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may be all you have. But conceal them like a vice, lest they spoil the lives of better and simpler people."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
The $47 Million Retiree Sellout - "$17 Million From Companies Actively Cutting Retiree Benefits"
The Butcher's Bill - "I don't want to be a daddy because daddies die"
Iraq Rejects U.S. Talk of Adjusting Vote Result - "It is not acceptable for anyone to interfere in our business."
The Emperor-in-Chief - "He can now come out of the closet as full-fledged Emperor of the World."
Living in Garbage - "Heaps of Baghdad's rotting wastes are strewn about several square miles"
Further Detainee Abuse Alleged - "He and others were in grave danger in the U.S. military's hands"
Wal-Mart Elected "Grinch of the Year" - "Many employees are eligible for food stamps"
A Christmas Story of Peace and Love - "For both sides, Christmas was a brief respite"
U.S. officials: 'Insurgents Operate at Will' - "It's very difficult to stop those people."
U.S. Families of Dead Raise 600,000 Dollars for Fallujah Refugees - "Time to stop the killing"
U.S. Living in 'Fantasy Land' over Iraq - "America's failure to honestly assess the situation"
Christmas Eve of Destruction - "Bush is still not leveling with us"
Electors Call for National Voting Reforms - "Never has such a vote been cast by an elector"
War Crimes - "Torture and killing of foreign prisoners by this American government"
Rewarding Incompetence - "My son, Spc. Casey Sheehan was killed in Iraq on 04/04/04."
Did President Bush Order Torture? - "It's no longer enough for Bush to issue a simple denial."
It Will All Be Over Soon - "U. S. occupation of Iraq would be coming to an end in December"
Bush's Second Term - "Bush and...Donald Rumsfeld, more vulnerable to criticism"
Abuse Was Widespread - "The abuse took place within a culture of secrecy and neglect"
Iraq Reality Check - "It was a Marine colonel...who decided to topple the statue"
Shock, Awe and the Human Body - "We are indifferent to world opinion...will stop at nothing."
Sabotage of Social Security - "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
Bush Attack on Labor - "The most anti-worker Administration in decades"
Files Describe Abuse - "Top government officials can no longer hide from public scrutiny"
Presidential Order - "F.B.I. records call Defense Department's methods 'torture' "
War on the Cheap - "We don't have enough troops...we are fighting the war on the cheap"
More Aggressive Congress - "Some Republicans no longer feel tethered to the president"
Heat on Rumsfeld - "Using fake signatures was 'like having it signed by a monkey' "
Why Bush Won - "How could the American people reelect this man who has failed so badly?"
Broader Presidential Powers - "Lay a legal groundwork for the president to invade Iraq"
Disgraced by Silence - "Unexplained deaths, humiliations and depravity...multiply"
Haiti Bloodbath That Left Dozens Dead - "It was a massacre. More than 60 were killed."
Energy Firms Lavish Funds on Inauguration - "The Nuclear Energy Institute...gave $100,000"
Chorus of Rumsfeld Detractors - "The fact of the matter is, his days are numbered now."
Sinister Plan - "The chilling reality of what Falluja has become is only now seeping out"
Torture Begins at the Top - "He may someday be held accountable for this disgraceful stain"
Buying Into Failure - "The Bush administration wants to scrap a retirement system that works"
Honoring Failure - "How to run an imperial presidency: Reward those who have failed."
The Path to Florida - "Stunned U.S. Supreme Court clerks watched justice become partisan"
Prison within a Prison - "C.I.A. has run a secret facility for some Al Qaeda detainees"
All the President's Problems - "A blundering start to the second term."
Bush's Second Front - "Turn back the clock on social policy to the early twentieth century"
Proof of Ohio Election Fraud - "As it turns out, everyone was looking the wrong way"
Cutting Health Benefits - "Retiree health care coverage is kind of a slowly vanishing species"
Mistreating Prisoners in Iraq - "A match was lighted, igniting the prisoner."
Who Killed Baha Mousa? - "Kifah looked like half a human, he was so badly beaten"
'Obstructing' Medical Care - "We were tied up and beaten despite being unarmed"
Soldiers - "The military has been charging some injured combat soldiers travel expenses"
Drive Out a Union? - "Across the South companies have long used bare-knuckled tactics"
Unocal to Settle Rights Claims - "Until the pipeline came, we were free"
Eight Deaths in Military Custody - "No courts martial...with respect to this 'murder' "
Rumsfeld, the Bungler - "This man remains in the job he has bungled so badly."
Questions for Florida - "Once she said, 'We need to steal an election,' that put me back."
