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How Muslim Women Are Indoctrinated To Hate (excerpts), Ayaan Hirsi Ali Interview
Dem Turncoats: What's Wrong With David Brooks' Analysis Of A Dem Anti-Populist Position, Christine Tomlinson
Stealing Our Taxes, Pt. 3: Bush Uses Dishonest Budget Assumptions To Screw Average Citizen (excerpt), NYT
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War and the Economy: Snapshots From BushWorld, Kent Southard
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1944-2007: Molly Ivins Tribute, Kane, Politex, Texas Observer
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News Roundup

Nauseating: Bush invokes George Washington to justify crimes against Iraq , Stolberg
In the Green Zone: Only the 'right' people need apply for work, Chandrasekaran
Bush is in office on a 'moral waiver'; now the Army is granting them to felons, Ed
Senate Democrats Promise `Relentless' Flood of Anti-War Legislation, Talev
Taliban seizes an entire district in Afghanistan as police flee, Wafa
Justices to revisit thorny issue of sentencing guidelines, Greenhouse
New Jersey begins gay 'weddings', BBC
Anglicans rebuke U.S. branch on same-sex unions, Lafraniere and Goodstein
If Spitzer matched Schwarzenegger on global warming, Washington would move, Ed
Sniff and flu: study shows nasal spray works better than painful shots, Ed
Will the HPV Vaccine Soon be Mandatory for Schoolgirls?, Dr. Joseph Mercola
Specials: Manipulative Media, Mooning Bush, Rice's Delusion, Iraq Disaster, Prez Dispensers, World Socialist Web, Bush Watch compilations

AFP - Wire stories

India-Pakistan talks go ahead after blast
Rice seeks Arab backing for moderate Palestinians
Pakistan dismisses U.S. "absurd" Qaeda report
Cheney begins Asia visit in Japan
Iranian nuclear negotiator to meet IAEA chief
German EADS co-chief calls for 'fair' distribution of cuts at Airbus
Nissan Diesel accepts Volvo buyout

News Bullets

  • Peace Hopes Fade as US, Israel Shun New Palestinian Coalition
  • Lack of Security in Iraq Leading to Collapse in Food Supplies
  • Dems Fail to Block Bush's Troop Surge; Revisit 2002 Resolution to Restrict How US Forces Are Used
  • Opposition to US Missle Base in Eastern Europe Rises
  • Voters' Hunger for Change Threatens Republican Dream of Eternal Power
  • Study Sees Harmful Hunt for Extra Oil
  • Call to Halt Deep Sea 'Plunder'
  • Climate Change: Scientists Warn It May Be Too Late to Save the Ice Caps
  • Prize-Winning Children's Book Offends Conservatives
  • Rove Said to Have Received 2003 Iranian Proposal
  • GOP Blocks Senate Vote on Troop Resolution
  • Clinton Gives War Critics New Answer on ’02 Vote
  • Jailed 2 Years, Iraqi Tells of Abuse by Americans
  • US House Delivers Stinging Rebuke to Bush Over New Iraq Strategy
  • Greenhouse Gases Hit New High, Rise Accelerates
  • Democrats in State Capitols Push Antiwar Resolutions
  • The Neo-Con Dog That Isn't Barking
  • US Religious Leaders to Visit Iran
  • White House Is Reported to Be Linked to a Dismissal
  • Scientists Sound Alarm Over Melting Antarctic Ice Sheets
  • US Slammed for Backing off 'Genocide' Charge

    The Rest of Today's Bush Watch Daily Headlines Are Here:...mainstream ... united states ... canada ...england ...australia ...latin america ......europe ...middle east ... asia ... africa ... alternative...op-eds

    Special: Mooning Bush

    Moon/Bush 'Ongoing Crime Enterprise', Parry
    One Mother's Tale: Moon & Her Son, Parry

    Special: Rice's Delusion

    Rice Declares Success after Israeli, Palestinian Leaders Agree to Talk, Nissenbaum
    Rice fails to make breakthrough in Middle East peace talks, McCarthy
    Just smoke and mirrors from Rice and Olmert, Editorial
    The Elephant in the room: Hamas, Bell
    Condi, only the babysitter, for the Middle East, Stein
    Rare three-way Mid-East summit appears to achieve little, Matthew Price, BBC
    Condoleeza's diplomatic tai chi in Mideast gets nowhere fast, Cooper and Erlanger

    Special: The Manipulative Media

    Shame on the Washington Post, Again, Parry
    Here's the NYT slyly shielding Bush, tying Cheney to the Plamegate railroad tracks, Rutenberg
    PBS Ombudsman Criticizes Drug Company Sponsorship, John Eggerton
    Send every politician and journalist who supported the War to Iraq , Footman
    When the 'surge' might have been stopped -- editorial pages punted , Mitchell
    Iraqis blogging for McClatchy provide brutal insight , Mitchell
    Who are the Useful Idiots? 'Islamofascism' in the American media, Palestine Chronicle
    Is the BBC too pro-Israel? Is The NY Times?, Bradley Burston

