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NEWS AND OPINION

Sunday, August 31, 2003

New York Times (*)

BushAdmin Dealt With Major Setback In Iraq War By Ignoring It , nyt
Bush-Rove Said Focus On War, And The Dems Are Doing Just That , dowd
Bush "Iraq strategy needs an emergency policy lobotomy. " , friedman
Israeli Strikes In Gaza Kill Two Militants And 8-Year-Old Girl , nyt
Dems Say Bush Money Could Buy Him The Election, But Point To His Weakness Both Home And Abroad , nyt
Bush Leaving All Kids Behind With His "Bait And Switch" Ed Policies , ed
Bush Tax Cuts Helping To Leave Kids Behind As States Cut Ed Funding , nyt
Canadian Gay And Lesbian Soccer Moms? , nyt

Washington Post (*)

Current Bush Unemployment Recovery Is The Worst Ever Recorded , broder
U.S.-Appointed Iraqi Council Points Up Weak U.S. Security, Wants To Take Over The Job , wp
New Bush EPA Policies Adding To The Nation's Pollution, Indicate Greater Pro-Industry Slant Since Whitman's Resignation , ed
Coal Power Industry "Has Been Caught...Breaking The Law." [This week Bush changed the rules.] , garlow
Bush FDA Now Allows People To Eat, Drink Nicotine Without Protective Oversight , ed
Big Brother Resigned And Congress Objected, But Bush Is Working With States To Keep "Total Information Awareness" On American Citizens Alive , scarborough

Readings

Steamed For Labor Day , Jezer
Labor Day "Executive Excess" Report , fe
Current Bush Unemployment Recovery Is The Worst Ever Recorded , broder

Observer

Final irony: Kelly may have supported Blair's Iraq policy , ahmed
Identical explosives, al-Qaeda arrests suggest bombings are part of a larger strategy , beaumont+helmore
Chaos reigns as Saddam's plan unfolds , beaumont
Dear Tony, a resignation is worth a thousand smiles , comment
Campbell's departure leaves Blair cutting an ever more lonely and isolated figure , rawnsley
New terror army fulfills prophecy , burke
Iraq: A new theatre of Jihad? , whitford
Israeli assassins kill hopes of peace for Palestinians , urquhart

Independent

Bogus Iraqi defectors may have duped Allied spies , whitaker+lashmar
'Four arrested' after massacre at mosque; foreigners in danger , huggler
Unemployed Glaswegian killed in Iraq was no volunteer , luckhurst
Bush solves global CO2 problem by declaring that it is not a pollutant , gumbel
Blair hasn't just ruined own reputation, he's poisoned the whole of politics , smith

Sunday Herald

Blair tells party: we’ll dump spin , cusick
Alastair Campbell’s departure has done its job. Who’s talking about Iraq now? , cusick
Making Headlines To The Very End , macwhirter
Campbell’s the latest in a long line of disappearing Blair mates ... leaving the PM isolated , macwhirter
Time for Blair to follow Campbell out of No 10 , ed
Why do we still not know who decided to ‘out’ Kelly? , cusick
Why broadcasters must appeal to more than the masses , gray
Iraqi shrine bombers linked with al-Qaeda , kennedy
Waiting for Mumbai’s backlash , rowe
Liberia: Crazy kids with Kalashnikovs leave a psychotic trail of barbarism in their wake , pratt

BBC

Putin changes tack on Iraq force, BBC
Iran mourns Shia leader, BBC

Haaretz

Bombing is blow to Shi'ites and Americans , bar'el
Terror wave bound to follow assassinations , harel

Boston Globe

Bush Loudly Touts Enviro Initiative and Quietly Cuts The Funding , Hebert
Civil Air Patrol Adds Surveillance to Duties , Slattery
War Doubts Put Blair in Fight for Political Life , Wagner
Dozens of Taliban Members Said to Be Killed , Khan
Al-Jazeera: 2 Detained by US , Reuters
Violence Raises Concerns of Splits Among Iraqis , Milligan
Cleric's Path , from Exile to Death , Reuters
Slaying of a Key Figure Steps up Pressure on U.S. Search for Allies , Glain
Academy Deplores Survey Results , Kelley
Talks to Help Poor Nations Buy Cheap Drugs Stall , Koppel
North Korea Outlines Deal Terms , Choe
Settler Killed in Mideast Attack , Graham
Vehicles Overtake Drivers in U.S. Survey , Miller

Chicago Sun Times

Hillary Bats Down Rumors She'll Jump in '04 Race , Humbert
Iraqi Police say of 4 Arrested in Mosque Bombing 2 are Saudis with Al-Qaeda Ties , Al-Issawi
France Heat Deaths Top 11,400 but Bush Denies Global Warming , Leicester

Chicago Tribune

U.S. Fails to Persuade North to Freeze Nuclear Activities , Lev
U.S. Judges Weigh Delay of Recall Vote , TNS

Los Angeles Times

Car Bombing Could Lead To Greater Unrest In Iraq, Williams
UN Needed To End Chaos In Iraq, lat
”Fierce” Fighting Continues In Afghanistan, ap
Bush Extends Family Planning Gag Rule, Chen
Dean Supports Striking Yale Service Workers , Getlin
Unprecedented Media Coverage Enables Recall Candidates To Delay TV Blitz, Landsberg & Barabak
Arnold Now Cast As “Sexual Predator” and “Misogynist” , Barabak
Arnold Draws Heat For Support For Closet Racist US English, Krikorian & Mathews
Arnold’s Oui Interview Will Increase Gender Gap, Rutten

The Globe And Mail

U.S. raises punitive wheat duties , chase

Sydney Morning Herald

Blast Suspects Linked To Bin Laden, Saddam , Al-Issawi
Power Struggle In Iraq Claims Lives , De Quetteville
Nobel Ruled Out For Slain UN Envoy , Sun-Herald
Has Spin Spun Its Last At Blair's No. 10? , Sun-Herald
Modernization And Development Come To Tibet Against People's Wishes , McDonald
North Korea Opposes More Talks, Wants Stronger Nuke Deterrent , AP

Times of India

Two Jaish militants killed in Delhi , tnn
Citizens rally for peace and harmony in Mumbai , tnn
India can't be prosecutor and judge: Pak , pti
Musharraf says he has right perception of Islam , pti
9/11 suspect wanted in Germany contacts family , ap
How Blair's spin cycle dried Vajpayee's visit , ahmed/tnn
North Korea reverts to nuclear threat , ap
George Bush is smiling , aiyar/tnn
Engineering an Indian success , rajghatta/tnn
Interview with Atomic Scientist Raja Ramanna , ganesh

Dawn

JF-17 plane's maiden flight next week: Pakistan-China joint venture , dawn
Govt to release wheat stocks to check price , ilyas
Suspect in India parliament attack shot dead , afp
Shia leader suspends council membership: UN considering staff reduction , dpa/afp
The Najaf bomb blast , ed
Washington-led UN force US proposal is a non-starter , deen/dawn/ipns
Response to troop call dismays US , dawn
US detains two Al Jazeera journalists , reuters
Muslims' interaction with others urged , dawn
Peace through understanding , syed
Questions hanging over Kashmir , idris
Rights groups urged to support Kashmiri refugees , dawn
N. Korea says it will boost N-deterrent: Beijing talks termed useless , reuters
The lost glory of Kabul , mankani
WTO agrees to cheap drugs for poor states , afp

Pacific News Service

Killing of Ayatollah Is Start of Iraqi Civil War , beeman
Women Will Have to Save the World , nadle

Working for Change

I Have a Dream ...[Fritjof Capra's dream] , capra

Find Laws Writ

Gov Jeb Bush Sends Lawyers to Represent a Fetus , colb

Orion

Acts of Hope: Challenging Empire on the World Stage , solnit

TomPaine

Rekindling The Civil Rights Movement , Edwards+Carlson
Paying At The Pumps , Claybrook+Hauter

Village Voice

The Death Of Dr. Kelly , Ridgeway
Counting The Bodies In Iraq , Ridgeway
The Meter's Running (To Pay For The Meter's Not Running) , Ridgeway
Insane Product Report: Stun Gun For Use On Children And Pets , Ridgeway

Common Dreams

U.S. Sinking in Iraq Quagmire , Greeley
The Ten Commandments -- are they Fair and Balanced? , Solomon:
Hooray for GI George , Jacobs
Lessons of the Blackout , Greider
Venezuela: the Other Side of the Story , Weisbrot:
When the Grown-Ups are Back in Charge They'll Have Quite a Mess to Clean Up , Krugman:
Time Bomb Ticks Beneath the Economy , Reich:
Bush's Forest Plan Worse Than Fire , Wilson:
Free-Market Broadcasting vs. the Marketplace of Ideas , Hindman:

Slate

Condi's Phony History , Benjamin
North Korea and Iran Want the Bomb , Kaplan
Judith Miller: Duped? , Shafer
Whopper of the Week: Rumsfeld , Noah

Salon

Would you let your sister vote for this man? , Grieve
An inside guide to outsider politics , Schnure and Nussbaum

The Nation

Bush's Southern Problem , ed
Soaked at the Pump , Bivens

Counterpunch

UN subservience to Bushies has made it a target , cockburn
Exit strategy: Round up the neocons and send them to Baghad , lind
Far right launches smear campaign against Bustamante , mariscal
A message of simplicity: Take back your time day , turnipseed

Z-Net

Dreams and Delusions , Edward Said
Carnage and Tears , David Edwards
War Is A Racket , Mickey Z
Beware The Bluewash , George Monbiot
The Ten Cooandments -- Are They Fair and Balanced? , Norman Solomon
Capitalist Contradictions , Yves Engler

Saturday, August 30, 2003

New York Times (*)

Focus On Greed: Bush Leaning Towards '04 Theme Of "Ownership" To Avoid Dwelling On His Domestic And Foreign Record , nyt
"It is perfectly possible...to take a critical view of Israeli policies, and of their support in Washington, without being anti-Semitic.", buruma
Is Criticizing Israel Or Zionism Anti-semetic? , forum
Bush Stands By As His Hometown Becomes Murder Capital, USA , nyt
Tax Cut Blowback: College Tuition Increases Eyed To Go Along With Fewer, Crowded Classes nyt
Manslaughter Count Filed Against U.S. Congressman , nyt
Worm Masters Still At Large As Novice Hacker Found , nyt

Washington Post (*)

95 Killed: U.S. Loses Key Muslim Cleric In Major Setback Of The War In Iraq. wp
Friday Sneak: Industry Cheers Bush Plan To Further Weaken Gvt. Regulation Through Obfuscation And Delay
Friday Sneak: Bush Cuts Off US Aid To Groups Using Own Money For Abortions
Powell Destroyted Credibility With UN Speech Backing White House "Whiz Kids" king
Since bush Supports Proposed Flag Desecration Law, Will He Sign It And Turn Himself In? ed
Dean Anti-Politician Image Begins To Dim As He Switches "Key" Positions wp
"Abbas's one-sided conciliatory approach has not ingratiated him with Palestinians, and he has very little legitimacy in their eyes. " , barfi

Readings

Dubya Tops List of Biggest Presidential Liars , WM
The lives sacrificed to cover Blair's lies , hitchens
Who were the 'dark actors' threatening David Kelly? , hitchens
Iraq Governing Council Won't Ban Arab TV News Despite US Fury , AFP
Spineless GOP Senate no Match for Sen. Kennedy , Novak
U.S. kills 1000s of Iraqis (kids, too), destroys infrastructure, then wonders: why they don't like us?, Reese
"Was the Iraq War a Bush Cartel Effort to Divert Attention From Saudi Arabia & bin Laden?" , palast
'All-volunteer' army may not survive exodus of disaffected soldiers , sauerwein
Army Silence over Mystery Illness Is Troubling , bones
U.S. intimidated Blix before war , Reuters

Guardian

Top Shia cleric dies in Iraqi mosque bombing , mccarthy+wilson
The deceit over the dossier will be Blair's Watergate , bower
Blair all alone at the end of an era , freedland
Lost in the hoopla: Blair knew Iraq was no threat , norton-taylor+macaskill+watt+wells
US strips thousands of Iraqis of their jobs , steele
US accuses N Korea of nuclear test threat , watts

Independent

Exit the spinmeister , grice
Campbell exits before Hutton cross-examination , sengupta
Car bomb at Iraq holy shrine kills up to 80 , huggler
Mosque slaughter was 'worse than American air raids' , huggler
Group sex claims come back to haunt Schwarzenegger , gumbel

Haaretz

"Even prison has a door' , galili
No to occupying Gaza , schiff
Sharon too busy 'covering own ass' in bribery scandal to do his job , marcus
Iran to reach nuclear point of no return within one year , haaretz+reuters

Madison Capital Times

Bad year for work force, Not much to celebrate in state, mct
My dad, the McCarthyite, ed
Pirates at the pumps, ed
Corporate America - Too lean, too mean, ed
Support police, or else, McNally
Bring on the truth, ed
A very decent conservative, ed

Boston Globe

British soldier killed in attack on convoy , Hurst
First R.I. soldier is killed in Iraq , Zoll
U.S. says N. Korea threatens weapon test , Slevin + Pomfret
First R.I. soldier is killed in Iraq , Zoll
German court seeks testimony from an Al Qaeda leader , Moulson
U.S. said to bomb suspected Taliban sites in mountains , Khan
Islamic charities' accounts frozen , Barzak
Politically timely power outage causes transportation chaos in London , Garland
Transcripts reveal chaos of Sept. 11 , Kugler
Iran backs talks on nuclear inspections , McAvoy
Campaign Hijinx: RNC appeal portrays Bush as fund-raising underdog , Theimer
Kerry touts intention to halve federal deficit in first term , Johnson
Schwarzenegger, Bustamante campaign in diverse Calif. , Skoloff
Iowa poll has Dean, Gephardt in the lead , Press
Admissions plan unveiled in Mich. , Freeman
Videotape shows U.S. captives in Colombia alive , Webb
NAACP wants Fla. school tests suspended , Press
Rule of law begins to take hold in the judiciary , MacQuarrie

Newsday

Bush's Forest Plan Worse Than Fire , e.o. wilson/wp

Chicago Sun Times

75 killed in bombing at Shiite shrine , Doran
Blair denies 'sexing up' report on Iraq threat , Wagner

Meanwhile, Blair aide Alistair Campbell falls on his sword , Lawless
U.S. sinking in Iraq quagmire , Greeley

Chicago Tribune

City a rotisserie for troops, Iraqis , Marx
Bush backsliding on clean air , ED
U.S. failures in Iraq set stage for deeper trouble , Geyer

BBC

Iraq holy city blast kills scores, BBC
General Wesley Clark blames US for Iraq "chaos", BBC
US soldier killed in Iraq, three others injured, BBC
Tony Blair's right-hand man Alastair Campbell quits, BBC
Troops' tough challenge in Basra, ED by Jonathan Head
N Korea talks fail to ease tension, BBC

Los Angeles Times

Blair Aide To Resign Over WMD Deceptions, AP
Blair Defends Weapons Claim In Testimony, Rotella
Iraqis Grow Impatient With US Recovery Plan , Kraul
Where Are WMDs?, lat
Real WMDs Part I: N. Korea Threatens To Test Nuclear Device, Verhovek & Efron
Real WMDs Part II: Weapons Grade Uranium Found in Iran, Farley & Frantz
EPA Reverses Position, Contends It Lacks Authority To Regulate Greenhouse Gases, Zitner, Polakovic & Shogren
Deficit Is A “Time Bomb” That Will Kill Economic Growth, Rubin
Kerry Details Economic Plan, Simon
After Abandoning No Fundraising Pledge, Schwarzenegger Nears Davis As Top Fundraiser , Morain & Rubin
Schwarzenegger Confronted By Group Sex Remarks, Jones, Mathews & Rainey
Oui Article Shows Arnold Is A Different Kind of “Action” Hero, Lopez
Fed Appeals Court To Hear Petition To Delay Recall On September 11th>, Weinstein

San Francisco Chronicle

Dude Raunch: An old interview bedevils Arnold , sfc
Californians beware: You get who you vote for , Erlandson
Liberal vs. conservative: A look at social progress , Carroll
What $3.9 billion monthly Iraq cost could do in the U.S. , Lazarus

The Globe And Mail

U.S. blackout probe to lack Canadian input , mc kenna
The arguments made in protection's name , ed

The Moscow Times

"Possibility" and "Assurances" Outweigh Evidence: Russia Maintains Support for Iranian Nukes, MT
Fast Food on Fast Track In Russia...., MT
...While Visas Limp Through Post-Cold War Bureaucracy, MT (Letters)
La Plus Ca Change - Baathists Taking US Back Door Back Into Power?, Floyd

Times of India

Akshardham attack was planned in Riyadh , tnn
RDX for Mumbai blasts came from Nepal , tnn
Survey fears cycle of rage , ahmed/tnn
Al-Hakim's assassination condemned , ap
Chalabi blames Saddam for Najaf bombing , ap
Fate of UN force in Iraq uncertain , pti
Blunt PR guru takes over as Blair's media aide , reuters

Pacific News Service

Indian Newspapers See Shadows of 9/11 in Mumbai Blasts , roy

Dawn

Pakistan, Iran deny N-cooperation: Tehran programme indigenous - Kharrazi , akhlaque
No talks till attacks stop: Vajpayee , reuters
Standing up to terrorism , nayar
India-Pakistan Air Links Still up in the air , ed
Towards 'peace' journalism , razvi
Top Shia leader among 82 dead in Najaf blast: Over 200 hurt , afp
Blix says US tried to intimidate him , reuters
US banking on Iraq's tribal leaders , dahne/dpa
Bush to meet Chirac on Sept 22 , dawn
Blair's accountability , ed
US disregard for truth , gutman
Afghan troops kill 30 Taliban in clashes , reuters
US abandons African AIDS programme , goldenberg/dawn/cns
Environment affected by shifting sands , doyle/reuters
Scientists see no solution to N-waste storage , dpa

Sydney Morning Herald

North Korea Threatens A Nuclear Test , McDonald
Palestinians Freeze Charity Bank Accounts , O'Loughlin
Lessons In Jihad , Moore&Rompies
BBC Takes Some Knocks, But Blair Is Not Off The Hook , Fray
Black Diamond, Leader of Women Rebel Group In Liberia , Carroll
Bush Chef Poached: Surrenders To French , Telegraph

Asia Times

Pakistan's Military Growing Restless with Musharraf , Shazad
Pakistan's Role in Building Iran's Nuke Program , Shahin

Jordan Times

The Prospects for Another Israel-PA Cease-fire , Kuttab

Common Dreams

Blix Felt U.S. Intimidating Him Before Iraq War , Reuters
Bush Administration: Carbon Dioxide Not a Pollutant , Borenstein
Venezuela the Other Side of the Story , Weisbrot
Someday, When the Grown-ups are Back in Charge, They'll Have Quite a Mess to Clean Up , Krugman
Time Bomb Ticks Beneath the Economy , Reich
Bush's Forest Plan Worse Than Fire , Wilson
Free-Market Broadcasting vs. the Marketplace of Ideas , Hindman
U.S. Sinking in Iraq Quagmire , Greeley
The Ten Commandments -- are they Fair and Balanced? , Norman Solomon
Hooray for GI George , Jill Jacobs
Lessons of the Blackout , Greider

World Socialist Web Site

Britain’s Hutton Inquiry: Still no account of how Dr. Kelly died , Marsden
U.S. launches military offensive to crush growing Afghan opposition , Symonds
Jailing of One Nation leaders sets anti-democratic precedent , Head + Tenenbaum

Scoop

The Almighty Dollar? , Dyer

Mena Report

Japan Renews Oil Deal Talks with Iran Despite US Warnings , mena

TomPaine

Jobs Without Power , Tasini

American Prospect

Wesley Clark is progressive by way of the military meritocracy , Kuttner

Slate

Why Bush's Pet Education Bill is Flunking Out , Russo

Salon

Will Bush save the dying Middle East peace plan? , Benn

The Nation

Ignited Iraq , Davis
Children of Guantanamo , Bivens
Sally Baron RIP , ed
Where's the Compassion? , Conason

Alternative Newspapers

The little campaign that could: Crowds for Dean keep growing , LA Weekly
Willingness to go after Bush without reserve has driven Dean to the top of the pack , The Stranger (Seattle)
Dean needs good fundraising numbers this quarter to convince Dem Party leadership that he can beat Bush in 2004 , Boston Phoenix

Counterpunch

Victory? Who's wrong now, Mr. Rumsfeld? , krieger
How the US occupation endangers international law , cohn
'Coalition' doctrine: When in doubt, lie your head off , cloughley
Bush nuclear stance more threatening than that of 'rogue states' , slater

Now with Bill Moyers

Scientist David Suzuki on Our Impact on Earth, moyers/suzuki
Photo Essay: Changing the Earth(archive) , gowin
US Job Flight: 3.3 Million White Collar Jobs in 15 Years , now
Pain at the Pump: State Gas Prices , brancaccio

Grist Magazine

Bill Moyers speaks his mind on Bush-brand environmental destruction and more , griscom

LewRockwell.com

For Omar; Age 11 , kwiatkowski

Daily Journal

Ten propositions for the Democrats , cronkite

Friday, August 29, 2003

New York Times (*)

No Money And No Troops In Iraq Means Massive Debt For Your Grandchildren Under "Bring-'em-on" Bush Krugman
"Despite all the protestations of innocence, it is clear that Tony Blair's government embellished the truth in its warnings of an Iraqi threat.", ed
States To Fight Bush Decision To Allow More Pollution Across The Nation , nyt
Under Bush, EPA Lawyers Fight To Take Away Their Own Oversight Power Over Industry , nyt
Arnold Lied About Being The Enemy Of Special Inerests, As His Fundraising Methods Indicate , ed
No Difference Between Dems And Repubs? Why Looking For The Perfect Answer Is Not An Option , cohen

Washington Post (*)

Bush Wants To Delude Us About Deficit. It Will Be In The Unmanageable Trillions By 2013 , ed
Why Not Change "Labor Day" To "Unemployment Day" And Focus On Bush's "Huge Benefits To A Small Number Of Americans"? , dionne
Numerous Conservatives Think Ascroft's Restrictions On Civil Liberties Have Gone Too Far. Ashcroft Pushing For More Restrictions, Ties Opponents To Terrorists. , wp
French Suggest Iraq Elections By December And It Be More Like Afghanistan: UN Control Of Country, US Control Of Military. , ignatius
Time Running Out: Bush Should Call On The Arabs To Help Abbas And He Should Deal With The Israelis, Himself , rose
Arnold "Admitted to Engaging In Group Sex" In '77 Interview ", wp

Readings

Bush hogwash deceived us about dangers before, during and after 9/11 , Cocco
War criminals hire war criminals to hunt war criminals , Floyd
Clowning around with the economy, Hightower
Real people and stupid policies , Ivins
Baghdad Blogger's House Raided by US Troops , Salam Pax
Bush makes Federal employees pay for his own fiscal recklessness , AP
Will Bush Have a Crisis of Faith if He Fails? , Brill
Arnold says OUI, OUI in outrageous sex talk interview , oui
This Modern World: Successes of the Bush Administration (toon), tomorrow

Guardian

Wesley Clark 'has made his choice' - he's in , borger
Blair's balancing act at inquiry was adept, but Iraq could yet be his undoing , toynbee
Blair puts himself at the heart of outing David Kelly , watt+norton-taylor+macaskill
Harsh words for Blair from the public , allison
Blair, a leader blown off course , ed
Another day, another soldier dead - and still no end to the chaos in sight , steele
Ahnold tries to muscle other repubs out of race , campbell

Independent

Soldier's funeral far away from Hutton inquiry , peachey
Blair's U-turn as he admits central role in naming Kelly , sengupta+waugh
'Increasingly unfunny" comic steals Bill O'Reilly's strawberries , gumbel
Former Nato commander set to join fight against Bush , cornwell

The Herald

'I would have quit if BBC charge about dossier was correct' , summers/macleod
Blair takes blame for way MoD scientist's name was made public , summers
Geppetto pulls the strings again , gordon
Prime minister's credibility remains in question , ed
What the PM said , Hutton Inquiry transcript
Authors of invasion are yet be to be called to account , young
Gilligan 'wrong to brief MPs' on Kelly questions , summers
Prime minister must now focus on domestic agenda , macleod
Family devastated as Iraqi mob kills Glasgow soldier , stewart/bruce

Boston Globe

Dismantled , Discarded Tatters of Iraq's WMD Relics Now Spun as Evidence , Bender
Dean to Step up Campaign in Iowa , Court Union Support , Glover
Bush Trims Federal Workers' Raises , Cites 'National Emergency' , Strope
Top General Blames Violence on Lack of Intelligence and Cooperation from Iraqis; British Soldier Killed , Hurst AP
Bush Administration Makes Little Headway in Drawing Other Nations Into Iraq Peacekeeping , Schweid
R.I. Soldier with Love of Cooking Dies in Iraq , AP
Drug use Seen on Rise in Iraq , Milligan
EPA Lowers Standards for Installation of Clean Air Controls , Heilprin
Arnold Gives Opinions on Issues , [But Still Hasn't Explained Why he Met with Ken Lay Last Year] , Werner
Lack of Diversity Among Teachers Cited in Survey , Feller

Christian Science Monitor

Snap inspections of Iran , CSM
Texas-mandering , CSM
Foreign policy on the fall runway , Schorr
Blacklisted by the bank , Miller
An Iraqi whose art spans worlds , Peterson
Outside a mosque, Sunnis critique the new Iraq , Barr
Republicans take over K Street , Chaddock
In recall, campaign spending laws may favor wealthy , Dotinga
Mystery of the 'jobless recovery' , Francis

USA Today

Clean air rules relaxed at plants. EPA gives industry freedom to upgrade , McQuillan
Not first church and state dispute , Biskupic
Protesters lament missed publicity; Monument is moved quietly to room in back , Copeland
A still-vibrant dream , USA Today
N. Korea: U.S. 'hostile' position endangers talks , AP
Commandments fight not over yet , Copeland
Just-released transcripts give voice to the horror , Cauchon, Hampson & Moore
Kerry preps to re-launch run for White House , Lawrence
Majority believe new attacks are imminent , Johnson
Atlanta marks famous son's words: 'I Have a Dream' , AP
Ex-NATO chief mulling Dem presidential run , AP
Lieberman, Bustamante alliance could pay off for both , AP
U.S. can't sell resolution on Iraq , Nichols & Stone
Most of U.S. forces withdrawn from Saudi Arabia , AP
Chance at presidency wanes the longer Clark waits , Shapiro

The Inquirer

Republicans Outsource Fund Raising To India , Rust

Chicago Sun Times

Lynch Granted Honorable Discharge , Barker

Chicago Tribune

Cheney's Firm Given $1.7 Billion for Services , by Michael Dobbs
Army Opens Hearing over Alleged Abuse of Iraqi Prisoners , AP
Let the Intramural Bloodletting Begin: Ethnic Feuds Test Peace in North Iraq , Spolar
If Alabamians Truly Were to Abide by `God's Laws,' Shrines to Bear Bryant, Crimson Tide, and Sunday NASCAR Races Would Be Sacrilege , Chapman
Religious Alabama: Men [With Large Egos] Behaving Badly , Ed
2 Soldiers Defy Orders , Marry Baghdad Women , by Larry Kaplow

San Francisco Chronicle

Actor answers the easy questions; mum on major issues , sfc
New California privacy law threatened by federal law , sfc
This is Wiretap: John Ashcroft's Summer Tour (Flash) , sfgate
Polls show one in three Calif. voters doesn't understand the ballot , sfc
Calif. Gov. Davis stresses experience, defends his record , sfc
California gets it right. Passes a milestone in privacy rights , ed
Iraq Journal , Baker
Post 9/11 credibility gap , Rosen
Recall humor: A field day for comics , sfc

Los Angeles Times

WMD Claim Based On Bogus Intelligence, Dogrin
Bush Regs Rewrite Clean Air Act In Favor of Industry, Shogren
From 9-11 to New Clean Air Regs, Bush Ignores Science To Give Industry What They Want, lat
Bush’s Reliance On Voluntary Security Measures For Industry Will Not Protect Public , Turner
Bush Deficits Pose Threat To Economy, Will Saddle Future Generations With Debt, lat
Stealth Candidate Schwarzenegger Campaigns Via Talk Radio, Matthews, Garrison & Garabak
Schwarzenegger’s After School Initiative Remains Unfunded, Demonstrates “Well- Intentioned” Candidate “Did Not Know What [He] Was Doing”, Rivera

ABC News

Makings of a Dream: The Turmoil Surrounding the ’63 March , jennings

CBS News

Two U.S. Firms Hit Iraq Jackpot , cbs
The Mother Of All Nation Builders , meyer

Toronto Star

My Cary-On Luggage: Fear, Najm
The Price of Apathy to Politics, Travers
Let Al-Jazeera Broadcast Here, Zerbisias
Canada's Drugs Dangerous, Harper

The Globe And Mail

Clintonesque Dean seizes the moment , mc kenna
Howard Dean and the U.S. buzz , ed
Adjudicator frees suspect, disputes terrorist scenario , freeze/jimenez
Beef shipments could head south in days , cp

BBC

Arafat's ceasefire call rejected by Hamas, BBC
Sharon orders Israeli army to take "all necessary steps" against Gaza militants, BBC
Bechtel Iraq deal "to be extended", BBC
Blair says he "would have quit if dossier story true", BBC
IMF warns US on deficit, BBC

Sydney Morning Herald

No Sexing Up, Insists Blair , Fray
Second Thoughts On UN Force In Iraq , Jehl
Halliburton And Bechtel Win More Deals , Reuters
Seoul Rejects Pyongyang's Four-Step Plan , Green
Hamas Rejects Arafat Plan To Renew Truce , AFP
NASA's Shamed Managers Get The Point , Overington
Death Toll From Europe's Hot Spell Could Exceed 15,000 , AFP

Haaretz

Sharon: U.S. needs to put financial pressure on PA , benn
The road map's lost time , benn

Arab News

A Clash of Civilizations is Wrongheaded , Power

Dar al Hayat

Every Arab Country is in Danger from the US , Khazen

Palestine Chronicle

Secret Saudi History , Whalen

The News Insider

DARPA's Creepy Bioengineering Program , Seal

Moscow Times

Russia Won't Suspend Construction of Iran Nuke Plant , Saradzhyan

Times of India

Blasterminds may have come through border in N-E , yeshwantrao/tnn
Talks on air links with Pak end in impasse , jayachandran/tnn
Afghanistan takes border issue with Pak to US , pti
Pepsi, Coke have pesticides, says govt lab , pti
I'll quit, if charges are proved: Blair , ahmed
Halt nuclear aid to Iran: US tells Russia , reuters

Dawn

America feels entangled in Durand Line dispute , dawn
Attacks may hit peace process: Advani , reuters
Thackeray calls for 'terrorizing' Pakistan , afp
Blasts bode ill for communal relations , bedi/dawn/ipns
Indian analysts' assessment: Islamabad-Delhi peace process not derailed , mukherji/afp
The Mumbai bomb blasts , askari
Temple claim a fabrication, say Indian historians , naqvi
US, India & Israel getting closer , singh/dawn/gns
Mistake made in planning: Perle , afp
Stay in Iraq proving deadly, says Pentagon , dawn
Peacekeeping in Iraq: France suggests 'real international force' , afp
Britons line up to see Blair grilling , afp
BBC head slams PM's advisers , afp
Abbas fights for survivival , macgreal/dawn/gns
Freezing of Palestinian funds irks Muslims , vasagar/dawn/gns
Hamas rocket hits major Israeli city , reuters
China, South Asia in a unipolar world , bhatty

TomPaine

Swap Control For Support In Iraq , Gordon
Bush Propaganda Machine Losing Its Rhythm , Blow
US Soldiers Are Wounded, Weary And Disappeared , Berkowitz

The Progressive

Bush's Patriotic Blather , Rothschild

Earth Policy Institute

Record Temperatures Shrinking World Grain Harvest , Brown

Financial Times

Iraqis Say They Are In The Dark About Rebuilding Plans , Dizard

Slate

Why is the Pentagon Screening 'The Battle of Algiers' for it's Employees? , Freund

Salon

Baghdad's shame , Salon

The Nation

The Usual Suspects , Bivens

Alternative Newspapers

Bush is spending $2.3B a year to incarcerate people for drug use, however minor. No wonder 3.4% of adult population is behind bars , Boulder Weekly
At photo op in National Recreation Area, Bush admits that the national parks are owned by the people of this country. Meanwhile, the public is not allowed in , Santa Barbara Independent
Open public land in S.F. East Bay was slated for residential/recreational use until ChevronTexaco objected, citing vague terrorism threats , East Bay Express

Counterpunch

Occupied Iraq will never know peace , ali
US street justice will doom Iraq pacification effort , lindorff
Bush buys lies to push his war , floyd
Restoring the good, old term 'bum' for Bush and his cronies , madsen
Forget California. Behold the Alabama Taliban! , vest

Michigan State University

Beyond Vietnam (& Iraq?): A Time to Break Silence , MLK

Democracy Now

NASA Pushes Ahead with Nukes in Space as New Report Predicts More Shuttle Accidents , goodman/grossman
Protesters Greet Cheney on his Trip to Rumsfeld’s Home in Taos, New Mexico , goodman/nanasi
Sen. Clinton & Rep. Nadler call for Investigation on White House & EPA re: Health Impact Of 9/11 ,goodman/nadler

Working for Change

Thieves in High Places - Part 3 of 9: The Wobblycrats , hightower
Solving workplace injuries by weakening OSHA, and other affronts to common sense , ivins
Bush's fantasy: 'Can't y'all just lend a hand?' , berkowit
Thou shalt not establish a theocracy , parrish
A monument to intolerance: Ten Commandments have no place on display in courtroom , goodman
Say goodbye to the U.N.? Global governance should be reformed and revitalized, not eliminated, batstone

Thursday, August 28, 2003

Washington Post (*)

Cheney's Firm Making Billions In Iraq , Add No-Bid Contract , wp
War Is Good For Business: Economy Grows 3.1% With Military Spending, etc. , wp
Attacks Show How Both Israel And Palestinians "Stymied" Road Map To Peace , anderson and moore
Bush Plan Is "The Worst Way" To Create Healthy Forests , wilson
Conservative Pundits' Reactions Demonstrate Study Finding Lower Cognitive Abilities Among Conservatives , Kruglanski and Jost
Based On Facts, BushAdmin Lied About Iraq Taking "Months" With Iraq Oil "Reconstruction," Now Bush Admits To The Ugly Reality [But Still Refuses To Add It To His Growing, Massive National Deficit] , ed

New York Times (*)

Bush Signs Order To Allow 17,000 Plants To Pollute The Nation, Industrial Fat Cats Cheer , nyt
"Reckless And Insupportable": New Bush Move To Add To Nation's Pollution May Be The Last Straw , ed
Blair Says He Would Have Quit If BBC Report Was True [Why Past Tense?] , nyt
U.S. Signals It Might Consider UN Force In Iraq [What Does UN Get In Return?] , nyt
Bush Promised Not To Leave Kids Behind [But He Lied] , herbert
Hold Everything: Clark Said To Want '04 Nomination From Dems , nyt

Readings

IMF Warns US of Growing Deficit , Beattie
"Fiscal conservatives" chug-a-lugging federal $$ like frat boys binging on Ripple , Hightower
Replacing the worst president of our lives , Lyons
Arrogant Arnold or capable Cruz?, Scheer
Franken on Fox:"They can dish it out but they can't take it." , McClure
Bush Expected Sharon's Cooperation in Return for Ousting Saddam , Novak
Marketing Private Lynch with a Bronze Star , Hackworth
How U.S. Reluctance to Support a "Material Support" Treaty Will Harm the War on Terrorism , leavitt
Selling bombs along with soap? , koprowski
Rep. Shays Monitoring Troops' Health in Iraq & Afghanistan , O'Leary
Independent journalists call on Rumsfeld to investigate killing of journalist in Iraq, ASJA

Guardian

Iraq set to swallow up countless billions as costs soar, US admits , goldenberg+wilson
Abbas fights for political survival , mcgreal
Contradictory Bush policy hardens North Korean stance , watts
Downing Street has been dangerously obsessed with the Kelly affair , kettle
Intelligence is meant to inform governments, not support them , denham
Global war on terror is a smokescreen used by governments to wipe out opponents , klein
Cuban Revolution revisited , wilson

Independent

Rebuilding Iraq will cost tens of billions of dollars in next year alone, US admits , huggler
Agreement proves elusive as talks begin on North Korea nuclear crisis , cornwell
Hoon points finger at No 10 as he denies blame in Kelly case , sengupta
Day of reckoning: Blair's future may hang on testimony , grice
Blair on trial in court of public opinion , kennedy

