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CONFLICT ON THE FEDERAL BENCH
Fri Aug 8 15:07:43 2003
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CONFLICT ON THE FEDERAL BENCH
by Doug Kendall and Melanie Sloan
Judge Clarence A. Brimmer should be disciplined for a clear-cut conflict of interest -- ruling on a case in which his financial holdings were at stake, a case that overturned one of the nation's most significant rules protecting national forests.
http://www.tompaine.com/feature2.cfm/ID/8563


A CAUTIONARY TALE FROM CALIFORNIA
by Steven Rosenfeld
It took the Terminator to get everyone in California talking politics. But will Californians -- and the rest of the nation -- learn something from the mess?
http://www.tompaine.com/feature2.cfm/ID/8570


CROOKS OFF THE HOOK
by William Greider
The $300 million Enron "settlement" was the impotent whimper of a toothless government.
http://www.tompaine.com/feature2.cfm/ID/8568


UNDER THE RADAR
by Jim Hightower
Bush & Co. are rewriting the rules to produce a permanent change in how America operates, and for whom.
http://www.tompaine.com/feature2.cfm/ID/8554



Reprise ~~ Navel Gazing on the Left: With news today that George Soros and other wealthy liberals are forming a $70 million fund to get out the liberal vote in '04... With the corporate-funded Democratic Leadership Council insisting it's not GOP Lite (ha!)... With nine contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination battling it out... We thought we'd offer links to some of the articles we've published this year that explore who and what the Democrats are and how they might compete for American sympathies.


JAMES CARVILLE'S Rx FOR THE DEMOCRATS
by Steven Rosenfeld
The savvy Democratic strategist warns against Republican electoral thuggery and identifies the themes and strategy for '04.
http://www.tompaine.com/feature2.cfm/ID/8430


Op Ad:
MIDDLE-OF-THE-ROAD KILL
George Bush is beatable. The question is: Will the Democratic Party favor the DLC, which has plenty of money but is otherwise bankrupt? Or will it adopt the vision, passion and values needed to get out the vote?
http://www.tompaine.com/op_ads/opad2.cfm/ID/7974


FOR WHAT?
by Rhoades Alderson
Democrats are known more for what they aren't than what they are. They need a mantra. Now's their chance.
http://www.tompaine.com/feature2.cfm/ID/7712


IT'S THE OIL ECONOMY, STUPID
by Michael Shellenberger and Adam Werbach
"Jump-starting the transition away from oil and toward clean energy won't be cheap -- and that's a good thing for Democrats because oil independence will require economic stimulus at home."
http://www.tompaine.com/feature2.cfm/ID/7491


DEMOCRATS: PROFILES IN SPINELESSNESS
by Arianna Huffington
The "opposition party" is so paralyzed by the fear of saying something attackable, they have become impotent when it comes to challenging Bush on tax cuts and Iraq.
http://www.tompaine.com/feature2.cfm/ID/7915 


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