America is at a crossroad in 2007. And so is

That's why I ask you to consider making a year-end, tax-deductible donation to

For 11 years now, we have provided investigative journalism on important topics – including issues of national security, constitutional liberties, human rights, politics, the environment, and international crime. But never has our work been more important than it is today.

George W. Bush's assertion of unlimited presidential powers was dealt a blow in the November elections, but the battle for the future of the American Republic will be fought out in the months ahead.

Bush and his neoconservative advisers are politically wounded, but that will only make them more desperate. In just the past few weeks, Bush has made crystal clear that he has no intention of reversing course in Iraq or elsewhere.

So, the political battle lines are being drawn – and our goal is to continue providing you the original front-line reporting that you have come to expect from us.

In 2006 alone, we have published more than 275 stories, cutting through the misguided "conventional wisdom" of Washington and revealing information that otherwise would never have reached the public.

And in recent weeks, we've updated our Web site in response to suggestions from many of our readers:

As 2007 approaches, we plan to undertake other new projects that can succeed only with your help. We intend to:

But to do all this, we need your help.

Please make a year-end, tax-deductible donation, as much or as little as you can afford.

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Thank you for your help and your support.

Robert Parry, Editor

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