Fact of the Week
Fact of the Week
The first American president with an MBA may not have hit the trifecta,
but he has still managed a dubious exacta. From July through September,
the major stock indexes had their worst quarter since the final quarter of 1987.
And domestic equity mutual funds had their worst quarter since 1981, with only 86
up and over 8000 down for the quarter.
New York Times, 6 October 2002.
This week's columns
It's the Economy, Not Iraq, Stupid!
Despite the best efforts of Republican politicians and their
spinmasters, the American public appears poised to send politicians a
message in November's midterm elections.
Even the most responsible state tax credits can be bad deals for the states issuing them.
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Butler Accues US of Nuclear Hypocrisy: Even educated Americans ignore the
hypocrisy of the American stance on nuclear weapons (Gerard Noonan, Sydney
Help Us to Stop the War: The Bush plan to attack Iraq is both
illegal and unconstitutional (Scott Ritter, The Guardian).
Fighting Terrorism with Democracy: Keeping the gains of western societies
requires abandoning a permanent war footing (Richard Rorty, The Nation).
One Vote Away: Democrats need to prevent Republicans from winning control of
the entire federal government in November (Nick Confessore, Washington Monthly).
Nascent Nonviolence: Influential Palestinians are decrying and renouncing
violence, and Israelis should take note (Eli Kintisch, The American Prospect).
Bin Laden Still Alive, Reveals Spy Satellite: An intercepted phone call purports
to be between Mullah Omar and Osama bin Laden (Jason Burke, The Observer).
Bush's Real Goal in Iraq: Bush intends to make the United States into a
full-fledged global empire (Jay Bookman, Atlanta Journal-Constitution).
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