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  • Musical Chairs in the White House

    published November 2, 2004

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—In an intricate game of revolving chairs within the Bush administration, the President is nominating White House... More >>

  • It's Not About Bin Laden

    published October 26, 2004

    WASHINGTON—Tuesday's election is a referendum on the right wing's blueprint for America. It has little to do with how the candidates... More >>

  • Big Tent Falling Down

    published October 26, 2004

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Casting a cold eye to the future, one can observe developing fissures within the conservative political movement. The... More >>

  • Jackboots on Broadway?

    published October 26, 2004

    In the future, the federal government may have to "abridge individual rights" and launch security measures "not in accordance with our values and... More >>

  • Bin Laden's Bid

    published October 26, 2004

    The media have been having a hard time figuring out what the latest bin Laden tape is all about. Possibly the best analysis came from Walter... More >>

  • Say What?

    published October 26, 2004

    'I like to find out what sports different world leaders played before I meet them.' —President Bush, in The Games Do Count:... More >>

  • Bush Slime Never Sleeps

    published October 26, 2004

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—There were lines stretching around the block here half an hour before the polls opened at seven a.m. By nine the... More >>

  • What If Kerry Wins . . .

    published October 26, 2004

    WASHINGTON, 4:56 p.m.—Early exit polls are suggesting a John Kerry victory may well be within sight. If he should win—and that's... More >>

  • The Dream Is Lost

    published October 26, 2004

    WASHINGTON—The dream has become a nightmare. Not only did George Bush win, but he captured the presidency by a margin of what now... More >>

  • No Choice

    published October 26, 2004

    WASHINGTON—When Bush says, "I've earned capital in this election and I'm going to spend it for what I've told the people I'd spend it... More >>

  • Bill Clinton Cries Foul

    published October 19, 2004

    Bill Clinton made a sharp and perhaps surprising attack on George W. Bush this week, saying in a speech Monday in Philadelphia that the president... More >>

  • Outcast Ballots

    published October 19, 2004

    Voting irregularities are beginning to pile up across the country, and unlike four years ago, this time Democrats are less likely to take it lying... More >>

  • GOP Target: Terry Anderson

    published October 19, 2004

    This year's most extraordinary example of slimeball politics involves the former hostage Terry Anderson, who is running for state senator in a... More >>

  • Raped in the Military

    published October 19, 2004

    Consider the case of Jennifer Dyer, first lieutenant in the 250th Signal Battalion of the New Jersey National Guard, stationed this August at Camp... More >>

  • Say What?

    published October 19, 2004

    "Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld authorized stripping, isolation, hooding, stress positions . . . and the use of dogs in interrogations, as... More >>

  • Nader to Dems: I'm Staying In

    published October 19, 2004

    Calling George Bush a "chicken hawk" and promising that he would never let the Democratic Party "get away" with attempts to kick him off the... More >>

  • Voter's Digest

    published October 12, 2004

    Throughout this election, the Voice will be gathering information and articles about allegations of voter fraud and disenfranchisement.... More >>

  • Bush Tries on Jersey

    published October 12, 2004

    MARLTON, NEW JERSEY—George W. Bush's carefully planned photo op here on October 18 in an exurbia where Philadelphia suburbs blend into... More >>

  • Down With the Flu

    published October 12, 2004

    It sometimes almost seems that George W. Bush doesn't know what he's talking about. During last week's debate, for example, moderator Bob... More >>

  • Listen Up, Liberals!

    published October 12, 2004

    If you want to know why people go for Bush in increasing numbers, consider the following from John McCaslin's Inside the Beltway column in The... More >>

  • Say What?

    published October 12, 2004

    "Keep your fuckin' Limey hands off our election. Hey, shitheads, remember the Revolutionary War? Remember the War of 1812? We didn't want you or... More >>

  • Kerry Goes Hunting for Votes in Ohio—Literally

    published October 12, 2004

    CLEVELAND, December 20—John Kerry will drop in on the Steubenville area of Ohio Thursday to go hunting with the local Democratic... More >>

  • Kerry to Ohio: Vote Your Wallets, Please

    published October 12, 2004

    CLEVELAND, October 21—Despite a Bush-Cheney blitzkrieg here, the Kerry-Edwards campaign has inched ahead in both Ohio and... More >>

  • Pump-Priming, Back-Scratching

    published October 12, 2004

    CANTON, OHIO, October 22—George Bush's scheduled Friday afternoon visit to a military supplier here can be viewed as a shining emblem... More >>

  • We've Got Hard Questions

    published October 5, 2004

    Washington, D.C.—George Bush's genius is to present himself as the benign, friendly man you'd like to have over to dinner. His... More >>

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