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Saturday, January 20, 2001
Harvey Wasserman
The Unelected President
It's official. The Banana Republicans now occupy the White House. In direct--and predictable--contradiction to his campaign rhetoric of accommodation and compromise, George "Shrub" Bush begins his...
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Thursday, January 18, 2001
Norman Solomon
Ashcroft and Racism: Breaking the Code
A surreal mixup disrupted CNN programming for a few moments on Jan. 17 when the network switched to live coverage of Colin Powell. While the retired general appeared on the screen, the audio was the...
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Tuesday, January 16, 2001
James Carroll
Eisenhower's Farewell Warning Was Meant For Our Time
''SO, IN THIS, MY LAST good-night to you as your president, I thank you ...'' It was 40 years ago tomorrow, the farewell address of Dwight D. Eisenhower. ''... thank you for the many opportunities...
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Tuesday, January 9, 2001
James Carroll
Black Caucus Sends a Message About Justice
THE AMERICAN Heritage Dictionary defines ''epiphany'' as a ''sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.'' Last Saturday was the Christian feast of the Epiphany - Three Kings Day -...
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Sunday, January 7, 2001
John Buell
A Party Pulled Apart: New Democrats Lose Touch with True Base
Immediately following Richard Nixon's resignation, President Gerald Ford famously proclaimed, "Our long national nightmare is over." Yet Watergate's causes lay in more than the paranoia of one man,...
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Friday, January 5, 2001
Molly Ivins
Honeymoon? I've Got A Headache
MARATHON, TEXAS -- So far out in West Texas, there's only God and country on the radio. Along with endless sky and no cellphones. Drive across the Rio Grande in your pickup for lunch and say, "Oh,...
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Tom Turnipseed
Affluenza's Symptoms: Bankruptcies Burgeon With The Daunting Debt of Everyday Americans and Enron
A couple of months ago I attended a lecture and discussion at the University of South Carolina's School of Environment led by John de Graaf, who has produced more than a dozen televison documentaries...
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Norman Solomon
50 Years Later, The Tragedy of Nuclear Tests in Nevada
As golden anniversaries go, it's a somber occasion. In a forlorn expanse of desert scarcely an hour's drive northwest of Las Vegas, on Jan. 27, 1951, the Nevada Test Site went into operation by...
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Norman Solomon
50 Years Later, The Tragedy of Nuclear Tests in Nevada
As golden anniversaries go, it's a somber occasion. In a forlorn expanse of desert scarcely an hour's drive northwest of Las Vegas, on Jan. 27, 1951, the Nevada Test Site went into operation by...
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Thursday, January 4, 2001
Jonathan Schell
Alan Cranston's Message on Nuclear Arms Lives
After retiring from the U.S. Senate in 1993, Alan Cranston--who died on New Year's Eve of the true new millennium in the home of his son, Kim--began a new career that was as important as the one he...
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Wednesday, January 3, 2001
Huck Gutman
Immigrants Angst
10 December was International Human Rights Day. There was little recognition of this fact in the USA or in much of the world. Six months ago, I wrote about the overwhelming fact of migration: how the...
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Tuesday, January 2, 2001
James Carroll
A Quiet Reminder: We're All in This Together
SO THE CALENDAR rolls on. If the passage of time is the only certain thing, why are you surprised again to find that yet another year has turned, and with it - now for sure - another millennium.
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Saturday, December 30, 2000
Ralph Nader
Factory Farms Continue To Be A Blight On Landscape
A concentrated food industry and concentrated factory farms have combined to throw rural America into one of the worst crises it has ever faced. Federal and state regulators have failed to curtail...
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Sunday, December 24, 2000
Sarah Waheed
US Must Address Mideast Bias
U.S. POLICY IN the Middle East is biased against the Palestinians. The United States has vetoed, or abstained from, numerous U.N. Security Council resolutions that have criticized Israel on various...
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Friday, December 22, 2000
William Greider
Clinton Follows the Money
The power play was swift, effective and ugly. Within hours of Albert Gore's concession, Bill Clinton was moving the levers of insider politics to install his personal money guy, Terry McAuliffe, as...
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Tuesday, December 19, 2000
James Carroll
A Time for Senator Kennedy
EVENTS OF THE LAST month represent a return of fiercely felt American partisanship - and that is good. The most damaging aspect of the Gore-Bush election campaign was the blurring of differences that...
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Monday, December 18, 2000
Russell Mokhiber, Robert Weissman
The People's Health
Savar, Bangladesh -- More than two decades ago, the nations of the world issued a call for "Health for all the people of the world by the year 2000," in the Alma Alta Declaration, the product of a...
