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April 3, 2006

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Michael T. Klare parses the dangers of Bush's nuclear deal with India, Slavenka Drakulic considers the death of Milosevic, Eyal Press looks at justice for the poor in Montana.

Editorials

Slobodan Milosevic died without a definitive judgment of his
responsibility for war and crimes against humanity. Now others will
judge him, precisely what he wanted to avoid.

President Bush's dangerous deal to deliver nuclear technology to India
is a significant breach of the nonproliferation treaty and will make
nuclear war more likely.

The failure of a complaisant, Republican-controlled Congress to enact
meaningful changes to the Patriot Act means that midterm elections are
the only true path to reform.

The case of an architect who lost lucrative contracts because of his
interest in the Palestinian cause underscores how Americans are
becoming inured to enforced patriotism and ideological litmus tests.

Columns

With Bush's popularity dropping and Iraq in chaos, Democrats must provide clear leadership without making themselves targets of political assassination by the right. How can they do that when the master story in the media depicts a party in disarray?

OK, kids: With conservatives on the hunt for dangerous left-wing academics, take this SAT (Save America from Treachery) test. See if you can tell the difference between a terrorist and a truth-teller. First prize: A three-day getaway in Baghdad. Fail and go to jail.

Articles

One tough question from an elderly gentleman in Cleveland punctured the
President's pretensions about the reasons for launching the disastrous
Iraq war.

If women expect to shed the cruel and calculating artifice of race in our lifetimes, we must contribute to the emerging generation of literature that deconstructs racial categories.

A flood of reader mail responding to last week's column on the impact
of rising levels of student debt shows what happens
when your banker takes charge of your life.

Could the world learn to live with a nuclear Iran? A new power
equation of nuclear proliferation is emerging to challenge the Bush
Administration's bluster on the subject.

A delegation of Iraqi women is traveling the country in an effort
to convey the grim realities of the US occupation.

Veterans of Iraq and Vietnam marched from Mobile to New Orleans to mark the third anniversary of the Iraq War, and to call attention to the Bush Administratrion's culture of incompentence, inhumanity and greed that has devastated Iraq and America's Gulf Coast.

When Delphi declared bankruptcy, cutting workers' wages, pensions and
healthcare, auto unions in Indiana drew the line. Now they are prepared to
strike or take work-to-rule actions.

Montana is setting the stage for other states in its push to improve
legal representation for the poor and to address the lack of competent
public attorneys.

After twenty years of inaction, the US Senate is considering sweeping
immigration reform. But a push for quick action and the November
elections may thwart the current bipartisan consensus.

My Name Is Rachel Corrie was a big hit in London, but the New
York Theatre Workshop backed off from producing the play. Why is it so
hard for Americans to have a healthy debate about Palestinian human
rights?

Books & the Arts

Book

Alan Lightman makes scientists into artists in his new book The
Discoveries
, promoting original journal articles as "the great
novels and symphonies of science."

Book

In Death in the Haymarket James Green uses the story of the
Haymarket riot to expose the hopes and fears of nineteenth-century America,
a
nation living on the knife-edge of social catastrophe.

Book

Rachel Carson, Betty Friedan and Jane Jacobs opened vast new
possibilities for social transformation by writing about widespread
attacks on nature, women and the poor.