All Articles on Joe Biden

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Kucinich Is Right On Healthcare
Dennis Kucinich rarely gets much airtime in Democratic presidential debates. That was underscored recently when ABC's George Stephanopoulos called on him in an Iowa forum to talk about God. Kucinich said, "George, I've been standing here for the last 45 minutes praying to God you were going to call...
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Exporting Instability
Under the guise of promoting a "security dialogue" in the Persian Gulf, the Bush Administration has proposed $63 billion in arms transfers to the Middle East over the next ten years. As is so often the case, team Bush seems to prefer to let the weapons do the talking, even when it claims to be...
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"An Attempt to Deceive Americans Into Yet Another War"
Dennis Kucinich may not be a front runner in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. But the congressman from Cleveland has succeeded in distinguishing himself from the other contenders when it comes to speaking those truths that are self-evident. And in an era of mass delusion and...
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An Overwhelming Vote for Waste, Earmarks and Corruption
In a Congress where it has become fashionable to gripe about earmarks of a few hundred thousand dollars to pay for small-town museums and urban parks - and, until last week, for construction and repair of bridges - the most expensive waste and corruption is always contained in the annual Department...
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An Unlivable Minimum
The Democratic presidential candidates were asked in the CNN/YouTube debate if they were willing to work in the White House for the national minimum wage. Senators Christopher Dodd and Joe Biden said no. Dodd whined, "I have two young daughters who I'm trying to educate. . . . I don't think I could...
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Just Who Is This Guy?
Ex-senator Mike Gravel may or may not belong on the debate stage. But he's not really a crazy person at all.
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The War Is Lost
This essay appears in the August 16th, 2007 issue of the New York Review of Books and is posted here with the kind permission of the editors of that magazine. 1. On May 30, the Coalition held a ceremony in the Kurdistan town of Erbil to mark its handover of security in Iraq's three Kurdish...
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For Progressives, Gore's the One in 2008
In recent days, the word used more and more frequently to describe Hillary Clinton's march to the Democratic presidential nomination has been "inevitable." She consistently leads public opinion polls across the country by a good 10 points over her nearest rival. Hollywood, after a brief infatuation...
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Saving Iraq
Last week, a fierce critic of the Bush Administration's war in Iraq went, perhaps, a bridge too far. Pauline Baker, president of the Fund for Peace, flatly predicted that there is no hope for Iraq, other than its collapse and fragmentation. Upon issuing a report that described Iraq as the second...
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A Call to Bring All Troops Home
The Center for American Progress will call on Monday for the withdrawal of virtually all American troops from Iraq, for the first time--including US trainers in addition to combat forces. The new approach places CAP, a think tank with Clinton links, in conflict with the Baker-Hamilton Iraq Study...
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