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March 14, 2005 Issue

David Corn makes the case against John Negroponte, Eric Alterman wonders about bloggers and Marc Cooper surveys the LA mayor’s race.

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Dirty Politics, Foul Air

At Pittsburgh's Jefferson Elementary School, which overlooks the dark gray plumes from two electric power plants, there are so many children with asthma the school nurse alpha...

Negroponte: Unfit to Lead

"You have to ask, Who would want this job?" So said a former senior CIA official referring to the new post of director of national intelligence, to which George W.


The Pajama Game

It's hard to know who to root against in the bloggers vs. CNN controversy that led to the resignation of CNN's Eason Jordan, a twenty-three-year veteran of the network.



Galbraith: An Appreciation

John Kenneth Galbraith was famous long ago as America's most widely read economist, until his expansive understanding of economic liberalism was pushed aside by political ev...

Books & the Arts

The Impermanent Revolution

Isaac Deutscher stands out among the early intellectual mentors of the New Left as the only one who expounded classical Marxism. On a mid-1960s "must read" authors list that...


Yiddish, a national language that never had a nation-state, may no longer have millions of speakers, but it remains contested territory nonetheless.


Fifty years ago, a young Polish journalist named Leopold Tyrmand lost his job at the country's last surviving independent publication, the Catholic weekly Tygodnik Powsze...

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