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2005 Stories by James Ridgeway

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  • The Bush Family Coup

    published December 27, 2005

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—The 9-11 attacks provided the rationale for what amounts to a Bush family coup against the Constitution. From... More >>

  • Justice Probe of Spy Leak Could Shield Bush

    published December 27, 2005

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—President Bush’s announcement Friday, that the... More >>

  • Looks Like Bush Knew Wiretaps Were Wrong

    published December 27, 2005

    WASHINGTON, D.C.--While President Bush denies any wrongdoing in the National Security Agency domestic wiretap and data-mining program,... More >>

  • The Bush Family Coup

    published December 27, 2005

    The 9-11 attacks provided the rationale for what amounts to a Bush family coup against the Constitution. From the outset, President George Bush... More >>

  • Truth Squad

    published December 27, 2005

    Many people find the ongoing debate over weapons of mass destruction so confusing that they despair of ever understanding what's going on. That's... More >>

  • Mine Safety a Matter of Politics

    published December 27, 2005

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Upshur County coal mine where 13 miners were trapped, just outside Tallmansville, West Virginia, has had a rash... More >>

  • Abramoff Lobbying Scandal: Big Timber Falls Hard

    published December 27, 2005

    WASHINGTON, D.C.--With leaders of both parties compromised in the More >>

  • Bush Impeachment Not Out of the Question

    published December 20, 2005

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Even as President Bush accuses the Democrats of imperiling national security by revealing his secret More >>

  • Sick Transit

    published December 20, 2005

    The fight over transit union pensions in New York is likely to end up as yet another step in the slow death of the American pension system.... More >>

  • Bush Fights Back: A Timeline

    published December 13, 2005

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—While many people see the presidency of George Bush as... More >>

  • No Matter Who Wins, Iraq Falls Apart

    published December 13, 2005

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Whoever wins, Thursday's parliamentary elections in Iraq will usher in an era of great change there, moving the... More >>

  • A Half-Century of Spying on U.S. Citizens

    published December 13, 2005

    Washington, D.C.—This morning’s revelation of spying on Americans by the National Security Agency caused an uproar in the... More >>

  • Bush Just Keeps on Talking

    published December 13, 2005

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—When even Matt Drudge starts noticing the sudden gabbiness of President Bush, you know something's up. Readers of the... More >>

  • Wiretaps: Two Who Got Away

    published December 13, 2005

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—When President Bush acknowledged ordering the National Security Agency to intercept domestic phone communications... More >>

  • The Slippery Slope

    published December 13, 2005

    American resolve to make the world safe for Western democracy will increasingly depend on economic control of oil. To that end, the U.S. is locked... More >>

  • U.S., al Qaeda Converge on Iraqi Oil

    published December 6, 2005

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Consider this week's two propaganda speeches, one from President George Bush and one from al Qaeda deputy Ayman... More >>

  • Joe Lieberman: Republican Posterboy

    published December 6, 2005

    Washington, D.C.—If Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld retires and gets replaced by Democratic senator Joe Lieberman—the More >>

  • In D.C., It's All Relative

    published December 6, 2005

    Members of Congress, often hard-pressed for campaign funds, are finding that family members, especially wives, can play a valuable role in... More >>

  • Saudi Prince Spends $40 Million for American Minds

    published December 6, 2005

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Instead of laying $20 million apiece on... More >>

  • George Bush, Meet Reality

    published November 29, 2005

    WASHINGTON, D.C.--President Bush’s speech... More >>

  • Bush's Speech Today Ignores Cold Winter

    published November 29, 2005

    WASHINGTON, D. C.—The President's speech today celebrating the administration's More >>

  • Running From the Truth

    published November 29, 2005

    On 9-11 the U.S. government faced a terrible decision: Should the military be ordered to shoot down other commercial airplanes full of civilian... More >>

  • The War on Murtha

    published November 29, 2005

    Being called a coward could turn out to be the least of Pennsylvania congressman John Murtha's problems. As the GOP fires up a counterattack... More >>

  • Torture Is Good for You

    published November 29, 2005

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—There are more charges of torture by detainees in U.S. custody. Yesterday the ACLU filed suit against former CIA... More >>

  • Iraq Report: It’s About the Oil

    published November 22, 2005

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—The bottom-line issue in the Iraq war is not establishing democracy or assuring state security, but rather controlling the... More >>

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