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October 31, 2005 Issue

Jonathan Schell takes aim at a misguided new report by Democratic strategists that advises Democrats to aim for the center, whatever that is…

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While Rahm Emanuel sticks with a "stay-the-course" approach, despite polls that show Americans want out of Iraq, Carl Levin becames the latest high-level leader to make a compelli...

Bono Meets Dr. Shock

It's easy to scoff at a rock star like Bono pairing up with economist Jeffrey Sachs. But their tireless lobbying for debt relief for the poorest nations could make a real differenc...

Scamming the States

Companies like Boeing, Dell and Daimler-Chrysler know how to extort tax cuts and subsidies from states eager to keep jobs from fleeing. But taxpayers, community groups and even a S...

Squeezing the Have-Nots

Fitful efforts to rebuild the Gulf Coast unfold against a backdrop of looming economic disaster: rising unemployment and interest rates, misplaced priorities and a recession that w...

Torture on the Hill

War crimes are the darkest expression of the moral degradation that permeates the White House. Bush's threat to veto the Senate's anti-torture measure frames a crisis of law and le...

Protest and Pushback on Campus

Student protests against the presence of military recruiters on campus are on the rise. So are angry--sometimes violent--pushbacks from conservative students and campus police.




Goodbye, Mr. Goodwrench

Delphi's bankruptcy is a marker of a new America in which there is no collective security, no union to make you strong, no government to give you shelter, in which workers stand al...

Letter From the Philippines

"People power" in the Philippines is running out of steam. The political system is corrupt, Washington is micro-managing the economy and civil society, cynicism is rampant. But a f...

Books & the Arts

Another Country

Chronicling the final, devastating months of the Civil War, E.L. Doctorow's new novel, The March, reveals the author's complex love for an earlier version of America.

Frontier Injustice

In Andrew Jackson: A Life and Times, the frontier president is cast as a one-man beacon for democracy. But Jackson's core belief was a fervent defense of land.

The American Political Tradition

The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln expertly balances the roots of a political revolution: the impact of a few key leaders and the lives and aspirations of ...

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