tompaine.comCONFLICT ON THE FEDERAL BENCHFri Aug 8 15:07:43 200318.104.22.168CONFLICT ON THE FEDERAL BENCHby 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.
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?
CROOKS OFF THE HOOK
by William Greider
The $300 million Enron "settlement" was the impotent whimper of a toothless
UNDER THE RADAR
by Jim Hightower
Bush & Co. are rewriting the rules to produce a permanent change in how America
operates, and for whom.
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.
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?
by Rhoades Alderson
Democrats are known more for what they aren't than what they are. They need a
mantra. Now's their chance.
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."
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.
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