Fact of the Week
Fact of the Week
In a recent interview, President Bush could not recall any particular
sermon by the Methodist minister whose church he attends. Bush did know that
"he's just down to earth and doesn't try to get too fancy." Bear Left recalls,
however, that during the 13 December 1999 Iowa Republican presidential debate,
Bush let it be known that Jesus Christ was the political philosopher who
most influenced him.
If you attended a weekly seminar on the teachings of your favorite political
philosopher, wouldn't you remember just a bit about what the professor said?
3 December 2001, page 29.
Keyes 2000 website for debate transcript.
Our Picks for Links of the Week: 2 December 2001
Our favorite resources on the 11 September attacks and their aftermath
This Week's Links:
The Press vs. Al Gore: The mainstream press cut Al Gore no slack and may
have cost him the 2000 election (Eric Boehlert, Rolling Stone).
We Are the War Criminals Now: America and its allies are ultimately
responsible for recent acts in Afghanistan (Robert Fisk, The Independent).
John Ashcroft v. The Constitution: With the help of a panicked Congress, the
Bush administration has gutted civil liberties (Nat Hentoff, Village Voice).
What Is Happening to the America I Love?: South Africans know what curtailing
civil rights can lead to (Rose Moss, Boston Globe).
Secret US Plan for Iraq War: The United States plans to arm Iraqi opposition
forces (Peter Beaumont, Ed Vulliamy and Paul Beaver, London Observer).
Feminist Front: Despite its overt concern for Afghan women, Washington continues
to support many regimes that oppress women (Cassandra Balchin, Red Pepper).
Amnesty International Dismayed at UK Rejection of Inquiry: Britain will
not investigate the death of hundreds of Taliban prisoners (Amnesty International).
Adventures in Baby-Sitting: Like certain scary bad parents one remembers from
high school, the government has behaved quite oddly (Kurt Andersen, New York Times Magazine).
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