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Recent Bush Watch Features

Op-Eds: from Tom Paine's Corner, ed. by Jason Miller
Another "We Told Ya So: Dictators Are Us, Politex, Dowd
In the Chinese Style: Bush and Cheney Confess To Their Crimes, Maureen Dowd
Caller Correct: Why We Can Be Called A "Fascist State", Christine Tomlinson
Bush Fantasy: Bush Wants To Be Judged By His-Story, Not History, Maureen Dowd
Dick Cheney: Impeaching the Shadow Master, Bernard Weiner
Editorial: Our Exercise in Fascism, Bush Watch
Mr. Evil: Meet The Dictator Behind Dictator Bush (2), Maureen Dowd
Mr. Evil: Meet The Dictator Behind Dictator Bush (1), Frank Rich
Tales of Corporate Fascism: Only Bush Managers Deserve The Truth, Kent Southard
I Did It My Way (tune): I WANT AN IPHONE, David Pogue (lyrics)
Justice Denied: 7 Years Later, NYT Editors Agree With Bush Watch, NYT Editorial
Bush Just-ish: More Reactions To The Libby Commutation, Olbermann, Politex, etc.
Libby's Only The Beginning: Impeach Bush Now!, Jerry Politex
Would Gore Lead Presidential Pack? Is this the Sign We've Been Waiting for? Andy Ostroy
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, BG
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
Sheehan : The Corporate War Machine, Politicians, And A Distracted Public, Interview
Health Care Plans: Anything's Better Than What We Have Now, Gawande, 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 War For ME Oil Wealth Takes 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

Bernanke says US sub-prime defaults could reach $100bn, Baldwin
Former Reagan official warns of coming Bush 'police state'
Olbermann slams Bush: He 'has sold this country out'
The House's duty on energy: Pelosi must allow a vote on fuel-efficiency amendment, Ed
Federal hustings administration: Bush's politicizing federal workplaces IS A CRIME, Ed
Why the U.N. belongs in Iraq: hmm.. but Iraq belongs to the oil, Khalizad
Ladybird's lost legacy: restoring her original vision of American roadways, Wright
A bad feeling about this: Congressional leaders delay voting system overhaul until after 2008, Drew
Unbelievable: FEMA trailers are making Katrina victims sick from formaldehyde exposure, Palank
Women supportive but sceptical of Clinton, poll says, Seelye &Sussman
Defying Bush veto threat, Senate panel adds billions for children's health insurance, Pear
Pay attention to Pakistan:Terror and political crisis beset Musharraf, Walsh
Black and white and Rupert all over- Murdoch's plan for the WSJ, Kennedy
Behind every new US disaster has been the hand of Dick Cheney, Cornwell
Activist rightwing judge w/ long Bushcult history, dismisses Plame's suit against Cheney, Lewis
Bush lies to questioner, saying he would never commute the sentence of men 'convicted by a jury of their peers', Rutenberg


Israel frees more than 250 Palestinian prisoners
Taliban claim abduction of South Koreans, Germans
Pakistan Supreme Court reinstates chief justice
Potter fans await Harry swansong, but leaks threaten surprise
New treatment boosts survival chances for child leukaemia
Google 28 pct profit rise disappoints Wall Street
Ericsson boosts profits with mobile phone boom

News Bullets

Satire: All night session will haunt Senators through vacation
'Madam-gate' client/Senator slapped with ethics complaint
70 Congressmen to White House: We'll no longer fund Iraq war
Bush to Congress: We can't be charged
Attorney scandal investigator says White House lied about Rove
even More pricey primping by Romney uncovered

Op-Ed Roundup

Timothy Garton Ash:
Iraq Hasn’t Even Begun
Marjorie Cohn:
Iraqis Will Be the Deciders
Norman Solomon:
From the Grave, a Senator Exposes Bloody Hands on Capitol Hill
Ted Van Dyk:
McGovern Animated by Public Agenda
Cindy Sheehan:
Give War A Chance
Harvey Wasserman:
The Earthquake That Screamed “NO NUKES!!!”
Ray McGovern:
Bush’s Wooden-Headedness Kills
John Nichols:
Republican Hypocrite Caucus Keeps George Bush’s War Going
Mara Revkin:
Suppressing the Truths of War
Tony Karon:
Yes, Bush Is Naked, What of It?
Haroon Siddiqui:
Bush Can Do More For Refugees
John Young:
SiCKO: A Rx For Middlemen
Dave Lindorff:
America at War: Killing Cabbies in Iraq

