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Indonesia's scorched-earth compliance with international pressure on East Timor has left Dili, the capital, in ruins, displaced some 100,000 people to refugee camps under the control of the bruta

An abbreviated version of this article appeared in the October 4, 1999 issue.

After the war life will begin to stir once again, but we won't be here, we will have vanished just as the Aztecs have vanished.

Buchanan hints he's leaving.
The GOP says, "Stay!"
They fear that he'd be draining
The wacko vote away.

Residents of Skaneateles, New York, complained to visiting reporters about the Clintons' decision to make themselves relatively scarce on their recent vacation.

Research support was provided by the Open Society Institute and the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute.

Most of the media regard the coy refusal of George W.

Israeli schoolchildren returned to their desks this year to find a new history curriculum.

Elizabeth Dole won't break the law.
McCain has scored no coke.
The thought of Hatch with smack or crack
Is palpably baroque.

My first thought upon hearing that the Kansas state education board had removed evolution from its mandatory curriculum was: Go ahead! Be like that! Handicap your kids for life.

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The Obama administration appeals an injunction blocking "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Gay and lesbian Republicans object. The Republicans—at least these Republicans—are right. Updated with ACLU and National Gay and Lesbian Task Force reaction.

October 18, 2010

Five undocumented immigrants joined the freshman class at the University of Pennsylvania this year.

October 18, 2010

For real political change we need to combine the flexibility of digital organizing with the tangible results of on-the-ground activism.

October 18, 2010

On Huffington Post, Isabel Macdonald asks whether the spectacle of Lou Dobbs's undocumented worker hypocrisy will force Obama to face this country's own immigration injustices?

October 18, 2010

Georgia's decision to ban undocumented students from top state schools is part of a larger assault on Plyler vs. Doe, the decision that established the right to K-12 education for all children regardless of immigration status.

October 18, 2010

A liberal Ohio senator uses an unfortunate baseball analogy.

October 18, 2010

 The magazine is a shadow of its former self, insiders say.

October 18, 2010

Suicide, drug use, and mental disorders among US soliders; Tea Party candidates say more wildly offensive things; another big Wikileak on the horizon

October 18, 2010

Numbers show promise for voter turnout on campuses in Nov. 2 midterm election.

October 18, 2010

Canvassing the slums of Philadelphia gave one student an unexpected opportunity to climb down from the ivory tower and see the real impact of government policy for himself.

October 17, 2010