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Recent Bush Watch Features

10 Recent Op-Eds: ...from Thomas Paine's Corner, various
Destroying the Constitution: Our Fascist Government, BW Editorial
Bush Watch Op-Eds: The Latest From Wokusch, Chamberlin, Weiner, Uhler, Partridge, Samples, Brasch

News Roundup

Breaking: Specter hints at Gonzales bombshell to fall this afternoon, Schor &Crabtree
The crash that could come, Kuttner
Credit card buyers beware: this is a despicable, predatory industry working hard to rip you off, Ed
Time running out for voter reform: Congress must act now to protect us in 2008, Ed
A factory farm near you: these monstrosities corrupt everything they touch, Ed
A war best served cold: Bush's terror policy inflames,spreads it like poison ivy (& he knows it), Thompson
Musical prisons: states export their inmates as prisons overflow, Moore
Bush-Controlled FDA Moonlights as Big Pharma Pusher, Evelyn Pringle
Acting as Big Pharma stooges, the Bushco FDA approves dangerous diabetes drug Avandia , Harris
One devious sentence in Senate bill could litter America with deadly atomic power stations, Andrews &Wald
Democrats vs. Bush: To the Courts or Not, and How?, Talev+Taylor
Something left to break: Bush calls for easier wiretap rules, Smith
Fury as Indiana GOP Governor lets BP spew increased toxins into fragile Lake Michigan, Sanders
Mighty Lake Superior is sick, feverish, depressed and no one knows why, Flesher
Alaska's Sen. Ted Stevens' (GOP natch) home raided by FBI and IRS, Shenon
Chief Justice John Roberts hospitalized after seizure, Greenhouse
Rolling back 'No Child Left Behind', Bush's education plan is tanking, Schemo
Bush running risk of isolation in his final year, Silva
Bush's Turkish Gamble
US aids Turkish drive against Kurdish fighters
Iraqi Parliament goes on vacation while our troops patrol in 120 degree heat, Farrell
Hearts & minds code red: Iraqis believe Brits have loosed vicious badgers, snake eggs & rabies, Farrell
Oil price near record close in US, BBC
Mark Morford: President Cheney Sickens Planet / Earth recoils as VP assumes role of President...

AFP

Taliban set new deadline as SKorean hostage killed
Brown to stress 'soft' power at UN after 'hard' talks with Bush
Rice, Gates in Egypt to seek Arab front against Iran
UN nuclear inspectors say North Korea is cooperating
KRouge prison chief handed over to UN-backed court
News Corp. bid for Dow Jones on brink as deadline passes
Japan's jobless rate hits nine-year low

News Bullets

  • Invasion, What Invasion? Sorry Tale of CIA Bungles
  • Brown Tries to Shift Bush Talks to Trade and Darfur
  • Big US Presence in Iraq Until Mid-2009: Commander
  • American Mega-Embassy in Iraq Stirs Echoes of Somalia
  • Energy Bill Will Test Pelosi’s Command
  • Violence Masking Humanitarian Crisis in Iraq: Oxfam
  • Poverty, Development Goals Hard Subjects to Tackle
  • Iraq: One in Seven Joins Human Tide Spilling into Neighbouring Countries
  • Clinton Woos the Outsourcers that Workers Fear
  • Anti-Abortion Leaders Size Up G.O.P. Candidates
  • Arms Sale Plan Will Haunt US, Critics Say
  • Global Warming Doubles Number of Hurricanes, Study Finds
  • Congress Eyes Pay Raise for Itself
  • As Butterflies Die, So Goes a Way of Life
  • Israel Hails US military Aid Rise
  • Giving New Life to Protests of Yore
  • Mining of Data Prompted Fight Over U.S. Spying
  • US Fears That Brown Wants Iraq Pull-Out
  • Revealed: MI5’s Role In Torture Flight Hell
  • U.S. Set to Offer Huge Arms Deal to Saudi Arabia
  • Liberal Groups Ask Advertisers to Boycott Fox
  • A Blurry Line Between Propaganda and News
  • Washington Pressed to Lead as Water Tables Fall
  • State Vote Machines Lose Test to Hackers
  • Hillary Clinton: Right-Wing Darling?
  • Was Pat Tillman Murdered? AP Gets New Documents
  • Conflict on Screen: Hollywood Goes to War
  • Officer Calls Guantanamo Reviews a Sham
  • 5 Years Later, Cameraman Still Held at Guantanamo
  • Russia’s Gorbachev Says US is Sowing World Disorder
  • Teens March Across US to Protest War
  • Dozens of Afghan Civilians Die in Air Raids: Residents
  • US Peace Groups Hail Vote on Iraq Bases