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Friday, December 15, 2000
Jonathan Schell
Power. Money: A Force to Reckon With
Tuesday's Supreme Court decision giving the presidency to George W. Bush, delivered in the dead of night in an opaque, anonymous opinion rendered by Justices who gave no oral presentation from the...
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Wednesday, December 13, 2000
Danny Schechter
Throwing Pies At The Media
The American election drama has so far had the effect of delegitimizing virtually every institution that it sucks into its vortex. Voting and politics have lost credibility. Lawyers and the courts...
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Sunday, December 10, 2000
Ralph Nader
A Tribute to David Brower, Champion of the Environment
David R. Brower was the greatest environmentalist and conservationist of the 20th century. He was also an indefatigable champion of every worthwhile effort to protect the environment over the last...
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Thursday, December 7, 2000
Jill Schneiderman
Act Now to Curb Global Warming
DURING THE last two weeks of November, negotiators from many nations-lobbied heavily by representatives of private environmental groups-labored to craft rules for the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, a...
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Monday, November 27, 2000
Arundhati Roy
Power Politics: The Reincarnation of Rumpelstiltskin
Remember him? The gnome who could turn straw into gold? Well he's back now, but you wouldn't recognize him. To begin with, he's not an individual gnome anymore. I'm not sure how best to describe him...
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Tuesday, November 21, 2000
James Carroll
Clinton's Missed Opportunity in Vietnam
"THE HISTORY WE leave behind is painful and hard," President Clinton said in Vietnam last week. "We must not forget it, but we must not be controlled by it." Americans were too obsessed with the...
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Friday, November 17, 2000
Norman Solomon
Public Wiser Than Pundits In Post-Election Uproar
During the first several days after the election, many of America's leading pundits were very distressed. Some even appeared to be on the verge of freaking out as they vented major anxieties: It's...
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Wednesday, November 8, 2000
Danny Schechter
Lori Berenson: Convicted By An Image
Picture this scene. The president of a Latin American country, said to be trying to redeem himself in Washington's eyes, races around the countryside in a motorcade and a helicopter, beating the...
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Monday, November 6, 2000
John Buell
Weighing Electoral Risks
If politics is governed by an iron law, it is its very unpredictability. Citizens and commentators all see as through a glass darkly. We can and must make generalizations about politics. Nonetheless...
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Sunday, October 29, 2000
Ralph Nader
Why I'm Running
To the Editor: You discredit our democracy by editorializing on Oct. 26 that the limited ground covered by the Gore and Bush candidacies should define political competition in this election. Millions...
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Sam Husseini
A New Way To Vote -- As A Duet
Come election day, millions may vote for George W. Bush and Al Gore while not believing in them. Doubtlessly, some will vote for one of these two enthusiastically, but sometimes it seems neither of...
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Wednesday, October 25, 2000
Danny Schechter
Saving Amy: "The Exception To The Rulers"
How many times have you heard someone say, "I am tired of hearing what you are against. Tell me what you are for." Media critics hear this all the time, since by instinct and disposition, we are...
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Saturday, October 21, 2000
Molly Ivins
Military Madness
Faint, but at this late date we abstain from the new mandatory media pose of being clever and snide about the only two major presidential candidates we've got, and pause here to consider an issue. (I...
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Thursday, October 19, 2000
Danny Schechter
Perception Vs. Reality In The Middle East "Press War"
Back in 1985, Rolling Stone magazine created advertisements for itself designed to attract more media spending; it had "outgrown" its "summer-of-love origins," according to Ad Week Magazine, and was...
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Wednesday, October 18, 2000
Sam Husseini
U.S. Abdicates Justice
President Clinton said he wants to break the "cycle of violence" between the Israelis and Palestinians, but his refusal to do justice actually plants the seeds of oppression and violence. Shortly...
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Sunday, October 15, 2000
William Greider
Prague & Globalization: Waking Up the Global Elite
A tide of corporate high-mindedness seems to be sweeping the globe, inspired by last year's ruckus in Seattle and a continuing series of confrontations. One international organization after another...
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Muhanned Tull
How It Came to This: A Palestinian's View
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- First there was a small explosive sound, then a terrible piercing whistle that I could feel in my hair and skin. Then a huge explosion as an Israeli missile toppled the Voice...
