Democracy Now

Democracy Now! (6 am) – March 29, 2005


Pulling the Plug: Rep. Tom DeLay and Terri Schiavo’s Dad Supported Their Own Parent’s Right to Die

While the media has covered the Terri Schiavo case extensively over the past two weeks little coverage has been given to the history of two of the key players: Schiavo’s father and Rep. Tom DeLay. Both men faced a similar dilemma years ago and both supported their parents right to die. We talk to reporters who broke these stories.


U.S. Soldiers Accused Of Raping Iraqi Women Escape Prosecution

On International Women’s Day, Guardian reporter Suzanne Goldenberg broke the story about how soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Brigade accused of rape were able to escape the charges. The soldiers were from the same military unit whose troops fired on the car carrying freed Italian hostage Giuliana Sgrena.


"Social Security: Is It Really A Crisis?" A Debate w/ Paul Krugman, Michael Tanner, Josh Michah Marshall


We play excerpts from a recent debate on social security between New York Times columnist and Princeton economist Paul Krugman, Michael Tanner of the CATO Institute and Josh Micah Marshall of TalkingPointsMemo.com.

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