    Special: Bush's Iraq Disaster

    Bush invokes Washington on Iraq, James Gerstenzang
    Iraqis greet 'surge' with brazen assault on U.S. outpost, Santora
    Insurgents strike U.S. outpost in Iraq, Borzou Daragahi
    Car Bombs Kill 11 Across Baghdad, AP
    Two Soldiers Killed in Iraq Base Attack, AP
    Videos show Iraq war through troops' eyes, Levi Pulkkinen
    White House 2008: McCain aims not-so-friendly fire at Rumsfeld, P-I News Services

    Special: Prez Dispensers

    States race to set earlier primaries, Daniel B. Wood
    Hillary Clinton and the glass ceiling, Angell
    Hillary tries to tiptoe past Obama with black audiences, Healy
    Obama will soon make the case that he'll be as strong on Israel as anyone, Shmuel Rosner
    Mitt Romney joins Iran's hysterical accusers , Leupp
    White House 2008: McCain aims not-so-friendly fire at Rumsfeld, P-I News Services
    Battle between ‘crock’ McCain and 'weird' Giuliani, Baxter

    Today's Alternative Special

    World Socialist Web

    Italian judge indicts CIA agents for illegal kidnapping, Tyler
    China's economic rise destabilises world capitalism - Part 1, Chan


    United States

    New York Times

    NASA goes deep: finally we are breaking free of Nixon's low orbit, Porco
    Top high school bands are back in New Orleans, Pareles
    Job Corps needs to shoot higher in order to make a difference , Eckholm
    Old foes, India and Pakistan join in anger at train bombing, Sengupta

    Washington Post

    Terrorist Networks Lure Young Moroccans to War in Far-Off Iraq, Craig Whitlock
    Cubans on Medical Aid Mission Flee Venezuela, but Find Limbo, Juan Forero
    Cheney's Influence Lessens in Second Term, Michael Abramowitz
    Hospital Investigates Former Aid Chief , Dana Priest and Anne Hull
    Army Fixing Patients' Housing , Dana Priest and Anne Hull

    Christian Science Monitor

    Mixed welcome for Baghdad surge, Scott Peterson
    India, Pakistan undeterred by train blasts, Anuj Chopra
    Slow start to new US bid for Israeli-Palestinian peace, Joshua Mitnick
    Humans' beef with livestock: a warmer planet, Brad Knickerbocker

    Boston Globe

    The rising cost of citizenship, ED
    Democrats to revisit war authorization, Henderson

    Chicago Tribune

    Blasts kill 60, shatter relative calm in Baghdad, Sly
    Democrats seek curbs on troops' role in Iraq, LAT


    Toronto Star

    Canadian soldier heroes honoured, CP
    Car bombs kill 63 in Iraq, AP
    Islam, West clash not inevitable: Poll, Olivia Ward
    Republicans block Iraq debate, Tim Harper
    Mideast talks face long odds, Glenn Kessler
    Afghans killed as Canadians attacked, CP
    Prince Harry bound for Iraq, paper says, Staff
    Taliban fighters ambush Canadian convoy, Murray Brewster
    FBI tests terrorists' explosive recipes, AP
    Dion stripped of his environmental edge, Chantal Herbert
    Harper holds election aces, Chantal Herbert
    Unwise attack on judicial independence, James Travers
    Tory funding spree 'smells like pre-election spending', Tonda MacCharles
    UK economist brings green-growth message to Canada, CP

    CBC News

    U.S. push for Mideast peace talks ends with little progress, AP
    Canadian soldiers kill Afghan police officer, civilian, Staff
    Toxic alert called off at Canadian Embassy in Paris , Staff
    More bombings kill 10 after Baghdad market bloodshed, AP
    Iran rejects claims of delayed payments for nuclear plant, AP
    Taliban not massing for offensive, NATO commander says, Staff
    8 killed in crash of U.S. helicopter in Afghanistan, Staff
    Explosive device may have caused Indian train disaster, AP
    Suicide bomber kills 15 in Pakistani courtroom, Staff
    Pakistani police search for Afghan link in suicide bombing, Staff
    High military honours given for feats in Afghanistan, Staff
    Harper promises action on immigrant credentials, Staff
    RCMP inadvertently sponsored U.S. gang websites, Staff
    'Reckless' to ignore climate change, economist says, Staff
    Arctic sovereignty plans on track: defence minister , Staff
    Liberal MP slams Hillier as Conservative 'prop', Staff

    Globe and Mail

    Canadian embassy in Paris evacuated, AP
    Britain plans to overhaul gun laws, AP
    Mideast summit ends without progress, AP
    Arab countries request files on spying suspect, Staff
    Japanese whaling ship stranded in Antarctic waters, AP
    Canadian convoy attacked twice in Kandahar, Murray Brewster
    Canada's Privacy czar balks at sharing voters' birthdates, Daniel Leblanc



    One in three Iraqis now living 'in poverty', BBC
    US 'Iran attack plans' revealed, BBC
    Five US troops die in Iraq raids, BBC
    Iran, Russia in nuclear plant row, BBC
    Czech-Polish OK for US missiles, BBC
    Virtual reality treatment for US troops with post-traumatic stress disorder, BBC


    In the Green Zone: Only the 'right' people need apply for work, Chandrasekaran



    ABC, news

    Latin America

    Note: Our Latin America editor is off this week.

