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Recent Bush Watch Features

Shoveling...Snow: Washington Mafia Sees Libby As Made Man (excerpts), Frank Rich
Constitution or Cheese? Up and Down the Bush Philosophy, Walter Brasch
U.S. Scam: 20 Things You Should Know About Corporate Crime (excerpts), Russell Mokhiber
Op-Eds: From Our Contributors
Reports: Dictator Bush Committs Felony, Plans To Take Over Country, Congressman Nadler, Boston Globe
Parody: Scooter Libby Is Ordered Back To Jail, Politex
Habeas Corpus: Senate Committee Votes To Restore Cornerstone Of U.S. Justice System, Melber
What, We Worry? Our TV War , David Sarasohn
Be Afraid: Is There Any Doubt That Bush Uses Terror Warnings For Political Purposes? Olbermann
Empire or Republic? Bush and the Fall Of the United States, Part 2, Jonathan Freedland
Mugged By Corporations: A Spy In A House Of Cards, Kent Southard
Bush, Again: Who Benefits From Floods?, Politex, various
Cindy Sheehan Speaks Out: The Corporate War Machine, Politicians, And A Distracted Public, Interview
Health Care Plans: Just About Anything's Better Than What We Have Now, Atul Gawande, Jerry Politex
The Golden Rule: Why Have the Dems Failed Us?, Jerry Politex, various
Empire or Republic? Bush and the Fall Of the United States, Jonathan Freedland
Memorial Day, 2007: Bush's Iraq War For ME Oil Wealth Continues To Take Our Blood And Money, various
Slave Labor: Why The Bush-Backed Immigration Bill Will Make Things Worse, Paul Krugman
The Goracle: Listening, Really Listening, To Gore ---Gore, Dionne, Ostroy, Politex
Run, Gore, Run: Impassioned Gore Book Provides Blistering Overview Of U.S. Politics, Kakutani
I'm Back! Random Thoughts After Two Months Away, Jerry Politex
Myth, Religion, and Politics: Bush As Religious Icon: Background, Jerry Barrett

News Roundup

The best judges business can buy, Ed
Progress Seen at Space Station , Marc Kaufman
Iran Curtails Freedom In Throwback to 1979 , Robin Wright
Kabul bus bomb kills 35 in worst attack since ousting of Taliban, Buncombe
North Korea invites UN nuclear inspectors, Dawn
Fascist America in 10 easy steps, Wolfe


Palestinian cabinet gets to work amid aid hopes
Sarkozy's party vows quick reforms despite election setback
Seven Afghan children killed in strike on 'Al-Qaeda hideout'
Africa's forgotten Western Sahara war gets new airing
Barred HIV-positive kids allowed back to school in India
GE, Pearson in talks to buy Dow Jones: report
Airbus goes on attack in battle with Boeing at Paris Air Show

News Bullets

  • ‘Iraq Summer’ hopes to isolate President Bush
  • New White House Adviser Spins Revolving Door Again
  • Protestors Spring Big Hoax on Oil Expo Audience
  • Right of Gays to Marry Set for Years to Come
  • Delay Denied, Libby Is Seen as Weeks From Prison
  • Hamas Declares Victory
  • Capitalize on Disasters to Make Peace, Say Researchers
  • Arrowsic ‘End War’ Vote Wins Handily
  • Ex-Justice Dept. Lawyer Can’t Recall His Role in Controversial Policies
  • FBI Audit Finds Widespread Abuse in Data Collection
  • Bush Plunges to New Low in Poll
  • A New General for God’s Army?
  • Iraq War: Report Calls on UN to End “Complicity of Silence”
  • Nobel Laureate Calls for Post-Kyoto Treaty
  • Organic Food Helps Revive Fortunes of Europe’s Farmers
  • World Oil Supplies Set to Run Out Faster than Expected, Warn Scientists
  • Satirist Draws from Life for New Bush Cartoon
  • China Overtaking US for Fast Internet Access as Africa gets Left Behind

    Special: Bush's Oil War On U.S. Citizens

    Fuel pushes up US inflation rate, BBC
    Democrats press plan to cut oil subsidies, Andrews
    Oil widens US trade imbalances, BBC

    Special: Bush's Iraqi Bloodbath

    Iraq on verge of genocidal war, says Jay Garner, Wintour
    UK House of Lords to look at illegality of Iraq War, Dyer
    Head of US military 'forced out', BBC
    Thirteen Iraqi athletes' remains found in Iraq, BBC
    US forces in new Iraq offensive, BBC
    U.S. Strategy on Sunnis Questioned , Joshua Partlow
    Iraq Contractors Face Growing Parallel War, Steve Fainaru
    Arming Sunni Militias Undercuts Iraqi Government, Critics Say, Youssef+Fadel
    US commander warns Iraq war will go on for a decade, Van Auken
    US intensifies pressure on Iraqi government to meet 'benchmarks', Cogan

