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Recent Bush Watch Features

Destroying the Constitution: Our Fascist Government, BW Editorial
Bush Watch Op-Eds: The Latest From Wokusch, Chamberlin, Weiner, Uhler, Partridge, Samples, Brasch

News Roundup

Swedish Film: Ingmar Bergman dies at 89
Spillover: the housing downturn cannot be contained. Bushco is deliberately ruining America, Ed
The (offspring of) motherhood bill: healthcare for children is anathema to GOP tyrannosaurs, Ed
Bush Aide Blocked Health Report on Political Grounds
Gonzales's Truthfulness Long Disputed
Fewer See Balance in Court's Decisions
U.S. Congressmen say will try to block proposed Saudi arms deal, Shmuel Rosner
US To Build Personal Files On Air Travelers
Vast data mining programs behind 2004 dispute within Bush administration over domestic spying, Kay
Without U.S. rules, biotech food lacks investors, Pollack
In bid to curb violence, cities file lawsuits against gangs, AP
Turncoat Dem Schumer soothes Wall Street managers' fears they may have to pay some taxes, NYT
Anti-abortion leaders size up a whole new breed of GOP candidate, Toner
There is a DIRE humanitarian crisis in Iraq: (Bush) 'hey America watch this putt', Cave
General Betrayus's talking heads cheer the surge: what humanitarian crisis?, O'Hanlon &Pollack
As Rice and Gates Travel to Middle East, Air of Futility Pervades, Youssef+Strobel
8 million Iraqis (30% of Population) need urgent aid
International conference offers no solution to Iraqi refugee crisis, Cogan
Mexico Organized Crime Overflows, Prensa Latina


Brown in US for first meeting with Bush
Japan's PM vows to stay despite crushing defeat
Iraqis greet Asian Cup triumph with joyful gunfire
Taliban make new threat to kill SKorean hostages
Israeli PM announces 30 billion dollar US defence aid
Paulson in China for talks on economy, environment
Analysts see choppy market waters but no systemic crash

News Bullets

Feingold: Bush Administration is trying to gut FISA
Ex-VP Mondale accuses Cheney of power grab
Frank Rich: Long live America's 'new surrogate president'
Sen. Leahy: Bush must return to rule of law
Washington Post spends 746 words on Clinton's cleavage

Op-Ed Roundup

New York Times:
Mr. Gonzales’s Never-Ending Story
Cindy Sheehan:
Brought To You By Boeing
Amitabh Pal:
Bush Administration Utterly Callous Toward Iraqi Refugees
Christopher Brauchli:
Bush vs. Children
Katrina Vanden Heuvel/Michael Corcoran:
Spun To Death: ‘War Made Easy’
Noam Chomsky:
The Cold War Between Washington and Tehran
Derrick Jackson:
An Unlivable Minimum
Robert Fisk:
Why My Lebanese Landlord Is Expecting The Worst
Friday, July 27
Bernie Sanders:
‘Open Access’ Essential To Media Reform
David Michael Green:
Forget Third Parties – It Ain’t Gonna Happen: Hijack The Democrats Instead
Rosa Brooks:
Dark Powers, The Sequel
Christopher Cooper:
See You Can’t Please Everyone So You Got To Please Yourself
Olga Bonfiglio:
Whatever Happened to Shame and Guilt?
Arianna Huffington:
Bush Sets the Table for September: Who You Gonna Believe, Petraeus or Your Own Eyes?
Ezra Klein:
Spring Training for Universal Health Care
Tom Engelhardt:
The Withdrawal Follies: The Bush Administration Plants Its Flag in the Future
Mohja Kahf:
A Letter To Your Beautiful Heart
Julene Bair:
The Environmentalist Within
Aziz Huq:
Dangerous Privilege
Kari Hamerschlag:
Farm Bill - 1 step forward, 3 steps back
Matt Duss:
Misunderstanding Muqtada al-Sadr

Special: Bush Threat Is Real, Continuing

Kaleem Omar:
Bush’s Critics Say Threat of Martial Law in The United States is ‘Real’
Dave Lindorff:
Martial Law Threat is Real
John Nichols:
A Commitment to the Constitution
Glenn Smith:
Congress, Bush and The Real Constitutional Crisis
Ralph Nader:
Acting On Impeachment
John Nichols:
Censure and Impeachment: Take 2
Hubert Locke:
Talk of Impeachment Gets Louder

Special: Race For Dictator '08

Romney's economic record, Sum + McLaughlin
For McCain, a test of skills, Venocci
President running risk of isolation in his final year, Silva
Giuliani, Romney opt out of GOP YouTube debate , CST

Special: Does China Run U.S. Economy?

