March 1, 2004 | The Nation

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March 1, 2004


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Ann Arbor, Mich.


Click here to read Joel Rogers's editorial in favor of John Edwards and here to read Antonio Villaraigosa's arguments for John Kerry.

Click here to read Ronnie Dugger's editorial in favor of Dennis Kucinich and hereto read Joel Rogers's arguments for John Edwards.

Kerry should hold himself accountable for his own mistake.

In July 2002 a retired US Army colonel who would be dead within months unburdened himself of twenty-two classified documents concerning war crimes in Vietnam.

George W. Bush may not know it, but one influential part of his government is finally taking global climate change seriously.

Iran's elections, scheduled for February 20, have provoked the gravest political crisis in that country in twenty years.

The future of Haiti hinges on support for a state based on law.

On February 3 a law enforcement official working with the Joint Terrorism Task Force in Des Moines served a subpoena on Drake University seeking records on its student chapter of the National Law

Percy Daley has seen a lot of politics in his eighty years, but he never saw anything like the crowd that showed up at the Belfast, Maine, city hall when Democrats gathered for their presidential

"There's going to be ample time for the American people to assess whether or not I made good calls," George W. Bush told Meet the Press host Tim Russert in their recent one-on-one.


Robert Scheer

Quack, quack. So much for the constitutionally mandated separation of powers.

Stop the Presses

The evolution of the character invented by the media to play the role "Al Gore" will one day make a remarkable doctoral dissertation.


This morning I got an e-mail from Feminist Majority asking me to e-mail the President protesting the Iraqi Governing Council's approval of Resolution 137, which would abolish current family law a

So the weapons weren't there--so what, Bush says,
Saddam was a "gathering threat."
We were certainly right to start a war.
This threat simply had to be met.


There was a contagious optimism in the air about the potential of the Internet to effect political change.

The Center for American Progress was conceived as the Democratic answer to the Heritage Foundation...

George Bush owes the public a big explanation on WMDs.

While the Democratic presidential candidates were bickering among themselves over accepting campaign contributions from lobbyists, a far more significant political development occurred: George W.

Books & the Arts


John Hess, who, it should be said, is one of The Nation's oldest friends and severest critics, once complained to me about an "editor's choice" blurb I'd written, which contained a brief


Bernardo Bertolucci has long fed off a cinephilia he appears to despise.

The world of letters lost one of its most eloquent voices on January 24, when the Saudi novelist Abdelrahman Munif died in his Damascus exile after a protracted illness.


From its unification in 1871 until its comprehensive defeat in 1945, Germany was the most bellicose and nationalistic of modern countries.


The name Shakespeare in Britain is rather like the names Ford, Disney and Rockefeller in the United States. He is less an individual than an institution, less an artist than an apparatus.


It's hard to know which is more interesting: the latest book by Kevin Phillips or Phillips himself.