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September 3, 2001 Issue

  • Editorials

    Philadelphia Law

    The City of Philadelphia seems poised to pay the price for being an overzealous host to the GOP.

    Deb Schwartz

  • Sweatshop Police

    The government is about to declare virtual disarmament against the lawbreakers.

    Robert J.S. Ross

  • CNN Rushes Rush*

    I probably should listen to Rush Limbaugh, but I don't. The way I figure it, I did my time while researching my book Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot.

    Al Franken

  • Nothing Could Be Finer in North Carolina

    William Kristol claims that Senator Jesse Helms's departure at the end of his term represents "the end of an era." We can only hope. Helms has championed an odious brand of conservatism that combines segregationist and antigay sentiments, contempt for the United Nations and a know-nothing attitude toward culture. His office once told Loudon Wainwright III, composer of "Jesse Don't Like It," that "if it weren't for people like you left-wing, communist, radical, weirdo types, Senator Helms would not have won." Not by much, though. And now it's increasingly Jesse's voters who are the radical weirdos.

    the Editors