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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Friday, October 21, 2005
Peace Prize Rebuffs U.S. Stand on War
WASHINGTON -- The Nobel Prize committee has taken another slap at the Bush administration for its war in Iraq. The committee awarded the prestigious 2005 peace prize to Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei and the International Atomic Energy Agency, past nemesis of President Bush.
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Tuesday, August 30, 2005
Democrats Still Backing Senseless War
It's time for the Democratic Party to take a courageous stand and call for the withdrawal of troops from the senseless war in Iraq. Its human cost and the billion-dollars-a-week tab in Iraq should give all Americans pause.
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Saturday, June 25, 2005
Word from Bush Could End Prison Abuse
Is President Bush living on Mars? Is he tone deaf? At a news conference last month, he wrote off as an "absurd allegation" the conclusion by Amnesty International that the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was the "new Gulag" because of the mistreatment of prisoners there.
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Saturday, April 30, 2005
Commanders Responsible for Abu Ghraib
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon has got to be kidding. It turns out that only those rogue enlisted men and women and one woman general are to blame for the horrifying treatment of prisoners and detainees of the Iraqi war, according to Lt. Gen. Stanley Green, the Army inspector general.
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Friday, April 01, 2005
Screened Audiences, Fake News Promote Bush Agenda
President George W. Bush has learned to use the bully pulpit that is the powerful prerogative of all presidents. But this president has tried to tweak that power in ways that expand the definition of "managed news." Let's start with his national campaign to change Social Security.
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Sunday, March 13, 2005
Credibility Matters Little to Brits, Americans
Funny thing about the United States and Great Britain. I once thought their people cared about the credibility -- and accountability of their leaders -- especially when it comes to war and peace. But now I note with regret that the voters in both nations have other priorities.
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Tuesday, March 08, 2005
No Order from Bush to Stop Torture
Never let it be said that the U.S. State Department lacks chutzpah. The department recently issued its annual report on human rights practices of nations around the world, pointedly criticizing perennial violators as well as allies, including the U.S.-sponsored interim Iraqi government.
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Friday, February 25, 2005
$9B Goes Missing In Iraq
Profiteering from the Iraq war is not a surprise, especially in light of the Bush administration's pandering to the military-industrial complex. But some Democratic lawmakers are concerned that profiteering may have achieved stratospheric dimensions in the case of the $9 billion that is missing from the sale of Iraqi oil. This money was to have been used for humanitarian aid and reconstruction for Iraq.
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Wednesday, December 22, 2004
Iraqis Hate U.S. Policies, Not Freedom
Is there a religious crusader element in the armed struggle now under way in Iraq, as some Islamists believe? As long as such suspicions prevail, the United States is bound to face zealous opposition in the Middle East where Muslim clerics have political clout.
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Saturday, December 11, 2004
How Dangerous Is Depleted Uranium?
The Pentagon claims that American forces and Iraqis are not at risk from contact with depleted uranium, which is used in armor-piercing munitions and protective tank plating. That's baloney to some scientists who insist the widespread use of depleted uranium during the American-led invasion and occupation of Iraq poses a grave danger. Despite attempts to reassure the public, the Pentagon remains on the defensive.
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