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Will Bush Cancel The 2008 Election?
It is time to think about the "unthinkable." The Bush Administration has both the inclination and the power to cancel the 2008 election. The GOP strategy for another electoral theft in 2008 has taken clear shape, though we must assume there is much more we don't know. But we must also assume that...
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Fear Itself
When Franklin Roosevelt took office as president in 1933, the United States was in the middle of the Great Depression. In fact, there was a worldwide economic depression. Fascism was on the rise in Europe. Mussolini ruled Italy. In January, two months before FDR was inaugurated, Hitler had been...
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A 'Kitchen Cabinet' of One
Even many Republicans today recognize Franklin D. Roosevelt as the greatest president of the last century. The anti-Franklin Roosevelt, however, is George W. Bush.From his regressive tax codes and plan to privatize Social Security to his Supreme Court appointments, from his favoritism toward big...
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Summer Reading List
1. A Handful of Straw Blowing in the Wind by Thelma Doak (About Times Publishing, 2007). She reached her 104th birthday, remembering her life in the dust bowls of the nineteen thirties, of seeing the Wright brothers and their flying machine at the Oklahoma State Fair in 1912 and much more served...
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Cheney, Master of Stealth, Readies Himself For The Final Act of 'Imperial' Vice-Presidency
Operating in the shadows, where he can best achieve his deeply conservative aims, Dick Cheney enjoys the total confidence of President George Bush and is sometimes described as the "Imperial" Vice-President. Towards the end of every re-elected US President's second term, the opposition in Congress...
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A Just Security
It's been clear for some time that when it comes to approaches to security and foreign policy, the people are way ahead of the Inside-the-Beltway politicians and pundits in believing there's a need for real change. Now, the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and its Foreign Policy In Focus (FPIF)...
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Take Back American Foreign Policy
At the Take Back America conference last week in Washington, DC, the Bush foreign policy was clearly unpopular. References to the Iraq War debacle, to extraordinary renditions and Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo, were sure-fire applause lines. Indeed, Bush's foreign policy has been so obviously unpopular...
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Who's Afraid of Liberalism? The GOP
How scared are the folks over at the Republican National Committee as they head toward an election cycle in which their party's hold on at least one branch of the federal government — which they've enjoyed for all but two years since 1981 — could end? Faced with the prospect that both the...
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'Just Security': US as Global Partner, Not Global Boss
WASHINGTON - Insisting that U.S. foreign policy of the past six years has clearly failed, a left-leaning Washington think tank is calling for the adoption of a comprehensive new approach to international relations called "Just Security" in which the U.S. would act "as a global partner, not a global...
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Authentic? Never Mind
Rich liberals who claim they'll help America's less fortunate are phonies. Let me give you one example — a Democrat who said he'd work on behalf of workers and the poor. He even said he'd take on Big Business. But the truth is that while he was saying those things, he was living in a big house and...
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