frame that’s morally acceptable.
Frida Berrigan. Soldier of Misfortune
Sandeep Kaushik. How Do We Win?
Sasha Abramsky. Why Bush Scored in Nevada: Sasha Abramsky explains why the GOP message machine triumphed
Farhad Manjoo. Third World democracy The real problem with the American election system isn't fraud, it's good old-fashioned incompetence. And that's something we can fix -- if we have the will
David Cole. Less safe, less free; John Ashcroft's war on terrorism has done enormous damage to our liberties -- and he has few tangible results to show for it
Sharon Lerner. The first battle in the new war against Roe: Grim Specter of Things to Come
Ari Berman. The Social Security Sham; That dirty "privatization" word
Spencer Ackerman. Killing the Messenger: Porter Goss' purge at the CIA will ensure the agency is full of Bush yes men - but it will seriously damage U.S. intelligence
Steve Weissman. How Much Fraud Does the GOP Need?
Tom Engelhardt. The Carthaginian Solution
Chalmers Johnson. Where will America stand in the world?
David Brock. What’s on the media agenda?
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. What strategy should the Democrats pursue?

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Oped Roundup

Sidney Blumenthal. Colin and the crazies: The culling of the US secretary of state is symptomatic of a swing even further to the right.
Maureen Dowd. A Plague of Toadies
Richard K. Simms. Bush proposal not good for wild fish
StarTrib. DeLay & Co./Protecting their own
SFC. Ohio Finds Possible Double Votes, Counts
Wisconsin State Journal. Job one: Cut federal debt
SFC. Damming dissent: WEAKER EMISSION rules, rollbacks on wilderness protections and more logging: This is the White House brand of conservation
John Nichols. Condoleezza Rice is a politician, not a diplomat
Ellen Goodman. The Specter spectacle
BG. Coddling Tom DeLay
Clarence Page. Sacrificing Pvt. Ryan, and common sense
HonoluluAdv. For Powell, loyalty trumped leadership
NYT. Politics and the C.I.A. The country deserves a C.I.A. where intelligence operatives feel free to tell the administration that policies are based on wrong or incomplete information

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Morning Stories Roundup

AP. Ohio Finds Possible Double Votes, Counts
AP. Chafee: Reid Sounded Out Joining Democrats
WP. Bishops Avoid Abortion Showdown
WP. Education Nominee a Bush Confidante
WP. Powell: Iran Pursuing Bomb; He cites U.S. intelligence on adaptation of missiles to deliver a nuclear weapon
NYT. Senate Votes to Raise Federal Debt Limit
NYT. House G.O.P. Acts to Protect Chief
NYT. Bombs Kill Four in Baghdad and Kirkuk
NYT. Marine Officers See Risks in Reducing U.S. Troops in Falluja
CBS. More Fallout Over 'Desperate' Move
CBS. FDA On Hot Seat Over Vioxx Safety
Palm Beach Post. Appeals court bumps Limbaugh case to state Supreme Court
San Diego Union Tribune. UC rejects 'multiracial' category
BGlobe. Activists seek wider gay-marriage rights
ChicST. Clinton fans reunite for a day
BGlobe. Top adviser tapped for education post
LAT. Goss Isn't Done With Housecleaning at CIA
LAT. Congress Approves Nevada Public Lands Bill
LAT. Mixed Smoke Signals; Anti-tobacco campaigns try to respect Native American rituals and warn of cigarettes' dangers
Reuters. Recount Ordered in Washington Governor Race
Reuters. Chirac Visits Blair Amid Rancor Over Iraq
Reuters. Recount Ordered in Washington Governor Race

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November 17, 2004

Morning News Roundup

NYT. House Republicans Move to Protect Their Leader
NYT. New C.I.A. Chief Tells Workers to Back Administration Policies
NYT. Cabinet Choices Seen as Move for More Harmony and Control
NYT. U.S. Troops Move to Rein in Rebels in North of Iraq
NYDN. Run, Colin, run-vs. Hil, New York GOPers urge
SeattleTimes. For now, Rossi has 19-vote edge
LAT. Shuffle Hits Top Army and Air Force Jobs
AP. Special master to oversee California Youth Authority reforms
Las Vegas Review-Journal. MINORITY POST: Reid elected Senate leader
Reuters. Inquiry backs Gulf War syndrome
LAT. Tradition-Bound Senators Rally Around Specter
LAT. Iraq Shooting Spurs Uproar, Inquiry
LAT. U.S. and Iraqi Forces Target Insurgents in Mosul
Newsday. Survey 'shatters' youth vote myths
Newsday. Below Rice, a chain reaction; Vacancies created by Condoleezza Rice's nomination to secretary of state post is getting insiders speculating about who will shore up, or change, policy
WP. Troops Move to Retake Mosul From Insurgents
WP. Specter Seeks, Gets Support
WP. GOP Proposes Rule Change; Republicans eagerly push to protect Majority Leader Tom DeLay's post

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November 10, 2004

Oped Roundup

Robert Kuttner. No, the pocketbook rules
BG. A combatant's rights
NYT. The Rule of Law at Gitmo
HonoluluAdvertiser. Find less ideological A.G. than Ashcroft
Mark Morford. We Are All Dubya's Doormat; News flash for ordinary Repubs and born-agains: Bush doesn't care about you, either
Pierre Tristam. 'Subordinating nation's secular values to zealots' will'
Susan Reimer. Got Values? Republicans Apparently Think They Do
Michael Kinsley. I apologize for all that I believe in; may I go now?
Seattle PI. Overdue at Justice
Newsday. Bush should obey Geneva Conventions
Derrick Z. Jackson. Heeding the call: `Vote or die'

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Online Commentary Roundup

Robert B. Reich. Bush's Republican Problem
mediamatters. Michelle Malkin's "freakish" mischaracterization
Mike Davis. Apocalypse Denial
Slavoj Zizek. The Liberal Waterloo (Or, finally some good news from Washington!)
Sally Kohn. Back In The Ring
Robert Parry. Upgrading The Liberal Media
Amanda Griscom Little. Muckraker: Lax on, lax off; Bush appointee charges that EPA tried to thwart lawsuits against polluting power plants
Bill Berkowitz. Assaulting America's public lands: The American Recreation Coalition is taking command of the nation's public lands
Rory McCarthy. Countrywide conflict: The Iraq insurgency spreads as eight militant groups say they plan to step up operations against the "American enemy" in retaliation for Fallujah
Eric Boehlert. The media gives Bush a mandate: Falling to its knees in record time, the press predicts the president will be a uniter this time -- really
Farhad Manjoo. Was the election stolen? The system is clearly broken. But there is no evidence that Bush won because of voter fraud
Gordon Adams. America Must Find Alternatives to Fear
Naomi Klein. Die Now, Vote Later
John Nichols. Danger for Dems: A Moral Misstep; Misreading exit polls could lead to a doomed outreach to social conservatives
David Corn. A Stolen Election?

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Morning News Roundup

LAT. U.S.-Iraqi Force Pushes Deeper Into Fallouja
NYT. Ashcroft Quits Top Justice Post; Evans Going, Too
LAT. Reality of Combat Hits U.S. Platoon
AP. GOP to try again to drill for oil in Alaska refuge
LAT. Unions Confront Postelection Reality
AP. Fed Expected to Boost Interest Rates
LAT. Frist Faces Balancing Act in Senate
HoustonChron. Texas Baptists define marriage as man, woman
SunSent. Federal judge rules against counting late absentee ballots
SFC. Drop in foreign college students
AP. Kerry joins party chiefs in Capitol
WP. Democrats Vow to Hold Bush Accountable
BGlobe. Puerto Rice in Limbo After Race
BGlobe. Massachusetts facing $1 billion shortfall; The governor's top economist predicted an increase in tax receipts, but not enough to maintain programs and services at current levels
newsday. Poll: Iraq war seen as moral issue for Bush
Reuters. Powell: U.S. Will Pursue Aggressive Foreign Policy
Reuters. Slow to Execute, California Sees Death Row Swell
WP. Liberal Christians Decry 'Values Vote'
WP. Democrats Gaining a Foothold in Tex.
WP. Law Leaves Schools Behind; High achievers are using the No Child Left Behind transfers meant for area's struggling students
NYT. Plan May Keep Bird Off Endangered List
NYT. Largest Union Issues Call for Major Changes
NYT. U.S.-Led Assault Marks Advances Against Falluja

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November 09, 2004

Morning News Roundup, Tuesday ChicTrib.

Morning News Roundup, Tuesday

ChicTrib. Jesse Jackson says Kerry ignored key Democratic blocs
Houston Chronicle. Key legislation still on table for House, Senate: Energy bill and trade agreement unlikely to see the light of day until next year's session
NYT. Another run by Kerry possible, brother says
Huntsville Times. Top Alabama Democrats say replace party chairman
Guardian. Arafat in 'deeper' coma
LAT. Ohio Is Set to Reckon With Outstanding Ballots
LAT. Rumsfeld Looks to Success to 'Tip' Iraqi Opinion
WPost. Judge Rules Trials Unlawful; "Commissions" for detainees held at Guantanamo Bay are invalid, court says
WPost. McGreevey Gives Farewell Address
CSM. An Arctic alert on global warming
BGlobe. Stem-cell vote blurs religion-based politics
WTimes. Conservatives target Specter
DenPost. Court crusade in Springs: Colo. groups lead national call for conservative justices
NYT. The President: Card Will Stay On as Chief of Staff
NYT. New Study Puts Sept. 11 Payout at $38 Billion
NYT. Hispanic Voters Declared Their Independence
NYT. 6,500 American G.I.'s and 2,000 Iraqis on Attack
CSM. In Texas, a stand to teach 'abstinence only' The state's Board of Education approved new texts without any mention of contraception
CSM. US tests new tactics in urban warfare; The Fallujah fight may offer a verdict on training - and whether control can bring peace to the Iraqi city

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Online Commentary Roundup, Tuesday Thom

Online Commentary Roundup, Tuesday

Thom Hartmann. This is a Game Where Principles are the Stake
Matthew Rothschild. A Letter to Incredulous Friends Around the World
Howard Zinn. The Optimism of Uncertainty
Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson. Popular Fiction; re: Republicans' mandate line
Grist. The Shadow In The Valley
Micah L. Sifry. The Rise of Open-Source Politics; Thanks to Web-savvy agitators, insiderism and elitism are under heavy attack
Thom Hartmann. Evidence Mounts that the Vote Was Hacked
The Nation. Stand and Fight: The fight is over. Let the fight begin
Paul Waldman. A Warning on Over-Interpreting Exit Polls; Lining up your beliefs and your vote
Michelle Goldberg. Joyful and triumphant The religious right is in heaven at the prospect of remaking the Supreme Court
Edwin M. Yoder Jr. The Founders would be appalled at the Bush administration's shameless religious exhibitionism
Sean Gonsalves. What it means to be 'evangelical'
John Podesta and Sonal Shah. A Progressive Trade Agenda
Bill Berkowitz. Team Bush's 'November surprise'; Karl Rove's army of evangelical Christian 'values voters' put President Bush over the top
Michael Tomasky. The Gettables; Democrats locked in the values debate need to remember an important distinction
Allan J. Lichtman. From the Ashes; Forget the 2008 election. Democrats should focus on 2006 and 2010
Tom Hayden. Learning from the Loss: A transition to a new generation of leadership is needed if the massive outpouring of activism of the past year is to flourish and be funded for the future
Michael Moore. 17 Reasons Not to Slit Your Wrists

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November 08, 2004

Morning Papers Roundup (News) WPost.

Morning Papers Roundup (News)

WPost. U.S. Unready for Bioterrorism; Despite progress, many U.S. officials express unease about biodefenses
Houston Chron. Bush faces foreign challenges; Outcome in Iraq could influence next term's policies
USAT. Bush seeks tax overhaul;
President pledges to make sweeping tax cuts permanent

USAT. Prison population a record
USAT. Marriage will be spelled out in Texas textbooks
Wisconsin State Journal. Mixed stem-cell research feelings after election
Toledo Blade. Businesses may not need air permits: Too much paperwork, agency says
WTimes. Specter denies pro-choice litmus test
WPost. Evangelicals Led GOP Efforts; Christian groups were often more aggressive than the Bush campaign
Boston Globe. In Oregon, same-sex marriage ban leaves wedded couples in confusion
Boston Globe. Jitters before assault wearing on soldiers
Boston Globe. Conservative radio host apologizes for using racial slur
Baltimore Sun. The architect's next plan: After more than a decade helping make Bush a two-term president, Rove prepares to build GOP into durable national majority
USAT. Surfer-activist may win San Diego mayor's post
NYT. G.O.P. Plans to Give Environment Rules a Free-Market Tilt
NYT. Even With Campaign Finance Law, Money Talks Louder Than Ever
NYT. Big Tax Plans, Big Tax Risks
NYT. Guantánamo Prisoners Getting Their Day, but Hardly in Court
NYT. President Feels Emboldened, Not Accidental, After Victory
Seattle Times. Teaching often out of reach for minority aides
LAT. Villaraigosa Grim on Return From Kerry Campaign
LAT. Dejected voters find themselves in an even bluer state
LAT. Business Groups Invested in Races, Wait for Returns; After a hefty push for Republican candidates, industry organizations form their wish lists
LAT. U.S. Troops Advance to Fallouja's Edge
SFC. Battle Over Arafat's Millions:
The leader's wife is fighting to win a part of his fortune. Officials hope the money goes to the people

SFC. What Now For Democrats?
In the wake of a stinging defeat, party members say it's time for an overhaul in message and candidates

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November 02, 2004

Election Day

News
AP. Presidential Election Handed Off to Voters
LAT. Silence of the Wolves, and Their Ilk, in Swing States; A record-setting barrage of political ads that hit a feverish pitch in the final week is all over
LAT. Final Sprint in Marathon Campaign
LAT. Records Set for Early Voters, Absentee Ballots
BGlobe. The final pitch: Bush, Kerry campaigns prepare for tight nationwide vote today
orlandosentinel. Castor, Martinez dash across Florida; Big names join last-minute vote stumping
Courier-Journal. KY Senate campaigns crisscross state; Candidates make last push for votes
Chicago Tribune. Court OKs GOP bid to challenge voters
Cox. Civil rights groups, GOP trade charges of dirty tricks
USAT. Bin Laden Message: Bankrupt US
USAT. Report cites abuse in rebuilding; U.S. investigators open more than 100 cases investigating fraud, waste of funds, theft and more
USAT. Networks plan to go slow; Vow not to repeat 2000 disaster
AP. U.S. Faces Record Borrowing Requirement
Bloomberg. US Voters Wait for Hours to Cast Ballots for Kerry, Bush
Chicago Sun Times. Candidates milk every last vote in Wisconsin
AP. Lines of Voters Try to Cast Ballots Early
Reuters. Kerry Presidency Could Mean Cheaper Oil--Analysts
Reuters. Kerry: Voters Choose New Direction or More of Same
Newsday. Lines, malfunctions as NYC votes
Reuters. Bush Casts Vote, Says Trusts Judgment of People
Reuters. Bush, Kerry Face Voters; Turnout Critical
NYT. Florida: Ready or Not, Floridians Gird for Another Close One
NYT. G.O.P. Can Challenge Voters at Ohio Polls, Court Rules
NYT. At the End, Race Between Kerry and Bush Is Too Close to Call
NYT. Campaign Over, Voters Stream to Polls
AP. Two Bombs Explode in Iraq; As many as 12 are dead. Two Iraqi guards taken hostage are released
WP. Gay Blacks Feel Strained Church Ties
WP. Parties Brace for All Eventualities
WP. Court Clears Way for Ohio Challengers
WP. As Election Day Dawns, Polls Show Deadlock
Wired. E-Voting Tests Get Failing Grade

Commentary
Sen. John Kerry. Why you should vote for me today
Buzzflash. For Bush, Nothing Succeeds Like Failure. Today is Your Chance to Fire Him and Restore Democracy to America
Jimmy Breslin. Why Kerry will beat Bush
Mother Jones. Purple Hearts: Back from Iraq
Kurt Vonnegut. The End is Near
James Wolcott. On the Eve
Corey Anderson. George W. Bush in His Own Words
Bob Norman. Republican Activists Hijack Broward County's Elections Office
shepherd-express. Vote Like Your Life Depends on It
Dan Kennedy . Bush Blindfolds the Public
Don St.Clair. Ten Reasons for Greens to Vote for Kerry
Norman Solomon. The World Is Depending on Us to Defeat Bush
Rupert Cornwell. A Day That Will Decide the Fate of the World
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. Murdoch Exploits 9/11 for Kerry Smear
Krugman. Faith in America
E. J. Dionne Jr. What Bush Threw Away
Marie Cocco. A vote to oust Bush helps democracy
LAT. The U.N. Deserves an Apology
Naomi Klein. The Manchurian cover-up
Richard Roeper. Still undecided? Consider these facts on Bush
Jesse Jackson. GOP doing all it can to keep minorities from voting
Thomas Oliphant. The tale of the turnout
BG. A new direction
NY Observer. After Blundering Bush Years, John Kerry for President
Michael Moore. One day left
Bill Gallagher. 'George Bush worst president ever?'
David Corn. Anti-Bushism: Before and After E Day; From Eminem to The Economist--how Bush inspired such a diverse--and angry--opposition
Katrina vanden Heuvel. Election Day Top Ten: Regardless of who wins, progressives aren't going away after November 2nd
The Nation. Blocking-and Rocking-the Black Vote
Marjorie Cohn. Bush and Bin Laden
John Nichols. Bush's Lone Star Scheming: A worried Rove and his president go for a "just-in-case" win of the popular vote
Paul Waldman. For Shame: The GOP does it again
Kevin Berger. Real sportsmen don't vote Bush; Worried there won't be any wilderness left to hunt or fish in, increasing numbers of American sportsmen are tuning out the NRA and turning to Kerry
Marc Ash. An Honest Election
Miles S. Rapoport. The Vote Rocks; There’s a lot of reason for optimism in this election -- not just for Democrats but for democracy itself
Matthew Yglesias. War Profiteer; The worse George W. Bush handles terrorism, the better he does in the polls
Steven Rosenfeld. Supreme Disenfranchisement
Laura Flanders. You Can't Stop This Democracy
Rose Aguilar. Where Have All The Lawyers Gone? To the swing states, apparently. Yes, 25,000 lawyers have been dispatched to the swing states for election day. And that may not be a bad thing.
Bill Berkowitz. Remembering Bush's dead on Election Day; The 1,122 US soldiers and the 100,000 Iraqis that have died in Iraq will never vote
Cynthia Tucker. A senate star is born; Obama may turn out to be first black senator with clout

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November 01, 2004

Monday Stories

News
Reuters. Kerry, Bush Make Final Bid in Key States
LAT. Schwarzenegger Star Power Fades for GOP in State Races
LAT. Sorting Friends From Foes; For Marines hunting Afghan insurgents, the distinction is often hard to make
Reuters. Bush Makes Final Bid for Votes with Marathon Sweep
Reuters. Kerry in Four-State Marathon Dash to Get Out Vote
AP. Rehnquist missing from bench as court returns
AP. Calif. Voters Try to Keep Ballot Straight
AP. Polls Suggest Higher Voter Turnout Likely
AP. American, 3 Others Kidnapped in Iraq
AP. Bush, Kerry Squeeze Every Hour to Campaign
NYT. Poll Shows Voter Anxiety
NYT. Frantic Presidential Race Ends With a Flood of Ads
LAT. With 527s, New Power Players Take Position
NYT. Rebuffing G.O.P., 2 Judges Bar Challengers at Polls in Ohio
NYT. States Are Battling Against Wal-Mart Over Health Care
honoluluadvertiser. Cheney predicts Bush will 'carry Hawai'i'
USAT. USAT Poll
AP. Clinton Visits Ark. to Stump for Kerry
orlandosentinel. Senate rivals tap top help; Castor stumps with Kerry, Martinez with Bush
Courier-Journal. Bush, Carroll, Ford pitch in for Senate race; Bunning, Mongiardo to fly across state on election eve
AP. A Few House Races May Offer Some Surprise
Times-Picayune. Senate race tightens close to finish line; Vitter may be forced into runoff, but with which Democrat?
BG. Big push to the finish Bush, Kerry make last stand in crucial states
NYT. Cheney's Core Speech Seems Stale to Some in Local News
CBS. GIs Lack Armor, Radios, Bullets

Commentary
G. Henry M. Schuler. Bush's False Doctrine
Lakshmi Chaudhry. A Soldier Speaks: Sean Huze
Amy Quinn. It's the Incompetence, Stupid
CapTimes. Kerry can renew America's promise
John Nichols. 'We can move America toward her deepest ideals'
VillageVoice. Bush's Courting of Saddam
Abby Christopher. HIV/AIDS offers one more example of how the health care system is failing Americans.
Adam Klaus. Send Republicans packing
Ari Berman. Misleading by Mail; Republican scare tactics in swing states
The Nation. Palm Beach Déjà Vu?
Phoebe Connelly. Making Every Vote Count
Joel Bleifuss. The Choice is Yours
Bob Herbert. Days of Shame
John S. Irons. Economy Muddling Along
Jon M. Peha. Homeland Security Deficiencies
Helen Thomas. Bush Win Would Mean Dark Times; World Would Perceive Support For Preemptive War
Rachel Sylvester. Why Blair secretly wants his partner in war to lose
Clay Evans. The President Cries 'Wolf!'
John F. Kerry. A fresh start for America
LAT. A Failed Presidency

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October 28, 2004

Thursday

News
NYT. 9/11 Families Group Rebukes Bush for Impasse on Overhaul
NYDN. W rushes last ad onto air
Reuters. Tied Presidential Election Could Be Mother of All Messes
Reuters. Will Bad News Be Bad for Bush in Election?
BG. Both campaigns invoke an image: the liberal's liberal
BG. Denunciations fly about missing munitions in Iraq
BG. Bush: Strategy of attack carries risk in swing states
dmregister. Kerry reaches out for votes; Bush speaks out on missing Iraqi arms
Tampa Trib. Anti-Kerry Veterans Start New Ad Blitz
AP. Breaux on attack in last Senate debate; Vitter reaches 51 in poll
St. Petersburg Times. Gov. Bush: Poll watchers can, should challenge voters
NYT. Bush Rejects Kerry Charge on Explosives
NYT. Provincial Capital Near Falluja Is Rapidly Slipping Into Chaos
WP. Policing Is Aggressive at Bush Events
Copley. Bush, Kerry battle for black votes
WP. Bush Web Site Bars Overseas Visitors
WP. Missing Iraq Munitions Become Focus of Race
LAT. Gov. Coy on How Bush Can Help California
LAT. Election Suits Are Filed Early and Often
LAT. Bush and Kerry Split in Three Key Swing States
St. Louis Post Dispatch. Parties plan armies of poll-watchers
AFP. Control of US Senate hinges on handful of hard-fought contests
AFP. Kerry, Bush plow midwestern electoral fields
AP. Million Dollar-Plus Political Donors Rise
AP. Both Parties Try to Attract Early Voters
AP. Bush, Kerry Spar Over Missing Explosives
Cleveland Plain Dealer. Urban radio ads court black voters
LAT. Technology Adds New Element to Getting Out Vote
Concord Monitor. Get-out-the-vote push may mean all bets off

Commentary
Mary Jacoby. "It will be worse than in 2000" NAACP head Julian Bond says the GOP is going all out to suppress the black vote. Can his "Election Protection" offensive stop them?
Honolulu Advertiser. Stem cell research is worth exploring
memphisflyer. FOR A STRONGER, SAFER, SANER AMERICA
Americans for Democratic Action. Bush Evokes FDR and JFK in Transparent Attempt to Swing Democrat Votes
Ralph G. Neas. Something Is "Terribly Wrong" in Ohio
Richard Cohen. Hold Bush Accountable
Ariel Dorfman. The Struggle for America's Soul
Frederick Sweet. Students Favor Kerry
William Marvel. America's Fake Conservatives
Seattle PI. Story didn't disappear; Unfortunately for the Bush camp, the story of the missing explosives of Al Qaqaa won't disappear as easily as the explosives did
Sidney Blumenthal. Bush has fallen victim to his own hubris
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Blood for oil / U.S. troops should not guard these oil operations
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Mortal court / The chief justice's illness shows the stakes
Journal Sentinel. John Kerry for president
Capital Times. Kerry for president
MoDowd. White House of Horrors
NYT. Abu Ghraib, Unresolved
Ellen Goodman. Setting loose the campaign wolves
BGlobe. A new war on poverty
Bill Berkowitz. Introducing 'The O'Sexxxy Factor' Welcome to Bill O'Reilly's fantasy world of porn stars, prostitutes, and web cam exhibitionists
Andrew Young. Dismantling The Dream; Andrew Young asks President Bush why he's disassembling the very programs that help Americans reach the American dream.
Meredith Michaels. Children of Privilege; George W. Bush and I have one thing in common: Our father's friends did us a favor--and came to regret it.
Michelle Goldberg. GOP's worst fears coming true - An influential Republican pollster concludes that a big minority turnout will tip the battleground states to Kerry
Nicole Mlade. Disarmament in Haiti
Andrew Gumbel. A Country on the Verge of an Electoral Meltdown
Jeannette Cooperman. God On Their Side

