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June 9, 2003 Issue

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  • Editorial

    ‘The Truth Will Emerge’

    Truth has a way of asserting itself despite all attempts to obscure it. Distortion only serves to derail it for a time.

    Senator Robert C. Byrd

  • An Energy/Jobs Program

    America needs jobs, and working families are hurting. At the same time, the war in Iraq has heightened awareness of our dependence on foreign oil and the vulnerability of our energy system.

    Bracken Hendricks

  • Guantánamo Gulag

    Whatever happened to the "worst of the worst"?

    David Cole

  • Building to Win

    These are dog days for Democrats. The top-gun President continues to ride high in the polls, despite the chaos in Iraq.

    Robert L. Borosage

  • Losing Iraq?

    Clarification: George W. Bush's proclamation of Al Qaeda as "not a problem anymore" was a reference to top Al Qaeda operatives, not the entire organization. (06/04/03)

    the Editors


  • Books & the Arts

    What Are They Reading?

    "Birds of America," by Lorrie Moore

    Shayna Cohen

  • Medium Cool

    In the film from which there is no escape and no going back, The Matrix, the writer-director team of Andy and Larry Wachowski presented a grim choice between truth and illusion.

    Stuart Klawans

  • Fight Club

    Writing may be fighting, as Ishmael Reed famously opined, but most writers know the difference. There are, of course, some who blur the line.

    Adam Shatz

  • She’s So Heavy

    In 1981 Carolyn Forché published a slim collection of verse, her second, titled The Country Between Us.

    Meghan O’Rourke

  • Sex and the City

    From the mid to the late 1920s, the German painter Christian Schad produced a group of paintings like little else in modern art.

    Arthur C. Danto
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