Fact of the Week
Fact of the Week
One of George Bush's supposed strengths as a presidential candidate was his
rapport with Mexican president Vicente Fox. According to the New York
Times, Mexico will snub the United States and join France in supporting
military action in Iraq only if Iraq prevents weapons inspections. Furthermore,
Mexico and the United States remain at odds on issues of trade and migration.
New York Times, 28 October 2002;
weblog, 28 October 2002.
This week's columns
When is Free Speech Not Free?
When is free speech not free? When it tells a powerful truth that challenges
Andrew Sullivan or the rest of the status quo.
That 80s Show
The Bush administration has within its ranks two men whose actions to subvert
democracy in Central America in the 1980s should have rendered them forever unfit
for public service.
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This Week's Links:
Paul Wellstone, 1944-2002: Progressive activists always knew that Paul Wellstone
was on their side (John Nichols, The Nation).
Bush Offers Disinformation About Saddam: Most Americans wrongly believe that
Iraq abetted the 11 September attacks (Cynthia Tucker, Atlanta Journal-Constitution).
Blue Chip Investors: Find out which corporations are the 100 largest contributors
to federal campaigns in the past 14 years (OpenSecrets.Org).
Whack Back on November 5: Here are 24 reasons for regime change in Florida
(Stephen Goldstein, Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel).
Bush Should Take a Walk Near Home: Bush should have defied the sniper by walking the
streets instead of campaigning elsewhere (Jimmy Breslin, Newsday).
S. F. Peace March Draws Thousands: A huge San Francisco rally against war in Iraq
was just one of several around the world (Wyatt Buchanan, Christopher Heredia, and Suzanne Herel, San Francisco Chronicle).
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