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April 26, 2004 Issue

John Nichols surveys grassroots efforts to defeat the President, Jonathan Schell offers his own idea of Iraq’s reality and Stuart Klaw…

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The Trouble With 527s

What should be done about 527s--those new organizations used primarily by Democrats (so far) to skirt the McCain-Feingold legislation passed in 2002?

Turning Point in Iraq

When asked why the United States should not invade Iraq and overthrow Saddam Hussein, a prescient critic said, "Once you've got Baghdad, it's not clear what you do with it...

The Cruelest Month

Like mushrooms after a spring rain, signs pop up at this time of year in hardscrabble urban neighborhoods across the country, promising quick and easy money.

Bush, AIDS, Big Pharma

When George W. Bush announced a $15 billion Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief in his 2003 State of the Union address, he compared the fight against AIDS to the war on terrorism.

Election Matters

John Kerry is borne aloft by party unity and the overriding imperative of defeating Bush, but the senator has entered a perilous zone where the outcome may depend more on the ...


Dishonest, Moronic or Both?

Grover Norquist, the right's premier political organizer, once told me that the most significant difference between liberal journalists and conservative journalists is tha...

Pregnant and Dangerous

The good news is that Utah has dropped murder charges against Melissa Rowland, who rejected her doctors' advice to undergo an immediate Caesarean section and gave birth to a s...



The Terror at Jaslyk

In the desert steppe of northwestern Uzbekistan, great dust storms lift toxic pesticides into the air, and a powdery, desiccated brine known as the "dry tears of the Aral Sea"...

Books & the Arts

Prison Without Walls

Our nation's two-decade spree of building prisons and sentencing even nonviolent criminals to long spells inside them has produced a staggering number of incarcerated people i...

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