Austria & the Haider Factor
BBC Special Report 2/5

Hate & Haider
London Times 2/4

Hands Off Austria
Antiwar.com 2/4

Haider's Freedom Party Website
English Pages

Key developments in
Joerg Haider's political career:

1950: Joerg Haider is born on Jan. 28 in Austria to a family of former Nazi party members.
1970: Haider enters the Freedom Party while a university student.
1979-1983: Haider serves as member of parliament for the Freedom Party.
1986: Haider elected as head of the Freedom Party. 1989: Haider elected as governor of Carinthia province, a post he said he would use as a springboard to the chancellorship.
1991: After publicly praising Adolf Hitler's ``orderly employment,'' Haider is forced to resign as governor. He takes up post of deputy governor.
1994: In national elections, the Freedom Party garners 22 percent of the vote - up from only 5 percent eight years before.
1996: Haider re-enters parliament as a member for the Freedom Party.
1997: Freedom Party continues to gain voters in Austrian elections for the European Parliament.
March 7, 1999: Haider again elected governor of Carinthia province with 42 percent of the vote.
Oct. 3, 1999: Haider's Freedom Party finishes second in national elections.
Feb. 1, 2000: Haider's party announces deal on governing coalition with conservative People's Party.
Feb. 4, 2000: Swearing in of new Austrian government, with half of party ministers from Haider's party

State of the Union Address 2000 -- transcript
State of the Union "promise-a-thon" -- LP
Lawmakers Reactions
Excerpts from Republican response
It Really is the Economy -- Seattle Times
Clinton to Gore Handoff -- LA Times

"I hold it,
that a little
now and then,
is a good thing,
as necessary in the political world
as storms in the physical."
--Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson Online Resources
at the University of Virginia

The Religious Roots of American Radicalism
Audio. Creighton University's Professor James Farrell, St. Olaf's College, offers a perspective on the religious roots of the modern civil rights movement—and American radicalism.

Today in Radical History

The OTHER Spokane's answer to the Elian Gonzalez problem:
Make him a U.S. citizen AND send him back to Cuba.

Libertarians: 1/14/2000

Real Americans Don't Answer Nosy Census Questions
Head's Up: 1/23

Commerce Department Snoops on Citizens via Census

Census 2000 official site


First Amendment Issues

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

First Amendment Cyber-Tribune
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Asked if he would allow his daughter to have an abortion, John McCain said he would discuss the issue with his family, and would advise Meghan, 15, that "the baby would be brought up in a warm and loving family. But the final decision would be made by Meghan." He later said he misspoke. Sorry, John. We liked you but you lost us. The correct answer: How dare you say something like that about my daughter you son-of-a-bitch.

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Right Out Of
White House

Drug office's dollars-for-propaganda deal on TV
"Insidious Censorship"

White House, Congress, TV networks
all at fault over drug-ad deal


SPY Eye sees... EYE

worship me Eye saw this ad and wondered if Bill didn't hire a Republican to design this piece. The "000' of "2000" looks too much like "666", the top of the sixes hidden by his remaining hair.

More on presidential graphics

Ex-Customs Agent Exposes
Clinton 'Drug War'

"60 Minutes II": Expert Says FBI Fired Into Davidian Compound
Chief Prosecutor in Waco Resigns

Putin Who? Russia's Enigma
Ex-Soviet Leaders Hail Putin
Putin KJB career bombed
Figuring Out the Pieces
Wolf in Sheep's Clothing?
New Russian Prez an Enigma
The Real Vladimir Putin
Russia's Dangers Increase

Chechnya Diary
A Chechnya Primer
Chechnya Brief
Dispatches: Chechnya
Chechnya: Round Two

"...[O]ne can criticize the political candidate who cites Christ in answer to a question having to do with political philosophy. But this only on the grounds that the grandiosity is on the order of citing air as your favorite food." --William F. Buckley

Essays from
The Progressive Populist

Stratfor's Decade Forecast Summary

Conceive a fantasy:

You are a tyrant. Which would you prefer, a United States with political power centralized in Washington, powerful government agencies with detailed information on Americans and compliant states or power widely dispersed over 50 states, thousands of local jurisdictions and a limited federal government?
- submitted by w.williams

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Libertarian Party News

Advisory, 12 January 2000:

Libertarians launch campaign to overturn lock out of third-party candidates
Release, 11 January 2000:

Airport's new X-rated X-rays expose your naked body through your clothes
Release, 6 January 2000:

New presidential debate standards are more objective, but still unfair


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A modest proposal to resolve the Confederate flag crisis
MotherJones 1/18

Disquieting Quotes

"God bless the America we are trying to create."
Hillary Rodham-Clinton

"Our era of bread and circuses has come coincidentally
with the era of Pax Americana. Can the dark ages be far ahead?"
Lyn Nofziger

"As we marched out of town the brass bands were playing, the drums beating, colors flying, and the fair ladies
waving their handkerchiefs and cheering us on to "victory or death" Oh how nice to be a soldier."
John Overton Casler, 33rd Virginia Infantry, Civil War


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