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Randolph T. Holhut has been a journalist in New England for more than 25 years. He edited "The George Seldes Reader" (Barricade Books). He can be reached at randyholhut@yahoo.com.

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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 28, 2005
THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION 2005 will likely go down in history as the year the Bush administration fell apart for good.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 4, 2006
THE 27-9-3 RULE AND HONING THE MESSAGE FOR 2006 How can the GOPs be beaten? Keep the message short, simple and focused.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 21, 2006
WHERE'S THE OUTRAGE OVER BUSH'S ELECTION FRAUD? The mainstream press has ignored vote fraud and vote manipulation for too long.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 6, 2006
Making a List: Who Are The Most Influential People in American History? The Atlantic's Top 100 offers plenty to debate for those interested in American history.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 26, 2006
World War III: The GOP's Ultimate Trump Card? World War III isn't unthinkable anymore. It's now the Republican Party's campaign strategy for 2006 and beyond.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 14, 2005
RELIGIOUS TYRANNY AND THE WAR AGAINST REASON The "war against Christmas" masks a bigger war — the war against reason and against those who reject religious dogma as a basis for public policy.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 9, 2006
TIME TO PUT SOME REAL MONEY INTO RAIL SERVICE Amtrak marks its 35 birthday by being slowly starved into oblivion. But the times demand more, not less, rail service.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 8, 2006
BUSH REFUSES TO CONFRONT THE TRUE COST OF THE IRAQ WAR
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Jeff Cohen's Journey Through the Cable News Looking Glass In his new book, "Cable News Confidential," Jeff Cohen shows that cable news is even worse than you think.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Greg Palast: The Last Muckraker?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 22, 2006
RIGHT-WINGERS HATE VERMONT, AND WE DON'T CARE Why has one little state become so hated by the radical right? Because Vermonters like to be contrary.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 23, 2005
WHY DO CONSERVATIVES HATE VETERANS AND GOLD STAR MOTHERS? The anti-military right attacks Cindy Sheehan and anyone else who dares to question the Iraq war.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 18, 2007
How The Bush Administration Uses Fear As A Political Tool
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Impeachment: The Only Way to End the Iraq War
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 7, 2007
Congress Can, and Should, Stop The War in Iraq If Congress has the guts, it can stop George Bush's war right now.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Nuclear Power Is Not Clean, Green or Cheap The nuclear power industry tries to "greenwash" itself into a enivironmentally responsible energy source.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 3, 2006
If a Bill of Rights Falls in the Forest, Does Anybody Hear? Congress sells out our civil liberties, and America shrugs.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 8, 2007
The FISA Vote: Once Again, Democrats Show Their Spinelessness
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Bush Fiddles While The Planet Burns
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 2, 2006
Is optimism dead in America? Optimism is a rare commodity in America today. What's happened to it?
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 13, 2007
A Question of Priorities Bush and Congress keep shoveling money at the Pentagon and cutting taxes on the rich, while other domestic priorities get ignored.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Wishing For Another 9/11?
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 16, 2006
HILLARY CLINTON: IS SHE THE NEXT PRO-WAR DEMOCRAT TO FALL? Hillary Clinton, who voted for the Iraq war, may be the next pro-war Democrat to go down to defeat.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Executive Power Gone Wild
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Extreme Capitalism and the Financialization of America
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 1, 2006
A Young Man's Chronicle of Hell At 22, Mohammed Omer has seen enough bloodshed in Gaza to last a lifetime. But he is determined to tell the world the truth about what's happening in his homeland.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 5, 2006
A CASE OF HISTORY ABUSE: BUSH, RUMSFELD AND FASCISM There they go again! The White House misuses and distorts history to sell the war on terror.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 24, 2006
TWENTY-FIVE MINUTES WITH CONDOLEEZZA RICE A meeting with one of the architects of the Bush administration's foreign policy reveals little and shows the discipline of a White House that only communicates in talking points.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Republicans and the Culture of Stupidity Vermont is the smartest state in the union. It is also one of the bluest states. Coincidence? Not at all.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 1, 2007
Molly Ivins: A Mighty Voice Is Stilled Molly Ivins is gone, and it hurts like hell.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Diplomacy Works Better Than Bombs
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Bush, Cheney and the Nixon Principle
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 31, 2006
When the Warriors Start Saying, "Enough!" The people who have to do fighting in Iraq are now having second thoughts about doing so.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 2, 2007
THE BUTCHER'S BILL: 3,000 DEAD, AND COUNTING, IN IRAQ The US death toll in Iraq has reached 3,000. Does anyone in the White House care?