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October 27, 2004

Wed Stories

News
Guardian. Suppressing the overseas vote
Rocky Mountain News. Presidential ads evaporating in Colorado
BGlobe. Down homestretch, Kerry steps up pace; Whirlwind trips leave candidate and staff weary
Charlotte Observer. Race for Senate heats up quickly
Post-Dispatch. Missouri reflects tight race
KITV. Hawaii Facing Barrage Of Presidential Ads; DNC, Liberal Advocacy Group Pour Thousands Of Dollars Into Local Television
AP. NRC Cleans Up Web Act
NYDN. Gay-marriage foes may bolster Bush
NYT. Kerry Attacks Bush Over Loss of Explosives
NYT. C.I.A. Is Accused of Delaying Internal Report
NYT. The Billions: White House Weighs Price Tag on Emergency Request for Iraq
LAT. Some Nader Faithful Turn Away
orlandosentinel. Sparks fly in new ad for Senate campaign: Mel Martinez says Betty Castor opposes the war on terrorism. She says he's distorting the truth
NYT. 2 Kerry Votes on War and Peace Underline a Political Evolution
SacBee. Without fanfare, Bush signs California water bill
LAT. Small Places Looming Large in Bush's Reelection Strategy
LAT. Conflicted Evangelicals Could Cost Bush Votes
LAT. Signs of Voter Fraud Appear in Key States
Houston Chronicle. Ills, age catching up with Supreme Court; Chances are slim the same 9 will be serving in 4 years
Houston Chronicle. Execution ends week of pleas; DNA lab worries are not enough to spare Green
Seattle PI. Maligned Murray keeps winning - In a political career that's moved from the improbable to the entrenched, one thing has been constant for Sen. Patty Murray -- the slights of others.
WP. In Wash., Sen. Murray Holds Lead
WP. Bush and Kerry Sharpen Accusations
WP. Students Decry Registration Problems
WP. Experts Ponder Prospect Of Electoral College Tie
SeattlePI. Charter schools: Battle is joined; Washington is the battleground state for the charter school movement this year. And voters here have a lot of rhetoric to sift through.
Reuters. Arab-Americans in Four Swing States Favor Kerry
Reuters. Bush Calls Kerry Chronic Complainer with No Plan
Reuters. Consumer Confidence at 7-Month Low in Oct
AP. New Bush Guard Papers Leave Questions
AP. Court Won't Put Nader on Ballot in Ohio
AP. Cheney Rejects Kerry Criticism on Iraq
AP. Kerry, Edwards Rarely Campaign Together
AP. Bush, Kerry Take Campaigns to Key States

Commentary
Sierra Club. Ground Zero Community Urges Answer from EPA Before Election
Janelle Nanos. A new generation of gay and lesbian students is challenging homophobic policies at religious colleges
Matt Smith. Yo Soy Centroamericano; Why vote Kerry? Exhibit No. 1: George W. Bush has shamelessly hired the dangerous figures behind the Iran-Contra Affair into senior diplomatic posts
Nashville Scene. Kerry for President
Laura Billings. Wellstone Was a True Champion of War Heroes
Harold Meyerson. The GOP's Shameful Vote Strategy
LAT. Once Gone, Gone Forever
StarTrib. Incompetence/Zarqawi, explosives got away
Marie Cocco. Clinton helps Kerry shine brighter
Robert Kuttner. Bush is idle in flu-shot fiasco
BGlobe. Justice in the balance
Kiersten Stewart. Remembering the Wellstones...and Fighting for their Vision
Peter Dizikes. Requiem for a reformer; Four years ago, he drew celebrities and crowds. This time, as it wheezes toward the finish line, the Nader campaign has the feel of Spinal Tap's last tour
CAP. State by State: The Bill for Iraq War
Charles Rothfeld and Thomas Colby. 'Strict Constructionism' and Dred Scott
Bruce Shapiro. The Rehnquist Election
William Rivers Pitt. Promises to Keep
Molly Ivins. Clueless people love Bush
Evan Derkacz. Time's Up for Tom DeLay
Lakshmi Chaudhry. Seymour Hersh: Man On Fire

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October 26, 2004

Tuesday

News
LAT. Officials Downplay Missing Weapons
LAT. Gov. Won't Commit to Stump for Bush
LAT. Voters Are Still Split Sharply, and Evenly
HonoluluAdv. Kerry's team will buy ads in Islands
AP. Georgia Court keeps gay marriage ban on ballot
AP. Bush Blames Poorly Made Shirt for Bulge
USAT. Bush, Kerry start final week of campaign
WP. GOP's Burr Is Back to Basics in N.C.
WP. Sinclair Chief Denies Political Agenda
WP. Bush Hiding Bad News, Kerry Says
WP. Some Fear Ohio Will Be The Florida of 2004
NYT. Fund-Raising: Despite New Financing Rules, Parties Collect Record $1 Billion
NYT. U.S. Action Bars Right of Some Captured in Iraq
NYT. Battle Over the Amazon's Bounty
NYT. Iraq Explosives Become Issue in Campaign
CSMonitor. Kerry tries to close a perceived 'God gap'
CSMonitor. Karzai, a man with no party; Afghanistan's new leader will be under pressure to develop a two-party system
BGlobe. N.H.'s race for governor spotlights scandals
BGlobe. Hawaii: Three groups consider ads to try to trim president's edge
BGlobe. Kerry, Bush spar over who can best lead charge on terror
BGlobe. Cheered by thousands, 'comeback' Clinton returns
AP. Hope Wanes for 9/11 Bill's Pre-Election OK
AP. Springsteen, Bon Jovi Join Kerry Campaign
Reuters. Consumer Confidence Hits 7-Month Low
AP. Allawi Blames Ambush on 'Negligence'
AP. Kerry: Bush Won't Own Up to Bad Decisions
Reuters. Bush Says Kerry Tax Plan Would Hit Small Business
Reuters. States See Federal Largesse as Election Nears
Reuters. Kerry Says Bush Fails U.S. Commander in Chief Test
CSM. Electoral tug of war in final stretch
Cleveland Plain Dealer. Soldiers' moms campaign for Kerry
NY Daily News. As election nears, states see a surge in voter rolls

Commentary
Mother Jones. Conversation with a Conservative: Peter G. Peterson; The Commerce Secretary in the Nixon administration explains that the Republican Party "has lost its moorings" in recent years
Krugman. A Culture of Cover-Ups
Laura Flanders. Reality Check: From ending the Equal Pay Initiative to championing the Partial Birth Abortion Act, Bush’s record speaks for itself
John Cory. 'I need a president — again'
Cynthia Tucker. Homophobia runs rampant in black America
Howard Dean. Why I am Voting for John Kerry
John Nichols. Nader's Flawed Calculus; Nader backers support Kerry more than Bush, a Nation Institute poll shows
Michelle Goldberg. Eminem's anti-Bush anthem; Watch the "Mosh" video, the most powerful broadside against the administration since "Fahrenheit 9/11"
Mark Follman. "Thousands and thousands of potential terrorist attacks" A top nuclear-proliferation expert says that the Bush administration's failure to safeguard almost 380 tons of high-tech explosives "borders on criminal negligence"
Michael Tomasky. "Explosive" Revelations; The Bush administration’s incompetence may have caused the deaths of American soldiers. This time, the media must draw attention to it
Tony Hendra. Surprise, Surprise; An ultra-top-secret memo from Karl Rove to our intrepid leader has mysteriously come into Tony Hendra’s possession
Matthew Yglesias. Cry Wolf; George W. Bush has forgotten Ronald Reagan's lesson: Preparedness matters
E. J. Dionne Jr. The Intensity Gap
W. Ron Allen. Kerry will address Indian concerns
Marie Cocco. Having votes count is not getting easier
LAT. The Man Behind the Oval Office Curtain
LAT. Worse Than the Usual Bad
Thomas Oliphant. Is New Hampshire slipping to Kerry?
BGlobe. Bush's blunders in Iraq
Jerry Burris. Spotlight could shine on Hawai'i

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October 25, 2004

Monday stories

News
HonoluluAdv. Military families criticize Iraq war
IHT. Closing tactics play to U.S. voters' fears
WTimes. Giuliani to join presidential race for homestretch
NYDN. Bubba's Oct. surprise; He's hitting the hustings today
CNN. Survey: Gas prices up a nickel
BG. Kerry, Bush trade barbs on homeland security
BG. Latinos are a disparate swing bloc
Guardian. Rap star drums up youth vote in key states
ABC. Poll: Close Bush-Kerry Race Gets Closer
AP. From afar, Kerry cheers on the Red Sox
AP. Clinton says stumping for Kerry not a risk
WPMag. No Joke: Eight-time presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche may be a punchline on 'The Simpsons,' but his organization -- and the effect it has on young recruits -- is dead serious
WP. Electronic Voting Raises New Issues
WP. Karzai Is Clear Winner of Vote
WP. Democrats Struggle in Campaigns to Retake House
NYT. Administration Officials Split Over Stalled Military Tribunals
NYT. Gore and Kerry Unite in Search for Black Votes
NYT. Ambush Kills 50 Iraq Soldiers Execution Style
NYT. Obama Wins Kenyan Hearts
NYT. Huge Cache of Explosives Vanished From Site in Iraq
SD UTrib. Boxer has safe edge as the end is in sight
Reuters. Carter Says Bush Exploited Sept. 11 Attacks
Reuters. Bush, Aides Court Jewish Votes in Tight Race
Reuters. Bush Has Two-Point Lead on Kerry -Reuters Poll
AP. Kerry Tries Faith to Win Undecided Voters
AP. Bush Revamps Speech, Keeps Theme Same
AP. Kerry Ridicules Bush on Terrorism Remark

Commentary
Ian Williams. Bush’s War Against the Military
bangornews. John Kerry for President
wausaudailyherald. Kerry's views more closely mirror ours
Tom Thompson. Bush policies against terror fail to cover home base
NYT. Rocky Mountain Politics: The administration's recent restraint on opening up more Western lands to oil drilling looks like a political move rather than a change of heart
Bob Herbert. For Bush, Bad News Is Bad News
WPost. Kerry for President
Florida Herald Tribune. Kerry for president
Stamford Advocate. Kerry is our selection for president
Newsday. Newsday endorses Kerry
DMReg. John Kerry, the real thing
Tom Robbins. Bush's War on Labor
Ward Harkavy. Despite Torturous Year in Iraq, Defense Contractor's Profits Soar
Jonathan Schell. Invitation to a Degraded World
Neal Gabler. Karl Rove: America's Mullah
Leonard Pitts Jr. 'This isn't a presidency, it's a forgery'
David Corn. Why I'm for Kerry
Michael Tisserand. George McGovern on Liberalism's Past, Present and Future
Katrina vanden Heuvel. Who's His Daddy? It appears Bush may be talking to the wrong Higher Father
The Nation. 100 Facts and 1 Opinion; The non-arguable case against George W. Bush
Paul Rosenberg. Voter Supression Part II -Down to the WireVoter Suppression Is Alive In the Heartland
Dusty Rhodes. On the Homefront, Soldiers' Families Cope, Hope
Sean Aday. What's Happening Now; Dog bites man, press just bites.
Paul Waldman. Blue State Slander; Bush to Northeast: "Drop Dead"
Joyce McGreevy. Welcome to the Parade of October Surprises! Block the vote. A loofah in every shower. One flu over the Cuckoo's Nest. There's no telling what we'll see!
Robert Parry. How John Kerry exposed the Contra-cocaine scandal
John Irons. Budget Failures
Gerald Rellick. Scientists Against Bush
DenPost. Kerry's appeal: "America can do better
Nation Institute. Nader Voters Favor Kerry Over Bush by 3-to-1 Margin

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October 22, 2004

Friday!

News
Courier-Journal. Bunning unaware of Iraq story: Soldiers balked at order, cited armor
CBS. Jon Stewart Roasts Real News
CBS. Bombarding The Battlegrounds
LAT. They've Got Their Minds, Lawns Made Up
LAT. Kerry Shifts Focus to Southwest
LAT. Russia Moves Toward Kyoto Pact
UPI. Clinton eyes U.N. post
WP. Bush Signs Corporate Tax Cut Bill
WP. Bush Cabinet: Staying or Going
WP. Kerry Mulling Cabinet Options; Candidate under pressure to have people in mind, should he be elected.
WP. Bush Says Kerry Doesn't Comprehend Terror War
AP. Human activity is choking the planet, report warns; U.S. one of biggest consumers of resources
AP. Boston fan's death may prompt alcohol ban
Seattle PI. Small donors beef up political coffers; Campaigns are taking in more money than ever -- but it's coming from small contributors, not large special interests
BG. In two battlegrounds, a focus on health care issues
CNN. Bush, Kerry work to clarify their stances
Newsday. Al-Jazeera airs tape of weeping aid worker
NYT. The Bush Record: Mixed Results for Bush in Battles Over Judges
NYT. Estimates by U.S. See More Rebels With More Funds
NYT. Neck and Neck, Bush and Kerry Pick Different Tracks
Gay.com. Gays sacrifice work for Kerry campaign
Hartford Courant. Ground troops sacrifice in battle for presidency

Commentary
David L. Englin. Military Misconceptions: If Democrats want to lead today's military, they must drop the stereotypes about who serves
Krugman. Voting and Counting
Bob Herbert. Bush's Blinkers
Ariel Dorfman. Brainy Candidates Need Not Apply
Jonathan Chait. Bush's Empty Rhetoric on Democracy
LAT. Delay: Pounding 'The Hammer'
Margaret Cho. Presidential Cockfight
E.J. Dionne, Jr. Bush voters would get more than they bargained for
Nancy Rommelmann. Brown Dirt Cowboys; Meet Esteban Hills and crew, your gardeners
L.A. Weekly. Endorses John Kerry and John Edwards
Daniel Gross. Eliot Spitzer; How New York's attorney general became the most powerful man on Wall Street
Christopher Lisotta. Where's Mary? Mary Cheney isn't speaking for herself these days because conservatives might then have to see gays and lesbians as people
Derrick Z. Jackson. Still blind to swastikas in school
Eyal Press. Straight Down the Middle; Eyal Press explains why the poor have been invisible in this camp
The Nation. 100 Facts and 1 Opinion
The Nation. For President: John Kerry
Ezra Klein. What'll We Tell the Children? The 2004 election as national metaphor
Paul Rieckhoff. Speaking the Ground Truth: In the furious debate over the war in Iraq, there is one voice conspicuously missing – that of the American soldier
Nina Burleigh. Desperately Seeking Sanity
Lucy Komisar. The Case That Kerry Cracked
John Gartner. Pennsylvania: A Tale of Two Cities
Eric Alterman with Paul McLeary. Think Again: Money Matters
Ivo Daalder and Mac Destler. More than a Few Campaign Stops
Action Fund Daily Progress Report. Administration Fights Loans For Poor
Harold Meyerson. "One Guy in a Bubble": George W. Bush’s push to keep outside advisers out was a catastrophic success
David Bacon. Strike Force; Southern California's grocery strike couldn't change the anti-union culture. San Francisco's hotel strike can

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October 21, 2004

Thursday Stories

News
TimesLeader. Standing O's follow W jabs
Ledger. Castor Vows to End Attack Ads
NYDN. Pat praying to differ with Prez on Iraq
CBS. Black Vote Is Key For Kerry
CBS. Brits Head To Iraq Danger Zone
AP. Democratic Volunteers to Canvass Florida
Deseret Morning News. Big money flows into 2nd District race; Swallow media blitz may run up $1 million tab
El Paso Times. Campaign efforts amplified in NM
nbc4i.com. Howard Dean, Bob Dole Square Off
LAT. Iran Moving Methodically Toward Nuclear Capability
LAT. Wall Street Gives Bush a B Rating, but He Tops Kerry
LAT. Kerry's Support in State Firms Up
AP. US Supreme Court questions Republican plan for keeping control of Congress
AP. Illinois GOP Skips Keyes in Promotion
AP. U.S. Won't Back Iran Nuke Incentive Plan
Reuters. Bush Vs. Kerry: Tackling the Threat of Nuclear War
Reuters. U.S. Soldier Sentenced to 8 Years for Iraq Abuse
WP. Moran Tries to Beat His Past
WP. Kerry Hunts for Ohio Swing Votes
WP. Candidates Focus on Leadership Qualities
NYT. Flu Vaccine Maker Won't Assure U.S. Sales in '05
NYT. Debate Lingering on Decision to Dissolve the Iraqi Military
AP. Kerry maps postelection plan
NYT. Robertson Says Bush Predicted No Iraq Toll
BG. Voters registering Nov. 2 seen as key in 4 swing states
BG. Bush, Kerry trade gibes on terror threat; Key swing state of Iowa is forum for candidates

Commentary
Ayelish McGarvey. As God Is His Witness; Bush is no devout evangelical. In fact, he may not be a Christian at all
Katherine Hawkins. Torturous Passage; The House decided not to condone torture -- but that hasn’t stopped it in the past.
Terence Samuel. Dirty Deeds; A get-out-the-vote campaign that uses crack cocaine, ballot fraud, and other nasty tricks.
Craig Aaron. I Think He Can, I Think He Can
Jimmy Breslin. 'Election rides on the cell phone vote'
Rick Perlstein. The End of Democracy; Losing America's birthright, the George Bush way
John le Carré. If Le Carré Could Vote
Pacific Northwest Inlander. John Kerry for President
Todd Stauffer. I Want a Reality-Based President
Gayle Smith and Mara Rudman. Missing the Mark on Largest Voting Bloc
Peter Byrne. Mud, Sweat & Tears: Stock Car Racing Enthusiasts Sour on Iraq War
AmericanProgress. A Worker's Story; The Struggle to Unionize
Douglas A. Kysar. Tort Law, Texas Style
Jon Turley. Is Suicide Part of the Job?
Cecil Andrus, Bruce Babbitt and Stewart Udall. Bush broke promises about environment
Marie Cocco. Privatizing Social Security won't save it
Alix Christie. Suppressing the overseas vote; Record numbers of Americans abroad have registered, but bureaucratic snafus may prevent many from actually voting
Sidney Blumenthal. With so many new registrations this year, the prospects for Kerry look good, despite intense efforts to suppress African-American, Hispanic and Democratic voters
Farhad Manjoo. Sproul play; The RNC-funded firm Sproul & Associates stands accused of lying, cheating and even destroying Democratic voter registration forms to get more Republicans to the polls
Alan G. Hevesi. New York Comptroller Questions Sinclair
Ellen Goodman. Who's insensitive to gays? Start with the Cheneys
Stolenairtime.com. Citizens Say Sinclair “Compromise” Is Not Good Enough

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October 15, 2004

Friday

News
SFC. Bush, Kerry scramble for battleground states
Newsday. Homeland adviser mum on ex-employer’s financial terror links
BG. NRA ads up the ante against Kerry
USAT. Candidates begin sprint to finish line
CBS. Voter Fraud Charges Out West
WP. Washington reaches federal debt ceiling
AP. Nevada Democrats ask judge to extend voter registration time
AP. `Green Arrow' to feature HIV-positive sidekick
SacBee. 3 Southern officials say the U.S. lacks the right to limit such private use.
SFC. Want to get Seymour Hersh excited? Ask him why Abu Ghraib is important. Then take cover.
Palm Beach Post. Early voting options succeed in early votes, and early chaos
Quad-City Times. Kerry, Edwards join up in Iowa
Reuters. Schwarzenegger Says Kerry, Bush Evasive in Debate
Reuters. Reuters Poll: Bush Opens Four-Point Lead on Kerry
Reuters. Bush, Kerry Start Last Campaign Dash in Nevada
LAT. Presidential Election Tide Streams Out of Tampa Bay
LAT. 'Liberal' Again a Fighting Word
LAT. 4-Star Plans for General Despite Prison Scandal
WP. Report Says Amphibians in Peril
WP. Voting Rights Machinery Doubted
WP. Muslims Still Sense Fear; As Ramadan begins, many Muslims say there are hardening sentiments against them
NYT. Cheney Criticizes Kerry for Mentioning Daughter
NYT. Chemicals Sickened '91 Gulf War Veterans, Latest Study Finds
NYT. Nader Emerging as the Threat Democrats Feared
NYT. U.S. Military Pounds Targets in and Around Falluja

Commentary
Paul Waldman. Republic of God; A guide to the "secular purpose" of the Ten Commandments
Dr. Glen Harold Stassen. Pro-life? Look at the fruits
Helen Thomas. Bush borrows dad's attack slogans
E.J. Dionne Jr. Bush's Old Playbook
James O. Goldsborough. The Jobs Question in This Election
Jonathan Chait. George Bush, Tax Hiker
LAT. A Tone-Deaf Broadcaster
Krugman. Block the Vote
NYT. Dangerous Territory; The Sinclair Broadcasting Group’s plan to broadcast a propaganda film on its stations would violate its obligation to act responsibly and fairly in the public interest
Herbert. Paralyzed, a Soldier Asks Why
Sidney Blumenthal. Bush's best is not good enough
Robin Cook. This week's casualty: the legal case for war in Iraq
Derrick Z. Jackson. Looking to motivate black voters in Wisconsin
BG. Bush's abortion evasion
Esther Kaplan. Follow the Money; Esther Kaplan explains how the Christian right's comeback has been fueled by Administration money
Bill Berkowitz. Trashing democracy
Molly Ivins. Creeping fascism at Sinclair; Don't look now, but your local network is a propaganda machine
Dave Cullen. John Kerry's lesbian moment; Dick and Lynne Cheney screamed foul when the Democratic candidate mentioned their gay daughter. But for gays and lesbians, what is most outrageous is the Cheneys' outrage
Farhad Manjoo and Gavin McNett. Getting to the bottom of the bulge Does the Bush-is-wired story make sense? A variety of experts weigh in
Farhad Manjoo. Seeing red in Florida; Four years after the biggest voting debacle in U.S. history, many suspect that GOP officials in the crucial state are planning dirty tricks again
Richard J. Goldstone and John Heffernan. Sudan's SOS The genocide continues to unfold. Here's how to stop it
Rachel Neumann. The Next Generation; Rights and Liberties: The next generation of civil libertarians speaks about how the ACLU is representing them

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October 14, 2004

Thursday

News
LAT. Halliburton Gets White House Push
LAT. Fox News' Bill O'Reilly Is Accused of Sexual Harassment
Mercury News. GOP-paid firm faces voter-fraud charg
Patriot-News. Bush reduces state ad buys, shifts money to Florida, Ohio
Journal Sentinel. National GOP group cancels ads for Michels
AP. Bush Defends Presidency Against Kerry
AP. President Signs $14.5B Disaster Bill
AP. White House: Islamic Agency Aids Terror
Reuters. Republicans Hammer Texas Democrats with New Lines
NYT. Pennsylvania: Court Strikes Nader From Pennsylvania Ballot
NYT. Justices Weigh Executions of Young Killers
NYT. In '04 Florida, Lawsuits Begin Before Election
Reuters. Execs' Economic Optimism Waned in 3rd Qtr - Survey
Reuters. Suicide Bombs Kill 5 in Baghdad's Green Zone
Reuters. Gun Issue Plays in Presidential Campaign in Wisconsin
WP. Schaefer Assailed By Other Democrats
WP. In N.J., Terror Threat Narrows Race
WP. Final Debate Shows Domestic Divide
AZ Repub. Filmmaker tries hand at directing voters
Miami Herald. Kerry: Haitians deserve temporary U.S. status
orlandosentinel. Martinez wants latest Castor TV spot pulled
AP. Famous Blacks Get Out the Vote in Florida
WiscSJ. DiCaprio urges votes for Kerry, environment

Commentary
Robert L. Black. A Republican declares his independence
Tim Grieve. Strike three! Bush gets that sinking feeling as a steady and presidential Kerry sweeps the series
Arianna Huffington. There's a region of our brains called the amygdala that causes us to feel fear. Bush is campaigning hard for its vote
mediamatters. FOX's Cameron cherry-picked statements to cast Kerry as dishonest on taxes
David Shapiro. Feds should butt out of marijuana debate
Robert Steinback. 'Global' Isn't a Bad Word
FAIR. Sinclair's Partisan Ploy Cries Out for Equal Time
Alliance for Retired Americans. Is George Bush Scared of Seniors?
Bob Whitby. 94 REASONS NOT TO VOTE FOR GEORGE W. BUSH
Matthew Rothschild. The Sins of Sinclair
Warren Richey. How They'll Reshape the Bench
El Fisgón. Bush: The Worst Mexican President Ever
Steven Rosenfeld. A Man With A Plan
Donna L. Brazile. Ralph's Republican allies
LAT. Overall, a Convincing Winner
Bob Keeler. Will a Kerry vote send faithful straight to hell?
Derrick Z. Jackson. A clear choice
Thomas Oliphant. Bush's dodge and duck
Myriam Marquez. GOP seems blind, deaf, dumb to black voters' concerns

