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Special Section: WHAT NOW?
It's an important question to ask. This was an emotional electionone many of us worked hard to affect. With the smoke clearing and four more years of a Bush administration now a reality, we need to quickly regroup and start thinking forward. This issue of IMPACT press features several articles dealing with the election, voting and the state of politics in America. Two of them are online; here's the rest:
- Notes From the Cultural Wasteland:
by Morris Sullivan
A brief history of the Republican Party. Not an altogether accurate history, mind you, but it's a lot funnier than the textbook version.
- Give Up on America/"Clean" Candidates Elected
by Jim Hightower
Now more than ever, we must rise up and take back our country. But there's good news, as "clean money" campaigns scored victories across the U.S. in 2004.
- Transforming Four More Years
by Norman Soloman
Right-wing trumpets are making a horrific racket across a ravaged political landscape. For now, hope is barely audible.
- New America: A Treatise on a Country That Once Was The Land of the Free
by Steven Lance Stoll
On Tuesday, November 2, 2004, America ceased to be the land of tolerance and secularism that it had been for over 200 years and began its transformation into a unique brand of theocracy.
- No Mandate for the Right: An Analysis of the 2004 Election
by Dr. David Smith
The election results should not be interpreted as a mandate for Bush's reactionary politics or an endorsement of conservatism by the majority of Americans.
Cure Worse Than the Disease: Students Fight Drug Provision
by Kari Lydersen
Under what's known as the Drug Provision of the Higher Education Act, a bundle of laws relating to access to higher education, students forfeit their right to any kind of financial aid if they are over 18 and are convicted of a drug offense.
by Corbin Sarale, Scott Miller
"Beat the Heat: How to Handle Encounters with Law Enforcement"; "State Terrorism and the United States: For Counterinsurgency to the War on Terrorism"
Democracy Fails: Corporations Win
by Peter Phillips
Democracy in the United States is only a shadow in a corporate media cave of deceit, lies and incomplete information.
Protestors: Freedom Fighters or Assholes
by Adam Finley
It's up to you to decide the answer to that question.
Comic: The K Chronicles
by Keith Knight
The 10 Worst Animal Abusers of 2004
by Heather Moore
There are a number of fast-food restaurants, factory farms, furriers, laboratories, puppy mills, and animal acts and exhibits that deserve to be singled out for their blatant inhumanity, but these ten stand above the rest for their wanton cruelty, complete lack of common decency, and total disregard for the feelings of animals and consumers.
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