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New Attorney General and A Lot More

By Remy Benoit

From the AP at MSNBC Senate confirms Mukasey as attorney general
Bush nominee wins backing for post despite waterboarding flap.

From Renee Schoof at the McClatchy Newspapers Two Democrats move to outlaw waterboarding.

From Joe Galloway at the McClatchy Newspapers Commentary: Is waterboarding torture? Yes.

From Patricia J. Williams at The Nation Diary of a mad law professor Judicial Activism in a Time of No Irony.

From the AP at Veterans for Common Sense More Reservists Report Job Problems After Serving in Iraq War - VCS Quoted.

From Brattleboro, Vermont, The Reformer Move to Impeach Not Another Distraction.

From the AP at Bush Vows Better Medical Care For Vets. How many years, how many decades, have we heard this? When will the vows end and the fulfillment begin? That is up to you, using your voice, to insist on it.

From David Antoon, Truthdig, at Truthout The Cancer From Within.

From William J. Astore at Tom Dispatch Tomgram: William Astore, If We Lose Iraq, You're to Blame.

Some suggested reading:

The United States Constitution.

George Orwell - 1984.

Sinclair Lewis - It Can't Happen Here.

Charles Sheehan-Miles - Republic: A Novel of America's Future.

Down History Lane with Kevin Baker at Harpers Magazine Stabbed in the back! The past and future of a right-wing myth.

We need a new mythology - can you help write it for us?


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