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April 12, 2004 Issue

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  • Editorial

    Taking Liberties

    To all the arguments lodged against gay marriage, add this one–it’s a matter of national security.

    David Cole

  • The Deaning of America

    Does Dean for America have a second act? That’s the question a lot of people have been asking after the collapse of Howard Dean’s presidential campaign.

    Micah L. Sifry

  • Israel Plays With Fire

    At 5:20 on the morning of March 22, Sheik Ahmed Yassin, the spiritual leader of Palestinian Hamas, was leaving a mosque in the Gaza Strip when he was killed in an Israeli helicopter gunship attac

    Adam Shatz and Roane Carey

  • Time for Truth

    The two brothers who scaled the face of Big Ben in London with a banner reading Time for Truth sent the right message on the anniversary of the beginning of the US-led war on Iraq and just days b

    The Editors

  • Books & the Arts

    Everybody’s Talking About the Weather

    The last few years have seen renewed interest in the Weathermen.

    Jeremy Varon

  • Speak, Memory

    Not wanting to curse Charlie Kaufman with too much praise, I’m tempted to say that his nonexistent twin Donald is the best American screenwriter since Preston Sturges.

    Stuart Klawans

  • Heart of Gold

    Courtney Love’s new record is called America’s Sweetheart. Take that. It’s a name that has been used facetiously by the press to describe her.

    Priscilla Becker

  • In America

    If the words “first novel” and “arrival of a major American talent” appear on the front flap of a dust jacket, you can almost be sure that the picture on the back flap will depict some impossibly

    Philip Connors

  • Water’s Edge

    Manhattan is a tight little island. Around thirteen miles long, it has a width that varies from two miles to a few hundred feet.

    John Palattella

  • Letter From Algeria

    Excavating the disappeared.

    Jack Brown
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