ArmsControlWonk | an arms control weblog: ISIS Against The Gray Lady: "This made it sound like the US had proof Iran was designing a nuclear weapon, which it does not. Look at it this way: Just because Ford puts seat-belts in its automobiles, doesn't mean they know how to build people."


Research Dispels Bush Claims That Tax Cuts Create Jobs - Yahoo! News: "Changes in tax policy suggest no evidence of their impact on job creation or destruction...Since 1950, significant tax increases and decreases have both been followed by job losses and job gains, say the researchers.

Based on statistical analysis of changes in tax polices and rates of job growth in the past 60 years, the report points out that tax reduction does, however, disproportionately lead to economic disparity between the rich and poor....

Last year, one million people fell below the poverty line, a disproportionate number of them children, while the number of billionaires rose to 374, the study says, adding that the number of people living in poverty rose from 11.3 percent in 2000 to 12.7 percent in 2004."
Stock Market News and Investment Information | "they've targeted the most vulnerable in our communities -- children, the aged, the blind and disabled -- for spending cuts that pave the way for tax cuts for the rich" The Man Who Sold the War : Politics


Bill Christison: Evidence Mounts That Bush Wants New Wars: "The new wars would be the start of a world war initiated by Bush and radical Christianity against what he calls radical Islam, but in truth the wars would be waged against all Islam."
eSchool News online - School radio station fights for survival See: Theocracy
Document Says Oil Chiefs Met With Cheney Task Force: "In a joint hearing last week of the Senate Energy and Commerce committees, the chief executives of Exxon Mobil Corp., Chevron Corp. and ConocoPhillips said their firms did not participate in the 2001 task force."


Review of 'Plan B' Pill Is Faulted: "the agency had allowed politics to trump science"


CJR Daily: Archives: "Telegraphing the beginning of a communications effort is a tactic the Bush team has used in the past, especially when it comes to Iraq,' Bash wrote. Or, put another way, I, along with my colleagues in the press, have been used in the past to preview assorted White House public relations plans and talking points.
And I'm told -- and I'm telling you -- that I and my colleagues in the press will be similarly used in the near future. Or, in Bash's own words: 'it is unclear which administration officials will participate in this 'aggressive' response, which senior officials indicate will be unveiled in interviews and other public events.' (Emphasis ours)." News - International - Rice insists Palestinian state would make Israel safer place ...not to mention the US.
96 bishops decry 'unjust and immoral' situation in Iraq -

Sunday | 11/13/2005 | Senate measure would undercut court's authority: "For almost eight centuries the ''great writ'' of habeas corpus has been a bedrock principle of English and American law, from the Magna Carta to today's jails and courts. It's the means for a prisoner to contest his imprisonment before a judge.
That's one reason legal experts were stunned when the Senate, after an hour of debate and no hearings, voted Thursday to adopt a measure that, if it becomes law, would overturn the Supreme Court's extension of habeas corpus protection to 500-plus detainees at the Guantanamo Bay naval base in Cuba."
Libby May Have Tried to Mask Cheney's Role: "White House aides privately wonder whether Libby was seeking to protect Cheney from political embarrassment"