Monday, April 24, 2006


1. Get democratic control of the House of Representatives this fall.

2. Institute Public financing of elections.

3. Bust up media conglomerates.

4. Reinstate the fairness doctrine.

5. Educate people on the meaning of "fair trade."

Sunday, April 09, 2006

sign Senator Harkin's censure resolution petition

Dear Senator Harkin:

We, the undersigned, support your principled stand with Senators Russ Feingold and Barbara Boxer in favor of holding President Bush accountable, and we urge you to bring the Resolution of Censure to the floor of the Senate for a vote. The President has brazenly, arrogantly and unapologetically broken the law - the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which prohibits warrantless wiretaps of American citizens. Despite getting caught red-handed, he refuses to stop.

Government must protect Americans' security, and that's why the FISA law allows intelligence services to listen to terrorists' conversations legally - by going to the secret espionage and terrorism court to get a warrant AFTER listening.

We are a nation of laws, not of men. No American is above the law. That most certainly includes the President. If Congress fails to hold him to account through censure, then he will believe that he can continue breaking laws with impunity. This is profoundly dangerous to our democracy.

We admire your courage in standing up to President Bush and saying enough! Now, we urge you to take the next step. We - ordinary Americans deeply concerned for the country we love - ask you to work with your colleagues to support and pass the Resolution of Censure in the Senate.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

lots of lovely news stories today

White House: Leak in `public interest'
Chicago Tribune, United States - 1 hour ago
By Tom Hamburger and Peter Wallsten, Tribune Newspapers: Los Angeles Times. WASHINGTON -- The White House on Friday did not dispute ...

Bush's leak
Boston Globe, United States - 4 hours ago
PRESIDENT BUSH was emphatic in July 2003: ''If somebody did leak classified information, I'd like to know it, and we'll take the appropriate action." According ...
Truth and Leaks
Detroit Free Press, United States - 5 hours ago
White House spokesman Scott McClellan speaks during a briefing Friday. (MANDEL NGAN/Agence-France Presse/Getty Images). Perhaps the ...
The leaker in chief
Louisville Courier-Journal, KY - 5 hours ago
So it turns out that in 2003 George W. Bush, who with the conservative media machine regularly demonizes The New York Times, authorized Lewis Libby Jr. ...
White House defends intelligence leak as `in the public interest'
San Jose Mercury News, USA - 6 hours ago
BY KENNETH R. BAZINET. WASHINGTON - The White House insisted Friday President Bush did nothing wrong in authorizing a leak of prewar ...
White House defense: That's no leak
Seattle Times, United States - 7 hours ago
By Craig Gordon. When the president says it's OK and the information doesn't harm national security, according to President Bush's spokesman. ...
Disclosure Could Hurt Libby Defense
Los Angeles Times, CA - 7 hours ago
His lawyers have said the former aide misspoke as he thought of other issues. But papers show his bosses' minds were on rebutting a critic. ...
Spin cycle springs a leak
Los Angeles Times, CA - 8 hours ago
THIS week's revelation that a former White House aide testified under oath that President George W. Bush personally authorized the leak of classified ...
White House defends CIA data leak
Boston Globe, United States - 8 hours ago
By Michael Kranish, Globe Staff | April 8, 2006. WASHINGTON -- The White House, facing a barrage of questions about President Bush's ...
Critics label Bush hypocrite for authorizing leak
Houston Chronicle, United States - 9 hours ago
By MICHAEL HEDGES. WASHINGTON - Democrats called President Bush a hypocrite Friday for authorizing the leak of sensitive intelligence ...
The Age, Australia - 10 hours ago
US President George W Bush insists a president "better mean what he says." Those words could return to haunt him. After long denouncing ...
White House Does Not Deny Leak
Los Angeles Times, CA - 10 hours ago
Bush spokesman draws distinction between releases in 'public interest' and those that threaten security. Critics see a political motive. ...
Another White House is buying silence
Boston Globe, United States - 10 hours ago
By Derrick Z. Jackson | April 8, 2006. THE NEXT thing you know, President Bush will channel Richard Nixon to say, ''I am not a crook.". ...
White House Faces Barrage of Leak Queries
ABC News - 10 hours ago
White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan responds to questions, Friday, April 7, 2006, about recent assertions that President Bush authorized the leaks of ...
Leaky News Judgment
Wall Street Journal (subscription), NY - 11 hours ago
In the Alice-Through-the-Looking-Glass world that passes for media coverage of the Valerie Plame-leak case, the President of the United States is said to have ...
Divine Right of Bushes
New York Times, United States - 12 hours ago
So the aide turns out to have been loyally following his leader's dictates, rather than going around the boss's back to peddle secret information. ...
White House denies leaks were politically-motivated
ABC Online, Australia - 12 hours ago
The White House has rejected as "crass" accusations that the US President George W Bush leaked sensitive intelligence information for political purposes. ...
First, a Leak; Now, a Jam; Timing Is Bad for President
New York Times, United States - 12 hours ago
WASHINGTON, April 7 — That President Bush authorized an aide to disclose classified intelligence on Iraqi weapons, as asserted in court papers, comes as no ...
The Associated Press (apwire)
OhmyNews International, South Korea - 13 hours ago
By TOM RAUM. President George W. Bush insists a president ''better mean what he says.'' Those words could return to haunt him. After ...
To Leak of CIA Agent's Name
Wall Street Journal - 14 hours ago
By ANNE MARIE SQUEO. WASHINGTON -- The special prosecutor trying the case against former vice presidential chief of staff I. Lewis ...
Libby testimony shows a White House pattern of intelligence leaks
San Jose Mercury News, USA - 14 hours ago
BY WARREN P. STROBEL AND RON HUTCHESON. WASHINGTON - The revelation that President Bush authorized former White House aide I. Lewis ...
Leaks policy switch adds to Bush's week of embarrassment, United Kingdom - 15 hours ago
By Alec Russell in Washington. Embattled White House officials last night backed away from President George W Bush's longstanding ...
America deserves the truth
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (subscription), WI - 15 hours ago
I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, has told prosecutors that President Bush authorized him to leak highly ...
Pressed on Leaks, White House Restates Policy
NPR - 16 hours ago
All Things Considered, April 7, 2006 · The White House finds itself besieged with questions regarding President Bush's role in the leaking of previously ...
White House Says Some Leaks Are Good
ABC News - 16 hours ago
White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan fielded a battery of questions about the latest developments in the CIA leak investigation. (ABC News). ...
NEWSVIEW: Leak-Hating President, As Leaker
ABC News - 18 hours ago
NEWSVIEW: the Leak-Hating President As Leaker-In-Chief? a President Better Mean What He Says. By TOM RAUM. WASHINGTON Apr 7, 2006 ...
White House Faces Barrage of New Questions About Intelligence Leak
Los Angeles Times, CA - 17 hours ago
By Pete Yost, AP. WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House faced a barrage of questions Friday over the timing of President Bush's decision