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  • September 30, 1999

    Swatting at Art

    After successfully attacking jaywalkers with curbside barriers and adult-oriented businesses with zoning curbs, New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani is now waging war on two fronts at once, to stamp o

    Art Winslow

  • September 30, 1999

    Noise From Underground

    For more information about Positive Force, or to send donations to the Arthur S. Flemming Center, write to Positive Force, 3510 North 8th Street, Arlington, VA 22201. Checks should be made payable to Emmaus Services for the Aging.

    Johnny Temple

  • September 23, 1999

    A Euro Without a Europe

    "The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting," writes Milan Kundera in The Book of Laughter and Forgetting. But in the US media today, nothing is so priz

    Eric Alterman

  • September 23, 1999

    Out of East Timor

    On September 19, as the UN peacekeeping force was deploying in the ashes of Dili, our correspondent Allan Nairn was deported from West Timor to Singapore.

    the Editors

  • September 23, 1999

    From Pacifica to the Atlantic

    The summer of 1999 will be remembered by many progressives as the time of the great KPFA lockout--when Pacifica's management tried to muzzle the nation's oldest community radio station.

    Robert W. McChesney

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  • September 23, 1999

    Ragtime, My Time

    As the youngest of five girls and two boys growing up in Cincinnati, Ohio, I was raised to believe that if I worked hard, was a good person and always told the truth, the world would be my oyster

    Alton Fitzgerald White

  • September 23, 1999

    Our Prison Complex

    This past winter both Edwin Meese and Gen. Barry McCaffrey expressed surprising misgivings about the current direction of the War on Drugs.

    Theodore Hamm

  • September 23, 1999

    Sunstein’s Law

    He criticizes the liberal Warren Court for breaking new constitutional ground on too many fronts too broadly, while also giving no quarter to the constitutional theories of conservative Supreme C

    David Rudenstine

  • September 18, 1999

    ‘Finality’ or Justice?

    Remember the bizarre daycare center "ritual abuse" trials of the eighties--the McMartin case in Los Angeles, the Little Rascals case in Edenton, North Carolina, the Kelly Michaels case in New J

    Katha Pollitt

  • September 16, 1999

    George W. Bush’s Education Plan

    A public school whose students don't test well
    Would lose some funds unless its score improves.
    If cutting funds won't help the kids advance,

    Calvin Trillin

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