Condi Rice's “Transformational Diplomacy” and Other Fancy Talk

Rice’s “Transformational Diplomacy” initiative mainly comes down to serving the Bush Doctrine, and leaves out a number of other areas of crucial strategic importance to long-term U.S. national interests.


Iraq: National Unity, Democracy, and Ending the Occupation

The war has had grave consequences for the situation in the country and people's lives and for building democracy and the country‘s reconstruction. Iraqi Communists were therefore correct when they stood against the war, while rejecting the dictatorship and striving to overthrow it.


VoterGA Gives One Year Update on E-Voting Lawsuit

Members of VoterGA held a press conference to update the public on a pending seven-count lawsuit filed one year ago in Fulton County Superior Court over Georgia’s current electronic voting system and the State’s Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) Pilot Program.


Drug Treatment isn't a Silver Bullet

OK, so you're rich and famous and have a drug problem. You relapse and get arrested. What do you do? It seems the latest trend in countering your likely conviction is not hiring a 'dream team' of legal defenders but immediately enrolling in a rehab drug program.


'See the Movie, Start the Revolution' ...a letter from Michael Moore

I am overwhelmed by the response to 'Sicko.' And I'm not just talking about all the wonderful, heart-felt letters you've sent me and the stories you've shared with me about the abuse you've suffered from our health care system.

Thank You, Senator McConnell

During the House and Senate debates on the Employee Free Choice Act, some of my friends got riled up by all the right-wing nuts attacking the EFCA because the Communists support it.


Nature, Society and Thought Conference: Personal observations of China

China has approximately 1.3 billion people or around 1/6th of the world's population living in one nation. The economy is growing at 10 percent per annum and the urbanization of China continues.


Capitalism and Diabetes

In the midst of news about political upheaval and war globally, I recently came across a news story about diabetes, a disease that killed my mother and threatens me along with millions of other Americans.


Congress Prepares to Reauthorize Children's Health Insurance Program

The Senate opened debate yesterday (July 31) on a bill that would reauthorize the State Children Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP) and provide new funding to cover an additional 3 million uninsured children not already covered by the popular 10-year old program.


People's Peace Delegation to Iran Reports Back

On Tuesday morning in Washington, D.C., a five-member group of Americans reported on their just-completed 12-day trip through Iran. As with other delegations of this sort, they reported on a country that bears very little resemblance to the horrifying axis-of-evil member we hear about on U.S. television.

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