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Monday October 30, 2006

Terry McAuliffe: For more than twenty-five years, Terry McAuliffe has been at the epicenter of American politics. Just out of Catholic University in Washington, Terry took a position with the Carter-Mondale campaign and quickly became one of the campaign’s chief fund-raisers—and hasn’t looked back since. The list of Terry´s former mentors, friends, and close associates in the nation’s capital reads like a who’s who of legendary Democrats: Tip O’Neill. Jimmy Carter. Dick Gephardt. Bill Clinton. Hillary Clinton. Al Gore. The list goes on and on. Terry has fought hard for the Democratic Party his entire life and, as Bill Clinton reveals here for the first time, he was the first one in the party to see opportunity in the Republican gains in the 1994 Congressional elections.

Without question the most successful fund-raiser in political history, Terry established himself as a heavyweight Democratic strategist and leader who was George W. Bush´s most vocal and persistent critic during the first four years of the Bush 43 presidency. He earned rave reviews even from former critics for his groundbreaking work as chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2001 to 2005, pulling the DNC out of debt for the first time in its history. Terry has served as a confidant and adviser to President Clinton and countless presidential candidates, a mediator among party leaders, the chairman of a national convention and presidential inaugural, and a forceful spokesman for the party—all without losing his reputation as a colorful, fun-loving character liked and respected even by his Republican adversaries.

What a Party! is a fascinating, hilarious, and provocative look at the life of one of Washington’s legendary figures. From wrestling an alligator to running the Democratic National Committee to his friendship with President Clinton, Terry McAuliffe’s wonderful memoir covers it all and is, without doubt, the political book of the year.

I thought I knew Terry McAuliffe as well as anyone, but this time he surprised even me. Who knew Terry could sit still long enough to give us a book this good? What a Party! is a must-read for all of us who love politics, believe in public service, and know that laughter is often the best survival strategy.” —President Bill Clinton

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Monday October 30, 2006


Lou Dobbs: Lou Dobbs is the anchor and managing editor of CNN's Lou Dobbs Tonight. Dobbs also anchors a nationally syndicated financial news radio report, The Lou Dobbs Financial Report, and is a columnist for Money magazine and U.S. News and World Report.

Originally a classically conservative economist, Dobbs' views have evolved over time, and he is now a strongly populist critic of the "excesses of capitalism," which he identifies as globalization, offshore outsourcing, illegal immigration, free trade deals, corporate/big business influence in government and the Bush administration's tax cuts. He advocates fair trade, warning that the U.S. trade and budget deficits threaten the American middle class.

Dobbs has won nearly every major award for television journalism. He received the George Foster Peabody Award for his coverage of the 1987 stock market crash. In 1990, he was given the Luminary Award by the Business Journalism Review for his "visionary work, which changed the landscape of business journalism in the 1980s." In 1999, he received the Horatio Alger Association Award for Distinguished Americans and, in 2000, the National Space Club Media Award.

Dobbs was named "Father of the Year" by the National Father's Day Committee in 1993.

In 2004, the National Television Academy awarded Lou Dobbs Tonight an Emmy Award for "Exporting America" and the following year gave him its Lifetime Achievement Emmy for business and financial reporting.

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Friday October 27, 2006


Susan Estrich: A best-selling author, Estrich's recent works include: "Who Needs Feminism, Sex and Power?" (2000), "Getting Away With Murder: How Politics is Destroying the Criminal Justice System" (1998) and "Making the Case for Yourself: A Diet Book for Smart Women." Estrich is the Robert Kingsley Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of Southern California Law Center. She serves on the Board of Editorial Contributors for USA Today, as a presidential appointee on U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council and as a mayoral appointee on the City of Los Angeles Ethics Committee.

Estrich first gained national prominence as national campaign manager for Dukakis for President in 1988, but she has been at the forefront of the academic and intellectual debate for decades. After graduating as a Phi Beta Kappa scholar with highest honors from Wellesley College in 1974, Estrich went on to attend Harvard Law School. She was selected president of the Harvard Law Review and received her JD magna cum laude in 1977.

After serving as a law clerk for Judge J. Skelly Wright on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court, Estrich had her first taste of politics as Deputy National Issues Director with the Kennedy for President campaign in 1979. In 1981, Estrich began teaching at Harvard Law School, and by 1986, she had received tenure. Her professorial duties did not limit her involvement in political campaigning, however, as she was named executive director for the Democratic National Platform Committee in 1984 and worked as a senior policy adviser to the Mondale-Ferraro presidential campaign.

Estrich also performed some private legal practice, serving as a counsel for the firm of Tuttle & Taylor in Los Angeles from 1986 to 1987. The call of national politics was too strong for her to stay out of the fray for long, however, leading her to accept the job with the Dukakis campaign in October of 1987.

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Thursday October 26, 2006


Gerry Spence: Gerry Spence was born and educated in the small towns of Wyoming where he has practiced law for nearly fifty years. He has spent his lifetime representing the poor, the injured, the forgotten and the damned against what he calls "the new slave master," mammoth corporation and mammoth government.

He has tried and won many nationally known cases, including the Karen Silkwood case, the defense of Randy Weaver at Ruby Ridge, the defense of Imelda Marcos, the case against Penthouse Magazine for Miss Wyoming and other important crinimal and civil trials. He has never lost a criminal case. He has not lost a civil case since 1969. He has had more multi-million dollar verdicts without an intervening loss than any lawyer in America.

Spence is the founder of the Trial Lawyers College which has established a revolutionary method of training lawyers for the people. He believes that what he has learned needs to be shared with those who will continue to strive for justice on behalf of ordinary people. Spence is the author of twelve previous books, his latest being "Bloodthirsty Bitches and Pious Pimps of Power: The Rise and Risks of the New Conservative Hate Culture"

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Friday October 20, 2006



Rajiv Chandrasekaran: Rajiv Chandrasekaran, the author of Imperial Life in the Emerald City, is an assistant managing editor of The Washington Post. He heads The Post's Continuous News department, which reports and edits breaking news stories for washingtonpost.com, and he helps to shape the newspaper’s overall multimedia strategy.

From April 2003 to October 2004, he was The Post's bureau chief in Baghdad, where he was responsible for covering the American occupation of Iraq and supervising a team of Post correspondents. He lived in Baghdad for much of the six months before the war, reporting on the United Nations weapons-inspections process and the build-up to the conflict.

He took a sabbatical from The Post in 2005 to serve as the journalist in residence at the International Reporting Project at the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies in Washington and as a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington. Before the U.S.-led war in Iraq, he was The Post's Cairo bureau chief. Prior to that assignment, he was The Post’s Southeast Asia correspondent, based in Jakarta, Indonesia.

In the months following September 11, 2001, he was part of a team of Post reporters who covered the war in Afghanistan. He joined The Post in 1994 as a reporter on the Metropolitan staff. He subsequently served as the paper’s Washington-based national technology correspondent. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, he holds a degree in political science from Stanford University, where he was editor in chief of The Stanford Daily. He lives in Washington, D.C. Rajiv's new book is titled "Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone."

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Friday October 13, 2006

Joseph Cirincione: Joseph Cirincione, after eight years of outstanding service as director of the Nonproliferation Project at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, is now Senior Vice President for National Security and

He teaches at the Georgetown University Graduate School of Foreign Service and is one of America’s best known weapons experts, appearing frequently in print and on FOX News, CNN, ABC, NBC, PBS, NPR and occasionally on Comedy Central. Joseph Cirincione appears in the 2005 award-winning documentary, "Why We Fight," by Eugene Jarecki.

In May 2004 the National Journal listed Cirincione as one of the 100 people who will play a critical role in the policy debates of this administration. The World Affairs Councils of America also named him one of 500 people whose views have the most influence in shaping American foreign policy.

Cirincione worked for nine years in the U.S. House of Representatives on the professional staff of the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Government Operations. He is the author of numerous articles on proliferation and weapons issues, a co-author of WMD in Iraq: Evidence and Implication (January 2004), the editor of Repairing the Regime (Routledge, 2000) and producer of the award-winning DVD, The Proliferation Threat.

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Thursday October 12, 2006

Laura Schwartz: The White House Director of Events for the Clinton Administration, created and executed more than 600 White House Events including 12 State Arrival Ceremonies and Dinners, America’s Millennium Celebration and NATO’s 50th Anniversary. While producing the President on the world stage every day, leaving no room for error, Laura demonstrated the Presidency’s ability to inspire a nation and the world through powerful events.

Today, Laura is a national commentator on politics and its direct impact on the common citizen by defining the line between “Political Rhetoric and Everyday Reality” on the Fox News Channel and MSNBC. She discusses political strategy and the skill of our politicians in finding the right message for their intended audience. Laura promotes a politically responsible message to students as she presents her program “The Power of Your Political Voice” at colleges and universities around the country. She takes this same message to the airwaves in a weekly radio segment on the Good Life Radio Network heard around the country targeting minorities ages 18-34 in urban areas.

She is concurrently working on her first political book "Inside the Ropeline"© which explores campaigns and elections from behind the scenes for publication in Spring 2008.

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Monday September 25, 2006

Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey: Lynn Woolsey, an unapologetic progressive and the first former welfare mother to serve in Congress, is in her seventh term as the representative from California’s 6th District, just north of San Francisco (including all of Marin and most of Sonoma Counties).

As co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Rep. Woolsey is one of the Democrats’ most vocal and visible leaders in the House. A passionately outspoken opponent of the Iraq war, she has helped move public opinion against President Bush’s Iraq policy. She introduced the first resolution calling for our troops to be brought home and convened the first congressional hearing on military exit strategies. The San Jose Mercury News recently called her “the unofficial matriarch of the [anti-war] movement in Congress.”

Woolsey is organizing a Congressional forum to examine the costs associated with the continued occupation of Iraq. The event, scheduled for next Tuesday, will bring together Members of Congress with some of the leading experts in the fields of intelligence, military affairs, humanitarian work, and veterans’ affairs. “I’m organizing this forum because President Bush’s Iraq Policy has been an absolute failure, and our nation will suffer its effects for years to come” Woolsey said. “It has not only ruined our nation’s credibility in the eyes of the world, but it has made us worse off economically and militarily as well.”

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Thursday September 21, 2006

Colonel Sam Gardiner: Colonel Gardiner is a retired U.S. Air Force colonel who has taught strategy and military operations at the National War College, Air War College, and NAval War College. He was recently a visiting scholar at the Swedish Defense College. During Gulf War II, he was a regular on the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer as well as on BBC radio and television and National Public Radio.

In 2004, he conducted a war game organized by the Atlantic Monthly to guage how an American president might respond, militarily or otherwise, to Iraqn's rapid progress towards developing nuclear weapons. He also has conducted war games on North Korea.

He has just completed a 26 page reportfor the Century Foundation in New York. It is titled "The End of the Summer of Diplomacy: Assessing the Military Option on Iran." On Wolf Blitzer's Situation Room on CNN on Monday, Colonel Gardiner said the order to attack Iran has already been given.

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Wednesday September 9, 2006



Pat Buchanan: Pat Buchanan is sounding the alarm. Since 9/11, more than four million illegal immigrants have crossed our borders, and there are more coming every day. Our leaders in Washington lack the political will to uphold the rule of law. The Melting Pot is broken beyond repair, and the future of our nation is at stake. In this important book, Pat Buchanan reveals that, slowly but surely, the great American Southwest is being reconquered by Mexico. These lands---which many Mexicans believe are their birthright---are being detached ethnically, linguistically, and culturally from the United States by a deliberate policy of the Mexican regime. This is the “Aztlan Plot” for “La Reconquista,” the recapture of the lands lost by Mexico in the Texas War of Independence and Mexican-American War.

Comparing the immigrant invasion of America from across the Mexican border---and of Europe from across the Mediterranean---to the barbarian invasions that ended the Roman Empire, the author writes with passion and conviction that we have begun the final chapter of the Death of the West. Unless the invasion is halted now, Buchanan argues, by midcentury America will be a country unrecognizable to our parents, the Third World dystopia that Theodore Roosevelt warned against when he said we must never let America become a “polyglot boardinghouse” for the world.

President Bush’s failure to halt the invasion and secure America’s border, Buchanan writes, is a dereliction of constitutional duty that, in other times, would have called forth articles of impeachment. In the final chapter, “Last Chance,” he lays out a sweeping immigration reform and border security plan, which, he contends, if not pursued, means George W. Bush’s legacy will be to have lost for America a Southwest that was the legacy of Sam Houston, Andrew Jackson, and James K. Polk. With an estimated ten to fifteen million “illegals” already here and tens of millions more poised to pour across our borders, few books could be as timely---or important---as State of Emergency. It is essential reading for all Americans.

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Thursday August 31, 2006




Peter Galbraith: Peter W. Galbraith has held senior positions in the United States government and with the United Nations. He is currently a Professor at the National War College in Washington, DC.

Peter presents a clear-eyed and persuasive case against the Bush administration's nation-building project there. As a former U.S. diplomat with long experience in Iraq, he offers an insider's view of the American occupation's failures—the poor preparation for post-invasion chaos, the cluelessness about Iraqi politics, the incompetence and corruption of the occupation authority—while advancing a deeper critique. With Saddam's dictatorship and the Baathist party and army that supported it gone, he contends that Iraq is irrevocably splitting into a pro-American Kurdistan in the north, a pro-Iranian Shiite south and an ungovernable Sunni center. America "cannot put the country back together again and it cannot stop the civil war," he insists. Deeply skeptical of attempts to reunify the Iraqi state, he proposes that the U.S. withdraw from Arab Iraq and "facilitate an amicable divorce" between the fractious sections.

Galbraith advised the Iraqi Kurds during recent constitutional negotiations and is palpably sympathetic to their national aspirations; his argument sometimes feels like a brief for Kurdish separatism. Still, Galbraith's authoritative grasp of the issues and his cogent, forthright call for disengagement ensure that the book will move into the center of the debate over American policy in Iraq. Peter Galbraith has been in Iraq many times over the last twenty-one years during historic turning points for the country: the Iran-Iraq War, the Kurdish genocide, the 1991 uprising, the immediate aftermath of the 2003 war, and the writing of Iraq's constitutions.

In The End of Iraq: How American Incompetence Created a War Without End , he offers many firsthand observations of the men who are now Iraq's leaders. He draws on his nearly two decades of involvement in Iraq policy working for the U.S. government to appraise what has occurred and what will happen. The End of Iraq is the definitive account of this war and its ramifications.

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Thursday August 24, 2006



Crystal Woodman-Miller: . In 1999, Crystal was a 16 year old high school student. On April 20, 1999, she was in her school's library. Unfortunately, Crystal was a student at Columbine High School. She was in the library for the entire duration of Eric Harris and Dylan Kleybold's killing spree. As she cowered under a desk in the library, two of her class mates stomed the room on a shooting rampage. They murdered twelve students and a teacher that day, then killed themselves, leaving a legacy of pain and a nation asking "why?"

Crystal is a young woman whose life was forever changed by the tragic events at Columbine high School in 1999 – seven eternal minutes that served as the ultimate wake-up call. And in the aftermath of tragedy, Crystal found herself at a crossroad of fear and faith. Crystal believes the trauma she has suffered has given her a platform and a purpose. Since 1999, she has traveled the country, speaking of her experience and sharing ideals of kindness and community with school children. She has visited Africa, Honduras, Indonesia, Russia, and Kosovo to help others and share hope — because she has learned after seven minutes of horror, there are others who suffer far worse day in and day out.

Crystal has appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNN's Faces of Faith. She is the featured speaker on the 180 Tour with the recording artists 'Casting Pearls.' A savvy and charismatic speaker, Crystal will:

  • • Recount, moment by moment, seven heart-stopping minutes as she experienced them in the Columbine High School library.
    • Discuss the aftermath: the fear, the pain, and the sheer terror of national exposure after the tragedy.
    • Share the hope and courage she found while working through her pain.
    • Reveal how she found her true calling in life as a writer and public speaker — and how sharing her experience has given her life meaning.

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Wednesday August 23, 2006

James Meigs: (and/or, David Dunbar & Brad Reagan) From the moment the first airplane crashed into the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, 2001, the world has asked one simple and compelling question: How could it happen? Three and a half years later, not everyone is convinced we know the truth. Go to Google.com, type in the search phrase "World Trade Center conspiracy" and you'll get links to an estimated 628,000 Web sites. More than 3000 books on 9/11 have been published; many of them reject the official consensus that hijackers associated with Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda flew passenger planes into U.S. landmarks.

Healthy skepticism, it seems, has curdled into paranoia. Wild conspiracy tales are peddled daily on the Internet, talk radio and in other media. Blurry photos, quotes taken out of context and sketchy eyewitness accounts have inspired a slew of elaborate theories: The Pentagon was struck by a missile; the World Trade Center was razed by demolition-style bombs; Flight 93 was shot down by a mysterious white jet. As outlandish as these claims may sound, they are increasingly accepted abroad and among extremists here in the United States.

To investigate 16 of the most prevalent claims made by conspiracy theorists, POPULAR MECHANICS assembled a team of nine researchers and reporters who, together with PM editors, consulted more than 70 professionals in fields that form the core content of this magazine, including aviation, engineering and the military. In the end, we were able to debunk each of these assertions with hard evidence and a healthy dose of common sense. We learned that a few theories are based on something as innocent as a reporting error on that chaotic day. Others are the byproducts of cynical imaginations that aim to inject suspicion and animosity into public debate. Only by confronting such poisonous claims with irrefutable facts can we understand what really happened on a day that is forever seared into world history.

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Tuesday August 22, 2006

 

Jack Carter: John William "Jack" Carter, (born July 3, 1947), is an American businessman and politician who is running for the United States Senate in Nevada. Carter is the eldest child of former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter. Carter was born at the Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Raised in Plains, Georgia, he spent summers working at his father's peanut farm warehouse, where his wages began at 10 cents per hour. Carter struggled when he first entered college in 1965, bouncing around between Georgia Tech, Emory, and Georgia Southwestern State University before enlisting in the United States Navy in April 1968 at the suggestion of his father.

Carter served in the Vietnam War, on the salvage ship USS Grapple (ARS-7). After an honorable discharge, Carter returned to Georgia Tech, earning a degree in nuclear physics. Following graduation, he immediately entered law school at the University of Georgia, graduating in 1975.

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Thursday August 17, 2006



John Dean: John Dean is someone who knows about the impeachment process, so when he recently wrote an article reflecting on George W. Bush and impeachment, it spread across the net like wildfire. Not that anyone thinks that with Tom DeLay pulling the strings in Congress, you will even hear any criticism out of the rabid right wing that controls the House. But one can dream about justice, can't one?

Before becoming Counsel to the President of the United States in July 1970 at age thirty-one, John Dean was Chief Minority Counsel to the Judiciary Committee of the United States House of Representatives, the Associate Director of a law reform commission, and Associate Deputy Attorney General of the United States.

He served as Richard Nixon's White House lawyer for a thousand days. He did his undergraduate studies at Colgate University and the College of Wooster, with majors in English Literature and Political Science. He received a graduate fellowship from American University to study government and the presidency, before entering Georgetown University Law Center, where he received his JD in 1965. John has written many articles on law, government,and politics.

He has recounted his days in the Nixon White House and Watergate in two books, Blind Ambition (1976) and Lost Honor (1982). He works as a writer, lecturer, and private investment banker. In 2001 he published "The Rehnquist Choice: The Untold Story of the Nixon Appointment that Redefined the Supreme Court;" in 2002 he published an e-book "Unmasking Deep Throat;" and in early 2004, Warren G. Harding. His newest book is "Conservatives Without Conscience."

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Thursday August 10, 2006


Linda Seger: Dr. Linda Seger is the granddaughter of a Lutheran minister, and a member of the Society of Friends (Quakers). She holds an M.A. in Religion and the Arts from Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, California, a ThD in Religion and the Arts from The Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California, and an M.A. in Feminist Theology from Immaculate Heart College Center, Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Seger has given a number of speeches and seminars on the subject of how to convey theological values through drama. She is the recipient of the Candlelight Award from Regents University, given to a Christian in the film industry, for "being a light to the entertainment industry." Her new book, Jesus Rode a Donkey, uses the light of Scripture and Theology to look at Christian Values from the viewpoint of the Democratic Party.