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October 13, 2004

Wed Stories

News
OneWorld. Security Scholars Say Iraq War Most Misguided Policy Since Vietnam
AP. Bush to Skip AARP Gathering of 25,000
LAT. Pennsylvania Is Keystone in Election
LAT. Unions Hit Road to Get Out Vote
WP. Rights groups say that blacks may not be heard at the polls in this election
WP. In Pa., Unemployed Workers Say Nominees Are Missing the Point
NYT. Sure, Country Is Divided, but Bush Country, Too?
NYT. How Tax Bill Gave Business More and More
NYT. Mexican-Americans Struggle for Jobs
SacBee. 65% of likely voters aim to revise '3 strikes' law
Palm Beach Post. Computer glitch delays routine voter machine test
Newsday. Senator leaves Capitol Hill
KRT. Ashcroft staying off campaign trail, popularity waning
Gallup. Kerry Leads Bush on Economy, Most Domestic Issues
AP. Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Pleads for Aid
Reuters. Groups Hope Black Voter Turnout Rises in Election
Reuters. Bush Accuses Kerry of Big Government Health Plan
Reuters. Bush and Kerry Tied Ahead of Debate
AP. Fox Disagrees With FCC Indecency Finding
AP. Blair Won't Apologize Over Iraq
AP. Bush, Kerry Looking for Edge in Debate
BG. GOP hits Edwards on stem-cell talk
BG. His foes keep pressure on Kerry before debate
BG. Negative tone likely in final weeks of race

Commentary
Bob Barr. Conservatives Have Plenty of Cause to Abandon Bush
NYT. The Economy Unspun
NYT. Juveniles and the Death Penalty
Ellen Goodman. The president who can't be mistaken
Derrick Z. Jackson. The worries of the undecideds
Robert Kuttner. How Kerry can win
Salon. Technical expert: Bush was wired; A Bush spokesman tells Salon there is nothing to the story. But as the final presidential debate looms, speculation grows about the mysterious bulge
Dante Zappala. Why did my brother die in Iraq? Sherwood was a big man who stood up for me when I was a kid -- and stood up for his country. To honor his death, I had to find out what he was fighting for
Jonathan Tasini. Prepping For Debate
Juan Gonzalez. Broadcasting their anti-Kerry bias
John Nichols. No shortage of Cheney's spin on Iraq
Bill Berkowitz. Bloch-ing justice; When Scott Bloch became head of the Office of Special Counsel he declared war on equal protection for gays in federal workplaces
Molly Ivins. How dumb does Bush think we are? Up is down and black is white in Bush's optimistic pronouncements
Michael Tomasky. Hello, Gender Gap; Friday night in St. Louis, George W. Bush hurt himself with women
Dara Colwell. Expat Patriots; Voter registration has reached a fever pitch overseas, where expatriate Americans are signing up for absentee ballots in record numbers
Garance Franke-Ruta. Noise Machine Fails to Deafen; You know it’s gone badly when Bush-Cheney ’04 is reduced to citing NRO’s The Corner to show a win
Matt Taibbi. Babylon A Go-Go
Greg Stacy. 59 Reasons Why Bush Sucks
Steven Lubet. Why historical ignorance is cause for alarm
Berkeley News. Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh spills the secrets of the Iraq quagmire and the war on terror
Thomas Schaller. Questions Worth Asking
Naomi Klein. James Baker's Double Life

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October 12, 2004

Tuesday

News
USAT. Bush's approval rating slipping
USAT. Hurricane response may sway race; President Bush could get an Election Day boost from undecideds in Florida.
USAT. Teen killers' executions weighed; Supreme Court to consider death penalty for inmates who committed crimes before age 18
SFC. Progressives face pivotal test Nov. 2
AP. Documentary Or Hit Piece? Democratic Party, 18 senators object to TV stations' plan to air anti-Kerry film before election
WP. Donaldson Expects Rule Changes on Executive Pay
WP. San Francisco Using Ranked Balloting
WP. Loyalties Shift Among Groups in Fla.
NYT. Congress Halts Session, but Not Its Disputes
NYT. A Tax Bill, Full of Breaks, Passes Senate
NYT. F.D.A. Calls British Action on Vaccine a Surprise
NYT. Group of Bishops Using Influence to Oppose Kerry
DenPost. Bush supporters, foes duel it out at rally site
DenPost. Bush pounds away at terror, taxes
AP. Bush, Kerry Trade Charges Before Debate
AP. Cheney: Kerry's View of Terrorism 'Naive'
AP. U.S. and Iraqi Forces Raid Ramadi Mosques
Reuters. Cheney Seeks to Switch New Jersey to Bush
The Hill. DCCC plan draws fire, saves cash
The Hill. Once a lock, Minnesota is now a battleground
Reuters. Bush's Iraq 'Mismanagement' Hikes Gas Prices
Reuters. Bush Says Kerry Wants 'Acceptable' Level of Terror
Reuters. Bush Moves Into Dead Heat with Kerry
London Daily Telegraph. Tired of taking the fall: The CIA 'old guard' goes to war with Bush

Commentary
St. Louis Post-Dispatch. DECISION 2004: Kerry for president
Charles Rothfeld. Time of Transition for the Court
Jim Grossfeld. Wal-Mart Values
Scott D. O'Reilly. The Politics of Stem Cell Research; George Bush’s opposition to stem cell research is ethically unwise and scientifically unsound.
Barbara Porchia. A Mother’s Plea for Peace
Deborah Tannen. Being President Means Never Having to Say He's Sorry
Krugman. Checking the Facts, in Advance
Jordan E. Rosenfeld. Signs of Road Rage
Roberto Vargas. Harnessing the Latino Vote
Tai Moses. Soldiers Once ... And Young
Joshua Wolf Shenk. The Truth of Where We Are; The big news from debate number two was not in the answers, but in the questions
James P. Pinkerton. It can happen here; "Guantanamo," now playing in New York, warns that the liberties the U.S. government has taken abroad in the name of homeland security present grave
Mary Jacoby. Weirdness in Kentucky; The increasingly strange behavior of Republican Sen. Jim Bunning has led to speculation that he is suffering from some kind of dementia -- and tightened a race he once had in his pocket
Jonathan Schell. Potemkin Government
Katha Pollitt. Bush's Court Picks; Be afraid. Very afraid
Cynthia Tucker. Saddam's big bluff; Hussein's WMD posturing, directed at Iran, sucked U.S. into unnecessary war
Robert Scheer. Kerry a Bleeding Heart? Hardly
Thomas Oliphant. Personal hedge

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October 11, 2004

Monday Stories

News
LAT. Major Iraq Assaults on Hold Until After U.S. Vote
DenPost. Senate race gets national airtime
SFC. Voters Can't Make Up Minds; Despite clearly different stances, Bush and Kerry have failed to sway undecided Americans
SFC. Nancy Pelosi's 3-M Tour; The minority leader preaches money, mesasge, mobilization to candidates around the U.S. in a fight to reclaim the House.
NYT. Congress Close to Establishing Rules for Driver's Licenses
NYT. Among Black Voters, a Fervor to Make Their Ballots Count
NYT. Iraqis Fearing a Sunni Boycott of the Election
LAT. House Keeps Real Races Rare
LAT. Afghan Electoral Protests Heard
LAT. Tax Breaks Near Senate OK
Newsday. Friends on the inside; Bush-appointed administrators at the FDA have consistently sided with the interests of business
AP. Bush Ad Appears to Be News Story
AP. Kerry Vows to Fight for Middle Class
AP. Bush Rhetoric Becoming More Aggressive
Reuters. Kerry Mocks Bush's 'Scowling Faces,' Leadership
Reuters. Edwards Disputes Rice on Iraq Invasion
Reuters. Bush, Kerry Camps Battle Over War on Terror
Times Leader. Expert: Bush is disaster
Reuters. Kerry Opens Three-Point Lead on Bush

Commentary
Bob Herbert. Webs of Illusion
David Goodman. Breaking Ranks; More and more U.S. soldiers are speaking out against the war in Iraq -- and some are refusing to fight.
Mark W. Roche. Voting Our Conscience, Not Our Religion
E. J. Dionne. . . . And Bush's Telling Non-Answer
Peter Galbraith. Bush's security plan now rests on nothing but hope
Jane Goodall. Time to curb the wildlife trade
BG. Unsound housing policy; PRESIDENT BUSH pledges down-payment assistance to help low-income Americans buy their first homes. But he is moving rashly with support for legislation that promotes access to federally insured mortgages with no money down
Geov Parrish. That hammering sound; CIA report concludes Iraq has not had weapons of mass destruction for over a decade
Michael Tomasky. Hello, Gender Gap; Friday night in St. Louis, George W. Bush hurt himself with women.
Harold Meyerson. Reality Check; The president’s biggest problem isn’t John Kerry. It’s the world around him.
Norman Solomon. The Emperor Has No Clothes
Nina Burleigh. Bad Signs, W.
Jimmy Breslin. Insane Reality Spins the Head
Hans Blix. Will President Bush Apply the Lessons from Iraq to Iran, Libya and North Korea?
Scott Ritter. The Inspection Process was Rigged to Create Uncertainty Over WMD to Bolster the US and UK's Case for War

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October 08, 2004

Friday

News
WP. Former UN Inspectors Cite New Report as Validation
WP. Both Sides Use Arms Report; Fiery exchange between Bush, Kerry is likely preview of tonight's debate
WP. Initiative on Hate Crimes Scrapped
WP. Journalist Cited for Contempt in Leak Probe
LAT. Bush Sees a Rare Chance to Win Wisconsin
AP. Kerry Takes Lead Over Bush in AP Poll
AP. Cheney Once Pushed to Lift Iran Sanctions
AP. County prosecutors in Michigan reject request to charge Michael Moore
AP. Filmmaker Michael Moore Responds to Charges by Michigan Republican Party
Houston Chronicle. Scriptwriters take over debate
Houston Chronicle. Eyebrows raised by fund-raiser; Panel: DeLay's golf outing for energy executives looked improper
Reuters. Japan Defense Chief: Talks on U.S. Troops 'Grueling'
Reuters. Republican Convention Protesters Sue NY on Arrests
WP. Bitter Taste of Metro Arrest Lingers; Agency's Police Need Restraint, Woman Jailed in July Over Bite of Candy Tells Judge
NYT. After Ethics Rebukes, DeLay's Fortunes May Lie With His Party's
NYT. Nader Ballot Petitions Present a Phone Book Full of Problems
NYT. Tax Revenue Below 2000's Despite Growth in Profits

Commentary
Eric Alterman and Paul McLeary. Torturous Logic, Media Silence
Americans for Democratic Action. Professors Against Bush Economic and Labor Policy
Dave Lindorff. Bush's mystery bulge; The rumor is flying around the globe. Was the president wired during the first debate?
Mary Jacoby. Karl Rove's Florida Frankenstein; Did Team Bush turn once-moderate GOP Senate candidate Mel Martinez into a gay-bashing, reactionary ogre?
Mother Jones. Conversation with a Conservative: Clyde Prestowitz; In the first of four filmed conversations between Mother Jones and prominent conservatives who've become Bush critics, Reagan administration veteran Clyde Prestowitz explains that four years of Republican rule have put the country on the wrong track
StarTrib. Fox's blunder/Brushing aside a staffer's hoax
StarTrib. The next Iraq/Will U.S. still go its own way?
Ari Berman. Swift Boat Veterans for Nader; Candidate takes shady money, again
David Corn. Springsteen for Change
Christian Parenti. Afghanistan: What 'Democracy' Looks Like
Eric Alterman. When Presidents Lie
Krugman. Ignorance Isn't Strength
Herbert. Working for a Pittance
WP. Tom DeLay, Ethical Recidivist
Jonathan Chait. He's So Bad, He Might Be Perfect
Guardian. Definitive and deadly; Over recent months George Bush has brushed away questions about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction with the words: 'Wait till Charlie gets done.'
Derrick Z. Jackson. Where's debate about Supreme Court?
Scot Lehigh. Bush's campaign of distortion
Terence Samuel. The Out-of-Towners; Missing votes may be the right way to win votes
Robert B. Reich. Real Intelligence

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October 07, 2004

Thursday!

News
Houston Chronicle. DeLay rebuked again for ethics violations
LAT. Stern Vows He'll Rise Above FCC
LAT. Cheney, Edwards Don't Let Up on Attacks the Day After Debate
LAT. UC Employees Dig Deeper for Bush, Kerry Campaigns
RockyMN. Kerry training hard at suburban hotel; Democrat remains behind closed doors to prepare for debate
LAT. Karzai Hopes to Prove Himself
OrlandoSent. Cheney, Edwards take campaigns to Florida
AzRepub. Undecideds up, Bush slips in Arizona
USAT. Edwards goes to bat for Kerry again
Philadelphia Daily News. He insists Bush is Soros of peril
AP. African community leaders trying to increase voting
WP. Poll: Kerry Gains on Bush
WP. Report's Release Bad Timing for Bush
NYT. Senate Approves 9/11 Bill at Odds With House Version
NYT. Speech Retooled, Bush Goes on Attack
NYT. U.S. Report Finds Iraqis Eliminated Illicit Arms in 90's
AFP. US Republican enforcer again cited for ethics violations
AP. Actor Fox Films Campaign Ad for Kerry
AP. Candidates' Health Plans Differ Sharply
Reuters. Bush Attacks Kerry; Edwards Says Bush 'In Denial'
Reuters. Stand-Ins Swap Jabs in Battle for U.S. Presidency
Reuters. Bush Holds Narrow Two-Point Lead on Kerry

Commentary
E. J. Dionne. Switching Stories
Gene Lyons. 'Big loss for Bush'
Michael Moore. 'Republicans, out of ideas, ask prosecutors to arrest me'
Bill Berkowitz. Iraq: A bloody day in the life
Joe Conason. In a down-to-the-wire Senate race in South Carolina, right-winger Jim DeMint is running on major tax reform. Yet he fails to pay his own taxes on time and has been slapped with liens by the IRS
Jonathan Alford. Looking for votes, finding America; Scared, angry and needing to act, I left California to volunteer for John Kerry in Pennsylvania. I changed some minds -- including my own
Emil Guillermo. New Campaign Issue: Hiding Bush's Civil Rights Record
SeattlePI. Are we secure?
Marie Cocco. Looking good being wrong; Give that man a bonus.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. A Terror Attack, Coming Soon to a Plant Near You
LAT. Not 780. Not Even One.
LAT. Is He a Dope?
Sidney Blumenthal. The day that Dick Cheney was silenced
Naomi Klein. The making of a hero
Richard Leakey. A poachers' charter
Joan Vennochi. The unsung truth about the war
Robert Kuttner. Exiting Iraq
Ellen Goodman. The myth of 'security moms'
Thomas Oliphant. Cheney's fading credibility
BG. Tax code conflicts
Douglas Farah. Terror in the Shadows

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October 06, 2004

Wed Stories

News
DMReg. Admit mistakes, Kerry tells Bush
The Hill. Presidential race could determine control of Senate
Plain Dealer. Post-debate festivities cap day full of spectacle
LAT. Political Groups Are Big Spenders
Anchorage Daily News. Knowles campaign hits Murkowski coordinator
WP. Funds to Rebuild Iraq Are Drifting Away From Target; State Department to Rethink U.S. Effort
WP. Car Bomb Kills at Least 10 Iraqis
NYT. Bill to Restore the Draft Is Defeated in the House
NYT. Iraq Chief Gives a Sobering View on Security
NYT. Bremer Critique on Iraq Raises Political Furor
Newsday. La. judge throws out amendment banning gay marriage
Reuters. Cheney Sticks with Al Qaeda, Saddam Link
Reuters. Fannie Mae Executives Defend Decisions
Reuters. Iraq Had No Stockpiles of WMD - Duelfer
AP. Bush Asks Another $691M in Hurricane Aid
AP. Campaigns Urge Support in Post-Debate Spin
AP. Bush Assails Democrats' Position on Iraq
AP. New Kerry Ad Says Bush Lied About Debate
AP. France vows 'discreet' bid to free journalists in Iraq
CBS. Electoral Quagmire-In-Waiting?
CBS. Uncommitteds Tab Edwards Winner
AP. Meeting Was Not First for Cheney, Edwards

Commentary
LAT. Edwards Woos Another Jury
Jimmy Breslin . Bush ignores value of a straight face
Buzzflash. The Vice-Presidential Debate: Dick Cheney's House of Lies
Christopher D. Cook. Environmental Hogwash; The EPA works with factory farms to delay regulation of ‘Extremely Hazardous Substances.’
St. Louis Post-Dispatch. IRAQ WAR: Now they tell us
John Buell. Divine Endorsements and Fear Among Voters
Michael Moore. Dear Dad, Iraq Sucks
Molly Ivins. Our petulant president; Pampering from 'advisors' leads to bubble-boy style of management
Lucy Burningham. Working the Swing Shift; For one Utah Democrat, political participation means crossing state lines. The view from the ground floor
Cliff Schecter. Sweetheart deal: Republican congressman Steven LaTourette of Ohio left his wife for a female aide who now makes a lucrative career out of lobbying his committee
Eric Boehlert. Daddy hunger: While the rest of the TV commentariat declared the Edwards-Cheney duel a draw, Chris Matthews and his MSNBC crew threw their arms around the gruff old veep
Bruce Ackerman. Oath of Offense; These four experts should know better than to swear to Donald Rumsfeld.
T. Eve Greenaway, Jan Frel. Reality Check; John Edwards managed to counter Dick Cheney’s self-righteous tone in the vice-presidential debate by successfully questioning his opponent’s veracity and patriotism
J. Caleb Mozzocco. State of Disunion
NYT. Cover-Up on Clean Air
Harold Meyerson. Voters Excluded in Iraq -- and at Home (
Joseph Stiglitz. Bush is dead wrong
Guardian. Rumsfeld's missing link
Derrick Z. Jackson. A downward spiral
Thomas Oliphant. Cheney proves his irrelevance
Dick Meyer. Edwards Shoots And Scores

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October 05, 2004

Tuesday

News
St.PtsT. Box may prevent hundreds of votes; A state official says that a small box - left unchecked - could keep people from voting
Denver Post. Kerry, Bush take another swing for Colo. voters
SFC. Dueling Second Fiddles; Cheney, Edwards meet in tonight's VP debate with an audience likely to be greater than normal
NYT. Justices Show Inclination to Scrap Sentencing Rules
NYT. Pension Failures Foil 6-Figure Retirements, Too
NYT. Poll Finds Kerry Assured Voters in Initial Debate
WP. The 'Hard Work' Issue Isn't Taking a Holiday
WP. Kerry: Stem Cell Policy 'Unscientific'
WP. China's Land Grabs Resisted; Growth pits rural peasants against developers, officials
LAT. 'Old Granny D' Just Keeps On Walking -- Into a Race for Senate
LAT. In a '50-50 Nation,' Voter Applications Up Sharply
LAT. Lining Up for Dangerous Work; Desperate Iraqi men covet jobs in the security forces, despite carnage at recruitment centers
LAT. Bush and Kerry Press Ahead on Domestic Issues
AP. Senate May Be More Diverse After Election
AP. Gains in Health Insurance Could Be Lost
AP. Bush Blasts Kerry, Signs Tax Bill in Iowa
Reuters. Halliburton Set for Spotlight in VP Debates
Reuters. Ex-U.S. Governor of Iraq Criticizes Troop Levels
Reuters. Cheney, Edwards Prepare for Debate
Reuters. Bush Lead Over Kerry Narrows in New Polls
Reuters. Rumsfeld Says He Was Misunderstood on Iraq-Al Qaeda
CincyEnq. Touting 'American values,' Kerry courts urban vote

Commentary
Salim Muwakkil. The Right Choice for Terror
Democracy 21. Statement of Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer on Ethics Committee Admonishment of Majority Leader DeLay
Kenneth S. Baer. He's the Boss; Bruce Springsteen knows exactly how to sell John Kerry to swing voters
Thomas F. Schaller. Drunken Rage; Bush revealed his true dependency Thursday
Salon. The State Department's extreme makeover; A veteran Foreign Service officer warns that when Colin Powell departs in a second Bush term, America will lose its last bulwark against the radical ideologues who are planning more Iraqs
Salon. Ready for his close-up; Will youth and beauty triumph over old age and treachery? John Edwards faces off against Dick Cheney
Katrina vanden Heuvel. FOX Rejects The Nation
The Nation. Cheney's Cronies
Naomi Klein. You Can't Bomb Beliefs
Krugman. The Falling Scales
Theresa Novak. What if Bush's allies lose their countries' next elections?
LAT. L'Etat, C'est George W.
Jay Inslee. Bush no friend of the environment
Marianne Means. Darth Cheney meets Luke Edwards
J. Bradford DeLong. To Buy Cheap or Not to Buy Cheap
Robert Scheer. Buck Stops in the Voting Booth
Des Moines Register. Poverty can kill
Jesse Jackson. Jim Crow back for election attack
Thomas Oliphant. 'Global test' tactic turns against Bush
BG. Questions for Cheney
Gene Armstrong. Humor Emergency; Margaret Cho brings her controversial, up-to-the-minute topical comedy to the TCC Music Hall
Tara Servatius. Big Brother In Your Car; Futuristic hi-tech could save your life -- and raid your privacy
Juan Cole. If America Were Iraq, What Would It Be Like?

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October 04, 2004

Monday

News
AP. U.S. missile defense system moves toward 'go'
SH. On the Issues: Rivals differ on public lands
Kalamazoo Gazette. Author: GOP split over Iraq
USA Today. Tour is rocking the vote — gently
NYT. In the Senate, Raising a (Quiet) Republican Voice Against the Administration
NYT. Sentencing Tops Justices' Agenda as Term Begins
NYT. After First Debate, Both Sides Work Hard to Sway Perceptions
WP. New Marijuana Initiative Is Planned
WP. Mitch Daniels Is Bush's 'Man' in Ind.
WP. Kerry Promotes Stem Cell Research
LAT. Arabs in Florida Angered by Bush
LAT. Post-Invasion Chaos Blamed for Drug Surge
AP. Rice Defends Comments on Iraq Nuke Threat
AP. Bush, Kerry Campaigns Focus on Pa.
AP. Bush to Sign Tax Cut Bill in Iowa
AP. Kerry Accuses GOP of Suppressing Voting
AP. 21 Killed in Baghdad Car Bomb Blasts
Newsday. Soldier from LI, injured in Iraq, dies
Reuters. With Month to Go, Kerry on Offense Against Bush
Reuters. New Poll Shows Bush and Kerry in Dead Heat
Reuters. Top Court Upholds Do-Not-Call Registry
Hon SB. Reservists endure financial hardships

Commentary
MinST. Voting flaps/Public scrutiny is essential
Bill Bradley. The sweet music of activism
Ellen Goodman. 40 more years? Election 2004 could control Supreme Court for decades
E.J. Dionne, Jr. Bush scowls, Democrats smile
Howard Dean, Interviewed By Jeff Fleischer. Taking Back Democracy
Jon Alter. Your Gut Only Gets You So Far
NYT. More Troubles for Diebold
Test. Test
Bob Herbert. Bush and Reality
Peter J. Kuznick. Scientists on the Stump
Sidney Blumenthal. Retreat Into a Substitute Reality
Paul Waldman. Reversal of Fortune; Kerry’s back on top. Will it last?
John Gorenfeld. Berkeley Radicals; Michelle Malkin says the Japanese and the Arabs are conspiring to destroy America!
Action Fund Daily Progress Report. Putting Ideology Over Science
Noy Thrupkaew. Apocalypse Then; A new film shows how John Kerry and other young men dealt with the horrors of Vietnam
John Gartner. Music with a Message
Barbara Ehrenreich. To Catch a Thief

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October 01, 2004

Friday

News
AP. Post-Debate Polls Favor Kerry
SFC. Some undecided readers who watched debate give edge to Kerry
Reuters. Senators Slam Republican Party for Bible Pamphlet
DailyCal. Asian Americans Unite to Fight Voter Apathy
SacBee. Sons killed in Iraq; mothers turn political
GWHatchet. Sen. Kennedy blasts Bush in GW speech
NBCSandiego.com. Al Franken Brings Air America To San Diego
WP. Call for Probe Into Race Relations
WP. House Rejects Gay Marriage Ban
WP. Offensive in Rebel Haven Underway
AP. Nevada ACLU likes federal court ruling against Patriot Act
AP. Document: Bush Leaves Military Service
AP. Edwards: Religion Shouldn't Divide Voters
AP. Focus Group Gives Slight Edge to Kerry
AP. U.S. presidential debate facinates world
BG. Round One: Bush, Kerry trade tough words on Iraq
AP. 96 Killed in Major U.S. Assault in Iraq
NYT. Inspector General Says E.P.A. Rule Aids Polluters
NYT. Its Recruitment Goals Pressing, the Army Will Ease Some Standards
NYT. For Merck, Defense of a Drug Crumbles at a Difficult Time
NYT. House Ethics Panel Says DeLay Tried to Trade Favor for a Vote
NYT. Bush and Kerry Clash Over Iraq in Debate

