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For The Week Ending Feb. 26, 2010

U.S. Politics

"Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee Takes Single-Payer Healthcare Mainstream, Unanimously Endorses It," by Jerry Policoff, OpEdNews, Feb. 9, 2010

"Wall Street owners angry with their purchase," by Glenn Greenwald, Salon, Feb. 8, 2010

"In a Message to Democrats, Wall St. Sends Cash to G.O.P.," The New York Times, Feb. 7, 2010

"Core Chicago Team Sinking Obama Presidency," by Steve Clemons, Huffington Post, Feb. 7, 2010

"How Corporations Are Secretly Moving Millions to Fund Political Ads," by Brad Jacobson, Raw Story, Feb. 6, 2010

"White Racial Resentment Bubbles Under the Surface of the Tea Party Movement," by Rich Benjamin, AlterNet, Feb. 5, 2010

"Senator Shelby and the Emerging Constitutional Crisis of our Time," by Jack Balkin, Balkinization, Feb. 5, 2010

"Bring on the Filibuster," by Thomas Geoghegan & The Editors, The Nation, Feb. 4, 2010

"The Defense Industry Is Pleased with Obama," by Laura Flanders, The Nation, Feb. 3, 2010



"Dodd To Push For Independent Consumer Financial Protection Agency," by Shahien Nasiripour, Huffington Post, Feb. 9, 2010

"Globalization Is Killing The Globe: Return to Local Economies," by Thom Hartmann, Huffington Post, Feb. 8, 2010

"Elizabeth Warren: Time For Wall Street CEOs To 'Earn Back' America's Trust," by Shahien Nasiripour, Huffington Post, Feb. 8, 2010

"Wall Street's Killer Instinct Spells Death Knell for Jobs," by Pam Martens, Counterpunch, Feb. 8, 2010

"Call the caterer! Bank bonuses a relief in Greenwich, Conn.," McClatchy Newspapers, Feb. 7, 2010

"Europe Risks Another Global Depression," by Simon Johnson, Baseline Scenario, Feb. 7, 2010

"Wars sending U.S. into ruin," by Eric Margolis, Toronto Sun/Canada, Feb. 7, 2010

"Health Care Spending Skyrockets and Shows No Signs of Tapering," by Grace Huang, Truthout, Feb. 7, 2010

"Anthem Blue Cross raises premiums," San Francisco Chronicle, Feb. 6, 2010

"Global market turmoil hints that U.S. recovery may founder," McClatchy Newspapers, Feb. 5, 2010

"Who's Killing Financial Reform?," by Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog, Feb. 5, 2010

"Why Banks Love Foreclosure," by Andy Kroll, Mother Jones, Jan./Feb, 2010


Bush Accountability

"Why We Can't Afford to Let Obama Give Bush's War Criminals a Free Pass," by Charlotte Dennett, AlterNet, Feb. 6, 2010

"Holder on Trial," by Scott Horton, Harper's, Feb. 5, 2010

"Bush, Cheney and the Great Escape," by William Rivers Pitt, Truthout, Feb. 5, 2010

"John Yoo Renews Claim That President's Authority to Torture Depends on What Is 'Necessary,'" by Stephen Rohde, Truthout, Feb. 5, 2010


International Affairs

"The Terror-Industrial Complex," by Chris Hedges, TruthDig, Feb. 8, 2010

"HRW Says Israel 'Failed' to Probe Gaza War Crimes," Agence France Presse, Feb. 7, 2010

"Iran nuclear issue the 'top global security threat,'" Agence France Presse, Feb. 7, 2010

"Why Washington 'Cares' About Honduras and Haiti," by Mark Weisbrot, Counterpunch, Feb. 5-7, 2010

"Consolidating the Coup in Honduras," by Todd Gordon & Jeffrey R. Webber, Counterpunch, Feb. 5-7, 2010

"There's real hope from Haiti and it's not what you expect," by Johann Hari, Independent/UK, Feb. 5, 2010


"Postwar" Occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan

"A Deal with the Taliban?," by Ahmed Rashid, New York Review of Books, Feb. 25, 2010

"As Afghan assault looms, many civilians haven't fled," McClatchy Newspapers, Feb. 9, 2010

