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Robert Borosage deconstructs Bush's budget, D.D. Guttenplan writes of the birth pangs of anti-imperialism in Europe, and much more.

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Editorials

George W. Bush's budget sketches the precipitous decline in our fortunes
on his watch, while blurring the full costs of his shameless pander to
privilege.

Like the perennial quest for a "Star Wars" antimissile system, the space
shuttle has never been an entirely rational program.

Although the Bush Administration acts as if the war train has already
left the station, the antiwar forces continue to grow, and they are
mobilizing in large numbers for a worldwide protest on

This "Opposing View" editorial was published first in USA Today on February 6, 2003.

With up to 200,000 American and British combat troops already stationed
in or on their way to the Persian Gulf area, war with Iraq looks
increasingly imminent.

Columns

scheer

There is a smoking gun.

Stop the Presses

I was standing in line for Bowling for Columbine in Brussels not
long ago with two writer/editor friends, when a 15-or-so-year-old
Belgian boy in front of us turned around and inquired,

Music

So Laura Bush will not, after all, be discussing the works of Emily
Dickinson, Walt Whitman and Langston Hughes with a selected group of
American poets at the White House on February 12.

(With apologies to Cole Porter, the master, who wrote "My Heart Belongs to Daddy")

Articles

After nearly two years' absence from politics, Southern California's most popular progressive politician, Antonio Villaraigosa, is back on the stump.

All social movements need an "outside" strategy and an "inside"
strategy. The growing number of people participating in rallies and
marches in opposition to President George W.

The day after the World Social Forum dialogues, I visited an encampment of landless people squatting in garbage-wrap tents alongside the road an hour from Porto Alegre.

This article is based on a report originally produced for National
Public Radio's On the Media.

The debate over the dangers of media monopoly got a lot less theoretical
in the last week of January, when Comcast, the nation's No.

In 1992 Congress passed a law designed to increase the diversity of
television programming and to amplify traditionally underrepresented
voices.

Europeans opposed to war in Iraq are united by a deep distrust, even fear, of America.

Suddenly, there are serious discussions about the danger of monopoly power.

The right is working the refs. And it's working.

Books & the Arts

Book

This essay will appear as an introduction in New York Review Books' new
edition of Prisoner of Love (February 2003).

Film

Since few of us at The Nation speak Thai, I'm going to refer to
my favorite filmmaker of the month as Joe, which is the name actually
used in this country by Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

Dance

In classical dance, the art of imbalance--the pirouette, the jeté
or the mere ethereal, alighted walk that alone makes audiences feel they
are getting their money's worth--is the purview

Book

Last fall, a half-dozen child psychologists lurked around New York's
Yale Club at a convention called "Advertising & Promoting to Kids"
in search of new, higher-paying clients.