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Dennis Is No Menace

At least not to the other Democratic candidates.

May 5, 2003, Vol. 8, No. 33

A Tale of Two Nancys

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi can't decide whether she's Dick Gephardt or Howard Dean.

7:00 AM, Apr 7, 2003

Where's Al Jazeera?

The English-language version website of the Arab news network disappeared moments after going live. What happened?

3:25 PM, Apr 2, 2003

War Democrats

They support not just the troops, but the mission too.

Mar 31, 2003, Vol. 8, No. 28

Going Unilateral on AIDS

The president wants to bypass international bureaucracies with his proposal to fight AIDS in Africa. The usual suspects are objecting.

11:00 PM, Mar 18, 2003

Young, Wonky, and Proud of It

Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan makes waves.

Mar 17, 2003, Vol. 8, No. 26

Corn Kids

A new strain of genetically-altered corn can help feed the world and cut down on pesticides. Why are some environmentalist groups against it?

11:00 PM, Feb 26, 2003

Guns for Tots

The New York City Coucil wants to ban water pistols in the Big Apple. The Manhattan Libertarian party is riding to the rescue.

11:00 PM, Jan 30, 2003

No More Jackpots

Tort reform triumphs in Mississippi.

Jan 27, 2003, Vol. 8, No. 19

Caught in the Web

A new Amnesty International report reveals that China's Internet police force is brutally efficient--and becoming more so every day.

12:45 AM, Dec 19, 2002

Of Pork and Patronage

Democrats are complaining about pork in the Homeland Security bill. But they're really just shilling for their trial lawyer pals.

11:00 PM, Dec 3, 2002

On the Fritz

Minnesota voters looked back into the face of '70s liberalism, and flinched.

1:22 PM, Nov 6, 2002

What's the Best That Could Happen?

Bill Simon is down double-digits to California Gov. Gray Davis. But if the stars line up just right--and it rains in L.A.--you never know . . .

11:00 PM, Oct 31, 2002

Holding Out on Reform

Only two senators voted against last week's bipartisan election-reform bill: Chuck Schumer and Hillary Clinton.

12:00 AM, Oct 22, 2002

Suicide Kings

Two new studies claim that suicide rates are higher when conservatives are in power.

12:00 AM, Sep 30, 2002

West Nile Paranoia

Senator Patrick Leahy doesn't think Saddam is a threat, but he does think that the West Nile virus could be the work of terrorists.

12:00 AM, Sep 16, 2002

RIAA's Hold on the House

Big Music gets a twofer in Congress with a bill that cuts down on fair use and bulks up webcasting.

12:00 AM, Aug 29, 2002

Lifestyles of the Poor and Obscure

An environmentalist laments the tragedy of electricity.

12:00 AM, Aug 28, 2002

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