Is a Christian Democrat an oxymoron? Dr. Seger shows how Christian values have shaped, and continue to shape, many of the policies of the Democratic Party. She looks at such controversial issues as ecology, taking care of the poor and needy, war and peace, terrorism, abortion, and homosexuality from both a Biblical and theological perspective.

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Thursday August 3, 2006


Democratic Senator Byron Dorgan: Byron L. Dorgan was reelected to the U.S. Senate in November 2004 by an overwhelming majority after serving two terms in the U.S. Senate and six terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.

In 1998, Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle named Dorgan the Chairman of the Democratic Policy Committee -- the first North Dakotan to serve in the Democratic leadership. Dorgan continues to hold that post under the leadership of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. This position was held by Lyndon B. Johnson before he became Majority Leader. From 1996 - 1998, Dorgan served in the Democratic leadership as Assistant Floor Leader.

Throughout his career in both the House and Senate, Dorgan has fought for the interests of rural America. He has worked to create jobs and economic opportunity in North Dakota, to establish strong farm policies for family farmers and to demand fairer trade policies. He has fought to assure that rural areas have access to cutting-edge technology and has promoted computers and Internet access in our nation's schools. Dorgan has also been a leader in the fight for sensible spending reductions and responsible government by cutting government waste and fighting for a balanced budget amendment while protecting our most important priorities: Social Security, Medicare, education and the environment.

In 1997, when record flooding devastated North Dakota homes and communities, Dorgan worked tirelessly to ensure a swift federal response. As a member of the Appropriations Committee, he steered over $1 billion in disaster aid for the upper Midwest. He also fought and won relief for farmers and ranchers who lost their livestock herds.

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Wednesday August 9, 2006

Nidal Ibrahim: Ibrahim is the Executive Director at AAI. Prior to joining, Ibrahim was formerly the founder and publisher of Arab American Business Magazine, a national publication launched in November 2000. A 12-year veteran of the news business, Ibrahim has held reporting and editing positions with mainstream American newspapers, business publications and The Jordan Times in Amman, Jordan. He has written extensively on political, economic and social affairs. He is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton.

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Monday July 31, 2006

Dina Titus: Senator Dina Titus has dedicated her entire professional life to education. She has taught American and Nevada government at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, for nearly 30 years. She has represented the people of Senate District 7 in the Nevada Legislature since 1989, serving as the Democratic Minority Leader since 1993. As a teacher and legislator, Dina Titus has fought to maintain smaller class sizes in the important early grades and sponsored legislation for full-day kindergarten as a strong advocate of early childhood education.

Dina Titus has sought to protect Nevada’s most vulnerable citizens – seniors. She sponsored legislation allowing seniors and other Nevadans to purchase less expensive prescription drugs from Canada, proposed successful legislation mandating enhanced penalties for criminals who commit identity theft, and won passage of legislation doubling penalties for offenders who commit crimes against disabled persons. Dina Titus cracked down on sexual predators with legislation increasing penalties for sex offenders, requiring lifetime supervision of their conduct, and establishing a state website that allows concerned citizens to identify locations in their neighborhoods where paroled, supervised sex offenders reside.

Dina Titus earned her Bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary, her Master’s degree from the University of Georgia and her PhD from Florida State University. A noted non-fiction writer, she is the author of Bombs in the Backyard: Atomic Testing and American Politics (University of Nevada Press, Revised Edition 2001) and Battle Born: Federal-State Relations in Nevada During the Twentieth Century (Kendall-Hunt, 1989). She has been named UNLV’s Teacher of the Year and received the President’s Medal for Service to Higher Education. Readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal have twice selected her as their Favorite Female Las Vegan of the Year and the Outstanding Legislator of the Year in 1999.

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Wednesday July 26, 2006

Will Arntz and Betsy Chasse: The mainstream movie industry was baffled in 2004 by an independent film that seemed to come out of nowhere – and never leave! When What the Bleep Do We Know?! opened in theaters, it often was held over for more than six months to packed houses. This modern urban fairytale was the brainchild of William Arntz, who co-produced and co-directed the film with Betsy Chasse and Mark Vicente. William is also our guide in Meet the Bleep, taking us behind-the-scenes where the stars and producers explain how – and why -- the film was made.

Co-producer/director/writer Betsy Chasse was born to be in film and television. Literally. Her birth was filmed for a popular news program’s report on natural childbirth. Betsy’s on-screen career continued for the next eighteen years as an actress in more than 120 national commercials, television series, and motion pictures. Eventually, Betsy realized she really wanted to work behind the camera. She was production coordinator on several films, including Robert Altman’s The Player. Thereafter she freelanced as a production manager and line producer on over 30 feature films. In 1996 Betsy produced several cable specials, and music videos.

William Arntz graduated summa cum laude in 1972 from Penn State University with a degree in Engineering. After two years of corporate life at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft, he “retired,” and drove around the country. Eventually he ended up in Boston where he and a longtime friend created Beat the Deva, a one-hour animated film noir, which was shown in art house theaters. In 1980, William moved to California to pursue a film career, but found the process of moving up through the ranks daunting and less than ideal. So he moved to San Francisco, “retired” again, and became a Buddhist. Over the next 15 years, he created a series of successful software products and companies, and in 1996 – he “retired.” Soon after, he happily (despite lacking common sense) embarked upon the creation of What the #$*! Do We Know!?

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Thursday July 20, 2006

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Lt. Gen. William Odom: Lieutenant General William E. Odom, U.S. Army (Ret.), is a Senior Fellow with Hudson Institute and a professor at Yale University. As Director of the National Security Agency from 1985 to 1988, he was responsible for the nation's signals intelligence and communications security.

From 1981 to 1985, he served as Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, the Army's senior intelligence officer. From 1977 to 1981, General Odom was Military Assistant to the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs, Zbigniew Brzezinski. As a member of the National Security Council staff, he worked upon strategic planning, Soviet affairs, nuclear weapons policy, telecommunications policy, and Persian Gulf security issues. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1954, and received a Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1970.

General Odom's latest column -appeared in the May/June issue of Foreign Policy magazine - is titled "Cut and Run? You Bet?"

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Tuesday July 18, 2006

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Howard Zinn: As a young adult, Howard Zinn worked as a shipyard worker and labor organizer in the Brooklyn shipyards. Later, he flew bombing missions in Europe during World War II, an experience that shaped his opposition to war. Zinn flew a B-17 with the 490th Bomb Group. In April, 1945 he participated in the bombing of Royan, France, the first time napalm was used in warfare. According to Zinn, the bombing took the lives of French civilians and also German soldiers who were doing little more than waiting out the closing days of the war. Nine years later, Zinn visited Royan to examine documents and interview residents. In his books, The Politics of History and The Zinn Reader, he concluded that the bombing was ordered by decision-makers for career advancement rather than for any legitimate military objective.

Historian, activist, and bestselling author Howard Zinn has been interviewed by David Barsamian for public radio numerous times over the past decade. Original Zinn is a collection of their conversations, showcasing the acclaimed author of A People's History of the United States at his most engaging and provocative. Touching on such diverse topics as the American war machine, civil disobedience, the importance of memory and remembering history, and the role of artists -- from Langston Hughes to Dalton Trumbo to Bob Dylan -- in relation to social change, Original Zinn is Zinn at his irrepressible best, the acute perception of a scholar whose impressive knowledge and probing intellect make history immediate and relevant for us all.

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Monday July 17, 2006

Dr. Kevin Barrett: Dr. Barrett is the founder of the Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance—“MUJCA."MUJCA was born out of a concern for the future of interfaith relations in light of the 9/11 Big Lie, and the poisoned global communications environment it spawned. The goal of MUJCA-NET is aimed at promoting deep dialogue and deep unity between the Abrahamic faith traditions in light of the spiritual-environmental crisis afflicting our shared planet.

Dr. Barrett is scheduled to teach an introductory course on Islam at UW this fall. Many Wisconsin legislators, (primarily republicans) in particular, state representative Steve Nass -R-Whitewater - are trying to not only prevent this, but have Dr. Barrett fired as well. Nass said "This case isn’t about academic freedom. I firmly believe this is a case of protecting students from the academic garbage that Mr. Barrett spews."

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Monday July 10, 2006 Doug filled in for Bill Press
on his nationally syndicated radio show

Michelle Goldberg:

America as we know it is undergoing a vast and troubling cultural revolution, and is in the grips of a fevered religious radicalism where every political issue is a battle between good and evil. Without the knowledge of many, a large number of Americans who call themselves Christian Nationalists, are mobilizing to dissolve the separation of church and state, our country's founding tenant. In her brave and important book KINGDOM COMING: The Rise of Christian Nationalism, veteran Salon.com writer, Michelle Goldberg takes us on a frightening tour of an America in the grips of a religious radicalism, an America that urgently requires our attention.

Dave Lindorff:

Author, with Barbara Olshansky, of the forthcoming book The Case for Impeachment: Legal Arguments for Removing President George W. Bush from Office, he is also the author of three earlier books--This Can't Be Happening! Resisting the Disintegration of American Democracy (Common Courage Press, 2004), Marketplace Medicine: The Rise of the For Profit Hospital Chains (Bantam, 1992), an investigative report on the for-profit hospital industry, and Killing Time: An Investigation into the Death Row Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal (Common Courage Press, 2003), the only independent examination of this important capital case.

Kirsten Powers:

Kirsten A. Powers is a New York-based Democratic political and communications consultant and since 2004 has been a Fox News Political Analyst, providing on-air commentary on political issues from a Democratic perspective. Powers served in the Clinton Administration as Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Public Affairs and was the Vice President for International Communications at America Online, Inc. and later a Vice President at the AOL Time Warner Foundation. Her writing has appeared in USA Today, Elle Magazine, The New York Observer, Salon and American Prospect Online.

 

Wednesday July 5, 2006

Eugene Jarecki: Eugene Jarecki is an award-winning dramatic and documentary filmmaker whose most recent film WHY WE FIGHT won the 2005 Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. “Combining the skills of journalist and poet,” Variety writes, “Eugene Jarecki joins the top ranks of non-fiction filmmakers with WHY WE FIGHT, a thoroughgoing and affecting film on the nature and causes of the American military-industrial complex.” The film was released theatrically by Sony Pictures Classics in New York and Los Angeles on January 20 and nationally on February 10. It will be released on video on Tuesday June 27.

In 1992, after training at Princeton University as a stage director, Jarecki turned to film. His first short subject SEASON OF THE LIFTERBEES premiered at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival before winning both a Student Academy Award and the Time Warner Grand Prize at the Aspen Film Festival. His prior film, THE TRIALS OF HENRY KISSINGER, was released theatrically to critical acclaim in 130 U.S. cities. Winner of the 2002 Amnesty International Award, the film was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and has been broadcast in over thirty countries. In 2002, TRIALS was selected to launch the Sundance Channel’s DOCday venture as well as BBC’s prestigious digital channel BBC4.

In addition to his work in film, Jarecki is also the Founder and Executive Director of The Eisenhower Project, an academic public policy group, dedicated in the spirit of Dwight D. Eisenhower, to studying the forces that shape American foreign policy.

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Thursday June 29, 2006



Greg Palast : Palast has uncovered fraud and corruption in the highest seats of power, exposing the back-room crimes and propaganda lies of the New World Order's robber barons-- from the pirates in the Oval Office to the corporate globalizers steamrolling the world over. Greg's writings have appeared in The Washington Post, Harper's, and The Nation. He's been a guest on Politically Incorrect, C-SPAN's Washington Journal, and does regular investigative reports for BBC's Newsnight. Winner of Salon.com's 2001 "Politics Story of the Year," Greg Palast is a legend among his colleagues and his devoted leadership worldwide.

When Greg Palast, an investigator of corporate fraud and racketeering, turned his skills to journalism, he was quickly recognized as, “The most important investigative reporter of our time” [Tribune Magazine] in Britain, where his first reports appeared on BBC television and in the Guardian newspapers. Of Greg, the Baltimore Chronicle said “Greg Palast is investigative journalism at its best. No one has exposed more truth about the Bush Cartel and lived to tell the story.”

Palast has broken some of the most infamous stories of the past decade, including: - How the Bush family stole the election in Florida in 2000 - How Bush killed the FBI's investigation into the financing of terrorist organizations by Saudi Arabia, and why - How Enron cheated, lied, and swindled its way into an energy monopoly - Groundbreaking reports on the World Bank, the IMF, the World Trade Organization, Wal-Mart and more.

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Monday June 26, 2006

Michelle Goldberg: America as we know it is undergoing a vast and troubling cultural revolution, and is in the grips of a fevered religious radicalism where every political issue is a battle between good and evil. Without the knowledge of many, a large number of Americans who call themselves Christian Nationalists, are mobilizing to dissolve the separation of church and state, our country's founding tenant. In her brave and important book KINGDOM COMING: The Rise of Christian Nationalism, veteran Salon.com writer, Michelle Goldberg takes us on a frightening tour of an America in the grips of a religious radicalism, an America that urgently requires our attention.

From the classroom to the megachurches of Ohio to the federal court, Goldberg carefully demonstrates how the growing influence of dominionism - the doctrine that Christians have the right to rule non-believers - is threatening the foundations of democracy. At turns breathtaking and horrifying, Goldberg takes us on a tour of a radically Christian America, feverishly at work (funded by and highly influencing members of the executive, the senate and congress) to eradicate the enlightenment values of science, pluralism, and reason, and set up an exclusionary society, where only true "believers" feel welcome.

Traveling throughout the country, Goldberg illuminates the structures of the religious right and introduces us to many of the movement's most important players. Deep within the "red" zones of a divided America we meet among them military retirees pledging to seize the nation in Christ's name, perfidious congressmen courting the confidence of neo-confederates and proponents of theocracy, and leaders of federally funded programs offering Jesus as the solution to the country's social problems.

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Thursday June 22, 2006

Sara Rich

Spc. Suzanne Swift

Sara Rich: Sara Rich is the mother of an AWOL US soldier. Facing re-deployment to Iraq, Sara's daughter Suzanne Swift searched her soul and decided that she could not go back to Iraq and continue to go out on what she calls "useless missions."

Nor could she continue to cope with the constant sexual harassment and fear of rape by her own officers and fellow soldiers that she had to endure.

On Sunday night, June 11th, the city police of Eugene, Oregon, raided Sara Rich's home and took Suzanne away. She was taken to Fort Lewis, Washington. Her family is now asking for letters in support of Suzanne's request for a medical or honorable discharge. Her family insists that Suzanne deserves the medical benefits due to any war veteran.

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Thursday June 8, 2006



Lydia Cornell: Lydia, a Best Actress nominee at Method Fest for the indie film “Miss Supreme Queen”, is also an accomplished political writer, novelist and comedienne. She recently guest-starred with Larry David on HBO’s “Curb your Enthusiasm”; wrote and produced her own film Venus Conspiracy, and had leads in the feature films “Nooner” Erik Attias’ PBS play, and “Dean and Nancy”, along with Steven Tyler and Jon Bon Jovi. She also hosted the 2004 World Travel Awards in Barbados with The Sopranos’ Michael Imperioli, Curb’s Cheryl Hines, and Law & Order’s Richard Belzer.

Winning the People's Choice Award, Lydia starred as "Sara Rush”, Ted Knight's daughter and Audrey Meadows’ granddaughter, in the hit 80’s show Too Close For Comfort — a top rated ABC series that has been in worldwide syndication for years. Just released on Rhino DVD, the show has attained cult status, with fans all over the world exchanging her trading cards. In addition to her new book of political essay, "HOW TO TALK TO ANN COULTER, IF YOU MUST", Lydia’s new book Falling Up, is based on her humiliating adventures in Hollywood and spiritual growth. It is being developed for the stage.

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Monday June 5, 2006


Dave Lindorff: Award-winning investigative reporter Dave Lindorff has been working as a journalist for 33 years. A regular columnist for CounterPunch (www.counterpunch.org), he also writes frequently for Extra! (www.fair.org) and Salon magazine (www.salon.com), as well as for Businessweek, the Nation and Treasury&Risk Management Magazine. In the late 1970s, he ran the Daily News bureau covering Los Angeles County government, and in the mid-'90s, spent several years as a correspondent in Hong Kong and China for Businessweek. Over the years he has written for such publications as Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, Village Voice, Forbes, The London Observer and the Australian National Times.

Author, with Barbara Olshansky, of the forthcoming book The Case for Impeachment: Legal Arguments for Removing President George W. Bush from Office, he is also the author of three earlier books--This Can't Be Happening! Resisting the Disintegration of American Democracy (Common Courage Press, 2004), Marketplace Medicine: The Rise of the For Profit Hospital Chains (Bantam, 1992), an investigative report on the for-profit hospital industry, and Killing Time: An Investigation into the Death Row Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal (Common Courage Press, 2003), the only independent examination of this important capital case.

A two-time Fulbright Scholar (Shanghai, China and Kaohsiung, Taiwan), he is a 1975 graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and received a B.A. in Chinese in 1972 from Wesleyan University. In October 2004, he was awareded a coveted "Most Censored Story of 2003" award by Project Censored (for his Oct. 16, 2003 story in Salon about the Pentagon's quiet efforts to gear up the machinery for a return to the draft). A founding member of the National Writers Union, and a member of the steering committee of the NWU Philadelphia local, for the past nine years, he has lived with his family just outside Philadelphia.

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Friday May 19, 2006


Rory O'Connor: Rory O'Connor is a documentary filmmaker and journalist. He is also president and co-founder of the international media firm Globalvision, Inc, and The Global Center, an affiliated non-profit educational foundation. He has directed, written and/or produced numerous films and television programs, and served as an executive in charge of three weekly television series, South Africa Now, and Rights & Wrongs: Human Rights Television (PBS), and Children First (ABC).

His broadcast and film work has been honored with a George Polk Award, a Writer's Guild Award, two Emmys, an Iris, a Cine Gold Eagle, and many other awards. O'Connor's most recent films examine the effects of globalization and of poverty around the world, economic reforms and human rights in China, and the origins of ethnic cleansing in Yugoslavia. He also oversees two Internet sites, the not-for-profit MediaChannel.org, and the Globalvision News Network (GVNEWS.NET), an international wire service distributing thousands of articles daily from hundreds of professional news organizations around the world.

We'll be discussing this story... Former New York Times reporter Judith Miller tells William Scott Malone and Rory O'Connor about a story she'll regret for the rest of her life. In 2001, an anonymous White House source leaked top-secret NSA intelligence to Miller, then a reporter for the New York Times, that Al Qaeda was planning a major attack on the U.S. The story never made it into the paper.

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Thursday May 18, 2006


Tom Fitton: Tom Fitton is the President of Judicial Watch. Having helped lead Judicial Watch since 1998, Mr. Fitton directs Judicial Watch's operations from its DC headquarters. Tom has over 15 years experience in the conservative non-profit arena, having worked for the International Policy Forum, the Leadership Institute, and Accuracy in Media.

As the main spokesman for Judicial Watch, Tom is well-known across the country, having appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, in addition to being regularly quoted in hundreds of newspapers nationwide. Tom hails from New York, having moved to the DC area in 1986 to begin his career in public policy. He attended The George Washington University, where he received his B.A. in English, with a minor in Applied Ethics.

We'll be discussing the video tape of the Pentagon that Judicial Watch received this week that allegedly shows American Airlines Flight 77 striking the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. The Department of Defense is releasing the videotape in response to a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act request and related lawsuit.

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Monday May 1, 2006



Jon Meacham: Jon Meacham is the managing editor of Newsweek. He arrived at the magazine as a writer in January 1995, became national affairs editor in June of that year, and was named managing editor in November 1998. He supervises the magazine's coverage of politics, international affairs, and breaking news, and has written cover stories on politics, religion, race, guns in America, and the death of Ronald Reagan. In 2001, Newsweek won the National Magazine Award for General Excellence—the industry's highest honor—for its coverage of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and their aftermath. In 2003, the magazine won the award again for its coverage of President Bush and the Iraq War.plemented by America's current leadership. George W.'s actions are Machiavellian, not Christian.

He has written for The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times Book Review, and The Washington Post Book World. In 2001, he edited Voices in Our Blood: America's Best on the Civil Rights Movement (Random House), a collection of distinguished nonfiction about the midcentury struggle against Jim Crow. Meacham's newest book is titled "American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation."

