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The New York City public school system doesn't have the money, time or
organizational skills to make sure every child has a dictionary--or a
desk.

In a weapons producing nation under Jesus
In the fabled crucible of the free world
Camera crews search for clues amid the detritus
And entertainment shapes the land

The house organ for America's political class is pushing Bush's case for war.

As one of the largest private employers in Africa, the Coca-Cola Company could
dramatically alter the course of HIV/AIDS.

The military needs more lawyers. More accurately, the Defense Department
wants military recruiters to recruit law students on campus and through
official channels.

The day after Mary Robinson stepped down as United Nations High
Commissioner for Human Rights, forced out by determined pressure from
Washington, George W.

There's a joke circulating on the Internet: A grandmother overhears her
5-year-old granddaughter playing "wedding." The wedding vows go like
this: "You have the right to remain silent.

It's filling the grassroots role once played by the Christian
Coalition.

Even after twenty-five years, the bitter taste of Argentina's "dirty war" lingers.

The author may be contacted regarding this piece at JonWiener@hotmail.com.

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April 28, 2015

What change will a "peaceful" protest spark if a "peaceful" protest is so easy to ignore?

April 28, 2015

“The decisive confrontation between the constitutionalists who want peace and the militarists who want war is close at hand.”

April 28, 2015

Prison and early deaths have taken 1.5 million black men from daily life. But the Rekia Boyd case shows that black women are also “missing.”

April 27, 2015

The Nation's critic in 1931 said the museum would abet the snobbery that believes "American painting is a second-rate affair."

April 27, 2015

The decision by Baltimore’s mayor to lock baseball fans inside a stadium to “protect” them from protestors sent a message to the world built on a lie.

April 27, 2015

Longtime voters are being turned away from the polls by Texas’ voter-ID law

April 27, 2015

"It was as if all South Africans, black, white and “coloreds” alike, were voting for the first time in their lives."

April 27, 2015

“Are there no gentlemen left in in American public life?”

April 25, 2015