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Jensen: ItÕs The Empire, Stupid
Jul 29, 2005
a review of
Jensen: Itâ€™s The Empire, Stupid
Jul 29, 2005
a review of
Jensen: Talk TV: No evidence required
Jun 08, 2005
Joe Scarborough welcomes viewers to his MSNBC talk show with the promise of "no passport required and only common sense allowed."
If there is a political playbook for right-wing conservatives these days, it no doubt begins, "Step #1: Whenever possible, blame the news media.Ó"
Jensen: Just A John - Part Two
Apr 11, 2005
Men's choices and responsibility
[Talk delivered to the Second Annual Conference on the College Male, Saint John's University, Collegeville, MN, February 26, 2005. This version reflects changes based on comments of conference participants.]
Are U.S. citizens just ordinary folks, or do we have some special status? Is the United States one country among many, or a nation unique in history?
Four years ago at the counter-inaugural event on the steps of the state Capitol in Austin, TX, I administered a Citizen's Oath of Office to a crowd that was eager to fight the incoming Bush administration's reactionary agenda:
Jensen: Losing A War, Dismantling An Empire
Dec 22, 2004
The United States has lost the war in Iraq, and that's a good thing.
Jensen: Election Day Fears
Nov 02, 2004
We have two great fears about Election Day 2004.
ItÕs ironic that John KerryÕs character is under assault for the most courageous political act of his life -- his opposition to the Vietnam War.
Jensen: Both Sides In Debate About Kerryâ€™s Vietnam Service Ignore The Truth Of The War
Sep 19, 2004
Itâ€™s ironic that John Kerryâ€™s character is under assault for the most courageous political act of his life -- his opposition to the Vietnam War.
Imagine the scandal if a foreign government had for years funneled millions of dollars to political groups in the United States in an attempt to affect the outcome of a U.S. election. Even worse, what if some of the groups that received money had been inv
Republican politicians took potshots at House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi last week after she called President Bush "incompetent" and criticized his judgment and leadership. Her conclusion -- "the emperor has no clothes" -- understandably made Republic
For tourists interested in democracy, the best attraction in Washington, DC, from April 23-26 will be the World Bank at 1818 H St. NW.
Jensen: Former President Bush Involved With Donation To Group With Terrorist Connections
Mar 26, 2004
OK, perhaps the headline stretches the truth a bit. But being a good American, IÕm simply following the lead of my president.
Jensen: Bush's Nuclear Hypocrisy
Mar 09, 2004
President Bush's call for changes in international rules on the sale of nuclear equipment would effectively revoke the 1970 Non-Proliferation Treaty's provision allowing countries to pursue atomic energy if they pledge not to build nuclear weapons.
Oct 24, 2003
"I am not anti-Islam or any other religion."
One slow night on the news desk of my last full-time job in mainstream journalism, a fellow copy editor and I were killing time doing what corporate employees everywhere love to do: ridiculing our bosses and the state of the business more generally.
Jensen: Conceiving News
Aug 04, 2003
The subservient performance of the U.S. news media before and during the Iraq invasion was so appalling that even defenders of contemporary journalism have been leveling critiques, albeit mild ones.