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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 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

  • June 17, 1999

    Racial Ventriloquism

    I know I'm not supposed to read too much into a movie like Episode I: The Phantom Menace, but when you're living with a 6-year-old whose entire generation role-plays and reiterates each an

    Patricia J. Williams

  • June 10, 1999

    Depression Confession

    How will we know when women have achieved equality? Male politicians will all be bachelors.

    Katha Pollitt

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  • June 10, 1999

    The Officer and the Diva

    This spring, two important chapters in the surprising story of Israeli gay and lesbian politics concluded.

    Joshua Gamson

  • June 3, 1999

    Hot-Wiring High School

    The International Student Activism Alliance has been run by and for high school students since its founding in 1996. Read this report by Liza Featherstone, originally published in the June 21, 1999 issue of The Nation.

    Liza Featherstone

  • June 3, 1999

    Morning-After Pill Ban

    Emergency contraception has the potential to revolutionize women's relationship to sex and birth control.

    Patricia Miller

  • June 3, 1999

    Media Matters

    "Politics and language," explains the dust jacket on the latest edition of Safire's New Political Dictionary, are "William Safire's two great and abiding interests." True, but too modest.<

    David Sarasohn

  • June 3, 1999

    The Net That Binds

    This article is adapted from Andrew L. Shapiro's book about the politics of the Internet, The Control Revolution (PublicAffairs/Century Foundation). For more information visit www.controlrevolution.com.

    Andrew L. Shapiro

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