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March 15, 2004


  • Editorials

    The Descent of Marriage?

    When gays wed, all hell will break loose. If only.

    Richard Kim

  • In Fact…

    OFF THE PAIGE

    the Editors

  • Undemocratic Process

    There has been much comment about the take-no-prisoners approach of the Congressional Republican leadership in cramming through the Medicare prescription-drug benefit this past November 22.

    Wayne S. Smith

  • Was Strom a Rapist?

    Months after Strom Thurmond's African-American daughter, Essie Mae Washington-Williams, stepped into history, commentators continue to step around the most explosive aspect of this controversy wi

    Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw

  • Press Watch

    The conduct of our major newspapers in the run-up to the Iraq war calls to mind William Hazlitt's famous appraisal of the Times of London.

    Scott Sherman

  • Candidate Nader

    Ralph Nader got a lot of things right when he appeared on NBC's Meet the Press and accused "Katherine Harris and Jeb Bush and their cohorts from Tallahassee to the Supreme Court" of steali

    the Editors

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  • Books and the Arts

    A Passion for Hatred That Mocks Christ’s Message

    Mel Gibson's movie is a blood libel against the Jewish people.

    Robert Scheer

  • Blind Faith

    From the moment when Mel Gibson began promoting The Passion of the Christ--was it only ten years ago?--he has insisted that his goal was to be true to the Gospel text.

    Stuart Klawans

  • The Pleasures of Crime

    Despite their indifference to genre fiction, American publishers of literary novels have consistently made exceptions for homegrown crime writers.

    Hillary Frey

  • The End of the Affair

    It's been a while since Cuba, that caiman-shaped Caribbean isle, ceased to be a place on the map.

    Achy Obejas

  • The Old Couple

    Please tell me how the shoehorn manages to keep
    Its shape the same for centuries. At dusk my ignorance
    Slips away and hides its eggs in the woods.

    Robert Bly

  • The Wages of Fear

    Lyndon Johnson launched the War on Poverty in his State of the Union Message exactly forty years ago.

    Katherine S. Newman

  • Was Strom a Rapist?

    Months after Strom Thurmond's African-American daughter, Essie Mae Washington-Williams, stepped into history, commentators continue to step around the most explosive aspect of this controversy wi

    Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw

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