All Articles on Dick Cheney

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Media With No Guts, No Grace
San Francisco -- Do you think the Bush administration is going after the press? The San Francisco Chronicle said on the front page, "Cameraman Jailed for Not Yielding Tape," whereas The New York Times reported, "U.S. Wins Access to Reporter Phone Records." I'm feeling like a bunny trying to outrun...
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America Transforms the Middle East, But Not As Envisioned
In one way, the Bush administration's Middle East policies from Iraq to Israel have been a smashing success. The watchword with which Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, and Condoleezza Rice defined the agenda they laid before a pliant George W. Bush was ``transformative." A new strategy...
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Bush Thinks He Can Rule By Fiat
President Bush is learning that there are limits to presidential power. Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the president has used his commander-in-chief hat to expand his imperial reach beyond what the U.S. Constitution has prescribed. He has wiretapped Americans without court permission; he has...
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Cheney Really Wants US Dictator
In the winter of 1933, before Franklin Roosevelt's first inauguration on March 4, there was a clamor in the United States for a military dictatorship. The banks were closing, a quarter of Americans were unemployed, rebellion threatened on the farms. Only drastic reforms, mandated by the president's...
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Iraq is a Full-scale Military Balls-Up. Our Best Move Now is to Cut and Run
If the US is going to wait until the time is right before withdrawing, we could be in for another hundred years war
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Bush Takes Potshots at Messenger
WASHINGTON -- President Bush seems to believe the news media's coverage of the Iraq war is why many Americans fail to see that everything is coming up roses there. That's an old ploy: "Kill the messenger who brings the bad news." But it won't work. Dispatches from that violence-ridden nation tell a...
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A Peculiar Politician
Senator Russ Feingold is an embarrassment to the US Senate, which makes him an authentic hero of the Republic. The Wisconsin senator gets up and says out loud what half of the country is thinking and talks about every day. This President broke the law and lied about it; he trashed the Constitution...
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Bush in India: Just Not Welcome
On his triumphalist tour of India and Pakistan, where he hopes to wave imperiously at people he considers potential subjects, President Bush has an itinerary that's getting curiouser and curiouser. For Bush's March 2 pit stop in New Delhi, the Indian government tried very hard to have him address...
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Partying at Davos
The world's rich and powerful are heading this week to their annual meeting in the plush mountain resort of Davos, Switzerland. Hosted by the great global corporations (Citigroup, Siemans, Microsoft, Nestles, etc.), some 2000 CEO's, prominent politicians, pundits and international bureaucrats will...
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Should the President be King? Reflections from the Deep Origins of America
When he wrote the Constitution in 1789, James Madison had a specific goal in mind: to create a system of government that would constrain the tyrannous behavior of an unaccountable executive. Only in this way, Madison knew, would the "blessings of liberty" be able to flourish and grow in the new...
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