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March 27, 2006 Issue

The Editors acknowledge the third anniversary of the Iraq War, Christian Parenti files a dispatch from Afghanistan and Helen Thomas assails…

Cover art by: Cover art by Brian Stauffer, cover design by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels

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‘Nation’ Notes

PHOTO NATION. With this issue, we begin a new series, Photo Nation. The first photo essay and accompanying text are by Eugene Richards, a photojournalist and filmmaker, is t...

A Peculiar Politician

Senator Russell Feingold should be praised for calling on the Senate to censure the President for breaking the law and lying about his domestic spying program. Instead, he's mocked...

Helping China’s Censors

The Global Online Freedom Act should be the beginning of a conversation about what needs to be done to prevent US Internet and technology firms from contradicting American values.

Leaking Bubble

The US housing market has been responsible for about half the economy's recent growth, but increasing dependence on home-equity credit could create a financial disaster.

A Dragon Slayer Returns

Pete McCloskey, the first Republican member of Congress to call for Nixon's impeachment and withdrawal from Vietnam, has resurfaced at 78 to challenge Richard Pombo and the Iraq Wa...

Bringing the War Home

The antiwar messages most likely to be heard and acted upon by Congressional Democrats and wavering Republicans will come from their hometowns, where a growing number of activists ...

Three Years and Counting

The American public acknowledges the failure of US ground forces in Iraq. With civil war imminent, when will our "leaders" in Washington accept the same conclusion?


A Whole New Ball Game

Major League Baseball owners may gripe, but the World Baseball Classic provides a glimpse of an alternative future for our national pastime.

Improvised Explosive Delusions

As Bush continues to insist the US is bringing peace and freedom to Iraq, his latest plan to quell the insurgency spends billions more to stem the use of improvised explosive devic...



The Bolton Archipelago

John Bolton's grandstanding vote today opposing the establishment of a UN Human Rights Council might please hard-core isolationists. But no one else.

Typecast as a Terrorist

The detainment of two actors from The Road to Guantánamo reveals a legal apparatus that is no longer able to distinguish between real and invented threats.

The Democrats: Still Ducking

Eight months ahead of the 2006 midterm vote, Democrats are either ignoring Iraq or supporting the war while criticizing Bush's prosecution of it. But it's not too late to mount a s...

Lap Dogs of the Press

During the run-up to the Iraq War, the nation's leading print and broadcast media could have saved lives if they questioned the Administration's pronouncements. Instead, they were ...

Afghanistan: The Other War

Despite Bush's feel-good rhetoric, the United States has done little to help Afghanistan, leaving the impression of abandonment. Meanwhile, European troops work hard to build bridg...

Books & the Arts

Typecast as a Terrorist

The detainment of two actors from The Road to Guantánamo reveals a legal apparatus that is no longer able to distinguish between real and invented threats.

Consuming Desires

Thank You for Smoking praises the professional hucksters of the cigarette companies, and Duck Season is a road movie in which the scenery doesn't change.

Unborn in the USA

In his captivating new book Absolute Convictions, Eyal Press explores the links between his hometown's post-Vietnam decline and its emergence as a battlefield in the nationa...

The Dream Life

In The Power of Movies, Colin McGinn asserts that films are the medium best suited to imitate the workings of the dreaming mind.

The Great Black Hope

Taylor Branch concludes his staggering trilogy of the civil rights era with At Canaan's Edge, a relentlessly detailed narrative of Martin Luther King's desperate struggle to...

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