Oct. 22

                
  • The scripted presidency of George W. Bush

    The scripted presidency of George W. Bush

    October 21, 2005

    When actor-turned-politician Ronald Reagan was elected to the presidency in 1980, a number of pundits wondered whether cue cards would have a prominent place in the White House. Since Reagan, other actors have entered the political...

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  • Weve won on Social Security  for now

    Weve won on Social Security for now

    October 21, 2005

    President Bush acknowledged earlier this month that his main domestic goal of “saving” Social Security was going nowhere. Regarding his privatization scheme, he said, “There seems to be a diminished appetite in the short term, but...

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  • 15th Ibero-American Summit supports Cuba

    15th Ibero-American Summit supports Cuba

    October 21, 2005

    Nineteen Latin American nations, plus Spain, Portugal and Andorra, sent high-level representatives to Salamanca, Spain, Oct. 14-15. The occasion was the 15th Ibero-American Summit. Cuba figured significantly in the proceedings. Foreign Minister Felipe Pérez Roque, head...

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  • Millions More Movement draws thousands to D.C.

    Millions More Movement draws thousands to D.C.

    October 21, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina thrust racial disparities onto the nation’s political agenda and top civil rights leaders, fueled by outrage over the disaster, headed to Washington Oct. 15. The occasion was the 10th anniversary of Nation of Islam...

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  • British playwright and war critic awarded Nobel Prize

    British playwright and war critic awarded Nobel Prize

    October 21, 2005

    In announcing the 2005 Nobel Prize for Literature, Horace Engdahl, chairman of the Swedish Academy, said that British playwright Harold Pinter was an artist “who in his plays uncovers the precipice under everyday prattle and forces...

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