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June 5, 2000 | The Nation

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June 5, 2000

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The politics of trade will always contrive to decide the most fateful questions in private while leaving public debate to chew over narrow, derivative issues.

When Chief Bernard Parks of the Los Angeles Police Department heard the news in mid-May, he reportedly went into rigid shock.

In a presidential election year, few issues inspire more citizen anguish and less political substance than public education. This year is no exception.

UNFAIR HARVARD When Harvard employees rallied for a $10.25-an-hour minimum wage in early May, backers packed the Yard.

Columns

So Ford now says the SUV
Is very bad for you and me.
It slurps gas to a fare-thee-well,
And makes the earth as hot as hell.
Its weight means any car it hits

Stop the Presses

When, in 1980, George Will was discovered to be coaching Ronald Reagan on debating tactics one minute and pronouncing him a "thoroughbred performer" the next, journalists professed to be shocked

Articles

Ask a supporter of charter schools whether that vogue new concept holds promise for inner-city children.

How can we respond most effectively to right-wing assaults on the premises of public education?

Amy Wilkins: The way that you deal with th

With education among the electorate's top priorities, the phrase "higher standards" has become ubiquitous in political campaigns across the country.

Fernando Contreras points to the area behind a green mesh fence where his family home used to be. He is about to be a grandfather for the first time.

Cammillia Mays is an African-American single parent who, like millions of parents across the country, faced a difficult decision when her daughter turned 4 years old.

Books & the Arts

Book

Asked where he was coming from, my friend's son replied, "From the demo against the death of Sartre." It was April 19, 1980, and the definition fitted perfectly, for Sartre's funeral, attended by