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August 16, 2004

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Ronnie Dugger warns against another stolen election, Jim Hightower looks at Bush's war against dissent and Stuart Klawans reviews "The Bourne Supremacy."

Letters


HISTORICAL TRUTH VS. THE RATINGS WAR

Staten Island, NY


QUE SERRA SERRA

Minneapolis

Editorials

Little Richard and the Dems

Why we're all TV critics now.

"During the Vietnam War, many young men, including the current President, the Vice President and me, could have gone to Vietnam and didn't. John Kerry came from a privileged background.

It's been four years since the International AIDS Conference was first held in the developing world, in Durban, South Africa, and activists' demand for universal treatment access was catapulted o

While George W. Bush has been President, we've had two of the biggest intelligence screw-ups in US history.

When organizers were planning the Boston Social Forum, they envisioned a gathering that would counter the Democratic National Convention in every way.

Everyone agrees. The story is that there is no story. The candidates have already been chosen. The platform has been written to avoid controversy.

The Democratic platform approved this week by convention delegates in Boston contains strong language regarding the party's commitment to protect the right of Americans to vote--and have their vo

Columns

scheer

A close alliance between Iraq and the fanatical ayatollahs of Iran is the most likely accomplishment of the US invasion.

scheer

The paranoia that young Kerry warned against is now a staple of the Bush re-election campaign, and Kerry must meet it head-on.

Last month, I reluctantly joined the Anybody But Bush camp. It was "Bush in a Box" that finally got me, a gag gift my brother gave my father on his sixty-sixth birthday.

Can someone win the presidency entirely on the basis of a negative asset?

Music

It says something about the iron grip of the culture wars on our politics that no less a liberal than John Kerry--with his 100 percent ratings from NARAL, Human Rights Campaign, the AFL-CIO and t

The little error that we may have made
In picking out a country to invade
Was understandable. The names, of course,
Are close, and when you make a show of force

Articles

As bad as Bush's economic record is, it would appear far worse if not for the housing bubble.

Why did the pundits declare the Reverend's rousing DNC address to be "off-message"?

This article was adapted from Williams's new book, Deserter: George W. Bush's War on Military Families, Veterans, and His Past . Click here to purchase a copy.

Not that you missed him while he was gone, but David Duke is back.

In the undeclared war against dissent, disagreement has become a crime.

Nature doesn't compromise on global climate change; activists must not either.

While controversy rages across the country over whether computerized voting machines may result in lost or manipulated votes, there is another change in the election system this year that could l

About half of the largest ballot-counting corporation, Election Systems & Software (ES&S), is owned by the Omaha World-Herald Company, which publishes the city's conservative daily newspa

Electronic counts, unaudited touch-screen ballots, enhance opportunities for fraud.

Inside the GOP's Boston war room.

Books & the Arts

Book

I could hardly believe it when I heard Jane Jacobs was still alive and
that she had written a new book, Dark Age Ahead, at the age of 88.

Film

I paid to see Will Smith fight legions of robots, and what I got was a trip back to Wabash Street.

Book

Walden Pond is America's environmental holy land, the naturalist's sacred site and Concord's local swimming pool.

Book

In May, Jan Egeland, the United Nations Undersecretary for Humanitarian Affairs, called a news conference in New York to declare publicly what he had been warning people about for some time: that