The Herald

Pressure on Blair as Hoon denies blame , summers/macleod
Hoon insists scientist was properly treated , summers
Minister for Self-Defence was revealed as the man who did nothing , gordon
Hoon uneasy as Hutton inquiry questions decisions , ed
'No 10 would be content......' , Extracts of letter from Mr Hoon's private secretary
Colleague tells of last phone call to Dr Kelly , summers
Daily briefing , herald
Troops heading from Basra to Belfast face only five days' leave , bruce

Haaretz

U.S.: Arafat is 'part of the problem' , regular
Original donors helped Sharon repay donations, police suspect , kra
Sharon and sons must come clean , ed
Occupied territories 'perched on the edge of chaos' , hass

Boston Globe

Study Says Deficit Could Soar to $5 TRILLION , Glain
Cheney's Mask Force , ED
If Clark Runs, All Bets are Off , Kuttner
Democrats Assail Bush on Economy , Lester
6 Nations Focus on N. Korea's Arms Plan , Anthony
Aide Denies British Government Knowingly Exaggerated Iraq's WMD Capability , AP
After Baghdad Bombing , Aid Organizations Pull Back , BG
UN Takes Step to Protect Aid Workers , Farley
AFL-CIO Endorses Bustamante , Chavez
Bush Vows to Continue 2-Prong War Stance , Despite Continued Violence , Washington
Dean May Get $10.3M This Quarter , VandeHei
Office Equipment Prolonged 9/11 Fire , Barrett
Lone Stars: Fugitives Again Stall GOP Plan for Texas , Gott
Protesters Demand Atty General's Resignation for Complying with 10 Commandments Removal Order , Wingfield

Chicago Sun Times

U.S. Must Accept Outside Help to Secure Iraq , Lopez
Dean Insists he can Win Despite Anti-War Talk , Lawrence
Trade Center Transcripts to be Released , Gold

Chicago Tribune

U.S. Contemplates Hard Line with North Korea , Dorning
Poet, Scholar, Navy Analyst is Fatally Shot South of Baghdad , Bolado
Bystander Dies in Targeting of Hamas Member , Greenberg
GOP Split on Schwarzenegger , Haynes

USA Today

On N. Korea, answers are elusive , Slavin & Squitieri
Give ex-prisoners a voice , USA Today
King's dreams for demise of racism, poverty continue today , Hansen
Dial down U.S. involvement in Iraq , Etzioni
Dean surges to double-digit lead over Kerry in N.H. , AP
Two U.S. soldiers killed in attacks in Iraq , AP
Bremer: Costs of Iraq effort will run into the tens of billions , Reuters
U.S. opens hearing on alleged abuse of Iraqi prisoners , AP
Ten Commandments fight isn't throwback to old Alabama — thankfully , Wickham
EPA exempts older plants from clean-air rule , AP

Christian Science Monitor

Betraying the march , Garrow
The Inquisition in Alabama , Dunn
Blair takes the hot seat in Britain's Iraq-war affair , Rice-Oxley
Iraq aid groups reduce presence , Peterson
New EPA rule draws flak, smog , Knickerbocker
How 'pushback' plays for Bush on Iraq , Feldmann

Madison Capital Times

Time is now for universal health care, Zweifel
Make legislators work for taxpayers, not special interests, McCabe
Dubious dossier fueled Bush deceits, Nichols

Toronto Star

Bush Reiterates 'No Retreat' Policy, Harper
Building Dreams Amid the Rubble, Verma
Editorial, Blowing Apart Mideast Hope, ed

The Globe And Mail

A U.S. epidemic , pihowich
U.S.-Canada blackout task force takes shape , ap
Bin Laden agents among 19 arrested: lawyers , freeze/jiminez
Bush's war goes global , klein

BBC

The spiralling cost of involvement in Iraq adds to US budget trouble, BBC
Iraq "needs tens of billions", BBC
Two US soldiers killed in Iraq, BBC
US vows "no retreat" from Iraq, BBC
Arafat calls for new ceasefire, BBC
"Tough start" to North Korea talks, BBC

Sydney Morning Herald

Expectations Low For Deal With North Korea , Green
Arafat Seizes Chance To Move Back To Center Stage , O'Loughlin
Damning Report Finds NASA Could Have Saved Shuttle Crew , Overington
Judge Rules U.S. Navy's Sonar Is Danger To Sea Life , Weiss
Spain Spills Truth About Oil , Guardian

Washington Monthly

Is It Too Late For Wesley Clark To Win The Primaries? , Sullivan

Pakistan News

Suicide Group Pledges Attacks until US Leaves Afghanistan , PK

Arab Times

Iraqis Live in Lawlessness and Fear , AT

Asia Times

Sunni Fundamentalists in Iraq Wait Their Turn , Rosen
Building the Coalition of the Unwilling , Ahrari

Times of India

Pak implicated in Iran's nuclearisation, rajghatta
Pak epicentre of terrorism: Sinha , pti
We're not hiding Taliban, al-Qaeda: Pak villagers , ap
Don't let Mumbai blasts derail talks: Pak to India , ap
Taliban men moving across Pak-Afghan border: Report , pti
US, N Korea envoys meet on nuke crisis, pti
Iraq taking a toll on US economy , pti
No troops cost India US' support: WSJ , ians

Dawn

Omar may be hiding in Zabul , afp
Taliban on the upsurge in Afghanistan , merey/dpa
Protecting drug dealers , margolis
US ends operations at Saudi air base , reuters
Resolution to protect UN staff adopted , dawn
US may accept UN command with American in charge: Armitage on Iraq force , afp
US exhausts seized Iraqi assets , reuters
Iraq: even optimists are losing heart , mccarthy/dawn/gns
Iraqi resistance on the rise , dyer
Why send troops to Iraq? , khan
Hambali's capture puts US in a fix , norton/reuters
US rejects N. Korea's call for no-war pact , afp
Scientists turn up heat on global warming , sample/dawn/gns

Alternative Newspapers

Bush said “Bring ‘em on,” so terrorists have taken him at his word , Signorile
S.F. officials refuse to initiate citizen-supported instant runoff voting this fall because of the recall election , Jones

American Prospect

Neocons use the unscientific method: if the facts don’t fit the hypothesis, create some new facts that do , Vest
Ineptitude Redefined: Stereotype Holds that the GOP is the Party of Sober Competence. but the Opposite is True , Tomasky
The Disquieting Shift of American Politics Toward Continuous Battle , Reich

Common Dreams

Bush's War Goes Global , Klein
Marching on Washington and Moving in the Movement: Remembering , Schecter
Democratic Presidential Candidates: a Heaping Smorgasbord for the Voters , Burt
An Austrian Traveler Finds America a People-Less Country , Schön
In Wal-Mart's America , Meyerson
How a Small Group of Dedicated People Might Actually do Something , Haddock
A Case Against the Case Against the Case for Howard Dean: Can we All Stop This Madness? , Eriksson + Harlin

The Jihad All-Stars , Dowd
Time is Now for Universal Health Care , Zweifel
Americans Working More, Earning Less , Hutchins + Milchen
EPA was Stupid to Issue Misleading Reports , Dolman

World Socialist Web Site

Postwar Policy More Lethal Than Invasion - Bush Iraq Policy in Disarray , Vann
U.S. Menaces Al Jazeera over Iraq Reportage , Phillips

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Iran - Player or Rogue? , Albright + Hinderstein

Federation of American Scientists

Bioweapons Research at Secretive Nuclear Labs a Potential Catastrophe , Kelley + Coghlan

History News Network

Noted Iraqi Historian Killed in U.N. Bomb Blast , ED

Open Secrets

Top Donors To Presidential Candidates Are Lawyers, Doctors, Entertainment Companies , OS

TomPaine

The March On Washington, Remembered, Revisioned , Wilkins
Affirmative Action Inside The Classroom , Bireda
Remembering The 1968 Poor People's Campaign , Lewis
Whose Civil Rights Movement? , Rosenfeld
Now It's Your Turn To Speak Out Against Bush Lies , VIPS
The Pentagon PR Machine At Work , Rosenfeld
Ashcroft's Little Secret , Danetz
Unholy Commandment , Korfhage

Slate

A Skeptical Look at George W. Bush's Claim to Fame , Saletan

Salon

They can dish it out, but they can't take it , McClure
They can't go home again , Goldberg
Arrogant Arnold or capable Cruz? , Scheer

The Nation

Bush Endangers New Yorkers , ed
Enron Presidency , Bivens

Counterpunch

Sharon intentionally provoked Palestinian terror , niva
Death toll being hidden from Americans, but not from Iraqis , jackson
An interview with Tariq Ali: Bush's disastrous war , riley+ali
Nuances and North Korea , feffer

Wednesday, August 27, 2003

Washington Post (*)

Bush Getting Ready To Add Massive Rebuilding Iraq Cost On To Even More Massive Bush National Deficit Of Up To Six Trillion Dollars By 2013 , wp
CBO Says $1.4 Trillion Deficit By 2013, $4.4 Trillion With Tax Cuts, $5.1 Trillion With AMT And Drugs, And More Predicted , wp
Israeli Missile Hits Rush Hour Palestinian Traffic, Kills Elderly Bystander, Injures 20 , wp
Think Bush Policy Is Muddled In Iraq? Take A Look At His Mixed-Messages To North Korea. , ed
U.S. Ripe For Dictatorship? Average Consumer Debt Is 110% Of Income, And Bush National Deficit Mimics It. , samuelson
Turning Around? Thanks To The Republican Destruction Of Union Power, We Live In A Wal-Mart Economy , meyerson

New York Times (*)

Bush Pressing To Pass Bills That Would Take Our Massive Deficit To Six Trillion Dollars By 2013, According To Cautious Congress Estimate , nyt
"Bring 'Em On": Why search For Terrorists When We Can Get Them To Flood Into Iraq? , dowd
"Time For Bush To Stop Pretending That [Iraq] Peace Will Be...Cheap Or Done Without Foreign Partners" , ed
Bush Could Bring Peace To ME By Turning Off The $4 Million Money Spigot To Israel, $1 Million Of Which Supports Settlements, And Do The Same To The Palestinian's Much Smaller Amount , hertzberg (nyt)
Bush Hardliners Take Over N. Korea Conference In Wake Of Resignation By Key U.S. Negotiator , nyt
Bush's "16 Words" On AIDS Funding In SOU Speech Turning Out To Be Hot Air , nyt
Texas Republicans Should Kneel Down To DeLay And Pray, "Let Our Democrats Go!" , ed

Readings

War issue threatens Bush in New Hampshire , Cocco
Thieves in high places stripping us of democracy , Hightower
Time to get real in Iraq: we are the bad guys , Rall
Keep the lights on, Reese
Hillary for president? , Reeves
For CEOs, the bigger the layoff, the bigger the payoff , Ridgeway
U.S. War Crime? Iraqi Cities 'Hot' with Depleted Uranium , GR
More US Lawmakers Visiting Israel than ever Before , Stahl
Lawsuit By Gulf War veterans targets WMD businesses, Heather Wokusch

Guardian

Even optimists are losing heart as Iraq goes from bad to worse , mccarthy
British democracy itself is broken , freedland
How did Blair get himself and Britain in such a mess? , hattersley
A tough message to corporate America , treanor
Bush's tax cutting could cost America dear , denny+stewart
The desperate search for dossier evidence , macaskill+norton-taylor+dodd

Independent

Spy chief undermines key plank of case for war , sengupta+waugh
Defiant Bush vows to 'stay the course' in terror war , cornwell
Oxfam pulls workers out of Iraq, cites security concerns , elston
Israeli troops seize two wounded Palestinians from intensive care unit , silver+ghazali
Alabama's right wing finds a new cause to defy Washington , gumbel

The Herald

Embattled Hoon in desperate fight for survival, summers/macleod
A glimpse of government in wonderland, gordon
The secret disservice: Intelligence agencies and government fail test , ed
Stepping out of the shadows, but all is not yet revealed, macwhirter
Peace kills more US troops than war , chiesa
Oxfam joins Red Cross in retreat , bruce

Haaretz

Arafat remains the actual leader of the Palestinians , rubinstein
Hamas still willing to meet with Abbas, despite hits , regular
Sharon and son under suspicion in Austrian bribery innvestigation , kra

Boston Globe

UN can Pick up Pieces in Iraq if U.S. Will Let it , Moore
Accord Still Beyond Reach for UN Resolution on Iraq , Bender
Postwar Death Tally Hits a Grim Threshold , Graham
Corporations Shaped Bush Energy Policy , GAO Says , Allen
14 Killed as U.S. Jets Target Taliban , Pennington
Shi'ite Leaders Urge Calm After Bombing , Cambanis
For Schwarzenegger , Image is Everything , Canellos
Democrats Getting in Tune , Weiss
Groups Protest as Air Traveler Screenings Loom , Geraghty
Democrats Split on Tax-Cut Issue , Oliphant

Chicago Sun Times

Schwarzenegger's Austrian Father was Nazi Brownshirt , Archives Show , Loof
Democratic Hopefuls Blast Bush over Iraq , Lawrence
Time to Stop Dreaming and Start Delivering on Equality for All , Jackson

Chicago Tribune

Uncertainty Fills Korea Summit - North a Wildcard , Lev
U.S. May Not Seek New UN Iraq Resolution , AP

USA Today

Postwar deaths match war toll 138 since May 1 , Moniz
Most political donors are white males; new law expected to swell their clout , Drinkard
Now a player, Dean raises campaign goals , Lawrence
Hearing on monument set; Ten Commandments display remains for now , Copeland
Snarled courts frustrate Baghdad judges , Michaels
Army foresees doubling up tours , Moniz
With money to spend, Dean to air political ads in six states , AP
Kerry criticizes Bush on Iraq, treatment of U.S. veterans , AP
Steven Hatfill sues government over anthrax probe , Locy
U.S., Afghan forces launch cleanup after anti-Taliban strike , AP
For President Bush, this has been some vacation , Benedetto
Fiscal recklessness means more danger ahead , Shapiro
Dems in exile, Texas lawmakers adjourn without redistricting bill , AP

Christian Science Monitor

Live democracy by example and less by force , Seaquist
A tally of US taxpayers' tab for Iraq , Francis
Ashcroft on tour, and unplugged , Chinni
Concern rises over costs of war in patriotic town , Marks
Iraqis impatient for promised democracy , Barr
World's arc of crisis at high pitch , Grier
World balks at growing Iraq perils , LaFranchi
For Afghan women: new regime, centuries-old barriers , Tohid
For Al Qaeda, Iraq may be the next battlefield , Blanford & Murphy
Is US force too small? Not in Bush view of Iraq , Bowers

San Francisco Chronicle

Which ten Commandments? Thou shalt be very confused , sfc
Didn't Arnold say he didn't need any campaign cash? Well, he's raking it in from California businesses , sfc
Two California Reps. introduce legislation to learn truth about Iraq attack , ed
Global warming a fantasy of hysterical environmentalists? Ask the French , Carroll

Miami Herald

Halliburton Gets No-Bid Contract For Guantanamo Detention Facility , Savage

The Globe And Mail

U.S. soldiers hunt for gangster , ap

The Moscow Times

US Wary of Its Friends: Explaining the Kinder, Gentler Police State , Pettit
Russia, Too, Tilts "Optimistically" At N Korean Windmill , MT (AP)
Assistance is part of US Foreign Policy, e.g., This Reduction Thereof , MT (AP)

Sydney Morning Herald

New Generation Of Islamic Warriors Being Recruited In SE Asia , Moore
Asia's Most Wanted Man Lived Life Of Backpacker , Baker

Asia Times

How the Taliban Builds its Army , Shahzad
Ethnic Trouble in Northern Iraq , Synovitz
Clerical Trouble in Southern Iraq , Recknagel

Times of India

'Mumbai isn't Gujarat's blowback' , ahmed
Blast trail leads to Jaish camp , tnn
Bush condemns Mumbai bombings , rajghatta/tnn
US-Pak relations under strain: Expert , pti
Archaeologists dig holes into ASI report , mukul/tnn
Temple Tide: ASI report a green signal for saffron , ed
'Storm troopers' return to haunt Arnold , ani
Arnold's first co-star saw little potential , reuters
Al-Qaeda claims Baghdad UN attack , reuters

Dawn

Indian charges baseless: FO , app
Hindu hardliners may cash in on Mumbai blasts: analysts ,deshmukh/afp
Senseless and disturbing , ed
Taliban giving tough time to US, Afghan govt , collett-white/reuters
Iraq: problems getting deeper for Bush, Blair , young/dawn/gns
Turks to face 'hell' if deployed in Fallujah: mayor , afp
US fails to persuade Russia to halt N-ties with Iran , afp
US must set example for others: IAEA chief , reuters
He had a dream , ali

Japan Times

Japanese Army Projects High Casualties in Iraq , Kuchikomi

Working for Change

Use your noggin: Knowledge is a virtue in an executive officer. We promise. , ivins
Arrogant Arnold or capable Cruz? 'Giggle factor' could put Schwarzenegger in charge of CA , scheer
Black-out at the Times: Readers forced to view unsolicited corpornography , palast
Son of James Watt: Oust Deputy Secretary of the Interior J. Steven Griles , werbach
Reality politics, and other lost causes: Stop sneering at the recall and start taking notes , parrish
Prop 54: Will it make CA better? Burying our heads in the sand will not make us colorblind, williams

TomPaine

Rove's New Wedges: Roy's "Rock" And The Supremes Sodomy Decision , Ireland
Lessons On How To Lie About Iraq , Eno

The Progressive

George Bush, Colonialist , Rothschild

Village Voice

Bush's Campaign Kicks Off With Shameless 9/11 Docudrama , Hoberman
Forecast For GOP Convention Next Year In New York: Extremely Stormy , Haravy
Bush's Response To Blackout '03? Relax Pollution Regulations , Ridgeway
Evangelicals Pray For Middle East "Piece" , Ridgeway
The Bush Moneybags Behind The Blackout Probe , Ridgeway
For Execs, The Bigger The Layoff, The Bigger The Payoff , Ridgeway
UN Press Takes Aim At US Mission Spokesperson , Cotts
An Ailing Immigrant Wasted Away As A Federal Detainee , Solomon

The New Yorker

Pox Populi: How California Voters Painted Themselves Into A Corner , Kolbert
Who Persuaded Taylor To Leave Liberia? Dr. K.A. Paul, The Billy Graham Of India , Finnegan
The O'Reilly Factor: Franken Wins Hands Down , McGrath

Harper's Online

Weekly Review , Hodge

Online Journal

Can we save ourselves?, Bev Conover
Voting industry insiders hold secret meeting to hire PR firm to sell electronic voting to public,Bev Harris
'Anti-Semitic' labels used as political tools, Linda Heard
The boy mayor and the power company. Kucinich has been burnt by FirstEnergy before, Catherine Dong
The unbridgeable chasm of doubt: Why faith and government don't mix, John Kaminski
Still they lied . . . and still they died, Teresa Simon-Noble

Alternative Newspapers

Four 9/11 moms refuse to accept incomplete and inconsistent answers from Bush , Sheehy
Texas Repubs “sanction” the Albuquerque 11 by taking away their parking spots and mailing privileges , ac
Enron exploited political ties to hinder government regulators , hp

American Reporter

Because too much is at stake, this two-time Nader voter won't vote for him in 2004 , Solomon

Salon

The world press on Afghanistan and Iraq , Salon

Counterpunch

Remember the dead now being smeared by Bush, Blair and Sharon , fisk
Bush: Ahab or God's little wind-up toy? , landau
Iraqi coroner: Baghdad is deadlier than ever , ali

Tuesday, August 26, 2003

New York Times (*)

Bad News: Bush Says Deficit Will Be $475 Billion In 2004, Budget Office Will Say $Half Trillion More Realistic , nyt
While Bush Staged A "Triumphant Appearance" After 9/11, His EPA "Systematically Misled" Citizens About WTC Health Risk To Keep Costs Down , krugman
Bush admited, "I don't know how poor people think," As Friends And Foes Alike Point To His Compassion Of Hot Air And Broken Promises , bumiller
Top U.S. Expert On N. Korea, Accused Of Being Out Of Step With Bush, Resigns Days Before Crucial Conference , nyt
SoBig Worm Counts On Gullibility Of Reciplents To Open Attachments, Motive Probably $pam, Expect Worse , nyt
Enron? Congressional Investigation Study Says Cheney "Stonewalled" On The Documents Which Might have Clarified Corpoarate Recommendations And Administrative Policy, So Report Not Conclusive , nyt

Washington Post (*)

"The White House collaborated heavily with corporations in developing President Bush's energy policy but repeatedly refused to give congressional investigators details of the meetings, according to a federal report issued yesterday....Among the previously disclosed meetings were private sessions for Kenneth L. Lay, then the chairman of Enron Corp., the Texas energy trading company that collapsed in the nation's largest accounting scandal. Lay was given a 30-minute meeting with Cheney and a conference with a top aide for the task force...David M. Walker, comptroller general of the United States and head of the GAO, said in an interview that the standoff over the task force documents called into question the existence of "a reasonable degree of transparency and an appropriate degree of accountability in government." Walker said the energy investigation was the first instance since he took office in November 1998 in which the GAO was unable to do its job and produce a report according to generally accepted government auditing standards."The Congress and the American people had the right to know the limited amount of information we were seeking," Walker said.", wp

Bush Wants To Use Blackout Legislation As Excuse To Push Through Drilling In Alaskan Refuge And Tax Cuts To Energy Corporations , wp
Bush Writes On American Flag And Posts Fundraising Speeches On Gvt. Site. Revises History By Changing Old Headline To Fit New Spin. , milbank
U.S. Postwar Deaths Now Equal Iraq Wartime Fatalities , wp
"The United States has no strong plan for turning Iraq over to the Iraqi people and is quickly losing even its ability to maintain order. " , byrd
Why Send More Troops To Implement A Flawed Strategy? , ignatius
"Neither the Israeli nor the Palestinian administration has fulfilled its obligations under the "road map." , ed

Readings

Bush Could Be Leading Us Into A Trifecta Of National Grief , giacomo
When Arnold Told The World He's White , mn
Among the interesting ideas from readers: donate tax rebate to help a Dem beat Bush, Hightower
Why aren't we investing more in wind and solar technology power research?, Ivins
Patriot Act should be renamed Anti-Bill of Rights Act , Reese
Iraq: A bait and switch con job , Reeves
Cheney stifled energy probe, GAO investigators say , Reuters

Guardian

Bush may yet fall victim to the electors' revenge , young
The UN must not let itself be used as a dustbin for failed American adventures , monbiot
Blair and his cronies face a nightmare week , dodd
Headaches ahead for bruised Blair , dodd
Red Cross cuts staff as clashes spread , wilson
US to train Iraqi police volunteers in Hungary , goldenberg+traynor

Independent

India in fear of further attacks after twin bomb blasts kill 50 , reeves
Cruz who? California has a new front-runner , gumbel
Revelations at the heart of the Kelly affair: the story so far , waugh

The Herald

Terrorist car bombs strike at financial heart of India , chiesa
Row over site of mosque may have led to Mumbai blasts , tinning
Spymaster holds key to fate of Blair government , macleod
Dramatic US rescue of Private Jessica was a charade, says Adie , culley
Banned BBC film up for sale on internet , crilly

Haaretz

Rice: Israel must fulfill its responsibilities for peace , reuters
Without PA, Israel will be responsible for health, welfare of Palestinians , rubinstein
The Press in conflict / A return to the `intifada routine' , regular

Boston Globe

Big Shiite Demonstration Outside Iraq Coalition Headquarters, U.S. Death Toll Stands at 276 , Al-Issawi
In Iraq, Building Peace Will Cost More Lives Than Winning the War , Doran
Predictably, the Right Warms Up to Schwarzenegger , Brownstein
Marines Turn Blind Eye to Sale of Cards Targeting Antiwar Figures , Jordan
Laid-Back Californians' Total Focus: the Recall , Abraham
5 Afghan Soldiers, 3 Taliban Die in Clash , Reuters
Rebels Unite Against Colombia Leader , Parra
A Debt to Foster Children , Ed.

Chicago Sun Times

40 Years Later, King's Dream Still Far from Coming True , Ed.
6 Dem Hopefuls to Make Chicago Pitch for Union Backing , Sweet
Dean Building Support One Click at a Time , Evon
Air Traffic Controllers are Fighting a Bitter Battle with the Bush Administration , Miller AP

Chicago Tribune

Analysts Agree, Iraq Drone Aircraft Not Made for Weapons , Linzer + Lumpkin
Blair, Top Aides Await Grilling in Iraq Arms Probe , Hundley
U.S. Marines Withdrawn to Ships; Liberian Residents Fearful , TNS
Dean Seeking to Energize Black Community , McCormick
Science Detects Way to Influence Aging, Cell by Cell , Kotulak

Madison Capital Times

Bush policies make tough times tougher, Zweifel
McMedia threatens local news, ed
GOP's raw meat tactics, McNally
Arnold never says 'never' , ed

Des Moines Register

John Ashcroft is coming to town , Strenz
Iowa Army National Guard members in Iraq feel as if they’ve been forgotten , Carlson

San Francisco Chronicle

George W. Bush, Coward in Chief , Sorensen
New poll gives Calif. Demos hope , sfc
GOP sics Frank Luntz on California to stage mock focus group for reporters, commercials , SFC
Recall: Is this any way to run a democracy? , Stone
I fear things are going badly [in Iraq] , Carroll

Seattle Post Intelligencer

It's time to fire Rumsfeld , ed
Looking for liberals? Follow the brains , james

San Diego Union Tribune

Californians Should Blame Themselves for the State's Mess , ed

Toronto Star

Guerilla Massacre Alleged in Liberia, TS
Canadians Investigate Trashing of School, CP
Coming to a Store Near You: GI George, Jacobs

The Globe And Mail

Majority of Canadians believe quality of life better than U.S. , tuck
Canada polishes financial picture , tuck
Iraqi drones not weapons, U.S. experts say , linzer/lumpkin/ap
U.S. forces conduct raids in Hussein's hometown , ap
Taliban guerrillas killed in fighting , ap
U.S. said recruiting Hussein's secret police , hurst/ap
We must slip the surly bonds of protectionism , mac laren
Canada plugs in to U.S. energy bill , mc kenna

BBC

Taleban killed in US bombing, BBC
US attacked over attempts to block UN resolution , BBC
Australia debates role in Iraq war, BBC

Dawn

Maharashtra put on high alert Mumbai bomb blasts kill 47 , reuters/afp
Mumbai blasts portend violent election season , naqvi
Temple at mosque site existed, claim experts , reuters
Thousands turn out at funerals in Najaf , SOURCE
US faces intelligence problem in Iraq: Congressmen's assessment , afp
US blocks resolution on protecting aid workers , reuters
Lawmakers call for US military role in ME , afp
Bush goes scot-free as Blair bears the brunt: WMDs claim , james/afp
Ex-UN officials slam pro-US tilt , scott/dawn/gns
Charlie Wilson's war ,kureishi
Dreams and delusions-II: The language and reality , said
Russian oil boom spells disaster, say experts , walsh/dawn/gns

Times of India

Message from Karachi? Sleuths probe D link , yeshwantrao
ASI finds temple evidence , shukla
No evidence of temple at Ayodhya: Expert , tnt

Asia Times

The Face of Afghanistan's Resistance , Shahzad
US is Left Picking up the Pieces after UN Bombing , Isenberg

Mena Report

US Pushes for Reopening of Israel-Iraq Oil Pipeline , Mena

Iraq Today

UN Bombing Brings Something New to Iraqis: Terrorism , ed

Arabic News

Iraqi Women are Being Kidnapped, Raped, Sold , ed

Jordan Times

US Turning Iraq into Crusade Against Al Qaeda , Baroud

Dar al Hayat

Tom Delay Makes Americans look like Kooks to the Muslim World , Said

Alternative Newspapers

Seattle youth among 268 American troops who have died in Iraq , Anderson
While we focus on attacks against troops in Iraq, attacks are still happening in Afghanistan , Ehrenreich

Democracy Now

All the Shah's Men: 50 Years After the 1953 CIA-Backed Coup of Iran, goodman/kinzer/abrahamian

Z-Net

Invisible Children: AIDS, Africa and Selective Vision , Zeynep Toufe
Gunpoint Diplomacy in Iraq , Rahul Mahajan
Dean Hopes and Green Dreams: The 2004 Presidential Race , Norman Solomon
The Nightmare Continues , Gideon Levy
Who Are The Extremists? , John Pilger
Iraq Collapse , Robert Fisk

Counterpunch

Military now in power in Israel , avnery
In Iraq, labor protest is a crime , bacon
Bushies allow Israeli felons to roam freely about US , nimmo

American Prospect

Free Speech - Language and Leadership , Kuttner

Common Dreams

U.S. Checking Possibility of Pumping Oil from Northern Iraq to Haifa, Via Jordan , Cohen
Former UN Chief: Bomb Was Payback for Collusion with US , MacKay
Protesters Near Bush Ranch Demand Withdrawal of Troops from Iraq , Jackson
Bogged Down in Iraq, U.S. Encounters Limits to Military Power , Agence France Presse
Newsweek Poll Shows Rising American Pessimism on Iraq and with 2004 Approaching, Bush is Losing Ground , Barrett

World Socialist Web Site

California’s Governor Davis and the Right-Wing Power Grab , Vann

Salon

John Walker Lindh's long, dark journey , Kukis

The Nation

Ideas the Pentagon Wishes It Never Had , Berman
Warriors For Peace , Uhl
California Chaos , Schrag
For Halliburton, Iraq is a Cash Cow , ed
Bush's Poisons , Bivens

technical reasons prevented the following from being posted yesterday...

Boston Globe

Bush Bypasses Senate to Make Controversial Appointment Seen as Anti-Muslim Extremist , AP
Supreme Court Miranda Cases to Be Heard , AP
Schumer Faults Bush for Massive Blackout , Barrett AP
Democrats Urge Wider Federal Oversight of Power Grid , BG
U.S. Likely to Press North Korea on Arms , Torchia
Still Chasing Dream, King's Family Says , Kerr
Recall Referendum on Chavez Test for Venezuelans , Ceaser
Pentagon Rethinks Bonus Program , Merle
Hospital 'In It for the Long Haul' as Injured Troops Arrive Daily , Galloway

Chicago Sun Times

Personal Bankruptcies Hit Record , Toomen
Ethnic Fighting Spreads in Iraq , Hurst
Many Iraqis Blame UN for Hardships , Tarabay

Chicago Tribune

British Evacuate Embassy in Baghdad After Threat , Reuters
Schwarzenegger Says he Won't Divulge Specific Plans for Putting California's Budget Back in Shape Until He's Elected , Page

Common Dreams

The Air is Thick with Lies , Breslin
U.S. Mired in a Mess of its Own Making , Margolis
Gotta Lotta Stigmata , Dowd
Farewell America: the Observer's Award-Winning U.S. Correspondent Explains How, Reluctantly, he has Now Fallen Out of Love , Vulliamy
Ashcroft Needs to Listen to Americans' Concerns About Patriot Act , AS
Dear Mr. President: What Have You Got Against Veterans? , Collier
Warriors for Peace , Uhl
Preemptive Attacks: When You Cut Off One Head , do Two Sprout in its Place? , Longworth

World Socialist Web Site

The North American Blackout: Deregulation , Profit and the Decay of the Social Infrastructure , Kay
A Profile of Ohio-Based First Energy - Enron No Abberation , Kay

Monday, August 25, 2003

Readings

Buy American? Republican Party Uses American Campaign Contributions To Pay Firm In India To Telephone Americans For More Campaign Money , bs
Dubya and His Blue Ox , kwiatkowski
Commentary: Worried Muslim friends , siemon-netto
The Air Is Thick With Lies , breslin
How we got into this mess - cartoon , horsey

Washington Post (*)

Bombay Blast Kills At Least 40 , ap
Your're A Teacher? Use Your Bush Tax Cut To Buy Needed Supplies Your School Can No Longer Afford Because of the Bush Tax Cut, New Bush Ed Laws, etc. , wp
Democracy In Azerbaijani Is A Joke And Our State Dept. Approves It. Could It Be Because Of Father-Son Succession And Oil? , ed
Constitution Not Based On Ten Commandments, As Alabama Judge Claims , letter
Dean Says No To Bush, NAFTA, And The WTO , hiatt
Leadership Failure: Bush And Relevant Governors Stand By As Chesapeake Bay Dies , ed

New York Times (*)

Ashcroft Go Home. An Unpatriotic Act. , ed
Four Hamas Militants Killed By Israelis. Earlier, Hamas Had Fired "Crude Rocket...Over The Boundry Fence" , nyt
Our Health Care System Is Not Prepared For Another Terrorist Attack , herbert
Senators Say Iraq Needs More U.S. Troops And More Money , nyt
U.S. Plans To Train 28,000 Iraqi Police In Hungry , nyt
Iraq's WMD? Why Did We Open To Looters The Archives That Documented Iraq's Weapons Program? , ritter
Can't Get Into That College Course Needed For Graduation? [Blame It On Bush Tax Cuts To Rich.] , nyt

Guardian

Getting into Iraq was easy. Getting out is already a nightmare , preston
While people in ME mourn end of ceasefire, their leaders rejoice ,sarid
Blair was deeply involved in outing of Dr Kelly , macaskill
US law insists on the separation of church and state. So why does religion now govern? , younge
BBC chief warns over Murdoch dominance , wells
Oliver Stone warns against Murdoch takeover , gibbons

Independent

US hires agents from Saddam's dreaded secret police , buncombe
Harebrained Rumsfeld privatization scheme would transform desk jockeys into frontline soldiers , buncombe
Ethnic clash in oil city spells more trouble for US , huggler
Iraqi Shia leader hurt in bomb blast , huggler
BBC launches public attack on Murdoch 'imperialism' , graff
Campbell laid battle lines for war with BBC two months before Gilligan's report , morris+sengupta

The Herald

Blair chaired meeting that decided to name Kelly , macleod/henderson
The web of confusion created by Kelly , henderson
Blair's task to regain public's confidence , macleod
BBC editor 'deeply affected' by death , henderson
'PM repeats that MoD is in charge' , inquiry excerpts
A question of trust: Hutton inquiry will be Blair's biggest challenge , ed
Red Cross pulls workers out of Iraq in response to terror threat , montgomery

Haaretz

Key Republican: U.S. military needed for mideast stability , ap
U.S. rejects Israeli request to join visa waiver plan , benn
Bush at the crossroads of the road map , eldar

San Francisco Chronicle

Volitile attacks sidetrack U.S. plans for Iraq , sfc
40 years after: A look back at Martin Luther King's march on Washington , Carson
Repub. Simon drops out of California race to make way for Arnold , sfc
Crowds thrilled by action hero don't seem to mind that Arnold avoids details , sfc
Calif. Dems urge "no to recall, but yes on Bustamante" , Matier+Ross
Time for Dems to rally behind Bustamante , Press
By the numbers, Arnold loses , Quinn
Think a governor can fix the economy? Think again. , sfc
Democracy: Love it or leave it , sfc
Arnold needs a new script , sfc
Face the facts: California must raise taxes (or close the schools?) , Lazarus
Revisiting some classic Schwarzenner quotes , Salter

The Globe And Mail

Taliban fighters attack government vehicle , ap
U.S. marines return to warships off Liberian coast , ap

Toronto Star

Why U.N. is a Target, Hurst
Blackout Powers Up Bush's Energy Agenda, Olive
Is it Open Season on Journalists?, McClure
U.S. Health No Bargain, ed

Canada.com

Canadians check on attack that left burnt books, charred school outside Kabul , thorne/cp
'The Americans are to blame' , graham/np

BBC

Arafat urges EU peace role, BBC
Iraqis killed in holy city bomb, BBC
Red Cross cuts Iraq operations, BBC
Guantanamo inmates languish in legal limbo, ED by Gordon Corera

The Moscow Times

Old USSR Nuke Refuse Still A Threat , MT
Reds, Rights Among Hats in New and Improved USSR Election Ring , MT

Dawn

Over 400 women in Iraq kidnapped , afp
Poll shows 49pc in US don't want Bush back , afp
Bush nominee wants war with Muslim states , dawn
An international 'perfect storm' brewing for Bush ,reuters
Fischer rules out troops for Iraq without UN resolution , dpa
Reformist press regroups amidst crackdown in Iran , dawn/ipns
Dreams and delusions , said
Failure of truce Palestinian PM's future in doubt , amr/reuters
Oil price casts pall over global recovery hopes , islam/dawn/gns
America remembers 'I have a dream' speech , grenz/afp

