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August 15, 2005 Issue

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  • Editorial

    Reactors & Racism

    The Entergy Nuclear company of Jackson, Missippippi, with the blessing of the Bush Administration, is seeking preliminary approval to add one or two new nuclear reactors to its existing reactor

    Joseph J. Mangano

  • Wal-Mart Woos the Eggheads

    Last year, labor historian Nelson Lichtenstein organized an academic conference on Wal-Mart at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Experts held forth on the Wal-Mart phenomenon, and

    Liza Featherstone

  • Republican Wilding

    Congress and the President went home this week with the President on a roll.

    Robert L. Borosage

  • Bolton Sent to UN

    The conservatives who applauded the President’s courage in making a recess appointment are normally strict constructionists, and although Bush is not the first President to abuse the prerogative, it is clear that recess appointments were meant to be be used in cases of unexpected emergencies, not to bypass the confirmation process. Ian Williams reports.

    Ian Williams

  • Letter From Ground Zero

    Like every important government crisis, the outing of undercover CIA officer Valerie Plame by Karl Rove, must be seen in many contexts at once.

    Jonathan Schell

  • Challenging Rove

    Democrats, led by Rep. John Tierney, joined in sending a letter to Bush demanding he revoke Rove’s security clearance.

    David Sirota

  • Press Watch

    The public broadcasting system remains an easy target for Republican deception, demagogy and mischief.

    Scott Sherman

  • Roberts’s Chill Heart

    Is John Roberts worth a fight?

    Bruce Shapiro

  • Labor Splits

    In the aftermath of the labor split, both sides must get beyond recriminations and hold themselves to common goals.

    The Editors

  • Voting Rights for All

    With key provisions of the Voting Rights Act up for renewal, Congress must remain committed to the equal right to vote.

    The Editors