Gary Younge gives campaign advice to progressives, Daniel Lazare explores the Crusades, David A. Bell examines Vichy's moral failures.
As the Democratic majority in Congress weighs several measures to
address voter suppression, the time is right for real voting reform on
the local level.
America's environmentalists won big in the midterm elections. But can
they make real progress on climate change by 2008 and beyond?
Ten years after its passage, California's Prop 209
has had a devastating impact on diversity in higher education.
Milton Friedman's free-market faith produced a bastardized system of
interest-group politics that favors sectors of citizens at the expense
of many others.
Modesty is a virtue, but rather than telling the courts to
practice restraint, the Bush Administration should rein in its own
abuses of power.
Bush launched the Iraq disaster, and it keeps coming back and hitting us in the head. And now he is counting on Iran to help bail us out.
As US Air seeks to create a mega-airline by gobbling up Delta, the
evidence mounts that a free market in the sky just doesn't work.
Mainstream media have transformed the permanent presidential campaign
into a never-ending soap opera. Progressives must create the
movements that will influence whoever decides to run.
Bush's contempt for the truth and for those whose job it is to find it
has created an existential crisis for mainstream media.
"For just a minute or two, step into my life. I am a soldier in the Army
Special Forces, just back from Iraq, where I lived and fought beside my
Iraqi counterpart as we battled the insurgency. I am a conflicted man."
Victoria Glendinning's biography of Leonard Woolf looks at a remarkable
public intellectual whose life and work were eclipsed by his more famous
God's War explores the barbaric clash of Christianity and Islam,
and what happens when people follow religious voices that no one else
Adam Gopnik's Through the Children's Gate details the trials of
a very smug and special class of parents raising children in
post-9/11 New York.
Decca: The Letters of Jessica Mitford explores the contradictions
of a social revolutionary possessed of an aristocrat's sense of the
wrong and right kind of people.
Your coffin was so small,
Only I knew it was full of
orange pekoe tea leaves
smoking chimneys over wet peat;
The Unfree French looks at the German occupation of Vichy; Bad Faith is a grim biography of a French collaborator.
Laura Kipnis's The Female Thing takes women to task for perpetuating the notion that they're vulnerable.
Roald Dahl's Collected Stories are best enjoyed by adult readers
who take their humor black.
Gore Vidal's Point to Point Navigation is a brave and
continuous affirmation of life and an assurance that though the Republic
has been betrayed, we are not to give up hope.
The perils of electronic voting.
Californians fail to support a progressive energy policy.
In response to a Nov. 7 referendum, state lawmakers end the highly controversial process.
"A premise like this can go on for a generation," says CNN President Jonathan Klein.