Bush, Oil, and the Taliban
9:00AM · Did the Bush administration
plan to attack Afghanistan before September 11th? By Christian
Help from an Unlikely Source
9:00AM · While Democrats are busy pandering
to their traditional core constituencies, they should also
be giving thought to pruning some limbs off of the Republican
tree. By Patrick
Stop Making Sense
9:00AM · This administration seems think
that this is a country full of slack-jawed Jethro Bodines,
who'll swallow whatever high-grade fertilizer they dish out.
Scandals and Lies
9:00AM · When is a scandal not a scandal?
It seems that when a scandal appears to be connected with
a member of the Republican Party, it is not reported as such.
The Five Percent President
9:00AM · Sherlock Holmes had his "Seven-Percent
Solution" and we have a five-percent president, George W.
Bush. By Madison
Jimmy Carter: Dark Prince of Evil?
4:40PM · William J. Bennett, that beloved
poster boy for conservative family values and the self-avowed
moral cop for all Americans is at it again. By Politicsgrl
Taxes for Torture
4:40PM · We are scooping people up all
over the world on evidence that wouldn't stand up in a real
court of law and sending them to countries that perform acts
of torture. By W.
David Jenkins III
The Supremes and their Dope in
4:40PM · The Supreme Court said on Tuesday
they had no problem with a law that allows entire families
to be evicted from public housing for the drug use by one
member. By Sag
Drawing the Line: Execution
of the Mentally Retarded
9:00AM · National consensus seems to
be generally set against the execution of minors, so why should
it acceptable to execute criminals who function at child-like
levels? By Katherine
Stupid White Media
9:00AM · As Moore enjoys his sudden
literary celebrity, the marketing people at HarperCollins
scratch their heads and try to figure out why so many people
bought the book corporate management wanted so badly to destroy.
By Generic Other
Heads-Up: It's "Democratic"!
28, 9:00AM · A few years back, some
very clever right-wingers decided to rename a political party
that was not theirs to rename.
The War On Terror Needs To Find
9:00AM · The circle of violence and
fear will not be broken unless the U.S. takes on the dual
role of dealmaker and impartial judge. By Tommy
Time to Kick Republican Butt!
9:00AM · We, the Democrats, have allowed
the Republicans to successfully put us on the defensive time
and time again. We need to stop behaving like losers, and
challenge them at every turn.
Iraq-o-rama Part 2: This Time It's
9:00AM · Saddam is still wandering around
the neighborhood, and Daddy didn't like him, so Junior's gonna
finish the job. The problem is, who's gonna call the cops
when this feud gets out of hand?
By J. Mark Batchelor
Tipping the Balance
9:00AM · While many in the Democratic
Party are saddened by Tipper Gore's decision not to run for
Senate in Tennessee, it was ultimately the right thing to
do. By Richard
When We All Lead
6:15PM · We who seek the truth are legion.
Right now we're under ground, disconnected for the most part.
But every day that passes swell our ranks, for every day that
passes is another wherein some poor fool puts it all together.
One Nation, Under God, Divisible
9:00AM · A belief that the Lord God
favors our religious community above all others, can lead
to some truly bizarre, and, I suggest, morally outrageous,
beliefs and behavior.
By Ernest Partridge
Bad Daddy Bush
9:00AM · We love our children, but we
know their faults, and we let them know that they must improve.
We love our country dearly, but we will not pretend that our
government can do no wrong.
I'll Have a Brock... Make it a
9:00AM · After years of right-wing pundits
making fun of Hillary's claim of a "vast right-wing conspiracy"
we finally find out what most of us already knew. Hillary
By W. David Jenkins III
I Love Grover Norquist
9:00AM · This past week, I sat in the
audience and watched two performances in Washington, D.C.
The first, a debate at the National Press Club, got me laughing
and cheered me up. The second, a comedy show at the Improv,
depressed me deeply.
By David Swanson
The Secret Life of George W.
