Ding, dong, Al-Qaeda's dead. So sing headlines, pundits, and news shows across America. Of course, chances are good that Al-Qaeda still lives. But then, America has never been very good about counting the dead overseas.
Oxycontin is being portrayed as a menace to society, with a handful of tragedies being expropriated as proof. It's the sort of fiction that has used a very real problem -- drug abuse -- to justify a decades-long grab for government
power -- the War on Drugs.
Americans are united not in a massive military response to the September 11 attacks, but in the commitment to end terror. This is the source of the current peace movement, which looks like no other in history.
For some 20 months, tactics have been escalating on both sides as the protests against international finance and trade organizations have gotten larger and more raucous. Now one is dead in Italy. Is change afoot?
Despite bitter cold, heavy police presence and unenthused media coverage, protesters at this weekend's inauguration delivered a consistent, strong message: George W. Bush has no right to pursue far-right policies.
Now that George II has unveiled his Cabinet choices, the difference between him and Al Gore has become apparent. In contrast to Bush's mediagenic rhetoric of bipartisanship and healing, few of his top administrative picks can be considered "moderate."