Opinion

                
  • White House science, or science fiction?

    White House science, or science fiction?

    March 12, 2004

    News Analysis In February, more than 60 influential scientists, including 20 Nobel laureates, issued a statement asserting that the Bush administration had willfully distorted scientific fact to fit its policy goals in areas such as biomedical...

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  • Whats behind the French headscarf ban

    Whats behind the French headscarf ban

    March 5, 2004

    Opinion Since Sept. 11 the spotlight has been on religion as a potential cause of divisions and conflict. Governments are divided on how best to deal with religious freedoms and the religious minorities within their borders;...

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  • Bushs marriage amendment an attack on democracy

    Bushs marriage amendment an attack on democracy

    March 5, 2004

    Opinions Last week President Bush interrupted regularly programmed television to announce his plan to save us all from the new evil of the world: same-sex couples seeking the right to get married. Apparently, a proposed amendment...

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  • Texans face school crisis

    Texans face school crisis

    February 27, 2004

    Opinion If disastrous trends in Texas portend bad developments in the rest of the nation, as they have since George W. Bush became governor, then Americans should prepare to fight if we want to save public...

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  • A choice for Maine: war and Bush, or health care?

    A choice for Maine: war and Bush, or health care?

    February 20, 2004

    Opinion Independence – or crankiness – comes naturally for some of us in the Northeast. An active separatist movement is on the move in Vermont. And at a Lewiston, Maine, forum Jan. 11, proponents of universal...

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