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Iraq and Afghanistan War Photo April 30, 2007

The Happy Wall

By Bing West Posted Wednesday, April 25, 2007, at 1:03 PM ET ----- Adhamiya ----- Walling Off Your Enemies: The Long View ---- April 29, 2007 Ideas & Trends Walling Off Your Enemies: The Long View By TIM WEINER THE rulers of China spent 2,000 years building and rebuilding...

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Media Focus Photo April 28, 2007

Cheney: Another Day, Another Mugging

These pics have been lingering on the newswire from couple weeks now.  Telegraph the cozy relationship inside the Beltway.......  In this photo provided by CBS, Vice President Dick Cheney appears for a taping of CBS's 'Face the Nation' in Washington, Saturday, April 14, 2007.  The interview will be broadcast...

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Bush Focus Photo April 27, 2007

Tenet and Cheney … And Bush, Oh My! (Or: The Shot That Just Keeps Giving)

Second, it provides a reality check (I believe) on the version of the picture the NYT re-published yesterday (in cropped form) accompanying its article/review of George Tenet's new book -- in which Tenet attacks Dick Cheney for setting him up as the Administration's Iraq intelligence fall guy....  Because Tenet...

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Campaign '08 Photo

Democratic Debate: Take Your Pic

NBC commentator Brian Williams talks to the crowd who assembled to hear the first Democratic presidential primary debate of the 2008 election hosted by South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, S.C., Thursday, April 26, 2007.  (AP Photo/J.

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Bush Focus Photo April 26, 2007

Bush In A Box

World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz (2nd L) sits in the crowd as U.S. President George W.  Bush (not pictured) makes a statement marking Malaria awareness day, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, April 25, 2007.  (Jason Reed/Reuters) For names: World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz, second...

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Campaign '08 Photo April 25, 2007

The NYT's Edwards Clip Job

Maureen Dowd - What's she got against John Edwards? Kurtz: Break Girl In the Beverly Hills Style: Candidate’s $400 Coiffure By ADAM NAGOURNEY Published: April 20, 2007 not linkgened On the Campaign The Birth of the ‘Breck Girl’ Story Line By ADAM NAGOURNEY Published: April...

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Culture Focus Photo April 24, 2007

Completely Wrapped Up With The Gun

What is interesting to me about this cover is how it simultaneously hits America's problem with guns and its hysteria over the threat of violence.  (On the newsstand over here, it's the latter meaning that jumps out at you, but can you feel it from home?)

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Media Focus Photo April 23, 2007

White House and Associates: A Two Headed Monster?

The lack of a salient visual from the '07 White House Correspondent's Dinner drew my attention to the White House Correspondent's Association's visual sister, the White House News Photographers Association, and the image named the Political Photo of the Year this January 28th.

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Alan Chin Photo April 22, 2007

Photographer Alan Chin From Blacksburg

View Photojournalist Alan Chin's photographs and reflections from Blacksburg on the mayhem at Virginia Tech.

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Iraq and Afghanistan War Photo April 21, 2007

When Will The MSM Show Us Bush's Iraq Wall? …Or Will It?

Yesterday, I linked to Thursday's LAT article reporting on the construction of a 3-mile-long, 12 foot high partition wall being build by the the U.S. military in a Baghdad neighborhood to separate Sunnis and Shiites.  (Yes, I said miles.)  The BAG finds it completely inexcusable the MSM would...

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Iraq and Afghanistan War Photo April 20, 2007

And Then There Was … Iraq

hands out U.S. President George W.  Bush speaks about the injustices present in the Darfur region of Sudan at the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington April 18, 2007.

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Disaster Focus Photo April 19, 2007

Killer Coverage On The NBC News Cho

What I'd like to ask NBC is, why the cold feet?  Having decided to identify yourself as "The Official Network of Deranged Homicidal Sociopaths," why did you stop half-way?   

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Bush Focus Photo April 18, 2007

Bush At Virginia Tech: We Get That You Get It

What are those tell tale signs letting you know that, in the midst of a tragedy, the Photo Op White House is thinking more about PR, and "undoing" Katrina, than about simple aid and comfort?

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Business Focus Photo April 17, 2007

Business, Glam And Virginia Tech

BAGnewsNotes looks at the Virginia Tech shooting through the "sites" of business culture in this original slide show

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Eco Watch Photo April 16, 2007

America Decomposed

Ultimately, the crisis has less to do with energy or economics or petronomics than the political toxication of America's stature and leadership.  That's why commissioning artists to envision an "environmentally-cleansed" American flag is ultimately a self-deluded and collusive one.

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Iraq and Afghanistan War Photo April 15, 2007

Iraq: The Real Story

What Smith offers that is revealing and novel, however, is the disjunction -- out in the field -- between U.S. and Iraqi forces.  What we can witness, and not just read about, is open tension -- and then open defiance -- between American and Iraq forces.

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Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson, author of the blog Notes on Politics, Theory and Photography has been an inspiration, a support and a voice of encouragement to me.  With his knowledge of photographic history and his depth in visual theory, I've considered Jim a critical partner in articulating and building out the...

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Scandal Focus Photo April 14, 2007

Peripheral Players

What makes the Rove shot interesting, just like this one of Cheney roaming the bushes during a Presidential press conference a few weeks back, is that these guys in the Administration operate as moral, as well as organizational free agents.  If, in reality, Rove is simply cluing in to...

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