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DeLay’s Pals Indicted (Again) | Porked Out | Chasing Hurricane Dollars | Tancredo Tantrum

by WS Editors | Oct 1, 2005 | Environment, Politics, Uncategorized

Tom and His Lucky DeLay—House Majority Leader Tom DeLay is lucky a hurricane hit New Orleans. Otherwise his cavalier cronyism would once again be front-page news. A year ago a top political aide, Jim Ellis, and fundraiser John Colyandro were indicted by a Texas grand jury for illegally funneling $190,000 in corporate contributions to Texas […]

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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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Hurricane Katrina: Destroying Lives, Destroying Illusions

by WS Editors | Sep 15, 2005 | Environment, National Security

The flood is receding from the streets of New Orleans, but the Crescent City and the wider Gulf Coast of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama will be prostrate for the foreseeable future. At press time, the mayor of New Orleans, Ray Nagin, has “strongly encouraged” all remaining residents to leave the city to escape the threat […]

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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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