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Republicans are running it as a shell game to distract from their misdeeds--don't play along.

I know how to work hard but not how to play. Take last summer. On my first night of vacation, I went to bed with David Brock's Blinded By the Right.

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A speech at NYU offers a stinging condemnation of Bush's leadership on the war.

In America, it is a civil institution, not a religious one.

Anyone who has spent time on the 2004 Democratic presidential campaign trail is familiar with the phrase "Except Lieberman." When grassroots Democrats gather to talk about the crowd of candidates for the party's nomination, there is plenty of disagreement about the merits of the various contenders, but the activists invariably come around to saying, "Of course, I'd support anyone against Bush." Then, as an afterthought, they add, "Except Lieberman."

In reality, most Democrats who attach the "Except Lieberman" qualifier are so angry with Bush that they probably would vote for Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman if he won the party's nod. But not all. And that reality should be a serious concern for leaders of a party that cannot afford to suffer slippage from its base in 2004.

While Lieberman likes to claim that his center-right politics make him the surest Democratic prospect for 2004, the reality is that he is the prominent Democratic contender who would have the hardest time uniting the party. Among the leading contenders, none inspires such antipathy as Lieberman. The latest Iowa Poll of likely participants in that state's first-in-the-nation caucuses found that, in the "least-liked candidate" category, only the Rev. Al Sharpton ranked higher than Lieberman.

Call me naive. But I still am occasionally surprised that George W. Bush keeps getting away with his dog-ate-my-homework presidency. The latest exam...

Maybe it's the summer heat, but I thought I was hallucinating when I picked up Monday's Washington Post and read the headline, "Democrats Not Shying Away from Tax Talk."

It seems like common sense to me, but for decades Dems have shied away from the T-issue for fear of being called soft on tax increases. But it turns out that Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg has recent numbers suggesting that taxes can be a good issue for Democrats.

While voters still are likely to believe that Republicans have a more favorable position on taxes generally, they support Democratic efforts to close corporate loopholes and to make the tax system fairer.

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If you've seen Pleasantville--the story of teenagers who are
magically transported from 1990s reality into 1950s television--you know
that its writer-director, Gary Ross, has a sly respe

If the idea of monochrome painting occurred to anyone before the
twentieth century, it would have been understood as a picture of a
monochrome reality, and probably taken as a joke.

In March 2001 a small Internet website in Delhi, tehelka.com, revealed
that two of its reporters had used a secret camera to tape senior
defense officials and political leaders accepting bribes

Pop music's eternal appeal can be found in one instance out of many:
"This Magic Moment," a 1960 song by The Drifters.

American troops have been in Iraq since March, and their reception has
been decidedly chillier than promised.

Click here to read Iran's New Strong Man by Andrew Roth from the September 5, 1953 issue of The Nation.

Korey Capozza received a grant from the Fund for Investigative Journalism to
research this article.

Washington continues to evade responsibility for forty-seven years of contamination.

The Rev. Franklin Graham ought to visit Sarajevo.

A budget crisis and a prison boom make the states a vanguard for drug reform.

On a frigid morning in Washington, DC, two boys about 13 or 14 come to
the driveway of the Ambassador Baptist Church, where the day's meager
food offerings are displayed.

Washington no longer feels it ought to insure that everyone has enough to eat.