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Tom Lowe: Bel on the Shoulder - A Parable

10/29/2011 - I came across this story today that I had written  16 years ago when Kirk Fordice was Governor. Fordice, who owned a construction company, represented the truly nasty side of the Republican Party that has now completely taken over the party. He is now dead, but his spirit lives on. Click the title to read.
Robert Weissman: A Little Wall Street Reform

12/11/2009 - The reform of the financial system that has, by its extravagance and outright fraud, brought the nation near financial ruin, has made its way out of the House with a few good things and much not done that ought to be done. Read the Column.
Brasch:One Leg Raised on the Bush-Cheney Legacy: Deconstructing the Spin and Propaganda

1/18/2009 - Dr. Brasch wrote this on December 20, 2008, but it's a perfect antidote to the hyperspin from Fox and the so-called "liberal" media that can charitably be called looking for the silver lining after the work of the Bush wrecking crews the past eight years.Read the column.

Interview With Author Ramzy Baroud

11/17/2007 — Ramzy Baroud, veteran Palestinian-American journalist and Editor-in-Chief of the Palestine Chronicle, recently completed a speaking tour of the United States’ East Coast to promote his second book, The Second Palestinian Intifada: A Chronicle of a People’s Struggle (Pluto Press, 2006). The Second Palestinian Intifada is a far-reaching account of key events of the past five years that transformed the political landscape not only of Palestine and Israel, but of the entire Middle East. With a critical eye, Baroud takes the most controversial issues head-on: the alarming escalation in suicide bombings, the construction of the Separation Wall, the devastating hunger and unemployment in the Occupied Territories, the brutality of the Israeli army, the political surprise of the Palestinian elections. On November 12, 2007, Baroud was interviewed by June Rugh, a freelance writer, in Seattle, Washington. Read the interview.   .

If I'm Elected Governor Here's How I Would Like Things to be Different When I Leave Office

5/9/2007 - The author has been asking candidates for years the question:  If you are elected governor, how do you expect the State of Mississippi to be different when you leave the office four or eight years from now? Having never received a satisfactory answer, the author assumes the role of a candidate and answers the question himself. Read the article.
Marable: The Iraq War and American Economic Imperialism

12/29/2006 - The incredible disaster that is the Iraq War is not an accident, according to Dr. Marable. On the contrary, it is the entirely predictable result of neoliberialism and the corporatocracy that dominate the U. S. and its foreign policy. Read the column.
Joshua Frank: The Trouble with Big Greens: Trapped Inside the DC Beltway

4/14/2006 - Why are the major players in the environmental movement ineffective? Why have both Democratic and Republican administrations passed environmentally irresponsible legislation upon which the big greens had almost no influence? Frank believes it's because they have followed the doctrine of lesser evil. Read the column.
Marable: Erasing Dr. King's Real Legacy

3/14/2006 - The powers that be, while doing their best to obscure Dr. King's real message of non-violence and democracy are systematically dismantling King's legacy. Read the column
Brasch: This Column Doesn't Exist

2/6/2006 - Rosemary and Walter Brasch hypothesize what it would be like if politicians didn't have a media with which to propagandize the public. Read the column.
Al Gore's MLK Day Speech

1/16/2006 - In a speech in Constitution Hall, Washington, D.C., Al Gore delivered a stemwinder of a speech on the dangers the nation faces from the Bush Administration. It's a shame he didn't have the fervor back in 2000. Read the speech.

Joshua Frank: War With Iran: It's More Than Nuclear

1/24/2006 - Columnist and author Joshua Frank explores the geopolitics of the Bush Administration's current campaign to demonize Iran. Read the column.

On Civil Liberties Myopia: Bush Didn’t Start the War on the Bill of Rights

12/21/2005 --Joshua Frank and M.C. point out some facts that many of us don't wish to hear: our civil liberties have been under assault far longer than George W. Bush has been president. The major legislative milestones in the decline of freedom have been supported by Democrats as well as Republicans. Clinton signed into law the Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act, for instance, which severely limited the ability of prisoners condemned to death to appeal their convictions and sentences. As this publication has pointed out, many of the Democrats now in Congress voted for those measures then. What have they got to offer different from the Republicans? Read the article.

Walter Brasch: Justice DeLayed

12/21/2005--Columnist Walter Brasch reviews the sorry history of the former majority leader of the U. S. House of Representatives. Read the column.



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