Jon Wiener weighs in on UCLA's Dirty Thirty, Alexander Cockburn takes aim at the New York Times's obsession with child prostitution and Stuart Klawans reviews Why We Fight, Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World and Tristram Shandy.
Negative media coverage has succeeded in undermining support among
prominent conservatives for a UCLA alumni group that paid students to
target and expose left-leaning faculty.
James Frey's faux memoir exposes corporate publishing as an
industry so starved for bestsellers that it is unable to protect
itself from fraud.
The confrontation with Iran is a wakeup call to states that possess
nuclear weapons: In a world of nuclear apartheid, multilateral
disarmament is the only course of action that can succeed.
As the Enron trial unfolds, it's depressing that Phil and Wendy Gramm, the company's political enablers, are going unpunished and uncriticized.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest is suing Kellogg and Viacom for using cartoon characters to brainwash kids into consuming mass amounts of junk food.
As prochoicers seek to reframe their arguments, injecting more moralism
into the antiabortion debate will not keep abortion legal and
Nicholas Kristof produces a steady stream of titillating reports on
child prostitution in the Third World. Better to focus on draconian
economic reforms driven by the World Bank that create the conditions
With plenty of friends on K Street, Roy Blunt is not as forthright
as his name suggests.
Telephone and cable companies are crafting strategies to transform the free and open Internet to a privately run service that would charge a fee for virtually everything we do online. Can we stop them?
Amos Oz reflects on the political and diplomatic implications of Hamas's
recent victory and its impact on opportunities for peace.
Relishing Samuel Alito's impact on the Supreme Court, pro-life bloggers
are already laying strategies to win hearts and minds in a transformed
New federal guidelines for banks and credit card companies that boost minimum monthly payments have wreaked havoc on American families struggling to pay their bills and avoid bankruptcy.
The inauguration of Evo Morales as Bolivia's first indigenous
president opens a new era for Bolivia and a turning point for
political, diplomactic and trade issues in the Americas.
American business elites in Davos for the World Economic Forum are
far more interested in global markets and corporate investors than they
are in ordinary Americans' needs.
Since the 1970s Republican conservatives have been the dominant
political force on American campuses. But groups like Campus
Progress, better groomed and better organized than their
predecessors, are pushing back.
Reviews of Why We Fight, Looking for
Comedy in the Muslim World and Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull
Nicaraguan poet Rubén Darío, all but unknown in
English-speaking countries, had a global impact on literature, ushering
Spanish poetry into the modern era.