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Friday April 21, 2006


John Stoddard Klar: Conservative Christian attorney criticizes Bush for unchristian policies.

This conservative Christian attorney holds George W. Bush accountable to the standards of Christianity that Mr. Bush espoused to gain office. "Christian Words, Unchristian Actions: George W. Bush and the Desecration of Christianity in Modern America," available at www.winepresspub.com, is an intellectually challenging and well-researched examination of the Bush administration's conduct in war, torture, and the transfer of wealth from the poor to the wealthy.

What is unique and compelling about Mr. Klar's arguments is that his is a conservative Christian perspective, not so easily dispelled by the neo-conservative ideology which is driving the ruinous decisions implemented by America's current leadership. George W.'s actions are Machiavellian, not Christian.

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Friday April 7, 2006

Marcy Winograd: Marcy Winograd, President of Progressive Democrats of Los Angeles, thinks it's time a real Democrat challenged 36th District Congresswoman Jane Harman, a supporter of the Iraq war, the Patriot Act, new nuclear weapons development, secret detentions and the suspension of due process, and illegal government wiretapping of private American citizens. Harman, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, remained silent for over a year after being briefed on the Bush administration's violation of federal wiretapping law (FISA) and recently told "Meet the Press" that she deplores the New York Times for informing the American people that the Bush Administration ignored the law.

As a long-time opponent of the Iraq war and occupation, Winograd was instrumental in getting an anti-war resolution passed at last year's California Democratic Convention and worked with Assemblyman Paul Koretz to draft a resolution calling for a moratorium on depleted uranium weapons systems. Playing a leadership role to protect our vote, Winograd helped establish the California Election Protection network, a grassroots organization that successfully lobbied for State Senator Debra Bowen's bill requiring a paper trail for electronic voting recounts. In her position as Media Reform Chair of the Progressive Caucus of the California Democratic Party, Winograd hosts "They Say/We Say" -- a public access televsion show which highlights the plight of returning veterans and underscores the importance of citizen activism.

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Wednesday April 5, 2006

Mark Manning: Falluja will go down in history as a cauldron of chaos. On March 31st, 2004, four American contractors were killed and dragged from their cars near the bridge spanning the Euphrates River. The assembled crowd then burned their bodies and hacked them to pieces hoisting their blackened body parts into the air for the world to see. The U.S. Military reacted with two separate sieges of the city of Falluja, one in April and a second, more deadly attack in November, labeled Operation Phantom Fury.

With Caught in the Crossfire: The Untold Story of Falluja, independent filmmaker Mark Manning turns his lens on Falluja and drives a stake through the heart of the Administration’s assertion that America is not at war with the Iraqi people. Caught in the Crossfire brings to light the most compelling story of the Iraq war: the plight of civilians suffering due to U.S. military operations in Iraq. By working with Iraqi film producer, journalist and humanitarian aid worker Rana Al-Aiouby, Manning was able to enter Falluja and move un-embedded through the Iraqi landscape as one of the Iraqi people. Together they filmed and documented the horrors of war from the perspective of the Iraqi civilians.

Through Caught in the Crossfire, Manning provides a searing eyewitness account as the only Western civilian to actually live with the people of Falluja and enter the city following the siege. This film exposes the devastating humanitarian disaster that is the result of American foreign policy in Iraq. In one city alone, the film shows that hundreds of thousands of lives have been destroyed by one American Military action that spanned the course of only 8 days.

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Thursday March 30, 2006

Andrew Feder: Having lived several lives in one, Andrew Feder during the eighties lived in Israel on a Moshav for six years as a grape farmer, and after returning to the United States, for the next ten years, he was a contractor and owner of a construction company. In the late nineties, he drove a cab and a limo during hiatus while working as an assistant director in the film industry.

At the end of the nineties, he moved to Las Vegas from Los Angeles, where for one year, he was (and hates to admit it) a “damn” telemarketer selling long distance, and for the past five years he’s been a graphic artist. From his college years, he wrote several editorials and short stories. Much later, during the so-called midlife crisis, he evolved in his development to include writing both novels and poems along with subsequent screenplays.

In When the Angels Have Risen, Feder's characters are realistic with all the human frailties and foibles imaginable. His theory of how the American people would react to a revolution of this magnitude is well thought out and logical. Readers will easily grasp the possibility of such a civil war. This book mixes humor, politics, science fiction, religion and a spattering of romance into a blend of excitement and intrigue that will keep the reader turning pages until the end. A creative tale of unrest laced with humor and critical thinking of contemporary American politics, When The Angels Have Risen is perfect for anyone who has ever questioned the government’s agenda.

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Monday March 27, 2006


Christian J. Pinto: Secret Mysteries of America’s Beginnings takes us through the dark tunnel of time to a time when America was born. Watch in fascination as the camera canters candidly through our early periods.

Learn why Washington D.C. is built on the 77th meridian? Learn why the Revolutionary War cities were really built in perfect alignment with Stonehenge? Learn why ancient pagan signs and symbols hide beneath our nation’s infrastructure. Learn the secrets behind their esoteric meanings? Learn of their “ancient hope” of establishing a democratic commonwealth that would one day be embraced by all nations.

If America was founded as a ‘Christian’ nation, why then are many of its symbols based on purely Pagan traditions? To find the answer, we follow the journey of secret societies from England to the New World and learn their ancient hopes: to rebuild the lost empire of Atlantis. Secret Mysteries of America’s Beginnings takes the mystery out of our history.

Through the Secret Mysteries of America’s Beginnings , Pinto takes us on a visual journey to the founding of America, to enlighten the mind, to educate and entertain us, and to change forever the way we think of the past and ourselves. Pinto stands astride a cultural fault line - between anger and insight, viciousness and vulnerability - all delivered with visuals and bruising cerebral messages. Pinto is film’s Galileo, a devout traditionalist . He is a painter in cinema, his film palette defiantly muted, his text simple, his filming style passionately grounded in reality.

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Monday February 20, 2006


Ghazal Omid: Author Ghazal Omid, an educated, modern Muslim woman, expert in Shiah Islamic law and Iranian politics is an advocate for Women and Human Rights around the world.

As a child, she suffered multiple incidents of sexual abuse, including molestation by two boys at her kindergarten at age five, by her own brother at age nine and again for a year at age thirteen, resulting in a suicide attempt.

Graduating high school as the war ended, her curriculum was aimed at medical school. However, despite high scores on entrance exams, she was denied enrollment in medical school or any public university because of her record of non-conformity to arbitrary non-Islamic dictates by the regime.

Living in Hell is the true odyssey of her survival of an abusive, family, the Iranian Islamic revolution and the megalomaniac driven, eight-year Iran/Iraq war. It recounts her difficult childhood, her teenage years and young adulthood; culminating in her life-preserving escape from execution by the repressive, post-revolution Islamic Republic of Iran and her continuing struggle to survive in her new life in Canada.

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Friday February 17, 2006


Danny Schecter: Danny Schechter, also known as the "News Dissector", is a television producer, independent filmmaker, blogger, and media critic who writes and lectures frequently about the media in the United States and worldwide.

Schechter's media experience in the major U.S. corporate media is considerable. His career began as the "News Dissector" at Boston radio station, WBCN. Schechter joined the start-up staff at CNN as a producer based in Atlanta. He then moved to ABC as a producer for 20/20. Schechter has reported from 49 countries and lectured at many schools and universities. He was an adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University.

Schechter's writing has appeared in leading newspapers and magazines including the The Nation, Newsday, Boston Globe, Columbia Journalism Review, Media Studies Journal, Detroit Free Press, Village Voice, Tikkun, Z, and many others. Schechter helped found, and serve as the executive producer of, Globalvision -- a New York-based television and film production company. He founded and exec-produced the series "South Africa Now" and co-produced "Rights & Wrongs: Human Rights Television. His work specializes investigative reporting and producing programming about the interface between human rights, journalism, popular music and society.

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Tuesday February 3, 2006


Coleen Rowley: Coleen was the FBI agent who wrote a memorandum to FBI Director Robert Mueller claiming that FBI HQ personnel in Washington, D.C., had mishandled and neglected to take action on information provided by the Minneapolis, Minnesota Field Office regarding its investigation of suspected terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui, believed to have been involved in preparations for the September 11, 2001 attacks.

She jointly held the TIME "Person of the Year" award in 2002 with two other women: Sherron Watkins from Enron and Cynthia Cooper of WorldCom. In May of 2002, Coleen brought some of the pre 9/11 lapses in the investigation of Zacarias Moussaoui to light. The 9/11 Commission subsequently described Moussaoui as an "Al Qaeda mistake and missed opportunity," the investigation of whom may have led to the center of the Al Qaeda plot if it had been pursued in a timely and effective manner.

In June of 2002, Coleen testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee about some of the endemic problems faced by the FBI and the intelligence community. In April 2003, following an unsuccessful attempt to warn the Director and other administration officials about the dangers of launching the invasion of Iraq, she "stepped down" from her legal position and returned to being an FBI Special Agent. She retired from the FBI in 2004 after 24 years with the agency.

In May 2005, Rowley announced that she would run against republican incumbent John Kline for Minnesota's 2nd District seat in the United States House of Representatives in 2006, as a Democrat. On August 18, 2005 she attended a vigil in Crawford, TX outside President George W. Bush's ranch demanding the president meet with Cindy Sheehan to answer Sheehan's questions regarding the War in Iraq.

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Friday January 27, 2006


James Bovard: That mendacity has long been a bedrock of government makes Bovard (Lost Rights; The Bush Betrayal) mad as hell, and he takes administrations from Johnson's to Bush II's to task for distorting, concealing and fabricating facts and condemning voices of dissent as unpatriotic and damaging to democracy.

Bovard places past and current administrations' justifications for military actions (Johnson in Vietnam, Reagan in Iran, Bush I in Kuwait, Clinton in the Balkans and Bush II in Iraq) alongside the facts of each case, an approach that benefits greatly from hindsight and serves to insulate his argument from partisan criticism. Clearly, it's government, not the liberals or conservatives who man the helm for any period of time. Government, though, can only be as crooked as the public and media allow it to be, Bovard argues, decrying voters who vote for a candidate because he "wears a cowboy hat" and the media for not being vigilant enough in calling out wayward politicians.

Bovard has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Newsweek, and Reader's Digest among many others. He is one of Washington's most controversial journalists and numerous Beltway Insiders, including the FBI Director, DEA Chief, and many Cabinet Secretaries, have denounced his writings. Of all those writing today on the events of our political leaders and the world around us, James Bovard is truly the most unbiased and least influenced by any one party. Bovard doesn't align with anybody's camp as he's happy to go after politicians of any party. One of his earlier books, Lost Rights, has become a classic of the anti-Big Government movement.

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Monday January 23, 2006


Dr. Edward Tick Ph.D: The New England Journal of Medicine reports that 16 percent (one in eight) of returning Iraq veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. Such vets typically can’t hold jobs. They are incapable of intimacy, creative work, and self-realization. Some can’t leave the house because they are afraid they will kill or be killed.

The key to healing, says psychotherapist Ed Tick, is in how we understand PTSD. In war’s overwhelming violence, the soul—the true self—flees and can become lost for life. He redefines PTSD as a true identity disorder, with radical implications for therapy. First, Tick establishes the traditional context of war in mythology and religion. Then he describes in depth PTSD in terms of identity issues. Finally, drawing on world spiritual traditions, he presents ways to nurture a positive identity based in compassion and forgiveness.

War and the Soul will change the way we think about war, for veterans and for all those who love and want to help them. It shows how to make the wounded soul whole again. When this work is achieved, PTSD vanishes and the veteran can truly return home.

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Monday January 16, 2006


Mike Green: Mike Green is a Christian conservative and veteran with 12 years of honorable service in the Navy and ten years of experience in journalism. He also spent three years hosting a popular weekend talk radio program in San Diego, California. In addition to receiving second place for his column, "Mike's Perspective" at the 2002 San Diego County Society for Professional Journalists, among Mike's notable achievements is the KGTV Channel 10 Leadership Award he received in San Diego for his work with at-risk youth.

Mike has worked with the national nonprofit organization "CURE" (Coalition on Urban Renewal and Education) as a Special Projects Director, and has numerous articles and political commentaries published around the country through the National Center for Public Policy & Research ... a conservative thinktank based in Washington D.C.

The WHOLE Truth About the U.S. War on Terror is definitely a different look at the history and the facts on how the current War on Terror started and developed into the Iraq war via 9/11 and Afghanistan! The author shares the view of many, who perceive the struggle to be mostly about oil. He asks questions most in the media would not ask, for fear of being labeled unpatriotic. Unlike many others, he did earn the right to voice his opinion. He comes from a military family where every male, including him, has put his life on the line for this country. He earned the right to hold our government accountable. He does that, and much more, by infusing the book with a passion rarely espoused by writers today. The passion of a true Christian, fighting for the highest ideal: the soul of his nation.

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Friday December 30, 2005


Guy Adams: Guy is a free lance writer and a law enforcement officer. He also writes for Alan Keyes organization, Renew America. His latest column is titled "Are Demorcrats Patriotic?"

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Thursday December 29, 2005



Helen Thomas: Commonly referred to as "The First Lady of the Press," former UPI White House Bureau Chief Helen Thomas is a trailblazer, breaking through barriers for women reporters while covering every President since John F. Kennedy. She now works for Hearst Newspapers as a syndicated columnist.

Born in Winchester, Kentucky, Helen Thomas was raised in Detroit, Michigan where she attended public schools and later graduated from Wayne State University. Upon leaving college,Helen served as a copy girl on the old, now defunct Washington Daily News. In 1943, Ms. Thomas joined United Press International and the Washington press corps. For 12 years, Helen wrote radio news for UPI, her work day beginning at 5:30am. Eventually she covered the news of the federal government, including the FBI and Capitol Hill.

In November, 1960, Helen Thomas began covering then-President-elect John F. Kennedy, following him to the White House in January, 1961 as a member of the UPI team. It was during this first White House assignment that Thomas began closing presidential press conferences with "Thank you, Mr. President." In September, 1971, Pat Nixon scooped Helen by announcing her engagement to Associated Press' retiring White House correspondent, Douglas B. Cornell at a White house party hosted by then-President Nixon in honor of Cornell. Thomas was the only woman print journalist traveling with then President Nixon to China during his breakthrough trip in January, 1972.

She has the distinction of having traveled around the world several times with Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton, during the course of which she covered every economic summit. The World Almanac has cited her as one of the 25 most influential women in america. Thomas has written three books, including her latest, "Thanks for the Memories Mr. President: Wit and Wisdom from the Front Row at the White House."

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Friday December 23, 2005



Gary Amirault: Gary is founder of Tentmaker Ministries and the tentmaker.org and the what-the-hell-is-hell.com internet sites. He is the author of “Who Do Men Say That I Am,” “Hope For All Generation And Nations” and well as scores of articles dealing with religion, particularly Christianity, the Bible, Church history and abuses and unscriptural practices found in the modern Church.

He is most well-known for his position that the Bible in the original languages does NOT teach a Hell of everlasting punishment – it teaches the universal salvation of all mankind through the finished work of the cross of Jesus Christ. He realizes many translations of the Bible contain the concept of Hell but only because they contain a few mistranslations, some unintentional, some intentional. With a little bit of help, he believes the average person can easily detect these errors if one honestly wants the truth.

He has discovered (and posted on his sites) the majority of the early Christian writers believed in apocatastasis, that is, the restoration of all things through Jesus Christ. Hell, according to Gary Amirault, was pagan mythology which the Roman Catholic Church assimilated and the Protestant church perpetuated. His writings appear on many internet sites. He has also appeared on television as an apologist against the teaching of Hell on Lee Strobel’s “Faith Under Fire” as well as many radio programs.

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Thursday December 22, 2005


Brigadier General Janis Karpinskis: In an ouspoken memoir that is sure to generate controversy, General Janis Karpinski tells the real story of the tragic and shameful events of 2004 from her first-hand experience.

Karpinski had a long, distinguished career in the military: she received a Bronze Star for her service in the Gulf War, and most recently, served as the Commander of the Military Police Brigade and was the first and only female General Officer commanding troops in a combat zone in Iraq. And although she had no training in handling criminal prisoners, she was selected to run Abu Ghraib.

In One Woman's Army, Karpinski takes us inside the prison walls and describes unflinchingly what it was like to interact with the Iraqi prisoners, the corruption within the armed forces and the accompanying private firms, and her meeting with Saddam Hussein, who refused to believe that a woman could be in charge. She talks about what life is really like for women in the armed forces and the tremendous obstacles she has faced. She forcefully argues that the bulk of the blame for the Abu Ghraib scandal goes to the very top of the chain of command -- to Lieutenant General Sanchez; Ambassador Bremer; Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld -- and tells why she has been made a scapegoat.

Hers is a story of military leaders run amok, and a moving portrait of a woman who spent her life defying the odds in pursuit of her dream.

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Friday December 16, 2005

Spc. Douglas Barber: Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran. Spc Barber was a former supporter of George W. Bush and his war on terror. Douglas believed Bush's invasion and occupation of Iraq was part of the War on Terror. He used to be a big fan of Sean Hasn't Any and Rush Limbotomy. Until he spent a year in Iraq. Douglas is back home now, and he's speaking out. And what he's saying, this country needs to hear. Especially considering that the media won't tell them Douglas is speaking the truth.

Douglas said "I used to be right in the middle of the road with politics. I went both ways on the issues and didn’t make a decision based on what party I was in. Since I came back home that has completely changed. I want to say I am a Democrat because I am so sick of the conservative lies and bull crap. I just want to bring my brothers and sisters home. If that makes me a liberal, so be it! If that makes me a democrat then I am happy about being a Democrat. I was a truck driver and listened to Sean Hannity before the war. I blindly followed what he said and believed in it. Not any more, no way. I am sick of everything the conservative ideology stands for. It is killing our brave men and women and there is no end in sight. "

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Friday December 9, 2005

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Joe Dante
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"Homecoming"


Joe Dante: A lifelong movie buff who turned his love into his career, Dante first displayed his encyclopedic knowledge of movies (especially horror/fantasy/sci-fi movies) in the 1960s publication "Castle of Frankenstein." When his boyhood friend Jon Davison got a job with producer Roger Corman in the 1970s, he sent for Dante and had him hired as New World Pictures' principal editor of preview trailers. (Along with the typical New World exploitation fodder, Dante also cut trailers for the likes of Fellini's Amarcord He also got to edit an occasional feature, including 1977's Grand Theft Auto which marked Ron Howard's directing debut.) When Davison bet Corman that he could produce a New World film in one week for $50,000, it was up to Dante and Allan Arkush to direct it. The result was Hollywood Boulevard (1976), which gave Dante his baptism of fire behind the camera.

In 1978 he directed his first feature, Piranha an effective, tongue-in-cheek, lowbudget thriller about killer fish written by John Sayles. He followed it with the more ambitious The Howling (1981), a vivid werewolf tale cowritten by Sayles. This brought him to the attention of Steven Spielberg, who hired both Dante and Jon Davison to work on one segment of Twilight Zone-The Movie (1983). Theirs was a bizarre story about a boy who holds his family prisoner in a cartoonlike house. Dante's career then took a giant leap as Spielberg hired him to direct his big-budget scare movie Gremlins (1984).

In "Homecoming", terror and scandal grip the nation when the media discovers that the living dead have swayed the Presidential election. This adaptation of Dale Bailey's award-winning short story "Death & Suffrage" blends zombie horror and contemporary political satire with chilling results.

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Wednesday December 7, 2005



Lydia Cornell: Lydia, a Best Actress nominee at Method Fest for the indie film “Miss Supreme Queen”, is also an accomplished political writer, novelist and comedienne. She recently guest-starred with Larry David on HBO’s “Curb your Enthusiasm”; wrote and produced her own film Venus Conspiracy, and had leads in the feature films “Nooner” Erik Attias’ PBS play, and “Dean and Nancy”, along with Steven Tyler and Jon Bon Jovi. She also hosted the 2004 World Travel Awards in Barbados with The Sopranos’ Michael Imperioli, Curb’s Cheryl Hines, and Law & Order’s Richard Belzer.

