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March 3, 2003 Issue


  • Editorials

    Voices of the Street

    Even before the crucial February 14 meeting of the Security Council (after this issue went to press), a significant milestone was reached in the form of the proposal by France, Germany and Russ

    the Editors

  • Filibustering on Estrada

    Few of George W. Bush's judicial nominees have generated as much opposition as has Miguel Estrada.

    John Nichols

  • Republic or Empire?

    As the senior American diplomat in Baghdad during Desert Shield, I advocated a muscular US response to Saddam's brutal annexation of Kuwait in flagrant violation of the United Nations charter.

    Joseph Wilson

  • Back to Segregation

    Sit in classrooms, eat in lunchrooms, romp on playgrounds and wander the hallways in randomly selected public schools in America: It's right here, in the nation's increasingly segregated and as

    Gary Orfield and Susan Eaton

  • The Supermax Solution

    The billboard at the east entrance to the remote rural village of Tamms, Illinois, reads "Tamms: The First Super Max," and below, in lowercase letters, "a good place to live." Inmates at Tamms,

    Regan Good

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  • Columns

    Listen to George…Washington

    It would be so much easier if the Bush Administration just dropped the confusing pretension of an earnest campaign for truth, international cooperation and the rule of law.

    Robert Scheer

  • We Speak Not of Osama

    NOTE: Because of an editorial error, last week's poem was incorrectly printed. This is a corrected version. Our apologies to Calvin Trillin (and to Cole Porter). --The Editors

    Calvin Trillin

  • Code Orange

    The whole sad, messy world was on Code Orange alert on the day I left for England.

    Patricia J. Williams

  • Venezuela’s Media Coup

    Poor Endy Chávez, outfielder for the Navegantes del Magallanes, one of Venezuela's big baseball teams. Every time he comes up to bat, the local TV sportscasters start in with the jokes.

    Naomi Klein

  • The Great ‘Intelligence’ Fraud

    Events do rush by us in a blur, I know, but let's not abandon Secretary of State Colin Powell's February 5 UN speech to the graveyard of history without one last backward glance.

    Alexander Cockburn

  • Books and the Arts

    What Are They Reading?

    Though there have been scattered signs of renewed interest in Dwight Macdonald--a biography in 1994, a collection of letters in 2002--all but a fraction of his own writing molders unattended in

    Jonathan Shainin

  • Republic or Empire?

    As the senior American diplomat in Baghdad during Desert Shield, I advocated a muscular US response to Saddam's brutal annexation of Kuwait in flagrant violation of the United Nations charter.

    Joseph Wilson

  • Who’s in Charge?

    On October 4, 2001--less than a month after that horrific day--George W. Bush and the members of his National Security Council were nailing down the details of the coming war in Afghanistan.

    David Corn

  • The ‘Indivisible Four’

    The Grey Art Gallery, which occupies the former site of the Museum of Living Art in the main building of New York University on Washington Square, is celebrating its legendary predecessor with

    Arthur C. Danto

  • One Step Removed

    Those of us who have followed the New York City Ballet and the repertory of the world's greatest choreographer, George Balanchine, since the mid-1950s are filled with spine-tingling memories of

    Diane Rafferty

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