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For The Week Ending Oct. 3, 2008


U.S. Politics

"Wall Street crisis is culmination of 28 years of deregulation," McClatchy Newspapers, Sept. 16, 2008

"Big Banks Go Bust: America's Financial System in Crisis," by The Nation & Campaign for America's Future, Sept. 16, 2008

"A Crash Course in Economic Crashes," by Larry Beinhart, AlterNet, Sept. 16, 2008

"The Media Call McCain and Palin on Their Trail of Lies," Newsday, Sept. 15, 2008

"McCain and Palin Are Trying to Take Political Lying to the Next Dimension," by Robert Parry, Consortium News, Sept. 15, 2008

"McCain Blasts Wall Street Failure, Neglects To Mention His Adviser Helped Cause It," by David Corn, Mother Jones, Sept. 15, 2008

"The Tumbrils Roll at Dawn: Lehman Gone; Merrill Lynch Swallowed Up; AIG Going... Who's Next for Madam Defarge?," by Mike Whitney, Counterpunch, Sept. 15, 2008

"McCain Would Privatize Social Security," by Dean Baker, Truthout, Sept. 15, 2008

"The pastor who clashed with Palin," by David Talbot, Salon, Sept. 15, 2008

"For Palin, It's a (Christian) Man's World," by Chris Hedges, TruthDig, Sept. 14, 2008

"Once Elected, Palin Hired Friends and Lashed Foes," The New York Times, Sept. 14, 2008

"Playing with the Constitution: An Interview with Erwin Chemerinsky," by Wajahat Ali, Counterpunch, Sept. 13/14, 2008

"The Lists You Have: GOP Vote Caging Efforts," by digby, Hullabaloo, Sept. 13, 2008

"On The Beach," by by Gordon Prathewr,, Sept. 13, 2008

"Palin Falls Short of VP Standards," by John Dean, TruthDig, Sept. 12, 2008

"The F-card won't wash," by Jessica Valenti, Guardian/UK, Sept. 12, 2008

"McCain's mailer creates controversy," Wisconsin State Journal, Sept 12, 2008

"McCain's Court: Change We Don't Need," by Cass Sunstein, Washington Independent, Sept. 12, 2008

"Van Hollen's Lawsuit Will Muck Up Election, Voting Officials Say," Capital Times (Wisconsin), Sept. 12, 2008

"A Palin Theocracy," by Marjorie Cohn, Truthout, Sept. 11, 2008

"Palin leaves open option of war with Russia," Associated Press, Sept. 11, 2008

"McCain Staffers Have Marched To K Street," Politico, Sept. 11, 2008

"New Jersey Voters Wrongly Purged," by Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet, Sept. 10, 2008

"A Telling Palin Scandal: Her Environmental Record," by Leonard Doyle, Independent/UK, Sept. 10, 2008

"Obama Strikes Back On Contrived Lipstick Controversy," by Sam Stein, Huffington Post, Sept. 10, 2008

"McCain's Integrity," by Andrew Sullivan, The Atlantic, Sept. 10, 2008

"Ohio Secretary of State Brunner Does Right by Voters," by Project Vote, Sept. 8, 2008


Bush Regime

"What illegal 'things' was the government doing in 2001-2004?," by Glenn Greenwald, Salon, Sept. 15, 2008

"Tawdry tale of oil drillers and `MMS Chicks,'" by Carl Hiaasen, Miami Herald, Sept. 14, 2008

"Conflict Over Spying Led White House to Brink," by Barton Gellman, Washington Post, Sept. 14, 2008

"Military Industrial Complex 2.0: Cubicle Mercenaries, Subcontracting Warriors, and Other Phenomena of a Privatizing Pentagon," by Tom Engelhardt & Frida Berrigan, Sept. 14, 2008

"The Decider Can Become a Dictator," by Sanford Levinson, News Journal (Delaware), Sept. 14, 2008

"Cheney Scales New Heights of Hypocrisy: The Veep Goads Russia," by Robert Fantina, Counterpunch, Sept. 13/14, 2008

"Bush's Nuclear Deal with India Is a Disaster for World Safety and the Environment," by Alexander Zaitchik, AlterNet, Sept. 10, 2008

"Wide-Ranging Ethics Scandal Emerges at Interior Dept.," The New York Times, Sept. 10, 2008

"Sacked Air Force Secretary: We Shoulda Sent Jets, Troops to Fight Russia," by David Axe, Wired News, Sept. 9, 2008

"Exit Bush, Far Right," by Dave Mann, Texas Observer, Sept. 5, 2008


American Empire/War Profiteering

"Bolivia and the Echoes of Allende: Morales Confronts the Insurrection," by Roger Burbach, Counterpunch, Sept. 15, 2008

