News and Features
The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the University of Michigan
affirmative action cases on April 1.
Recently, Nilas Martins, principal dancer at the New York City Ballet,
was stopped in Washington, DC, by gun-wielding policemen.
William O. Douglas was a judicial record-setter.
How bad can things get, how fast? Are we already at the point where
literally nothing can derail the war machine?
Let's say you have a war to sell. You have the usual public relations
tools at your disposal: highly scripted press conferences, stories
leaked by White House officials to a compliant press.
During the Vietnam War the heavyweight boxing champion of the world,
Muhammad Ali, refused to serve in the Army.
At last the leaders of the Democratic Party have moved decisively,
hauling out their ripest comminations and hurling them at--no, not at
In these jittery times, many Americans see torture as justified.
In the late summer and fall of 1997, small news leaks began appearing
that Mayor Edward Rendell of Philadelphia (who is now governor of
Pennsylvania) was thinking about suing the firearms indus
Almost a thousand boisterous supporters--most of them unionized Latino service workers--showed up on March 4 at the vote-counting and subsequent victory party for new City Councilman-elect Antoni