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2004 Stories by Sydney H. Schanberg

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  • The Great Divider

    published November 2, 2004

    Stare for 30 seconds at the blue-state/red-state map of the continental United States and you might get a cold shiver, for the stark grouping of... More >>

  • Anatomy of a Story

    published October 26, 2004

    In the final week of the presidential election, one story suddenly seized the headlines. The New York Times reported, on page one, that 377... More >>

  • Bush and the Press in the Age of Chaos

    published September 21, 2004

    After a fortnight of frenzy, the commotion over CBS's "exclusive" but inauthentic memos about President's Bush's service in the Texas Air National... More >>

  • Convention of Hate

    published August 31, 2004

    At the Democrats' convention a few weeks ago, Barack Obama, the keynote speaker, called for civility and restraint in our political discourse. At... More >>

  • Vietnam, the War That Won't Heal

    published August 10, 2004

    The specter of Vietnam has been buried forever in the desert sands of the Arabian peninsula. —President... More >>

  • Brothers-in-Cover-up

    published July 27, 2004

    The story I am about to lay out is one of high irony, for it is a story of how—roughly a decade ago—John Kerry, the Democrats'... More >>

  • Smile—That's the Ticket!

    published July 6, 2004

    Rudolph Giuliani, no friend of Hillary Clinton, lampooned her at a public appearance not long ago, saying, "I fully expect that come this... More >>

  • Bush's 9-11 Problem

    published June 15, 2004

    Almost every week or so, the American predicament that is Iraq seems to expand and, in expanding, to consume our government. It has grown like... More >>

  • Is This America? For Now, Maybe.

    published May 4, 2004

    Torture and humiliation of war prisoners is not in itself surprising. It happens in every war, on both sides. Savagery, after all, is the very... More >>

  • Turning Point

    published April 13, 2004

    Who can dispute that Americans of all political and personal beliefs can now see that the nation is at a turning point in its history. It is hard... More >>

  • Did America Abandon Vietnam War P.O.W.'s? Part 1

    published February 17, 2004

    Reprinted from the September 1994 issue of Penthouse magazine. Copyright 1994 Penthouse International. More >>

  • Did America Abandon Vietnam War P.O.W.'s? Part 2

    published February 17, 2004

    Continued ... A $4 billion proposal One such offer was apparently made in the early days of the Reagan administration in 1981. A... More >>

  • When John Kerry's Courage Went M.I.A.

    published February 17, 2004

    Senator John Kerry, a decorated battle veteran, was courageous as a navy lieutenant in the Vietnam War. But he was not so courageous more... More >>

  • Follow the Microfiche

    published February 17, 2004

    In addition to a four-part series on the search for a captured pilot (which ran August 1-4, 1993), Schanberg published dozens of articles for... More >>

  • George Bush, Make-Believe President

    published February 10, 2004

    President Bush's war in Iraq, oddly, has begun to remind me of the floating craps game in Guys and Dolls. In the classic musical, the... More >>

  • Clark's Run Still Clouded

    published January 20, 2004

    Which of us is the biggest war hero? Which of us has lived the life of a real commander in chief? Retired general Wesley Clark doesn't use... More >>

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