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2005

"Intelligent-design debate reveals limits of religion and science," Hindustan Times (India). Also posted on Counterpunch, ZNet and Dissident Voice., December 16, 2005.

"Pornography is a left issue," posted on ZNet, December 6, 2005.

"The First Amendment's assembly and petition clauses--eviscerated by Big Money?" Fredericksburg (VA) Free Lance-Star, December 4, 2005.

"Give thanks no more; it's time for a National Day of Atonement," posted on ZNet and Counterpunch, November 21, 2005.

"Hope is for the weak: The challenge of a broken world," posted on ZNet and Dissident Voice,
November 15, 2005.

"TV images don't bring change," posted on Common Dreams, October 26, 2005.

"We are the results of what we want and what society allows us," Ogden Standard-Examiner, October 6, 2005, p. 7-A.
Posted on Counterpunch, September 9, 2005.

"Bush isn't a racist -- just one more privileged, soulless person," Hindustan Times (India). Also published as "Like many songs of privilege, Bush harms us all," Madison Capital Times, October 10, 2005, p. 9-A. Posted on Counterpunch.

"Our grief is not special: The pain of September 10," posted on Common Dreams and Counterpunch, September 12, 2005.

“The new White People’s Burden: Take a hard look in the mirror,” Houston Chronicle, September 11, 2005, pp. E-1, 5.

"The fears of white people," posted on ZNet, September 9, 2005.

"The patriotic press," Hindustan Times (India), September 3, 2005, p. 10.

"White people's burden," posted on Alternet, August 31, 2005.

"'Empathy is the first ingredient': A profile of singer Eliza Gilkyson," The Progressive, September 2005, pp. 42-43. Also posted on Alternet.

"Empathy and choices: Rethinking the debate on pornography," American Sexuality magazine, Vol. 3, No. 4, August 2005.

"A nation of mercenaries," Hindustan Times (India), August 15, 2005, p. 8.

"Belonging and becoming: The challenges we face," posted on Counterpunch, ZNet, and Common Dreams, August 15, 2005.

"UT shouldn't help further this nation's nuclear goals," Austin American-Statesman, August 6, 2005.

"From Hiroshima to Iraq and back," co-authored with Sharon Weiner, posted on ZNet and Counterpunch, August 5, 2005.

"The other backlash," Hindustan Times, July 22, 2005, p. 10.

"Monitoring the myths," Texas Observer, July 8, 2005, pp. 26-27. Also posted on Counterpunch.

"The right's assault on the academy: An interview with Robert Jensen," Counterpunch, July 5, 2005.

"TV talk: No evidence required," posted on Alternet, Counterpunch, and Common Dreams, May 20, 2005. ZNet Commentary, June 8, 2005.

"Demonize, disguise, divert: Pinning the blame on Newsweek," co-authored with Pat Youngblood, posted on Alternet, Counterpunch, and Common Dreams, May 17, 2005. An edited version appeared as "What a gift: Bush team exploits magazine's gaffe," Philadelphia Inquirer, May 18, 2005; and "U.S. deflects killings blame by demonizing Newsweek," Fort Wayne (IN) Journal Gazette, May 20, 2005. Also ZNet Commentary, May 22, 2005.

"This strong feminist voice was hardly a man-hater," Houston Chronicle, April 19, 2005, p. B-9.

"What is an anti-American leftist?" FrontPageMagazine.com, April 11, 2005.

"Just a prude? Feminism, pornography and men's choices," April 5, 2005.

"The world is waiting for an answer: Are we Americans, or human beings?" posted on Common Dreams and Counterpunch, March 21, 2005.


"Just a john? Pornography and men's choices," posted on Left Hook and xy, March 9, 2005.

"Ward Churchill has rights, and he's right," posted on Common Dreams, Counterpunch, and ZNet, February 14, 2005.


"Sinner or saints? The contradictions of conservative Christian politics," ZNet Commentary, January 30, 2005.

"Nurturing Iraq's non-election," co-authored with Pat Youngblood, posted on Alternet, January 28, 2005.

