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January 27, 2003 Issue


  • Editorials

    Axis of Incoherence

    Axis of Incoherence

    The burgeoning Far East crisis has exposed the bankruptcy of US Korea policy.

    the Editors

  • Memo to the Democrats

    If Congressional Democrats want to be more than George W.

    John Nichols

  • The Bush Tax Sham

    On January 7 George W.

    Roger Hickey

  • Long Live the Estate Tax!

    There is a stunning disconnect between the terrible budget shortfalls facing states and localities and the priorities of federal tax-cutters. States face budget deficits of more than $60 billio

    Bill Gates Sr. and Chuck Collins

  • The Right Drug Rx

    With a doctor in charge of the Senate, compassionate conservatism is well positioned to run roughshod over the issue that traditionally worked well for Democrats--healthcare.

    Merrill Goozner

  • Dixiecrats and the GOP

    Why should anyone have been surprised that the senator who led the Republican Party of 2002 paid homage to the States Rights Party of 1948? Those Dixiecrats fatally extolled by Trent Lott at th

    Diane McWhorter

  • Going Down the Road

    During my days as Texas agriculture commissioner, a farmer pointed out to me that you can count the seeds in an apple, but you can't count the apples in a seed.

    Jim Hightower

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  • Books and the Arts

    The Fix at Ground Zero

    The second year of machinations at the World Trade Center site has gotten off to a vigorous start.

    Philip Nobel

  • Explaining ‘The Magician’

    Thomas Mann's popularity has been going the way of the Buddenbrooks family business. It is in decline.

    Paul Reitter

  • Unfinished Women

    Imaginary Friends, The Mercy Seat

    David Kaufman

  • The Year in Pictures

    Looking backward in the January chill, I feel my eyes shoot past the films of 2002 toward a movie made some thirty years ago: a picture by Martin Scorsese about violent, driven people in downto

    Stuart Klawans

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