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  • Riding the Wave

    published December 28, 2004

    WASHINGTON, D.C.— Playing politics with disaster victims does not make a pretty picture, but aid relief in South Asia is being carried... More >>

  • Conservatives on Parade

    published December 28, 2004

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a few days, the unhappy news from South Asia will be forgotten as George W. Bush opens the inaugural festivities... More >>

  • Indonesian Army Said to Block Tsunami Aid

    published December 28, 2004

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—In the last few days there have been accusations that the Indonesian military has used the tsunami disaster as a... More >>

  • Homeland Insecurity

    published December 21, 2004

    WASHINGTON, D.C. Running below the surface of the year-end self-congratulatory assertions of American supremacy (as in Monday's... More >>

  • Yoo-hoo, Osama!

    published December 21, 2004

    While members of Congress and women fume as airport screeners poke around their breasts for hidden knives, guns, and bombs, Jim Blair,... More >>

  • 'War Crimes' Murmurs

    published December 14, 2004

    WASHINGTON, D.C. While the right-wingers argue among themselves over the future of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld —whether, for... More >>

  • 12 days of Christmas

    published December 7, 2004

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—The holiday season offers Christians an opportunity to consider the different gifts they have brought to Iraq:... More >>

  • Thomas or Scalia? You choose.

    published December 7, 2004

    For conservatives, selecting the next chief justice of the United States comes down to one who's blunt and pithy—Antonin Scalia—or one... More >>

  • Nervous breakdown

    published December 7, 2004

    Asked last week about the lack of armor on U.S. military vehicles in Iraq, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld gave an explanation that... More >>

  • Saint Bernard

    published November 30, 2004

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—From the sagging row houses of Paterson, New Jersey, to the cocaine fields of Colombia, from the razor wire of Rikers... More >>

  • Faith-Based Birth Control

    published November 30, 2004

    While promoters of President Bush's faith-based initiatives often are frustrated by the slow going of what they believe to be the most important... More >>

  • Say What?

    published November 30, 2004

    "Access to networks like the World Wide Web might need to be limited to those who can show they take security seriously." —George... More >>

  • Black Sea Intrigue

    published November 23, 2004

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—While George W. Bush may view the Ukraine election crisis as a helpful revival of Cold War animosities, pushing aside... More >>

  • Bush's Far-Right-Hand Man

    published November 23, 2004

    The Bush administration's hard-liner on Iran, North Korea, China, and beyond is John R. Bolton, the neo-conservative undersecretary of state for... More >>

  • At a Loss for Words

    published November 23, 2004

    Among the unanswered questions of 9-11 is the part played by the FBI in handling the various tips and information pouring through its translation... More >>

  • Say What?

    published November 23, 2004

    "This is a warrior with his eyes on the far horizon, scanning for danger. See it. Study it. Absorb it. Think about it. Then take a deep breath of... More >>

  • A Heartbeat Away

    published November 16, 2004

    WASHINGTON, D.C. Vice President Dick Cheney's trip to the hospital November 13 to check out his heart was dismissed by his office as a... More >>

  • Say What?

    published November 16, 2004

    "I'm inclined to say it's been four years and an election. Get over it." Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, on whether he'd care to... More >>

  • Glimmers of Hope

    published November 9, 2004

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Poking their heads aboveground in the second week of the newly mandated Bush government, liberals are finding the... More >>

  • Get Lost

    published November 9, 2004

    To the whining Democrats who want to quit the country, some clever citizen from the red states has a reply: Get out. Under the heading ... More >>

  • The Protestant Wet Blanket

    published November 9, 2004

    About 26 million people, nearly a quarter of the total vote in the presidential election, call themselves evangelicals, according to some... More >>

  • The Bush Family Gospel

    published November 9, 2004

    What people sometimes forget is that playing politics with religion is nothing new for the Bushes. However, morphing their New England... More >>

  • Say What?

    published November 9, 2004

    "Put your agenda on the front burner and let it boil. You owe the liberals nothing. They despise you because they despise your Christ."... More >>

  • Condi Steps In

    published November 9, 2004

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—The expected appointment of Condi Rice this afternoon as secretary of state signals the rise of another patsy to be... More >>

  • Time for Plan B

    published November 2, 2004

    George W. Bush's re-election should mean new tactics by the Democrats and serve as the occasion for the rise of a new underground among the... More >>

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