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The S Factor: Part Duh

The S Factor: Part Duh
After the election, national stupidity is more relevant than ever.

God help America
If this is the finest democracy in the world, does it really deserve George W. Bush?

Dean Wins!
The incredible story of how Howard Dean became President of the United States by seizing the radical center .

The Unfeeling President
He cannot mourn but is a figure of such moral vacancy as to make us mourn for ourselves.

The power and politics of Spite
A distressing but plausible theory as to why people vote against their own interests.

The Brains Thing
Three years of watching Bush makes the point: Intelligence matters more than “character.”

Red-State America Against Itself
An excerpt from What's the Matter with Kansas?: How the Conservatives Won the Heart of America

An Audible Silence
An excerpt from Gag Rule: On the Suppression of Dissent and the Stifling of Democracy

Put Reagan on the $3 Bill
A fitting memorial for a president who could really lie

Republican Convention Event Schedule
The Repugs have outdone themselves with an incredible array of planned events for their NYC convention.

The Misunderestimated Man
How Bush chose stupidity.

The Voter Qualification Quiz
This country has a mammoth problem, and we've got a fool-proof solution.

The President of Good & Evil
The ethics of George W. Bush.
by Peter Singer

How the Grinch stole the White House
He didn't arrive there by the will of the Whos, but stole the election that he really did lose.

Bush/Cheney '04 Bumperstickers #2
More slogan ideas for the Bush campaign, this time with help from the bloggers at Eschaton.

The Incredible Shrinking President
Or, High Noon with Dubya Fudd.

Things you have to believe to be a Republican today
Nobody said it was easy.

The S Factor
Explaining Bush's popularity.

Stupid Vogue
Stupid is the key to life itself. Join the masses and embrace it as your own.

It doesn't matter what he says or does because he is blessed. So in the words of The Annointed One, "what's the difference?"

Saddam Captured, Demands Backpay
Military and media debating whether or not to credit Jessica Lynch.

Big WhoppersBig Whoppers
President Bush sold the Iraq war with lies -- and Americans are paying with their lives. An excerpt from Dude, Where's My Country?

Kleptocrat NationKleptocrat Nation
An excerpt from Jim Hightower's new book Thieves in High Places: They've Stolen Our Country -- And It's Time to Take It Back.
by Jim Hightower

The Great UnravelingThe Great Unraveling
Losing our way in the new century. An excerpt from the book.
by Paul Krugman

A False RestorationA False Restoration
The introduction to The Lies of George W. Bush: Mastering the Politics of Deception
by David Corn

Big LiesBig Lies
In the introduction to his new book, Joe Conason explains how the right-wing propaganda machine demonizes liberals and distorts the common-sense politics of America.
by Joe Conason

The compassion of Rush LimbaughThe compassion of Rush Limbaugh
If Bill Clinton were a drug addict, here's how Rush might spin it.
by Bill McClellan

Good ol' boy Texas crony capitalism makes its way to Washington D.C.
by By Molly Ivins and Lou Dubose

Lying LiarsLying Liars
God works in mysterious ways to smite the right wing bearers of false witness.
by Al Franken

The Prince of Darkness and the mysterious Nigerian connectionThe Prince of Darkness and the mysterious Nigerian connection
The FBI discovers suspicious email solicitations in Robert Novak's inbox.
by Farmer

The Plame GameThe Plame Game
We've had Watergate and Iran/Contra, but what do you call it when the Bush White House outs a CIA operative?

Dean's Boston Tea PartyDean's Boston Tea Party
The New England patriot declares war on "King George"
by Howard Dean

The Revision ThingThe Revision Thing
A history of the Iraq war, told entirely in lies.
by Sam Smith

Bush's U.N. Speech: The First DraftBush's U.N. Speech: The First Draft
The speech we would like to have heard, i.e., the honest one.
by Mark Spittle

Preventive War, the Supreme CrimePreventive War, the Supreme Crime
Iraq: invasion that will live in infamy
by Noam Chomsky

Bush/Cheney '04 BumperstickersBush/Cheney '04 Bumperstickers
The Bush ticket needs new campaign slogan ideas, with help from the Daily Kos bloggers.

Al Gore strikes againAl Gore strikes again
The man who was this country's choice for president speaks out plainly and accurately about what is fundamentally wrong with the man that has his job.

