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  • July 1, 1999

    Rehnquist’s Revenge

    William Rehnquist may be the most patient and unyielding radical ever to occupy high office in America.

    the Editors

  • June 24, 1999

    Capitol Crimes

    If only Columbine High School had posted the Ten Commandments next to its football trophies, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold would never have killed anyone.

    the Editors

  • June 24, 1999

    No Protection for Gays

    There's a bill speeding its way through Congress that would shred much of the protection against discrimination provided by the dozens of local and state gay civil rights laws.

    Doug Ireland

  • June 24, 1999

    Rebuilding the Gay Movement

    When Republican Senator Al D'Amato was endorsed for re-election last November by the Human Rights Campaign--the nation's wealthiest gay civil rights lobby--the HRC's appalling decision crystalliz

    Doug Ireland

  • June 24, 1999

    Love and Hate in Laramie

    Research assistance: Robin Reardon.

    Donna Minkowitz

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  • June 24, 1999

    The Truth About Hate Crimes Laws

    For whatever reasons, it took the death of a young gay white man at the hands of two other young white men in Wyoming to bring the issue of violence aimed at lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transge

    Richard Kim

  • June 24, 1999

    Same-Sex Spouses in Canada

    On May 20, leaving its southern neighbor in the dust, Canada took a breathtaking leap forward in lesbian and gay rights.

    E.J. Graff

  • June 24, 1999

    Holocaust Creationism

    Between 1945 and 1947 the United States underwent perhaps the most breathtaking ideological transformation in its history.

    Jon Wiener

  • June 17, 1999

    CUNY Under Attack

    The politics of America's largest urban university have entered a restless, disordered, tumultuous period, a violent whirlpool from which it seems unable to extricate itself.

    Frederick S. Lane

  • June 17, 1999

    A Hard Schooling

    I come here and discover that you are merely another fraud in the city university system. Of the 150 receiving degrees today, you hold only 191 jobs. That is less than two jobs per student.

    Jimmy Breslin

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