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  • July 31, 2003

    Hungry in America

    Washington no longer feels it ought to insure that everyone has enough to eat.

    Trudy Lieberman

  • July 31, 2003

    Meet the Prime WMD Fabricator

    Week after week Bush and his people have been getting pounded by newly emboldened Democrats and liberal pundits for having exaggerated the threat posed by Saddam Hussein and his still-elusive w

    Alexander Cockburn

  • July 17, 2003

    GM ‘Assistance’ for Africa

    In late June, George W. Bush spoke of Africa as a famine-stricken continent where the people are unable to grow enough food for themselves.

    Amadou Kanoute

  • July 2, 2003

    Dorothy Day

    In the final days of Rudy Giuliani’s term as mayor of New York, three months after the heroism of 9/11, he quietly approved a politically wired project to build twenty-five multimillion-dollar

    Wayne Barrett and Chris Barrett

  • June 12, 2003


    It threatens the United States–and the world.

    William Greider


  • June 5, 2003

    Downsizing in Disguise

    The streets of Baghdad are a swamp of crime and uncollected garbage. Battered local businesses are going bankrupt, unable to compete with cheap imports.

    Naomi Klein

  • June 5, 2003

    Globalization and GMOs

    With the end of the Iraq war, the globalization war is heating up around trade again, this time over the issue of genetically modified food. George W.

    Tom Hayden

  • May 22, 2003

    Socking It to the States

    Sentient observers know that American state and local governments face a historic crisis–that they are cutting vital services and raising taxes, mainly on those already most stressed in diffic

    James K. Galbraith

  • May 22, 2003

    An Energy/Jobs Program

    America needs jobs, and working families are hurting. At the same time, the war in Iraq has heightened awareness of our dependence on foreign oil and the vulnerability of our energy system.

    Bracken Hendricks

  • May 15, 2003

    And the Poor Pay Taxes…

    Just in case you didn’t have a clue who George W.

    Roy Ulrich