9:00AM · With Republicans now suddenly
willing to talk about presidential approval ratings, lets
take a look at what the Bush administration has done this
By Kelley Kramer
Review of David
Brock's Blinded By The Right
25, 2:00PM · Not since Michael Lind's
"Up From Conservatism" has there been a book that candidly
expose the Republican Right for what they are. Book
review by James M. Kehl
The Tale of the Tape
2:00PM · Who had the advantage when
it came to ducking the Media Spot Light? Condit or Scarborough?
Black Academia Can Rise to
the Next Level
2:00PM · Can black academia practice
what they preach on affirmative action and the hiring process?
Justice or Politics?
2:00PM · If Andrea Yates hadn't received
so much media attention, or if she were, say, African-American,
she would most certainly be on Death Row right now. By Why
The Top Ten Conservative
Idiots (No. 60)
25, 2002 · Second Annual Oscar Special!
Mandated Governance... Not!
9:00AM · One would think that instead
of Bush receiving 49.9% of votes cast in the elections of
2000, he received an overwhelming, mandate-creating majority.
Let's Do the Time Warp (again)
9:00AM · When I watch the news, read
the newspaper, listen to the radio, or check my e-mail, I
have to wonder: is it still the 1990s? Bill Clinton isn't
still President, is he?
By Isaac Peterson
Intellectual Dishonesty from
9:00AM · We don't need Bill Bennett and
Lynne Cheney, with their cute little committees to tell us
how to be good Americans, or how to be loyal Americans, or
what our rights as Americans are.
By Lois Erwin
Trent Lott Behaving Badly
9:00AM · We are living in dangerous times,
and the American people will not stand for hollow and misguided
posturing from a Senator acting so childishly.
By James G. Wilson
Politics Going to the
9:00AM · Once again, Republicans who
have sworn to "die on position" and "hold at all costs" end
up fleeing with their tails between their legs, humiliated,
silent, and quietly vowing revenge.
By Jeremiah Bourque
A Framework of Lies
9:00AM · The father of the current President
allowed Americans to be killed in a war for oil interests
created by a P.R. firm. Now those around Bush the younger
conveniently find that an American presumed killed in the
Gulf War might still be alive.
The Life and Times of a
9:00AM · It's no secret that George W.
Bush uses a lot of repetition in his speeches, but recently
Snellius pointed out something I hadn't realized - the parallels
between Bush's oft-repeated "they thought we were soft" speech,
and a quote from Bill Clinton.
By Lisa and Snellius
What They Are Saying...
21, 9:00AM · They say they're a brand
new groupand they call themselves Americans for Victory
Over Terrorism (AVOT). I say they're the same old bunch, all
dressed up in a brand new name.
By Sheila Samples
Don't Tread On Me Nursing Home
9:00AM · Theme Homes Inc. runs over 100
nursing homes nation wide, including one on Long Island that
provides care to those whose politics tend very much to the
right. By birdman
Radio Free Fascism
9:00AM · How is it these people can
get away, unchallenged, with their lies, libel, and hate-filled
rhetoric? By Bassman
Should we Fight for Oil, or
for Our Children?
20, 9:00AM · Senate amendments to first
increase CAFE mileage requirements and second to increase
national commitment to renewable energy, met with resounding
failure this week. By punpirate
Patrick Leahy: A Profile
9:00AM · For 28 years, Patrick Leahy
has toiled in the Senate. Yet, he is one of the least reported
about and most under appreciated Senators in the Senate today.
