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  • March 4, 1999

    On the Dismissal of Ken Bode

    'Cause Washington Week in Review
    Had made insufficient ado,
    A jazzy new boss
    Gave Bode the toss,
    Not knowing a storm would ensue.

    Calvin Trillin

  • March 4, 1999

    Re: Juanita Broaddrick

    We will never know the truth behind Juanita Broaddrick's claim that Bill Clinton raped her in a Little Rock hotel room in l978.

    Katha Pollitt

  • March 4, 1999

    Money Science = Ethics Problems on Campus

    The third most dispensed drug in the United States is a thyroid medication called Synthroid.

    David Shenk

  • February 25, 1999

    Tilting at Rumor Mills

    Now that the Constitution has been rescued and sexual McCarthyism discredited, perhaps the most durable legacy of the Lewinsky mess is the central location of the right-wing slime machine on th

    Eric Alterman

  • February 24, 1999

    Liberté, Égalité, Racisme?

    Scapegoating immigrants may be a transatlantic and pan-European phenomenon, but need Paris pander to those who want the tricolor to be monochrome?

    Daniel Singer

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  • February 18, 1999

    Affirmative Racism

    Students across the country are gearing up to defend affirmative action on a national day of protest on February 24.

    Laura Flanders

  • February 18, 1999

    Hillary for Veep?

    It is, depending on one's perspective, a delicious and redemptive scenario, a terrible nightmare or, if you are the escapist sort that hasn't yet cottoned to the hard reality of Election 2000, a

    Elaine Lafferty

  • February 18, 1999

    When Cops Are Killers

    "Justice for Amadou Diallo!" has been the rallying cry throughout New York since four police officers gunned down the unarmed, 22-year-old West African immigrant as he stood outside his Bronx ap

    Angela Ards

  • February 18, 1999

    How Hitchens Suckered Himself

    Amid the shifting sands of Christopher Hitchens's accounts of and apologias for his bearing witness (deemed false witness by the man he still insists on calling his friend) against Sidney Blument

    Alexander Cockburn

  • February 18, 1999

    Nonsilence = Death, Too?

    In seven novels and a collection of essays published since 1981, Sarah Schulman has methodically chronicled the history of her longtime neighborhood, Manhattan's East Village.

    Mark J. Huisman