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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

Finally Bush has to act on the shocking failures in military health care, Rutenberg &Cloud
Take it literally: White House aides held in contempt of Congress, Lewis
House votes overwhelmingly to bar Bushco's permanent bases in Iraq!, Hulse
Pentagon 'study' tries to reassert guilt of hapless Gitmo detainees, Glaberson
Revised antiterrorism bill moves closer to approval, Lipton
Documents show Gonzales lied repeatedly to Senate Judiciary Committee, AP
Tax Provision, Veto Threat Complicate Farm Bill's Chances, Doyle
Arab envoys and Israelis meet to talk Mideast peace, Kershner
Japan's leader attacked by his own party, Onishi
Movies push debates on Iraq and post-9/11 security into the mainstream , Cieply
Experts Question U.S. Strategy in Pakistan, Landay
U.S. to Pakistan: Use Military Force to Rout al Qaida, Schoof+Landay
Military talks between Koreas break down, AP
2nd UN team heading to North Korea, AP


SKorea pushes to free hostages in Afghanistan
Iraq's neighbours grapple with war refugee influx
Military talks between two Koreas break down
Raul Castro leads Cuban celebration amid Fidel uncertainty
Friends share the blame in obesity, US study says
Ford surprises with 750 million-dollar profit
Shell sees profits gush, despite flagging output

News Bullets

Jon Stewart patiently explains what YouTube is to CNN
Olbermann: Docs show 'Gonzales lied to the Senate'
Gonzales Chief of Staff defends 'dual-hatting' status
Ranking general could be demoted over Tillman cover-up...
White House response to contempt charge vote: Pathetic!

National Intelligence Estimate claim over Iran-linked threat unsupported, CIA...
Day after Bush speech, officials admit Qaeda not 'monolithic'

Op-Ed Roundup

Ruth Conniff:
The Impeachment Imbroglio: Sheehan, Conyers, Pelosi, and Feingold
Marjorie Cohn:
Showdown Looming Over Executive Privilege
Amy Goodman:
Children’s Healthcare Is a No-Brainer
The Boston Globe:
Contemptible Conduct at Justice
Robert Scheer:
Bush In Free Fall
Robert Weissman:
A Heartless “Philosophy”
Katrina Vanden Heuvel:
Why Obama Got it Right
Chalmers Johnson:
Agency of Rogues: The Life and Times of the CIA
Ted Rall:
Poor and Uneducated Like We Thought: Debunking The Military Debunkers
John Nichols:
Cindy Sheehan: “Challenge the Status Quo”
James Ridgeway:
Mike Gravel: Just Who Is This Guy?
Albany Times Union:
Censure and Courage
Derrick Jackson:
Tapped Out: The Perils of Bottled Water

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: AlterNet

The Crash of 1929: Are We on the Verge of a Repeat?
Fare-Free Public Transit Could Be Headed to a City Near You
Bush Trying to Kill Child Health Care
George Bush's Al Qaeda Lies Exposed
Robert Scheer: Bush in Free Fall
Amy Goodman: Bush Trying to Kill Child Health Care
Annalee Newitz: Images of the Future
DrugReporter: No Prison for Gore III?

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

Defying the imperial presidency: Congress must not let Bush emasculate it, Ed
The wounds outlast the war: Bush must face up to the sufferings of his returning troops, Ed
Stacking SCOTUS: a majority vote in both Houses could add a sane justice or two , Smith
Foundations find benefits in facing up to failures, Strom
Farm subsidies seem immune to an overhaul, Herzsenhorn
Coach's toughest drill is a grim lesson on life : athletes visit graveyards and mortuaries , Marshall
Army reverses on sick plan to hold MONTHLY GROUP FUNERALS for slain soldiers: , Kennedy
Iraqis celebrate soccer victory: bombs kill 50, Oppel Jr. &Mizher
Taliban kills S.Korean hostage as demands go unmet, Gall
Defense minister is replaced as Brazil's air crisis grows, Barrionuevo

