At Pittsburgh's Jefferson Elementary School, which overlooks the dark
gray plumes from two electric power plants, there are so many children
with asthma the school nurse alphabetizes the inhalers
The most important event of the late twentieth century began twenty
years ago this month.
"You have to ask, Who would want this job?" So said a former senior CIA
official referring to the new post of director of national intelligence,
to which George W.
Bush's policies have left the leaders of Iran defending a more logical position than that of our own government.
It's hard to know who to root against in the
bloggers vs. CNN controversy that led to the
resignation of CNN's Eason Jordan, a twenty-three-year veteran of the
My friend L., a magistrate in Britain, is appalled by American-style
sentencing, which has taken hold there recently.
The man who's just been put in charge
Of knowing all will now assure us
That he knew nothing--nada, zip--
When he was stationed in Honduras.
Massive resources are at stake in the debate roiling the AFL-CIO's Las Vegas summit.
A report from the antiwar movement's St. Louis summit.
The Los Angeles mayoral race raises difficult questions for progressives.
John Kenneth Galbraith was famous long ago as America's most widely read
economist, until his expansive understanding of economic liberalism was
pushed aside by political events and conservativ
Isaac Deutscher stands out among the early intellectual mentors of the
New Left as the only one who expounded classical Marxism. On a mid-1960s
"must read" authors list that included C.
Yiddish, a national language that never had a nation-state, may no
longer have millions of speakers, but it remains contested territory