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Issue No. 54: December '04 - January '05

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This issue hit the streets December 3. This is some of it. Enjoy.
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From the Editor:
by Craig Mazer
Editorial: Four More Years of Fighting to Do – "...not just ... to get a better president in office in 2008–which should be easy, even if he is a Republican. We need to fight this administration throughout its entire term."

The Other Election Story: The Demise of a Third-Party Presence in the U.S.
by Jeff Nall
While progressives as well as moderates in both the Democratic and Republican parties ponder the daunting possibilities of four more years of W, his re-election is only half the story.

The Good News, The Bad News, and the Ugly Truth: Making the Best of a Bad Situation
by Morris Sullivan
After November 2, most progressives felt like the lunatics had taken over the asylum. But if we take a close look at the storms that are building on the horizon, we might spot a silver lining here and there.

Over-Priced Musings:
by Don Pflaster
The Balloon Pops – Listen! Do you hear that? It's the sound of American jobs whooshing out the window. Looks like the results of this election will be another devastating blow for labor–perhaps the ultimate blow.

Comic Relief: The Muddlemarch
by Neal Skorpen
Choose: The Enemy Is Us? | Capital Expenditures

Banned in the UK! The Home Office Says "Stay Home" to U.S. Animal Rights Activists
by Dr. Steven Best
A first-person account of how the British government took action to ban U.S. activists from entering their country for fear that their presence might further the flames of animal rights militancy in England.

by various writers
A little bit on a whole heck of a hell of a lot of CDs.

Advertiser Index: The businesses that make this magazine possible; includes lots of cool music-label links.

This issue's quotes:

"The question before the human race is, whether the God of nature shall govern the world by his own laws, or whether priests and kings shall rule it by fictitious miracles."

John Adams

"The most certain test by which we judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities."
historian Lord John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton