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Tim Shorrock calls out dangerous US policies in Korea, Katha Pollitt warns against government spying and Eric Alterman examines US imperial designs.

Letters


WANT FRIES WITH THAT?

New Hope, Pa.

Editorials

Axis of Incoherence

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

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

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.

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

If Congressional Democrats want to be more than George W.

On January 7 George W.

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.

Columns

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Headlines tell us that United Nations arms inspectors have failed to find a "smoking gun" in their ongoing, unimpeded search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

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Stop the Presses

During the 2000 campaign, candidate George W. Bush proclaimed that
America must be "humble in how we treat nations that are figuring out
how to chart their own course." But that was then.

Music

One of my cherished childhood memories is of my petite, polite mother
closing the front door firmly on two hulking FBI agents who wanted to
come in and ask her questions.

Korea has the bomb, but not to worry.
It's not a crisis. No, we needn't hurry
To get inspections back. Why try to spot
The weapons they already say they've got?

Articles

US policies are fanning anti-Americanism in both the South and the
North.

It's time to come up with a new notion of civil rights and peaceful
negotiation.

Minnesota's new senator, Norm Coleman, is a dealmaker with
ambitions.

Money is needed for social programs. And the rich have more than their
share.

Books & the Arts

Book

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

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

Film

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

Theater

Imaginary Friends, The Mercy Seat