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Don't Know Much About Algebra
Dowd writes sarcastically that Secretary of State designate Condoleezza Rice has inadequate math skills, given that she and the rest of the Bush Administration can not multiply the 1,370 dead US soldi... Read More...


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The Free Lunch Bunch
Krugman writes that the Bush Administration's plans for privatizing Social Security amount to little more than the nation taking out a huge loan, putting the money in mutual funds run by politically-c... Read More...


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Visions in Need of Realism
The columnist evaluates President Bush's inauguration speech and finds it overreaching. By E. J. Dionne, Jr. (Washington Post, 1/21/2005, reg) Read More...


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The Speech Misheard Around the World
The author looks at how Bush uses two definitions of freedom to run his political machine. By Orlando Patterson. (New York Times, 1/22/2005, reg) Read More...


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Iran warns US against making
Iran on Sunday warned the United States against any attack attempt, saying any aggressive maneuvers against Iran would be a great strategic mistake. Read More...


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How US wants to Deliver Freedom (Democracy) to the World
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Four More Years of Happiness
BY now, most of the people I know should be Canadians. At least that's what they said they'd be if President Bush won re-election. And yet, my unofficial tally suggests that the number of disgruntled ... Read More...


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Rice and Dice; John Kerry nails Condoleezza Rice on Iraq.
Twenty minutes into Condoleezza Rice's confirmation hearings this morning, John Kerry entered the chamber and took his seat as the fourth-ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, no... Read More...


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Cheney Says Iran Tops List of Trouble Spots
Vice President Dick Cheney said on Thursday that Iran was at the top of the administration's list of world trouble spots and expressed concern that Israel "might well decide to act first" to eliminate... Read More...


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The Coming Wars
Discusses U.S. policy in the Middle East and against terrorism. By Seymour M. Hersh. (New Yorker, 1/17/2005) Read More...


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President of Fabricated Crises
President Bush manufactures crises to justify pursuing the goals he set before he took office, the columnist contends. By Harold Meyerson. (Washington Post, 1/12/2005) Read More...


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DEMOCRACY IN THE FORMER SOVIET UNION: 1991-2004
The article about the history of democracy’s introduction in 15 F.S.U. countries, the mixed overall outcome, importance of civil socity and the U.S. role. Few success stories... while the rest of th... Read More...


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Dubious Purge at the CIA
The columnist, a retired CIA station chief, alleges that the Bush administration's purge of the CIA is punishment for its officers' disagreement with Bush's Middle East policies. By Haviland Smith. (W... Read More...


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The 'Other America' May Be Coming Back
The columnist alleges that Bush's proposed changes to Social Security will force seniors into the poverty levels of the 1960s. Bush, who won't acknowledge any government program's success, wants to en... Read More...


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Forging Sounder Sino-US Ties
Ever since former US president Richard Nixon's historic visit to China thirty years ago, Sino-US ties have remained relatively stable. However, three issues could pose a threat to the continued advanc... Read More...


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Iran Regime-Change Talk Revives in Washington
A US advocacy group dominated by Republican Party stalwarts is trying to revive the idea of regime change in Iran. A recent policy paper issued by the group, The Committee on the Present Danger, urges... Read More...


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White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales memo to the President
Decision Re Application of the Geneva Convention of Prisoners of War to the Conflict With Al-Qaeda and the Taliban. (by Alberto R. Gonzales, 1/25/2002) Read More...


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Colin L. Powell memo to the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs
Draft Decision Memorandum for the President on the Applicability of the Geneva Convention to the Conflict in Afghanistan. (by Colin L. Powell, 01/26/2002) Read More...


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Stingy Sam
Although the Asian tsunami was the result of a massive earthquake for which nobody on this planet is to blame, the United Nations still found a way. By Hal Linsey. (WorldNetDaily, 12/30/2004) Read More...


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Human Rights First Blog - The Gonzales Confirmation Hearings
Human Rights First's Senior Associate for U.S. Law & Security Avi Cover commentary and analysis of the Gonzales Confirmation Hearings. (Human Rights First, 01/06/2005) Read More...


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Clash of the Titans
Is China more interested in money than missiles? Will Japan's decline embolden China to assert itself as a regional hegemon? Will the United States seek to contain China as it once contained the Sovie... Read More...


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Justice Department Memo Regarding Standards of Conduct for Interrogation
The United States Justice Department (Office of Legal Council) memo on the standards of conduct for interrogation under the Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhumane and Degrading Treatment... Read More...


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We Need a Real Iran Policy
Citing President Bush's recent statement that we have "sanctioned ourselves out of influence with Iran," the author wonders if the president hasn't tacitly accepted a nuclear Iran. By Susan E. Rice. (... Read More...


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Hurting Care, and Lives
Two prominent neurosurgeons maintain that the ever-spiraling cost of malpractice insurance is preventing doctors--especially obstetricians and neurosurgeons--from providing needed care. By Henry Brem... Read More...


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Truth in Medicine
Former Secretary of State Paul O'Neill proposes several federal remedies for the nation's costly health care system. (Washington Post, 12/24/2004) Read More...


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Final Twist in a Long Tale?
The jewel in the Yukos empire has been sold to a mysterious company that seems to exist only on paper. Unexpected end of the auction, or is it the end? By Sergei Borisov (Transitions on Line, Dec 2... Read More...


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With US Help, Georgia Gets Its Cake And Eats It, Too
Georgia has made no secret of its desire to get on the fast track towards NATO membership. And Washington seems ready to take steps to hasten the departure of Russian troops and thus to ease Georgia'... Read More...


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Left-leaning intellectuals, voters and their values
It has long been suspected that the academic world leans to the left. Proof has just emerged that this assumption is correct. By Carlos Alberto Montaner (Firmas Press, 11/30/2004) Read More...


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How to Approach Iran
Madeleine Albright and seven former foreign ministers propose a course for Europe and the US in dealing with Iran. By Madeleine Albright, et al. (Washington Post, 12/13/2004) Read More...


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The President's Party
Do Uzbek voter have real choice in upcoming Dec 26 elections? Opposition protests at the US Embassy and America's policy toward Tashkent. By Erkin Nazarov (Transitions on Line, Dec 13, 2004) Read More...


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