"A new 'Citizens' Oath of Office' for Inauguration 2005," ZNet Commentary, January 20, 2005. Also posted on Counterpunch, Dissident Voice, and Progressive Trail.


                                                         2004


“A lost war?” The Hindu, December 19, 2004.


"The upside to losing Iraq? An empire falls," Austin American-Statesman, December 3, 2004, p. A-17. Also ran as "Defeat for an empire," Fort Worth Star-Telegram, December 8, 2004; and posted on Common Dreams.

"Symposium: Four more years,"  FrontPageMagazine.com, December 3, 2004.

"Their quest for justice won't die with Arafat," co-authored with Sylvia Shihadeh, Austin American-Statesman, November 12, 2004. Also posted on Counterpunch, ZNet, OutlookIndia, and Dissident Voice.

"Your rich men are full of violence," posted on Common Dreams, Counterpunch and ZNet, November 4, 2004.

"Election day fears," co-authored with Pat Youngblood, posted at Working for Change, Counterpunch, and ZNet, October 15, 2004.

"Symposium: The left's hatred of Bush,"  FrontPageMagazine.com, October 15, 2004.

"Large dams in India: Temples or burial grounds? An interview with Angana Chatterji," posted on Alternet, Counterpunch, and ZNet, September 21, 2004.

"Both sides in debate about Kerry's Vietnam service ignore the truth of the war," ZNet Commentary, September 19, 2004.

"'Hijacking Catastrophe' fills a void left by journalists' failures," posted TomPaine.com, Alternet, and Working for Change, September 17, 2004.

"Attempts to oust Venezuela's leader show 'expanding democracy' is just rhetoric," Austin American-Statesman, August 14, 2004, p. A-15; and Houston Chronicle, August 15, 2004, p. D-1. Also distributed as a ZNet Commentary, August 11, 2004; and posted on web sites, including Counterpunch and Common Dreams.

"Kerry's hypocrisy on Vietnam War," posted on Counterpunch, August 2, 2004.

"'Fahrenheit 9/11' is a stupid white movie: What Michael Moore misses about the empire," posted on Counterpunch, ZNet, Common Dreams, OutlookIndia.com, July 5, 2004.

"The United States has lost the Iraq War, and that's a good thing," Dallas Morning News, June 6, 2004, p. H-4; also posted on Counterpunch, June 2, 2004.

"America, look into the mirror," The Hindu, June 6, 2004. Also distributed as a ZNet Commentary, May 30, 2004, and posted on Common Dreams, Global Policy Forum, Dissident Voice, May 24, 2004.

"Illusions of superiority," posted on INTHEFRAY and Alternet, May 3, 2004.

"Hunger strike remembers the victims of World Bank policies," ZNet Commentary, April 23, 2004. Also posted on Alternet, Common Dreams, and Counterpunch.

"U.S. still adrift in Mideast," Dallas Morning News, April 12, 2004, p. A-15.

"Pornography and sexual violence," VAWnet, July 2004.

"Rice wouldn't admit mistakes," Philadelphia Inquirer, April 11, 2004, p. C-7.

"Damn the dams: An interview with Medha Patkar," Z Magazine, April 2004, pp. 21-23. Also posted on Alternet, February 26, 2004.

"Former President Bush involved with donation to group with terrorist connections," (satire), ZNet Commentary, March 26, 2004. Also posted on Common Dreams, Counterpunch, Dissident Voice and Progressive Trail, March 8, 2004.

"The failure of U.S. journalism," Aljazeera English (special report on "Changing Face of Iraq"), March 15, 2004.

"Getting away with murder (literally): Presidential lying, journalistic malfeasance, and the manipulation of public opinion," talk to “The Prospect of Presidential Rhetoric” conference, George Bush Presidential Library Center, Texas A&M University, March 6, 2004.

"A cruel edge: The painful truth about today's pornography -- and what men can do about it," MS magazine, Spring 2004, pp. 54-58.

"Bush's nuclear hypocrisy," ZNet Commentary, March 9, 2004. Also posted on OutlookIndia.com, Common Dreams, Counterpunch, Dissident Voice and Progressive Trail.

"Intelligence failure?" co-authored with Rahul Mahajan, OutlookIndia.com, Nth Position, Dissident Voice and Progressive Trail, February 3, 2004.

2003

"After the capture, war's hard truths remain," co-authored with Rahul Mahajan, Austin American-Statesman, December 16, 2003, p. A-15.

"Observe right to unionize by making it reality," co-authored with Pat Youngblood, Houston Chronicle, December 10, 2003, p. A-35; and Austin American-Statesman online.

"Some journalists allow themselves to be manipulated," Extra!, November/December 2003, pp. 12-13.

"Purported Bush tape raises fear of new attacks" (satire), posted on Common Dreams, Counterpunch, and ZNet, November 28, 2003. 

"Dan Rather and the problem of patriotism: Steps toward the redemption of American journalism and democracy," Global Media Journal, 2:3 (Fall 2003).

"When the watchdog heels," The Hindu, November 9, 2003. Also distributed as a ZNet Commentary, October 6, 2003.

"They'll 'watch' but won't hear of prof's politics," Houston Chronicle, November 5, 2003, p. A-35.

"What is a moral level of consumption?" posted on Counterpunch, October 30, 2003.

"Absolute religious certainty is dangerous -- abroad and at home," Philadelphia Inquirer, October 21, 2003; and Dallas Morning News, October 22, 2003, p. A-19.

"What the 'Fighting Sioux' tell us about white people (and how we can change)," posted on Counterpunch, October 14, 2003.

"When will voters get wise to the shell game?" co-authored with Rahul Mahajan, Philadelphia Inquirer, September 9, 2003, p. A-15.

"Through eyes of foreigners: U.S. political crisis," Houston Chronicle, September 8, 2003, p. A-17; and Dallas Morning News, September 9, 2003, p. A-19.

As Iraq seethes, the Bush team rationalizes," co-authored with Rahul Mahajan, Newsday, September 1, 2003, p. A-23.

"Voices of dissent," Al-Ahram Weekly (Cairo), August 28, 2003, and The Hindu, August 17, 2003.

"Conceiving news," ZNet Commentary, August 3, 2003. A version also appeared in Media Ethics, Fall 2003, pp. 11, 34.

"Where agriculture meets empire: An interview with Wes Jackson," posted on Alternet, July 1, 2003.

"Embedded reporters' viewpoint misses main point of war," ZNet Commentary, June 16, 2003.

"Texas pledge-of-allegiance law undermines democracy, critical thinking," Waco Tribune-Herald (TX), June 5, 2003.

"Subverted propaganda," posted on Alternet, June 4, 2003.

"End the deception," co-authored with Rahul Mahajan, USA Today, June 4, 2003, p. A-10.

"Texas Democrats set a mark for whole party," Newsday, May 28, 2003.

"Fighting alienation in the USA," posted on Counterpunch and Common Dreams web site, April 30, 2003.

"The military's media," The Progressive, May 2003.

"Lack of WMDs kills case for war," Philadelphia Inquirer, April 27, 2003. Also posted on ZNet, Counterpunch and OutlookIndia.

"For self-determination in Iraq, the U.S. must leave," posted on ZNet, Common Dreams and Al Jazeera web site, April 14, 2003.

"Images we choose (to ignore)," Austin American-Statesman, April 10, 2003, p. A-17. Also posted on Common Dreams, Electronic Iraq, and Al Jazeera web site.

"Arnett paid a price for being truly neutral," Newsday, April 2, 2003. Also posted on ZNet, Counterpunch, and Commons Dreams web site.

"Why we keep fighting for peace," War Times, April-May 2003, p. 3.

"Beware the sources of official info," Newsday, March 24, 2003, and San Jose Mercury News, March 26, 2003.

"On NPR, please follow the script," posted on ZNet, WorkingforChange and Common Dreams web site, March 24, 2003.

