A patriot crashes the party: Instead, he says, the speech was the same old "fear-based mentality."

"And if we're operating out of fear," Palumbo says, "all we're going to do is shoot into the dark."
Fiction Genre Fits Big Pharma - Los Angeles Times: "According to the proposal, PhRMA would pay Phoenix a six-figure sum for the marketing and production of a written-to-order fictional thriller. The plotline was what Hollywood would term high-concept - a group of shadowy terrorists conspires to murder thousands of Americans by poisoning the medicine they're importing from Canada to beat U.S. drug prices. "


Forex News Update - FX Analytics - Oct. 26 2005: "At the end of the day confidence in how the US is governed is reflected in part in the premium in the yield curve. If it turns out, through this investigation, that the justification for the war in Iraq was deliberately enhanced as in facts twisted, exaggerated or misconstrued, it would be a serious setback for global confidence, investor and otherwise, in the world's single superpower."
- -: "A federal grand jury has indicted Tom Noe, the former Toledo-area coin dealer at the center of a state investment scandal, of illegally laundering money into President Bush's re-election campaign."
NATIONAL JOURNAL: Cheney, Libby Blocked Papers To Senate Intelligence Panel (10/27/05): "Vice President Cheney and his chief of staff, I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby decided to withhold crucial documents from the Senate Intelligence Committee in 2004 when the panel was investigating the use of pre-war intelligence that erroneously concluded Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction"


Gary Leupp: Dialectics of the Plame Affair: "Around May 2002 Rumsfeld, Cheney and their underlings created an alternative intelligence body, the secret of Office of Special Plans, staffed with neocon agents including Douglas Feith, William Luti, Abram Shulsky, David Wurmser, and Michael Ledeen, supplementing it with the White House Iraq Group (formed in August 2002), including Libby, Andrew Card, Karl Rove, and Karen Hughes. The ... 'lie factory,' relying on Ahmed Chalabi and other Iraqi informants despised by the CIA as known liars to stovepipe cherry-picked 'intelligence' to the president, American people and the world in justification of a war on Iraq."

Sunday | 10/23/2005 | Publix wary of tomatoes More background in the story than the particular incident at issue: evidence of the importance of buying organic.
List of Foiled Plots Puzzling to Some: "the White House overstated the gravity of the plots "