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  • May 20, 2004

    Do You Feel a Draft?

    The main effect of bringing back the draft would be to further militarize the nation.

    Katha Pollitt

  • April 15, 2004

    What’s Good Enough?

    Advocates are demanding not just equal but decent schools for all children.

    Peter Schrag

  • April 8, 2004

    The Cruelest Month

    Like mushrooms after a spring rain, signs pop up at this time of year in hardscrabble urban neighborhoods across the country, promising quick and easy money.

    Bobbi Murray

  • February 26, 2004

    The Wages of Fear

    Lyndon Johnson launched the War on Poverty in his State of the Union Message exactly forty years ago.

    Katherine S. Newman

  • January 22, 2004

    Working and Poor in the USA

    A vast impoverished population languishes in the midst of our economy.

    Beth Shulman

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  • December 4, 2003

    What Recovery?

    Third-quarter GDP grew by 8.2 percent, October unemployment dropped to 6 percent, manufacturing orders are soaring, the stock market is up--as are profits, the value of stock options and CEO sala

    Katrina vanden Heuvel

  • July 31, 2003

    The Young and the Old

    On a frigid morning in Washington, DC, two boys about 13 or 14 come to the driveway of the Ambassador Baptist Church, where the day's meager food offerings are displayed.

    Trudy Lieberman

  • July 31, 2003

    Hungry in America

    Washington no longer feels it ought to insure that everyone has enough to eat.

    Trudy Lieberman

  • July 2, 2003

    Dorothy Day

    In the final days of Rudy Giuliani's term as mayor of New York, three months after the heroism of 9/11, he quietly approved a politically wired project to build twenty-five multimillion-dollar

    Wayne Barrett and Chris Barrett

  • February 27, 2003

    How the Other Half Still Lives

    In the shadow of wealth, New York's poor increase.

    Jack Newfield