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October 17, 2005 Issue

Liza Featherstone reports on last week’s antiwar demonstration in Washington, DC, Sasha Abramsky travels to rural California to assess…

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Darwin and God

Darwin's discoveries about evolution never argued against the existence of God. And the theory of "intelligent design" is a dangerous attempt to undermine science and justify a lit...


Three senators caved and supported the nomination of John G. Roberts Jr. as Supreme Court Chief Justice. But one lawmaker, banking on the public's cynicism of the oil industry, wan...

In Fact…

Critics have attacked Gulf Coast reconstruction, but the system--or at least Bush's system--is working just fine. Just ask the usual suspects who are raking in the cash.

Global Storm Warning

Scientists universally recognize the devastating effects of global warming, including its possible role in creating Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. It's time for skeptics to listen up...

Out of Gas

Before 9/11, the Bush Administration thought tax breaks and environmental deregulation would solve the energy crisis. They were wrong. Now it's time for policies that promote cons...

‘The Hammer’ Gets Hit

Tom DeLay's indictment on criminal conspiracy charges comes at a moment of acute public awareness of the culture of corruption the GOP has created. What happens next is up to the D...



Letter From Iran

While his ideological style may be rough, is Iran's newly elected President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad the fire-breathing conservative that the mainstream Western media makes of him?

Can It Happen Here?

With religious school vouchers and public displays of the Ten Commandments on government monuments, the United States is following Europe's path to a melding of Christianity and th...


Running on Fumes

Unless the federal government does something now, rising gas prices have the potential to break the blue-collar backbone of many American towns.

Books & the Arts

Mute Point

The undulating monoliths in architect Peter Eisenman's Holocaust memorial in Berlin are more banal than beautiful--which suits Eisenman fine.

Fighting the Abyss

Although The Aesthetics of Resistance delves into leftist notions of art and class struggle, this account of an anti-Nazi youth group in Germany seems outdated now.

Crime and Punishment

A recent surge of novels and memoirs reveals for the first time the ways in which Germans suffered from Allied "total war" strategy during World War II.

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