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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Sep 15, 2002 The Stalling of Election Reform
QUOTE: Congress should immediately put aside its partisan differences and pass legislation ensuring that every qualified American can vote and that all votes will be counted.
New York Times Aug 14, 2002 Where Freedom Reigns
QUOTE: The more time you spend in India the more you realize that this...country is one of the world's great wonders — a miracle with message. And the message is that democracy matters.
New York Times May 03, 2002 What Is Democracy Anyway?
QUOTE: ...South Asia as a whole is both impressive in the way it has sustained democracies and depressing in how poorly the democracies have often served their citizens.
New York Times May 01, 2002 Let school bill die a martyr's death
QUOTE: Should the teachers unions be heard on education quality issues? Certainly, but that's the only voice guaranteed under AB 2160.
California Online (Monterey County) Dec 09, 2001 Ask Not What . . .
QUOTE: If we are going to be stomping around the world wiping out terrorist cells from Kabul to Manila, we'd better make sure that we are the best country, and the best global citizens, we can be.
New York Times Nov 16, 2001 Small Vote for Universal Care Is Seen as Carrying a Lot of Weight
QUOTE: ...a vote this month in Portland on whether Maine should become the first state with universal health care....The state's primary health insurer spent hundreds of thousands of dollars — more than some Congressional candidates here spend — to try to defeat the referendum...
New York Times Nov 12, 2001 Study of Disputed Florida Ballots Finds Justices Did Not Cast the Deciding Vote
QUOTE: A comprehensive review of the uncounted Florida ballots from last year's presidential election reveals that George W. Bush would have won even if the United States Supreme Court had allowed the statewide manual recount of the votes that the Florida Supreme Court had ordered to go forward.
New York Times Nov 04, 2001 China's Villagers Vote, but Its Party Rules
QUOTE: ...village elections have become more widespread and in some cases more free. But the elected officials are still supposed to take marching orders from local Communist Party leaders, who are appointed from above.
New York Times Oct 22, 2001 Practical Idealism
QUOTE: Realists hold that foreign policy is about relations between nation states, not about the political, economic or human-rights conditions within particular countries. Meddling in other nations' internal affairs only invites conflict....How useful is Rice's recommended focus now? The United States is at war not with a great power but with a transnational network.
Washington Post Oct 21, 2001 Moderate Muslims Fear Their Message is Being Ignored
QUOTE: In places like Egypt, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, frustrated people — choked by booms in population, disoriented by the uneasy mix of imported American culture and old traditions, blocked by failing economies and squelched by curbs on political expression — have found a single vehicle to express their rage: political Islam.
New York Times Oct 16, 2001 Saudi Royals and Reality
ABSTRACT: Thomas Friedman castigates the Saudi government for corruption, rigidity, and lying about the causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
New York Times Oct 09, 2001 It's Freedom, Stupid
QUOTE: ...while America might align itself with all sorts of countries for economic or strategic reasons, in the end it was those who were "basically pro-freedom" whom America would never abandon...
New York Times Oct 06, 2001 The 40-Year War
QUOTE: That decent 1990's impulse to do good in Bosnia and Kosovo, even at the price of alienating Russia and China, was already, before Sept. 11, giving way to a foreign policy based on an unsentimental notion of our national interest.
New York Times Sep 29, 2001 Beliefs: Scholars Are Challenged to Influence Change Without Compromising
QUOTE: Are there Muslim thinkers and scholars immersed in their faith, sensitive to the frustrations and resentments of the Muslim world, and yet appreciative of Western liberties not as an affront but as a stimulus to re-examine the riches of Islam and determine what can and cannot be affirmed with full religious integrity?
New York Times Sep 23, 2001 Who Hates the U.S.? Who Loves It?
QUOTE: The most devastating terrorist act in American history coincides with a deep sense of ambivalence about the United States throughout the Muslim world (and not only there). Admiration and envy commingle with resentment and outright hatred. Political extremists masterfully play on these emotions, leaving some weak and undemocratic governments like Egypt's feeling powerless to control them.
New York Times Sep 21, 2001 Hama Rules
QUOTE: ...a generation of Muslims and Arabs have been raised on such distorted views of America that...America has been vilified as the biggest enemy of Islam.
New York Times Sep 13, 2001 Terror in New York and Washington: Reaping What is Sown
ABSTRACT: ...we need to face the unwelcome truth that refreshing doses of freedom is not what many poor and desperate people, especially in the Third World, have been experiencing at this country's hands.
Jay's Leftist and 'Progressive' Internet Resources Directory Aug 10, 2001 Khatami Vs. Khamenei
QUOTE: The friction between reformers and reactionaries in Iran was great enough this week to delay the inauguration of Mohammad Khatami...
New York Times Aug 09, 2001 Iranian President Vows to Press Forward On Reform
QUOTE: ...President Mohammad Khatami...vowed to enact reforms clearly demanded by Iranian voters and warned his formidable opponents that failure would reflect badly on the very idea of Islamic government.
New York Times Aug 09, 2001 Irish Peace At a Crossroads
QUOTE: ...since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, the bare-knuckled unionist and republican fighters have slugged it out instead of building foundations for peace.
New York Times May 11, 2001 Militants in Zimbabwe Now Take Aim At Industry
QUOTE: Like many white owners of large businesses here, Mr. Garizio is under attack from black militants...who have the support of President Robert Mugabe and his ruling party.
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