Today's Highlights

Those Crazy Mullahs: Gordon Prather
Torture Ban May Have a Loophole: William Fisher
Plame's Crucial CIA Role: Mike Mejia
How the PATRIOT Act Was Beaten: John Nichols
WTO: Livelihoods at Stake: Sascha Matuszak

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Updated December 17, 2005 - 11:24 PM EST

Bush Admits Spying, Slams Public Leak

Iraq's Election a 'Victory for Iran'

PATRIOT Act in Limbo Amid New Spying Flap

Torture Ban May Have a Loophole

Official: Bush Authorized Spying Multiple Times

Hamas Wins Big in Local Elections, Takes Control From Fatah

'We Do Not Torture': Lies and Quarter-Truths   by Jordan Paust
How the PATRIOT Act Was Beaten (for Now)   by John Nichols
Edmonds Case May Reveal Plame's Crucial CIA Role   by Mike Mejia
The Get-Out-of-Torture-Free Card
by Emily Bazelon
An Assault on Our Freedoms
by Andrew P. Napolitano
Those Crazy Mullahs
by Gordon Prather

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Rice Denies Illegal Domestic Spying

Lawmakers Blast Domestic Surveillance

GOP Uses Iraq Election as Battering Ram
In Contrast With Israeli Experts, Bush Says Iraq War Is Good for Israel

Iraqi Militants Cite Sunni Safety for No Attacks

In North, Kurdistan Comes First, Iraq Comes Second

US Image Problem Persists Among Muslims in Asia Despite Tsunami Aid


Army Meets Recruiting Goal by Raiding Bottom of Bell Curve

Iraqis Vote
Iraq Estimates 70% Turnout

Vote Count Underway After Polls Close in Iraq

High Sunni Turnout Suggests a Deal for an Election-Day Truce

Sunni Leader Open to Coalition Government

Iraq Votes Counted Against Backdrop of Casual Killings

Religion Again Holds Sway Among Shi'ite Voters

Iraq Insurgents Say Election Truce Won't Last

British Officer Fears Post-Vote Battles in Iraq

320,000 Iraqis Expats Reportedly Voted

Annan Tells Bush Iraq Vote Went Well


Iran Threatens to Strike Back if Israel Attacks

Pressure to Isolate Iran Gathers Steam

Saudi Envoy Denigrates Iranian President's Holocaust Denial

Iran: Holocaust Remarks Misunderstood

Iran Could Be Sanctioned for President's Unapproved Speech


Taliban Shoot Teacher of Girls in Afghanistan

Two Dead, Two Wounded After Patrol Is Ambushed in Afghanistan

Blast Close to Kabul Parliament

Afghanistan Defends Approach to War Criminals

US Forces Free 47 Taliban in Afghanistan

South Asia

Sri Lanka Parties Agree to Talks With Tamil Rebels

Indian Maoist Group Was Trained by Tamil Tigers

'Bomb Scare' in Indian Parliament

Six Killed in Fresh Violence in Indian Kashmir, Politician Injured

India Gives Approval for Fourth Bus Link With Pakistan

US to Upgrade Pakistan's F-16 Fleet

US Moves to Sell Howitzers to Pakistan


Nepal's Bitter War

Nepal Parties Call General Strike Against Killings


Colombia, Rebels Open Peace Talks in Cuba

Bolivia's Presidential Election Could Widen Already Deep Divisions

UN Seeks $85 Million to Tackle Landmine Scourge in Sudan, Somalia, and Uganda

Zimbabwe Police Raid Broadcaster

Somali 'Govt' Promises to Stop Arresting Radio Journalist

DR Congo Set for 'Mystery' Vote

Weekend Reviews

The Great War for Civilization: The Conquest of the Middle East

The Great War for Civilization: Another Take

Spielberg's Munich: A Post-9/11 Cautionary Tale?

Live From Iraq: Unembedded

The Worst and the Dullest

Cindy Sheehan's War

War at Home

Bush to Address the Nation on Iraq Sunday

Shocked Lawmakers Demand Spy Program Probe

House Calls for Info on Overseas Detention

Groups Slam FBI's Questioning of Teenager for Scribbling 'PLO' – Two Years Ago

After Holding Off a Year, NY Times Scores Big Scoop

CIA Gulags/Torture

Swiss Investigate CIA Prisoner Flights

Did Germany Outsource Torture?

German in CIA Abduction Case Denies Took Payoff

War on Terror

Southwest Flight Aborted Near LA After Bomb 'Joke'

Lawyers for Padilla Accuse US of Toying With Courts

Suicidal Gitmo Inmate Moved Out of Isolation

US Military

Iraq War Makes US Safer: US Defense Secretary Rumsfeld

Military Cites Drawdown in Parts of Iraq

Second Army Officer Arrested in Iraq Corruption Inquiry

Military Reporters Outraged After Embedded Journalists Expelled for Pictures

Air Force Reserve Officer Accused of Damaging Pro-Bush Cars


Syria Welcomes UN Resolution on Hariri Murder Probe

Where War Was Waged 5,500 Years Ago

United Kingdom

MI5 Ruled London Bombers Were Not a Threat

RAF Pilot Took Rescue Chopper on Joyride to Impress Women

Sinn Fein Member Says He Spied for Britain for Two Decades

Hamas Celebrates Landslide Election Win

Poll: Half of Israelis Favor Deal With Palestinians on Jerusalem

Most Israelis Oppose Strike Against Iran: Poll

US: PA May Lose Aid if Hamas Runs in Elections

Expanding Hamas Embraces Female Candidates


Bulgaria Begins Pullout From Iraq

Germany Considers Tougher Anti-Terror Laws

Belarus Speeds Up Presidential Race

Dutch Trader Jailed for Nuclear Exports to Pakistan

A Russia-Ukraine Game of Chicken

Central Asia

'Kyrgyzstan Becoming a Failed State’

Georgia Accuses Russia of Undermining Reform

East Asia

North Korea to Start Nuclear Dismantling 'Soon'

Joint Missile Development to Cost Japan $1.2 Billion

Chinese Protest Goes Online


Philippine Ex-General Posts Bail After Sedition Charge

Arroyo Urges Philippine Senate to Pass Anti-Terror Bill


Justin Raimondo
Scooter Libby, Neocon Martyr

Sascha Matuszak
Livelihoods at Stake

Alan Bock
Time to Lower Expectations

Nebojsa Malic
The Token Defendant

Ivan Eland
Making the World Safe for Theocracy

Charles Peña
A Tale of Two Cities

Ran HaCohen
Democracy and Colonialism

David R. Henderson
Adam Smith's Economic Case Against Imperialism

Praful Bidwai
Indian Nuclear Deal With US Turns Faustian Bargain

Joseph Stromberg
An Anti-Imperialist's Reading List: Part Two

Matthew Barganier
Et Tu, Pat?

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