Quantcast

March 15, 2004 | The Nation

In the Magazine

March 15, 2004

Cover:

Browse Selections From Recent Years

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw wonders if Strom Thurmond was a rapist, the struggles of France's secularists are examined by Maria Margaronis and David Moberg reveals how Edison Schools survived.

Letters


The editor's note "disagreeing profoundly" with Alexander Cockburn's January 26 "Beat

Editorials

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

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.

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

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.

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

Columns

Ask Dr. Marc

Dr. Marc regularly answers readers' questions on matters relating to medicine, healthcare and politics. To send a query, click here.

scheer

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

Stop the Presses

Journalists are understandably loath to call on a colleague to give up a source who's been promised anonymity, as the credibility of the entire profession can suffer from such a public betrayal.

A vote of thanks is due to Dr. Dean,
A comet on the presidential scene.
Once sure to win, he lost it all instead.
He made mistakes, but still it should be said

Articles

Thanks to the front-loaded primary process handcrafted by their party chairman, Terry McAuliffe, the millions of California's Democratic voters were reduced to ratifying an election that seems to

Music for America (MfA), a nonprofit group working to get out the youth vote in the hope of unseating George W.

Discredited and broke, the school privatizer found an unlikely white knight.

In the form of a law regarding the wearing of the Islamic hijab, women's bodies are a battlefield--again.

As politicians square off on gay marriage, progressives must enter the debate.

At key moments, he's displayed guts and taken tough, sometimes lonely, positions.

Books & the Arts

Film

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.

Book

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

Book

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

Poetry

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.

Book

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