Winning the People's Choice Award, Lydia starred as "Sara Rush”, Ted Knight's daughter and Audrey Meadows’ granddaughter, in the hit 80’s show Too Close For Comfort — a top rated ABC series that has been in worldwide syndication for years. Just released on Rhino DVD, the show has attained cult status, with fans all over the world exchanging her trading cards. In addition to her new book of political essay, "HOW TO TALK TO ANN COULTER, IF YOU MUST", Lydia’s new book Falling Up, is based on her humiliating adventures in Hollywood and spiritual growth. It is being developed for the stage.

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Thursday December 1, 2005



Sheldon Drobny: Sheldon Drobny was the co-founder of Air America Radio. He is also the Chairman and Managing Director of Paradigm Group II, a venture capital firm specializing in socially responsible businesses. After years of listening to monologues from right wing radio ideologues, Sheldon Drobny had enough. He decided the public airwaves needed balance, and that the way to get that balance was by starting his own full time, liberal radio network--what would become Air America Radio.

In Road to Air America, Drobny tells the story of the obstacles he and his wife Anita faced as they tried to make their concept for a progressive radio network a reality. Their journey took them through a world of politics, money, and media as they were helped by some of America's most powerful political figures. Determined to get his liberal radio network on the air, Drobny sold his concept to a team of radio executives only to have it fall back in his lap, nearly undone, five months later.

Today, after a high profile and bumpy launch, Air America is growing and going strong, on the air in 31 markets nationwide. Road to Air America is a story of determination and creativity, and it gives a first hand account of what it takes to get a progressive voice heard in a time when the conservative right dominates the radio airwaves. Drobny, a Chicago-based venture capitalist, philanthropist, and political activist, also has plenty to say about the destructive self-interest of today's corporate-owned media, and how it inspired his concept for a more balanced public discourse.

Mr. Drobny received a Bachelor of Science Degree in accounting from Roosevelt University in Chicago and is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, an honorary fraternity recognizing acadamic achievement in colleges of business administration.

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Wednesday November 30, 2005


Catherine Crier: An Emmy, duPont-Columbia, and Gracie Allen Award-winning journalist and the youngest state judge to ever be elected in Texas, Catherine Crier joined Court TV's distinguished team of anchors in November 1999. She serves as Executive Editor, Legal News Specials, in addition to hosting Catherine Crier Live, a fast-paced, live daily series that premiered in February 2001 and addresses the legal perspective of the day's "front-page" story. Crier, a Texas-bred independent with a spirited passion for justice, released her first book, the New York Times Bestseller -- The Case Against Lawyers -- on October 8, 2002. In this eye-opening and plain-spoken treatise on the law, Crier shares her outrage at the state of the justice system and calls American citizens to demand reform.

Crier previously anchored Crier Today, which debuted on the network January 10, 2000. In addition, she has hosted Court TV's signature prime time series The System and numerous other specials such as Court TV Investigates: The Laci Peterson Murder, Serial Sniper: The Investigation, The Skakel Jury Speaks with Dominick Dunne and Catherine Crier, Osama bin Laden on Trial and Safe Passage: Voices from the Middle School, part of the network's public affairs initiative Choices and Consequences. Crier's work on The System documentary The Interrogation of Michael Crowe was recognized with a duPont-Columbia Award, and Crier has received two Gracie Allen awards (presented by the Foundation for American Women in Radio and Television) for Outstanding Program Host and for the Catherine Crier Live special, Grandmothers: Voices from Oklahoma City.

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Thursday November 17, 2005


John Crawford: John Crawford joined the Florida National Guard to pay for his college tuition, willingly exchanging one weekend a month and two weeks a year for a free education. But in fall 2002, one semester short of graduating and newly married -- in fact, on his honeymoon -- he was called to active duty and sent to the front lines in Iraq. "We crossed the berm the same day as the Army's Third Infantry Division, leading the invasion of Iraq. Crawford and his unit spent months upon months patrolling the streets of Baghdad, occupying a hostile city.

During the breaks between patrols, Crawford began writing nonfiction stories about what he and his fellow soldiers witnessed and experienced. "The world hears war stories told by reporters and retired generals who keep extensive notebooks and journals. They carry pens as they walk, whereas I carry a machine gun. War stories are told to those who have not experienced the worst in man. And to the listener's ears they can sound like glory and heroism. People mutter phrases like, 'I don't know how you did it.' And they look at you wondering how you have changed, wondering if you have forever lost the moral dilemma associated with taking another person's life."

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Monday October 31, 2005


William Martin: William Martin (Ph.D, Harvard, 1969), is the Harry and Hazel Chavanne Professor of Religion and Public Policy and Chair of the Department of Sociology at Rice. He is also a Senior Scholar at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice. His areas of specialization include religion, criminology, and issues related to drug use and drug policy. He has been a professor at Rice since 1968.

Focusing on the modern era, the author analyzes the significance of church and clergy in the tradition of social action, from the civil rights movement through the growth of the Christian Coalition. In a blend of fast-paced journalism and in-depth scholarship, the text incorporates numerous interviews with, and personal accounts by, key figures, weaving together many frayed threads of meaning in contemporary American political life. Scrupulously fair, pointing out what he sees as the media's biases and double standards, Martin details the events and personalities that have infused our politics with religious fervor.

From JFK's Catholicism to Billy Graham's flirtation and subsequent disillusionment with politicians; from Jimmy Carter's born-again candidacy to the rise of evangelical political action groups; from Ronald Reagan's courtship of the Moral Majority to the current configuration of the surprisingly diverse religious right, Martin deftly guides the grand tour, putting the fiery social issues of our times?abortion, homosexuality, public education, AIDS and gun control?in the context of the conservative Christian agenda. Martin concludes with a masterful essay on the subtle interpretation of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison regarding separation of church and state, affirming their non-ironic proposition that the health of America's religious communities derives from being apart from the corrupting power of politics.

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Monday October 17, 2005



Scott Ritter: His credibility underwritten by the fact that he spent seven years as a weapons inspector with Unscom, the UN Special Commission on Iraq, Scott is to be found widely quoted by bishops, politicians and the media. Ritter has spent the past two years loudly proclaiming that Iraq's stocks of biological and chemical weapons of mass destruction are negligible or non-existent, and that the country has no capacity to build new ones. As for an Iraq with nuclear weapons, this is a far distant prospect.

Scott Ritter is the straight-talking former marine officer who the CIA wants to silence. After the 1991 Gulf War, Ritter helped lead the UN weapons inspections of Iraq and found himself at the center of a dangerous game between the Iraqi and US regimes. As Ritter reveals in this explosive book, Washington was only interested in disarmament as a tool for its own agenda. Operating in a fog of espionage and counter-espionage, Ritter and his team were determined to find out the truth about Iraq’s WMD. The CIA were equally determined to stop them. The truth, as we now know, was that Iraq was playing a deadly game of double-bluff, and actually had no WMD. But to have revealed this would have derailed America’s drive for regime change.

Iraq Confidential charts the disillusionment of a staunch patriot who came to realize that his own government sought to undermine effective arms control in the Middle East. Ritter shows us a world of deceit and betrayal in which nothing is as it seems. A host of characters from Mossad, MI6 and the CIA pepper this powerful narrative, which contains revelations that will permanently affect the ongoing debates about Iraq.

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Friday September 30, 2005 

Dr. Ron Millione: Tonight is NO POLITICS NIGHT on Basham Radio. Ronnie is a Communications, Navigation, Identification and Reconnaissance Engineering Project Manager for BAE Sytstems. In conjunction with the world's leading UFO expert, Stanton Friedman, Ronnie claims to have developed a UFO Analyzer and Detector.

Ronnie is also the technical expert behind Ghost Hunters (www.scifi.com/ghosthunters) and designs and builds the "far out" equipment they use on their weekly television show on the Sci-Fi Channel. Ronnie is also involved in the area of Electronic Voice Phenomena (White Noise).

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Wednesday September 28, 2005 


Bryan Harris: "The Sanctity of Marriage Handbook" is an edgy, tongue-in-cheek look at the lives of some of the most vocal "defenders" of marriage, and how they have (not) lived up to the sacred standards of the institution they claim to protect. In November 2004, the right wing won elections across the country by spinning a vote for the right as a vote for family values. And yet these same politicians judge others by a standard that they themselves cannot uphold.

Composed of short profiles of some of the right wing's most vocal "defenders" of marriage, The Sanctity of Marriage Handbook takes a satirical look at these leaders to see how well they live up to the sacred ideal they profess to be defending against "defilers" of marriage, such as gay couples hoping to marry. Seldom has hypocrisy been so funny. Bryan Harris profiles some of our moral forerunners as they lead by example.

This book needs to be thrust into the hands of everyone who voted "red" because they thought it wasa vote for "family values," and it is required reading for those blue blue-staters who might want to feel a little sanctimonious themselves.

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Tuesday September 20, 2005 


Mark Crispin Miller: Read a newspaper or catch the news on television and you might get the impression that America's current leadership is "mainstream": perhaps a bit more conservative and in its foreign policy more belligerent than its predecessors, but still a federal authority that functions within America's political traditions.

But as Mark Crispin Miller argues here with great clarity and effect, we are in fact living in a state that would appall the Founding Fathers: a state that is neither democratic nor republican, and no more "conservative" than it is liberal. He exposes the Bush Republicans' contempt for democratic practice, their bullying religiosity, their reckless militarism, their apocalyptic views of the economy and the planet, and—above all—their emotional dependence on sheer hatefulness. Abraham Lincoln once observed that, if the United States should ever be subverted, "it will be conquered from within." And that is exactly what has happened.

Mark Crispin Miller is a professor of media studies at New York University and the author of The Bush Dyslexicon. He lives in New York City.

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Friday September 16, 2005 


Michael Ruppert: Mike is a former LAPD narcotics investigator, whistleblower and a 1973 Honors Graduate of UCLA in Political Science. After attempting to expose this he was forced out of LAPD in 1978 while earning the highest rating reports possible and having no pending disciplinary actions.

Michael Ruppert is the author of "Crossing The Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil". Published in September 2004 and having sold over 100,000 copies, it is the second-largest selling book about the attacks of 9/11 after the Keane Commission report. Rubicon is the only book to show that Vice President Richard Cheney, the US government and Wall Street had a well-developed awareness of Peak Oil before the 9/11 attacks and that US policy since then has been consistent with Peak Oil imperatives.

Mike is also the publisher/editor of "From The Wilderness", a newsletter read in more than 50 countries around the world. Its subscribers include 45 members of the US congress, professors at more than 40 universities around the world, and major business and economic leaders. Since 9/11 Mike has been in demand as a university lecturer and has spoken on Peak Oil and 9/11 in ten countries.

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Tuesday September 13, 2005 


Chris Mooney: Chris is Washington correspondent for Seed magazine and a senior correspondent for the American Prospect. He focuses on issues at the intersection of science and politics; recent articles include a Columbia Journalism Review feature story about the problem with "balance" in science coverage and a Boston Globe commentary on the political plight faced by scientists over the next four years. Chris's first book is titled The Republican War on Science.

Chris has contributed to a variety of other publications in recent years, including Wired, Slate, Salon, Mother Jones, Legal Affairs, Reason, The American Scholar, The Washington Monthly, The Utne Reader, Columbia Journalism Review, The Washington Post, The Washington City Paper, and The Boston Globe. He also speaks regularly at academic meetings, to college classes, and on university campuses—recent stops include Harvard University, Franklin & Marshall College, and Rutgers University. In addition, Chris writes a column for The American Prospect Online, and each month he writes for the website of Skeptical Inquirer magazine, where he serves as a contributing editor.

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Wednesday September 7, 2005 

Dr. Carol Wolman: Carol S. Wolman, MD is a psychiatrist in Northern California. A lifelong peace activist, she has written extensively on the psychology of our times. She is actively working to impeach Bush and Cheney, and invites you to print out a petition to Rep. John Conyers, asking him to proceed with formal impeachment proceedings at http://deependnews.com/memorandum.htm She also suggests you join or form a local group at http://impeachbush.meetup.com/


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Friday September 2, 2005 

Anna Prouse: Anna Prouse is a journalist and correspondent for various Italian media, writing articles, as well as three books, on current events in the former East Germany, Iran, and Morocco.

Trained as an emergency medical responder, Anna Prouse arrived in Baghdad in June 2003 to work at the Italian Red Cross Hospital, where she found the Iraqis she worked with to be full of aspirations for the future despite danger and provision shortages. She was subsequently hired to work in public affairs for the Coalition Provisional Authority inside the Green Zone (or the International Zone), where occupation authorities live and work. There in the foreign community, as elsewhere in Baghdad, she discovered a spirit of energy, dedication, and comradeship in the mission of rebuilding a devastated country.

Despite the danger and devastation, she ended up staying for fourteen months and through two birthdays. What she saw and heard during her time there has produced a story unlike any other to emerge from Iraq since the war began.Undaunted by the continuing war and the all-too-frequent bombings, Prouse is currently gearing up to return to Iraq to once again work with the Ministry of Health.

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Friday August 19, 2005 



Bob Fitrakis: Bob Fitrakis is a Professor of Political Science in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department at Columbus State Community College, as well as the Editor of The Free Press (freepress.org). He has a Ph.D in Political Science from Wright State University and a J.D. from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

He is the author of eight books and is an investigative reporter, through which he has won ten major investigative journalism awards including "Best Coverage of Politics in Ohio" from the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists. He served as an international election observer in the 1994 presidential elections in El Salvador and was the co-author and editor of the report to the United Nations.

Dr. Fitrakis rose to national prominance during the U.S. presidential election, 2004 and related 2004 U.S. election voting controversies by calling the first public hearings on election irregularities in Ohio and by filing a challenge in the Ohio Supreme Court to Ohio's presidential election results in the cases Moss v. Bush and Moss v. Moyer with three other attorneys.

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Friday August 12, 2005 

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Samuel Avery: Samuel is a historian and holds degrees in both history (University of Kentucky) and religion (Oberlin College). In response to the 18th century treatise on national unity, The Federalist Papers, Avery has written a book, The Globalist Papers, expounding his case for global unity. This book is not limited to political history. It explores the spiritual and psychological dimensions of the transition away from nationality. Why is it more important now to be national than human, and how will it be possible for the transition to take place?

The nation-state remains the political paradigm of the current era even as nuclear weaponry, global communications, climate change, and the global economy make it obsolete. The Globalist Papers shows the need now for unity among nations of the world much the same way The Federalist Papers showed the need in the 1700's for unity among the states of America.

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Wednesday August 10, 2005 


Robert Thomas Raming: Author Robert Thomas Raming says the two-party system in America is dysfunctional. It has degenerated into a group of career politicians who have become corrupted by and addicted to the power of their office. The U.S. government, once a beacon of light for liberty and justice, has embarked on a course of war and inflation that threatens to destroy the American dream forever.

A small and secret group of power brokers is intent on destroying the Constitutional liberties that Americans cherish. These power brokers hide among Americans in plain sight, using deception and propaganda techniques first employed by Lenin and Trotsky. These global elite will stop at nothing to increase their power. This book is dedicated to stopping this dark force from destroying America.

Robert Thomas Raming grew up in southern California and attended UCLA, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in European history. After 20 years in the business community, he returned to school and received a Master’s Degree in psychology from Saint Mary's University in Minneapolis. He practiced as a psychotherapist before returning to southern California, where he currently resides.

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Monday August 8, 2005 


Neriah Lothamer : Dancing in the Shadow of Tyranny is a moving social testament for our times. The author, Neriah Lothamer, has been involved in many forms of activism, from the Kent State student protests to the Vietnam war, to the most recent marches opposing the Iraq war. He has videotaped and documented the outrage felt by many activists. What makes this book unique is that Lothamer does not simply turn the searchlight on corporate corruption and government folly. He turns an equally probing eye on himself.

He asks, where do the roots of such social behavior lie, and he is shocked to find echoes of it resounding in his own behavior, toward his children, his wife, his business partners. He realizes that externalizing such behavior in order to confront it in “the other” may be little more than a distraction from the work right at hand: confronting the inner bully and tyrant. Written in deeply moving and lyrical prose—sometimes searing, sometimes singing—Lothamer’s moving story of heartbreak and radical inner reconstruction is full of insights and compelling contemporary wisdom.

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Friday August 5, 2005 





Joyce Riley : R.N., BSN, Spokesperson for the American Gulf War Veterans Association. Ms. Riley served as a Captain in the United States Air Force and flew on C-130 missions in support of Operation Desert Storm. She now serves as spokesperson for the American Gulf War Veterans Association who's purpose is to provide education and information for the Gulf War veterans and their families and to seek treatment for the illnesses that thousands of Gulf War veterans now suffer from. Ms. Riley and her husband, Dave "Riddell" vonKleist, who is a former radio announcer/talk show host and musician, reside in Versailles, Mo.

What causes Gulf War Illness? (a.k.a. Gulf War Syndrome; Persian Gulf Illness) Some believe these illnesses are caused by exposure to depleted uranium munitions used on the battlefield. Others believe chemical and biological exposures are the prime suspect. While yet an even larger group argue that experimental vaccines given to our troops, without their knowledge or consent, may have lead to the demise of many of these soldiers. Is it a combination of overlapping exposures? * Depleted Uranium Exposure * Chemical & Biological Exposure * Experimental Vaccinations

A growing number of scientists and respected experts in their fields have been coming forward to share their research and first-hand knowledge of official betrayal. As ailing Gulf War Heroes from all 27 coalition countries slowly die of “unknown causes,” they wait for answers from their respective governments… but no satisfying or even credible answers have come forth from the military establishment. Records that span over a decade point to negligence and even culpability on the part of the U.S. Department of Defense and their “disposable army” mentality. The VA has determined that 250,000 troops are now permanently disabled, 15,000 troops are dead and over 425,000 are ill and slowly dying from what the Department of Defense still calls a “mystery disease.” How many more will have to die before action is taken?

This extremely powerful 89 minute film presents comprehensive and compelling documentation from United States Government archives of a massive cover-up lasting over two generations F.O.I.A. & BEYOND: Additional bonus CD-Rom contains thousands of pages of supporting documentation, which can be viewed from most any computer via an internet browser (Internet Explorer Recommended) Hear the testimony of experts and of United States military veterans who demand answers to questions that the Department of Defense will not address

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Thursday August 4, 2005 



G. Vaughn Smith : The title of Vaughn's book is "FAILURE", but the story of this book is about SUCCESS!!! This is the story of the journey of an average 51 year old man without a job, from a life of struggle, anger, poverty, sickness, and attempted suicide to a life of peace, fulfillment, health, and wealth beyond his wildest dreams (and he still doesn’t have a job).

What happens when a person who has lost everything turns to the church but finds that the church doesn’t have a clue and doesn’t really seem to care? There are only two choices – turn away from God or pursue an individual investigation to find out whether God really exists. The result - The most important document in 500 years since the 95 theses of Martin Luther. This book could have prevented the Columbine massacre and 9-11, but will the church be willing to listen?

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Wednesday August 3, 2005 



Joe Wilson: Joseph Wilson, a political centrist, was a career United States diplomat from 1976 to 1998. During Democratic and Republican administrations he served in various diplomatic posts throughout Africa and eventually as ambassador to Gabon. He was the acting ambassador to Baghdad when Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990. In February 2002, he investigated reports of Iraq’s attempt to buy uranium from Niger.

In October 2003, Wilson received the Ron Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling from the Fertel Foundation and the Nation Institute. He lives in Washington, D.C. Book Description In 1991, President George H. W. Bush called Ambassador Joseph Wilson a "True American Hero."

In 2003, senior officials in President George W. Bush’s White House tried to intimidate critics and punish Wilson for what he knew—and finally made public—about the administration’s lies before the invasion of Iraq. The disclosure of the undercover identity of Wilson’s wife, CIA operative Valerie Plame, was an unprecedented and potentially criminal act.

THE POLITICS OF TRUTH tells the revealing story of this courageous American diplomat and his pivotal career in foreign policy, from telling Saddam Hussein to leave Kuwait to confronting the White House leaks that have breached national security.

