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Cheney Overstepped The Bounds of His Office
The Washington Post's recent series on Dick Cheney's vice presidency certainly got my attention. Having held that office myself over a quarter-century ago, I have more than a passing interest in its evolution from the backwater of American politics to the second most powerful position in our...
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War's Not A Drumbeat Exclusive To Republican Party
The assumption is a perfect fit for the reactionary-conservative narrative of the last half century: Republicans know national security and foreign policy. Democrats don't. It's also an outlandish myth. Democrats dating back to Woodrow Wilson have been the true party of warmongers and jingoes...
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Time for an Independent Counsel
Congressional leaders are calling for the appointment of a special counsel to investigate possible perjury charges against Alberto Gonzales. As we saw during the Watergate scandal, the executive branch cannot be counted on to investigate itself.Watergate led to the enactment of the Ethics in...
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A Letter To Your Beautiful Heart
"Muslims are the youngest sibling in the Semitic family of religions, and we typically get no respect from the older kids - Judaism and Christianity. That our older sisters didn't stick our pictures in the family scrapbook doesn't make us less related, sweetheart. And our stories are no less legit...
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Mandela and 'The Elders' Aim to Save the World
JOHANNESBURG -- The Elders, a new alliance made up of an elite group of senior statesmen dedicated to solving thorny global problems, unveiled itself today in Johannesburg. The rollout coincided with founding member Nelson Mandela's 89th birthday. After a grand entrance, Mandela, the former South...
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Ship of Fools: Setting Sail With 'The National Review'
The Iraq war has been an amazing success, global warming is just a myth - and as for Guantanamo Bay, it's practically a holiday camp... The annual cruise organized by the 'National Review', mouthpiece of right-wing America, is a parallel universe populated by straight-talking, gun-toting, God-...
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Democrats Must Stop Living In Past: What We Need Now Is The Guts To Get Us Out of Iraq
"The troops will march in; the bands will play; the crowds will cheer; and in four days everyone will have forgotten. Then we will be told to send in more troops. It's like taking a drink. The effect wears off, and you have to take another." That was historian Arthur Schlesinger reflecting his...
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Freedom for Leonard Peltier, Jail for Scooter Libby
In all the hand-wringing about George Bush's ghastly commutation for Scooter Libby, the name that should resonate most is that of Leonard Peltier. While the junta's henchmen walk free, this great Native American activist sits in a federal penitentiary in Pennsylvania, still a prisoner after thirty-...
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To Those Who Threw a Pie in My Face, Let's Swap Recipes
On the eve of the closing of the first ever US Social Forum in Atlanta, CODEPINK hosted a reception in the Peace and Justice Tent. We raised our glasses in a toast to the historic gathering and the wonderful activists from around the country. We belted out "Ain't gonna study war no more" and other...
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Moyers on Murdoch
If Rupert Murdoch were the Angel Gabriel, you still wouldn't want him owning the sun, the moon, and the stars. That's too much prime real estate for even the pure in heart. But Rupert Murdoch is no saint; he is to propriety what the Marquis de Sade was to chastity. When it comes to money and power...
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