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March 17, 2003 Issue

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  • Editorial

    Urgent Action

    Below is a listing of key UN missions, embassies and consulates for countries that the Bush Administration is leaning heavily on to secure a UN resolution for war.

    The Editors

  • Watching Workers’ Money

    Though he did not get much credit for it, one of Harvey Pitt’s last acts as SEC chairman was to hand a tremendous victory over the mutual-fund industry to the AFL-CIO.

    William Greider

  • Patriot Act’s Big Brother

    In early February, the Center for Public Integrity disclosed a leaked draft of the Bush Administration’s next round in the war on terrorism–the Domestic Security Enhancement Act (DSEA).

    David Cole

  • In Bed With the Pentagon

    It’s a fascinating scheme, “this very ambitious and aggressive embed plan,” as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Bryan Whitman calls it.

    Carol Brightman

  • Buying a Coalition

    Just as his father did, George W. Bush is offering generous packages of aid and arms to nations that join his drive for war against Iraq.

    William D. Hartung and Michelle Ciarrocca

  • Iraq Endgame

    Brushing aside the world’s largest antiwar demonstrations ever, the United States, Britain and Spain have introduced a new United Nations Security Council resolution that would in their view au

    The Editors

  • Books & the Arts

    Biodiversity and You

    As the Earth’s population surges toward the 7 billion mark, the following twist on an old maxim perhaps best applies: A single birth is a joyous occasion. A billion births is a tragedy.

    Tatiana Siegel

  • Slumming Toward Academia

    Only the joy of capitalist expectation could move a pre-Reagan-born American to utter the line “civil rights is dead,” let alone write a book devoted to that proposition.

    Armond White

  • The Crawford Conundrum

    Say what you will about Michael Lind, at least he’s never predictable. That is, of course, unless your prediction is that he’s once again trying to find a way to disagree with everyone else. <

    Theodore Hamm
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