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March 29, 2004 Issue


  • Columns

    Dear W., Your Father Knew Best

    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

    Robert Scheer

  • The (Not So) Gay Old Times

    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

    Eric Alterman

  • The Protocols of Mel Gibson

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

    Katha Pollitt

  • On Whether the Martha Stewart Guilty Verdict Carries Implications for Those Involved in Prewar Intelligence Gathering

    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?

    Calvin Trillin

  • Books and the Arts

    Adaptation

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

    Stuart Klawans

  • I Confess (Sort of)

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

    Kate Levin

  • Labor Pains

    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

    Jennifer Niesslein

  • The Three-State Solution?

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

    Juan Cole

  • The Deciding Vote

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

    Eric Foner

  • The Protocols of Mel Gibson

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

    Katha Pollitt

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