Opinion Adecisive battle over the future of Medicare will begin soon, when the House-Senate conference committee charged with working out the differences between the Senate and House bills on Medicare sends its report to both houses of Congress.
Opinion Edward W. Said, who died Sept. 25 at the age of 67, was many things to many people. Depending on which newspaper’s obituary you read, Said was “a prominent figure in the debate over the Arab-Israeli conflict” (Boston Globe), “the subject of bitter dispute” (the London Daily Telegram), a “Palestinian apologist” (The Jerusalem Post), or “the most prominent advocate in the United States of the cause of Palestinian independence” (The New York Times).
Opinion Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform and prime ultra-reactionary advisor to the Bush administration, is also a head hatchet man. He believes that President Theodore Roosevelt ushered in an era of socialist government that has existed to this day.
Opinion I learned to fly as an RAF cadet in Rhodesia [now Zimbabwe] during the war and vividly remember the way in which Britain obliterated the history of the people of the country that it then occupied and controlled.
Opinion Recently, news of a blackout hit the world press: the giant blackout that affected more than 50 million people in the northeastern USA and Canada.
Opinion Forget the spin you have been reading in the papers about the “failure” of the World Trade Organization meeting in Cancun. It was one of the most successful international meetings in years because it redefined how trade can benefit the poor and how the developing world can be real players in these negotiations.
Opinion President Bush may soon sign legislation that bans abortions – with no exception for the mother’s health – and would jail doctors for providing what is in some cases life-and-death reproductive health care to women across America.
Opinion President Bush has nominated Utah Gov. Michael Leavitt to replace Christine Whitman as EPA director. Whitman, a “moderate” Republican, came into office having demonstrated a concern for the environment. She was often at odds with the White House over environmental policy, starting with Bush’s abrupt decision to unilaterally declare the Kyoto Protocol to prevent global warming “dead.”
Opinion As the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride travels through 81 cities across the country, the impact is sure to reverberate far and wide.
Opinions In 1989, Michael Hatch, then Commerce Commissioner of Minnesota, released an investigation of two medical malpractice insurance companies finding that each had increased doctors’ malpractice premiums some 300 percent.