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Esther Kaplan reports on the Christian Right's effort to stop gay marriage, Doug Henwood shares some surprising marriage statistics and Michael T. Klare explains why Iran, North Korea and China could be attacked by the US.

Letters


GOING TO THE CHAPEL... OR NOT

Cambridge, Mass.

Editorials

Our best legal brains are still scratching their heads about the Supreme Court decision in the Pledge of Allegiance case (see Elisabeth Sifton, " The Editors

We seem to have arrived at another of those bizarre and somewhat surreal moments when the media have "rediscovered" America's evangelicals.

With the recent US setbacks and scandals in Iraq, you'd think the White House would abandon the President's aggressive, unilateralist military policy--the "Bush Doctrine"--and seek to avoid new c

If there was ever any doubt, it is now clear that the torture at Abu Ghraib cannot be dismissed as the actions of a few bad actors.

Though Bush & Cheney insist on a connection, the 9/11 Commission states otherwise.

Columns

Stop the Presses

We return this week to the conservative crusade to destroy the reputation of financier and philanthropist George Soros.

Music

As numerous reviewers of the overblown and over-remade remake of The Stepford Wives have pointed out, men do not really want to be married to robots.

When piqued at Ambassador Wilson
The Bushmen saw no reason why
They shouldn't just leak to all quarters
The name of a CIA spy.

Articles

A web-only article "An Engaging Encounter" posted on June 21
incorrectly identified the sponsor of a pre-marriage program.
Catholic Engaged Encounter had no involvement in the program and
none

For better or worse, there isn't always magic in marriage, but it does involve a certain alchemy.

Will Dick Cheney be indicted for past Halliburton abuses?

Reality TV gives marriage an extreme makeover.

Why Ms. Independent still wants to get hitched.

The Bush Administration's misguided poverty cure.

To wed is to lose one's precious distance from conformity.

How to have our family and smash it too.

The religious right's sense of siege is fueling a resurgence.

Gay nuptials combine pomp and protest.

Gay marriage shows why we need to separate church & state.

A forum with Ellen Willis, Martha Fineman, Patricia Hill Collins, Judith Butler, Susan Brownmiller, E.J. Graff, Michael Eric Dyson, Judith Stacey and others.

Randall Kennedy, Edmund White, Laura Kipnis, Nora Ephron, Michael Bronski, JoAnn Wypijewski, Hilton Als

Books & the Arts

Book

Jim Weinstein has spent most of his adult life writing about the failures and possibilities of the American left.

Book

Foreign policy is that rare field in which essay-writing matters.

Book

In June 1965 James Farmer, leader of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and longtime champion of Gandhian nonviolence, arrived in Bogalusa, Louisiana, to support a desegregation struggle in t

Book

Conventional wisdom suggests Israelis and Palestinians are bitter enemies: two sides mired in a century-long conflict marked by violence, hatred and an unbounded reservoir of brutality, each side