Commentary
Krugman. America's Lost Respect
James Ridgeway. A Knockout for Kerry; Big John Sends Dubya to the Mat in Round One
E. J. Dionne Jr. Spinning the Debate in Advance
SFC. A sharp debate
Helen Thomas. Elections watched by foreign observers
Seattle PI. Kerry makes his case
Jonathan Chait. Oh, Now That's Rich!
Bill Maher. We Need an Exit Strategy, Not a Couscous Recipe
LAT. Kerry Won. However ...
Thomas Oliphant. Bush's costly gaffe
Derrick Z. Jackson. Kerry holds his fire
BG. Kerry's turnaround
Buzzflash. BuzzFlash Declares Kerry the Winner of Round One: He Puts Bush on the Defensive. The Weasel in Chief Appeared to Get Smaller by the Minute
Paul Glastris, Gayle Smith, Michael Tomasky, Robert Borosage. Neutralizing The Flip-Flop Charge
John Nichols. Whiner-in-Chief; A sullen George W. Bush grumbles about how hard it is to be president
David Corn. Kerry Keeps Hopes Alive
Paul Waldman. It's Not What I Do, It's What I Say; The rhetorical presidency
Tim Grieve. It's the IQ, stupid; Kerry outsmarts Bush in crucial first debate
Garance Franke-Ruta. Sunshine State?
Harold Meyerson. The Clear Candidate
AlterNet. Short Takes on the Debate
Steven Rosenfeld, Jan Frel. Father Kerry vs. Boy George

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September 30, 2004

Thursday

News
Guardian. Blair avoids Iraq vote defeat
LAT. Iraq War Weighs Heavy on New Mexico's Voters
LAT. Test
SFC. Outsourcing Bills Vetoed; Schwarzenegger nixes anti-outsourcing legislation, and signs ban on foie gras.
AP. Kerry calls Bush 'a clever debater,' says he will make his own policies clear
Bloomberg. Bush Leads Kerry by 5 Points in LA Times Poll Ahead of Debate
BBC. Kerry and Bush to go head-to-head
WP. Court Strikes Down Part of Patriot Act
WP. GOP Drops Work on Balanced Budget
WP. Assembling War Records a Challenge
WP. Baseball Coming Back to the District
NYT. Leaders Say Senate Can Act on 9/11 Bills Soon
NYT. Senate Opens Hearings on Lobbyists for Tribes
NYT. In Debate on Foreign Policy, Wide Gulf or Splitting Hairs?
Arizona Republic. Thousands turn out as concert drums up Kerry support
Plain-Dealer. Singing Out To Sway Voters
NewScientist. Russia set to approve climate change plan
CNN. Gaza fighting kills at least 22

Commentary
Tom Barry. Is Iran Next? The Pentagon neocons who brought you the war in Iraq have a new target
Eric Reeves. Despairing for Darfur; Despite increasing coverage, the press has failed to impart the extent of the genocide
Michelle Goldberg. "Bush lied, my son died" In excruciating new TV ads, family members of soldiers killed in Iraq speak out about the horrible waste of their loved ones' lives
Eric Boehlert. Joe McCarthy lives; The Bush campaign's attacks on Democrats as "soft on terrorism" recall the dark arts of the demagogic senator. And once again, the press is playing along
Tim Grieve. Fact-checking Bush; Since the media has failed to call the president on his lies and flip-flops, Kerry must do the job in the debate
Michelle Goldberg. Marine declares war on Bush; Iraq war veteran Steve Brozak is running hard for Congress. And he's turning his campaign into a referendum on Bush's military folly
Richard A. Clarke. The Iran Threat
Madeleine K. Albright. Changing Direction
Test. Hype, Not Hope, From Big Pharma
Adam Tenner. CDC Lacks Youth Agenda
Jim Lobe. Americans Say No to Unilateralism
Anna Greenberg. The Security Mom Myth

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September 29, 2004

Wed

News
Guardian. Blair refuses to say sorry; Last minute changes water down admission over Iraq
AFP. Congresswoman demands probe of alleged coercion by US Army recruiters
AP. Nader Supporters Lose Supreme Court Appeal
AP. Activists Sue Over Calif. Forest Plan
AP. GAO: White House Violated Law on Medicare
AP. Edwards Appeals to Women on Terror Issue
AP. Kerry Must Win the 'Persuadable' Vote
Newsday. The hardest of lessons — again; For the third time, students and staff deal with the death of one of their graduates in the war against terror
AP. Two Sentenced to Death for Cole Bombing
WP. Justices to Hear Property Case
WP. House GOP Shifts on Intelligence Bill
WP. Sept. 11 Widow Joins Campaign
WP. Doubts Over Missile System - $100B interceptor network hasn't been subjected to realistic testing
NYT. White House Generally Backs Senate Intelligence Measure
NYT. With Oil Near $50 a Barrel, Gas Prices Start to Inch Up
NYT. Iraq Study Sees Rebels' Attacks as Widespread
NYT. Hurdles Remain for American Voters Who Live Overseas
Reuters. Campaign Puts Polling Methods Under Microscope
Reuters. Bush Disputes Charge of Favorable Treatment in Guard

Commentary
Matt Kelemen. In League with Extraordinary Gentlemen - "Going Upriver," George Butler's documentary about John Kerry, tells the story of Kerry's two wars – Vietnam and the peace movement.
David Morris. There Is a Difference
Jared Bernstein. The Squeeze is On - The last three years have hurt the middle class -- no matter what the American Enterprise Institute or Slate might say
Michael T. Klare. Nonproliferation Politics
Eric Boehlert. Operation American Repression? An Army officer in Iraq who wrote a highly critical article on the administration's conduct of the war is being investigated for disloyalty -- if charged and convicted, he could get 20 years
Matthew Yglesias. Optimist Club - Some people want to fix things in Iraq. Bush sees only a flawless policy
Jeffrey Dubner. Put Up or Shut Up - It’s time for disgruntled conservatives to decide which is more important: their president or their principles
Mary Jacoby. The Cowardly Broadcasting System; CBS cravenly killed a "60 Minutes" segment about Bush's deceptive case for invading Iraq. What did it contain that was too much for voters to see?
Thomas F. Schaller. The NASCAR Debates; Sixteen questions the President would rather not answer in Miami
John W. Dean. The Next President Is Likely to Appoint At Least Three Supreme Court Justices
Will Durst. Cheater's proof; Florida deluge is God's wrath for election theft
Bill Berkowitz. Closing California; Two new anti-immigration initiatives intend to revive the state's highly divisive Proposition 187
Molly Ivins. The twilight zone of wonderland; When things get this weird, one metaphor just isn't enough
Josh Moskowitz. Iraq a catastrophic error, soldiers pay the price
Derrick Z. Jackson. Having it all in America
Robert Kuttner. Rethinking free trade
Harold Meyerson. How Republicans Define Security
NYT. Warnings on Warming
Al Gore. How to Debate George Bush
Daniel Ellsberg. Truths Worth Telling
George Soros. Why We Must Not Re-elect President Bush

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September 28, 2004

Tuesday

News
WP. Poll Shows Bush With Solid Lead Over Kerry; Despite Iraq concerns, voters find president a stronger leader; attacks erode Democrat's support
WP. Democrats Woo Undecideds in Mo.
WP. Foundation's Funds Diverted - Charity's spending benefits GOP lobbyist Jack Abramoff, not youths
AP. Lawmakers Want Paper Records of E-Ballots
AP. Bush, Kerry Pause to Trade Barbs on Iraq
Reuters. Daschle Faces Tough Test in Tight South Dakota Race
Reuters. Bush Mocks Kerry for 'Changing Positions' on Iraq
BG. Kerry says he would seek nations' input on Iraq
BG. Bush targets Kerry in Ohio
BG. Democrats rip House GOP proposal on intelligence
Seattle Times. U.S. tactics on re-upping challenged
NYDN. Carter senses another Florida vote mess
LAT. Bin Laden's Image Crops Up in Ads
LAT. Insurgents Are Mostly Iraqis, U.S. Military Says
LAT. Insurgents Keep Iraqi City on the Edge of Chaos
WP. New Ads Attack War Stances
WP. Once Bedrock GOP, N.H. Is in Play
NYT. Inquiry on Medicare Finds Improper Limits on Choices
NYT. Sikh Group Stands out In Homeland Security Field
NYT. F.B.I. Said to Lag on Translations of Terror Tapes
NYT. Kennedy Denounces Bush Policies
NYT. Supporters Get Incentive Plans at Bush Rallies

Commentary
Pete Kotz. Country Club Swagger - It doesn't matter if you're left or right. Bush is an embarrassment to real men
Peter Kornbluh. Before Abu Ghraib… The United States has a long, sad history of sanctioning murder and torture.
Rahul Mahajan. The Bush Definition of Democracy
Susan Cooper Eastman. Did Fear of Flying End Bush's Air National Guard Career?
Michael Tomasky. Gimme an 'O'. . . Attacks work. And in the final weeks, Kerry should attack Bush on his biggest weakness of all
Mary Lynn F. Jones. No Rest for the Wicked: Karl Rove seems to think he can glide to victory; he may be shocked in November.
Christian Weller. Underlying Causes of Trade Deficit Cast Doubt on Future Improvements
Cynthia Tucker. The Cosby consensus; Bill Cosby's plain-spokenness comes not a moment too soon
John Nichols. Debate Halliburton
Howard Dean. The Myth of Corporate Accountability
Thomas Oliphant. Third party could tilt Nevada to Kerry
Barney Frank. A Social Security swindle
LAT. How Dare Kerry Speak Up
Robert Scheer. The Dangers of a 'What the Heck' Vote
Yusuf Islam. Something Bad Has Begun; The former Cat Stevens says he hasn't changed but the U.S. has
Jimmy Carter. Still Seeking a Fair Florida Vote
Marie Cocco. Style, not substance, rules debates
Helen Thomas. Saying U.N. backed war doesn't make it so
E. J. Dionne Jr. How to Win the Heartland
Krugman. Swagger vs. Substance
NYT. Barriers to Student Voting
Robert L. Borosage. Keep the Promise to Our Children
Katha Pollitt. Fox Hunts Student Voters
Chris Floyd. Global Eye: Blurred Vision

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September 23, 2004

Thursday

News
Newsweek. The Gas Miser: Toyota's new hybrid may just be the biggest thing in cars since the combustion engine
AP. US Urges Changes in Watch List Rules
AP. Kerry Says Bush's 'Blunder; Kerry Tells AP That Bush's 'Blunders' on Progress in Iraq Show President Is Avoiding Reality
AP. Bush Team Orchestrates Larger Ad Campaign
AP. Bush Hopes Allawi Can Reassure U.S. Voters
AP. U.S. Rules Out Iraq Women Prisoner Release
Reuters. Cat Stevens Calls U.S. Deportation 'Ridiculous'
Reuters. Kerry: Bush's Iraq, Domestic Policies 'Guesswork'
Reuters. Hurricane Impact Drives Up Jobless Claims
LAT. Iraq, U.S. Differ on Prisoner Release
LAT. Cal Voters Stay in Kerry's Corner
LAT. U.S. Hand Seen in Afghan Election
WP. GOP Rallies to DeLay After Charges
WP. Bush, Kerry Plan Debate Workouts
WP. Security Delays Green Cards
NYT. Deal in Congress to Keep Tax Cuts, Widening Deficit
NYT. U.S. to Free 'Enemy Combatant,' Bowing to Supreme Court Ruling
NYT. Politicians Go Courting on Indian Reservations
NYT. Senate Confirms Goss as Intelligence Chief

Commentary
Jason DeParle. Welfare to What?
Michael Scherer. Dealing with the Merchant of Death
Chris Wells. State should lead oceans restoration
Marie Cocco. Bush's pep talk fails to rally the UN
David Corn. The Resurrection: John Kerry comes to life on Iraq
Anne-Marie Cusac. Bullies at the Voting Booth
Geov Parrish. President Peter Pan
Joe Conason. Republican Senators tell unpleasant truths
Marc Cooper. Voting in the Void? Ronnie Dugger warns about the growing use of electonic voting machines
Arianna Huffington. The nation's future also depends on the outcome of three Senate races, which the Democrats could sweep
Sidney Blumenthal. Like a bubble boy, Bush lives in a world immune from the realities of Iraq
Phillip Robertson. Hell: Salon's war correspondent on the Iraq inferno
Robert B. Reich. Deficient Deficit Debate; We need a debate on deficits, not party dogma.
Lawrence Mishel. Schoolhouse Schlock; Conservatives hold research on charter schools to a new, low standard
Sandip Roy. Swing State Envy
Ruy Teixeira. Decoding the National Polls
Robert Cole. The Disease of Right-wing Framing

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September 22, 2004

Wed

News
Zogby. Race for President Falls Back into Dead Heat, New Zogby Interactive Presidential Battleground Poll Reveals
WP. White House Links Memos, Kerry Camp
WP. Kerry Says Bush Lacks Credibility
WP. Prison report criticizes Indian Affairs bureau
Reuters. Singer Cat Stevens Denied U.S. Entry, Flight Diverted
ChicST. Kerry says Bush trying to shift topic
LAT. The News Keeps Getting Worse for Embarrassed CBS
LAT. Texans at Odds Over Bush Reforms
LAT. Bush, Annan Speeches Show Divisions on Iraq
AP. Bush Mixing Diplomacy and Campaigning
AP. Bush, Annan Spar Over Iraq War at U.N.
AP. Iraq Turns Over Decapitated Corpse to U.S.
Reuters. Iran Calls on World to Recognize Its Atomic Rights
Reuters. Nader Blames Kerry for Ballot Access Fight
Reuters. Iraq May Free Woman Prisoner, Briton Under Threat
BG. In Florida stop, Kerry hammers Bush on health care policy
BG. Kerry looks to clarify stance, views on Iraq
BG. At UN, Bush defends war
NYT. Kerry in a Struggle for a Democratic Base: Women
NYT. U.S. Seeks Cuts in Housing Aid to Urban Poor
NYT. Iraqi Officials Say Prisoner Will Be Freed
NYT. 3 DeLay Aides Facing Charges in Fund-Raising

Commentary
Bernie Sanders. Time to Commit
Dallas Observer. The Right's Stuff; A Texas-based band of conservative warriors tackles the left on its own turf--the street
Harold Meyerson. Blocking the Latino Ballot? (
Seattle PI. Kerry finds his voice; Sen. John Kerry has begun to dish out the straight talk Americans deserve about Iraq. Finally
Seattle PI. War is peace
Newsday. CBS error makes all journalists look bad
Dan Plesch. The case for impeachment; There is no doubt Blair misled parliament over the war.
Derrick Z. Jackson. Republican discord in the Senate
Robert Kuttner. A broken promise to children
E.J. Dionne, Jr. Messing up and fessing up; Dan Rather gets the second part right -- will Dubya follow?
Barbara Ehrenreich. To Catch a Thief
Molly Ivins. Them's fightin' words; Memo from Texas: Opposition in non-swing states can stand up, too
James K. Galbraith. The Afghan Effect?
David Ost. Letter From Poland; Bush has managed to puncture Poles' image of America as essentially good
David Cole. Ashcroft: 0 for 5,000
Center for American Progress. President Fails To Answer Critical Questions Before United Nations
Robert O. Boorstin. Bush Declares Premature Victory In Iraq
Noy Thrupkaew. Texas Film-School Massacre; Michael Moore-bashing, conspiracy theories, and more at the first conservative film festival
Matthew Yglesias. Nothing But Talk
Mark Weisbrot. No Taxes for Owners, Only Workers
Nina Burleigh. The Son of Reagan

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September 20, 2004

Monday

News
AP. More Young people registering to vote
Chicago Tribune. Hurricanes throw new wrinkle into presidential race in Fla.
BG. Kerry camp plans for hard road ahead
BG. Kerry says US has lost its 'moral authority'
Copley. LaHood: Illinois GOP has much to do
LAT. Iraq Leader Will Face Doubts on Visit to U.S.
LAT. Slogan Gives Kerry 'New Direction'
WP. Democrats Say Justice Plays Politics
WP. More U.S. Families Struggle
WP. Bush, Kerry Tentatively Settle on Three Debates
AP. Daschle, Thune Debate Campaign Tactics
AP. Edwards Raps Hastert on al-Qaida Comments
AP. President Bush Defends Iraq Policy
AP. Kerry Lays Out Plan to Bring Peace in Iraq
NYT. South Dakota: Daschle Defends Iraq Remarks
NYT. Blair Admonishes Iraq Skeptics
NYT. Effort to Train New Iraqi Army Is Facing Delays

Commentary
Lou Dubose. Don't Mess With Texas: Character Assassination and Karl Rove
Bob Herbert. Waiting for the Candidate to Emerge
NYT. In Defense of Civil Liberties
Scott Henry. Zell's final zag; Could Miller's unbalanced keynote tirade hurt the GOP?
Donna Ladd. For Whom the Zell Tolls
Jimmy Breslin. A Key Question from a Slain GI's Mother
Diane Davis Santoriello. For whom did my son die in Iraq?
Bill Berkowitz. Bush’s hollow Iraq narrative
Kiersten Stewart. Uncle Sam Wants You to Get Married
Mary Jacoby. Seymour Hersh's alternative history of Bush's war
Eric Boehlert. Bush in the National Guard: A primer; The flap over dubious documents has obscured the real story
Christian Weller. Don’t Lose Heart
Jonathan Marlow. The True Swift Boat Story
Laurie Spivak. Not On Our Side; By harnessing the creativity of the progressive community, MoveOn counters the Bush administration's cynical and deceptive ad campaign with flair
Kelly Hearn. The Raid on Medicare

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September 17, 2004

Friday!

News
AP. Judge Orders U.S. to Find Bush Records
AP. New Kerry Ad Attacks Cheney, Halliburton
AP. Bush Leads in One Poll, Tied in Another
AP. U.S. Weapons Inspector: Iraq Had No WMD
Reuters. Poll Finds Bush Lead Surging Among Likely Voters
Reuters. Kerry and Bush Clash Over Outlook for Iraq
Hill. Courts may be stripped on pledge
Hill. Ethics complaint unravels; Bell’s case against Tom DeLay likely to be dismissed
BG. Romney targeting legislative races
BG. Global team set to monitor election
BG. In N.J., Laura Bush stumps for spouse on Democratic turf
BG. Edwards jabs VPover eBay remarks
BG. Bush intelligence plan falls short of 9/11 panel advice
BG. Bush, Kerry offer two views on Iraq
Des Moines Register. Hundreds buy voter names, numbers
NYT. Private Plans Costing More for Medicare
NYT. General Warns of a Shortage of Specialists
NYT. Iraq Study Finds Desire for Arms, but Not Capacity
Bangor Daily News. Group strives to boost youth turnout at polls
Rocky Mountain News. Kerry, Bush running even
Orlando Sentinel. Veteran urges Kerry to be aggressive; Jim Rassmann, who says the candidate saved his life, is campaigning in Florida
LAT. Democrat Takes Off the Gloves on Iraq Debate
LAT. Bush and Kerry See Openings in Military Vote
LAT. U.S. Death Toll in Iraq at Least 52 This Month
LAT. Unease Over Iraq Shadows President's Optimism
WP. Yeltsin Speaks Out in Behalf of Putin
WP. Rumored CBS Source Well-Regarded
WP. Bush Ventures to Democratic Territory
CSM. At campaign's ground zero, Ohio tilting toward Bush

Commentary
Bill Maher. From Campaign Trail to Ho Chi Minh Trail
Bob Herbert. This Is Bush's Vietnam
E. J. Dionne Jr. 'Conservative' World Order?
Howard Zinn. Kerry must become the new anti-war candidate
The Guardian. The war was illegal
Brent Staples. How Denying the Vote to Ex-Offenders Undermines Democracy
BG. Ugly truths about Iraq
Bill Berkowitz. Pakistan playing ball with Bush
Arianna Huffington. Special delivery A Hogwarts Howler for the American voter
Molly Ivins. Why history is relevant; Shouldn't we understand our enemies in order to combat them?
Mary Jacoby. "Fantasy" clashes with reality over Iraq policy; Analysts say the new National Intelligence Estimate gets it right. One intriguing question remains: Who commissioned it and why?
David Corn. Swift Vets Keep Misfiring--and Misleading
Micah L. Sifry & Nancy Watzman. Security for Sale
William Greider. Eclipsed; Bush's war is destroying the US army, just as LBJ's war did
Sasha Abramsky. Supporting the Troops, Not the War
Kiersten Stewart. Uncle Sam Wants You to Get Married; Republican marriage promotion programs encourage women to stay in abusive relationships
Stephen L. Robinson. Hidden Toll of the War In Iraq
Eric Alterman and Paul McLeary. Meanwhile, in the Real World...
Terence Samuel. Blowback House Democrats haven’t given up on John Kerry. Here are three reasons why
James Bovard. Bush's campaign "assets" are his worst liabilities
John Gershman. Losing the Battle with Terror
Scott Thill. Beatboxing at the Ballot Box

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September 16, 2004

Thursday Stories

News
Reuters. CBS Insists Anti-Bush Memos Accurate
Knight Ridder. Amendment would drop requirement that president be U.S.-born
Test. Test
SFC. Senate votes to renew controversial water plan
BBC. New doubts on Bush military memos
WP. Judge Denies Bush's '527' Request
AP. 116 US death row inmates cleared over 28 years: report
AP. Congress Details New Intelligence Plan
AP. CBS Softens Defense of Bush Documents
AP. Judge dismisses charges vs. Bush protester
AP. Bush to push health care agenda in Minn
BG. Bush reaches out to Hispanic voters
BG. Kerry: Bush offers little except blame
NYT. Kerry Mounts Fierce Attack on Bush's Economic Policies
NYT. Civilian Dead, and Bitterness: No Way to Bridge the Rage?
NYT. U.S. Intelligence Shows Pessimism on Iraq's Future
NYT. Democrats Seek Louder Voice From Edwards
Reuters. Democrats Lose Bid for Energy Task Force Info
Reuters. Bush Woos Hispanics, Touts Economic Policies
Reuters. Florida Top Court Intervenes in Nader Ballot Row

Commentary
motherjones. Every Vote Counts
Bruce Ackerman. Abu Ghraib Requires a Political Response
Marie Cocco. A European look at terrorism threat
Jonathan Turley. Soldiers of Fortune -- at What Price?
Sidney Blumenthal. Far graver than Vietnam
Ellen Goodman. Calm eye in Kerry's storm
Larry David. Are You Undecided? Or Not?
Howard Dean. Moving past the expiration date on safety
Will Boisvert. Cross Culture; Uncivil civility, unfunny comedy, and the search for self at the RNC
Anne-Marie Cusac. Bullies at the Voting Booth
Robert B. Reich. Bankruptcy: The Real Story
David Donnelly. Selling the White House to the Top Bidder
John Nichols. Vice President of the Apocalypse; Dick Cheney's warped world view.
Mark Lloyd. Word Games at the FCC
Jodi Jacobson. Women's Health, Women's Rights
David J. Sirota and Jonathan Baskin. The Greed Factor
Anne Brodsky. Whither Afghanistan?

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September 15, 2004

Wed Stories

News
AP. U.S. colleges get F in affordability
Reuters. U.S. Shifts Focus in Iraq Aid to Boost Security
AP. Americans Accused of Torture Sentenced
AP. Cheney Criticizes Kerry for Dean Comments
AP. Reports Fuel Doubts on CBS Bush Story
AP. Gregoire Wins Democrat Wash. Governor Nod
AP. Kerry Critiquing Bush's Economic Record
AP. Shrinking Battlefield Changes Strategies
LAT. Kerry Says President Hid Truth on Medicare Costs
LAT. Writer Is Top 'Texans' Donor; 'Seinfeld' scribe gives to group offering a reward for proof of Bush Guard
LAT. Typist Recalls Memos About Bush; But the commander's secretary says she thinks the ones that surfaced last week are fakes
WP. Okla. Senate Candidate Is Accused of Fraud
WP. Goss Vows Nonpartisan Leadership
WP. Barry In, 3 D.C. Council Incumbents Out
NYT. The Billions: Seeing Threat to Iraq Elections, U.S. Seeks to Shift Rebuilding Funds to Security
NYT. Bush Says He Is Proud of His Service
NYT. Vote Drives Gain Avid Attention of Youth in '04
NYT. At Least 60 Killed in Two Days of Attacks in Iraq

Commentary
Thomas F. Schaller. From Bad to Worse; If fatality and casualty rates were going down instead of up, would it be major media talking point right now?
Harold Meyerson. The Speaker Slanders
Frederick Sweet. George W. Bush's Cowardice
Regis T. Sabol. Exploiting Horror to Win Election
Robert Scheer. 'If only Kerry were from the Bronx'
Pete McCloskey. 'If you're a true Republican, you'll vote for Kerry'
Molly Ivins. Iraq outrage; Troops following orders from General Rove, against advice of military officers on ground
Joe Conason. A misbegotten diversion; a monumental tragedy
Patrick Guerriero. GOP Gay Group Has a Word for Bush: No
Robert Kuttner. Kerry must 'reframe' Bush -- and fast
Derrick Z. Jackson. Victims of the gun lobby
Chalmers Johnson. The Military-Industrial Man: How Local Politics Works in America -- or a "Duke" in Every District
David Corn. Taking Dives for the Bush Mob
Mary Jacoby. "President Bush thwarted our attempts at every turn" The widows known as the "Jersey Girls" changed history by demanding an independent 9/11 investigation. Now they want to change who's president -- though some voted for Bush four years ago
Dorian Friedman. Business: Ally or Obstacle?
Bruce Ackerman. Like Father, Like Son; Who was the first president to malign his opponent in a re-nomination speech? Bush Senior
Ian Williams. Deserter at the Helm!

