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March 29, 2004

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Frances Fitzgerald explains why Bush is like Goldwater, David Corn watches Larry Klayman and Stuart Klawans reviews "The Passion of the Christ."

Letters


PLAYING POLITICS WITH MARRIAGE

Tampa, Fl.


FOG OF WAR: NOT 'A REAL PASTING'

New York City

Editorials

The dismissal of Bush's Education Secretary is a necessary step to make the reforms work in the classroom.

I first met Marshall Frady in the Sinai desert during the 1973 Yom Kippur War, when we shared the back seat of a Russian-made Egyptian Army jeep.

Mariana Katzarova has been involved with V-Day since 2001, when she brought it to her home country, Bulgaria.

Click here to read Katrina vanden Heuvel's "Kennedy's Other Speech."

In the weeks leading up to the Iraq war, neoconservatives in and around the Bush Administration counseled the President against seeking a second United Nations Security Council resolution, arguin

A conservative provocateur turned Senate candidate may have tried to skirt campaign finance rules.

Columns

scheer

So now that the Spanish people have spoken, voting out of office the party that led them to war in Iraq, will President Bush give the back of the hand to Spain, as he did last year to our democra

Stop the Presses

AMPLIFICATION:
Because of space constraints and incautious wording in my column last week, I referred to the Times's "Jayson Blair/Gerald Boyd problem." I intended to refer to those attacks on the Times that had asserted or implied that Boyd had in some way been responsible for overlooking Blair's shortcomings and that this pattern somehow reflected on the Times's affirmative-action policies. I did not mean to imply that there was any truth to these accusations. Indeed, there is none on the record as far as I am aware. I apologize to Mr. Boyd for any misimpressions I may have created. --Eric Alterman

Music

My friends had one question for me after I saw Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ: Is it anti-Semitic?

When federal authorities come by,
It's criminal if you concoct a lie.
The Feds don't think that lies are okey-dokey.
Will Chalabi, then, soon be in the pokey?

Articles

There may be an overlooked Dean legacy brewing.

In Iraq's media war, US troops are imprisoning and abusing Arab journalists.

The Democrats can make a persuasive case that Bush is outside the mainstream.

Click here for more info on Five Lies, including how to order copies online.

The first anniversary of the American invasion of Iraq has arrived.

Books & the Arts

Film

So Mel Gibson has been persecuted all the way to the bank.

Book

A confession is, by definition, a declaration of guilt.

Book

When I took childbirth classes six years ago, the word "pressure" was bandied about an awful lot: We heard about the pressure on our bladders, the pressure applied to our backs to ease contractio

Book

All nations are modern inventions, but those fashioned in the Middle East show their scaffolding more than most.

Book

According to the Constitution, the President, with the consent of the Senate, selects the members of the Supreme Court.