NYT Heads (and kwik komments)

Chris Brady cdbrady at attglobal.net
Tue Jan 7 16:05:10 MST 2003


the paper of record can still useful (no jokes, old timers!):

Headlines from NYTimes.com Monday, January 6, 2003

NATIONAL

California Ups and Downs Ripple in the West
California, which accounts for roughly one-seventh of the nation's total
output, reflects the wobbly national economic picture. 
{See New York Op/Ed below. CA & NY both have economic woes despite
having Governors from opposing parties
}

INTERNATIONAL

U.S. Is Completing Plan to Promote a Democratic Iraq
The plan calls for an 18-month occupation, trials of only the most
senior Iraqi leaders and a quick takeover of oil fields. 
{Conisder the US record with democracy at home & abroad, then the issue
really emerges as oil.}

U.N. Agency to Give North Korea More Time to Comply
The U.N. nuclear agency will give North Korea more time to comply with
the nuclear nonproliferation treaty. 
{NKorea has no oil, so no big rush.  Perhaps if Iraq had a few nukes,
caution would be the order of the day there, too, though
}

BUSINESS

Bush's Stimulus Plan Would Eliminate Tax on Dividends
The plan, which would eliminate taxes on corporate dividends, could cost
the government $300 billion over 10 years. 
{This amounts to a transfer of wealth from the US Government (nominally
public) directly to capitalist entities (private individuals).}

AT&T to Cut 3,500 Jobs and Take $240 Million Charge
AT&T said more than half of the terminated positions will come from
management and most of those employees will leave the company in the
first half of 2003. 
{More big corporate losses, more sweeping job cuts.  Who should we give
support, working class or capitalist class? See preceding piece.}

POLITICS

G.O.P. Lobbyists in Demand in New Congress
While most firms maintain a bipartisan array of lobbyists, their clients
know very well what it takes to reach the politicians on Capitol Hill. 
{A private lobby has more power than a private citizen.}
 
EDITORIAL/OP-ED 

Pataki's Sugar Coating 
By BOB HERBERT 
The governor of New York could, if he wanted to be a stand-up guy, tell
the hard truth about the state's calamitous fiscal situation 
{See California story, top of page.  NY & CA both have economic woes
despite having Governors from opposing parties
}

A Decision That Hurts Israeli Democracy 
By DAVID NEWMAN 
The decision to deny candidacy to two prominent Arab legislators has
marred the Israeli Arab voters' faith in the election system. 
{Arab faith in the Israeli election system?  Always end the news with a
lighthearted bit.  Leave 'em laughing, I guess
}

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