t r u t h o u t | 11.08GOP to Go After CIA Secret Prison WhistleblowerWed Nov 9, 2005 00:1522.214.171.124
GOP to Go After CIA Secret Prison Whistleblower
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and House Speaker Dennis Hastert are circulating a draft letter calling for a congressional leak investigation into the disclosure of secret US interrogation centers abroad.
Another Lawyer in Saddam Trial Gunned Down
Gunmen in a speeding car killed a defense lawyer in the Saddam Hussein trial and wounded another Tuesday, raising doubts about whether the prosecution of the ousted leader can proceed amid the insurgency and domestic turmoil.
J. Sri Raman | Why India-US War Games Cause Wide Concern
The peace of an Indian village was disturbed on Monday morning by the sudden eruption of a dogfight between US and Indian fighter planes. The mock battle over paddy fields was greeted by tens of thousands of militant demonstrators below with slogans asking the Bush air force to go back.
Bill McKibben | One Roof at a Time
Bill McKibben explores the joys and delights of home-based solar power systems while he extols their new affordability as states kick in with rebate programs and more of us recognize how costly cheap fossil-fueled energy really is with its pollution and climate impacts.
China to Spend 180 Billion Dollars to Boost Renewable Energy Use
China said Monday it would spend about 180 billion dollars over the next 15 years to increase its use of renewable energy - including solar, wind power and hydropower - to 15 percent of the total generated, up from the current seven percent
Governor Brian Schweitzer | You Don't Need Oil to Make Fuel
Regarding America's dependence on foreign oil, Montana's governor says: "I think we can do better. Synfuel, ethanol, biodiesel, wind power, solar power, hydrogen, conservation - there is a range of energy alternatives that we can simply no longer afford to ignore. Washington needs to act on them."
Hazard in Hunt for New Flu: Looking for Bugs in All the Wrong Places
Scientists have compared specimens of the 1918 flu pandemic virus with specimens of the known bird flu viruses of the time and concluded that the 1918 virus could not have mutated from the bird flu viruses, leaving open the possibility that a link between them simply does not exist.
Another Choice for Elderly: Charity or Medicare?
The new Medicare plan is having an unintended effect on the pharmaceutical industry's charity drug programs. Some companies are simply eliminating their charity programs for older people, taking the position that the recipients are now eligible for Medicare drug coverage. For the recipients, it's not so simple.
Christopher Hayes | Symbol of the System
The symbol is Wal-Mart. Though Wal-Mart is the worst offender, US employers are able to suppress workers' rights to organize unions because there is little or no enforcement of workers' rights in this country. Even when they are caught, the small fines companies pay are just a cost of doing business.
Rebecca Traister | Yes, Maureen Dowd Is Necessary
Traister says, "You can love her or hate her, but you can't dismiss her - or her inflammatory new book on gender politics," as she weighs in on the cat fight over Maureen Dowd's new book, "Are Men Necessary? When Sexes Collide."
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