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  • May 22, 2003

    Socking It to the States

    Sentient observers know that American state and local governments face a historic crisis--that they are cutting vital services and raising taxes, mainly on those already most stressed in diffic

    James K. Galbraith

  • May 22, 2003

    An Energy/Jobs Program

    America needs jobs, and working families are hurting. At the same time, the war in Iraq has heightened awareness of our dependence on foreign oil and the vulnerability of our energy system.

    Bracken Hendricks

  • May 15, 2003

    Wal-Mart Bans Maxim, Stuff and FHM

    Now Wal-Mart's banned those mags for lads
    But so far hasn't banned the scads
    Of other soft-core porn on view--
    Like busty dolls that do kung fu,

    Calvin Trillin

  • May 15, 2003

    And the Poor Pay Taxes…

    Just in case you didn't have a clue who George W.

    Roy Ulrich

  • May 15, 2003

    Paying for Apartheid

    Two major lawsuits--filed in the United States against multinational corporations including GM, IBM and Citigroup for aiding and abetting apartheid--are at a critical juncture.

    John S. Friedman


  • May 8, 2003

    Hubris Unbound

    See also Tim Shorrock's March 2002 story for The Nation on the Carlyle Group.

    Tim Shorrock

  • May 8, 2003

    Letter From Silicon Valley

    As unemployment soars, many workers are rethinking their libertarian views.

    Rebecca Vesely

  • May 8, 2003

    SARS and Inequality

    Over the past few months, yet another epidemic has come to trouble our unhappy world. Shortly after SARS was identified, the entire globe was put on notice.

    Paul Farmer

  • May 8, 2003

    Scandal on Scandal

    The best names in Wall Street, who besmirched themselves with double-dealing stock-market scandals, were finally "punished" recently, and the miscreants could not contain their glee.

    The Editors

  • May 1, 2003

    Labor’s Cold War

    Freshly unearthed documents may force the AFL-CIO to face up to past betrayals.

    Tim Shorrock