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Terror: The Bush Deception. According to the Bush administration website lifeandliberty.gov, we are winning the war on terrorism. DAVID COLE disagrees; he says Bushs disregard of fundamental principles of human rights is the most likely source of the next attack. David teaches law at Georgetown; his article Are We Safer? appears in the March 9 issue of New York Review. his most recent book is Enemy Aliens: Double Standards and Constitutional Freedoms in the War on Terrorism.
David Cole will be speaking on Domestic Spying, Torture, and the War on Terror in LA Wed, Mar. 22 at 700pm at 10000 W. Pico Blvd in West LA: email MSmall@akingump.com.
A Hard Bill To Swallow. Last Wednesday the House passed the National Uniformity for Food Act. HAROLD MEYERSON Says it might better be named the Swallow at Your Own Risk Act. In one swoop, the bill preempts roughly 200 state laws governing food safety. Harold writes for the Washington Post, The American Prospect, and the LA Weekly.
An Abortion Story. In 1998 in Buffalo, abortion provider Dr. Barnett Slepian was killed by a sniper. Days later, another local doctor, Shalom Press, was told he was next on the list. Now his son EYAL PRESS tells the story of a fight on the front lines of the war over abortion — in his home town. Eyal writes for The Nation; his new book is Absolute Convictions: My Father, a City, and the Conflict that Divided America.
ALSO: Your Minnesota Moment, news from my home town of St. Paul: Garrison Keillor says Impeach Bush.