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October 7, 2002 Issue

  • Editorials

    Sham Pension Reform

    When George W. Bush isn't peddling war, he's been goading the Senate to join the Republican House in passing pension reform.

    Robert L. Borosage

  • Women Move Up

    Shannon O'Brien had advantages going into the campaign for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in Massachusetts. As the state treasurer, she'd won a statewide race.

    John Nichols

  • Nation Notes

    Patricia J. Williams returns to our pages this week with a tough analysis of Justice Antonin Scalia's faith-based jurisprudence.

    the Editors

  • A Dangerous Game

    One year later, September 11 has certainly lived up to the early claim of being a transformative moment, at least for Americans.

    Richard Falk

  • What’s Working In Your Town?

    We're trying to survey all the many good ideas being tried outside the range of the Beltway pundits. So tell us about any local, state or municipal initiative in your area that you're excited about and think is worth emulating nationally.


    The Nation

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  • Books and the Arts

    Keeping the Faith

    That the abused child will defend its parent is no arcane phenomenon of child psychology--hell, we've seen it on Law and Order.

    John Anderson

  • Buffoonery of the Mundane

    "Felisberto Hernández is a writer like no other," Italo Calvino announced once, "like no European, nor any Latin American.

    Ilan Stavans

  • High Noon: The Rewrite

    On September 17, PBS aired Darkness at High Noon: The Carl Foreman Documents. On the surface, this documentary is a posthumous homage to a worthy blacklisted screenwriter.

    Ed Rampell

  • What Are They Reading?

    By Jonathan Carroll.
    Oxford. 384 pp pp. $$24.95.

    Carl Bromley

  • Web Journalism’s Sticky Pages

    Legendary New York Times obit writer Alden Whitman once observed, "Death, the cliché assures us, is the great leveler; but it obviously levels some a great deal more than others."

    Tatiana Siegel

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