Helen Thomas

Helen Thomas

Helen Thomas was an American author and former news service reporter, member of the White House Press Corps and columnist. She worked for the United Press International (UPI) for 57 years, first as a correspondent, and later as White House bureau chief. She was an opinion columnist for Hearst Newspapers from 2000 to 2010, writing on national affairs and the White House. Among other books, she was the author of Front Row at The White House: My Life and Times. Helen passed away on July 20, 2013.

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Thursday, December 27, 2001
Let's Not Militarize the Heavens
WASHINGTON -- By abandoning the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, are we going to live in a safer world? I think not. Just the opposite, I fear. President Bush wants to build a nuclear anti-missile shield in the heavens someday to protect us. The idea may not be far-fetched, but he is living in a dream world if he thinks there will not be other ways to endanger us.
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Friday, July 20, 2001
Bush Wants to Dump Treaties
Unilateralism adds up to isolationism, which is based on arrogance. There is something about a treaty -- especially an arms treaty -- that the Bush administration doesn't like. Now that the Cold War has been over for almost 12 years, President Bush's national security advisor, Condoleezza Rice, and his other hawkish advisors want to shelve past arms-limitation pacts as relics.
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Monday, July 09, 2001
For Bush, Sex Education is a No-No
U.S. SURGEON GENERAL David Satcher said recently that more sex education is needed to help prevent AIDS, other sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies. President Bush and most politicians reacted as if Satcher's recommendation were radioactive.
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Friday, March 02, 2001
After Handing Presidency to GW Bush, US Justices Engage in Spin
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court justices might have to hire a slick public relations firm to refurbish their image after the disastrous decision to hand the presidency to George W. Bush.
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