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“The soldiers deserve better than the defense secretary we have”
- William Kristol on Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Washington Post

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Energy Insanity - "The more closely a policy is associated with Dick Cheney, the worse it is."

Volunteers Plan Border Patrol - "The more attention drawn to illegal immigration, the better."

Children 'Starving' in New Iraq - "The silent daily massacre by hunger is a form of murder"

Old Women in the Cold - "It is not only unfair to allow elderly women to live in poverty-it's also immoral."

Bush Faces Decline in Approval - "Several major polls have shown Bush's job approval declining"

General Approved Extreme Interrogation - "Gen Sanchez authorised unlawful interrogation techniques"

Report Assails CIA - "All the sessions have been closed to the news media and the public"

Rights Are Key to Relations - "But the report sidestepped mention of U.S. prison abuse scandals"

Iraq War Is Top Problem - "At least 1,527 American soldiers have died"

Iraqi Parliament Adjourns in Disarray - "Two months after elections, ethnic groups fail to agree on coalition."

Storage of Nuclear Spent Fuel Criticized - "Science academy study points to risk of attack."

An Unlikely Team Unmasks Enron - "It amounts to a protection racket"

Devil's Dictionary of the Bush Era - "For the last few years we have been ruled by lexicographers."

Business Sees Gain In GOP Takeover - "MBNA...prevailing in...fight to curtail personal bankruptcies."

F.B.I. Aid for Saudis - "The F.B.I. was more interested in achieving diplomatic success"

Panel Ignored Evidence - "The US government has known for almost two years that he's innocent"

Details Emerge of Abuse - "Rights under the Geneva Conventions had been violated."

Nuclear Waste - "Not Utah, not Nevada, nowhere."

From Hero to Homeless - "275,000 veterans will likely sleep out in the cold tonight."

Medicare Law Is a Money Loser - "But as states do the arithmetic, many find that they will lose money"

Native Americans Criticize Bush's Silence - "I don't feel he cares about the American Indian people"

Thousands of Women Sold as Sex Slaves - "Thousands of foreign women have been smuggled into Israel"

Shortfall in Medicare - "Why are we talking about saving Social Security?"

Defense Department Workforce Rules - "The system will result in a demoralized workforce"

Labor Suits - "We all knew that we were doing something very wrong, so we had to hide it."

CIA 'Ghosting' - "Army documents shows that the agency's 'ghosting' program was systematic"

The Amazing Hypocrites - "Look for people who have been devastated by the illegal occupation of Iraq."

Mercury Rule Omits Conflicting Data - "U.S. power plants emit 48 tons a year"

Cons, Fools and a Business World Gone Mad - "If you can't understand it, they are probably stealing"

The Cavernous Divide - "Some billionaires' fortunes rest upon paying their employees poverty wages."

Dictators, Tyrants and Fools - "They will say anything. It is their greatest strength."

The Oil Motive - "What role did oil play in the U.S. decision to invade Iraq?"

News Held Hostage - "Fox and CNN above all, receive money every time they support this distribution"

Protests in US, Europe - "53 percent of Americans said the war was not worth fighting"

10 Ways to Save a Corporate Criminal - "Neither admit nor deny."

100,000 to Protest - "We are calling for an end to the ongoing bloody occupation of Iraq"

CEO Predators - "This crime wave was conducted by highly trained and educated professionals"

Patron Saint of Bush's Fake News - "Ken Lay has crawled out of Houston's shadows for a media curtain call."

Iraq Veterans Against the War - "All of these reasons for invading the sovereign country of Iraq were false"

Un-Volunteering - "Killing people for something I don't believe...just didn't seem right"

Nuclear Waste - "DOE must cheat and lie in order to make Yucca Mountain look safe."

Americans Are Overworked - "People are working longer hours and their jobs are becoming more demanding"

Mercury Pollution - "Mercury released primarily from coal-fired power plants"

Secret US Plans for Iraq's Oil - "The Bush administration made plans for war...before the 9/11 attacks"

Bush Grab for "Dictatorship" - " 'They want the rubber stamp of dictatorship,' said Senator Chuck Schumer."

