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ISLAND OF THE BANNED
George W. Bush hasn’t even spelled out the details of his plan to privatize Social Security and it’s already in trouble, even among some Republican lawmakers–for good reason.
Since September 11, we’ve heard a lot about the “intelligence failures” that left the United States unprepared for the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Giuliana Sgrena, an intrepid journalist for the left-wing newspaper Il Manifesto who had become an icon of national unity during her twenty-eight days as a hostage in Iraq, was returning h
Women don’t shout. Women don’t like politics. Women shrink from intellectual debate. Women don’t try.
How lionlike the Democrats sound as they circle around Social Security, roaring their defiance!
You must withdraw, since nations can’t
Install their troops in other places
To change regimes that they don’t like.
Except, of course, in certain cases.
Like a melodrama or a political tract–genres it sometimes resembles, in an honorable way–Jonathan Nossiter’s documentary Mondovino has a villain you can hiss at.
To an American, Europe is a cautionary tale.
At this writing, the first prosecution witnesses have begun testimony in the case of People v. Michael Joe Jackson.
Simi Valley, Calif.