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Why George W. Bush Is Really Our King

by Ian Williams | Nov 15, 2005 | Books, Politics

No one could blame President Bush for wanting to get out of town after the end of October. He’d just experienced what non-partisan political observer Charles Cook dubbed “the worst week of the worst month of the worst year of the Bush presidency.” The president’s approval ratings sagged to an all-time low of less than […]

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A New Book Smearing Senator Clinton Sells Well

by Fredric Alan Maxwell | Aug 1, 2005 | Books, Politics

It is called: The Truth About Hillary: What She Knew, When She Knew It, and How Far She’ll Go to Become President. It is by Edward Klein, and has a title almost as slimy as its text. The Klein book, with its ugly rhetoric, insinuations and smears, has dropped from No. 2 to No. 4 on […]

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Home From the War: The 200-Year Struggle of Returning Soldiers for Their Rights

by Paul Dickson, Tom Allen | Apr 1, 2005 | Books, Foreign Policy

The next time you see one of those yellow “Support Our Troops” ribbons on a passing car think about what happens after the soldiers come home from war. They become veterans, and supporting veterans usually costs more money than a supposedly grateful nation cares to spend. This seems to happen after every war, but now […]

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It’s Really the Selectoral or Ejectoral College and Needs to Go

by George C. Edwards III | Jan 15, 2005 | Books, Politics

To most of us the Electoral College is so inscrutable and immutable that we don’t grasp how much it is also so undemocratic and inequitable. Now we have just seen it go through its antique antics again. Under the chairmanship of Vice President Dick Cheney, a joint session of Congress met in the House of […]

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Mission Finally Accomplished—Four More Years of the Political Right

by WS Editors | Nov 15, 2004 | Books, Politics

You might have thought that, three years after a devastating terrorist attack on American soil, a period which has featured two wars, radical political and economic legislation, and an adjustment to one of the biggest stock market crashes in history, the campaign for the presidency would be an especially elevated and notable affair. If so, […]

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