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Beat the Devil

Alexander Cockburn

The Senate should abandon its comical pretensions to being a body reflecting any democratic mandate.

Reading the New York Times reform proposals is like reading a
strategy memo from the dying embers of the Dukakis campaign.

Jeff Weise, teen slayer of ten, including himself, at the Red Lake
Indian reservation in northern Minnesota, was on Prozac, prescribed by
some doc.

How lionlike the Democrats sound as they circle around Social Security, roaring their defiance!

Back in the early 1990s, the right-wing taste of the year was Newt Gingrich. He led the Republican sweep into Congress in the 1994 midterm elections.

Off goes former Father Paul Shanley to state prison in Massachusetts for twelve to fifteen years, convicted of digitally raping and otherwise sexually abusing Paul Busa two decades ago.


Alexander Cockburn
Alexander Cockburn, The Nation's "Beat the Devil" columnist and one...