Opinion

                
  • Breakthrough and peril for the Green Party

    Breakthrough and peril for the Green Party

    December 19, 2003

    Opinion Up against the campaign of a wealthy businessman who outspent him nearly 10-to-1, a strong progressive candidate nearly won the [Dec. 9] runoff election to become San Francisco’s mayor. Some national news stories depicted the...

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  • Democracy crumbles under cover of darkness

    Democracy crumbles under cover of darkness

    December 19, 2003

    Opinion Never before has the House of Representatives operated in such secrecy: At 2:54 a.m. on a Friday in March, the House cut veterans’ benefits by three votes. At 2:39 a.m. on a Friday in April,...

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  • Free trade batters worlds farmers

    Free trade batters worlds farmers

    December 12, 2003 By George Naylor And Wenonah Hauter

    Opinion This year, the efforts of farmers, consumers, and fair trade activists to protest unfair trade policies have had dramatic results.

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  • Etch A Sketch and the Wal-Mart phenomenon

    Etch A Sketch and the Wal-Mart phenomenon

    December 12, 2003

    Opinion Perhaps the most successful, imaginative toy of all time has been Etch A Sketch. It thrilled our youngsters – and their parents and other adults – some 40 years ago and it still does today....

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  • Oppose the Federal Marriage Amendment

    Oppose the Federal Marriage Amendment

    December 12, 2003

    Opinion Republicans don’t have solutions for the unemployment crisis (how often can you spend $180 billion on an illegal war to make the economy seem like its growing?). They have no handle on the Iraq quagmire,...

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