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Democrats Move to Counter Bush Surge
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Jason Leopold | Democrats Move to Counter Bush Surge
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/011807A.shtml
President Bush's plan to send 21,500 additional US troops to Iraq was met with fierce opposition Wednesday as Democratic lawmakers introduced competing proposals aimed at reversing the president's plan to escalate the war.

Bill Moyers | Life on the Plantation
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/011807B.shtml
Bill Moyers, speaking to the National Conference for Media Reform states: "Our democracy is now put to a vital test, for the conflict is between human rights on the one side and on the other, special privilege asserted as a property right. The parting of the ways has come."

US House Takes on Big Oil
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/011807C.shtml
The House of Representatives is poised to play Robin Hood with energy policy Thursday. It aims to cut $14 billion in federal oil and gas tax breaks and other benefits over the next 10 years and give them instead to renewable-energy programs.

Dean Baker | The War and Student Loans
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/011807D.shtml
Dean Baker writes: "As President Bush prepares for his 'surge' in Iraq, it is worth thinking about the growing cost of the war. While finances should never come first when talking about a war that has resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths, it is reasonable to ask about the tab that President Bush is running up."

Car Bombs Rock Iraq, Killing at Least 19
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/011807E.shtml
Car bombs have rocked Baghdad and the northern city of Mosul, killing at least 19 people, as Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is pressing Washington to better equip his army so that foreign troops can withdraw from Iraq.

ElBaradei: Sanctions Could Escalate With Iran
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/011807F.shtml
The head of the UN nuclear watchdog agency, Mohamed ElBaradei, said Thursday he was concerned that UN sanctions on Iran could escalate the country's standoff with Western powers over its suspected weapons program.

Michel Rocard | Ethical Capitalism, a Fragile Principle
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/011807G.shtml
Michel Rocard, former French prime minister, argues that the only way to save the free enterprise system is to limit its most egregious abuses: executive compensation and shareholder exactions.

Bob Herbert | The Lost Voice of Protest
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/011807H.shtml
Bob Herbert writes: "Whether it's the war in Iraq, or the plight of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, or the violence and self-destructive behavior that plagues so many black Americans, our attitude toward the wisdom of Dr. King has been that of the drug addict or alcoholic to the notion that there might be a better way. We give lip service to it, and then we ignore it."

VIDEO: Bill Moyers | Life on the Plantation
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/011807B.shtml
Bill Moyers, speaking to the National Conference for Media Reform states: "Our democracy is now put to a vital test, for the conflict is between human rights on the one side and on the other, special privilege asserted as a property right. The parting of the ways has come."

Video Interview: Ehren Watada's Parents Speak Out
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/011707A.shtml
President Bush's plan to send 21,500 additional US troops to Iraq was met with fierce opposition Wednesday as Democratic lawmakers introduced competing proposals aimed at reversing the president's plan to escalate the war.

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Jason Leopold reports on Democratic efforts to stop the escalation of the Iraq War; Bill Moyers looks at mega-media consolidation and the need for a free press; US House goes after Big Oil's tax breaks; Dean Baker examines the cost of war and the student loan programs; violence continues to take lives in Iraq; UN nuclear watchdog agency head Mohamed ElBaradei is concerned that UN sanctions on Iran could escalate the standoff; Bob Herbert remembers the words of Martin Luther King; and more ... Browse our continually updating front page at http://www.truthout.org

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