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Book review: Contempt of Court, by Mark Curriden and Leroy Phillips Jr.,
Russell Neufeld

Attorney General John Ashcroft throws out Oregon's assisted suicide law, against the wishes of a majority of Oregonians and in defiance of a 1997 Supreme Court ruling.

The sudden and unexpected collapse of the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Trillin's Infamous Doggerel

George W. Bush wants to try terror suspects in in secret military courts. Guilt is presumed over innocence.

Although the timing was off, a conference on globalism connects the dots between its subject and terrorism.

As world leaders convened at the 56th Session of the General Assembly of the UN in early November, the main topic of discussion was the fight against terrorism.

Sadly, the old slander that a liberal is someone who has never been mugged is turning out to be true.

The recent election has shown that election reform is necessary to preserve our democracy.

Serious shortcomings in voting access were illustrated in the 2000 'recount.'

How the right is using trade law to overturn American democracy.

There is mass hunger and need in Afghanistan, and the UN is under great pressure to get supplies through.

The Bush administration is trying to win hearts and minds—through a carefully stage-managed media campaign.

The United States takes the couch.

The contested presidential election is hard to sort out, but news outlets still try to proclaim unfounded 'facts.'

Death rates are alarming but lower than claimed. Saddam shares responsibility.

The MoMA opens a comprehensive survey of Alberto Giacometti's work.

An interview with Vincent Bugliosi about the Supreme Court's disastrous decision in Bush v. Gore.

Civil rights are under attack through legislation and executive actions that purport to help fight terrorism.

Will academic freedom survive?

Nancy Schoenberger's and Max Phillips's new books on artists' muses.

Events in the recent past are receding as the ominous future comes into focus.

Asociación Tepeyac helps undocumented workers affected by the WTC terrorist attacks, and helps families of the missing victims.

A review of Studs Terkel's Will the Circle Be Unbroken: Reflections on Death, Rebirth and Hunger for Faith.