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All of Today's 150+ Bush Watch Headlines Are Here [scroll down if archived]:... news roundup... specials... united states ... canada ...england ...australia ...latin america ......europe ...middle east ... asia ... africa ... alternative...op-eds

Recent Bush Watch Features

Bush Watch Op-Eds: The Latest From Wokusch, Chamberlin, Weiner, Uhler, Partridge, Samples, Brasch
U.S. Internet Dying: Why Bush's Free Market Economy Is Not Free To You, Paul Krugman
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

Housing woes hit US share markets, BBC
Wall Street hit by home payment fears, BBC
Two lame ducks: Bonds and Bush sadly, clumsily slump away, Apter
Congress needs to call Bush's bluff over their 'self-investigation', Marcy Wheeler
US accuses Iran after Iraq talks, BBC
Car bomber hits busy Iraq market killing at least 22, BBC
Status Quo Is Likely Winner in House Fight Over Farm Bill, Doyle
U.S., Iran call for Stability in Iraq but Disagree on how to Achieve It, Fadel
GOP Senator Threatens Legal Action Against White House, Taylor+Talev

AFP

Sarkozy heads to Libya day after medics' release
Taliban threaten SKoreans, kidnap German reporter
Arab ministers in Israel to push peace plan
Rocket attack kills eight in Pakistan
India's first woman president vows fight for women, unborn girls
Lawsuit demands closure of Facebook website
Nintendo profits soar thanks to Wii sales

News Bullets

  • Iraqis Blame US Depleted Uranium for Surge in Cancer
  • Pressure Builds to Ban Plastic Bags in Stores
  • Hazard Warning on Home Cleaners
  • Takoma Park City Council Strongly Backs Bid to Impeach Bush, Cheney
  • Iraq War Has Made Australia Less Safe: Poll
  • After Carnage, U.S. and Iraqi Authorities Compete for Control
  • Candidates Hop Aboard the Iran Sanctions Bus
  • Rights Groups Dismiss Bush’s Rules for Secret Prisons
  • Peace Activist Cindy Sheehan Arrested at Congress
  • Injured Iraq War Veterans Sue Bush’s VA Head for Poor Care, Cheating
  • Global Warming has Already Changed World’s Rainfall Patterns: Study
  • Unlikely Adversary Arises to Criticize Detainee Hearings
  • US Won’t Rule Out Force in Pakistan
  • Senator Calls For Censure Against Bush
  • Turkey: Islamic Party Wins in Landslide
  • Low-Key Recall of AIDS Drug Hits World’s Poor
  • New Poll: Globalization Backlash in Rich Nations
  • US Force-Feeds Guantanamo Hunger Strikers
  • Drug Safety Critic Hurls His Darts From the Inside
  • Australian Chief Lashes US on Iraq
  • US Choppers Kill … Who? Enemy or Innocents?
  • With Iraq on Fire, Rest of World on Hold
  • US Bending Rules on Colombia Terror?
  • Welcome to Richistan, USA
  • DeFazio Asks, But He’s Denied Access
  • Human Peace Sign
  • Pelosi Takes Heat for OK of Farm Bill
  • Environmental Protester Slain in Siberia
  • Court Grants Evidence to Guantanamo Lawyers
  • Bush Bars CIA from Using Torture, but Details Remain Cloudy
  • Blood and Guts: Pakistan’s ‘Gutsiest’ Woman
  • Bribery Network to Bloat War Costs Is Alleged

    Op-Ed Roundup

    Medea Benjamin:
    Congressman John Conyers Betrays the American People
    Ray McGovern:
    John Conyers Is No Martin Luther King
    Kathy Kelly:
    Iraqi Refugees In Jordan: Real Crisis Is No Cartoon
    Robert Shetterly:
    Chewing More Than the Fat
    Dave Lindorff:
    Office Arrests: The Shame of John Conyers
    Norman Solomon:
    Media Corrections We’d Like to See
    Melanie Sloan:
    Congress Must Reassert The Balance of Powers
    Michael McPhearson/Ying Lee:
    Never Give A Life, or Take A Life, For A Lie
    Shelly Blake-Plock:
    Would You Like Fries with that Debate?
    George Monbiot:
    Eco-Junk: Why Buying Less Is More Than Buying Green
    Holly Sklar:
    Pay CEOs Less, Minimum Wage Workers More
    Bob Burnett:
    George Bush: Moral Termite
    Dean Baker:
    Big Government Grover and the Fund Manager Subsidy
    HDS Greenway:
    All’s Trouble on The Central Front
    Steven Weber:
    Now It’s On to Iran and Let’s Win There!