    Op-Ed Roundup

    Marjorie Cohn: Time for an Independent Counsel
    Donald Steinberg: US Should Ban Bomblets and Get On The Right Side of History
    James Rothenberg: Impeachment as Political Solution to Iraq War
    Linn Washington Jr.: Documents of Courage and Cowardice
    Kathy Kelly: Dancing in Darkness
    Dianne Feinstein: Close Guantanamo Now
    Chip Ward: Diesel-Driven Bee Slums and Impotent Turkeys
    Chris Edelson: Fear Itself
    Paul Krugman: An Immoral Philosophy
    Johann Hari: Defunding The Genocide


    Special: 3 International Filmmakers Die

    Michelangelo Antonioni, Director, Dies at 94
    Antonioni: Share Your Thoughts
    Bergman: In Art’s Old Sanctuary, a High Priest of Film
    Ingmar Bergman, Master Filmmaker, Dies at 89
    Bergman: Readers' Opinions
    Bergman: Flickering Images of Transgression and Dread
    Michel Serrault, Star of “La Cage aux Folles,” Dies at 79


    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: Dictator '08 Grinds On

    How the Democrats differ on Iraq
    The Bill Richardson difference
    Dem Debate: What you missed while watching "Ask a Ninja"
    Ginning up a fight between Clinton and Obama
    Obama and the 'They' Sayers
    Thompson on Horseback
    Why the Republicans don't like their candidates
    Romney's economic record, Sum + McLaughlin
    Romney desperate to win meaningless straw poll in Iowa, Luo
    For McCain, a test of skills, Venocci
    Giuliani, Romney opt out of GOP YouTube debate , CST


    Special: Bush's NRA Foreign Policy

    US to arm Israel and Arab states in $60bn deal
    Bush gang says stuffing ME with billions worth of arms could hasten Armageddon, NYT
    Israel hails US military aid rise, BBC
    2 congressmen oppose sinister audacity of Bushco arms deal for Saudi terror enablers, AP
    Iran Is Critical as U.S. Unveils Arms Sales in the Middle East
    US 'plans huge Saudi arms deal', BBC
    Politics: Arms for Arab Authoritarians, As U.S. Turns Back Clock , Lobe
    U.S. to Sell Advanced Weapons to Saudi Arabia and Others, Strobel


    Special: Brown Indicates Differences

    Buttoned-up Brown plays it straight as Bush extols his great British virtues
    Bloody disappointing: like Tony, Brown drools over the nauseating 'special relationship', Rutenberg
    Brown keeps it formal with Bush
    British P.M. cautious on troop withdrawal questions, CST
    Britain will take troops out of Iraq regardless of US, says PM
    PM's attempts to snub Bush 'backfired after speech'


    Today's Alternative Special: Salon

    When is an accidental civilian death not an accident?
    Bush civil rights nominee under fire
    Placating the GOP base or protecting the workplace?
    Is the Bush administration ... right?
    In Hurricane Katrina's surreal backwaters
    High on the Tour de Dope
    Operation Iraq betrayal
    Bush's incompetence gives al-Qaida new life
    Bush's torture ban is full of loopholes



    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

    US soldier admits lesser crimes in appalling Iraq rape murders, AP
    A second stint as 1st Child for Chelsea Clinton? Interesting that her first job is with Big Money, Kantor
    Our aid dollars should buy local food from African farmers to feed the famished there, Dugger
    Only the criminals are safe in Guatemala, Ed
    The Taliban have killed another Korean hostage in Bush's Afghanistan, The NYT
    Israel to let some Palestinians from Iraq live in the West Bank, Kershner

    Washington Post

    Ready, Set, Wait: Airport Lines To Get Longer
    Lobbying Reform, at Last
    Al Qaeda: Sept. 10 in Waziristan
    When We Wrote Letters
    Opportunity On the Oceans
    End the Break On Capital Gains
    Conflicting Portraits of Officer Charged Over Abu Ghraib
    Chief Justice Suffers Seizure
    House Passes Four Bills Aimed at Helping Veterans
    U.S. Crusader Odd Man Out at U.N.
    Gonzales's Truthfulness Long Disputed
    Pakistani Premier 'Disappointed' by U.S. Pressure
    Interview with Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Azizs
    Conflicting Portraits of Officer Charged Over Abu Ghraib
    Bush, Brown Stress Commonalities
    Kremlin-Friendly Tycoon Poised to Buy Energy Company
    Taliban Says 2nd Hostage Is Dead

