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Iranian Ex-President: U.S. Mideast Policy a ‘Joke’


Mohammad Khatami, the reform-minded former president of Iran who favored a “dialogue among civilizations,” labeled America’s efforts to impose democracy on the Middle East a “great joke.” He added, “Democracy is not something to get exported.”

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    Marie Cocco: From Schiavo to Fox

    Republicans showed the same delicacy in barging into Terri Schiavo’s hospital room as Rush Limbaugh did when he accused Michael J. Fox of faking his Parkinson’s symptoms.

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    Ellen Goodman: A Seat at the Table

    Nancy Pelosi can stand the political heat, and so can a raft of women candidates slugging their way to Election Day. 

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    Joe Conason: Spinning Election Day in Advance

    Anticipating a bruising defeat at the polls, Republicans have begun claiming that many Democratic victories would actually validate conservative policies.

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    Molly Ivins: Keeping Our Eyes on the Ball

    Bush & Co.‘s attacks on Sen. John Kerry’s quasi-gaffe reveal the utter political bankruptcy of the GOP.

    Posted on Nov 1, 2006 READ MORE

    How Not to Handle the Facts: Max Boot’s Pretzel Logic on Iran

    Two experts on Iran tear to shreds the L.A. Times columnist’s recent essay about America’s “need” to intervene in that country.

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    Robert Scheer: Turning the Corner Into Madness

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    The dire predictions President Bush is making about “cutting and running” from Iraq are almost identical to the horrifically inaccurate ones Presidents Johnson and Nixon made about Vietnam. 

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    Molly Ivins: GOP Ineptitude and Some Advice for Dems

    The columnist warns against dancing a jig on the coffin of the Republican Party.

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    Marie Cocco: Waging Past Minimum

    A measure to raise the minimum wage is the rare ballot option that isn’t a choice between the lesser of two evils.

    Posted on Oct 30, 2006 READ MORE

    Rep. Dennis Kucinich: Looking Past One-Party Rule

    Dennis Kucinich

    In advance of the election, Republicans painted Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) as the specter of a Democrat-controlled House.  In this piece for Truthdig (originally posted on 10/30), Kucinich responds to the attack, and gives the American people a preview of what’s to come.

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