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December 14, 2004 Across the country, the Christmas crush is well underway at malls and parking lots packed with folks shopping for loved ones and friends. Commentator Connie Rice, who normally skips the Christmas frenzy, was unexpectedly moved by a tremendous sense of relief to find gifts for imminently departing members of President Bush's cabinet.
November 16, 2004 Commentator Connie Rice returns with yet another of her popular top-10 lists. This time: "Top 10 Election Myths to Get Rid Of."
October 20, 2004 The Bush administration and GOP legislators are eagerly touting the passage of a 633-page "American Jobs Creation Act of 2004." Commentator Connie Rice has her own name for this bill -- the "Corporate Looting and Piracy Act." Rice says there are so many absurd "riders" in the bill that it was hard to pick out just 10 for her latest list.
September 29, 2004 The controversy over the three presidential debates threatens to overshadow the events themselves. Some citizen groups complain that the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) isn't as non-partisan as it should be, and that Kerry and Bush won't be pressed on urban issues. Commentator Connie Rice says that's just the tip of the iceberg.
September 14, 2004 The U.S. military admitted for the first time last week that one of the prisoners held without charges for more than two years at the base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (also known as Gitmo), was never an al Qaeda or Taliban fighter and should be immediately released. Commentator Connie Rice has been monitoring the tribunal, and she's come up with another of her Top 10 lists -- this time: Top 10 Signs You Might Not Get a Fair Trial in Guantanamo.
August 23, 2004 NPR's Tavis Smiley checks in with Connie Rice for another of her top ten lists: the top things said about Baghdad that you'll never hear said about Watts or other U.S. ghettos.
July 14, 2004 Commentator Connie Rice shares another one of her ever-popular top-10 lists: "Top 10 Weapons of Mass Distraction."
June 7, 2004 Commentator Connie Rice is back with another top-10 list. This week, she tells NPR's Tavis Smiley about the top-10 "unreality" shows Hollywood should snap up right now.
May 3, 2004 Commentator Connie Rice offers up another one of her popular "Top 10" lists -- this time, her top-10 ways to lose the war on terror.
April 13, 2004 Commentator Connie Rice joins NPR's Tavis Smiley to share another of her popular top-10 lists: the top 10 things National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice -- her second cousin -- didn't tell us in her testimony before the panel investigating the U.S. government's response to terrorism before and after the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
January 5, 2004 Commentator Connie Rice asks whether the United States is running a democracy or a "kleptocracy" controlled by a corporate juggernaut. She shares a list of top 10 signs corporations have hijacked our government.
December 3, 2003 From budget shortfalls to teacher shortages, there's a long list of factors that contribute to the "education crisis" in America. But for some school districts, those problems are the result of years of mismanagement, and that fact has led commentator Connie Rice to don her education advocate hat. Rice is taking on this issue in the form of another top ten list, which she calls "The Top 10 Signs It's Time to Mount a Hostile Takeover of Your Local School District."
September 23, 2003 Commentator Connie Rice shares her list of top-10 signs that race no longer matters in America.
November 12, 2003 Last month, California voters rejected Proposition 54, the so-called Racial Privacy Initiative touted as an effort to create a "color-blind society." But commentator Connie Rice says she's not holding her breath waiting for another initiative to make that happen. Rice has compiled another top-10 list of future signs that race no longer matters.
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