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This article is adapted from Sifry and Watzman's just-published Is That a Politician in Your Pocket? Washington on $2 Million a Day.
This article draws on reporting by Eyal Press, Esther Kaplan and Katha Pollitt.
When New York City was announced as the site of the Republican National Convention back in January 2003, it seemed an odd choice of location.
In May, Jan Egeland, the United Nations Undersecretary for Humanitarian Affairs, called a news conference in New York to declare publicly what he had been warning people about for some time: that
The Supreme Court of the United States has had two historic encounters with George W. Bush.
Hussein's trial is shaping up as just US theatrics.
One of the things that drive me nuts is that people always say that one in two American marriages ends in divorce. This isn't exactly true.
This April, in the case of Vieth v. Jubelirer, the Supreme Court came close to burying any hope of curing one of the worst diseases in our ailing democracy--the partisan gerrymander.
In a cluster of beach bungalows in Ghana in December 2000, my wife and I encountered the Peace Corps dream.
Private prisons thrive on cheap labor and the hunger of job-starved towns.