Rumsfeld’s Memoir: Known and Unknown and Untrue



This article by David Corn and Siddhartha Mahanta first appeared at Mother Jones. It is reprinted here with permission. David Corn is Mother Jones‘ Washington bureau chief. For more of his stories, click here. He’s also on Twitter and Facebook. Get David Corn’s RSS feed. Siddhartha Mahanta is an editorial fellow at Mother Jones.

Al Jazeera’s Rise



During the Democratic National Convention, I did some political commentary for Al Jazeera as well as MSNBC, CNN, Alhurra, TV Asahi, and others. But when in the Al Jazeera English booth, which they shared with a local Fox News affiliate, I saw then DNC Chair Howard Dean walk in.

Chris Dodd: MPAA’s Man for All Seasons?


US Senator Chris Dodd is reportedly in negotiations to be the next President of the Motion Picture Association of America, a lucrative lobbying spot to protect and promote the interests of Tinseltown. According to Politico‘s Mike Allen, Dodd is the only one to whom MPAA is talking.

Future of Democracy in the Islamic World



On Thursday afternoon, I’ll be chairing a session with former Malaysia Deputy Prime Minister and current Leader of the Opposition in the Malaysian Parliament Anwar Ibrahim, someone I greatly admire for his ongoing temerity in staring down thugs in his own government.