Will Kosovo Blow Before Election Day 2000

The Clinton administration is sitting on a ticking time bomb that could go off well before Election Day, 2000. As a CNN reporter put it, “Reining in Kosovar hard-liners may be beyond the capability of a NATO-led military force whose stated overriding priority is ensuring the safety of its own men. And that’s why, despite … Continue reading “Will Kosovo Blow Before Election Day 2000”

Gas Pump Rip-Off–Made in Washington

With the price of gasoline rapidly surging, and expected to reach anywhere from $1.70 to $2 per gallon – depending on what part of the US you live in – Americans will soon be grumbling as they wait in long lines for the privilege of getting ripped off, and looking for someone to blame. The … Continue reading “Gas Pump Rip-Off–Made in Washington”

The McCain Meltdown?–Keep Your Fingers Crossed

If polling trends in “Super Tuesday” primary states continue, it looks like John McCain is a goner – and not a moment too soon. He is way behind in Ohio, where he and his advisors said they had a fighting chance, and falling fast in the two delegate-rich states of New York and California. Barring … Continue reading “The McCain Meltdown?–Keep Your Fingers Crossed”

The People vs. The Candidates

We’ve won! Forget all this antiwar agitation; forget the propaganda, the demonstrations, and this website. We can disband it all and go home, now, because we’ve won! Just take a look at this Newsmax.com/Zogby poll, released March 2, which shows that Americans, by a whopping majority, oppose the US government’s foreign policy of global intervention. … Continue reading “The People vs. The Candidates”

Hating the Right: An International Phenomenon

In Austria, the much-demonized Joerg Haider stepped down from his post as leader of the Freedom Party, after the European Union threatened everything short of an invasion in response to the party’s entry into the government: in Belgium, the gaggle of Eurocrats, Commies, and left-wing Social Democrats who control the Brussels government are considering banning … Continue reading “Hating the Right: An International Phenomenon”

Whatever Happened to the Antiwar Movement

Remember the antiwar movement? For those too young to have lived through the sixties – or even the cold war with the Soviet Union – this was once a mighty movement of millions, whose members were convinced that nuclear apocalypse was all but inevitable. And to those of us who lived through the nerve-wracking days … Continue reading “Whatever Happened to the Antiwar Movement”

Why McCain Must Be Stopped

As predicted in my last column, Democrats as well as Independents proved to be a pivotal factor in the Michigan contest: Republicans were apparently outnumbered in their own pirmary. This is what the Bush camp will seize on as a reason to discount the Michigan results, but no amount of “spin” is going to obscure … Continue reading “Why McCain Must Be Stopped”

The Real McCain–and It Isn’t Pretty

CNN’s Jeff Greenfield could hardly believe his ears. After listening to Senator John McCain’s virtriolic “concession speech,” he looked positively bewildered and not a little deflated: “You know, ” he said, “I’m a little stunned, because it is some of the toughest language that a defeated candidate has used.” That’s right, Jeff, and you’d better … Continue reading “The Real McCain–and It Isn’t Pretty”