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Marie Cocco: Colin Powell’s Complicity

A new biography makes you long for an act of conscience that is so out of style it seems quaint: the principled resignation.

Posted on Oct 18, 2006 READ MORE


Marie Cocco: Last Refuge of the Republicans

If Democrats want to roll back Bush’s tax cuts, it’s only because they want to protect Medicare over millionaires.

Posted on Oct 16, 2006 READ MORE


Marie Cocco: Wait-and-Walk

Shortly after the November midterm elections, former Secretary of State James Baker, the Bush family fixer anointed to patch up U.S. policy in Iraq, is going to announce what everyone else already knows: It’s time to pull out.

Posted on Oct 11, 2006 READ MORE


Marie Cocco: The Death of Safia Ama Jan

The unpunished slaying of an Afghan women’s-rights worker belies America’s commitment to the liberation of Afghanistan’s female population.

Posted on Oct 9, 2006 READ MORE


Marie Cocco:  Foley’s a Sideshow

The GOP’s coverup of Mark Foley’s Internet escapades is actually the party’s least shocking shirking of responsibility.

Posted on Oct 4, 2006 READ MORE


Marie Cocco: America’s Other Civil War

A bipartisan panel has concluded that most Americans want exactly the kind of universal healthcare system that Hillary Clinton was vilified for trying to create over a decade ago.

Posted on Oct 2, 2006 READ MORE


Marie Cocco: The Race That ‘Macaca’ Made

The unraveling of Virginia Sen. George Allen’s reelection campaign may have begun with a single offensive remark caught on tape, but his competitor’s Lamont-style netroots insurgency is just as responsible for making the race tight.

Posted on Sep 27, 2006 READ MORE


Marie Cocco: Dirty Tricks at HP

“In this political atmosphere, who could blame Hewlett-Packard for believing it could spy on reporters—or even try to intimidate them?”

Posted on Sep 25, 2006 READ MORE


Marie Cocco: Hypocrisy Among Torture Opponents

If John McCain, John Warner and Lindsey Graham are so intent on keeping Bush from legalizing torture, why did they vote to confirm Alberto Gonzales, the architect of Bush’s terror policy, as attorney general?

Posted on Sep 20, 2006 READ MORE


Marie Cocco: ‘Scare Tactics’ on Social Security

“One could reasonably ask why talking about Social Security is a scarier tactic than the White House campaign slogan, which amounts to ‘elect Democrats and die at the terrorists’ hands.’ But never mind.”

Posted on Sep 18, 2006 READ MORE


Marie Cocco: Longing for the Privacy of Carbon Paper

Hewlett-Packard used a digital snooping method known as “pretexting”—aka lying—to finger its directors who were leaking to the press. It just goes to show: When it comes to safeguarding the populace against such attacks, we’re still in the Wild, Wild West.

Posted on Sep 13, 2006 READ MORE


Marie Cocco: Dealing With Rumsfeld the Weaselly Way

The fledgling congressional movement to strip power from Rumsfeld and shift it to the U.S. generals in Iraq is nothing more than a ploy started by a politician afraid of losing his job.

Posted on Sep 11, 2006 READ MORE


Marie Cocco: The Smoldering Legacy of the World Trade Center

After five years, we must ask: How did the path from Ground Zero somehow lead us to Abu Ghraib? Where did the elemental goodness that inspired us in those first days and weeks after the attacks on New York and the Pentagon go?

Posted on Sep 6, 2006 READ MORE


Marie Cocco: The Myth of the Investor Middle Class

A new study reveals the “ownership society’’ of conservative dreams for the fraud it is; do-it-yourself financing doesn’t work when the upper class owns 80% of the nation’s stock.

Posted on Aug 28, 2006 READ MORE


Marie Cocco: The Power of ‘Nothing’

The word leaped from President Bush’s lips, dismissive and defiant, as though the questioner should have known better, and perhaps should not have asked.

Posted on Aug 24, 2006 READ MORE


Marie Cocco: The Potemkin Village of Baghdad

The Iraqi government, which President Bush heralded last spring as a “milestone,’’ a “turning point’’ and a “watershed event,’’ is perilously ineffectual.

Posted on Aug 17, 2006 READ MORE


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Marie Cocco: The Hippie Factor

Tempting though it may be to lump them together, Baghdad is not Saigon, and Cindy Sheehan is not Jane Fonda.

Posted on Aug 14, 2006 READ MORE


Marie Cocco: The Meltdown We’re Not Supposed to Talk About

The American middle class is in a free fall. But if Congress and the White House were to acknowledge the problem, then they might have to do something about it.

Posted on Jul 26, 2006 READ MORE


Marie Cocco: King George, Dethroned

As we celebrate our Independence Day, let us thank the Supreme Court for granting us deliverance from the tyranny of a president who tried to fashion himself king.

Posted on Jul 2, 2006 READ MORE


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