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February 5, 2001 | The Nation

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February 5, 2001

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Editorials

In the wake of the controversial Supreme Court decision that put him in office, George W. Bush's inauguration was filled with protests.

The ascendency of George W. Bush to the presidency exposes stark dissatisfaction in the United States.

The likely Bush cabinet will have some who have shown sympathy for the Southern Confederacy—a disturbing trend in the late twentieth century.

Files leaked from China show that country's leadership to have conspired against their own people during the Tiananmen protests—but are the documents genuine?

Steven Soderbergh's Traffic—for all its flaws—illustrates how the United States' is deluding itself in its crusade against drugs.

Columns

After a bruising fight fopr the presidency, George W. Bush is stocking his cabinet with figures from the far right, none more so than John Ashcroft.

Minority Report

George W. Bush's and Dick Cheney's 'hearts' are in the right place.

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Although he endured great hardship, Bill Clinton comes out of the Oval Office smelling like roses.

Articles

Thousands of citizens can't register or have been wrongly thrown off the rolls.

Five Supreme Court Justices are criminals in the truest sense of the word.

Florida purged its voter rolls, thanks in part to a web of corporate players.

Police are up to old tricks: disrupting and spying on legal political activities.

Books & the Arts

Art

A review of Sol LeWitt's Autobiography.

Book

A review of Looking Backward 2000–1887, by Edward Bellamy.