• McCarthyism rears its ugly head

    McCarthyism rears its ugly head

    August 1, 2004 By John Gilman

    Back in the 1950s, the House Un-American Activities Committee was running wild. It was blacklisting journalists, militant unionists, authors, playwrights and anyone who opposed the Korean War or signed the Stockholm Peace Pledge to outlaw the...

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  • Attention must be paid

    Attention must be paid

    August 1, 2004

    In Arthur Miller’s classic play, “Death of a Salesman,” aging traveling salesman Willy Loman pleads for his job with the son of the man who hired him and is about to fire him. Exasperated and fearful,...

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  • Lies, videotape, and democracy

    Lies, videotape, and democracy

    August 1, 2004

    I want to point out how two pieces of popular technology have contributed to the exposure of the lies and attempted cover-up of the misdeeds of two U.S. presidents, and to urge you to use your...

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  • Two scenarios. Which one is more believable?

    Two scenarios. Which one is more believable?

    August 1, 2004 By Seymour Joseph

    Of these two hypothetical scenarios, which seems more believable? Offhand you might feel that number two rings the credibility bell. After all, number one is simply outrageous: a team of gung-ho guys establishing their own prison...

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  • Questions on 9/11 refuse to go away

    Questions on 9/11 refuse to go away

    July 31, 2004 By Susan Webb

    The final report of the bipartisan national 9/11 commission is unlikely to stamp out questions about the Bush administration’s handling of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, its Iraq war, or its overall foreign policy.

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