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Debunking Myths

There were two excellent posts in the blogosphere this week on debunking myths. Media Matters for American debunks “Top 12 media myths and falsehoods on the Bush administration’s spying scandal.” Juan Cole, Professor of History at the University of Michigan (go blue!) debunks “Top Ten Myths about Iraq in 2005.”

ACLU Runs Ad Calling for Investigation of Bush

The ACLU is calling for a special counsel to investigate whether Bush violated his oath and broke the law with his NSA spying program in an ad in today’s New York Times. A copy of the ad and related documents are posted at their web site.

Mel Gibson Outed as Moron

Just when I found the amount of ignorance in the world has decreased, I found more evidence of how severe the problem has been. At very least it is evidence that some actors should keep their mouths shut about science and politics. The Lippard Blog has posted some exerts from a 1995 interview with Playboy […]

Bush Adminstration Propaganda Efforts No Longer As Effective

George Bush won reelection largely due to a massive propaganda campaign to justify his policies, including deception regarding the events leading up to 9/11. While many Americans remain continue to believe the misinformation spread by the right wing noise machine, the number is gradually decreasing, as shown in this Harris Poll as reported by the […]

Vets vs. Chicken Hawks

Democrats have recruited more than thirty veterans of the two Iraq and Persian Gulf wars to run in 2006 according to a count by The Denver Post. The group is calling themselves Veterans for a Secure America, and plan to meet in Washington to respond to Bush’s State of the Union Address. In contrast, Republicans […]

Bush and the Economy

An Editorial in today’s WaPo cites that the economic picture over the past year is not as rosey as it could be. The problems, the WaPo says, lie with stagnant wages for workers and Bush’s tax cuts, among other things… Here’s a quip: Finally, the signs that market forces may be making it hard for […]

Democrats: DHS Hasn’t Fulfilled Promises

The Department of Homeland Security showed itself as lacking and failing in many ways during the Hurricane Katrina disaster a few months ago. A report released today by House Democrats shows that the Department of Homeland Security has failed to fulfill 33 of its own pledges to better protect the nation. The report concludes that […]

Democrats Look to Win Back Senate in 2006

The Associated Press looks at Charles Schumer, who heads the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and his strategy to pick up seats in 2006. Democrats need to pick up five seats, and Schumer is concentrating on seven races in Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Missouri, Montana, Tennessee, and Arizona. What looked like a long shot a year […]