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Why Do Conservatives Hate Insuring Kids?
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 7, 2005
NEWSPAPERS AREN'T DYING, BUT THEY MAY YET COMMIT SUICIDE The death of newspapers may be slightly exaggerated, but that death may end up being self-inflicted by short-sighted management.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 2, 2005
IT'S TIME TO START TAKING THE THEOCRATS SERIOUSLY What happens when church and state become one? A new documentary examines that question
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Is Cold War II Just Around The Corner?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 30, 2006
KATRINA: A TRAGEDY MADE WORSE BY THE BUSH ADMINSTRATION'S INCOMPETENCE
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 19, 2005
THE PRESIDENT MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE. PERIOD. If the rule of law still means anything in this nation, President Bush must be held accountable for flouting federal surveillance laws.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 22, 2006
TRADING FREEDOM FOR SECURITY LEAVES US WITH NEITHER Britain is rapidly becoming an authoritarian state, and a model for what the future of law enforcement in the U.S. could be.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Thom Hartmann's Frontline Dispatches From The War On The Middle Class Thom Hartmann's new book, "Screwed," describes how working Americans are caught in the free fire zone of the class war.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 20, 2005
BETTER PAID AND BETTER TRAINED WORKERS EQUALS MORE PRODUCTIVITY Smart companies know that slash and burn management doesn't yield long term profits.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 18, 2007
A Missed Opportunity for Impeachment in Vermont
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 15, 2006
WHERE SECRECY BLOOMS, SO DOES TYRANNY The Bush White House loves secrecy and hates journalists — a combination that is lethal for a healthy democracy
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 23, 2007
The 2008 Election: Faster, and More Dismal Than Before
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 12, 2006
THE GOP STEALS ANOTHER ELECTION, THIS TIME IN MEXICO
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 15, 2006
A Woman-Powered Victory For Democrats The Democrats have won, and you can thank women for that.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 28, 2006
THE SUPREME COURT BLOWS IT YET AGAIN ON CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM The Supreme Court rejects Vermont's campaign finance law and again misses an opportunity for advancing the cause of clean elections.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 4, 2007
The GAO Sounds the Alarm on "Peak Oil"
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 19, 2006
A Time To Worry In a time when we need someone intelligent in the White House, we're stuck with George W. Bush.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 26, 2005
PETER GALBRAITH'S THREE-STATE REMEDY FOR AVOIDING CIVIL WAR IN IRAQ Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds want to control their own destinies in Iraq. The U.S. should let them, and can prevent a civil war in the process.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 7, 2006
WAR THEN, WAR NOW: ONE VET'S ATTEMPT TO RECONCILE VIETNAM AND IRAQ A Vietnam veteran is using the letters he sent home to his wife to show readers some of the universal truths of war, truths we are learning anew in Iraq.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 4, 2006
A FREE NATION NEEDS A FREE PRESS
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 29, 2006
A NATION OF IMMIGRANTS TRIES TO SLAM SHUT THE GOLDEN DOOR Every American came from somewhere else. So why are we cracking down on this generation of immigrants?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 18, 2006
The Nuclear Menace: It's Back, Thanks to Bush If we are entering a new nuclear arms race, the blame can be placed squarely on President Bush's shoulders.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 8, 2006
The Real Road to 9/11 Here a bit of the history that ABC doesn't want to talk about in its upcoming 9/11 film.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 12, 2006
BUSH PREPARES FOR ANOTHER WAR, AND THE NATION YAWNS Are we going to get fooled again and have another unnecessary Bush war? Only if we let them fool us twice.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Seeking Atonement For Wars Both Distant and Present
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Don't They Know There's A War On?
