Opinion

Methodists in the White House

Opinion Dr. Gary Smith, a history professor at Grove City College, has written an article comparing two Methodist presidents, William McKinley and George Bush, contending that they both fought wars of liberation, the first against the Spanish empire in Cuba, the second against Saddam Hussein.

Fear, war and loathing a message from Karl Rove

Opinion To: Republican leaders From: Karl Re: Continuing to rule the world through fear, war and loathing The 2004 elections are upon us and the following is the strategy that everyone must follow, or else.

Oil and water

Opinion Sometimes oil and water do mix. In Iraq, they’ve formed an intoxicating, volatile brew that, combined with imperialism (straight up, no chaser), has led White House Resident Bush and his right-wing band of bellicose brigands on a drunken orgy of pillage and murder as they toss us lies over their shoulders to justify their rampage.

New exposs on Halliburton and war for oil

Opinion It’s a safe bet that Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) ranks high as a pain-in-the-backside of George W. Bush, Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and the rest of the oily crew at the White House.

Reason for hope

Opinion With the hearts and minds of most Americans focused on the war in Iraq and its aftermath, the international landscape appears bleak and troubled. But this month also brings great promise for international cooperation in the best sense.

Another Supreme Court ruling against immigrants

Opinion In 1996, Congress passed, and President Clinton signed, the Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act which, among other dubious provisions, requires the government to deport all non-citizens who are found guilty of committing certain crimes.

A patchwork quilt of lies

Opinion “How blatantly can an administration lie to promote a war and get away with it?” was a very good question asked by Robert Jensen (in an April 27 Philadelphia Inquirer article).

My country: the world

Opinion Our government has declared a military victory in Iraq. As a patriot, I will not celebrate. I will mourn the dead – the American GIs, and also the Iraqi dead, of which there have been many, many more.

British official resigns over Iraq

News Analysis The resignation of a top British cabinet member this week spotlighted the sharp struggle over who will control post-Saddam-Hussein Iraq.

Independent journalists in Cuba hold ties to U.S.

News Analysis On World Press Freedom Day, May 3, journalists who have died in performance of their duties are honored. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a U.S.-based organization founded in 1981, observed the day by naming the “World’s Worst Places to be a Journalist.”

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