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February 27, 2006 Issue

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  • Editorial

    Democratic Alarms in PA

    Robert Casey Jr.'s endorsement of Samuel Alito could cost him the support of Pennsylvania Democrats and illustrates the perils of early intervention by DC Democrats in Senate races.

    John Nichols

  • Who Killed the Miners?

    Recent mining disasters demonstrate that the Bush Administration should be called to account for replacing federal mine regulators, who were identifying hazards and meeting requirements, with industry-friendly stand-ins.

    Erik Reece

  • The Right to Be Offended

    The question raised by cartoons deemed offensive to Islam has never been whether or not to draw the line but where it should be drawn.

    Gary Younge

  • The Cartoon Bomb

    The controversy over cartoons is all about power: the power of images; the power that divides Muslim and non-Muslim Europeans, the West and the Middle East; the power of radical Islam to silence moderate voices--and the responsibility that comes with power.

    The Editors

  • Books & the Arts

    Historians Target Iraq War

    Historians and activists join forces in Texas this weekend to explore how the tools of historical analysis can bolster the case for an immediate end to the war in Iraq.

    Jim O’Brien

  • A Touch of Evil

    Reviews of The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, Battle in Heaven, Blossoms of Fire and The Fallen Idol.

    Stuart Klawans

  • The Geography of Fear

    Three new books explore how an absence of regulation and active policies of racial exclusion have shaped America's arid suburbs.

    Thomas J. Sugrue

  • In a Lonely Place

    Elizabeth Cady Stanton's legacy as both an admirable revolutionary and a profound thinker is brought to life in Vivian Gornick's The Solitude of Self.

    Martha C. Nussbaum

  • The Color of Money

    Four new books explore the politics, culture and racial awareness of the hip-hop generation.

    Greg Tate

  • A Letter to the American Left

    The American left is in a semi-comatose state, thanks to the striking ideological transformation wrought by its neoconservative battalions.

    Bernard-Henri Lévy
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