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by Harvey Wasserman

We are all now desperate runners in the epic race between doom and boom. It's a global-warmed dead heat between apocalyptic ecological collapse versus a Solartopian green-powered prosperity.


The playing field has never, ever, ever, ever been level between right wing and liberal. The genius of Limbaugh was not Limbaugh, it was Roger Ailes. ... the person who comes up with the best marketing idea is the person who usually comes up with the winner, not the person who comes up with the best product. Right-wing talk radio is not a good product. It's toxic. It's destructive. It's negative. But it had behind it a marketing genius, Roger Ailes.

by Dave Lindorff

Vice President Cheney says he doesn't have to obey the law relating to national security records held in the executive office because as vice president, he's not part of the executive branch.

Tuesday, 26 June 2007 07:20

Larry Beinhart: Springtime in Guantanamo

by Larry Beinhart

Generally it's a mistake to use words such as Nazi, Fascist, and Hitler when we're talking about the Bush administration. But every once in a while, something comes along that cries out for a Colonel Klink accent and a rousing chorus of Springtime For Hitler.

The song comes from the film (and later the stage show), The Producers, by Mel Brooks. It's the story of a Broadway entrepreneur, Max Bialystock, who realizes that nobody asks where the money went when a show flops (could that be the plot behind the war in Iraq?). Anyway, Max figures he can oversell shares in the show by 25,000%, provided he's sure the show will fail. He searches for the worst play in the world and finds a paean to the Fuhrer by Franz Liebkind, once a member of Hitler's household staff.

Bialystock is willing to say whatever it takes to get the rights to Liebkind's play. The following dialogue ensues:


Had he been so wise a man back when it could have made a difference, how much better the world would be! "Sen. Richard Lugar, a senior Republican and a reliable vote for President Bush on the war, said Monday that Bush's Iraq strategy was not working and that the United States should downsize the military's role."

Tuesday, 26 June 2007 04:41

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Subject: Mujahidin Predecessors Of The Taliban Or Al Qaeda?

by Michael Winship

Maybe you remember this bit of childhood doggerel, written by the American educator Hughes Mearns:

"Yesterday upon the stair
I met a man who wasn't there.
He wasn't there again today
Oh how I wish he'd go away."

A recent piece at HuffPo annoyed me more than a little and I wrote to complain about it to Roy Sekoff, HuffPo's managing editor. I got a very nice note back from him acknowledging this was some dicey terrain and he asked for my suggestions on how to handle it. I e-mailed him some ideas and then figured a better way to go was to just write my own column.

However, because I went after one of his boss' pals, I told Sekoff that if they didn't run it for that reason, I would understand.

About a week after I sent the piece to him, Sekoff wrote back to say (as I anticipated) that it wasn't right for HuffPo for the reason I suggested.

The reason that this story now
Deserves a second (or third) look
Is Trent soon received 250 grand
From Mister Murdoch for a book.

Trent, we're all so disappointed;
This is something we can't ignore:
Only a quarter million? Jeez, you
Should have gotten so much more.

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