MSNBC/Newsweek

Newsweek poll: When is Enough Enough? , barrett
Groping in the Dark: Team Bush Ponders its Options , thomas
After the U. N.’s Own 9/11 Crisis , holbrooke
Tangled Up in His Flight Suit , fineman
We Have Ways of Making You Talk , dickey
My Turn: We’re Fighting Terror, But Killing Freedom , hamud
Texas Showdown , strickland

Counterpunch

Rumsfeld does Bogota , hylton
Sad remnants of West's last imperialist adventure in Iraq , fisk
Despite the danger, American professor of English sticks it out in Beirut , long

CorpWatch

Bush Turns Blind Eye to Blackout Culprit , slocum
To the Victors Go the Spoils of War ,chatterjee/al farawati

Sunday, August 24, 2003

Washington Post (*)

Wall Street Economists Point To Bush Tax Cuts As Shaping Deficit, Ask For Answers To Growing Deficit. Bush Says Later, White House Henchman Says More Tax Cuts , wp
Bush Complacency Remains Intact After Terrible Week In Middle East , ed
Pentagon's Job Is Regime Destruction; We Need A Dept. Of Regime Creation , mc faul
U.S. Forces Recruiting Saddam's Spies To Provide Intelligence In Iraq , wp
Arnold Gets 2002 Repub Loser Out Of Race, Still Has Moderate And Conservative GOP Candidates To Deal With , wp
FERC Remains Deregulation-Hungry In Face Of Blackouts , wp
Gov. Davis Lacked Legal Rights To Solve Energy Crisis. Deregulation-Hungry FERC Along With Enron, Other Energy Corporations Had Control , wp

New York Times (*)

Are The American People Stupid Enough To Fall For Machismo Poli-Puppets Like Bush And Kerry? , dowd
Why Are The Republicans Such Losers In California? , cannon
As Iraq Staggers, Bush Has No Workable Plan , ed
Rumsfeld Wants To Create More Troops By Privatizing Military's Administrative Arm, Rather Than Seeking Draft , nyt
We Now Learn That GOP Deregulation Politics Meant Taking Care Of Grid Was Afterthought , nyt
Sec. Of Housing Has No Faith In Faith-Based Mortgage Fee Estimates , ed

Observer

North and south, all the signs of a brewing revolt , burke+wilson+graham
Alone, the US will fail , hutton
Observer's disheartened US correspondent departs a land he once loved , vulliamy
Bombers could cost Bush the White House , helmore
The moral torment of an honorable man , beaumont
Countries willing to share burden must also share power , ed

Independent

Revealed: how ministers tried to gag David Kelly , whitaker+dillon+sengupta
How weak '45 minutes' claim became rock-solid case for war , whitaker+dillon+rangwala
Government's anxiety over failure to discover WMD betrayed by Campbell , dillon
The capacity of No 10's staff to disgust seems to be boundless , jackson
Nonpolitical intelligence services a thing of the past , knightley
Three British soldiers die as gunmen shoot at Basra patrol , huggler+randall

Sunday Herald

Campbell did redraft Iraq dossier , mackay/naysmith
Blair's moment of truth , crichton
Taking the heat: Other world leaders under pressure over Iraq , herald
Why It’s Not All Black & White , bell
Changing Channels … and that could mean the end of the BBC as we know it , bell
Don’t mention Hutton inquiry , crichton
UN inches in line , royle
Former UN chief: Bomb was payback for collusion with US , mackay
Iraq: no way out unless the UN is brought back in from the cold , ed
Palestine gets lost on path to peace , tait
Silenced Majority Recovers Its Voice , macwhirter

Haaretz

America's obligation to the peace process , ed
Palestinians begin action against militants , harel+regular+benn
Abbas tries to salvage the ceasefire , rubinstein

Madison Capital Times

Nation Responds As Bush Criticized By Dead Woman In Obit, mct

Boston Globe

U.S. Army Reports Supply Shortage , Burns
Iraqis Turn a Deaf Ear to Effort to Win Trust , Cambanis
Dying Economy Fuels Exodus from America's Heartland , Clifford
EPA to Ease Power Plant Upgrades , Ebbert
Thousands Mourn for Slain Leader of Hamas , Ephron + Ghazali
EPA Softened Sept. 11 Statements , Report Finds , Heilprin
Ethics Panel Suspends Alabama Chief Justice , Johnson
UN Official's Last Moments Recounted , Labbe
Power Lines Pushed Limit Before Crash , McCarthy
U.S. Freezes Assets of 6 Hamas Leaders , Mikkelsen
Amid Continuing Violence , U.S. Soldier Dies in Afghanistan Clash , Pennington

Chicago Sun Times

It's Still Just a Dream for Many Blacks in U.S. , McDonough
Lots of Children Being Left Behind Despite New Federal Law , Ontiveros
California GOP Should Know Better , Roeser
Three British Soldiers Killed in Basra Attack , Hurst
U.S. Push for More Troops Faces Uphill Battle in UN , BS

Chicago Tribune

Small Alaska Town Put on Edge by Threat of Drilling , Deardorff
Dying of Heat , Old and Alone , ED
Belly Dancing with the Devil , ED

The Globe And Mail

Canadian drug maker under U.S. scrutiny , heath-rawlings

Toronto Star

Push for U.N. Troups Will be Tough: Anan, TS
Canadians in Fight for Kabul's Hearts, Verma

BBC

UK military police killed in Basra, BBC
Iraq"new front in war on terror", BBC
Fighting erupts in Kurdish city, BBC
Middle East sides appeal to US, BBC
UK Iraq inquiry goes online, BBC

Sunday Independent

Mandela's Name Comes Off US Terror List , Smith

Sydney Morning Herald

French NGO Rejects Bush Allegations Of Links To Hamas , AFP
NZ Police May Want A Word With Germaine Greer , Sun-Herald
Iraq A Theatre For Terrorists, Says France , Wilkinson&Overington
It Suits White House To Call What Is Going On Now "Terrorism" , McGeough
America Has Turned Iraq Into A Terrorist Threat , Wilkinson
Both Sides Vow Revenge As Peace Plan Collapses , O'Loughlin
After A False Dawn, Pretense Of Ceasefire Shattered , O'Loughlin
Tens Of Thousands Attend Hamas Leader's Funeral , Reuters
High Stakes In Nuclear Poker With North Korea , Kremmer
Conflict Remains Over North Korea Policy Within Administration , Wilkinson
The Chinese-North Korean Puzzle , McDonald
Nervous Japan Talks About Missile Defense System , Reuters

Dawn

Terrorists can't use Pakistani territory: Musharraf's assurance to US , asghar
Six die in Afghan fighting , afp
Afghan forces continue shelling , dawn
Collateral damage to Bush's plans: War comes home , anderson/dpa
13 killed in N. Iraq as Kurds fight Turkmen , reuters
US initiates moves to raise issue at UN: Tehran's nuclear plan , reuters
Arafat under pressure to 'abdicate'? ,dawn
China expresses reservations over interdiction plan pomfret/lat/wpns
Tribulations of the world of Islam ,gardezi

TomPaine

Presidential Elections Are Not Real Democracy In Action , Grieder
Dirty Secrets: Bush Is Rolling Back 30 Years Of Environmental Progress , Davidson
Bush's Strong Ties To Industries That Government Is Supposed To Regulate , Davidson
Rollback Reader: A Collection Of Articles And Links To Bush Anti-Environmentalism , TP
Fishy Bush Policies Endanger Northwest Salmon , Wodder
CA Proposition 54 Bans Collection Of Race-Based Statistics , Rosenfeld
Bush's Strong Ties To First Energy, Catalyst Of The Blackout , Hauter

The Progressive

Bush, Caught In His Own Lies , ed
Bush's Upside-DownWorld ,Galeano
Gunpoint Democracy In Iraq , Mahajan

Nation

Homeland Security Still Lags,Bivens

National Review

Patriotic Questions About Ashcroft's Patriot Act Defense , Lynch

Salon

Franken Bests Fox ,Goldberg

Common Dreams

Now it's Your Turn: Intelligence Veterans Challenge Colleagues to Speak Out , VIPS
Lawsuit for Gulf War Veterans Targets WMD Businesses , Wokusch
Sharon is Now a Danger to U.S. Troops and Hopes in Iraq , Woollacott
No Easy Exit , Jezer
Bush's Mideast Problem: Going it Alone is Road Map to Perdition , DBNJ
If Famous Journalists Became Honest Rappers , Solomon
War Foes Were Right , Williams
Can we Now Please Admit That the Bush Administration's Policies in Iraq are a Terrible Failure? , Dionne Jr
One Sad and Scary Anniversary Deserves Another , Sullivan
What the Press is Not Reporting - the Case for National Health Care and Affordable Cable , Nader
Action Figures for Imbeciles: it's the G.W. Bush "Aviator" Doll - Just in Time to Degrade Every Notion of Heroism , Ever , Morford

History News Network

What a Mess , Carpenter
Should the Federal Government Join Gambler's Anonymous? , Thompson

World Socialist Web Site

Britain: Inquiry Exposes Lies on Iraq War , Marsden + Hyland

Village Voice

Hey, Kids, Wartime Action Figures Are Here (gif)) , Fiore
The Prez Is Having A Wonderful Vacation (Cartoon) , Sutton

In These Times

Trading in Terror , ed
Raving Mad: New drug law limits gatherings , wishnia
Friends in Need: Iran and India move closer , pocha

Telepolis

Why Was the Blackout So Widespread? , hauben

Find Laws Writ

The Low Lows and High Highs of the California Recall , lazarus
Why the Bid to Recall Gov Gray Davis is the Wrong Response to California's Budget Crisis , aronson

Saturday, August 23, 2003

New York Times (*)

Bush Illusion: No Fundamental ME Change Despite Iraq And Road Map , bennet
"Victory For Sharon" As Bush Freezes Political Assets Of Humas Leaders, Related Charities "That Provide Much-Needed Services To Destitute Palestinians," According To European Leaders , nyt
Bush Plans To Really Screw You, Congress, Courts With More Foul Air ,
Judge Decides "Fair And Balanced" Can't Be Trademark Protected As Courtroom Laughs At Fox , nyt
Microsoft Fails "To Design AndTest Its Software Adequately" to Stop Viruses, Worms , ed
Your PC Havoc: SoBig And An Electronic Time Bomb , nyt

Washington Post (*)

Years Ago Bush Promised Laws To Protect The Energy Grid And He's Given Us Nothing , wp
What Bush Has Given Us Is More Pollution. Now Says Polluters Can Pollute More Freely , wp
Deregulation Blues: Energy Companies Muddy The Water As They Point Fingers , wp
What's Going On Behind The Scenes Of Ashcroft's Patriot Act Tour , ed
"Crime-fighting [in D.C.] is location, location, location." [Are too many police on the Mall, near Congress and White House?] , ed
Life On D.C.'s Streets Of Death , king

Readings

Three Cases Speak Volumes about New EPA Choice Leavitt , ej
Trick photography: Bush's outdoorsy photo-ops can't hide a sorry truth , ed
Judge's Fair And Balanced Ruling Favors Franken over FOX News , HR
They Say It With Rocks In Alabama , kelso
A thickening quagmire of blood, oil and sand , Reese
Bush moneybags behind blackout probe , Ridgeway
Greg Palast on the Real Reasons for Blackout 2003, Elections Past & Present & Disenfranchised Voters , palast
Clinton was tougher on terrorists than Bush (whose cronies made biz deals w/them) ,Conason
Tell U.S. military to stop killing innocent Iraqis , Occupation Watch
Iraq: U.S. Seeks UN Help, Offers 'Arrogance', Deen, IPS
Australian Prime Minister Accused of Distorting Iraq Data to Justify Australia's Joining Bush's war , AFP
Iraq's Guerrillas are Learning Fast , Sieff
The General Might Make Things Interesting, Esquire
Inquiry reveals Campbell ordered dossier rewrite , scot
Judge Fair And Balanced Ruling Favors Franken over FOX News , HR

Guardian

Bush appoints anti-Muslim neocon to 'peace' role , goldenberg
Republican supporting energy firms set to escape controls on emissions with Bush's help , borger
It's official - Saddam was not an imminent threat , short
Inside story of the hunt for Bin Laden , mccarthy
Back home, Blair gets set for his day in court , macaskill
Annan throws doubt on international help in Iraq , goldenberg
Road map sowed seeds of ceasefire's destruction , mcgreal

Independent

France demands an international force for Iraq , buncombe
Bush gives power plants a get-out on pollution control , gumbel
Palestinians vow revenge as they bury Hamas leader , ghazali+silver
Australian case for Iraq war was 'fabricated' , marks
Former spy chief Scarlett will step out of the shadows next week , morris

Haaretz

Armitage to arrive in region, Bush freezes Hamas leaders' assets , agencies
The cease-fire may have ended, but it's not over , oren
A grim peek inside Israel's secret prison , lavie
Sharon may take this opportunity to finish Arafat , benn

USA Today

President warns of 'foreign elements' infiltrating Iraq , AP
U.S. faces resistance in enlisting help in Iraq , AP
Bush donations, protesters run plentiful in Pacific Northwest , Benedetto
White House pressured EPA on air quality after Sept. 11 attacks , AP
Baby boomers see parallels, some painful, to '60s , Shapiro
Alabama justice suspended over religious monument , AP
Monument opposition says it won't seek contempt procedure , AP

Boston Globe

Bush's Non-Leap Forward , Jackson
New Terrorist Group Admits to U.N. Bombing , Walt
U.S. Role in Iraq Could Cost $60b More , Glain
Powell Says U.S. Asks For Help Without Decision Sharing , Lauria
Bush Visits Fire-Ravaged Oregon, Touts [Logging] Forest Conservation Plan , Washington
Britain Arrests Former Iranian Ambassador in Bombing , Gerlin + Hall KR
Israel , Retaliating, Kills a Hamas Leader , Radin
$1.4b in Energy Upgrades Sought , Caffrey
Dean's Wife Focusing on Career , Not Campaign , Schweitzer
State Court Orders Commandments' Removal , Denniston
Looking Ahead , Kerry to use Carrier as Campaign Launch , Johnson
Key Calif. Democrats Reject Recall , Add a Caveat ,
Calif. Electric Rate Increase is Legal , Court Says , Kravets AP

Chicago Tribune (*)

Scientist's Testimony Stuns British Court , Wagner
D.C. [unlike Crawford] Declares Crime Emergency , Holly

Los Angeles Times

Bush To UN: We Want Iraqi Oil and “Foreign Blood”, Wright & Farley
Iraqi’s Complain About Slow Transfer Of Authority, Williams
US Casualties Continue In Afghanistan, Reuters
100 SUVs Torched or Damaged in ELF Attack, Tamiki, Fellers & Strickland
Bush Visits Oregon “Holocaust” To Promote “No Tree Left Behind” Program , Reynolds
Ala. Chief Justice Suspended By Ethics Panel, ap
Blackout A Failure of Energy Deregulation, Kuttner
Poll: 50 Percent Favor Recall , Barabak
Bustamante Scores Endorsements, Davis’ May Be Next, Barabak, Gold & Morain
Schwarzenegger Misses Mark – Cal. Taxes Substantially Lower Than Reagan Days, lat

San Francisco Chronicle

Calif. governor candidate Ueberroth: Blame system, not Davis , sfc
Calif. governor candidate Simon's "I told you so" tour , sfc
Calif. governor candidates Ueberroth, Flynt spinning money for California , Lazareth
Calif. dems in Congress say no to recall, yes on Bustamante , ap
Behind the smoke of Bush's forest plan , Gantenbein
Action figures for imbeciles: The George Bush "aviator" doll , Morford

Des Moines Register

Repubs plan to visit Iowa, alarmed that Demo candidates draw cheering crowds , dm
Uunlikely other nations will risk the lives of troops if they cannot share in Iraq decision-making: Kofi , ap

Honolulu Advertiser

New type of naval deployment for Pacific "expeditionary strike group", Perry
New FCC telephone regulations give states more decision-making power, AP
Increasing UN role in Iraq is a good thing, ed
Draft on UN Role in Iraq in trouble - UN wants more of decision-making , AP
Bush administration freezes Hamas assets - encourages other's to do the same , AP

BBC

Guantanamo may free children, BBC
Australia "twisted Iraq intelligence", BBC

Toronto Star

British Probe Masks Real Issue, Toynbee
Only Iraqis Can Make Iraq Safe, Friedman
White House Spin on this Latest Crisis, ed
Editorial: Tragic Witness, ed

The Globe And Mail

U.S. wants Iraq troop contributions , sallot
White House scrambles to save road map , knox
Kabul greets Canadian troops , ghafour
Afghan city bows down to a warlord's code of justice , mac kinnon
Calgarians charged for immigration violations in U.S. , ap
Mich. furious over Canadian company's chemical spill , ap

Asia Times

If Chalabi Knew About the UN Bombing in Advance, Did the US Know too? , Escobar
The Shi'ite-Sunni Divide: How Real and How Deep? , Shahin
Lt. Col. James Zumwalt says North Korea can be Beaten in 30 to 60-Day War , Nash

Gulf News

Iraq's Debt & Unpaid Claims Likely to Surpass $300 Billion , Rahman

Dar al Hayat

US is Paying the Price for its Lies , al Khazen

Moscow Times

BushAdmin buys WMD lies at a discount Floyd

Dawn

George Bush's secret war that goes unreported , dawn/gns
France rejects US call for sending troops to Iraq , reuters/afp
UN spurned US offer for security: diplomat , afp
Pro-Saddam feeling high in Tikrit , dawn
Canberra played up WMD issue: official , afp
Middle East peace hopes wrecked in tit for tat ,goldenberg/dawn/gns
Roots of violence , ed
US reviewing Mideast strategy , bhatty
The American dilemma , husain
North Korea: the next stop? , mahmood
Tehran not being helped in nuclear plan: embassy , iqbal
9 Russian soldiers killed in Chechnya , afp
France lost $4 billion due to heatwave, says minister , afp

The Nation

GOP Texans Slur Mexicans,Bivens
Postwar or Guerrilla War, ed
FCC is Feeling the Heat, Nichols

Salon

Who's Tougher on Terror?,Connason

American Prospect

“It's always the same with these people: They put ideology ahead of facts” , tomasky
Eight Lies - the Consequences of President's Prevarications , Tomasky
Paranormal Progressivism - Eerie Similarities Between Harry Potter's Politics and Ours , Glacel
More Democratic elected officials are realizing that Al From’s anti-Dean campaign is a misreading of the current political climate , franke-ruta

Common Dreams

Iraq: U.S. Seeks U.N. Help , Offers 'Trademark Arrogance' , Deen
Decomposing Iraq Must Recover its Sovereignty , AFP
Belgian Lawyer Seeks to Revive War Crimes Case Against U.S. Commander in Iraq , AFP
American Pika Doomed as 'First Mammal Victim of Climate Change' , CD

World Socialist Web Site

Schröder Moves Toward a German Military Mission in Iraq , Rippert
Freeport Murders Hamper U.S. Plans for Ties with the Indonesian Military , Roberts

Counterpunch

Bush barons above the law? , floyd
The longer we stay, the deeper they will hate us , jacobs
Smokin' o.p.s - other peoples' kids, that is , walworth
Moral,schmoral: for them, the purported end justifies the means , thieme

Now with Bill Moyers

Civil Liberties and National Security , cole
Before the Blackout: First Energy's Davis- Bessie (archive), brown
Losing Access? Cable and Your Community , now
Truth and Lies: American Prisons in Perspective , now
Truth and Lies: Tulia Timeline , herbert
Focus on Iraq , now

Friday, August 22, 2003

New York Times (*)

New Bush Regulation Allows Thousands Of Plants And Refineries To Pollute Without Penalty, Saving Millions, Billions For Polluters , nyt
Think Ohio's First Energy is Bad? First Energy Says They're Just Like The Other Major Energy Corporations. , nyt
Hamas and Islamic Jihad Declare Cease-Fire With Israel Ended. Point To Israeli Killing of Hamas Leader., nyt
Neither Sharon Nor Abbas Have Followed The Road Map. Now They Face Powell's Cliff , ed
Arnold Thinks His Celebrity Means He Can Fake His Way Through An Election , krugman
Arnold Has A Long History Of Lying To Win , jordan

Washington Post (*)

"Can we now please admit that the Bush administration's policies in Iraq are a terrible failure? " , dionne
Arnold Running On Economic Platform Of Increasing $8 Billion California Deficit To $12 Billion. , ed
National Security May Not Win '04 election For Bush , wp
Gephardt, Not Dean, Offers The Starkest Contrast From Bush , vander hei
Bush Not Expected To Participate In 100-Group MLK Mall Celebration This Weekend , wp
All 8 Alabama Justices Overrule 10 Commandments Judge , wp

Readings

Why We Aren't Winning the Peace in Iraq , Goldsborough
25 Things We Know About America Since 9/11 , Weiner
Inexperienced pop icons aren't answer to California's problems, Cocco
Going rate for trashing the Constitution, overruling intelligence, to aid case for war? $20.5K, Floyd
Turn the regulation back on , Ivins
Looking for a champion who's not a made-up action figure , Lyons
The Same Old Razzle Dazzle , o'neil
Widow fears Pentagon 'lying' on pneumonia , benjamin
Many deaths in Iraq go unreported , FAIR

Guardian

Sharon is now a danger to US troops and hopes in Iraq , woollacott
Powell tells UN they should be happy to work under 'competent' US leadership , teather+wilson
Peace hopes blown apart in tit for tat , goldenberg
Kelly's chilling words: 'I'll be found dead in the woods' , macaskill+dodd+watt
Blair to face a grilling next week , macaskill
Thy fearful symmetry: Can Israel break the spiral of vengeance? , ed
Hutton inquiry is proving unprecedented , ed
Toby Keith and the rest of the chickenhawks don't scare the Dixie Chicks , williamson

Independent

Were Kelly's comments a clue to his state of mind? , sengupta+morris
The fatal torments of conscientious man being put through wringer , penketh
The picture now looks less rosy for Campbell , grice
US goes cap in hand to UN for reinforcements , buncombe

The Herald

Kelly's chilling prophecy: I'll be found dead in the woods if we invade Iraq , summers
Hoon restricted Kelly evidence: MPs could not ask about dossier or WMD , summers
Did Kelly kill himself over a promise to the Iraqis? , settle
Daily briefing , herald
Chemical Ali held: Rebel attacks continue despite only three of top 10 players still at large , collins/bruce
Butcher of Kurdistan, a brutal enforcer who committed mass slaughter with gas , bruce
Japan has second thoughts over sending in troops , bruce
Call to withdraw book on boy who dreams of killing Israeli soldiers , johnstone/miller

Haaretz

An imposed solution is the only option , sternhell
Abu Mazen cannot commit suicide , rubinstein
U.S. urges Israel to cooperate with PA to crack down on terrorism , regular+benn+harel

Newsday

The French Have a Word for Iraq: Quagmire , pinkerton
Learning Seems To Lessen for CIA , vitello
Now She's Gone - And for What? , breslin
Michigan Power Firm: Ohio Utility Gave No Warning , mcginty

USA Today

With new law, GOP routs Democrats in fundraising, has taken mass-marketing of politics to new level , Drinkard
10 Commandments appeal fails, monument ordered out of Ala. building , Copeland
Two bids to delay recall vote still alive , Kasindorf
Mideast chaos raises policy questions , Keen
March on Washington looks at 40 , Parker & Payne
Poll: Bush at lowest approval in California since Sept. 11 attacks , AP
Pentagon resists push for more troops , Moniz, Squitieri & Nichols
Bush looks for green on Oregon trip , Benedetto
Shock doesn't lessen Iraqi frustration--many still see U.S. as main problem , Leinwand

Boston Globe

For Bush , Risk in the Latest Attacks , Canellos
Sharing the Load in Iraq , Grgic + Isenberg
Kerry to Head South for Announcement , Vennochi
Supreme Court Refuses Commandments Case , Johnson AP
Details Don't Figure in Schwarzenegger's Script , Abraham
Military Munitions Used in UN Blast , FBI Says , Walt

Christian Science Monitor

Four-star general for president? , Schorr
Keep the heat on Taylor , Greene
Welfare reform, in times of both boom and bust , Marks
50 years later, Iranians remember US-UK coup , De Luce
How important is capture of 'Ali'? , Grier & Bowers

Chicago Sun Times

Baghdad Toll Rises to 23 , Doran
Power Outage Not the First Caused by Utility's Old Equipment, Neglect to Trim Trees , Krane + Sidoti

Chicago Tribune (*)

Troop Numbers Adequate `Today,' Rumsfeld Says , Hedges
Edwards Seeks a Bounce , Zeleny
Illinois Among 13 States Suing to Block Relaxed EPA Rule , Kilian
Report: Oil Companies Underpaid Navajos for Land use - Govt Accused of Mismanagement , Gehrke
Right to (Threaten) Life: Florida Officials Threatened over Clinic Killer's Execution , Royce AP
That Other Recall Referendum , Ed
Guess Who's Coming to Iraq , Ed

Madison Capital Times

Obituary backs 'removal of Bush'; Woman 'thought he was a liar', mct
Toying with the truth, ed
Even the obits are going against Bush , Nichols
Gun researcher fires blanks, See
Jim Doyle and Arnold, ed
World lost a peacemaker, Haslanger

San Francisco Chronicle

Some tough, vague talkin' by Arnold , sfc
Sen. Feinstein calls 1911 recall law "deeply flawed" , sfc
Intent of 1911 recall law was populist recall, not one purchased by wealthy conservatives to highjack an election they failed to win , Rosen
Schwarzenegger long on advisors, short on specifics , Lazarus
Poindexter: Good riddance . . .at last , ed
Arnold says he won't take any baggage to Sacramento. Apparently no solutions either , sfc
New poll shows Bush losing California to "unnamed Democatic nominee" , sfc
Is recall election "too much democracy"? , Davenport+Lloyd

Seattle Weekly

Leavitt's Environmental Record In Utah Is Abysmal , Parrish

Honolulu Advertiser

US & UN working on a draft resolution to bring more UN member-state troops into Iraq, AP
FCC chairman Micheal Powell defends media ownership deregulations, James (CT)
Call for evidence On Why ChevronTexaco's not being prosecuted for tax evasion, ed
A plea to change the Patriot Act to something more palatable to Americans, ed

The Globe And Mail

Canada-U.S. gap in health care grows , laghi
Iraqi man with explosives shopping list arrested , ap
U.S. planning to auction disputed offshore lands , chase
Dallaire book slams U.S., UN, on Rwanda , nolen

BBC

UK backs US on Iraq command, BBC
Scientist David Kelly's talk of death in the woods, BBC
Lawyers call for "fair Guantanamo trial, BBC
Palestinian fury after Gaza strike, BBC
End of roadmap?, ED by Roger hardy
US spies in the spotlight, BBC
Israeli missile strike kills Gaza militant, BBC
US seeks to widen Iraq force, BBC
Japan may delay Iraq force, BBC
World Bank steps back from Iraq, BBC
Double crisis for Bush, ED by Stephen Evans

Scotsman

Trail Uncovered Leading From Hoon To Blair , Nelson

Asia Times

US is Not Winning the War on Terror , Berniker

South Asia Tribune

Popular Unrest in Pakistan Growing Against Musharraf , Sehbai

Dawn

Pentagon scales back exercises abroad , shrader/lat/wp
Japan wavers on sending troops: Russia blames US for Iraq insecurity , afp
US seeks allies' help to save ME peace plan , afp/reuters
Blair in trouble , ed
Journalist's death in Iraq , ed
Is climate change real? , dyer
Heatwave caused 1,300 deaths in Portugal: ministry ,afp
Soldier's WWII diary tells of guilt , reuters/crossland/

Sydney Morning Herald

Ceasefire Over, Say Militants As Missile Kills Hamas Leader , O'Loughlin
Saddam Loyalists In Frame For UN Blast , McDonnell&Wilkinson

FindLaw

The Bush Administration Adopts A Worse Than Nixonian Tactic , Dean

TomPaine

Building Bridges: The Asian Struggle For Civil Rights , Hunter
Local Media Rules , Reich

Counterpunch

Why US has to blame anyone but the locals , fisk
Vieira de Mello, victim of terror or US foreign policy? , cohn
Bush's tinker-toy ideology: toward permanent war , tilley

Working for Change

The Empire never remembers , parrish
Bush tries to exempt powerful from all limits on taking what they want , lobe
Corporate welfare is last barrier to economic superiority of wind power ,ivins

The Nation

Iraq:The Agony Continues,Peter Rothberg
George Bush Action Figure!,Matt Bivens
The American Prosperity Myth , Will Hutton
Marriage of Convenience/a>,Doug Ireland
California Chaos,Peter Schrag
Editor's Cut,Editor
Help Is On The Way? Not!,Matt Bivens
Bogus Blair, Bogus Bush,John Nichols
Reject the Recall, California,Robert Scheer
Selling Dean Short,Katha Pollitt
Philippine Government Accused of Staging Attacks To Attract US Military Dollars,Naomi Klein
Will the CIA Protect the White House? , David Corn
Occupied Voices, Wendy Pearlman
The Mess in Mesopotamia,Andrew Cockburn
Bring Them On? Bring Them Home! ,Jacqueline Kucinich
The Perils of Privatized Healthcare,Dr. Marc Siegel
Al Gore Moves On,The Nation
Failed 'Plan' in Colombia,Peter Clark
McDonald's Goes Where Republicans Refuse to Tread, William Greider
Payments for Perle,Ari Berman
Travels With Izzi,Peter Davis
The 9/11 Investigation David Corn
Ugly Americans in Paris,William D. Hartung & Michelle Ciarrocca
Antiwar Students Rock the Vote,Liza Featherstone
Freedom Summer,Adam Shapiro

Salon

Mel Gibson's Passion Strains Pro Israel Alliance/, Salon
California Needs Propety Tax Reform,Robert Scheer
Bush Inc.,Joe Conason
Casualties of victory ,Salon
We're losing the war in Afghanistan, too ,John Sifton

Slate

Vox Populi: Why I Hate George Bush,Slate

Online Journal

An open letter to the families and friends of 9–11 victims, Ramares
Schwarzenegger still an Austrian , ed

Thursday, August 21, 2003

New York Times (*)

Bloodshed And Terror Is Payoff To Bush Policy From Fantasies And Lies , herbert
Bush Iraq Policy "Misguided," More U.S. Troops Needed , FA ed interview
Chemical Ali" Now In U.S. Custody , ap
Israelis Kill Hamas Leader, Two Bodyguards , ap
Road Map Depends Upon Bush Building A Palestinian State Strong Enough To Fight Terrorists , indyk
Just Like Bush Did During Campaign, Inexperienced Arnold Is Surrounding Himself With GOP Warhorses , nyt
"Schwarzenegger carefully made a point of genuflecting at the populist shrine of Proposition 13 — the 1987 initiative that cut property taxes in half and tightly limited their growth at the hands of elected officials. He grinned and glossed over the criticism by Warren Buffett, his billionaire friend and chief economic adviser, that California has a grave revenue problem because of that proposition. " , ed

Washington Post (*)

"The Palestinian grievance is real and continuing, exacerbated by Israel's persistent encroachment on West Bank territory. " , cohen
Why Danier Pipes Is An Unacceptable Bush Nominee , letters

"Unscreened blood transfusions and unsafe medical injections have infected millions of adults and children with HIV. It is past time to make the eradication of this means of transmitting AIDS a priority.", Burkhalter and Friedman

"I do not support same-sex marriages. But I also am a firm believer that the Constitution is no place for forcing social policies on states, especially in this case, where states must have the latitude to do as their citizens see fit....Restoring stability to...families is a tough problem, and requires careful, thoughtful and, yes, tough solutions. But homosexual couples seeking to marry did not cause this problem, and the Federal Marriage Amendment cannot be the solution. " , barr

"It speaks volumes about the administration's assessment of public sentiment that Mr. Ashcroft feels the need to go on the road -- and to presidential battleground states such as Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania -- to defend a statute that was, after all, approved overwhelmingly in Congress. " , ed

" Janklow (R-S.D.) was driving about 20 miles per hour over the speed limit...police reported...when he ran a stop sign and collided with a motorcycle, killing its rider.." , wp

Readings

Sick Gulf War vets sue companies, banks , Reuters
Regulation haters spreading more lies -- this time about blackout, Conason
Free us from the free market , Hightower
No ethics? No experience? No problem. MCI Worldcom gets sweetheart deal in Iraq , Rall
Ashcroft's long, strange trip: whipping up fear so you'll support so-called Patriot Act, Caruso
Bush's stealth attack on the atmosphere , Scherer

MSNBC/Newsweek

Exclusive: Ashcroft’s Campaign to Shore Up the Patriot Act , isikoff/klaidman
Multiply the blackout by months, and what you’d have is Iraq , dickey
The Real Target , wolffe

Guardian

Bush in talks to bolster UN role , borger+hall+wilson
Lack of legitimacy, not security, is the problem , ed
De Mello knew sovereignty, not security, is the issue , steele
Campbell wanted to leak Kelly's name to favored newspaper , watt+norton-taylor
Dossier was heavily spun by 10 Downing St. , norton-taylor
Into the quagmire , gildea

Independent

After the Baghdad bombing: Pressure mounts on US to expand role of UN , buncombe+penketh+howden
Poland to withdraw troops from 'high-risk area' near capital , howden
British victim returned to 'dream job' just one day before attack , beard
Campbell wanted to leak success of mole hunt to paper, inquiry told , morris+sengupta
Weight of evidence increases the pressure on Hoon , grice
Palestinian cabinet pledges to rein in militants after blast , silver

Haaretz

IDF moves on Nablus; plans assassinations , benn+harel+guttman
ME headed toward a 'balance of terror' , benn
Temple Mount is reopened to non-Muslims for two hours a day , lis+regular
Before we blame the Palestinians , schocken

USA Today

Bombing in Iraq 'not an amateur job' , Kelley
Escalation of attacks in Iraq , Agence France-Presse
List of terror sponsors hasn't changed since 1993 , Nichols
Albright: U.S. policies divide allies , AP
Gephardt campaign downplays hunt for AFL-CIO endorsement , AP
Democrats start group to try to 'recall' Bush in 2004 election , AP
Judge denies ACLU request to delay California recall vote , AP
McCain seeks more help for U.S. forces in Iraq , AP
Report: Janklow doing 70 mph at time of crash , AP

Christian Science Monitor

Terrorism in Baghdad , CSM
Ashcroft's Whistle-Stops , CSM
Tart humor gets its day in court , Campbell
Afghan violence snares civilians , Baldauf
Repeat: Iraq is not a modern-day Germany , Zaharna
Davis's tenure is marked, above all, by caution , Sappenfield
US options: more troops or more help , LaFranchi

Boston Globe

Gulf War Veterans Sue Corporations , Neumeister AP
Blair Aide Denies he 'Sexed Up' Document , Wagner AP
As Attacks Escalate , U.S. Troops No Longer Sole Target , Schlesinger + Walt
Dean Leads Kerry in N.H. Poll , Johnson
Davis Asserts GOP Ambitions at Heart of Recall , Werner AP
Calif. Conservatives Bridling at GOP's Star Candidate , Abraham
Afghanistan Marks Independence , Pitman AP
The Terminator or the Terminated? , Jackson
Chinese Couple Facing Deportation and Loss of Child , Baird AP
Iowa Governor Sees 4-Way Race , Pickler AP
The Electricity is Back on -- so What's Next? , Kuttner

Chicago Sun Times

Attack That Killed 20 May Increase Pressure on Bush , Yacoub

Chicago Tribune (*)

U.S. and Colombia to Resume Air Patrols , Hedges
Changing the Equation in Iraq , Ed

San Francisco Chronicle

Few specifics in Arnold's first tv commercials (surprise!) , sfc
Calif. Gov. Davis slams the right wing , sfc
Decisions stilll remain on timing of recall election , sfc
Blackout backlash , sf
A higher tax on all your houses: Calif. Prop. 13 , Sheer

Los Angeles Times (*)

