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Say what you will about oil and hegemony, but the pending invasion of
Iraq is more than just a geopolitical act. It's also the manifestation
of a cultural attitude.

Women's sports are under attack by jocks who have an ally in the President.

On June 4, 1961, John F. Kennedy held his last meeting with Soviet
leader Nikita Khrushchev in Vienna.

This comfortable college town is defined as much by its eclecticism as its traditional Midwestern quintessence.

The day before MSNBC announced that it was pulling the plug on Phil Donahue's nightly show, the man who pretty much invented talk TV was interviewing actress and author Rosie O'Donnell.

It's a fascinating scheme, "this very ambitious and aggressive embed
plan," as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Bryan
Whitman calls it.

In early February, the Center for Public Integrity disclosed a leaked
draft of the Bush Administration's next round in the war on
terrorism--the Domestic Security Enhancement Act (DSEA).

Though he did not get much credit for it, one of Harvey Pitt's last acts
as SEC chairman was to hand a tremendous victory over the mutual-fund
industry to the AFL-CIO.

Who's the hack? I nominate The New Yorker's Jeffrey Goldberg.
He's the new Remington, though without the artistic talent.

It is good news that Total Information Awareness has been blocked, at
least for the moment.

Blogs

"In time much is sure to be written of Franz Kafka, for he is inevitably sure of a place...among the foremost writers of our time."

June 3, 2015

Sepp Blatter’s reign of error is over. But speculation about his and FIFA’s future has just begun.

June 2, 2015

It is worth pausing to consider how far things have moved since the Snowden revelations.

June 2, 2015

A conversation about building an inclusive movement, the importance of identity, and how to shift the narrative of justice away from jailing killer cops.

June 2, 2015

Bad retail jobs compound the deeper economic and social barriers that disproportionately affect blacks and Latinos.

June 2, 2015

"America is a reckless squanderer where small racial units are concerned, and the cause of any Indian race seems a priori a lost cause."

June 2, 2015

The Wisconsin governor positions himself as the exact opposite of Rand Paul—and privacy advocates in both parties.

June 1, 2015

“Perhaps the best thing about it all is that Miss Keller has come through to middle age a liberal in spirit. The injustices of our society weigh heavily upon her.”

June 1, 2015

In a twist worthy of le Carré, Deep Throat was assigned the mission of unearthing—and stopping—Deep Throat.

May 31, 2015

"Like the Jews of Harlem or the Asians of East Africa or the Chinese of Southeast Asia, the Ibos were the prominent outsiders in the economic life of the dominant population and, like the others, they were hated."

May 30, 2015