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Joel Rogers says let's take back the states, Eric Alterman laments PBS's conservative drift and Christian Parenti details the reconstruction racket in Iraq.

Letters


KERRY AND IRAQ

Kansas City, KS


WAKE ME UP--PLEASE!

Amherst, NH

Editorials

How Jim McGreevey perfected the art of swimming in the mainstream.

Sidney Morgenbesser, the philosopher's philosopher, died on August 1. Sidney was one of a kind.

Throwing a bone to its sex-obsessed religious base, the GOP has slipped an abstinence activist into its convention mix of mostly moderate speakers.

A silver lining amid the dismal outpouring of news from Iraq has been the unbroken parade of conservative (and liberal hawk) commentators who now admit--with mea culpas, half-apologies and sour c

The war on the other side of the world was launched with high expectations but is now widely seen as a fiasco.

In the 1960s John F. Kennedy inspired America with his pledge to put a man on the moon in ten years. Now, John F.

The color of emergency alerts does not matter if the people producing the alerts cannot be trusted.

Columns

scheer

Team members do not want to be used as an ad for the presidential campaign.

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His refusal to recant his war vote plays into the President's hands.

Ask Dr. Marc

Dr. Marc regularly answers readers' questions on matters relating to medicine, healthcare and politics. To send a query, click here.

Click here to ask PBS CEO Patricia Mitchell to reconsider the network's new conservative slant.

CORRECTION: The Dow Jones Corporation's total revenue (not profit) topped $1.5 billion.

Regular people, just plain working folks
Always stood out in my eyes.
I scorn all those people who drink wine instead
Of eating Frito pies.

Articles

The Center for Digital Democracy is part of a "Public Interest, Public Airwaves" coalition supporting a policy that would require broadcasters to air more public service programming in the digital age. Click here for more info.

Why canvassing sucks.

The Governor is setting two dangerous precedents for education in California.

Google has been acting as a censor to any political advertising with an edge.

For two years, journalist Andrew Rice lived in Uganda as a fellow of the Institute of Current World Affairs.

Missouri Governor Bob Holden learned how volatile globalization issues have become when his Democratic primary challenger, Claire McCaskill, started banging away on him for offshoring the state's

Progressives urgently need a strategy to take back the states from the GOP.

The effort to rebuild Iraq looks less like an aid mission than a criminal racket.

Bringing more churchgoers into the fold poses a complex challenge for Democrats.

Books & the Arts

Film

More than once in Jonathan Demme's reimagining of The Manchurian Candidate, a distraught Denzel Washington jabs at his skull and rasps, "They got in here." He means it literally.

Book

Over the century that followed the Napoleonic wars, the Ottoman Empire contracted and eventually disappeared from the map.

Book

American policy-makers may be divided into two schools of thought on the Arab-Israeli conflict: the evenhanded and the Israel-first.