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Less than one month before the November congressional elections, the Great Scriptwriter in the Sky directed Republicans to stage a disruptive sex scandal â€“ for the benefit of the Democrats.
Landau: Post-Castro Cuba
Oct 14, 2006
Reporters and friends keep asking: "so what'll happen when Castro dies?"
Landau: Ideology as facade for criminality
Oct 03, 2006
On 9/11/73, General Augusto Pinochet led a military coup that overthrew Chile's elected government. The military bombed the Presidential Palace, assassinated 3,197 and tortured of tens of thousands more in order to "save" Chile from "subversion." Three de
Landau: Support our troops: It costs nothing
Aug 23, 2006
At an Oakland California freeway exit ramp, a disheveled young man held up a sign: "Help a Gulf War vet." I gave him a dollar. Drivers behind me began to blow their horns, so I didn't ask him if he had fought in Gulf War I or II.
Landau: Report from Louisiana and Texas
Jul 01, 2006
In Shreveport, Louisiana the "f" word now stands for FEMA, a Methodist minister informed me. Prompted by the looming hurricane season, residents of this Red River city have become very conscious of the thousands of refugees FEMA placed here from last yea
Landau: Massacres Go With War
Jun 17, 2006
"I can't help wondering today how many of the innocents slaughtered in Haditha took the opportunity to vote in the Iraqi elections - before their 'liberators' murdered them."
Landau: Vietnam Diary _ Part Ii
May 03, 2006
I read the March 15 Vietnam News (English language daily) at the modern Hanoi airport. VinaLand, I learn, has invested more than $200 million into Vietnamese real estate, a "hot sector," according to Merrill Lynch. The Wall Street giant calls Vietnam "one
Landau: Vietnam Diary Part Ii
May 03, 2006
I read the March 15 Vietnam News (English language daily) at the modern Hanoi airport. VinaLand, I learn, has invested more than $200 million into Vietnamese real estate, a "hot sector," according to Merrill Lynch. The Wall Street giant calls Vietnam "one of the last emerging markets in the region." Merrill Lynch advised "investor attention over the next decade."
Landau: Vietnam Diary -- Part I
Apr 14, 2006
I arrived in Hanoi in the late morning. The sun flitted through the clouds, and I couldn't decide whether I needed my light wind-breaker. The temperature hovered in the mid 60s, with enough humidity to let some reality into my brain to share space with ol
Landau: Does Anyone Give a Damn?
Mar 18, 2006
"We gave him [Saddam Hussein] a chance to allow the inspectors in, and he wouldn't let them in."
Landau: The Scandal Is The Illegal War, Not The Leak
Dec 03, 2005
"Oh what a tangled web we weave,
Landau: An Oily Religious Dream (Satire)
Nov 17, 2005
In September, the body count and property damage assessment mounted steadily along the Gulf Coast. After watching TV news images of the carnage, the Rev. Jerry Pat Flatulence had one of his many epiphanies, after eating his dinner in his home in Lynchemhi
A doctor friend expressed concern over the proliferation of nuclear weapons. Sixty years ago, some 250,000 people died when US atomic bombs fell over Hiroshima and Nagasaki. You needn't become a scientist to understand that radioactivity from nuclear bomb
Landau: Aggression Dominates The Airwaves
Aug 11, 2005
George W. Bush seems to have inspired not only political extremism in action, but in words as well - especially on the radio. If you want to hear cruel and mean words, just tune into prime time AM radio. The "John and Ken Show," an afternoon talk program
Landau: The Role of the Media
Jul 24, 2005
Overwhelmingly, corporate management of media remains attentive to the interests of its major stockholders: profit and reproduction. In order to do so, it must both validate the ruling authority (government in power) and simultaneously present a facad
President George W. Bush has emphasized that if one of the myriad of U.S. police agencies even suspect someone of planning, abetting or carrying out a terrorist act, he will, at a minimum, get tossed into a dark hole. Indeed, Bush has thrown the Magna Car
President George W. Bush has emphasized that if one of the myriad of U.S. police agencies even suspect someone of planning, abetting or carrying out a terrorist act, he will, at a minimum, get tossed into a dark hole. Indeed, Bush has thrown the Magna Carta into the garbage heap when it comes to Muslims suspected of pernicious thoughts toward the United States. But if suspected terrorists turn their rage toward the detested Fidel Castro, these rules don't apply.
In 2005, the United States has become Communist Vietnam's single-largest trading partner. Vietnam's products permeate U.S. stores. But the "Vietnam War trauma" remains central to U.S. politics. Note how the Vietnam service record of presidential candidate
Landau: The Bush-Delay Axis Of Naked Power
May 17, 2005
George W. Bush and Tom DeLay, his political enforcer in the House of Representatives, have changed long established rules of U.S. political culture as ÒbipartisanshipÓ has become winner take all; debate and deliberation has devolved into Party line dictat
Landau: A Visit To One Bush Culture
May 03, 2005
After walking through the parking lot of Hummers, SUVs and pick up trucks with gun racks and NRA insignia and confederate flag bumper stickers, my friend and I paid $8 each to get into the Gun Show at the Paso Robles Fairgrounds. The sign also assured int