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August 1, 2005 Issue

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  • Editorials

    The Iran War Buildup

    There is no evidence that President Bush has already made the decision to attack Iran if Tehran proceeds with uranium-enrichment activities viewed in Washington as precursors to the manufacture

    Michael T. Klare

  • The Stakes in Roberts’s Nomination

    If you like the Patriot Act and Guantánamo, you'll love John Roberts. More than anything else, to fill Sandra Day O'Connor's seat on the Supreme Court, the Bush White House sought an advocate for ever-expanding executive branch powers. The stakes in Roberts's nomination could not be higher. Bruce Shapiro reports.

    Bruce Shapiro

  • Iraq’s Dangerous New Friend

    On Sunday, George W. Bush's war against terror was turned upside down--and this time the President might even notice.

    Robert Scheer

  • Generation Next

    As far as I could tell, the only students who remained seated for the duration of Bill Clinton's keynote address at the Campus Progress National Student Conference this week were two Nation<

    Sam Graham-Felsen

  • More than a Feeling

    Wal-Mart is no real friend of civil rights.

    Liza Featherstone

  • In Fact…


    the Editors

  • The World Speaks on Iraq

    Never before has a war aroused this level of protest on a global scale--first to prevent it, then to condemn its conduct.

    Richard Falk

  • Supreme Court Watch

    The stand Democrats take on Bush's Supreme Court nominee may well define their legacy.

    Bruce Shapiro

  • Anatomy of Rove’s Leak

    Team Bush has hunkered down and ignored press inquiries, hoping the storm surrounding Karl Rove will pass.

    David Corn

  • After the Bombs

    Friends in the States seemed to assume that this was London's 9/11--it wasn't.

    Maria Margaronis and D.D. Guttenplan

  • Terror Comes to London

    The London bombings are another reminder that Bush's invasion of Iraq was a counterproductive response to 9/11.

    the Editors

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  • Books and the Arts

    Apple’s America

    In high school I suffered from a case of unrequited admiration; a favorite teacher barely knew my name.

    Natasha Degen

  • Alien Nation

    Reviews of War of the Worlds, Dark Water and Land of the Dead

    Stuart Klawans

  • Willing Executioners

    Machete Season is an attempt to trace what went on in the minds of the Hutus who helped exterminate their Tutsi fellow citizens in Rwanda.

    Fatin Abbas

  • As I Lay Reading

    William Faulkner makes Oprah's Book Club this summer.

    J.M. Tyree

  • No Exit Strategy

    Two new books examine what went wrong in the planning and conduct of the war in Iraq.

    David Rieff

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