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Four Historians, Four Years Ago

On March 17, 2003, President Bush gave his now famous 48-hour ultimatum to Saddam Hussein. That night, Jim Lehrer interviewed four historians on this edition of Newshour regarding the decision to invade Iraq. The transcript reveals very different opinions, including serious doubts about the war. Below are brief exerpts from the four experts. WALTER RUSSELL […]

Katrina Aftermath: A Plot to To Keep Blacks Away?

The implications of this are ugly and sadly they make sense if you look at what has gone on in the Gulf Coast since Katrina struck. New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin has suggested that the slow recovery and rebuilding of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina — which has prevented many black former residents from […]

Kerry Endorses Bill Giving Bloggers New Powers to Pursue FOIA

In a speech to the New England Newspaper Association yesterday, John Kerry made it crystal clear that he believes in the power of the blogosphere when he announced his support for a legislative initiative that is designed to support the freedom of the press by making the federal Freedom of Information Act more powerful. The […]

Blogs Reshaping Journalism

The L.A. Times has a column today on the effect of political blogs driving stories often ahead of the news media. Highlighted in the piece is Josh Marshall’s TPM. Marshall “drove the U.S. attorrneys story,” notes Terry McDermott of the L.A. Times, when in December he posted “a short item linking to a news report […]