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August 2, 2004

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Planks for a people's platform by Howard Dean, Lani Guinier, Arthur Miller, Walter Cronkite, Granny D, Margaret Cho and many others.

Letters

Kerry, Iraq and Bill O'Reilly

Editorials

Not to risk blasphemy, but shouldn't a special commission look into whether God provided the warrior President with faulty intelligence? Recall that George W.

Areas of the nation's capital were in ruins as protests continued against a bill that would revive the military draft, but only for neoconservatives.

The Supreme Court of the United States has had two historic encounters with George W. Bush.

In many ways, Senator John Kerry is the perfect candidate for the Democratic Party--handsome and serious, well regarded if not widely loved, deeply experienced in governing policy and sincerely c

TRANSCRIPT OF THE OCTOBER 28, 2004, SPEECH, FROM THE OVAL OFFICE, BY GEORGE W. BUSH

My Fellow Citizens,

A friend of mine in Los Angeles reports listening to a radio station that caters to middle-class African-Americans and hearing repeatedly from hosts and callers that there's little difference bet

Rosa DeLauro, the savvy Connecticut Congresswoman whom Democratic leaders and the Kerry for President campaign put in charge of drafting the party's 2004 platform, says, "It reflects John Kerry.

As Democrats prepare for their convention in Boston, they should ponder the city's catalytic role in American history.

Columns

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Before, incompetence and sloth; after, lies and the wrong war.

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Bush keeps claiming to represent "normal" Americans at the expense of "the other."

Stop the Presses

Nearly every day brings fresh evidence that the Bush Administration deliberately undermined the security of this nation by misleading us into a costly and potentially ruinous war in Iraq.

I'm riding an elevator in downtown Boston. There is a sign warning of travel restrictions during the last week of July. A woman gets on. We both stare ahead as per elevator etiquette.

In canned obits that papers keep,
The second graf relates
The fact that Nader gave us Bush,
Through votes in several states.

Articles

If another world is possible, what will that world look like?

Though Bush trumpets his commitment to the AIDS fight, the delegation he sent to Bangkok was rather anemic.

The first referendum in Bolivia's history represents a hopeful sign.

A blueprint for a progressive patriotism.

Twenty years after Jesse Jackson's historic run for President, what does it all mean?

The prospect of hanging, Dr. Johnson said, concentrates the mind wonderfully. The threat posed by George W.

Howard Dean, George McGovern, Walter Cronkite, Ellen Chesler, Margaret Cho, George Lakoff, Bakari Kitwana, John Brademas, Arthur Miller, John Sayles, Chuck Close, Andrew Jay Schwartzman, Doris "Granny D" Haddock, Jamin Raskin, Nell Minow, Lani Guinier, Studs Terkel, Sherrod Brown, Eric Schlosser, James K. Galbraith, Gary Indiana, Jeremy Bernstein, David Bonior

In Kerry's Massachusetts, established power meets the reform impulse.

John Kerry can win, given George W. Bush's incompetence, and White House strategists realize that.

Books & the Arts

Music

This past February's forty-sixth annual Grammy Awards ceremony began with a surprise performance by the pop virtuoso who is once again calling himself Prince.

Book

Stalin has had a rough time at the hands of Russian novelists in recent years.

Book

Former Presidents have a difficult, even awkward, role. They cope in different ways, but if the past half-century is any guide, we can be certain of one thing: They write their memoirs.

Film

Like many intelligent women of advanced political beliefs, Celine detests the ideology of the soulmate.