Today's Highlights

Bush Echoes Another Texan: Ivan Eland
PATRIOT Act: It's Now or Never: Ron Paul
US, Shi'ites Fight for Iraq: Gareth Porter
ElBaradei Isn't Perfect: Gordon Prather
Beyond the Imperial Presidency: Steve Chapman

Suspicion must always fall on those who attempt to silence their opponents.
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Updated December 27, 2005 - 11:06 PM EST
US Envoy 'Admits' Syria Rendition Flight
US-Shi'ite Struggle Could Spin Out of Control
No Rush to Leave Iraq, Says Rumsfeld
Four US Soldiers Killed in Iraq Copter Crash, Attacks
Kurds Win Most Votes in Iraqi Diaspora Elections
Protesters Call for Iraq Unity Government
Chalabi Lacks Votes to Win Spot in Iraqi Assembly
Bush Presses Media to Hold Back Security Stories
Bush Promises Victory in Iraq – but for Whom?  by Eric Margolis
Question the PATRIOT Act Now – Before It's Too Late  by Rep. Ron Paul
George W. Bush: Our Living Constitution  by William Norman Grigg
Bush's Liberal Interpretation of the Law  by David Corn
Unwarranted Executive Power
by Thomas G. Donlan
ElBaradei Isn't Perfect  by Gordon Prather

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Election Results Suggest Small Role for Sunnis in Security Forces
Saddam’s Brother Rejects US Offer to Testify
CIA Agents' Use of Cell Phones During Mission Lets Police in Italy Identify Them
Philippines: Four US Soldiers Charged With Rape
Turkey Denies Cooperation With US Against Iran, Syria
Karzai Blames Foreigners for Decades of Unrest
Ukraine's President Visits Troops in Iraq as They Prepare to Depart
Today in Iraq
Vying for a Voice, Tribe in Northern Iraq Feels Let Down
Dispute Delays Handoff to Iraqi Unit
US Sees Iraqi Progress, but Key Tests Ahead
Iraq Jails Handover on Hold After Abuse of Detainees
Pride Mixes With Grief as Troops Pack Up
Attacks Continue
Short Election Lull of Violence Over in Iraq
Violence Restrains Iraqi Holiday Festivities
Al-Qaeda Claims Attack on Iraqi Police Checkpoint
Iraq Minister Survives Attack
  Security Incidents in Iraq, Dec. 27
Security Incidents in Iraq, Dec. 26
Global Iraq Fallout
Ukrainian Peacekeepers Move From Iraq to Kuwait
German Hostage in Iraq Told She Was Safe as Muslim
US to Slightly Reduce Troop Numbers in Afghanistan Soon, but Troops Will Remain on Standby
Top Taliban Commander Threatens Suicide Attacks, Rules Out Reconciliation
Karzai: Iran's Help Has Contributed to Afghanistan Development
Afghans Try Former Communist Intelligence Chief
Fund Drive for RAWA Orphanages
Afghanistan: Journalists Still Under Threat
Two NATO Peacekeepers Hurt in Afghan Blast
US Tells North Korea to Return to Talks
South Asia Peace Talks in January
More Killings in Eastern Sri Lanka
Uzbekistan Rejects Accusations Over Andijan Trials
Philippine Rebels to Target US Troops
Indonesia's President Under Threat of Attack: Spokesman
Gas Capsules With Timers Found in Russian Stores
Putin Opponent Gathers Steam in Russia
Putin's Show of Strength Triggers Fear of Fresh Nuclear Arms Race
'No Mistakes,' Beslan Report Says
Why European Women Are Turning to Islam
Criminal Case Against Tymoshenko Dropped
DR Congo
DR Congo Army Claims to Be Wiping Out Ugandan Rebels
DR Congo Fighting Leaves 40 Dead
Zimbabwe's Opposition Party 'Expels' Its Leader (but Not for Sure)
Africa Wary of New Border War
A Cry for Respect in a Sudan Camp
Islamic Leaders Urge Restraint in Sudan-Chad Tensions
French 'Active' in Rwanda Genocide
Morales' Triumph Has Washington Concerned
Haiti Candidates' Faces Familiar but Not Comforting
Admitting Torture
US Ambassador 'Corrects Slip-Up' Over Sending Suspects to Syria
Bush's Envoy Sparks Another Diplomatic Incident Over War Claims
US 'Clarifies' Syria Denial on Renditions
'Rendition' Case Forces US Embassy Clarification
Greeks Name MI6 Chief Over 'Torture of Terror Suspects'
US War on Terror
Bush Pressed Papers to Kill Scoops on Domestic Spying, Secret Prisons
Yoo Stands by Post-9/11 Writings on Torture, Domestic Spying
Powell Says Bush Could Have Obtained Warrants
Courts Criticize Judges' Handling of Asylum Cases
Terrorism Drill Reveals Flaws in Response
UK War on Terror
London Mayor Plays Down Terrorist Threat to British Capital
Blair Ignores Terror Threat for Holiday in Egypt
US Military
A Veteran's Iraq Message Upsets Army Recruiters
Contractors Are Warned: Cuts Coming for Weapons
A Political Debate on Stress Disorder
Florida County Gives Troops Free Spending Money
The War on Terror
Bush Confidante Finds Latest Role to Be Uphill Battle
Powell: Civil War Still a Risk in Iraq
Iraq War a Mistake for Most Americans
Iran Says Does Not Need Permission for Nuclear Work
Iran Cleric Protests Shutdown of Satellite TV
Can't Stop the Music, Say Young Iranians After Ban
Iran Glued to TV Comedy That Tackles Tough Issues
Israeli Elections
Sharon Offers More Land to Palestinians – and More Settlers
Sharon Party Wants to Fix Borders of Israel
Sharon Party Favors Palestinian Statehood
Netanyahu: Sharon Plans to Withdraw From 90% of West Bank
Sharon to Have Heart Surgery
Palestinian Elections
Israel May Allow Some Palestinians to Vote
Green Light for Fatah to Fuse Palestinian Vote List
Hamas Likely to Act More Moderately if It Wins Palestinian Elections
Israel to Build More Homes in West Bank Settlements
Palestinian Commanders Barred From Leaving Gaza
Israel, Arab World Engage in Hidden Trade
Israel Fires Three Missiles at Gaza Strip Buffer Zone
Middle East
Islamic Human Rights Group Accuses Syria of Re-Arresting Freed Activists
Women Among Five Held for Plot to Kill Turkish Governor
Saudi Woman's Novel Too Risqué for Riyadh?
Kuwait Set to Scrap Provisions for Jailing Journalists
Bahrain Police Break Up Sit-In Over Cleric's Arrest
Chile Court Won't Drop Pinochet Charges
Pinochet Ruled Fit to Stand Trial

Justin Raimondo
'Democracy,' Iraqi-Style

Ivan Eland
Bush's Presidency Most Resembles that of LBJ

David R. Henderson
Let's Keep Our Eyes on the Prize

Sascha Matuszak
Drums in the Streets

Alan Bock
Toward a Peace Culture

Charles Peña
Syriana: It's Not About the Oil

Nebojsa Malic
The Road to Serfdom

Ran HaCohen
Democracy and Colonialism

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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