Is Bush’s pledge to fight AIDS just a political ploy?

February 6, 2003 • 0
Trade, aid and AIDS are three interrelated concepts that are hard enough to pronounce together in the same phrase, leave alone form cohesive policy around, as recent U.S. government efforts so clearly show. But perhaps they’re not trying enough: Last Tuesday, in his State of the Union address, Bush announced a long-awaited and much-needed $15 »

Bush’s embarrassing record on the AIDS epidemic

Buried in the hoopla over handouts thrown at the Third World is a very surprising statistic: the United States spends less than 0.1 percent of its GNP on foreign aid. It sits last on the list of the world’s 22 donor countries, if you measure aid as a share of income. Up to 40 million »