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A bipartisan dialogue in this election year? In New York City? During the Republican convention?! We always knew those folks at The New School were a little nutty.
This article was adapted from The Impossible Will Take a Little While: A Citizen’s Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear (Basic Books, www.theimpossible.org).
OK, I tried to watch the Republican convention on TV–I really did–but the early rounds of the US Open were playing seductively on ESPN.
Labor Day has never been a very inspiring holiday, established as it was by late-nineteenth-century union bosses as a homegrown alternative to May Day, which was viewed as having uncomfortably le
Hidden in a Census Bureau report on poverty released in late August is a factoid with significant political and social consequences. Poverty has moved to the suburbs.
Being a gay or lesbian Republican isn’t easy. Social conservatives condemn your “homosexual lifestyle,” while your friends (and lovers) on the left see you as part of the antigay problem.
More than a thousand days have passed since September 11, 2001, yet the wounds are still raw.
TIM RUSSERT: But, Senator, when you testified before the Senate, you talked about some of the hearings you had observed at the Winter Soldiers meeting, and you said that peopEric Alterman
When the “scrawny boy from Austria” delivered his peroration against faint-hearted “economic girlie men,” it was an unusually seductive, even witty, appeal to a notion of free enterprise that is
We might provoke less violent demonstrations
If we invaded slightly fewer nations.
Perhaps you noticed them in the main square of your town this year–or last year, or any year you’ve been alive, in any town where you’ve ever lived: a group of people solemnly assembled, a pries
At the border between the past and the future
No sign on a post warns that your passport
Won’t let you return to your native land
As a citizen, just as a tourist
Gertrude Himmelfarb is a remarkable woman. Remarkable, first, because in some respects she is a pioneer.
It did not take long for a term that not long ago was slanderous to become a cliché.
SIZE DOESN’T MATTER…