" A Matter of Morals, Not Morales: Respect Bolivia's Democracy!," by Olivia Burlingame Goumbri, Sept. 13, 2008

"US Should Disclose Its Funding of Opposition Groups in Bolivia and Other Latin American Countries," by The Center for Economic and Policy Research, Sept. 12, 2008

"Medvedev 'would attack Georgia even if on NATO track,'" Reuters, Sept. 12, 2008

"Oligarchs on the March: Bolivia: a Coup in the Making?," by Jeffrey R. Webber, Counterpunch, Sept. 11, 2008

"From Afghanistan to Africa: The Return of U. S. Death Squads," by Conn Hallinan, Counterpunch, Sept. 10, 2008

"Danger in South Asia," by by Conn Hallinan, Foreign Policy in Focus, Sept. 10, 2008

"Pentagon set on mission to rebuild Georgian military," Agence France Presse, Sept. 9, 2008


"Postwar" Occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan

"'Awakening' Into Nightmare: Seeding More Sectarian War in Iraq," by Chris Floyd, Empire Burlesque, Sept. 16, 2008

"A Furnace Seal'd: The Wondrous Death Squads of the American Elite," by Chris Floyd, Empire Burlesque, Sept. 16, 2008

"Afghanistan: Pakistan fury at US cross-border attacks," by Raymond Whitaker, Independent/UK, Sept. 14, 2008

"Iraq: Violence is down - but not because of America's 'surge,'" by Patrick Cockburn, Independent/UK, Sept. 14, 2008

"At All Costs, We Must Avoid a 'Surge' in Afghanistan," by Joseph Stiglitz, Guardian/UK, Sept. 13, 2008

"Afghan governor dies in suicide blast near Kabul," Reuters, Sept. 13, 2008

"Pakistan could end cooperation in war on terror," Associated Press, Sept. 12, 2008

"The government, the media and Afghanistan," by Glenn Greenwald, Salon, Sept. 11, 2008

"U.S. trains sights on Taliban, Al Qaeda stronghold," Christian Science Monitor, Sept. 11, 2008

"The Value of One, the Value of None: An Anatomy of Collateral Damage in the Bush Era," by Tom Engelhardt,, Sept. 11, 2008

"Pakistani Military to Bar Foreign Operations," News, Sept. 10, 2008

"Pentagon admits Afghan strategy not succeeding," Reuters, Sept. 10, 2008

"The Rising Cost of the Iraq 'Surge,'" by Robert Parry, Consortium News, Sept. 9, 2008


Civil Liberties

"Shadow of Guantanamo Follows Freed Inmates Back to their Homes," Guardian/UK, Sept. 14, 2008

"Justice Department Moving to Immunize Snooping Telcos," by David Kravets, Wired News, Sept. 12, 2008

"ACLU challenges FISA update with first legal brief," Raw Story, Sept. 12, 2008

"Judge Limits Searches Using Cellphone Data," Washington Post, Sept. 12, 2008

"The Party Police," by Amy Goodman, TruthDig, Sept. 10, 2008

"Controversy Still Plagues Military Commissions," by Andy Worthington,, Sept. 10, 2008

"Mocking Constitutional Rights," by Nat Parry, Consortium News, Sept. 10, 2008

"Groups warn of growing government secrecy," Associated Press, Sept. 9, 2008

"Minnesota Monster Mash: Police-State Zombies in a Dead Republic," by Chris Floyd, Empire Burlesque, Aug. 31, 2008


Environment and Sustainability

"Phase Out Coal and Burn Trees Instead, Urges Leading Scientist: Current targets on emissions are 'a recipe for global disaster, not salvation,'" by Geoffrey Lean, Independent/UK, Sept. 16, 2008

"Think globally, power up locally," by Peter Asmus, San Francisco Chronicle, Sept. 14, 2008

"Cleared: Jury decides that threat of global warming justifies breaking the law," Independent/UK, Sept. 11, 2008

"Environmentalists, Unions Call For Green-Jobs Plan," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sept. 10, 2008

"We've Got One Week Left to Stop One of Bush's Worst Environmental Attacks," by George Lakoff & Chris Shutes, AlterNet, Sept. 8, 2008


Media Issues

"Time's Karen Tumulty: Unlike reporters, bloggers don't have to use proof," by Glenn Greenwald, Salon, Sept. 15, 2008

"AP's Tom Raum confuses his fantasies for fact," by Glenn Greenwald, Salon, Sept. 12, 2008

"New heights of stupidity," by Glenn Greenwald, Salon, Sept. 10, 2008

"The Sickening Praise for 'The Daily Show,'" by Norman Solomon, Common Dreams, Sept. 10, 2008



"Berkeley tree-sitters finally down to earth," San Francisco Chronicle, Sept. 10, 2008


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