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  • November 4, 2004

    With Friends Like These

    Unlike communism and socialism, trade unionism has rarely inspired published “second thoughts” by embittered apostates.

    Steve Early

  • October 22, 2004

    Mary Cheney, Mary Cheney

    Reservists mutiny in Iraq, old people keel over standing in line for flu shots and all sorts of cats leap out of Bush’s bag of secrets: According to Ron Suskind’s revelatory New York Times Mag

    Katha Pollitt

  • October 19, 2004

    The L Word

    Mary Cheney has devoted her entire career to providing cover for lesbian-hating organizations.

    Richard Kim

  • October 14, 2004

    Follow the Money

    The Christian right’s comeback has been fueled by Bush Administration grants.

    Esther Kaplan

  • October 14, 2004

    Roe = Dred

    Many viewers were puzzled when, toward the end of the second debate, George W. Bush answered a question about Supreme Court nominees by referring to the Dred Scott case.

    Katha Pollitt


  • October 12, 2004

    Voting for the First Time

    A conversation with Utah Phillips.

    Carolyn Crane

  • October 7, 2004

    Rocking the Youth Vote–From 1972 to 2004

    Lennon spoke out then, as Springsteen speaks out now.

    Jon Wiener

  • October 7, 2004

    Bush’s Court Picks: Be Afraid. Very Afraid.

    Democrats haven’t made much of what would happen to the courts should Bush win a second term.

    Katha Pollitt

  • October 7, 2004

    Union Makes Its Bed

    On September 29 in San Francisco, 4,000 hotel employees–all members of the newly merged union UNITE HERE–walked out on strike or were locked out of their workplaces after their contracts expire

    Peter Dreier and Kelly Candaele

  • September 2, 2004

    Now Hear This!

    A once-sleepy population of artists and their fans has emerged as a loud and active proponent of political change.

    Hillary Frey