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May 17, 2004 Issue


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  • Editorial

    Vanishing Votes

    On October 29, 2002, George W. Bush signed the Help America Vote Act (HAVA). Hidden behind its apple-pie-and-motherhood name lies a nasty civil rights time bomb.

    Greg Palast

  • Kerry: Fill in the Blanks

    It is time--past time--for John Kerry to tell Americans what he is about.

    Robert L. Borosage

  • Dick’s Vietnam Hypocrisy

    Dick Cheney has positioned himself as the Bush Administration's point man in the ongoing work of questioning the national security credentials of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joh

    John Nichols

  • Post-Feminism, R.I.P.

    By the most conservative estimates, the March for Women's Lives in Washington on April 25 was the biggest pro-choice demo ever--and it may have been the biggest march of any kind in US history.

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  • Books & the Arts

    The Kids Are Alright

    Several of the recent Whitney Biennials have aspired to something more than a display of "the latest in American Art," to cite the phrase used to advertise the current show.

    Arthur C. Danto

  • The Unfinished Revolution

    I was 25 when I and the rest of black South Africa were eligible to vote for the first time. South Africa celebrated the tenth anniversary of that event this April.

    Sean Jacobs

  • Unforgettable

    "This is a book written in the presence of music." So begins Geoffrey O'Brien's sprawling memoir-cum-critical essay, and the reader is tempted to ask: What book isn't?

    Jody Rosen
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