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Saturday, October 7, 2000
Norman Solomon
Our Debts to New Media Technology
Everywhere we turn, new technologies for communication have us surrounded. The online sensations of just a few years ago are now ancient cyber-history, and the process continues to accelerate. The...
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Friday, October 6, 2000
Russell Mokhiber, Robert Weissman
Look Before You Leap
A friend of ours -- you might call him techno-challenged man -- recently met the guy who invented the E-book. That's the little hand-held computer that carries hundreds of books and that let's you...
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Monday, October 2, 2000
Ralph Nader
Insurance Lobby Assault: Consumer Groups Work To Fight Industry Deregulation
The insurance lobby, one of the most powerful special interest forces in the United States, has launched an all-out campaign to emasculate the nation's already weak insurance regulatory framework. If...
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Wednesday, September 27, 2000
Tom Turnipseed
Football and Flags and the "The Lost Cause"
Columbia, SC -- Not since 1928 have the University of South Carolina and Clemson University football teams gone 4-0 the same year. The dramatic turnaround from big losers to big winners for South...
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Tuesday, September 26, 2000
Ralph Nader
Pension Takeaway: Stop Corporate Schemes To Undermine Pension Benefits
At a time when CEOs are paying themselves exorbitant salaries, stock options, and benefit packages, corporations are slashing the pension benefits of workers who have helped build their companies.
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Monday, September 18, 2000
Ralph Nader
Corporations And The UN: Nike And Others "Bluewash" Their Images
The last few years have witnessed the increasing blurring of corporate and governmental roles in the international sphere – none more worrisome, perhaps, than the United Nations cozying up to big...
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Thursday, September 14, 2000
Tom Turnipseed
Continuing Saga of Sex, Murder & Racism: Susan Smith Is Still Scheming In Prison
COLUMBIA, SC - Susan Smith, who was sentenced to life in prison for murdering her two toddler sons, has admitted having sex with a prison guard at the South Carolina Department of Corrections. In...
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Sunday, September 3, 2000
Phyllis Bennis
Palestinians Have A Right To Go Home
IN THE CROWDED, squalid Deheisha refugee camp near Bethlehem on the occupied West Bank, more than 11,000 Palestinians live in about one-half a square kilometer. Hundreds of Deheisha's children flock...
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Thursday, August 31, 2000
Tom Turnipseed
From Colombia to Columbia, The 'War on Drugs' Is A War On Poor and Black People
COLUMBIA, SC - From Colombia, South America to Columbia, South Carolina, the "Drug War" is being exposed by human rights organizations as a failed war on drugs, but a disastrously effective war on...
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Thursday, August 24, 2000
Norman Solomon
Paying Homage To The Two-Party Media System
Isn't the two-party system wonderful? It really works! Every day, we hear plenty of opinions. Top Democrats and Republicans stay "on message," and usually the nation's major news outlets are in sync...
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Bruce Mirken
The Democrats Have Lost Me
Democratic Party hacks are near panic over the possibility that many progressive voters, including gays and lesbians, will support Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader. Big fish and small,...
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Wil Haygood
The Pain And Passion Of Dick Gregory
WASHINGTON - Dick Gregory won't go home. His wife, Lil, has been putting up with it for 41 years now. Just like their 10 children. And now, Gregory has cancer. And he still won't go home. Word has...
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Sunday, August 13, 2000
Jeff Cohen
Ghost Of 1968 Haunts Presidential Campaign
A TIRESOME Democratic vice president seeks the top job, but his administration's policies have so alienated Democratic-oriented activists they threaten to take to the streets during the party's...
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Monday, August 7, 2000
Bernie Sanders
Why Are Prescription Drugs So Expensive? Follow The Money In Politics
The Republican and Democratic parties are holding their conventions this month, but fewer and fewer Americans pay attention to what they do. The United States has the lowest voter turnout of any...
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Tuesday, August 1, 2000
John Buell
Economic Chance and Estate Taxes
Proposals to repeal the estate tax come wrapped in paradoxical symbolism. The poster children are family farmers who purportedly cannot pass their farms along to their children. The symbolism is...
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Danny Schechter
As Republicans Meet: Mainstream Media Doze While Indy Media Shine
PHILADELPHIA -- According to the Philadelphia Weekly , one of the city's two "alternative" newspapers, the hip-hop kids and homeboys call their home town "the Illadelph." They must know something...
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Sunday, July 30, 2000
Howard Zinn
The Bombs Of August
Near the end of the novel The English Patient there is a passage in which Kip, the Sikh defuser of mines, begins to speak bitterly to the burned, near-death patient about British and American...
