John Nichols profiles America's most prominent socialist, Bruce Shapiro looks into John Roberts's chill heart and Stuart Klawans reviews 2046 and Broken Flowers.
The Entergy Nuclear company of Jackson, Missippippi, with the blessing
of the Bush Administration, is seeking preliminary approval to add one
or two new nuclear reactors to its existing reactor
Last year, labor historian Nelson Lichtenstein organized an academic
conference on Wal-Mart at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Experts held forth on the Wal-Mart phenomenon, and
Congress and the President went home this week with the President on a
The conservatives who applauded the President's courage in making a recess appointment are normally strict constructionists, and although Bush is not the first President to abuse the prerogative, it is clear that recess appointments were meant to be be used in cases of unexpected emergencies, not to bypass the confirmation process. Ian Williams reports.
Like every important government crisis, the outing of undercover CIA officer Valerie Plame by Karl Rove, must be seen in many contexts at once.
Democrats, led by Rep. John Tierney, joined in sending a
letter to Bush demanding he revoke Rove's security clearance.
The public broadcasting system remains an easy target for Republican deception, demagogy and mischief.
In the aftermath of the labor split, both sides must get beyond recriminations and hold themselves to common goals.
With key provisions of the Voting Rights Act up for renewal, Congress must remain committed to the equal right to vote.
More evidence that President Bush is losing the "war on terror."
The abysmal cases of slave labor in the US are both shocking and terribly mundane.
Even so-called liberal publications frequently tilt rightward.
If we're going to have a society surveilled 24/7, let's begin at the top.
An international furor over the hanging of "two gay teenagers" in Iran.
Can a vibrant and cosmopolitan artistic scene heal the wounds of Afghanistan's traumatic past?
The Valerie Plame affair should be an occasion for soul-searching about how the media covers the President.
In The Godfather, Part II, dying mob boss Hyman Roth wheezes the
obscene truth to young Don Michael Corleone.
With its war in Iraq and its talk of promoting democracy, the Bush
Administration has begun to transform the Middle East--but not always in
ways it may have intended.
Socialist Bernie Sanders seems set to win one of the few US Senate seats next year where no incumbent is running.
There are no ordinary shots in Wong Kar Wai's 2046 and no ordinary
sounds--which is remarkable, given that you've seen and heard everything
The Informant and Son of the Rough South examine the dynamics of moral choice through the lens of the civil rights movement.