Rule Called Illegal - "It is unconscionable EPA is allowing power companies to trade in a powerful neurotoxin"

Fraud Verdict Is Ominous for Toppled CEOs - "It's hard to convince a jury that you are just too stupid to know"

The Bankruptcy Bill: A Tutorial in Greed - "What is the difference between a loan shark and a banker?"

Corruption Flourishes - "Iraq will become the greatest scandal in History"

The Killing of Rachel Corrie - "Observing the two-year anniversary of the killing of Rachel Corrie"

EPA Targets Utilities - "The Bush administration is ignoring the clear science."

Gonzales Shields White House - "The government is trying to influence them with their own money."

Bush Weakness on Social Security - "Lying to Congress...Medicare drug bill...has finally caught up to him"

Bankruptcy Bill - "Millions of Americans could be plunged into financial ruin"

Exiting Iraq - "I will never stop working to help bring home the National Guard"

Utilities Win Forum Against Enron - "Government regulators handed a major victory to Western utilities"

Bush's Stealthy Tax Increase - "Bush is presiding over a big middle-class tax hike."

Government Secrecy - "Good government depends on openness with the public"

Why We Must Withdraw from Iraq - "Our presence in Iraq is destabilizing"

1,500 Deaths Ago - "They said Saddam was hiding chemical and biological weapons"

'News' Videos Cause a Stir - "Taxpayer-funded campaign propaganda"

Abuse of Prisoners - "Private Brand...acknowledged striking a detainee named Dilawar 37 times"

Avert Holocaust - "Jailed for 18 years for leaking Israel's nuclear secrets"

Prisoners Included Kids - "One boy 'looked like he was 8-years-old' "

The Enemy Within - "I'm with the Bush-Cheney team, and I'm here to stop the count"

U.S. Knew of Rescue Plan - "U.S. soldiers opened fire on the Italians at a checkpoint"

War Story - "Massey said his commanders sometimes encouraged him to fire almost indiscriminately."

Social Security Mis-Leadership - "Voters deserve better leadership on this complicated and sobering issue."

Slain Italian Agent in Iraq - "There were no attempts to stop the car"

Social Security Ain't Broke - "He hates government programs no matter how much good they do."

Under the Microscope - "But the rights of all workers...are in jeopardy"

Torture by Proxy - "There's never been a full and honest public accounting"

Smokestacks Bill Helped Utilities - "Duke’s excessive earnings were also preserved."

Work: Ever More Painful - "A mistake in their work may have serious consequences"

Greenspan under Fire - "One of the biggest political hacks we have here in Washington"

The D.A. And Tom DeLay - "Being called vindictive and partisan by Tom DeLay is like being called ugly by a frog"

Slain Intelligence Officer - "I don't see why I should rule out that I could have been the target."

Paid Family and Sick Leave - "We're very concerned about…people feeling stressed from working so many hours"

Ageism - "A lot of older people are shortchanged"

Nuclear Plant Dumps Waste on Beaches - "They deserve execution, not prosecution."

Italian Journalist Wounded - "Be careful because the Americans don't want you to return."

Journalist Returns Home - "Another victim of an absurd war"

Abuse in Secret - "These prisoners have 'disappeared,' like the domestic opponents of dictatorships "

Bush's Social Security Mess - "Bush is smearing lipstick on his Social Security pig"

Mayor Assails Israeli Leader - "Ariel a war criminal who should be in prison"

Express Train to Disaster - "What does W. want and why does he want it?"

Whistleblower Office - "Scott Bloch...refuses to enforce laws that protect whistleblowers "

Deficits and Deceit - "Bush celebrated the budget's initial slide into deficit."

U.S. Regime Change Failed in Haiti - " It is time for the United States to clean up its mess."

42 Senators on Social Security - "The proposal would require borrowing trillions of dollars"

Gannongate - "We cannot allow the White House to stonewall the United States Congress and the American people"

Large Firms Relying on State Health Plan - "I was stunned to see that we are subsidizing the health care"

Agent Orange Victims Sue - "The case has huge implications."

