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March 6, 2006 Issue

Cover art by: Cover by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels

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  • Editorials

    Farewell to Ground Zero

    The structure of our Republic is at mortal risk. Will our Constitution survive or are we in the midst of a transmutation in which the balance of powers and our personal freedoms will be canceled?

    Jonathan Schell

  • Only Pictures?

    Two prominent cartoon artists discuss their perspective on the worldwide protests over the Muhammad cartoons.

    Joe Sacco and Art Spiegelman

  • In Fact…

    THE NSA NONHEARINGS

    the Editors

  • The FISA File

    Although his language is less blatant than Richard Nixon's, George Bush is claiming the same imperial powers today that led Congress to pass the Foreign Intelligence Security Act.

    Athan G. Theoharis

  • Bush’s New Storm

    The Bush Administration failed to protect New Orleans and has yet to rescue its displaced citizens. We need an independent investigation to force accountability.

    Michael Tisserand

  • Cherry-picked Intelligence

    It's now clear that Bush & Co. had no interest in reality-based intelligence to justify the decision to invade Iraq.

    the Editors

  • Less Butter, More Guns

    If the war in Iraq is winding down, why does the Pentagon need so much money? Because the Bush Administration has visions of a permanent war economy.

    the Editors


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  • Books and the Arts

    Alice Walton’s Fig Leaf

    Wal-Mart heiress Alice Walton is on a buying spree, filling her Arkansas museum with America's cultural treasures--a fig leaf that seeks to cover Wal-Mart's naked greed and exploitation.

    Rebecca Solnit

  • Labor Pains

    Robert Fitch's Solidarity for Sale exposes corruption as the cause of the current crisis in American labor.

    Kim Phillips-Fein

  • The Man Who Heard It All

    Richard Taruskin's Oxford History of Western Music reviews the world of Western art music, expressing the magnificence and melancholy of its own age.

    Paul Griffiths

  • The Palestinian Patient

    Gate of the Sun follows the odyssey of Palestinians driven to refugee camps in Lebanon by Israeli forces in 1948.

    Raja Shehadeh

  • Emotional Truth

    In a DNA-driven search for biological roots, it behooves us to be less romantic about connecting with our ancestors. If we biologize our history, we will be forever less than we could be.

    Patricia J. Williams

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