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2002 Stories by JAMES RIDGEWAY

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  • Casting lott

    published December 26, 2002

    As early as January 6, Trent Lott will have a chance to convince his Capitol Hill colleagues that his segregationist ways are a thing of the... More >>

  • Pocket Rocket

    published December 19, 2002

    As the experts spend their time plowing through the 12,000-page arms report released by the Iraqis last week, and as Bush insiders continue... More >>

  • Kissinger to the rescue

    published December 12, 2002

    Since President George W. Bush didn't want an inquiry into Sept. 11 to begin with, his move to bring Henry Kissinger back onstage seems... More >>

  • Crash-Test Dummy

    published December 5, 2002

    When Chief Justice William Rehnquist, 78, fell last Thursday and had to be taken to a Washington hospital, the incident underlined the... More >>

  • The Party's Over

    published November 21, 2002

    Since last week's election, liberals have been melodramatically wringing their hands, while the pundits have rushed to expound upon the deeper... More >>

  • Uncle Sam Bets Big Money on Iraq

    published November 14, 2002

    With Wall Street straining for a toehold on stability and joblessness growing nationwide to about 6 percent, cynical people might conclude... More >>

  • Uncle Sam's Crude Solution

    published October 31, 2002

    Photo by Jack GouldIf al-Qaida is serious about recent threats to strike at U.S. economic interests, we could end up waging war on two—or... More >>

  • The Spoils of War

    published October 17, 2002

    As they prepare to make war on Iraq, cowboy in chief George W. Bush and his cohorts have pulled out all the stops. They're trying to convince... More >>

  • Patience, George

    published October 10, 2002

    In a desperate effort to monkey-wrench President Bush's drive to win congressional backing for an attack on Iraq, 74 Democratic members of the... More >>

  • I Hear America Sinking

    published September 19, 2002

    Behind the memorial candles and commercial remembrances lies one of the most astute marketing campaigns in American political history. This... More >>

  • Now Fear This

    published September 12, 2002

    Spun through the gears of Bush's PR juggernaut, Saddam Hussein becomes the subhuman demon incarnate. Saddam will terrorize us—and not... More >>

  • Steven Hatfill's Big Idea

    published September 5, 2002

    So far, Dr. Steven Hatfill has gotten attention as the former army scientist named by John Ashcroft as a "person of interest" in last year's... More >>

  • November Surprise?

    published August 29, 2002

    Photo courtesy of the Department of DefenseThe word among wags in Washington is that George W. Bush will invade Iraq right after the... More >>

  • Perp Walks

    published August 15, 2002

    Last week, President George W. Bush "got tough" with alleged corporate crooks—with some of them, anyway. The papers carried photos of... More >>

  • It's the Economy, Stupid

    published August 8, 2002

    Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill's dotty performance Sunday on Meet the Press signals just how vicious Bush can be when he puts his... More >>

  • The Martian Plan

    published August 1, 2002

    Are we headed toward martial law? Last week, Peter Kirsanow, a Bush appointee to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, said in Detroit that he... More >>

  • Reform-School Congress

    published July 25, 2002

    Democrats may be looking to make hay off the Bush administration's embarrassing brushes with corporate scandal, but the record shows they have... More >>

  • George Bush, Failed Corporate Crook

    published July 18, 2002

    President George Bush says he's outraged at the scams that have sent big-name companies crashing, and he's not going to take it anymore.... More >>

  • No Escape

    published July 11, 2002

    With the president's restricted airspace penetrated by four small planes over the weekend—one of them, oddly enough, during his... More >>

  • Way of the Gun

    published July 4, 2002

    As July 4 approaches, people are hunkering down and waiting for the terrorists to strike, whether with nerve gas in the subways, fuel trucks... More >>

  • Court Jousters

    published June 27, 2002

    Behind the Bush administration's attack on civil rights in the name of war lurks the network of attorneys crafting laws for a new... More >>

  • Ashcroft Hypes a Dirty Bomber

    published June 20, 2002

    In announcing this week the arrest of a Chicago-area man for allegedly plotting to set off a radiological bomb, Attorney General John Ashcroft... More >>

  • Ashcroft to Mueller to Anybody Else

    published June 13, 2002

    With Senate and House intelligence committees finally demanding answers for pre-Sept. 11 blunders, the bottom line should be whether even the... More >>

  • Long Arms of the Law

    published May 30, 2002

    With Vice President Dick Cheney proclaiming the certainty of a new attack of some sort, somewhere, at some time, we are once again at the mercy... More >>

  • United States of Enron

    published May 23, 2002

    Whether it was intentional or not, Bush family buddies at Enron pretty much ran the nation's energy policy in the early days of the Dubya... More >>

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