Special: The Condi and Tony Show

Blair's role in Middle East still limited by Condi Rice, Black
The Condi and Tony Show: turf wars over Iraq (until meeting fails), MacIntyre
Rice won't allow Blair to encroach on her role as chief negotiator, Hider

Today's Alternative Special: WSWS

A new pretext for American militarism and domestic repression, Van Auken
Iraq: Carnage in Kirkuk amid conflicts over city's future, Cogan

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

Alliances shift as Turks weigh a political turn, Tavernise
Bombings in Pakistan leave at least 48 dead, Sengupta &Khan
Russia orders 4 British diplomats home in poisoning case, Kramer
US will allow most types of lighters on planes, Lipton
Bipartisanship out the window as angry Senators clash : it's about time, Hulse
Time's up in Iraq. Biden: 'Baghdad can you hear the US Senate?' Code Pink in gallery: 'Senate, can you hear the American people?', Shanker &Cloud

Washington Post

Don't Pass the Pork
Justice Delayed
Facing al-Qaeda
Bush's Anti-Gay Dr. Dodgy
An Appeal on Weapons
Justice at Guantanamo
Silenced in China
Making The Poor Visible
A Radioactive Case
Trouble With the Neighbors
The McGovern Landslide
My Mother's Interrogators
FEMA Knew Of Toxic Gas In Trailers
Radiation Detector Program Delayed
Not-Guilty Plea in Nuclear Theft Case
In Speech, Byrd Denounces Enthusiasts of Dogfighting
Drones Raise Safety Issues as Service Roles Multiply
Plame's Suit Against Top Officials Dismissed
Deals in Iraq Make Friends of Enemies
New Manuals Push A Putin's-Eye View In Russian Schools
Pakistan Supreme Court Reinstates Judge
Ethiopia Releases 38 Opposition Leaders
Negotiators Disagree on N. Korea Nukes
Trail of an 'Enemy Combatant': From Desert to U.S. Heartland
Reid Unmoved by Calls For Iraq Compromise
Iraq Report Boils Down to Competing Time Demands
Harry Potter and the Death of Reading
Our Ready Embrace of Those Cheating Pols
My Buddy, The Jihadi
A Taste of Racism in the Chinese Food Scare
Across Asia, the Generals Strike Back
Outsourcing Justice? That's Obscene.

Boston Globe

Candidates spend heavily on voter lists, Helman
Bush's unhealthy notions, ED


Pentagon Finds $1.2 Billion for Mine-Fortified Vehicles, Youssef
Brazilian Plane Crash Raises Air Safety Concerns, Chang
Feinstein, Cornyn urge Bush to Free Imprisoned Border Patrol Agents, Montgomery
Freshmen Senate Democrats Seek Panel to Probe Iraq Contracting, Goldstein
Congress Considers Fund to Build, Rehab Affordable Housing, Pugh
Senate Republicans Block Iraq Withdrawal Plan, Schoof+Talev

LA Times

SF Chronicle


Globe and Mail

Toronto Star



US judge dismisses CIA leak case, BBC
US defence secretary nearly breaks down describing Iraq war, James Coomarasamy, BBC
Why US troops are now studying Iraqi culture and language, BBC
Four US soldiers killed in Iraq, BBC
Three UK Iraq servicement killed, BBC
Blair hopeful for Mid-East talks, BBC
Fed warns of $100bn credit losses, BBC
Dow Jones director quits over bid by Murdoch, BBC
Farm bird decline 'can be halted'', BBC


ABC, news

Latin America

Monsanto Co. and DuPont Co. want to enter the Mexican seed market with GMO strains, Reuters
Burial in Mexico proves expensive for many immigrants, Houston Chronicle
Oaxaca Roars Again, Prensa Latina
Fighting Erupts on Major Streets in Oaxaca, Narco News
Honduras Attorney General obstructing prosecution of many cases of corruption, Prensa Latina
Guatemala for Migrants' Rights, Prensa Latina
Nicaragua's Ortega visits Mexico and promotes ALBA, nicanet
Haiti ex-rebel chief who overthrew Aristide wanted for drug crimes, Caribbean NN
Unfavorable rating of Colombia's Uribe hits high, Reuters
Interview with FARC Commander Raul Reyes, Colombia Journal
Brazilian Indians Fighting to Become Visible and Be Counted, Brazzil
Brazil Trade Balance Surplus Reaches US$ 22 Billion. Imports Grow 26%, Bazzil
US planned 1963 military coup in Brazil, Merco Press
Brazil: 0.75% of population dominates 50% of GDP, Merco Press
Uruguay Hopes To End Illiteracy using Cuban literacy method, Prensa Latina
Bank of the South: Toward Financial Autonomy, UDW
Taken Aback by Leftist Shift, White House Endeavors to Con the Americas, UDW
Fidel Castro on Bush, Health & Education, ZNet
Americanism vs. ALBA, ZNet

