NOW Urges O'Connor to Remain on Court

In a statment released this week, National Organization for Women (NOW) President Kim Gandy called on Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor to remain at her post.

Turning the Corner?: GOP on its Heels

Throw a few indictments at the ruling party and watch how quickly things change. This week has seen important back-pedaling by the Republican Party and the Bush administration.On Tuesday, Congress cut funding for new nuclear weapons, the so-called bunker-buster, from the federal budget

Growing Desperate Health Care Crisis has a Solution

America's health care system – or rather lack of a system – has created a state of emergency for the country. With 46 million people without coverage and up to 100 million without adequate coverage, this emergency costs lives, financial stability, and threatens to unravel our social fabric.

Race, Class and Hurricane Katrina

“I hate the way they portray us in the media,” said hip-hop star Kanye West on a NBC fundraising telethon for the Red Cross relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Katrina. “You see a black family, it says, ‘They’re looting.’ You see a white family, it says, ‘They’re looking for food.’”

Republican Budget Cuts Target Veterans…again

The Bush administration has expanded its order to cut veterans’ health care benefits. Meanwhile, a Pentagon survey indicates that tens of thousands of returning war vets are reporting high rates of mental trauma and physical ailments.

Supreme Court Nomination: Don’t Trust Miers on Reproductive Rights

Now Bush seeks to complete his 'doubleplay' by nominating a right-wing Republican woman, Harriet Miers, who has been a loyal cog in the Texas right Republican political machine that he took over when he was elected governor in 1994.

Republicans in the News (October 20, 2004)

More tales of Republican Party corruption, abuse of veterans, an anti-working class agenda, and plain craziness.

News Roundup: Jobs, Human Rights, Venezuela, and Oil

For 30 years now the economy has failed to provide good jobs. The UN has asked human rights groups to report on violations of rights by the US government. Venezuela is combatting unemployment and pverty. Senate Republicans are proposing huge subsidies for oil giants while hating bills skyrocket.

Military Recruitment: Rights Groups Reject Pentagon Ultimatum of Draft or Privacy Invasion

The Pentagon has been collecting private information on young people and storing it in a database called Joint Advertising Market Research and Studies (JAMRS) since 2002. Only made public this past May, this operation which is meant to target young people for potential recruitment has raised the ire of civil libertarians, youth organizations and antiwar activists.

Poll This, Blacks Tell Bush

Two percent. That's the percentage of U.S. blacks who approve of President Bush's job performance, a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll found...No amount of Rove's strategic and tactical skill can counter the televised imagery of modern-day savagery after Katrina. He and the neo-cons can only hope for a miracle to counter what the world has seen in the hurricane region.

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