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January 2006

Gore Is Right by Paul Craig Roberts

by mikepower
Former vice president Al Gore gave what I believe to be the most important political speech in my lifetime, and the New York Times, "the newspaper of record," did not report it. Not even excerpts.

The Village Voice: The Bush Beat

by mikepower
A year after tearfully accepting a Medal of Freedom from George W. Bush for his disastrous reign in Iraq, preposterous pasha Jerry Bremer has rewritten history with a ghosted "diary" and started a book tour by saying, "I didn't do it."

December 2005

Sidney Blumenthal: Victory in name only

by mikepower
Since the election of the Shia slate that will hold power for four years, dedicated to an Islamic state allied with Iran, the president and his advisers have fallen eerily silent. As his annus horribilis draws to a close, Bush appears to have expended the

Mr. Cheney's Imperial Presidency - New York Times

by mikepower
George W. Bush has quipped several times during his political career that it would be so much easier to govern in a dictatorship. Apparently he never told his vice president that this was a joke.

September 2005

Cenk Uygur: Did We Let Osama Get Away on Purpose? The Huffington Post

by mikepower
If people inside the administration actually held back from capturing Osama bin Laden when we had him cornered, it borders on treason. This leads to the next set of questions. Who ordered Brigadier General Mattis to stand down and not send his 4,000 troop

When government fails: The Economist

by mikepower
ONLY those with a special pass, and under armed guard, can now go to the centre of New Orleans. The city, officials will tell you, is far more dangerous than is generally believed.

Why the American dream is one of the biggest lies

by mikepower
Muriel Gray argues that the lessons of hurricane Katrina and its terrible aftermath are not about disaster management but about exposing the falsehoods at the very heart of modern America - Eric Margolis - U.S. the new Saddam

by mikepower
The U.S. Air Force's senior officer, Gen. John Jumper, stated U.S. warplanes would remain in Iraq to fight resistance forces and protect the American-installed regime "more or less indefinitely." Jumper's bombshell went largely unnoticed due to Hurricane

Iraq in America: A must read by Tom Engelhardt

by mikepower
In the end, this country remains in a powerful state of denial on two major matters which help explain why the elevation of George Bush and his cronies was no mistake.

The State and the Flood

by mikepower
What we are seeing in New Orleans and the entire Gulf Coast region is the most egregious example of government failure in the United States since September 11, 2001.

July 2005

Iraqi Casualties: Unnamed and Unnoticed

by mikepower
An in-depth look at how we have treated Iraqi civilian deaths by veteran war reporter Judith Coburn

June 2005

The New Republic Online: Term Limits by Ryan Lizza

by mikepower
It's not President Bush's fault that he has failed on all of his major second-term initiatives.

March 2005

The Seattle Times: Health: U.S. suicides outpace homicides

by mikepower
Suicides outnumber homicides in the United States, and about 90 percent of people who kill themselves have a diagnosable and preventable problem such as depression, a top mental-health official said yesterday.

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