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Commentary, August, 29 2000
Wise's ZSpace page
I am a Jew. And according to what others of my faith tradition tell me, I should be beaming with pride at the fact that Al Gore--a Southern Baptist whose denominational leaders once said God didn't answer the prayers of folks like me--has picked a...
Commentary, August, 28 2000
Glick's ZSpace page
Respect for elders is a tradition deeply rooted within most cultures in this world. This is as it should be; older people, generally speaking, have accumulated the wisdom gained from years of experience. Does the progressive movement have any uniq...
Commentary, August, 27 2000
Guellec's ZSpace page
Once the domain of the terminally ill, viatical settlements or arrangements â€“ the reassignment of a life insurance policy to a third party in return for a cash settlement â€“ are set to explode in the next decade as the market evolve...
Commentary, August, 25 2000
Peters's ZSpace page
Since when did we imagine that the countryÕs top automakers, Disney Corporation, AT&T, Nike, and the Gap had the interests of gays and lesbians in mind?
Commentary, August, 24 2000
Cagan's ZSpace page
In case you missed it, the Week in Review section of the 7/23/00 Sunday New York Times ran a most incredible piece. Instead of summarizing from it, let me just quote a few choice sentences:"Never Say Die, Just Execute.
Commentary, August, 22 2000
Bond's ZSpace page
In a formidable recent speech, South African President Thabo Mbeki, quoting Shakespeare, publicly attacked not only a senior white politician for alleged racism and arrogance over the AIDS treatment tragedy. He also castigated the section of the "...
Commentary, August, 22 2000
Mokhiber's ZSpace page
Cop killer. No, we are not talking about Mumia Abu-Jamal. After a trial that the National Journal's Stuart Taylor called "grotesquely unfair" and that included "fabricated evidence," Abu-Jamal was convicted of killing a Philadelphia police office...
Commentary, August, 21 2000
Albert's ZSpace page
The general anti-Nader argument is very simple. To vote/work for Nader means not voting/working for Gore. That's uncontestable. In states with close Gore/Bush ratings, Gore could lose enough votes to Nader for Bush to win the state, and ultimately...
Commentary, August, 20 2000
Schechter's ZSpace page
There used to be something called equal time and the right to reply to TV editorials and coverage. I am reminded of this by the publication, in a thin booklet called Poems for the Nation, of the text of a previously unpublished television address ...
Commentary, August, 19 2000
Weisbrot's ZSpace page
Workers at Verizon Communications had a lot of reasons to go out on strike against the nation's largest provider of local telephone and wireless services: loss of jobs to non- union sub-contractors, forced overtime, overbearing management. And a...
Commentary, August, 18 2000
Zinn's ZSpace page
I am surprised that my friend Hans Koning, a stalwart protester against the war in Vietnam, seems to have been taken in by the argument of Richard Frank, in his review of Frank's DOWNFALL. Yes, we must all be willing to reconsider our most hardene...
Commentary, August, 17 2000
Gonsalves's ZSpace page
Ask anyone what was the major event of the post-Civil War period and they'll tell you: the Emancipation Proclamation - the freeing of America's black slaves.
Commentary, August, 16 2000
Burchill's ZSpace page
In his first lecture on Indonesian soil after being banished for 26 years, Benedict Anderson spoke about the bewildered expression on the faces of his Indonesian students over the years at Cornell University whenever he asked them "who in Indonesi...
Commentary, August, 15 2000
Author's ZSpace page
In their 1996 book "Who Owns the Sun?", solar energy campaigners Daniel Berman and John O'Connor rightly declared that "democracy is a false promise if it does not include the power to steer the energy economy". It's a crucial point that not even ...
Commentary, August, 14 2000
Naiman's ZSpace page
Robert Naiman Remember the "New Federalism"? State and local governments were supposed to be "laboratories of democracy," where new ideas could be tried out to address social problems, where government would be more responsive to citizen input at...
Commentary, August, 13 2000
Weisbrot's ZSpace page
"When protest becomes effective, governments become repressive." Tom Hayden summed it up in an axiom three decades ago, while describing his own trial on conspiracy charges for organizing protests against the Vietnam War.
Commentary, August, 12 2000
Solomon's ZSpace page
It's always dangerous when politicians claim to be doing God's will. So, as the novelty fades from Al Gore's selection of Joseph Lieberman, journalists should ask some probing questions about the ticket's conspicuous piety.
Commentary, August, 11 2000
Herman's ZSpace page
In her August 1 speech before the Republican National Convention, Bush foreign policy adviser Condoleezza Rice explained to the audience that Bush "recognizes that the magnificent men and women of America's armed forces are not a global police for...
Commentary, August, 10 2000
Landau's ZSpace page
One of my friends mocks the drug war and sneers at President Clinton's request that Congress fund a new $1.2 billion military aid package for Colombia, so the Colombian military can better engage the iniquitous narco-traffickers. "You don't unders...
Commentary, August, 09 2000
Dominick's ZSpace page
Not since the Zapatista uprising in January, 1994, has my hope for radical social change been so reinvigorated as by the recent uprisings here in the North around the World Trade Organization, the IMF/World Bank, and the Organization of American S...