GOP Uses Terri Schiavo’s Body as Political Weapon

Regardless of one's views on euthanasia, three things about the Terri Schiavo case have to seriously concern the ordinary observer.


Untrue Colors: Social Security in Black and White

Can you fool all of the people all of the time? The politics of Social Security suggest not in 2005.


E.P.A. Nominee Supports Testing of Chemicals on Human Subjects

President Bush recently nominated Stephen L. Johnson, a 24-year veteran of the Environmental Protection Agency, to be the agency’s new administrator.


Bush's Use of Pardons isn't Compassionate

The White House announced last week that President Bush issued pardons to eight individuals. During his first term, Mr. Bush issued a mere 31 pardons and sentence commutations.


Bush Admits his Privatization Plan Won't Save Social Security

After weeks of promotion, more people disapprove of Bush's privatization plan than did just three weeks ago.


Why Affirmative Action is Necessary

Although the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of affirmative action and scholarly studies have shown the benefits of enrolling a diverse range of qualified students, opponents of the programs continue to make misleading arguments.



Singing “Ain’t going to let nobody turn me round,” 10,000 marchers crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge here March 6 to protest Bush-Cheney voter suppression tactics and to demand renewal of the 1965 Voting Rights Act set to expire in 2007.


Education, Other Domestic Programs on the Chopping Block in Bush Budget

Bush's budget calls for an actual cut in education—the first in a decade and turns its back on children, the elderly, and those who need assistance the most.

A promise between generations

Skeptical about the changes in Social Security President Bush is proposing? You should be.

Privatization's poor return

Much of the Social Security privatization debate focuses on the rate of return of private accounts.

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