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Defend the Bill of Rights / Will Bush and Congress strip children of CHIP benefits?

Rep. Patsy Mink, 1927-2002

The loss of Patsy Takemoto Mink, a 12-term representative of Hawaii in the House, profoundly affects all who fight for justice, equality and peace. Mink died Sept. 28 at the age of 74, due to complications from viral pneumonia. She described her convictions based in “simple justice and equality,” saying, “If to believe in freedom and equality is to be a radical, then I am a radical.” These simple beliefs proved radical time and again.

Reporters journal: Israel

NAZARETH – I was moved to tears to read Sen. Robert Byrd’s (D-W.Va.) statement about the impact of the calls and e-mails he received. People here are excited about how many in Congress voted against Bush’s Iraq war, though the dread of the war and its impact is undeniable. We do have a lot of work to do, but we’ve come so very far in a few short weeks.

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Another reason to vote / A real Senate race in New Jersey

Sen. Byrd: Slow down. Ask questions.

In an impassioned Oct. 4 Senate speech, Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) said the nation was rushing “into war without fully discussing why, without thoroughly considering the consequences, or without making any attempt to explore what steps we might take to avert a conflict.”

Quotable quotes

Everyone loves reading quotes. They give us a chance to step back and think about past struggles and historical situations. As present developments continue at a rapid-fire pace, sometimes a step back to look at what people said about similar issues helps put things in perspective, giving us further confidence to struggle on.

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There’s still time / Murder incorporated

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