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September 14, 2004

Tuesday

News
IBD. Bush-Kerry Race Tied As RNC Bounce Fades, New IBD Survey Shows
USA TODAY. Amnesty International: 1 in 9 Americans harassed for race, religion or ethnicity
Newsday. Ground Zero workers sue over toxic exposure
Newsday. Weapons ban lapse a personal setback for McCarthy
AP. Baghdad Car Bomb Kills Dozens Near Police Station
LAT. Colleges Stumble in Aiding Voter Registration
LAT. Different Cures for Healthcare Crisis
WP. Cheney: Terrorism Views May Shift
WP. House Plans D.C. Guns Vote
WP. No Cheers Over Gun Ban's End
NYT. The President: Bush Describes Kerry's Health Care Proposal as a 'Government Takeover'
NYT. Powell Rejects 9/11 Panel's Plan for Intelligence Office
NYT. New Priorities in Environment
NYT. U.S. Attacks Rebel Base in Falluja

Commentary
Thomas Oliphant. Will voters get the debates they deserve?
Marie Cocco. Fire Ashcroft for clear incompetence
Garrison Keillor. Here's what happened to the Republican Party
Helen Thomas. Cheney takes the low road
E. J. Dionne Jr. Staring Down the Barrel of The NRA
NYT. Junking Science; The latest example of the Bush administration's deliberate scientific confusion concerns the marbled murrelet, an endangered seabird
Krugman. Taking On the Myth
Richard Cohen. Ted Kennedy's Lesson for Kerry
David Corn. Taking Dives for the Bush Mob: Another Sunday morning, and Colin Powell is out there spinning for Bush
Katha Pollitt. The Girlie Vote: In the contest between real men and girlie men, women don't exist
Anne E. Brodsky. Leapfrog: America is playing a dangerous game with Afghanistan
Robert Schlesinger. Medicine man: The future of GOP control of the Senate depends on Oklahoma Republican candidate Tom Coburn, a former doctor who has covered up a scandal from his past until now
David Talbot. Don't mess with the Bushes; In her new book, Kitty Kelley shows how the first family intimidates those who've tried to expose the clan's dark secrets of drugs, drinking, womanizing and nepotism. Now they're coming after her
Ben Hubbard and David Halperin. Are Universities Really So Liberal?
Daily Progress Report. Flailing In Fallujah
Mary Lynn F. Jones. Boundless Ambition; Six senators are vying for Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's spot in 2006 -- and the strongest candidate is the scariest.
Matthew Yglesias. Isn't It Ironic; If Bush were really worried about nukes, he'd shut down the Pakistani arms bazaar, among other things
Solana Pyne. With college loans, scarce jobs, low wages, no health coverage, young people are getting squeezed from all sides. It’s time to fight back at the ballot box
Scott Harris. Trading With the Enemy; Some Naderites and Greens are pushing vote-trading: "Register Green. Vote Kerry. Beat Bush." But is it legal – and will it work?
Tony Kushner. Despair Is a Lie We Tell Ourselves
Michael Shellenberger, Ted Nordhaus. While Bush's life story is widely known, follies and all, in the public imagination Kerry's life appears to start at Vietnam – although his choices before that moment speak to his character

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September 10, 2004

Friday

News
BG. More smaller groups airing political ads
PhillyInq. Gore, in Pa. backing Hoeffel, blasts Bush and Specter
BG. Kerry team, DNC hit Bush on Guard issue
AP. Bush Criticizes Kerry on Iraq War Stance
AP. Kerry Hits Bush on Lapse of Weapons Ban
Star-Ledger. Bush makes a race of it in Jersey; Poll finds Kerry's 20-point lead has nearly vanished in a month
Reuters. Cheney Tempers Kerry Comments
ABC. Widow calls wording in memo "suspect."
SacBee. Domestic partner privileges upheld; A judge rules two laws don't violate state's marriage measure
NYT. As Expiration Looms, Gun Ban's Effect Is Debated
NYT. Eisner Plans to Step Down as Disney Chief in 2006
NYT. Army Says C.I.A. Hid More Iraqis Than It Claimed
NYT. Campaigns Enlist Big Names to Set Debates' Details
LAT. Guard Memos Fuel Another Vietnam-Era Battle
LAT. Politics Off Radar in Battered-Ground State
LAT. Indonesia Death Toll Rises to 9
WP. Kerry Team's Shrum Is Loss Leader
WP. Bush Faulted on Arms Ban
WP. Polls Suggest Iraq War Isn't Hurting President
Statesman-Journal. Bikers become ballot boosters

Commentary
Herbert. How Many Deaths?
Krugman. Dishonesty Thing
Sean Aday. Angus-Eating Surrender Monkeys; Why Bush's Surrender - and Kerry's - Matter
Maureen Dowd. Cheney on scare campaign for votes
Kenneth S. Baer. What I Learned in Tel Aviv; John Kerry has to campaign in a terrified America
Gerald Rellick. Riding Fear To Victory? Why do half of all Americans embrace our most incompetent and most reckless president, our most hated president overseas?
Bill Berkowitz. Is there an assault weapon in your future?
Ellen Goodman. Vote Bush or die; 9/11 happened during first Bush term -- if we don't give him a second term, he says it will happen again
Geov Parrish. The obsession; Why we need to get over 9-11 and the culture of fear it has generated
Derrick Z. Jackson. As war toll climbs, Bush still deceives
BG. Cheney's threat
Katha Pollitt. The Girlie Vote
Judd Legum and David Sirota. Vote for Bush or Die
The Nation. Iraq and 1,000 Deaths; Iraq is not a quagmire; it is, rather, a massive explosion
Deanna Zandt, Evan Derkacz. Top Ten Censored Stories of 2003-2004
Bill Moyers. Asleep at the Wheel

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September 09, 2004

Thursday Stories

News
Guardian. Bush attacked over army record; New scrutiny over president's Vietnam-era service record
LAT. Study: Smog Causes Lifelong Harm
LAT. Kerry Says War Siphoning Billions From Home Front
LAT. 14 States to Get Democratic Ads
LAT. Bush Invokes Truman in Promoting Global Strategy
NYT. Documents Suggest Special Treatment for Bush in Guard
NYT. For 1,000 Troops, There Is No Going Home
NYT. Bush Now Backs Budget Powers in New Spy Post
NYT. Effort to Renew Weapons Ban Falters on Hill
BG. Bid cited to boost Bush in Guard
BG. Kerry calls Iraq war 'catastrophic choice'
AP. Gore: Cheney 'wrong choice' remark sleazy
AP. Soldier, statesman ... rocker? Old Kerry album of New Hampshire band gets second look
AP. Bush to promote economic program in Pa. (
AP. Health Care Premiums Jump 11.2 Percent
USA TODAY. Exposed to pollutions, kids' lungs show later function loss
Reuters. Russia Warns West Against Meddling in Chechnya
Trenton Times. NJ Special election argued
AZ Republic. Conservatives knock off GOP moderates in statehouse races
Guardian. Australian embassy bomb kills 8; At least eight people die in Jakarta attack
DesMoinesReg. More owners trading in SUVs
DesMoinesReg. Iowa hit hard by Medicare increase

Commentary
DesMoinesReg. Despicable use of fear:How dare the vice president in charge on 9/11 imply that others will let America be attacked
Test. Now it's Bush's turn to squirm; Evidence of the president's fudged war record emerged in time to undermine the Republicans' triumphal march
LAT. Hucksters on the Hustings
Anna Politkovskaya. Poisoned by Putin; The horror of Beslan was made still worse by the intimidation of Russia's servile media
Newsday. Gun Ban; Bush hasn’t lifted a finger to help
James Klurfeld. Cheney's 'warning' is the lowest blow yet
Marie Cocco. Bush flip-flops on weapons ban pledge
Steve Benen. Pay to Play; If Bush wants to host private, exclusive rallies, he should pay for them
Peter Dreier. The Suburbanization of Poverty
Farai Chideya. Will the Hip Hop Generation Go Green?
Evan Derkacz. George Bush, This is Your Life
Richard Cohen. Red Scare, Updated
Jon Corzine and Richard Holbrooke. Help the African Union
Ellen Goodman. A grand vision

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September 07, 2004

Tuesday

News
AP. Bush Lauds Strength of Economy
Scripps Howard. U.S. faces complex job picture
AP. Intelligence Changes Stymied by Turf Wars
AP. Taxpayer Money Is Fraction of Campaign
IHT. War of words over espionage probe
USAT. U.S. Muslims urge voters; Group to announce candidate endorsement by month's end.
USAT. Heinz Kerry taken to hospital
Reuters. Bush Asks for $2 Bln for Florida, to Visit State
WP. At Odds on How -- and Whether -- to Resolve Pay Gap for Guard and Reserves
WP. Bush Keeps Focus on Security
WP. Kerry Slams Bush on Iraq
NYT. Big Clinton Role in Kerry Campaign Is Seen as Unlikely
NYT. The Running Mates: Cheney's Praise of Bush Takes a Dig at Clinton (and Reagan)
NYT. 7 U.S. Marines and 3 Iraqis Are Killed in a Car Bomb Attack
NYT. China Ex-President May Be Set to Yield Last Powerful Post
NYT. Bush and Kerry Clash Over Iraq and a Timetable
Newsday. Candidates woo labor groups
Newsday. Clinton narrowly escaped heart attack

Commentary
Krugman. A Mythic Reality
NYT. Voter ID Problems in Florida
Brent Staples. Fighting the AIDS Epidemic by Issuing Condoms in the Prisons
E. J. Dionne Jr. Can Kerry Match The Comeback Kid?
LAT. Labor Pains
John Podesta and David Sirota. Late, Great Middle Class
BG. Risking the nest egg
Eric Alterman and Paul McLeary. Think Again: 'Misplaced Feith'
Scott Lilly. Analysis of the August 2004 Employment Report
Jason Vest and Laura Rozen. Mole Hunt; An expert on U.S.–Israeli relations reveals details from his recent visit with the FBI.
Jared Bernstein. Room for Growth; New data show that our living standards have the potential to go up
Mark Goldberg. A Labor Party No More; Breaking up with Tony Blair is hard to do. TAP talks to Neal Lawson, a journalist and Labor Party activist.
Harry J. Holzer. More Jobs for Young Black Men: What Will It Take?
Trevor Butterworth. The Great OxyContin Scare
Mark Weisbrot. No Picnic; This Labor Day, most U.S. workers are worse off than they were at this time last year
Amanda Griscom. Keep Off the Grass

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September 03, 2004

Friday!

News
NYT. Bush Outlines Plan for a 2nd Term and Attacks Kerry's Record
Reuters. Anti-War Activists Protest Bush Convention Speech
Reuters. Kerry Criticizes Cheney for Avoiding Vietnam War
Reuters. Bush, Kerry Square Off Over Iraq, Jobs
CNN. Pfizer ends discount card for elderly
AP. Bush Pledges Safer World, Resumes Stumping
LAT. Judge, Citing Misconduct, Tosses Terror Convictions
WP. Bush Promises 'a Safer World'
WP. Bush Tries Again With Financial Proposals
WP. Fallout From Miller Speech Unknown
LAT. Kerry Has Sharp Response to GOP Attacks
NYT. Strategy: Buoyed G.O.P. Says It Has Framed Agenda for Fall

Commentary
Krugman. Feel the Hate
Herbert. Heads in the Sand
Derrick Z. Jackson. A plea for national amnesia
Thomas Oliphant. The gloss can't hide Bush's flaws
Sidney Blumenthal. Backwoods preacher pours hellfire on Democrats
E. J. Dionne Jr. The GOP's Dirty Z-Bomb
Newsday. The ‘compassionate conservative’ is back, but why should we believe it?
David Corn. Bush: It's About Me and My Crusade
Mary Jacoby. Swaggering toward Election Day; With the 9/11 tragedy as his backdrop, George Bush rediscovers "compassionate conservatism" in time to court women voters
Alan Bisbort. Lost in Florida
Sean Aday. Read His Lips... if they're moving
Thomas F. Schaller. What bounce? Bush is leading neither among likely nor (especially) registered voters
David Corn. The Bush Mob Orders Up a Hit; Questioning Kerry's patriotism, Zell Miller picks up where the Swift Vets left off
Katrina vanden Heuvel. Zig Zag Zell Wigs Out; We have 60 days left until the election. Here's a modest proposal
Jennifer Block. Women Against Bush: One Message, Many Messengers
Michael Manville. 'Staying angry: Eight loathsome things about the GOP'
Joe Conason. Zell Miller might have zigzagged to please his Big Tobacco benefactors, but his new far-right Christian friend won't like his cigarette breath
Kim Phillips-Fein. Protesters Give Peace a Chance
Williams Cole. A New York Giuliani Wouldn't Like
MotherJones. The Republican Noise Machine; David Brock Interview
Michael Scherer and Barry Yeoman. Acting Up with the Young Republicans

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September 02, 2004

Thursday Stories

News
NYT. Cheney and G.O.P. Mount Vigorous Assault on Kerry
NYT. Tactics by Police Mute the Protesters, and Their Messages
NYT. Military Inquiry: About 2 Dozen G.I.'s to Face Trial or Other Punishment in Deaths of 2 Afghan Prisoners
NYT. Politics: Chalabi, Claiming Exoneration, Plans Another Comeback
ChicST. Pastor rips Muslims, loses polling sites
Reuters. U.S. Air Strike on Iraq's Falluja Kills 17: Doctors
BG. Veterans of Iraq war join forces to protest US invasion
BG. Once scarce in public, Bush adviser Rove making a higher profile
BG. Romney, Healey speeches paint Kerry as a waffler
Newsday. Peaceful day of protests
Newsday. Cheney blisters Kerry; VP derides Kerry for 'indecision,' while Democrat Zell Miller assails his approach to terror war
LAT. Election Official Feels Wrath of Florida Voters; The creator of notorious 'butterfly' ballot loses primary race. She was assailed for refusing to add safeguards to touch- screen polling machines
LAT. GOP Locks In on Theme, and Opens Fire on Kerry
WP. Report Scolds Terrorism Prosecutors
WP. Retired General Franks Supports Bush
WP. Bush to Offer Agenda for 2nd Term
WP. Kerry to Take the Offensive; Democratic nominee explains how he would have handled conflict in Iraq
AP. Bush Ready to Accept GOP Nomination
AP. New Kerry Ads Bring Focus Back on Economy
AP. Bush Begins His Final Push for Votes
AP. Edwards Assails GOP Speakers on Issues
Newsweek. ‘So Much Is at Stake’ A new movement is trying to counter the influence of the religious right. Will it impact the White House race?

Commentary
Michelle Chen. Spreading the word; At St. Marks Church, a protest movement wises up to electoral politics
Joe Conason. A gay old time for the G.O.P.
Bill Berkowitz. Prisons, profits and prophets; Nation's largest private prison corporation joins forces with conservative faith-based ministries
Michael Moore. Don't send more kids to die
Bev Harris. Sum of a Glitch
Stewart Nusbaumer. Whole Lot of Screamin' Goin' On; Republicans manufacture and the media distributes the smears and the lies to drown out the real issues
Frederick Sweet. Bush Keeps Lying About Military Record
Jeff Horwitz. When Washington burned; Conventional wisdom says the country comes together during wartime. But that has not always been the case, says historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. -- not even when the British torched the nation's capital
Tim Grieve. The truth isn't out there; From Dick Cheney on down, the Republican convention's speakers haven't let the facts get in the way of their partisan ferocity
Salon. George W. Bush's missing year
LAT. Guantanamo Farce
Sidney Blumenthal. Dubya doesn't do nuance, Arnie does
Ellen Goodman. The GOP's big show for a tiny group
Barry Yeoman. Fortune Cookie Policy
David Corn. Prom Night; A few tips for George Bush's speechwriters.

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September 01, 2004

Tuesday Stories

News
BG. Democrats' war room fires back
BG. GOP bets on 'convention jockeys'
BG. Illinois GOP lukewarm on Keyes in duel with Obama
BG. Busy Romney stirs buzz in New York
DenPost. GOP is mixed on abortion; Bush isn't
AP. Drug Companies Wooing GOP Pols at RNC
AP. White House in Fight Over Weapons Workers
AP. Cheney to Denounce Kerry's 'Confusion'
WP. Kerry Eyes Detainee Commissions
WP. Speakers Praise Bush's Leadership, Values
WP. Abuse Inquiry Cites 26 GIs
Reuters. Consumers Anxious About Lack of Hiring
Reuters. Kerry Says U.S. Must and Will Win War on Terror
Reuters. Cheney Takes Spotlight at Republican Convention
NYT. Ex-Bush Official Gains in Race for Senate
NYT. In Retreat, Bush Says U.S. Will Win War on Terrorism
NYT. At Least 900 Arrested in City as Protesters Clash With Police
NYT. Upbeat Republicans Revive Bush Theme of Compassion
LAT. 'Outing' Tactic Stirs Debate
LAT. Schlafly is still making her point, unabashedly
LAT. Cheney Redefines VP Role With Influence
LAT. Schwarzenegger Wraps His Life Story Around GOP Themes

Commentary
Harold Meyerson. False Grit
Marie Cocco. Two tales, one city and a time to choose
LAT. Remember Afghanistan?
Matthew Rothschild. Rudy Gets Out the Hatchet
Laurie Spivak. Republican Reality Check: With the death knell of small government pealing in the distance, will Republicans try to coopt progressivism?
Derrick Z. Jackson. President Flip-Flop?
Bill Berkowitz. The real GOP goes MIA in NYC
Don Hazen. Outgunned, Outmatched
Elaine Kamarck. Bush ‘ownership’ plan has problems; The president hopes to persuade voters that his new strategy qualifies him for a second term
Newsday. The issue is what happened later, as Bush led the U.S. into Iraq
Robert Kuttner. Bush's ruinous economic plans
BG. One-note Republicans
Matthew Yglesias. Rudy Can Fail; A former New York City mayor has no business telling us about national security.
Max Blumenthal. White Noise; Anti-immigration zealots have launched a stealth campaign
David Hage. Purgatory of the Working Poor
Eric Boehlert. They knew how to win. Does John Kerry? The Bush machine is running one of the dirtiest -- and most effective -- campaigns in modern history. The Democrats need to get back in the fight
Arianna Huffington. On the record; How can voters believe the president's convention promises, when he's broken so many in the past?
Mark Follman. TRNC bloggers gone wild! They promised substance over style -- hard-hitting, inside scoops. So say hello to Bo Derek, Miss America, TV star Angie Harmon, and "Ari Fleischer's guide to red-hot G.O.P. love." est
David Corn. Safety First
Molly Ivins. Did you sign up for this? Death toll mounts, economic numbers get worse, Ashcroft won't let you read the law, and 'God is in the White House'

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August 27, 2004

Friday

News
CBS. Taxes, Debates Top Campaign Agenda
CBS. Grieving Dad Won't Face Charges
WP. Voters may have their say before Election Day
AP. McCain Furiously Courted by Kerry, Bush
AP. Cabinet Secretaries Hit the Road for Bush
AP. Bush Faces Heavy Pre-RNC Travel Schedule
Reuters. Bush Plans Legal Action on Anti-Kerry Ads
Reuters. Kerry Proposes Crackdown on Credit Card Abuses
Seattle Times. It's official: Locke endorses Gregoire
AP. First large protest kicks off week of expected anti-GOP rallies
LAT. New Passenger Profiling System To Be Tested
LAT. GOP House Candidates Tread Carefully Around Iraq
LAT. Defining Time for Governor
WP. GOP Platform Backs President
WP. Kerry Blames Bush on Poverty Figures
NYT. U.S. Court in New York Rejects Partial-Birth Abortion Ban
NYT. New York Awaits Republicans With Reluctance and Unease
NYT. Army's Report Faults General in Prison Abuse
NYT. Bush Will Back McCain on Ad Crackdown
NYT. Bush Dismisses Idea That Kerry Lied on Vietnam

Commentary
Meredith O'Brien. Bloomberg's Carnival
Scott Thill. Emergency Revolutionary; Margaret Cho is taking her revolution to the streets. The most difficult part of revolution? Feeling you deserve one
Terence Samuel. Front Lines; It's a nasty battle in West Virginia, and it’ll only get worse
Robert Kuttner. Now, Smearing the Trial Lawyers; You're about to see a concentrated campaign against John Edwards' colleagues. Don't buy into it.
Katha Pollitt. Bush Bashers & the Bashers Who Bash Them
William Greider. Damaged Goods
Julian Bond. Jim Crow's New Party
Garrison Keillor. We’re Not in Lake Wobegon Anymore
Bev Harris. Sum of a Glitch; Evidence shows that machines might be the real swing voters this November
Derrick Z. Jackson. Cheney's grand moment of moderation
Naomi Klein. It's time to bring Najaf back home
E. J. Dionne Jr. Love or Ideology? Heart or Strategy?
Bob Herbert. Where Is The Shame?
Paul Krugman. America's Failing Health
NYT. Warming to Global Warming
Judith Droz Keyes. The View From the Boat
Molly Ivins. Conservatives, repent! Swift Boat Liars make Bush's Vietnam years newly relevant, plus, some in GOP begin admitting Iraq was a mistake
Arianna Huffington. Focusing on undecided voters not a very Swift idea

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August 26, 2004

Thursday Stories

News
AP. Edwards reaches out to black Ohio voters
AP. Al Franken urging GOP protests
AP. Iraq Prison Probe Faults Intelligence Unit
AP. Ranks of Poverty, Uninsured Rose in 2003
AP. Man Burns Marine Van After GI Son's Death
LAT. Republican Party's Platform Embraces Constitutional Ban on Same-Sex Marriage
BG. GOP hardens stand against gay marriage
AP. Gov. McGreevey Makes Public Appearance
AP. Witness: Marines Hit Iraq Inmate Who Died
AP. Bush Makes Fourth Trip of Year to N.M.
AP. Democrats' Theme: Mission Not Accomplished
AP. Bush's Father Foresaw Costs of Iraq War
NYT. A Scarred Campaign Veteran, Caught in a New Crossfire
NYT. Lawyer for Bush Quits Over Links to Kerry's Foes
NYT. Internet Gives Teenage Bullies Weapons to Wound From Afar
WP. Voters May Have Their Say Before Election Day
WP. Firing Missives Over Vietnam; Kerry's Special Delivery Finds a Reply Waiting
AP. Republicans Tweak Platform Language; Additions Intended to Underscore Inclusiveness
WP. Daschle's Senate Role Dominates S.D. Race; Rival Says Minority Leader Answers to Liberals
ChicST. Brady blasts Keyes' stand on gun control
ChicTrib. Keyes turns down role at convention
Reuters. Minorities bear brunt of 'subtler' bias at US polls, report says
Reuters. Discrimination at Polls Now 'Subtler, More Creative'
Cox. Campaigns launched to protect minority votes

Commentary
Katrina vanden Heuvel. Oil and the Bush 'Fear Factor'
Robert Scheer. Iraqi Olympic Soccer Players Kick the Stuffing Out of Bush's Fantasy
David L. Englin. Band of Brothers; How Kerry's veterans could send "Brother John" to the White House
Max Blumenthal. The Voting Machine Jackpot
Noy Thrupkaew. The Mark of Rove
Gordon Carmichael. A Veteran for Real Truth; A Vietnam veteran -- and Purple Heart recipient -- reacts to the swift-boat smear.
Matthew Yglesias. Penalty Kicks; Bush tried to take credit for bringing Iraq to the Olympics; their soccer team gave him what he deserved.
Charles P. Pierce. Start Value; There’s a simple reason why George W. Bush should never win the gold: His routine is just too easy
Christian E. Weller. Bush Can't Have His Cake and Eat It, Too
Paul Waldman. Mad As Hell; How I got a disturbing view of Brent Bozell's undying rage
John Nichols. Not So Swift
Joe Conason. Assault on Kerry dishonors G.O.P. What happened to Republican respect for veterans?
BG. Disgraced by Abu Ghraib
Ellen Goodman. Setting back women's rights
Des Moines Register. Rumsfeld should go: Responsibility for prison abuse flowed from many other mistakes at the top
Stewart Nusbaumer. The Republican War Against Vietnam Veterans
Gerald Rellick. Swift Boat Stooges for Bush: Right wing vets use the cheap shot for the political smear: Discredit the sailor and you discredit the political candidate
Sidney Blumenthal. A ruinous trap of their own making; Iraq is now more dangerous to the US than when they went to war
Marie Cocco. Fuhgeddabout making nice; When Bush comes next week, he’ll discover a New York state of aversion to him
Sheryl McCarthy. Guantanamo abuses amount to war crimes
Seattle PI. Scandal taints top brass
Thomas Oliphant. Bush smear could come back to bite him
NYT. Holding the Pentagon Accountable: For Abu Ghraib

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August 19, 2004

Thursday Stories

News
AP. Perks For Peaceful Protesters
LAT. Reporters Fined for Not Giving Sources
LAT. Report on Iraq Prison Abuse Will Widen Blame
AP. Judge sides with hip-hop executive over lobbying fines; Part of NY law unconstitutional
DetFP. U.S. to halt AIDS donation unless other nations pay, too
Lincoln Journal Star. Bereuter: War in Iraq not justified; In a dramatic departure from the Bush administration, Republican Rep. Doug Bereuter says he now believes the U.S. military assault on Iraq was unjustified
Rocky Mountain News. Mines are deep trouble; Report: Abandoned sites slowly polluting state's water supplies
Reuters. Kerry, Bush Vow Help for Veterans, National Guard
BG. Kerry faults Bush on realigning troops
AP. Tensions Rise Between Nader, Opponents
AP. Kerry Connects Job Loss, Health Costs
AP. Bush Vows Push for More Military Benefits
AP. Sen. Corzine Won't Run for N.J. Governor
AP. Military Documents Contradict Kerry Critic
AP. Clashes Erupt in Najaf Despite Peace Plan
NYT. Army, in Shift, Will Pay Halliburton
AP. Kerry Decries Bush Plan to Recall Troops

