Who is the real Alberto Gonzales?

News Analysis Attorney General John Ashcroft has departed. Some see his designated successor, presidential legal advisor Alberto Gonzales, as an improvement, perhaps because he is a Mexican-American from humble roots, or because he has been attacked by the religious right for not being an anti-abortion extremist.

Carnegie Hall to showcase young minority musicians

DETROIT — On Dec. 8 at 8:00 p.m., the Sphinx Organization will present its Inaugural Gala Concert at New York City’s Carnegie Hall. This unique concert will feature a chamber orchestra comprising the top alumni of the first seven years of the Sphinx Competition, along with solo appearances by the Junior Laureates.

An odyssey in the long quest for justice

Book Review Disturbing the Peace: The Story of Father Roy Bourgeois and the Movement to Close the School of the Americas By James Hodge and Linda Cooper Forward by Martin Sheen Orbis Books, 2004 Softcover, 224 pp., $20.00

Its time to fight back

As many of my fellow Americans, I’ve been distressed over the results of the election. It’s not so much that Bush is going to be in power again, but more because Americans have voluntarily (as far as we can tell) put him there.

The entitlement that goes with expensive seats

Opinion Where we sit no one yells at the players. Up here they don’t throw beer, ice or folding chairs on professional athletes. We sit in the very last row at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia where you’d have to have a voice like Whitney Houston or an arm like Donovan McNabb to have anything reach the court.

Religion, faith and communism

Opinion “The divisions of Christianity are no longer Protestant verses Catholic but conservative verses liberal.” –

Health activists urge Health care for all

WASHINGTON — During its annual conference here Nov. 12-14, the Universal Health Care Action Network (UHCAN) issued a clarion call to defend Medicaid and Medicare against the privatization threats of George W. Bush and step up the battle to provide health care for 45 million uninsured.

Bush policies threaten miners health

Four years ago, President Bush appointed Dave D. Lauriski to be assistant secretary of labor in charge of the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). This is the federal agency that is supposed to enforce federal regulations to protect miners.

Flight attendants OK strike action

PITTSBURGH (PAI) — By unanimous vote, the Association of Flight Attendants/CWA executive board decided Nov. 17 to authorize a strike at any bankrupt airline, if those carriers use the bankruptcy code to terminate union contracts.

Bushs four horsemen of economic policy

George W. Bush is an old-fashioned kind of ruler. He imagines himself divinely chosen to serve his tribe of economic royalists. “By the rich, for the rich” is his governing philosophy.

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