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October 16, 2006 Issue

Gary Younge on Tony Blair, John Nichols on scandals at the FCC, Barry Schwabsky on Clement Greenberg.

Cover art by: Cover by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels

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Test on Terrorism

The godfather of vicious anti-Castro violence, Luis Posada Carriles will soon be released from US custody. Is that any way to treat a terrorist?

The FCC Scandal

It's official: Revelations that the FCC suppressed reports on the danger of media consolidation prove the agency is overwhelmingly biased in favor of big media.

Accessories to Torture

The only thing compromised in the Senate's catastrophic "compromise" of the enemy combatants bill is the rule of law and our democracy's basic principles.

Iraq and Reality

Throughout the Iraq debacle, intelligence and analysis have not mattered to the Bush Administration. The White House will continue to duck reality all the way to election day.


The Real Cover-Up

Far more important than the Foley affair is the Bush Administration and the GOP have molested Lady Liberty while pretending to guard our national security.

Gas Pump Politics

Will Democrats lose 50,000 votes every time the price of gasoline drops? If so, don't blame the GOP (they don't have that much power). Blame instead the greed of US consumers.

Saints and the Superdome

The hype-masters of sports would have us believe that the return of the New Orleans Saints to the Superdome is a sign of a city on the verge of resurrection. It's not.

Blair, Brown, Blah

Tony Blair's sorry record on Iraq, Afghanistan and Lebanon--and the rise of a new, viable leader of the Conservative Party--could spell doom for Gordon Brown and the Labour Party.



A Progressive Response to Terror

If the United States can abandon the idea of a "war" on terror in favor of a comprehensive and equitable collective response, we may have a shot at stopping the right from destroyi...

Look East for a New UN Leader

The election campaign for the UN's next Secretary General is the most transparent in history, but the politics are as murky as ever. As diplomatic wrangling continues, one thing is...

Big $$ for Progressive Politics

The Democracy Alliance is taking a page from the conservative Republican playbook by funding ideas instead of candidates. If only its leaders could agree on what those ideas are.

Revolt of the Generals

Military generals are beginning to speak out against the incompetent, out-of-touch civilian leadership that is orchestrating the Iraq War.

Books & the Arts

Modern Love

Two new biographies of Clement Greenberg take the measure of an ambitious art critic who had a knack for predicting success.

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