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July 14, 2003

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Leading thinkers discuss humanitarian intervention, Juan Cole says Iran's students could use our help and the editors examine affirmative action.

Editorials

A small journalistic cottage industry has grown up demonstrating that
the Bush Administration took the nation to war against Iraq under false
pretenses.

Floyd Abrams, Laurence Tribe, Robin Williams, Margaret Cho, Martin
Garbus and others are supporting a petition asking New York State
Governor George Pataki to pardon legendary comedian Lenny Br

Hawaii recently became the fifth state to make emergency contraception, also known as the morning-after pill, available directly from pharmacists. This is far from a small regulatory change.

Like Kaa the python in Disney's Jungle Book, Tony Blair has
staked his career on a single hypnotic refrain.

The Iranian student demonstrations that began on June 10 initially
protested plans to privatize Teheran University and to raise tuition.
They quickly became a forum for criticizing the repressi

It's no secret that Washington has a limited interest in the public
interest these days.

Eric Foner was an expert witness in Grutter v. Bollinger, the University of Michigan law school case.

In one of its most important cases in decades, the Supreme Court on June
23 upheld the prerogative of colleges and universities to give
preferences to members of minority groups in admissions.

Columns

scheer

His daddy, his appointees at FERC and his old buddies at Enron screwed the state, but good.

Stop the Presses

If you want to date the beginning of conservative domination of the
opinion media, you could do worse than to pick Election Day 1964.

Music

Every day, DNA testing overturns another man's rape or murder
conviction.

Dejectedly, a man sits on the ground.
The man has been detained. His hands are bound.
His crime is truly simple to explain:
Possessing pictures of Saddam Hussein.

Articles

Seattle is curbing greenhouse gases through more efficient power consumption.

Richard Falk, Mary Kaldor,
Carl Tham, Samantha Power,
Mahmood Mamdani, David Rieff,
Eric Rouleau, Zia Mian,
Ronald Steel, Stephen Holmes,
Ramesh Thakur, Stephen Zunes

Books & the Arts

Poetry

There are killer weeds, deep in the flower patch,
down at the bottom of the tombstone.
Only they'll seem to breed out of the ground itself.

Book

Not many people can say they changed the world and make it stick. In
Myself Among Others: A Life in Music, George Wein does.

Book

Norman Rush's first novel, Mating (1991), opens with a nervous
but gripping epigram: "In Africa, you want more, I think." The speaker,
an unnamed American anthropologist who doesn't want

Book

You would hope that the passage of fifty years might have cleared the
passions that once inflamed the Rosenberg case.

Book

Toward the end of his memoir, My Brother's Keeper, Amitai Etzioni
recounts meeting with the political consultant Dick Morris.