Victims of the "Beast" - "This train is 'the beast,' a maleficent animal that devours migrants "

Pension Fight - "Schwarzenegger is making California a national battlefield"

Looking the Other Way - "Bush continues to claim the power to hold Americans in jail indefinitely"

Oversight of DOE - "Block DOE from disposing highly radioactive waste in South Carolina"

Canada a Haven Again - "I am up here trying to fight. It is an unjust war."

Rumsfeld Sued over Prisoner Abuse - "Other lawsuits also are pending against Rumsfeld"

Just Say No - "When it comes to privatization, just say no."

W.'s Stiletto Democracy - "Cheney's secret meetings with energy lobbyists were certainly a model of transparency."

C.I.A. Prosecution - "The death was among the most Abu Ghraib"

Eyes on The CIA - "Plane spotters Web-posted numerous photos of two private aircraft"

Blair - "Blair committed himself to war in Iraq nearly a year before the...assault"

'Clear Skies' - "The president's proposal 'is rife with loopholes for polluters and litigation' "

A Death Sentence - "The culprit was a for-profit corporation"

Kansas on My Mind - "So it doesn't matter that Social Security is a pro-family program"

NESTEG Pension Bill - "The NESTEG bill would expand protections for retirement plan participants"

Dean Comes Out Firing - "Bush wasn't telling the truth about the need to go to war"

Iraq to Be a Vietnam - "I really believe it will go the same way as Vietnam"

'I Saw Americans Kill Terror Suspects' - "I saw one body actually being carried away"

Why Are We Welcoming This Torturer? - "The word that makes this show a mockery: torture."

Health Risks from Uranium - "The DOE has yet to take charge of a single spent fuel bundle"

The $200 Million Disinformation Campaign - "It is a rather clear choice of moral values."

A Thousand Whistleblower Cases Dumped - "Made 470 claims of retaliation disappear."

Criminal indictment, Asbestos Poisoning - "It was a purpose of the conspiracy to increase profits and avoid liability"

Of, by and for Big Business - "The granddaddy of all corporate payouts, privatization of Social Security."

Organizing in the South - "The South is a region where workers earn drastically less"

Controlling Corporations - "Corporations have too much power"

Director of Intelligence Manipulation - "The kidnappings were carried out by military personnel"

From the Streets to the Inner Sanctum - "Activists were allowed to have input in the selection process"

Aboard Air C.I.A. - "Don't tell that story to anyone because no one will believe it"

Why Isn't Bob Novak Going to Jail? - "Novak agreed and published her name"

Three-Card Maestro - "Alan Greenspan just did it again."

Turning Point - "The invasion and occupation of Iraq is now the quagmire that many predicted"

Regaining My Humanity - "What good is freedom if we are afraid to follow our conscience?"

Request for Hearings by House Members - "The Bush Administration refused to declassify the findings"

War Helps Recruit Terrorists, Hill Told - "Any attack of any kind could occur at any time."

A Hireling, a Fraud and a Prostitute - "Until his exposure, he proved useful for the White House."

In High Gear: The GOP Class War - "More than 45 million Americans lack insurance coverage"

The White House 'Daily Show' - "50 news broadcasts...deemed illegal 'covert propaganda' "

Wrecking Social Security - "A game for suckers"

The Life and Brutal Death of Sister Dorothy - "She read passages from the Bible to her killers."

What We Don't Know about 9/11 Hurts Us - "The 9/11 commission was not allowed to get near that story"

Former American POWs - "Pilots tortured by Iraqis fight the Bush administration"

First They Came for Lynne Stewart ... - "Civil rights attorney Lynne Stewart was convicted of conspiracy"

"Jeff Gannon's" Secret Life - "White House officials refuse to discuss why they let Guckert in"

The Importance of Being Earnest - "Bush's 2006 budget is a map of reckless economic policies"

Nothing to Fear But Bush Himself - "As things fall apart, lie and lie again."