Commentary
Sidney Blumenthal. Only true believers need apply
Molly Ivins. What. A. Mess. Iraq debacle requires nuance and realism, not bullying 'optimism'
Bill Berkowitz. Bush's dubious terror alerts; Is administration's political agenda driving warnings of terrorism?
Katherine C. Reilly. Google's 'Haphazard' Ad Policy
Katrina vanden Heuvel. Dean's Dozens
Thomas F. Schaller. Indian Interests: What's on the minds of citizens in the world's largest democracy?
David J. Sirota. The Big Squeeze; Republicans have always defended big business. But theyve never done it quite like this
Hazem al-Shara. Motor City, Baghdad
John Pearce. Nader Looms Large
Judith Matloff. Mothers at War
Joshua Holland. The Right's Kind of Campus
Joe Feller. In Grazing Decision, Politics Wins
movingideas. The Battle to Preserve Overtime
Sam Rosenfeld. Bolder in Boulder; Democrats get ready to reclaim Colorado from a decade of conservatism
Jacob Sullum. Not Your Grandfather's Pot

Posted by Eric at 11:14 PM | Comments (31)

Thursday Stories

News
AP. Perks For Peaceful Protesters
LAT. Reporters Fined for Not Giving Sources
LAT. Report on Iraq Prison Abuse Will Widen Blame
AP. Judge sides with hip-hop executive over lobbying fines; Part of NY law unconstitutional
DetFP. U.S. to halt AIDS donation unless other nations pay, too
Lincoln Journal Star. Bereuter: War in Iraq not justified; In a dramatic departure from the Bush administration, Republican Rep. Doug Bereuter says he now believes the U.S. military assault on Iraq was unjustified
Rocky Mountain News. Mines are deep trouble; Report: Abandoned sites slowly polluting state's water supplies
Reuters. Kerry, Bush Vow Help for Veterans, National Guard
BG. Kerry faults Bush on realigning troops
AP. Tensions Rise Between Nader, Opponents
AP. Kerry Connects Job Loss, Health Costs
AP. Bush Vows Push for More Military Benefits
AP. Sen. Corzine Won't Run for N.J. Governor
AP. Military Documents Contradict Kerry Critic
AP. Clashes Erupt in Najaf Despite Peace Plan
NYT. Army, in Shift, Will Pay Halliburton
AP. Kerry Decries Bush Plan to Recall Troops

Commentary
Sidney Blumenthal. Only true believers need apply
Molly Ivins. What. A. Mess. Iraq debacle requires nuance and realism, not bullying 'optimism'
Bill Berkowitz. Bush's dubious terror alerts; Is administration's political agenda driving warnings of terrorism?
Katherine C. Reilly. Google's 'Haphazard' Ad Policy
Katrina vanden Heuvel. Dean's Dozens
Thomas F. Schaller. Indian Interests: What's on the minds of citizens in the world's largest democracy?
David J. Sirota. The Big Squeeze; Republicans have always defended big business. But theyve never done it quite like this
Hazem al-Shara. Motor City, Baghdad
John Pearce. Nader Looms Large
Judith Matloff. Mothers at War
Joshua Holland. The Right's Kind of Campus
Joe Feller. In Grazing Decision, Politics Wins
movingideas. The Battle to Preserve Overtime
Sam Rosenfeld. Bolder in Boulder; Democrats get ready to reclaim Colorado from a decade of conservatism
Jacob Sullum. Not Your Grandfather's Pot

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August 17, 2004

Tuesday Stories

News
LAT. Veterans Battle Over the Truth
Knight Ridder . Offensive resumes in Najaf, prompting desertions of Iraqi troops
AP. Terrorism seen as biggest threat to economy
CBS. Senior CIA Officer Hits 9/11 Panel
AP. Obama backs funding increase for agriculture research
NYT. Illinois to Help Residents Buy Drugs From Canada, and Afar
NYT. New York City Lowering Its Sights for a Convention Boom
NYT. Court Rules Against Religious School Vouchers
NYT. Nation's Charter Schools Lagging Behind, U.S. Test Scores Reveal
AP. Bush Tells Mich. Crowd Economy Improving
Reuters. Kerry Widens Lead in California, Poll Finds
AP. GOP Steps Up Pressure on McGreevey
AP. Top Advisers Join Kerry for Home Stretch
AP. Iraqis on Mission to End Najaf Insurgency
AP. Bush announces plan for troop realignment
AP. Harkin calls Cheney comments 'cowardly'
BG. Kerry earmarks $6m for congressional candidates
BG. FBI, N.Y. police track activists
BG. Kerry and Bush camps trade accusations
CincyEnq. I've worked for you, Bush tells veterans
Journal-Sentinel. http://www.jsonline.com/news/metro/aug04/251718.asp

Commentary
Hans Johnson. Ghosts of Hatred Haunt GOP
Matthew Rothschild. Goss Unfit to Head CIA
Howard Zinn. Dissent at the War Memorial
Eric Alterman. PBS Adds Insult to Injury
Terrence McNally. Voices of the Invisible People; The author of a courageous new book asks why the richest and most powerful country in the world has responded so feebly to the AIDS pandemic, which has already killed 25 million people across the globe
Salim Muwakkil. Out To Punch: From manslaughter convictions to boxing promotions, spiky-haired Don King has always been a hustler. His latest hustle: Republican pitchman
NYT. Interrogating the Protesters
Paul Krugman. Saving the Vote
E. J. Dionne Jr. A Test of Toughness
Seattle PI. FBI visits add a chill
Theodore R. Marmor. Bush administration plays politics with obesity
Robert Scheer. Kerry Made a Bush League Error on Iraq
Jesse Jackson. Keyes run puts GOP to the test
Thomas Oliphant. The chaotic reality Bush faces in Iraq

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Tuesday Stories

News
LAT. Veterans Battle Over the Truth
Knight Ridder . Offensive resumes in Najaf, prompting desertions of Iraqi troops
AP. Terrorism seen as biggest threat to economy
CBS. Senior CIA Officer Hits 9/11 Panel
AP. Obama backs funding increase for agriculture research
NYT. Illinois to Help Residents Buy Drugs From Canada, and Afar
NYT. New York City Lowering Its Sights for a Convention Boom
NYT. Court Rules Against Religious School Vouchers
NYT. Nation's Charter Schools Lagging Behind, U.S. Test Scores Reveal
AP. Bush Tells Mich. Crowd Economy Improving
Reuters. Kerry Widens Lead in California, Poll Finds
AP. GOP Steps Up Pressure on McGreevey
AP. Top Advisers Join Kerry for Home Stretch
AP. Iraqis on Mission to End Najaf Insurgency
AP. Bush announces plan for troop realignment
AP. Harkin calls Cheney comments 'cowardly'
BG. Kerry earmarks $6m for congressional candidates
BG. FBI, N.Y. police track activists
BG. Kerry and Bush camps trade accusations
CincyEnq. I've worked for you, Bush tells veterans
Journal-Sentinel. http://www.jsonline.com/news/metro/aug04/251718.asp

Commentary
Hans Johnson. Ghosts of Hatred Haunt GOP
Matthew Rothschild. Goss Unfit to Head CIA
Howard Zinn. Dissent at the War Memorial
Eric Alterman. PBS Adds Insult to Injury
Terrence McNally. Voices of the Invisible People; The author of a courageous new book asks why the richest and most powerful country in the world has responded so feebly to the AIDS pandemic, which has already killed 25 million people across the globe
Salim Muwakkil. Out To Punch: From manslaughter convictions to boxing promotions, spiky-haired Don King has always been a hustler. His latest hustle: Republican pitchman
NYT. Interrogating the Protesters
Paul Krugman. Saving the Vote
E. J. Dionne Jr. A Test of Toughness
Seattle PI. FBI visits add a chill
Theodore R. Marmor. Bush administration plays politics with obesity
Robert Scheer. Kerry Made a Bush League Error on Iraq
Jesse Jackson. Keyes run puts GOP to the test
Thomas Oliphant. The chaotic reality Bush faces in Iraq

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August 16, 2004

Monday Stories

News
NYT. Dozens of Blasts Rock Najaf; 3 American Troops Are Killed
NYT. Cash Collectors for Kerry Race Run the Gamut
NYT. Polluted Sites Could Face Shortage of Cleanup Money
WP. Reports: Chavez Wins Vote
WP. D.C. Slow to Reduce Jobless
WP. Democrats Unlikely to Fight Goss Bid
AP. N.J. Governor Faces Changed Landscape
AP. Bush's Troops Withdrawal Could Draw Votes
AP. Mass. Republicans Eye Kerry's Senate Seat
AP. Democrats Criticize Bush's Corporate Ties (
Reuters. President Bush Tours Hurricane-Ravaged Florida
Reuters. Kerry Asks Campaign Workers to Help Charley Victims
BG. Bush camp readies appeal to veterans
AP. Anarchists' convention debates voting
Stateline.org. Funding woes plague state AIDS programs
Chicago Tribune. Effort to get out the vote already extensive, costly
Chicago Tribune. Senate race to hit airwaves
Boston Globe. Conservatives push to woo black voters
USAT. Bush TV ad targets Kerry on intelligence issues
LAT. Losses and Lessons for Bush and Kerry

Commentary
Bob Herbert. Suppress the Vote?
Jules Witcover. The Dems' lost prophet
Regis T. Sabol. Swift Boat Vets' Assault on Truth
Cynthia Tucker. No small steps, no giant leaps Timid Bush policy on stem cell research lacks exploratory impulse that has made America great
Molly Ivins. Birds in the hand; Forget the apparent conflicts of interest; let's focus on the blatant ones
Joel Rogers. Devolve This!
Paul Waldman. Landslide; What if the 2004 presidential election isn't even close?
Robert Bryce. America's Achilles' heel; The insurgents in Iraq know that keeping its oil flowing is crucial to U.S. success in the war -- and they're doing all they can to muck things up
Mary Lynn F. Jones. Appraising McCain; Take another look at Democrats favorite Republican. Hes not all you want him to be
John K. Wilson. Keyes: Still Crazy After All These Years
NYT. Congress Looks the Other Way

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Monday Stories

News
NYT. Dozens of Blasts Rock Najaf; 3 American Troops Are Killed
NYT. Cash Collectors for Kerry Race Run the Gamut
NYT. Polluted Sites Could Face Shortage of Cleanup Money
WP. Reports: Chavez Wins Vote
WP. D.C. Slow to Reduce Jobless
WP. Democrats Unlikely to Fight Goss Bid
AP. N.J. Governor Faces Changed Landscape
AP. Bush's Troops Withdrawal Could Draw Votes
AP. Mass. Republicans Eye Kerry's Senate Seat
AP. Democrats Criticize Bush's Corporate Ties (
Reuters. President Bush Tours Hurricane-Ravaged Florida
Reuters. Kerry Asks Campaign Workers to Help Charley Victims
BG. Bush camp readies appeal to veterans
AP. Anarchists' convention debates voting
Stateline.org. Funding woes plague state AIDS programs
Chicago Tribune. Effort to get out the vote already extensive, costly
Chicago Tribune. Senate race to hit airwaves
Boston Globe. Conservatives push to woo black voters
USAT. Bush TV ad targets Kerry on intelligence issues
LAT. Losses and Lessons for Bush and Kerry

Commentary
Bob Herbert. Suppress the Vote?
Jules Witcover. The Dems' lost prophet
Regis T. Sabol. Swift Boat Vets' Assault on Truth
Cynthia Tucker. No small steps, no giant leaps Timid Bush policy on stem cell research lacks exploratory impulse that has made America great
Molly Ivins. Birds in the hand; Forget the apparent conflicts of interest; let's focus on the blatant ones
Joel Rogers. Devolve This!
Paul Waldman. Landslide; What if the 2004 presidential election isn't even close?
Robert Bryce. America's Achilles' heel; The insurgents in Iraq know that keeping its oil flowing is crucial to U.S. success in the war -- and they're doing all they can to muck things up
Mary Lynn F. Jones. Appraising McCain; Take another look at Democrats favorite Republican. Hes not all you want him to be
John K. Wilson. Keyes: Still Crazy After All These Years
NYT. Congress Looks the Other Way

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August 11, 2004

Wed Stories

News
USA TODAY. Kerry: Bush broke vow on Nev. nuke site
Guardian. Diplomacy sidelined as US targets Iran
Register-Guard. Kerry, Bush to battle on Oregon ground
AP. Bush Campaigns in the Southwest
HispanicBusiness. Kerry, Bush Ply Hispanic Media With Ads
LAT. An active retirement; Older Americans make a formidable voting bloc, and as healthcare issues and the war make headlines, more are politicized, some say
LAT. Kerry's Fundraising Records in Calif.
Reuters. Calpers posts 16.7% gain for fiscal y
LAT. Congressman Admits to Hidden Gun at Airport
CBS. Bush Mocks Kerry On Iraq
WP. Colorado, Georgia Decide Primaries
WP. Democrats Cautious in Responding to Goss
NYT. Democrats Give Republicans a Fight for the Elderly
NYT. Stumping Bush Calls Kerry a Reluctant Ally on Iraq
NYT. U.S. Troops Fight Iraq Militiamen on Two Fronts
NYT. U.S. to Give Border Patrol Agents the Power to Deport Illegal Aliens
Lowell Sun. Kerry win could clear way for another Tsongas in Senate
BerkDaily. Librarians Win Battle Against Ashcrofts Edict to Censor Statute Documents

Commentary
Kurt Vonnegut. I Love You, Madame Librarian
Antonia Zerbisias. Jon Stewart gets serious, why won't reporters
MJones. Dems could win big in ... Alaska!
Rekha Basu. Bush was a parody of himself in Unity speech
Cindy Richards. Give Keyes rope to hang himself
Robert Kuttner. The right economic stimulus
LAT. Two-Faced Forest Policy
Derrick Z. Jackson. Kerry's hopeful tone on black opportunity
BG. Losing summer jobs
Helen Thomas. Terror alerts must be credible
David Corn. A Soft Scold from Goss
Michelle Goldberg. New York lockdown; Cops plan zero tolerance for violent protests at the GOP Convention. Militant groups plan to disrupt the city like never before. Welcome, delegates!
Joshua Holland. Blackwashing; Scratch the surface of a black conservative group and you find a Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy
BG. Poor choice for the CIA
Radha Chaurushiya. The Fed Loosens Its Lips
Matthew Rothschild. Bush and the Third Martyr
Michael Tomasky. None Too Swift; Everyone has a right to free speech. But they don't have a right to lie, and it's up to editorialists to call them on it.
Matthew Yglesias. Pants on Fire; How Bush is distorting Kerry's tax plans

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Wed Stories

News
USA TODAY. Kerry: Bush broke vow on Nev. nuke site
Guardian. Diplomacy sidelined as US targets Iran
Register-Guard. Kerry, Bush to battle on Oregon ground
AP. Bush Campaigns in the Southwest
HispanicBusiness. Kerry, Bush Ply Hispanic Media With Ads
LAT. An active retirement; Older Americans make a formidable voting bloc, and as healthcare issues and the war make headlines, more are politicized, some say
LAT. Kerry's Fundraising Records in Calif.
Reuters. Calpers posts 16.7% gain for fiscal y
LAT. Congressman Admits to Hidden Gun at Airport
CBS. Bush Mocks Kerry On Iraq
WP. Colorado, Georgia Decide Primaries
WP. Democrats Cautious in Responding to Goss
NYT. Democrats Give Republicans a Fight for the Elderly
NYT. Stumping Bush Calls Kerry a Reluctant Ally on Iraq
NYT. U.S. Troops Fight Iraq Militiamen on Two Fronts
NYT. U.S. to Give Border Patrol Agents the Power to Deport Illegal Aliens
Lowell Sun. Kerry win could clear way for another Tsongas in Senate
BerkDaily. Librarians Win Battle Against Ashcrofts Edict to Censor Statute Documents

Commentary
Kurt Vonnegut. I Love You, Madame Librarian
Antonia Zerbisias. Jon Stewart gets serious, why won't reporters
MJones. Dems could win big in ... Alaska!
Rekha Basu. Bush was a parody of himself in Unity speech
Cindy Richards. Give Keyes rope to hang himself
Robert Kuttner. The right economic stimulus
LAT. Two-Faced Forest Policy
Derrick Z. Jackson. Kerry's hopeful tone on black opportunity
BG. Losing summer jobs
Helen Thomas. Terror alerts must be credible
David Corn. A Soft Scold from Goss
Michelle Goldberg. New York lockdown; Cops plan zero tolerance for violent protests at the GOP Convention. Militant groups plan to disrupt the city like never before. Welcome, delegates!
Joshua Holland. Blackwashing; Scratch the surface of a black conservative group and you find a Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy
BG. Poor choice for the CIA
Radha Chaurushiya. The Fed Loosens Its Lips
Matthew Rothschild. Bush and the Third Martyr
Michael Tomasky. None Too Swift; Everyone has a right to free speech. But they don't have a right to lie, and it's up to editorialists to call them on it.
Matthew Yglesias. Pants on Fire; How Bush is distorting Kerry's tax plans

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August 10, 2004

Tuesday Stories

News
USAT. Bush's 'talk show' always has appreciative audience
LAT. Pro-Kerry Groups Tops in Ad Spending
NYT. Kerry stands by vote to authorize war
CNN. Bush announces Goss to head CIA
ChicST. Edwards serves up charm at landmark West Side deli
WP. In Illinois, Keyes Begins Senate Effort; Rival Obama Appears With Edwards
Reuters. Schwarzenegger Popular with 2/3 of Californians
Morris News. Senate candidates lean on varying credentials; Majette notes her time as U.S. Representative, state judge; Oxford touts business success
AP. Anti-war group reverses course, applies for new parks permit
NYT. New Generation of Leaders Is Emerging for Al Qaeda
NYT. First Lady Defends Limits on Stem Cell Research
WP. Hijackers' Friend Objects to 9/11 Report
WP. Veterans Could Be Key to Nevada's Bigger Prize
AP. McCain to Campaign With Bush in Florida
WP. Sen. Murkowski's Big Problem: Dad, the Governor
LAT. Stem Cell Research Gains Political Life
LAT. Kerry Pledges to Boost Parks Budget
LAT. The Games Plan for China: Olympic Superpower by '08
LAT. Reporter Questioned in CIA Leak Inquiry
The Guardian. Former Labour allies round on Blair
AP. Franks Says Kerry Qualified for President

Commentary
Molly Ivins. Tough sledding: Canadians watch in shock as America seriously considers re-electing Bush
Matthew Yglesias. Uppercuts: No matter what George W. Bush says, John Kerrys upper-income tax hikes wont land on the rest of America
James K. Galbraith. Our sinking ship: President Bush says "we have turned the corner" -- but with him at the helm, the American economy is headed straight to Davy Jones' locker
Bill Berkowitz. At the center of a storm; Is Katherine Harris, the heroine of Election 2000, lying, leaking or just misunderstood?
Dave Zweifel. Wealthy enjoy Wall Street Journal's news
Tim Grieve. John Kerry, senator; The Democrat campaigns as a war hero, but barely mentions his two decades as a legislator, allowing the GOP to paint him as a flip-flopping ultra-liberal. What has he actually achieved?
David Corn. Bush Jokes About Tax Dodgers
NYT. Plan B for Illinois
Paul Krugman. Spin the Payrolls
SFC. An ally no more
Mark J. Spalding. Bottom trawling clearcuts the oceans
Robert Scheer. One More Chalabi Black Eye
Des Moines Register. Admit it: tax cuts have failed to create jobs
ChicST. Does Keyes have a clue about key issues?
Jesse Jackson. We've 'turned corner,' been mugged
Thomas Oliphant. Women count more than NASCAR dads
BGlobe. Sputtering job growth
BGlobe. Leaving more homeless

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Tuesday Stories

News
USAT. Bush's 'talk show' always has appreciative audience
LAT. Pro-Kerry Groups Tops in Ad Spending
NYT. Kerry stands by vote to authorize war
CNN. Bush announces Goss to head CIA
ChicST. Edwards serves up charm at landmark West Side deli
WP. In Illinois, Keyes Begins Senate Effort; Rival Obama Appears With Edwards
Reuters. Schwarzenegger Popular with 2/3 of Californians
Morris News. Senate candidates lean on varying credentials; Majette notes her time as U.S. Representative, state judge; Oxford touts business success
AP. Anti-war group reverses course, applies for new parks permit
NYT. New Generation of Leaders Is Emerging for Al Qaeda
NYT. First Lady Defends Limits on Stem Cell Research
WP. Hijackers' Friend Objects to 9/11 Report
WP. Veterans Could Be Key to Nevada's Bigger Prize
AP. McCain to Campaign With Bush in Florida
WP. Sen. Murkowski's Big Problem: Dad, the Governor
LAT. Stem Cell Research Gains Political Life
LAT. Kerry Pledges to Boost Parks Budget
LAT. The Games Plan for China: Olympic Superpower by '08
LAT. Reporter Questioned in CIA Leak Inquiry
The Guardian. Former Labour allies round on Blair
AP. Franks Says Kerry Qualified for President

Commentary
Molly Ivins. Tough sledding: Canadians watch in shock as America seriously considers re-electing Bush
Matthew Yglesias. Uppercuts: No matter what George W. Bush says, John Kerrys upper-income tax hikes wont land on the rest of America
James K. Galbraith. Our sinking ship: President Bush says "we have turned the corner" -- but with him at the helm, the American economy is headed straight to Davy Jones' locker
Bill Berkowitz. At the center of a storm; Is Katherine Harris, the heroine of Election 2000, lying, leaking or just misunderstood?
Dave Zweifel. Wealthy enjoy Wall Street Journal's news
Tim Grieve. John Kerry, senator; The Democrat campaigns as a war hero, but barely mentions his two decades as a legislator, allowing the GOP to paint him as a flip-flopping ultra-liberal. What has he actually achieved?
David Corn. Bush Jokes About Tax Dodgers
NYT. Plan B for Illinois
Paul Krugman. Spin the Payrolls
SFC. An ally no more
Mark J. Spalding. Bottom trawling clearcuts the oceans
Robert Scheer. One More Chalabi Black Eye
Des Moines Register. Admit it: tax cuts have failed to create jobs
ChicST. Does Keyes have a clue about key issues?
Jesse Jackson. We've 'turned corner,' been mugged
Thomas Oliphant. Women count more than NASCAR dads
BGlobe. Sputtering job growth
BGlobe. Leaving more homeless

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August 09, 2004

Monday Stories

News
WP. Kerry Stumps for N.M. Votes
WP. Program Aids Urban Poor In Accessing The Internet
NYT. Rice Says Iran Must Not Be Allowed to Develop Nuclear Arms
USAT. Anti-Kerry vets say 'lies' drove them to act
BG. Veteran claims misquote on Kerry; Globe stands by its story
AP. Keyes Enters U.S. Senate Race in Ill.
NYT. Churches See an Election Role and Spread the Word on Bush
NYT. After Speeding by Kansans, Edwardses Return to Rally
NYT. Friends in the White House Come to Coal's Aid
NYT. Immigrants Raise Call for Right to Be Voters
AP. Senator Seeks Inquiry Into Abuse Report
AP. Nader Fails To Make Calif. Cut
BG. Republican convention puts many in NYC on edge
BG. Bush-backers-only policy riles voters at RNC rallies
BG. Minister to Bush: Shed wealth
CBS. GIs Told To Ignore Iraqi Abuse
AP. GOP sen. comes to U.S. attorneys' defense
AP. Superiors Hindered Terror Prosecutors
Chicago Tribune. Jobs report stuns economists; Disconnect between GDP growth, hiring revives debate about quality of data
AP. Two U.S. soldiers killed in Afghan blast

Commentary
STrib. Few new jobs/Symptom of failed policy
Tuscon Citizen. Anti-Kerry ad pulls campaign into the gutter
Ross Gelbspan. Boiling Point
Ian Williams. Bush's Military Past
Robert B. Reich. The Jobs Number; Friday's employment report could be terrible news for the Bush administration and the country
Garance Franke-Ruta. History of the Orange, Part I; Having trouble remembering all those other orange alerts? Our handy cheat sheet will give you total recall
Anne-Marie Cusac. Fire Hazard: Just when nuclear power plants need better protection from terrorist-triggered disasters and fires, the Bush administration is relaxing all the safeguards
Dedrick Muhammad. Sharpton, Obama and the Promise of America
NYT. The Iraq Reconstruction Fiasco
Bob Herbert. Admit We Have a Problem
Seattle PI. Chaplain due honorable exit
LAT. Bush's Obstructionism; Poll after poll finds that Americans overwhelmingly support lifting President Bush's constricted stem-cell research policy and renewing the expiring federal assault gun ban. Yet the president's reelection game plan is trumping the desires of most Americans and, apparently, a majority in Congress
Fred Krupp. U.S. needs an 'oceans president'
Oren J. Teicher. The FBI shouldn't be reading over our shoulders
David Sarasohn. GOP fires another shot at Kerry's boat
Richard Roeper. Republicans will love Keyes -- until they get to know him

