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2005 Stories by James Ridgeway

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  • Sanctifying the Evangelical Vote

    published October 18, 2005

    June 17, 1986 The major political event of 1986 has been the emergence of the Christian right as a disciplined voting bloc within the... More >>

  • If Dick Cheney Goes

    published October 18, 2005

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—As the tenure runs out for the grand jury in the Valerie Plame... More >>

  • Judith Miller, Licensed Journalist

    published October 11, 2005

    WASHINGTON, D.C.-Among the surprising revelations in New York Times reporter Judith Miller's More >>

  • Boring From Within

    published October 11, 2005

    The Bush White House loves Harriet Miers because she keeps her mouth shut and can be counted on to do the dirty work. If confirmed, she would be... More >>

  • Rattle Sabers, Blah, Blah, Blah

    published October 4, 2005

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a speech about the war on terror this morning, President Bush was sounding like a neocon puppet. And that he is.... More >>

  • DeLay Indictment Big Trouble for Bush

    published September 27, 2005

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Majority Leader Tom DeLay’s More >>

  • What's the Deal With Harriet Miers?

    published September 27, 2005

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—By nominating Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court, President Bush is turning to a trusted advisor who has a reputation... More >>

  • Abandonment Issues

    published September 27, 2005

    As he soldiers on in pursuit of the conservative rainbow, George W. Bush is leaving the hurricane victims to their own devices. Of course no one... More >>

  • Rita and Weep

    published September 20, 2005

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—As the Texas coast begins to feel the effects of Hurricane Rita— More >>

  • Rita, Katrina: Religious Fringe Sees Apocalypse Now

    published September 20, 2005

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Religious groups have pitched into help out with relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina and are now preparing for... More >>

  • A Storm of GOP Proposals

    published September 20, 2005

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Here in la-la land, life proceeds as usual. Hundreds of thousands running from Category 4 Hurricane Rita in Texas?... More >>

  • Rita in Texas, Protesters in D.C.

    published September 20, 2005

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—President Bush More >>

  • Any Profit in a Storm

    published September 20, 2005

    With gas prices pushing ever higher—maybe reaching $5 a gallon, according to some industry experts—oil company profits are going through... More >>

  • Notes on Cashing In After Katrina

    published September 13, 2005

    WASHINGTON, D.C.-While George Bush promises to take More >>

  • Bush to Rebuild New Orleans, Somehow

    published September 13, 2005

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—President Bush’s vague promise from New Orleans on Thursday night to lead the nation in “one of the... More >>

  • Blowback From Katrina

    published September 13, 2005

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—President Bush's very general proposals last week for recovery of the hurricane-devastated states is PR. As everyone... More >>

  • Republicans, Mom Try to Bail Out Bush

    published September 6, 2005

    WASHINGTON, D.C.-Starting with President Bush himself-and with his mother-Republicans are attempting to do damage control for the... More >>

  • Crude Manipulation

    published September 6, 2005

    Supposedly gas prices are going through the roof because of an oil shortage. The hurricane made things worse. But it looks increasingly as though... More >>

  • Leisurely Bush, Bumbling Feds

    published August 30, 2005

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—At his usual leisurely pace, George Bush has returned here to take a look at what’s been going on down South.... More >>

  • George Bush, Katrina Is Calling

    published August 30, 2005

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—What is going on in the United States? Why won't Bush take decisive action in the Hurricane Katrina disaster and send... More >>

  • Sleepwalking in Washington

    published August 30, 2005

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—The sleep walk in political Washington continues this morning, with President George Bush trying to defend his... More >>

  • Bush, You Got Some ‘Splainin’ to Do

    published August 30, 2005

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—On the fifth day after Hurricane Katrina struck, National Guard troops finally managed to get themselves into... More >>

  • Pumping Us Dry

    published August 30, 2005

    The very first thing George W. Bush did in response to Hurricane Katrina was to offer a helping hand—not to the people stranded on rooftops... More >>

  • Bush Against the Ropes

    published August 23, 2005

    The Democrats ought to be in great shape: Bush is going down in the polls. Social Security has become a disappearing issue. The Plame... More >>

  • Making Monkeys of Us

    published August 2, 2005

    Written off as a dead duck a month ago by sneering Democrats, George W. Bush is back to being his old cocky self, signs of victory all about. As... More >>

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