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FCC Destroyed Media Ownership Report

Study found local ownership means more local news 15 September 2006 | FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting) A 2004 Federal Communications Commission study that showed locally owned television stations provide more local news than others was ordered destroyed by

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Impermanence and thereitis.org

I’m Brendan Lalor, the one who runs there it is . org. In recent weeks I moved from Oklahoma City to Manchester Center, VT, and in the process the website went down a few times, and email communcations went hay-wire for periods of days.

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America’s 100 Years of Overthrow

25 July 2006 | AlterNet by Robert Sherrill George Bush and Dick Cheney may get your vote as the worst, the dumbest, the most venal, and the most dangerous bunglers in foreign affairs in U.S. history. But this book will

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Feingold: Never Mind

[ This is a July 20, 2006 letter to Senator Russ Feingold from Alexandra Dadlez. –BL ] Senator Feingold, Several years ago, probably around the time of the Iraq War Resolution, I wrote an e-mail to you strongly urging that you

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‘Because This Is the Middle East’: CBS’ Schieffer ignores context in Mideast crisis

19 July 2006 | FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting) On July 16, CBS Face the Nation host (and CBS Evening News anchor) Bob Schieffer dedicated the entire Sunday morning news show to the Middle East conflict. In his closing

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Ken Lay’s Alive

19 July 2006 | Greg Palast . com Don’t check the casket. I know he?s back. When I saw those lights flickering out at La Guardia Airport yesterday and heard the eerie shrieks and moans in the dark, broiling subway

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Put Away the Flags

1 July 2006 | The Progressive by Howard Zinn On this July 4, we would do well to renounce nationalism and all its symbols: its flags, its pledges of allegiance, its anthems, its insistence in song that God must single

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Bush Is Not Incompetent

3 July 2006 | AlterNet by George Lakoff Progressives have fallen into a trap. Emboldened by President Bush’s plummeting approval ratings, progressives increasingly point to Bush’s “failures” and label him and his administration as incompetent. For example, Nancy Pelosi said

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To Bush Admin’s Chagrin, Chavez Helps the Poor in the U.S.

The Mouse on Steroids 30 May 2006 | TruthOut.org by William Fisher We can’t be blamed if Venezuela’s mini-public diplomacy program reminds us of “The Mouse That Roared” – and we can almost hear the gnashing teeth in the White

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Rising Wages for Nurses? Nanny State to the Rescue

24 May 2006 | TurhtOut.org by Dean Baker The New York Times had an article today that inadvertently revealed a huge amount about how wages are set in the US economy (“US Plan to Lure Nurses May Hurt Poor Nations,”

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