Press Release  ·  October 18, 2004

In These Times Special Edition Features “Essential Pre-election Resources”

“Use this guide to educate yourself, your family, your friends, your neighbors and your colleagues. Then encourage them to vote,” states the introduction for “A Pattern of Failure: The Bush Record,” the featured package in In These Times’ latest issue.

A Pattern of Failure,” an essential pre-election resource, provides 20 pages packed with articles analyzing the Bush administration’s handling of issues including the military, foreign policy, education, civil liberties and the environment. The package also includes a “Timeline of Failure,” by Senior Editor Craig Aaron, which highlights and summarizes the administration’s major policy decisions during the last four years. Throughout the package, top experts and journalists contribute to sidebars dubbed, “Bush’s Worst 5,” detailing the worst actions the Bush administration has taken in a variety of critical areas.

Contributors to the package include:

Ian Williams, author of Deserter: Bush’s War on Military Families, Veterans and His Own Past;
Karen Kwiatkowski, a retired USAF lieutenant colonel and Pentagon employee, and current adjunct faculty member at James Madison University;
Laura Flanders, host of “The Laura Flanders Show on Air America Radio” and editor of The W Effect: Bush’s War on Women;
Stephen J. Fortunato, associate justice with the Rhode Island Supreme Court;
David Moberg, In These Times senior editor
Paul Street, vice president for research and planning at the Chicago Urban League;
Adam Werbach, executive director of the Common Assets Defense Fund, member of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, and former president of the Sierra Club;
Steffie Woolhandler, Hans Johnson; David Moberg; Dean Baker; and Barbara Miner all contributed to the sidebars “Bush’s Worst 5,” detailing the president and administration’s worst domestic and international issues

The issue also features articles by Kurt Vonnegut and Ana Marie Cox ( and an excerpt from Margaret Cho’s “State of Emergency Tour.”