20 October 2003
Supreme Court to Rule on Pledge of Allegiance
The Supreme Court has decided to hear a case that may result in the "Pledge of Allegiance" getting bounced from school rooms for being unconstitutional. In a bout of church and state silliness that baffles most outside the US, atheists and fundamentalists have fought this battle for many years. Not once has the real matter been addressed; does the child mouthing the words understand them? Click here to read more.
Senate Hands Bush a Loss
The Republican-controlled US Senate gave Republican President George W. Bush a defeat on Thursday of last week when it voted to convert from a grant to a loan about half of the $20.3 billion for Iraq that he wanted. This is a harbinger of the troubles the GOP will have at the polls in November 2004. Click here for more.