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Volume 32, Number 18, May 6, 2005

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More GOP Fractures Emerge As Dems Batter Bush Policy  

by Jeffrey Steinberg and Paul Gallagher

After a series of stunning political setbacks in both Houses of Congress, the Bush Administration has launched a campaign of intimidation against both Republican lawmakers and a highly mobilized Democratic Party. President Bush is reported to be so dysfunctional that Vice President Dick Cheney has assumed virtual control over all policy initiatives.

Feature

Attack on Judiciary Takes Aim at U.S. Constitution  

by Edward Spannaus

Referring to those pushing the “nuclear option” and the “Constitution-in-Exile” notion, Lyndon LaRouche charged: “This is the Confederacy plain and simple. They not only hate the Constitution; they hate the Declaration of Independence as well.”

Which Constitution Are They Defending?  

by Edward Spannaus

Why They Hate 1937  

by Edward Spannaus

Organized by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and notably his Second Inaugural speech of Jan. 20, 1937, the Supreme Court reversed its prior trend, and affirmed New Deal programs, for the first time, on the basis of the General Welfare clause of the U.S. Constitution.

U.S. Senators Speak Out Against Nuclear Option  

History

The Armenian Genocide: True Justice Requires the End of Geopolitics  

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

Muriel Mirak-Weissbach recounts the history of her family, refugees from the Armenian genocide 90 years ago, and draws the conclusion that only a new Peace of Westphalia, as Lyndon LaRouche has discussed it, can end the “clinch” between Turks and Armenians.

The Treaty of Westphalia  

National

Bolton Nomination: More Than Meets the Eye  

by Ray McGovern

A guest commentary by former CIA analyst Ray McGovern. The fight over the Bush-Cheney nominee for ambassador to the UN is much more than a partisan political squabble. It is a matter of life and death for the endangered species of intelligence analysts determined to “tell it like it is,” no matter what the Administration’s policies may be.

Congress Needs To Fix the U.S. Economy, Not Social Security  

LaRouche PAC testimony submitted to the Senate Committee on Finances, Hearing on Social Security Solvency.

Waxman: Bush’s Stand Is Morally Wrong  

Congressional Closeup  

by Carl Osgood

Books

The American Revolution’s Crossing into Nationhood  

by Stu Rosenblatt

Washington’s Crossing, by David Hackett Fischer.

Up From Another Kind of Slavery  

by Mike Billington

Life After Life: A Story of Rage and Redemption, by Evans D. Hopkins.

Economics

Kirchner Assumes Leadership As Global Crisis Worsens  

by Cynthia R. Rush

Argentine President Néstor Kirchner is demonstrating a new quality of combativeness in response to the disintegration of the global financial system.

Documentation: From President Kirchner’s speech in Berlin on April 14.

Mexican Right Readies Its Own Funeral  

by Rubén Cota Meza

Economic Mission for Congress: To Save Auto, Build Rail  

by Richard Freeman

“Every GM plant in the United States is capable of retooling for whatever is needed to be produced,” said a United Auto Workers official at General Motors’ Mansfield, Ohio plant, discussing Lyndon LaRouche’s call for emergency government action to re-tool the American auto sector.

Debate Government’s Role in Saving Rail  

Fund National Rail To Rebuild Economy  

LaRouche PAC testimony submitted to a Congressional hearing on “The Federal Railroad Administration and AMTRAK.”

Ex-Greenpeace Activist Backs Nuclear Power  

by Gregory B. Murphy

Interview with Lord Dick Taverne.

International

Germans Debate FDR Model, Defense of Social State  

by Rainer Apel

It’s little surprise to those in the know, that “the LaRouche factor” has emerged at the center of a brawl over the future of Germany as an industrialized nation-state.

Neo-Cons Throw New Provocations at Iran  

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

Anti-Colonial ‘Spirit of Bandung’ Revived  

by Mike Billington

Japan-China Relations Need ‘New Westphalia’  

by Kathy Wolfe

Palestinian Social and Political Expectations  

by Hanan Ashrawi

From a speech by Palestinian activist Dr. Hanan Ashrawi in Washington.

Interviews

Lord Dick Taverne  

Taverne is a member of the House of Lords in Great Britain. A former member of Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth, he realized that the attitudes of his past associates are geared toward anti-science. He is the author of March of Unreason: Science, Democracy, and the New Fundamentalism.

Editorial

A New Bretton Woods Now!  

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