In Baghdads upscale al-Mansour neighborhood, change is afoot. The towering pillars of a massive, but yet incomplete, mosque are visible from all around.
I. Trouble Inside the Beltway, late March 2004. White House Senior Adviser Karl Rove calls Vice President Dick Cheney to talk about the campaign.
A year ago I wrote an article for New York Press in which I examined Rev. Al Sharptons pre-2004 campaign.
Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq (July 2003) For the battle-hardened Marines and soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, coming back to Camp Get Some, Iraq at the end of a long day of guarding the city normally means getting some chow and pulling a guard duty, reading a book, or just going to sleep.
A partys pro-war leadership is at odds with its activist base. A nominating convention is being held in a city hostile to political protest. Radical factions threaten violent demonstrations, from which a reactionary political party stands to benefit.
Senator John Kerry calls Democratic National Committee Chair Terry McCauliffe to talk about the campaign.
In response to 9/11, the Bush Administration launched its war on terrorism, as well as the war in Iraq. In February of 2002, "September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows" formed to promote non-violent solutions to terrorism. Last year, the group was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Mardi Gras or Carnival is an age-old celebration deeply rooted in ancient pagan and European festival traditions. While scholars disagree about the connections (or lack thereof) between Carnival and the ancient Roman spring rites of Saturnalia and Lupercalia, we know that the Christian church leaders sought to neutralize the rowdy Roman festival by incorporating it into the newly created Christian calendar early in the fifth century.