Bush Reverses Course, Turns To UN For Help In Iraq , Wright & Farley Williams
Blair Government Tried To Prevent Kelly From Questioning Iraq WMD Report, Reuters
Supreme Court Refuses To Reverse Contempt Sanctions Against Defiant Ala. Chief Justice, Savage
Bush Targets Swing Voters With Photo Ops Politics To Conceal Anti-Environmental Record, Reynolds
Bush Once Again Exploits A Crisis For Ideological Gain, Using Blackouts As Ruse To Drill In Alaska, lat
Fed Judge Refuses To Delay Recall, Schwarzenegger Has Small Lead In Poll , AP
Dems Slam Schwarzenegger’s Failure To Offer Specifics , Finnegan
Action Hero Candidate Vows No New Taxes But Fails To Specify A Single Program He’d Cut, Lopez
Labor Mobilizes For Davis, Depicts Schwarzenegger As Wilson Clone, Garvey
Buffett Was Right To Question Prop 13>, Hiltzik
Recall Fuels Voter Registration, Lelyveld
UN Bombing An Attack On US “Credibility” , Rubin & Williams
Bombing Raises Questions About Need For More Troops In Iraq, Hendren & Kraul
More Troops, UN Needed In Iraq, lat
Blair Chief of States Defends Dossier On Iraqi WMD, AP
Ashcroft Launches Campaign To “Stifle Dissent” Over Patriot Act, Schmitt
Davis Concedes Mistakes But Vows To Fight Ongoing GOP “Effort To Steal Elections” , Bustillo & Rainey
Winning Back Dems Key To Davis Survival, Finnegan
Bustamante Puts Forth Economic Plan, Calls For $8 Billion Tax Hike, Gold & Halper
Schwarzenegger Cites Non-existent Nixon-Humphrey Debate For Republican Conversion, lat Schwarzenegger Slow To Reach Out To Supports, Mathews
Schwarzenegger Mobilizes Hollywood Honchos, Eller

Madison Capital Times

Blackouts & deregulation, ed
Democrats should fight GOP, Nichols
Gay couples offer lessons, Rev. Winton Boyd
Country needs straight answers from Bush on Iraq, Garvey

Honolulu Advertiser

Annan reaffirms UN commitment to Iraq, despite bombing, AP
Church & State separation in Alabama, deadline passes for 10 Commandment monument removal, AP
Davis accuses Republicans of "an ongoing national effort to steal elections Republicans cannot win", AP
The UN is suffering casualties despite opposition to Iraq war, ED

The Globe And Mail

U.S. gas subsidy plan gets boost , mc kenna
Iraq blast weapon 'crude,' FBI says , ap/cp
'60s radical wins parole , ap
Second Canadian dies in Baghdad bombing , cp/ap
RBC strikes Enron settlement , stewart

Toronto Star

Media Demand Death Probe, TS

The Herald

UN will defy the Baghdad bombers , collins
The killers: Militants flock to join army of martyrs , bruce
The victims: UN at crossroads , sinclair
Iraq is world's problem; UN must be allowed to redraw the blueprint for peace , ed
Revealed: move to gag Dr Kelly , summers
Tebbit: Senior civil servant tells how he tried to protect scientist, summers
Hutton Inquiry: QC’s reputation rests on relentless style of questioning , settle
Analysis: An insight into Downing Street spin , settle
Hutton Inquiry: Daily briefing , herald
Libya takes blame but maintains innocence , settle
Campbell puts Hoon in the firing line , summers
Polished performance as a humble sultan of spin walks away unscathed , settle
The unfolding drama , herald
The day bombers declared war on peace workers , collins
Tough envoy was no stranger to danger , evans
Kurds capture 'Saddam's knuckles' , collins
Taliban guerrillas kill 10 policemen , simpson
Jerusalem: 'I heard a huge blast, parts of bus were flying everywhere' , stewart
Global warming brings sardines to North Sea , smith
Outrage as Iceland kills whale 'for research' , briggs

BBC

Israeli missile strike kills Gaza militant, BBC
US seeks to widen Iraq force, BBC
Japan may delay Iraq force, BBC
World Bank steps back from Iraq, BBC
Double crisis for Bush, ED by Stephen Evans

Colombia anti-drug flights to resume backed by US, BBC
US battles Iraq pipeline blaze, BBC
Arab press anger at UN bombing, BBC
Blackouts highlight market weaknesses, ED by Stephen Evans

Asia Times

UN Attack Designed to Send Message: US Can't Make Iraq Secure , Escobar
The US is Responsible for Security in Iraq , Raman
Vieira de Mello did not believe Terrorists would hit UN in Iraq , Osava
Severe Energy Crunch Developing all across Asia , Berthelsen

The Australian

IMF, World Bank Pulling their Staff Out of Iraq , AP
Ahmed Chalabi Knew UN Would Be Attacked; Did He Warn Anyone? , AFP

The Hindustan Times

Outsourcing Computer Jobs to India is Good, says IT Association of America , Rajagopalan

Dawn

US failed to ensure security, says Annan , dawn
De Mello, Bremerties were 'not good' , afp
Council warned US of attack, says Chalabi , reuters
Bush administration faces hard choices: Situation in Iraq , lyon/reuters
Bombing is blow to 'anti-terror war' , giacomo/ reuters
CIA had record of 9/11 pilots , dpa
US media's interest in Osama revived , dawn
Chaos in Iraq , ed
Bush calls for crackdown on Palestinians , afp
Israel plans strikes against Palestinians , afp
Blast in Al Quds , ed
America in the dark , ali
Ohio firm faces suit over blackout , dpa/afp
Ex-envoy holds Pentagon responsible for chaos in Iraq , reuters
Saddam's capture won't end resistance: US , afp
US sees militant group Ansar al Islam as suspect , reuters
RSF for probe into newsman's killing , dawn
Journalists in Iraq jittery after killing , afp
US has world's highest incarceration rate: Justice Department's study , dawn/ipns
No letup in violence as Afghans mark independence , reuters/afp
Israeli fence in Gaza goes unnoticed , Mojon/afp

Sydney Morning Herald

Envoys Of Peace Slaughtered For A War The UN Opposed , McGeough&Wilkinson
UN Won't Be Blasted Off Course In Iraq , Overington
Guerillas Ensuring US Pleas For Help Fall On Deaf Ears , McGeough
Terrorism Leaves Bush Policies In The Carnage , Wilkinson
Ceasefire Illusion Just Blown Away , O'Loughlin

American Prospect

Organizational Principals - Three Union Presidents and their Effort to Reshape the Labor Movement , Meyerson

Common Dreams

Trouble Brewing/Sp/ , Byrd
A Boost for Clean Air Act - Old Power Plants Must Clean Emissions , Herald
Who Wants to go to Iraq Now? , Fisk
How America Created a Terrorist Haven , Stern
Why Aren't we Shocked? , Klein
Demagogue Down South , Post
Schwarzenegger Run May Trigger Tremors in GOP , Solomon

History News Network

Is Bush Wasting His Vacation? , Pinsker
Why Caesar Was Really Killed , Parenti
Hillary's History: What the Media Overlooked , Rosen

World Socialist Web Site

The UN Bombing , Symonds
More Questions over U.S. Military Fatalities in Iraq , Conachy
The U.S. Blackout and “Homeland Security” , Vann

TomPaine

Freedom And What? Forty Years After The Dream , TP

The Progressive

Re-Regulate The Electricity Industry , Rothschild

Online Journal

Voting machine fiasco: SAIC, VoteHere and Diebold . . . Scam to vet software? , Landes
Jewish émigrés seek compensation from Iraq., Heard
Lights out Baghdad on the Hudson., Breen
George Will, Catholic nuns, and the ramifications of authoritarian-conservatives. , Blaker
Forget Arnold, "Blackout Pete" Wilson is the electric terminator. , Wasserman
Independent investigation into Iraq invasion: bring it on. , Redman

Salon

Bush's stealth attack on the atmosphere ,Glenn Scherer
Male cheerleaders and chicken hawks : GOP leaders show aversion to front lines,Joe Conason
Texas School Board Flirts with Creationsim,Salon

Democracy Now

“The Kleptocrats Have Taken Over”: On Taking Back the Country , goodman/hightower
“Don’t Kill the Truth”:Journalist Mazen Dana Who Was Shot Dead by U.S. Troops in Baghdad, goodman/holmes/qusini
Ex UN Official in Iraq Hans Von Sponeck: The Attack Should Come As No Surprise , goodman/von sponeck

Working for Change

Thieves in High Places - Pt. 2 of 9: Never have so few done so much for so few , hightower
Introducing the Egan family, Bush fund-raisers extraordinaire , fred
U.S. touts Iraq reconstruction 'opportunities' , berkowitz
Empire's good and bad days: Remembering anniversaries we'd rather forget , cockburn
Blackout 2003 precipitates nationwide finger-pointing festival , ivins

Find Laws Writ

Bush Administration Owes Public a Complete Accounting of its Use of Intelligence on Iraq , waxman

Wednesday, August 20, 2003

New York Times (*)

Top UN Envoy Among At Least 17 Killed In Baghdad Blast, nyt
With U.S. Troops "Spread So Thin," Little Could Be Done To Prevent The Inevitable, burnett
Iraq Was Not A terrorist threat Until We Turned It Into One , stern
"Since America began its occupation, Iraq has become a mecca for every variety of angry, hate-crazed Arab extremist. " , dowd
"To prevent further degeneration of the situation in Iraq, the administration will have to radically rethink its approach" and bring in the UN. , ed
Suicide Bomber Wrecks Bus in Jerusalem; 18 Killed, Scores Wounded , ap
"Congressman in Fatal Accident Ran Stop Sign, Prosecutor Says" , ap/nyt

Washington Post (*)

While Bush " has allowed budget deficits to spin out of sight," Two Conservative Governors Refuse To Screw Their Citizens In That Way.", broder
Poorly Thought Out Calif. Recall Process Forgot to Include The People In Candidate Selection, meyerson
Alabama Chief Justice "intends to ride the [Ten Commandments] as far as his appeals to emotions and lust for power will take him. ", ed
" U.S. attention to the peace process [in the Middle East] cannot flag; progress is excruciatingly difficult, but without progress there is sure to be a slide back into war.", ed
"The government of Saudi Arabia invested millions of dollars in a company suspected of funding al Qaeda and the Islamic Resistance Movement, the [U.S.] alleged for the first time , wp
"Karla W. Corcoran, the U.S. Postal Service inspector general, retired yesterday after a federal investigation found that she abused her authority, wasted public money and promoted questionable personnel practices. ", wp

Haaretz

18 killed, over 110 hurt in Jerusalem bus bomb , staff
A weary sense of inevitability , rubinstein
Confusion, double dealing, disaster , benn

Readings

Privatization frenzy continues. Bush wants to privatize air traffic control (Yikes!) , Cocco
Blackout traced to dim bulb in the White House , palast
Making Afghanistan safe for heroin dealers,Margolis
How we lost control of our energy , Ridgeway

Guardian

Iraq: the agony goes on , wilson+borger
UN chief gave new voice to Iraq , steele
Campbell points finger at minister of defense Hoon , watt+norton-taylor+macaskill
Britain and US crushed Iran's first democratic government. They didn't learn from that mistake , de luce
Afghan aid workers attacked , ap
Arrogance of empire , foot
Who said what to whom is not the issue - why we invaded Iraq is , toynbee

Independent

Massacre of the peacemakers: today US occupation of Iraq turned into hell , huggler
Staff in shock after explosion claims the life of the UN's own 'action man' , penketh
Gilligan e-mail to MP exposed Kelly as source, inquiry told , waugh+sengupta+morris
Of dossiers, distrust and a tragic death: the day Alastair Campbell took the stand , morris
Rumsfeld to resume US air missions in Colombian drug trade crackdown , gumbel
Opponents of Chavez demand vote to end rule presidency , gunson

BBC

Blast hits UN building in Baghdad, BBC
Baghdad blast kills US soldier, BBC
Battle for US hearts and minds, Ed by Gordon Corera
Cameraman's death "begs questions",BBC
Taleban "ambush Afghan police",BBC
Terror attack "a matter of time",BBC

Boston Globe

Ashcroft to Campaign in Defense of Patriot Act , Anderson AP
Bush Hopes to Tap Into Internet Campaigning with New Site , Theimer AP
U.S. Regrets Death of Cameraman, Begins Inquiry , Shadid WP
Warehouses, Pipeline on Fire , Al-Issawi AP
In Heat of August, the Whiff of Scandal Fades Into Distance , Canellos
Blair Aide Doubted Level of Iraqi Threat , Evans Reuters
Charity Official with Bin Laden Ties Gets Prison Term , Robinson AP
14 Hostages Released in Sahara , Kante AP
Davis Faces Test Within His Party , Goldston + Nissenbaum KR
GAO Probes Closed Firstenergy Plant ,
Iraqi Women Recoiling in Fear of Crime , Milligan
N.E. States at Odds on Paying to Aid Power Grid , Caffrey
Recent Battles Pressure New Afghan Government , Pitman AP
Tinkering Produces a Vaccine for W. Nile , Fox Reuters
During Blackout, Detroit Mayor Turns in a Shining Performance , Pierre WP
Edwards Bides Time , Healy

Chicago Sun Times

Peoples Gas Overcharged $30 Mil., Chase
A No-Win Proposition for Minorities , Jackson
Attacks Pressure Afghan Government , Pitman AP

Chicago Tribune (*)

At Times, Quips Cloud Kerry's Message, Zeleny
U.S. Urged to Put Off Tribunal Trials on Terror, AP
Chavez's Foes Eager to Get Recall Rolling, Miller

USA Today

Bombing in Iraq 'not an amateur job' , Kelley
Escalation of attacks in Iraq , Agence France-Presse
List of terror sponsors hasn't changed since 1993 , Nichols
Albright: U.S. policies divide allies , AP
Gephardt campaign downplays hunt for AFL-CIO endorsement , AP
Democrats start group to try to 'recall' Bush in 2004 election , AP
Judge denies ACLU request to delay California recall vote , AP
McCain seeks more help for U.S. forces in Iraq , AP
Report: Rep. Janklow doing 70 mph at time of crash , AP
In Iraq, a 'comfortable' 118° U.S. says training helps defeat heat , Leinwand & Michaels
Dean leading Dems in New Hampshire, poll finds , AP
Budget deficit climbs to $54.2B in July , AP
Prosecutor: Rep. Janklow ran stop sign before crash , AP
Patriot Act perhaps not as popular as poll implies , Shapiro
Sub hunt risks stirring up China, North Korea , Schwartz & Squitieri
Best way to upgrade electrical grid: Assume the very worst , Mastio
Veterans of first Gulf War sue, allege contamination , AP
Broader expertise will tackle new Gulf illness , USA

Christian Science Monitor

Jump-Starting the Energy Bill , CSM
When the recall fog clears ... , Tyner
Iraq blast fits pattern of sabotage , Grier & Bowers
Why Spanish is the favored new language of politics , Axtman

Los Angeles Times (*)

Car Bomb Rocks UN Mission in Baghdad, ap
Bush Alienates Some Western Repubs With Pro-Development Policies On Public Lands , Cart
Davis To Make His Case In Speech Today, Bustamante Garners Union Support, Jones & Garvey
Recall Focus On Big 6: Davis, Bustamante, Arnold, Simon, McClintock and Ueberroth, Finnegan
Davis-Bustamante 4-Year Feud Continues Into Recall Election, Gold & Morain
Fed Judge Postpones Decision On Recall Fate Until Wednesday, Guccione
”Running Man” To Launch Wave of 60-Second Spots, Barabak
Arnold's Warren Buffett Was Right, Prop 13 Protects The Rich, Starves Government, Sheer
Prop 13 “Not Written In Stone”, Deserves New Look After 25 Years>, Morrison
Cal Plagued By Tyranny of the Majority, Sabato
Spanish Language Media Focuses on Bustamante and Arnold’s Support for Anti-Immigrant Prop 187, Hernandez

Honolulu Advertiser

Immigrants Getting Raw Deal In Bush-Ashcroft Patriot Act , krauss
Hussein's VP (no.20) captured by Kurds, AP
Tentative peace in Liberia - Accord signed by rebels and government, AP
Justice Department rules recall vote doesn't violate Voting Rights Act (1965), AP
Rep. Case Doesn't Like The "Noisy" Right Or Left, But Lieberman Backer Will Have Hard Time With Bedrock Dems Next Election , kruss

Madison Capital Times

Taxes make it tough to be a senior here, Pommer
Power troubles coming to Wisconsin?, mct

Asia Times

US Reaping What it Sowed in Iran , Tabaar
Why the Lessons of Vietnam do Matter , Escobar
The Mounting Cost of Havoc in Iraq , Synovitz
Vietnamese Worried Bush Will Strike Them Next , Cossa
Global Corporations May Be Next Terror Target , Ehrlich
Turkey Wants More of the Iraqi Action , Singh

Sydney Morning Herald

Whaler To Sail Again Amid Controversy , Reuters
Police Say Bali Suspects Bombed Marriott , Moore/Rompies
Enola Gay On Display At Smithsonian, But Don't Mention The Dead , Reuters
Pyongyang's Allies Grow Anxious , McDonald

Counterpunch

Bush's crumbling authority in Iraq , fisk
The imperial bluster of Tom Delay , said
Civil disobedience, direct action may be only solution, but will reelected Bushies crush us? , nimmo
Life and death on the front lines , butterly

Tom Paine

Fox (News) As Hound, Blow

The Progressive

No Peace Marchers Allowed In Fourth Of July Parade , Rothschild

Village Voice

Bush, The Clintons, And Dean At The Beginning Of A Culture War , Gecan
Bush Still Playing With The Truth On Iraq , Schanberg
What The GOP Won't Say About The Blackout: It's Deregulation, Stupid , Cotts
Public Needs In Private Hands: How We Lost Control Of Our Energy , Ridgeway
Power To The People? Hardly. , Ridgeway
Pataki, New York's 'Prince Of Darkness' , Barrett

Harper's Online

Weekly Review , Hodge

Financial Times

Saudi Fighters Preparing for Holy War in Iraq , Husband

Dar al Hayat

Al Qaeda Claim Responsibility for US Power Blackout , Saleh

Slate

Bush Uses His Web Site to invite "faith-based federal contractors to engage in discrimination",Timothy Noah
The Dividend Tax Cut is a Bust, Daniel Gross

Salon

Terrorist threat or political hype? , Paul J. Caffera
The war over the National Guard ,Eric Boehlert
The toxic fallout of 9/11 ,Abrahm Lustgarten
Limousine liberals and corporate-jet conservatives ,Joe Conason
Portrait of an Iraqi rebel ,Ferry Biedermann

Mother Jones

“Bush's energy plan doesn't really have much to do with providing inexpensive and reliable electricity” , mj
So much for liberating women in Afghanistan, as they continue to be arrested for so-called moral crimes , mj

American Prospect

Bush’s disastrous North Korea policy is enabling nuclear buildup in northeast Asia , daalder & lindsay

Counterpunch

Bush plans to install three failed systems and call it "layered missile defense" , martin
Colombia moves toward totalitarianism , donahue
US involvement in Iran: a truth that cannot speak its name , fayazmanesh

American Prospect

DLC Chief Al From Finds Himself on Shaky Ground, Especially with Younger Democrats, Franke-Ruta

Common Dreams

Powering the People , Rifkin
Poisoned Chalice - Wherever It is Prescribed, a Dose of IMF Medicine Only Compounds Economic Crisis , Monbiot
American Voters Have Two Choices: Bush or Bush-Lite , Young
No Mercy in Ashcroft's Brand of Justice, Thomas
Hollywood Isn't Holding its Lines Against the Pentagon, Turley
The Road to Ruin, Krugman
Central Command's Web Site , Tristam
Arnold's Campaign is Flopping so Far, Oliphant
16 Words, but Not the Ones You're Thinking Of, Turri

World Socialist Web Site

Texas Republicans Impose Heavy Fines on Boycotting Democratic Legislators, Martin
Spain: ETA Bombing Campaign Aids Government Offensive Against Democratic Rights, Bond
Bush Grants Permanent Legal Immunity to U.S. Corporations Looting Iraqi Oil, Kelly
Iraq: Civil Unrest Hits British-Controlled Basra, Ingram

Tuesday, August 19, 2003

Washington Post (*)

"In the past two years, FirstEnergy Corp. of Akron has discovered a gaping hole in the nuclear reactor at its Davis-Besse power plant, lost a lawsuit brought by the Environmental Protection Agency and announced plans to restate its earnings to correct mistakes in its accounting. Then, over the weekend, investigators identified several power lines owned by FirstEnergy as the likely trigger point for the power failure Thursday that pulled the plug on a large swath of the Midwest, the Northeast and Canada....The nation's fifth-largest power company has also been a lightning rod for criticism. "Historically, their rates are 30 to 60 percent higher than in the rest of the state, and they have admitted to prioritizing profit above maintenance and safety," said Shari Weir, head of Ohio Citizen Action, an environmental group...Long before the recent blackout, the region was the starting point of a still-unresolved, century-long struggle between government and private companies for control of the electrical industry. At the dawn of the 20th century, Cleveland Mayor Tom Johnson helped create one of the nation's first city-owned power companies because, he said, "if you do not own them, they will own you.." , wp

"The top two executives of FirstEnergy Corp., the Ohio-based utility that is a focus of investigations into last week's cascading blackouts, are key financial supporters of President Bush, according to campaign records.... Democrats have questioned whether Bush's administration coddled electric companies because of his long personal ties to the energy industry. FirstEnergy's ties could increase Capitol Hill scrutiny of the White House handling of the blackout aftermath. Bush's campaign had no comment. " , wp

Bush "Neverland" Economy Withers In The Face Of Unified Attack By Nation's Governors , ignatius
Bush Web Site Contradicted What He Said At Flyboy Photo-Op. Now, Bush Says Combat Operations Are Not Over, Just MAJOR Combat Operations , wp
"California Is Enough To Make Any Sane And Responsible Public Official Shudder." , ed
Microsoft Wants To Police Your Computer. Executive calls Its Auto-Fix Plan "The Ideal Solution" [For Microsoft.] , wp

New York Times (*)

Bush, Republican Congress Say If You Want To Fix Grid, You Must Approve Drilling In Alaska, Tax Cuts For Energy Corporations , nyt
Energy Experts Warned Us That Republican Deregulation Would Weaken The Grid And Lead To Blackouts, And They Were Right , krugman
Bush "Narrow-Gauge" Thinking Backs Southern Energy Greed And Energy Pork Bill At Expense Of National Well- Being , ed
"Two Cowards: Fanatic Arabs and extremist Jews are able to block the road for peace because the leaders on both sides are afraid to challenge them..", oz
Kill Someone And You Go To Jail. Kill 20,000 And You Get Political Asylum , bronner
Paul Newman (the actor) Speaks Out Against HUD (not the movie) , newman
"Substantial Rewrite" Of Iraq dossier linked to "public suspicions that Mr. Blair's office may have manipulated intelligence to exaggerate the threat posed by Iraq's arms." [The rewritten dossier was then used by Bush to justify Iraq war.], nyt

Readings

Iraq: 100 days of ineptitude , Berkowitz
Did someone high up in the White House blow CIA agent's cover? , Corn
A serenade for Bush , rost
Analysis:Infighting over Iraq persists , flamini
Big Lies:How the rightwing propaganda machine demonizes liberals, distorts truth , Conason

Guardian

Blair knew: Iraq was no threat , norton-taylor+watt
Poll shows Blair losing voters' trust , hall
Democrats can only win by being Democrats , young
How much longer will the world drink from IMF's poisoned cup? , monbiot
Remember Afghanistan? , ed
US troops 'crazy' in killing of cameraman , wilson

Independent

The e-mails, the rewritten dossier and how No 10 made its case for war , sengupta+morris
Reservations about document's weapons claims went to heart of kitchen cabinet , grice
MoD press chief accused of 'charade' over naming Kelly , morris
US admits cameraman was shot dead at close range , huggler
Letter from Bin Laden found on body of Saudi bomber , bradley
Taliban strike back with deadly assaults , reeves

The Herald

Downing St gave go-ahead to rewrite dossier , summers
E-mails turn the spotlight on No 10 , settle
‘This is now a game of chicken with the Beeb’ , summers
The private messages made public , herald
How Dr Kelly was named , herald
Truth begins to emerge: Hutton inquiry e-mails may spell destruction for Blair , ed
Inquiry call after US troops kill journalist , collins
Pentagon suppressed a report calling for US action in Liberia , bruce

Haaretz

Sharon embroiled in another scandal , ed
Abbas cannot rule without power or territory , marcus
Congressional delegation to do Sharon's bidding on Syria , agencies

Newsday

Lawsuit by Fox News Endangers Free Speech , balkin
Bush Tries to Deflect Blackout Criticism , hebert
Ashcroft to Defend Patriot Act in Tour , anderson/ap

Boston Globe

22 Killed in Assault on Afghan Police , Pitman AP
Danish Soldier, 8 Iraqis, Journalist Killed in Violence , Cambanis + Milligan
Kerry, Late to Iowa, Sees Chance to Stand Out , Johnson
U.S. Shifting Focus, Agents From Kabul to Baghdad , Bender
Relief, Blame After Blackout , Schlesinger
Calif. Candidates are Short on Spending Solutions , Finnegan + Rabin LAT
One in 37 in U.S. Said to Have Done Time , Anderson AP
Ohio Utility Says Trouble Perhaps Began Elsewhere , Howe
A Massive Threat Seen as Mount Rainier Rots , Harden WP
As Airlines Stall, Airport Expansion Plans Take Flight , Ferkenhoff
Nation's Reaction to Lesbian's Slaying at Issue , Strunsky AP

Chicago Sun Times

Charity Head Linked to Bin Laden Gets 11 Years , Robinson
Bombing Undermines Iraq Recovery, Doran
Party as Well as Personality Sways Votes, CSM
Legacy of Greed: Hey, Kids, This Bill's for You , Smith

Chicago Tribune (*)

Gloves are Off at British Suicide Inquiry, Hundley
North Korea Seeks Change in U.S. Policy, TNS
2nd Fire Erupts in Oil Pipeline; Cause is Unclear, Spolar
Afghan Guerrillas Mount Big Attack, ap
Conan the Republican, Ed
Fair and Balanced Baloney, Ed

Christian Science Monitor

Liberia: a potential model for success , Rotberg
Minimum Force in Liberia , CSM
Afghan democrats face threats , Morrison
Can Wesley Clark be the Democrats' Ike? , Feldmann

USA Today

Lieberman's positions veer from his party's , Lawrence
Gay marriages open gate to social stability , Freedman
Bush proposal won't work , Pope
Many schools not reacting to terror alerts, poll finds , Toppo
Ala. lawmaker rips Bush economic policies , AP
Israel's wall hems in livelihoods -- and dreams , Omar

San Francisco Chronicle

Bushies have nothing to hide, they just refuse to speculate, or whatever , Carroll
Experts say recall election too difficult to read , sfc
The curse of bigness: face it, we are powerless , Sorensen
Families want troops home , Rosen
Governing California is no job for an amateur , Garcia
Unseal the Presidential Papers. What you can do , sfc
Bush, DOD regard wildlife as collateral damage , Phillips+Rice
Bush challenges state's right to implement more stringent environmental standards , Rechtschaffen

BBC

Calls for Reuters death inquiry, BBC

Yahoo News

Former US Diplomat Says Rumsfeld Led Weak Bush To War , AFP
Pre-war E-Mail From Top Blair Aide Says Iraqi Threat Not Proven , Reuters
Sabotage Is Costing Iraq Billions, Bremer Says , Marshall

Toronto Star

A Witness to War, Menon
The Saudi Arabian Executioner's Song, Lee
Is Alberta the Next Kuwait, Talwani
Good News, for Now, from Indian Subcontinent, Siddiqui

Canada.com

Reuters journalist a 'friendly-fire' victim,cp
'Grassroots' plea for Canadian humanitarian aid in Afghanistan, cp

Sydney Morning Herald

Exhumation Of Iraqi War Dead Begins , Reuters
Hezbollah And Israel To Talk Soon Over Prisoner Exchange , AFP

The Atlantic

The Age Of Murdoch , Fallows
Interview With H.W. Brands: Are We Too Reverent Of The Founding Fathers? , Cohen
Interview With Robert Baer: Addicted To Oil , Shelburne

The Hill

Bush: A Radical With A Plan , Schier

Asia Times

Innocent People Caught in US Terror Dragnet , Shahzad
Why an Iraqi College Student Joined the Guerrillas , Biedermann
Globalization and its Discontents , Berthelsen
Why the US Should Change Course in Iraq , Raman
War of Words over Appointing Daniel Pipes , Dauenhauer

Al Bawaba

Witnesses Believe US Killing of Newsman Not an Accident , al Bawaba

Arab News

Is Bush an Idiot or a Liar? , Whitbeck
Fury Over Killing of Palestinian Cameraman , al-Nahr

Baghdad Bulletin

Occupation Watch , Brandon
Divisions Appearing in Iraq Governing Council , Thabit

Dawn

300,000 without water in searing Baghdad , afp
Iraq's oil pipeline is largely unguarded , georgy/reuters
Indonesia asks US to hand over Hambali , afp
Iran warns Israel against attack on N-plants , afp
N.Korea says it won't dismantle N-weapons , afp
Nepal's insurgency stokes unease in Washington , miglani/reuters
Blair's aides prepare for a grilling , ahmed/dawn/gns

Scoop

Schwarzenegger, Ken Lay and George Bush , Leopold
What Has Happened to the US Army in Iraq? , Cloughley

Working for Change

Weapons of mass destruction found:They're in the President's budget , ferenbach
Bush's NYC blackout response sheds light on GOP energy hypocrisy , gonsalves
The Hero of Halliburton Hill (toon) , rall

Democracy Now

Candidate Kucinich on the Blackout of 2003, Deregulation & Howard Dean’s Campaign , goodman/kucinich
Did Deregulation of the Energy Sector Cause the Blackout of 2003? ,goodman /palast/smith/casazza
A Discussion on Alternative Energy, gooodman /palast/wasserman/casazza

Monday, August 18, 2003

New York Times (*)

Blackout Hangover: After 9/11, Third Task Force Study Accused Bush Of Not Spending The Money Needed To Protect Us [Tax Cuts To The Rich Used It Up] , herbert
Bush Lacks Energy Leadership As He Starts With Ideology, Stalls, And has Already Weakened Energy Efficicncy Regulations , ed
Voluntary Or Mandatory? BushAdmin Wants To Talk About Technical Standads To Allow The System To Operate As Is, Not Economic Standards To Build The System That's Needed , nyt
Many Of Bush's Judicial Nominees Are Radicals, Not Conservatives, Out To Destroy Our Constitutional Rights , cohen
As Job Loses Continue, "Bush Can Forget About The Solid South" , nyt
Putin's Actions Suggest Anti-Democratic Movement In Russia Has Reached A New Stage , SHLAPENTOKH

Washington Post (*)

[Can't Bush Do Anthing About The Rampant Crime In His Home Town?] , ed
Abraham-Bush Want To Forget About Regional Oversight Of Energy For Three Years, Call Disliked Mandatory Regulations "Forc[ing] Down The Throats." Want people, not corporations, to foot the bill. , wp
"The problems in California are not Gray Davis's fault, nor can they be solved by a new governor." Washington Gov. Locke , ap
Colin's Kid Says He Wants To Fix Cell Phone Intrusion Upon Emergency Networks, But Last Month's FCC Decision, Now Under Appeal, Suggests Otherwise , wp
TV Ad Campaign Seeks To Draft Dem Gen. Clark , wp
Iraqi Guerrillas Add Infrastructure Attacks To Attacks On U.S. Troops , ep
As Saudis Support Wahhibi Anti-American Terrorism, [Bush Should Use Next Meeting To Remind Them Of His "Us Or Them" Anti-Terrorist Pledge] , kyl and Schumer

Readings

Vatican "Ordered Abuse Coverup" , bbc
Preventive War 'The Supreme Crime' , chomsky
But Rush, it's a GOP thing , brown
The nuclear option that America does not need , levi
Trading on Terror: Linking Financial Markets and War, Wokusch
Bustamante Takes Lead Over Arnold, Has 2-1 Advantage Among Latinos In Field Poll, Field Poll

Guardian

If the Bushies won't listen to us, why should any other countries? , kilfoyle
UK defense minister unwilling to fall on sword , watt+norton-taylor
22 die in Taliban attack on police station , mccarthy
Iraq hit by fresh attack on oil pipeline , wilson
Don't be fooled by the success of a few minority Americans - racism is still rife , phillips
US unveils new weapon (wait until Jon Stewart gets hold of this!) , wilson
Chaos and cannibalism under Congo's bloody skies , kiley

Independent

Bush blamed for chaos which led to blackouts , gumbel
Sabotage threatens Iraq's economy , huggler
Intelligence officer's 'unease' at Straw's Iraq claims , waugh
Former intelligence officer wanted his objections to dossier known , waugh

The Herald

Wave of sabotage pours misery on Iraq: Newsman ‘killed by US troops’ , collins
Hutton inquiry enters dramatic phase as Campbell & company face interrogation , settle
Lockerbie families want Libya to explain bombing , settle
Lockerbie: Cold admission must lead to thaw between Libya and UN , ed
Secret Vatican paper ordered abuse cover-up , bannerman
Israel to deport Scot who tried to stop soldiers demolishing house , simpson
The evil buffoon who wrecked Uganda , ritchie

Haaretz

It takes three to tango , eldar
Sharon-Mofaz dispute delays separation barrier , benn
U.S. legislators meet Israeli leaders, discuss security , ap

Christian Science Monitor

George W.: Did he or didn't he? , Nordell
US notches world's highest incarceration rate , Chaddock
The World's Superpower - cartoon , Bennett

Boston Globe

The Broken Grid , Oliphant
Bush Waging a War on Parks, Forests , .A. Barron
Spending Mandates Limit Next California Governor , Weisman WP
Arizona Referendum Proposal Criticized as Anti-Immigrant , Wagner
Canadians Criticize Leader as Power is Slowly Restored , Nickerson
Voting Rights Case Could Delay Recall , Wasserman AP
PAC Tries to Bundle Political Gifts , Theimer AP
Democrats Recognize a Good Line , Johnson
Afghan Opium Cultivates New Converts , Burnett
Kurdish Forces Say Islamic Militants Are Regrouping , MacQuarrie
Explosion Halts Oil Exports to Turkey , Sanders + Chris Kraul LAT
In Mideast Peacemaking, Mayhem and Long Memories , Radin

Chicago Sun Times

Fox's Franken Suit May Help Create a Monster Hit , Steinberg
Arnold Faces Tough Fight: Poll , Lawrence

Chicago Tribune (*)

As Iraqis Die, Hate for U.S. Spreads. Families Left Bitter by Relatives' Deaths, Marx
Bad Luck, Persona Deal Blows to Davis. Lone Wolf Governor has Few Political Friends and a Heap of Trouble as he Tries to Fight Off the Recall, Jones
GOP Ups Pressure on Exiled Texas Democrats, TNS

Los Angeles Times

Study Finds 9-11 Style Attack On US Likely In Next 12 Months, ap
Rummy Pushes Pentagon Reform With Unfinished Business In Iraq and Afghanistan, McManus
Pentagon Squashed Report Calling For Rapid and Larger US Intervention, Farley, Simmons & Richter
EPA Nominee Has Pro-Development Bias, Shogren
Babbitt Slams Bush On Park Service Privatization, Babbitt
Davis To Sign Domestic Partner Bill If Passed, Jones & Merl
Arnold Avoids Non-Hollywood Press and Details, Finnegan & Rabin
Arnold, Recall Proponents Engaging In “Shrill Exaggeration” and “Misinformation” On Cal Economy, lat
Cal Needs More Than Sound-bytes From Recall Candidates, Flanigan

San Francisco Chronicle

Arnold as actor? Role model? , ed
Calif. recall: True facts cannot compete with True Lies , Trounstine
Should Democrats "get religion?" , Bunzel
Calif. Gov. Davis to okay rights for same-sex couples , sfc
Enough with the California bashing , Acosta
The roots of recall; Davis isn't all warts , Salter

Madison Capital Times

Doyle veto aids workers, ed
Judges need discretion, ed
Bush's lie tactics to make case for Iraq war are Orwellian, Rozelle
The blackout: 'This never happens, really', mct
Lifting the fog of fear, ed
What will war cost?, ed
GOP's hoops for voters, McNally
We must promote protection, restoration of wetlands, Ruwaldt

Seattle Times/PI

Young man seeks education, job, but finds death in Iraq , maag
Cartoon: Rummie's letter to the troops , horsey

The Globe And Mail

Suspicious fires hit Iraqi pipeline , ap
22 die in major Afghanistan raid , ap
Pakistani Mobs attack KFC restaurant, gas stations , ap

Sydney Morning Herald

US Troops Find Slim Pickings In Graveyard , McGeough

Times of India

Karl Rove: Louisiana must stay in Republican hands; worried though Jindal's campaign strong , ians

Dawn

Growing sense of insecurity in US , raza
22 dead in Afghan fighting: Three new security chiefs appointed , ap/afp
390,000 Afghan DPs return home , afp
Karzai's correct move , ed
UK defence secretary accepts blame: Death of scientist , afp
6 killed in jail attack; pipeline again ablaze: Wave of sabotage hits Iraq , reuters/afp
Radioactive material stolen in India , dpa
Glaciers disappearing worldwide , gonzalez/dawn/ipns
China's major role in engaging N. Korea: Change in foreign policy , pomfret/lat/wp
Of cola wars and water conflicts: privatization of our water resources? , naqvi

