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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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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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