Archive for October, 2003

The Bush administration’s war on workers

October 6th, 2003 – 8:32 pm
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There’s a great piece over at Daily Kos about how once again the Bush administration is trying to tip the scales in favor of their big business cronies. This week the DoL imposed a new set of reporting requirements that one member of Congress described as “Draconian.” He and over two dozen colleagues protested the […]

A new blog worth noting

October 5th, 2003 – 3:42 pm
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Thanks to a mention on Ken Macleod’s The Early Days of a Better Nation, I’ve now found an excellent new(ish) blog called Left I on the News. It’s “a leftwing view of the day’s news and the way it’s presented in the media,” and there a lot worth reading. Check it out.

Bush the liar

October 4th, 2003 – 10:56 am
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This past week TomPaine.com published a new op-ed ad, this time talking about how the media seems to be all too willing to let Bush get away with his lies. Here’s an excerpt: When he said the estate tax forced families to sell their farms. When he said he only got to know Kenneth Lay […]

Even students have free speech rights

October 3rd, 2003 – 7:58 pm
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Yesterday U.S. District Judge Patrick Duggan ruled that Dearborn High School can’t stop one of the students there from wearing a t-shirt that says Bush is an international terrorist. It was Bretton Barber getting kicked out of school earlier this year that first brought the t-shirt to my attention, and got me to buy one […]

Determining the nature of the Democratic Party

October 3rd, 2003 – 7:38 pm
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William Greider has long been one of my favorite writers in the field of politics. It was his One World, Ready or Not: The Manic Logic of Global Capitalism that first really got me thinking about the many flaws in “globalization,” and it was his columns that kept me subscribing to Rolling Stone after my […]