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Bush, Impeachment, Strong Women and Dallas, Texas
Seems like strong women are not afraid of taking on George Bush and his war on Iraq in his home state of Texas and particularly in the city of Dallas. In August, 2005, Cindy Sheehan began her 26 days in the ditch in Crawford, Texas by announcing in Dallas at the national Veterans for Peace...
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In a Corner of Old Sicily, a Battle To Keep Out Texas Oil Men
Sicily's remote south-eastern corner, where small baroque towns nestle among sun-baked vineyards, hardly seems the place to find Texas oil men on the prowl, looking to strike it rich. But if early soundings by a US company, Panther Resources, pan out, the area could be sitting on natural gas...
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Poll: American Satisfaction at New Low
WASHINGTON - It's gloomy out there. Men and women, whites and minorities - all are feeling a war-weary pessimism about the country seldom shared by so many people. Only 25 percent of those surveyed say things in the U.S. are going in the right direction, according to an AP-Ipsos poll this month...
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Plans for Bush Library Stir Texas-Size Tempest
DALLAS - For Southern Methodist University, the alma mater of first lady Laura Bush and a proud, nearly century-old institution, the prospect of housing the George W. Bush Presidential Library would seemingly be an honor.Yet the possible advent of the Bush library - and especially an ideological...
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Don't Expect The Truth From Karl Rove
CONGRESS WANTS TO hear from Karl Rove, and members want him sworn in. Rather than accept a politically expedient deal from the White House — a no-oath interview — Senate and House committees have approved subpoenas for Rove and others. Lawmakers hope to figure out whether Rove hatched the plan to...
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Bang Pots and Pans for Molly Ivins
Molly, I hardly knew ye. The untimely death of Molly Ivins last week, after a long battle with breast cancer, has provoked a surge of impassioned eulogies -- yes, that would be the appropriate use of the term "surge." Ivins was first and foremost a journalist, in the highest and best sense of the...
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Texas Justice by Rope: The Assassination of Saddam
One day from year’s end, it is the non-story of the year capping a dozen imagined “turning points” in Iraq ’s dismal disintegration. The only kind of turning has been in the shape of a spiral drilling ever downward, toward a Mesopotamian heart of darkness: The assassination of Saddam Hussein by...
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Remembering Ann Richards
AUSTIN, Texas—She was so generous with her responses to other people. If you told Ann Richards something really funny, she wouldn’t just smile or laugh, she would stop and break up completely. She taught us all so much—she was a great campfire cook. Her wit was a constant delight. One night on the...
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Reform the System or Lose the Democracy
A Houston jury convicted both Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling, despite the fact that Kenny Boy packed his Bible to the courtroom every day. Since it is a long and noble Texas tradition for the accused to fight all allegations by finding Jesus, this indicates a major degree of guilt. (While on trial for...
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Karl Rove's Early Machinations
An interesting semi-historical footnote concerning Dick Cheney's oft-reiterated references during the 2000 presidential campaign to President Clinton's weaseling under oath. "He knows what the meaning of 'is' is," says Cheney in his campaign stump speech to show the moral superiority of the...
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