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July 19, 2004


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We invited readers to respond to our May 24 forum, edited by Scott Sherman, of eleven writers discussing "How to Get Out of Ira


The International Court of Justice has ruled Israel's "Separation Wall" illegal and has called on Israel to dismantle the wall.

This April, in the case of Vieth v. Jubelirer, the Supreme Court came close to burying any hope of curing one of the worst diseases in our ailing democracy--the partisan gerrymander.

The Fourth of July is traditionally a time for reading the Declaration of Independence and listening to patriotic speeches.

The pilot manufacturing factory for SweatX, the noble anti-sweatshop brand that aspired to prove that fully unionized and even worker-owned garment factories can thrive in a sea of sweatshops, qu

Media monopolists were dealt a rare setback when the Philadelphia-based US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit blocked implementation of last year's decision by the Federal Communications Comm

The striking distinction between the Green Party's national gathering in late June and the Democratic and Republican national conventions, which will come later this summer, was the element of su

"A state of war is not a blank check for the President." The Bush Administration's claims "would turn our system of checks and balances on its head." "If civil rights are to be curtailed during w

With furtive haste, former Coalition Provisional Authority administrator Paul Bremer declared the end of the US occupation at a virtually secret ceremony and bolted for the door, enclosed in the


Robert Scheer

The Senate panel's report is a damning indictment of the Bush Doctrine.

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Hussein's trial is shaping up as just US theatrics.


I had a swell time at Fahrenheit 9/11, Michael Moore's documentary about George Bush's dubious progress from Florida to Iraq.

The wacko right has mostly just disdain
For Schwarzenegger, Rudy and McCain.
But they'll be featured at the prime-time mike
As just the sort of folks swing voters like.


How bias works on The O'Reilly Factor.

Dean advises quitting. Nader calls him "a detergent for the dirty linen of the Democratic Party."

The panel says there was no immediate threat from Iraq.

Lay's belated indictment reminds one of the limp response of Washington politics.

A Dud of a Debate


Never let it be said that John Kerry rushes to judgement.

As the siege drags on, this insurgent stronghold descends into chaos.

Joschka Fischer envisions a European alternative to American hegemony.

Private prisons thrive on cheap labor and the hunger of job-starved towns.

Pre-Olympics, anxious bravado prevails.

Searching for order in Sadr City.

Books & the Arts


In the 1960s, the New York Jewish Museum became the unlikely leading venue for contemporary avant-garde art in America.


In a cluster of beach bungalows in Ghana in December 2000, my wife and I encountered the Peace Corps dream.

This essay appears as the foreword to Edward Said's From Oslo to Iraq and the Road Map, which will be published in August by Pantheon.


It's the first three chapters of Yuri Olesha's Envy that really bite, that really get across the impotent sting of the emotion.