Upside-Down World


Inter Press Service

Finance: U.S. Brokers Afghan Debt Cancellation , Mekay
Peru: Referendum on Mine Unlikely to Determine Its Fate , Salazar
Disarmament: The Meltdown Begins , Fernando
Defence-Venezuela: Russian Subs on the 'Scope , Márquez
Environment-Albania: No Time to Waste , Ciobanu
Migration-Germany: New Hope Arises for Integration , Godoy
Trade: EPAs May Stifle Uganda's Struggling Flower Industry , Okeowo
Politics: Pakistani al Qaeda a Real Threat - US Intelligence , Lobe
Burma: New Constitution in Two Months - Junta , Macan-Markar

Der Spiegel

International Herald Tribune

Radio Paris (WNN)

Middle East


Blair: Mideast peace drive has sense of momentum, Agencies
Report: 19 Israeli families control one-third of the economy, Ora Coren
Ahmadinejad, Hezbollah chief Nasrallah meet in Damascus, Agencies
Egypt fails to persuade the U.S. Congress to unfreeze funds, Amos Harel
Bill allocating JNF land to Jews only passes preliminary reading, Yoav Stern
Peace talks are designed to paralyze Palestinians until Zionist project complete, Meron Benvenisti
Keeping the Palestinians out of sight, Aluf Benn
Top Palestinian body backs Abbas' call for early elections, Reuters

Al Jazeera

Blair seeks two-state solution, Al Jazeera
Iraqi Sunni bloc ends boycott, Agencies
Abbas asks PLO to call elections, Agencies
US soldiers charged in Iraq murder, Agencies
Twin blasts hit Iraqi fuel station, Agencies
Pakistan hit by spate of bombings, Agencies
Germans 'kidnapped by Taliban' , Agencies


Bush's credibility deficit (with the Palestinians too), Khaled Amayreh
Talks about talks in Lebanon, Lucy Fielder
that Al-Qaeda has established a foothold in Egypt?, Jailan Halawi
'Fear the wrath of Egyptians' they are poor and desperate, Shaden Shehab
Sex-crimes rise, viewed by society as personal dilemmas rather than criminal acts, Reem Leila
Israeli amnesty - Palasinian activists alive now, dead later?, Saleh Al-Naami
Israel deigns to throw President Mahmoud Abbas scraps from the negotiating table,, Khaled Amayreh
Al-Assad commits to peace, resistance, the Golan Heights but ignores Lebanon, Sami Moubayed
more time only exacerbates the disaster in Iraq, Ramzy Baroud

Daily Star



Chinese Denounce FBI Newspaper Ad, Inside Bay Area
Japan Court Rejects Compensation to Chinese Harmed by Chemical weapons, People's Daily
New Poverty Reduction Approach Benefits More, People's Daily
China Warns Against Illegal Surveys by Foreigners, Yahoo! News
Chinese Migration Goes Global, Yale Global
China Warns US Against 'Smear Attacks' on Imports, Reuters
Pakistan Says Terrorists Are Targeting Economy, Ties With China, Bloomberg
China GDP Growth Jumps to 11.9 Percent, Boston Globe
Vatican Welcomes New China Bishop, BBC News


34 killed in clash with militants, Ismail Khan
Only 'unified command' can fight militancy, Dawn
Joint team to investigate Islamabad blast, Syed Irfan Raza and Munawer Azeem
Aziz: Madrassah reforms to continue, Ahmed Hassan
Japan's nuclear plant to stay closed, Dawn

Daily Times

Musharraf: media must not sympathise with extremists, Najam Sethi
Pakistan rejects US Al Qaeda report, DT
Accountability 'applies to rulers, not just judges', Mohammad Kamran
Madrassa reform details sought, DT

Asia Times, opinion

The Hindu, news


Health-Zimbabwe: Running Errands of Mercy in the Age of AIDS , Banda
Development-Tanzania: More Women Dying Preventable Deaths , McGregor

Mail and Guardian

Alternative Views

Vanity Fair

The History Boys, Halberstam
Rorschach and Awe, Eban

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


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