Fact of the Week
Fact of the Week
When we wrote in October 2001
about the lunacy of having children send cash in
the mail to the White House for the Fund for Afghan
Children, we worried about how quickly that money
would get to Afghanistan, given justified
concerns about anthrax in the mail. We also worried
about sending cash in the mail, period. Sometimes,
we hate being right.
Last month, two Philadelphia men who worked
for a company that is decontaminating a huge amount
of White House mail were arrested for mail theft.
Among the mail they had stolen were thousands of
letters with money for the Fund for Afghan Children.
Philadelphia Inquirer, 7 August 2002.
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averted baseball strike, but has mostly missed a more important battle.
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When US Turned a Blind Eye to Poison Gas: From 1983 to 1988, the United States
found it convenient to ignore Iraq's use of chemical weapons (Dilip Hrio, The Observer).
An American Abdication: America risks losing its stature as a world leader by
ignoring the environment (Norbert Walker, New York Times).
Now Every Jew Must Decide: Britain's chief rabbi thinks that Israel is corrupting
its culture by its occupation of the West Bank and Gaza (Jonathan Freedland, The Guardian).
Investor Tax Cut Becomes Campaign Tactic: The Bush administration admits that
its new tax cut proposal is political, not fiscal, in nature (Jonathan Weisman, Washington Post).
Bad Meat: The recall of 19 million pounds of beef spotlights both our food safety
rules and the USDA's competence to enforce them (Eric Schlosser, The Nation).
Laser Defenses: What if They Work?: Some of the missile defenses under active
development would simply kill different victims (Geoffrey Forden, Bulletin of
the Atomic Scientists).
George W. Bush, Principal Agent of Osama bin Laden: The Bush administration
is doing what Osama bin Laden could not do on his own (Immanuel Wallerstein, SUNY Binghamton).
Summit Agreement is Struck, but US Blocks Deal on Clean Energy: Japan, OPEC, and
the US have scuttled hopes to increase renewable energy use (Geoffrey Lean, The Independent).
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