Alternet

Take This Jobless Recovery and Shove It , Genevieve Roja
A Bigger, Badder Sequel to Iran-Contra , Jim Lobe
Getting Our ACT Together , Kathryn Shulz
Taking Responsibility , John Stauber and Sheldon Rampton

Mother Jones

The Real Leavitt , Daily Mojo
Stiffing the Troops , Daily Mojo
Pipes-Schemes , Daily Mojo
Losing Control , Daily Mojo
Rose-Colored Economics , Daily Mojo

Salon

George Bush's Terminator Problem , Tim Grieve

Online Journal

Israel Gets the Green Light from U.S. to Profit and Pry , heard
Bush Hides a Terrorist , balkwill
Wolfowitz Disavows Pre-War Comments On Iraq-9/11-Al Queda Connection, Leopold

Common Dreams

Lessons in How to Lie About Iraq, Eno
Bush Waging a War on Our Parks, Forests, Barron
Our Nation is in Crisis, Howard Dean
Ahnuld, Ken Lay, George Bush, Dick Cheney and Gray Davis, Leopold
Canadians in Kabul Are Not Peacekeepers, Margolis

Sunday, August 17, 2003

New York Times (*)

Bush's Free Trade Economy Will Lift All Boats, But Not In This Century, Jobless Middle-Class Workers , kirn

"The top arms manufacturers -- and the U.S. sells more weapons than the rest of the world combined -- have a vested interest in keeping their product on the move, legally or otherwise. And aren't there also simply times when a government decides it's in its best interest, and its citizens' best interest, to let traffickers traffic?... According to Clinton administration N.S.C. officials, from its first days the Bush administration didn't see transnational crime as a national-security issue, and it didn't share their fixation on Victor Bout [the world's largest arms dealer.] Condoleezza Rice instructed the N.S.C. to work the Bout problem diplomatically. ''Look but don't touch'' is how one former White House official put it to me. After Sept. 11, Rice called off the Bout operation altogether. Moscow was not to be pressured on arms trafficking in general and Victor Bout in particular. The reasoning, according to a source who talked to Rice, was that they had ''bigger fish to fry.'' (Rice refused to comment for this article.) " , landesman

We Really Don't Have To Wait Untill '06 To Protect Our Aircraft From Missiles , ed
Will The Bush Brothers Serve The People Or The Corporations In Florida? , ed
Saddam's Phony Arabism Has Left The Iraqis Suspicious Of Their Neighbors , friedman
Senior Israeli official argues that the demands on both sides are" not symmetrical.", nyt
Klaatu barada nikto, Bush!, dowd

Washington Post (*)

Preventing Blackouts: Bush Disavows His Wake Up Call, Says Go Back To Sleep. , wp
What Bush Doesn't Want: You Can't Have Competitive Electricity Markets And Voluntary Compliance. "Mandatory, Enforceable Standards" Are Needed , naeve
While Bush And Rice Cheerlead Democracy, Iraq Is Going The Way Of Afghanistan, With Half-Hearted U.S. Action , ed
Rare Alliance Of Anti-American Iraqi Clerics Has U.S. Worried , wp
"Have You Ever Seen The U.S. Take Blame For Anything?" Asks Mayor Of Toronto ,

Newsday

Just Call Him Lights Out Pataki , breslin
City Faithful Let Down by Pols , breslin
Power Grid Not Congressional Priority , gordon

BBC

A dramatic first week for Hutton Inquiry , higham

Observer

Campbell to deny role in the naming of Kelly , ahmed
Hutton inquiry has no precedent , cohen
Bush approach to social control something new in history of propaganda , eno
Terror blast cuts off Iraq's oil pipeline to Turkey , wilson

Independent

Revealed: last-minute changes to Iraq dossier , dillon
New evidence shows crucial dossier changes despite protest from experts , rangwala
Step by step, piece by piece, the ugly truth reveals itself , whitaker
Intel experts question sting that led to arrest of Brit for selling missile to 'terrorists' , stummer+goodchild
Iraqi saboteurs put vital oil pipeline out of action , huggler
Britons admit to al-Qa'ida link in plea bargain deal , carrell

Sunday Herald

The Hutton Inquiry: Political Editor sums up … , fraser
Hooray for Hutton: at last the ugly truth seeps out , herald
Revealing as it is, the Hutton inquiry should also examine the case for war , macwhirter
Grid Locked:US’s antiquated, underfunded national grid fails northeastern America , hicklin
‘We’ll select presidents the way we select the winner of American Idol' , hicklin
Behindology: the study of hard political realities obscured by layers of hype and spin , bowman
Lockerbie: Case closed? Powerful US oil lobby is eager to explore Libya’s crude supply, mckenna
Death of a Dictator: Idi Amin: 1925 - 2003 , bridgland
Labour planned to assassinate Idi Amin , bridgland
Call to ban angling as experts predict the extinction of freshwater salmon , crawford

Haaretz

The Americans look ugly not only to Iraqis , bar'el
Israel can still be saved from the settler ideology , prior
IDF sets up army posts in PA-ruled Hebron , regular

Readings

"The New York power grid, which collapsed, plunging millions of Americans into darkness, is owned by the British utility National Grid Transco." , ind
Czech Troops May be Pulled out of Iraq , Livingston
US Troops Provoke Afghan Anger , Achakzai
U.S. Admits It Used Napalm Bombs In Iraq , ind
Scot Soldier In Iraq "Roasted to Death" in 170F Heat , Fairburn

Boston Globe

Advocacy Group Faces U.S. Review , Sherman AP
Iraqi Clerics Preach Against Occupation; 2 U.S. Soldiers Wounded , Brown + Allam KR
With Power Cuts a Daily Woe, Little Sympathy in Baghdad , Milligan + Cambanis
Iraqi Clerics Preach Against Occupation; 2 U.S. Soldiers Wounded , KR
Fellow Veterans to Join Kerry's Kickoff , AP
In Calif. Recall, Latino Vote Begins to Show its Might , Calvan

Chicago Sun Times

D.C. Conservative to Join Illinois GOP Race for Senate , Main
AOL Asks Bush for Chat Monitor Exemption , Smitherman

Chicago Tribune (*)

Blackout Lights Up Political Squabbling, Neikirk + Zuckman
Blair Adviser Will Testify in Suicide-Weapons Probe, TNS
Dean Rethinks Pledge to Abide by Campaign Spending Limits, Zeleny

Los Angeles Times (*)

US Judge May Postpone Recall For Failure To Comply With Voting Rights Act, Dolan
Schwarzenegger Tries To Distance Himself From Buffett After Advisor Questions Prop 13 – The “Third Rail” of California Politics, Barabak & Reich
Recall Buyer Issa Failed To Pay Corporate Taxes, Faces FEC Investigation For Soft Money Contributions, Glover
Huffington Campaign Manager Also A Lobbyist In Minnesota, Arianna Sees No Conflict , Connell
Bush Reverses Position, Now Backs Dems Call For Electricity Grid Upgrade , Anderson & Alonso-Zaldivar
Lugar Focuses On Destroying Russian WMDs, Criticizes Restrictions On Funding, Holley
Park Service Employees Criticize Bush For Inadequate Funding, As Bush & Norton Stage Photo Op At Santa Monica Mountains, Chen
Bush Texas “Miracle” In Education Based On Data Excluding Minorities, Real Data Needed To Improve Education, lat
African Despot Idi Ami Dies, Had Devastated A Once Thriving Uganda , Lamb
A (Tongue in Cheek) Q&A On The Recall Election, Rivenburg

San Francisco Chronicle

Bustamante and actor take lead in bipartisan poll , sfc
Arnold's adviser Warren Buffet raises brouhaha with Calif. Prop. 13 comments , sfc
Iraqis offer ten tips on how to beat the heat , ap
To protect minority voting rights federal judge may delay California's recall , sfc
Bush stages photo-op in California park between two $1 million fundraisers , sfc

Madison Capital Times

Don't cut job sites, ed
Tide turning toward health care for all, Zweifel

The Globe And Mail

Saboteurs attack major Iraqi oil pipeline , ap
U.S. aid to Russia threatened , ap
Blackout cause linked to faulty Ohio power lines , ap
McCallum taking heat for incendiary remarks , chase/laghi

Toronto Star

Editorial: Troubling Silence on Saudi Outrage, ed
U.S. Blackout Lights Up Hearts of Some Iraqis Suffering in Heat, Kaplow
'Conscientious Objector' Faces Military Court, Kenna

Jordan Times

The Occupation of Iraq is a Shambles , Jansen

Dawn

Bush became so abreactive after 9/11, that he declared the Iraq war as a crusade , nasir
Two wanted Iraqis surrender to US , reuters
Iran group's assets seized in America , iqbal
Tripoli takes responsibility for Pan Am plane bombing , haider
Shias warn US troops against patrols , afp
Iraqi children being held by American troops , steele/dawn/gns
Saudi ulema condemn terrorism , reuters
Ex-US envoy to India named Bush adviser , afp
Seoul rally urges US to end hostility to North Korea , afp
Woman may run for Afghan presidency ,merey/dpa
Rubric of resettlement: A Film With Arundhati Roy , akhtar

Sydney Morning Herald

Amin's Death Shows Failure Of International System , AFP
Segregation Case Ends 47 Years Too Late , Sun-Herald
Just Another Day - An Attack On US Troops In Iraq , McGeough
Beethoven Blast Too Much For Homeless , Sun-Herald

Common Dreams

Selling Dean Short, Pollitt
Ex-Parks Employees Take Aim at Bush, Ex-National Park Bosses Blast Bush , Baird
Iraqis Say U.S. Blackout No Comparison to their Prolonged Outage, Allam KR
Blackout: an Industry Trapped by a Theory, Kuttner
The Latest Bogus Fossil-Nuke Blackout: This Grid Should Not Exist, Wasserman
Blackout: the Matrix of Our Troubles, Wolfe + Homer-Dixon
What Will War Cost?, Madison Capital Times
Will the CIA Protect the White House?, Corn
Stumbling Toward Disaster: the Trade Charade, Watkins
Our Fellow Creatures Have Feelings - so we Should Give them Rights Too, Rifkin
Hollywood Needs to Look to Social Workers for Heroes, Kane
Ashcroft's Power Grows in Terrorist Witch Hunt, Thomas

World Socialist Web Site

Britain: Hutton Inquiry Hears Damning Evidence Against Government, Hyland

Counterpunch

What has happened to the US Army in Iraq? , cloughley
War pimps: a confidence game on Iraq , st. clair
New army vehicle being sent to Iraq should come with coffin handles , lind
A smorgasbord of Bush lies , smith
"Unusual events" reported at nuke plants during blackout , moniak

Saturday, August 16, 2003

New York Times (*)

"As Mr. Bush's "growth" program rolls out, the richest 1 percent of Americans can expect an estimated 17 percent cut in their taxes by 2010, according to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy. The other 99 percent get a 5 percent cut — along with accumulated deficits of $4 billion or more across the next 10 years and the lost chance that the now-vanished surplus might be used to protect their future Social Security benefits. " , ed

Bush's Deregulation Jones: "In the search for the source of Thursday's blackout, the underlying cause has been all but ignored: deregulation. In principle, deregulation of the power industry was supposed to use the discipline of free markets to generate just the right amount of electricity at the right price. But electric power, it turns out, is not like ordinary commodities." , kuttner

"President Bush's call to upgrade the power grid will do little to eliminate power failures. The magnitude of the blackout is rooted in an often ignored aspect of our globalized world: vulnerability due to interconnectivity. " , barabasi

Bush Terms Blackout "A Wakeup Call," But It's He Who Was Sleeping, Say The Dems , nyt
Electricity And Free Market Grids Won't Work Without Government Regulation , richardson
Palestinians Stop $3 Million From Reaching Militant Group, Isralis Conditionally Agree To Return Two Palestinian Towns , nyt
Libya Admits Killing 270 People In Scotland, Shows No Remorse , nyt

Washington Post (*)

Bustamante Leading Arnold In Nonpartisan Statewide Poll 25%-22% , wp
Bush Promised To Make Dead Migrants A Priority. He Lied. , ed
"What Is It About Anglicans And Sex?" , king
Isn't The California Recall The End Result Of "Reform" Politics? , bauer
One In Four Russians Want Stalin, One In Three Want Non-Democratic, Authoritarian Government. , ed

Readings

Power Outage Traced to Dim Bulb in White House, Palast
Extreme propaganda -- it's a democracy killer , Hightower
U.S. only guessing at who's fighting against troops in Iraq , Siddiqui
Scientists warned White House of power grid's vulnerabilities last year; NOW will Bush pay attention? , AP
Hundreds of Protestors Appear at Bush Fund-Raiser , Roth
Veterans Against the War Sound Off , VAIW
Schwarzenegger's Tarnished team , ed

Guardian

No water and power, Iraqis run out of patience in the searing summer heat , wilson+bowcott
Dr. Kelly, a complex character caught in a storm , burkeman
Kelly affair: How the principals have fared , norton-taylor+watt+wells
America still in the dark about power disaster , borger
45-minute claim on Iraq was hearsay , dodd+watt+norton-taylor
The Hutton inquiry is a bogus struggle between two former lovers , allen
Lakhani's lifestyle indicates that the arms trade isn't what it used to be , hyde

Independent

US orders extra security for Iraq's unloved Governing Council , huggler
Soldier killed in Iraq was reconstruction expert , beard
Two-year hunt tracked al-Qa'ida 'branch manager' to Thailand , marks
The city is at a standstill, but at least we can see stars above Manhattan , usborne
BBC journalist to sue US magazine over 'foiled FBI plan' story , johnson

Haaretz

Court sets $10 M. bail for Yehuda Abraham, nabbed in missile plot , ap
Source: Israel to transfer Jericho, Qalqilyah to PA next week , harel+lis+kra

Boston Globe

America's Worst Side in Iraq , Jackson
Judge Refuses to Dismiss Marine's Court-Martial , Martel AP
Judge Won't Remove Commandments , BG
Iraqi Guerrillas Are Hailed , al-Khalidi, Reuters
U.S. Marines Move Into Position in Liberia , Walsh
French Could Hold Up Lockerbie Deal , Reuters
Germany Begins Trial of Alleged Al Qaeda Functionary , Finn, WP
One Killed in Pakistan Raid , Khan AP
After Clash, U.S. Apologizes and Shi'ites Offer a Warning , Walt
UN Security Council Welcomes Iraqi Panel , Lederer AP
Group Warned of Potential Blackout, Kranish
Top Interior Dept. Lawyer Orders Probe of Own Conduct, Heilprin AP
Report Cites FBI Failures in Spy Case , Anderson AP
Officials Find Few Answers but Grid's Fragility , Howe
Army Puts Off Plans to Destroy Deadly VX , BG
Pentagon Promises Combat Troops It Will Make Up for Expiring Raises , Johnson
Spreading West Nile Found in Blood Supply , Yee AP
Seven Democratic Contenders Chide Bush on Health Care , Glover AP

Chicago Sun Times

Alleged Spy for Saddam Pleads Innocent , Robinson
Edwards Struggles to Light Campaign Fire , Fournier
Bad Software Could Make Recount a Mess , Konrad
Clinton Critics Wrong Again, Greeley

Chicago Tribune (*)

Those Nagging Steel Tariffs, Ed
2 Afghan Aid Workers, 3 Others Die in Ambush, tns
Bush in California, Silent on Recall, Deardorff

San Francisco Chronicle

Pay cuts and red faces; amid outrage, Penagon drops plans for rollback , sfc
Make way for Arnold. GOP wants rival candidates to drop out , sfc
Schwarzenegger has a decidedly politically incorrect past , sfc
Maria Schriver stands by her man, but no endorsement from the Kennedy clan , sfc
The worst environmental president in history will take a photo-op hike in California woods , ed
A chilling message from the Bush gang , Letters

Los Angeles Times

US Apologizes For Shooting At Baghdad Crowd, Sanders & Dixon
After Getting No Bid Iraq Contract, Bush Admin Gives Haliburton Head Start on Potential Emergency Repair Work for Iraqi Oil, Streitfeld
Bush Warns Marines Of Continuing Dangers In Iraq, Chen
Homeland Security Unit Makes Quick Assessment of Blackout , Fineman & Kemper
Blackout Part of Failure of Energy Deregulation, lat
Bush’s National Parks Policy Is All Photo Op, No Substance, lat
Davis Backers Weigh Whether To Pursue A “No” on Recall and “Yes” on Bustamante Strategy , Jones
Huffington Ties Arnold To Enron, O’Connor
Huffington Campaign Grounded By Tax Return Questions, Fox, Mathews & Gold
Cal Congressional Delegation Divided Over Recall Strategy, Anderson
Rob Lowe Latest Dem To Jump To Arnold (Maybe He’ll Do For Arnold What He Did For Dukakis), Eller & Cieply
California Prop 13 and Recall Saves Mississippi From Being Nation’s Laughing Stock, McElvaine

The Globe And Mail

Fed's words speak louder than actions , parkinson
Warren Buffett's California dreamin' , avery
U.S. captures al-Qaeda's South Asia chief , entous
U.S. wants to cut pay for Iraq troops , epstein

Asia Times

Afghan Resistance Becoming More Organized , Shahzad
San Diego Defense firm SAIC Chosen to set up Iraq Media Network , Lobe
IMF Report on Problems with the US Economy , Berthelsen

Dawn

US troops provoke fear in Afghanistan , achakzai/reuters
US cannot curb opium output: Rumsfeld on Afghan situation , dawn
'Situation on western border volatile' , bureau
Al Qaeda operative killed in shootout , khan
The Andean condor who deploys the hawks , lobe
Hambali captured in Thailand, handed over to US , reuters/dawn
Power failure brings high-tech meltdown to New York ,hewitt /afp

Sydney Morning Herald

Race For Hambali's Secrets , Snow et al.
A Terrorist Torn Down , Baker
Inside The Iraqi Resistance , McGeough
Blair's Hand In Grilling Of Kelly , Tweedie&Laville
All Sides Stung, And Inquiry Is Just Beginning , Fray
BBC Accused Of Ruining FBI's Chance of Infiltrating Al Qaeda Arms Network , Rennie&O'Neill
Killer Heatwave A Sign Of Blistering Times To Come , Fray
The Perils Of Global "Worming" , Lowe
To Christian Right, Arnie's A Devil With Biceps , Wilkinson
China Won't Be Backdoor For Banned North Korean Weapons , McDonald

Tom Paine

Where's The Recovery? , Joint Econ. Cmte. Democrats
Bush Tries To Gut Clean Air Act Before Leavitt Confirmation Hearing , O'Donnell
Don't Be An Idiot , Hightower
Q & A With Jim Hightower , Moyers
Blackout: Energy History Repeats Itself , Morris
A National Vacation Policy , Reich
Universal Health Care: Let The Debate Resume , Fein

The Progressive

Iraq Situation "Not That Dire" Says Bush Official , Rothschild

American Prospect

How Washington Sold Our Soul for Saudi Crude, Rozen

Common Dreams

Iraqis Gloat Over U.S. Blackout; Offer Tips on How to Beat the Heat , Price AP
A Tale of Two Power Outages, Jurri
Stark Message of the Mutiny: is the Philippine Government Bombing its Own People for Dollars?, Klein
Oh, How Courageous Senate Could Be, Nichols
With Science, Bushies Play Fast and Loose, Teepen
August Marks Another Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of Japan, the Ultimate Act of Terrorism, Pilger

World Socialist Web Site

Iraq War: More Revelations of Lies Over Niger Uranium, Slaughter

In These Times

Web of Lies , meyrowitz
When Warriors Dissent , muwakkil
This Summer, the Worm Is Turning , douglas

Democracy Now

Climate Change Threatens the Future of Humanity, but we Refuse to Respond Rationally , goodman/monbiot
Iraq: Protests Erupt in Basra Over Lack of Electricity , goodman/wilson

Mother Jones

The Taliban may be gone, but women in Afghanistan are still being arrested for 'moral' crimes. , Sevcik

FindLaws Writ

The Deadly Serious Crime of Naming CIA Operatives , dean

Working for Change

Explosion of interest in Schwarzenegger's candidacy for governor of California is a national scandal , dionne
One hundred days of ineptitude: Bush 'pleased with the progress we've made' in Iraq , berkowitz

Z-Net

The Finest Liars In The World , Eduardo Galeano
Dying To Fight , Peter Dwyer
Vision Strategy: Election Plan? , Michael Albert
The Nuclear Love Affair , John Pilger
Bush: Neither Christian Nor a Republican , Ned Boudreau
One Refuser To Another: Israeli Refusenik to US Conscientious Objector , Matan Kaminer

Friday, August 15, 2003

Readings

Conservatives slur senators who won't go along with Bush's radical judicial picks , Cocco
Dubya indemnity: Bush grants immunity to corporations trafficking in Iraqi crude , Floyd
"Thumbs up" -- an obscene gesture in Arab world -- perfectly describes postwar chaos, Goldsborough
Bush 's Labor Dept stops reporting layoff statistics -- but that doesn't make the layoffs go away , Hightower
Who's worse: Gingrich or Wolfowitz? (One might be the next Secy of State), Ivins
Gore might not run but he can campaign , Lyons
Welcome to Brainwashington D.C. , bröckers
Do Americans Have a First Amendment Right to Become "Human Shields" & to Criticize Their Government? , hilden
Bush Administration Achieves Scientific Breakthrough: Time Travel Mastered! , kwiatkowski
Military families tell "Bring 'em on" Bush to bring troops home , AFP
The 'Progress' We Are Making in Iraq , Goldsborough
Schwarzenegger Entered Race because Riordan is Too Old & Shaky , Novak
US "Sting" Operation Criticized As Setup, While Terrorist Groups Remain , ABC News
White House Pressured EPA Not To Warn Public About Health Effects of 9/11 , Goodman, Hang, Kaufman
Iran-Contra, Amplified , Lobe
9/11 Funds Came From Pakistan, Says FBI , Joshi
Why Wasn't Pakistan's Role In 9/11 Mentioned In Commission Report? , Chossudovsky

Special: Northeast In Blackout

Transportation Systems Disrupted; No Initial Sign of Terrorism, Officials Say , nyt
Power Outage Hits Major U.S., Canadian Cities , wp
Major Power Outage Hits Cities From New York To Detroit, cnn
Air, Rail Travel Affected in Washington Area , wp
A state-by-state look at the blackout's impact , bg
Blackout darkens cities from Ohio to New York, parts of Canada , cst
Ontario, eastern U.S. blackout, cp
Outage Cuts Power to 10 Million Canadians , reuters

New York Times (*)

Majority Of Americans Reflect Islamic Ways Of Thinking. Believe In Bush, Virgin Birth, Not Evolution, Science, History , kristof
22 Stories On The Blackout Of 2003 And Its Aftermath , nyt
Media Whores Praise Twitches Of Jobless Bush Economomy While Deficits Grow, krugman
Recovery Without Jobs? No Way. , letters
Israel Releases 68 of 7,000 Palestinian Prisoners, Involved Low-Level Offenses Such As Illegal Entry. , nyt
Key Repubs, Inside And Outside Calif., Get Behind Arnold, Stiff The Other Three GOP'ers , nyt

Washington Post (*)

Blame The Power Failure On Energy Industry Money Politics (plus 13 stories), wp
What Would Happen If Terrorists Targeted Our Computer Systems? , white and sclavos
Turning Control Of Afghanistan Over To NATO Does Not Mean Bush Can Back Out Of His Obligations, And More U.S. Troops Will Be Needed , ed
Ashcroft Puts Cart Before Horse: Start By Lowering Overly-Severe Sentences That His Own Lawers, Not Just Judges, Don't Always Follow , bowman
North Korea Using Front Companies To Buy Nuke Gear , wp

The Herald

Power cuts plunge US into chaos , montgomery
Terrible memories flood back as New Yorkers pack streets , montgomery
MoD called Dr Kelly back for second round of questioning after Blair move , summers
Pressure got to Kelly, says colleague , summers/puttick
Controversial claim changed several times , summers
Hutton Inquiry: Key quotes , herald
British soldier killed as Iraqi rebels blow up ambulance , tinning
Schwarzenegger team enriched by billionaire , simpson

Guardian

Iraqi children among those held in grim, makeshift jails by US forces , steele
Kelly panic caused Blair to intervene , norton-taylor+dodd
How trail of evidence led to Blair's doorstep , dodd
British officer killed by bomb in Iraq , wilson
What should matter is not the BBC but the question of WMDs , porter
Is the Philippine government bombing its own people for dollars? , klein
We should welcome signs of a shrinking population , woollacott

Independent

How the political establishment hounded Dr Kelly to the end , sengupta+morris
MoD official admits final dossier was 'noticeably harder' , ind
Intelligence chief called for 'security-style' grilling of Kelly , milmo
UK soldier dies in Basra as ambulance is bombed , demetriou+huggler
Israelis kill Islamic Jihad commander in gun battle , silver
US forces pour into Liberia with M16s and razor wire , walsh

Haaretz

Turkey asks U.S. to foil Israeli plans for Mount , bar'el
U.S. hopes economic pressure will alter Syrian behavior , benn
Hopes for ceasefire appear to be dwindling , ed

Boston Globe

Antiwar drive unites many military kin, Wolfe AP
U.S. troops Iraqis clash in Baghdad, Walt
Scientists seek open access to medical research, Goldberg
Man on 'no-fly' list arrested, Carter + Phillips ST
In Democratic California Bush may take the money and run, Washington
Saudi probe uncovers terror cells, Ambah AP
Antiterror information lacking, report charges, Baldor AP
Democracy might be impossible, U.S. was told, Bender
Candidates assail trade labor policies, Johnson
Bush claims tax cuts will fuel lagging economy, Washington Post
Kerry hints at reform for Social Security, Johnson
Identifying WTC remains might be impossible, Kugler AP
Day of bloodshed in Afghanistan, Khan AP
Peacekeepers set to take control of Liberia port, Vick Washington Post
Russia, China said to mull security guarantees for N. Korea, Gutterman AP
Saudi probe uncovers terror cells, Saleh Ambah AP

Christian Science Monitor

What Color Is Your Alert? , CSM
In Washington, a tug of war over secrets , Schorr
Pride and peril for US as global cop , Grier
The making of an Iraqi guerrilla: one man's tale , Barr

Chicago Sun Times

U.S. troops fire on demonstrators, Al-Issawi
Bush to steer clear of fray during visit as accusations fly - professes no involvment with Calif. recall , Fouhy

Chicago Tribune (*)

U.S. rebuffs UN role in Iraq, Dorning
Democrats plug away, 1 Iowa voter at a time, Zeleny
50 killed in Afghanistan attacks tied to Taliban, Sly
Parents of troops join protest, urge U.S. to pull out of Iraq, Keogh

San Francisco Chronicle

Final recall ballot whittled from massive to really big; 135 candidates to face Davis , sfc
Schwarzenegger's two sides: macho actor displays respect, disdain for women , sfc
Tax Cuts To The Rich: Troops face pay cut; Pentagon: duty bonuses are budget buster , sfc
Pay cut plan outrages families of troops in Iraq, Afghanistan , sfc
Recall Island, Adventures in California (flash) , Fiore

Los Angeles Times (*)

Dems Dismiss President’s Economic Statements As “Photo Op Politics”, Chen
Bush Needs UN Help To Address Deteriorating Iraqi Situation, lat
Military Families Criticize Iraqi War, Launch “Bring Them Home Now" Campaign , Rosenblatt
Fox Suit Not Only Harassment Of Political Opponent But Disregards First Amendment, Balkin
Bush Now Claims He Won’t Get Involved In Recall On Eve Of Cal Campaign Visit, Chen & Barabak
Warren Buffet Joins Arnold’s Team , Petruno, Barabak & Peltz
Archives Reveal Arnold’s Father’s Nazi Past, Wilkensen & Laitt
Early Poll Results Hurt Davis, Bustamante Fundraising, Morain
Huffington Paid Little Income Tax, Has Criticized “Fat Cats” For Using Tax Loopholes, Connell & Lopez

Toronto Star

Revolt Brewing, U.N. Advisor Warns, Star
Factional Fighting, Taliban Attack Kill 61, Star
Terrorists Sprouting Under Nose of American Troups?, Siddiqui

The Globe And Mail

Economy: Bush's weak spot , ap
Iran won't allow U.S. to question al-Qaeda detainees , ap
Toronto doctor dies of SARS , tobin
Two Pakistanis held in U.S. , mickleburgh

Sydney Morning Herald

Democrat Buffet Becomes Schwartzenegger Number Cruncher , Tanner
Boeing 727 Still Missing , Langley

Asia Times

US Befriending Former Members of Saddam's Regime , Rosen
Meet Neo-Con Publicist Eleana Benador , Lobe
Saudi-US Relations: For Better and For Worse , Khan
What Can We Expect from US-North Korea Talks? , Choo

Dar al Hayat

Hezbollah Should Turn to Politics, Away from Attacks , Saghieh

American Prospect

Busy signals - Phone Companies introduce new hassles, Kuttner

Common Dreams

The Iraq War Could Become the Greatest Defeat in United States' History, Turnipseed
Terrorists Sprouting Under Nose of American Troops?, Siddiqui
It's Fair to Say Fox's Lawsuit Lacks Balance, Bookman
The Bush Deceit, Zimmerman
News Flash -- This is Not a "Silly Season", Solomon
Young People Are Speaking -- is Anyone Listening?, Gould-Wartofsky
Wall Street Bullish on the Spoils of War, Miller
Israel is Turning the Road Map Into a Road Block, Bishara
Campus Cultural Wars, Rosen
Don't Use Those Words: Fox News Owns Them, Balkin

World Socialist Web Site

Thousands Die in Euro Heatwave but Bush Disavows Global Warming Evidence, Steinberg
Spain's Aznar government faces crisis over Iraqi WMD, O’Flynn + Ingram
Moves to restart Sri Lankan peace talks, Dias

Bulliten of the Atomic Scientists

Treaty officially ending cold war signed, but Russia, like the U.S., is now planning new nuclear weapons, Webster

Federation of American Scientists

Anti-terrorism and the arms trade, FAS

TomPaine

Will Arnold Reclaim The GOP Center? , Miller
Proposal Of The Physicians' Working Group For Single-Payer National Health Insurance , Woolhandler, etc.

Democracy Now

CIA Warned Bush Administration of Post-War Iraqi Resistance Prior to Invasion , bender/wilson
Could the Next Election Be Stolen? A Look at the Electronic Voting Machine Controversy , harris/wallach

Working for Change

Thieves in High Places - Part 1 of 9 Introduction: klep•to•crat na•tion , hightower
Bully pulpit:The right tries to intimidate judges and Al Franken , ivins

New Bush Action Figure Goes AWOL (Empty box for $61 has since been removed.), ebay

Thursday, August 14, 2003

New York Times (*)

White House Iraq Report Is A "Wishful Fantasy" , ed
Bush Is Upbeat About Economy Because "He Has A Job" , herbert
Bush Refuses To Make Iraq Peacekeeping International Through UN, So Few Major Countries Are Sending Troops , nyt
Poindexter Is Gone, But His Big Brother Programs Live On, And Senators Don't Like Them , nyt
Bush Treasury Dept. Tells U.S. Human Shields That Spending Money In Iraq Could Get Them 12 Years, $275,000 Fine , nyt
Bush-Rove-DeLay's "Out-Of-Season" Redistricting Of Texas Is "Shameless...Brazen" , ed
Nobel Economist Says "Bush Policy Is The Worst Policy In The Last 200 Years." , nyt
Clinton Does Not See Calif. Recall As Isolated From Other GOP Attacks On The Nation's Democratic Processes , nyt
Republicans Have No Respect For The Democratic Process Or Elections , letters
Naderite Says "Never Again!" Will Vote For Davis, "Lesser Of Two Evils," In California , letters
Violence Erupts Throughout Afghanistan, 61 Killed, Highest Count In A Year , reuters

Washington Post (*)

Arnold And Trent Lott Share Ties with "Right-Wing Nationalist Movements" , wp
Arnold's Proposition #49 Is Responsible For Helping To Create The California Budget Mess , wp
Israel Continues To Erect "A Barrier To Peace" , seidemann
Unilateral Israeli action against Iran would destroy [Bush nuclear] strategy and gravely complicate Bush's reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan as well." , hoagland
Free Trade With Worker, Consumer, And Environmental Restrictions Is Good, But Bush's Washington Post Idea Of Free Trade Is Not , faux
"It was not just 16 words. It was every word concerning Iraq's nuclear weapons program in George W. Bush's 2003 State of the Union speech.", zimmerman
Bush-Rove-DeLay Texas Power Play Is "Sheer Arrogance" , ed
India Finds North Korean Scuds Going To Lybia , wp
As 200 Marines Arrive At Monrovia Airport, Fighting Flares Outside Liberian City , wp

Readings

Israeli Uzi Manufacturer Hopes Bush Will Allow Them To Sell Assault Weapons In U.S. , Marom
Earn A $20,000 Bonus, Overrule Your Senior Intelligence Officers, Agree With Bush On WMD , wnd
West Coast farce no laughing matter , Conason
With drug company profits at stake, corporations don't like globalization, Hightower

Guardian

Amateurish blusterer's deal of a lifetime was doomed from start , borger+walsh
US soldiers shoot into crowd in Baghdad Shia district , wire
Taliban blamed as Afghan bus bomb kills 15 , mccarthy
Pentagon gamma ray bomb research may spark new arms race , adam
British terror suspects should be tried in Britain , ed
An American pattern of aggression , hudson

Independent

Kelly told third reporter: 'No 10 spin came into play' , morris
BBC reporter accuses bosses of 'pressurising' her over Kelly , sengupta+morris
BBC news chief 'surprised by row' , morris
Australia raises colonialism fears over South Pacific union plan , marks

Haaretz

U.S. Jew among 3 nabbed in plot to smuggle missile , guttman+shamir
Israel agrees to ease Palestinian daily conditions, but IDF to continue raids , benn+regular

The Herald

Kelly remark points to heart of the matter, summers
BBC chiefs 'pressured journalist to back Gilligan' , summers
Editor tells of differences between what Dr Kelly told her and her radio colleague , sinclair
45-minute warning was a 'statement that just got out of all proportion' , kelly interview
BA halts all flights to Saudi Arabia , tinning
Third Iraqi raid in 24 hours kills two US soldiers , montgomery
Arms race fears over America's gamma ray bomb , montgomery
MoD fails to answer Scottish question over tests of US supergun, bruce
Test dangers ignored: Dundrennan fears over depleted uranium remain , ed

Boston Globe

U.S. official to sit out talks on N. Korea, WP)
U.S. troops said to kill two Iraqi policemen, Milligan)
ABA is objecting to rules for U.S. military tribunals, Gearan AP)
U.S. captures military official bodyguard; bomb kills soldier, Doran AP)
Reporter: Deceased scientist thought Iraq threat small, Reuters)
Poindexter lashes out at critics in Pentagon resignation letter, Graham WP)
Universal health plan is endorsed, Kowalczyk + Mobley )
Campaign heats up as Democratic hopefuls descend on Iowa, Johnson)

Chicago Sun Times

Troops told they'll serve for 1 year , Price

Chicago Tribune (*)

U.S. assailed for killings of Iraqi civilians, Marx
Plot to sneak in missile foiled, TNS
U.S. soldier dies in ambush on convoy. Bremer urges patience, Rodriguez
California polls now risk fuzzy outcomes, Nicholas
U.S. proposes shift in troop priorities, TNS

San Francisco Chronicle

This is America. Anything is possible, even Gov. Schwarzenegger , Lazarus
Father of Unconstitutional, Anti-Immigrant Prop. 187, is heading up Schwarzenegger's campaign , sfc
$100 million ad blitz headed for tube in California , sfc
Hey! Arnold! Arnold?, ed
Don't call recall a circus; circus people are insulted , Carroll
Arnold takes heat from all sides; Nader takes a pie in the face , ed
Recall candidates work on their images , sfc
Bush coy on recall; prepares California fund-raising swing , sfc

Los Angeles Times (*)

Delay’s Tx. GOP Pawns Will Fine Dems Trying To Prevent Redistricting Vote, Reuters
Arnold Reshuffles Team, Brings In Wilson Aides, Barabak & Finnegan
Huffington Forms Alliance With Greens, Nader Hit With Pie At Briefing, Romney
Recall Would Proceed Even If Davis Resigns , Hoffman
Expect Florida Repeat, As Cal. Voting Equipment Ill Prepared For 100 Plus Candidates, Woocher
White Supremacists Circulate Racist Fliers In Eagle, CO, Do Not Mention Kobe Bryant By Name , Pugmire

Christian Science Monitor

Democrats and Security , CSM
Recall is a tightrope for Bush , Marlantes
Clash of visions over deficit , Chaddock
Why Utah's governor is Bush's pick to head EPA , Wilkinson