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Phyllis Bennis
Palestinians Have Rights And Law On Their Side, But Israelis Have Power
President Clinton had called the negotiations "really, really hard." The trilateral statement issued jointly by the Palestinian, Israeli and American sides said the talks were "unprecedented in both...
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Thursday, July 27, 2000
Sam Husseini
Palestine: No Less Than Equal Partners
While the United States and Israel boast of their democratic values, they continue to wreak havoc on Palestinian self-determination, as the Palestinian Authority is pressured, cajoled and offered...
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Tuesday, July 25, 2000
Molly Ivins
'GOP Tax Break For Rich' Is Redundant
'HE SHOULD be ashamed." So said Gov. George W. Bush after Vice President Al Gore pointed out that there are 1.4 million uninsured children in Texas. Somebody should be ashamed. And now on to the...
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Wednesday, July 19, 2000
Molly Ivins
Is Absolutely Everything For Sale In America?
WE need to have a discussion about our culture. It's about the Pizza Hut ad on the space rocket. Does the word "tacky" occur to you? The commercialization of absolutely everything has gone too far. I...
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Tuesday, July 18, 2000
John Buell
Looking At Democracy And US Presidential Debates
Political science 101 tell us that U.S. electoral laws favor a two-party system. Single-member districts and winner-take-all elections reduce the leverage of minor parties. Earlier insurgencies have...
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Tuesday, July 11, 2000
Ralph Nader
Wage Slaves
Imagine the following: The New York Times announced today that it was replacing its columnists, Thomas Friedman and Paul Krugman, with the two leading bilingual writers from the Beijing Daily. A...
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Monday, July 3, 2000
Ralph Nader
Progressive Inheritance: Never Doubt The Importance Of Language In Politics
In labeling as "death taxes" what should properly be understood as an Equality and Fairness Fee or an Anti-Dynasty Tax, corporate-funded think tanks and their congressional allies have launched a...
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Friday, June 30, 2000
William Greider
Nader: A Personal View
The Ralph Nader running for President this year is quite a different person from the driven crusader whom I first met as a young reporter, covering the advent of his public-interest movement three...
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Wednesday, June 21, 2000
Tom Turnipseed
Nader Voters Crucial To A Democratic Congress
Ralph Nader's candidacy for President will bring a turnout of progressive voters who could furnish the margin of victory in enough close Congressional races for the Democrats to regain control of...
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Tuesday, June 20, 2000
James Carroll
The Truth About NATO's Air War
One year ago dust was still rising from the rubble of the NATO air war against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. From March 24, 1999, until June 10, 1999, Operation Allied Force conducted 38,000...
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John Buell
Is Gore Really The Lesser Evil?
Are progressives irresponsible in supporting Ralph Nader? Won't they enable a Bush presidency, just as liberals' aversion to Hubert Humphrey helped elect Richard Nixon? As a Nader voter, I accept the...
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Monday, June 19, 2000
Ralph Nader
The Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles Is Corporate Welfare At It's Worst
More than a billion dollars in taxpayer money has been spent to support the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles. It is time for the Clinton Administration and Congress to end one of the most...
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Wednesday, June 7, 2000
Jeff Cohen, Steve Rendall
Can A Man Who Has A Problem With People Of Color Be A Color Commentator On 'Monday Night Football'?
Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh may be returning to television. He recently auditioned for a job as color commentator on ABC-TV's "Monday Night Football." The tryout followed weeks of self-promotion by...
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Monday, June 5, 2000
Ralph Nader
The Current Trend Of Excessive Consumption Is Creating A Consumer Culture That Values Quantity Above Quality
Thorstein Veblen – the turn-of-the-(19th)-century social scientist who coined the term conspicuous consumption – would blush if he were here to witness today's consumption patterns. Luxury and excess...
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Tuesday, May 30, 2000
Howard Zinn
Unsung Heroes
A high school student recently confronted me: "I read in your book A People's History of the United States about the massacres of Indians, the long history of racism, the persistence of poverty in...
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Tuesday, May 2, 2000
James Carroll
Emerson, Thoreau, and the Walk for Hunger
In 1837, an economic bust hit New York, impoverishing many. A family of hard-working bakers responded by giving their bread away to the hungry. They were the Hecker brothers, and the youngest of them...
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Monday, May 1, 2000
Ralph Nader
Coke's Alleged Racism: African American Employees Rally, Call For Boycott
IN A RECENT annual report, Coca-Cola assured its shareholders that it had plenty of room for growth. The company only sold 1 billion of the world's 48 billion beverage servings, the annual report...