Rumsfeld's Fig Leaf Falling - "This was a war of opportunity, not necessity"
Were Detainees Guinea Pigs at Guantánamo? - "They also were given injections"
A Tough Guy Tumbles - "Kerik had shown an inclination to make his own rules"
'Armor' - "Defense sees it's fallen short in securing the troops. The grunts already knew."
Kill Zone - "They entered houses and killed people because they didn't speak English."
Official U.S. Policy - "What happened at Abu Ghraib was torture by the book"
Anti-Social Security - "The Bush plan would require a large reduction in the benefits provided"
White House Puts Blame on Kerik - "Nominee initially denied having hired an illegal immigrant"
U.S. Soldiers' Grilling Fields - "Soldiers in Iraq are questioning the rationale for their mission"
Far from Over - "Maybe it's some secret Skull and Bones tradition"
'Hillbilly Armour' - "Civilian leadership refused to heed military commanders"
A Defeat for an Empire - The United States has lost the war in Iraq, and that's a good thing.
Voter Problems - "The errors seem to have cost votes for Kerry"
Blocking Mr. Torture - "Bush runs the risk of being prosecuted as a war criminal"
We Won't Go to Iraq - "More than 5,500 servicemen have deserted since the war started"
He Lost an Arm in Iraq; the Army Wants Money - "I have no way of getting home."
Silencing the Vote - "Unless we act, the nation will get the same result as in 2000"
Rumsfeld's Double Standard - "Partisan hypocrisy of the most brazen and dangerous kind."
Army Plagued by Desertion - "The crisis may be even deeper than the statistics suggest"
Armor Disputed - "They have not approved new purchase orders for armored trucks"
Faking WMD Reports - "Their official dogma was contradicted by his reporting"
Homeless Iraq Vets - "When we already have people from Iraq on the streets, my God"
Energy Companies - "The energy industry’s influence on the commission also is apparent"
Hearing - "People cannot and will not accept a fraudulent election for the office of President."
Rumsfeld - "Why do we soldiers have to dig through local landfills for pieces of scrap metal?"
Nukes, Neo-Cons, and the Bush Who Cried Wolf - "Here the Neo-Cons crossed the line"
Inventing a Crisis - "Social Security is a government program that works"
Warnings on Iraq - "The situation in Iraq is deteriorating and may not rebound any time soon"
"America Is So Much Better than This" - "A foreign policy careening out of control"
Abu Ghraib-style Tactics - "Contents of the letter were verified on Monday by an FBI official"
Mel Watt to Lead Congressional Black Caucus - "Watt was unanimously elected chairman"
Declare Victory and Leave - "Our occupation only compounds the horror of it all."
Chickens Come Home to Roost - "Anti-American sentiment is not limited to the Middle East."
Soldiers Plan to Sue - "They were fraudulently induced to sign up"
Putin: - "Dictatorship coated in beautiful pseudo-democratic phraseology"
U.S. Admits the War for 'Hearts and Minds' in Iraq is Now Lost - "Self-serving hypocrisy"
Made in China - "Wal-Mart doesn't recognize unions; it doesn't even recognize 'employees.' "
Sink Teeth into Social Security - "A trillion-dollar handout to Wall Street firms"
Why I Resigned from the CIA - "White House officials repeatedly refused to act"
The System Endures - "Bush will perpetuate this systematic violation of human rights"
Fallujans Pose Challenge - "If they don't get their revenge now, they will next year"
All Mosquitos - "We are seen as a hypocritical bully in the Middle East and we have to stop!"
Election Protest - "Ohio voters were the victims of a fraud that took votes from Kerry"
The Way Our Country Treats Returning Soldiers is a National Shame - Asheville Citizen-Times
New Iraq Prisoner Photos - "They suggested possible Geneva Convention violations"
The Ethic of Total Opposition - "Wars are easy to start and hard to stop"
Hearings on Ohio Vote Fraud - "Expert testimony will be offered"
Bush's Ohio Win Was Closer Than Thought - "Kerry drew closer by about 17,000 votes."
Ukraine Supreme Court Invalidates Election - The U. S. Supreme Court could take lessons!
Warning on Social Security - "Let me state clearly that there are no free lunches here"
Is this American? - "This is not 'tantamount to torture.' It's torture. It is not 'detainee abuse.' "
Former Bush Campaign Official Indicted - "Tobin was charged with conspiracy"
You Call This Liberation - "Pentagon experts have made a discovery"
Kerry Team Seeks to Join Fight to Get Ohio County to Recount - The Washington Post
Voting Errors - More than 4,000 votes vanished...in one North Carolina county
U.S. Torture at Guantánamo - "This is a scandal that will not go away."
