June 10th, 2004

Scorpion

news avalanche

Remember that report recently that explained how global terrorism was on the decline? Turns out that simply wasn't true. At all.

Ted Rall reminds people of the darker side of Reagan's legacy. Jim Hoagland touches on the airbrushing of Reagan's record as well.

Mmmmm, what about a Department of Nation-Building? Would that makes us, officially, an empire?

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"It is hard to know whether to laugh or cry when you hear President Bush comparing D-Day to the U.S. invasion of Iraq and the war on terrorism. If President Franklin Roosevelt had thrown the meager manpower resources into D-Day that George Bush threw into Iraq a year ago, France would be a German-speaking country today."
-Thomas Friedman
Scorpion

I heard these five on NPR

All these are well worth listening to:

1.) Is Saudi Arabia primed for a revolution, to topple the U.S. friendly monarchy?
2.) How much should we worry about the shortage of oil tankers?
3.) The speech that made Lincoln president.
4.) "Senator, have you no decency? At long last, have you no sense of shame?"
5.) A discussion with the author of the new graphic novel It's a Bird...

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[Note: some of the articles have 'related links' for those of you who can't download said audio files.]