May

Defense CEOs getting more bucks for the bang

Opinion In 1940, on the eve of America’s entry into World War II, President Roosevelt warned, “I don’t want to see a single war millionaire created in the United States as a result of this world disaster.”

NY budget battle: Much to celebrate and more struggles ahead

Opinion Many are calling what has taken place in New York’s budget battle “historic.” Should we declare it a victory? What’s ahead for working people in our state?

Is Cheney the new EPA chief?

Opinion Gov. Christine Todd Whitman stepped down as head of the Environmental Protection Agency May 21, praising President Bush for his commitment to “innovative, effective” environmental policies in a farewell note.

Timely meeting on an urgent task: Take Back America

Opinion The “Take Back America” meeting in D.C., is expected to bring 1,000 people to Washington to work out a strategy to defeat George W. Bush and the ultra-right Republicans in the 2004 elections.

A look at Russias Yeltsin years

Like the early 20th century under Vladimir Lenin, the 1990s under Boris Yeltsin was a time of revolutionary change for Russia, the difference being that while Lenin strove to introduce socialism, Yeltsin attempted to reintroduce capitalism.

From Earth Day 2003 to Election Day 2004

The next 559 days – from Earth Day 2003 to Election Day 2004 – could be the most important year and a half in American environmental history. The next 559 days may spell the difference between whether Earth Day in the future is an event to celebrate or a day of disappointment.

The Everglades: Saving Floridas river of grass

Members of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) were selling T-shirts at the Bailey General Store on this barrier island along Florida’s Gulf coast a few days before Earth Day, April 22.

Anti-immigrant bills pushed in Texas

Two pieces of Texas legislation, House Bill 1845 (authored by Rep. Todd Smith) and Senate Bill 944 (authored by Sen. Steve Ogden), propose that immigrants carry new driver’s licenses that would identify them as non-citizens. These bills are severely problematic in a number of ways.

The road to a national health plan

In an address to a joint session of Congress on Sept. 23, 1993, Clinton pledged to deliver universal health insurance to the country. Under Clinton’s proposal, everyone in the United States would carry a card signifying federal government assurance of continuous health insurance coverage.

Sacrifice

Sacrifice. That is the watchword for the moment. After three years of slowing and now stagnant growth in the U.S. economy, Americans are asked by the economic lords and their media lapdogs to sacrifice for the common good.

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