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Wednesday, April 26, 2000
Tom Turnipseed
White Privilege: No Pain, No Gain!
The Confederate Flag debate in South Carolina and shocking racial disparities in our criminal justice system have the potential to inflict necessary pain on 400 years of white privilege. The rebel...
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Tuesday, April 25, 2000
Frances Fox Piven
Welfare Movement Rises
The federal law that gave us "welfare reform" expires in September 2002. Inevitably, Republicans and Democrats will compete to claim it a success, pointing to the fact that the number of people on...
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Thursday, April 20, 2000
Molly Ivins
Where's The Outrage? I Got Plenty For Ya
REMEMBER WHEN Bob Dole used to go around saying: "Where is the outrage? Where is the outrage?" We were all, like, "Huh?" -- a sort of national version of that totally blank stare of incomprehension...
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Tuesday, April 18, 2000
Ralph Nader
Greenspan Shrugged: The Reserve Chair's Philosophy Differs Little From His Ayn Rand Days
Last year Congress made Federal Reserve Board chair Alan Greenspan a virtual regulatory czar over financial services corporations. Considering the waves of adulation that have been sweeping over...
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Wednesday, April 12, 2000
Molly Ivins
Capitalism Doesn't Do Squat For Social Justice
Capitalism, as we all know, is a dandy system for creating wealth, but it doesn't do squat for social justice. No reason to expect it to -- that's not its job. Its moral imperative is: ``Buy low,...
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Sunday, April 9, 2000
Jeff Cohen
Democrats Suffer From a Bad Case of Clintonism
When Al Gore recently joined conservatives in supporting a special law to award Elian Gonzalez permanent U.S. residency, his maneuver was straight out of the playbook that has governed eight years of...
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Thursday, April 6, 2000
Jeff Cohen
Nader Has The Numbers But Buchanan Has The Limelight
A revealing national poll of likely voters, released on April 11, found Green Party candidate Ralph Nader in third place behind George W. Bush and Al Gore - and ahead of prospective Reform candidate...
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Monday, April 3, 2000
Ralph Nader
Farm Aid: The DEA Should Get Out Of Regulating Hemp Agriculture
INDUSTRIAL HEMP IS one of the longest and strongest natural fibers in the plant kingdom. It is also one of the most versatile plants, with approximately 25,000 uses – ranging from paper to textiles...
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Saturday, April 1, 2000
John Buell
Revisiting Canadian Health Care
With health costs escalating and complaints mounting, politicians promise us a fresh look at health care reform. One hopes the promise will be kept. One old tale needing reexamination is the now...
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Thursday, March 30, 2000
Danny Schechter
Why The Latest News About Online News Ain't So Good
When you are new to the Internet, it seems so overwhelming. So many choices. So much information. So many sites to visit. A whole new world! That period of individual discovery is often brief...
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Wednesday, March 29, 2000
Molly Ivins
How Do You Spell Vietnam? 'Colombia'
THOSE of you old enough to remember the Vietnam War will recall the early years, when the majority of Americans couldn't find the place on a map and practically nobody could tell the difference...
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Tuesday, March 28, 2000
James Carroll
Bill Clinton's Next Life?
What becomes of Bill Clinton? With the shape of the race to succeed him established, this most political of presidents moves to the margin of domestic public discourse. In less than a year, he is a...
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Monday, March 27, 2000
Ralph Nader
Stadium Subsidies Scalp The Public
Ever since the Boston Tea Party, public debate over whether to pay taxes and how to spend those dollars has been a vibrant part of our democratic process in Massachusetts and across the nation. The...
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Friday, March 24, 2000
Tom Hayden
LAPD: Law And Disorder
Can you top this? seems to be the theme of the escalating police scandal in Los Angeles. What started as a story of corrupt cops now involves the Police Chief and District Attorney calling each other...
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Thursday, March 23, 2000
Norman Solomon
The Power And Limits Of Photojournalism
Despite all the emphasis on new media, photography has never lost the power to move us. Some recent photo essays in major American magazines, focusing on the poor and dispossessed, are efforts to...
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Monday, March 20, 2000
Ralph Nader
Art Attack: Gene Stilp Uses Props And A Wicked Sense Of Humor To Focus Media Attention On Public Policy Issues
Imagine a public interest artist using the town square as a canvas. Now comes Gene Stilp, a 49-year-old lawyer with a keen advocacy sense, a nose for news, and the creativity and skills to...
