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Commentary, August, 12 1999
Wise's ZSpace page
There is no question so irrelevant as the one to which all or nearly all can respond in like fashion. Thus, asking people their views on child molestation, or whether or not they'd like the schools to be "better" has always seemed absurd: like ask...
Commentary, August, 10 1999
Albert's ZSpace page
About 25 years ago I was at a dinner party with a bunch of leftist economics faculty and grad students, and I posed a hypothetical question to engender some dinner debate. If you had only two choices, I asked, would you open all prison doors and l...
Commentary, August, 09 1999
Gonsalves's ZSpace page
As part of a U.S. State Department special envoy, Tony Lake, former national security adviser to President Clinton, recently met with Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, Eritrean President Isayas Afewerki and Organization of African Unity (OAU)...
Commentary, August, 08 1999
Raptis's ZSpace page
After WWI at the Versailles peace conference, in 1919, an irregular line of nations, north to south from Finland to Albania, with Britain controlling Greece and Turkey, was designated a "cordon sanitaire" to divide Europe into two parts; the capit...
Commentary, August, 07 1999
Shah's ZSpace page
I am not proud, but not ashamed either, to admit I am humbled by hormones. I used to pride myself on being logical: as a philosophy major, I got an A+ in deductive logic in school. But under the powerful effect of estrogens and other biochemicals ...
Commentary, August, 05 1999
Brecher's ZSpace page
A funny thing happened on the way to the New Millenium: the Old Millenium crashed. According to economist Paul Krugman, "Never in the course of economic events -- not even in the early years of the Depression -- has so large a part of the world ec...
Commentary, August, 04 1999
Prashad's ZSpace page
May, 1998. India and then, Pakistan, tested nuclear devices of questionable ferocity to launch themselves as nuclear power States. Both countries made diplomatic bids to join the discriminatory nuclear bargain currently being flogged to the world ...
Commentary, August, 02 1999
Mokhiber's ZSpace page
When Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman wanted to address the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. to rave about the biotech industry and its wonders, he called Gene Grabowski.
Commentary, August, 01 1999
Glass's ZSpace page
The London media world is under fire and taking shelter. Prime Minister Tony Blair's head flack, Alistair Campbell, has challenged the patriotism of the British press. It's as if Sid Blumenthal had questioned the loyalty under fire of the New York...
Commentary, July, 31 1999
Peters's ZSpace page
Although there is no medical proof that there is such a thing as Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), over 3.5 million children in the United States are diagnosed as having some form of it.
Commentary, July, 28 1999
Georgakas's ZSpace page
Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign to become the senator for New York offers the New York Green Party a unique opportunity to focus national attention on truly progressive solutions to our health and environmental problems.
Commentary, July, 27 1999
Dominick's ZSpace page
Five years ago this month, I installed a tiny telecommunications program in my 386 laptop computer, plugged in a 2400bps modem (yes, I said 24 hundred ), and logged onto ZNet, and that conglomeration of silicon and wires we call the Internet, for ...
Commentary, July, 26 1999
Herman's ZSpace page
My feeling that the government in Washington represents illegitimate authority ebbs and flows, but it has gathered strength over the past few years, and even months. One reason is the blatant further dollarization of the electoral process, with Bu...
Commentary, July, 24 1999
Burchill's ZSpace page
In the 1850s, Karl Marx believed that the spread of capitalism, or what today we would call globalization, was transforming human society from a collection of separate nation-states to a world capitalist society where the principal form of conflic...
Commentary, July, 23 1999
Administrator's ZSpace page
There is one remarkable exception to the deregulatory trend in the United States. While politicians happily hack away at regulation, protective legislation, standards and governmental's ability to action on behalf of the whole community, one organ...
Commentary, July, 21 1999
Cagan's ZSpace page
For reasons I don't totally understand, I was somewhat late in getting on line. About five years ago the small organization I coordinated - the Cuba Information Project - went on line, but usually the other staff person handled the email communica...
Commentary, July, 18 1999
Solomon's ZSpace page
Last Wednesday afternoon, radio journalist Aileen Alfandary stood on the sidewalk in front of the building where she has worked for many years. She looked out of place. The deadline for the KPFA evening news was fast approaching -- but all the doo...
Commentary, July, 17 1999
Shiva's ZSpace page
Over the past few years, Monsanto, a chemical company, has positioned itself as an agricultural company through control over seed the first link in the food chain. Monsanto now wants to control water, the very basis of life.
Commentary, July, 16 1999
Zinn's ZSpace page
The order came from above (I will not reveal the name, unless tortured) ): "Write something inspirational." The exact words were: "Inspire, please."