Thursday, July 1  Issue #23

TODAY'S ACTION ALERTS
Tell your Senators that you do not want them supporting anti-abortion candidate.

Take the first step toward energy independence.

MoveOn.org wants you to host a movie house party for the release of Outfoxed, a movie documentary about the lies of the conservative media.

FEATURED ARTICLES
Your email is not private, says the 1st District Court of Appeals.

Mark your calendar for July 9: Nader and Howard Dean to debate on NPR!

For peace to build in the Middle East, Bush must pressure his Saudi "kin" to live up to expectations.

Wisconsin's progressive newspaper The Capital Times strips away the glitter from Iraqi sovereignty.

Barbara Ehrenreich, subbing at the NYTimes for factual louse Thomas Friedman, offers a brilliantly written defense of Michael Moore.

ADDITIONAL ARTICLES
AARP study finds drug prices increased substantially since the Medicare drug provisions were passed.

Nader's campaign has created strange bedfellows.

Kerry pushes wider education options and counters cries of "pessimism."

The Supreme Court decisions are a small victory against the anti-Constitution Bush Administration.


QUOTE OF THE DAY
"Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hard-working, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then--we elected them."
-Lily Tomlin

TODAY'S BUSHISM
"My mom often used to say, "The trouble with W" -- although she didn't put that to words."
-April 3, 2002

BLOG OF THE DAY
Check out the official blog of Air America's "The O'Franken Factor" to keep up to date on show discussions.

NEWSWORTHY
Fahrenheit 9-11 will open up in 800 more theaters this weekend, doubling the current number to about 1700. It will even be seen in southern strongholds like Jackson, MS, and large military towns like Jacksonville, NC.

Nearly 1/5 of returning troops suffer from PTSD.

Bush's approval rating fell to an all-time low in a recent poll, down to 42%.

DRUG WAR UPDATE
Vermont looks to legalize medical marijuana.

Conservative William Buckley says the Dutch can teach us a lesson about drug policy.

LINK OF THE DAY
You can see exactly who finances Bush's campaign, and how he has acquired those connections on this interactive Washington Post page.

SITE OF THE DAY
The University of Illinois hosts an exhaustive collection of the works of Booker T. Washington. From his early writings to his most famous works, you can literally spend days reading all of the collections.

COOL SITE OF THE DAY
Mark Perkel is one of the most irreverent, annoying (in a good way) personalities on the net. Check out his site and his blog.

ONLINE VIDEO OF THE DAY
Bush vs. Choice: The Crawford Wives

CLAPS, SLAPS, AND THE MIDDLE FINGER


Claps resound for the High Court of Justice in Israel for forcing humane restrictions on land annexations levied in preparation of erecting the protective barrier. The barrier itself is circumspect and controversial, but the High Court made a decision which strongly favored Palestinian civilians occupying land along the route. Until a sense of humanity is brought back to the savage fight between the two sides, no hope for a lasting calm can prevail. The High Court made the correct decision. Let's hope more Israelis and Palestinians work in the same direction.

Slaps echo across the cheeks of State Department and Bush Administration officials for ignoring the genocide in Sudan. With famine, disease, gang-rapes, and countless murders, the horrific conditions have been left to fester while U.S. foreign policy "advisers" focused on Iraq. Sec. Powell went to Sudan this week, but the violence has already claimed thousands of lives. Although I hope his trip is successful now, Powell should have been dispatched months ago. The Bush Administration should not have waited til this week to handle a dire situation far more harrowing than Iraq in 2003. Earlier action may have saved thousands from death and torture.

My Middle Finger points angrily at drug companies who inflated prices of medication after the Medicare legislation passed. Despite claims of increased costs and economic need, the continued bilking of senior citizens is sickening. If drug companies want to continue to pursue true free-market operations, all prescription drug advertising to consumers should be eliminated. Let doctors, who are the people most likely to understand the specific needs of patients, control which medications are used. Although this may not be feasible under current conditions, it is clear that a move away from advertising expenditures must happen soon.

ANIMAL RIGHTS WATCH
Greyhound abuser caught in Alabama.

Orange County, NC, animal shelter transfer going well.

CANDIDATE OF THE DAY
Steve Broznek is a rising star in the Democratic Party. Seeking a House seat from New Jersey, the former Marine has long advocated stem cell research. Broznek worked for several investment and banking firms, and wants to end tax cuts for the highest taxpayers.

DAILY PHOTO

There is no other choice



TODAY'S POLITICAL CARTOON



HISTORY LESSON
With the current scandals in the Bush White House bringing back memories of Watergate, maybe it is time to revisit that infamous affair. This interactive guide gives in-depth coverage of the events and players in the most well-known scandal of our era.

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July 1, 2004 at 7:33 PM  
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