Archive for January, 2003

Dissent is unpatriotic?

January 6th, 2003 – 8:47 pm
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“Attacks on dissent related to the war on terrorism and Sept. 11 continued over the holidays with salvos from White House press secretary Ari Fleischer and opponents of Senator Patty Murray, D-WA. More than a year after the 2001 attacks, smear tactics designed to stifle debate about US security policy are still all too common.” […]

Pandering to the rich

January 6th, 2003 – 8:46 pm
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“Let’s see if we have this right. President Bush plans to propose a stimulus plan the centerpiece of which will have little or no stimulative effect. At a time when some people badly could use help, Mr. Bush’s tax cut mostly will help those who need it least. And while the president is warning Congress […]

Driving Korea to the brink of war

January 6th, 2003 – 8:45 pm
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“But the North-South rapprochement, which for a while showed real promise of effecting detente (if not reunification of the peninsula), was stopped dead in its tracks by the ascension of the hardliners in Washington. The ‘sunshine policy’ of Kim Dae-jung was overshadowed by the heavy hand of Washington, and the economic meltdown of the North […]

Extortion by Israel?

January 3rd, 2003 – 9:59 pm
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“‘Tough Love for United,’ exclaimed the Wall Street Journal, as it congratulated Uncle Sam for stiffing United Airlines’ plea for $1.8 billion in loan guarantees. Rebuffed, the beloved old airline had to declare its bankruptcy. It’s all for the best, the Journal assures us, ‘maybe this tough love rejection will start a new government precedent, […]