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With Two Months to Go, the G.O.P. Convention Aired a Lot of Distortions

by WS Editors | Sep 15, 2004 | Politics

We noticed a headline in the Washington Post that called the Republican convention in New York an “Electoral Collage.” Our dictionary defines a collage as “an artistic composition made of various materials glued onto a picture, and/or an assembly of fragments.” As the New York Times put it, “for all the lack of real news,” the G.O.P. convention was “intriguing” for […]

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Bush & Co. Preach the Gospel of Deregulation

by WS Editors | Sep 15, 2004 | Politics

Big Government?—Shrinking the federal bureaucracy has been a major target—and touted claim—of the Bush administration. But it turns out that their real objective is to rig government. As the president put it last month in what the Wall Street Journal dubbed “the Bushism of the week”: “Let me put it to you bluntly. In a […]

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Political Cookbooks That Roast the Bush Administration Are Moving Off the Shelves

by Fred Maxwell | Sep 1, 2004 | Books, Politics

Editor’s note: The 9/11 Commission Report, which began with a 600,000-volume press run at $10 a copy, is now number one on the New York Times paperback best-seller list. Reviewers call the well-written and unflinching, 567-page report a “compulsively readable” collection of facts that are “devastating for the Bush administration.” And now the New York Times has brought out a […]

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The Madness of King George | The Interior Department’s Coal-Black Hearts

by WS Editors | Sep 1, 2004 | Politics

Taking Pills?—A new book we just discovered: Bush on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President, by Dr. Justin Frank, a psychiatrist—and a Democrat—who heads the psychiatry department at the George Washington University Medical Center, finds President Bush to be a man who “consistently exhibits an array of multiple, serious and untreated symptoms.” The good […]

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Get Ready to Yawn—”Conventional” Means “Lacking Originality”

by WS Editor | Aug 1, 2004 | Politics

It all looks so boring and predictable that the three major television networks planned to give it minimum convention coverage, skipping one night entirely. They are scheduling a total of three evening hours during the four-day Democratic and Republican conventions. The Athens Olympics, beginning in August, will get more. At Boston’s security-paranoid FleetCenter, surrounded by […]

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