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- William Kristol on Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Washington Post
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 Sharon...is 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 notorious...at 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 difficult...to 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"