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Articles from Vol. 278, No. 7, February 23

Animal Farm: The Republican Version
My Dear Napoleon, I know that the First Commandment of our great Contract With America's Barnyard says that whatever goes on two legs is an enemy, but this is getting to be a bit much. When our great founding father, Old Major, said we should pick...
AWOL on the Truth
How far can George W. Bush and his White House team go? On the two biggest issues facing them--the war and the budget--there is no end to their disregard for the truth. "The Bush administration's 2005 budget is a masterpiece of disingenuousness, blame-shifting,...
Bush's Budget Lies
George W. Bush's budget is a true lie. Framed for the election campaign, it lies about the causes and the depths of our staggering fiscal decline, masks the costs of Bush's tax cuts and his wars, hides the hit the poor will take and the lucre the rich...
Free Higher Ed! If Only They Are Bold Enough, Democrats Can Win on Their Own Wedge Issues
Commenting on the Democratic debacle on election night 2002, James Carville remarked that the Democrats have to understand that people won't believe you'll fight for them if you won't fight for yourself. It's an insight that Howard Dean, at least,...
Hold Bush to His Lie
If you believe the White House, Iraq's future government is being designed in Iraq. If you believe the Iraqi people, it is being designed at the White House. Technically, neither is true: Iraq's future government is being engineered in an anonymous...
Law of Return Arouses Ire
Letty Cottin Pogrebin's "In Defense of the Law of Return" [Dec. 22] drew much impassioned mail from readers--as does any article we print about the State of Israel--in this case, all of it angry. Herewith a sample. --The Editors Fort Worth, Tex....
Making Money on Terrorism: The Bush Administration's Apparent Motto: 'Leave No Defense Contractor Behind'
We all know that Halliburton is raking in billions from the Bush Administration's occupation and rebuilding of Iraq. But in the long run, the biggest beneficiaries of the Administration's "war on terror" may be the "destroyers," not the rebuilders....
McNamara: The Sequel
Apparently to McNamara's mortification, Errol Morris, whose film The Fog of War I discussed in my last column here, passes over his subject's thirteen-year stint running the World Bank, whither he was dispatched by LBJ, Medal of Freedom in hand. McNamara...
Questions for Kerry
Nothing stirs Democrats' anger like the fearmongering rhetoric Bush/Cheney employed on the march to war. "The Iraqi regime's record over the decade leaves little doubt that Saddam Hussein wants to retain his arsenal of weapons of mass destruction and...
The 'Electability' Contest
"Oh, this is the guy who is supposed to get it," Pam Earle-Benbow said as John Kerry addressed a candidate forum that drew several thousand advocates for low-income families to the Township Auditorium in Columbia, South Carolina, four days before that...
Two Sides: Scenes from a Nasty, Brutish & Long War
The explosion hits just as our omelets arrive. The air shakes and conversation is brought to a stunned halt by the forceful sonic jolt. Two blocks away a small convoy of US Humvees has been attacked by a remote activated bomb, known in military vernacular...
Whitewashing Blair
London Meteorologists may disagree, but the political weather in Britain almost always comes from the United States. So it could hardly have been more fitting that just as the first flakes of winter were starting to fall here, the British government's...