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Friday July 29, 2005

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Michael Shoob : Michael Paradies Shoob was co-director and producer (with Joseph Mealey) of BUSH’S BRAIN. Michael previously wrote, directed and produced the Indy feature - DRIVEN. The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival where Screen International Magazine called him “one of the new directors to watch in North America”.

Just when you thought it's all been said about Mr. Bush, along comes Bush’s Brain, a strikingly honest and deeply informative documentary which chronicles the history of the most powerful political figure America had never heard of… until now. Currently, he is the center of the CIA leak scandal. Now everyone can’t stop talking about Karl Rove. Bush’s Brain serves as a guided tour through the one of the most dramatic political partnerships in American history -- between George W. Bush and his Senior Advisor.

Bush’s Brain explores the remarkable political journey of this ultimate insider and the extraordinary role he has played in Bush’s rise to the top. Is he the puppeteer pulling the presidential strings? From his masterful political skills, to the secret machinations he carefully orchestrates, to his dramatic influence on foreign policy, his filthy fingerprints are found throughout the political process. This is a man whose defining characteristic is dirty, scorched-earth partisanship at any cost. Bush’s Brain tells how a nerdy political consultant with an acid tongue, a zealot’s conviction and a long memory for enemies and slights who played dirty ever since his years in the College Republicans during the 1970s is running (ruining) our country. Rove’s masterful manipulation not only succeeded in winning Bush a second term, but helped secure Bush the honor of Time magazine’s 2004 “Person of the Year.” Feared and admired by Republicans and Democrats alike, Rove has raised a new and disturbing question for America: Who really runs the country?

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Thursday July 28 , 2005


John David Rose: John David Rose’s weekly column Think About It has been the best read, most provocative and controversial feature of the Carolina Morning News’ op-ed pages since he began submitting them in 1995. Over 50+ years experience in business, he has worked in politics, the media, directed marketing, advertising and public relations for companies large and small, and founded, operated and sold his own business. Born and raised in Idaho Falls, Idaho, he now lives in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina with his musician wife Penny.

Why do CEOs take home hundreds of millions and stockholders get peanuts? When did “business ethics” become an oxymoron? It didn’t used to be this way. Our founders kept tight control over corporations. Then one highly dubious court decision, followed by another outright fraud gave corporations the same legal standing as human citizens.

Free enterprise, capitalism and democracy are in a fight for survival against mega-corporations with treasuries richer than many countries. Read this to prepare for the battle that’s sure to come. A refreshing, clear-eyed assessment of our highly flawed corporate culture, how it got that way and what we can do about it. A “must read” for any investor, student of business, corporate and political leader.

What follows is the author’s attempt to remove the blinders of corporate mythology that keep us enslaved to these creatures of our own making. To enlist the help of entrepreneurs, investors and students of business in rescuing capitalism from those who are abusing it. To loose the powerful engine of free enterprise from the grasp of corporate monsters now holding it captive.

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Wednesday July 27 , 2005






Max Baer Jr: Born the son of Max Baer, Sr., one time world heavyweight boxing champion of the world in 1934-1935, Max Jr. graduated from the University of Santa Clara with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Commerce. Shortly thereafter, he was signed by Warner Brothers as a Contract Actor. From 1962 until 1971 he starred in the hit television series, The Beverly Hillbillies - the most watched television series of all time.

The Beverly Hillbillies first aired in September 1962. In just four weeks it was the #1 show in the country, marking the fastest rise ever to the number one rating. Since its debut, the series has been syndicated in 61 countries. Australia and the United Kingdom have been syndicating it for 28 straight years. At the time The Beverly Hillbillies was number one, their share of audience was 50 million per show. When it left prime time, more than 25 million were still watching every week. As further confirmation of the show's recognizability and popularity, the special one-hour retrospective titled The Legend Of The Beverly Hillbillies, which aired on May 24, 1993, was the fourth highest rated prime-time show in the weekly Neilson ratings. In addition, 20th Century Fox produced a $40-million feature film, The Beverly Hillbillies, which was released in 1993.

Following his role as Jethro Bodine in The Beverly Hillbillies, Baer wrote and produced the motion picture Macon County Line, which continues to hold the record for the largest grossing movie per dollar invested of all time. Made for $110,000 cash, it grossed almost $25 million at the box office. Now Max Baer plans to revolutionize the casino industry through his unique appreciation of brand appeal. "That's simple", says Baer. "Take the worldwide recognition of The Beverly Hillbillies and combine a shopping, gaming and entertainment complex with a great location and you can't lose."

There has been contention surrounding the recently released film Cinderella Man as to whether the on-screen depiction of Max Baer Sr. is accurate. Baer's demeanor, both within and outside the ring, was reportedly much less brutal than was portrayed. According to film critic Roger Ebert, Baer's relatives and boxing historians have criticized the film's depiction of him, arguing that he killed only one man in the ring, Frankie Campbell, not two, as the film asserts. Others have stated that Baer was kind, charismatic, loved and respected, pointing out the emotional pain that Baer endured the rest of his life following Campbell's death, and the fact that he gave purses from his bouts to Campbell's family. Directed by Ron Howard, and starring Russell Crowe as Braddock and Renée Zellweger as his wife Mae, Cinderella Man was released June 3, 2005.

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Tuesday July 26 , 2005

Larry Johnson : Larry C. Johnson is CEO and co-founder of BERG Associates, LLC, an international business-consulting firm that helps multinational corporations and financial institutions identify strategic opportunities, manage risks, and counter threats posed by terrorism and money laundering. Mr. Johnson, who worked previously with the Central Intelligence Agency and U.S. State Department’s Office of Counter Terrorism, is a recognized expert in the fields of terrorism, aviation security, crisis and risk management. Mr. Johnson has analyzed terrorist incidents for a variety of media including the Jim Lehrer News Hour, National Public Radio, ABC's Nightline, NBC's Today Show, the New York Times, CNN and the BBC. He was even employed as a Fox News Contributor during 2002.

Mr. Johnson has authored several articles for publications, including Security Management Magazine, the New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times. He has lectured on terrorism and aviation security around the world, including the Center for Research and Strategic Studies at the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, France. He represented the U.S. Government at the July 1996 OSCE Terrorism Conference in Vienna, Austria. Larry testified at an unofficial hearing Friday July 22 held by House and Senate Democrats on the leak of covert CIA agent Valerie Plame's identity.

Johnson, who described himself as a former Bush supporter, spoke after Bush gave his weekly radio address. "This is wrong and this is shameful,"' Johnson said "Instead of a president concerned first and foremost with protecting this country and the intelligence officers who serve it, we are confronted with a president who is willing to sit by while political operatives savage the reputations of good Americans like Valerie and Joe Wilson."'

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Thursday July 21, 2005

Mark Karlin: Mark is the editor and publisher of one of the most popular web sites on the internet, BuzzFlash.com.

We discuss the news events of the day, in particular, the latest heinous Bush administration crime, namely "LeakGate," involving the outing of covert CIA operative, Valerie Plame/Wilson.

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Wednesday June 29 , 2005


Ed Klein: As editor-in-chief of The New York Times Magazine for eleven years, 1977 to 1988, Mr. Klein led this flagship publication of the Sunday Times to new heights of public interest and editorial excellence. During his editorship, The New York Times Magazine won the first Pulitzer Prize in its history.

In 1989, Mr. Klein became a Contributing Editor of Vanity Fair. Among his many well-received articles are stories on Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and on Aristotle Onassis's granddaughter, Athina Onassis Roussel. In addition, Klein has written a number of cover stories for Parade, the Sunday magazine with a readership of 83 million, on such important figures as Jesse Jackson, Barbara Bush, and former President Ronald Reagan. For the past several years, he has written a weekly column for Parade called "Walter Scott's Personality Parade".

Klein's latest controversial book is titled... "The Truth About Hillary: What She Knew, When She Knew it, and How Far She'll Go to Become President.."

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Tuesday June 28, 2005



Scott Ritter: His credibility underwritten by the fact that he spent seven years as a weapons inspector with Unscom, the UN Special Commission on Iraq, Scott is to be found widely quoted by bishops, politicians and the media. Ritter has spent the past two years loudly proclaiming that Iraq's stocks of biological and chemical weapons of mass destruction are negligible or non-existent, and that the country has no capacity to build new ones. As for an Iraq with nuclear weapons, this is a far distant prospect.

Scott's new book is titled Frontier Justice: Weapons of Mass Destruction and the Bushwhacking of America. It's no surprise that a book by Ritter, the outspoken former U.N. weapons inspector, would be controversial. Ritter first made headlines in 1998, when he resigned as a weapons inspector because of the inefficacy of the inspections, the failure of which he now blames on all parties involved-Iraq, the U.S. and the U.N. But the bulk of this book is devoted to the events of the past year, most notably his criticism of the U.S. war in Iraq. Before the war broke out in March, Ritter-widely considered to be a hawk for publicly blasting Richard Butler, the leader of the U.N. weapons inspections team-became an antiwar activist, even appearing before the Iraqi Parliament to appeal for peace.

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Wednesday June 22, 2005


Cindy Sheehan:  Cindy Sheehan is the mother of a slain American soldier in the Iraq War. She has been traveling around the country speaking out against the war. Upon learning of her son's death, her grief was almost unbearable, but then she said, “I knew I had to do something to try to stop this illegal and immoral war to prevent more soldiers from dying. People are dying every day, soldiers - but also innocent Iraqis that our government doesn’t even count.”

Her speaking out has not endeared her to her community, she said. “I am a pariah in my own town. My best friend won’t even talk to me anymore,” she said. Everyone had compassion for her when her son died, but they don’t seem to like the idea of her protesting the war. She said she has also been vilified in the press, accused of taking advantage of her family’s tragedy.

Sheehan co-founded an organization Gold Star Families for Peace, which is made up of parents, siblingsand other family members of soldiers who have died in the Iraq War. Gold Star Mothers was an organization that began during the Second World War for mothers of slain soldiers. It has been a tradition for mothers to put gold stars in their windows if their son (or now daughter) had been killed in war, but the activist connotation is more a recent evolution.

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Tuesday May 24, 2005



Dave von Kleist : From Dave vonKleist, co-host of The Power Hour radio program & writer/producer of the album Will Someone Listen, and William Lewis, producer & director of American Freedom News, TruNews and Police State comes a full length documentary presented in a modern, stylish TV newsmagazine format.

"In Plane Site" uses news footage from all of the major news sources in an in-depth analysis which shows that what was originally reported on the morning of September 11, 2001 is not what has become the official story of that day. Eyewitness accounts and live video feeds told the real story of 911 and they are presented now for the first time as evidence of the largest cover-up in modern day history. With the pounding force of a sledgehammer you will find yourself horrified and astonished at the shear scope of the largest transgressions ever carried out against the people of the United States and indeed... of the entire world.

The events of September 11, 2001 are undeniably and inarguably the most significant acts of terrorism and aggression ever perpetrated against this country. It is indisputable that the three destructive occurrences at the World Trade Center's north tower, south tower and the Pentagon, were well-planned, orchestrated and coordinated events and are inescapably tied to one another.

It is safe to say that the guilty parties would do anything to remain cloaked in secrecy and will create "rabbit trails" to divert attention away from significant information as they attempt to cover-up and obfuscate any data that would lead to their discovery. Additionally, those guilty would of course make every attempt to discredit or otherwise destroy the credibility of anyone who might raise revealing questions. To expose one of these entities involved in this deception would be a most significant and vital clue that could reveal the perpetrators of these events.

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Wednesday May 11, 2005



Tom Laughlin : In an industry that pigeonholes people, the legendary and notoriously reclusive Tom Laughlin is a true exception. He has a lifetime of achievements under his belt. For the devoted fans, the Billy Jack's films are epiphanies, all wrapped in a democratic cloth coat of comedy, drama and romance, and a deeply felt morality. Over half of the people surveyed said the impact of Billy Jack was so intense it changed their lives forever.

Tom will discuss his new Billy Jack film, certain to be the most powerful, controversial and healing Billy Jack film yet. True to the Billy Jack tradition of defending the disenfranchised, rejected, and "little guy" against being repressed, exploited and abused by those in power, the new Billy Jack film, "Billy Jack's Crusade for a World Changing Morality", takes on the most powerful oppressor of them all - the intolerant, even totalitarian mentality and attitude that now controls so many areas of American life. The film, though a full-length feature film, not a documentary, will be made in a new genre never seen before, combining powerful dramatic narrative with reality film, documentary footage, and computer graphics in a truly exciting way.

The film explores 6 major themes, and the extremely controversial, even inflammatory political theme is the least controversial of all. The film includes 4 highly emotional exciting love stories that focus on the human dimension, and like the original Billy Jack, it is an uplifting "ten handkerchief" tearjerker. The political theme centers around Jean and Billy Jack creating a new political tool as they ask themselves the question, "Why do only government institutions hold open hearings of issues vital to the public's safety and well being? Why don't ordinary people, especially citizens involved, or victims of an issue, hold their own open public televised hearing?"

The response, a la Frank Capra, is overwhelming. The response to the first hearing presenting a very realistic exit strategy to end our involvement in Iraq - "Give Back the Oil - Bring Home the Troops" - showing how to bring real peace and stability to Iraq and bring our troops home immediately, fills the streets in America and all over the world with tens of millions of people demanding it be enacted immediately. When Bush refuses, the people hold another open televised hearing to explore impeaching Bush and Cheney, as the only way to end the war and get rid of the three extremely dangerous neo-fascist groups that control the White House and the government.

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Tuesday April 5, 2005 




Esther Kaplan: Esther Kaplan is a radio and print journalist and a community activist. She is a contributing editor at POZ, the national AIDS magazine; was acting senior editor at The Nation; and writes for The Nation, The Village Voice, and other publications. For ten years, she has been co-host of Beyond the Pale, a weekly radio program covering Jewish culture and politics on WBAI/New York, and she is the producer of The Communique, a public affairs program on WNYE/New York.

Ms. Magazine calls her book, With God on Their Side: How Christian Fundamentalists Trampled Science, Policy and Democracy in George W. Bush's White House "a frightening and necessary read." This well-written, fast-paced and engaging book offers the view that George W. Bush’s cozy relations with evangelical Christian activists represents a grave threat to the future of America. Kaplan, a journalist and former editor at The Nation, rehearses how Bush’s evangelical Christian faith has dictated his decisions on international issues, such as his determination to invade Iraq, and domestic ones, including his anti-abortion stance, promotion of abstinence, silence on the AIDS epidemic and conservative court appointments.

Kaplan discusses the "holy war" mentality that she feels is prevalent in the Bush administration, whether in Attorney General John Ashcroft’s stark approach to the war on terror or Karl Rove’s machinations in promoting judicial appointees who would be accepted by both corporate and religious conservatives. Kaplan writes vividly of the people involved and offers memorable human-interest stories, such as a day in the life of two Tennessee abstinence activists.

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Thursday April 7, 2005 


Brad Friedman: Brad Friedman is a freelance writer, investigative blogger, and progressive activist based in Los Angeles. His investigative reporting has been picked up by the Washington Post and many other mainstream media outlets. Running on full speed, his BRAD BLOG (www.BradBlog.com) has become one of the top ten progressive blogs on the Internet. It is read by thousands of dedicated readers, activists, and members of the media, progressive politicians and terrified Republicans each and every day.

In early December his original reporting rocked the vote from Tallahassee to Capitol Hill when he broke the story of Florida computer programmer Clint Curtis' allegations that U.S. House Rep. Tom Feeney (R-FL) sought to conspire to create a "vote-rigging software prototype" back in October of 2000 in South Florida. He has been covering those explosive charges -- which have led to many mainstream media reports and currently active investigations -- in detail ever since. That series and his close work with members of Congress on the matter also lead to the sworn testimony by Mr. Curtis at the U.S. House Judiciary Committee Democratic Hearings recently held in Columbus, OH.

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Click Here to visit Brad's new web site, VelvetRevolution.us.

Monday February 21, 2005 




Jennifer O'Neiil: Jennifer O'Neill became a household name with her starring role in "Rio Lobo" with John Wayne followed by the classic film, "Summer of '42." Adding to worldwide notoriety was her work as spokesperson for Cover Girl Cosmetics for an unprecedented thirty years. Whether you're pro-life or pro-choice, you probably agree on one thing: abortion hurts women, both mentally and physically. Unfortunately, both sides are guilty of ignoring the individual in favor of the higher moral ground. No more. This book is designed to help people heal from their abortions on an individual level, and to finally be able to put guilt, shame, fear, doubt and other negative feelings behind them forever.

Jennifer O'Neill's approach to healing is Christ-centered, showing post-abortive women that God still loves them, and that they should therefore love themselves. She should know--she felt guilt and shame over her own abortion for years. And she is not alone in that pain. This book:

  • presents the symptoms of post-abortion syndrome (experienced by 80 percent of post-abortive women)
  • incorporates a step-by-step, faith-based process for healing that incorporates Scripture
  • provides true stories of women and men who have struggled with the affects of abortion
  • includes resources for help and support.

Not just for the woman herself, this book is the perfect comfort and guide for people with friends, daughters or loved ones struggling with the after-effects of abortion, whether recent or long in the past. Key Features Focuses on personal stories of healing from more than 25 women, including Jennifer O'Neill herself. Takes women through a series of eeling--guilt, shame, honesty and grieving--that ultimately lead to personal and divine forgiveness. The central tenet is that God always loves you, no matter what happens, a message many post-abortive women don't get from their church communities, but which they desperately need.

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Friday March 18, 2005 


Brad Friedman: Brad Friedman is a freelance writer, investigative blogger, and progressive activist based in Los Angeles. His investigative reporting has been picked up by the Washington Post and many other mainstream media outlets. Running on full speed, his BRAD BLOG (www.BradBlog.com) has become one of the top ten progressive blogs on the Internet. It is read by thousands of dedicated readers, activists, and members of the media, progressive politicians and terrified Republicans each and every day.

In early December his original reporting rocked the vote from Tallahassee to Capitol Hill when he broke the story of Florida computer programmer Clint Curtis' allegations that U.S. House Rep. Tom Feeney (R-FL) sought to conspire to create a "vote-rigging software prototype" back in October of 2000 in South Florida. He has been covering those explosive charges -- which have led to many mainstream media reports and currently active investigations -- in detail ever since. That series and his close work with members of Congress on the matter also lead to the sworn testimony by Mr. Curtis at the U.S. House Judiciary Committee Democratic Hearings recently held in Columbus, OH.

Click Here to purchase a tape or CD of today's interview with Brad.
Click Here to visit Brad's web log site, BradBlog.com.
Click Here to visit Brad's new web site, VelvetRevolution.us.

Wednesday February 2, 2005 


Cindy Sheehan:  Cindy Sheehan is the mother of a slain American soldier in the Iraq War. She has been traveling around the country speaking out against the war. Upon learning of her son's death, her grief was almost unbearable, but then she said, “I knew I had to do something to try to stop this illegal and immoral war to prevent more soldiers from dying. People are dying every day, soldiers - but also innocent Iraqis that our government doesn’t even count.”

Her speaking out has not endeared her to her community, she said. “I am a pariah in my own town. My best friend won’t even talk to me anymore,” she said. Everyone had compassion for her when her son died, but they don’t seem to like the idea of her protesting the war. She said she has also been vilified in the press, accused of taking advantage of her family’s tragedy.

Sheehan co-founded an organization Gold Star Families for Peace, which is made up of parents, siblingsand other family members of soldiers who have died in the Iraq War. Gold Star Mothers was an organization that began during the Second World War for mothers of slain soldiers. It has been a tradition for mothers to put gold stars in their windows if their son (or now daughter) had been killed in war, but the activist connotation is more a recent evolution.

Click Here to purchase a tape or CD of today's interview with Cindy.
Click Here to visit Cindy's web site, Gold Star Families for Peace.

Friday January 28, 2005 

Mara Rudman: - Mara is the Senior Vice President for Strategic Planning at the Center for American Progress. She also serves as Counselor to The Cohen Group, an international strategic consulting firm, where she formerly was Vice President and General Counsel.

From 1997-2001, Mara served as Deputy Assistant to the President (that would be the last legitimately elected President - Bill Clinton) for National Security Affairs and Chief of Staff for the National Security Council. In that position, Mara advised the President and the National Security Adviser, and coordinated and directed activities within the National Security Council and among the Departments of State, Defense, Treasury, Energy, and Justice.

