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Militarism Focus Photo November 30, 2007

Rods from God

Despite long-standing debates about the viability of missile defense technology and the ramifications of “weaponizing” space, a range of websites -- from the Department of Defense’s Missile Defense Agency, to lobbying or advocacy groups, like -- use powerful visual rhetoric to sustain the economic, political and military investment...

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Bush Focus Photo November 29, 2007

The Compassionate Bean Counter

With Iraq appropriately finessed, GWB has been busy covering his flank on the economy.  (If you hadn't noticed, the phrase "go shopping" has finally been replaced in Junior's cue card stack by the term "give back.")

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Originals Photo November 28, 2007

Iraq: The Space Between. (First Pass)

It describes the gap between different peoples and cultures in Iraq.  It attempts to show the space between two wars, the American invasion and the Iraqi civil war, the space between us and them, my experience and your experience....  —Christoph Bangert During the American-led invasion of Iraq in 2003...

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Iraq and Afghanistan War Photo November 27, 2007

Coming Upon The Cage

I found Michael Kamber's image, documenting the bombing in the Baghdad pet market last Friday, to be particularly moving.

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Because The Pictures Are Going By Pretty Fast

... Here's my latest take at Huffington where I take aim at The Economist (they more than deserve it for this one) as well as that charade in Annapolis.

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Race Focus Photo November 25, 2007

Blinding At The Border

For reinforcing the simplistic conclusion that the border fence successfully lowers the number of illegal immigrants who make it into this country on foot across our southern border, the LA Times headline, in combination with this image, is dangerously irresponsible.

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Media Focus Photo November 24, 2007

Hussein Update (plus: Bombs The Way)

First, it leads off an excellent msnbc slide show collecting in one place a key sample of photos by AP photographer Bilal Hussein.  If you haven't been following the story, Hussein has been held by the U.S. Military in Iraq for more than a year-and-a-half.  His detention followed a...

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BAGannouncements Photo November 21, 2007

Taking My Cue

If Ron Paul can take a short rest on a long march... I guess The BAG can too.

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Baghdad Rebirth Slightly Fishy

One can't help but welcome the bright and well-illustrated reports, arriving yesterday in both the NYT and Newsweek, of signs of normalcy returning to Baghdad.

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No Parking

So, America's almost sole recourse for contending with al-Qaeda has come down to ... bribery.

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Bush Focus Photo November 20, 2007

Put Your Hand In The Hand Of The Man Who Stirred The Water

As obsessive as I am about sourcing and crediting, I honestly cannot remember where this portrait of Bush and Sheehan came from or even when I found it.

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BAGannouncements Photo November 19, 2007

State Of The BAG

As we head into the holiday season, I wanted to pause a moment and take stock.

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Bush Focus Photo

Bush and Mush

This photo of Bush and his "special friend" -- taken during "Mush's" visit to the U.S. in September a year ago -- seems to give entry to a number of points.

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Nina Berman Photo November 18, 2007

Your Turn: War Time America

In her continuing look at militarization and the security of the homeland, contributer Nina Berman offers us a set of images tied to Atlantic City's "Thunder Over The Boardwalk" air show this past August.

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Campaign '08 Photo November 16, 2007

Obama More Or Less

Having watched Obama closely in the debate last night (and since we were discussing him earlier in the week), I wanted to come back to him ... but from a more psychological point of view.

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Protest Focus Photo November 15, 2007

Bridge World In An Uproar

Here's the photo of the "incident" that, according to the NYT, "has the bridge world in an uproar."

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Photo November 12, 2007

Getting The Hell Out

Have you noticed Absolut Vodka's new campaign illustrating what "a better world" might look like in various American cities?

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Campaign '08 Photo

Swiftboat Anatomy

When a reader forwarded me a piece of anti-Obama email this last week, I dismissed it.  Because its gone viral, however, I thought I would take another look.

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