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Articles from Vol. 277, No. 4, August 4

... and the Poor Get Poorer: Collateral Damage Mounts in Bush's Ideological War on the Welfare State
A year ago, Loretta Gruytch decided to go back to work. The 71-year-old resident of Lebanon, Oregon, had suffered from high blood pressure for some time. But her medications cost $600 a month, and she and her husband (who also has health problems)...
Antiwar Students Rock the Vote: Once They Snubbed 'Republicrats'; Now They're Set to Oust Bush by Any Means
Three years ago, Chantel Azadeh, 23, an antiwar activist at the University of California, Irvine, would never have imagined herself working on an electoral campaign. Ghafari, who belongs to an anarchist group called People Organized against War, Empire...
Badlands
The Holy Land * My Terrorist * The Cuckoo * Madame Sata It's always good fun to see a boy wax romantic over the first girl to give him a handjob--and if the boy should be a black-hatted Jew, the fun is only improved. For secular viewers, there's...
Bush's Africa Agenda. (Comment)
George W. Bush's recent tour of Africa was a series of campaign photo opportunities dressed up as a diplomatic trip. If it were a musical, it might have been called Compassionate Conservatism Does Africa. But beneath the compassionate exterior, the...
End the US Occupation. (Editorials)
The test of a great nation is whether it has the capacity to own up to its mistakes and change course for the sake of the country and the world. The Johnson and Nixon administrations failed this test in Vietnam, prolonging an unwinnable war that cost...
For Whom the Poll Tolls
Pro-life women shift to majority, trumpets the Washington Times. Other concerns come in "way ahead of preserving abortion rights," USA Today declares. "Progress and Perils," the latest poll commissioned by Faye Wattleton's Center for the Advancement...
Getting the Blues: The Administration Appears to Be Bent on Teaching Liberal States a Lesson
In the winter and early spring of 2001, when Dick Cheney was telling Californians that their sky-high electricity bills were their own tree-hugging fault, you might have thought the Administration was just covering for Enron CEO Ken Lay and George...
GM 'Assistance' for Africa. (Comment)
Harare, Zimbabwe In late June, George W. Bush spoke of Africa as a famine-stricken continent where the people are unable to grow enough food for themselves. According to the President, African farmers need biotechnology--and therefore should give...
Imposing Our Will. (Letter from Ground Zero)
The United States seems to interpret the news these days through a prism of catch phrases borrowed from history. Once, the phrases of the Second World War--"Munich," "appeasement" and so forth--were applied to the Vietnam War, with calamitous results....
'Lyndon B. Bush'?
At some point, something had to give. Yes, much of the mainstream media treated George W. Bush with Lewinsky-like devotion, but could it really go on forever? The Bush people seemed to think it could, and in their hubris lies their demise. It was...
Nigergate Thuggery. (Comment)
Did senior Bush officials blow the cover of a US intelligence officer working covertly in a field of vital importance to national security--and break the law--in order to strike at a Bush Administration critic and intimidate others? It sure looks that...
No Jobs=no Votes for Fox. (Comment)
Three years ago the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) lost its seventy-one-year grip on Mexico's presidency. The party was written off as an authoritarian, inward-looking dinosaur, made obsolete by the country's opening to the global economy....
Showtime in Iraq. (Comment)
Baghdad When the new Governing Council of Iraq was announced in Baghdad Sunday afternoon, July 13, it was greeted as mis-, dis- or virtual information. It either belies, masks or predicts the real power in the country. This "interim administration,"...
The Web Rewires the Movement. (Articles)
The Battle in Seattle brought to the world's attention a new global resistance movement that was not only made possible by the Internet but, as Naomi Klein has deftly pointed out, was shaped in its image. Sharing the Internet's architecture of interconnected...
Why Israel Must Choose Justice: Without It, No State Can Endure as a Representative of the Jewish Nature
The following speech was delivered on June 25. The Jerusalem Prize honors literary achievement in the field of freedom of the individual in society.--The Editors I wish to thank you for this honor and for allowing me to join the distinguished list...