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August 16, 2004 Issue

Ronnie Dugger warns against another stolen election, Jim Hightower looks at Bush’s war against dissent and Stuart Klawans reviews &quo…

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Letter From Ground Zero

"During the Vietnam War, many young men, including the current President, the Vice President and me, could have gone to Vietnam and didn't. John Kerry came from a privileged b...

Time’s Up

It's been four years since the International AIDS Conference was first held in the developing world, in Durban, South Africa, and activists' demand for universal treatment acc...

The 9/11 Report

While George W. Bush has been President, we've had two of the biggest intelligence screw-ups in US history.

Counting Every Vote

The Democratic platform approved this week by convention delegates in Boston contains strong language regarding the party's commitment to protect the right of Americans to vot...


Let’s Not Devalue Ourselves

It says something about the iron grip of the culture wars on our politics that no less a liberal than John Kerry--with his 100 percent ratings from NARAL, Human Rights Campaig...



Identity Politics

While controversy rages across the country over whether computerized voting machines may result in lost or manipulated votes, there is another change in the election system th...

A Republican Count?

About half of the largest ballot-counting corporation, Election Systems & Software (ES&S), is owned by the Omaha World-Herald Company, which publishes the city's conse...

Books & the Arts

What Are They Reading?

I could hardly believe it when I heard Jane Jacobs was still alive and that she had written a new book, Dark Age Ahead, at the age of 88.

Holy Water

Walden Pond is America's environmental holy land, the naturalist's sacred site and Concord's local swimming pool.

Latin America’s Longest War

In May, Jan Egeland, the United Nations Undersecretary for Humanitarian Affairs, called a news conference in New York to declare publicly what he had been warning people about...

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