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The Electoral College Is Seen By Many as the Deplorable College

by Thomas F. Schaller | Jun 15, 2004 | Politics

Editor’s note: We were fascinated by a recent column in the Washington Post that wondered if “this time Bush could be the candidate on the losing end of the equation.” What was being examined was the weird algebra of the Electoral College, the systematic mishmash that has denied the presidency to three popular-vote winners over the years. […]

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Lobbyists in the Bush Camp | Bob Edwards Redux | New Jobs for Two Heroes

by WS Editors | Jun 1, 2004 | Politics

Washington for Sale—More that 1,300 corporate lobbyists have given more than $1.8 million to George W. Bush’s campaign apparatus since 1998, according to a detailed study by the nonpartisan Center for Public Integrity. Fifty-two of those donors have done additional fund-raising for Bush’s 2004 campaign, raising more than $6 million of the Bush organization’s projected […]

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American Dereliction of Duty in Iraq Gives World Terrorists Recruiting Posters

by WS Editors | Jun 1, 2004 | Foreign Policy

An editorial-page cartoon by Nick Anderson in the Louisville Courier Journal showed a bearded, smiling Saddam Hussein peering through the bars of a prison cell. He was giving a thumbs-up and a “nice work, guys!” comment to two American soldiers as they wired a hooded Iraqi prisoner for electric shocks. Another cartoon, in the Hackensack, New Jersey,Record, […]

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The Fifty Years Since Brown Have Not Solved an American Quandry

by WS Editors | May 15, 2004 | Politics

On May 17, 1954, the United States Supreme Court unanimously declared that racially segregated public schools are inherently unequal and are in violation of the equal protection laws guaranteed by the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, adopted in 1868. Before that spring day, 50 years ago, 17 Southern states and the District of Columbia had […]

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Cheney’s Secrets | Sierra Club Controversy | Specter Wins, Democracy Loses in Pennsylvania

by WS Editors | May 15, 2004 | Politics

Cheney’s Rainy Days—The courtroom combat over the Bush administration’s paranoid cover-up of Vice President Cheney’s secret meetings with energy execs continues. Documents from the 2001 White House huddles between Cheney and such high-ups in the energy industry as Ken Lay of the corrupt Enron Corporation, finally reached the Supreme Court on April 27. It’s about […]

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