Paulson in China for Talks on Economy, Environment, Channel News Asia
Chinese Economists Fear Yuan's Rise , Asia Times
China Stocks Reach New High, China Daily
China Takes the Bank, Economist

Special: New Brit PM Reluctantly Visits Bush

PM's attempts to snub Bush 'backfired after speech'
Brown talks trade and Darfur
Brown's US agenda balances praise for alliance with hopes of an early pull-ou...
An evening with Bush - but not Cheney
Bush and Brown Get Acquainted At Camp David
Leader: Brown's US visit

Today's Alternative Special: In These Times

The Drug War's Collateral Damage
Giving Science the Finger
Edwards, the Unions' Man?
The Squandering of Obama
Illegal Immigrants: Uncle Sam Wants You
Iraq: Mismanagement or Mass Murder?
Bloomberg Could Tie Centrists in Knots
What's Up Silverdocs?

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United States

The New York Times

In East Texas, residents take on a lake-eating monster, Blumenthal
The long run in Illinois: shrewd, pragmatic Obama, Scott
Justice wrapped in barbed wire: trying Iraq's 'most dangerous' (& thousands of innocent others), Gordon
Sycophant or honorable PM? Gordon Brown looks pretty queasy in Bush's golf cart, Rutenberg &Lyall
Finally Italy has to do something about drunken driving, Keifer
Falsely accused of terrorism, doctor welcomed home to India as a hero, AP
Romney desperate to win meaningless straw poll in Iowa, Luo
2 congressmen oppose sinister audacity of Bushco arms deal for Saudi terror enablers, AP
Shortening the long haul for exhausted truckers: federal appeals court protects us from Bush, Ed
Should pet owners be required to neuter their animals?, Klinkenborg

Washington Post

Priorities: Expanding Health Care
Homeless: Raise the Roofs
U.S. Bet Against India Nuke Policy Failed
Dems Rush for Credit
Kosovo Redux
It's How We Pull Back
Cheney Answering to No One: Mondale, Tour de Drugs: The Summer of Skepticism
Bush War: Political Cover for Whom?
ME: What Use Were All The Wars?
D.C.: Getting Fingers Off Triggers
In Chicago, the Eccentric and Colorful Get to Dust Off Their Talking Points
For Democratic Congress, Voters' Singular Disapproval Has Many Seeds
Future of Stem Cell Tests May Hang on Defining Embryo Harm
Data Mining Figured In Dispute Over NSA
Catalans Help Pay for Woody Allen 'Love Letter'
Jubilant Iraqis Savor Their Soccer Triumph
Egypt Finding Fewer Gaza Smuggling Tunnels
Dems, You Gotta Have Heart
U.S. vs. Iran: Cold War, Too
What Kind of Black Are We?
Housing: Subprime Suspect
U-Tube Democracy (?)
The Aliens Among Us (Maybe)


An Upset Victory Produces a Rare Moment of Unity in Iraq, Allam+Drummond
Hamas' Marketing Campaign for Gaza: 'Safe, Clean and Green', Nissenbaum
U.S. to Sell Advanced Weapons to Saudi Arabia and Others, Strobel

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



World owes US a debt, says new UK PM Gordon Brown, BBC
Brown and Bush ponder post-Blair ties, BBC
US 'plans huge Saudi arms deal', BBC
Israel hails US military aid rise, BBC
Fears of fresh stock market falls, BBC
Oil price near record close in US, BBC
US economy sees stronger growth, BBC
Brazil claims WTO cotton victory over US, BBC
US troops battle Karbala miiitary, BBC
Iraq celebrates football victory, BBC
Karzai 'doing best' for hostages, BBC
Spielberg 'may quit Olympic role', BBC


