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  • A U.S. Librarian Defends Castro

    published December 30, 2003

    Ann Sparanese, a member of the governing Council of the American Library Association, has written a letter to the Voice criticizing my... More >>

  • Criminalizing Librarians

    published December 23, 2003

    Confronted with Section 215 of John Ashcroft's USA Patriot Act, Marie Bryan—library services director of the Woodland, California, public... More >>

  • In Castro's Gulag—Librarians

    published December 16, 2003

    In the July 2003 issue of The Progressive, a monthly magazine for which I write, there was an ad: "Anti-War, Social Justice and Human... More >>

  • J. Edgar Hoover Back at the 'New' FBI

    published December 9, 2003

    If you go around telling people, "We're going to ferret out information on demonstrations," that deters people. People don't want their names... More >>

  • The Culture of Death

    published December 2, 2003

    Ironically, the "right to die" movement was founded on the premise that patients and/or families are the best judges of when it is time to die.... More >>

  • It's Not Only About Terri Schiavo

    published November 25, 2003

    People already have the right to refuse unwanted treatment, and suicide is not illegal. What we oppose is a public policy that singles out... More >>

  • Was Terri Schiavo Beaten in 1990?

    published November 18, 2003

    There is a new dimension in the fierce battle over whether Terri Schiavo's life is worth saving. A federally funded investigation has begun into... More >>

  • A Woman's Life Versus an Inept Press

    published November 11, 2003

    We don't have full understanding of brain damage and consciousness . . . every patient is different . . . every patient's pattern of brain... More >>

  • A Judge's Life: The Final Reckoning

    published November 4, 2003

    William Moody, an African-American drug defendant, was arrested in 2000, seven years after his indictment. Authorities could not find him... More >>

  • A Judge Who Did Justice

    published October 28, 2003

    When George W. Bush renominated Mississippi Federal District Judge Charles Pickering to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Democratic attack... More >>

  • The Ordeal of Charles Pickering

    published October 21, 2003

    Renominating Judge Pickering—especially in the wake of the Trent Lott affair—is a thumb in the eye of the black community.... More >>

  • Bush's Vanished Prisoner

    published October 14, 2003

    The Constitution creates no executive prerogative to dispose of the liberty of the individual. Proceedings against him must be authorized by... More >>

  • Another Great Night in Harlem

    published September 30, 2003

    Merle Haggard is hardly played anymore on commercial country music stations because his writing and singing come too deeply out of the roots of... More >>

  • Bush Accused by Lords of the Bar

    published September 23, 2003

    No citizen shall be . . . detained by the United States except pursuant to an Act of Congress. —18 U.S.C. 4001 (a) a law passed by... More >>

  • Testing to Create Dropouts?

    published September 16, 2003

    Anthony Alvarado was a New York City schools chancellor who knew a lot about how to motivate a student to learn how to learn so that it becomes a... More >>

  • For the Children—Klein Should Resign

    published September 9, 2003

    In every child who is born, under no matter what circumstances, and of no matter what parents, the potentiality of the human race is born... More >>

  • Fierce Watchdog of the Constitution

    published August 5, 2003

    On which broadcast or cable television channel was this said by a regular commentator? "The attorney general needs to follow the Constitution,... More >>

  • Who Made George W. Bush Our King?

    published July 29, 2003

    Courts have no higher duty than protection of the individual freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution. This is especially true in time of war,... More >>

  • Sandra Day O'Connor's Elitist Decision

    published July 22, 2003

    Lee Bollinger, president of Columbia University, formerly held the same position at the University of Michigan, which was recently victorious in a... More >>

  • What the Supreme Court Left Out

    published July 15, 2003

    In the 1978 Bakke case—the first Supreme Court decision on affirmative action in college admissions—the Court was severely... More >>

  • The Once and Former Rule of Law

    published July 8, 2003

    Despite the Justice Department inspector general's precisely detailed account of deliberate, pervasive violations of the rights and liberties of... More >>

  • Ashcroft in Conference

    published July 1, 2003

    In the hours and days immediately following [the September 11] attacks, Attorney General John Ashcroft . . . directed that FBI and INS agents... More >>

  • Justice Denied at the Source

    published June 24, 2003

    The clear lesson is that the government, in its understandable and laudable resolve to protect our security, cannot be relied on to protect our... More >>

  • U.S. Black Leaders Confront Mugabe

    published June 17, 2003

    Police in Harare [forced] about 50 people, some of them women, to lie on the street while they beat them with batons and whips. . . . Police... More >>

  • Ashcroft Defied on City Hall Steps

    published June 10, 2003

    As New Yorkers living in the city most affected by September 11, we acknowledge the need to protect our safety, but as people who prize our... More >>

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