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  • December 18, 2003

    How to Kill Saddam

    The last time I saw pictures of a man in need of a haircut being displayed as a trophy of the American Empire it was Che Guevara, stretched out dead on a table in Vallegrande, a village in the Bo

    Alexander Cockburn

  • December 18, 2003

    The New Money Game

    Now that the Supreme Court has upheld the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA), better known as the McCain-Feingold law, by a 5-to-4 majority, is the need for campaign finance reform over?

    The Editors

  • December 11, 2003

    Fields of Poison

    While farmworkers are sickened by pesticides, industry writes the rules.

    Rebecca Clarren

  • December 11, 2003

    Rosenbaum Inquisition

    In 2002, Republicans on a House Judiciary subcommittee trained their sights on an unlikely target: conservative Judge James Rosenbaum, Chief Judge of the US District Court for the Minnesota Distr

    David Rubenstein

  • December 3, 2003

    Criminalizing Motherhood

    More than 275 women have faced charges relating to drug use during their pregnancies.

    Silja J.A. Talvi


  • November 26, 2003

    Adam and Steve–Together at Last

    Will someone please explain to me how permitting gays and lesbians to marry threatens the institution of marriage?

    Katha Pollitt

  • November 20, 2003

    Reason for Doubt

    “Iwouldn’t ask him to escort my daughter to her senior prom,” explained one of the jurors who in mid-November acquitted Robert Durst of murdering his quarrelsome neighbor, Morris Black.

    Patricia J. Williams

  • November 20, 2003

    Korematsu II?

    Be careful what you wish for.

    David Cole

  • November 20, 2003

    Boston Marriage

    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision in favor of gay marriage may have set off a political earthquake, but as a matter of law it was a no-brainer.

    The Editors

  • November 13, 2003

    A Warning for Miami

    For information on the Viveiros case:

    Michael Blanding