David Corn is the Washington bureau chief of Mother Jones and the co-author of Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War and is the author of The Lies of George W. Bush. He writes a blog at davidcorn.com.
The U.S. was notably absent from this week's landmark agreement, reached by 165 counties, on climate control. If Bush can demand the world fight terrorism with us, can't the world demand us to fight global warming with them?
The American public should lobby for a limited military action, but a wider "war" that will really neutralize terrorism -- a crackdown on weapon sales, support of internationl courts, beefing up public health plans, support of solar power and much more.
'Tis the season of image-rebuilding, as Bush tries to move centrist and Gore returns -- with a beard! -- to teach campaign strategy. But with his $10 million book advance, Bill Clinton could attempt the biggest makeover of them all.
Once a week, Bush should feed the press a new, sunny headline that reflects his new, sunny strategery. How about, "Another Day Passes Without Nuclear War," or "HMO Negligence Kills Only A Few Unlucky Americans a Year"?
If the Bushies can get their latest nominee, psuedo-scientist John Graham, into a powerful White House position, they will have won a significant (and damn too easy) battle against workers, consumers and environmental standards.