John Nichols sounds Democratic alarms in Pennsylvania, Thomas J. Sugrue explores the impact of suburban sprawl and Stuart Klawans reviews four new films.
Robert Casey Jr.'s endorsement of Samuel Alito could cost him the
support of Pennsylvania Democrats and illustrates the perils of early
intervention by DC Democrats in Senate races.
Recent mining disasters demonstrate that the Bush Administration should be called to account for replacing federal mine regulators, who were identifying hazards and meeting requirements, with industry-friendly stand-ins.
The question raised by cartoons deemed offensive to Islam has
never been whether or not to draw the line but where it
should be drawn.
Condoleezza Rice's myopic optimism mirrors that of the delusional Dick Cheney: Witness her refusal to be alarmed by rise of Moqtada al Sadr.
Among the superrich, there's a growing desire to freeze themselves and
their bank accounts in hopes of rising again. Talk about Groundhog Day.
Betty Friedan lived a big life and wrote a big book that helped change our world, in every way, for the better.
The NSA's use of artificial intelligence for "data-mining" surveillance is not only constitutionally illegal, but a technological fantasy. Why aren't the Democrats challenging it?
NASA climatologist James E. Hansen won't let political pressure from the
Bush Administration blunt the urgency of his research on global
warming: It's not too late to mitigate the damage.
Historians and activists join forces in Texas this weekend to explore
how the tools of historical analysis can bolster the case for an
immediate end to the war in Iraq.
Coretta Scott King's funeral should have been a paean to liberal values. Instead, talking heads nattered over the etiquette of speaking truth to power.
In the wake of Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on warrantless spying, bipartisan efforts to rein in the Bush Administration's exercise of executive power are gaining momentum.
The American left is in a semi-comatose state, thanks to the
striking ideological transformation wrought by its neoconservative
Labor activists in Idaho hope to repeal repressive "Right To Work" laws
and educate a new generation on the history of labor struggles.
Reviews of The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, Battle in
Heaven, Blossoms of Fire and The Fallen Idol.
Three new books explore how an absence of regulation and active
policies of racial exclusion have shaped America's arid suburbs.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton's legacy as both an admirable revolutionary
and a profound thinker is brought to life in Vivian Gornick's The
Solitude of Self.