"Myths and facts about the war," posted on ZNet, Counterpunch, and Common Dreams web site, March 20, 2003. Also appeared as "Here in the belly of the beast, citizens must resist imperial drive," Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star (VA), March 23, 2003, pp. D-1, 3. 

"The failures of U.S. journalists in wartime," Message: internationale Fachzeitschrift für Journalismus (Germany), April 2003.

"Confronting our fears so we can confront the empire," posted on WorkingforChange, ZNet, Counterpunch, and Common Dreams web site, March 18, 2003.

"Petróleo, petróleo, petróleo," ZNet commentary, March 11, 2003. Also posted on Counterpunch and Common Dreams web site.

"Bush's contempt for democracy," posted on ZNet, Counterpunch and Common Dreams web site, March 3, 2003. 

“Administration pretends it can ignore public,” co-authored with Rahul Mahajan, Dallas Morning News, February 18, 2002, p. A-15. Also posted on ZNet, Counterpunch and Common Dreams web site.

"Confronting the empire," The Hindu, February 16, 2003. Also posted on ZNet, Counterpunch and Common Dreams web site.

"Powell before the U.N. -- No sale: Oil was the word never spoken," Philadelphia Inquirer, February 6, 2003. 

Review of Before & After: U.S. Foreign Policy and the September 11 Crisis, Z Magazine, February 2003, pp. 51-52.

"What makes a massacre? Understanding Jenin," posted on Palestine Chronicle and Arabia.com, January 25, 2003. 

"From the streets into the studio," posted at Outlookindia, ZNet, Counterpunch and Common Dreams web site, January 21, 2003.

"Without justice, there can be no peace," Austin American-Statesman, January 21, 2003, p. A-11; and Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star, February 2, 2003.

"Occupation blues," The Nation, January 6, 2003, pp. 34-35.

"Sorry, we won't be fighting for freedom in Iraq," Dallas Morning News, January 1, 2003. Also published in Houston Chronicle, Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star, and other papers.

2002

"Bob Woodward and the Bush at War hagiography," posted on Outlookindia, ZNet, Counterpunch and Common Dreams web site, December 9, 2002.

"President Bush plans an unprecedented shift of almost half of government jobs to outside contractors," Philadelphia Inquirer, November 24, 2002, p. C-6.

"World's policeman or bully?" Dallas Morning News, November 18, 2002, p. A-17.

"Smirking revisionism," co-authored with Rahul Mahajan, Texas Observer, November 8, 2002, pp. 12, 29.

"September 11 and the failures of American intellectuals," talk to the Canadian Association of University Teachers “Disciplining Dissent” conference, Ottawa, November 1, 2002.

"Heading toward disaster: Congress back war plans," War Times, October/November 2002, p. 1.

"Bush’s lies and simple truths," speech to antiwar rally, Austin, TX, October 26, 2002. Posted on ZNet, Counterpunch, and Common Dreams web site.

"Citizens as soldiers, citizens as prey," Philadelphia Inquirer, October 20, 2002, p. C-5.

"The American paradox: More freedom, less democracy," Global Dialogue, 4:2 (Spring 2002), pp. 47-58. Also posted on ZNet and Counterpunch.

"Bush's leaps of illogic don't answer people's questions about war," Fort Worth Star-Telegram, October 13, 2002. Also posted at ZNet, Counterpunch, Alternet and Common Dreams web site, October 8, 2002. More extensive information available from Institute for Public Accuracy.

"Just a war or a 'just war,'" co-authored with Rahul Mahajan, The Hindu, September 15, 2002. 

"Bush at the U.N.: 'Diplomacy' in the age of the American empire," co-authored with Rahul Mahajan, Sentient Times, October/November 2002, pp. 8-9. Also posted at ZNet, Counterpunch and Common Dreams web site, September 13, 2002.

"There's still time for Americans to stop insanity," Houston Chronicle, September 9, 2002, p. A-23. Also posted at Counterpunch and Common Dreams web site.

"As hawks debate, ordinary Iraqis continue to suffer," co-authored with Rahul Mahajan, Dallas Morning News, September 3, 2002, p. A-13. Also posted on Counterpunch, Common Dreams web site and Media Monitors Network .
 
