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March 13, 2006 Issue

Norman Mailer draws up a list of how life has changed, Alexander Cockburn laments the state of bobwhite quail and David Bromwich reviews Ric…

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‘Nation’ Notes

For the next three months, while she finishes a book of essays, Katha Pollitt will not be writing her "Subject to Debate" column. We eagerly anticipate her return in May. <...

The Better Choice in Ohio

Sherrod Brown is the right candidate to be the Democratic Senate nominee in Ohio because he has the support of grassroots voters whose energy is essential to win.

Tortured Exceptionalism

Despite a recent federal district court ruling, the prohibition on torture knows no geographical boundaries and applies to all, no matter what passport they hold--even Americans.

Leadership 101

The lesson in Harvard president Lawrence Summers's sudden demise is that his brand of neoliberalism works better on blackboards than in the real world.

Handling Hamas

Rather than undermine Hamas, the Bush Administration should accept the results of the Palestinian election and pursue a policy of cautious engagement.

A Fabric of Illegality

The White House practices the dark arts of trashing whistleblowers who exposed prisoner abuse at Guantánamo and the warrantless spying program, adding another layer of illeg...


The Dubai Farce

What a farce: The Dubai Ports deal shows Bush is willing to trust the Arab-owned Dubai Ports to manage our harbors, even as he scapegoats them as culprits in his war on terror.

Free Trade Planet

The uproar over the Dubai Ports deal ignores the obvious consequences of the free trade that American politicians of both parties have pushed for decades. Like it or not, we have t...

Hard Times in the Big Easy

The American economy cannot function without migrant labor. The paradox is the country's political culture cannot function without scapegoating immigrants.



CAFTA’s Corpse Revived

CAFTA, once presumed dead, is alive and functioning, thanks to White House political sorcery. But a backlash is looming in the United States and abroad.

Olympic Swagger

Swagger was America's chosen posture at the Winter Olympics. Once again, sport imitated life: boasting got us nowhere at the Turin games or in the world.

Bush in India: Just Not Welcome

Opposition to President Bush's visit to India was so intense that the only public space deemed acceptable for him to deliver a speech is a crumbling old fort that also houses the D...

America’s Online Censors

Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and Cisco Systems are under fire from Congress for helping China censor and prosecute political dissidents. But a proposed law to guide technology companie...

Bloggers at the Gate

Jerome Armstrong and Markos Moulitsas Zúniga, a k a MyDD and Daily Kos, propose to revive the Democratic Party with a technology-driven "bloodless coup."

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

The Dubai Ports flap is bogus, but it's fun to see Democrats and Republicans frothing in unison. Hysteria has defined the Bush presidency; now the fearmonger-in-chief is getting a ...

Books & the Arts

The Candidate

James Carville peddles democracy in Bolivia in Our Brand Is Crisis, and anti-Nazi passions play out in Sophie Scholl: The Last Days.

Bad Will Hunting

Two new books on Shakespeare examine his shadowy life, his times and the origins of his imagination. A third explores whether the Bard of Avon was, in fact, Edward de Vere.

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