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by Danny Schechter, Mediachannel.org

Thank you Harry Reid for acknowledging what the world press has been saying for more than a year, maybe longer: The war is lost. Now we have the Sunday New York Times with a page 1 picture of an Iraqi being tortured, along with a story featuring claims by the U.S. military that it is making headway. The story reports that its "successful interrogation" was enhanced by our Iraqi allies; the paper then reported that he was softened up by being beaten to a pulp with electrical cords.

By Peter Phillips

Threats of terrorism and 12 million "illegal" immigrants are being used to justify new police-state measures in the United States. Coordinated mass arrests, Big Brother spy blimps, expanded detention centers, repeal of the Posse Comitatus Act, and suspension of habeas corpus have all been recently implemented and are ready to use against anyone in the U.S.


It seems "delusional" is not limited to Bush/Cheney and the Bush administration! This delusional virus is spreading to include a whole lot of neoconservative pundits, right wing blogs, and I say this with tongue in cheek, neoconservative "journalists"!! Seems the latest smoke and mirrors "talking points," coming from British neocon Melanie Phillips, include the bogus claim that Saddam did have WMDs and they were stolen, to be used by the terrorists!!!

FBI Raids Homes Of Two Republicans In The Same Week; Both Resign Key Committee Posts

The blogosphere's now a wild frenzy
Over John Doolittle and Rick Renzi.

Question 1 (tough one):

Why will Alberto Gonzales neither resign nor be removed from office any time soon?

A. He knows more of the skeletons in the Bush closet and more about their details than anyone.

By Peter Michaelson

We saw on C-SPAN that you had a great time at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner Saturday night. We had encouraged you to cancel this dinner because fraternizing with George W. Bush and other constitutional lawbreakers seemed to us to be inappropriate behavior on your part. But your journalistic rendition of "Hail to the Chief," clothed in fundraising for college scholarships, went on anyway.


Summaries are excerpted from the source articles; the featured article follows the summary section.  A recommended "site of the day" will also appear occasionally following the summaries. 

Sunday, 22 April 2007 01:00

Shirley Smith: Executive Privilege?



Shouldn't there be executives in the White House in order to claim that privilege? Just because someone is placed into an office of high authority by a partisan higher authority, doesn't mean than those authorities are making the best choices for the people ... only the results of those choices can and will prove that.



Depression does happen to most people off and on during life. It's a natural part of life, like joy, laughter, tears, and happiness. However, deep depression is an illness and it does happen to some men and women, like those women, mentioned, who become depressed after giving birth, but, that doesn't mean that other women should not have children. And, the same goes for the women who chose to have an abortion for whatever personal reason, that was their choice and because they became depressed and later regretted their decision, it was still their freedom of choice over their own body and their own life. That should not give them the right to try and stop other women from having the same freedom of choice over their bodies.


In the wake of the Don Imus insult to the Rutgers University women's basketball team during their play in the 2007 final four tournament, Rutgers University is convening a panel discussion to address racism and sexism in the media and society. Dave Zirin, BuzzFlash Guest Contributor and eminent commentator on the interface of sports and politics, is among the panelists. The event is open to the public.

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