I helped MI5. My reward: brutality and prison, Rose
Inside Iran's nuclear nerve centre
Nato changes tactics to protect Afghan civilians
Bhutto could share power if Musharraf drops army role
Japan: Abe to stay despite poll disaster
US accused of fuelling arms race with $20bn Arab deal
Tories: Stick to Cameron's course
MPs seek inquiry into private equity tax breaks
Tories unveil plans to end special needs inclusion
Leader: Financial markets
Leader: Labour policy review
Leader: Talking to Hamas
Jonathan Freedland: Brown's been an intense initiation, but people are listening...
Sociability survives in the micro-rituals of daily life
Simon Jenkins: The next prime minister can't bow to the tweedies
Mark Almond: An own goal for Chavez


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
US missile defence system set for UK


ABC, news

Latin America

Kirchner to Fortify Links in Mexico, Prensa Latina
Nicaraguan President Says Chavez' ALBA is Fair Trade, Prensa Latina
Interview with Cuban Anti-terrorist published in Nicaragua, Prensa Latina
Observers Predict Trouble during Guatemalan Elections, Prensa Latina
Jamaica's agricultural sector rebounds after series of hurricanes, Caribbean NN
Real reason for US drug raid in Haiti, Haiti Action
Colombia's Uribe seeks to save peace deal, Reuters
President Chavez Announces Construction of 15 New Hospitals around the country, venezuelanalysis

Upside-Down World


Inter Press Service

Rights-Colombia: Victims Speak Out and Demand Respect , Martínez
Argentina: A Crack in Dam Safety , Mazzeo
US-India: '123’ Nuclear Agreement Completed, Clifton
Politics-US: Symbolic Vote Rejects Permanent Bases , Luban
Education-Pakistan: Taliban Orders Girls Into Veils in Border Areas , Yusufzai
Turkey: Erdogan Sailing Into Reality , Couvas

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


Five Palestinians wounded in IAF strike in central Gaza, Amos Harel
Fayad says Palestinians have the right to resist Israel, not necessarily armed , Reuters
The walls must be brought down, Danny Rubinstein
U.S. pledges to boost military aid to Jerusalem, Aluf Benn
Is it a a new US Russia cold war in the Middle East?, Aluf Benn
Everyone knows the solution, Editorial

Al Jazeera

Iraqis savour Asian Cup triumph, Al Jazeera
Iraq casualty figures drop in July , Al Jazeera
US: Saudi Arabia destabilising Iraq, Agencies
Hezbollah 'ready to strike Israel', Al Jazeera
Half of Iraq 'in absolute poverty' , Al Jazeera
US air attack on Iraq Shia fighters, Agencies
Taliban extends hostages deadline, Al Jazeera
Measuring 'success' with body counts again, Agencies

Arab News

Nasrallah: The American project was swept aside by Hezbollah’s victory, Siraj Wahab
Russia and the West: Return of Cold War?, Jonathan Power
Hizblullah should use its influence to unify Lebanon, Editorial

Daily Star



Death Toll So Far This Year From floods, Landslides in China Hits 652, International Herald Tribune
China Silk Trade Hits Indian Weavers, Asia Times

Daily Times

Constitution may be amended to give Benazir 3rd term, DT
New book on Pakistan's nuclear program, Azaz Syed
Interim govt. to supervise elections, DT
ASEAN to monitor nuclear plants, DT


US aid to be linked to anti-terror fight, Anwar Iqbal
Pakistan opposes US direct-action threat, Ahmed Hassan
Chief Justice asks attorneys, judges to resist illegalities, Nasir Iqbal

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

Drug Corp Watch

SSRI Makers Use Media To Reel In Pregnant Women as Customers , Evelyn Pringle
CDC Downplays Birth Defects of SSRIs to Boost Sales, Evelyn Pringle
CDC Leads SSRI Disinformation Media Blitz, Evelyn Pringle
Bush-Controlled FDA Moonlights as Big Pharma Pusher, Evelyn Pringle
New Stars of TV: Brand-name Drugs, John Russell
FDA Meets Today to Decide Future of Diabetes Drug, Marianne Barriaux
Dark Chocolate May be a Wonder Drug, Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon
Merck Enters $350M Deal to Buy Tiny Drug Company, Courier Post Online
Hearings May Wait on Govs' Testimony in Vioxx Case, Associated Press
Glaxo's Avandia Should Be Pulled, U.S. Scientist Says , Justin Blum and Michelle Fay Cortez
PedMed: In Praise of Non-drug Solutions, Lidia Wasowicz

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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