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Recent Bush Watch Features

U.S. of Canada: Why America's Image Is In The Dumpster , Lisa Kadonaga
E-mails of Intolerance:  A Halloween Scare , Walter Brasch
Energy Bulletin: Peak Universe , James Howard Kunstler
Kids' Health: U.S. Rep. (CAL) Tells It Like It Is , Pete Stark
Campaign Trail: Our Man Goes Faulkner in Dearborn, Michigan , William Smith
Prez primary scam: Why and how the game is rigged , Michael Scherer
Bush Watch Exclusive: The Wacky World of William Smith , William Smith
Comment: Our Take On The News , politex
Ed/News: Ex-Prez of Mexico Confirms Bush Watch Allegation Re "Cowboy" Bush , Politex
Ed/News: Greenspan Confirms Bush Watch Allegation Re Iraq Oil War , Politex
Dictatorship: Bush Restricting Travel Rights of Over 100,000 U.S. Citizens , Sherwood Ross
The New American Way: Greedy Not Needy Shape Shape Both Parties, Paul Krugman
The Party Line: Why A Republican Vote Is A Racist Vote, Paul Krugman
GOP Plot: Let's Dump The Undemocratic Electoral College, NYT Ed
Helping the Victims: The Bush Housing Bubble Bursts, Paul Krugman
Genocide As U.S. Foreign Policy: Bush Shares The Guilt For The Darfur Genocide?, 60 Minutes
The Bush Economy: The U.S. Economy Has Hit The Fan, Paul Krugman
Mailbag: on GOP Debates, Impeaching Bush, Losing Freedom, Bush Propaganda Museum, various
Quip: Inspecting the Bridge, Politex
Editorial: Are the Dems Fascist Lite? Bush Watch
Destroying the Constitution: Our Fascist Government, BW Editorial

News Roundup

Iran war would fulfill commitments Bushco made to weapons industry. Together, they've made billions, Daniel

Bush did this: it will take $billions and many years to restore our shattered military , Ed
Public works: when 'Big Gov' plays its role instead of acting as a treacherous,abusive parent, Cohen
The Daily Show: newspapers may become extinct if not allowed a wider media root system, Martin
Righting Reagan's wrongs: understand the man; his charm made his crafty racism more loathsome, Herbert
Mistaking McCain's charm for character: Our litmus test? Did he enable Bush crimes? Many times., Brooks
A torn up soldier home from the lie in Iraq: his mother fights for his recovery, Haberman
A health plan for Wal-Mart: less mean-spirited stinginess, more benevolence, Barbaro & Albelson
Voter anger may free up energy bills: what is blocking the politics of energy in this country? Or who?, Broder
Time and again, Sen Feinstein, so-call Democrat, acts as the linchpin for Bush's vilest policies, Greenwald


News Bullets

  • UN’s Ban Says Global Warming Is “An Emergency”
  • Murder Trial Sniper Says US Used ‘Bait’ For Suspect Iraqis
  • Iraqi Fighters ‘Grilled for Evidence on Iran’
  • Protesters Arrested at Washington Port
  • Clinton Campaign Admits Planting Questions
  • Anti-War Veterans In Veterans Day Parade Jeered, Cheered
  • Norman Mailer Brawled With Bush to the Bitter End
  • 2007 Deadliest for US in Afghanistan
  • Copps, Adelstein Rip Into FCC, Chairman Martin at Media-Ownership Hearing

    Op-Ed Roundup

    Pierre Tristam:
    Hillary Clinton’s Foreign Policy: Nothing Wagered, Nothing Learned
    Laura Flanders:
    Victory for Ehren Watada
    Charlie Cray/Christopher Hayes:
    Executive Excess on Capitol Hill
    Bob Herbert:
    Righting Reagan’s Wrongs?
    Jesse Jackson:
    2 Million Homeowners Are Too Many to Fail: We Need Action
    John Buell:
    Wealth Fails to Trickle Down to the Lower, Working Classes
    Ralph Nader:
    Golden Parachutes Instead of Accountability
    Desmond Tutu:
    The Doctrine of Revenge
    Bill Christofferson:
    We Can Help End the War One Third Friday at a Time
    Derrick Jackson:
    Bush’s Emotion Without Reflection
    Dean Baker:
    Outsourcing Healthcare
    Bill Gallagher:
    Pelosi, Feinstein Betraying Dems
    James Carroll:
    Primitive Impulses of War
    Chris Hedges:
    At the Mercy of the Military
    John Nichols:
    11th Hour, 11th Day, 11th Month
    Danny Schechter:
    What the FCC Gives with One Hand, It Takes with the Other
    Robert Dreyfuss:
    Who’s the Enemy?
    Deb Derrick:
    The VA’s Claim Dodge
    Leo Hickman:
    Save Our Seas
    Linda Milazzo:
    The Courage of Kucinich in Pelosi’s House of Wacks
    Jay Bookman:
    No Real Control, But We Could Get a Clue
    Stephen Zunes:
    Pakistan’s Dictatorships and the United States
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
    Wiretapping: Think Carefully

