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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

Duh: Tax Break Used by Drug Makers Failed to Add Jobs, Berenson
Officer Calls Guantanamo Reviews a Sham, Clark
Navajos and environmentalists split over monster coal-fired power plant, Barringer
Bush has zero interest in workers' stagnating wages under globalization, Ed
Seeking the truth about Pat Tillman: was Bush in on this perverted propaganda exercise?, Ed
Lobbying reform at risk: will lawmakers rein in the lobbying industry?, Ed
F.B.I. Chief Mueller's testimony on NSA shows Gonzales is simply a liar, Johnston &Shane
Bush's Saudi chums fomenting Iraq chaos (remember 15 of the 9/11 hijackers were Saudis), Cooper
Increasingly proactive Dem Senate passes bill based on 9/11 panel proposals, Hulse
Federal lawmakers (all but two are GOP) from coast to coast, are under investigation, Shenon
Edwards proposes raising capital gains tax to help lower income workers, Wayne
Obama gets real calling Hillary 'Bush-Cheney lite', Seelye &Falcone
Fixing the scam on collect calls from prison, Ed
Pennsylvania judge strikes huge blow against crackdown on illegal immigration, Preston
US to announce nuclear exception for India while denouncing Iran, Sanger
Religion: U.S. Evangelicals Approach Muslim Envoys , Berkowitz
India gets first woman president, BBC


French ex-PM expects charges over smear campaign
Islamic hardliners retake Pakistan's Red Mosque
European shares in muted rebound after heavy losses
Australia drops Indian doctor terror charge, admits mistakes
Taliban deadline passes amid fresh S Korean hostage talks
Stocks tumble in Asia on US housing woes
Reuters says Thomson takeover could complete in 2007

News Bullets

Colbert: O'Reilly thinks Daily Kos like 'Ku Klux Klan'
Screw YouTube: Romney, Giuliani won't debate
FBI director Mueller contradicts Gonzales
Bush team serves Michael Moore subpoena...
...Just after senator subpoenas Karl Rove over Attorneys
'This is getting kind of silly,' Clinton says of Obama quip

Op-Ed Roundup

Norman Solomon:
Media Spin on Iraq: We’re Leaving (Sort of)
John Nichols:
Clinton, Kissinger and the Corruptions of Empire
Glenn Greenwald:
The Mainstream, Sane, Serious Joe Lieberman
Pierre Tristam:
An American Plantation in Baghdad
Mike Gravel:
Don’t Lock Me Out
John Dean:
Joe Wilson’s War
Bruce Dixon:
How Democracy Works: Democratic Deceit and Denial on War, Impeachment, Health Care and Prisons
Sydney Blumenthal:
Operation Iraq Betrayal
Michael Moore:
My Challenge to the Presidential Candidates
Ira Chernus:
Who Knows Why Ward Churchill Was Fired?
Bill Davis:
Appetite for Humiliation

Special: Bush Economic Bubble Bursts

Fear Reigns on Wall Street, Could Herald Worse News Ahead, Hall
Oil prices hit highest level in almost a year on rising demand, BBC
Sales of new US homes in decline, BBC
China Shies from US Mortgage Market, Asia Times

Special: Impeach Bush

Ruth Conniff: The Impeachment Imbroglio: Sheehan, Conyers, Pelosi, and Feingold
Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr.: : John Conyers and Impeachment
Barbara Jordan: Thirty-Three Years Later: A Statement on the Articles of Impeachment

Special: Bush's Liar (Which One?)

With no credibility left, Gonzales should resign , Ed.
Democrats Subpoena Rove, Seek Perjury Investigation of Gonzales, Talev+Taylor Daily Show's Stewart climbs 'Bullshit Mountain' with Gonzales
Former Justice lawyer 'shocked, appalled' at Gonzales claims
Documents show Gonzales lied repeatedly to Senate Judiciary Committee, AP
Olbermann: Docs show 'Gonzales lied to the Senate'
Bush Lies: Credibility Collapse
Gonzales Chief of Staff defends 'dual-hatting' status
The Boston Globe: Contemptible Conduct at Justice

Special: Bush Shreds Constitution (Again)

A Problem at Justice
House Panel Votes for Contempt Citations against Bush Aides, Talev
Contemptible conduct at Justice, ED
Defying the imperial presidency: Congress must not let Bush emasculate it, Ed
Bush aides, Karl Rove and Scott Jennings, are subpoenaed by Demcrats, BBC
White House response to contempt charge vote: Pathetic!
Marjorie Cohn: Showdown Looming Over Executive Privilege

