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2003 Stories by JAMES RIDGEWAY

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  • To Your Corporate Health

    published June 26, 2003

    President Bush's drive to get himself re-elected and electroshock the economy back to life took a new turn last week as Congress, in a heralded... More >>

  • An Informed Citizenry

    published June 19, 2003

    Before the Berlin Wall came down, members of the resistance in East Germany kept a wary eye on every street corner, where it was common to see... More >>

  • Graham Drubs Dubya

    published June 5, 2003

    Unswayed by Republican counterattacks, Florida Democratic Senator Bob Graham took another swing at Bush last week. Appearing at the 9-11... More >>

  • Oiling the Colonial Gears

    published May 29, 2003

    Last week the U.S. postponed self-rule for Iraq in favor of an "interim authority." Instead of running the country, select Iraqis will help the... More >>

  • A Byrd in hand is worth two Bushes

    published May 22, 2003

    Robert Byrd is more than just a lone voice in Congress speaking out against the war. He is one of many people in Washington who have had... More >>

  • Homeland Insecurity

    published May 15, 2003

    The Council on Foreign Relations estimates the cost of occupying Iraq with 75,000 troops at $20 billion a year. But the real cost should be... More >>

  • Facts and Shivers

    published May 15, 2003

    Much of the world already views the United States as a dangerous global bully. Some even see us as war criminals in violation of the Geneva... More >>

  • The Kids Are Not All Right

    published May 8, 2003

    At least three of the 660 prisoners cooped up at Guantánamo Bay from the U.S. war against the Taliban and al-Qaida are between the ages of 13 and ... More >>

  • Colonial Capitalism

    published May 1, 2003

    Like one of the 19th century European colonial empires, the Bush administration is calling on Bechtel, Halliburton and other major corporations... More >>

  • Our Man In Baghdad

    published April 24, 2003

    It's unlikely we will ever know for sure what the U.S. government has been doing with Saddam Hussein over the past 40 or so years. According to... More >>

  • Throwing the Book at Us

    published April 17, 2003

    Under the Patriot Act, librarians and booksellers are required to open their records to the FBI so the feds can trace a person's Internet... More >>

  • Crude Methods

    published April 10, 2003

    The longer the Iraq war drags on, the better for OPEC. Originally fearing a big American intervention in the oil market, Middle Eastern oil... More >>

  • Straight Talk From the White House

    published April 3, 2003

    The bells and whistles on Bush's propaganda machine are ringing and tooting all over the place to make us feel good about the war. First we get... More >>

  • Daddy Warbucks

    published April 3, 2003

    Unwilling to wait for bombs over Baghdad, Washington lobbyists kicked off the real Iraq war weeks ago. They've been quietly squaring off for... More >>

  • Dollars and No Sense

    published March 27, 2003

    Among the questions about a war against Iraq is the effect it would have on the world economy. Some things we already know, and many of them... More >>

  • Slick Talk

    published March 13, 2003

    The administration's propaganda machine is grasping at implausible theories to gain support for war in Iraq. More >>

  • Moidering Dem Bums

    published March 6, 2003

    In a departure from the usual Bush Lite approach to current events, a Democratic member of Congress stood up in public and openly fought the... More >>

  • Deadly Plants

    published February 27, 2003

    Among the most hellish scenarios for terrorist catastrophes in New York would involve saboteurs blowing up one of the nearby chemical plants... More >>

  • Conspiracy Theories

    published February 20, 2003

    Far from making matters any clearer, the Bush administration's rush to war had by Monday produced an open breach in NATO, with France and... More >>

  • Shuttle Diplomacy

    published February 13, 2003

    Ever since the space shuttle was designed in the 1970s, scientists and other experts have warned of impending catastrophe. Yet even after the... More >>

  • Kiss My Axis!

    published January 30, 2003

    As the war on Iraq got down to business last week with the heaviest air bombardments in 10 years, the Bush administration's dillydallying over... More >>

  • Bush's New Year Devolution

    published January 23, 2003

    We're two weeks into January, and already George W. Bush is hitting the wall. The president's military commanders have been widely quoted as... More >>

  • Fool's Gold

    published January 16, 2003

    Here, in one nugget, is what you need to know about President George W. Bush's plan to scrap taxes on dividends: More >>

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