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After May 18's primaries, it's clear: despite all the Tea Party talk, there's as much turbulence among Democrats as Republicans.
We can't get financial reform on the scale we need without embarrassing people.
Will Social Security become President Obama's sacrificial lamb?
Three thousand Americans, imprisoned for being "sexually dangerous," are locked up not for what they've done but for what someone fears they will do.
It's a shifty strike zone.
We're not anxious about whether Elena Kagan is gay. We're anxious about whether she's masculine.
"Real America" is nothing more than a state of mind.
Post-independence cinema in Nigeria has been swept aside by Nollywood, a video CD industry with a cable-access aesthetic and a penchant for stories about violence and corruption.
How Barack Obama has fashioned a personal and political identity by treating the history of the civil rights movement as a usable past.
Nothing is simple in the poems of James Schuyler, not even the formal austerity of looking out a window.
Though a new four-volume compilation of Paris Review interviews is filled with riches, it is tailored to the tastes of a polite literary culture.
This puzzle originally appeared in the June 7, 1975, issue.