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March 8, 2004 | The Nation

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March 8, 2004

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. condemns Bush's environmental abuses, Patricia J. Williams looks at gay marriage and Benjamin Hedin hails Johnny Cash.

Letters


WHAT'S WRONG WITH KUCINICH?

Tulalip, WA


The following letter is a response to "An Open Letter to Ralph Nader," which appeared in the February 16 issue.

Editorials

DEPRESSING ANTIDEPRESSANT NEWS

With the specter of an international boycott looming, Sharon has begun to waver.

In forty years of observing presidential contests, I cannot remember another major candidate brutalized so intensely by the media, with the possible exception of George Wallace.

Paul Wellstone would have loved the turn the race for the Democratic presidential nomination has taken.

For some time, we've argued that the most significant deficit George W. Bush has overseen is his own credibility gap.

Columns

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Does he have no sense of accountability or shame?

When I was quite young, my entire image of marriage was filtered through the bible of Bride Magazine.

Kerry has the nomination almost within his grasp, and has also emerged from the bruising kiss of imputed scandal. Unless Ms.

Bush trotted out his whoppers with tranquillity,
Because the press responded with docility.
His goal was war. In order to fulfill it, he

Articles

While the world looks the other way, sexual violence spreads in the Congo.

Eric Alterman and Mark Green would like to thank Jenny Stepp for her research on this article.

This article is adapted from Carl Pope and Paul Rauber's forthcoming Strategic Ignorance: Why the Bush Administration Is Recklessly Destroying a Century of Environmental Progress (Sierra Club Books) .

A Palestinian farming village is being strangled by Sharon's wall.

Books & the Arts

Poetry

opposable thumbs won't save us from ourselves
though they've helped exaggerate the drama sliding
toward denouement without free overdraft protection

Music

The story of American popular music contains several moments when a career that has gone south is dramatically resurrected before an awed and grateful public.

Book

If Winston Churchill is today the icon of an American right that denounced the "appeasement" of Iraq, Charles de Gaulle is the inspiration for some of those who continue to urge European governme

Book

The Iowa Brown and Black Forum.