    Special: Dictator Bush Losing Two Wars

    US generals call for extension of Iraq war, Martin

    Who cares what you think? Bush has quagmired us in Iraq until at least 2009 , Gordon
    After Carnage, U.S. and Iraqi Authorities Compete for Control, al Dulaimy+Allam
    Bush always advocates more killing: Pakistan protests Bush's military options, Masood
    Confusion pervades Afghanistan hostage ordeals: the other war we're losing, Bearak


    Special: Dictator '08 Search

    Clinton, Obama Camps Battle Over Talking to Castro, Chavez, Clark+Corral
    Republican candidates talk gassy principles, Dems sweat policy detail, Schmitt
    Wisdom of the Crowd: Dem Debate
    Obama swipes at Clintons: We have to have a president that makes sure insuran...
    Is Romney campaign defending 'Osama, Obama?'
    Video: CNN anchors lose it over Romney 'dog on roof' joke


    Special: Middle Eastern Responses

    'Why Do They Hate Us?'
    Bush Still Doesn't Get It
    Losing My Jihadism
    As American As You Are


    Today's Alternative Special: In These Times

    Iraq: Mismanagement or Mass Murder?
    Bloomberg Could Tie Centrists in Knots
    The Unions? Man?
    What?s Up Silverdocs?
    Despite Raids, IDs For All
    The Great Spectrum Giveaway
    Activism Illustrated



    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


    Mainstream

    United States

    New York Times

    Democracy affirmed in Turkey: the example of a powerful Muslim democracy, Ed
    Maverick leads charge for charter schools, Dillon
    New court to address California prison crowding, Moore
    Pressure builds to ban plastic bags in stores, Urbina
    Padilla's lawyers say prosecutors are using inaccurate translations, Gentile
    House backs barring political spouses from pay campaign, AP
    Hurricane aid extended for some still unable to return to New Orleans, Dewan

    Boston Globe

    A 'China opening' to Iran?, Suri
    Chlorine attacks in Iraq spur warnings in US, Savage
    All's trouble on the central front, Greenway

    Chicago Sun Times

    Immigration 'win' is no victory, Greeley
    Dems field quirky queries , Hunter

    Washington Post

    Dems, This Is Not Reform
    Corporate Crimes: A Problem at Justice
    Edwards: Integrating Schools
    Nativism's Toxic Cloud
    Subpoena Standoff
    How to Get Fewer Scientists: Ask Bush
    Moscow: Trickle-Down Lawlessness
    Citizen Murdoch: The Journal And the Mogul
    Ohio: Mr. Consensus Makes Inroads
    Thompson: He Just Plays a Straight Shooter on TV
    A Destination, Not a Road Map
    >House Panel Nears A Legal Clash With Bush Over Firings
    Outsourcing the Picket Line
    Public Voice Adds Edge to Debate
    Confucius Making a Comeback In Money-Driven Modern China
    FEMA Still Selling Illness
    Herpes Awareness Project Divides Health Officials
    FDA Renews Castleberry's Chili Warning
    Deceased Farmers Got USDA Payments
    4 U.S. Troops Among Many Dead in Battles With Taliban
    Poll Finds Democrats Favored On War
    Diplomats Received Political Briefings by Rove
    17 Killed In Blasts Across Baghdad
    Russia Calls Evidence in Poison Case Inadequate
    The World's Worst Airline
    Tom Ricks's Inbox
    Restraint? Sure. Oppression? Hardly.

    McClatchy

    Bombers in Mexico Had Detailed Knowledge of Vulnerable Energy Installations, Hall
    Voters Challenge Democrats in Debate, Thomma
    Botulism Case Is Biggest in 30 Years, Pugh

    LA Times

    SF Chronicle

    Canada

    Globe and Mail

    Toronto Star

    England

    BBC

    UK flood crisis operation launched, BBC
    Hungary heatwave kills hundreds, BBC
    Putin rebukes 'colonial' Britain, BBC

    Guardian

    Clinton and Obama clash after YouTube debate, MacAskill
    YouTube debate did not disappoint those of us expecting disappointment, Ygelsias
    Iran raises stakes in war of nerves over enriching uranium, Borger
    Potential for direct confrontation with Iran continues to grow, Tisdall
    Mike Gravel: Who is this guy?, Ridgeway
    Is Tom Cruise the new Goebbels? Germany vs Scientology, Connolly
    Will Washington invade Pakistan?, Walsh

    Independent

    Iran's message is softly spoken, yet clear: It will enrich uranium, Penketh
    Pakistan warns US not to send troops after al-Qa'ida, Buncombe
    YouTube politicians' answers less illuminating that the viewers' questions, Cornwell