Previously, Mara served as chief counsel to the International Relations Committee, supervising procedural and political aspects of committee operations, and managed legislation related to war powers issues, the Middle East peace process, the Persian Gulf, Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe, export controls, sanctions and sanctions reform, foreign assistance, and reorganization of foreign affairs agencies. Today, we will discuss the upcoming election in Iraq with Mara.

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Wednesday January 26, 2005 


Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky:  January 24, 2005 - Chicago, IL. - U.S U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) today released the following statement on U.S. soldiers deployed in Iraq:

“The time has come for the United States to withdraw our troops from the battlefield of a war that should never have been waged. There was no real justification for sending our brave young men a women to fight in Iraq, and there is even less reason to keep them there now to die in ever increasing numbers.

“Under false pretenses, the Bush Administration took our nation to war against a country that did not pose imminent threat to our security. In Iraq today, over 1,300 U.S. soldiers and an estimated 100,000 civilians are dead. This war is costing an average of $1.6 billion taxpayer dollars every week, while the mission remains vague, the troops overstretched and under-armored, friendly Iraqis chafe at our presence and unfriendly Iraqis bomb our convoys and enclaves. Neither democracy in Iraq nor security at home has been achieved. Instead, Iraq has become, in a gruesome self-fulfilling prophecy, the ground zero for terrorism that it was not when President Bush chose to invade." (Click Here for full statement)

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Monday January 17, 2005 





John Perkins: John Perkins has lived four lives: as an economic hit man (EHM); as the CEO of a successful alternative energy company, who was rewarded for not disclosing his EHM past; as an expert on indigenous cultures and shamanism, a teacher and writer who used this expertise to promote ecology and sustainability while continuing to honor his vow of silence about his life as an EHM; and as a writer who, in telling the real-life story about his extraordinary dealings as an EHM, has exposed the world of international intrigue and corruption that is turning the American republic into a global empire despised by increasing numbers of people around the planet.

As an EHM, John’s job was to convince Third World countries to accept enormous loans for infrastructure development—loans that were much larger than needed—and to guarantee that the development projects were contracted to U.S. corporations like Halliburton and Bechtel. Once these countries were saddled with huge debts, the U.S. government and the international aid agencies allied with it were able to control these economies and to ensure that oil and other resources were channeled to serve the interests of building a global empire.

In his EHM capacity, John traveled all over the world—to Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East—and was either a direct participant in or witness to some of the most dramatic events in modern history, including the Saudi Arabian Money-laundering Affair, the fall of the shah of Iran, the death of Panama’s President Omar Torrijos, the subsequent invasion of Panama, and events leading up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Then came September 11, 2001. The terrible events of that day convinced John to drop the veil of secrecy around his life as an EHM, to ignore the threats and bribes, and to write Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. He believed he had a responsibility to share his insider knowledge about the role the U.S. government, multinational “aid” organizations, and corporations have played in bringing the world to a place where such an event could occur. He wanted to expose the fact that EHM are more ubiquitous today than ever before. He felt he owed this to his country, to his daughter, to all the people around the world who suffer because of the work he and his peers have done, and to himself. In this book, he describes the dangerous path his country is taking as it moves away from the original ideals of the American republic and into a quest for global empire.


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Friday January 7, 2005 


Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones:

Washington, D.C. Thursday January 6, 2005 – Today, , Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, along with Senator Barbara Boxer (CA), entered a formal objection to the certification of the State of Ohio's Electoral Votes. Her prepared floor statement, in part, was as follows: "I, Stephanie Tubbs Jones, a representative from Ohio, and Ms. Boxer, a Senator from California, object to the counting of the electoral votes of the State of Ohio on the ground that they were not, under all of the known circumstances, regularly given.

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2004 Guests

Friday December 24, 2004 

Doug and Debbie's Special Christmas Presentation
Our rendition of the Christmas Story accompanied by a variety
of absolutely wonderful Christmas music. Enjoy.
And Merry Christmas!

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Debbie as a little girl. (Who am I kidding? She's still a little girl!)

Wednesday December 22, 2004 

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Robert Parry: Robert Parry is more than a chronicler of events in "Secrecy & Privilege"; he is a player as well, and in one of the most significant dramas of the post-World War Two era. It was Parry who uncovered significant evidence pertaining to the October Surprise incident. His efforts ultimately reached the nation's viewers with a heralded Public Broadcasting System documentary produced by his organization, Consortium News, which has emerged as one of the Internet's leading sources of information not generally available from mainstream media sources.

Parry covers the emergence of the Bush dynasty from a different perspective than those previously traversed. Parry stresses the necessity of George H. W. Bush, the first of two Bushes to sit in the White House, in clearing away potential mine fields of disaster to his son and the Republican Party in general. Parry reveals how Bush the Elder's concerted efforts resulted in the dodging of a political bullet in the form of the October Surprise allegations that could have seriously undercut Republican influence in the future and cost them dearly at the polls.

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Friday November 19, 2004 

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Gene Stone: Gene Stone, a former newspaper, magazine and book editor, has collaborated on more than twenty books and has written articles for Esquire, GQ, Premiere, and New York magazines. A graduate of Stanford and Harvard, and a former Peace Corps volunteer, he lives in New York with his cat, a black-and-white Democrat named Gus.

It IS funny. Bushisms, such as the ones listed above in the book's subtitle, make us laugh, especially if you voted for Gore and Kerry. However, after "another" Bush victory, you are less likely to find as much relief from the subject/verb disagreement, the invented words, and the general bizarreness of Dubya's speech and thoughts. So while THE BUSH SURVIVAL BIBLE is filled with humorous material?and lots of it?its main message is a serious one: now more than ever is not the time to disengage, to grow more apathetic, to be an armchair Democrat or a mortified Republican whose vote for Kerry didn't, in the end, make a difference. Most importantly, THE BUSH SURVIVAL BIBLE is an essential guide to help you cope and fight back. This upbeat, forward-thinking, realistic book shows you how to channel your anger in a positive direction.

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Tuesday November 16, 2004 


Don Jacobs : Don is the author of more than a dozen books, including Teaching Virtues: Building Character Across the Curriculum (An American Indian Approach to Character Education);The Bum's Rush: The Selling of Environmental Backlash; Patient Communication for First Responders; and Primal Awareness: A True Story of Survival, Awakening and Transformation with the Raramuri Shamans of Mexico. He has been a guest on numerous radio talk shows. His engaging and professional style makes him an audience favorite.

His new book, American Assassination: The Strange Death of Senator Paul Wellstone is a continuation of his unrelenting quest for truth in all aspects of media. This book, co-authored with a distinguished University of Minnesota professor, presents a strong prima facia case that corporate allies in concern with segments in the Bush administration were responsible for assassinating Senator Paul Wellstone on October 25, 2002. This book, just released, is already an amazon.com best seller.

"Gripping and compelling...With new evidence and scientific rigor, Four Arrows and Dr. Fetzer systematically appriase the alternative explanations for the death of a U.S. Senator. Their conclusion that Paul Wellstone was assassinated-is very disturbing. It should motivate authorities to launch a formal inquiry into the death of this remarkable American." Donald T. Phillips, author Lincoln on Leadership.

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Tuesday October 12, 2004 


Barrie Zwicker: Barrie Zwicker is an independent documentary producer and social and political activist. His latest work is THE GREAT CONSPIRACY: The 9/11 News Special You Never Saw, on DVD, soon to issue on VHS. Its world premiere was Sept. 9th at Symphony Space in New York City and its Canadian premiere at Toronto's Bloor Cinema Sept. 11th. The Great Conspiracty was enthusiastically received at both premieres.Prior to December 2003, Zwicker was resident regular media critic (the only such in Canada) for 15 years with Vision TV, Canada's only independent not-for-profit TV channel.

In the 2001-2002 TV season Zwicker hosted "VisionTV Insight: the MediaFile Edition, a weekly half-hour commercial-free alternative look at the media." He also moderated a media panel and provided a commentary each program. He produced more than 200 media criticism segments for Vision TV in his last four seasons. Before that he contributed regularly to Vision's public affairs programs "It's About Time," "Arts Express" and "Inventing Reality," from Vision's launch in September 1988.

Zwicker is also seen and heard as a media critic on CBC-TV, CTV's News1, RoB-TV and other TV and radio outlets and in print. For three and a half years his "Facing the Fourth Estate" commentary was nationally syndicated on 18 stations on CBC Radio. He was awarded an honourary Life Membership in the Media Club of Canada in 1991 and is listed in Canadian Who's Who. Zwicker was the first mainstream television journalist in the world to go on air to deeply question the official story of the events of 9/11.

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Wednesday October 6, 2004 



Greg Palast : Palast is the author of the New York Times bestseller “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy,” a book Michael Moore has called “courageous reporting.” He has uncovered fraud and corruption in the highest seats of power, exposing the back-room crimes and propaganda lies of the New World Order's robber barons-- from the pirates in the Oval Office to the corporate globalizers steamrolling the world over. Written in a no-holds-barred, in-your-face style, The Best Democracy Money Can buy is a must read for anyone who believes that the First Amendment is important enough to use and that democracy cannot be bought. Greg Palast's writings have appeared in The Washington Post, Harper's, and The Nation. He's been a guest on Politically Incorrect, C-SPAN's Washington Journal, and does regular investigative reports for BBC's Newsnight. Winner of Salon.com's 2001 "Politics Story of the Year," Greg Palast is a legend among his colleagues and his devoted leadership worldwide.

Palast earned his MBA from University of Chicago, where he studies under the tutelage of ultraconservative Nobel Prize winner Milton Friedman. A native of California, he divides his time between New York and London. Known in Britain as "the greatest investigative reporter of our time" (Tribune magazine), Palast has broken some of the most infamous stories of the past decade, including: - How the Bush family stole the election in Florida in 2000 - How Bush killed the FBI's investigation into the financing of terrorist organizations by Saudi Arabia, and why - How Enron cheated, lied, and swindled its way into an energy monopoly - Groundbreaking reports on the World Bank, the IMF, the World Trade Organization, Wal-Mart and more. Greg Palast reports the news he couldn't get the corporate media to cover

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Monday September 27, 2004  #592023







Anthony Lappe: Anthony is a writer and television producer who has written for more than twenty magazines and newspapers and has produced television news programming that has aired around the world. He has written for Black Book (where he was National Affairs Editor), Details, Gear, New York, Paper, The New York Times (City, Styles and Magazine sections), Houston Chronicle, and Salon.com, among many others. He currently writes a monthly column for Deng, a new Belgian news and entertainment magazine. In television, he worked as a correspondent for The New York Times Video News International (now NYT-TV), the world pioneer in small-format video-journalism. In 1996, he received two grants from the U.S. government to help train reporters from the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation in the West Bank. Later, he was a breaking news producer for Worldwide Television News (WTN) and a documentary producer for MTV News and Specials. He is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Stephen Marshall: A writer and video director, Stephen is the internationally-known creator of Channel Zero, the world's first global VHS newsmagazine. Distributed in Tower, Virgin and HMV record stores around the world, Channel Zero became an underground hit and one of the first successes of the small-format video revolution. The Village Voice wrote, "Leave it to a Canadian to revolutionize television." The Toronto Star called Channel Zero, "A mind blowing trip, one neither CNN nor 60 Minutes would ever take." In 1997, Marshall produced the provocative series "The Electronic Eye: Canada as a Surveillance Society" for the CBC's The National and consulted CNN Chairman Tom Johnson on the creation of a youth-based global news network. As host and producer of Voice of Free Nigeria during the summer of 1997, a pirate radio show illegally broadcast into the west African country, Stephen was part of a covert movement to destabilize the regime of Sani Abacha. Since co-founding GNN, Stephen has directed over 15 NewsVideos, including the Sundance-Award winning, Crack the CIA, as well as controversial music videos for Eminem and 50 Cent. Over the span of his career, Stephen has traveled and worked in over fifty countries.

In True Lies, the writers at GNN don't offer up another cranky complaint about media and politics. They hit the road, investigating some of the biggest stories the corporate media is ignoring. True Lies traces these digital Don Quixotes' travels around the globe, from the frontlines in Iraq to small town America. Along the way, you'll meet heroes and geniuses, the paranoid and the plain perplexed about what's happening in the real America behind the headlines. From the poisoning of our own soldiers, to the turning over of our democratic process to shady corporations, to the unanswered questions of 9/11, the authors examine what has become a cultural phenomenon of mass denial. As an Oxford historian explains to them, "Life is lubricated by lies." This may be the tagline for our times. - In True Lies: -

  • GNN conducts its own radiation tests in the battlefields of Iraq -
  • Finds out the real deal behind the electronic voting scandal -
  • Discovers the shocking history of the military’s Anthrax vaccine -
  • Chronciles the dramatic fall and rise of Cynthia McKinney, the nation’s most controversial former congressperson - And more...

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Friday September 24, 2004 


Karl Schwarz: Karl W. B. Schwarz resides in Little Rock, AR. He is 53, divorced and has one son. He has not voted for a Democrat since Ronald Reagan was elected in 1980 and has been a Conservative Republican for the past 24 years at both the Arkansas and RNC National level.

He is an architect by training with extensive experience in investment banking, workouts, and advanced technology. He is a devout Christian and during the mid to late 1980s, authored a prison ministry. During that time, his keen insights and ability to write developed in delivering a theological message to hardened criminals. He enjoys great restaurants, travel, golf, hunting, fishing, camping, outdoor cooking and spending time with friends and family.

Karl says "I am an American first and second a Conservative Republican that has no intentions of voting for Bush - Cheney 2004. After having given that matter a lot of thought, a lot of soul searching, I have come to the conclusion that Mr. Bush, Mr. Cheney and the band of Neocons that they have inserted into key positions within our government do not deserve my support, my loyalty, my respect or my vote."

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Wednesday September 22, 2004 




Pat Buchanan: Patrick J. Buchanan, America's leading populist conservative, was a senior advisor to three American presidents, ran twice for the Republican nomination in 1992 and 1996, and was the Reform Party's presidential candidate in 2000. The author of six other books, including the bestsellers, Right from the Beginning, A Republic, Not An Empire and The Death of the West (St. Martin's Press, 2002), he is a syndicated columnist and a founding member of three of America's foremost public affairs shows, NBC's The McLaughlin Group, and CNN's The Capitol Gang and Crossfire.

In Where the Right Went Wrong, Buchanan offers up scathing criticisms of Bush's policies, the arrogance and boorishness of which, he warns, could ultimately dramatically destabilize the United States' superpower status. The problem, in Buchanan's eyes, is the rejection of traditional Reagan-era conservatism by an administration under the sway of the so-called "neoconservatives," who favor a pre-emptive military strategy and big government and don't mind running up dangerously huge budget deficits to support it. The war in Iraq, fought without direct demonstrable threat, alienates America in the eyes of the rest of the world, says Buchanan, squandering the global goodwill earned after the 9/11 attacks and creating exponentially larger numbers of terrorists who will threaten the U.S. for generations to come.

Refreshingly, and unlike pundits of his day, Buchanan crafts his arguments by examining world history, offering detailed analogies to the Roman Empire, the Civil War, and pre-Soviet Russia among others. Conservatives alienated by the Bush administration will find an eloquent champion in Buchanan and even liberals, who may not have known there was a conservative argument against war in Iraq, stand to learn something from a right side of the aisle perspective so different from that found in the Bush White House. A searing indictment of neoconservatives by three-time presidential candidate and New York Times bestselling author, Pat Buchanan, Where the Right Went Wrong might be the most controversial political book written this year.

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Friday September 17, 2004 



Dave von Kleist : From Dave vonKleist, co-host of The Power Hour radio program & writer/producer of the album Will Someone Listen, and William Lewis, producer & director of American Freedom News, TruNews and Police State comes a full length documentary presented in a modern, stylish TV newsmagazine format.

"In Plane Site" uses news footage from all of the major news sources in an in-depth analysis which shows that what was originally reported on the morning of September 11, 2001 is not what has become the official story of that day. Eyewitness accounts and live video feeds told the real story of 911 and they are presented now for the first time as evidence of the largest cover-up in modern day history. With the pounding force of a sledgehammer you will find yourself horrified and astonished at the shear scope of the largest transgressions ever carried out against the people of the United States and indeed... of the entire world.

The events of September 11, 2001 are undeniably and inarguably the most significant acts of terrorism and aggression ever perpetrated against this country. It is indisputable that the three destructive occurrences at the World Trade Center's north tower, south tower and the Pentagon, were well-planned, orchestrated and coordinated events and are inescapably tied to one another.

It is safe to say that the guilty parties would do anything to remain cloaked in secrecy and will create "rabbit trails" to divert attention away from significant information as they attempt to cover-up and obfuscate any data that would lead to their discovery. Additionally, those guilty would of course make every attempt to discredit or otherwise destroy the credibility of anyone who might raise revealing questions. To expose one of these entities involved in this deception would be a most significant and vital clue that could reveal the perpetrators of these events.

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Thursday September 2, 2004 


Rick Devoe: Democratic Candidate for Third Congressional Seat in Nevada. Rick has had an interest in politics his whole life. He traces it to the period just after the killings at Kent State, for this was a time of upheaval in his household. He was about twelve, his father was a Colonel in the Air Force and his older brother was an ROTC officer at Notre Dame.

The day after the four students were shot by National Guardsmen, Ricl's brother was ordered to drill his squad on campus, an act that was supposed to be a show of force. His brother refused the order, believing that to do so would have put his charges and the general student body in danger. He was soon to not only resign his commission but to also seek and obtain conscientious objector status. This made Rick witness to some deeply philosophical and political debates.

Ultimately, Rick's father had the character to support his son's convictions. A father who would join, some ten years later after retirement, his two sons on the first leg of the "Continental Walk for Disarmament & Social Justice," one of Rick's earliest forays into things political. In 1976, he went door-to-door for tenants' rights issues with the Citizen's Action League in San Francisco, this being his very first activity at age 18. From that time forward, Rick has engaged in political activity, almost exclusively with non-profit citizen's groups, at intervals throughout his life.

Although Rick has organized, directed and managed many campaigns in concert with others in the past, this one will be different in many respects. Rick intends to provide the leadership, the faith, the resolve, to go where Bobby Kennedy suggested when he said "Some men see things as they are and ask why - Rick dreams things that never were, and asks why not?"

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Friday August 27, 2004 


Marc Umile: Marc Umile is a writer, researcher, documentary filmmaker and diehard American sportsman. For the last 25 years he’s dedicated himself to telling real life stories that champion regular folks and family values. He’s developed numerous documentary TV and film projects in the arenas of history and politics, society and culture, technology, the environment, outdoor sports, physical health, personal wealth, psychology and even the paranormal–which helps to explain his fascination with Mr. Bush. Marc has performed private investigations and written reports and essays for a host of public and private concerns; including start up businesses, Web sites, published authors, political concerns, grass roots organizations and sportsman’s groups.

“The reason I wrote this book is to inspire all Americans to use their God given powers of analytical thought, to exercise their patriotic duties and privileges, and to hold their government to the highest possible standards--regardless of who or what party is in power. Far too many of our countrymen have been lulled into a false sense of 'patriotic obedience'. They've forgotten how, or, are being 'taught' to not question their government, even in the face of overwhelming evidence that's screaming at them to do so. Our Founding Fathers went to great lengths to create a nation populated by anything but loyal sheep beholding to the likes of elitist, special privilege boys like George Bush and Dick Cheney. Men whose rhetorical character is deeply contradicted by their deeds.”

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Tuesday August 24, 2004 




James Bovard: Jim Bovard takes on President Bush, the war on Iraq, Homeland Security, and the end of liberty in another blistering look at Washington with his newest and most powerful book to date, "The Bush Betrayal ." Bovard has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Newsweek, and Reader's Digest among many others.

He is one of Washington's most controversial journalists and numerous Beltway Insiders, including the FBI Director, DEA Chief, and many Cabinet Secretaries, have denounced his writings. f all those writing today on the events of our political leaders and the world around us, James Bovard is truly the most unbiased and least influenced by any one party. Bovard doesn't align with anybody's camp as he's happy to go after politicians of any party. One of his earlier books, Lost Rights, has become a classic of the anti-Big Government movement.

