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Wednesday, 23 January 2008 07:50

Larry Beinhart: Two victories for Bush in Iraq

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by Larry Beinhart

In the past few months, against all odds, Bush has scored two incredible victories in Iraq. They are, of course, over his favorite enemies, the media and the American public. Now, at last, the enemy in Iraq is being called Al Qaeda!

It doesn't matter who they are, if we're fighting them, they're called Al Qaeda on CNN, NPR, NBC, Fox News, everywhere! Why it's as if we're actually fighting the people who attacked us on 9/11! Instead of a wide variety of groups and gangs and who knows what.

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by Peter Michaelson

The Republican Party's great success of recent years has been its production of "The Grand Old Pretense," the theatrical parody showing in the nation's capital and starring Benito Bush and Franco Cheney.

From its opening night, the production has been praised in the corporate media. Several scenes are especially acclaimed, including "The War in Iraq," which the audience is assured is not America's biggest debt machine or a pretense of security. Another scene, "Tax Breaks for the Rich," extols the new science of Empire Economics.

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Martha Rosenberg is a Staff Cartoonist for the Evanston Roundtable.

 

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by Kristina Borjesson

Sunday, 20 January 2008 14:00

Jeff Fleischer: Bush's slipup on Auschwitz

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by Jeff Fleischer

While on a visit to Israel last week, President Bush toured the Holocaust memorial at Yad Vashem. During the tour, he was by all accounts respectful and appropriately moved, tearing up a couple times, placing a wreath on the ashes of Holocaust victims and speaking eloquently about what he witnessed.

Then, in one sentence, he blew it.

Tuesday, 15 January 2008 08:24

Cindy Sheehan: The "I" Word

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by Cindy Sheehan

Once, when my children were young, one of them rushed into me and said: "Mama, so-and-so, said the 'K' word." I don't remember which one of my children was the tattler, or which one was the tattlee, but I remember the 'k" word. I could never figure out what the "k" word was, because neither of the children would say that very naughty word.

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by Michael Winship

As the nefarious Miss Hannigan of "Annie" fame snarled, "Why any kid would want to be an orphan is beyond me."

Same goes for many of us who write for a living. Why we'd want put up with the stress and strain is beyond us, and yet we do it, obliged to put words to paper or computer screen for love or money or... what?

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by Kristina Borjesson

Cue The Threats. Cue The Incident. Cue The High Level Reactions. Cue The Confrontation With Iran?

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by Evan Frisch
The Rockridge Institute

This week, the Supreme Court heard arguments in a critical voting rights case, and gave indications that it might allow states to impose barriers to voting that would disproportionately harm voters who are poor, elderly, disabled, or racial or linguistic minorities.

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by U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

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