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Nicholas von Hoffman

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Nicholas von Hoffman

Nicholas von Hoffman, a veteran newspaper, radio and TV reporter and columnist, is the author, most recently, of Radical: A Portrait of Saul Alinsky, due out this month from Nation Books.

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As oil profits soar, Americans are getting hosed at the gas pump, and Congress can't decide whether to raise taxes, lower them or throw money at the voters.

It's helpful that six retired generals are calling for Rumsfeld's head.
But it would be easier to dislodge him if more Democrats in Congress
joined the fray.

If the Bush Administration is serious about dropping an atomic bomb on
Iran, it's really going to have to work on selling the concept.

Time-honored traditions of Christianity are being challenged by
scientists and scholars questioning the motives of Jesus, Judas and the
power of prayer.

What happens when liberals lose their sex drive? American culture moves further away from secular individualism and closer to religious fundamentalism.

Large factory farms, not migratory birds, are now seen as breeding
grounds for the avian flu virus. Donald Rumsfeld is getting rich off
his investment in Tamiflu. Can this pandemic get any crazier?

A flood of reader mail responding to last week's column on the impact
of rising levels of student debt shows what happens
when your banker takes charge of your life.

As Congress jacks up the rates students and their parents are paying for college loans, the consequences are already being felt by young people whose ability to have a child or own a house is limited by debt.

Bush is using inflation to pay off the deficits incurred by his Administration, leaving future generations with more problems than just debt.

The uproar over the Dubai Ports deal ignores the obvious consequences of the free trade that American politicians of both parties have pushed for decades. Like it or not, we have to deal with it.