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
Contemptible conduct at Justice, ED
US, Iran will cooperate on Iraq security, Stockman

Chicago Tribune

New media make old rules covering fairness obsolete, Page
Bo Derek likes Giuliani... for president, James

Suicide Bombings Sour Celebration of Iraqi Soccer Win, Allam+Fadel
Rights Group Condemns Colombian Rebels' Use of Land Mines, Bachelet
House Panel Votes for Contempt Citations against Bush Aides, Talev
Brazil's President Fires Defense Minister after Plane Crash, Chang

Washington Post

Pelosi's Leadership Needed
Cures for Walter Reed
FEMA's Toxic Environment
Bush Lies: Credibility Collapse
Bush Returns to Abuse
DC: It's Time
Dems: This Is Not Reform
A Problem at Justice
The Governors Stay on the Fence
War Crimes and the White House
Henry Waxman's War
Books: Summer's Escape Artists
Outsourcing in the Dark
The Price Of Peace In Uganda
Prius Politics
Dem Debate: Pretty Formidable in Pink

LA Times

SF Chronicle


Globe and Mail

Toronto Star

Ontario bracing for perfect storm
Leaders failing Toronto
Stop shortchanging our cities now
New `Rae days' will not save city
Support for Palestinians
Pearson prevails over de Gaulle
Ban handguns before more die



Ozone has 'strong climate effect', BBC
Iraq bombs strike football fans killing at least 50, BBC
US 'ignored' UK rendition protest, BBC
Dilemmas revealed in US-UK relationship, Gordon Corera, BBC
Bush aides face contempt charge, BBC
Arabs woo Israel over peace plan, BBC
Taleban kill one of the 23 S Korean hostages, BBC
India gets first woman president, BBC
Sudan 'must pay USS Cole victims', BBC
Iran 'ready for more Iraq talks', BBC
US home sales see further decline, BBC
US growth outweighs housing slump, BBC


Tories mull emergency force
Brown plans summer strategy
Bill Blanko: Lament for the Press Bar
�70m for citizenship lessons
Yesterday in parliament
Simon Hoggart's sketch: An end-of-term squitting
High visibility team guarding entry points omits police
Patrick Wintour: Policy in search of a consensus
/> Leader: Taking liberties
Leader: Labour policy review
Leader: How to undermine an ally
Leader: In praise of ... kangaroos


Powerful quake rocks eastern Indonesia
Korean found dead as Taliban threaten to kill more hostages
Career crisis for Lohan and Spears after new disgraces
Burma: A plight we can ignore no longer
Horrified MPs demand huge aid increase
Burma: Forgotten and locked in the shadow of the past
PM's attempts to snub Bush 'backfired after speech'
US missile defence system set for UK


ABC, news

Latin America

Immigration arrests fracture families, inflame tensions, Chicago Tribune
Mexico's peso falls sharply on US economy concerns, Reuters
Black Campaigns Mar Guatemalan Elections, Prensa Latina
Ortega and FSLN walk delicate line in Nicaragua, inforpressca
Drugs and Politics in Haiti, Haiti Action
Army 'war games' weekend prepares for Election Day security, Jamaica Observer
Puerto Rico's Neo-Colonial Relationship with Washington,
Ecuador Welcomes Colombia's Suspension of herbicide spraying, Prensa Latina
Paramilitary Debate Stirs Colombia, Prensa Latina
U.S. coal company charged with paying right-wing paramilitaries to kill three union leaders, Reuters
The New Politics of US Political Aid in Venezuela, venezuelanalysis
Venezuela's RCTV now based in Miami Must Follow Venezuelan Law, venezuelanalysis
American Dollars Are Paying for Defecting Cubans in Brazil, Brazzil
Chile dam opponents: The looting of Patagonia has begun, santiago Times
Bolivia: massive march for national unity, Bolivia Rising

