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Globalization Revisited

Globalization RevisitedDemocrats' arguments against outsourcing are overstated — and effective. January/February 2004 Issue of Mother Jones George W. Bush wants to run this year as a “war president,” but voters seem more inclined to judge him as a “jobs president.”

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Is the U.S. Toppling Democracy Again?

[ The U.S. has a history of toppling democracies in the hemisphere; and it’s not just Chile and Nicaragua, but even Haiti itself in recent decades: corporate interests trumped democracy and international law again (see footnotes 51-60 of Chomsky’s Understanding

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Job Flight & India

The Flight to India The jobs Britain stole from the Asian subcontinent 300 years ago are now returning. Is this a good thing or a bad one? By George Monbiot. Published in the Guardian 21st October 2003 If you live

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The New Scopes Trials

The New Scopes Trials This article can be found on the web at The Nation by ERIC ALTERMAN & MARK GREEN [from the March 8, 2004 issue] What if the research agenda of the University of Texas College of Natural

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The Better Bush Beater?

[ Saletan argues (below) on the basis of exit polls from states in which Republicans voted in Democratic primaries that Edwards may be more likely than Kerry to win Republican votes in November. The Republicans featured in the cited polls

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Intelligence Failure Invesitgation to be Overseen by a Weasel

[ Could Bush make it any more clear that he is not interested in being “a uniter,” as he likes to put it? Silberman, the one he appointed to head the commission to investigate intelligence failures prior to the Iraq

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Bush Action Figure!

On a lighter note for those in need of catharsis, if you have not seen this very funny ad for a (fictional) G.W. Bush action figure, you should: [ link ]

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Michael Moore’s Latest Open Letter to Bush

[ In the latest open letter (below) of Michael Moore, he in effect challenges Bush to honor his promise, made Sunday on Meet the Press, to authorize release of all records relevant to determining his status in the Guard from

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Media Ownership

Comcast wants to acquire Disney and become the largest communications company in the world. Most of the media is already controlled by a small number of giant companies (see http://www.mediareform.net). These companies are not in business for the good of

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10,000 civilian deaths — but U.S. Gov’t Not Counting

[ The Bush and Blair Administrations, and officials high in the Iraqi Ministry of Health, all discouraged counting the number of civilians killed as a result of the U.S.-led attack on Iraq. –doclalor ] The terrible human cost of Bush

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