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"During the Vietnam War, many young men, including the current President, the Vice President and me, could have gone to Vietnam and didn't. John Kerry came from a privileged background.
When organizers were planning the Boston Social Forum, they envisioned a gathering that would counter the Democratic National Convention in every way.
Everyone agrees. The story is that there is no story. The candidates have already been chosen. The platform has been written to avoid controversy.
The Democratic platform approved this week by convention delegates in Boston contains strong language regarding the party's commitment to protect the right of Americans to vote--and have their vo
A blueprint for a progressive patriotism.
The prospect of hanging, Dr. Johnson said, concentrates the mind wonderfully. The threat posed by George W.
Howard Dean, George McGovern, Walter Cronkite, Ellen Chesler, Margaret Cho, George Lakoff, Bakari Kitwana, John Brademas, Arthur Miller, John Sayles, Chuck Close, Andrew Jay Schwartzman, Doris "Granny D" Haddock, Jamin Raskin, Nell Minow, Lani Guinier, Studs Terkel, Sherrod Brown, Eric Schlosser, James K. Galbraith, Gary Indiana, Jeremy Bernstein, David Bonior
John Kerry can win, given George W. Bush's incompetence, and White House strategists realize that.
I'm riding an elevator in downtown Boston. There is a sign warning of travel restrictions during the last week of July. A woman gets on. We both stare ahead as per elevator etiquette.
In canned obits that papers keep,
The second graf relates
The fact that Nader gave us Bush,
Through votes in several states.
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