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November 29, 2004


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A remarkable number of those in Blue America who hoped for an end to the Bush era on November 2 received the news of his election victory almost as if it had been a physical blow.

"My first reaction is: God bless his soul," answered George W.

To describe the election results of November 2 as a setback for LGBT rights is an understatement.

Of all the loathsome spectacles we've endured since November 2--the vampire-like gloating of CNN commentator Robert Novak, Bush embracing his "mandate"--none are more repulsive than that of Democ

Where will we be without John Ashcroft, his German shepherd's mug and fanatic's heart?

Yasir Arafat died just as he lived most of his life, giving mixed signals to the world, provoking rivalries among intimates and arousing wild speculation from allies and enemies alike.

Before the vote-counting was done, the e-mails started arriving. The election's been stolen! Fraud! John Kerry won! In the following days, these charges flew over the Internet.


Robert Scheer

The bloodletting has begun.

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In the postelection world, holding evangelical Protestantism up to the light has become all the rage, which does seem somewhat like shutting the barn door after the horse has left the barn.

It's impossible to pinpoint any single factor that determined the Democrats' defeat on election day, but a significant disadvantage that is going unremarked in the discussion of "God," "gays" and

The Nader Vote, we find, did not exist.
No harm was done by Ralph, that avis rarest.
So, not a factor, as he was before,


Research support for this article was provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute.

The time has come for voting-by-mail.

One symbol of Palestine is now gone, but the Palestinian people continue to suffer under the tyranny of occupation.

When she was 30, Mónica M. fled her violent husband, taking her two small children and only the clothes on her back. But leaving did not solve her problems.

Maybe labor should give up on Washington in favor of friendlier terrain.

Books & the Arts


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