To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Sunday, October 25, 2020

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Guiding Principle? Human Rights

FRANK P. BELCASTRO Dubuque, IA President Bush tried to use his final days in office to push through a free trade agreement with Colombia that...

Bush’s Formula For Success

FRANK P. BELCASTRO Dubuque, Iowa The members of the Bush Administration may have been the most disastrous dreamers, the most reckless gamblers, and the most...

Eight Words Define Eight Bush Years

KAREN WEBB Moore, OK On public radio's The Takeaway, they asked listeners to come up with a statement, in eight words or less, of the...

Why ‘Black’?

BY RON DU BOIS Barack Obama's skin color is similar to that of many Latinos yet we don't call Latinos "black." The skin tone of Native...

Wal-Mart’s Agenda

FRANK P. BELCASTRO Dubuque, IA The Walton family and Wal-Mart spend millions of dollars every year to fund an extreme right-wing corporate agenda - one...
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