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September 12, 2005 Issue
The Bank of Wal-Mart?
Sounds like an episode of
but this is for real: The retail giant wants even more of your money.
Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions
By insisting on its right to develop the full range of nuclear technology, Iran has become a Third World hero.
In Defense of Pat Robertson
The wacky televangelist may have done us a favor by bringing the insanity of Bush Administration tactics into plain view.
Rick Warren, ‘America’s Pastor’
The Purpose-Driven Life
has made him a superstar, but is mega-pastor Rick Warren's true purpose strictly political?
The Power of Fusion Politics
Two political lines could be better than one: Consider the successful tactics of the Working Families Party.
How to Say No
Counter-recruitment projects are mobilizing to push back on the growing militarization of America's schools. Here's a list of resources.
Military recruiters are targeting the nation's high schools and junior highs, seeking an early harvest of soldiers-to-be. Is your child next?
Timid Democrats, Muscular Unions
A dozen Democrats are feeling timid about opposing Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts Jr., while a score of unions and grassroots organizations are showing muscle against CAFTA.
Solidarity, 25 Years Later
That brief explosion in Gdansk of civic participation and political innovation contains secrets and gems of political ideals that can be achieved.
Disengagement represents a dangerous step backward in the struggle to find a just peace for Israelis and Palestinians and leaves many core issues unresolved.
Lessons of Camp Casey
There is no possible strategy to win in Iraq. Now is the time for activists to reach out to the families of soldiers in Iraq who may feel betrayed.
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Iraq’s Fig-Leaf Constitution
Bush may crow about a new constitution, but he can't deny that autocrats, theocrats and terrorists are clearly in control.
Midsummer Night’s Dream
A midsummer nightmare of the shiny-eyed zealots who would protect us from terror. Plus, summer reading for the President.
Patricia J. Williams
A Presidential Explanation of Patriotic Loafing
The true and patriotic purpose of presidential loafing revealed.
The Red State Times, Continued
The so-called liberal
New York Times
bashed Bill Clinton every chance it got, and whitewashes Ed Meese. Go figure.
Books and the Arts
‘The Constant Gardener': What the Movie Missed
As Big Pharma increasingly turns to the Third World to test its products, this lush film will spark outrage, but glosses over the constant vigilance necessary to police drug trials.
A trio of film reviews:
It’s a Man’s, Man’s World
No Country for Old Men
seems designed as a calculated assault on the reader.
Two recent books on Tom Paine and on the unruly birth of US democracy reveal that liberal historians have become believers in the 'radicalism' of the American Revolution.
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