Madison Capital Times

Thousands of docs back 'one-payer', Universal health care envisioned , mct
Tax differences not as huge as the hype, Zweifel

Toronto Star

Hey, Canada's One Cool Country, Bennett

The Globe And Mail

Iran won't allow U.S. to question al-Qaeda detainees , ap
U.S. soldier killed by roadside bomb , ap

Sydney Morning Herald

Al Qaeda Hates Iran As Much As It Does The US, Says Iranian President , DPA
Tank Crew Cleared Over Attack On Journalists' Hotel In Baghdad , AFP
It's Our Humanity That Dies In An Execution , Roberts

Dawn

Afghan clashes, bomb blast leave 61 dead , reuters
Kabul govt undertakes 1st major reshuffle: Warlord Ismail Khan, governors changed , afp
US blasted for clearing crew in hotel attack , afp
Judge given Kelly tape critical of Blair govt ,afp
Saudis grapple with militancy enigma , reuters
Fears of another false dawn in India-Pakistan peace drive , collett-white/reuters

Asia Times

NATO Faces a Big Challenge in Afghanistan , Ramachandran
Nation-Building in Iraq and Afghanistan , Riemer
Short-Sighted Economic Policies of Bush & Greenspan , Liu

Middle East Times

Ukrainian Troops to Iraq Lured by Pay Raise , Tsukanova

American Prospect

Who are the mystery men behind the recall push? , Blumenthal

Common Dreams

Ways to Win, Schell
Have we Forgotten Anger in the Eyes?, Larocca
Questions for Cold War Queen Condoleezza, Jackson
Invasion of Iraq was a Setback, not a Victory, in the War on Terrror, BS
The Saudi Hot Potato, Rampton + Stauber
Strategic Manipulation of the "War on Terror" Apparent in U.S. Treatment of Cuba, Price
Stakes Are High in IMF-Argentina Negotiations, Weisbrot
The Utility we Still Love to Hate, Kuttner
A War Fought Under False Pretenses, Hattersly

History News Network

Why we Should Pay Attention to Al Gore, Carpenter
President George W. Bush, Historian, Rauchway
Changing the Constitution to Protect Adam and Eve?, Luker

World Socialist Web Site

U.S. “school reform” throws students into the street, Light

Tom Paine

Bush's Inferno: Logging Old Growth Forests Is Dangerous , Trail
Break The Silence On AmeriCorps , Marshall&McGee
Shrink, Shift, and Shaft: Facing The Right Wing Fiscal Agenda , Collins
Insiders Profit From Iraq , Hartung

The New Yorker

Bush's Plan To Alleviate Poverty? Marriage. , Boo

The Hill

New Front In Religious Battle In Congress , Kaplan
Gore's New Role Is Old Standard , Bolton
Anti-cancer Drugs Cut By Medicare , Cusak
Despite Presidential Priority, Tort Reform Stalls In Congress , Gerber

Working for Change

Golden State fiasco proves there IS such a thing as a dumb question , durst
California recall threatens to hijack democracy , conason
New book documents Bush Administration's use of PR firms to sell war to the American people , berkowitz

The Late Show

Top Ten Things Overheard During Bush's Vacation , letterman

White House for Sale

White House for Sale , public citizen

Wednesday, August 13, 2003

Washington Post (*)

As Bush Cheerleads For Environmental Balance, What He's Actually Doing Is Just The Opposite, And New EPA Nominee Won't Change That , ed
Report Shows Texas Republicans Used FBI Agent To Hunt Down Missing Dems ,
Over 140 Cities And Local Governments, Three Legislatures Condemn Bush-Ashcroft Partriot Act. U.S. House Cuts Off Funding For "Sneak And Peak" Part Of The Law. , wp
Big Brother Poindexter Blames Resignation On "Ignorance...Distortion...Political Environment." , wp
Arnold Has No Platform Yet, Admits Through Manager That He Voted For Unconstitutional, Anti-Immigrant Proposition ,

New York Times (*)

Pollution Prince Will Have Opportunity To Prove He Wasn't Picked By Bush To Oversee Weakening Of Clean Water And Clean Air Acts , ed
Does Bush Pollution Pick For EPA Really Seek Recommendation Saying He Wants To Turn States Into "Pollution Havens" , nyt
Rising Tide Of Islamic Militants See Iraq As Ultimate Battlefield , nyt
Ashcroft Should Not Permit Alabama's 10 Commandments Judge To Remain Lawless , ed
Politicians Go Blah, Blah, Blog , dowd
Children In Suburbs? Fogedaboudit. , nyt
Fox Should Take Its "Fair And Balanced" Law Suit To Judge Judy , ed

Readings

US tried to plant WMDs, failed: ret. Navy Commander, DOD ,DTM
Gore shines spotlight on Bush's deceit ,Cocco
Dean: more moderate than liberal , Rall
Government of, by, for the people may already have perished from the earth , eland
Losing a war in Columbia , clark
The drug war goes up in smoke , abramsky
Katherine "Cruella DeVille" Harris confiscates literature re her record before town meeting , Ridgeway
Kyoto Protocol Called InadequateTo Halt Global Warming , ENS
Blowback From US Policy In Liberia , SOURCE
US Doctors Call for Universal Health Coverage , Reuters
U.S. companies advance on Iraq , Ridgeway
Fox News behaving unbalanced over Franken's satiric use of its "fair and balanced" slogan , Reuters
This Modern World: George Bush's Top Five Sources of Pre-War Intelligence (toon) , tomorrow

Philadelphia Inquirer

How liberals look from the middle of the road , cronkite

Los Angeles Times

Bush “Healthy Forest” Proposal Is Giveaway To Loggers, Chen
Republican Guard Commanders – Iraq Had No WMDs, Zucchino
NATO Takes Over Afghan Security Force As Warlords, Taliban Control Areas Outside Kabul, Watson
ABA Joins Chorus Criticizing Bush Military Tribunals As Unfair, AP
Recall Is GOP Shell Game To Distract Voters Of Bush Role In Cal. Crisis, Sheer
Like Prop 13, Recall Fever Could Spread Nationwide , Neumann

Boston Globe

Officials hedge on assessing Iraq costs , Fram AP
Bush Taps Environmentally Hostile Governor to Lead Environmental Protection Agency , Greene + Davis BS
Clark seen planning Democratic nomination bid , Bender
Bush unlikely to draw veto pen in Medicare fight , Washington
Democrats debate how to hit Bush , Canellos
Taylor exits presidency in Liberia , Walsh
Iraqi children working to survive with their families struggling many turn to hard hazardous labor , Walt
Iraqi children working to survive , Appleson Reuters
Bush presses initiative to "Thin" (Let Loggers Hack Down) U.S. forests , Lindlaw AP
Iran has Qaeda leaders, Saudi says , BG
2 Pakistani soldiers killed by U.S. troops , BG
U.S. urges UN support of council , Arieff Reuters
Probe of adviser's suicide in UK opens , Wagner AP
U.S. forces raid village in hunt for Hussein ally , 'Arcy Doran AP
NATO leading security force in Kabul , Burnett
Israel moves to free 69 prisoners; Palestinians dismiss step , Lavie AP

Chicago Sun Times

Retiree won't pay U.S. fine for being 'human shield' , AP
Troops round up 70 in Iraq , Doran
Dean's manager sees Illinois as key , Fornek
U.K. man arrested in alleged missile plot , Anderson AP
GOP sore losers use recall to circumvent democracy , Jackson

Chicago Tribune (*)

British officials tell of doubts about Iraq bioweapons claims , Wagner AP
Military: U.S. killed 2 soldiers , tns

Guardian

Hutton inquiry has already made most important finding: war was based on lies , hattersley
Gilligan, Kelly, Campbell: tale of flaws, evasion and spin unfolds , norton-taylor+dodd
Baghdad blogger: Iraq is boiling over , pax
Five die in fierce gun battle as violence in Saudi capital mounts , whitaker
Human shields face 12 years' jail for visiting Iraq , goldenberg
Study of Bush's psyche touches a nerve , borger

Independent

Two reporters, one story: Campbell sexed up the dossier , sengupta
Labour MPs out to ambush Gilligan, transcript shows , waugh
Campbell's first meeting on dossier was five days before he admitted hearing key claim , waugh+morris
Britons' lawyer threatens to boycott US terror tribunal , buncombe
Ceasefire at the crossroads , ghazali
Brits in Basra given a week to sort out gas, electricity , huggler

The Herald

Another BBC journalist cites Campbell over ‘45-minutes’ , summers
Hutton Inquiry: Scientist ‘raised subject of Campbell’ , summers
Live and unscripted as grilling turns up the heat , summers
Allegation against Campbell was reasonable inference, MPs were told , settle
Gilligan’s notes on Palm Pilot steer a course to controversy , summers
Evolution of a story , herald
Briton held in US missile plot , sinclair
Spy agencies work together to bring down missile plot , sinclair
Devastating weapon which uses no explosive will transform tank warfare , bruce
Supergun test under fire over toxic fears , bruce
Teenage bombers divert road map to peace , sinclair

Haaretz

Sharon cultivates pessimism on both sides of the green line , samet
Who never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity? , eldar
Judge to announce whether PM's son must deposit documents with court , kra

The Globe And Mail

Iraq adventure could cost U.S. $600-billion , ap
Mystery illness hits more troops , G+M
U.S. raid nets Republican Guard chief , ap
Weaker greenback lifts dollar , little

Toronto Star

Others Shared Scientist's Fears, U.K. Probe Told, Ward
Liberals Follow Right Course, Travers
Can't Expand Afghan Mission Commander Says, Verma

Asia Times

US to Sell Weapons to India; Pakistan Nervous , Sirohi
US to Send Military Aid to Nepal; India Nervous , Adhikary
US Firms Getting Most of the Business in Iraq , Shahzad

Dawn

Anti-Muslim expert gets Bush backing , reuters
US says it has no records of detainees: Guantanamo prison , reuters
Israel to sell arms to India: Islamabad fears strategic imbalance , dawn
Justice: a dirty word to neo-cons , clark/dawn/gns
Hotline for troop movement agreed: Afghan-Pakistan-US group meets ,khan
Friendly fire deaths , ed
A hazy vision of peace , hasan
Kelly didn't see Iraq as a threat , reuters
Ecologists fear Europe's heat impact on N-plants , cole / afp
ME roadmap faces stern test , Abramowitz/ dpa
Musharraf offers to facilitate truce in Kashmir , dawn

Sydney Morning Herald

Al Qaeda Gloats: Australians Are Next , Moore, Allard, Banham
Western Vice: Iraq's New Tyrant , McGeough
BBC Reporter Defends Iraq Story Before British Inquiry , AFP
Triumphant Rebels Demand A Lead Role In Liberia , Reuters
Twin Bombings Send The Peace Process Reeling , O'Loughlin

Counterpunch

Relax, it was all a pack of lies , mcgovern
Chris Hitchens, Fifth Columnist , madsen
W was born the least of the Bush sons... , brinker
Revisionist historian Condi Rice compares Iraq occupation to civil rights movement , jacobs

Village Voice

US Companies Advancing On Iraq , Ridgeway
Katherine Harris Messes With Pamplets This Time, Not Chads , Ridgeway
The California Recall: A Karl Rove Inspiration? , Ridgewy
Puncturing North Korea With Ballons , Hong
Rightwing Fringe Responsible For California Recall Election , Perlstein
Arnold Rides In With His Own Brand Of Machine , Musto

Harper's

Weekly Review , Hodge

Democracy Now

Environmentalists Protest Selection of Utah Gov. Michael Leavitt as EPA Head , dn
White House Pressured EPA Not To Warn Public About Health Effects of 9/11 , dn

Working for Change

Anti-environment Leavitt nominated to head EPA , parrish
Summer of bizarre news leaves country ready to believe anything , ivins
Republicans are running recall as a shell game to distract from their misdeeds , scheer
Attack of the politicians: Morally justified criticisms? Or wretched exercises in partisanship? , dionne

Tuesday, August 12, 2003

Washington Post (*)

New Bush EPA Chief Wants To Gut His New Department, Have States Oversee Environment ,
Rather Than Do Much About The Environment, Bush Goes On Photo-Op Image Tour , wp
Bush Leaves Hometown Kids Behind As They Continue To Go Hungry , ed
Bush Bashing: The President Has Been Called "A Jerk" By An Important Senator, And A Conservative Pundit Says That's Not Right , dionne
When Scientific Fact Does Not Agree With Bush, He Changes Scientific Fact , kelly
Think You've Been Screwed Already By Bush-Powell's FCC? That Was Only The Beginning. , ornstein
Suicide Attacks Up The Ante As Israeli-Palestinian Peace Continues To Deteriorate , wp
A Pox On All Your Housaes, Says Conservative Pundit Of California , will
Toy Company Gets Complaints As AWOL Bush Becomes Action Figure Hero , wp

New York Times (*)

Bush Appoints "Friend Of Oil And Gas Interests" And Developers, To Move EPA Further Right , nyt
Bush Cheerleading A Plan To Help Timber Industry, Not "Healthy Forests" , ed
Instead Of Making Things Worse, Bush Should Shun Ashcroft's Blacklist Plan And Work To Lighten Fed Sentences , ed
Fed Judge Cites "Mounting Evidence" That Our Justice System Is Killing Innocent People , nyt
With Genghis Bush In White House, Dem Lite Won't Cut It In '04 , letters
Iraq Is A Mess Because Of Bush's "Penny-Pinching And Privatization" , krugman
Taylor's Gone, Now It's Bush's Turn To Act In Liberia, As Promised , ed

Readings

California Gov race curiouser and curiouser-- and like 2000 Prez race, the loser will win , Goldsborough
Conan the Californian , Margolis
Spin vs. reality on Bush's nutty rightwing judicial nominations , Ivins
Bush Doesn't Have Enough Troops to Match his Ambitions , Kagan
Taliban Warns US to Leave Afghanistan , AFP
Propaganda can't make up for monumental mismanagement of post-war Iraq , Siddiqui
Howard Dean: more electable than the pundits think , Walsh

Guardian

Iraq dossier testimony a heavy blow for Blair , norton-taylor+dodd+watt
Protests as dossier documents held back , dodd+finn
Iraq needs crash energy, water program , ed
Bush inspector claims Saddam ordered chemical attack , borger
Basra: 'betrayed' and pushed to the brink , wilson
Climate change threatens future of humanity, but we refuse to respond rationally , monbiot
US neocons have wrecked our case for humanitarian wars , clark
Huffington echoes campaign of Upton Sinclair , campbell

Independent

The dossier is damned again , sengupta+vallely
Murky world of intelligence laid bare in the public gaze , vallely
British soldiers face wrath of Iraqis as hatred festers on streets of Basra , huggler
Nato takes charge of Kabul peace-keeping role , reeves
US warships sail near Monrovia as Taylor finally goes , walsh

The Herald

Two more MoD officials raised concerns over Iraq dossier , summers
Superb scientist and man to be believed , settle
Whitehall's corridors of power and influence unveiled , summers
US troops seek top Saddam fugitive , tinning/bruce
Torture case Scot offers to help six other Britons sue Saudi Arabia , wilson

Haaretz

Police to open Mount to Jews without Palestinian agreement , haaretz
History is not military property , ed

Los Angeles Times (*)

Reagan Trade Ambassador: “Radicalism of the right” At Odds With American Values, Prestowitz
Former Dole Aide Calls For Minimum Wage Hike, MacKinnon
Ashcroft Threatens Independence of Judiciary, Turley
MoveOn.Org Part of Growing Tech-Political Movement , Menn
Win or Lose, Dean Will Damage Bush, Phillips
Dean Driving Force In 04 Debate, Brownstein
Arnold Stumbles As Opponents Call For Substance , Finnegan
Officials Warn Of Election Day Turmoil With Approx. 200 Candidates On Ballot, Hoffman, Morin & Garvey
Governor Wanna-bees Must Offer Solutions , lat

San Francisco Chronicle

GOP: Sore losers all , Sorensen
After dozens of pictures, we may finally learn if Schwarzenegger can act , Garcia
It's "Only in California" all over again , ed
Why Arnold won't win , Freedberg

Boston Globe

Afghans Urge NATO to Patrol Beyond Kabul , Pitman AP
Nepalese Guard Slain as Iraqi Riots Continue , Milligan
As Europe Swelters Prayers for Rain Urged and Bush Rejects Global Warming Data, Woods AP
Taylor Tells Bush to Rebuild Liberia , Vick WP
Hunt for Hussein Focuses on Tikrit , Walt
Net Gains for Dean , Ed
A Diverse Group Unites to Oppose Patriot Act , AP

Chicago Sun Times

Iraqi Protesters Throw Rocks at British Soldiers , Abbas
California-Style Recall is No Way to Run a State , Ed
U.S. Steps on Rights of Imprisoned 'Dirty Bomb' Suspect , Levy
Israel Retaliates for Rocket Attack , Rabinowitz
Marine Reservist Says Court-Martial is for Anti-War Stance , AP

Chicago Tribune (*)

3 Die in Iraq as Power, Fuel Shortages Spark Riots; 6 Gis Wounded Elsewhere, Marx
Pakistan Lets Taliban Operate Unimpeded. U.S., Afghans Demand It End, Sly

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Powell's Battle Cry Fails Test Of Time , Hanley

San Diego Union-Tribune

Mission at Risk: Losing the Peace in Afghanistan , ed
Paying For Those Rising Federal Deficits , Benson

Madison Capital Times

Collapse of manufacturing, ed
Failure to invest in young is costly, Zweifel
Tax freeze would devastate a range of vital local services, Eleson

The Globe And Mail

A new Iraqi army takes aim at U.S.-led coalition , halpern
Mystery illness hits more troops , update
Next stop, North Korea? , ed

Toronto Star

California Scheming, ed
Medicare Makes Economic Sense, ed

Arab Times

Kuwait Closed its Border During Rioting in Southern Iraq , al-Sultan

Arab News

Iraqi Police Shot Dead by US Troops , al-Nahr

Dar al Hayat

Elizabeth Cheney Interview , al Haroub

Asia Times

Iran-Contra Methods Used by Bush Administration , Lobe
Iraq Oil Revenues Not Materializing , Isenberg

Dawn

2 Pakistani soldiers killed in US firing: Strong protest lodged , khan
US troops kill two Iraqi policemen , afp
Iraqi exiles feel excluded: Reconstruction , vieth/lat/wp
Beirut asks UN to stop Israeli strikes , afp
Gaps remain between US, North Korea: China , reuters
Liberia's strife is traceable to its turbulent past , vick/lat/wp
Chechnya still in the grip of lawlessness , afp
Manufactured clash of civilizations: Orientalism revisited-II , said
Terrorism's killing fields , Kureishi

Sydney Morning Herald

US Oil Company Offices On Terrorist Target List In Indonesia , Moore&Rompies
Blair Feels Chill As Death Inquiry Opens , AFP
Indian Court Orders Tests Of Pepsi Samples , AP
Al Qaeda Claim Responsibility For Jakarta Bombing , AAP/AP

Democracy Now

Interview With the Late J.H. Hatfield, Author of Fortunate Son [Bush] , dn

Working for Change

If athiests can marry in this country, why not gays? , Tucker

TomPaine

Progressive Ideas Are More Popular Than You Think , Hightower
Lies, Lies, All Lies , Pitt
Economics Reporting Review , Baker

Counterpunch

US leaves Abbas twisting slowly in the wind , avnery
Washington Post 'reporter' echoes Bush lies , mickey z.
Are the Bushies defending the homeland or their own regime? , valentine
A battle for America's soul , farooq

Z-Net

Preventive War: The Supreme Crime , Noam Chomsky
On The Record , Ignacio Ramonet
America's Incredible Shrinking Vacation , Ellen Goodman
We Had A Democracy Once, But You Crushed It , Mokhiber
Driven Out Of Eden: Our Quest For Paradise Always Appears To Result In Eviction Or Genocide , George Monbiot

Monday, August 11, 2003

Washington Post (*)

DEMs Believe They're Unlikely To Retake Majority In House Because Of Redistricting , eilperin
Study Of Electronic Devices Warns Voting Machines Not Trustworthy , wp
Bush's Fed Court Nominee In Alabama Has Yet To Defend Rule Of Law In His State , ed
Bush "has failed to plug a gaping hole in homeland security: our vulnerable chemical plants. " , hart
Leading California Recall Dem "Comes By His Obscurity Honestly," As California's White Middle Class "Riots" Again , meyerson

New York Times (*)

"Deadliest Weapon In The World Today...Small Arms," And Bush Is Opposed To Tightening Regulations Worldwide , ed
People Should Pay More Attenion To What Gore Is Saying About Bush's Lack Of Credibility Over Iraq War , herbert
How The Raw Meat Republican Tax Wackos Keep Bush In Line , bai
Why The Natural Gas Economy Is Not Like Oil , wald and lee
Talking Trash About Privatization In Iraq , seymore
DEMs Should Learn From Repubs And Select A Progressive, Not A Moderate , tanehous
Arnold's Senior Advisers Backed Successful Anti-Hispanic California Referendum In '94 , nyt

Guardian

Test of Blair's trust begins today , wintour+norton-taylor
Careers on the line as hearings get under way , leigh+norton-taylor
Eruption of violence in Basra angers army , norton-taylor+wilson
Be prepared for terror attacks, says Bremer , teather
The US, race and war , younge
Anti-globalisation movement is the basis of a left alternative , bertinotti

Independent

A call to arms, a troubled scientist and the unravelling of a mysterious death , vallely
Kelly inquiry: The case against No 10 , sengupta
Kelly inquiry: The case against the Ministry of Defence , sengupta
Kelly inquiry: The case against the BBC , sengupta
Executions fuel Saudi fury over pardon , bradley
From porn star to T-shirt maker, 150 run for governor , gumbel

The Herald

Gurkha shot dead as Iraq boils over , bruce
Bomb tactics point to Hizbollah as suspect in Iraq terror campaign , bruce
Yet another challenge in the occupation of Iraq , ed
US used threats and bribes to undermine Iraqi army , bruce
Conservatives attack Blair on eve of inquiry , summers
New car travels 1200 miles on one gallon of hydrogen , SOURCE

Haaretz

Israel warns Syria it will strike its targets in Lebanon , ash+benn
Enough evidence exists to indict PM Sharon , kra
Hezbollah brinkmanship , ed
If peace is the goal, Sharon must drop unrealistic demands , eldar

Christian Science Monitor

Break the silence on AmeriCorps funding , Marshall & Magee
In Iraq, US sees influence of Al Qaeda , Barr
Texas duel highlights separation of powers , Axtman

Boston Globe

Helping Your Kids Cope with President Bush's Lies , Vanden Heuvel
Leading Senator Says Flawed Assumptions Causing Postwar Problems in Iraq , Mann
CIA Warned Administration of Postwar Guerrilla Peril , Bender
U.S. Pushes Pedal on Oil, Gas Development Ordered in Rockies , Gehrke AP
Iraq's Oil Wealth May Mean Poorer Citizens in a Corrupt Country Prone to Coups, Wars, Tyranny , Fritz AP
Troops' Medical Checkups Shift to a New Front: Mental Health , Alfano KR
Dean's Social Security Stumble , Oliphant
Suffering Amid War, Orphans Wait for Way Out , Walsh
Recall Circus , Ed

Chicago Sun Times

Bush Passing Buck Right up to the Bench , O'Rourke
Bush Throws Big-Bucks Barbecue , Lester + Sweet
Illinois Soldier Found Dead in Iraq , Jadhav
Clinton Advising Gray Davis , Coman
Does Schwarzenegger Have Dark Family Secret? , Sneed

Chicago Tribune (*)

9/11 Health Peril Soft-Pedaled - White House Told EPA to Reassure People Near WTC , Lee
Snooping on Air Travelers , Ed
Amid Disorder, Iraqi Goodwill Fades Away-`Why Does America Want U.S. to Suffer?' Civilians Ask , Rodriguez + Marx
6 U.S. Soldiers Hurt in Baghdad Attacks, FBI Investigates , Rodriguez
U.S. Rocketing Down a Road That Leads to Victory, Vietnam-Style , Kilian
Recall Vote Hurts Fragile California Economy , Liedtke
Justice Kennedy Calls Prison Terms Too Long, Too Harsh , TNS
Germans and Italian Antagonism Sinks to New Depths and Illustrates How Brazen Italy has Become Under Bush Ally Silvio Berlusconi , Wergin

Seattle Pi

Reservist Who Criticized War Fights Court Martial , Martel

Herald Tribune

"Human Shield" Faces $10,000 Fine , Glenn

Toronto Star

What Language is U.S. Speaking in Iraq? , Siddiqui
America Should Push Taylor out of Liberia, Economist
Kowtowing is no Sign of Strength, McQuaig
The Other Drug War, ed

Sydney Morning Herald

British Brace For Suicide Bombers , Fray&Allard
Braced For An Onslaught In Iraq , Gordon
US Set To Offer North Korea Deal Over Nukes , McDonald
Defense Secretary Hoon To Take Fall For Kelly Death , AFP

Dawn

Riots hit Basra for second day: 3 dead , afp
Groups slam US database against terrorism , dawn
US cultivated Saddam aides before invasion , dawn
Washington hawks hard to stop: Standoff with Pyongyang, Tehran , tisdall/gns
Is another Iran-Contra in the offing? , lobe
Bush's Liberia strategy assailed , allen/lat/wp
Blair faces toughest political crisis , afp
UN suspends road missions in southern Afghanistan: Kabul welcomes Nato , afp
Maoist group targeting US interests in India , dawn
MPs plead for peace, amity: Vajpayee calls for lessening mistrust Shujaat urges Kashmir issue solution , asghar
Orientalism revisited , said
America's 'rogue' state , margolis

Common Dreams

Bush's Scary Message Control , RT
We had a Democracy Once, but You Crushed It , Mokhiber + Weissman
A Fatal Flaw in Our Alleged Foreign Policy , Osborn
Bush's Friends in Low Places , Brauchli
The Cancellation of Democracy , Guldin
At Least Gore is Still Debating Bush , Brazaitis
Selling Out: Our Public Space, Universal Services Under Assault , Nader
Blacklisting Judges , NYT
Limited War in Iraq is Illusion , Breslin
What Language is U.S. Speaking in Iraq? , Siddiqui
Liberia and American Interventionism , Jezer
Carnage at Al Mansur , Arbuthnot

Counterpunch

Howard Dean is no progressive , frank
Bush, bribery and Berlusconi , brauchli
Bush didn't lie because he didn't know the truth to begin with , landau

Z-Net

To Err Is Human, To Truly Correct Is Divine , Norman Solomon
Racism Reinforced , Jonathan Cook
The Poor Organize Themselves , Joao Pedro Stedile interview

George Bush Aviator Toy , KB

Sunday, August 10, 2003

Washington Post (*)

Depiction of Iraqi Threat Based on Weak Evidence , Gellman and Pincus
Bush Says Saddam Is Evil, But He's Looking The Other Way With Gaddafi , hoaglands
Conservative Pundit Agrees Bush Has Taken Over White House For Christian Right, But Implies Now It's Time To Make Him Moderate For The '04 Voters , lowry
Media Repubs, Including Clear Channel, Plan To Take Over 80% Of The Hispinac Audience, Giving Money To Bush Campaign To Make It Happen At FCC ,
We Are In Danger oF Losing The Peace In Iraq And Afghanistan Because We Are Using Inoperative Myths About Freedom , mitchell
Justice Kennedy Disagrees With Ashcroft Directive, Says Fed Sentences Too Severe, Calls For Revisions , ap

Readings

Bush even manipulates & lies about scientific research. Here's the evidence , U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman
Dick Cheney potential defendant in Halliburton fraud case , Financial Times
Iraqis doubt US explanation for continuing attacks , ft

New York Times (*)

Ashcroft's Judicial Blacklisting Would Have "Horrified" Founding Fathers , ed
Bush Nuke Vision Leading Us Down Path Of Peril , chivan
U.S. Moved To Undermine Iraqi Military Three Months Before Actual War , nyt
Intelligence Says Islamic Militants Back In Iraq , nyt
Half Of California Will Use Chads To Tell Recall Tale , nyt
Girl Talk: Gotham Pundit Punches "Glam Greek" Scribe Over Mr. Pecs , dowd
Queer Eye For The Bush Guy , rich
Supremes Will Decide If States Must Pay For Religious Education On College Level , nyt

Observer

'Bring us home': GIs flood US with war-weary emails , harris+franklin
British troops battle to control mobs in Basra , wilson
Mankind is on a path to meltdown , ed
Tongue-tied Arnold takes hits from left and right , donegan
Dollars pour in for Democrat Dean as grassroots ignite , harris
Things were different in the 1950s, but better? , aaronovitch

Independent

Father, children shot dead by panicking US troops , huggler
US admits it used napalm bombs in Iraq , buncombe
CIA 'loots' villa where Saddam's sons died , hennion
Blair lied: The Niger timebomb , whitaker
The diplomat, the forgery and the suspect case for war , whitaker
We were tortured, says Briton freed by Saudis , thompson

Haaretz

Separation barrier to continue, despite U.S. criticism , agencies
Officially, we have never accepted the ceasefire , harel
U.S. fires off warning to Syria and Lebanon after shelling of Har Dov , staff

Sunday Herald

Blair on the brink , cusick
Hutton Inquiry ‘will leave Blair like Clinton after Lewinsky affair’, cusick
Enemy of the State: Colin Powell profile , royle
Running Man: Schwarzenegger, davidson
Australia: awakes , squires
Imprisoned, tried in secret and tortured into confessing – but will we ever find out why? , mcdougall
Prison releases are a threat to Abbas’s power , tait
Investigation: The Money Pharm , templeton
Altar Egos , johnston
Catholic MPs must listen to the people, not the Pope , gray

Boston Globe

Bush's great American farce ed
Backed by Soros millions, liberals coordinate anti-Bush efforts Edsall WP
Central message of Dean's campaign BG
Access to witnesses called key in terror case Margasak AP
Discharge sought for soldier refusing vaccine Kates AP
In Liberia hunger threatens divided capital Knickmeyer AP
Israeli soldier, 3 Palestinians killed Ephron
Jakarta bomber tentatively ID'd Nakashima WP
Man allegedly conspired to aid Al Qaeda associate Neumeister AP
N.C. party presses Edwards for decision: White House or Senate race? Mooneyham AP

Chicago Sun Times

FBI heads to Iraq for car-bomb probe Hranjski
Bush says Arnold would do good job AP
Drugmakers in for shock as high prices shunned Ontiveros

Chicago Tribune (*)

Pentagon Hawks Meet in Secret with Iran-contra Figure for Unauthorized Talks Royce + Phelps
Grenade kills soldier; 2nd dies of heart attack Rozas
Detained man charged with aiding Al Qaeda TNS
Flight 93 kin doubt FBI story Bridis

San Francisco Chronicle

Arnold's money muscles , sfc
Garamendi out, Ueberroth in, 124 wannabes. Random drawing will determine place on recall ballot , sfc
They're off and running, FAQs re recall/ballot , sfc
Nation giggles as California recall runs riot , sfc
Justice Kennedy crusades for mercy re prison sentences , sfc
Thousands protest Texas GOP's redistricting plan , sfc

Toronto Star

Canada: we have much to mull on integration with U.S. Crane

The Globe And Mail

Frustrations boil over in Basra , ap
Ottawa considers test of gay marriage definition , lunman/clark
Why same-sex marriage became a sin , valpy
Beef set to flow across border , chase/walton

Dawn

Rumsfeld admits Iran arms dealer met officials , afp
Bush administration paralysed over Iran , lobe
FBI to probe Jordan embassy blast , afp
Anti-British riots break out in Basra , afp
UK in favour of new resolution , afp
Delaware air base gets fallen US soldiers , boodhoo
11 indicted in US for planning Jihad , dawn
A nation pitted against itself , mumtaz
Liberia refugees flee trouble for trouble , dauenhauer

Sydney Morning Herald

Menace Of The Jihad , Moore
Saving The Species: Its An Ugly Job But Bo-Bo Stands Ready , Glover

TomPaine

Paper Trail To War , McGovern

Montana Forum

Web site tracks Bush donors; Graham starts a blog; Name the candidates , hananel /ap

Common Dreams

Americans Pay the Price for Speaking Out - Dissenters Face Job Loss Arrest Threats but Activists not Stopped Kenna

World Socialist Web Site

Bush administration lengthens workday for U.S. truck drivers Stanford + Watson

Alternet

The Billion-Dollar Breakup , Traci Hukill
Government by Deception , Molly Ivins

Mother Jones

Total Immunity? , Daily Mojo
A Piece of the Amazon Pie , Daily Mojo

Online Journal

The Three-Pronged Attack on Our National Forests , Al Vick

Saturday, August 9, 2003

New York Times (*)

Bush Wants To Weaken Protections Of Historic Sites So Highways Can Gut More Landscape , moe
Nagasaki Mayor Warns Of Bush Nuclear Plans In 58th Anniversary Speech , ap
Yes, DIA Engineering Experts Agree, Those Iraqi Trailers Produced Hydrogen, Not Bioweapons , nyt
U.S. Paid Terrible Price in '80's For Ignoring Afghanistan. Is Bush Doing It Again? , ed
Iraqis Don't Watch Bush "Dud" TV , ed

Washington Post (*)

Rumsfeld Confirms Pentagon Contact With Iran-Contra Arms Dealer, Upsetting Powell, Bush , wp
Bush Must Understand That Peacekeeping In Liberia Does Not Have Short Term Solution , Offenheiser and Bacon
When Will Bush Begin Peacekeeping Mission To Save D.C.? , king
Ebola Vaccine Important In U.S. Bioterrorism Fight , ed
Ashcroft's Justice Dept. Gets Behind Cheney's Energy Task Force Stonewall , wp
Bush Praises Arnold. [Plans To Visit California Next Week.] , wp
With Sky The Limit, Running Repubs Plan To Spend $30 Million+ To Recall Dem In California , wp

Readings

Soros pledges $10 million to help defeat Bush , Reuters
The Great WMD Hunt , Ackerman
High-tech and white-collar jobs going global (translation: they can replace you cheaply overseas) , Hightower
Will Dubya ever grow up enough to really take responsibility for his actions?, Lyons
Don't send a "Republican lite" to do a Democrat's job ,Rall
Bush's popularity drops in poll to near pre-9/11 level, AP

Guardian

The US is starting a nuclear fight that will be hard to stop , tisdall
US shoots two dead at start of softer rule , wilson
Cheney firm's rival is forced to drop oil bid , teather
Who exposed whistleblower's wife? , borger
Democrat leaders to woo single women , younge
Treating myth as fact misunderstands the meaning of religion , armstrong

Independent

Iraq: 100 days of 'peace' , ind
Hamas vows revenge after Israeli troops kill two militants , silver
Hutton's early witnesses likely to embarrass No 10 , sengupta
Downing Street plans new Iraq WMD report , sengupta+waugh

Boston Globe

In a Blistering Critique Gore Says Bush Has Misled Nation, Canellos
U.S. Seeks to Shift Security to Iraqis, Schweid AP
Calif. Race Takes on Look of a Free-For-All, Gaither
Lawyers' Group May Oppose Military Tribunal Rules, Gearan AP
Theory Emerges on Flight 93 Crash, Bridis AP
Militants Execute Suspected Collaborator in West Bank Town, Lavie AP
Taliban Role Suspected in Afghanistan Deaths, Brunnstrom Reuters
Concept of Israeli Barrier Evolved Amid Conflict, Radin
Unprepared for Terror, Ed
Undermining Democratic Values, Ltr
U.S. Presses Biotech Case Against EU, Press

Chicago Sun Times

Al-Qaida Ally Suspected in Embassy Bombing , Hranjski

Chicago Tribune

Overstatement Seen in Bush's Case for War, Kemper

Los Angeles Times (*)

Cal High Court’s GOP Majority Dismisses Recall Challenges, Fed Cases Pending , Reich, Dolan & Rainey
Gore Blasts Bush For “Ideological Narrow Agenda That Has Seriously Divided” US, Goldman

Rice Claims Iraq Will Require Same “Generational Commitment” As Post-War Germany , Wright
Pakistani Immigrant Doing 9-11 Time Even Though Not A Terrorist, Serrano
Tail-gunner John Ashcroft’s New Target: “Lenient” Judges , Savage
Bush Weakens Environmental Requirements For Oil Drilling On Fed Land , Shogren
Recall Circus Demonstrates Need For “Sweeping Structural Reform ” , LAT

Madison Capital Times

Gore right to blame Bush, ed
GOP push to override veto is cynical, ed

Christian Science Monitor

Colin Powell's stiff upper lip , Schorr
Special-interest groups gain clout in presidential politics , Marlantes
For Liberians, old ties to US linger , Itano
Terrorists see, adapt, attack , Murphy
Attacks on US troops continue , Barr

