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  • April 1, 1999

    If Poverty Is the Question…

    What does it mean to be poor in America? We can offer no single description of American poverty.

    Paul Wellstone

  • March 18, 1999

    A Nike Sneak

    On January 11 Joseph Ha, a Nike vice president, sent what he thought was a confidential letter to Cu Thi Hau, Vietnam's highest-ranking labor official.

    Eyal Press

  • March 4, 1999

    Jobs, Justice–Joy

    The drinks were pouring, the flesh was pressing and a "dream team" of brassy, bluesy, soul and salsa players out to affiliate San Antonio's Tejano bands with the American Federation of Musicians

    JoAnn Wypijewski

  • March 4, 1999

    Sanctions as Siege Warfare

    The continuing American bombing of Iraq has drawn attention away from the international debate over economic sanctions against Baghdad and their toll on the Iraqi people.

    Joy Gordon

  • February 25, 1999

    HOPE for Africa

    For more information on HOPE for Africa and Jesse Jackson Jr.'s views, see www.jessejacksonjr.org.

    Jesse Jackson Jr.

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  • February 25, 1999

    Continental Rift?

    As the affluent Seven plus Russia gathered in Denver, American sermons on the virtuous methods to reduce unemployment worked so much on European nerves that even the Continent's conservative pape

    Daniel Singer

  • February 25, 1999

    The Real Eurobattle

    The move to a common currency masks a struggle over the social shape of Europe.

    Daniel Singer

  • February 18, 1999

    Smoke in Starr’s Chamber

    This essay is adapted from Thomas Ferguson's "Blowing Smoke: Who Wants Clinton Impeached And Why," for American Democracy in the Twenty-First Century, edited by William Crotty.

    Thomas Ferguson

  • January 28, 1999

    Curious George Talks the Market

    The epic, slow-motion crisis unraveling the global economic system continues to gather momentum, taking down Southeast Asia, Japan, Russia, now Brazil. Who's next?

    William Greider

  • January 21, 1999

    Checking the Union Labels

    The election of new AFL-CIO leaders more than three years ago ushered in an era of glasnost.

    Steve Early