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February 21, 2000 Issue

  • Editorials

    Morning After in NH

    It was the last question at the last New Hampshire town meeting for Bill Bradley.

    David Corn

  • The Beat

    The Beat

    Sea Turtles Redux?

    John Nichols

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  • Columns

    Orrin Hatch Ends Whatever It Was

    The Orrin Hatch campaign is done--
    Kaput at last, without a doubt.
    And now, perhaps, could someone please
    Explain what that was all about?

    Calvin Trillin

  • Justice for Bernard Baran

    On January 30, 1985, 19-year-old Bernard Baran was convicted of molesting five 3-, 4- and 5-year-old boys and girls at the Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) in Pittsfield, Massachusetts,

    Katha Pollitt

  • Books and the Arts

    Bobby, He Hardly Knew Ye

    Robert Scheer was the last journalist to interview Robert Kennedy.

    Robert Scheer

  • Sweating Out the Words

    CLARIFICATION: A sidebar to Debbie Nathan's February 21 "Sweating Out the Words," about The New Yorker's literary contest and the publishing and informatics industries (converting information to digital form), mentioned a company, netLibrary, and suggested that workers involved in hours' worth of work in its sites in China, India and the Philippines were "ruining their wrists and eyes in the process." netLibrary tells us that it requires letters of attestation and proof of working conditions from vendors it works with, requiring standards applicable in the United States. Neither Nathan nor The Nation visited netLibrary's vendor sites. Further, The Nation has no specific knowledge of poor conditions or injury to any of netLibrary's workers.

    Debbie Nathan

  • The Original Valley Girl

    Bette Midler got her first starring role in the movies in 1979, playing the lead in The Rose, a thinly disguised biopic about Janis Joplin.

    Stuart Klawans

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