‘Finality’ or Justice? ‘Finality’ or Justice?

Remember the bizarre daycare center "ritual abuse" trials of the eighties--the McMartin case in Los Angeles, the Little Rascals case in Edenton, North Carolina, the Kelly Micha...

Sep 18, 1999 / Column / Katha Pollitt

George W. Bush’s Education Plan George W. Bush’s Education Plan

A public school whose students don't test well Would lose some funds unless its score improves. If cutting funds won't help the kids advance,

Sep 16, 1999 / Column / Calvin Trillin

Polymaritally Perverse Polymaritally Perverse

I've always vowed I would never be one of those people--and you know who you are!--who cancel their ACLU membership in a fit of pique over a single issue.

Sep 16, 1999 / Column / Katha Pollitt

Adults Only Adults Only

Conventional wisdom has it that Americans stopped attending foreign films as soon as the domestic ones started featuring bare breasts. Convention, as usual, is too simple.

Sep 16, 1999 / Books & the Arts / Stuart Klawans

Pacifica/Bellicosica Pacifica/Bellicosica

Our coverage of the situation at KPFA in San Francisco--Marc Cooper's "Pacifica on the Brink" (Aug.

Sep 16, 1999 / Letters / Our Readers

Inherit an Ill Wind Inherit an Ill Wind

Way down in Georgia last month, REM lead singer Michael Stipe paused in the middle of a solo during a rock concert because he had Kansas on his mind.

Sep 16, 1999 / Books & the Arts / Larry Witham and Edward Larson

Decolonizing the Mind Decolonizing the Mind

As Hawaii's first American century comes to an end, marking grim anniversaries of overthrow and forced annexation by the United States, a groundswell for Native Hawaiian sovereig...

Sep 16, 1999 / Books & the Arts / Mindy Pennybacker

The Journal’s Russia Scandal The Journal’s Russia Scandal

Just before Christmas in 1997, as a tumultuous stock-market crisis ravaged emerging markets in every corner of the globe, readers of the Wall Street Journal were treated to some ...

Sep 16, 1999 / Feature / Matt Taibbi and Mark Ames

Laundering Yeltsin Laundering Yeltsin

The Russian Foreign Minister says it's an American plot to keep Russia weak. The head of the KGB-successor agency offers that same conviction in a formal briefing to President Bo...

Sep 16, 1999 / Feature / Matt Bivens

Ending Timor’s Ordeal Ending Timor’s Ordeal

Indonesia's scorched-earth compliance with international pressure on East Timor has left Dili, the capital, in ruins, displaced some 100,000 people to refugee camps under the con...

Sep 16, 1999 / Editorial / The Editors