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  • May 13, 2004

    Letter From Ground Zero

    On April 28 the subject of torture was discussed in oral arguments before the Supreme Court.

    Jonathan Schell

  • May 13, 2004

    A Nation of WASPs?

    A Nation of WASPs?

    Earl Shorris

  • May 13, 2004

    Straight, Not Narrow

    In the early 1980s, soon after the right-wing grassroots movement gave us a Reagan presidency, I announced that I would be boycotting my straight friends' weddings.

    John Scagliotti

  • May 13, 2004

    Conditions of Atrocity

    Even before the Congressional hearings on the criminal abuse of Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib prison, Colin Powell brought up My Lai, the Vietnamese village where, in 1968, American troops slau

    Robert Jay Lifton

  • May 13, 2004

    ‘Dead Man Walking’

    "The unthinkable is becoming thinkable," neoconservative pundit Robert Kagan despaired recently in the Washington Post.

    the Editors

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  • May 6, 2004

    Bhopal’s Legacy

    Every December for the past nineteen years, marchers in Bhopal, India, have paraded an effigy of Warren Anderson through town and burned it. Anderson is despised because he was the CEO of Union

    Mark Hertsgaard

  • May 6, 2004

    The Horror of Abu Ghraib

    "Abu Ghraib prison was used for torture in Saddam's time.

    the Editors

  • May 6, 2004

    All in the Family?

    Despite decades of battering by divorce and the proliferation of single-parent households, the family remains a source of inexhaustible fascination.

    Stanley Aronowitz

  • May 6, 2004

    Show & Tell in Abu Ghraib

    What are the thousand words, I wonder, that are worth the pictures of grinning US soldiers sexually humiliating Iraqi prisoners in Abu Ghraib prison?

    Katha Pollitt

  • May 6, 2004

    Is Koppel a Commie?

    The Sinclair Broadcast Group, a Maryland-based media company whose holdings include sixty-two TV stations, did the country a favor when it refused to air the April 30 special edition of Nigh

    Eric Alterman

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