    Special: Civil War in Gaza

    Abbas Installs New Cabinet, Bans Hamas Islamic Forces in Gaza, Nissenbaum
    Hamas, Fatah Launch Separate Governments , Scott Wilson
    Mideast: Israel Offers Dubious Backing to Fatah , Hirschberg
    Israel plans attacks on Gaza to crush Islamic Hamas, Mahnaimi
    Welcome to "Palestine" , Fisk
    The US role in Mideast travails, Howard LaFranchi
    As divide deepens, Gaza's fate uncertain, Maher Abukhater and Richard Boudreaux
    Crocodile tears: The Gaza cage , Avnery

    Ira Chernus:
    US and Israel Stir Up Palestinian Crisis
    Naomi Klein:
    Gaza: Not Just a Prison, a Laboratory

    Special: Dictatorship '08

    SC Poll Has Obama, Thompson as Frontrunners, Blumenthal
    Obama rips absentee fathers, Dorning
    Obama entangled by net model, Baldwin
    Staking his campaign on Iowa, Edwards makes a populist pitch to the left, Nagourney
    Gore to talk green to ad festival: green advertising galvanizes marketing world, Pfanner
    A Democrat in '08! But not that one, Michael Finnegan
    Taking on biggest donors, McCain takes a big risk, Kirkpatrick &Cooper
    An Also-Ran in the GOP Polls, Ron Paul Is Huge on the Web , Jose Antonio Vargas
    From sidelines, Kerry rips GOP field , Wirzbicki

    Today's Alternative Special

    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


    United States

    New York Times

    Two cheers on global AIDS, Ed
    Muddy waters: Congress must clarify wetlands legislation, Ed
    A wary veteran tries to persuade Americans to care about returning soldiers, Clines
    End Vietnam's air war: Agent Orange victims have waited too long for justice, Trussoni
    Tiny but hungry, moth threatens California crops, McKinley
    In Ethiopian desert, fear and cries of army brutality, Gettleman
    After bus attack, Afghan police mourn their own, Bearak
    French conservatives win; Socialists make gains, Sciolino
    Abbas swears in emergency government, Kershner &El-Khodary

    Boston Globe

    War's sacred toll, Carroll
    Science: miracles and mysteries, ED
    The red and blue of stem cells, Goodman
    Sweet 'street' justice for Paris , Page

    Washington Post

    Petraeus: Iraq 'Challenges' to Last for Years , Karen DeYoung
    Abbas Appoints Crisis Cabinet , Scott Wilson
    N. Korea Summons Inspectors To Reactor , Edward Cody
    Major Turkish Incursion in N. Iraq Seen as Unlikely , Joshua Partlow
    A Sacred River Endangered by Global Warming , Emily Wax
    U.S. Restates Support for Embattled Musharraf , Griff Witte
    The War Inside , Dana Priest and Anne Hull

    Christian Science Monitor

    Palestinian split rattles region, Ilene R. Prusher
    Common bird species in dramatic decline, Mark Clayton

    Los Angeles Times

    War, red tape haunt civilian workers, T. Christian Miller
    Pentagon chief visits Iraq, Tina Susman
    Surge of optimism recedes, Tina Susman


    Bomb Blast Takes Biggest Toll in Kabul since 2001, Garcia
    Fed Up with Years of Racism, Black Brazilians Begin to Fight Back, Chang
    Millions of Desperate Iraqis Stream into Syria, Allam
    EU Critical of U.S. Farm Subsidies, Hotakainen

    SF Chronicle


    Toronto Star



    Kabul police bus bomb 'kills 35', BBC
    'Children dead' in Afghan bombing, BBC
    Resurgent Taleban: Can the West and Afghan government win the battel?, BBC


    Republicans try to figure out You Tube, Tisdall
    Battlefield bees, and other US Military Wacko ideas, Ronson
    Interview with Paul Krugman... surprisingly he is a bit optimistic, Stewart
    Foolish Blair: believed Bush while Rummy and Dick ran the show, Watt
    Repugs bring out their anti-Hillary bag of tricks, Harris
    Give Peace a Chance: West Bank settlers undermine any hope of peace, Freedman
    Blair's dark Iraq legacy defines future for the West and Middle East, Rawnsley


