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July 3, 2000 Issue

  • Editorials

    Bush’s Abortion Flip-Flop?

    Which current candidate for President reversed the abortion stand he espoused as a Congressional candidate in the seventies and adopted a position more acceptable to the mainstream of his party

    David Corn

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  • Columns

    Oh, Say It Isn’t So, Perot

    You really think you're going to go--
    Just take your dough and leave the show?
    Oh, well. I guess we'll see you, Ross.
    We'll manage, somehow, with the loss.

    Calvin Trillin

  • Au Clair de la Lune

    The month of June always makes me wistful. School's out. A half-liberated, half-sad seasonal sensation settles over me, a feeling I associate with childhood and summer vacation.

    Patricia J. Williams

  • Independence: An Endangered Species?

    The hopes of many for the birth and sustenance of independent web journalism took a body blow recently when all 140 employees of the crime news site were let go with no warning, as th

    Eric Alterman

  • Books and the Arts

    A Literature From Below

    The role of the public intellectual--and the moral onus, assuming that one exists--seems ever to thread the Scylla of celebrity and the Charybdis of marginality.

    Günter Grass

  • Second-Wave Soundings

    The women's liberation movement, as it was called in the sixties and seventies, was the largest social movement in the history of the United States--and probably in the world.

    Linda Gordon and Rosalyn Baxandall

  • Affirmative Retraction

    A century ago, as America made clear its retreat from the egalitarian gains of Reconstruction, two powerful voices set out differing agendas for how black Americans should respond to the rise of

    Philip A. Klinkner

  • Tea Time

    Everyone knows you can't film Remembrance of Things Past, so Raúl Ruiz did it.

    Stuart Klawans

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