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Articles from Vol. 272, No. 24, June 18

Abortion on Trial: The Prosecution of Dr. Pendergraft -- WHEN A RENOWNED ABORTION DOCTOR OPENED A CLINIC IN OCALA, FLORIDA, HE WAS SEEN AS A PUBLIC PEST. SO LOCAL AUTHORITIES USED THE COURTS TO GET RID OF HIM
The Confederate flag flies high over the county government complex in the northern Florida city of Ocala, where Dr. James Scott Pendergraft was convicted in February of extortion, conspiracy and mail fraud by the US government. In an unprecedented...
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'After Dirty Air, Dirty Money' : THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION IS BLOCKING EFFORTS TO REIN IN OFFSHORE BANKING
When Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill said after the February meeting of the top industrialized countries, known as the G-7, that a European initiative to clamp down on money laundering "is not about dictating to any country what should be the appropriate...
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Bosco's Big! Best! Believe It or Not!
Bosco, a black labrador retriever owned by Tim Stillman of Sunol, a small community near San Francisco, has been Mayor there for over eight years--after getting more votes than two humans! --Ripley's Believe It or Not! Moms, Dads, Kids of All...
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Bringing Down the Senate
Vermont, as John Kenneth Galbraith once observed, is the only state in the union represented in Congress by a Democrat, a Republican and a Socialist, who all vote more or less alike (that is, liberal). Scratch the Republican label, otherwise his point...
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Godard and Company
CANNES FILM FESTIVAL It was the first Cannes Film Festival of the new century, but it felt more like an end than a beginning, as the past returned, in film after film, with weight and insistency. This year marked the fiftieth anniversary of Cahiers...
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Independents' Day
It's fitting that the first senator to become an independent in more than thirty years hails from Vermont, the state with the most advanced independent politics in the nation. Vermont gave maverick Republican John McCain a solid victory in the 2000...
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Italy's 'House of Freedoms'
For ten days in mid-May, I lectured in Italy promoting the translated version of my recent book, The Story of American Freedom. Among other things, the book relates how in the past generation US conservatives have "captured" the idea of freedom, identifying...
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Shrub Flubs His Dub
Austin Oh, sure, blame it on Texas. It's all our fault Jim Jeffords walked. Many, many people in Washington are assuming "the Texans" in the White House are responsible for this massive screw-up. Whereas everybody in political Austin assumes it....
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Taking (Back) the Initiative : AN ACTIVIST THINK TANK IS FIGHTING THE RIGHT AT THE BALLOT BOX--AND WINNING
This is the latest installment in our "What Works" series, which explores effective strategies for improving people's lives through progressive social change. --The Editors The Economic Opportunity Institute sounds like a typical think tank--of...
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The Left Taught Him How to Do It
The leftists organizing in Vermont since the 1970s prepared the ground for James Jeffords's jump, and he never would have done it without them. In the 1970s and 1980s Democrats howled with fury when Vermont's Progressive Party said that no matter what...
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The Vandals Repeat Did Not Take the Handles
Wonder why it took ex-Republican Jim Jeffords to alert the national media to the fact that the Bush Administration is run out of the extremist end of the GOP? Writing from inside the belly of the beast not long ago, the Washington Post's White House...
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'Violence' in Cincinnati
The urban rebellion in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood that followed the April 7 death of yet another black man, Timothy Thomas, at the hands of police shocked city residents. Mayor Charlie Luken lamented the "violence" as "unthinkable" and...
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