    A bloody epitaph to Blair's war: the deaths of innocents, Johnston

    Israel must negotiate with Hamas, Hari

    Times Online

    US Ambassador admits to lack of success in Iraq, Baldwin
    The job of the press is to be indiscriminte, muck-raking and hounding, Jenkins


    ABC, news

    Latin America

    Fugitive ex-general stirs 'dirty war' animosities in Chile, Claudia Lagos and Patrick J. Mcdonnell
    Colombia-Ecuador: Studies Find DNA Damage from Anti-Coca Herbicide , Leahy

    Upside-Down World


    Der Spiegel

    International Herald Tribune

    Radio Paris (WNN)

    Middle East


    Daily Star



    Reporting China since the 1960s, John Gittings
    F.D.A. Tracked Tainted Drugs, but Trail Went Cold in China, The New York Times
    China Wants Food First, Not Fuel, Inter Press Service
    Chongqing to Urbanize Rural Migrants, China Daily
    Death Penalty: China Considers Cash for Clemency , Bezlova
    Enslaved, Burned and Beaten: Police Free 450 from Chinese Brick Factories, The Guardian

    Daily Times

    Separation of powers 'a must', Irfan Ghauri
    Govt. can't end power crisis, DT
    People block roads after 16-hour blackout, DT
    Thousands welcome chief justice, Shahid Mubarik and Usman Naeem
    Robot hosts South Korean wedding, DT
    Burqas to be required for haj, DT
    Iran condemns Rushdie knighthood, DT


    Chief justice praises lawyers' struggle, Babar Malik, Sajjad Abbas Niazi & M. Yasin Siddiqui
    Pakistan-US diplomacy in midair, Qudssia Akhlaque
    Desertification drastic in Pakistan, Amin Ahmed
    Women's clothing shops threatened by extremists, Ghulam Mursalin Marwat

    Asia Times, opinion

    The Hindu, news


    8 die in attacks in Somalia, Edmund Sanders
    Cote d'Ivore: Forests Sacred No More , Zamblé
    Sudan 'backs UN-led Darfur force', BBC

    Mail and Guardian



    Cleared Gitmo detainee fears return to Libya , Worthington
    Up and down the Bush philosophy , Brasch

    Air Force Today

    June 14 airpower summary: A-10s deliver massive firepower, Staff
    Air Force F-16 crashes in Iraq , Staff

    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

    Anatole Kaletsky:
    Why We Must Break with the American Crazies
    Caroline Arnold:
    A New Iliad: The Fixation of Dubya or The Wrath of the American People?
    Mikhail Gorbachev:
    US Needs to Exit Iraq
    John Nichols:
    Dysfunctional Debate, Dysfunctional Policies
    Bill Moyers:
    Begging His Pardon
    Mandy Benson:
    Title IX Turns Thirty-Five
    Arnie Patterson:
    Our Southern Neighbors; A Canadian Perspective
    Christopher Brauchli:
    Bush Warming to Global Warming
    Reese Erlich:
    Blowback In Lebanon
    William Powers/Glenn Hurowitz:
    Home On The Rainforest
    Derrick Jackson:
    Tyranny By Ballot
    Jacqueline Marcus:
    A Powerful, Massive Protest: Diminish the Corporate Media’s Power by Turning off Your TV for Good!
    Brian Beutler:
    Honoring Emmett Till
    Rick Perlstein:
    ‘Honest Conservatives’: Oxymoron?
    David Michael Green:
    What Every American Should Know About Iraq
    Chris Cooper:
    Open To Pain And Crossed By The Rain
    John Zogby:
    Will Katrina Be Our Defining Moment
    Arianna Huffington:
    How Many Will Die Before Petraeus Tells Us What We Already Know?
    Marie Cocco:
    From Katrina to Gonzales: Incompetence Reigns
    Michael Klare:
    The Pentagon v. Peak Oil
    Derrick Jackson:
    Ring The Wedding Bells
    Rosa Brooks:
    United, Not Divided — Against Bush
    John Dean:
    Scooter Libby’s Appeal: The Focus Shifts To the Highly Political U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
    Gary Leupp:
    The Day After We Strike Iran
    George Galloway:
    The Threat to al-Jazeera
    John Nichols:
    Faithful Lose Faith in Their President
    Robert Borosage:
    Bush Shafts Enron Victims
    Eugene Robinson:
    The ‘Surge’ Bait and Switch
    Glenn Smith:
    What the Media Is Missing about the Summer of Love
    Tony Norman:
    A ‘Gay Bomb’? Let It Rip!

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