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Category: Foreign Policy

Bush Relatives Keep Cashing In With Military Contracts

by WS Editors | May 15, 2006 | Foreign Policy, Politics

While U.S. military personnel fight and die, and Iraqis die from injury or disease in their war-blighted communities, Washington insiders, including relatives of the president, continue to benefit financially from the war. The total extent of war profiteering under this administration exceeds the scope of a newsletter or even of a full-length book. Halliburton, the […]

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The Dubai Ports Deal and Our American Ship of State

by Ian Williams | Mar 15, 2006 | Foreign Policy, Politics

After the outpouring of enthusiasm we received for his stinging sendup of George W. Bush’s monarchical presidency by Ian Williams, we knew it was only a matter of time until we asked our friend Williams to pen another essay. When a controversy erupted over the plan to offer management of several U.S. ports to a company from […]

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Cronyism Is Sinking the Ship of State

by Margie Burns | Oct 15, 2005 | Foreign Policy, National Security

With his nomination of Harriet Miers to be a Justice of the Supreme Court, George W. Bush has demonstrated once again that he is running a patronage operation in the White House. For high-level jobs with our government, only close friends or fellow ideologues need apply. The result of this mindless favoritism has been a […]

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President Bush’s Penchant for Secrecy Is Moving Us Toward a Closed Society

by Joe W. "Chip" Pitts | Oct 1, 2005 | Foreign Policy

Our friend Joe W. (“Chip”) Pitts is tireless when it comes to standing up for the constitutional rights of Americans. He has written for us in the past, on the dangers of the USA Patriot Act and domestic-surveillance schemes dreamed up by the Pentagon. When he’s not writing, Chip is busy as a lecturer at […]

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Judging John Roberts | Help From Abroad | Public to Democrats: Speak Up! | Liberal Hawks

by WS Editors | Sep 15, 2005 | Environment, Foreign Policy

Double Whammy—“Wow. You got the double whammy,” President Bush once told a 9/11 widow who lost her firefighter husband on their eighth wedding anniversary. The same could be said of the events between August 29 and September 5, when Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans and Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist passed away. The last […]

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