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April 12, 2004 | The Nation

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April 12, 2004

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Editorials

To all the arguments lodged against gay marriage, add this one--it's a matter of national security.

Does Dean for America have a second act? That's the question a lot of people have been asking after the collapse of Howard Dean's presidential campaign.

At 5:20 on the morning of March 22, Sheik Ahmed Yassin, the spiritual leader of Palestinian Hamas, was leaving a mosque in the Gaza Strip when he was killed in an Israeli helicopter gunship attac

The two brothers who scaled the face of Big Ben in London with a banner reading Time for Truth sent the right message on the anniversary of the beginning of the US-led war on Iraq and just days b

Columns

Robert Scheer

Watergate insider calls this White House "scary."

Stop the Presses

The beast will not die.

Music

Single women under 65--those separated, widowed, divorced or never married--represent at least 24 percent of the voting-age population and a whopping 46 percent of voting-age women.

WHY DUCK-HUNTING WITH DICK CHENEY AS CHENEY'S CASE COMES BEFORE THE COURT IS PERFECTLY OK

This criticism Nino calls absurd.
It's true that Quackscam is an ugly word.

Articles

Attending a D4D fundraiser.

The last few years have seen renewed interest in the Weathermen.

The September 11 commission has become mired in partisan bickering, as questions go unasked and new revelations are overwhelmed by the noise.

It is unlikely that Mejia's allegations about the conduct of his superiors will be investigated.

Thirteen-year-old Idalmin Santana has a ready smile and long braids. She lives with a foster family in Jamaica, Queens, because her parents are in prison.

Excavating the disappeared.

The neocons haven't given up on "regime change" in Iran. Don't count them out.

Western firms and government leaders, not the people, benefit from Angola's wealth.

Books & the Arts

Film

Not wanting to curse Charlie Kaufman with too much praise, I'm tempted to say that his nonexistent twin Donald is the best American screenwriter since Preston Sturges.

Music

Courtney Love's new record is called America's Sweetheart. Take that. It's a name that has been used facetiously by the press to describe her.

Book

If the words "first novel" and "arrival of a major American talent" appear on the front flap of a dust jacket, you can almost be sure that the picture on the back flap will depict some impossibly

Book

Manhattan is a tight little island. Around thirteen miles long, it has a width that varies from two miles to a few hundred feet.