Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Tuesday Reads: George Bush, Al Gore, impeachment & voter fraud

By Diane Silver

So much to read, so little time.

Salon.com tells us why our not-so-beloved President George W. Bush hasn't been impeached yet. The problem, says writer Gary Kamiya is that we're his co-conspirators.
Bush's warmongering spoke to something deep in our national psyche. The emotional force behind America's support for the Iraq war, the molten core of an angry, resentful patriotism, is still too hot for Congress, the media and even many Americans who oppose the war, to confront directly. It's a national myth. It's John Wayne. To impeach Bush would force us to directly confront our national core of violent self-righteousness -- come to terms with it, understand it and reject it. And we're not ready to do that.

Al Gore writes in his new book, The Assault on Reason, about how the Bushies have helped steer American culture into a dark place. We now live in a country, Gore says, where “reason, logic and truth" play a "sharply diminished role" in how we make decisions.

Slate takes a look at the lies about voting fraud and the death of the American Center for Voting Rights. (OK, that's not a Tuesday article, but it's still well worth a read.)

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