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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 28, 2005
David Clemons seethes when he sees Cindy Sheehan on television, standing among small white crosses in an anti-war encampment named for her dead son. To Clemons, her protest is a crushing insult to his own son, who was also killed while fighting in Iraq. "The lady is not honoring her son's sacrifice, because we don't have a draft, and he went and signed his name on the dotted line," said Clemons, of Winchester, Tenn., whose son, Nathan, 20, was killed by a roadside bomb June 14. "She'd better not be presenting herself as the voice of all the fallen."
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By Luke Broadwater | April 7, 2011
If you're anything like me, I'm sure you're upset about Glenn Beck's divorce from Fox News. Who else will provide the perfect mix of insane conspiracy theories and didacticism to sufficiently entertain us in the afternoon? (I will concede that Beck often had a point -- he just made that point in a way that made him sound craaaaazy.) We've already honored him with a photo gallery of some of Beck's strangest quotes (e.g. "Cindy Sheehan is a tragedy slut"; again, has a point, but said in a crazy way)
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By Joe Burris and Joe Burris,Sun Reporter | September 20, 2005
She has been called everything from Peace Mom to American Traitor. But when it comes to name-calling, Cindy Sheehan gives as good as she gets. "We've been lulled to sleep by a dictatorship," Sheehan says, "with no opposition from the opposition party and the media." Her soft voice may sound like the person who calls to say the book you checked out is overdue, but her message is in your face. Or rather, in the president's face. Sheehan drew both fame and infamy by camping outside President Bush's Crawford, Texas, ranch during his vacation there this summer, demanding he meet with her and explain why her son had to die in Iraq.
NEWS
October 6, 2005
Modern presidents control war powers So Gregory Kane has just discovered Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution, which says only Congress can declare war ("Protesters pick wrong target for their anger," Oct. 3). He may also be interested in knowing that, since the last time war was declared by Congress in 1941, presidents have always found ways of circumventing Congress and setting their own war agendas. After President Lyndon Johnson used the Gulf of Tonkin incident (which many historians now say never occurred)
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By Luke Broadwater | April 7, 2011
If you're anything like me, I'm sure you're upset about Glenn Beck's divorce from Fox News. Who else will provide the perfect mix of insane conspiracy theories and didacticism to sufficiently entertain us in the afternoon? (I will concede that Beck often had a point -- he just made that point in a way that made him sound craaaaazy.) We've already honored him with a photo gallery of some of Beck's strangest quotes (e.g. "Cindy Sheehan is a tragedy slut"; again, has a point, but said in a crazy way)
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By Trudy Rubin | August 23, 2005
PHILADELPHIA - I've received a huge outpouring of e-mail in response to the column I wrote last week about an imaginary conversation between President Bush and Cindy Sheehan. A good number of the e-mailers were hostile to Ms. Sheehan, accusing her - in one reader's words - of being a "kook" manipulated by "organizations that have the audacity to call themselves Americans." Those who worked up such a froth over Ms. Sheehan missed the point: I was trying to lay out what the president would say if he gave Ms. Sheehan (or the country)
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | January 2, 2005
As the number of U.S. troops killed in Iraq has risen above 1,300, mothers of the dead have built a grim community of their own, separated by geography but bound together by death. Some have met in pews at funerals." My closest friends now are three other mothers I have met who lost their sons," said Cindy Sheehan of Vacaville, Calif., whose son, Spc. Casey Sheehan, died in an ambush April 4. "Us moms are really the only ones who know what we're going through." In this network linked by sorrow and empathy, however, one issue divides them: the wisdom of the war. Relatives who believe the war in Iraq was necessary tend to gravitate to one another, talking little of politics and more of pride, sacrifice and loneliness.
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By Edwin Chen and Dana Calvo and Edwin Chen and Dana Calvo,LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 11, 2005
CRAWFORD, Texas - For more than a year, a modest bungalow located a few miles from President Bush's ranch and known as "Peace House" served as the somewhat forlorn local headquarters for anti-war activists. It was lonely work, with little more than a skeleton crew on duty most of the time. But that was before Cindy Sheehan hit town. The 48-year old mother of Army Spc. Casey Sheehan, who was killed in an ambush in Baghdad last year, Cindy Sheehan is consumed by the kind of grief that turns into a furious determination to do something - in her case, to confront the president personally and force him to explain why her son died.
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By Ellen Goodman | August 22, 2005
BOSTON - The headline labels her "Peace Mom." It's a moniker that simultaneously personalized and trivialized the lanky woman with the high-pitched voice who camped out in Crawford, Texas. It's a shorthand that both granted and diminished her authority to speak out against the war, a moral authority won the hardest way possible, through the loss of her child. The August phenomenon of 2005 is not shark bites or missing women but a mother who showed up at the president's vacation doorstep.
NEWS
August 10, 2005
CLARIFICATION An editorial headline in Wednesday's Sun may have left the impression that Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a soldier killed in Iraq, had never met President Bush. Mrs. Sheehan met Mr. Bush once - among a group of grieving families last year. At that meeting, she says, he was jovial and disrespectful, did not seem to know her or her son's name, and seemed uninterested in hearing about her son. MR. PRESIDENT, we know you really enjoy your 1,600-acre spread in Crawford, Texas.
