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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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News and Features

Corn is the magic cure of the moment, which Bush and the global-warming naysayers contend will save the planet. Don't buy it.

The gap between rich and poor hasn't been this wide since the Depression.

Reports that New York police conducted sweeping nationwide surveillance of people suspected of anti-Bush sentiment in 2004 just might scare us into silence.

America has lacked a real leader for so long, it comes as a shock to see someone as visionary as Gore speak clearly to Congress about the climate crisis.

Banks no longer lend money to people able to pay them back. Now they trap the poor, the sick, students and elderly people into signing up for credit cards and watch the fees pile up.

Why should the Vice President have a national security adviser to begin with?

As the housing market flattens, the poor pay the price for the greed and stupidity of the real estate and banking bigwigs.

Some political leaders spin fantasies about how to deal with global warming. Others, like Al Gore and London Mayor Ken Livingston, are prepared to deal with the ugly truth. Who do you believe?

To understand the human costs of US actions in Iraq, read the blog postings of Iraqi employees of the McClatchy News Service Baghdad bureau.

As debate unfolds on a non-binding Iraq resolution, the House should consider exacting a promise from President not to invade Iran.