Generals in Iraq Were Told of Abuse - "detainee shows signs of having been beaten"
Worse Than Ashcroft - "Helped write the Patriot Act and supported torture."
Rumsfeld Sued for Alleged War Crimes - "There is simply no other place to go"
Validate the Vote - "There is also reason to question the competence of election officials"
Abuse in Guantánamo - "Memorandums about coercive treatment or torture were disclosed"
Where Democracy Refuses to Die - "They realize they can change something"
Untangle U.S. Secrecy - "The Bush administration has taken secrecy to a new level."
'They Hate Our Policies' - "And the last mile in every war is about claiming the political fruits."
Conditions for War Crimes - "Bush...'created the conditions that allowed transgressions' "
Labor Issues - "Bush's re-election was a major setback for organized labor"
Checkpoints Take Toll - "For them, you see, they don't have a problem getting beaten up"
Developments - "Suing their own retired employees in order to cut their pension benefits"
Ballots - "I pushed John Kerry and my vote immediately jumped up to George Bush"
Reject Poll - "Ukraine's parliament has declared last Sunday's presidential poll invalid."
Coal's Global Goal - "The United States is further isolating itself...from the rest of the world."
Partisan Policy - "Congress will pass bills only if most House Republicans back them"
Smoking While Iraq Burns - "Kerry stayed scandalously silent about Abu Ghraib"
Following the Ukrainian Lead - "Some Americans predicted our election would be stolen"
Crowds Blockade Ukraine - "Demonstrators have laid siege to government buildings"
Does Bush Now Have Political Capital to Spend? - "Bush merely (and barely) retained his job"
Guardsmen Ill-Trained - "They were under strict lockdown and being treated like prisoners"
Ukrainian Vote Appeal - "Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych, cannot formally take office"
Scientist Faces Retaliation - "Such publicly expressed acclaim for a whistle-blower is unusual"
Where's Picasso? - "Our hands are not clean. They are covered with blood"
Fallujah Leaders Were Local, Not Foreign - "Omar is far too powerful to be anyone's deputy"
Hook or Crook in Washington - "Tom DeLay has become the Teflon Don of politics"
Media Coverage of Iraq - "Buzzwords…slant news coverage and skew public perceptions"
U.S. Forces Killed Unarmed Civilians - "US forces refused repeated calls for medical aid"
Medics Testify to Fallujah's Horrors - "It's going to be in my mind for the rest of my life"
The Day I Almost Led the Iraqi Army - "I kept hearing...'It was better under Saddam.' "
Reid Cuts a Deal with Bush - "The Senate's staunchest opponent of a nuclear waste dump"
Saving Your Right to Vote - "Their shiny new machines were counting backwards"
Ohio Presidential Results to be Challenged - "Others lawsuits may be announced next week"
Litigating the Election - "A candidate's concession is not legally binding"
DeLay Rakes It In - "Fund created by DeLay in 2000 has collected more than $932,000"
Powell's Unfortunate Outburst - This is the "trust us on national security matters" administration.
Children Pay Cost - "People talk now about how the days of Saddam were very nice"
Hearings on Ohio Voting - "This year's election in Ohio was deeply flawed"
Protesters Greet Bush In Santiago - "Bush's Latin American trip sparked a violent backlash"
More Relief for Struggling Millionaires - "People in the middle will be squeezed"
'Stinking Evidence' - Possible Election Fraud Found in Florida
Cronkite Rips Bush's Record - "What America needs right now is a new election"
The Fight for Peace - "No president...has any authority to commit war crimes"
Florida E-Vote Count - "Research team calls for investigation."
800 Iraqi Civilians Killed - "The 800 number is the most conservative estimate"
Report on Fallujah Offensive - "The pessimistic analysis was prepared by intelligence officers"
Arithmetic Lesson - "275 soldiers were wounded in Falluja and 419 are treated for wounds"
Partisan Spooks - "Goss...failed to release a bipartisan report on prewar Iraq intelligence"
Reject Gonzales - "The NLG condemned Gonzales for his approval of the torture of prisoners"
Vote Recount - "It could open the way for recounts in other states, such as Florida."
Falluja War Crimes - "The US military has begun an investigation into possible war crimes"
Election 2004 - "Evidence is emerging to suggest…election results were manipulated"
Former G.I.s Ordered to War, Fight Not to Go - "I consider myself a civilian"
I Smell a Rat - "These results are absurdly unlikely."
Recount in Ohio a Sure Thing - "There will be a recount of the presidential vote in Ohio."
