The Times fans the flames of public fear around the anthrax attacks.
Moral concern begins with the local, but shouldn't stop there.
Laura Bush might put on a good face for women's rights in Afghanistan, but her husband's handwork works against women in other places.
Noncitizens in the United States face an increasingly harsh Ashcroft-run Justice Department.
Anthrax scare reveals racial denial: workers on Capitol Hill are evacuated and given protective drugs while exposed postal workers, most of them black, are forgotten.
George W. Bush, whose administration is addicted to secrecy, wants presidential papers classified indefinitely, not for the usual 12 years.
Bush Administration hijacks the Constitution with the Patriot Act and military tribunals; our supine media wakes up (briefly); Congress sleeps
The Institute for Creative Technologies makes Star Wars–type simulations for Army personnel
Attorney General John Ashcroft throws out Oregon's assisted suicide law, against the wishes of a majority of Oregonians and in defiance of a 1997 Supreme Court ruling.
The sudden and unexpected collapse of the Taliban in Afghanistan.