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Category: Foreign Policy

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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Cindy Sheehan’s Texas Vigil

by Tom Engelhardt | Sep 1, 2005 | Foreign Policy, National Security

During our short August break, we were transfixed by the televised images of Cindy Sheehan and her vigil near the president’s home in Crawford, Texas. We asked our friend, the political observer Tom Engelhardt, to sum up this development for our readers. Engelhardt, who runs the Nation Institute’s Tomdispatch.com website, is the author of The End of Victory […]

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Cindy and the Media | Talk of Iraq Withdrawal in Congress | It’s Getting Hot in Here

by WS Editors | Sep 1, 2005 | Foreign Policy, Media

What Took the Media So Long?—Cindy Sheehan is not a recent phenomenon, even though the mainstream media are treating her as such. She began speaking out after her son Casey’s death on April 4, 2004, forming a small organization, Gold Star Families for Peace, and contributing to the antiwar website LewRockwell.com. In March, The Nation featured Sheehan on […]

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The Senate Showdown | Russia’s Loose Nukes | Ford Moving Up? | Counting Votes in Miami

by WS Editors | Jun 1, 2005 | Foreign Policy, Politics

Filibusters Aren’t Busted—At least not yet. When Senate Democrats proposed a cloture motion to stop debate on, and block the confirmation of, the controversial John Bolton to be the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, it passed 56 to 42. That was 4 votes short of the 60 needed under Senate rules to end the […]

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