    Boston Globe

    Gingrich weighs in on campaign calls , BG

    L.A. Times

    Amid oil boom, a new Moscow rises
    Film master Ingmar Bergman dies at 89
    Marines keep combat rules to themselves
    Prominent hard-line cleric dies in Iran
    New era of legal abortion in Portugal
    Guatemala's shadowy presidential race
    A violent tempest in New Orleans
    Chief Justice Roberts suffers seizure
    Fighting Bush's Supremes: House bill to lift limits on pay lawsuits
    White House is politicizing science: 2 distinct diagnoses on world health
    IBM guiding workers' 'Second Life'
    Diabetes: Keep Avandia drug on market, panel says
    Bush, Britain's Brown pledge to continue terror fight
    Golden Gate: Renewed focus on a bridge's deadly allure
    Bill Walsh, 75; legendary 49ers coach reshaped football
    Court Slows Invasion of the car-snatchers
    Pelosi's bad farm bill
    Abe: a Japanese Bush?
    Gun control goes to court?
    Iraq: Bush's folly
    LA: A dense downtown
    Free our Talib
    California's criminal neglect of prisons

    McClatchy

    Congress Eyes Pay Raise for Itself, Hotakainen
    Rice: Iran Now the Biggest U.S. Strategic Challenge in Mideast, Strobel+Youssef
    Hamas Charges Palestinian Authority with Spying for the United States, Nissenbaum
    Bush-Brown Is Different than Bush-Blair, Douglas

    LA Times

    SF Chronicle

    Canada

    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

    England

    BBC

    Bush and Brown vow co-operation, BBC
    US military aid for Middle East, BBC
    US stocks lead rebound in markets, BBC
    US economy sees stronger growth, BBC
    Doubling of hurricanes in past century 'due to warm sea', Matt McGrath, BBC
    Corruption 'mars Iraq rebuilding', BBC
    Iraq faces alarming humanitarian crisis, David Loyn, BBC
    UN inspectors visit key Iran site, BBC
    US envoy accuses Saudis on Iraq, BBC
    Israel hails US military aid rise, BBC

    Independent

    Second Korean hostage found dead in Afghanistan
    Child abuse claims raise queries about Maori culture
    City life 'too cruel' for Mumbai's elephants
    The Big Question: Why is Japan's leader on the ropes, and where does it leave...
    Third of Iraqis 'need immediate emergency aid'
    Cohabitants set for same rights as married couples
    'Kafkaesque' indeterminate sentences stretch prisons
    Northern Ireland: The longest tour of duty is over
    HSBC Bank spends 116m refunding customers for unfair charges
    No water risk details in home information packs
    Male voters desert Cameron as pressure on Tory leader grows
    Mike Reid, 'the great storyteller' and comedian, dies at the age of 67

    Guardian/Observer

    Germany may end ransom pay
    Children hardest hit in Iraq crisis
    Senior cleric's death opens up power struggle in Iran
    Iraq: The death of this crackpot creed is nothing to mourn
    Brown stresses shared values
    Judges hold up deportation of Algerian terror suspects
    Media gag over White House meeting quashed
    Food manufacturers target children on internet
    MPs urge incentives to boost water freight
    Brown policies to come under attack at TUC conference

    Australia

    ABC, news

    Latin America

    Mexican miners strike to demand better safety conditions, IHT
    “It’s essential” that Mexico joins Mercosur says Kirchner, Merco Press
    Son of Guatemalan Candidate Murdered, Prensa Latina
    Guatemala Corn Cost up 29 Percent, Prensa Latina
    Posada Case Reappears in Panama, Prensa Latina
    Over half a million attend celebration of 28th anniversary of Sandinista revolution, nicanet
    Cuba: 12.5 percent growth in 2006 result of investment in human resources, Prensa Latina
    Colombia admits high-level military corruption, Reuters
    $5.8 Billion More in Oil Revenues and a “New Geometry of Power” for Venezuela, venezuelanalysis
    The Struggle for Workers’ Power in Venezuela, venezuelanalysis
    Brazil's Internet Surfer Population Reaches 39%, Brazzil
    Polls show Cristina K comfortably winning Argintine presidency, Merco Press
    Peasants set the fashion in Bolivia's ethnic revolution, Bolivia Rising
    Peru's president apologises to poor for failing to improve their lives, Al Jazeera

