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July 31, 2006 Issue

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  • Features

    Web, Lieberman and the Netroots

    As progressive bloggers seek the ouster of Joe Lieberman, they have recruited "Reagan Democrat" Jim Webb to challenge George Allen in Virginia. What does this say about netroots Democrats' emerging electoral strategy--if there is one?

    Ari Melber

  • Trump U.

    Why go to a real college? Enroll in Donald Trump's virtual university and you'll learn all you need to know for $29 or your money back!

    Nicholas von Hoffman

  • Take Back Our Country

    Fighting words from a 98-year-old activist about the power of the people to demand peace and achieve peace justice in these troubled times.

    Elsie Fox

  • Nasrallah’s Game

    To some observers, the attacks orchestrated by Sheik Sayed Hassan Nasrallah that detonated Israel's ruthless assault on Lebanon look like a death wish--but it's almost impossible to defeat someone who has no fear of death.

    Adam Shatz

  • The UN’s Mideast Mission

    The United Nations can be a useful tool in settling the current crisis in Lebanon and Gaza, but only with US support. It is up to President Bush to get on the phone to Ehud Olmert and tell him to stop.

    Ian Williams

  • Mumbai’s Other Casualty

    One week after bombs ripped through commuter trains in India's financial capital of Mumbai, the carnage has finally been tallied: 182 people killed and 900 injured.

    Graham Usher

  • Putin’s Foes Fall Flat at Summit

    As Vladimir Putin played host to the G-8 summit, opposition groups from the right and left staged events that challenged Putin's authority and paraded their grievances to Western media. It was not their finest hour.

    Anna G. Arutunyan

  • The G-8’s Risky Nuclear Embrace

    As leaders of the world's richest nations gather in St. Petersburg to craft a global energy security strategy, they're poised to endorse a major expansion of nuclear power. Bad idea.

    Mark Hertsgaard

  • Questions for Katha Pollitt

    Katha Pollitt answers questions about feminism, politics and her new book, Virginity or Death! And Other Pressing Social Issues of Our Times.

    Emily Amick

  • Fear and Shopping in Beirut

    As Lebanon braces for a descent into an all-too-familiar chaos, anger and the quest for comfort have sent people to the streets in search of bread and someone to blame. Anna Ciezadlo reports from Beirut that when Iraqis are text-messaging from Baghdad to see if you're OK, you know it's not good.

    Annia Ciezadlo

  • Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: Guidepost or Relic?

    As the Bush Administration continues to exercise an inordinate amount of power, will the Supreme Court's Hamdan v. Rumsfeld ruling become a guidepost for future government or a last lonely relic of a proud lost era?

    Aziz Huq

  • A Conversation With Robert Rubin

    The former Treasury Secretary speaks candidly on the inherent inequities of globalization and the political, social and economic challenges that lie ahead.

    William Greider

  • Rage Against the MSMachine

    The Yearly Kos Convention revealed a blogosphere whose media critique is hampered by its political ambitions. Why can't progressives repair the press, not dismantle it?

    Lakshmi Chaudhry

  • From Imperialism to Empire

    The crises faced by Bush signal not only the errors of his Administration but the end of imperialism itself--and the emergence of new, more dangerous forces.

    Michael Hardt

  • Swing-Time in New Mexico

    In the ultimate swing district of the ultimate swing state, Patricia Madrid is trying to unseat New Mexico Representative "Leather" Heather Wilson. Is her Mountain State liberalism potent enough to win?

    Marc Cooper

  • Born-Again Rubinomics

    Is Former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin's new "conceptual framework" of economic reform an acknowledgment of neoliberalism's failures or simply a repackaged version of Clintonomics?

    William Greider

  • Green Grows Grassroots

    In the Bush era, the green movement has become a paper tiger. It must regroup, reframe and reach out across the lines of race and class that have kept environmental issues at the political fringe.

    Mark Hertsgaard

  • Editorials

    Too High a Price

    The spreading violence in Lebanon and Gaza demonstrate that the collective punishment of the Palestinian and Lebanese people is not only inhumane and should be condemned but also leads to more radicalization and to more chaos.

    the Editors

  • Lawless in Gaza

    The latest bloodshed in Gaza and Lebanon demonstrates that there will be no end of violence until Israel agrees to negotiate with the democratically elected Palestinian leadership.

    the Editors

  • Lawyers Challenge Bush

    Citizens, lawyers and constitutional scholars of all political stripes have reason to be concerned about President Bush's use of "signing statements," which assert his right to ignore a law and threaten the central tenet of America's system of constrained government.

    Mickey Edwards

  • The ‘Kennedy Court’

    By casting the decisive vote in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and other contentious disputes, Justice Anthony Kennedy plays a crucial role in a Supreme Court that may soon veer off in an extreme rightward direction.

    David Cole

  • David ‘Duff’ Dretzin

    David "Duff" Dretzin had a big heart, a social conscience and a keen sense of humor. He will be missed.

    the Editors

  • Mexico’s Tiger Stirs

    A recount of disputed ballots in the contested presidential election is the surest way to strengthen Mexico's fledgling democratic institutions and forestall potential political and social conflagration.

    the Editors

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  • Letters


    Readers write back about Ari Berman's coverage of the Democratic National Committee, Eugene Richards' photojournalism and William Johnson's coverage of the Teamsters.

    Our Readers and William Johnson