This is a profile of his career in the Senate. By Richard
Mr. President, Tell the Truth
9:00AM · Mr President, if you are so
concerned that Iraq diverts a sizable portion of the proceeds
of its sale of oil to the production of weapons of mass destruction,
why do you permit US corporations to continue to be such a
major source of those funds? By Michael
Operation Anaconda: Success
9:00AM · While United States General
Tommy Franks calls Operation Anaconda "an unqualified and
absolute success," the level of success and penetration of
former Taliban and al-Qaeda remains to be seen. By Tommy
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
2:40PM · I'm kind of abashed, really,
to think of us self-reliant Yanks being so dependent on someone
else for the juice that keeps our country going. I think a
lot of us are. By Patricia
A Girl, a Boy and his Newsletter,
and an ISP
2:40PM · I hope that everyone who reads
this takes the time to investigate and examine every single
company, every corporation and every staff member, all executives,
all service agreements, technical supports before signing
up. By Karen
The Language of Justification
19, 9AM · Conservative op-ed hawks use
certain terms so often that the words and phrases make up
what I have come to call "The Language of Justification."
The Middle East for Dumbbells
9AM · Confounded and dumbfounded by
recent Bush Administration moves, once again I decided to
consult that invaluable reference series, this one titled
"The Middle East for Dumbbells." By Bernard
Creative Accounting, Just
a Question, Misdirection
5PM · Enron, the War on Terror, and
Dick Cheney's encouter with the GAO: what's going on? By Larry
Lying About Vietnam
5PM · Celluloid heroism cannot rehabilitate
the Vietnam War. By Robert
Dear Justice Kennedy
5PM · This is the frightening New World
of 2002. It's the world you created. Are you happy with your
work? By ExpatDem
I Don't Know Whether to Laugh or
9:00AM · Sometimes I wonder if this
whole "stupid act" is meant to throw everybody off. Then the
bonehead turns around and waves at Stevie Wonder. Okay, I
guess we all have to admit that George W. Bush is a flaming
idiot. By W.
David Jenkins III
My Way or the Highway
9:00AM · The conservatives' quest to
silence the opposition. By Taylor
Confronting the 'Open Minds'
of the Right-Wing
9:00AM · To many conservative Republicans,
the open-mind creed is one steeped in deeper hypocrises. It
is more an axiom to be mouthed than acted upon; more a philosophy
to be chanted until most people become weary of arguing that
the chanter does not practice what he or she preaches. By Jackson
Hurtling Toward Sarajevo
9:00AM · By assassinating Archduke Ferdinand,
Gavrilo Princip may have lit the fuse - but the powder keg
was sitting there waiting for him. Can it happen again? By birdman
Increasing Investor Awareness
9:00AM · I have written the foundation
for a piece of legislation that should receive broad bipartisan
support in both houses, as well as the support of the vast
majority of publicly traded companies, and all shareholders,
and analysts as well. By Mike
Following the Light
9:00AM · Ted Koppel urges his journalistic
colleagues to "follow the light" of truth "wherever it takes
us." Sadly, the media have failed to do so, and there is scant
indication that it will anytime soon. By Ernest
War - Huh?
9:00AM · Absolutely no attempt has been
made to inquire any deeper into the terrifyingly complex issue
of terrorism. By Noel
Ask Auntie Pinko!
9:00AM · What do you think the Democratic
Party does or should stand for?
Seduction of the Not-So-Innocent
9:00AM · A lot has been made of the
way Bush played the media like saps during the campaign. By Morris
Dr. StrangeBush: Or How
GWB Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb
6:00PM · George W. Bush's new nuclear
posture review brings to mindf Stanley Kubrick's masterwork,
Doctor Stangelove. The only trouble is, Bush's contingency
plans are real, and much more frightening. By Richard
A Candid Interview with President
Bush: A Fantasia of Hope
9:00AM · President Bush seemed flustered
by my question. "In our family," the President said, with
something of a pained smile, "that period and those episodes
are regarded as ancient, and somewhat embarrassing, history."
Hello, It's Me Again
9:00AM · Did you enjoy the Winter Olympics?
I didn't see much of it, as our television networks spend
more time airing advertisements and "human interest" stories
about various (mostly American) athletes than showing the
events... By Patricia
The Right's New Target of Hatred:
9:00AM · This new era of intolerance
represents the worst of America. If the Republicans wish to
be indentified with this cause it will be their tragic mistake.