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Friday, March 17, 2000
Norman Solomon
The Media's Lethal Injection of Numbing
SAN QUENTIN, Calif. -- The moon, a bit more than half full, glowed in a sky of stars and darkness. Only a faint breeze was blowing across the San Francisco Bay. A few yards from the dark water's edge...
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Wednesday, March 15, 2000
Norman Solomon
Tribune Swallows Times: Bad Day for Journalism?
Another day, another huge media merger. This time it's the Tribune Co. swallowing up Times Mirror -- uniting two firms best known for their powerhouse daily newspapers, the Chicago Tribune and the...
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Monday, March 13, 2000
Molly Ivins
Simplistic Solutions Don't Work
AUSTIN, Texas -- We've already seen how disgusting the results can be when politicians drag religion into politics, so perhaps we should be depressed at the news that education is going to be the...
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Friday, March 10, 2000
William Greider
Alan Greenspan Intends To Take The Glow Off Gore's Best Feel-Good Issue--The Stock Market
On the morning after, people awoke to the drear prospect of "gush and bore" for the next six months, and excitement flew out the window. No reason to despair--we can refocus mental energies on...
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Tuesday, March 7, 2000
James Carroll
Pittsburgh's Joe Healy: A Man Of Hope Gunned Down
Youthful hope and a shared commitment make strong bonds of friendship, and then they make grief especially pointed. But the grief requires a recovery of the hope and a new commitment. Let me explain.
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Monday, March 6, 2000
Molly Ivins
'Republicans For Clean Air': Pollution Fighters? Not Exactly
REPUBLICANS for Clean Air, a group previously unknown to the Federal Elections Commission or anyone else in politics, is now running an ad in Tuesday's primary states claiming that Gov. George W...
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Friday, March 3, 2000
William Greider
AFL-CIO Goes Global
Seattle changed many things, and one of them is American labor. Nothing lifts the spirit or one's vision like winning. Rank-and-file members returned home exhilarated by their victory, and so did...
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Thursday, March 2, 2000
Norman Solomon
Reporting on Bloodshed, TV Journalists Play Dumb
For Americans watching TV news, March began in typical fashion. When five people were shot on the first day of the month in a town near Pittsburgh, cable networks swiftly jumped into action. They...
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Tuesday, February 29, 2000
James Carroll
A Tale Of Two War Veterans: John McCain And Phil Berrigan
John McCain's widely irresistible story does not begin with his valiant record as a prisoner of war. Nor is its most compelling aspect his role in bringing about an end to the punitive US embargo...
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Monday, February 28, 2000
Ralph Nader
Still Paying More: Thirty Years After Landmark Book, The Poor Are Still Being Fleeced Because They're Poor
Some 30 years ago David Caplovitz wrote about a situation that the poor have known for years. He called his book The Poor Pay More. At the time, his documented evidence created quite a stir, and many...
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Russell Mokhiber, Robert Weissman
Who Owns America?
The other day, at our local bookstore, we passed a book. And then doubled back. The book is titled Who Owns America?: A Declaration of Independence. Sounded like it was written by people we should...
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Thursday, February 24, 2000
Norman Solomon
Open Letter: Facing the Pacifica Crisis
Hovering over all this about Pacifica is that the composition of the Pacifica national board has shifted against progressives. Since the board has made itself self-perpetuating and able to fill its...
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Jeff Cohen
John McCain and the Media: A Buss-Fest or a Bust?
In the war for the Republican presidential nomination, George W. Bush has deployed the traditional big guns of the party establishment and carpet-bombing TV ad campaigns. Yet he's been unable to...
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Monday, February 21, 2000
Nancy Snow
The South Carolina Primary: Bush Wins, America Loses
Lee Atwater must be smiling somewhere. The originator of the establishment South Carolina firewall, he was the 1988 Bush campaign manager who made his celebrity from happy-go-lucky hatchet politics...
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Ralph Nader
Statement of Ralph Nader, Announcing His Candidacy for the Green Party's Nomination for President
Today I wish to explain why, after working for years as a citizen advocate for consumers, workers, taxpayers and the environment, I am seeking the Green Party's nomination for President. A crisis of...
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Sunday, February 20, 2000
Phyllis Bennis
Clinton Administration Turns Deaf Ear As UN Officials Voice Concerns About The Way Sanctions Have Ravaged Iraqi Society
THE resignations should be a wake-up call for Washington. Hans Von Sponeck, the United Nation's assistant secretary general and humanitarian coordinator in Iraq, announced his resignation last week...
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