"Men's pleasure, women's pain: A dangerous sexual ethic woven into cultural fabric,'" Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star, September 1, 2002, pp. D-1, 3.
 
"You are what you eat: The pervasive porn industry and what it says about you and your desires," Clamor magazine, September/October 2002, pp. 54-59.
 
"Talk of 'transfer' of Palestinians is not only illegal but racist," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, August 12, 2002, p. A-8. Also posted online at Ramallah Online, Middle East News Online and ZNet
 
"Blow bangs and cluster bombs: The cruelty of men and Americans," feminista , July 2002.
 
"Lynne Cheney's primer: G is for gloss over," Austin American-Statesman, July 3, 2002, p. A-15.  Also posted on ZNet, Counterpunch and Common Dreams web site.
 
"What are we celebrating on the Fourth of July?" History News Network , July 1, 2002; and ZNet Commentary, July 4, 2002.
 
"Alternative futures," Texas Observer, June 21, 2002, pp. 26-27. Also posted on Counterpunch and Common Dreams web site .

"Rhetoric distorts realities: In today's bizarre political climate, a relativist is someone who argues for moral consistency," Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star (Virginia), June16, 2002. Also posted on ZNet, Counterpunch, and Common Dreams web site.

"Journalism should never yield to 'patriotism,'" Newsday, May 29, 2002, p. A-30 and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel , June 30, 2002. Also posted on Counterpunch and Common Dreams web site.

"Reasons to hope: Talking to the Toastmasters,"
The 9-11 Peace Bulletin, May 22, 2002; and ZNet Commentary, June 21, 2002.

"'Special relationship' with Israel is about U.S. control,"
co-authored with Rahul Mahajan, The Hindu, May 26, 2002, p. 8. Also posted on Common Dreams web site, Middle East News Online, and other web sites, May 13, 2002.

"We bought and paid for carnage of Palestinians," Houston Chronicle, April 9, 2002, p. A-23. Also posted on Counterpunch, Palestine Chronicle and other web sites.

"Critical hope: Radical citizenship in reactionary times," CCPA Monitor (magazine of Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives), April 2002, pp. 22. Also posted on Common Dreams web site.

"Seeking pain and reducing pleasure," talk delivered at Texas A&M University, March 4, 2002. Posted on ZNet and Counterpunch .

"Corporate power is the enemy of our democracy," Newsday, March 20, 2002, p. A-34.

"Saying goodbye to patriotism," Witness Magazine, March 2002, pp. 16-20. Posted on ZNet , Counterpunch , and Common Dreams web site .

"Resisting masculinity: The importance of feminism to men," ZNet Commentary, February 22, 2002

"September 11 and the politics of university teaching," Canadian Association of University Teachers Bulletin , February 2002, p. A-14. Also posted on Counterpunch and Common Dreams web site.

"I know I'm a racist but ...," New Impact magazine (England), January/February 2002, pp. 28-30. Also posted on The Black World Today and distributed as ZNet Commentary, May 23, 2002.

"Israel must end the occupation," Austin American-Statesman, February 2, 2002, p. A-11.

"Citizens of the Empire: Thoughts on Patriotism, Dissent, and Hope," pamphlet.

"Four months later, no regrets for writing against U.S. policy," Houston Chronicle, January 20, 2002, pp. C-1, 4.

2001

"We can't just forget about dead Afghan civilians,"  co-authored with Rahul Mahajan, Houston Chronicle , December 21, 2001. Also posted on Common Dreams web site .

"On seeking (and finding) a different avenue for expression," ICA News, December 2001, pp. 3-4.

"Reporters have to press harder about Afghanistan," co-authored with Rahul Mahajan, Newsday, November 14, 2001, p. A-50.

"Many voices in anti-war movement," co-authored with Rahul Mahajan, Austin American-Statesman , November 13, 2001, p. A-15.

"Scholars need to resist American mythology about war," The Review of Communication , 1:2 (2001): 226-229.