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 7, 2007
Cindy Sheehan: An Unstoppable Woman
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 21, 2005
THE FAITH-BASED ECONOMY IS ABOUT TO MEET REALITY Alan Greenspan and the Bush administration pretend that all is well economically. They are about to get a very rude awakening.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 14, 2006
Impeachment Should Not Be A Taboo For Democrats Impeachment? Why not? John Nichols' new book says it's a necessary part of our democracy.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Fool Us Twice? Shame On Us The lies to sell the Iraq war are being recycled to sell an attack on Iran.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 24, 2006
A Toon For Our Time: Hugh Harman's "Peace on Earth"
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 28, 2005
THE MYTH OF COMPETENCE IN THE BUSH WHITE HOUSE How the "CEO President" is running this nation straight into the ground.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 22, 2006
So, What's The Plan For Iraq? The Bush administration faces a crossroads in its Iraq strategy. Will they blow this chance too?
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Immigration: The Issue That May Tear Apart The GOP
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Not One More Dime For This Immoral War
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 23, 2005
REPUBLICANS TRY YET AGAIN TO STEAL FROM THE POOR The GOP wants to cut food stamps, Medicaid and student loans to pay for the Iraq war and more tax breaks for the wealthy.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 5, 2005
TODAY'S GOP: HOME OF CRONY CAPITALISM AND CORRUPTION The Republican Party is starting to collapse, crushed by the weight of its own corruption.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 12, 2005
MORE DEADLY THAN 9/11: THE COMING FLU PANDEMIC Time and money wasted on "the war on terror" has left this nation vulerable to a deadly flu pandemic.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 13, 2007
How Vermonters Helped End The Cold War
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 11, 2007
The Ultimate Cost of Bush's Hubris in Iraq The "new way forward" in Iraq will mean more dead, more wounded and more trouble for the U.S.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 18, 2006
THE TAX SYSTEM WASN'T ALWAYS RIGGED AGAINST THE LITTLE GUY The wealthy and corporation pay less and less in taxes. It wasn't that long ago when they paid a fair share.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 18, 2006
THE CASHMAN CASE: YET ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF RIGHT-WING DEMAGOGUERY An attack on a Vermont judge by the right-wing screamers shows how they never let facts stand in the way of their arguments.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 5, 2007
P.R. And Spin Can't Hide Failures In Iraq
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 14, 2005
A MORE RATIONAL FOREIGN POLICY IS THE BEST WAY TO STOP TERROR ATTACKS The Bush and Blair administrations share the blame for the rise in terror attacks.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 11, 2006
RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE: A NO-BRAINER ISSUE FOR DEMOCRATS Raising the federal minimum wage is something long overdue and a sure-fire campaign issue for 2006.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 3, 2005
LIPSTICK ON A PIG The name of the war might change, but not the flawed thinking behind it.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 10, 2005
RECOVERING THE TRUE STORY OF THE ATOMIC BOMB The seeds of the nuclear arms race were sown by the U.S. decision to censor the horrific effects of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 30, 2005
CENSORSHIP WITH BOMBS "Killing the messenger" is a concept President Bush seem to take literally.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 30, 2006
IRAQ: THE WORLD'S DEADLIEST PLACE FOR JOURNALISTS Seventy-one journalists have been killed in action so far in the Iraq war, making it the deadliest conflict ever for journalists.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 22, 2006
THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION SELLS US OUT AGAIN, THIS TIME TO DUBAI Once again, Bush puts his cronies ahead of national security.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 10, 2006
When Is "Never Again?" Eighty eight years ago today, the "war to end all wars" ended. "Never again" was the cry of the survivors. Little did they know what would their sons, grandsons and great-grandsons would go through.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 31, 2005
