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Entries by Lincoln Chafee from 07/2008

Identity Crisis

| Posted 07.07.2008 | Politics

Jesse Helms' legacy is one of strong opposition to women's reproductive freedom, gay rights, foreign aid for diplomacy, and public funding for the arts -- priorities that run strong in today's GOP.

Rolling Back the Clock

| Posted 07.09.2008 | Politics

President Bush is attending his last G-8 Summit today in Japan. Let's consider the world he inherited when he attended his first, back in 2001.

Obama's Next Op-ed

| Posted 07.14.2008 | Politics

In his New York Times op-ed today, Obama says he will "pursue a diplomatic offensive with every nation in the region on behalf of Iraq's stability..." This is way overdue.

Beware of Growling Bears

| Posted 07.16.2008 | Politics

And after years of hard work at thawing Cold War tensions with Russia, the proposed placement of a missile shield behind the former Iron Curtain is a backward step.

Roger Williams, the First Amendment and the Presidential Campaign

| Posted 07.21.2008 | Politics

It's hypocritical for the religious right to be hyperventilating over state-sponsored religion by Islamic extremists while gradually allowing the state to encroach on our "full liberty in religious concernments."

Booze and the Economy

| Posted 07.23.2008 | Politics

The president reversed his predecessors' good, conservative fiscal policies -- responsible stewardship of revenues and expenditures. So who's drunk?

On Morality of War, Art Imitates Life

| Posted 07.28.2008 | Politics

It may be easy, in the coming months, for Americans to forget the immorality of the Iraq War. But American foreign policy must be consistent with our interests as well as our morals.