"Against dissent: Why free speech is important as the U.S. drops cluster bombs on Afghanistan," posted on ZNet and Counterpunch , November 2, 2001.

"Never a good war or a bad peace," co-authored with Rahul Mahajan, The Hindu (Sunday Magazine), October 28, 2001, pp. 1, 7.

"The 'patriotic' attack on democracy and higher education," posted on Counterpunch and Common Dreams web site , October 22, 2001.

"Constricting critical inquiry in universities,"   ZNet Commentary , October 21, 2001.

"Hearts and minds: Avoiding a new cold war," co-authored with Rahul Mahajan, posted on Common Dreams web site and Counterpunch , October 18, 2001. Reprinted in Anna Kiernan, ed., Voices for Peace: An Anthology (London: Scribner, 2001), pp. 171-177.

"No neutral ground: Alternatives to war," talk delivered to Dallas Peace Center, October 8, 2001.

"A war of lies," co-authored with Rahul Mahajan, posted on Common Dreams web site , ZNet , Counterpunch and Outlook India , October 8, 2001. Also published in Synthesis/Regeneration , Winter 2002, pp. 10-12.

"Tough talk won't solve problem of terrorism," co-authored with Rahul Mahajan, Newsday, October 3, 2001, pp. A-43, 45.

"No news is bad news," co-authored with Rahul Mahajan, posted on Common Dreams web site and Counterpunch , October 1, 2001.

"Honoring dissent," co-authored with Rahul Mahajan, posted on Common Dreams web site , September 30, 2001.

"Drain the swamp?" co-authored with Rahul Mahajan, posted on ZNet , September 24, 2001.

"America's unlimited war," co-authored with Rahul Mahajan, posted on Common Dreams web site , ZNet and Counterpunch , September 21, 2001.

"Now IS the time to speak for peace," co-authored with Rahul Mahajan, posted on Common Dreams web site , September 17, 2001.

"Why I will not rally around the president," Austin American-Statesman, September 20, 2001, p. A-23; and posted on ZNet and Counterpunch , September 15, 2001.

"Doing something: Making peace and seeking justice," posted on ZNet , September 14, 2001.

"U.S. just as guilty of committing own violent acts," Houston Chronicle, September 14, 2001, p. A-33. Also posted on Common Dreams web site and ZNet , Sept.12, 2001.

"Condit 'show' was journalistic perversity,"  Newsday, August 27, 2001, p. A-20.

"Violating Iraq's sovereignty and international law," Middle East News Online , August 14, 2001. Also posted at The Wisdom Fund and The Palestine Chronicle .

"'Our job description as Christians': An interview with G. Simon Harak," Z Magazine, July/August 2001, pp. 79-82.

"Trade debate carries risks for workers," Dallas Morning News, July 2, 2001, p. 15-A

"'Smart' sanctions, dumb politics," co-authored with Rahul Mahajan, posted on Antiwar.com , July 21, 2001. An earlier version was posted on Media Monitors Network , June 13, 2001, and Middle East News Online , June 14, 2001.

"U.S., like McVeigh, guilty of terrorist attacks," Baltimore Sun, June 11, 2001. A version also ran in the Baytown (Texas) Sun, May15, 2001, p. 4.

"Rich America, unfair America," Newsday, May 29, 2001, p. 28-A. Also posted on the Common Dreams News Center website.

"Letter from America: Nothing to fear but not being normal," Critical Times, Adelaide, South Australia, April/May 2001, p. 5. Also posted on the Common Dreams News Center website.

"Nothing ‘free’ about expanded trade agreement," co-authored with Rahul Mahajan, Houston Chronicle , April 20, 2001, p. 35-A.

"34 words, 41 shots," Texas Civil Rights Review , posted April 14, 2001.

"Empirically speaking," Texas Observer, March 30, 2001, pp. 20-21.

"Horowitz and the myth of the radical university," posted on Common Dreams News Center website, March 24, 2001.

"American journalism is failing democracy: An author and critic look in different directions to find solutions," Nieman Reports, Spring 2001, pp. 84-85.

