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Post-Tax-Day Musings | Bob Edwards Gets Axed

by WS Editors | May 1, 2004 | Politics

States’ Rates—As Mark Twain put it, the only difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector is that “the taxidermist takes only your skin.” Now the Tax Foundation, a conservative anti-tax research group in Washington, has compiled a new list of how much skin state and local governments take from their taxpayers, and of course […]

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Warriors Behind the Scenes Coached the Stars On Stage

by Margie Burns | May 1, 2004 | Foreign Policy, Politics

Editor’s note: Pesident Bush called the days leading up to the Easter weekend “a tough week” in Iraq. It was also a tough week for him at home, and the following weeks have gotten tougher. An April poll by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press found that support among Democrats for […]

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Electronic Voting Machines May Cast More Doubts Than Votes

by Ed Davis | Apr 15, 2004 | Politics

There are two sides in the ongoing political and technical scrap over efforts to reform the voting process, a move begun after the 2000 election scandal in Florida. The Florida election gave—or alleged—a 537-vote edge to George W. Bush over former Vice President Al Gore. Remember? With the help of the 5-to-4 Supreme Court decision […]

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The State of the News Media: Not Good | Bush’s Foot Back in Mouth | A Medicare Cover-Up

by WS Editors | Apr 15, 2004 | Politics

A Media Meltdown—In a lengthy report, the non-partisan Project for Excellence in Journalism describes a field of endeavor in decline, in terms of the quality and quantity of newspapers, newsmagazines, and radio and television news programs. “The State of the News Media in 2004” finds that “Americans think journalists are sloppier, less professional, less caring, […]

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The Nonsense of Twisted Intelligence

by WS Editors | Apr 1, 2004 | Politics

In our last issue we recalled the famous Democratic slogan: “It’s the economy, stupid!” It originated in an outburst from James Carville, a former Clinton campaign aide nicknamed “the Ragin’ Cajun.” This campaign year we’re hearing a variation of that Clinton classic from the Democrats: “It’s the intelligence, stupid!” Last month Senator John Kerry of […]

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