Fact of the Week
Fact of the Week
When James Jeffords switches his affiliation from Republican to Independent
next month, he will give the Democrats a 50-49 majority in the United States
Senate. However, four of the 49 Republicans were first elected to national
office as Democrats (Ben Nighthorse Campbell; Phil Gramm; Richard Shelby;
and Strom Thurmond).
Sources: Individual Senators' pages at
Links to the best of the Left on the web
Our Picks for Links of the Week: 27 May 2001
Fuming: The honeymoon between the Bush administration and the press may have ended
(Ryan Lizza, New Republic Online).
Leaked Spy Report Names UK:
The privacy of European citizens is in peril, thanks
to British and American spying (Stuart Millar, Richard Norton-Taylor, and Ian Black,
(European Parliament, 29 May 2001).
NEW: Draft of report
(European Parliament, June 2001)
The Military's Toxic Timebombs:
The Pentagon is America's largest polluter, but the Bush administration
will not clean up the mess (Jeffrey St. Clair and Alexander Cockburn,
How One man Put Bush on the Ropes:
The defection of Senator Jeffords has the President's conservative agenda.
Edward Helmore, London Observer).
Bush's Faustian Deal With the Taliban:
The war on drugs has become our own obsession and easily trumps
all other concerns (Robert Scheer,
Padlock the Revolving Door!:
To really get the influence of money out of politics, we need to keep
ex-politicians out of corporate boardrooms. (Ted Rall,
Mother Jones Online).
Seeds of Death:
Hindu farmers in India are fighting genetically modifiedcotton seeds,
which go against their religious beliefs (Srinand Jha,
Dinero Sucio, Cimiento del Imperio y el Crecimiento de Estados Unidos:
American banks are vital for money launderers around the globe (James Petras,
La Jornada, en español.
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