Iraq has been fundmentally disarmedIraq has been fundmentally disarmed
Scott Ritter, who spent seven years hunting and destroying Iraq's arsenal, tells William Rivers Pitt why he believes that Iraq's WMD capability has been eliminated.

George W. Bush is a SocialistGeorge W. Bush is a Socialist
Well, as far as Iraq is concerned anyway.
by Barbara Ehrenreich

Daddy explains U.S. foreign policyDaddy explains U.S. foreign policy
It's so simple, even a child can understand it.

The Resume of George W. BushThe Resume of George W. Bush
If our president had to apply for a job like the rest of us poor shmucks.

Field guide to Democratic elitesField guide to Democratic elites
In reference to the recent memo from the leadership of the DLC, I offer these self-assessment tools.
by Nurse Ratched

Axix of Just as EvilAxis of Just as Evil
There is a great deal of evil in the world. It is nothing compared to the amount of resentment and petty jealousy.
by John Cleese

Pity about the LouvrePity about the Louvre
War is good, said Bush as the Louvre fell to looters.
by Simon Jenkins

Liar, liar, pants on fireLiar, liar, pants on fire
Bush lies and manipulates public and Congress. And his trousers are ablaze.
by Carla Binion

A call to reclaim democracyA call to reclaim democracy
If you wonder why and when giant corporations got the power to reign supreme over us, here's the story. A look at Thom Hartmann's important new book, Unequal Protection.
By William Hare

Hu's on first?Hu's on first?
Condoleeza Rice briefs George Bush on China's new Communist Party chief..
By James Sherman

Dubbing DubyaDubbing Dubya
Handing out nicknames to pols and journalists is one of the one endearing trait of our feckless leader. But the names we've heard about aren't the ones he uses in private.

Corporate Socialism in AmericaCorporate Socialism in America
And you're concerned about welfare mothers who abuse the system?
by Ralph Nader

Get Your War OnGet Your War On
A different kind of testament to a year of fear, bewilderment, violence and death.
By Soft Skull Press


Maps and cartograms of the 2004 US presidential election results

Pseudo Fascism in America
An interview with
David Neiwert

I.Q. and Politics
States ranked by average intelligence quotion

Freeway Free Speach Day Photos

Without a Doubt
by Ron Suskin

Remember the Alamo
How George W. Bush reinvented himself
by Nicholas Lemannn

Bush's Lost Year
By deciding to invade Iraq, the Bush Administration decided not to do many other things: not to reconstruct Afghanistan, not to deal with the threats posed by North Korea and Iran, and not to wage an effective war on terror. An inventory of opportunities lost
by James Fallows

If Jesus ran against Bush

Sentient Non-Idiots For Kerry
by Mark Morford
Repubs pick a fight about Vietnam while Bush ruins America right now? Is the nation drunk?

Facing the enemy on the ground
by Scott Ritter
The Iraqi resistance has been years in the making. And with the help of American involvement, the insurgency will continue to flourish and grow until no force can defeat it.

The Case Against George W. Bush
by Ron Reagan

Trade sex for votes against Bush

The Mounting Costs of the Iraq War

The story of George W. Bush after he quit the Texas Air National Guard

How to Get Out of Iraq
by Peter W. Galbraith

The Reagan $3 bill now in the Skreed Gallery

Leader of the Free World?
A must-see interactive webpage featuring Bush and Blair doing what they do best

The Manipulator
by Jane Mayer
Ahmad Chalabi pushed a tainted case for war. Can he survive the occupation?

The Gray Zone
by Seymour M. Hersch
How a secret Pentagon program came to Abu Ghraib

Who is Lane McCotter?
The answer to that question should be enough to bring down John Ashcroft, if not George W. himself

How big is
$87 billion

(Hint -- it looks more like $191 billion)

Claim vs Fact
A database that charts conservatives' dishonesty -- and compares it with the truth

The Price of Arrogance
by Fareed Zakaria
On almost every issue involving postwar Iraq, Washington's assumptions and policies have been wrong

Then... and now

Could 9/11 have been prevented?
We didn't really need Richard Clarke to tell us what Michael Elliot wrote in Time Magazine in August of '02.

The Weird Men Behind George W Bush's War
By Michael Lind

W's letter to John Hinckley

The Man Who Knew
Watch Frontline's amazing story of the one man at the FBI who could have prevented 9/11, but was thwarted by the bureaucratic infighting of his bosses.

