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May 2006

March 2006

USA: Legalize the 'Illegals'

by mikepower
There is no immigration crisis — other than the one created by a small but vocal stripe of opportunist politicians, media demagogues and freelance xenophobes.

February 2006

Cursor.org

by anon & 3 others
Great politics and politics of media blog

Educators face blowback for protesting Iraq war

by mikepower
Just over three years ago, as the nation readied for war with Iraq, elementary school teacher Deb Mayer stood in front of her class and uttered the word that would get her blacklisted from her profession - 'Peace'

The Blog | Michelle Pilecki: The Huffington Post

by mikepower
Arms-control treaties, nuclear proliferation, weapons of mass destruction -- in dealing with these issues, does the State Department need career professionals who know what they're talking about? Apparently not

TomPaine.com - Washington's Iraq Blindness

by mikepower
The Iraq that exists in President Bush’s imagination and the real Iraq, the one in which 160,000 U.S. troops occupy a nation sliding into civil war, have never seemed further apart.

AMERICAblog: Because a great nation deserves the truth

by mikepower
Cindy Sheehan's side of the story. If true, this is just very sad for our country

Bloggerheads- Reactions to State Of The Union 2006

by mikepower
Reactions to Bush's State Of The Union 2006 Address from around the blogs

January 2006

Bush has backward view of dissent

by mikepower
Did Bush deliberately deceive the American people to justify the war in Iraq? I don't know...and neither do you. But here's what we do know: The president doesn't think we should be asking in the first place. And that might be the biggest scandal of all.

The Smirking Chimp: Bush thinks he's a war leader like Lincoln:

by mikepower
History will look back on George Bush as a justifiably insecure man who went to war to aggrandize himself. Lincoln was a skilled debater and a thoughtful, eloquent speaker; Bush can barely string single-syllable words into a coherent sentence.

Whiskey Bar: Twilight of the Neocons?

by mikepower
History, Ismael Reed once said, is the story of warfare between secret societies. I'm not ready to go that far, but I think it's fair to say the history of U.S. foreign policy over the past forty years has been the story of the war between two not-so-secr

AMERICAblog:

by mikepower
A panel of linguists has decided the word that best reflects 2005 is "truthiness," defined as the quality of stating concepts one wishes or believes to be true, rather than the facts.

November 2005

Full Marx for George Bush by John Laughland

by mikepower
libertarian analysis that Bush has marxists supporting him ideologically and practically

August 2005

America's Big Malignant Tumor /

by mikepower
Libs are salivating that Karl Rove might go down. But hasn't the worst cancer already spread?

July 2005

May 2005

The Quagmire: As the Iraq War Drags on, it's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Vietnam

by mikepower
. Two years after the U.S. invasion, Iraq is perched on the brink of civil war. Months after the election, the new Iraqi government remains hunkered down inside the fortified Green Zone in Baghdad, surviving only because it is defended by thousands of U.S

April 2005

Ian Rutledge in the Financial Times:

by mikepower
US appears to have fought war for oil and lost it

Speech by Cindy Sheehan made at Riverside Church -- where Martin Luther King gave his "Beloved Community" speech

by mikepower
Our country has been overtaken by murderous thugs....gangsters who lust after fortunes and power; never caring that their addictions are at the expense of our loved ones, and the blood of innocent people near and far.