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For The Week Ending Feb. 19, 2010

U.S. Politics

"Large Portion Of GOP Thinks Obama Is Racist, Socialist, Non-U.S. Citizen: Poll," by Sam Stein, Huffington Post, Feb. 2, 2010

"'Peace Prize' President Submits Largest War Budget Ever," Reuters, Feb. 1, 2010

"Obama's meager pitch meets a brick wall," by Robert Kuttner, Boston Globe, Jan. 31, 2010

"Why the Tea Party Convention is tea-tering on the edge," Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 30, 2010

"Taxing the Rich Wins in Oregon," by Shamus Cooke, Counterpunch, Jan. 28, 2010

"10 Ways to Stop Corporate Dominance of Politics," by Fran Korten, Yes! Magazine, Jan. 28, 2010



"No Help in Sight, More Homeowners Walk Away," The New York Times, Feb. 2, 2010

"The Bernanke Disaster: The Road to Debt Peonage," by Michael Hudson, Counterpunch, Feb. 2, 2010

"A Proposal for Genuine Financial Reform," by Marshall Auerback, Counterpunch, Feb. 1, 2010

"US Households Struggle to Afford Food: Survey," Reuters, Jan. 26, 2010

"An Interview with Doug Henwood: Why the Stimulus Falls Short," by Joshua Frank, Counterpunch, Jan. 29-31, 2010

"Hey Obama, Corporate Tax Cuts Can't Save Jobs," by Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog, Jan. 29, 2010

"Homeless Often Hidden in Tennessee," by John Mottern, Truthout, Jan. 29, 2010

"A Colossal Failure Of Governance: The Reappointment of Ben Bernanke," by Simon Johnson, Baseline Scenario, Jan. 28, 2010


Bush Accountability

"Margolis Moves to Exonerate Yoo and Bybee, as Criminal Investigation Opens in Spain," by Scott Horton, Harper's, Feb. 1, 2010

" Mock this campaign if you like, but how else can Blair be held to account?," by George Mobiot, Guardian/UK, Feb. 1, 2010

"Holder/DoJ Cover-up on Torture Memos Investigation: Who is David Margolis?," by Jeff Kaye, Invictus, Jan. 31, 2010

"Spanish Judge to Probe Guantanamo Torture Claims," Agence France Presse, Jan. 31, 2010

"John Yoo's explanation of the purpose of the Torture Memos, and their actual purpose," by Jack Balkin, Balkinization, Jan. 30, 2010

"Justice Official Clears Bush Lawyers in Torture Memo Probe," by Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman, Newsweek, Jan. 29, 2010

"Remember the illegal destruction of Iraq?," by Glenn Greenwald, Salon, Jan. 29, 2010

"Justice Department Clears Torture Memo Authors John Yoo, Jay Bybee of Misconduct," by Jason Leopold, Truthout, Jan. 29, 2010


International Affairs

"Detente with Iran recedes as US strengthens Gulf defences," Guardian/UK, Feb. 1, 2010

"U.S. Pushes Back Against China in Growing Rift," The New York Times, Jan. 31, 2010

"Senate Quietly Passes Iran Sanctions Bill," by Grace Huang, Truthout, Jan. 30, 2010

"Why does the US turn a blind eye to Israeli bulldozers?," by Robert Fisk, Independent/UK, Jan. 30, 2010

"Thousands Protest in Tokyo Against U.S. Military Presence in Japan," Daily Telegraph/UK, Jan. 30, 2010

"'Nobel Peace Prize-winner Barack Obama ups spending on nuclear weapons to even more than George Bush,'" Daily Mail/UK, Jan. 29, 2010

"Obama to seek major increase in nuclear weapons funding," McClatchy Newspapers, Jan. 29, 2010


"Postwar" Occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan

"Washington's Refusal to Talk about Drone Strikes in Pakistan Meets Growing Opposition,", Feb. 2, 2010

"The Murderous Mystique of JSOC," by Stan Goff, Counterpunch, Feb. 1, 2010

"AP source: DOJ probing alleged Blackwater payments," Associated Press, Feb. 1, 2010

"Afghan government pursues talks with Taliban leaders," McClatchy Newspapers, Feb. 1, 2010

"Afghanistan's corruption poses dilemma for U.S. military," Washington Post, Jan. 31, 2010

"4 Afghan troops killed in friendly fire incident," Washington Post, Jan. 31, 2010

"US Marines Facing a 'Different War' in Afghanistan," Agence France Presse, Jan. 31, 2010

"To gasps from the gallery, Blair said we should be proud of the war," Independent/UK, Jan. 30, 2010

"Blackwater's Youngest Victim," by Jeremy Scahill, The Nation, Jan. 29, 2010

"Blood is His Argument: Tony Blair's Gentle Cuddling at Iraq 'Inquiry,'" by Chris Floyd, Empire Burlesque, Jan. 29, 2010

"Obama's Secret Prisons: Night Raids, Hidden Detention Centers, the 'Black Jail,' and the Dogs of War in Afghanistan," by Tom Engelhardt & Anand Gopal, TomDispatch, Jan. 28, 2010

"NATO To Endorse U.S. Escalation Despite Rising Public Opposition," by Tom Hayden, The Nation, Jan. 28, 2010


Civil Liberties/ Human Rights

"What exactly did Bush and Cheney do wrong?," by Glenn Greenwald, Salon, Feb. 2, 2010

"Susan Collins spreads central myth about the Constitution," by Glenn Greenwald, Salon, Feb. 1, 2010

"Nostalgia for Bush/Cheney radicalism," by Glenn Greenwald, Salon, Jan. 31, 2010

"A Marine Biologist Scopes Out 'Camp No,'" by Scott Horton, Harper's, Jan. 29, 2010

"Obama's Secret Afghan Prisons," by Scott Horton, Harper's, Jan. 29, 2010

"Soldier Marc Hall's Rap Protest Song Against His Stop-Loss Orders Lands Him in Jail," by Dave Lindorff, Counterpunch, Jan. 28, 2010

"The Value of Government Surveillance of Citizens," by Jacob G. Hornberger, Future of Freedom Foundation, Jan. 27, 2010

"Kiriakou Recants," by Scott Horton, Harper's, Jan. 27, 2010


Environment and Sustainability

"Global warming makes trees grow at fastest rate for 200 years," Independent/UK, Feb. 2, 2010

"Obama orders cut in federal government's greenhouse-gas emissions," Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 29, 2010

"To Curb Climate Change, We Need to Protect Water," by Maude Barlow, On the Commons/Canada, Jan. 19, 2010


Media Issues

"The Creed of Objectivity Killed the News," by Chris Hedges, TruthDig, Feb. 1, 2010

"Fox most trusted news channel in US, poll shows," Guardian/UK, Jan. 27, 2010

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"Pie throwers serve up long tradition of political protest," Montreal Gazette/Canada, Jan. 30, 2010

"Howard Zinn: A Public Intellectual Who Mattered," by Henry A. Giroux, Truthout, Jan. 30, 2010

"The Best Human Being I Knew: A Memory of Howard Zinn," by Daniel Ellsberg, Counterpunch, Jan. 29-31, 2010

"Single Payer Docs Arrested Outside Baltimore Hotel While Obama Speaking to Republicans," Single Payer Action, Jan. 29, 2010

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