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Memory’s Revenge
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The planners of Operation Iraqi Freedom forgot another thing on the road to Baghdad: how veterans would affect their ability to get new boots on the ground.

A Moral Moment
By Al Gore
The Bible says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” The Bush administration has no vision. So the people perish.

Government is Good for You
By Steven Hill
Hundreds of thousands of people on the Gulf Coast must be wishing they had more, not less, government.

The Mosquito and the Hammer
Interview by Tom Engelhardt
Columnist and author James Carroll on our post 9/11 world

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