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April 11, 2005


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William Greider asks if Washington is beginning to rethink its unfettered free trade policies, Christian Parenti reports from Venezuela and George McGovern argues that patriotism is nonpartisan.





My 91-year-old friend Alice, like many elderly women, has outlived her modest savings.

A man-bites-dog story of momentous implications is unfolding in Washington: The US multinational establishment, having successfully championed free-trade orthodoxy for decades, may now be flirtin

No flaying below the belt: That's the guiding principle behind the kinder, gentler version of Mel Gibson's biblical blood fest, which has hit the cineplex in time for the Easter season.

When is a priority not a priority? When it's after the election.

With their handling of the heart-wrenching Terri Schiavo case, George W. Bush and his Republican allies in tragedy exploitation were awash in the currency of Washington: hypocrisy.

After giving George W. Bush far too easy a ride in his first term, the Democratic leadership in Congress promised that the second term was going to be different.


Column Left

Trying to follow the US policy on the proliferation of nuclear weapons is like watching a three-card monte game on a city street corner. Except the stakes are higher.

That the resignation of Dan Rather from his CBS News anchor job is a humiliation for the so-called liberal media (SCLM) is taken as a given across the conservative and mainstream press.

There was an article in The New York Times Magazine not long ago about people who collect hyperrealistic "reborn" dolls.

You know the things I miss so much it hurts?
Those orange alerts.
Routines, our leaders said--and this was strange--
Should not be changed:


Jeremy Hinzman fled north rather than be deployed in a war he regards as a "criminal enterprise."

A growing student movement is taking the company to task for its record on human rights around the globe.

Challenging a mistaken war can take more courage than fighting one.

The lockdown strategy has made America less safe. there's a better approach.

Backsliding in the Balkans.

Meet Jesse Lee Peterson, who says what the right would like to, but can't.

What Venezuela's revolution is made of.

Books & the Arts


When David Spencer Ware was a baby, his mother pronounced a blessing over him. Go See the World became the title of the saxophonist's first major-label record, for Columbia.


California inspires people to think big, and to write big books. Take, for example, Kevin Starr.


Saturday begins with its main character, Henry Perowne, getting out of bed because he's unable to sleep and going to stand by an open window.