Newsday

Secret Talks With Iranian , gordon
Rumsfeld Admits Secret Meeting , gordon/royce

San Francisco Chronicle

Arnold's outside the box , sfc
Tearful Issa, Riordan, Michael Huffinton drop out of Calif. race; 527 challengers still in , sfc
Calif. Dems scrambling to unify around one candidate , sfc
Schwarzenegger's candidacy brings back memories of Jesse Ventura , ed
Calif. Latinos unite behind Lt. Gov. Bustamante , sfc
The cracks in Calif. aren't San Andreas' fault , sfc
A list of major candidates who have declared to run for Calif. governor , sfc
The instigator bows out of Calif. gov. recall ; will work for world peace , sfc
Schwarzenegger's Conan the Barbarian flicks revisited , Wellman
As ordered, it's about oil , Rosen
New Bush energy order insures oil companies need not worry about protecting the land , sfc

The Globe And Mail

Fly the flag, Canadians told in Kabul , ap
S. Koreans smuggled into U.S. from Canada , ap
U.S. lumber lobby calls for return to negotiations , chase/kennedy
U.S. drug boycott threat called 'ridiculous' , zehr

Sydney Morning Herald

The Spreading Web Of Terrorism , Wilkinson
US Invasion Violated International Law: Blix , AP
Napalm By Another Name: Pentagon Denial Goes Up In Flames , Cubby
Gore Accuses Bush Of "Systemic Effort" To Mislead American People , Archibold
Administration Neocons Hold Secret Talks With Main Iranian Arms Dealer In Iran-Contra , Royce&Phelps

Asia Times

Bush Administration Paralyzed Over Iran , Lobe
Missed Warnings Regarding 9/11 , Raman
How Neo-Cons Influence the Pentagon , Lobe
Neo-Con John Bolton's influence in the State Department , Lobe

Dawn

Bush appoints supporter to run Iraq corporate sector , afp
'Legitimate interests' in Iraq must be safeguarded: China , afp
UN panel tells Israel to stop building barrier , afp
Four killed as Israeli troops attack Nablus , afp

TomPaine

How Bush Is Changing America And For Whom , Hightower
Enron 300M "Settlement" Was The Impotent Whimper Of A Toothless Government , Greider
A Cautionary Tale From California , Rosenfeld
Conflict Of Interest On The Federal Bench , Kendall&Sloan

Counterpunch

America suffers from severe political autism , chuckman
Iraq war emboldens Bush plans to militarize space , gagnon
The reign of Ashcroft: God help us , cassel

Working for Change

Bush recruits religious youth groups as ground troops for the 'drug wars', Berkowitz

LewRockwell.com

Occupied America , kwiatkowski

Soldiers For The Truth

Rummie purges uncooperative senior generals , omholt
Stryker Brigade being sent to Iraq without critical training and equipment , shoultz
Cable news military all-star blasts Bush Iraq strategy , hackworth

The Progressive

Recall Improvement , Rothschild
Get Out Of Jail Free Card For Oil Companies , Rothschild

Z-Net

Mirror Mirror On The Wall, Who's The Biggest Rogue Of All? , Richard Du Boff
The Ghosts of Uday and Qusay , Fisk
A Dangerous Collusion: India and the U.S. , Praful Bidwai
The Crackdown , Robert Younes
Indigenous Opposition to Plan Puebla Panama , Bill Weinberg
Globalization's Lost Decade , Mark Engler
On The Two Democratic Parties , Ted Glick

Friday, August 8, 2003

Readings

History Suggests Middle-of-the-Road Dem Unlikely To Beat Radical Right Bush , rall
Gore: Bush dead wrong on Iraq, environment, trashed treaties, social justice & more , Al Gore
Ashcroft seeks tougher prison sentences across the board , AP
Bush blocks disclosure of what he knew about bin Laden/hijack warnings pre-9/11 , Cocco
Undermining the roadmap for peace , Goldborough
Up with corporate welfare , Hightower
Arnold for CA governor? Triumph of entertainment over reality , Reeves
A country headed in the wrong direction -- with the clips to prove it, Ivins
Wolfowitz Admits Iraq Not Involved in 9/11 , Leopold
Kurdish Rebel Leader Warns Turkey of War , Jang

New York Times (*)

Bush Environmental Policy Is "Denial And Deception" , krugman
Bush Is Making A Mistake Not Approving Full U.S. Participation In Liberian Peacekeeping , cain
Sharon Has Turned A Reasonable Idea Into A Barrier Of Hate , bronner
As A Politician Ahnold Has Sounded "Surprisingly Mindless." Is This The Best Calif. Repubs Can Do? , ed
Calif. Court Allows Recall, Two Leading Dems Will Run , nyt
[Correction] California Recall: Ahnold In, Feinstein Out [Over 400 Say They'll Run.] , nyt
Archbishop Of Canterbury Calls Meeting Of Anglican Church Leaders To Avoid Schism Over Gay Bishop Confirmation , nyt
Actually, Bush Said Iraq "Halved" Weapons Of Mass Destruction , martin

Washington Post (*)

BushAdmin Assertions Of Iraq Uranium Buy Were Made Both Before And After SOTU Spech , wp
Report Says Bush Misuses Science , wp
Arab League Does Not Consider U.S.-Picked Iraqi Council To Be "Legitimate" , ed
AFL-CIO Warned Dems To Stay Out Of California Race, Will Probably Back Gephardt , meyerson
Californians May "Saddle Themselves With" Wealthy Cartoon Candidate In Sad, "Leno-Driven...Spectacle" , ed
Friend Says Ahnold Has Changed Since Father Was A Nazi , wp
Ahnold Says His Decision To Run Was Based Upon His Wife's Approval , wp

Guardian

Arnold's past will matter , bradshaw
Arnold is is a barely articulate, pumped-up bodybuilder with a cupboard full of skeletons, but... , borger+campbell
Road to peace paved with the worst intentions , woollacott
California investigates US banks' tax shelters that cost the state 'hundreds of millions' , teather
Iran holding al-Qaida men 'as bargaining chip with US' , de luce
Liberian fighters in a rampage of rape , carroll

Independent

Chaos in Baghdad: Jordanian embassy destroyed, fighters attack US troops in suburbs, huggler
Ashcroft creates a blacklist for 'too-lenient' judges , buncombe
The smile of a martyr sentenced to death , marks

The Herald

US media fires its first salvo at Blair , summers
Bomb marks shift to terror tactics , sinclair
Ali flies to UK to receive artificial limbs , sinclair
From fast bikes to a night of carnage in Bali , puttick

Haaretz

Miserliness on both sides rather than hope , ed
Boycott of Arafat has slowed down Israeli diplomacy , benn
Pressure on PM to hand over Kern loan documents , kra+mualem

Boston Globe

Rove's Water Policy Role Questioned , Yost AP
Ashcroft Tells Prosecutors to Keep Tabs on Lenient Sentencing , Walsh + Eggen WP
Commandments Display Ordered Removed , Denniston
Republican Senator Chastises Treasury Dept. for Not Disclosing Saudi Data , Guggenheim AP
'Unelectable' Frontrunner? , Vennochi
Edwards Ads Set for Iowa N.H. , Anderson LAT
Alleged Attacks Organizer Arrested , Doran AP
Warning Cited in Indonesia Attack , Nakashima WP
Gore Speech Fuels Campaign Talk , Canellos
Graham's Ratings Slip in Florida , Press
Hussein's Ex-Doctor Hopes to Heal Iraq , MacQuarrie
In Japan Thousands Mark Date of Bomb , Hall AP
Oregon Man Pleads Guilty to Aiding the Taliban , Kramer AP
Release of 335 Bittersweet for Palestinians , Ephron
Warning Given on Hidden Weapons , Anderson AP
Janitor's Fight for Job Security , Rubinkam AP
America's Incredible Shrinking Vacation , Goodman
Soft Money for Party Conventions , Toner
Freddie Mac Chief Vows to Mend Financial Reporting , Press
Pfizer Fights Drug Sales to U.S. Via Canada , BG

Chicago Sun Times

Bush School Plan Has Chicago Bracing for a Logistical Nightmare, Rossi
Post-9/11 Security Still Too Rough Around the Edges , Ed.

Chicago Tribune (*)

the Story of the Gulf of Tonkin, Ed.
Ruling Hurts Sharon's Son in Fraud Case, AP
Coalition Casts Shadow Over Iraqi Leader's Month in Power, Marx

Los Angeles Times (*)

Its Not A Ru-mah, Ah-nold and Lt. Gov. Join Recall Race , Finnegan & Jones
Recall Buyer Issa Steps Aside As More Candidates Join The Circus, Lagos
Recall Reinforces Image Of Cal. As Land of Fruits and Nuts , Mathews & Hong
Bush Back Peddling On Order Giving Companies Immunity In Connection With Sale, Marketing of Iraq Oil, Girion
Bush Unilateralism, Cowboy Diplomacy Causes Major Erosion of European Support , Fleishman
Bush Mini-Nukes Proposal Will Detonate Outrage Overseas , Andreason
Bush Denies Neocon Takeover of Foggy Bottom After '04 , Kemper
Edwards Launches Ads In Iowa and New Hampshire To Gain Momentum , Anderson

San Francisco Chronicle

Mr. Universe rattles the cages in Sacramento , sfc
Schwarzenegger: Ringmaster at his own media circus , sfc
Some in California laughing all the way to the polls , sfc
Schwarzenegger's entry takes politics to a new level , sfc
Total recall, total craziness , ed
Life imitates art in Schwarzenegger's recall bid , LaSalle
Iraq is our country now; we'd better get smart about running it , Carroll
Hilary's legacy , Rosen
New and improved national parks, thanks to privatization (flash) , Fiore

Christian Science Monitor

Desperate Liberia gets lull, at least , Itano
Iraqi council faces many hurdles , Tyson
Iraq's oil booty will only pay part of rebuilding costs , LaFranchi
Truth in Advertising - cartoon , Bennett

Madison Capital Times

Democratic tax policy, ed
Joe Lieberman just doesn't get it, Nichols
Tax freeze keeps big biz's breaks, ignores relief for homeowners, Wineke
An interested, involved citizenry is vital to democracy, Krome
AFL-CIO denounces GOP tax freeze, mct
Homeland security stops the music, Moe

The Globe And Mail

N. Korea next to hear U.S. war drum , york
Beauty aids and playing cards latest tools of terror , anderson

Toronto Star

Debt is Crushing Our Students, Hu
Progressing Up the Ladder, Dyer

Sydney Morning Herald

Australian Tragedy Fades In Land Of Suffering, Indonesia , Moore
Jordanian Embassy Bombed In Baghdad , McGeough
Paper Reveals Vatican Policy Of Sex Abuse Secrecy , AFP
South African Government Refuses To Buckle Under AIDS Pressure , AFP
Iceland's Decision To Begin Whaling For Scientific Purposes Draws Criticism , AP
Hot Weather In Europe Is A Taste Of Things To Come , Fray

Dawn

Guerillas, US troops engage in street fight: 11 killed in Baghdad bomb explosion , afp/reuters
Russia calls for new UN resolution on Iraq , afp
Washington plans for new nukes condemned , dauenhauer/ipns
US groups challenge detention of suspects , dauenhauer/ipns
Afghans are on the edge of chaos ,dixon/lat
Six Afghan soldiers die in Taliban attack , afp
Pak-Afghan crisis: a historical view , Razvi
Tehran has N-delivery system: CIA , dawn
US beverage giants asked to quit India: Protests over pesticide finding , afp

American Prospect

Why Bush's Fallow Economic Field Could Yield a Bitter Political Harvest, Kuttner

Common Dreams

Masters of Deceit: "Convicted Felons Responsible for Thousands of Deaths Are Calling the Shots at the White House", Hilton
Joe Lieberman Just Doesn't Get It, Nichols
The War in Iraq is Just Starting, Carroll
Churches, Mosques and Unions Are Reviving the Non-Violent Civil Rights Tradition, Campbell
Sanctions in Iraq Hurt the Innocent, Sacks
An Interested, Involved Citizenry is Vital to Democracy, Krome
Despair of the Jobless, Herbert
Hop on Board for Immigrant Justice, Jayapal + Williamson
Globalization's "Lost Decade", Engler

World Socialist Web Site

Washington and Canberra Seize on Jakarta Bombing to Further Justify "War on Terror", Symonds
Military Families Speak Out Against Iraq War at Pittsburgh Rally, Long
Checkbook in Hand, U.S. Tries to Cobble Together International Troop Support, Steinberg
Britain: Asylum-Seekers Detained Under Prison-Like Conditions, Green

The Hill

No Gore-Bush Rematch , Hill
Why The Drug Companies Aren't Complaining About The Presciption Drug Bill , Freed

TomPaine

DLC Aims Its Guns Again At Liberal Democrats , Borosage
Judge Who Invalidated "Roadless Rule" Had Conflict Of Interest , Kendall

Counterpunch

At least 20,000 civilians injured in Iraq war , iraq body count project
Wolfowitz behaving oddly; he's telling the truth , leopold
Is the US a 'terrorist magnet'? , alam

Working for Change

The downward path: Back-page buried stories indicate creeping menace , ivins

Democracy Now

Florida Creates "the Matrix", a Big Brother-Like Surveillance System with Help From Choicepoint-Related Firm , dn
The Taliban are Back, the Suppression of Women is Increasing, the Drug Market is Flourishing , dn

NewsMax.com

Bush and the Terminator, horrock

Earthjustice

Groups seek to clarify Karl Rove’s role in dictating Klamath policy resulting in 33,000 dead salmon , ej

The Progressive

Lieberman Excoriates Dean , Rothschild

Alternet

Setting It Right , Al Gore

Salon

Authoritarian Ashcroft Rankles Judges--Even Rehnquist , Joe Conason

Online Journal

Why Are Americans Still Missing the Message? , Bill Burkett

Financial Times

Bush Friend Chosen to Privatise Iraq's Economy , Harding

The Scotsman

Electricity Still Unreliable in British-Controlled Iraq , Freeman

Mena Report

Virginia Company Wins Contract to "Reform" Iraq's Economy , mena

Thursday, August 7, 2003

New York Times (*)

Portable Missiles Seen As "Greatest" Terrorist Threat, Airport Attack "May Be Imminent" ,
Millions Of Double-Digit Unemployed See Bush Voodoo Economics Leaving Them Behind , herbert
Israel Releases 300+ Of 6,000 Palestinian Prisoners, Those Never Charged Or Who Are Finishing Up Sentences , nyt
Powell "Widely Expected" To Serve Only Four Years, Bush Refuses To Say Otherwise At Press Spin , nyt
Bush Has Used Up Blair's Credibility To Get His Way On Iraq , ed
California Recall: Ahnold In, Feinstein Out [Over 400 Say They'll Run.] , nyt

Washington Post (*)

Ashcroft Calls On Fed Trial Lawyers To Report Fed Judges Who Give "Lighter" Sentences, May Appeal Them , wp
Although Saudis Requested Exposure Of Censored 28 Pages In 9/11 Report, It's "The Last Thing" They Want , hoagland
Politicians' Families Working As Washington Lobbyists Don't Have To Follow The Rules ,
Management Of Chronic Illnesses Should Be The Primary Concern Of Medicare , dejong, leff
Dem Candidates Agree With Unions On Most Issues, Split On Free Trade , ed
Episcol Vote Gives Dioceses Option Of Blessing Same-Sex Marriages , wp

Readings

GOP Memo Indicates Members Of Bush Election Team Working In California Recall , sfc
Hiroshima Mayor Lashes Out At Bush On Atomic Bombing Anniversary for reneging on nuclear freeze , AFP
Saudi secrets safe with Bush , Conason
U.S. wants Saddam -- but dead (so he can't tell inconvenient truths), not alive , Margolis
Losing Our Liberty in the Name of Fighting Terrorism , DeWeese
1988 atrocities Dubya cites as justifying war didn't stop daddy Bush from being Saddam's buddy, Reese
Bush plays Pope on gay marriage , Scheer
GOP Senators Fled Texas In 1993 Redistricting Vote , Castro
Marines Dropped Chemical Similar To Napalm On Iraqi Troops , AP
28 Pages , Judis&Ackerman
Bush And The Saudis Sittin' In A Tree... , Palast
Did Condi Give The Game Away? , Noah

The Herald

Dignity, respect and love as a man caught in the middle is laid to rest , laing
‘Dr David Kelly was the exact opposite of Walter Mitty’ , settle
Allied troops fail to plug gaps in US ranks in Iraq , bruce
An answer to disquiet in the pews , ferguson

Guardian

"Convicted felons responsible for thousands of deaths are calling the shots at White House" , hilton
The attempt to smear Dr. Kelly was more than just a slip of the tongue , norton-taylor
The missing 28 pages and the Carlyle Group , borger
Bush's 'Dr Strangeloves' meet in secret to plan new nuclear era , borger
Global warming looks to be worse than previously predicted , brown
Churches, mosques and unions are reviving the non-violent civil rights tradition , campbell

Independent

Stark reminder of private tragedy behind public furore , vallely
How Blairites flouted their leader's appeal for restraint , woolf
Terror alert raised as police link Jakarta and Bali blasts , marks
Berlusconi lawyer at centre of 'devastating corruption' , castle
Huffington heads the election gunslingers in farcical race for California's hot seat , gumbel

Haaretz

Moderate US Jewish leaders decry rightwing effort to derail peace plan , shamir
Court rules Sharon's son must hand over papers in Kern affair , kra

Boston Globe

White House Accused of Stoking Oil Prices by Filling Reserve , Hebert AP
Child Credit Not Seen as Boosting Bush Votes , Washington
Markey Raps Bush on Air Cargo , Bender
Army Probes Cause of Severe Pneumonia , Jelinek AP
For Iraqis a Struggle to Recoup Loss , MacQuarrie
Heat Wave Scorches Europe , Woolls AP
Arabs Won't Recognize Iraq Panel , Nasrawi AP
Saudi Man Questioned About 9 11 Hijackers , Ambah AP
Researchers Find Varying Rates of Post Traumatic Stress , Tanner AP
Abbas Cancels Summit with Sharon , Coleman AP
Court Diversion Program for Dean's Son , Ring AP
Democratic Hopefuls Vie for AFL CIO Favor , Strope AP

Chicago Sun Times

Realities of War on Iraq Brought Home in Riveting Photos , Bonjean
Schwarzenegger Announces Gubernatorial Bid , WernerAP
Soldiers in Afghanistan, Iraq Warned by Army About Illness , Jelinek AP
Is There Something About Kerry? , Smith
Democrats Bash Bush in Chicago , Fornek
AFL-CIO Planning Big Effort to Increase Voter Turnout , Knowles

Chicago Tribune (*)

U.S. Treads Carefully Fighting Terror in Asia, Dorning
U.S. Holds Iraqis at Notorious Prison, Bars Family Visits and Lawyers, Rodriguez
Explosion Kills U.S. Civilian Mail Carrier in Iraq, Rodriguez
Turks Stall on Troop Request, Forces U.S. to Wait, Collins
Californians Leaving Faster Than Other Americans Arrive, Armas
Rumsfeld Resists Increasing Active-Duty Military Force, Richter
Army Postpones Chemical Weapons Burn, tns
Big Media Confusion Reigns, Ed
Swamp Fever and Colin Powell, Ed

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

A family feels the cruelty of war , jamieson
Job exportation creating new political fault lines, strange bedfellows , virgin
Senator Clinton is tough, on-message and disciplined , connelly

Los Angeles Times (*)

Dem Challengers Attack Bush For 2 Million Lost Jobs At AFL-CIO Forum , Slater
Judge Reversing Clinton Ban On Road Building In Natl Forests Had Conflict of Interest, Shogren
SD Governor Calls Off “G. Gordon Liddy Day” -- Will Candle Sales Drop? , Reuters
Loretta Sanchez Weighs Running In Recall if Feinstein Passes (She did.) , Pasco
Riordan To Run Only If Feinstein Demurs (She did.) , Hoffman, Rubin & Mathews

San Francisco Chronicle

GOP Memo Indicates Members Of Bush Election Team Working In California Recall , sfc
Unions circle the wagons around Davis , sfc
Calif. high court (one lone democrat) may decide outcome of recall (Sound familiar?) , sfc
Number of possible challengers to Davis nears 400 , sfc

Madison Capital Times

'Bombs away'; away with bombs, ed
Local voters should make local choices, Zweifel
Doyle is vetoing voter ID bill; Would have made it harder to vote, mct (AP)
Anti-union drive hikes tension at Whole Foods, mct
Pols pander in pushing tax freeze and new programs, Thompson

Canada.com

Author of Saskatchewan government's "President Shrub" memo resigns , cook
Jakarta police admit they knew Marriott hotel was possible target , ap/cp

The Globe And Mail

Now they tell us , drohan
U.S. troops arrive at Monrovia embassy , mc kenzie
RIM hit by U.S. court ruling , damsell/chu
No weapons and a funeral , ram

Toronto Star

Get Aid to Liberia, ed
Merle Haggard, the Protest Singer, ed

Sydney Morning Herald

Iraqis May Pay High Price For Jobs With US , McGeough
What A Relief, The PM's Saved The Human Race , FitzSimmons

Asia Times

Jihad Virus Attacks Pentagon's Logic , Escobar

Financial Times

IMF Warns of Consquences of Bush's Economic Policies , Harding

Dawn

War critics zero in on Pentagon , lobe/ipns
b> US plan to pay Iraqi soldiers backfires , dawn

Australia fears more attacks in Indonesia , afp
Deployment outside Kabul ruled out: ISAF chief's statement , reuters
Israeli barrier remains a problem: Bush , afp
Study says global warming is worsening , Vidal /gns
Welcome to Iraq-Nam , Dyer
Arabs have nothing to apologize for: Of dignity and solidarity-II , Said

Working for Change

The rainbow menace , Durst

Tom Paine

How The Left Lost Teen Spirit , Sifry
How We Missed Two Saudi Hijackers...And Bush Won't Let Us Read The Rest Of The Story , Moyers
Exclusive Interview With Arianna Huffington , Moyers
Dumping Low Level Radioactive Waste On The Public , Charman

The Hill

Business To Get Out GOP Vote , Bolton
Dean Surge Felt Among Lawmakers , Nichols
Dems Lash Out At GOP Over Spending Bills , Kaplan
No, Senator Santorum, Catholics Aren't A Protected Class , Marshall

Counterpunch

Is mystery 'pneumonia' caused by depleted uranium? , goff
The ghosts of Uday and Qusay haunt US troops , fisk
Bush's war on our national parks , brauchli

Common Dreams

Nuclear Weapons are No Cure for American Epidemic of Fear, Chernus
Now they Tell Us: Privatization is No Panacea, Drohan
Bishop Robinson's Ambush: the Anatomy of a Smear, mst
The Fruits of Bushonomics, Kuttner
Turning the Trade Tables, Wallach
Expanding Settlements Invade Palestinian Lands, Connors
Tim Hermach Epitomizes What is Needed to Create a Sustainable, Healthy Future for Our Children…, Borowski
Lists? What Lists? Who Gets on Those Airport No-Fly Lists, and Why?, Marin
Fixing California's Recall, Richie + Hill
Neocon Coup at the Department d'État, Dowd

World Socialist Web Site

Iraq War Lies and Impeachment: Official Washington Tiptoes Round the "I" Word, Martin
California Budget Imposes Massive Spending Cuts, Lefebvre

Wednesday, August 6, 2003

Readings

U.S. Marks Hiroshima Anniversary By Holding Top Secret Summit to Discuss Expanding Nation’s Nuclear Arsenal , dn
Former Air Force Officer Doesn't Trust Bush Pentagon , Kwiatkowski
"Good" Catholics And Ugly Tactics , schattoan
Are They Playing Games with Casualty Figures from Iraq? , Venik
US Admits Dropping Napalm-like Firebombs on Iraqi Troops , Crawley
Oil Prices Jump Due to Sabotage in Iraq , Reuters
Southern Iraq is Growing Restless , Fisk
Soaring Costs from 'Rescuing' Iraq , Sieff

New York Times (*)

Bush Recent Attempt To Cut Back Airport Security "Shows How Reckless" He Is About Our Security , ed
Bush And Colin Try To Quell Exit Reports , nyt
Neocon Coup at the Department d'État, dowd
Bush-Rove Behind The Scenes Anti-Salmon Attack In Oregon "Bends Policy To Politics" , ed
7-Member U.S. Troop Force "Hits The Beach" In Liberia , nyt
Feinstein Out, Huffington In, As Calif. Race Shapes Up , ap

Washington Post (*)

Bush Anti-Gay Attack On States Is Driven By Politics And Ideology, Not Need (See '96 Defense Of Marriage Act.) , ed
Episcopal Church Confirms Gay Bishop , wp
Is Bush The Anti-FDR Or An LBJ Has-Been? , broder
Bush "Erratic Handling" Of N. Korea "Leaves [Administration]Little Room For Failure" , Kerry
Study Indicates Leading "Conservative" Newspapers More Biased Than Leading "Liberal" Newspapers , kurtz

Guardian

Voice of free Iraq walks out on US , whitaker
The voice of No 10 that whispered too loud , white
New Labour has picked up where Thatcherism left off , hall
Action on climate change must begin in US , ed
Genoa officer who shot protester in 'suspicious' car crash , hooper
Israel's barrier draws threat of US sanctions , mcgreal

Independent

Sorry affair of Dr. Kelly continues , waugh
Government ditches plan to undermine scientist's credibility , sengupta
Bush threatens to withhold loans if Israel continues security wall , buncombe+silver
Huffington joins California race , gumbel

The Herald

Pressure mounts for Blair to end 'culture of spin' , settle
'Safe hands' behind Walter Mitty jibe , settle
How the prime minister's spokesman apologised, herald
'If you don't want it in print, then don't say it' , settle
The propaganda machine turns against its masters , macwhirter
Carnage as suicide attack kills 13 in capital of Indonesia , tinning
Dispatches 'could clear Saudi Britons' , wilson

Haaretz

Mixed message from Crawford: Rice says barrier will not affect loan guarantees , guttman+benn
Arafat tells Haaretz: `The wall is ruining the new Middle East' , rubinstein

Christian Science Monitor

Group linked to Al Qaeda fingered in deadly blast , Murphy
Democrats face trouble in South , Chaddock
Interest rate spike endangers economy , Scherer

Boston Globe

Bush's Gay Marriage Dodge , Vennochi
Changing Attitudes About Gays , Ed
Say No to Religious Dogma , Ed
The Dean 'Buzz' , Oliphant
A Call to Order Sounds for Liberals on Message , Canellos
America's Habit of Revenge , Carroll
Did Medicaid Take All the Money? , McDonough
A Younger Khomeini Admires U.S. , Walt
Attack Doubts Burden Peace Effort , Ephron
Boston-Based Activist Stands Trial in Beijing on Charges of Spying , Ang AP
Clinton Meets with Organized Labor Leaders , Strope AP
Davis Files Lawsuit to Delay Recall , Denniston
Dean Making Early Ad Push in N.H. , Pickler AP
Displaying Evidence for Posterity , Mehegan
Iran Says It Won't Give Qaeda Detainees to U.S. , Dareini AP
Iraq Council President Stakes His One-Month Claim , Price AP
Iraqi Army Recruits to Begin Training; No U.S. Deaths Reported , Hurst AP
Lieberman Presses Centrist Ideas , Pickler AP
Powell Dismisses Report on No 2d Term , Schweid AP
Retaliation Vs. Contractor Cited by GAO , Margasak AP
Search Team Uncovers Mass Grave of Muslims , BG
Senator Hollings of S.C. Retiring , Press
Teamsters Local in Ill. Backs Kerry , Hananel AP
Vaccine Insurance is Sought by Panel , Schmid AP
State Cuts Threaten Immigrant Benefits , Abel
State Weighs High-Tech Elections , McCarthy

Chicago Sun Times

Same-Sex Marriage Fuss is Really About Bigotry , Mitchell
Episcopalians Elect Gay Bishop , CST
U.S. Says Saddam Close to Capture , Hurst AP
Helping Liberia Would Be No Sweat for U.S. , Jackson

Chicago Tribune (*)

Spy Trial Begins for U.S.-Based Activist, tns
Cheap Drugs From Canada, Ed
Labor Leaders Seek Unity Against Bush, Zeleny + Franklin
Not All Drilling in Iraq is for Oil, Torriero
Clinton-Dole Debates Future in Doubt, Zap2It

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Use of depleted uranium weapons lingers as health concern , johnson
Family says slain soldier had enlisted to pay for education , johnson

Los Angeles Times

State Dept. Official Calls N. Korean Leader “Bloodsucker”, Continuing Speak First, Think Second Diplomacy, Richter
Bush Needs To Engage Iran To Head Off Entry Into Nuclear Club, lat
Powell Denies He’ll Step Down, Point Moot If Dems Win in 04, Kemper
Bush Crosses Church/State Line On Gay Marriage Issue, Scheer
Labor Backs Davis, Warns Dems Not To Run In Recall, Jones, Morain and Rainey
Davis’ Survival Depends On Party Unity , Nicholas

San Francisco Chronicle

Democrats are caving on Davis , sfc
The silence from Sen. Feinstein's camp is deafening , sfc
If Calif. governor, Larry Flynt would legalize drugs , sfc
Calif. Supreme Court upholds gay adoptions , sfc
John Ashcraft: Crying wolf? , ed
Despite promises to Fox, Bush refuses to revisit immigation issue , ed
California recall rules are an invitation to a freak show , sfc
The mind behind Schwarzenegger's muscle , Tagorda

Madison Capital Times

Gay union fight looms, mct
Sykes a 7th Circuit finalist, mct
Lawton reasserts progressive vision, Nichols
Workers striking Tyson set high standard of courage, McElroy
Bush bullish, but economy's so bad job hunters are giving up, Garvey
'Declassify, declassify!', ed
Kucinich would be a president with integrity and fresh ideas, Balekian

The Globe And Mail

Arab League spurns Iraq's Governing Council , ap
U.S. probes pneumonia cases in Iraq , edmonson
Pssssssst! Wanna buy a warship? , hawthorn
Crossing the border to fill a prescription , ed
Former Enron boss, wife sell home at loss , ap
Roots run deep between Enron and CIBC , howlett/stewart

Sydney Morning Herald

Bomb Carnage Linked To Bali , Moore/Nicholls/Allard
Israel Detains 47 Protesters At Barrier , Reuters
Gulliver Unbound: Can America Rule The World? , Joffe

Dawn

Arab League rules out troops for Iraq , afp
Ex-envoy accuses US govt of intimidation , reuters
US seeks 'intensive' inspections in Iran , afp
Iraqis are as defiant as ever , siddiqui
Kabul warned against alienating Pakhtoons , reuters
Japanese worry as memories of atomic bomb attacks fade , reuters
Of dignity and solidarity , Said
Pioneers of mass destruction , Ali

Asia Times

Can North Korea be Disarmed Short of War? , Blank
Is Bush Abandoning Unilateralism? , Ahrari
Shi'ites Raise New Battle Cry , Peimani
Islamic Movements Spreading Throughout Iraq , Shahzad
White House Players Divided on Foreign Policy, Bush Not Providing Any Leadership , Lobe

Financial Times

Iraqis Doubt US Explanation for Continuing Attacks , Clover

The Hartford Courant

GIs, Aid Workers Clash in Iraq , D'Arcy

Al Bawaba

Israeli Firm Wins Public Phone Contract in Iraq , Mena

Arab News

US is Making a Great Blunder in Iraq , Baroud

Common Dreams

Stealing the Internet: with Blessings From the FCC and Congress, the High-Tech Industry Wants to Privatize the Internet, Jeff Chester/Steven Rosenfeld
'Except Lieberman': Democrats See Mr. Right as Mr. Wrong, John Nichols
Career Officer Does Eye-Opening Stint Inside the Bush Pentagon, Karen Kwiatkowski
The War According to David Hackworth, Jonathan Franklin
Only the UN Can Give Iraq Security and Sovereignty, Jonathan Steele
America's First Empire Proved Costly, Frustrating, Larry Weaver
Intelligence Shouldn't Exist Just to Serve Policy, Ray McGovern
Why do I Hold That Sign on the Corner?, Thea Paneth
The Other Iraq Fraud, Steve Chapman

History News Network

Harry Truman on Trial: the Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb, Nobile

World Socialist Web Site

Niger President Challenges Blair Government Over Uranium Allegations, Slaughter
Citigroup, Morgan Chase Fined for Enron Deals: Corruption at the Heights of American Finance, Kay
Australian Survey Shows Continuing Destruction of Full Time Jobs, Jobson
Blair's Press Conference and the Crisis of Political Legitimacy, Hyland

Scoop

Bush Blames Bad Economy on Media's 'Drumbeat to War' , Rehak

TomPaine

GOP Will Use Gay Issue As Wedge In 2004 Campaign , Ireland
Democrats Really Screw Up On Energy Bill , O'Donnell
California: The "Golden" State? , Rosenfeld
How The Internet Is Losing Its Freedom , Rosenfeld
Letter To Bush Re SOTU "Clear Skies" Lies , Reps. Allen/Markey, Pallone, Jr., Capps
The Vatican's New Crusade , Blow
Economics Reporting Review , Baker

Village Voice

The Gathering Storm Over Gay Rights , Goldstein
Watchdog Reveals Effort To Gag Anti-Bush Causes , Lee
Bailing Out Worldcom In Baghdad , Ridgeway
Bush's Card-Carrying Fundamentalism (The Rest Of Us Don't Have A Prayer) , Ridgeway
Rummy Is So Yummy , Ridgeway

The New Yorker

Looking For Liberal Voices On The Radio , Hertzberg
Bush Administration Deck Of Playing Cards , McGrath

Harper's

Weekly Review , Wasik

Tuesday, August 5, 2003

Readings

Johns Hopkins Computer Team Finds "Security 101" Flaws In Diebold Vote Machines Used In Recent Georgia, Florida, Maryland, And Kansas Elections , wired
Osama will probably die laughing, Lease
Sinking deeper into Iraq sand, Goldsborough
Open air nuthouse , Reese
Groups Demand Repeal of Bush Immunity for U.S. Oil Companies in Iraq , seen
U.S. media coverage has been too soft on the White House , solomon
Bush Meets the Press: A Man of His Word? , dnc

New York Times (*)

Speculation About Powell: Expected To Leave At End Of Present Term , nyt
Bush Treasury Features "Denial And Deception" On Tax Cuts , krugman
Confusion At Greenspan's Fed May Be Reason For Higher Mortgage Rates, Further Weakening Bush Deficit Economy , nyt
Our Cotton Clubs Are Killing Africans , ed
U.S. Questions Saudi Friend Of Hijackers , nyt
Bush May Reduce Aid To Israel To Get Them To Stop Building Peace-Breaking Barrier , nyt
Reader's Reflect Ideologies In Response To Mel Gibson's Jesus Film , letters

Washington Post (*)

GOP House Passes Bill Which Ignores Illegality, Disrespects Judicial Decisions Based On Constitution , ed
BushAdmin View That Free People Prefer Privitazation And It's Good For You Are Both Untrue , adlers
Edwards Proposal Of Mandatory Health Care For Everyone Under 21 A Major Turning Point In Debate , halstead, rubiner
Bush Stated Political Goal For ME Contradicted By Pentagon Activities , ignatius
Blast Rocks Jakarta Hotel , wp
First U.N. Peacekeeping Force Takes Liberian Airport, Fighting Dampened , wp
Gay Priest Leads D.C. Episcopal Parish , wp

Guardian

Only the UN can give Iraq security and sovereignty , steele
Blair spokesman admits Kelly 'fantasist' claim , white+norton-taylor
Bush's oil move backfires - Now he will have to try diplomacy , ed
Motoring mayhem as law of the road crumbles in Baghdad , wilson
Our desire for an earthly paradise has created a hell for those we shut out , monbiot

Independent

Downing St accused of new low after 'Walter Mitty' smear of Kelly , waugh
Iraq dossiers spell career cut-off for high-flying spymaster , sengupta
Liberia: The ecstasy, the agony , walsh

Haaretz

Do it right: Indict the Sharon boys , marcus
ADL criticizes law denying citizenship to Palestinians who marry Israelis , sadeh
Sharon and Abbas cancel meeting scheduled for Wednesday , benn

San Francisco Chronicle

Davis seeks delay for recall election , sfc
Maybe Schwarzenegger will pitch his movie instead , sfc
Calif. recall: Feinstein leaves the door open a crack , Matier & Ross
Civilian deaths anger Iraqis , sfc
The Vatican shouldn't preach against gay marriage , Sorensen
Bush's plan to privatize our national parks , Rosen
Wanted: energy policy that works , ed

