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  • No Defense for Rumsfeld

    published October 14, 2003

    WASHINGTON—No matter how bracing Arnold’s California victory was for the GOP, Bush is going to have to do something about the... More >>

  • U.S., Israel Play Risk

    published October 14, 2003

    While the Democratic presidential contenders squabble among themselves over an exit strategy from Iraq, most of them agree that Israel had the... More >>

  • Tripping Down Memory Lane

    published October 14, 2003

    Stepping up his re-election campaign pitch, Bush let National Security Adviser Condi Rice do the main talking last week on Iraq: "Saddam is the... More >>

  • Asked and Unanswered

    published October 14, 2003

    At an October 8 White House briefing, Russell Mokhiber, editor of the newsletter Corporate Crime Reporter, tried to find out from Bush... More >>

  • Spy Scam

    published October 7, 2003

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Outing Ambassador Wilson's wife as a covered CIA employee is another predictable step in the Bush... More >>

  • 'Intelligence Failure'

    published October 7, 2003

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Kay report just adds to the queasy feeling that the U.S. intelligence community has been way off in its Iraq... More >>

  • How the GOP Will Spin the Recall

    published October 7, 2003

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Whatever the outcome of today's California-recall vote, the fallout from the Davis-Schwarzenegger match-up is likely... More >>

  • Eyes Right on Hillary

    published September 30, 2003

    While the D.C. political pros who started the Let's Smear Dean campaign probably hoped that Wes Clark would be like a Delta Force ops guy taking... More >>

  • Arousing the Protesters

    published September 30, 2003

    A year ago September, the Washington, D.C., police arrested 400 people out of an estimated 3,000 to 5,000 demonstrating in Pershing Park against... More >>

  • Talking a Good Game

    published September 30, 2003

    In his UN speech last week, Bush sounded as if he were taking up the cudgel against sex trafficking in women and children. "The trade in human... More >>

  • The Spoils System

    published September 30, 2003

    The U.S. liberation and occupation of Iraq will help all freedom-loving people in one way or another. For the American student of antiquities,... More >>

  • General Alarm

    published September 23, 2003

    In the dumps since Bill Clinton pretty much dropped out of sight, conspiracy buffs awoke with a start last week to learn that Wesley Clark had... More >>

  • No AC/DC In D.C.

    published September 23, 2003

    Any terrorist would take heart at the ludicrous operations of federal and local authorities in cleaning up after Hurricane Isabel. Four days... More >>

  • Let George Undo It

    published September 16, 2003

    As of this week, at least, the Bush campaign is running on the success of the "war against terror"—in Iraq and Afghanistan and at home. This... More >>

  • The Death of Dr. Kelly

    published September 2, 2003

    It seems pretty certain that Dr. David Kelly killed himself in despair and confusion over his government's muddled scheme to justify the invasion... More >>

  • The Meter's Running

    published September 2, 2003

    Whatever their causes, the big blackout in New York and others in California and around the nation have caused business to lose money. An... More >>

  • Counting the Bodies

    published September 2, 2003

    Amid increasing suspicions that the U.S. media have been underestimating Iraqi casualties, here are the latest more or less reliable figures... More >>

  • Stunning News for Parents

    published September 2, 2003

    Steve Robnor, a massage therapist in Boca Raton, Florida, has designed a stun gun that looks like a billy club to use on naughty girls and boys... More >>

  • The Bush Moneybags Behind the Blackout Probe

    published August 26, 2003

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—President Bush, looking hardly conscious, said last Thursday's blackout was a "wake-up call." His free-market energy... More >>

  • No Outage for Bush

    published August 26, 2003

    As he took office during the California energy crisis in 2001, President Bush declared, "If there's any environmental regulations that's... More >>

  • Jesus Saves . . . Israel's Land

    published August 26, 2003

    On a recent trip through the Bible Belt to whip up interest among evangelicals for coming to Israel, tourism minister Benyamin Elon won... More >>

  • It's Arnold in a Pinch

    published August 26, 2003

    When the London tabloids attacked Arnold Schwarzenegger two years ago as a sex fiend, former galpal Gigi Goyette rushed to explain on TV, "Sure,... More >>

  • CEOs: Higher and Fire

    published August 26, 2003

    With the election coming up, the nation's well-heeled community of CEOs has every reason to get behind Bush-Cheney and their so-called economic... More >>

  • Power to the People? Hardly.

    published August 19, 2003

    Once it became clear that we could not blame Canada for the largest blackout in North American history, the politicians started saying no one was... More >>

  • Public Needs in Private Hands

    published August 19, 2003

    The obvious crisis of our creaky electric-power system is merely the endgame in a century-old pitched battle between public and private interests... More >>

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