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President Declares "Ownership Society"

Tells Convention He’s Ordered Invasion of Social Security Trust Fund
New York – Of all the bone-headed, whacky, breathtakingly threatening schemes George W. Bush is trying to sell us in his acceptance speech tonight is something he and his handlers call, “the Ownership Society.” Sounds cool, “ownership.” Everyone gets a piece of the action. Everyone’s a winner as the economy zooms. All boats rise.

Ahnold Gets Lay'd

by ERIK WILSON
San Francisco Chronicle
Geraldine Field (Letters, June 16) asks where Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is when it comes to demanding accountability from Enron for the money that they gamed from California during the manufactured energy crisis of 2001?

ACLU Freedom of Expression Award

The American Civil Union has awarded Greg Palast the Upton Sinclair Freedom of Expression Award (the ‘Uppie’) for his book, Democracy and Regulation, originally published by the United Nations International Labor Organization. (New 2003 edition by Pluto Press.) Palast will share the award with his co-authors Theo MacGregor and Jerrold Oppenheim.

Bob Slattery

Investigative reporting is nearly a crime in the USA. There’s no lack of investigative reporters. What’s missing are investigative editors with the cojones to put the good stuff in print.