We Need the Oil, Right? So What's the Problem? - "Such openness is rare"

Clark Warned Rice on Al Qaeda - "al Qida is not some narrow, little terrorist issue"

'01 Memo to Rice Warned of Qaeda - "I think it makes the threat look pretty urgent"

Class-War Budget - "The budget proposal really does take food from the mouths of babes."

Defense to Cite Bush at Brutality Trial - "It could make the trial very embarrassing for the government."

Social Security: The Right-Wing's Stalingrad? - "We had to destroy it in order to save it"

Sick and Broke - "Three-quarters of the medically bankrupt had health insurance."

Scientists Told to Alter Findings - "You really can't trust the science coming out of the agency."

Stories from Fallujah - "She watched the soldiers enter and shoot her mother and father directly"

W.R. Grace Indicted in Asbestos Deaths - "Mine company and seven executives face criminal charges."

Bush Wants Electricity Set at Market Rates - "They've already been hit with rate hikes"

Spearing the Beast - "And if Mr. Bush can take down Social Security, Medicare will be next."

Read the Fine Print - "The benefit cut is only the beginning."

Bush to Social Security: Drop Dead - "Bush's plan to 'save' Social Security will result in its destruction."

Spending Cuts - "Bush's budget will propose slashing grants to local law enforcement agencies"

Enron Arranged Plant Shutdown - "The tapes provide new details of market manipulation"

Cool Reception on Capitol Hill to Social Security Plan - "Immoral, unacceptable and unsustainable."

Only One Side Told in Bush Social Security Pitch - "The devil was in the missing details"

Bush Declares War on the Poor - "The great Wall Street casino game."

Comments Draw Fire - "So it's a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them."

Rumsfeld Debating Whether to Avoid Germany - "The complaint also names other senior U.S. military authorities"

A Culture of Secrecy - "Discerning the truth is more elusive-and more essential-than ever"

Less Perfect Union - "He is once more selling a lie."

Train Wreck of an Election - "Lies define the foreign policy of the United States."

Many Unhappy Returns - "Let me inflict some of those numbers on you. Sorry, but this is important."

Guantanamo Bay Tribunals Ruled Illegal - "Trials violate principles of due process, federal judge rules."

Dumping Mountain Tops into Valleys - "This is an absurd and outrageous abuse of their power"

Boxer Not Willing to Pull Punches - "This is just Boxer being Boxer"

Social Security Plan - "It's not my job as an agency employee to project a political message"

Hand in the Bush Till - "The Bush administration has paid public relation firms $250 million"

Of Death Be Not Proud - "It's not too difficult to steal an election."

ID Theft Victims - "Consumers could be warned, but U.S. government isn't talking."

Democrats Call Rice Liar - "I really don't like being lied to...Repeatedly, flagrantly, intentionally."

D.C. Settles with Mass Arrest Victims - "Police officials had conspired to cover up evidence"

Walking Wounded - "Old soldiers don't fade away."

Abuse of Iraqi Civilians - "The documents list dozens of allegations of abuse"

Torture in Iraq Still Routine - "It was worse than Saddam's regime."

Wolfowitz Story Falsified - "Woman lied about being tortured during Saddam Hussein's reign"

Iraqi Insurgency Growing Larger - "We can only control the ground we stand on."

Iraq Veterans Turn War Critics - "So I fired on her, and then the other marines fired on her."

The Secret History of a Reelection - "We bought all the data about everyone (!) registered to vote"

King George - "Some people say, only half in jest, that the USA is an Israeli colony."

Courting Disaster - "His qualifications include decades as a paid lobbyist"

Radioactive Cover-Up - "The Department of Justice sealed the contamination evidence from the public."

Hear 'Reform,' Think 'Destroy' - "Make lies sound truthful and murder respectable"

Bush to Seek Cuts in Medicaid - "Bush has asked GOP lawmakers to risk angering senior citizens"

Why I'll Refuse to Fight in This Immoral War - "If called to serve in Iraq, I will refuse."