    Special: Dictator '08 (continued)

    Reaching into Dictator Bush's bag of tricks, Hillary aides plant lowball questions for her from audience, Healy
    A weekend of skirmishing for Obama and Clinton, Hauser
    Off-year elections in US show continued hostility to Bush, Republicans, Martin
    In stunner, Pat Robertson endorses Giuliani, James
    b>Pat Robertson's weird endorsement of Rudy 'sin is its own reward' Giuliani, Kirkpatrick &Cooper

    Mr Giuliani is essentially unhinged. , Baker
    Romney's tedious effort to channel Reagan through a rictus smile of artificial optimism , Luo
    Superdelegates for Clinton (undecided's No.1), Thee
    Right state, wrong town for Obama, Zeleny
    Iowa Republicans for...Obama, McCormick
    Obama and Edwards battle against the inevitable, Stephens

    Special: Bushonomics(continued)

    Markets and dollars sink as slowdown worry increases, Grynbaum &Goodman
    Homeowners feel pinch of lost equity , Goodman
    Foreclosure wave sweeps America, Steve Schifferes, BBC
    Unseasonably high gas prices stress U.S. consumers: Big Oil is taking us to the cleaners, Krauss
    Wall Street and dollar under more pressure- Fed Chief issue warning, Duncan
    World faces worst financial crisis in 30 years, Hutton
    US stocks slide amid credit fears, BBC
    US financial crisis to hit Bank of England, O'Grady
    Frenzy in the markets as oil heads for $100 a barrel, Seager
    Dollar at fresh low against euro, BBC

    Special: Dictatorship in Pakistan (continued)

    Sweating in a blazer, Musharraf says dictatorship is all about 'democracy', Rohde &Perlez
    Dollar policy: don't ask, don't tell. Bush has hurt 'our way of life' more than any terrorist , Ed
    Pakistani officials order detention of Bhutto and block a march, Rohde &Perlez
    Bhutto calls on Musharraf to resign, AP

  • Musharraf Tightens His Grip on Pakistan After ‘Coup’
  • Musharraf Imposes Emergency Rule; Suspends Pakistani Constitution
    Only gloom in Pakistan now, Shamsie
    Bush warns Musharraf over Pakistan emergency, BBC
    Pakistan crisis tests US policy, Jonathan Beale, BBC
    Musharraf warned: hold elections and quit as army chief, Walsh
    Washington has no option except to back Musharraf , Editorial
    Pakistan on the brink of chaos, Preston
    Pakistan takes yet another step into the dark night, Tariq Ali
    West faces new Pakistan dilemma, Paul Reynolds, BBC
    Musharraf has lost his marbles as he attacks progressives, Jahangir
    US's hollow threat to withhold money to Pakistan, Buncombe
    Pakistan: The desperate act of a weak and rattled president, Editorial

    Today's Alternative Special: Counterpunch

    Bulletins from the Titanic , Whitney
    The Pakistan Fuel Connection , Bryce
    The Teamsters and the Hollywood Strike , Macaray
    Chavez Blasts the Spanish King , Kozloff


    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

    The plight of American veterans: the entire burden of Bush's criminal war is borne by our voluntary military, Ed
    Give happiness a chance: we may be prosperous but we'll never be happy under corrupt leadership, Porter Again and again in the Balkans, Ed
    Bring the real world home: begin the redemption of Bush's rogue America with Al Jazeera , Cohen
    The coup at home: Bush trumpets that he champions democracy as he works to strangle it, Rich
    Forget campaign finance reform, McCain's got a soft-money thought-control effort of his very own, Rutenberg &Kirkpatrick
    Another security guard killing of innocent Iraqi: 'they just killed a man and drove away', Glanz
    Israeli police conduct surprise searches of Olmert's offices, Kershner
    U.N. envoy in Burma to try to tally dead as junta shows faint signs of reconciliation, Fuller
    Big Oil harms oceans, atmosphere, all life: split tanker spills oil off Russia, Levy
    Attacks against U.S. in Afghanistan continue: why should they tolerate our presence?, AP
    Pitiless, unconstitutional America: contemplating the meaning of 'life' (in prison), Liptak