"Get definition straight on Palestinian ‘terrorism,’" Houston Chronicle, March 9, 2001, p. 35-A. Also posted on the Common Dreams News Center website.

"Free speech on campus (batteries not included)," posted on Common Dreams News Center , February 24, 2001; distributed as ZNet Commentary, March 19, 2001.

"Don't deny the brutality of history," Dallas Morning News, February 6, 2001, p. 15-A.

"Tired of hot sex? Some lessons from radical lesbian feminists on how to approach sexuality at a deeper level," OutSmart Magazine , Houston, February 2001, pp. 80-83.

"Young people do care: Indian journalist P. Sainath inspires students," The Progressive Populist , February 15, 2001, pp. 20-21. Also posted on the Common Dreams News Center website.

"Letter from America: Rage and sadness, despair and hope," Critical Times, Adelaide, South Australia, February/March 2001, p. 6.

"Inauguration 2001: A Citizens' Oath of Office," posted on Common Dreams News Center website, January 21, 2001; distributed as ZNet Commentary, January 22, 2001.

"Best we get comfortable with King the radical, too," Houston Chronicle ,  January 14, 2001, p. 5-C; Fort Worth Star-Telegram, January 15, 2001; and San Antonio Express-News , January 15, 2001, p. 5-B.

"Being colorbind does not offset innate advantages of white privilege," Kansas City Business Journal , January 5, 2001, p. 20.

2000

"US should use its leverage to aid Turkish hunger strikers," posted on Common Dreams News Center website, December 20, 2000.

Book Review -- Degraded Capability: The Media and the Kosovo Crisis , Z Magazine, December 2000, pp. 58-60.

"Even now, we lie to ourselves about Vietnam," Austin American-Statesman , November 25, 2000, p. A-15; and St. Petersburg Times, December 3, 2000. Also posted on the Common Dreams News Center website.

"Interview with Louis Malfaro on public-employee bargaining rights," Texas Observer, October 20, 2000,  pp. 9, 19 .

"Journalists actually need less objectivity," Newsday, October 11, 2000, p. A-41. Reprinted in Media Ethics , Spring 2001, pp. 3,27.

"What good old days? Examining the structure and sense of journalism," Texas Observer, September 22, 2000, pp. 15-17.

"Support the UT sickout," co-authored with Rahul Mahajan, Austin American-Statesman , September 6, 2000, p. A-9; and San Antonio Express-News , September 6, 2000.

"Lingering question: Is Dick Cheney guilty of war crimes against Iraqis?"    Fort Worth Star-Telegram, September 5, 2000, p.11B.Also posted on the Common Dreams NewsCenter website.

"Radicalized by U.S. disregard for Iraqi people," Baltimore Sun, August 13, 2000, p. C-4. Also posted on the Common Dreams News Center website.

"Iraq adds its weight to a sad day of remembrance," San Francisco Chronicle, p.10 (commentary section), and Fort Worth Star-Telegram, August 6,2000. Also posted on the Common Dreams News Center website.

"Missile shield's goal: Saving profits," Newsday, July 7, 2000, p. A-45; and Dallas Morning News , June 23, 2000, p. 25-A.

"On Independence Day, hold the self-congratulations," San Francisco Chronicle , July 2, 2000, p. 1 (commentary section); and Houston Chronicle, July 2, 2000, p. 1-C. Also posted on the Common Dreams News Center website.

"Fleeing whiteness: A memoir about achieving humanity," Texas Observer, June 23, 2000, pp. 26-27.

"The Gulf War brought out the worst in us," Los Angeles Times, May 22, 2000,p. B-11. Also distributed on the LA Times/Washington Post wire and used in papers around the country. Also posted on the Common Dreams News Center website.

"Politics in the U.S.: No questions, please," Progressive Populist, May 1, 2000, p. 6.

"Vietnam War is a study in U.S. crimes," Detroit Free Press, April 28, 2000, p.11-A. Also posted on the Common Dreams News Center website.

