From the Focus Group

Joel Bleifuss

The following are among the better protest signs seen at a recent Washington demonstration:A picture of Bush saying, “Why should I care what the American people think? They didn’t vote for me.”“1,000 points of light and one dim bulb.”“HEADLINE: Drunken frat boy drives country into ditch.”“Bush is proof that empty warheads can be dangerous.”“Frodo has failed. Bush has the ring.”

Joel Bleifuss, a former director of the Peace Studies Program at the University of Missouri-Columbia, is the editor & publisher of In These Times, where he has worked since October 1986.

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