Open Letter to Bush

I am so confused. Where exactly do you stand on the issue of Iraq? You, your Dad, Rummy, Condi, Colin, and Wolfie -- you have all changed your minds so many times, I am out of breath just trying to keep up with you! Which of these 10 positions that you, your family and your cabinet have taken over the years represents your CURRENT thinking?

» Find more of the online edition.

What Democracy Means

An old socialist once said that American liberals are more sympathetic to socialism as an idea the further it is away from home. The Bush administration and the Republican party, at least verbally, seem to have the same attitude toward democracy as an idea, advocating its expansion abroad while they do everything in their power to restrict it at home.

» Find more of the online edition.

Republican Conventional Lies: Have you no sense of decency, Karl?

On the eve of the Republican National Convention, Karl Rove went public with the GOP’s battle plan. Speaking of Bush, he said 'People know who he is and they know what his beliefs are and they know who he is and they know what his beliefs are.' Is that clear enough?

» Find more of the online edition.


Don't Believe the Hype

'Bush Soars!' 'Republicans Are Ahead,' so went the news headlines and talking heads in post-Republican convention America. But don’t believe the hype. According to recent polls the Republican convention gave George W. Bush a big lift. The race for the White House is much tighter than the public is being led to believe.

» Find more of the online edition.

Two Forces Battling in the United States

The Republican Convention in New York apart from being a mediatic spectacle full of choreographed movements destined to attract the attention of voters, collect the ballots of those who are indifferent and neutralize the actions of the adversary reveals the presence of two opposite forces in the United States' society and the development of a political struggle that tends to characterize a whole period of the world's most powerful imperialist country.

» Find more of the online edition.

Reinventing Democracy

Elections are due soon in the United States, Afghanistan, Iraq and Indonesia. Democracy, the creation of the Greeks, remains the least bad political system. But it has to work properly: it must remain accountable to ordinary people and not suborn power.

» Find more of the online edition.


Abolish the Electoral College

The election of 2000 illustrated how, with the EC, only a tiny amount of fraud in one state could turn an election. If Bush had been required to win the popular vote, over a half million ballots would have to have been fraudulently altered or disregarded for him to be inaugurated. But with the EC changing several hundred votes in one state can change the outcome.

» Find more of the online edition.


Being Anti-Bush is Not Enough to Win

Across the country there is a growing anti-Bush feeling, but that alone is not enough. To win requires that millions be convinced that the differences between Bush and Kerry are real, substantial and consequential to their lives on the whole range of issues: Social Security, Medicare, health care, overtime, minimum wage, public education, affirmative action and much more.

» Find more of the online edition.