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Posted on: Nov 25, 2001, Source: AlterNet

It will rather foolhardy to wage a war against terrorism if women, more than half of the population of Afghanistan, are not allowed to join the battle.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2001, Source:

Arianna Huffington, former owner of a Lincoln Navigator, argues that conserving energy resources now trumps owning a comfy Sherman tank.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2001, Source: AlterNet

The so-called economic stimulus package that passed the House last week would have been scurrilous in times of prosperity. But in this time of national crisis it is, quite simply, grotesque.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2001, Source:

At a time when the public is hungering for greater perspective and deeper understanding, news coverage has grown narrow and repetitive.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2001, Source: AlterNet

As polls are proving to be less reliable, our political leaders' continued reliance on them as their primary means of making policy decisions seems more and more ludicrous.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2001, Source:

Fears about biological warfare are breaking along gender lines.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2001, Source:

The Gospel of Normalcy is being preached from the bully pulpit as our leaders try to convince patriotic Americans to return as quickly as possible to their normal lives.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2001, Source:

Negative reaction to Bill Maher's recent statements proves that there is one front where it appears our enemies might be winning: the First Amendment.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2001, Source:

If counterterrorism had been an industry doling out large contributions to politicians on both sides of the aisle and hiring powerful Washington lobbyists to plead its case, our political leaders would have leapt into action.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2001, Source: AlterNet

The First Amendment isn't a license to make billions, it's there to guarantee that the people are informed. In this, the media have failed and we all suffer.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2001, Source:

The White House has started a new arms race using old, Cold War logic.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2001, Source:

Last week's Political Hubris Trophy goes to the Bush White House for its high-handed -- and hamfisted -- actions on behalf of its paymasters in the Big Energy lobby.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2001, Source:

Count on Bush to read "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" at every school visit. This unchanging routine confirms that he's the "The Very Uncurious President."

Posted on: Aug 6, 2001, Source:

Election 2000 cast a shadow across America's entire electoral system but Jimmy Carter's Commission on Election Reform thinks states should handle the problem on their own.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2001, Source:

Close to 100,000 children are in custody in California, drop out rates are rising, but young people have had enough and are mobilizing against a "Super Jail for Kids."

Posted on: Jul 30, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Bush has nominated Mary Sheila Gall to head the Consumer Product Safety Commission, despite her tendency to let manufacturers whose products kill off the hook.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2001, Source:

Grassroots movements led by grieving parents are frequently the only way to bring about real change and focus attention on underreported problems.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2001, Source:

Not only does the public overwhelmingly support energy conservation over a massive build up of new power plants, so do Republicans, by a ratio of two-to-one.

Posted on: Jun 11, 2001, Source:

As if we needed any more evidence of Washington's distorted priorities, Bush and Congress are pushing ahead with plans to build the controversial National World War II Memorial.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2001, Source:

After three nights with Barbara Ehrenreich's "Nickel and Dimed" as my bedside reading, I've started having bad dreams.

Posted on: May 29, 2001, Source:

Arianna Huffington is very sorry she missed last week's National Rifle Association convention...

Posted on: May 21, 2001, Source:

Bush pledges to make a huge shift in national drug policy by closing the nation's massive "treatment gap," but is nominating as drug czar a man who derides the idea that "we need to embrace treatment."

Posted on: May 14, 2001, Source:

To get around Plan Colombia provisions that limit the involvement of American troops, the CIA hired private security firms that employ U.S. civilians.

Posted on: May 7, 2001, Source:

When it comes to educational reform, one rule applies in Washington: "If it's broke, don't fix it."

Posted on: Apr 22, 2001, Source:

Last week pharmaceutical companies dropped their suit against South Africa's importing of generic AIDS drugs -- proof that public pressure and grassroots protest work.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2001, Source:

The president's signature issue is being treated to an 11.5 percent spending increase -- a measly response to the magnitude of the crisis in the educational system.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2001, Source:

According to a just-released survey by the National Sleep Foundation, Americans are seriously sleep deprived: Almost two-thirds of us fail to get the recommended eight hours of nightly shut-eye.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2001, Source:

Worst Idea for a Sequel Movies: "Little Nicky 2" Politics: Al Gore 2004

Posted on: Mar 19, 2001, Source:

A just-released study makes it clear why one key component of the McCain-Feingold bill -- the restricting of so-called issue ads -- is so desperately needed.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2001, Source:

OK, everybody, listen up: The time has come for the nation to stage an intervention. We need to come together and convince the vice president that his coronary heart disease requires that he step down. And not just to save his life, but potentially to save the lives of millions of Americans.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2001, Source:

Forget Mark Rich. The real political quid pro quo is MBNA's political contributions for H.R. 333, the bill that will make it harder for consumers to declare bankruptcy.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2001, Source:

400 millionaires -- including heavy-hitters Warren Buffet, George Soros, David Rockefeller Jr. and William Gates Sr. -- have come out against repealing the estate tax. Why is President Bush still doggedly pursuing it?

Posted on: Feb 11, 2001, Source:

When I heard that a new poll found that George W. Bush holds a 5-point lead over Al Gore in the race to occupy the White House in 2004, I almost blew away my TV. They haven't even finished cleaning up the confetti from Inauguration 2000, and pollsters are already handicapping Election 2004.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2001, Source:

What's the most effective way to combat poverty? A new book by Peter Edelman can help rekindle this debate by taking us beyond the sterile squabbling of the Great Society vs. the Rising Tide.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2001, Source: AlterNet

The President has clearly decided to spend his final days in office paying homage to all the things he did nothing about when he had the power to do almost anything.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Drug Czar Barry McCaffrey is gone. New Mexico governor Gary Johnson, a Republican who favors harm reduction, is just the man Bush should appoint to replace him.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2001, Source: AlterNet

The nomination of Democratic Fundraiser-in-chief Terry McAuliffe as the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee confirms the devolution of political parties into fundraising machines. McAuliffe has no public policy experience, but anything he touches turns to gold.

Posted on: Dec 13, 2000, Source: AlterNet

The Supreme Court justices who ruled in favor of George W. Bush put partisanship above democracy. Has the nation's highest court lost its legitimacy?

Posted on: Dec 7, 2000, Source: AlterNet

The huge disparity between Florida's black and white discarded votes is a reminder that we are indeed two Americas, even when it comes to voting.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2000, Source: AlterNet

The "will of the people" is all the rage these days. Dubious ballots have been counted and recounted in the Presidential election out of respect for it. But government has largely ignored the one issue on which the people have given a clear mandate. Give the people a cease-fire in the war on drugs.