    Upside-Down World

    Europe

    Spiegel

    Twisting Arms: US Pressures Germany to Cut Iran Business Ties
    Kidnapping Targets: Recent German Hostage Victims
    Picture This: Bombed Out
    Kidnapping Boom in Afghanistan and Iraq: Should Germany Pay to Free Hostages?
    Opinion: The Best Tour de France Ever
    Interview With Hitler's Bodyguard: The Secrets of Hitler's Last Living Aide
    Gadhafi's Torture Prison: Medic Recalls Eight Years in Libyan Jail

    Inter Press Service

    Chile: Copper Miners' Strike May Set a Precedent for Labour Rights , Estrada
    Egypt: Desert Reclamation the Country's Best Hope - Or a Mirage? , Boctor
    Energy: ‘Gas OPEC’ Still a Long Way Off , Márquez
    Politics-Japan: Poll Defeat for Abe Puts Break on Global Player Plan , Kakuchi
    Australia: Suspect Cleared But Bomb Plot Scars Indians, Muslims , de Tarczynski
    France: Sarkozy Charges Ahead , Deibert
    Agriculture-Malaysia: Big Top-Down Farm Revival Powered By Business , Netto
    Environment-Balkans: Much Energy Now Goes to Waste , Zimonjic
    China: Close Sudan Links Cast Shadow On Olympics , Bezlova

    International Herald Tribune

    Signs of contagion in the U.S. housing downturn
    New Americans and Voting
    American voters speak: Baaa!
    The peril of valuing celebrity over history
    Plugging the democracy gap
    The great Swiss meltdown
    Israel's incredible shrinking sea

    Radio Paris (WNN)

    Middle East

    Haaretz

    Israel restores contacts with official PA representatives abroad, Barak Ravid
    Putin tells visiting Abbas he is legitimate leader of all Palestinians, AP
    Report: Olmert, Abbas holding secret talks on final status agreement, staff
    Apartheid wall costs hundreds of millions more than if built on Green Line, Akiva Eldar
    More than 10,000 academics sign petition against U.K. boycott bid, Tamara Traubmann
    JNF's Jews-only land sale violates democracy, Moshe Arens

    Al Jazeera

    Half of Iraq 'in absolute poverty', Al Jazeera
    UN inspects Iranian nuclear reactor, Agencies
    Russia pledges support to Abbas, Agencies
    Afghan police find body of Korean, Al Jazeera

    Middle East

    Review of Arab Editorials, MET
    Commentary: Cheney favors attack on Iran, MET
    Israelis use peace plans to kill time, Arab News
    Southeast Asian nations call for US pullout from Iraq, Lebanon Daily Star
    US arms for Arab authoritarians - again, Asia Times
    Iran expects U.S. to change its behavior in Iraq, Tehran Times
    Ahmadinejad congratulates Lebanon over 33 day war anniversary, Tehran Times
    Families in south displaced as former Baathists targeted, IRIN

    Daily Star

    Asia

    China

    Trapped Miners in China Said to Be Alive , International Herald Tribune
    US Food-Safety Team Heads to China, CNN International
    You've Nothing to Fear from Us, China's Army Says, Guardian Unlimited
    China Curbs Bank Lending, Telegraph.co.uk
    China Climate Change Storms ‘Have Affected 200 Million’, Times Online
    Official Wage Figures Belie China's Reality, 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

    Dawn

    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

    Africa

    Africa fears western medicine because fiendish medical killers like to experiment on black people, Washington
    Rights-Mozambique: Law Passed to Stop Human Trafficking , Ayisi

    Mail and Guardian


    Alternative Views

    Drug Corp Watch

    FDA Scientist Graham Calls Glaxo Avandia Trial Useless, Evelyn Pringle
    Who Will Check the Medicine?, Yoel Donchin
    FDA Tyranny Becomes Law, Dr Mercola
    Doctoring the Evidence: GlaxoSmithKline Pushes Depression Drug, Shelley Jofre
    The 'Atypical' Dilemma, Robert Farley
    Drug Reps Use Psychological Tactics, Mike Adams
    Secret Drug Company Payments to Doctors Remain Legal in 48 States, David Gutierrez
    Biogen, Elan Shares Fall on FDA Concerns, AP

    CorpWatch

    Doctoring the Evidence: GlaxoSmithKline Pushes Depression Drug, Jofre

    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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