04.07:top.10.reads

Spain investigates what America should.

A Spanish court has initiated criminal proceedings against six former officials of the Bush administration. John Yoo, Jay Bybee, David Addington, Alberto Gonzales, William Haynes and Douglas Feith may face charges in Spain for authorizing torture at Guantánamo Bay.

Audio: Bob Dylan on Barack Obama, Ulysses Grant and American Civil War ghosts.

BF: What struck you about him?

BD: Well, a number of things. He’s got an interesting background. He’s like a fictional character, but he’s real. First off, his mother was a Kansas girl. Never lived in Kansas though, but with deep roots. You know, like Kansas bloody Kansas. John Brown the insurrectionist. Jesse James and Quantrill. Bushwhackers, Guerillas. Wizard of Oz Kansas. I think Barack has Jefferson Davis back there in his ancestry someplace. And then his father. An African intellectual. Bantu, Masai, Griot type heritage – cattle raiders, lion killers. I mean it’s just so incongruous that these two people would meet and fall in love. You kind of get past that though. And then you’re into his story. Like an odyssey except in reverse.

t r u t h o u t | Our Common Purpose.

Bill Moyers Journal . Watch & Listen | PBS. Glenn Greenwald and Amy Goodman

Democracy Now! | Headlines for April 07, 2009.

Arkansas Democrat Opposes Employee Free Choice Act

In labor news, efforts to pass the Employee Free Choice Act have been dealt a major setback. Democratic Senator Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas said Monday she cannot support the bill. Lincoln represents Arkansas, the home of Wal-Mart, a leading opponent of the legislation that would make it easier for workers to form unions. Wal-Mart recently hired one of Lincoln’s former aides to lobby against the Employee Free Choice Act. Supporters of the bill need a filibuster-proof sixty votes.

Are Starbucks and Whole Foods Union Busters? | Mother Jones. Um, duh.

Gates Kills the F-22. Will Congress Revive it? | Mother Jones. And thankfully my dad is now with Lockheed space…

Jezebel – Why Don’t White People Want To Read About Michelle Obama? – Michelle obama essence.

Jezebel – Man Penetrates Fruit To Explain Christian Copulation – Jesusophile video. Liz made me watch this last night [awful!] Look through the photos and don’t watch it, he doesn’t deserve any more attention.

Jezebel – What’s In A Name? Quite A Lot, Says Science – Language.

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