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Entries by Richard (RJ) Eskow from 11/2005

After the Nixon Moment Came the Carter Moment, Then the Reagan Empire

| Posted 11.02.2005 | Huffington Post

Democrats, bereft of a message and unwilling to state plain truths about war, diplomacy, and the economy, are providing a vacuum which some smart conservative politician will be happy to fill.

New NY Times Contest: "Win a Dream Date With Alito!"

| Posted 11.02.2005 | Huffington Post

It sounds like Alito's a nice enough person - that is, if you consider someone who allows the stripsearching of 10-year-old girls "nice."

The Not-So-Hidden Persuaders: Or, Howard Kurtz Does an "RJ Eskow" On Me

| Posted 11.05.2005 | Huffington Post

Afraid to have an extremist in the "swing seat" on the Supreme Court? The New York Times is here to reassure you.

Donnie & the Stay-at-War Dems: Wrong for Iraq, Wrong for America

| Posted 11.09.2005 | Business
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The entire “should we stay or should we go?” argument is a phony one that serves the interests of the pro-occupation, pro-war forces.

Was the Universe "Intelligently Designed" ... by Satan?

| Posted 11.11.2005 | Huffington Post

Creationists like to say that "intelligent design" is not "religious" is nature because, while it argues for the existence of an all-powerful Creator,...

McCain On Torture: Missing in Action in 2004

| Posted 11.11.2005 | Huffington Post

If torture is morally wrong, McCain should acknowledge his responsibility for its continuation and apologize for his part in it.

Rick Santorum: Down, Boy!

| Posted 11.11.2005 | Politics
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Rick Santorum turned on George W. Bush today like a ... well, like a dog. "Certainly mistakes were made (in Iraq)," said the Senator, as another of h...

Conference Debacle Confirms: Iraq War Hurts Democracy in Middle East

| Posted 11.12.2005 | Huffington Post

This week’s real story on the Iraq catastrophe has been widely overlooked by Republicans and Democrats alike. Even those wishy-washy Democrats who...

A Dream Before the Days of Fire: Progressive Disaster-Preparedness

| Posted 11.15.2005 | Huffington Post

The country today is fractured along fault lines far deeper than those that existed in 2001. Another attack would split the country along those lines in ways that are almost unimaginable.

Vatican Rejects "Intelligent Design": Where Does That Leave The Religious Right?

| Posted 11.18.2005 | Politics
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The Vatican's Chief Astronomer has made the Church's position even clearer: 'ID' is bogus and should be kept out of the classroom.

The War Is Over ... Except For the Dying

| Posted 11.20.2005 | Huffington Post

In a very genuine sense, the number of future war dead is an inverse measurement of Democratic political courage.

Wal-Mart: A 'Company Store' for the GOP's 'Company Town' America

| Posted 11.21.2005 | Huffington Post

Wal-Mart may be the ideal partner for the new America the Republicans are creating. A population deprived of once-promised opportunities can only afford the least expensive items to make ends meet.

Let's Play War Crimes Jeopardy! Targeting Reporters Is Category #3 (or Is It #4?)

| Posted 11.23.2005 | Huffington Post

Step right up and count the war crimes you're paying for with every deduction. Torture? Check. Murder of civilians with incendiary devices? Check. Illegal detentions of non-combatants? Check.

Thanksgiving 2105 A.D.

| Posted 11.24.2005 | Huffington Post

The robot newscopters crisscross the skies over America, bypassing scenes of devastation, poverty, and war in search of missing young white women.

Live, From the Dark Ages - It's Religion News of the Week!

| Posted 11.26.2005 | Huffington Post

Superstition, bigotry, ignorance, and oppression. Sound familiar?

Filming of 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Sequels Halted by Keith Richards Attack

| Posted 11.26.2005 | Huffington Post

Readers couldn't fail to note the irony yesterday when the HuffPo reported that pirate attacks interrupted shooting of two 'Pirates of the Caibbean' s...

'Gang of 14': Be Real Moderates and Stop Alito

| Posted 11.28.2005 | Entertainment
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While it's true that "moderate" is sometimes used as a code word for "self-seeking opportunist," they - and perhaps only they - can save the country from an extremist Supreme Court.

An American Death: Col. Ted Westhusing

| Posted 11.29.2005 | Huffington Post

The apparent suicide of Col. Ted Westhusing, as reported in the Los Angeles Times, resonates with loss, tragedy, and meaning. He was a professional e...

Set Lists for That Rockin', Rollin', Defense-Contractin' Bat Mitzvah

| Posted 11.29.2005 | Huffington Post

We're overpaying our defense contractors so much that David H. Brooks spent $10 million on his daughter's Bat Mitzvah, including performances by Tom Petty, Aerosmith, and 50 Cent.