Friday, May 9, 2008


SUM NEWS:





  • MCCAIN'S "SPIRITUAL GUIDE" WANTS AMERICA TO DESTROY ISLAM By Robert Greenwald, Brave New Films
Meet Rev. Rod Parsley, McCain's pastor problem http://www.alternet.org/blogs/video/84820/
  • AMERICA'S WAR ON JOURNALISTS By Amy Goodman, King Features Syndicate
The Bush administration has engaged in assault, intimidation, and imprisonment to limit the ability of
journalists to do their jobs. http://www.alternet.org/waroniraq/84848/
  • OUR MEDIA HAVE BEEN SO WRONG FOR SO LONG By Jayne Lyn Stahl, AlterNet
In his new book, E&P editor Greg Mitchell offers a stinging indictment of the media's complicity with Washington's
war-marketing machine. http://www.alternet.org/waroniraq/84114/

  • WILL THE MORTGAGE INDUSTRY PAY FOR ITS CRIMES? By Danny Schechter, AlterNet
Borrowers are being crushed under the credit crisis. Someone needs to pay. http://www.alternet.org/workplace/84592/
  • OBAMA'S CONSOLIDATION OF THE PARTY By Matt Stoller, Open Left

Barack Obama built a movement to rival and take over the Democratic Party. Now what? http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/84789/

  • THE IRAQ SUPPLEMENTAL: A THREE-RING CIRCUS By Erik Leaver, AlterNet
Congress thinks it's being cute in dealing with all of the funding for Iraq this year in one fell swoop. http://www.alternet.org/waroniraq/84833/

  • PENTAGON'S SPIN ON GI BILL IS 'OFFENSIVE NONSENSE' By Jon Soltz, Think Progress
Jon Soltz of Vote Vets weighs in on the new GI Bill. http://www.alternet.org/blogs/waroniraq/84746/

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As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.