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Martha Stewart v. George W. Bush: Who is the bigger crook?
Martha Stewart’s conviction this week of making false statements and obstruction of justice stemming from allegations of insider trading was all over the news last week. But extremely few Americans are aware of Bush’s insider trading at Harken Energy in 1990 when his father was President.
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The Gospel According to Mel
What did you think of “The Passion”? Violent? Antisemitic? Anti-Christian? Or a profound look into the soul?
Was it an accurate depiction of The Gospels? Were the Gospels themselves history?
Does the Bush Administration have any respect for truth?
Guest: Kevin Knobloch, President of the Union of Concerned Scientists
Government hires scientists all the time to help it decide what foods and drugs to regulate, what environmental protections are in order, and to resolve questions of global warming and workplace safety. Additionally, statisticians determine fundamental and important questions such as how many Americans are working or how many are homeless.
Should gay Americans have the same civil rights as straights?
It started in the Netherlands and other European countries. Then Canada allowed all of its citizens — even its gay citizens — to marry. A few months ago, the Massachusetts Supreme Court found that the Commonwealth could not deny its gay citizens the equal rights guaranteed them under the Massachusetts Constitution and ordered the State to issue marriage licenses to all its citizens in May 2004. Last weekend in San Francisco over Valentine’s Day, thousands of gay men and women have joyfully celebrated their marriages — the first women to marry had been together for 51 years — while right-wing groups have scrambled to try to get the courts to stop them.
The Arrogance of Our One-Party Government
Justice Scalia goes duck hunting with Dick Cheney alone for hours, after taking a private jet supplied by an oil company that wants government favors. Scalia will return the favor this spring by ruling in Cheney’s favor, allowing Cheney to hide from the public the details of how oil companies and their lobbyists stacked Cheney’s Energy Commission. Scalia is a powerful man. He never has to recuse himself. After all, he ruled in 2000 that he and four friends get to choose who is President of the United States and the American People have no say in the matter.
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