    Boston Globe

    Afghans bury young victims as toll from bombing rises to 68 , Seir
    A legacy of peacemaking, Tamir

    Campaigning for dad is just one agenda item for Cate Edwards, Abelson
    The debate between Giuliani and Biden that you didn't see, Lehigh

    Chicago Tribune

    Turks plan limited Iraq incursion , Fang
    In Iowa, Edwards, Obama vie for anti-Clinton vote , Bombardieri
    Bush honors troops in Texas ceremony, Reichmann

    Chicago Sun Times

    Trade pacts have paved way for toxic toys , Jackson
    Anti-war, anti-Mukasey , Jordan

    Chicago Tribune

    Chairman Obey prepares for federal spending battle, Bendavid
    NH Republicans 'least likely' to vote for Thompson, Zuckman
    'Philosophers' make Iowa important, Keillor


    U.S. Finds a Way to Pacify Iraqi Town — by Using Cash, Youssef
    CIA Admits to Recording Interrogations of Top al Qaida Captives, Gordon
    A Justice Department Inquiry into Secret Eavesdropping Is On Again, Taylor
    U.S. Accused of Ignoring Crisis for 4.5 Million Displaced Iraqis, Allam
    Romney, Thompson Propose Big Hikes in Defense Spending, Lightman+Talev
    As Food Prices Rise in China, So Does CAnsumer angst, Johnson
    Web Forum Debates Freedom of Info vs. Freedom from Trash, Chang
    More Crossings Feared Along Canada Border, Blumenthal
    Human Rights Activists Condemn Religious Discrimination in Egypt, Allam+el Naggar
    Fresh Fighting Erupts in Somalia as Mass Exodus Continues, Bengali
    Death-Penalty Cases on Hold Pending Supreme Court Review, Hotakainen
    Iraq and U.S. Wrangle Over Executions of Chemical Ali and Two Others, Calvan
    U.N. Forum: Should U.S. Give Up Web Control?, Chang


    Globe and Mail



    'Hidden costs raise' US war price, BBC
    Guantanamo detainees freedom fear, BBC
    US halts Iraq executions over legal dispute, BBC
    Iran gives IAEA nuclear designs, BBC Carnage on Wall Street as loans go bad, Steve Schifferes, BBC
    'Green light' for US asset rescue, BBC
    Iraq rocket fire 'falls sharply', BBC
    Is Iraq getting better?, Jim Muir, BBC
    Inquiry into California oil spill, BBC
    US most important UK ally says Gordon Brown, BBC
    How US and UK are pushing Musharraf to compromise, Paul Reynolds, BBC
    Iran president attacks 'traitors', BBC
    Afghan civilians die in US raid, BBC


    Iraq in the time of cholera: 3,000 deaths and spreading, Chelala
    Somalia's endless hell, Husarska
    I'm glad you asked: planted questions, staged meetings, Beutler
    Doctrine of revenge: The horror of the death penalty, Desmond Tutu
    Commonwealth threatens Pakistan with expulsion, Borger
    British PM distances himself from Blair's foreign policy, Wintour
    Britain must accept its role in the world is as a minor player, Ashley
    Fly Americans abroad to get cheaper medical care, Baker
    Hillary tries to prove her feminity and her hypermachismo, Younge
    Dead end to the Road Map in the Middle East, Williams

    Times Online

    Oil spill could pollute Black Sea for 15 years, Halpin
    DynCorp security guards shoot taxi driver dead in Baghdad, Haynes


    A revolution in teaching promises the solution to dyslexia, Garner
    US embarrassed as Putin honours spy who came in from the cornfields, Doyle
    Hidden costs of Bush's wars double his claim- $46,400 per US family, Doyle
    Collapse of the dollar: perilous days for the US, Mcrae