By J. Carlos
Bush's Free-Trade Flip-Flop
9:00AM · The Steel tariffs imposed by
President Bush are the perfect election issue for the Democrats.
Nuclear Policy Will Worry Both
Friends and Enemies
9:00AM · Like breaking the ABM treaty
with Russia, President Bush appears to have no qualms of re-establishing
American imperialist objectives on contracts or agreements
that do not suit his administration's goals. By Tommy
The Year of Living Dangerously
9:00AM · The optimistic jauntiness and
entrepreneurial hubris of the great gatsby '90s has given
way to fear and loathing, and a lot of uncertainty. By T.W.
The Bunnypants Gang Takes On PFLAG
9:00AM · The Bush Administration is
currently investigating those troublesome PFLAG agitators,
while being somehow still unable to find the guy who's been
sending anthrax around. By Tucker
Inundated by Email Hoaxes
9:00AM · How many of you out there receive
emails now and then "exposing" politicians for their evil
deeds, bad quotes, estimated IQs or other misinformation?
An Open Letter to Tom Daschle
9:00AM · It's pretty well taken for
granted in political football that the team will win who comes
in, backs up, goes deep, stays tight, and is fast, big, mean,
and smart. By Sheila
Your Military Dollars at Work
9:00AM · Actually, there seems to be
another reason for the US presence in Afghanistan. By TrogL
The Abyss Gazes Also
9:00AM · The decision to hold the prisoners
in Cuba, rather than mainland USA - the legally meaningless
label of "detainee" - both illustrate the concerted effort
by the administration to distance the prisoners from the concept
of ordinary criminal justice. By Noel
The Killing Machine
9:00AM · The United States is winding
up a deadly operation in Afghanistan. It is loudly proclaiming
its intent to commence similar operations in a number of other
countries, lasting possibly for many years. By Richard
Avoiding the Obvious
9:00AM · Hendrik Hertzberg's latest
article compares the current conservative momvement to the
American Communist Party of the 1930s and 40s. Does anyone
think this is a little odd? By Pamela
The Suspension of Reason
9:00AM · Any act of violence precludes
the suspension of rational thinking while opening the floodgates
of emotion. By Teresa
The Manichean President
8, 9:30AM · I remember when the world
was black and white. When it was easy to tell the good guys
from the bad. President Bush has declared that the battlelines
of today are equally well marked. When in fact they are anything
but. By Michael
A Letter to Our Representatives
8, 9:30AM · We, the members of the North
Broward Democratic Club, along with the other freedom-loving
citizens of this nation, watch current events unfolding with
a growing sense of alarm. By the
North Broward Democratic Club
Mr. DeLay Goes to Washington
8, 9:30AM · History shows that if we
abandon federal regulation and oversight, called by conservatives
"government control of our lives," that "control" will likely
devolve, not to private citizens, but unaccountable corporations.
9:00AM · My opposition is not so much
to the war, as a wide variety of mistakes being made in it.
I feel no pressure to toe the line to support the flag, because
the flag does not need my help; it is, rather, domestic America
which requires the help.
By Jeremiah Bourque
Let Us Not Forget
9:00AM · The little, fortunate draft-dodging
AWOL-er is going to keep nauseating us with his "Let's Roll"
garbage while the folks from Fox will still become orgasmic
when they speak of his leadership qualities. That's when we
need to remember January 20th.
By W. David Jenkins III
The Thickness of a Politician's
1:10PM · To run for public office these
days, one has to have a skin at least as thick as a rhinoceros.
Criticism rolls off a politician like water from a duck's
Bush Hits the Trifecta, America
Hits the Skids
1:10PM · With weekly Terrorist Alerts,
apprehension about the economy, and worries about the escalation
of military action, do you feel lucky that Bush hit the Trifecta?
The War Against Propaganda
1:10PM · With the American public's
new reliance on Talking Heads, the job of the propaganda arm
is that much easier, both in keeping certain details from
reaching general knowledge, and in presenting false details
By Mark W. Brown
6, 9:00AM · I thought it was about time
to write; I know you haven't heard much from me since the
media consolidated into a couple of corporate empires.