"Operation Breakfast Redux: Could Pakistan 2010 Go the Way of Cambodia 1969?," by Tom Engelhardt & Pratap Chatterjee, TomDispatch, Feb. 7, 2010

"School bombing exposes Obama's secret war inside Pakistan," Times Online/UK, Feb. 7, 2010

"Taliban dig in for big assault, say Afghan villagers," Reuters, Feb. 7, 2010

"Annals of Liberation: Obama Surge Driving Thousands From Their Homes," by Chris Floyd, Empire Burlesque, Feb. 6, 2010

"Peace Talks May Follow Ex-Taliban Mediators' Plan," by Gareth Porter, Inter Press Service, Feb. 6, 2010

"Report: 'No strategic value' to Afghan outpost where 8 died," McClatchy Newspapers, Feb. 5, 2010

"The Expanding US War in Pakistan," by Jeremy Scahill, The Nation, Feb. 4, 2010

"U.S. Says 200 Troops on the Ground in Pakistan," by Noah Schachtman, Wired News, Feb. 4, 2010


Civil Liberties/ Human Rights

"Obama's Commitment to Detainee Abuse," by Jim White, Firedoglake, Feb. 9, 2010

"Key Figure in Bush's Military Commissions Set for Obama Job," by Spencer Ackerman, Washington Independent, Feb. 9, 2010

"Dems Sign on to GOP Bill Preventing Funds for Civilian Guantanamo Trials," The Hill, Feb. 9, 2010

"Ghost Prisoners? Indefinite Detention? 'Hitherto Acceptable Norms of Human Conduct Do Not Apply,'" by Jeff Kaye, Firedoglake, Feb. 7, 2010

"Courts to decide whether First Amendment protects lies about being a war hero," Washington Post, Feb. 7, 2010

"'The president himself does not have to sign off on kill orders,'" by Marcy Wheeler, Firedoglake, Feb. 6, 2010

"Top 10 Problems with America Assassinating Americans," by David Swanson, Counterpunch, Feb. 5-7, 2010

"Can Intel Agencies Kill Americans?," by Mark Hosenball, Newsweek, Feb. 5, 2010

"The lynch-mob mentality: Because the government labels Person X a 'Terrorist' is not proof that Person X is a 'Terrorist,'" by Glenn Greenwald, Salon, Feb. 5, 2010

"FBI wants records kept of Web sites visited," by Declan McCullagh, CNet, Feb. 5, 2010

"Legal Experts Slam 'Targeted Killings' of US Citizens," by William Fisher, Inter Press Service, Feb. 5, 2010

"Six Questions for Dr. Michael Baden: The Guant·namo autopsies," by Scott Horton, Harper's, Feb. 4, 2010

"The Holder-McConnell Letter," by Scott Horton, Harper's, Feb. 4, 2010

"On the claimed 'war exception' to the Constitution," by Glenn Greenwald, Salon, Feb. 4, 2010

"Pentagon appears to impede independent autopsy of Gitmo 'suicide,'" Raw Story, Feb. 4, 2010

"Survivors know best: Torture is always wrong," by Walter Rodgers, Christian Science Monitor, Feb. 3, 2010

"Six Questions for Rachid Mesli: The missing throats," by Scott Horton, Harper's, Feb. 3, 2010


Environment and Sustainability

"Tritium hot zone expands at Vermont Yankee nuclear plant," Rutland Herald (Vermont), Feb. 9, 2010

"Climate scientists hit out at 'sloppy' melting glaciers error," Guardian/UK, Feb. 8, 2010

"Incentives to going 'off grid' bring power to the people," CNN, Feb. 7, 2010

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

"Tibet temperature 'highest since records began' say Chinese climatologists," Guardian/UK, Feb. 5, 2010



"NY Times: No Conflict of Interest - With the Conventional Wisdom," by Robert Jensen, Common Dreams, Feb. 9, 2010

"Journalists Examine Teapot Tempests as Real Glaciers Melt," by Jim Naureckas, Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting, Feb. 7, 2010

"The double standard at CBS," by Derrick Z. Jackson, Boston Globe, Feb. 6, 2010

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