Saturday, September 27, 2008

Debate Evades Dark Realities

By Robert Parry
September 27, 2008

Perhaps it’s unrealistic to expect a U.S. presidential debate to deal substantively – and honestly – with wrongful actions by the American government, even at the end of George W. Bush’s eight-year reign as one of the planet’s preeminent rogue operatives.

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Wanted: Another Franklin Roosevelt

By Michael Winship
September 26, 2008

We thirst for leadership, vision, someone who can speak to us in a way that refuses to avert its eyes from the crisis but shines a light of truth upon the problem, then offers hope and possible solutions.

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Alaskan Officials Allege Palin Cover-up

By Jason Leopold
September 26, 2008

An attorney for Alaska’s legislative investigation of Gov. Sarah Palin says John McCain’s presidential campaign is seeking to derail the inquiry because its findings could “cause serious damage to the Republican ticket.”

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

America Pays the Piper, Big Time

By Robert Parry
September 24, 2008

After a 28-year binge of drunken optimism and blind nationalism – often punctuated by chants of “USA, USA!” and “We’re No. 1!” – Americans are waking up with a painful hangover, facing a grim “morning in America,” not the happy vision that Ronald Reagan famously sold them on.

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Rich Reign: Wall St. to Yankee Stadium

By Bill Moyers and Michael Winship
September 22, 2008

From our offices in Manhattan, we look out on the tall, gleaming skyscrapers that are cathedrals of wealth and power – the Olympus ruled by the gods of finance, the temples of the mighty, the holy of holies, whose priests guard the sacred texts of salvation – the ones containing the secrets of subprime lending and derivatives as mysterious and elusive as the Grail itself.

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Will International Law Reach Bush?

By Peter Dyer
September 21, 2008

Q: What do Radovan Karadzic, former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin, and George W. Bush have in common? A: Each lives under the slowly growing shadow of a body of international criminal law.

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