Support Our Troops: Bring Them Home - "Our military presence in Iraq is making us less safe"

Alternate Reality - "Workplace deaths were up last year"

Python Swallows Bush! - "Monty Python's Terry Jones talks about becoming a political writer"

Robber Baron's Party - "Today's ostentatious celebration of the corporate takeover of our government"

Worrisome Hubris - "You can't have a mandate for policies you haven't explained."

Mock Coffins and Jeers As Bush Sworn In - "At least one snowball hit Vice President Dick Cheney's limousine"

Kids Face a Fate Worse Than the Killer Waves - "Several offers to buy our children came"

Regime Change That Could Destroy Our Homeland - "Bush's plan for dismantling Social Security"

New Doubts on Plan for Social Security - "House Republican says Bush plan is doomed"

The Scandal Sheet - "Dark Matter: The Energy Task Force"

The Gonzales Indictment - "He should be considered a war criminal and indicted by the Attorney General."

A Matter of Conscience - "War is the destroyer of everything that is good in the world"

Social Security to Push Its Own Revision - "Trust fund dollars should not be used to promote a political agenda"

Jihadis or Godly Hypocrites - "Can we terrorize the civilians more than the insurgents do?"

Graner Gets 10 Years - "Why won't the Army punish any of the officers who were responsible?"

The Vote on Mr. Gonzales - "He does not deserve to be confirmed as attorney general."

Expense Draws Wrath - "I don't resent anyone who goes. I just feel it's such a waste."

Social Security Tax Hike - "The administration is considering reducing the benefits"

Guilty of Abusing Prisoners - "Graner...found guilty on all 10 counts by the jury"

The British Evasion - "The costs and risks of running private investment accounts outweigh the value"

The Bush Zone - (with Apologies to Rod Serling) - "There is a fifth realm beyond known reality."

A Global Gulag to Hide the War on Terror's Dirty Secrets - "Building jails abroad to hold suspects for life."

Barely Escaped Nuclear Horror - "This can lead to consequences including a 'core melt' "

White House Fought New Curbs on Interrogations - "The administration wanted an escape hatch"

President of Fabricated Crises - "Social Security is not facing a financial crisis at all."

The Truth Shall Set You Back - "You lose your job not for lying but for telling the truth"

Torture in the Senate - "Senators, it's time now to come clean."

Resistance on Social Security - "Bush plan raises fear of voter anger."

First They Came for the Terrorists... - "The Gonzales confirmation is not just about the torture memos."

The Iceberg Cometh - "Invent a fake crisis to bully people into doing what you want."

These People Are Slicker Than Bus Station Chili - "You can't trust a word they say"

U.S. Tried to Bury Pollutant Study - "NRDC challenges report on rocket fuel in drinking water."

The Scent of Fear - "It's looking more and more like the amateur hour"

TO THE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE: - "These operations have fostered greater animosity"

Investment Pros See Bonanza - "The fees...could run into the billions. "

Iraqi Electoral Board Resigns - "The members had resigned and had gone into hiding."

Dear Mr. Gonzales - "Saddam Hussein would be proud of you, Mr. Gonzales."

Claim of Kidnapping - "The Americans don't care if you live or die."

Congress Passes 'Doomsday' Plan - "GOP House leaders pushed the provision"

Defining Victory Down - "The arrogant Bush war council never admits a mistake."

Bush Advocates Limiting Asbestos Cases - "Bush is...attacking the legal rights of millions of Americans"

Mr. Gonzales's Testimony - "He repeatedly misrepresented the war crimes that have occurred"

Vote, Declare Victory and Come Home - "We charged in with false premises and bogus assumptions."

In Defeat, a Victory? - "Thirty-one...Democrats were joined in their challenge by Sen. Barbara Boxer"

Social Security Cuts - "Bush may favor cutting benefits for future retirees"

Paid to Promote Law - "The Bush administration paid...$240,000 to promote the law"

It's Not Only Illegal, It's Wrong - "Let the senators hold Gonzales accountable"

The Devastation - "The 'liberators'...were torturing and humiliating their countrymen."

