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Tuesday, 07 August 2007 07:38

Michael Winship: Sex and the Silly Season

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by Michael Winship

As anyone who has ever read Douglas Adams' "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" books knows, the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything is, "How many roads must a man walk down?"

The answer, calculated over 7.5 million years by a computer called Deep Thought is, simply, 42.

Now, researchers at the University of Texas have announced the number of reasons people have sex.

237.

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by Jeff Cohen

Tonight, MSNBC will telecast a Democratic presidential forum sponsored by the AFL-CIO, with an expected audience of thousands of union members at Chicago's historic Soldier Field. Although questions will come mostly from labor folks, the forum will be moderated by MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, known for his searing anti-Bush "Special Comments."

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by Linda Milazzo

If only tragedies in America would trigger greater compassion for the anguish of those in other nations. If only American pain would bring a deeper understanding of the pain felt by others in the world.

Sometimes it does.

Monday, 06 August 2007 03:03

Cindy Sheehan: I'm Perturbed as Heck

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by Cindy Sheehan

"I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!"

"I'm a human being, goddamnit! My life has value!"

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by Dave Zirin

Minneapolis-Saint Paul is the last place on earth I would have expected a "structurally deficient bridge" to collapse, but it happened. As sure as the levees broke in New Orleans, the bridge is no more. Now the state of Minnesota is living a nightmare where people I speak with are alternately devastated and furious: two parts tears, one part rage, with the ratio shifting by the hour.

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by Norman Solomon

This week, the U.S. media establishment is mainlining another fix for the Iraq war: It isn't so bad after all, American military power could turn wrong into right, chronic misleaders now serve as truth-tellers. The hit is that the war must go on.

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by Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman

The illegal destruction of federally protected 2004 election materials by 56 of 88 Ohio counties has become a fraudulent "dog ate my homework" farce of absurd justifications and criminal cover-ups.

Thursday, 02 August 2007 08:44

Cindy Sheehan: The Other War

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by Cindy Sheehan

I was sitting behind the stage at Union Square the other day when a young woman with a cameraman in tow approached me and asked me if she could ask me a "question." Seldom when I am approached to answer "a" question does it turn out to be just one question and this person looked like she was about 14 years old.

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by Stephen Crockett

The kind of money being spent by the Bush Republicans can result in saved or lost lives. We all can see the results in the case of Iraq. Launching his optional war against Saddam Hussein, in the way he did, Bush has directly cost the lives of thousands of American soldiers and maybe a hundred thousand mostly innocent Iraqi civilians. We have failed as a nation to come to terms with the massive costs that are less direct and obvious but just as real.

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by Linda Milazzo

During the 2006 midterm election, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi proclaimed to the nation and the world, that the impeachment of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney was "off the table." At that time the statement seemed more a campaign ploy than an actual policy. Those who honored the Constitution as the law of the land clearly understood that the Constitution, in whole or in part, could not arbitrarily be suspended. Therefore, it was inconceivable that Mrs. Pelosi would interject political ideology for Constitutional law and indiscriminately suspend Article 1, Section 2 of the Constitution. To do so would be a categorical abuse of power, and as impeachable an offense as the abuses of power committed by George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.

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