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That Watchdoggie in the Window

That Watchdoggie in the Window
By Molly Ivins

July 2002

The other day I called Jamie Galbraith--now the Lloyd M. Bentsen Professor of Government/Business Relations at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas (which proves that God has an excellent sense of humor)--to ask the following question: "Jamie, are we having some kind of crisis of capitalism here, or is it just that everybody in the financial industry is a crook?"


Targeting Chicano

Targeting Chicano

by Barbara Renaud Gonzalez

Hey man, heavy shit, man . . . are we drivin' OK man?--from the film Up in Smoke, written by, and starring, Cheech Marin and produced by Lou Adler, 1978.

More than forty years after C�sar Chavez began organizing farm workers in California, the word depicting that struggle for justice has been sold for a million dollars.


Ashcroft Watch | Nat Hentoff

Ashcroft Watch | Nat Hentoff

Grassroots Patriots

In Northampton, Massachusetts--a nineteenth century center of abolition and the longtime home of Sojourner Truth--some 400 citizens attended a town meeting on February 4 to organize a way to protect the residents of the town from the provisions of the USA Patriot Act. Thus was born the Northampton Bill of Rights Defense Committee.


Clean Money Repo Men

Clean Money Repo Men

by John Nichols

Remember the old posters that read, "What if schools got all the money they needed and the Pentagon had to hold a bake sale?" How about this for a variation: What if politicians had to give up their official cars, office furniture, and prime parking spots to pay for clean campaigns?


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