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July 5, 2004 Issue

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  • Editorial


  • Divining the Court

    Our best legal brains are still scratching their heads about the Supreme Court decision in the Pledge of Allegiance case (see Elisabeth Sifton, "the Editors


  • Election Matters

    We seem to have arrived at another of those bizarre and somewhat surreal moments when the media have "rediscovered" America's evangelicals.

    Randall Balmer

  • Two, Three, Many Iraqs

    With the recent US setbacks and scandals in Iraq, you'd think the White House would abandon the President's aggressive, unilateralist military policy--the "Bush Doctrine"--and seek to avoid new c

    Michael T. Klare

  • Torture and Democracy

    If there was ever any doubt, it is now clear that the torture at Abu Ghraib cannot be dismissed as the actions of a few bad actors.

    the Editors

  • Al Qaeda Disconnect

    Though Bush & Cheney insist on a connection, the 9/11 Commission states otherwise.

    David Corn
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  • Books & the Arts

    Unfulfilled Promise

    Jim Weinstein has spent most of his adult life writing about the failures and possibilities of the American left.

    Joel Rogers

  • Advise and Consent

    Foreign policy is that rare field in which essay-writing matters.

    Scott L. Malcomson

  • By Any Means Necessary

    In June 1965 James Farmer, leader of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and longtime champion of Gandhian nonviolence, arrived in Bogalusa, Louisiana, to support a desegregation struggle in t

    Mike Marqusee

  • Scenes From a Marriage

    Conventional wisdom suggests Israelis and Palestinians are bitter enemies: two sides mired in a century-long conflict marked by violence, hatred and an unbounded reservoir of brutality, each side

    Jonathan Shainin

  • Pimp My Bride

    Reality TV gives marriage an extreme makeover.

    Jack Halberstam
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