Gonzales - "Those inside the White House-might one day be charged with 'war crimes' "
His Red Right Hand - "A family of five...shot down as they tried to cross the water."
Slapping the Other Cheek - "I'm getting more the feel of a vengeful mob"
Presidential Ballots to be Recounted - "Ralph Nader set in motion the hand-recounting"
The Unexplained Exit Poll Discrepancy - Odds against the discrepancy: 250 million to one.
Kerry Won Ohio - "Most voters in Ohio chose Kerry. Here's how the votes vanished."
A Legitimate Recount Effort in Ohio - "If Kerry emerges victorious, he's president."
MSNBC Vote Fraud Video - This video covers a lot of territory
CIA Critic Resigns - "Imperial Hubris: Why the West Is Losing the War on Terror"
The Quaint Mr. Gonzales - "Gonzales helped write the USA Patriot Act"
A Thousand Fallujahs - "Once again the US has been caught in a giant spider's web."
Who Counts in Ohio? - "Officials have in hand nearly 250,000 uncounted ballots"
Apocalypse Denial in America - "Your affluent classes have been sheltered"
Bush's 'Incredible' Vote Tallies - "20,000 more votes than registered Republicans"
Opposition to Iraq War at New High - London
Judge Says Detainees' Trials Are Unlawful - "Ruling is setback for Bush policy."
Halliburton Admits Bribes 'May Have Been Paid' - "Was being run by Dick Cheney"
Supreme International Crime - There have already been 100,000 "excess" Iraqi deaths
Sacked for Investigating Government Abuses - "110 arbitrary detentions and cases of torture"
Popular Fiction - "Bush is out of step with the public on all the issues"
The Curse of Bush II - "Yes, the devastation will be extreme."
Tuesday's Electoral Disaster - "1,100 reports of electronic voting machine malfunctions"
Evidence Mounts that the Vote Was Hacked - "I suspect foul play."
Broward Machines Count Backward - "Things were just going too smoothly."
The Costs of War - "I loathe the hubris, the callousness and the lies"
Election Inquiry - “When they tried to vote for John Kerry…the vote was cast for Bush”
We're All Israelis Now - "America, in short, has become a criminal nation"
Learning from Granny D - "MoveOn and the Dean organization, refused to help"
The Ultimate Felony Against Democracy - "Get Corporations Out Of Our Vote!"
The Last Battle - "Down by almost a million votes before a single vote was cast"
Error Gives Bush Extra Votes - In one NC county, more than 4,500 votes were lost
No Surrender - "Bush isn't a conservative. He's a radical"
Hacking The Presidency - "These systems were designed for vote fraud."
Light Shed on Questions about War - "We will never know the death toll for Iraqi civilians"
Mercy and Murder - "Two U.S. soldiers face charges after taking life of injured youth."
Kerry Won - "Tuesday, in Ohio and New Mexico, it was John Kerry."
Still Standing, Still Fighting, Still Here - "It isn't over, but has only just begun."
The Loonies Have Taken Control - "Oh, lordy, is this cuckoo clock still vice president?"
Stand and Fight - "Why aren't poverty and unjust war considered immoral?"
Voiceless Victims of Bush's Misadventure - Media ignores human toll of 'Shock and Awe.'
Diebold's Political Machine - "Ohio could become as decisive this year as Florida"
Money Stalls Major Corporate Reform - The Administration Has Stalled Corporate Reform
Kerry responds to Pension Forum questions - "Bush’s representatives declined to respond”
A Fresh Start for America - "I will not privatize Social Security; I will not cut benefits"
One Day Left - "He fought, every step of the way, the investigation into the 9/11 attacks."
GIs Lack Armor, Radios, Bullets - "We're basically eating our own young to support the war"
Democracy Must Triumph, Not Fear - "We believe Kerry would do better"
Bush and Bin Laden - "Bush left 50,000 of his people in the towers"
Days of Shame - "This will never be seen as a shining moment in U.S. history."
Vote for a Man, Not a Puppet - "Well, he fooled me once, but he won't fool me twice."
Bush Win Would Mean Dark Times - World Would Perceive Support For Preemptive War
Reporter Saw Insurgents Loot Qaqaa Arms Depot - "I was utterly stupefied"
Officer Objected to Halliburton Deal - "We'll get the money to the Iraqis, not to Halliburton."