His hard-hitting critiques of Democrat and Republican administrations in The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Newsweek, and other national publications have made him a "bipartisan scourge." Now, James Bovard launches a blistering attack on the Bush administration that will add new fuel to the fires of Bush opponents while giving presidential supporters much to think about. In a series of cogently argued allegations, Bovard shows how the campaign promises of 2000 have betrayed not only the electorate, but the Constitution itself: from the erosion of civil liberties, massive debt, and the arrogance of federal agencies, to economic policies that favor the wealthy, and the deceptive maneuvers that led to war in Iraq and the alienation of former allies. For fans of Bovard and pundits across the political spectrum, The Bush Betrayal will be required reading in this election year.

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Thursday July 14, 2004 




Robert Bryce : Robert Bryce’s articles have appeared in dozens of publications including the New York Times, Washington Post, and The Guardian. His first book, Pipe Dreams: Greed, Ego, and the Death of Enron, received rave reviews and was named one of the best non-fiction books of 2002 by Publishers Weekly.

His new book is titled "Cronies: Oil, the Bushes, and the Rise of Texas, America's Superstate." In Cronies, Bryce illuminates how Texas turned its vast energy resources into political power, and how a small group of Texas corporations, lawyers and politicians use that power to protect and defend their own economic interests.

Through an absorbing narrative that moves from the days of the oil boom, through the rise and reign of LBJ, to today, Bryce profiles the Texans and the Texas corporations who have wielded-and continue to wield-great power in America's domestic and foreign policy, including the Bushes, James A. Baker III, Halliburton, Baker Botts, Ray Hunt, Bell Helicopter, and more. He shows how massive transfers of wealth from the rest of the country to Texas have allowed the state to prosper. Cronies demonstrates how George W. Bush is the living embodiment of Texas' crony networks, and how those networks continue to play critical roles in the 21st century.

He spent 12 years writing for the Austin Chronicle and is now a contributing writer at the Texas Observer. He has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows including CNN’s Inside Politics, PBS’s The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer, NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, and Talk of the Nation. He has been writing about the American energy business since 1989 and about George W. Bush since 1993. An apiarist, he lives in Austin with his family and a hyperactive bird dog named Biscuit.

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Friday July 9th, 2004 

Julia Rose: Julia Rose is a young, songstress from Baltimore. She's sung on "World News Tonight" with Peter Jennings, "MSNBC Live", the "Drudge Report" with Matt Drudge. She made national news in 2003 when she said George W. Bush had "chicken legs."

Her story appeared in the New York Post/Times Online, Washington Post Style Section, Baltimore Sun Online, Harper's Bazaar, and NPR's "Whad'ya Know?" with Michael Feldman to name a few. Julia also appears on a national fitness commercial and video and does fitness modeling on the side.

She's written a song for Senator Kerry called "Kerry Us Through" in the hopes that as many people as possible can hear the song and be moved by it. Julia will be performing the song live on Basham Radio today.

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Monday June21, 2004 




Dr. Justin Frank: Justin A. Frank, M.D., is a clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at George Washington University Medical Center. Since 1980 he has been a teaching analyst at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute. He is past president of the Greater Washington Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility. Dr. Frank lives and practices psychoanalysis in Washington, D.C.

For all his simplicity and affability, George W. Bush has remained, to paraphrase Sir Winston Churchill, "a mystery wrapped in an enigma." In Bush on the Couch, Dr. Justin A. Frank, a well-respected Washington, D.C.–based psychoanalyst and professor of psychiatry, unwraps that mystery, assembling a comprehensive psychological profile of President Bush. Using the principles of applied psychoanalysis -- the discipline of psychoanalyzing public and historical figures pioneered by Freud -- Frank fearlessly builds his case ... and reaches conclusions that are at once highly persuasive and deeply disturbing.

Through a close analysis of Bush's public statements and behavior, as well as the historical record provided by journalists, biographers, and those who have known the president well, Frank traces the development of Bush's character from childhood to the present day. Examining closely the role of the president's parents -- especially Barbara Bush, an acknowledged disciplinarian whose own insecurities may have prevented her from adequately nurturing her son -- Frank finds in Bush's childhood the roots of a dramatic psychic split that remains a dominant influence on his adult worldview. Frank argues that this split has inevitably hampered Bush's ability to manage his emotions, charging his psyche with restless anxiety, and conditioning him to view the world in the black-and-white terms that have so evidently shaped his administration.

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Wednesday June 23, 2004 



Yossef Bodansky : In the months leading up to March 2003, fresh from its swift and heady victory in Afghanistan, the Bush administration mobilized the United States armed forces to overthrow the government of Iraq. Eight months after the president declared an end to major combat operations, Saddam Hussein was captured in a farmhouse in Al-Dawr. And yet neither peace nor democracy has taken hold in Iraq; instead the country has plunged into terrorist insurgency and guerrilla warfare, with no end in sight.

What went wrong? In The Secret History of the Iraq War, bestselling author Yossef Bodansky offers an astonishing new account of the war and its aftermath -- a war that was doomed from the start, he argues, by the massive and systemic failures of the American intelligence community. Drawing back the curtain of politicized debate, Bodansky -- a longtime expert and director of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare -- reveals that nearly every aspect of America's conflict with Iraq has been misunderstood, in both the court of public opinion and the White House itself.

Yossef Bodansky has been the director of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare for more than a decade. He is the longtime director of research at the International Strategic Studies Association and senior editor for the Defense and Foreign Affairs group of publications. Bodansky has been a visiting scholar at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, as well as a former senior consultant for the U.S. departments of Defense and State.

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Wednesday June 9, 2004 



Joe Wilson: Joseph Wilson, a political centrist, was a career United States diplomat from 1976 to 1998. During Democratic and Republican administrations he served in various diplomatic posts throughout Africa and eventually as ambassador to Gabon. He was the acting ambassador to Baghdad when Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990. In February 2002, he investigated reports of Iraq’s attempt to buy uranium from Niger.

In October 2003, Wilson received the Ron Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling from the Fertel Foundation and the Nation Institute. He lives in Washington, D.C. Book Description In 1991, President George H. W. Bush called Ambassador Joseph Wilson a "True American Hero."

In 2003, senior officials in President George W. Bush’s White House tried to intimidate critics and punish Wilson for what he knew—and finally made public—about the administration’s lies before the invasion of Iraq. The disclosure of the undercover identity of Wilson’s wife, CIA operative Valerie Plame, was an unprecedented and potentially criminal act.

THE POLITICS OF TRUTH tells the revealing story of this courageous American diplomat and his pivotal career in foreign policy, from telling Saddam Hussein to leave Kuwait to confronting the White House leaks that have breached national security.

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Friday May 28, 2004 



John Dean: John Dean is someone who knows about the impeachment process, so when he recently wrote an article reflecting on George W. Bush and impeachment, it spread across the net like wildfire. Not that anyone thinks that with Tom DeLay pulling the strings in Congress, you will even hear any criticism out of the rabid right wing that controls the House. But one can dream about justice, can't one?

Before becoming Counsel to the President of the United States in July 1970 at age thirty-one, John Dean was Chief Minority Counsel to the Judiciary Committee of the United States House of Representatives, the Associate Director of a law reform commission, and Associate Deputy Attorney General of the United States.

He served as Richard Nixon's White House lawyer for a thousand days. He did his undergraduate studies at Colgate University and the College of Wooster, with majors in English Literature and Political Science. He received a graduate fellowship from American University to study government and the presidency, before entering Georgetown University Law Center, where he received his JD in 1965. John has written many articles on law, government,and politics.

He has recounted his days in the Nixon White House and Watergate in two books, Blind Ambition (1976) and Lost Honor (1982). He works as a writer, lecturer, and private investment banker. In 2001 he published "The Rehnquist Choice: The Untold Story of the Nixon Appointment that Redefined the Supreme Court;" in 2002 he published an e-book "Unmasking Deep Throat;" and in early 2004, Warren G. Harding. His newest book is "Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush."

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Monday May 24, 2004 



David Brock: Since defecting from the Republican Party in the latter half of the 1990s and publishing a confessional memoir in 2002, Brock has discussed his right-wing past with politicians, political activists and strategists, academic scholars, student groups, fellow writers, and hundreds of readers of his book "Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative."

He is rarely asked anymore why he changed, or about the baroque intricacies of the anti-Clinton movement, which he once participated in and then renounced and exposed. Brock says that after a presidential election decided by the Supreme Court, the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001, and the war with Iraq, politics has moved to a different place. Brock says “Nowadays, when I talk about ‘Blinded by the Right,’ people want to know not how I was blinded by the Right, but how so much of the country seems to be in that position. While it is not the only answer, my answer is: ‘It's the media, stupid.’ David believes the gap between those who recognize right-wing media power for what it is and those who don't is wide and deep, as if they inhabit parallel universes.

Brock says, “The gap is dangerous to democracy and needs to be closed. My view is that unchecked right-wing media power means that in the United States today, no issue can be honestly debated and no election can be fairly decided. If California voters recall their governor in the belief that the state budget deficit is four times higher than it actually is, if Americans think Saddam Hussein was behind September 11 before hearing any evidence, if 19 percent of the public thinks it is in the top 1 percent tax bracket, if Americans view criticism of the government's national security policies as tantamount to treason -- thank the right-wing media and those who abet it.”

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Wednesday May 12, 2004 




Gilbert King: While newspapers carry stories about dirty bombs from time to time few readers know enough about these bombs to be scared. And scared they should be. The threat of a nuclear strike is more real than ever, and the government, while trying to do its best, is playing from way behind. Some experts even wonder if we should be spending less money on trying to prevent it, and more on trying to deal with one after it happens.

This is an eye-opening investigation into the world of nuclear arms, radioactive machinery, and Al Qaeda terrorists. This book is filled with shocking revelations regarding huge security gaps, radioactive materials, missing nuclear arsenals, as well as the simplicity of technology needed to detonate what many experts have called "Weapons of Mass Disruption." Shocking stories include:

     *In 1995 a 17 year-old Boy Scout built a working nuclear core in a shed in his parent's backyard
     *In 1996 Chechen separatists planted a working Dirty Bomb in a Moscow park
     *International intelligence recently uncovered the fact that the terrorists have a bomb-making school or network, which is easily transmitted via the internet
     *38 missing Alazan warheads were modified to carry radioactive material by the Russian government, effectively creating the world's first surface-to-surface 'dirty bombs'
     *In 1987 an exposed core of Ceasium 137 was left in a trash can in Brazil for three days -- hundreds were treated for ailments related to radiation sickness
     *There are rumored to be 20 missing Russian nuclear suitcase bombs
     *Recent studies show that the affects of a medium sized Dirty Bomb would wreak far worse financial and long-term physical damage than originally assessed

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     *What to Do In Case of an Explosive Attack
     *Information on Potassium Iodide
     *What You Can Do to Prepare for a Terrorist Event

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Tuesday May 11, 2004 



Ray Hanania: Ray Hanania writes an award-winning syndicated column analyzing Middle East events. He is a humorist, satirist and stand-up comedian who launched his public comedy performances after September 11th to help break through the growing hatred and animosity. He is an author and an award-winning journalist who cut his teeth covering Chicago's tumultuous City Hall politics and seven Chicago Mayors from 1976 until 1991 for a major Chicago newspaper.

His columns analyzing Middle East events are internationally syndicated by Creators Syndicate based in Los Angeles. They are carried by numerous major American newspapers including the Chicago regional Daily Herald Newspapers, and by newspapers in the Middle East, Europe and Asia. His columns run regularly in the Dallas Morning News, Newsday, the Daily Yomiuri (Tokyo), al-Asharq al-Awsat (London), the Jerusalem Times, and in many other prestigious newspapers. Hanania is also the author of the humor column, "Punch Lines," published regularly by the Key: This Week in Chicago magazine, and he serves as a contributing writer for Casino Journal Magazine, among other trade publications for which he freelances.

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Monday May 10, 2004 



Stephen Coonts: Stephen Coonts is the author of 13 New York Times bestsellers, the first of which was the classic flying tale, FLIGHT OF THE INTRUDER. Born in 1946, Stephen Paul Coonts grew up in Buckhannon, West Virginia, a coal-mining town of 6,000 population on the western slope of the Appalachian mountains. He majored in political science at West Virginia University, graduating in 1968 with an A.B. degree.

Upon graduation he was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy and began flight training in Pensacola, Florida. He received his Navy wings in August, 1969. After completion of fleet replacement training in the A-6 Intruder aircraft, Mr. Coonts reported to Attack Squadron 196 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. He made two combat cruises aboard USS Enterprise during the final years of the Vietnam War as a member of this squadron.

After the war he served as a flight instructor on A-6 aircraft for two years, then did a tour as an assistant catapult and arresting gear officer aboard USS Nimitz. He left active duty in 1977 and moved to Colorado. After short stints as a taxi driver and police officer, he entered the University of Colorado School of Law in the fall of 1977.

Mr. Coonts received his law degree in December, 1979, and moved to West Virginia to practice. He returned to Colorado in 1981 as a staff attorney specializing in oil and gas law for a large independent oil company. His first novel, FLIGHT OF THE INTRUDER, published in September 1986 by the Naval Institute Press, spent 28 weeks on the New York Times bestseller lists in hardcover. A motion picture based on this novel, with the same title, was released nationwide in January 1991. The success of his first novel allowed Mr. Coonts to devote himself full time to writing; he has been at it ever since.

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Thursday May 6, 2004 



Philip Seib: Philip Seib is the Lucius W. Nieman Professor of Journalism at Marquette University, where he focuses on international news coverage, media ethics, and new technologies. He is also the director of Marquette's Nieman Symposia, which examine current journalism issues. Seib is an award winning author of 13 books. He is also a veteran print and television journalist.

The recent war with Iraq has had the greatest impact on journalism since the Vietnam War. Before the next war arrives, how the news media cover conflict -- and international affairs more generally -- should be scrutinized. The questions explored in this book include:
     * Were embedded journalists' reports from Iraq overused and was context sacrificed in favor of drama?
     * Is the relationship between news organizations and the Pentagon too cozy?
     * Has Al-Jazeera's impact been underestimated? * Is the Internet superseding other media? * Has public diplomacy become mired in clumsy propaganda?
     * Do policy makers understand how news coverage affects global politics?

Beyond the Front Lines examines news coverage of modern war, with particular emphasis on the performance of journalists during the 2003 U.S.-Iraq war. It also analyzes the relationship between news coverage and American foreign policy, as well as how globalization is reshaping the news business. Philip Seib also describes the changing technologies and ethics of modern warfare, suggests ways journalists might carry out their job better, and offers a new perspective on the role of the news media in a high-tech, globalized, and dangerous world.

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Wednesday April 29, 2004 


Russ Kick: The photographs that President George Bush does not want the American public to see show the flag-draped coffins containing the bodies of American servicemen and women - dying in Iraq at a rate of between four and six a day - being returned to the US and to their families. Aware of the power of these pictures and their potential to inflict political damage on Mr Bush as he campaigns for re-election, his chief political adviser, Karl Rove, is desperate that they should not be published. Under a White House directive, the press has not been permitted to photograph the return of such coffins for more than a year.

But last week 361 images of military coffins being returned to Dover air force base in Delaware were released to an internet news site under the Freedom of Information Act. This week the Pentagon decided it should not have provided the pictures after all, and barred further releases. "Quite frankly, we don't want the remains of our service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice to be the subject of any kind of attention that is unwarranted or undignified," said John Moline, a deputy undersecretary of defence. (* Yeah, right! *)

Since their release, the photographs have been published prominently by newspapers and received widespread coverage by the television networks ­ triggering further debate about the war. Only Rupert Murdoch's Fox News has declined to show the pictures or report any discussion about the White House's decision to prevent their publication.

The images the White House wanted to censor were obtained by Russ Kick, from Tucson, Arizona, who runs a website called The Memory Hole (www.thememoryhole.org) and who filed a Freedom of Information Act application. Air force officials denied the request but decided to release the photos after Mr Kick appealed against their decision.

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Tuesday April 27, 2004 



David Ray Griffin: David Ray Griffin has been a professor of philosophy of religion and theology at the Claremont School of Theology in California for over 30 years. He is co-director of the Center for Process Studies there and the author or editor of over 20 books.

From a skeptical vantage-point, but also taking to heart the classic idea that those who benefit from a crime ought to at least be investigated, Griffin, an eminent philosopher and theologian, brings together an account of the national tragedy that is far more logical than the one we've been asked to believe. Gathering stories from the mainstream press, reports from other countries, the work of other researchers, and the contradictory words of members of the Bush administration themselves, Griffin presents a case that leaves very little doubt that the attacks of 9/11 need to be further investigated.

The disturbing questions emerge from every part of the story, from every angle, until it is impossible not to seriously doubt the official story, and suspect its architects of enormous deception. Long a teacher of ethics and systematic theology, Griffin writes with compelling and passionate logic, urging readers to draw their own conclusions from the evidence outlined. The New Pearl Harbor rings with the conviction that it is possible, even today, to search for the truth; it is a stirring call that we demand a real investigation into what happened on 9/11.

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Thursday April 22, 2004 




Jayna Davis: In 1986, Jayna Davis graduated at the top of her class from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in Broadcast Journalism. During her 12-year career as a television reporter, Jayna worked as a videotape editor, producer, news anchor, general assignments and investigative reporter. She entered the broadcast industry at KXII-TV in Sherman, Texas, then moved eastward to KLTV in Tyler, where she was recognized statewide for her achievements in general assignments and medical reporting. In 1991, Jayna reached a top 20 broadcast market when she joined the news team at KCRA-TV in Sacramento, California, the third largest NBC affiliate in the country. In 1993, Jayna found her niche in Oklahoma City when KFOR-TV hired her as an investigative reporter. During her four years at KFOR, Jayna received several awards for investigative journalism.

Shortly after 9:02 AM on April 19, 1995, Jayna found herself staring at the smoldering shell of the Alfred P. Murrah Building with a photographer by her side recording the unspeakable bloodshed and carnage. The horrifying images were broadcast via satellite to the world, documenting what was deemed America's deadliest terrorist attack of the 20th Century.

Within twenty-four hours, Channel 4’s news director tapped Jayna to cover the FBI’s international manhunt for the perpetrators and the infamous John Doe 2. On June 7, 1995, KFOR-TV broadcast its first story in which the disgruntled Gulf War veteran, Timothy McVeigh, was identified drinking beer with a former Iraqi soldier in an Oklahoma City tavern. During the past seven years, Jayna has compiled a comprehensive and compelling investigative dossier, which unveils the Middle East's hand in the Oklahoma bombing. The evidence raises the disturbing question: did 4-19 sound the alarm that went unheeded?

Jayna is arguably the only journalist in the country who has dedicated years of intense research into the Middle Eastern connection to the 1995 terrorist strike on the Murrah Building. After leaving the broadcast profession in 1997, she founded a non-profit corporation, Journalists' Committe for Justice, Inc, which has carried on the mission to seek justice for those who perished in America's heartland. Click Here to visit Jayna's web site.

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Thursday April 1, 2004 



Craig Unger: Newsbreaking and controversial -- an award-winning investigative journalist uncovers the thirty-year relationship between the Bush family and the House of Saud and explains its impact on American foreign policy, business, and national security. House of Bush, House of Saud begins with a politically explosive question: How is it that two days after 9/11, when U.S. air traffic was tightly restricted, 140 Saudis, many immediate kin to Osama Bin Laden, were permitted to leave the country without being questioned by U.S. intelligence?

The answer lies in a hidden relationship that began in the 1970s, when the oil-rich House of Saud began courting American politicians in a bid for military protection, influence, and investment opportunity. With the Bush family, the Saudis hit a gusher -- direct access to presidents Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush. To trace the amazing weave of Saud- Bush connections, Unger interviewed three former directors of the CIA, top Saudi and Israeli intelligence officials, and more than one hundred other sources.

