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August 2, 2004 Issue

  • Editorials

    An Error of Supreme Dimensions

    Not to risk blasphemy, but shouldn't a special commission look into whether God provided the warrior President with faulty intelligence? Recall that George W.

    William Greider

  • Neocon Riots Rock DC

    Areas of the nation's capital were in ruins as protests continued against a bill that would revive the military draft, but only for neoconservatives.

    Eric Kenning

  • Letter From Ground Zero

    The Supreme Court of the United States has had two historic encounters with George W. Bush.

    Jonathan Schell

  • Slow-Gear Democrats

    In many ways, Senator John Kerry is the perfect candidate for the Democratic Party--handsome and serious, well regarded if not widely loved, deeply experienced in governing policy and sincerely c

    William Greider

  • Election Postponed to Preserve Democracy


    My Fellow Citizens,

    Jeff Gillenkirk

  • Kerry: No W. (& No Bill)

    A friend of mine in Los Angeles reports listening to a radio station that caters to middle-class African-Americans and hearing repeatedly from hosts and callers that there's little difference bet

    David Corn

  • Election Matters

    Rosa DeLauro, the savvy Connecticut Congresswoman whom Democratic leaders and the Kerry for President campaign put in charge of drafting the party's 2004 platform, says, "It reflects John Kerry.

    John Nichols

  • Freedom’s Trail

    As Democrats prepare for their convention in Boston, they should ponder the city's catalytic role in American history.

    the Editors

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  • Books and the Arts

    His Majesty, Prince

    The 46th annual Grammy Awards ceremony began with a surprise performance by the pop virtuoso who is once again calling himself Prince.

    Jody Rosen

  • Laughter in the Dark

    Stalin has had a rough time at the hands of Russian novelists in recent years.

    Boris Fishman

  • Living to Tell the Tale

    Former Presidents have a difficult, even awkward, role. They cope in different ways, but if the past half-century is any guide, we can be certain of one thing: They write their memoirs.

    Stanley I. Kutler

  • Brief Encounter

    Like many intelligent women of advanced political beliefs, Celine detests the ideology of the soulmate.

    Stuart Klawans

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