It is notoriously difficult to prove a negative. At what point can you
be sure that something does not in fact exist?
Congress has once again passed a bill banning "partial-birth abortion."
It's not the first time. President Clinton vetoed similar bans in 1996
"We have to hold these people until we find out what is going on."
According to a report issued June 2 by the Justice Department's own
Inspector General, that's what Michael Chertoff, head of t
The Bush Administration's carefully stage-managed June 4 Aqaba summit
could not hide the serious structural impediments to a resolution of the
As quixotic searches for "weapons of mass destruction" in Iraq continue
to yield little more than chagrin, the Washington establishment is
The Case of the Phantom Uranium raises questions about the President that could lead to legitimate calls for impeachment.
My right eyelid twitches on an irregular but steady basis. Is this anything to worry about? Or is it just age and the worries of the world?
Hillary Clinton's autobiography comes out barely a week after Martha
Stewart is indicted for obstruction of justice and fraud related to
alleged insider trading, and you still don't beli
They pushed the CIA to say
That nukes could quickly come our way--
Saddam might, with a finger snap,
Remove Chicago from the map.
"Citizens have a compelling interest in ensuring that their government does not abuse one of its most awesome powers, the power to arrest and jail."
An unnecessary new law is used to undermine legitimate dissent.
Bush uses well-known linguistic techniques to make citizens feel dependent.
Unocal's pipeline in Burma becomes a test case in corporate responsibility.
Viewed close up, the "model" of democracy for all of Iraq is something less.
War correspondents frequently suffer from what might be diagnosed as
Ernie Pyle Syndrome.
This is your passport I hold in my hand:
a hemisphere, half red ink, half blue--
as yet untorched by terror, but polluted
James Wood, the ferociously intelligent critic whose reviews appear
regularly in The New Republic and the London Review of
Books, has single-handedly done a great deal to improve