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Death Penalty Talking Points Death Penalty Talking Points

While the death penalty is legal in most of the US, executions are increasingly taking place only in the South, according to the end-of-the-year report from the Death Penalty Inf...

Jan 2, 2003 / Blog / Peter Rothberg

‘The Politics Were on the Street’ ‘The Politics Were on the Street’

The punk rock explosion of the mid-1970s seized the power of rock-and-roll back from the corporate conglomerates that had warped the music into a flabby, over-produced, stadium-ro...

Dec 23, 2002 / Blog / John Nichols

Last-Minute Gift Ideas Last-Minute Gift Ideas

Only three days left before Christmas but there's still more than enough time to finish your shopping. Here are a few ideas for the activists on your gift list: Global Exchange ...

Dec 23, 2002 / Blog / Peter Rothberg

Check and Balance Cheney’s Choice Check and Balance Cheney’s Choice

George W. Bush has chosen a nominee to replace ousted Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill. More precisely, the president has rubber-stamped a selection made by Vice President Dick Che...

Dec 21, 2002 / Blog / John Nichols

Between a Rock and a Hardass Between a Rock and a Hardass

Trent Lott is at the bottom of a deep hole, and he is digging like crazy. Every time the Dixiecrat cheerleader denies his Confederate tendencies, he comes out looking a little mor...

Dec 19, 2002 / Blog / John Nichols

Who in 2004? Who in 2004?

With Al Gore bowing out of the 2004 presidential race, the field for Democratic contenders is wide open. In a mock people's primary, WorkingForChange is asking the public who it w...

Dec 17, 2002 / Blog / Peter Rothberg

Gore’s Gone, But Will Dems Freshen Up? Gore’s Gone, But Will Dems Freshen Up?

Poor Al Gore, he never could get presidential politics right. Just as the former vice president and 2000 Democratic nominee for the top job was starting to take some of the bold s...

Dec 16, 2002 / Blog / John Nichols

Trent Lott’s “Uptown Klan” Trent Lott’s “Uptown Klan”

The incredible thing about the controversy surrounding soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott's kissing up to the racist legacy of Strom Thurmond is that anyone thinks it is...

Dec 12, 2002 / Blog / John Nichols

Thank You, Philip Berrigan Thank You, Philip Berrigan

Thousands of mourners braved sub-freezing temperatures in West Baltimore on Monday to say farewell to an infantry lieutenant turned Roman Catholic priest, remembered as a father, ...

Dec 11, 2002 / Blog / Peter Rothberg

A Democrat Wins by Running Against Bush A Democrat Wins by Running Against Bush

"The light has shown that the Democratic Party is alive and well and united,"Louisiana U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu shouted over the weekend, as she celebratedher victory in the last S...

Dec 9, 2002 / Blog / John Nichols

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