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Unlike news reports, theater isn't expected to stick to the facts. By nature, the form is duplicitous, built on a sandy foundation of make-believe and pretense.
In November, California voters will have their first
chance in a decade to reform the state's "three strikes and you're
out" law, which has imposed cruel life sentences on thousands for
Thanks to damage caps and other measures, victims are often unable to sue.
Democrats haven't made much of what would happen to the courts should Bush win a second term.
In The Nation's October 9, 2000, special report on the Supreme Court, Tom Wicker wrote, "No issue is more vital...repeat, no issue is more important than the makeup of the next Supr
Now that a summerlong Homeland Security crackdown along the Arizona border is concluding, the results are in and they spell lethal failure.
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