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

Little brother is watching too: Cuba's revolution now under two masters, McKinley Jr.
Spirits sag in S. Korea at Taliban killing of hostage, Sang-Hun
Bomb kill 25 in Baghdad as US cites security success, Farrell
Australia drops charges against Indian doctor accused in bomb plats, AP
Taliban resurgent: Fate of 22 Korean hostages unknown as Taliban deadline passes, Reuters
Critic and ex-boss testify on the open national sore of Gitmo hearings, Glaberson
U.S. must pay $101.8 million for role in false convictions, Belluck

Boston Globe

Analyst counters Bush on Al Qaeda, Bender
Learning from past poverty wars, McKee

Chicago Sun Times

Better bishops would be blessing, Greeley
John Edwards unveils econ plan. Tax free savings for college, Sweet

Chicago Tribune

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


Abuse of Workers Building U.S. Embassy in Iraq Is Alleged, Schoof
GOP Senators Offer Plan for Universal Health Care, Barrett

Washington Post

Pelosi's Leadership Needed
Cures for Walter Reed
FEMA's Toxic Environment
Bush Returns to Abuse
DC: It's Time
Dems: This Is Not Reform
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
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



Baghdad market car bomb kills 25, BBC
Iraq refugee summit offers help, BBC
Ford posts surprise $750m profit, BBC
Abbas hopes for peace 'in a year', BBC
World stocks fall on rate concern, BBC
Huge payout for men framed by FBI, BBC
US Army eyes truck-mounted laser weapon, BC


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

Cuba: Raúl Castro Acknowledges Day-to-Day Hardships , Grogg
Latin America: Enterprising Women Network for Support and Success , Pierri
Sri Lanka: Not All Tsunami Reconstruction Is Equal , Perera
Brazil: In Search of Sustainable Ethanol , Belmonte
Politics: South Sceptical of North Korean Assurances , Deen
Politics-Nepal: End of Road for Nepal's Monarchy? , Jayshi

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


The limited chances for Arabs to get Israel to negotiate peace, Dina Ezzat
What next for Turkey following the Justice and Development Party's landslide victory, Gareth Jenkins
Abbas wants fresh elections, but it's unlikely to happen, Khaled Amayreh
Code name 'Samson,' a new Israeli death squad, Saleh Al-Naami
Over 5,000 attacks are being staged monthly on US forces in Iraq, Nermeen Al-Mufti
Resistance to US policy in the region is stronger than ever, Lucy Fielder
The victory of Turkey's Islamists at the polls continues to reverberate in Egypt, Amira Howeidy
Farmers across Egypt continue to face severe water shortages., Faiza Rady
Bush's real agenda in Palestine, Ramzy Baroud
The ways in which Islamists operate within, or without, the political process, Amr Hamzawy

Middle East Roundup

Review of Arab Editorials, MET
Iraq Urges Neighbors to Halt Abuse of Refugees, Arab News
Learn to Trust Arabs With Nukes: Sarkozy, Agencies
For a start, tackle those Israeli settlements and that wall, Stephanie Koury
Basra doctors on strike, demand protection, IRIN
Women’s rights activists increasingly targeted by militants in Iraq, IRIN
Bring 'em on: Militants in Pakistan await US, Asia Times
Washington's befuddling line on Iran , Asia Times
In cold blood: Sunnis feel the heat, Asia Times
20 unidentified bodies found in Baghdad, uruknet
'Security Incidents' for Thursday, July 26, 2007 in Iraq, region by region, uruknet


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



Chinese Economists Fear Yuan's Rise , Asia Times
China Stocks Reach New High, China Daily
China Takes the Bank, Economist
China Says Ex-Shanghai Boss Kicked Out of Communist Party , International Herald Tribune
Huge Chinese Piracy Ring Tackled, BBC News
Areva-China Talks Continue Over Nuclear Power Stations, International Herald Tribune

Daily Times

All eligible voters sought for registration, Mohammad Kamran
Pakistan test-fires nuclear-capable cruise missile, DT
Cabinet to discuss human organ trade, DT
Number of Punjab madrassas still uncertain, Ali Waqar
India appoints new army chief, Iftikhar Gilani


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


South Africa: S African Miners Vote to Strike, BBC News
The Price Of Peace In Uganda
Southern Africa: Unequal Water Resources Present a Challenge , Lang

Mail and Guardian

Alternative Views

World Socialist Web

The US adopts belligerent posture in Baghdad talks with Iran, Symonds
US Congressional committee approves contempt citations against White House aides, Kay


US: FDA Panel to Review Avandia, Dooren
US: Savings and Issues in Candidates’ Use of Private Jets, Cooper+Wayne

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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