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June 26, 2006

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  • Features

    When Soldiers Shoot a War

    The War Tapes, a documentary shot by US soldiers and sanctioned by the military, may turn out to be the most powerful statement against the war to date.

    Kevin McCarthy

  • Frank Church’s Quixotic Vision

    A Father's Day remembrance of a courageous politician who, in an earlier era, challenged America to resist the apostles of fear who would barter liberty for false security.

    Forrest Church

  • Politicos Court Netroots at YearlyKos

    The growing potential for netroots activists to define issues, mobilize voters and raise significant amounts of money drew politicians to the national gathering, eager to leverage their advantage with netroots.

    Ari Melber

  • A Thirst for West Bank Water

    Israel's "convergence" plan will maintain control over most of Palestine's water supply--dimming hopes for peace and a viable Palestinian state.

    Fareed Taamallah

  • Wall Street Doesn’t Like This War

    High levels of uncertainty, poor management and an $800 billion expenditure on a venture that has put America's brand at risk all conspire to make the Street pretty skittish about Iraq.

    Ken Miller

  • The Future Is Now

    American politics is on the brink of momentous change. A deep shift in priorities and a surge of new ideas can lead to a new governing order grounded in a determination to give people back their future.

    William Greider

  • Mr. Obama Goes to Washington

    Barack Obama talks a great progressive game. But his record so far shows he has a proven ability to mix charisma with deference to the establishment.

    David Sirota

  • How to Build a Farm Team

    The grassroots organization Progressive Majority has a modest ambition: Take over state and national politics by 2010. Welcome to the left-wing conspiracy.

    Ruth Conniff

  • The Turning?

    Given the scope of conservative ruin, how do progressives seize the day? Start by challenging entrenched interests and ideology, and support candidates and causes while curbing the interests of big money.

    Robert L. Borosage

  • UN to US: End the Abuse

    UN Deputy Secretary Mark Malloch Brown's measured reprimand of the Bush Administration was not an attack. It was a call for real US leadership instead of the bullying tactics of John Bolton.

    Ian Williams

  • Editorials

    In Fact…

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    SOFT DRINKS, EMPTY PROMISES

    the Editors

  • Progressive Values 101

    In order to reclaim "values" from the right wing, progressives must frame the electoral debate in terms everyone can support: freedom, opportunity, security and responsibility.

    Bernie Horn

  • The Pincer Strategy

    Growing concern over Bush's abuses of executive power could be the force that unites Democrats, Republicans and libertarians in a broad, nonpartisan effort to defend the Constitution and the rule of law.

    Jeremy Brecher and Brendan Smith

  • Bold Ballot Initiatives

    Progressive organizations are learning to use ballot propositions to promote bold, innovative policy on the minimum wage, renewable energy, stem cell research and voting reform.

    Katrina vanden Heuvel and Sam Graham-Felsen

  • Fighting for a Fair Vote

    Voting debacles in Florida and Ohio have inspired a new crop of Democratic candidates to run for Secretary of State, transforming an oft-neglected post into a platform for activism.

    John Nichols

  • On the Move

    It's time for conviction, not caution, as Democratic voters show they would support a party that promised the country a course correction--an exit from Iraq and an end to corruption and the ineptitude of the GOP.

    the Editors

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  • Books and the Arts

    When Soldiers Shoot a War

    The War Tapes, a documentary shot by US soldiers and sanctioned by the military, may turn out to be the most powerful statement against the war to date.

    Kevin McCarthy

  • Frank Church’s Quixotic Vision

    A Father's Day remembrance of a courageous politician who, in an earlier era, challenged America to resist the apostles of fear who would barter liberty for false security.

    Forrest Church

  • Heat Wave

    As the planet warms and global catastrophe beckons, what changes are we willing to make to adjust to a brave new world? Tim Flannery and Elizabeth Kolbert seek answers in two provocative new books.

    Peter Canby

  • Boxed In

    In his new short story collection In Persuasion Nation, absurdist extraordinaire George Saunders offers a surreal depiction of the destruction of individuality through consumer mega-culture.

    Vince Passaro

  • The Zionist Imagination

    As the founding father of the Zionist right, Vladimir Jabotinsky rejected Diaspora existence. Yet in his 1935 novel The Five he tenderly evoked it, offering a glimpse of something darker.

    Jacqueline Rose

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  • Letters

    Letters

    'THE ISRAEL LOBBY' IN LIGHT OF DAY

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