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January 12, 2004 Issue

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  • Editorial

  • Coverage for No One

    My patient John Elias, with a fixed income from Social Security and a small pension, is a perfect candidate for prescription drug coverage.

    Dr. Marc Siegel

  • Supermarket Showdown

    A joyless holiday season faces 70,000 unionized Southern and Central California supermarket workers who have been on strike or locked out since October 11.

    Marc Cooper

  • Election Matters

    Ralph Nader has finally figured out how to unite Democrats and Greens.

    John Nichols

  • Despair Is Not an Option

    Many people believed at the time that the trauma of 9/11 would change the world. My feeling was that our American response would be far more crucial.

    William Sloane Coffin

  • Taking Liberties

    “Even in times of national emergency–indeed, particularly in such times–it is the obligation of the Judicial Branch to ensure the preservation of our constitutional values and to prevent the E

    David Cole

  • Neoconning Us Again?

    Libya’s agreement to give up its weapons of mass destruction and open itself up to inspection by the International Atomic Energy Agency is a welcome development.

    The Editors

  • Dissing Dean

    Petulance is seldom considered a prime presidential attribute. George W. Bush’s smirk notwithstanding, Americans prefer adults as Presidents.

    The Editors

  • Books & the Arts

    What Are They Reading?

    This is a book that should be on every activist’s bed table, like Gideon bibles in hotels.

    Richard Lingeman

  • The Haunting

    The likeness of Nathaniel Hawthorne hanging in the AmLit museum resembles the shadowy, fading portrait of a distinguished ancestor.

    Richard Lingeman

  • The War of Words

    Many rhetorical bombshells were lobbed by British and American poets during the political turmoil of the 1930s, but few detonated as loudly as this cluster of words: “Today the deliberate i

    John Palattella

  • Where Did Our Love Go?

    One notable casualty of the diplomatic tug-of-war between France and the United States over the American-led invasion and occupation of Iraq has been verbal restraint.

    Stephen Sartarelli

  • Crimes and Misdemeanors

    An indispensable work of art, especially at this moment in our history, Errol Morris’s new documentary declares its theme before you even step into the theater. The Fog of War, says

    Stuart Klawans
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