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Society news and analysis from The Nation

  • April 3, 2003

    TV’s Conflicted Experts

    Perhaps Americans can be excused for imagining that "regime change" in Iraq would be a cakewalk.

    Daniel Benaim, Priyanka Motaparthy and Vishesh Kumar

  • April 3, 2003

    The Doha Follies

    Of the more than 700 journalists who have registered with the CentCom Coalition Media Center here, two have emerged as celebrities.

    Michael Massing

  • April 3, 2003

    In the Waiting Room

    "We are in a funding emergency today," read the e-mail from the New York Abortion Access Fund.

    Katha Pollitt

  • April 3, 2003

    Can We Talk?

    CORRECTION: When this column was originally published, a fact-checking error caused the word "owner" to be removed from a reference to the Jewish "owner-editors" of U.S. News & World Report and The New Republic. This may have made it appear as if Alterman was addressing the issue of Jewish "editors" in general with regard to media coverage and Israel, rather than merely the two men he cited.

    Eric Alterman

  • April 3, 2003

    The Press and the Myths of War

    There is nothing glorious or gallant about combat.

    Chris Hedges


  • April 2, 2003

    Statement in Support of Legislation to Prohibit Cloning

    We, the undersigned, support legislation to prohibit the cloning of human embryos for either medical experimentation or for giving birth to a human being.

    The Nation

  • March 31, 2003

    Assault on Diversity

    On April 1 the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the University of Michigan affirmative action cases on whether to overturn the 1978 Bakke decision and ban consideration of race as

    Alfred Ross and Lee Cokorinos

  • March 27, 2003

    CNN–War Casualty

    You could have knocked CNN's Aaron Brown over with a feather.

    Susan J. Douglas

  • March 27, 2003

    On White Preferences

    The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the University of Michigan affirmative action cases on April 1.

    Jay Rosner

  • March 27, 2003

    Codes of Etiquette

    Recently, Nilas Martins, principal dancer at the New York City Ballet, was stopped in Washington, DC, by gun-wielding policemen.

    Patricia J. Williams