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The firefighter next door – Unplugged – terrorism, United States

The firefighter next door – Unplugged – terrorism, United States – Brief Article Kate Clinton On Monday night, September 10, we finally had our across-the-hall neighbors, Kevin and Jen, over for dinner. Jen had recently quit her job with MTV International and was home more. A year ago, they bought two apartments across from us, […]

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It’s howdy doody time – political mud-slinging gets too much news coverage – Pundit Watch

It’s howdy doody time – political mud-slinging gets too much news coverage – Pundit Watch – Column Susan Douglas One Senator, in a flawless imitation of a jackass, sang “Old MacDonald” on the Senate floor, much to the delight of the television cameras. Another, in response, made jokes about pig poop. The minority leader, eschewing […]

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Going for governor

Going for governor – progressive Democrats and 3rd parties in 1998 gubernatorial races John Nichols Most are leftwing Democrats in the Midwest or New England. They have come out fighting to recapture their party’s liberal tradition after years of Clintonization and drift. But some are third party candidates, who want to raise issues that both […]

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The pundit and the money tree

The pundit and the money tree Amitabh Pal The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century By Thomas L. Friedman Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 488 pages. $27.50. In The Lexus and the Olive Tree, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman came up with something called the Golden Arches Theory of Conflict Prevention, […]

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The billboard brigade – vandals satirically change billboards to mock advertisers in San Francisco, CA – On The Line

The billboard brigade – vandals satirically change billboards to mock advertisers in San Francisco, CA – On The Line – Brief Article Bob Armstrong The slogan Torch the Ass of the Ruling Class appeared overnight in huge block letters on the base of a San Francisco billboard. Last summer, many billboards startled passing motorists with […]

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Boycott Colorado

Boycott Colorado – lesbian and gay groups protest state anti-gay referendum Heather Rhoads Denver Lesbian and gay groups across the nation are calling for a boycott of Colorado to protest a November referendum “writing discrimination into the constitution” of the state. The boycott leaders are calling on “all the citizens of the United States and […]

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Orders to gag on

Orders to gag on – No Comment Staffers at Minneapolis’s WCCO-TV, a Viacom owned-and-operated station, were told to sign a “Business Conduct Statement” that forbids them, even on background, to speak to members of the press about company business without prior approval of management. COPYRIGHT 2002 The Progressive, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group

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Khan was no hero

Khan was no hero – Letters to the Editor I was rather amused to read the hagiographic representation of Abdul Ghaffar Khan in your magazine (“A Pacifist Uncovered,” by Amitabh Pal, February issue). As a Pakistani citizen, I take strong exception to certain comments that Pal made. Khan was a Pashtun ethnonationalist whose legacy is […]

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Roe v. Wade at twenty-five – progress for the pro-choice movement is mixed as Supreme Court ruling legalizing abortion reaches 25th anniversary

Roe v. Wade at twenty-five – progress for the pro-choice movement is mixed as Supreme Court ruling legalizing abortion reaches 25th anniversary – Column The pro-choice movement is celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision making abortion legal. But it’s not the happiest party. Women are having more and […]

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Credibility crud

Credibility crud – Editor’s Note Matthew Rothschild You know Washington is sinking into quicksand whenever you start hearing that the United States should go through with its militaristic plans because if it doesn’t, America will lose credibility. I hadn’t heard that hoary rationalization since the darkest days of Vietnam, but there it was again, in […]