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David Corn looks at John Negroponte, Eric Alterman reads Bob Woodward and Stuart Klawans reviews "Kill Bill Vol. 2."

Letters


OUT, OUT, DAMN OUTSOURCING

Editorials

In his April 13 press conference, Bush lamented the poor showing of Iraqi security forces in recent clashes with insurgents.

Anyone who thinks the contemporary women's movement is dying, over or simply irrelevant will have to think again after yesterday's March for Women's Lives.

The March for Women's Lives is paying considerable attention to issues of
concern to minority women.

On April 20, Solicitor General Ted Olson told the Supreme Court that the
federal courts could not question the indefinite detention of "enemy
combatants" held at Guantánamo Bay because as

Like dirty money, tainted reputations can be laundered, as the
Administration fervently hopes in the case of John Negroponte. Now UN
ambassador, Negroponte has been chosen by George W.

Three decades ago Winston Churchill's grandson asked Ariel Sharon how
Israel should deal with the Palestinians. "We'll make a pastrami
sandwich out of them," he replied.

Halfway through Tim Russert's hourlong interview with Demo-
cratic presidential nominee Senator John Kerry on April 18, there was an
exchange that revealed in microcosm some of the fundamental

Click here to read how you can get involved in the April 25 March for Women's Lives.

Columns

scheer

"How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?"

Stop the Presses

Correction: "The Man" is the term Dick Cheney uses to refer to George W. Bush, not the term used by other officials to refer to Cheney. (6/1/04)

Music

Did you know that since January 1, women in Texas have not been able to
obtain abortions from the sixteenth week of pregnancy on?

CHORUS

We were ready--

Oh, so ready.

Sure, it happened, but those were the breaks.

And remember

That we never, ever make mistakes.

Articles

What if we go under?

Daniel Pipes has made his name inveighing against an academy overrun by political extremists. But he is nothing if not extreme in his own views.

Books & the Arts

Book

Few of those who followed the David Irving libel trial held in London
three years ago could avoid being struck by the calm but towering
presence of the British historian Richard Evans.

Book

Humanism, like democracy, is a word that labors under an excess of
meaning. It can mean acknowledging the value of human beings, or denying
the existence of God.

Book

Keen to control the flow of information, the Bush political machine has
labored day and night to obstruct public oversight of US foreign policy.
But the basic reality cannot be hidden.

Film

Antiquarian mishmash lathers the April screen. In Kill Bill Vol.