Will Bushies Sell Iran War ‘Product’?

In September 2002 a reporter asked President Bush’s Chief of Staff Andy Card why the administration was suddenly pushing for an invasion of Iraq70x71. Card replied: “From a marketing point of view, you don’t introduce new products in August.” Shortly…

The Great Black Swamp

“Water! Water! Water!” wrote an early surveyor of northwestern Ohio, “tall timber! deep water! Not a blade of grass growing or a bird to be seen50.” The surveyor was traveling in the Great Black Swamp, a forty mile (64 km)…

Thomas Jefferson’s Gravestone

The citizens of Washington, D.C., planned a celebration for the United States’ 50th anniversary, and invited the living signers of the Declaration of Independence, among whom was its author, Thomas Jefferson. But he was too sick to attend, and sent…

Bin Laden’s ‘Nice Favor’ for Bush

“Bin Laden certainly did a nice favor today for the President,” said deputy CIA director John McLaughlin, in opening a meeting four days before the United States’ 2004 presidential election21x22. Osama bin Laden, head of the al-Qaeda terrorist group widely…

Impeachment News Not Fit for NY Times

Did you hear that Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) brought articles of impeachment against Vice President Dick Cheney to the House floor on Tuesday of last week10? The nation’s leading paper, The New York Times didn’t carry the story, and it…

Kucinich has Iraq Track Record, Exit Plan

On Friday the U.S. House or Representatives passed a bill to spend $120 billion mostly for the occupation of Iraq, and to require withdrawing U.S. troops by September, 200850×51. During debate, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) – the only person running…

The Ogallala Aquifer

Wind sweeps the North American High Plains, drying up the scant rain water30x31. But there is water enough for short grasses to flourish, and over the ages they have fed the hardy buffalo, whose massive herds “darkened the plains32“. “[The…