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April 26, 2004

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John Nichols surveys grassroots efforts to defeat the President, Jonathan Schell offers his own idea of Iraq's reality and Stuart Klawans reviews "The Blonds."

Letters



'KINDA FONDA JANE' INDEED

Editorials

How can
progressives substantially increase the number of low-income voters in
2004--and why does it matter?

What should be done about 527s--those new organizations used
primarily by Democrats (so far) to skirt the McCain-Feingold
legislation passed in 2002?

When asked why the United States should not invade Iraq and overthrow
Saddam Hussein, a prescient critic said, "Once you've got Baghdad,
it's not clear what you do with it.

The Iraqi struggle for independence from American rule has begun in earnest.

Like mushrooms after a spring rain, signs pop up at this time of year in hardscrabble urban neighborhoods across the country, promising quick and easy money.

When George W. Bush announced a $15 billion Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief in his 2003 State of the Union address, he compared the fight against AIDS to the war on terrorism.

John Kerry is borne aloft by party unity and the overriding imperative of defeating Bush, but the senator has entered a perilous zone where the outcome may depend more on the content of his chara

Columns

scheer

Why won't they just admit they blew it? It is long past time for the President and his national security team to concede that before the Sept.

Stop the Presses

Grover Norquist, the right's premier political organizer, once told
me that the most significant difference between liberal journalists
and conservative journalists is that the former are jou

Music

The good news is that Utah has dropped murder charges against Melissa Rowland, who rejected her doctors' advice to undergo an immediate Caesarean section and gave birth to a stillborn boy and a g

(George W. Bush explains the interview arrangements he's made with the 9/11 Commission)

Articles

From Alexander the Great to Henry Kissinger and beyond, the small eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus has been the pawn of greater forces.

One of the nation's most important environmental organizations is in the fight of its life.

The policies of these two militarists has little chance of bringing lasting peace.

In the desert steppe of northwestern Uzbekistan, great dust storms lift toxic pesticides into the air, and a powdery, desiccated brine known as the "dry tears of the Aral Sea" contaminates the so

This article is an edited excerpt from Jamail's weblog for the New Standard News.

Dozens of progressive groups are working on everything from TV ads to voter turnout.

Thanks to the US-led drug war, AIDS is exploding among injection drug users.

Books & the Arts

Since I'm from California, I sometimes dare to dispute the seemingly popular East Coast belief that my home state is a cultural wasteland.

This is no time for petty feuds over doctrinal purity, but for organized resistance to the Occupation.

Book

Along with the Bible and Moby-Dick, Alexis de Tocqueville's
Democracy in America has got to be one of the world's
least-read classics.

Film

A rough but accurate gauge of national resilience: When dictators fall, how soon do filmmakers rise again? In the case of Argentina, the recovery was impressively quick.

Book

Our nation's two-decade spree of building prisons and sentencing even nonviolent criminals to long spells inside them has produced a staggering number of incarcerated people in America--more than