By Patricia Hartland
As Good As It Gets?
6, 9:00AM · The fall of the Cold War
should be opening our eyes to its real objectives. The "New
World Order" exalted by then-President George H. W. Bush has
deteriorated into a period of some of the greatest global
strife and civil war in history. By Christopher
Patriot Games: Civil Liberties
after September 11
6, 9:00AM · On Wednesday, February 27th
I attended a public meeting sponsored by The Nation Institute.
I hope it was an inspiration to those who were there to continue
this conversation in our daily lives and actions. By Rene
The War on Terrorism For Non-Experts
9:00AM · All this war and politics stuff
can be mighty confusing. So I picked up a copy of "The War
on Terrorism for Non-Experts," a kind of primer on current
events, and now feel much better-educated. By Bernard
The Pickering Nomination
9:00AM · There has been much controversy
over the nomination of Charles Pickering by President Bush
for a seat in the Court of Appeals. Is Judge Pickering divisive
and racially insensitive, or has he redeemed himself? By Richard
9:00AM · The Case Against the GOP-Corporate
Alliance. By Pill
Six Months After Attacks, Gore
Administration Still Looking For Unity
9:00AM · The initial feeling of national
unity has quickly unraveled into a morass of partisan bickering.
Most of the blame, Republicans say, can be laid at the feet
of an administration which lacks the popular mandate. By Scott
Two Kinds of Welfare
4, 6:15PM · A proposal to make welfare
requirements for the needy even more stringent comes from
an administration that has been more generous with corporate
welfare than any I can remember. By
The Pathology of Clinton-Bashing
4, 6:15PM · Conservatives today are
furious over what they see as a series of stinging political
and cultural defeats, but their problem is that the one man
they should be blaming is also the one man they could never
possibly blame. By
Republicans Drop More Senseless
Bombs On New York
4, 6:15PM · In an attempt to divert public
attention away from the government corruption aspects of the
Enron scandal, both Bush and Congressional leaders are stooping
to an all-time low.
By Mike Schiller
Open Letter to Americans
4, 6:15PM · You have been taken in by
a campaign of lies from right-wing con artists out only for
total domination of the people. It's long overdue we show
up conservatives as the liars they are.
Lies, Damn Lies, and Jeb: a Cautionary
4, 6:15PM · This time the world is watching
Florida. And, frankly, the world doesn't like what it sees.
Jesus H. Ashcroft
9:00AM · John-Boy says that anything
we have to do to protect freedom is okay 'cause God has "endowed
us" with that right. By W. David
Unity for Victory
9:00AM · The time has come for progressives
of all stripes to unite against Bush. If a few still wish
to support Nader I say "let them" because they will never
be convinced, satisfied, or appeased. By J. Carlos
Jiacinto and Mike Hersh
Consider it a Boycott
2, 9:00am · Given enough facts in a
non-threatening manner, anyone with a hint of social conscience
can understand the utmost importance of at least considering
the vegetarian option. By
the Box: Poisoning Food Supply"
9:00AM · The above was the title of
a section of a briefing to be shown to President Bush by the
Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, on Sept. 17th, 2001.
What Year is This?
9:00AM · We're in a lingering recession
and an overseas war. As CNN displays maps of a small desert
country, Ross Perot appears on Larry King Live. George Bush
is the sitting president. What year is this? By grl2watch
Onward, Christian Soldiers
9:00AM · In my opinion it is the height
of hypocrisy, the epitome of egomania and the apex of arrogance.
"It" refers to the Evangelical Right Wing plan to proselytize
Afghanistan's Muslims. By Bob
Regressive Taxation Rage
9:00AM · Regressive taxes are taxes
that are commonly placed on necessity, rather than luxury,
goods. And they often wreak more havoc on the public sector
than they actually help. By Chris