George Bush and the Treacherous Country
by Steve Erickson

Bush: Our Long National Nightmare of Peace and Prosperity Is Finally Over
A remarkably precient piece of prognosticating from the Onion.

Top Gun?

A medley of favorites by the Bushies

John Ashcraft's
Evil Communiversity
If you're REALLY into evil, then why not take classes?

War in Iraq: Not a Humanitarian Intervention
By Ken Roth

Power Rangers
by Joshua Micah Marshall
Did the Bush Administration create a new American empire -- or weaken the old one?

Where were you in '72?

The Ann Coulter Pinup Poster

The Bubble of American Supremacy
by George Soros

Up to 15,000 Iraqis killed in invasion

The Logic of Withdrawal
by Howard Zinn

Bush in 41.2 Seconds

Iraq Coalition Casualties

U.S. & Coalition Casualties

One Child Left Behind

The George W. Bush G.I. Joke Action Figure

Babes Against Bush

George Woodrow Carter
by Pat Buchanan
The Bush strategy of moral interventionism in the internal affairs of foreign nations, to rearrrange their societies on an American model, is a formula for endless war abroad and Big Government forever at home.

Do Dim Bulbs Make Better Presidents?
by Jacob Weisberg

Cheney's Long Path To War
by By Mark Hosenball, Michael Isikoff and Evan Thomas
He sifted intel. He brooded about threats. And he wanted Saddam gone. The inside story of how Vice President Cheney bought into shady assumptions and helped persuade a nation to invade Iraq.

How Do You Say 'I Told You So' in French?
by Jefferson Morley

Blueprint for a Mess
by David Rieff
Excellent, extensive essay on the leadup to the Iraq war and the current aftermath.

Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War
A hard- hitting video documentary.
RealVideo Trailer

Remarks of Zbigniew Brzezinski
At the New American Strategies for Security and Peace.
WindowsMedia Video

Paul Krugman discusses his new book The Great Unraveling, President Bush's tax cuts, the war in Iraq, the environment, Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist, and House Majority Leader Tom Delay.

Without a Strong American Opposition We Are Doomed
by Tariq Ali
Renowned author and Middle East expert speaks out on Iraq. His latest book is Bush in Babylon: The Recolonisation of Iraq

From Jekyll-Hyde to Hyde-Jekyll: The American Transformation
by Gary North
The dual nature of Americans in regard to war and empire.

The Stovepipe
by Seymour M. Hersh
How conflicts between the Bush Administration and the intelligence community marred the reporting on Iraq's weapons.

Thank you Mister Limbaugh!
America owes talk host Rush Limbaugh a debt of gratitude, Libertarians say.

Eyeless in Iraq
By Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
An examination of Bush's foreign policy incompetence and his transgresion of the preventive war taboo.

Plame Leak Ad

The Man Behind The Curtain
By Kenneth T. Walsh
Dick Cheney is the most powerful vice president in history. Is that good?

Dick Cheney, Hard-Liner in Chief
by Joe Klein
Turf wars, temper tantrums, mysterious leaks -- has Bush lost control of his own government?

A Tale of Two Fathers
by Maureen Dowd
Bush I officials are nonplused by the apocalyptic and rash Cheney of Bush II.

Hey, Rat Out That Source!
by Jonathan Alter
Reporters shouldn't fear leaking sometimes if it's in the public interest.

How big is
$87 Billion?

Joe Wilson, the Saudi evacuation and Cheney lies
Democracy Now!

How America Created a Terrorist Haven
By Jessica Stern

Lust in his Heart
Iraq had the capability of intending to develop the capacity to pose a potential threat.

Scorecard of Evil
Scorecard of Evil
He's not evil and we don't hate him.
We love the sinner but hate the sins. And God knows there are plenty.

Bush Lies Archives
We don't hate him, just his bad policies. And they are vast.
Okay. He really is evil and we really do hate him.

American Fascist Conservatives: Madness Masquerading as Morality
Quotes by and about Conservatives

Where's the Compassion?
by Joe Conason
A chapter from the new book, Big Lies

Bush 'Compassion' Agenda: A Liability in '04?
by Elisabeth Bumiller

The President's Compassion Agenda
The official spin.

Published in April, the accuracy of this analysis not only holds up, it becomes even more apparent.

The George W. Bush Speech Generator

The Bush administration's Top 40 Lies about war and terrorism
Some are a matter of opinion or unprovable, but contain good arguments and sourcing. We think the list should have been kept to a solid 20. We link, you decide.