Archives: 2004 May

The Ministry of Information

May 22nd, 2004, Comments Off on The Ministry of Information

To the Editor, The American people are susceptible to the hype of campaign promises unlikely to be kept and the “spin” doctors who try to limit embarrassment on the part of officials caught in their insincerities pre and post election. We tend to believe what appears in news soundbytes and is offered to us by […]

Rumsfeld is working too hard!

May 22nd, 2004, No Comments

To the Editor, I think your paper and Congress owes Mr. Rumsfeld an apology for increasing his workload with demands for explanations of wartime theater operations. After all, the burden of accountability was to be circumvented through such legislative achievements as the “Patriot Act”. Here, Congress exemplified patriotism by granting this administration complete autonomy in […]

Restoring the Force of Constitutional Law

May 22nd, 2004, Comments Off on Restoring the Force of Constitutional Law

To the Editor, The story of U.S. war crimes being reported in Cuba, Afghanistan and Iraq were handily summarized in these closing editorial statements; “The only solution is for Mr. Bush to formally forswear the abusive practices his administration has adopted. If he will not, Congress must prohibit their use.” We must all take responsibility […]

Following the Prevailing Winds

May 22nd, 2004, Comments Off on Following the Prevailing Winds

To the Editor: With all due respects to Ms. Applebaum, it is entirely possible to predict what will happen when people are faced with choices between “good and evil”. The majority go with the prevailing winds of pressure to either side of that coin, regardless of educational level and economic status. The Milgrim studies of […]

Journalism and Pesticides

May 22nd, 2004, Comments Off on Journalism and Pesticides

To the Editor, The stunningly bizarre factor at work in the pesticide “debate” is that journalists apparently cannot be bothered to read medical journals. These explicitly state the toxicological effects of pesticides. Neither do they read the MSDS sheets (Material Safety Data Sheets), which delineate the manufacturer’s admission that multisystemic, adverse effects can be experienced […]

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