    Australia

    ABC, news

    Latin America

    Mexico Wants Chinese Dealer from US, Prensa Latina
    Biofuels FTAs Menace CentAm Ag, Prensa Latina
    Mexico to Have Tallest LatAm Skyscraper, Prensa Latina
    Honduras Migration Director Convicted, Prensa Latina
    Concern expressed over deteriorating state of press freedom in hemisphere, Caribbean NN
    Attempt to Isolate Cuba, Another Failure for the Empire, Periodico 26
    HAITI: Workers Protest Privatisation Layoffs, IPS
    Parliament dissolved, general elections on Aug 27, Jamaica Observer
    Ecuador Confirms President Threats, Prensa Latina
    Colombian rebels say government using mercenaries, Reuters
    President Chavez Announces “Socialist Cities” and Constitutional Reforms, Venezuelanalysis
    Gaza Gets All Attention, But Brazil Favela's Tragedy Is Much More Gruesome, Brazzil
    Another Normal Day at Brazil Airports: Cancellations, Delays and Chaos, Brazzil
    Violence against women slips through the cracks in Chile, santiago Times
    PARAGUAY: Stroessner's Crimes Under the Microscope, IPS
    Nationwide Protests Over Neoliberal Policies Rock Peru, UDW

    Upside-Down World

    Europe

    International Herald Tribune

    Secretary Rice should follow her own example
    First existentialism, now this
    The French connections
    Birth without the bother?
    Waking nightmare
    Playing the blame game in Africa
    A grave lesson from Mussolini
    Meanwhile: Welcome to Obidas!

    Inter Press Service

    Rights-Colombia: 'Parapolitics' Immunity Loophole Closing , Vieira
    Politics: Poor Countries More Optimistic About Future , Lobe
    Paraguay: Stroessner's Crimes Under the Microscope , Vargas
    Haiti: Workers Protest Privatisation Layoffs , Sprague+Pierre
    Egypt: One Pope Takes On Another , Morrow+al-Omrani
    Health: HIV/AIDS Experts Swear by Circumcision , Bhandari
    Middle East: Pegging Debate Climbs as Dollar Declines , Janardhan

    Der Spiegel

    The World From Berlin: 'Turkey Faces a Moment of Truth'
    Hitler's Forgotten Castle: Finishing School for Nazis to Become Museum
    Libya Frees Nurses: Bulgarian President Pardons Medics in Sofia
    Cleaning Up the Piste: Europe's Highest Toilets Installed on Mont Blanc
    Two More Years: US Is Seen in Iraq Until at Least '09
    The World From Berlin: Germany Firm on Afghan Mission Despite Hostage Death
    From Flash Floods to Heatwaves: Europe Hit by Extreme Weather

    Radio Paris (WNN)

    Middle East

    Haaretz

    PM offers Abbas 'Agreement of Principles' on Palestinian statehood, Aluf Benn
    General strike begins following National Labor Court approval, Zohar Blumenkrantz
    Police need to take an egalitarian attitude toward Arab citizens, Yoav Stern
    Activists, settlers say will create new W. Bank outpost near Efrat, Nadav Shragai
    IDF intelligence: Syria is not planning attack on Israel, Barak Ravid
    The Right of Return of the Jewish People, Bradley Burston
    Hezbollah could strike in U.S. if Iran attacked, Amir Oren

    Al Jazeera

    Dozens killed in Iraq Hilla blast, Agencies
    Arab ministers set for Israel talks, Agencies
    US and Iran clash at Iraq talks, Agencies
    Nahr al-Bared shelling intensifies, Agencies
    S Korean hostage deadline passes, Agencies

    Daily Star

    Asia

    China

    Barclay's Deal Part of China's Big Plan , Economic Times
    China Set to Improve Goods Reports to EU, China Daily
    China Breaks up $500 Million Piracy Ring, Times Online

    Daily Times

    No unilateral military strikes, Khalid Hasan
    4.3. billion set for NWFP security, Naveed Siddiqui
    Benazir: Musharraf deal unlikely, DT
    SC seeks Lal Masjid operation record, Mohammed Kamran
    3 Muslims seek Indian vice-presidency, Iftikhar Gilani

    Dawn

    35 militants killed, Dawn
    Pakistan rebuffs US offer, Dawn
    Afghanistan's last king dies at 92, Dawn
    Human organs law redrafted, Baqir Sajjad Syed

    Asia Times, opinion

    The Hindu, news

    Africa

    Environment-Nigeria: Rich in Oil, Dependent on Firewood , Olori

    Mail and Guardian


    Alternative Views

    CorpWatch

    US: Tax Break Used by Drug Makers Failed to Add Jobs, Berenson
    Britain: Companies 'looting' a continent, Abrams
    US: Sale of KBR Bolsters Profit at Halliburton, Bloomberg News
    Europe: A Genetically Modified Potato, Not for Eating, Is Stirring Some Opposition in Europe, Rosenthal
    Italy: Devil's Advocate, Fisher

    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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