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May 14, 2001 | The Nation

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May 14, 2001

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Editorials

A campaign to help sick people in need of unaffordable medicines is clashing with forces in the global pharmaceutical industry.

With NAFTA as an ugly precedent, the proposed trade pact is generating serious opposition from a number of social and economic sources.

It's back to the future with the George W. Bush who is leading the nation--in the hard-edged style of the recent fiasco in Florida.

Columns

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Studies on the effects of childcare on the young are colored by researchers' views about educated women who go to work.

Minority Report

The death penalty needs to be thought through by liberals, and its acceptance or rejection cannot be á la carte.

scheer

A tangled web of disingenuous calculation marked developments there, and the public was the more deceived.

Articles

The war was years ago, but that does not excuse misrepresenting one's participation in it.

The departure of Tavis Smiley leaves a hole in the programming calendar of BET, but that's only part of the problem.

He's an archconservative who thinks big and knows how to get things done.

The former FCC chairman says he's bitter about the effective dismantling of his low-power radio plan. Under his successor, such an idea won't even get raised.

America's provocative military posture in Asia makes war with China more likely.

Books & the Arts

Film

B. Ruby Rich reviews the films Amores Perros and Spy Kids.

Art

Debra Cash visits the Museum of Modern Art's "Workspheres" exhibition.

Book

A funny thing happened on the way to the election--here's what it portends.