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Articles from Vol. 279, No. 7, September 13

A Failed Presidency
As Republicans gather in New York City, the Bush campaign will undergo a drastic makeover, camouflaging gutter tactics with a veneer of moderation calculated to help the President win another four-year term. But the hard truth of this campaign is that...
A Little Education Can Be a Dangerous Thing
Most teachers delight at being remembered by their former students. But when the student is Dick Cheney, it can be embarrassing. Consider the case of Dr. H. Bradford Westerfield. Westerfield started hearing in the 1980s that a very right-wing...
Ashes of Time
Bright Leaves*Almost Peaceful It was the perfect setup for an op-ed article: the release, between the Democratic and Republican conventions, of Alien vs. Predator, bearing the tag line, "Whoever wins ... we lose." I could imagine what cleverness...
Billboard Barons
It was a bomb that started the whole thing--an image of one anyway. A nationwide controversy erupted in July after Clear Channel Communications, one of the country's largest outdoor advertisers, refused to run an antiwar ad paid for by Project Billboard,...
Bring Najaf to New York
I've been in New York a week now, watching the city prepare for the Republican National Convention and the accompanying protests. Much is predictable: tabloid hysteria about an anarchist siege; cops showing off their new crowd-control toys; fierce...
Bush Bashers & the Bashers Who Bash Them
For well over a decade now, right-wingers and Republicans have heaped insult, lies and slander on liberals and Democrats, who responded for the most part by becoming starchy, self-doubting and depressed. To complain was to be labeled elitist and fuddy-duddy:...
Damaged Goods
George W. Bush is damaged goods, but he has found his campaign voice--the forked tongue of the high road/low road politician. The lofty Commander in Chief will solemnly remind Americans of their fears, while his wicked twin tears viciously into John...
Hunting for RINOs
He criticizes conservatives who campaign on a hot-button agenda of "God, guns and gays" in order to divert the attention of voters from fundamental economic and foreign policy issues. He says "government is good and government is necessary" and condemns...
Imperialism without Empire
Is the United States--as so many have said, in celebration or dismay--a planet-mastering empire or not? The question presses upon us as George W. Bush gets ready to descend upon New York for the Republican convention, as he once descended upon the...
Patriot at the Bat
Just as Roger Clemens can be counted on to fire heat, our national pastime inevitably waves the flag in times of national stress. After 9/11, Bud Selig, the commissioner of Major League Baseball, decided that the traditional pregame singing of "The...
Shh, Don't Tell the Swing Voters: Bush Is Being Sold as a Non-Nonsense Leader. So Mush for Truth in Advertising
The White House, the Bush campaign and Republicans are spending hundreds of millions of dollars this year to convince swing voters that George W. Bush is a decisive, no-nonsense fellow who does what's best for the nation. This, of course, requires...
The George W. Bush Presidential Library, Inc
THE GEORGE W. BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY, INC. AN EXTRAORDINARY OPPORTUNITY TO INVEST IN THE NATION'S HISTORY AND THE PRESIDENCY OF GEORGE W. BUSH A public offering of shares in THE GEORGE W. BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY, INC, a Liberian Corporation,...
The War on Dissent
When New York City was announced as the site of the Republican National Convention back in January 2003, it seemed an odd choice of location. The turf is staunchly Democratic, and Manhattan is so densely packed that conventioneers and protesters will...
Zombies for Kerry
Didn't John Kerry ever read about rope-a-dope? Karl Rove must be kicking his heels with merriment at the way the horse-faced son of Boston is tangling himself up in the Swift Boat comedy. A couple of weeks more and I reckon Kerry will start crying...