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March 17, 2003

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Mansour Farhang examines a triangle of realpolitik, Charles McCollester tells the real story of the Penn. mine rescue and William Greider watches workers' money.

Letters


SUDDENLY THERE CAME A TAPPING...

New York City

Editorials

Below is a listing of key UN missions, embassies and consulates for
countries that the Bush Administration is leaning heavily on to secure a UN
resolution for war.

Just as his father did, George W. Bush is offering generous packages of
aid and arms to nations that join his drive for war against Iraq.

It's a fascinating scheme, "this very ambitious and aggressive embed
plan," as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Bryan
Whitman calls it.

Brushing aside the world's largest antiwar demonstrations ever, the
United States, Britain and Spain have introduced a new United Nations
Security Council resolution that would in their view au

In early February, the Center for Public Integrity disclosed a leaked
draft of the Bush Administration's next round in the war on
terrorism--the Domestic Security Enhancement Act (DSEA).

Though he did not get much credit for it, one of Harvey Pitt's last acts
as SEC chairman was to hand a tremendous victory over the mutual-fund
industry to the AFL-CIO.

Columns

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So the truth is out: George W. Bush lied when he claimed to be worried about Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction.

Who's the hack? I nominate The New Yorker's Jeffrey Goldberg.
He's the new Remington, though without the artistic talent.

It is good news that Total Information Awareness has been blocked, at
least for the moment.

Articles

This comfortable college town is defined as much by its eclecticism as its traditional Midwestern quintessence.

The day before MSNBC announced that it was pulling the plug on Phil Donahue's nightly show, the man who pretty much invented talk TV was interviewing actress and author Rosie O'Donnell.

The thirteen self-declared "citizen weapons
inspectors" marching down a rain-swept road just
outside Baltimore knew they weren't going to be
allowed inside the US military's Aberdeen Proving

Iranians would welcome Hussein's overthrow, but fear what might come later.

In the shadow of wealth, New York's poor increase.

At some point or another in their careers, just about every governor in the union faces some sort of recall effort.

Pennsylvania's mine rescue was inspiring, but the real story was
corporate greed.

Books & the Arts

Book

As the Earth's population surges toward the 7 billion mark, the
following twist on an old maxim perhaps best applies: A single birth is
a joyous occasion. A billion births is a tragedy.

Book

Only the joy of capitalist expectation could move a pre-Reagan-born
American to utter the line "civil rights is dead," let alone write a
book devoted to that proposition.

Book

Say what you will about Michael Lind, at least he's never predictable.
That is, of course, unless your prediction is that he's once again
trying to find a way to disagree with everyone else.
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