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May 1, 2006 Issue

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

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  • Editorials

    The Leak and the ‘Truth’

    If President Bush wants to tell the truth to the American public, he can make Cheney, Rove and Libby come clean about their role in the Plame affair.

    David Corn

  • Remember ‘The Jungle’!

    As Upton Sinclair's novel turns 100, it reminds us that the best way to nurture pride in America is to see its underbelly--and tell the truth about it.

    Kevin Mattson

  • In Fact…

    LES JEUNES--UNE VICTOIRE!

    the Editors

  • The End of Berlusconi?

    Recent elections see Italy divided as it has not been since 1948, but Romano Prodi has reason to be confident that his center-left coalition will prevail.

    Frederika Randall

  • $13,700 an Hour

    The Democratic Party needs to reset its moral compass and close the gap between workers' pay and CEO salary by raising the minimum wage.

    Katrina vanden Heuvel

  • Hu’s ‘State Visit’

    The visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao underscores the deteriorating US-China relationship, yet the Bush Administration is making matters worse with diplomatic insults to the Chinese leader.

    Peter Kwong

  • Suppressing the N.O. Vote

    Fewer than half of New Orleans's black voters will be able to participate in upcoming city elections, thanks to passive opposition from the Bush Administration and listless advocacy from Democrats.

    the Editors

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  • Books and the Arts

    Remember ‘The Jungle’!

    As Upton Sinclair's novel turns 100, it reminds us that the best way to nurture pride in America is to see its underbelly--and tell the truth about it.

    Kevin Mattson

  • Grace Notes

    Estonian composer Arvo Pärt's journey toward stillness has been halted by the roar and rawness of his latest piece.

    Paul Griffiths

  • I’ll Be Your Mirror

    The art on display at the Whitney Biennial 2006 doesn't have to tell us it's not morning in America: We know that by watching the evening news.

    Arthur C. Danto

  • John Yoo’s Tortured Logic

    The Berkeley law professor's carte blanche constitutionalism was a gift to the Bush Administration, offering legalistic justifications for lawless behavior.

    Stephen Holmes

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