Rights Group Warned U.S. of Munitions Cache - "Officials appeared uninterested"
NASA photo analyst: Bush wore a device during debate - Bulge not wrinkled clothing
Vets Launch Operation Truth to Expose Bush - Non-profit, non-partisan veterans' organization
Iraq Explosives Story Detonates Under Bush Campaign - "We did not provide the security"
A Matter of Survival - Everything this administration has done with Iraq has been dead wrong
Whistleblower Says Halliburton Contract Abuse Blatant - "Worst case of contracting abuse"
The Man Behind the Oval Office Curtain - "It's Cheney's administration, and it's a shame."
Iraq's Grim Spiral - Cheney declared Iraq to be "a remarkable success story"
Worst Environmental President in U.S. History - "A utility lobbyist runs the EPA's air division."
For Bush, Too Late for Honesty - "Defending the indefensible offers a kind of morbid hilarity."
IRS Investigating NAACP for Criticism of President - "At issue is a speech Bond delivered"
Video Shows Cache of Explosives - John Kerry accused Bush of incompetence
Conflicted Evangelicals Could Cost Bush Votes - "There's no way I'm going for Bush."
Beware Scalia-Thomas Clones - Many Bush appointees are "embarrassingly unqualified"
Promises to Keep - American soldiers were used to guard petroleum facilities after the invasion
The Road to Abu Ghraib - "The biggest scandal of the Bush administration began at the top"
Media Cowed as Bush Exploits 9-11 - "Bush has exploited the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001"
Why I'm Voting Against My Commander in Chief - "Sir, you are relieved of duty!"
I Need a President - "Secrecy is a cancer on democracy"
The Choice - What has the country received in return for mortgaging its future?
Who'll Stop The Rain? - "The facts do not add up … there is a cover up."
Beyond the Call of Duty - "A whistle-blower objected to the government's Halliburton deals"
Bush Interior Dept. Pepper Sprays Top Cop - "Theresa Chambers decided to fight back"
Detainees Secretly Taken Out Of Iraq - "Practice is called breach of protections"
The Case Kerry Cracked - "Kerry took on not only the Bush clan and its friends, but the CIA"
Presidential Election - "Dubya" has been one of the worst presidents in United States history.
Bodies of 49 Iraqi Soldiers Found - "Graduates were forced to lie down, then shot in head"
Further Abuse at Abu Ghraib - "Documents made public Thursday provide fresh details"
Mother of Fallen NYPD Cadet - "Bush led our nation to an immoral war in Iraq"
Iraq Government Losing Support - Support for the government in Baghdad has plunged
Behind Bush's Rhetoric - "Bush wants to win by twisting and distorting John Kerry's record"
Iraq Evidence 'Manipulated' - Officials slanted intelligence to support White House's claim
The Unknown Soldiers - "The reality of the suffering in Iraq has been rendered invisible"
America's Hidden Vote - Bush's job approval is 47 - presidents below 50 always lose.
Mr. Kerry on Prisoners - "A Kerry administration will apply the Geneva Conventions"
Voter Registration Workers Cry Foul - "We were only to register Republicans."
Clerks Spill Bush v. Gore Details - "They simply felt bound by a higher duty."
A War Without Reason - "The war in Iraq is an exercise in lunacy."
Kerry Picks up 30 Papers, Widens Lead - "Five papers that had backed Bush in 2000"
Has Bush Lost His Reason? - "The evidence has been before our eyes for some time"
AT&T Employees’ Cash Balance Arguments - The legal issues with cash balance conversions
John Kerry for President - The New York Times Endorsement
Least of These - "The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons."
4-Star Plans After Abu Ghraib - "I would say that he would have a snowball's chance"
Platoon Defies Orders in Iraq - "Under arrest for refusing a 'suicide mission' "
Game. Set. Match. - Asked about health care for seniors, Bush laughed
When the Fallen Refuse to Salute - "This is what his soul is crying out to me from heaven:"
The Life He Left Behind - "And as far as false hope, there is no such thing."
100 Mistakes for the President to Choose From - "Bush still hasn't answered the question."
The Cracks in Bush's Crown - "Haunted by his father's defeat"
For What Did We Die, Mr. Bush? - "Why, Mr. Bush, did you send us to die?"
A Republican Declares His Independence - "The future of our democracy is at stake."
"Bush Lied, My Son Died" - "I never thought it would hurt this bad"
Iraq War Stimulated Terrorism - "Blix suggested Washington and London had lost perspective"
Block the Vote - "The accusations are backed by physical evidence and appear credible."
Bush 'Not Concerned' about Bin Laden - "John F. Kerry caught President Bush off guard"
GOP Paid Firm Faces Voter Fraud Charge - "Ex-worker says he saw Demos' forms trashed."
Baker's Double Life - "Baker is aligned with two parties - the US government and Carlyle"
Transcript: Third Presidential Debate - Following is a transcript