"In moral accounting, First World's the debtor," Houston Chronicle, April 16, 2000, p. 5-C. Also posted on the Common Dreams News Center website.

"The sport of business/the business of sport," Media Ethics, 11:2 (Spring 2000), pp. 4, 20-21.

"An academic's reluctant conclusion: Fundamentalist teachers don't belong in college classrooms: Prying open a closed mind," posted on TomPaine.com , March 22, 2000.

"Idea that U.S. is God's chosen is dangerous," San Antonio Express-News , March 21, 2000, p. 7-B; and Dallas Morning News, March 24, 2000, p.25-A.

"The real threat to free speech at UT," co-authored with Rahul Mahajan, Austin American-Statesman , February 4, 2000, p. A-15; and Houston Chronicle , February 9, 2000, p. 31-A. Also posted on the Common Dreams News Center website.

1999

"How to read a newspaper: Deconstructing the media machine," Texas Observer, December, 24, 1999, pp. 27-28.

"Corporate power is the central issue," Austin American-Statesman, December 10, 1999, p. A-15.

"Let ordinary folks shut down decision-makers' tent," (WTO meeting), Houston Chronicle , November 30, 1999, p. 27-A. A version also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News , December 2, 1999, p. 5-B.

"The morally lazy white middle class," Poverty & Race, November/December 1999, p. 12.

"El Salvador's sins a history lesson U.S. should heed," Houston Chronicle , November 15, 1999, p. 25-A.

"10 years after the Berlin Wall fell, it's time to junk the war machine,"   Austin American-Statesman, November 6, 1999, p. A-11.

"A peace process to break the hearts of Palestinians," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, September 27, 1999, p. D-17.

"Thinking democracy: inside the politics of journalism and scholarship,"   Texas Observer, September 17, 1999, pp. 26-29.

"Even a child sees through Iraq policy," Dallas Morning News, August27, 1999, p. 29-A.

"More thoughts on why system of white privilege is wrong," Baltimore Sun, July 4, 1999, p. C-1.

"Austin American-Statesman editor denies importance of participatory democracy," The Working Stiff Journal, April 1999.

"U.S. a global bully; attacks on Iraq violate law," Palm Beach Post, March 20, 1999, p. 13-A. 

"Without you, I'm nothing," remarks to the University Staff Association's Virtual Walkout rally, March 10, 1999.

"Africa needs HOPE, not exploitation," co-authored with Robin Kilson, San Antonio Express-News, March 9, 1999, p. 7-B.

"Covering the naked emperor," Texas Observer, January 15, 1999, pp. 22-23.

"We're armed and unsafe: Abundant firearms give only the illusion of being protected," Baltimore Sun, January 3, 1999, p. C-1.

1998

"Fighting the power at UT," Texas Observer, November 20, 1998, pp.12-14.

"The etiquette of war: Impoliteness in the face of mass murder," posted on ZNet , November 1998.

"U.S. policy on Iraq: Might makes right," The Drummer (Ames, Iowa), November 1998, p. 10.

"The Wye agreements and the myth of the 'peace process,'" co-authored with Sylvia Shihadeh, Houston Chronicle , November 11, 1998, p. 35-A.Versions also ran in the San Francisco Chronicle and Austin American-Statesman .

"Faculty should join staff wage fight," Daily Texan, October 12, 1998, p. 4.

"Clinton: a common male practice," Daily Texan, September 17, 1998, p. 4. Also published in feminista.

"Justice goes unserved for a Texas girl; Class, race emerge in child's conviction for a toddler's death," Baltimore Sun, September 13,1998, p. N-1.

"The United States, a terrorist nation," Austin American-Statesman, September 1, 1998, p. A-9.

"Signs of Struggle: Voices from the Anti-Pornography Movement" (review of In Harm's Way: The Pornography Civil Rights Hearings),  Jurist/Books-on-Law, July 1998.

"White privilege shapes the U.S.," Baltimore Sun, July 19, 1998, p.C-1.  Also distributed on the LA Times/Washington Post wire and used in papers around the country.
 

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