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Entries by James Heffernan from 05/2007

At Last -- The Commander Guy Explains What He Means by Success in Iraq

| Posted 05.04.2007 | Politics
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Positively Churchillian in the elegance and cogency of its phrasing, it's the official definition of success in our war against the enemies of democracy in Iraq.

War Means Always Having to Say You're Sorry

| Posted 05.10.2007 | Huffington Post

No amount of money can make any such apology meaningful until and unless it is backed by a resolution to stop showing reckless disregard for human life.

Whatever Would Wolfie Have Done Without the Passive Voice?

| Posted 05.18.2007 | Huffington Post

The executive directors of the World Bank have just used it to save whatever face is left on the head of Paul Wolfowitz as he resigns from the presidency of the bank.

I Have a Dream: Let's Re-Elect Al Gore

| Posted 05.21.2007 | Politics
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Do you think there is a single American voter who hasn't once wondered what sort of country and what sort of world we might now have if the Florida votes had been fairly counted in 2000?

The Dry Bones of Slavery in the Earthquake Over Immigration Reform

| Posted 05.24.2007 | Politics
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As citizens of a nation that prides itself on a host of liberties, we know very well that true political freedom means far more than having the right to leave this country.