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2003 Stories by James Ridgeway

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  • Rumsfeld's Propaganda Ministry

    published November 18, 2003

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—As the other countries of the world try to wiggle out of their commitments to the "coalition" that seeks to liberate... More >>

  • King George Is Abroad

    published November 18, 2003

    Not since Ronald Reagan rode horseback alongside Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle in 1982 has a U.S. president's arrival in London aroused such... More >>

  • Bush Aides Coo Like Doves

    published November 18, 2003

    There have been hints in recent days that the Bush administration may be distancing itself from hard-line Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon... More >>

  • The Last Supper, Texas-Style

    published November 18, 2003

    While George Bush was governor, Texas got the reputation of a state where executions took place on an assembly line schedule. And that efficiency... More >>

  • Rumsfeld Watch

    published November 11, 2003

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—At the heart of Donald Rumsfeld's master plan for remaking the U.S. military lies the Defense Secretary's doctrine of... More >>

  • What Would Demos Do?

    published November 11, 2003

    With the war looking grimmer by the day and everybody from Cher to Jessica turning on Top Gun and Rumstud, voters are beginning to wonder just how... More >>

  • Ready, Aim, Fired!

    published November 11, 2003

    At least four Democratic presidential candidates would deep-six Donald Rumsfeld. Last week Kucinich introduced a resolution in the House asking... More >>

  • The Hillary Watch

    published November 11, 2003

    Time is running out for a Hillary presidential run, with the filing deadline for New Hampshire coming up on November 21. But don't count her out... More >>

  • 9-11 Questions Still Circling

    published November 11, 2003

    Last week the 9-11 Commission subpoenaed some Pentagon papers and is still arguing with the White House about the release of other documents,... More >>

  • Dems for Death

    published November 4, 2003

    While seeking to sugarcoat their positions, six of the nine candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination are for the death penalty. Only... More >>

  • The Rumsfeld Watch

    published November 4, 2003

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Despite arguments in the mainstream press that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is leading us down the road to... More >>

  • The General and the Senator

    published November 4, 2003

    Every time Wesley Clark goes weird on us—like when the general said, "I would have been a Republican if Karl Rove had returned my phone... More >>

  • The Mourning Show

    published November 4, 2003

    It started as just another C-SPAN call-in show bright and early on October 27. Then moderator Peter Slen punched up a call from south Florida.... More >>

  • The Profit's Bodyguards

    published November 4, 2003

    Donald Evans, secretary of commerce and one of the president's pals, was in Iraq last week—before the Chinook went down—telling... More >>

  • Rummy Reinterprets the War on Terror

    published October 28, 2003

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Will Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld never stop? Portrayed in the mainstream press as a crotchety but smart... More >>

  • Bush Boys Play Doctor

    published October 28, 2003

    Is there a doctor in the White House? George W. Bush promised to get the government off our backs, but the federal presence has grown, not shrunk.... More >>

  • The Right to Kill

    published October 28, 2003

    Fights are breaking out around the continent over the right to kill. Just this week, Knight Ridder newspapers reported on two cases. In... More >>

  • Abortion Rites

    published October 28, 2003

    The Schiavo case may have tugged at more hearts, but its impact probably will be less than that of the religious right's victory in Congress on... More >>

  • Wesley Clinton

    published October 21, 2003

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Some People say Wesley Clark is a Clinton stooge. Pretty soon they're going to be saying he's a tool for the Bush... More >>

  • The Growing Pressure on Ashcroft

    published October 21, 2003

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Political pressure is beginning to mount on Attorney General John Ashcroft, who is trying to deflect criticism from... More >>

  • Bush's Bottom Line in Asia

    published October 21, 2003

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—The bottom line in Bush's Asian jaunt is not terrorism but shifting trade patterns that are not panning out for the... More >>

  • Kerry's War

    published October 21, 2003

    With Joe Lieberman and Wesley Clark bowing out of the Iowa caucuses, all eyes are focusing on the prized New Hampshire primary at the end of... More >>

  • Silicone Rally

    published October 21, 2003

    Last week a panel of outside experts recommended that the government allow general use of silicone breast implants. Such a decision would reverse... More >>

  • The Tip-Off: Bikes!

    published October 21, 2003

    "The lives and liberties of Americans are protected by the Patriot Act," Attorney General John Ashcroft said recently. He added, "We are using... More >>

  • The Dems Helped Arnold

    published October 14, 2003

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Governor Terminator is no hero to the chick-flick crowd, but neither is he one of Bush's weird Christian preacher... More >>

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