His access to major players is unparalleled and often exclusive -- including executives at the Carlyle Group, the giant investment firm where the House of Bush and the House of Saud each has a major stake. Like Bob Woodward's The Veil, Unger's House of Bush, House of Saud features unprecedented reportage; like Michael Moore's Dude, Where's My Country? Unger's book offers a political counter-narrative to official explanations; this deeply sourced account has already been cited by Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Charles Schumer, and sets 9/11, the two Gulf Wars, and the ongoing Middle East crisis in a new context: What really happened when America's most powerful political family became seduced by its Saudi counterparts? Click Here to visit the House of Bush web site.

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Wednesday March 24, 2004 


Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski: In a recent column in Salon.com, titled "The New Pentagon Papers", Karen reveals how Defense Department extremists suppressed information and twisted the truth to drive the country to war. Here's an excerpt from that column......

"From May 2002 until February 2003, I observed firsthand the formation of the Pentagon's Office of Special Plans and watched the latter stages of the neoconservative capture of the policy-intelligence nexus in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq. This seizure of the reins of U.S. Middle East policy was directly visible to many of us working in the Near East South Asia policy office, and yet there seemed to be little any of us could do about it. I saw a narrow and deeply flawed policy favored by some executive appointees in the Pentagon used to manipulate and pressurize the traditional relationship between policymakers in the Pentagon and U.S. intelligence agencies I witnessed neoconservative agenda bearers within the Office of Special Plans usurp measured and carefully considered assessments, and through suppression and distortion of intelligence analysis promulgate what were in fact falsehoods to both Congress and the executive office of the president."

In July of last year, after just over 20 years of service, Karen retired as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force. She had served as a communications officer in the field and in acquisition programs, as a speechwriter for the National Security Agency director, and on the Headquarters Air Force and the office of the secretary of defense staffs covering African affairs. She had completed Air Command and Staff College and Navy War College seminar programs, two master's degrees. During Col. Kwiatkowski's time at NESA, she worked the North Africa desk, in the sister office to the Office of Special Plans. Prior to the Office of Secretary of Defense assignment, she served on the Air Force Staff, Operations Directorate at the Pentagon, the staff of the Director of the National Security Agency (NSA) at Fort Meade, Maryland, and served tours in Alaska, Massachusetts, Spain and Italy.

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Thursday February 26, 2004 


Dr. Bree Keyton: Dr. Bree Keyton began her career as a warm-up act for rock stars and traveled the country with her own nightclub act. One night, while the band was playing, Bree was shot in the head. God has wrought numerous dramatic miracles in Bree's life and she now shares this great healing and deliverance power with others through preaching and teaching the Word, through seminars, crusades, music she has written, worship leading and through her books.

Bree is an anointed psalmist, recording artist, and author. She teaches the Word and leads her own family worship team, which performs wherever she ministers upon request. Bree has appeared on the television program "The 700 Club," at the National Right to Life Convention, TBN, the International Counter-Cult Conference, the National Full Gospel Businessmen's Convention, and the international TV show "It's Supernatural" with Sid Roth. Bree has performed in arenas, music halls, prisons, malls, parks, high schools, colleges, retreats, crusades, tent revivals, churches, and coffee houses. She has hosted a national TV talk show and served as a worship leader.

Bree has screened Mel Gibson's film. Her new book is titled, "The Passion: What Does it Mean?" and is a terrific resource book to explain the film "THE PASSION," and a powerful expose' revealing who is really responsible for Jesus' death and why. It explains the true meaning behind the crown of thorns and graphically illuminates the necessity and power of Jesus' shed blood.

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Monday March 1, 2004 

Paul Waldman: Building on tenets laid out in The Press Effect, which he coauthored with Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Waldman deconstructs Bush's image as plainspoken, compassionate Dubya and accuses the media of failing to properly scrutinize the values of his presidency. Bush's inarticulateness misleads a gullible public into perceiving the president as a "real," ordinary American, Waldman argues, contending that Bush's administration actually serves a business elite rather than the average American.

Meticulously combing through footnoted sources, Waldman carves an alternative portrait of a privileged and ruthless Bush who was gleeful over executions as Texas's governor, guilty of Enron-style business practices and contemptuous of the protective role of government. American journalists, in Waldman's view, are either muzzled or lack the policy expertise and research strengths to expose Bush effectively; as a result, the public is woefully confused. Waldman goes on to demythologize the so-called liberal bias of the media, comparing journalists' past persecution of Clinton with the relative mildness of present-day critiques of Bush.

In his breakdown of Bush's tax policies and of the Republican Party's dominance by ultraconservative Southerners, Waldman is particularly strident. An assembly of sources and facts and a useful guide to right-wing rhetoric makes this handbook of anti-Bush ammunition-complete with an appendix that provides a "Guide to Key Lies and Misdirections-useful to partisans along with other Bush critiques by David Corn, Eric Alterman and Mark Green.

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Tuesday March 2, 2004 

Susan Galleymore: After serving nine months in Afghanistan, Susan's son, Nick was deployed to the Sunni Triangle on January 9, 2004. Susan sought support from "military moms" then realized that none amongst them knew what was really going on there. Recently, she packed herbag, traveled to Baghdad and talked to GIs, Iraqi professionals, and Iraqi mothers affected by the occupation.

Susan is back home and she now knows what is going on in Iraq..."Our leadership is destroying the spirits of GIs and Iraqi civilians in an unnecessary, money-grubbing free-for-all under the guise of necessary war and occupation. Iraqis, too, know what is going on; they describe the situation as, 'Same donkey, different blanket'."

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Wednesday March 3, 2004 

Bev Harris: What do you do when you find 40,000 secret voting machine files on the Web? What if you knew that the devil went down to Georgia on November 5, 2002, and, in a stunning upset, tipped control of the U.S. Senate — and then you saw a folder called “rob-georgia,” looked inside, and found instructions to replace Georgia’s computerized voting files right before the election?

Bev Harris is the 52-year old grandma who found these files, which have now been studied by computer scientists all over the world. Black Box Voting is an all-too-true story, resulting from her investigations into the voting industry. What she learned was that modern-day voting systems are run by private for-profit corporations, rely on a few cronies for oversight, using a certification system so fundamentally flawed that it allows machines to miscount and lose votes, with hidden back doors that enable “end runs” around the voting system. Find out why your vote might not count — and what to do about it!

Her investigative journalism has since been cited in The New York Times (three times), and on CBS, Fox News, and CNN. In writing Black Box Voting, Harris spent over two thousand hours researching voting machines, and interviewed hundreds of witnesses including many election officials and even voting machine programmers who work directly for the firms that build these machines. During the course of writing Black Box Voting, Harris discovered that one of the largest voting machine companies, Diebold Election Systems, had committed a massive security breach, leaving thousands of sensitive voting system program files on an unprotected Web site. These files have now triggered a national investigation and activism movement to restore clean, trustworthy voting systems.

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Friday March 5, 2004 





Leslie Gabriel: Leslie calls his web site VoteBushOut.biz, your official home for the hard-hitting political street theatre campaign to VOTE BUSH OUT!

Leslie travels all around the USA - dressed like Rocky Balboa from the movie "Rocky" - with his faithful "bushwacking" heavybag (aka "Lyin' King"). He speaks with the media and he asks the American people to "take the gloves off", confront the politics of fear, fight for democracy and Vote Bush Out!

Stand Back Shrub, as an irate voter from Woodstock, NY gives the "Lyin' King" a piece of his mind. Invite Rocky and the "Lyin' King" to your next political event, campus activist event, political fundraiser or any political community activity. You can count on us to raise the energy and get the media you need.

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Tuesday February 24, 2004 

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Victoria Collier: Votescam is the culmination of a groundbreaking 25 year investigation into computerized vote fraud. A must read for anyone seeking to answer the question: “Why can't we vote the bastards out?” The answer is: “Because we didn't even vote the bastards in!”

After uncovering a massive vote scam in Dade County, Florida in 1970, journalists James and Kenneth Collier spent the next quarter century investigating America's multi-billion dollar vote rigging industry -- and confronting the corporate government and media officials who control it. The Colliers now challenge every American to answer a new question: Who counts your vote? The truth is, there is no way for you to know. In fact, you are not allowed to know. "Votescam" offers a wealth of FBI documented evidence proving that, for the past forty years, elections in the United States have come under the domination of a handful of powerful and corrupt people: Secretaries of State, Election Supervisors, Judges, owners and editors of the major media outlets, voting equipment corporations (like Diebold, ES&S and Sequoia), and assorted key members of the elections establishment, including the League of Women Voters. These groups have assured the dominance of the two party system, unfettered corporate control over government, and media censorship of issues most important to the American people, including the cover-up of vote fraud evidence.

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  • $12.00 for the Votescam Book, plus $4.00 postage and handling.
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Friday February 13, 2004 





Dennis Kucinich: Kucinich first came to national prominence in 1977 when he was elected mayor of Cleveland at age 31; the youngest person ever elected to lead a major American city. In 1978, Cleveland's banks demanded that he sell the city's 70 year-old municipally-owned electric system to its private competitor (in which the banks had a financial interest) as a precondition of extending credit to city government. Kucinich refused to sell Muny Light.

In an incident unprecedented in modern American politics, the Cleveland banks plunged the city into default for a mere $15 million. Kucinich lost his re-election bid in 1979. Fifteen years later, Kucinich made his first step toward a political comeback, winning election to the Ohio Senate on the strength of the expansion of the city's light system which provides low-cost power to almost half the residents of Cleveland. In 1998 the Cleveland City Council honored him for, "having the courage and foresight to refuse to sell the city's municipal electric system."

As chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (which is the largest congressional caucus), Kucinich has promoted a national health care system, preservation of Social Security, increased Unemployment Insurance benefits, and the establishment of wholesales cost-based rates for electricity, natural gas and home heating oil. When the Supreme Court ruled that mandatory arbitration could be a condition of employment, Kucinich introduced a bill to reverse the Court's decision.

Kucinich, a Democrat of Ohio, is a dynamic, visionary leader of the Progressive Caucus of the congressional Democrats who combines a powerful activism with a spiritual sense of the essential interconnectedness of all living things. His holistic worldview carries with it a passionate commitment to public service, peace, human rights, workers rights, and the environment. His advocacy of a Department of Peace seeks not only to make nonviolence an organizing principle in our society, but to make war archaic. Click Here to visit Congressman Kucinich's web site.

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Wednesday February 11, 2004 



Joseph Cirincione : Joseph Cirincione is the author of Deadly Arsenals: Tracking Weapons of Mass Destruction (Carnegie Endowment, 2002) and a Senior Associate and Director of the Non-Proliferation Project at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington DC. He is a frequent commentator on proliferation and security issues in the media, and teaches at the Georgetown University Graduate School of Foreign Service. Mr. Cirincione worked for nine years in the U.S. House of Representatives: six years on the professional staff of the Committee on Armed Services and three and one-half years on the Committee on Government Operations, and served as staff director of the Military Reform Caucus under Congressmen Tom Ridge and Charles Bennett.

He is the author of numerous articles on proliferation and nuclear weapons issues, the editor of Repairing the Regime (Routledge, 2000), the producer of the DVD, The Proliferation Threat, and the publisher and editor of the Internet site, ProliferationNews.org. He has held positions at the Henry L. Stimson Center, the U.S. Information Agency, the Center for Strategic and International Studies and previously at the Carnegie Endowment. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He is an honors graduate of Boston College and holds a Masters of Science with highest honors from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service.

WMD in IRAQ: Evidence and Implications, a new study from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, details what the U.S. and international intelligence communities understood about Iraq's weapons programs before the war and outlines policy reforms to improve threat assessments, deter transfer of WMD to terrorists, strengthen the UN weapons inspection process, and avoid politicization of the intelligence process. Download full text. The report distills a massive amount of data into side-by-side comparisons of pre-war intelligence, the official presentation of that intelligence, and what is now known about Iraq's programs.

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Friday February 6, 2004 

Michael John Dobbins: Michael is a citizen turned activist. Stop Bush in 2004: How Every Citizen Can Help marks his first step towards engaging citizens to take action during the 2004 Presidential Campaign. Past social actions include teaching activism to students, protesting Bush, and founding a student organization while at Albion College. He is currently taking time off from his teaching position at an outdoor education center in New England to work full time on the 2004 Presidential election.

Take Action in 2004… With the 2004 Presidential election right around the corner, it is time for every American disillusioned by Bush and his administration to take action. Stop Bush in 2004: How Every Citizen Can Help is every citizen's comprehensive action handbook. You will learn all the effective ways of taking action during the campaign including activism directed at the Bush Campaign, The Democratic Campaign, The Media, Students, and The Economy.

You will learn how to choose the actions that are best for you and which actions are the most important. Stop Bush in 2004 provides a complete overview of all aspects necessary for taking effective action. What to know prior to taking action, how to successfully organize, highlights of Bush's record, and a full list of resources. It's time to participate and take responsibility for our government. Join the campaign to stop Bush and Company before 4 more years of harm are thrust upon us. They can be beaten. One person is the difference.

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Friday January 30, 2004 


Kevin Phillips: Kevin Phillips has been a political and economic commentator for more than three decades. A former White House strategist, he is a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times and National Public Radio, and also writes for Harper's Magazine and TIME.

"There are many Bush-bashing books out there but this one is quite different ... wide ranging, more scholarly, and in many ways, more disturbing ... [it] will generate much debate in the coming months." -Booklist As a public family, the Bushes are writing a dangerous new definition of the presidency. By uncovering relationships and connecting facts with a new clarity, Phillips comes to a stunning conclusion: the Bush family has systematically used its financial and social eminence and multi-generational access to national power to gain the White House and to subvert the American democratic ideal: government by and for the people.

While the world is fully aware of the family ties joining the 41st and 43rd American presidents, Phillips shows how not two, but four, generations of Bushes have mounted the ladder of national power since World War I. Since then, through a recurrent flair for old-boy networking-at Yale, on Wall Street, and in the Senate and the CIA-and through their involvement in finance, energy and national security, three key enterprises of the American 20th century, the Bush family has moved to the forefront. In fact, Phillips alleges the Bush family has parlayed its financial and social credentials-its "aristocracy"-into political and dynastic clout, thereby subverting the very core of democracy. At the same time, the Bushes have cleverly shed their patrician image and recast themselves as cowboy-booted Texans (but Phillips points out that Midland, Texas was not home to hardscrabble ranchers, but to transplanted, oil-hungry Wall Streeters living in elegant homes on streets named-not coincidentally-Harvard and Princeton.)

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Tuesday January 27, 2004 





Charles Lewis: Charles Lewis is the founder and executive director of the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan watchdog organization in Washington that does investigative reporting and research on public policy issues. Since its inception in late 1989, the Center has grown to a full-time staff of 40, and issued more than 200 investigative reports, including 12 books. Under Lewis' direction, Center reports have been honored by Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and others 20 times. Center findings or perspective have appeared in roughly 8,000 news media stories since 1990.

Is The Oval Office For Sale? The Buying of the President 2004 reveals how the process of choosing a president has moved from the voting booth to the auction block, and highlights the special interests that heavily invest in the politicians seeking the nation's highest office. Lewis and his team reveal and investigate the sponsors and the known and not-so-known conflicts of interest entangling each of the aspirants to the White House. This is the only book of its kind, containing investigative profiles and personal histories of the major presidential candidates. Here you will find answers to questions like...

  • Which candidate was paid by a pharmaceutical firm to give speeches while running for the Senate?
  • Who turned the Homeland Security Act into a bonanza for the biotech industry?
  • Which candidate proposed 32 separate tax breaks for big businesses that support his campaign?
  • Who is the "go-to guy" for the insurance industry?

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Wednesday January 21, 2004 



Congressman Sherrod Brown: Since voters in Ohio’s 13th Congressional District first sent him to Congress in 1992, Sherrod Brown has positioned himself as one of Congress’ most respected voices on domestic and international health care, trade policy, the environment, education and other issues important to his Northeast Ohio district. Securing a position on the influential Energy and Commerce Committee in his first term, Brown became the ranking member of the Committee’s Health Subcommittee in 1997.

He also serves as a member on the Subcommittees on Energy and Air Quality and Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection. Brown’s other assignments include the House International Relations Committee and its Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee. As the Health Subcommittee’s top Democrat, Brown has led efforts to ensure all Americans -- young and old -- have access to quality and affordable health care. Brown succeeded in including provisions in the 1997 Balanced Budget Act that established new patient protections for people enrolled in Medicare, such as access to specialists, elimination of gag clauses, and a timely appeals process for Medicare patients who have been denied care.

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Senator Harry Reid: From humble beginnings in the tiny town of Searchlight, Nevada, to the second highest ranking Democrat in the United States Senate, Harry Reid has distinguished himself as a fighter for Nevadans and all American families in the corridors of power in Washington, DC. Recognizing his trajectory in public service, the Las Vegas Sun said Reid "has gone from underdog to Senate's top dog." Parade Magazine, the nation's largest weekly identified Senator Reid as one of a handful of leaders in Washington who possess "integrity and guts."

Since Nevadans elected him to the Senate in 1986, Harry Reid has developed a reputation as a consensus builder and an accomplished legislator. Even his Republican colleagues praise his reasoned, balanced approach. After Nevadans sent Harry Reid to the Senate for a third term in 1998, he was elected by his colleagues to serve as the Assistant Democratic Leader, also known as the Democratic "Whip." Reid provides valuable leadership to the U.S. Senate by guiding legislation through the Senate and securing the votes to pass key measures. The respected Washington publication National Journal observed that "Senator Reid has quietly elevated a long dormant post." Click Here to visit Senator Reid's web site.

Senator Bob Graham: Bob Graham is a former governor of Florida who now represents the state in Washington D.C. as senior senator. In his third U.S. Senate term, Bob Graham has emerged as a leading voice of moderate Democrats bent on putting results ahead of politics. His centrist philosophy and commitment to bipartisanship have made him a major player in some of the most important issues facing Americans today, from reforming Medicare to ensuring our continued prosperity.

As the founder and past chairman of the Senate New Democrats, Graham has worked to bring together a coalition that shares his views to promote sound fiscal policy while emphasizing paying down the debt and social policies that strikes an equitable balance between the needs of all Americans. These moderates have helped to shape the debate on issues ranging from trade to education. As chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in the 107th Congress, Graham led efforts to improve our nation's intelligence agencies. Since the horrific events of September 11th, 2001, he has been a leader in refocusing and strengthening the nation's counterterrorism efforts. Click Here to visit Senator Graham's web site.

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Tuesday January 20, 2004 

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee: Hailed by EBONY magazine as one of the "100 Most Fascinating Black Women of the Century," and "Congressional Quarterly," as one of the 50 most effective members in Congress. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1994 to represent the 18th Congressional District of Houston, Texas. In her most recent election to the 108th Congress, she captured over 77% of the vote. She is First Vice Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. She has distinguished herself as a staunch defender of the Constitution, civil rights and juvenile justice, protection of America's health needs, gun safety and responsibility, economic empowerment for low and middle income America.

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Wednesday January 7, 2004 



Walter Shapiro: By the time most Americans see the presidential candidates on the campaign trail, they are polished performers surrounded by a platoon of staffers and a brigade of reporters. But on their initial forays into Iowa and New Hampshire in 2002 and early 2003, their entourages were decidedly unpresidential-just an aide or two, perhaps a local reporter, and the candidate himself. Their motorcades were literally one-car caravans; their campaign stops, small gatherings in living rooms.

In the early months of the race, the candidates struggled to define themselves, work out the kinks in their message, and refine their personas while the national media had their minds on other matters. But Walter Shapiro was watching-and taking notes. One-Car Caravan is Shapiro's revealing account of the humble roots of the 2004 Democratic presidential campaign. Shapiro provides an insider's picture of the Democratic contenders in their metaphorical boxers and briefs. We see John Kerry, Howard Dean, Dick Gephardt, Joe Lieberman, John Edwards and the others with their hair down, their ties askew, and their foibles bared. It's not pretty to watch a candidate who dreams of flying on Air Force One bump his head on a coach-class luggage bin, but it can be pretty funny.

Walter Shapiro began writing his twice weekly 'Hype & Glory' column for USA TODAY in the fall of 1995. For most of the prior two decades, Shapiro was a magazine staff writer and correspondent. During the first four years of the Clinton administration, Shapiro served as Esquires's political voice in Washington, creating the monthly "Our Man in the White House" column which covered the president and politics.

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