    Upside-Down World


    Inter Press Service

    Mexico: Miners Buried by Negligence and Impunity , Cevallos
    Mexico/Central America: Understanding the Maras , Cevallos
    Thailand: Bombings Say Muslim Rebels Won't Negotiate , Macan-Markar
    Europe: Opposition to U.S. Base Rises , Dujisin
    Iraq: Now It Is Lack of Food Security , Jamail+al-Fadhily
    Romania: A European Home to Hepatitis , Ciobanu

    Der Spiegel

    Radio Paris (WNN)

    International Herald Tribune

    Middle East


    Rice: Olmert, Abbas to meet again, I will return soon, Aluf Benn
    Hezbollah has already rebuilt its force, Gideon Alon
    Rice to Haaretz: This is not 1938, Iran is not Nazi Germany, Aluf Benn
    Rice tells FM Livni: Summit must focus on two-state solution, Amiram Barkat

    Al Jazeera

    No progress at three-way talks in Israel, Agencies
    Iraq bombers defy security plan, Agencies
    Chaos as Iraq's borders re-open, Al Jazeera
    Three Afghan police killed in blast, Agencies
    Huge Gulf spending at arms fair, Arab states perceive Iran threat, Al Jazeera
    Syria and Iran vow unity against US, Agencies
    Investigators fly to Afghan crash, Agencies
    Putin dismisses Chechen president, Agencies

    Arab News

    Abbas Defends Unity Govt Deal, Hisham Abu Taha
    Iran Denies Sadr Is in the Country, Agencies
    Unity Over Diplomacy, Editorial
    Govt Hospitals to Become Corporations, P.K. Abdul Ghafour

    Lebanon Daily Star

    Arab initiative, Tehran talks, internal shifts mark crossroads for Lebanon, Rym Ghazal
    Talk is cheap: Bush is pushing the Palestinians toward civil war, Editorial
    Spanish peacekeepers have another scuffle in South, Iman Azzi
    King Abdullah: 'The continued denial of Palestinian rights is a fire starter,', H.D.S. Greenway

    Middle East

    Sowing paranoia: 'Our war against Islam', YNet
    Russia straddles Sunni-Shi'ite divide , Asia Times
    Khamenei: Iran, Syria strategically linked, Tehran Times
    A battle for (which) global values? , Tehran Times
    Jewish Settlers Go On Rampage In Hebron, IPC
    From an Iraqi to an American, Uruknet


    Daily Star



    US, China 'Must Act to Avert Disaster' , The Age
    China Pushes Rural Banking to Stimulate Jobs , China Daily
    President Visits Residents, Workers and Farmers in W China, Xinhua

    The Hindu, news
    Asia Times, opinion


    Darfur, Chad - and Anna Nicole's Baby, RJ Eskow
    Politics-Kenya: Renewed Demands for Partial Constitutional Review , Mulama
    Hunt for al-Qaida Overshadows Repression in Ethiopia, Some Fear, Bengali

    Mail and Guardian



    Blind to the consequences of offshoring , Roberts
    Mecca agreements: The future remains bleak , Jacobs
    America, where are you now? , Benderman

    Moving Planet

    The atrocity exhibition, Carmichael

    Drug Corp Watch

    Serious Neurological Diseases Rising Faster Among Americans Than Expected, Dr. Joseph Mercola
    Thailand Challenges Big Pharma re Affordable Generic Medicine, M. T. Whitney
    NHS 'Pays Too Much to Drug Firms' , Robert Peston
    OFT Report Recommends Reform to UK Drug Pricing Scheme , PRNewswire-GNN
    Prescription for Success?, John Russell
    Feds Search Ranbaxy Offices, Facility in New Jersey, NewsInferno

    The Nation, opinion
    Raw Story, news
    Salon, opinion
    Information Clearing House, opinion
    Mother Jones, opinion
    Alternet, opinion
    Working For Change, opinion
    Tom Paine, opinion
    Democracy Now !, news
    Daily Kos, opinion
    In These Times, opinion
    Huffington Post, news
    Crooks and Liars, audio/video


    25 Selected Columnists

    Common Dreams

    Robert Dreyfuss:
    Apocalypse Not
    Hans Blix:
    Will the United States Attack Iran?
    Sabihuddin Ahmed:
    'We Are the Ones Who Will Pay for the Damage'
    Gary Younge:
    Once George Bush Has Got Hold of a Bad Idea He Just Can't Let It Go
    Heather Scheiwe:
    What We Can Learn from Heroes Like Bobby Kennedy
    James Carroll:
    The Irony of Romping Monday and Fat Tuesday
    John Atcheson:
    Casus Belli, Anyone?
    Bob Herbert:
    The Real Patriots

    (*) Registration Required: NYT, WP, BS, CT, LAT, TS. Explorer Browser Recommended. (It's the most forgiving.)



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