Business Lobby - "Pro-business judges could close off a last recourse for workers"

Acts of God, Acts of Media - "The U.S....has spent $148 billion on the war in Iraq."

Alberto Gonzales Has Blood on His Hands - "Horrific abuses of prisoners have been documented"

The Torturer General - "Torture does not make us safer or more secure."

Why I Must Object - "Now we must add a new fight - the fight for electoral justice."

Interview: Rep. Conyers with Will Pitt - "She regretted not having stood up in 2000"

The "Crime of November 2" - "This unelected administration has portrayed itself as a defender of democracy"

But What If Torture Works? - "The Bush Administration had no great interest in the terrorist threat"

Stopping the Bum's Rush - "Privatization is a fake solution to a fake crisis."

Gonzales and the Horse He Rode In On - "Mr. Gonzales has shamed his country, his profession, and himself."

Backing Gonzales Is Backing Torture - "Is there bipartisan congressional support for torture?"

Military Leaders Challenge Gonzales - "This isn't the last war we are going to fight"

GOP Reverses Course on Ethics - "DeLay could have retained his leadership post if indicted"

It's Time to Get Out of Iraq - "The damage to U.S. credibility abroad has already been done."

Media Whites Out Vote Fraud - "There is strong evidence of vote theft in Ohio."

200,000 Insurgents - "People are fed up after two years, without improvement."

Election 2004 - "Congress must investigate rather than certify the Electoral College"

Hard Questions in Hearings - "Mr. Gonzales expected to be questioned closely"

Confusions about Social Security - "Wall Street lobbyists will turn this into a giant fee-generating scheme."

Bias Against Workers - "The Republican-dominated board has made it more unionize "

Bush Immigration Plan Meets GOP Opposition - "Congress will begin the year on an anti-immigration note"

Tsunamis and a Nuclear Threat - "The tsunamis also inundated a part of the nuclear plant"

Redefining Torture - "The election's over, but the Bush spin machine goes on."

Ohio Recount Steeped in Fraud - "Election officials changed ballots to make the count come out right."

'Stay the Course!' Is Not Enough - "Who misled him to believe we would be welcomed as liberators?"

Fresh Details Emerge - "Two interrogators confirmed several of the complaints in the Red Cross report"

A Big Push On Social Security - "If we feel like gambling, we'll play the slots."

Rehnquist Sees Threat to Judiciary - "Judges must be protected from political threats"

Justice Dept. Rewrites Memo on Torture - "The new document said torture violates U.S. and international law."

Ohio's Official Non-Recount - "The presidency will be bitterly disputed for many years to come."

Grim Toll at Nation's Boot Camps - "The Whipples received a medical bill for $7,100 for their grandson"

Justice Thomas Reports Wealth of Gifts - "The public has to wonder when a justice accepts lavish gifts"

Conyers to Object to Ohio Electors - "They believe that there has been too much illegal activity"

Torture - From J.F.K. to Baby Bush - "Gonzalez wrote, the goal was 'to quickly obtain information' "

A State of Chaos - "George Bush has purged the last of his father's senior advisers"

Out of the Cabinet and into the Money - "There's a pot of gold at the end of the Washington rainbow."

Networks Refuse to Release Raw Data - "They've been instructed not to write about the problems with the election"

Morale on the Downswing - "You must not abuse even a professional army. It too can rebel"

Remarks about President's Absence - " 'It's kind of freaky,' a senior career official said."

Tsunamis and Nuclear Power Plants - "Some of the waves were reported to be 40 feet high."

A Devil's Island for Our Times - "Shouldn't such leaders who authorize state torture be on trial for war crimes?"

Election Officials Ducking Subpoenas - "This may mean the machines were pre-set on a Bush vote as a default"

Bush Wants to Break Promise of Social Security - "Bush is proposing to erode the Social Security system"

Jet Is an Open Secret - "The story of the Gulfstream V offers a rare glimpse into the C.I.A.'s secret operations"

Bush Agenda - "He may have a big agenda, but the public's agenda is Iraq"

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