FEATURES
By Joe Burris and Joe Burris,Sun Reporter | September 20, 2005
She has been called everything from Peace Mom to American Traitor. But when it comes to name-calling, Cindy Sheehan gives as good as she gets. "We've been lulled to sleep by a dictatorship," Sheehan says, "with no opposition from the opposition party and the media." Her soft voice may sound like the person who calls to say the book you checked out is overdue, but her message is in your face. Or rather, in the president's face. Sheehan drew both fame and infamy by camping outside President Bush's Crawford, Texas, ranch during his vacation there this summer, demanding he meet with her and explain why her son had to die in Iraq.
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 28, 2005
David Clemons seethes when he sees Cindy Sheehan on television, standing among small white crosses in an anti-war encampment named for her dead son. To Clemons, her protest is a crushing insult to his own son, who was also killed while fighting in Iraq. "The lady is not honoring her son's sacrifice, because we don't have a draft, and he went and signed his name on the dotted line," said Clemons, of Winchester, Tenn., whose son, Nathan, 20, was killed by a roadside bomb June 14. "She'd better not be presenting herself as the voice of all the fallen."
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By Nick Madigan and Nick Madigan,SUN STAFF | August 27, 2005
CLARIFICATION An article in the Aug. 27 editions of The Sun about war protester Cindy Sheehan quoted Fox News' Bill O'Reilly as calling Sheehan's actions "treasonous." O'Reilly said that he was summarizing the views of families who have lost sons or daughters in Iraq but nonetheless support President Bush's policies. In her effort to elicit an explanation from President Bush as to his reasons for continuing to wage war in Iraq, Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a fallen soldier, has ruffled feathers far and wide, riling the president's supporters unlike anyone since Michael Moore's polemics in Fahrenheit 9/11.
NEWS
By Trudy Rubin | August 23, 2005
PHILADELPHIA - I've received a huge outpouring of e-mail in response to the column I wrote last week about an imaginary conversation between President Bush and Cindy Sheehan. A good number of the e-mailers were hostile to Ms. Sheehan, accusing her - in one reader's words - of being a "kook" manipulated by "organizations that have the audacity to call themselves Americans." Those who worked up such a froth over Ms. Sheehan missed the point: I was trying to lay out what the president would say if he gave Ms. Sheehan (or the country)
NEWS
By Ellen Goodman | August 22, 2005
BOSTON - The headline labels her "Peace Mom." It's a moniker that simultaneously personalized and trivialized the lanky woman with the high-pitched voice who camped out in Crawford, Texas. It's a shorthand that both granted and diminished her authority to speak out against the war, a moral authority won the hardest way possible, through the loss of her child. The August phenomenon of 2005 is not shark bites or missing women but a mother who showed up at the president's vacation doorstep.
NEWS
By Cal Thomas | August 17, 2005
ARLINGTON, Va. - There are many valid reasons why President Bush should not meet again with Cindy Sheehan, the mother of Casey Sheehan, who was killed in Iraq. There is one reason he should, and that reason trumps the others. Yes, such a meeting would set a bad precedent because it would say that all one has to do to get time with the president is to stage a protest in August during the slow news cycle and one can enjoy a privilege available to few Americans. Yes, Cindy Sheehan has become a tool - and a willing one - of the far left which is unrelenting in its criticism of the president and his policies.
NEWS
August 15, 2005
A mother's plea for answers is example to all The Sun's editorial "Meet Mrs. Sheehan" (Aug. 10) was right on the money. Considering the abject misery that President Bush's policies have inflicted upon countless families of American troops serving in Iraq, could he not at least have agreed to talk again with Cindy Sheehan, the California mother whose 24-year-old son, Army Spc. Casey A. Sheehan, was killed in Iraq, as she literally camped on his vacation...
FEATURES
By Nick Madigan and Nick Madigan,SUN STAFF | August 27, 2005
CLARIFICATION An article in the Aug. 27 editions of The Sun about war protester Cindy Sheehan quoted Fox News' Bill O'Reilly as calling Sheehan's actions "treasonous." O'Reilly said that he was summarizing the views of families who have lost sons or daughters in Iraq but nonetheless support President Bush's policies. In her effort to elicit an explanation from President Bush as to his reasons for continuing to wage war in Iraq, Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a fallen soldier, has ruffled feathers far and wide, riling the president's supporters unlike anyone since Michael Moore's polemics in Fahrenheit 9/11.
NEWS
By Trudy Rubin | August 16, 2005
PHILADELPHIA - Cindy Sheehan is right to be furious. Camped out in Crawford, Texas, with several other mothers who lost sons in Iraq, Ms. Sheehan wants to meet President Bush. She says: "Our sons made the ultimate sacrifice, and we want answers." I understand why Mr. Bush doesn't want to meet Ms. Sheehan. She wants him to pull U.S. troops out of Iraq. But he can't pull the troops out. He can't even make the substantial reductions that some of his top brass are predicting for early next year.
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