February

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Edwards joins new antiwar campaign

Former presidential candidate John Edwards and his wife Elizabeth joined MoveOn.org, the Service Employees union, VoteVets.org and other groups Feb. 25 in launching a $20 million Iraq/Recession Campaign that will target war hawk Republican presidential candidate John McCain and congressional Republicans.

Ohioans say its all about jobs

In Toledo, Ohio, a 100-year-old plant that makes plumbing fixtures is closing. Two hundred men and women who make $19 an hour at the American Standard plant will be out on the streets.

World notes: March 1, 2008

Germany: For immigrants, class rules Sri Lanka: Civil war intensifies Israel: Land occupied illegally Cuba: A globalized economy

On March 4 Texans do two-step

HOUSTON — Early voting started in Texas last week for the March 4 primary, and votes in the Democratic primaries here in Harris County have already surpassed the total during the early voting period in 2004, according to Beverly Kaufman, Harris County clerk.

Physicians criticize Massachusetts health insurance plan

We write to alert colleagues and the nation to the disturbing early outcomes of Massachusetts' widely-heralded approach to health care reform.

Texans do two-step on March 4

HOUSTON — Early voting started in Texas last week for the March 4 primary, and votes in the Democratic primaries here in Harris County have already surpassed the total during the early voting period in 2004, according to Beverly Kaufman, Harris County clerk.

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Jumper lands flat!

The new sci-fi Action flick “Jumper,” leaves much to be desired. However; on the plus side, there are a lot of cool effects and alluring locations thrown up onto the screen.

Poems of life, love, work and solidarity

“Whoever touches this book, touches a man,” wrote the poet Walt Whitman, in his epic book Leaves of Grass. That is how I feel about the poetry book, A Life in Poems, by 93-year-old William C. Wright, just out from the Midwestern press Bird Dog Publishing.

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