Daily Archives: June 23, 2000

Afterword

On the front porch my little sister is giving a performance for the children who have come with their parents to our yard sale. She catches a fly, snatching it from mid-air. For a long minute she shakes the fly …

Fleeing Whiteness

Invisible Privilege: A Memoir About Race, Class, and Gender In the year and half since a couple of essays that I wrote on white privilege and racism were published and circulated on the Internet, I have received about 800 letters, …

Cloud Cover

In February 1955, Corporal Max Frankel was dispatched to Nevada on “an errand of disloyalty.” The ambitious journalist, then serving as a clerk in the Army’s Office of the Chief of Information, was ordered to Camp Desert Rock in Nevada. …

Interview

In mid-April, Ben Barnes delivered a speech at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at U.T.—Austin, the sort of event that usually passes through the news cycle and disappears. Austin American-Statesman political columnist Dave McNeely took note, observing, “Ben Barnes …

Jim Hightower

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that major corporations in need of major favors from the White House, Congress, and other governmental agencies are pouring major bucks into the two national conventions. AT&T (lobbying for control of the long distance phone market), …

Molly Ivins

We are having one of those brief but glorious moments when our attention is focused on foreign affairs, so let’s hare right after the sucker. Much in the news is the charmingly misleading headline that says, “Bush Proposes Deep Cuts …

The Bush Beat

One salubrious effect of George Bush’s presidential campaign is the close scrutiny the national media is giving the death penalty in Texas. A month ago, the Washington Post and The New York Times did critical investigative pieces that exposed a …

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