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  • November 24, 2004

    Farewell, Colin Powell

    We need to say farewell to Colin Powell,
    Who should have long ago tossed in the towel.
    Instead he lent his good name to the team
    In vouching for its cockamamie scheme.

    Calvin Trillin

  • November 24, 2004

    Falluja’s Health Damage

    Afif Sarhan, an Iraqi physician and journalist, contributed reporting for this article.

    Miles Schuman

  • November 18, 2004

    Letter From Ground Zero

    For some time now, American political discussion has seemed to revolve around little stock phrases, such as "defining moment" (at the time of the first Gulf War), "the end of history" (at the end

    Jonathan Schell

  • November 18, 2004

    UN Oil for Food ‘Scandal’

    The CIA's Duelfer report may have confirmed the gross falsity of the WMD claims invoked by the Bush Administration to justify its war against Iraq, but it has also triggered a feeding frenzy in t

    Joy Gordon

  • November 18, 2004

    No Victory in Falluja

    After a week of fighting, US military commanders have proclaimed victory in the battle for Falluja.

    The Editors


  • November 11, 2004

    Taking the Hospital

    In the postelection world, holding evangelical Protestantism up to the light has become all the rage, which does seem somewhat like shutting the barn door after the horse has left the barn.

    Patricia J. Williams

  • November 4, 2004

    The Costs of War


    Teri Wills Allison, a massage therapist and a member of Military Families Speak Out, lives near Austin, Texas.

    Various Contributors

  • October 28, 2004

    Carlyle Covers Up

    Less than twenty-four hours after The Nation disclosed that former Secretary of State James Baker and the Carlyle Group were involved in a secret deal to profit from Iraq's debt to Kuwait,

    Naomi Klein

  • October 28, 2004

    Antifeminists Hit Iraq

    As the right wing's antifeminist front, the sisters of the Independent Women's Forum have been such a hit in this country that they're now getting taxpayer money to take their act on the road.

    Laura Flanders and Laura Ross

  • October 28, 2004

    Iraq’s Civilian Casualties

    The civilians of Falluja are negotiating to stave off a threatened US-led military incursion.

    Jefferson Morley