    ABC, news

    Latin America

    Upside-Down World


    Inter Press Service

    Politics-US: Dems Put War Costs at 3.5 Trillion Through 2017 , Lobe
    Angola-Brazil: Portuguese - the Common Language of Trade , de Queiroz
    Latin America: Homegrown Anti-Corruption Measures , Grogg
    Politics: Iraqi MPs Challenge Coalition Mandate , Deen
    Paraguay: State Accused of Violating Rights of Rural Poor , Vargas
    Politics: Gagged at Home, Pakistanis Take to Cyberspace , Aslam
    Greece: More Poverty Than Meets the Eye, Fotiadis
    Czech Republic: The March that Never Was , Dujisin
    Death Penalty-Australia: Parties Display Double Standards , de Tarczynski Inter Press Service

    Politics-DRC: A President and a General Face Off , Delevingne
    Pakistan: Join the Army, Stage a Coup, Retire as President , Suri
    Climate Change: The Worst Can Still Be Avoided , Drago
    Communications: Internet - Ruled by the Many, or by Special Interests? , Osava
    Mideast-US: New Scholars Group Seen as Close to White House , Akhavi
    Latin America: Journey to Bring Big Screen to Small Towns , Valente
    Politics-India: Communists Turn Unpopular Over SEZ Plans , Dhar
    Iraq: A Tale of One City, Now Two , al-Fadhily
    Mideast: All Not Quite Aboard for Annapolis , Hirschberg
    Serbia: Forget the Obstacles En Route to EU , Zimonjic
    Deat Penalty-Morocco: King Seen as Final Arbiter in Long-Running Debate , El Ouali
    Phillippines: Water Privatisation - Boon or MNC Conspiracy? , Seneviratne
    Deat Penalty-Japan: Dissenting Judge Breaks 40-Year Silence , Makino
    Politics-Burma: Aung San Suu Kyi's Release Fits Junta's Agenda , Jagan

    Der Spiegel

    International Herald Tribune

    Radio Paris (WNN)

    Middle East

    Daily Star



    Yahoo Settles Its China Lawsuit , BBC News
    Iran and China Vow to Boost Ties, Reuters
    China's October Inflation Matches Decade High of 6.5% , Bloomberg
    China Paying Dearly for Cleaner Rivers, Asia Times China

    Employers May Find China’s Tough New Labor Law Hard to Evade, Asia Sentinel
    China's Trade Surplus Surges to Record, BLOOMBERG
    China May Stall BHP-Rio Tinto Merger , ABC Online
    China Tracks Summer Olympics Journalists , The Associated Press

    Asia Times, opinion

    The Hindu, news


    Mail and Guardian


    Editor & Publisher

    Who Will Probe 'Noncombat' Deaths in Iraq? , Mitchell
    Mother of Sailor Killed Says 'Needless Loss Of Life Must Stop' , E&P Staff

    World Socialist Web

    Stock market gyrations fueled by credit, housing market crises, Grey
    Democrats cave in on torture: Key senators back attorney general nominee, Van Auken


    US: Intel Official: Say Goodbye to Privacy, Hess
    DRC: Six Arrested in Congo Radioactive Dumping Scandal, Bavier
    US: Merck Agrees to Settle Vioxx Suits for $4.85 Billion, Barenson


    Reducing US Casualties By Killing More Civilians , Lindorff
    Who Would You Believe? Revenging Bloodshed , Cloughley
    The Fraudulent War on Terror , Roberts
    Murdoch's Cuckoo's Nest , Whitney

    Drug Corp Watch

    Birth Control Pills May Raise Risk of Cervical Cancer , Eva von Schaper
    Warning Labels Strengthened on Biologics Used to Treat Anemia , Biologic Drug Report
    Anemia Drugs Get New FDA Warning, Brian White
    Fictional Thalidomide Victim Haunts Germans After 50 Years , DW-World
    The Very Pictures of Health , Jay Palmer
    US Among Worst in for Infant Deaths, Associated Press
    EPO Relabeling: Its Not the Black Box, Its What FDA Says About the Black Box, Michael McCaughan
    Plastics: CDC Reveals 92.6% Exposure to Bisphenol A. Children and Adolescents at Highest Risk., Annie Richardson
    Merck Offers $4.85 Billion to Settle Most Vioxx Lawsuits, Bernadette Tansey
    Adults Beware -- New Vaccine Guidelines Released , Dr Joseph Mercola
    Forced Medication -- Could Your Child be Next? , Dr Joseph Mercola
    Growing Number of Parents Use Religion to Avoid Vaccines , Dr Joseph Mercola
    Chickenpox Vaccine is Bad for Children , Richard Halvorsen

    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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