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Flanders: Does Karen Hughes Protest Too Much?
May 10, 2002
When a man in politics or business says he's resigning to spend more time with his family it's taken as a euphemism for "I'm being pushed out," "I've had it up to here," or, as in the case of all those Enron execs, "the Feds are about to investigate." But
Flanders: Our Church Our Scandal
Apr 09, 2002
Interesting Examination of the recent scandals that have rocked the catholic church and the importance of these scamdals to everyone.
Flanders: Noam Chomsky, Model Terrorist?
Feb 10, 2002
A couple of weeks back, Human Rights Watch announced in their annual World Report that repressive governments around the world are exploiting the "war against terrorism" to clamp down on domestic dissidents.
Flanders: Beyond The Burqa
Dec 14, 2001
There was a moment in this war when the Bush administration appeared to care about nothing so much as women's liberation.
Flanders: Protect Us, Please
Dec 06, 2001
Senate Democrats split in early November over a deal that would limit punitive damage claims in cases of terrorism. At issue was a deal on so-called "emergency government terrorism insurance," specifically, a bill before the Senate Banking committee that
Flanders: Let's Not Reinvent The Peace-making Wheel
Nov 25, 2001
If we are looking for signs that the sordid mess in Afghanistan is not hopeless, we should consider the surprising recent experience of Somalia.
Flanders: Dear Mr. Secretary
Nov 02, 2001
Congratulations on your recent deal with the Bayer Corporation of Germany. The newspapers all seem very excited.
Fisk: How can the US bomb
Sep 23, 2001
We are witnessing this weekend one of the most epic events since the Second World War, certainly since Vietnam. I am not talking about the ruins of the World Trade Centre in New York and the grotesque physical scenes which we watched on 11 September, an atrocity which I described last week as a crime against humanity (of which more later). No, I am referring to the extraordinary, almost unbelievable preparations now under way for the most powerful nation ever to have existed on God's Earth to bomb the most devastated, ravaged, starvation-haunted and tragic country in the world.
Flanders: Rule Britannia
Aug 12, 2001
British libel law is called that, you'd think, because it applies in Britain. When it comes to libel, the UK is about the most plaintiff-friendly country in the world. British citizens enjoy no freedom to write, to speak, let alone to publish. It's a free
My grandmother's spirits were downcast last week because of baseball (the Red Sox lost lead of the American League.) But they soared when she remembered the Senate: "Just thinking about Jeffords cheers me up," she beamed. And this Memorial Day, she wasn't
Flanders: Taxes for Terrorists?
Apr 01, 2001
The promoters of Faith-based action appear to be divided: Don Eberly, deputy Êdirector of the of White House Office of Faith-based and Community ÊInitiatives told the Washington Post March 11 that the Administration is Êdelaying its plan to funnel taxpaye
Flanders: Extremists? Which Extremists?
Jan 20, 2001
Critics are using the word "extremist" to describe John Ashcroft, Gale Ann ÊNorton, Tommy Thompson, and just about every GW Bush nominee. Sure enough, Êthe people Bush wants to install are more hostile to the idea of federal Êoversight of the environment,
Flanders: A Racist Elephant in Our Living Room
Dec 13, 2000
There's an elephant in our electoral living room that Democratic leaders want Êto hide. In all the talk about cranky voting machines, chads and butterflies, Êthis is one topic the Gore camp has not touched. It will hurt them. It has Êalready. In this case