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Monday Stories

News
WP. Kerry Stumps for N.M. Votes
WP. Program Aids Urban Poor In Accessing The Internet
NYT. Rice Says Iran Must Not Be Allowed to Develop Nuclear Arms
USAT. Anti-Kerry vets say 'lies' drove them to act
BG. Veteran claims misquote on Kerry; Globe stands by its story
AP. Keyes Enters U.S. Senate Race in Ill.
NYT. Churches See an Election Role and Spread the Word on Bush
NYT. After Speeding by Kansans, Edwardses Return to Rally
NYT. Friends in the White House Come to Coal's Aid
NYT. Immigrants Raise Call for Right to Be Voters
AP. Senator Seeks Inquiry Into Abuse Report
AP. Nader Fails To Make Calif. Cut
BG. Republican convention puts many in NYC on edge
BG. Bush-backers-only policy riles voters at RNC rallies
BG. Minister to Bush: Shed wealth
CBS. GIs Told To Ignore Iraqi Abuse
AP. GOP sen. comes to U.S. attorneys' defense
AP. Superiors Hindered Terror Prosecutors
Chicago Tribune. Jobs report stuns economists; Disconnect between GDP growth, hiring revives debate about quality of data
AP. Two U.S. soldiers killed in Afghan blast

Commentary
STrib. Few new jobs/Symptom of failed policy
Tuscon Citizen. Anti-Kerry ad pulls campaign into the gutter
Ross Gelbspan. Boiling Point
Ian Williams. Bush's Military Past
Robert B. Reich. The Jobs Number; Friday's employment report could be terrible news for the Bush administration and the country
Garance Franke-Ruta. History of the Orange, Part I; Having trouble remembering all those other orange alerts? Our handy cheat sheet will give you total recall
Anne-Marie Cusac. Fire Hazard: Just when nuclear power plants need better protection from terrorist-triggered disasters and fires, the Bush administration is relaxing all the safeguards
Dedrick Muhammad. Sharpton, Obama and the Promise of America
NYT. The Iraq Reconstruction Fiasco
Bob Herbert. Admit We Have a Problem
Seattle PI. Chaplain due honorable exit
LAT. Bush's Obstructionism; Poll after poll finds that Americans overwhelmingly support lifting President Bush's constricted stem-cell research policy and renewing the expiring federal assault gun ban. Yet the president's reelection game plan is trumping the desires of most Americans and, apparently, a majority in Congress
Fred Krupp. U.S. needs an 'oceans president'
Oren J. Teicher. The FBI shouldn't be reading over our shoulders
David Sarasohn. GOP fires another shot at Kerry's boat
Richard Roeper. Republicans will love Keyes -- until they get to know him

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August 05, 2004

Thursday Stories

News
LAT. Judge Backs Same-Sex Marriage
AP. Illinois GOP Asks Keyes to Run for Senate
CNN. Iraq force 'won't give in' to kidnappers
NYT. Ads for (and at No Cost to) Kerry Keep Flowing
NYT. Message of Voters in Missouri Against Gay Marriage Leaves Backers Discouraged
AP. Kerry Has Double-Digit Lead in N.J.
AP. Illinois GOP Asks Keyes to Run for Senate
CST. GOP asks Keyes to run
Des Moines Register. Thousands pack downtown Davenport for Bush, Kerry visits
NYDN. Protest activists lay down gauntlet
Arizona Republic. Kerry visit to focus on N. Arizona
AP. Edwards brings Southern tour to Tennessee
BGlobe. Kerry touts convention showing, hints at Iraq plan
BGlobe. Kerry, Bush face off for face time in Iowa
WP. Marriage Ban in Mo. May Resonate
WP. Running Mates Tour Arkansas
WP. Campaigns Cross Paths in the Midwest
WP. Musicians Tour to Beat Bush

Commentary
WP. A Record Deficit
Davina Baum. Banding Together
Tom Engelhardt. All Orange, All the Time
David Corn. Dirty Tricks
Ellen Goodman. A war of words
Scott Ritter. Challenging Kerry on his Iraq vote
Thomas Oliphant. Politics and the 9/11 report
Mark Brown. Has GOP finally hit bottom, or is this hole even deeper?
Sidney Blumenthal. What the terror alerts really tell us
Sheryl McCarthy . America is evolving on gay marriage
Seattle PI. EPA should move faster on mercury
Joe Conason. Dean sees red over code orange
Sarah Wildman. How the Other Half Votes; The Democratic Party is focusing on rousing female voters. Fielding female politicians would help
Robert Kuttner. Digging Out; John Kerry can undo the damage caused by George W. Bushs tax cuts without sacrificing his domestic agenda. Heres how.
Richard Cohen. Who's the Flip-Flopper?

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Thursday Stories

News
LAT. Judge Backs Same-Sex Marriage
AP. Illinois GOP Asks Keyes to Run for Senate
CNN. Iraq force 'won't give in' to kidnappers
NYT. Ads for (and at No Cost to) Kerry Keep Flowing
NYT. Message of Voters in Missouri Against Gay Marriage Leaves Backers Discouraged
AP. Kerry Has Double-Digit Lead in N.J.
AP. Illinois GOP Asks Keyes to Run for Senate
CST. GOP asks Keyes to run
Des Moines Register. Thousands pack downtown Davenport for Bush, Kerry visits
NYDN. Protest activists lay down gauntlet
Arizona Republic. Kerry visit to focus on N. Arizona
AP. Edwards brings Southern tour to Tennessee
BGlobe. Kerry touts convention showing, hints at Iraq plan
BGlobe. Kerry, Bush face off for face time in Iowa
WP. Marriage Ban in Mo. May Resonate
WP. Running Mates Tour Arkansas
WP. Campaigns Cross Paths in the Midwest
WP. Musicians Tour to Beat Bush

Commentary
WP. A Record Deficit
Davina Baum. Banding Together
Tom Engelhardt. All Orange, All the Time
David Corn. Dirty Tricks
Ellen Goodman. A war of words
Scott Ritter. Challenging Kerry on his Iraq vote
Thomas Oliphant. Politics and the 9/11 report
Mark Brown. Has GOP finally hit bottom, or is this hole even deeper?
Sidney Blumenthal. What the terror alerts really tell us
Sheryl McCarthy . America is evolving on gay marriage
Seattle PI. EPA should move faster on mercury
Joe Conason. Dean sees red over code orange
Sarah Wildman. How the Other Half Votes; The Democratic Party is focusing on rousing female voters. Fielding female politicians would help
Robert Kuttner. Digging Out; John Kerry can undo the damage caused by George W. Bushs tax cuts without sacrificing his domestic agenda. Heres how.
Richard Cohen. Who's the Flip-Flopper?

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August 04, 2004

Wed Stories

News
TheHill. Moons groups lure lawmakers to symposiums and conferences
BG. Bush on defensive over timing of warnings
BG. Kerry stumps in GOP territory in search of dissatisfied voters
BG. Halliburton to pay $7.5 million fine for not disclosing accounting change
NYT. Female GI in court to hear abuse testimony
TheHill. GOP is looking for a bigger Bush bounce
TheHill. Go-go ad spending binge
AP. Bush Ads Shift Focus to His Achievements
LAT. Bush Touches Base With His Core Supporters
LAT. Springsteen Joins Anti-Bush Tour
Reuters. Muslim U.S. Army Chaplain Resigning, Wants Apology
Reuters. Cheney Testified in Halliburton Probe, Not Charged
Reuters. Online Scams Pose as Kerry Campaign Fund-Raisers
Reuters. Kerry Vows to Bring U.S. Troops Home 'With Honor'
WP. Old Data, New Credibility Gap
WP. Gov. Holden Loses Mo. Primary
WP. Democrats Vow to Cut Deficit
WP. Security May Get Tighter, Federal Officials Say
NYT. Bush Talks to an Appreciative Catholic Crowd
NYT. Missourians Back Ban on Same-Sex Marriage
NYT. New Qaeda Activity Is Said to Be Major Factor in Alert
NYT. Iraq to Offer Amnesty, but No Killers Need Apply

Commentary
Mary Lynn F. Jones. Court Jester; If Bush is re-elected, he'll gut the courts. Representative Jim McDermott says that could be the beginning of the end
Rick Perlstein. The End of Republican Rule
John Laughland. The mask of altruism disguising a colonial war
Ray McGovern. 9/11 Commission Chimera
John Kerry and John Edwards. Our Plan for America; Stronger at Home, Respected in the World
Thomas F. Schaller. Silent Power, Loud Wallets; Pockets, not pulpits, are the source of the gay community's 2004 electoral roar
Paul Waldman. Got the Message? Democrats found it. Will Kerry use it?
Matthew Yglesias. Negative Energy; John Kerry's accomplishments may show the limits of positive thinking
Garance Franke-Ruta. Get Unready; How Tom Ridge taught me to stop worrying about terrorism
Nat Parry. Bushs Churchillian Dreams
William Rivers Pitt. Fabricating Terror
Amanda Griscom. Public Nuisance No. 1
Bill Berkowitz. Fahrenheit This!
Ronnie Dugger. Rage against the Machines
Harold Meyerson. Where's Rumsfeld?
Bill Clinton. Our Forests May Be on a Road to Ruin
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Bush backpedals on environment
Robert Kuttner. Digging out of Bush's tax-cut hole
Derrick Z. Jackson. Simple does it in Kerry vs. Bush
Anita F. Hill. Will women rock the vote?

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Wed Stories

News
TheHill. Moons groups lure lawmakers to symposiums and conferences
BG. Bush on defensive over timing of warnings
BG. Kerry stumps in GOP territory in search of dissatisfied voters
BG. Halliburton to pay $7.5 million fine for not disclosing accounting change
NYT. Female GI in court to hear abuse testimony
TheHill. GOP is looking for a bigger Bush bounce
TheHill. Go-go ad spending binge
AP. Bush Ads Shift Focus to His Achievements
LAT. Bush Touches Base With His Core Supporters
LAT. Springsteen Joins Anti-Bush Tour
Reuters. Muslim U.S. Army Chaplain Resigning, Wants Apology
Reuters. Cheney Testified in Halliburton Probe, Not Charged
Reuters. Online Scams Pose as Kerry Campaign Fund-Raisers
Reuters. Kerry Vows to Bring U.S. Troops Home 'With Honor'
WP. Old Data, New Credibility Gap
WP. Gov. Holden Loses Mo. Primary
WP. Democrats Vow to Cut Deficit
WP. Security May Get Tighter, Federal Officials Say
NYT. Bush Talks to an Appreciative Catholic Crowd
NYT. Missourians Back Ban on Same-Sex Marriage
NYT. New Qaeda Activity Is Said to Be Major Factor in Alert
NYT. Iraq to Offer Amnesty, but No Killers Need Apply

Commentary
Mary Lynn F. Jones. Court Jester; If Bush is re-elected, he'll gut the courts. Representative Jim McDermott says that could be the beginning of the end
Rick Perlstein. The End of Republican Rule
John Laughland. The mask of altruism disguising a colonial war
Ray McGovern. 9/11 Commission Chimera
John Kerry and John Edwards. Our Plan for America; Stronger at Home, Respected in the World
Thomas F. Schaller. Silent Power, Loud Wallets; Pockets, not pulpits, are the source of the gay community's 2004 electoral roar
Paul Waldman. Got the Message? Democrats found it. Will Kerry use it?
Matthew Yglesias. Negative Energy; John Kerry's accomplishments may show the limits of positive thinking
Garance Franke-Ruta. Get Unready; How Tom Ridge taught me to stop worrying about terrorism
Nat Parry. Bushs Churchillian Dreams
William Rivers Pitt. Fabricating Terror
Amanda Griscom. Public Nuisance No. 1
Bill Berkowitz. Fahrenheit This!
Ronnie Dugger. Rage against the Machines
Harold Meyerson. Where's Rumsfeld?
Bill Clinton. Our Forests May Be on a Road to Ruin
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Bush backpedals on environment
Robert Kuttner. Digging out of Bush's tax-cut hole
Derrick Z. Jackson. Simple does it in Kerry vs. Bush
Anita F. Hill. Will women rock the vote?

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August 02, 2004

Monday Stories

News
Newsweek. Wanted: A Sucker for a Senate Race; The GOP is looking for a poor sap to run against rising Dem superstar Barack Obama
AP. Kerry Talks Openly About Faith and Guns
CNN. ACLU quits federal donation program
Orlando Sentinel. 3 U.S. Senate candidates hope to shine in debate; The Democrats aim to use the TV showdown to create a spark ahead of the primary
Test. Test
Reuters. U.S. Set to Shift 3,600 Troops to Iraq from S.Korea
Reuters. Post-Convention Polls Mixed on Kerry Bounce
AP. Obama returns to Illinois carrying big hopes on his shoulders
Boston Globe. AP
Boston Globe. Kerry, Edwards defend their agenda
Boston Globe. Jewish supporters aim at key states
LAT. Immigration Sweeps Become an Election Issue for Rep. Baca
LAT. Marine Lands in Film, Collides With Superiors
WP. Powell Gave Statement to Grand Jury
WP. Kerry to Release Campaign Blueprint
WP. Kerry Pledges Iraq Troop Cut Within 4 Years
NYT. Convictions Intact, Nader Soldiers On
NYT. U.S. Warns of High Risk of Qaeda Attack
USAT. Poll: No boost for Kerry after convention
AP. Bush quickly orders changes to U.S. intelligence-gathering
AP. Bush announces 20 recess appointments
AP. Efforts to sign up voters could swing election in Pa.

Commentary
David Corn. Kerry Does His Duty
Laura Washington. Obama's a new style of black political leader
Marie Cocco . Kerry eyes disillusioned GOPers; The Democratic nominee hopes to find support among Republicans upset with Bush
Bob Herbert. All the Pretty Words
NYT. Mutiny in the House
Dianne Farsetta. Painting Happy Faces on Black Boxes
Ian Williams. Hello, Big Brother
Harold Meyerson. The Last Hurrah; The most enduring boss of Tammany Hall dies at age 95.
Garance Franke-Ruta. Harms Way; Why John Edwards will have to do better in the 14 weeks ahead.
Ronnie Dugger. How They Could Steal the Election This Time
Naomi Klein. Ditch the Distraction in Chief
Christopher Hayes. En Masse and On Message: Boston becomes a progressive tea party
David Moberg. Deans Permanent Campaign
Ellen Goodman. Evaluating 'values': Dems try to reclaim buzzword from the right
Joel Connelly. Democrats going after Northwest's GOP bastions
Alan Bisbort. Conventional Stupidity: We are not safer, so lets give Bush four more years?
Steffie Woolhandler and David Himmelstein. Cure a Sick Healthcare System: Universal coverage under National Health Insurance would not increase health costs
Robert Parry. Bush's 'Broken Toys'
James Carroll. Why Kerry Will Win

Posted by Eric at 11:55 PM | Comments (20)

Monday Stories

News
Newsweek. Wanted: A Sucker for a Senate Race; The GOP is looking for a poor sap to run against rising Dem superstar Barack Obama
AP. Kerry Talks Openly About Faith and Guns
CNN. ACLU quits federal donation program
Orlando Sentinel. 3 U.S. Senate candidates hope to shine in debate; The Democrats aim to use the TV showdown to create a spark ahead of the primary
Test. Test
Reuters. U.S. Set to Shift 3,600 Troops to Iraq from S.Korea
Reuters. Post-Convention Polls Mixed on Kerry Bounce
AP. Obama returns to Illinois carrying big hopes on his shoulders
Boston Globe. AP
Boston Globe. Kerry, Edwards defend their agenda
Boston Globe. Jewish supporters aim at key states
LAT. Immigration Sweeps Become an Election Issue for Rep. Baca
LAT. Marine Lands in Film, Collides With Superiors
WP. Powell Gave Statement to Grand Jury
WP. Kerry to Release Campaign Blueprint
WP. Kerry Pledges Iraq Troop Cut Within 4 Years
NYT. Convictions Intact, Nader Soldiers On
NYT. U.S. Warns of High Risk of Qaeda Attack
USAT. Poll: No boost for Kerry after convention
AP. Bush quickly orders changes to U.S. intelligence-gathering
AP. Bush announces 20 recess appointments
AP. Efforts to sign up voters could swing election in Pa.

Commentary
David Corn. Kerry Does His Duty
Laura Washington. Obama's a new style of black political leader
Marie Cocco . Kerry eyes disillusioned GOPers; The Democratic nominee hopes to find support among Republicans upset with Bush
Bob Herbert. All the Pretty Words
NYT. Mutiny in the House
Dianne Farsetta. Painting Happy Faces on Black Boxes
Ian Williams. Hello, Big Brother
Harold Meyerson. The Last Hurrah; The most enduring boss of Tammany Hall dies at age 95.
Garance Franke-Ruta. Harms Way; Why John Edwards will have to do better in the 14 weeks ahead.
Ronnie Dugger. How They Could Steal the Election This Time
Naomi Klein. Ditch the Distraction in Chief
Christopher Hayes. En Masse and On Message: Boston becomes a progressive tea party
David Moberg. Deans Permanent Campaign
Ellen Goodman. Evaluating 'values': Dems try to reclaim buzzword from the right
Joel Connelly. Democrats going after Northwest's GOP bastions
Alan Bisbort. Conventional Stupidity: We are not safer, so lets give Bush four more years?
Steffie Woolhandler and David Himmelstein. Cure a Sick Healthcare System: Universal coverage under National Health Insurance would not increase health costs
Robert Parry. Bush's 'Broken Toys'
James Carroll. Why Kerry Will Win

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July 29, 2004

Thursday Comms


Commentary
Rob Zaleski. Bush's environmental outrages spur group to battle
Ruth Conniff. Reversing the Slide
Robert Kuttner. Three Nightmares: John Kerry could win by 2 million votes and still lose the election. Here are three ways to fix the system
Harold Meyerson. Tearing Down the Walls; The crowd stood and roared for Barack Obama -- and for his ability to unite the party. Ron Reagan didn't do so badly, either
Sheryl McCarthy . Luck and skill combine in Obama's stellar climb
Marie Cocco. Can a man's man woo women voters?
Richard Cohen. The Wrong Way to Be Right
Jeremy Dauber. Obama: A star is born
Chic ST. Illinois basks in glow of Obama's shining moment
Gary Hart. New Grand Strategy: The U.S. must see that in today's world, its principles carry more heft than economic, political and military might
Maureen Dowd. Banned in Boston
Barbara Ehrenreich. The New Macho: Feminism
NYT. In Conclusion: speechwriters from the last five Democratic administrations propose a conclusion to Mr. Kerrys address
Regis T. Sabol. Ralph Nader Threatens American Democracy
Max Blumenthal. The Scaife Strategy: Smother Teresa
Michael Moore. Michael Moore's Speech in Cambridge, Mass.
Arianna Huffington. Anger Management
Joshua Holland. Blackwashing: Scratch the surface of a black conservative group and you find a Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy
Thomas F. Schaller. Obama v. Sharpton
John Nichols. Networks Missed a Historic Speech
Matthew Rothschild. Kennedy, Obama Dust Off Declaration of Independence
Tom Engelhardt. The Story of No-Story:For the media the story of the convention is the media -- the bubble inside the bubble. The delegates see things differently
Mother Jones. Obama: Believe the Hype

Posted by Eric at 11:38 PM | Comments (33)

Thursday Comms


Commentary
Rob Zaleski. Bush's environmental outrages spur group to battle
Ruth Conniff. Reversing the Slide
Robert Kuttner. Three Nightmares: John Kerry could win by 2 million votes and still lose the election. Here are three ways to fix the system
Harold Meyerson. Tearing Down the Walls; The crowd stood and roared for Barack Obama -- and for his ability to unite the party. Ron Reagan didn't do so badly, either
Sheryl McCarthy . Luck and skill combine in Obama's stellar climb
Marie Cocco. Can a man's man woo women voters?
Richard Cohen. The Wrong Way to Be Right
Jeremy Dauber. Obama: A star is born
Chic ST. Illinois basks in glow of Obama's shining moment
Gary Hart. New Grand Strategy: The U.S. must see that in today's world, its principles carry more heft than economic, political and military might
Maureen Dowd. Banned in Boston
Barbara Ehrenreich. The New Macho: Feminism
NYT. In Conclusion: speechwriters from the last five Democratic administrations propose a conclusion to Mr. Kerrys address
Regis T. Sabol. Ralph Nader Threatens American Democracy
Max Blumenthal. The Scaife Strategy: Smother Teresa
Michael Moore. Michael Moore's Speech in Cambridge, Mass.
Arianna Huffington. Anger Management
Joshua Holland. Blackwashing: Scratch the surface of a black conservative group and you find a Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy
Thomas F. Schaller. Obama v. Sharpton
John Nichols. Networks Missed a Historic Speech
Matthew Rothschild. Kennedy, Obama Dust Off Declaration of Independence
Tom Engelhardt. The Story of No-Story:For the media the story of the convention is the media -- the bubble inside the bubble. The delegates see things differently
Mother Jones. Obama: Believe the Hype

Posted by Eric at 11:38 PM | Comments (2)

July 26, 2004

Monday Stories

News
Newsweek. The Solitary Soldier; A Life in Full: He comes from money, but had less than his schoolmates. He is smart and courageous but can be cautious and distant. From childhood to combat to the Senate, exploring the roots of John Kerry's enigmatic character
TIME. Inside The Mind Of John Kerry: The Democratic candidate deals in shades of gray, which means reaching a decision can be a long and winding road.
NYT. Democrats Converge on Boston, Seething but Also Celebratory
NYT. A Surprise Senate Contender Reaches His Biggest Stage Yet
NPR. The Art of Writing a Convention Speech
Seattle Times. Thousands of marchers rally before convention
AP. Clinton in Spotlight at Kerry Convention
Seattle PI. Nader barred from FleetCenter during Democratic convention
Reuters. Democratic All-Stars to Open National Convention
AP. Speeches to stay on message
WP. In Boston, Democrats Seek a Positive Sign
BBC. Kerry looks for convention bounce
Newsday. Dems' plan: Accentuate the positive
Bloomberg. Kerry's Speech Will Be Watched by 6 of 10 Americans, Poll Finds
Arizona Republic. Dems put up unified front
LAT. Convention Blog Watch
LAT. Aiming for More Than a 'Bounce'
LAT. Kerry Knocks Bush as Dems Gather in Boston
NYT. U.S. 'Correctional Population' Hits New High
LAT. Colors of This Church Are Changing With Times
AP. 51 percent of Americans fear kids may get AIDS, poll says

Commentary
JohnKerry.com. Veterans Set to Play Historic Role at Boston Convention
Sheryl McCarthy . This is the time to hold nothing back
Guardian. Kerry's chance to shine
Mary Mitchell. Obama could bring out all-important youth vote
Dennis Lehane. Its showtime, Boston!
George McGovern. Get ready for prime time
Mario Cuomo. How Kerry can connect
Jesse Jackson. Rainbow votes are key to victory
Barbara Boxer. A turning point for the nation
Marie Cocco. His family name echoes in the hearts of his party
Cynthia Tucker. McKinney and Bush: A winning combination?
The Nation. DNC Activism
Katrina vanden Heuvel. A Little Political History
John Nichols. Tammy Baldwin's Turn
David Corn. Shining, Happy People: The Dems Hit Boston
Harry J. Holzer. Pay Gap: Not Just About Skills
Don Hazen. Dispatch from Boston
JoAnn Wypijewski. Rainbow's Gravity
Noy Thrupkaew. Howard's Beginnings: A new documentary about the life of historian Howard Zinn shows why he's adored by Matt Damon and millions more
NYT. Lost in the Haze
Bob Herbert. Sharing the Passion
Edward M. Kennedy. In the spirit of the first JFK

Posted by Eric at 11:58 PM | Comments (17)

Monday Stories

News
Newsweek. The Solitary Soldier; A Life in Full: He comes from money, but had less than his schoolmates. He is smart and courageous but can be cautious and distant. From childhood to combat to the Senate, exploring the roots of John Kerry's enigmatic character
TIME. Inside The Mind Of John Kerry: The Democratic candidate deals in shades of gray, which means reaching a decision can be a long and winding road.
NYT. Democrats Converge on Boston, Seething but Also Celebratory
NYT. A Surprise Senate Contender Reaches His Biggest Stage Yet
NPR. The Art of Writing a Convention Speech
Seattle Times. Thousands of marchers rally before convention
AP. Clinton in Spotlight at Kerry Convention
Seattle PI. Nader barred from FleetCenter during Democratic convention
Reuters. Democratic All-Stars to Open National Convention
AP. Speeches to stay on message
WP. In Boston, Democrats Seek a Positive Sign
BBC. Kerry looks for convention bounce
Newsday. Dems' plan: Accentuate the positive
Bloomberg. Kerry's Speech Will Be Watched by 6 of 10 Americans, Poll Finds
Arizona Republic. Dems put up unified front
LAT. Convention Blog Watch
LAT. Aiming for More Than a 'Bounce'
LAT. Kerry Knocks Bush as Dems Gather in Boston
NYT. U.S. 'Correctional Population' Hits New High
LAT. Colors of This Church Are Changing With Times
AP. 51 percent of Americans fear kids may get AIDS, poll says

Commentary
JohnKerry.com. Veterans Set to Play Historic Role at Boston Convention
Sheryl McCarthy . This is the time to hold nothing back
Guardian. Kerry's chance to shine
Mary Mitchell. Obama could bring out all-important youth vote
Dennis Lehane. Its showtime, Boston!
George McGovern. Get ready for prime time
Mario Cuomo. How Kerry can connect
Jesse Jackson. Rainbow votes are key to victory
Barbara Boxer. A turning point for the nation
Marie Cocco. His family name echoes in the hearts of his party
Cynthia Tucker. McKinney and Bush: A winning combination?
The Nation. DNC Activism
Katrina vanden Heuvel. A Little Political History
John Nichols. Tammy Baldwin's Turn
David Corn. Shining, Happy People: The Dems Hit Boston
Harry J. Holzer. Pay Gap: Not Just About Skills
Don Hazen. Dispatch from Boston
JoAnn Wypijewski. Rainbow's Gravity
Noy Thrupkaew. Howard's Beginnings: A new documentary about the life of historian Howard Zinn shows why he's adored by Matt Damon and millions more
NYT. Lost in the Haze
Bob Herbert. Sharing the Passion
Edward M. Kennedy. In the spirit of the first JFK

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July 23, 2004

Friday

News
Reuters. Bush Seeks to Limit Political Damage from Report
NewsNet5. Accuracy Of Bush Campaign Ad Questioned
NYT. Army Report Says Flaws in Detention Didn't Cause Abuse
NYT. Halliburton Defends Record in Iraq on Capitol Hill
WP. Marriage Protection Act Passes
WP. More Revelations in Berger Inquiry; Wider Circle in Administration Claims Prior Knowledge of Probe
WP. Senate Democrats Block 3 More Bush Judicial Nominees
AP. Feds order Enron to pay $32 million
AP. O'Connor disgusted by federal sentencing case
LAT. From Al Jazeera to BBC, Conventions Are Hot Story
LAT. Noncitizen Voting Divides S.F. Chinese
Newsday. Brooklyn councilwoman plans to run for Congress
AP. Bush Aims to Connect With Black Voters
AP. Voters to Decide on Edwards' Experience
AP. GOP Seeks Catholic Parish Directories
Guardian. Kerry runs high-tech campaign
BG. Kerry pushes $400m antigang initiative
Arizona Republic. Could Arizona decide the election?