Upside-Down World


Inter Press Service

Bolivia: Indigenous and Mestizo Power Flexes Muscles , Chávez
Religion: U.S. Evangelicals Approach Muslim Envoys , Berkowitz
Health-US: Tiny Town Demands Justice in Dioxin Poisoning , Appel
Education-Nicaragua: Down, Down with Adult Illiteracy , Silva
Politics: Most Muslims Reject Extremism , Akhavi
Pakistan: The Trivial Difference Between Life and Death , Ebrahim
Balkans: Serbia Hopes for Postponement of Kosovo Independence , Zimonjic
Iraq: Baquba Denied the Healing Touch , Ali
Egypt: Opposition Protests Plans for Bank Sell-Off , Morrow+al-Omrani
Cambodia: Time for Answers Arrives at 'Killing Fields' Trial , Macan-Markar
Afghanistan: Pressure on Pakistan to Flush Out Resurgent Taliban , Pajhwok

International Herald Tribune

No exit strategy
The Med Workers s are freed
Taxes in the global economy
When numbers do matter
We've heard so many promises
Mixing it up with YouTube
An ambivalent message from Turkey
Meanwhile: I love Paris on anything but a car

Der Spiegel

Quelling the Bio Boom: Is Germany Taxing Biodiesel to Death?
Cheap Seats?: Budget Airlines Fail Price Tests
Hitting Bottom: Tour de France Leader Withdraws
Reversing the Pullout?: The US May Keep Troops in Europe
Bayreuth Premiere: Provocative Opening Night for Katharina Wagner
Dreamliner Delays: Boeing's Flight Risk
Ripping Through the Revelry: Soccer Victory Lifts Iraqis; Bombs Kill 50
A Hot Summer in the Balkans: Will Serbs Declare Independence from Kosovo?

Radio Paris (WNN)

Middle East


Israel, PA resume civil coordination in all West Bank cities, Avi Issacharoff
Israeli incursions, assassination attempts continue, Avi Issacharoff
Rice: Israel must end the occupation of the West Bank, Barak Ravid
U.S. Senator claims UN Human Rights Council focuses only on Israel, Agencies
Conservative view: Stop the disengagement, Israel Harel
The Sicarii of the Third Temple, Dan Ben-David
Four Israeli companies make top 100 largest defense firms list, Ora Coren

Al Jazeera

Israel ships rifles to West Bank, Agencies
Many dead in Syria barracks blast, Agencies
Bombs kill Iraqi football fans, Agencies
Arabs push Israel for final talks, Al Jazeera
Sunni bloc boycotts Iraq government, Agencies
Seoul envoy to talk to Taliban, Al Jazeera
Dozens of Viet Cong oopsTaliban killed in Helmand, Agencies

Arab News

Arabs Offer Israel ‘Hand of Peace’, Agencies
Need for Joint Action on climate change, Editorial
US Plays Down Iran’s Higher-Level Talks Proposal on Iraq, Agencies
World Food Program Reports Rise in Raids on Convoys in Darfur, Agencies
The Middle East is not a classical American western, Uri Avnery
Turkey: AK Party’s Success at Polls a Victory for Muslim Democracy, Mushtak Parker

Daily Star



China Shies from US Mortgage Market, Asia Times
China to Give Quarterly Product Safety Reports to EU , Bloomberg
China Tipped to Be Main Driver to Global Economy this Year, Times Online

Daily Times

9 die, 40 injured by Bannu rockets, Manzoor Ali Shah
Pakistan a 'haven' for organ trade, Mohammad Kamran
Army may not back martial law, DT
Is Malaysia Islamic?, Clarence Fernandez


Bannu rockets came from two locations, Abdul Salam
Ex-militant, 8 more die in Balochistan, Dawn
Indian cabinet OKs US civilian nuclear pact, Dawn
Aziz may have to go, Ahmed Hassan
Musharraf congratulates India's first woman president, Dawn

Asia Times, opinion

The Hindu, news


Southern Africa: Unequal Water Resources Present a Challenge , Lang

Mail and Guardian

Alternative Views


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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