Archive for 2006

Defense Pick Gates Unfit for Office

Monday, December 4th, 2006
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Robert Gates, who awaits the Senate to confirm him as United States Secretary of Defense, has been a public servant that often acted to break the public trust and harm the country. As a staffer on the National Security Council during President Carter’s term, Gates had a role in the October Surprise scandal51. In 1980, […]

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America Puts Brakes on Drive for More War

Thursday, November 30th, 2006
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During his term in office, President Bush has pressed for war and more war. On January 20, 2001, Bush came to office with the neo-con playbook, calling for knocking off hostile governments101×102. Days later, Bush’s National Security Council (NSC) discussed an attack on Iraq – around a map showing how Iraq’s oil fields would be […]

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Iraq Vet: “Republican Congress Must Be Fired”

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006
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“This Republican Congress must be fired because they are still putting their own egos above the truth – and above human lives,” wrote an Army Reservist in a letter to MoveOn members appealing for volunteers to call voters41×42. On the morning of September 11th, 2001, I watched the attack on the World Trade Center with […]

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Bunny Greenhouse Faced Halliburton War Profits Express

Sunday, October 22nd, 2006
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“My father always taught me to be strong and have dignity, to not have to bow down or have anyone run over you,” said Bunnatine Greenhouse20. An older brother and sister each earned doctorates and taught at universities, her younger brother earned a place in the National Basketball Association hall of fame (Elvin Hayes), and […]

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How to Vote in Ohio

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006
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“At 4 p.m. the average wait time is about 4.5 hours and continuing to increase,” said a witness of the voting in Columbus, Ohio, during the 2004 election1. “Voters are continuing to leave without voting.” Such long lines in Ohio’s big cities caused tens of thousands of citizens in Democratic-leaning precincts to leave without voting. […]

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