Commentary
Krugman. Accounting and Accountability
Bob Herbert. Who's Getting the New Jobs?
NYT. Insurance for Electronic Votes
Jay Bookman. Tapped-out U.S. military must regroup
Joseph Smigelski. Rock Against Bush
Scott D. OReilly. The Neocon Con
Boston Globe. Doubts about Tom DeLay
Derrick Z. Jackson. Eroding trust among Arabs
Marie Cocco. The people shared the failure on terror attacks
Guardian. Stopping the next attack
SFC. Digital politics
Seattle PI. Victory in Iraq was 'genius' -- or not
E. J. Dionne. A Lesson From 9/11: Openness
Eric Alterman. 'As Goes Kansas...'
Steven Rosenfeld. A Small Victory for Progressives
Esther Kaplan. Time's Up
PFAW. House Passes Direct Attack on Constitution, Gay and Lesbian Americans
The Nation. A People's Democratic Platform
Maeve Hebert. When a Good Day For Bush Is a Better Day For Kerry
Laurie Spivak. Harnessing Hollywood
Kenneth S. Baer. The Speech: Six lessons for John Kerry and his speechwriters.

Posted by Eric at 11:11 PM | Comments (10)

Friday

News
Reuters. Bush Seeks to Limit Political Damage from Report
NewsNet5. Accuracy Of Bush Campaign Ad Questioned
NYT. Army Report Says Flaws in Detention Didn't Cause Abuse
NYT. Halliburton Defends Record in Iraq on Capitol Hill
WP. Marriage Protection Act Passes
WP. More Revelations in Berger Inquiry; Wider Circle in Administration Claims Prior Knowledge of Probe
WP. Senate Democrats Block 3 More Bush Judicial Nominees
AP. Feds order Enron to pay $32 million
AP. O'Connor disgusted by federal sentencing case
LAT. From Al Jazeera to BBC, Conventions Are Hot Story
LAT. Noncitizen Voting Divides S.F. Chinese
Newsday. Brooklyn councilwoman plans to run for Congress
AP. Bush Aims to Connect With Black Voters
AP. Voters to Decide on Edwards' Experience
AP. GOP Seeks Catholic Parish Directories
Guardian. Kerry runs high-tech campaign
BG. Kerry pushes $400m antigang initiative
Arizona Republic. Could Arizona decide the election?

Commentary
Krugman. Accounting and Accountability
Bob Herbert. Who's Getting the New Jobs?
NYT. Insurance for Electronic Votes
Jay Bookman. Tapped-out U.S. military must regroup
Joseph Smigelski. Rock Against Bush
Scott D. OReilly. The Neocon Con
Boston Globe. Doubts about Tom DeLay
Derrick Z. Jackson. Eroding trust among Arabs
Marie Cocco. The people shared the failure on terror attacks
Guardian. Stopping the next attack
SFC. Digital politics
Seattle PI. Victory in Iraq was 'genius' -- or not
E. J. Dionne. A Lesson From 9/11: Openness
Eric Alterman. 'As Goes Kansas...'
Steven Rosenfeld. A Small Victory for Progressives
Esther Kaplan. Time's Up
PFAW. House Passes Direct Attack on Constitution, Gay and Lesbian Americans
The Nation. A People's Democratic Platform
Maeve Hebert. When a Good Day For Bush Is a Better Day For Kerry
Laurie Spivak. Harnessing Hollywood
Kenneth S. Baer. The Speech: Six lessons for John Kerry and his speechwriters.

Posted by Eric at 11:11 PM | Comments (1)

July 22, 2004

Thursday Stories

News
AP. Edwards says he and Kerry will bring real values to White House
Reuters. S.F. Chronicle Editor Suspended Over Kerry Donation
AP. Kerry ad targeting Hispanics touts faith
ChicTrib. Re: Against Obama. Does anyone want this job? As Kirk Dillard becomes the latest to take himself out of the running for the GOP spot in November's race, many are wondering
ChicTrib. Clinton team helps Kerry set policy agenda
Ann Arbor News. Nader retains GOP help, earns ballot spot
AP. Nader qualifies for Nevada ballot
Newsweek. 'An Evolution' Congressman Barney Frank on gay rights, civilityand running for the Senate
AP. Nader sues to get ballot access in Texas
BGlobe. Bush shifts gear, speaks of vision for second term
WP. Bush Quashes GOP Deal on Tax Cuts' Life
WP. War Funds Dwindling, GAO Warns
WP. D.C. Gap In Wealth Growing; Uneducated Suffer Most, Study Shows
NYT. Bush Sketches His Agenda for U.S. in a Second Term
NYT. Army to Call Up Recruits Earlier
AP. Australian Report Finds Iraq Data Was Flawed
NYT. Iraqi Insurgents Report Grabbing 6 More Hostages
NYT. War Costs Exceed Budget, Watchdog Panel Says
NYT. Marines Said to Kill 25 Iraqis in Clashes in Ramadi

Commentary
Jeff Cohen. Nader's "Grassroots" Campaign... Courtesy of the GOP
David Corn. The Real Goal of the Get-Wilson Crusade
Andrew Gumbel. America Sings a New Song of Celebrity Censorship
Mark Morford. Rig My Election, Please
Bill Berkowitz. Tom DeLay's tainted ethics panel
Molly Ivins. The peace president: 900 Americans dead, and campaigning Bush washes his hands of Iraq
Joshua Holland. Blackwashing; Scratch the surface of a black conservative group and you find a Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy
Mary Lynn F. Jones. Spreading Democracy: Representatives Carolyn Maloney and Martin Meehan are trying to restore democracy on the Hill with two new bills. Good luck.
Arianna Huffington. In Praise of Unruly Women
Stephen S. Roach. More Jobs, Worse Work
Barbara Ehrenreich. Owning Up to Abortion
Earl Ofari Hutchinson. Bad message in convention snub
SFC. Bush's pup tent
Richard Cohen. Our Forgotten Panic
Seattle PI. Things could get worse at EPA
Clarence Page. Kerry presses fight in middle America
Robert B. Reich. Better Spies Won't Add Up to Better Foreign Policy
Sidney Blumenthal. Kerry's war didn't end in the Mekong
Ellen Goodman. Warming up to Kerry

Posted by Eric at 11:59 PM | Comments (31)

Thursday Stories

News
AP. Edwards says he and Kerry will bring real values to White House
Reuters. S.F. Chronicle Editor Suspended Over Kerry Donation
AP. Kerry ad targeting Hispanics touts faith
ChicTrib. Re: Against Obama. Does anyone want this job? As Kirk Dillard becomes the latest to take himself out of the running for the GOP spot in November's race, many are wondering
ChicTrib. Clinton team helps Kerry set policy agenda
Ann Arbor News. Nader retains GOP help, earns ballot spot
AP. Nader qualifies for Nevada ballot
Newsweek. 'An Evolution' Congressman Barney Frank on gay rights, civilityand running for the Senate
AP. Nader sues to get ballot access in Texas
BGlobe. Bush shifts gear, speaks of vision for second term
WP. Bush Quashes GOP Deal on Tax Cuts' Life
WP. War Funds Dwindling, GAO Warns
WP. D.C. Gap In Wealth Growing; Uneducated Suffer Most, Study Shows
NYT. Bush Sketches His Agenda for U.S. in a Second Term
NYT. Army to Call Up Recruits Earlier
AP. Australian Report Finds Iraq Data Was Flawed
NYT. Iraqi Insurgents Report Grabbing 6 More Hostages
NYT. War Costs Exceed Budget, Watchdog Panel Says
NYT. Marines Said to Kill 25 Iraqis in Clashes in Ramadi

Commentary
Jeff Cohen. Nader's "Grassroots" Campaign... Courtesy of the GOP
David Corn. The Real Goal of the Get-Wilson Crusade
Andrew Gumbel. America Sings a New Song of Celebrity Censorship
Mark Morford. Rig My Election, Please
Bill Berkowitz. Tom DeLay's tainted ethics panel
Molly Ivins. The peace president: 900 Americans dead, and campaigning Bush washes his hands of Iraq
Joshua Holland. Blackwashing; Scratch the surface of a black conservative group and you find a Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy
Mary Lynn F. Jones. Spreading Democracy: Representatives Carolyn Maloney and Martin Meehan are trying to restore democracy on the Hill with two new bills. Good luck.
Arianna Huffington. In Praise of Unruly Women
Stephen S. Roach. More Jobs, Worse Work
Barbara Ehrenreich. Owning Up to Abortion
Earl Ofari Hutchinson. Bad message in convention snub
SFC. Bush's pup tent
Richard Cohen. Our Forgotten Panic
Seattle PI. Things could get worse at EPA
Clarence Page. Kerry presses fight in middle America
Robert B. Reich. Better Spies Won't Add Up to Better Foreign Policy
Sidney Blumenthal. Kerry's war didn't end in the Mekong
Ellen Goodman. Warming up to Kerry

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July 21, 2004

Wed Stories

News
WP. A Shrinking Base: Support for War Wanes Among Military Families Facing Redeployment
WP. Democrats Outraising The GOP This Year; But Republicans Still Have Financial Lead
LAT. Bush Plans Campaign Trip to California Next Month
WP. Halliburton's Work in Iran Stirs Democrats
NYT. Black Farmers Accuse Agriculture Dept. of Failing to Live Up to Racial Bias Settlement
NYT. Georgians Line Up Candidates to Fill Miller's Seat
NYT. Insurers Rely on Congress to Keep Access to G.I.'s
NYT. A Kerry Adviser Leaves the Race Over Missing Documents
NYT. Bush Plans No Rest in Next Month; 2nd Term Agenda Near
WP. 9/11 Report to Cite 10 Missed Opportunities; Panel Faults Two Administrations but Doesn't Call Attacks Preventable
WP. Isakson Wins GOP Primary For Georgia's Senate Seat
AP. Kerry Raises $37.6 Million in One Month
LAT. Boston Will Soon See if It's Ready for the Party
LAT. Grand Jury Steps Up Inquiry Into Possible Halliburton Ties to Iran
CNN. Berger says he made 'honest mistake'
CBS. Videotaped Cruelty At KFC Supplier
CBS. 4 Marines Killed In Action
AP. Filipino Hostage Tells His Story
AP. Bush: Re-election ensures safety of U.S.
AP. Many Elite Soldiers Leave for Better Pay
AP. Stay the course, Bush says
AP. 900th GI Dies Since War Began in Iraq
WP. Warner Helped the Rev. Moon; Senator's Office Says He Arranged for Meeting Space in March
WP. Democrats Block 7th Nominee To Bench; Senators Cite Myers's Approach To Environment

Commentary
Seattle PI. War's toll includes ability to fight fires
Seattle PI. Republican Ralph
Helen Thomas. Bush shows no sign of learning his lesson about pre-emptive war
Harold Meyerson. Bush's Retreat on Immigration Reform
Amanda Griscom. How Green Is Edwards?
Frida Berrigan. Mass Destruction in Small Packages
Paul S. Zeitz. Is America Losing It's 'Big Heart'?
Cassandra Butts and Clyde Williams. Bush and Race: Policies Matter
Scott Lilly. Was the Bush 'Job Boom' Merely Hype?
Joseph C. Wilson. A Right-Wing Smear Is Gathering Steam
William Greider. An Error of Supreme Dimensions
Tara McKelvey. Onward and Forward: Since its founding in 1998, MoveOn has influenced everything from impeachment to war. Its secret: always giving members something to do
Susan J. Douglas. Win Over Women: Republicans have waged a 20-year war against women, mothers and families, and ensured that its harder to be a mother here than in any other industrialized countryunless youre rich, of course
Joshua Holland. Blackwashing: Scratch the surface of a black conservative group and you find a Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy
Rick Perlstein. The Church of Bush
John Powers. Big Number Two

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Wed Stories

News
WP. A Shrinking Base: Support for War Wanes Among Military Families Facing Redeployment
WP. Democrats Outraising The GOP This Year; But Republicans Still Have Financial Lead
LAT. Bush Plans Campaign Trip to California Next Month
WP. Halliburton's Work in Iran Stirs Democrats
NYT. Black Farmers Accuse Agriculture Dept. of Failing to Live Up to Racial Bias Settlement
NYT. Georgians Line Up Candidates to Fill Miller's Seat
NYT. Insurers Rely on Congress to Keep Access to G.I.'s
NYT. A Kerry Adviser Leaves the Race Over Missing Documents
NYT. Bush Plans No Rest in Next Month; 2nd Term Agenda Near
WP. 9/11 Report to Cite 10 Missed Opportunities; Panel Faults Two Administrations but Doesn't Call Attacks Preventable
WP. Isakson Wins GOP Primary For Georgia's Senate Seat
AP. Kerry Raises $37.6 Million in One Month
LAT. Boston Will Soon See if It's Ready for the Party
LAT. Grand Jury Steps Up Inquiry Into Possible Halliburton Ties to Iran
CNN. Berger says he made 'honest mistake'
CBS. Videotaped Cruelty At KFC Supplier
CBS. 4 Marines Killed In Action
AP. Filipino Hostage Tells His Story
AP. Bush: Re-election ensures safety of U.S.
AP. Many Elite Soldiers Leave for Better Pay
AP. Stay the course, Bush says
AP. 900th GI Dies Since War Began in Iraq
WP. Warner Helped the Rev. Moon; Senator's Office Says He Arranged for Meeting Space in March
WP. Democrats Block 7th Nominee To Bench; Senators Cite Myers's Approach To Environment

Commentary
Seattle PI. War's toll includes ability to fight fires
Seattle PI. Republican Ralph
Helen Thomas. Bush shows no sign of learning his lesson about pre-emptive war
Harold Meyerson. Bush's Retreat on Immigration Reform
Amanda Griscom. How Green Is Edwards?
Frida Berrigan. Mass Destruction in Small Packages
Paul S. Zeitz. Is America Losing It's 'Big Heart'?
Cassandra Butts and Clyde Williams. Bush and Race: Policies Matter
Scott Lilly. Was the Bush 'Job Boom' Merely Hype?
Joseph C. Wilson. A Right-Wing Smear Is Gathering Steam
William Greider. An Error of Supreme Dimensions
Tara McKelvey. Onward and Forward: Since its founding in 1998, MoveOn has influenced everything from impeachment to war. Its secret: always giving members something to do
Susan J. Douglas. Win Over Women: Republicans have waged a 20-year war against women, mothers and families, and ensured that its harder to be a mother here than in any other industrialized countryunless youre rich, of course
Joshua Holland. Blackwashing: Scratch the surface of a black conservative group and you find a Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy
Rick Perlstein. The Church of Bush
John Powers. Big Number Two

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July 20, 2004

Tuesday

Derrick Z. Jackson. Can Kerry's campaign message catch fire?
Robert Scheer. Homophobia and Apple Pie
Marie Cocco. Kerry's state no cardboard cutout
SFC. No more Mr. Nice Guy
Indy. Whaling nations pose a threat
E. J. Dionne. What Dean Did
Thomas Oliphant. The easy stereotypes don't fit John Kerry
John Kael Weston . A new president can set things right in Iraq
Krugman. The Arabian Candidate
Nat Flick. Don't Dumb Down the Military
Tom Frank. Red-State America Against Itself
Julia Scott. Wrapping the Cross in the Flag
Peter Brand. Losing It in Los Alamos
Farai Chideya. Kerry, Call Russell: (Or Why the Democratic Party Cant Afford to Diss the Hip-Hop Generation)
CAP. Who is Rupert Murdoch? How one right-wing billionaire uses his business and media empire to pursue a partisan agenda at the expense of democracy
Paul Waldman. Foxed Out: The latest salvo from the Left hits the Right's media megaphone
David Cole. My First (and Last) Time With Bill O'Reilly
John Prados. The Man Behind The Curtain
Greg Palast. Black Americans discovered by Democratic party
Barbara Ehrenreich . It's Over, Ralph

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Tuesday

Derrick Z. Jackson. Can Kerry's campaign message catch fire?
Robert Scheer. Homophobia and Apple Pie
Marie Cocco. Kerry's state no cardboard cutout
SFC. No more Mr. Nice Guy
Indy. Whaling nations pose a threat
E. J. Dionne. What Dean Did
Thomas Oliphant. The easy stereotypes don't fit John Kerry
John Kael Weston . A new president can set things right in Iraq
Krugman. The Arabian Candidate
Nat Flick. Don't Dumb Down the Military
Tom Frank. Red-State America Against Itself
Julia Scott. Wrapping the Cross in the Flag
Peter Brand. Losing It in Los Alamos
Farai Chideya. Kerry, Call Russell: (Or Why the Democratic Party Cant Afford to Diss the Hip-Hop Generation)
CAP. Who is Rupert Murdoch? How one right-wing billionaire uses his business and media empire to pursue a partisan agenda at the expense of democracy
Paul Waldman. Foxed Out: The latest salvo from the Left hits the Right's media megaphone
David Cole. My First (and Last) Time With Bill O'Reilly
John Prados. The Man Behind The Curtain
Greg Palast. Black Americans discovered by Democratic party
Barbara Ehrenreich . It's Over, Ralph

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July 19, 2004

Monday Stories

News
NYT. Republican Help Pushes Nader Close to Spot on Michigan Ballot
WP. Several Dead in Explosion Near Baghdad Police Post
AP. Poll: Public support slips for Iraq war
LAT. Bush's Agenda on Slow Track
LAT. To GOP, He's Dishonoring His Father; Affronted Republicans scramble to discredit Ron Reagan's scheduled speech on embryonic stem-cell research at the Democratic convention
AP. Edwards: All Fla. Votes to Count in Nov.
AP. Edwards Honed Campaign Skills in Courts
AP. Race to Succeed Miller Tops Ga. Ballot
AP. CIA Chief Opposes Cabinet Intel Post
AP. Neb. Wants Nuke Judgment to Be Overturned
Reuters. It's Showtime for Kerry at Boston Convention
NYT. A Radio Giant Moves to Limit Commercials
NYT. Iraq Gives Order to Reopen Paper G.I.'s Had Closed
NYT. Kerry Building Legal Network for Vote Fights
NYT. Edwards Scores a Few Amens in Florida
AP. AP Seeks Release of Bush Military Records
AP. Schwarzenegger Calls Dems 'Girlie Men'
WP. Campaign Ads Flood Key Battleground States; 60% in Noncompetitive States See Almost No Presidential Commercials, Study Finds
BGlobe. Convention to launch grass-roots campaign
BGlobe. For some, speakers hard to find
BGlobe. Group aims to get out Asian-American vote
WP. Republicans Helping Nader To Help Themselves
WP. Signing Up a Remote Electorate for November; Parties Are Pushing Registration Among Americans Abroad
AP. Byrd: Kerry needs coal dust to win W.Va.

Commentary
Newsday. Bush ignores radicals, security needs
Bob Herbert. An Emerging Catastrophe
Jack Dalton. You Calling Me An Unpatriotic Wimp?
Pratap Chatterjee. Democracy by the Dollars
Roberto Lovato. The Lack of a 'Vision Thing'
Terence Samuel. Swingers: Sex in marriage, compassionate conservatism, and shocking news about the battleground states.
Thomas Oliphant. The Kerry I Know: So he's not Mr. Charisma. But he has courage, judgment, and intellect. Imagine that!
James MacGregor Burns. The Courage to Lead: A resurgent movement awaits its organizer in chief.
TAP. Gotta Have Faith? It seems like everyone wants John Kerry to talk more openly about religion -- but is getting God really what he needs?
Murray Waas. Curveballs to Congress: The Senate Intelligence Committee has spoken on the intelligence that led us to war. If only we had known
Eric Alterman. Fox Outfoxes Itself
Sean Aday. Start the Presses: Kerry needs to introduce himself, the press tells us. Guess whose fault that is?
Kevin Phillips. How Kerry Can Win
Katrina vanden Heuvel & Robert L. Borosage. Victory in 2004--and Beyond
David Corn. Bashing Joe Wilson
Geov Parrish. Falling through the cracks; How I lost $20,000 as an insured patient in our nation's health system
E.J. Dionne. Bush's 3-by-5 attack
Nikki Finke. Outfoxing the Conservatives
Joshua Green. John Edwards, Esq. Republicans believe that Americans will never elect a trial lawyer president. They're wrong
Gerald S. Rellick. Bush Betrays Veterans
Capital Times. Anti-gay bigotry

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Monday Stories

News
NYT. Republican Help Pushes Nader Close to Spot on Michigan Ballot
WP. Several Dead in Explosion Near Baghdad Police Post
AP. Poll: Public support slips for Iraq war
LAT. Bush's Agenda on Slow Track
LAT. To GOP, He's Dishonoring His Father; Affronted Republicans scramble to discredit Ron Reagan's scheduled speech on embryonic stem-cell research at the Democratic convention
AP. Edwards: All Fla. Votes to Count in Nov.
AP. Edwards Honed Campaign Skills in Courts
AP. Race to Succeed Miller Tops Ga. Ballot
AP. CIA Chief Opposes Cabinet Intel Post
AP. Neb. Wants Nuke Judgment to Be Overturned
Reuters. It's Showtime for Kerry at Boston Convention
NYT. A Radio Giant Moves to Limit Commercials
NYT. Iraq Gives Order to Reopen Paper G.I.'s Had Closed
NYT. Kerry Building Legal Network for Vote Fights
NYT. Edwards Scores a Few Amens in Florida
AP. AP Seeks Release of Bush Military Records
AP. Schwarzenegger Calls Dems 'Girlie Men'
WP. Campaign Ads Flood Key Battleground States; 60% in Noncompetitive States See Almost No Presidential Commercials, Study Finds
BGlobe. Convention to launch grass-roots campaign
BGlobe. For some, speakers hard to find
BGlobe. Group aims to get out Asian-American vote
WP. Republicans Helping Nader To Help Themselves
WP. Signing Up a Remote Electorate for November; Parties Are Pushing Registration Among Americans Abroad
AP. Byrd: Kerry needs coal dust to win W.Va.

Commentary
Newsday. Bush ignores radicals, security needs
Bob Herbert. An Emerging Catastrophe
Jack Dalton. You Calling Me An Unpatriotic Wimp?
Pratap Chatterjee. Democracy by the Dollars
Roberto Lovato. The Lack of a 'Vision Thing'
Terence Samuel. Swingers: Sex in marriage, compassionate conservatism, and shocking news about the battleground states.
Thomas Oliphant. The Kerry I Know: So he's not Mr. Charisma. But he has courage, judgment, and intellect. Imagine that!
James MacGregor Burns. The Courage to Lead: A resurgent movement awaits its organizer in chief.
TAP. Gotta Have Faith? It seems like everyone wants John Kerry to talk more openly about religion -- but is getting God really what he needs?
Murray Waas. Curveballs to Congress: The Senate Intelligence Committee has spoken on the intelligence that led us to war. If only we had known
Eric Alterman.