WE NEED TO START TALKING SERIOUSLY ABOUT GETTING OUT OF IRAQ It may finally, unavoidably be time to start having a serious national conversation about the war in Iraq and how to end it.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 14, 2006
WHACKING THE HORNETS NEST: THE INSANITY OF A U.S. ATTACK ON IRAN An U.S. attack on Iran would likely have dangerous consequences for America, and the world.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 17, 2006
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, NOT SOLDIERS AND WALLS, WILL STEM IMMIGRANT SURGE One way to keep Mexicans from flooding into the United States is to rebuild the Mexican economy and undo the damage from a decade of NAFTA.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 25, 2006
MORE LYING ABOUT SPYING BY THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION President Bush can say he didn't break the law, but he did, and did so repeatedly.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 14, 2005
IT'S TIME TO REACQUAINT CONSERVATIVES WITH THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF GOVERNANCE While President Bush is in the mood to accept some responsibility for his actions, why not also accept responsibility for letting our federal government fall into disrepair?
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 3, 2006
FAREWELL, PROFESSOR GALBRAITH With John Kenneth Galbraith's passing, we lost a great hero for the cause of liberalism and I lost a great mentor.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Iraq, Iran and the Folly of Faith-Based Foreign Policy Two realists on Iraq and Iran say there is little hope that things in the Middle East will improve as long as the Bush administration is in power.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 1, 2006
GULAGS 'R' US We've become the United States of Torture, and few of us seem to care.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 22, 2007
Who Is Really Supporting the Troops? There is a big gulf between the GOP's talk of "supporting the troops" and the treatment they're getting when the troops come home.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 15, 2005
CIVILIZED NATIONS SHOULDN'T TORTURE (UNLESS THEY'RE RUN BY REPUBLICANS) Why does the United States and its current leaders love torture and running secret prisons so much?
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 13, 2007
The Adminstration That Cries Wolf
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 5, 2006
REPUBLICANS ARE STILL CLINGING TO THE "W" BRAND Three years ago, George W. Bush was called "the popular wartime president." Today, his approval rating approaches Nixonian levels.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 9, 2005
CHARITY IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR AN ACTIVIST GOVERNMENT Twenty-five years ago, the Reagan revolution began. It meant the end of government as the protector of the poor.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 25, 2006
THE WAKE-UP CALL ON ENERGY HAS ARRIVED Rising oil prices are back, and it's time for our leaders to get serious about weaning this nation off fossil fuels and imported oil.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 14, 2006
AL-ZARQAWI IS DEAD, BUT NOTHING WILL CHANGE IN IRAQ
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 27, 2005
REJECTING FEAR IS THE KEY TO STOPPING TERROR We must not let terrorists, nor those who say they will protect us from terrorism, scare us into leading shrunken, fearful lives
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 1, 2006
THE FIGHT IS NOW TOUGHER, BUT IT'S ALWAYS BEEN TOUGH
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 19, 2005
"MISS RUN AMOK" TAKES DOWN THE NEW YORK TIMES Judith Miller chose her sources over her newspaper and ended up burning both.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 8, 2006
FROM THE GREEN MOUNTAINS COMES THE CRY, "IMPEACH HIM!" Five towns in Vermont used their annual town meetings to demand the impeachment of President Bush.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 6, 2005
HOW THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION LET NEW ORLEANS DIE The gross incompetance of the Bush adminstration is directly responsible for the misery we're seeing in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 17, 2005
A MOTHER'S GRIEF AND A PRESIDENT'S ARROGANCE President Bush has had lots of time for fun on his vacation, but no time to answer the concerns of Cindy Sheehan.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Our "Vital" National Interst in Iraq? Oil, Oil, Oil

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