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February 6, 2006 Issue

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  • Editorial

    When Will US Women Demand Peace?

    Polls show large numbers of American women have grave doubts about the Iraq War: But where are they? A new campaign aims to mobilize American women for global protests March 8.

    Medea Benjamin

  • A Is for Anti-Woman

    What's at stake for women if Samuel Alito is confirmed to the US Supreme Court? Reproductive rights are only the tip of the iceberg.

    Sharon Lerner

  • The Alito Failure

    As Samuel Alito cruises toward confirmation, the process of vetting him demonstrates the price we pay for one-party government.

    Bruce Shapiro

  • Ethics-Go-Round

    The House Ethics Committee has been defunct for a year: If now is not the time for both parties to get serious on Congressional ethics, when will it be?

    Ari Berman

  • Rocking the House

    The time is ripe for progressives to revitalize the state of our union: Americans are ready to undo the damage of the Bush era and turn to a just and peaceful future.

    The Editors

  • Books & the Arts

    President Jonah

    As his State of the Union message approaches, we deserve a rest from the fundamentalist presidency of G.W. Bush, whose guiding principles are antithetical to democracy and will only accelerate our decline.

    Gore Vidal

  • Soul Eyes

    Fra Angelico's genius for depicting the interior life--states of love, spirituality or anguish--is stirring the interest of contemporary artists.

    Arthur C. Danto

  • Just Us

    Three books examine American history through the scope of racism and racial identity.

    David Oshinsky

  • Pity the Region

    Robert Fisk's The Great War for Civilization criticizes a self-righteous US foreign policy oblivious to the power of retributive justice in the Middle East.

    Augustus Richard Norton
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