Boston Globe

Bitterness Grows In Iraq Over Deaths Of Civilians, Walt
Bush Agenda in Slow Crawl, Hook LAT
Dean, Gephardt Lead in Iowa Poll, Press
Bork's Hypocrisy Was Exposed, Ed.
Pollution in Washington, Ed.
A Bad Place for Hussein's Death Photos?, Chinlund
North Korea Derides U.S. Official as 'Human Scum', Lee AP
Espionage Threat From Abroad Seen Targeting U.S. Businesses, Anderson AP
Afghans Report Capturing Over 20 Taliban Suspects, Achakzai Reuters
Ashcroft Says Potential for Al Qaeda Attack 'Very Real', Kerr AP
Budget Stalemate Paralyzes Oregon, Cain AP
Calls for Change Win Him Enemies, a Saudi Finds, Ambah AP
Hague War Crimes Court Makes History, Max AP
Iran is Seen Moving Close to Producing Nuclear Bomb, Frantz LAT
Kerry Plans Online Overtime Petition, Glover AP
Last Gubernatorial Recall Vote Gets Second Look 82 Years Later, Wetzel AP
Politicans Vie for NASCAR Vote, Clarke WP
Troops See Lull in Attacks, Hurst AP
W. African Peace Effort Set to Begin in Liberia, Walsh
Terrorists Can't Be Charities, Maher
School Chief Failed Literacy Test, Press

Chicago Sun Times

Iran Won't Hand Over Al-Qaida Detainees , Dareni AP
Chicago Teamsters' Local Backs Kerry , Hananel
From Kuwait to Baghdad with 'GI Jane' , Reed
U.S. Goes 2nd Straight Day Without Iraq Combat Deaths , Hurst AP
Democrats Can't Afford to Alienate the Activist Left Wing by Ducking Issue , Lieberman

Chicago Tribune (*)

Niger Demands to Be Cleared in Iraq Claim, AP
$260,000 Paid to Iraqi Civilians for Deaths, Damage, Marx
Women Seek Rights in New Afghanistan Constitution, TNS
Mission to Iraq Rattles Poles, Hundley

Los Angeles Times (*)

Iran May Become Second Nuclear Power On Bush’s Watch, Frantz
Bush Ignores Afghanistan As Country Descends Into Chaos, Dixon
Bush’s “Rangers” Yield Millions in Georgia, Rewarded By White House, Fineman
Davis Seeks To Delay Recall To March As Dems Waiver On Not Fielding A Candidate , Finnegan & Guccione
Kucinich Evokes “Seabiscuit” In Hollywood Event , lat

Christian Science Monitor

Booming China trade rankles US , Scherer
With 9/11 more distant, alertness wavers , Marks
Portrait of a US combat casualty , Tyson
Terror and the Constitution , CSM
What Gray Davis has to do to survive recall , Sappenfield
Politics becomes a rougher game , Marlantes
Ten Commandment challenges spread , Richey
Wait-and-see economy keeps jobless on edge , Scherer
In Liberia: old script, new end? , Itano
In Congress, all roads lead to a conference room , Chaddock

Toronto Star

Stumbling Block on Road to Peace, ed
Canada, the Moose that Roared, Kurlantzik
A Childhood in Afghanistan, Marchand

The Globe And Mail

Real battle has not yet started, new tape warns U.S. , koring

Sydney Morning Herald

Will Dean Beat Bush? , Heidelberg

The Herald

MPs angry as No 10 is linked to Walter Mitty smear of Kelly , settle
Relieved Liberia hails a new hero, donnelly
Nuclear power plant has to be cooled with water spray , simpson

Dawn

Baghdad without its hustle and bustle , Siddiqui
Struggle for control of Najaf goes on , Saouli
UK's Lords reopen case of foreigners' detention , reuters
North Korea says nuclear talks to be held in Beijing soon , afp
Hyundai chief jumps to death amid inquiry into N. Korea link , afp
Qadhafi's warning , ed
America, the new hegemon , Burki
All bets are off , Kureishi
Extremism sullied nation's image: Musharraf plans to meet Ulema , app

In These Times

The Rendon Group deploys ‘perception management’ in the war on Iraq , rampton / stauber
Yet again, the administration suppresses intelligence not in line with its goals. , ed
$200 Million Pyramid Scheme , aaron

Working for Change

Don't count out Gephardt and Edwards just yet , dionne

American Prospect

Secret Service: Bush's Chronic Aversion to Telling it Like it Is, Jones

Counterpunch

How New York Times pimps for the White House , jackson
Social insecurity: Fear mongering for privatization , lindorff

Common Dreams

What was Behind the Pentagon's Betting Parlor?, Morse
Bumbling Bush May Have Given Osama an Open Goal, Tisdall
Why Privatize National Parks?, Rosen
Catholic Politicians Told to do as the Romans do, Sorensen
U.S. Steals Captives' Rights - Constitution Ignored at Guantanamo Bay, Wren
Local-Federal Partnership in Danger of Unraveling, Peirce
New Approaches to Safeguarding the Earth - an Environmental Version of the Hippocratic Oath, Blumenfeld
News Media Industry's Criticism of Iraq Coverage Reveals Deeper Problems with Mainstream Journalists' Conception of News, Jensen
Dems Vs. GOP Best Weapons are the Facts, Williams
Jailing Immigrants, Herbert

History News Network

Tolerating the Intolerable: 101, Carpenter
America and Islam go Way Back, Jenkins

World Socialist Web Site

Are American Soldiers in Iraq Dying Due to Depleted Uranium?, Conachy
470,000 Stopped Looking for Work in July, U.S. Long-Term Unemployment on the Rise, Jones
Growth Rate Up but Little Evidence of Extended U.S. Recovery, Beams

Washington Monthly

Science Friction: The Growing Divide Between Scientists And The GOP , Thompson

Alternet

Beyond Voting Machines: HAVA and Real Election Reform , Miles Rappaport

Mother Jones

All Us Sinners , Daily Mojo
Gong Show Imperialism , Daily Mojo

Salon

The War According to David Hackworth , Jonathan Franklin

Online Journal

The Wheels Are Coming Off the Bush Spin Machine , Bill Burkett
The Bush Administration's Desperation Is Showing , Bev Conover

Z-Net

Nightlife in Jerusalem , Neve Gordon
4200 Palestinians On Hunger Strike , Kristen Ess and Nada Kahir
Is Peace A Solution?: An Interview With Rachel Aquino , Andre Vltchek
Africa Through The Canadian (Corporate) Lens , En Camino
Blogging The War Away: Selling and Cheerleading War , Danny Schechter
Argentina And Parecon , Michael Albert interviews Exequiel Adamovsky

Monday, August 4, 2003

Washington Post (*)

Colin Powell, Richard Armitage "Signal" They'll Quit. Wolfowitz, Rice Leading Candidates. CIA's Tenet Also Expected To Go. , wp
Bush Needs To "Level" With The American People. What Will Iraq Cost Us? , ed
Anti-Human Rights Egypt One More Example Of Our Willingness To Support "Strategic Interests" Over Principle , fisher
Do We Want "Strategic Interest" Serbian Troops In Iraq? , diehl
If The DEMs Want To Keep Labor, They Must Give More Than Lip Service To Its Concerns , hoffa
Texas Gay Ruling Unlikly To Cause Any Immediate Changes In Military, Analysts Say , wp

New York Times (*)

Bush Offers No Comment On "Cynical, Divisive" Lie That Those Who Oppose His Judicial Nominee Are Anti-Catholic , ed
Has "Traditionalist" Catholic Mel Gibson Made An Anti-Jewish Jesus Film? , rich
New Israeli Barrier Decried By Palestinians And Settlers, Alike , gorenberg
Innocent Immigrants Are Ensnared In Our "Uncaring, Frequently Cruel" System , herbert
As American Troops Sit Off Liberian Coast, Rebel Groups Hold Ports, Starve Citizens , nyt
With Iraqi Courts Gone, Young Clerics Judge , nyt
California Guv Will Sue To Delay Recall Vote , nyt

Readings

To thwart DeLay's gerrymandering scam, Texas Dems again go on lam , Ivins
Pentagon betting scheme: callous, depraved, idiotic --and completely in character , McQuaig
Sharon needs to do more to bring about Israeli/Palestinian peace , Siddiqui
Can Dean beat Bush? , Time

Los Angeles Times (*)

Turkey Considers Sending Troops to Iraq, Concerned About US “Trustworthiness”, Wilkinson
Al Qaeda Warns US Will Pay a “Dear Price” For Any Harm To Guantanamo Detainees, Reuters
Lawyers Group Finds It Unethical To Participate In Military Tribunals Under Existing Rules, lat
Recall Has Made California a “Laughingstock," Defeat Would Demonstrate State Not a “Basket Case”, lat

Toronto Star

Hunting Saddam, Harper
Looking Back on a Month of Peace, Siddioui
A Callous Scheme? Bet on it, McQuaig

Guardian

Bumbling Bush may have given Osama an open goal , tisdall
Politicians and intellectuals (aka ruling elite) have appropriated your right to think , williamson
Bremer's optimistic timetable has more to do with our election than Iraq's , ed
The unreported cost of war: at least 827 American wounded , borger
Bin Laden deputy warns US of attacks , mccarthy
Drug-fuelled child soldiers battle for Monrovia , carroll

Independent

Uranium whistleblower accuses White House of launching 'dirty-tricks campaign' , sengupta
Blair will trash Kelly reputation to save his own skin , waugh
Scandal-plagued Hyundai chief leaps to death, mcgavin
Cautious welcome for peace-keepers as slaughter continues , walsh

Haaretz

No such thing as a free ceasefire , eldar
Peace process probably on hold until after 2004 election , harel

The Herald

Whitehall denies that spy chief is quitting over Iraq , settle
Real battle has not begun, says al Qaeda , simpson
US raids capture suspected Saddam loyalists , macdonald
Liberia's warlord president described as a psychopath , montgomery
Clyde demo marks attack on Japan , bruce

Dawn

Iraq to become Vietnam: Libya , dawn
Afghanistan faces a security challenge: UN, NGOs warn , afp
Tough police tactics may slow Kenya bomb probe , maclean
Cubans a threat to Bush's re-election , blume
Arafat wants Sharon not to visit Delhi: Rise in Indo-Pakistan tension cited , afp
Gilgit explosion leaves 45 dead: Over 120 hurt, army joins relief work , khan
Centuries of work left for WWII bomb clearers , blenkinsop
Judgment at Mosul , Aijazuddin
Dead dictators tell no tales , Margolis
Australia acts unilaterally, too , Dyer
Faith and race , Husain

Sydney Morning Herald

Battle Has Not Started, Al-Qaeda Warns US , Reuters
Bloody Retribution To US "Collaborators" In Iraq , McGeough
US Baffled As Troops In Iraq Hit By Killer Virus , Dunham
Renowned Israeli Musician Performs For Palestinian Audience , AP
A Possible Start To Political Change In North Korea , Demick
Blindly, A New Empire Strikes Back , ed

The Hill

Liberals Hold Coming Out Party For New Law Group , Choury

MSNBC

Energy Bill Is Nightmare For Activists , MSNBC

Sunday, August 3, 2003

New York Times (*)

Bush "Muscle Flexing" Is Producing A Second Nuclear Age That May Spin Out Of Control , broad
New Israeli Violation Of Peace Plan Another Indication Hot War May Be In Progress By The Time Bush Returns From Vacationland , bronner
American Politicians Realize They Must Move On Climate Change Crisis Without Bush Help , ed
Bush Needs "Queer Eye" Makeover , dowd
Bush Pollster Says Texan Needs 40% Hispanic Vote; New Poll Says 40% Favor GOP ,
Dems Split On Leaving Davis Alone On Ballot, As Aug. 9 Deadline Approaches , ap

Washington Post (*)

"Half-Baked, Half-Hearted" Bush Nation Building In Afghanistan May Collapse Over Lack Of Security , ed
U.S.-Taliban War Heats Up In Southern Afghanistan , wp
Dems Celebrate Energy Bill Victory As GOP Committee Gets Ready To Change It To Suit Themselves , ed
Bush-Backed Medicare Drug Plan Is Thought Of As So Poor That It's A Lose-Lose Situation , wp
Mainstream Press Starting To Understand How New Voting Systems Will Lead To Rigged Elections , ed
Dean Was Fiscal Conservative As Vermont Governor , wp

Readings

Daddy Bush's Carlyle gains University of Texas big payback as U.S. defense contracts pay off , bloomberg
Bush weasels out of answering straight questions; this is taking "responsibility?" , Corn
The Bush Administration's Camouflage:Why They Don't Present Honest Answers , Hauben
Blaming attacks against troops on Saddam denies reality in Iraq, Reese
Colorado GOP Trying To Move Dems' Redistricting Law Suit Out Of State, rmn
Bush's 9/11 secrets: gov't was warned about bin Laden plot with airplane attacks on NY& DC, Ridgeway

San Francisco Chronicle

California isn't toast yet , sfc
Schwarzenegger will reveal political plans on Tonight Show , sfc
Hustler Mag's Larry Flint wants to be Calif. governor , sfc
Oh, those wacky Californians , Carroll
A perilous journey inside the conservative mind , sfc
California energy crisis blame game: Davis is fighting for his political life while Bush friend Ken Lay remains untouched , ed

Observer

Another blow to Blair: Spymaster to quit over Iraq intel fiasco , rose
Ministry of Defense denies it tried to burn documents , ahmed+bright
Bush honeymoon continues, but for how long? , reich
Tribe gathers to bury Saddam's sons , wilson
Blair aims to put religion at the centre of government, a major break with tradition , ahmed
Hero Lindbergh had secret German family , cleaver

Independent

Kelly's reputation? Always blame the dead guy , mcsmith
BBC confident of its case, hires ace libel lawyer , morrison
Blair and Bush join forces to spin away weapons issue , buncombe+whitaker
US anti-war activists hit by secret airport ban , gumbel

Haaretz

Don't put the road map on hold , ed
Bush and Sharon: Fencing around , bar'el

Sunday Herald

Looted and for sale in Iraq: the deadly core of nuclear weapons , Pratt
Uday and Qusay buried amid tight security and continuing efforts to catch Saddam , Macdonald
Top war reporter slams Bush over Africa , McDougall
The death of liberty: Special report on Liberia , Pratt
‘We are still waiting – the UN prevaricates while the people starve’ , Murray
As the US adminstration descends into the ridiculous, reflects on once-proud Labour party , Shields
The Blair years: how does he measure up? , Cusick
Mandelson: Blair may quit in third term , Cusick
Blair And Brown’s Golden Handover , Macwhirter
Afghanistan gets its first party town , Meo
Palestinian territory was always a divided region, but now Israel has made that permanent. , Tait

Madison Capital Times

Racist poem appears on Web site for GOP, mct
Sen. Russ Darrow?, ed
Indeed, the buck does stop with Bush, ed
The GOP's phony freeze, McNally

Los Angeles Times (*)

GOP Incumbents See Economy as Real Threat to Reelection , Hook
Major Dems Question Davis Recall Strategy , Finnegan

Toronto Star

Church and State, ed
Japanese Journalist Outraged Over Beating by American Troups, McIntyre

The Globe And Mail

Lake Superior 'treasure' eyed for gravel pit , mittelstaedt
U.S. work force still shrinking , stinson
UN team goes to Baghdad , ap

Sydney Morning Herald

The Loneliness Of The Superpower , Hewett
Microsoft Flaw Signals Hack Attack , AP

Dawn

A difficult autumn awaits Bush , Lobe
Democrats attack Bush's credibility , Ferraro
US holding secret talks with Iran , dawn
US seeks exemption from prosecution: Peacekeepers for Liberia , Deen
Germany puts Saudi interests under watch , dpa
Protests planned against small N-bombs in US , Ginnane
20 fighters arrested at Arafat's HQ: Fatah faction ends truce ,afp/reuters
Four Afghan militants killed in operation , afp
Afghan security situation fragile , Akhtar
Potential for chaos in Iraq , Raza
Military and Mullahs: deserving each other , Amir

TomPaine

The Media And Muslims: A Minefield , DeMarco
WTO Ruling Against US Corporate Tax Break , Wallach

Village Voice

The Napolitano Factor: Fox Drops Pro-Civil Liberties Judge Into Its Overwhelmingly Conservative Mix , Hentoff

Counterpunch

Iraq too big to spin; we are descending into the pit , fisk
Their master's voice: Blair as Bush's creature , avnery

Z-Net

AIDS, Empire, and Public Health , Sanjay Basu
It's No Accident , John Lacny
Israel's Marriage Law , Justin Huggler

Saturday, August 2, 2003

Readings

Nobel Laureate Economist Says Bush Government Is Worst In 200 Year US History , Spiegel Interview
After May 1, the question must be asked: What’s more important, the loss of American lives or ‘SportsCenter’? , Dickey
Fired Economic Adviser Lindsey, Not Bush Spinners, Being Proved Right , Spiegel
Euphemism Watch: "Fact Witness" , Noah
Cuban-Americans in Florida angry with Bush , Novak

New York Times (*)

Bush's NRA Making "Shameless" Inroads On Capitol Hill , ed
Bush Stands By As AmerCorp Volunteer System Sliced Up By GOP Congress , eggers
Liberians Die As Bush Shows Lack Of Leadership , ed
Censored Report On 9/11 Suggests Links Between Saudi Spies In U.S., AndAl Queda Hijackers , nyt
While Palestinians Look For Ways To Extand Militant Cease-Fire Agreement, Israel Continues To Build Barrier, Blurs Meaning Of Agreement To "Freeze" Settlements , nyt
Episcopal Church Panel Endorses Selection Of Gay Bishop , nyt

Washington Post (*)

Bush Has Taken Responsibility For What? , frichette
BushAdmin Not Actively Seeking To "Internationalize" Iraq Peacekeeping, As American Troops Continue To Die , wp
Bush "administration's preoccupation with Iraq has increased our exposure to terrorist assault. " , Dorn
11 of The 12 Illegal Settlements Israel Has Disbanded Since The Cease-Fire Have Been Uninhabited, The Other Contained 10 Men. 12 New Illegal Settlements Have Taken Their Place Since , wp
Rove's Strategy Sessions With Texas GOP Indicates National Implications Of Perrymandering Standoff , wp

Madison Capital Times

Ethics should still matter, ed
Voucher backers have ulterior motives, Zweifel

Guardian

Bush/Blair resort to religious terminology 'creepy' , dube
Mr. Blair, your inquisitor awaits , norton-taylor
Father executes informer son: Tribal justice in Iraq , shadid
North Korea agrees to fresh talks , watts
Saddam has gone grey and got a beard but where is he? , wilson+borger
Sheltering from killings, praying for the peace troops to arrive , carroll

Independent

The Hutton inquiry: A government in the dock , sengupta+waugh
What really did drive Kelly to suicide? , penketh+brown
US oil firm on trial over Burma abuses , gumbel
Pornographer Flynt joins wacky race to lead California , gumbel

Haaretz

U.S. to check new Israeli citizenship law for discrimination , alon
Sharon a petty tactician without vision , rosenblum
Uday's double can't believe his nightmare is over , sadeh

Boston Globe

Politics Beats Science in Senate , Jackson
Oval Office's Fogged Intelligence , Greenway
Taunting North Korea , Ed.
African Troops to Go to Liberia Within Days , Zavis AP
Bank Error Blamed for Late Tax Payment on Kerrys' Vacation Home , Johnson
Bush Seeking Ways To Ban Gay Marriages as State Courts Deliberate , Lindlaw AP
Ex-Dictator's Candidacy Poses a Test for Guatemala's Democracy , BG
Hussein Daughters Go to Jordan; U.S. Ok's Reward , Price AP
Israel to Ban Palestinian-Israeli Couples on Joint Residency, Citizenship , Rabinowitz AP
Lawmakers See Shades of Gray , Abraham
N. Korea Said to Ok Six-Nation Talks , Gedda AP
Palestinians Fault Israel's Plan for New Settler Homes in Gaza , Lavie AP
Passenger Screening System to Begin Tests , Miller AP
Poindexter to Quit Pentagon Job he Never Should Have Been Appointed to , Reynolds LAT
Senate Approves Energy Measure. [GOP Says It Will Get Its Way In GOP Committee.] , Hebert AP
U.S. Debates Bid to Kill Hussein and Avoid Trial , Bender
Family Planning Services in Danger , Ed
A Real Life 'Dr. Strangelove' , BG
IBM Loses Lawsuit on Pension Change , BG
Taxpayers Give Extra $80,00000 , Mohl

Chicago Sun Times

Blair to Testify in Death of Arms Expert , McDonough
Deadly Illness Among Troops in Iraq Probed , CST
Bush Can't Wed His Morals to Public Policy on Gays , Ed

Chicago Tribune (*)

Weapons Official Speaks of `Solid Evidence,' But Provides None , Holt
Journalists Claim Mistreatment - U.S., Media at Odds Over Iraq Coverage, Torriero + Goering + Spolar
State's Way to Trim Deficit Has Towns Feeling Soaked, Meyer + Kois + Wheeler
GIs Fire on Taxi, Wound 3 Afghan Soldiers, TNS

Los Angeles Times

Jobless Rate Drops To 6.2% Due To Exclusion Of 500,000 Jobless , AP
Bush, Pope Fuel Gay Marriage Ban , Shogren
House of Commons Committee Finds Iraq War Hampered Battle Against Al Qaeda, AP
Teamsters To Become 10th Union To Endorse Gephardt , Anderson
Potential Recall Candidates Surpasses 200, Includes Larry Flynt and Angelyne, Hoffman

The Globe And Mail

Canada and U.S. are riding economic teeter-totter , parkinson
War boosts U.S. economy , stinson
McCallum avoids Iraq issue in open letter to U.S. , leblanc
How to make friends and occupy people , mac kinnon
U.S. hit for 'chaos in this world' , freeman
'What are you doing here?' , adams
U.S. accuses Haiti of masterminding attack , ap

Sydney Morning Herald

Saddam's Most Desparate Days , McGeough
How The War Was Spun , Seccombe
Saddam's Daughters To Claim Brothers' Bodies , AFP
Washington Cries Wolf , Wilkinson
A Threat Is All In The Wording , Snow
Judge Heading Kelly Inquiry Will Ask For Blair To Testify , AP
Blair Needs To Figure Out How To Survive Being So Unpopular , Fray
Tragedy Usually Awaits Those Trying To Flee North Korea , McDonald
Putting The Latest Phillipine Military Mutiny In Focus , Moore
US Will Help Taiwan Defend Itself (China Objects) , Reuters
The Word 'Poindexter' Is Slang For Nerd , Baird
Fighting The War On 'Error' , Carlton
Terrorist Attacks Are A Good Bet But West Texas Crude Is Better , Glover

Dawn

Lawmakers ask Bush to monitor Pakistan , dawn
US 'stretching' borders to block migrants , Flynn
Key Iraqi oil pipeline blown up , afp
RSF flays US troops' attitude , afp
Iraq invasion erodes pre-emption strategy , Abramowitz
Afghanistan, Pakistan should join hands to fight terror: Karzai (bbc interview), dawn
Long race for US presidency , Gutman
The demons of Tony Blair , Power

Asia Times

Is Saudi Arabia the Next Target for Regime Change? , Peimani
Why the US Should Let the UN Take Over in Iraq , Zunes

Common Dreams

U.S. Media Is Too Soft on the White House , Solomon
Bush's High Crimes Against the Nation , Williams
Where Have All the Soldiers Gone? , Pegueros
An Open Letter to Congressman Dennis Kucinich , Mostern
Hunting for Bambi. Hoax? Reality? Does It Matter? , Glass
Bush and Iraq: the Distortions Keep on Coming , Zunes
Does a Name Empower Or Stigmatize? , Ryan
The Fight for Freedom Begins with Ourselves , Bralich
Politics Beats Science in Senate , Jackson
State of Decline , Krugman
Congress Beginning to Wake Up , Witcover

World Socialist Web Site

Wolfowitz on Iraq: “Murky Intelligence” Suffices for Pre-Emptive Wars, Martin
Britain: Government Attack on BBC Threatens Press Freedom, Marsden
Freddie Mac Report: a Further Exposure of Profit Manipulations, Beams

TomPaine

The Billion Dollar US/Afghanistan Breakup , Hukill

The Progressive

Bush Doesn't Get Out Of Woods , Rothschild
Two Popes , Rothschild

Harper's

Harper's Index (July) , ed

Now With Bill Moyers

Inside the Pentagon: Is Our Massive Defense Budget Keeping Us Safe? , Spinney
Testimony Before the Subcommittee On National Security , Spinney
Inside the Pentagon: Defense Spending Map , now
Inside the Pentagon: Useful Sites , now
Campaign Finance: Resources , now

Working For Change

Saving Condy's rear , Berkowitz
The real WMD fabricator is a mild-mannered Swede , Cockburn

Alternet

Shafting, Not 'Supporting,' the Troops , Bill Berkowitz
Cheney's 'Irresponsible' Speech , Ray McGovern
The Theft of Your Vote Is Just a Chip Away , Thom Hartmann
The Fog of War Talk , John Stauber and Sheldon Rampton
Read Between the Lines of Those 28 Missing Pages , Robert Scheer
The Truth About Women and the Recession , Ashley Nelson
Intelligence Fiasco , Molly Ivins

Mother Jones

Goodbye, New World Order , David Rieff
Leave No Millionaire Behind , Arthur I. Blaustein
McYellowstone , Daily Mojo
West Wing Pipe Dream , Tom Dickinson
Justice: Bought, Not Blind , Daily Mojo

Salon

Bush's Lies vs. Clinton's Lies , Nicholas Thompson
Bush I vs. Bush II , Michelle Goldberg
Beautiful Young Shock Troops for Bush , Michelle Goldberg
Democratic Weaselship Council , Joan Walsh
Making the Case--or Telling the Truth? , Joe Conason
Are We Safer Now? , Eric Boehlert

Z-Net

A Place For Our Dream , Mustafa Barghouti
Bush and the Saudis Sittin' In A Tree , Greg Palast
A Form of Looting , George Akerlof

Friday, August 1, 2003

New York Times (*)

Banana Republic Irresponsibility: What Republicans Are Doing To California Is Happening To Our Nation , krugman
"We're F#@*%d" Says Pentagon Expert: "We're so used to the Bush administration's hyping the Iraq threat that it's stunning to see officials playing down the North Korean crisis. " , kristof
As Big Brother Poindexter Steps Down, DEMs Fear Other Secret Projects, While Pentagon Project To Spy On All Americans Continues , nyt
As Crime Continues To Be Politicized [By People Like Bush], Prison Populations Continue To Grow , ed
Pat Robertson's Attack On The Supreme Court Is "Offensive," But Will Show Up In Bush Presidential Run , ed
Continuing To Build Settlement, Israel Breaks Peace Plan Agreement, While New Barrier Encircles Palestinian Town , nyt
Israeli Parliment Says A Palestinian Can't Become A Citizen By Marrying An Israeli, Opponents Call Law "Racist" , nyt

Washington Post (*)

Policy Deniability: "Bush Aide" Without A Name Spins Admin Vision Of ME To Replace Original WMD Justification For Iraq Attack , wp
With 20% Of Israeli Population Arab, Israeli Parliment Decides Palestinians Who Marry Israelis Can't Live In Israel , wp
Pundit Says It's "Un-American" To Oppose Pentagon's DARPA Just Because Sometimes Its Ethics And Legal Vision Are "Unconventional" , ignatius
With Kerry And Dean In The Lead, Edwards And Gephardt Are Being Written Off Too Quickly , dionne
Vatican Says Catholic Politicians have "Moral Duty" To Vote Against Gay Marriage , wp
Republicans Say DEMs Are Anti-Catholic Because They're Against Bush-Nominee Pryor And He's Against Abortion , wp

Readings

Bush Is So Illitarate, Many Accept His Lies As Mindless Gaffes , fireman
Wolfowitz finally admits case for Iraq war was "murky." Translation: forged, inflated and just plain bogus, Floyd
"CEO" Bush running U.S. like a business? Yeah, into the ground, like he did with Harkin , Hightower
Mob Rules: Civilization wounded in the crossfire , Bisbort
9/11 report shows what we already knew -- attacks happened 'cause bureacracies bungled, Ivins
Will General Clark throw hat in ring? , Lyons
Apartheid, Israeli-style: Palestinians married to Israelis not allowed to live together, AP
ACLU Files First-Ever Challenge to USA PATRIOT Act, Citing Radical Expansion of FBI Powers , aclu
Experts Believe Iraq Violence will Continue , Reid
US Plans for World Military Domination , Hulet
US Steps Up Campaign Against Al Jazeerah , Fisk

Christian Science Monitor

If the US is asking more of Japan, will the US tread more lightly in turn? , Kono
White House: Don't mess with the spy agency , Schorr
Why Liberia turns to its American 'big brother' , Hauck
US strategy: Isolate Kim Jong Il , Marquand
150 of Iraq's 400 courts have begun operating again, but the question of ex-Baathist judges remain , Tyson
Congress begins to say 'no' to White House , Chaddock
From the soapbox to the fourth estate , Feldmann
Horse sense , Dauber

Guardian

America helped ruin Liberia. Now it must help repair it , woollacott
Let Iraqis rebuild their own country, sabir-ali
MPs say attack on Iraq may hit war on terror , norton-taylor
Hutton must do more than hold glorified inquest. Crucial issue is manipulation of intelligence , norton-taylor
BBC reporter's secret evidence leaked , wintour
Hasta la vista, politics , o'farrell

Independent

Israel imposes 'racist' marriage law , huggler
Be patient, weapons expert tells inquiry , cornwell
Neocon Bolton trash talks Kim Jong Il , nesirky
End of Liberian crisis in sight as peace force agreed , zavis

Haaretz

When is a freeze not a freeze? , haaretz
MKs okay bill preventing Palestinians from getting citizenship , alon

The Herald

Scots blame No 10 for Kelly death , MacLeod
Informer receives $30m for tip-off on brothers , Simpson
Saddam's fall 'has not reduced terror threat' , Summers
Swiss action forced UK troops into battle with grenade deficit , Bruce
Vatican's hard line on gay marriage attacked , Sinclair

Boston Globe

China Building Missile Supply , Kim
Bush Working To Bar Gay Marriage , Kornblut
Arab Groups in U.S. File Lawsuit Seeking to Curb Patriot Act , Denniston
California Crisis Rehashed as Senate Rejects Energy-Trading Measure , Simon
Us, Europe Must Work Together Again , Morningstar
U.S. Orders New Intelligence Estimate on Iraq , Bender
Shi'ite First in Line of Council Presidents , Hurst,
SEC Probes AOL Subscriber Counts , Post
Relapsing on Aids , Ed.
OPEC Sees Little Need to Alter Output , AP
Nelson is Singing Kucinich's Praises , AP
Mortgage Applications Shrink as Interest Rates Continue Rise , News
Liberia's War a Tangled Web , Walsh
Kerry, Dean at Odds on Bush Tax Cuts , Glover,
Israel Proposes Additional Troop Pullouts , Lavie,
Fed Notes Uptick in Economy , AP
FCC to Probe Routing of Calls , BG
POWs Denied Access to Funds , Hananel
Delay Veers Off 'Road Map' in Israel Speech , Ephron

Chicago Sun Times

Bush Seeks Law to Keep Gays From Marrying , Sweet
Lawmakers Bash Proposal to Cut Air Marshals, Miller
Republicans, Over Bush, Demand More Money for Amtrak , Arnold
Bumps Fill Road to Peace by '05 , Sweet

Chicago Tribune (*)

Political Ads on TV Early and Often, Pearson
Iraqis Hope to Reboot Citadel of Computers, Spolar
U.S. Envoy: North Korean Leader a Tyrant,ct
Troops Warned of Exploding Pens, tns
Iraqis Sanitize Classes of `Saddam Propaganda', Goering
Watergate Claim by Magruder Contested, Schodolski
Bush Speech Themes of Economy, Security a Prelude to Campaign, Tackett
The International Stake in Iraq, Ed.
A Congressional Report That Makes You Say `Duh', Ivins

Los Angeles Times (*)

Bush Admits Tax Cuts Contribute To Growing Deficit , lat
GOP Senate Kills Amendments To Prevent Repeat of Enron’s Cal. Energy Market Manipulation , Simon
Time To Give Poindexter The Pink Slip, lat
DeLay Hawkish In Knesset Speech , Stack
Sherman Becomes 3rd Congressional Dem To Call For Feinstein To Run In Recall Race, Finnegan & Jones

Madison Capital Times

Wolfowitz still deals in deceit, evasions, Nichols
Job losses worry Cross Plains; Neighbors fret about Roto Zip workers, mct
Doyle not planning to endorse in primary, mct
Why was Seabiscuit great?, Zaleski
Bush team fails to rock, ed
Threat from coal-burning power plants is serious, Nelson

Toronto Star

Bush Supports Law that Defines Marriage as Man-Woman, Gorham
Sharon to Push on with Barrier, Harper
Failing the Fair Trade Test, Travers
CIBC May Lose Out on Enron, Madhavi and Yew
Bankers Ought to Pay Price for Enron, Wells
Internal NDP Memo to Sask. MLAs Calls Bush 'Shrub', CP

The Globe And Mail

Bush called 'President Shrub' in government memo , smith
Stop turning away, America , hirsch
Secrets of Sept. 11 , ed
New softwood deal rejected in U.S. , jang

Sydney Morning Herald

Time To Rethink Your World Role, Annan Tells UN , Barringer/Fray
Bolton Speech Bashes North Korea At Delicate Time In Talk Negotiations , Reuters
US Homeland Security Goofs And Gives Australia A Scare , ed

Pacific News Service

Iraqi Insurgency is No Monolith , Hashim

Asia Times

US and Pakistan: The Odd Couple , Ahrari
US Trying to Buy Foreign Soldiers to Serve in Iraq , Deen
Bush is Losing the Trust of Independent Voters , Lobe

Al Bawaba

Shi'ites Believe Bush Wants to Get Out of Iraq Before Nov 2004 , al bawaba

Dawn

Scientists deny Iraq had WMDs , dawn
Pakistan gets $256 million from US , dawn
Pakistan made no pledge to send troops to Iraq: US , dawn
Israel's 'Berlin Wall , ed
An insensitive act , ed
Let them eat yellowcake , Khan+Jacobsen
Israelis unveil plan to expand settlement: Blow to roadmap , reuters
Afghan border maps moot on 12th , Khan

Islam Online

Many Iraqis Still Don't Believe Sons are Dead , Haddad

Mena Report

US Approves Rail Line Between Iraq and "Terror State" Syria , Mena

The Hill

Bush Should Find Out Who Blew CIA Agent's Cover, No More Excuses , Marshall
Dems Plan Pryor Filibuster , Kaplan
Backers Urge Gore To Run Next Year , Bolton
New Dems Meet To Shift Party Goals, Image , Earle
House Colleagues Deal Blow To Michigan Senators Over Judges , Chourey

Working For Change

The last moronic and heartless decision from the White House? , Parrish

TomPaine

Look Forward To Higher Electricity Bills And Price Manipulation If GOP Senate Gets Its Way , Hauter
A Call For The UN To Take Over In Iraq , Loeb
Investor Beware: Corporate Earnings Reports Still Exaggerate , Reich
Troops In Iraq Are Unfairly Asked Not Just To Fight A War, But To Achieve A Political Goal , Appy
Mr. Vulnerability (You Know Who) , Teixeira

The Progressive

Why Are The Pundits Ganging Up On Dean? , Conniff
A Progressive Democrat Can Win , Rothschild

Village Voice

Bush's 9/11 Secrets , Ridgeway

Common Dreams

Iraqi Scientists Still Deny Iraqi Arms Programs, Krugman
Playing Make-Believe for War: Not the First Time, McGovern
It's the Governor, Dahling - Arianna Gathers Her Friends to Talk About Sacramento, Cooper
Terrorism: There's No Futures in It, Stiglitz
Bush's Sidestepping on Iraq, NYT
Taking Responsibility, Rampton +Stauber
The Politics of Drug Wars, Buell
Dying in Iraq, Herbert
Why the U.S. Fears Cuba, Milne
Bait and Switch: the Neocon Case for War in Iraq, MST

History News Network

Is Bush Repeating McKinley's Mistake in the Philippines?, Gibney

World Socialist Web Site

Pentagon Scheme for a Futures Market in Terror, Grey
Military Mutiny in the Philippines: a Sign of Deeper Political Tensions, Roberts
U.S. Government Deports Haddad Family, Porter
Report Denounces Israel’s Human Rights Abuses, Shaoul
US: Verizon Demands Employees Pay for Collapse of Telecom Bubble, Davidson

Z-Net

The War on Truth , John Pilger
The Gang That Couldn't Talk Straight , Norman Solomon
State-sponsored Lies , Ramonet

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