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  • February 18, 1999

    Hillary for Veep?

    It is, depending on one's perspective, a delicious and redemptive scenario, a terrible nightmare or, if you are the escapist sort that hasn't yet cottoned to the hard reality of Election 2000, a

    Elaine Lafferty

  • February 18, 1999

    When Cops Are Killers

    "Justice for Amadou Diallo!" has been the rallying cry throughout New York since four police officers gunned down the unarmed, 22-year-old West African immigrant as he stood outside his Bronx ap

    Angela Ards

  • February 11, 1999

    Policing Cyberspace

    Free speech, Oliver Wendell Holmes famously declared, ought not to extend to falsely shouting fire in a crowded theater. But what are the limits on shouting across the wide-open Internet?

    The Editors

  • February 4, 1999

    LA Story: Backlash of the Boosters

    What happens to a leading Marxist writer after he gets a MacArthur genius grant, a Getty Fellowship, and his new book hits number one on the nonfiction bestseller list?

    Jon Wiener

  • February 4, 1999

    Going for the Gunmakers

    A short walk from my home in New Haven stands the farm of that prototypical Connecticut Yankee, Eli Whitney. In 1798 Whitney hit on a bold new scheme: interchangeable parts for muskets.

    Bruce Shapiro

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  • January 28, 1999

    On Olympic Bribery

    'Twas said the honest folks of Salt Lake City
    Deplored sins large and even itty-bitty.
    But, trying for the Games, they thought it pretty

    Calvin Trillin

  • January 28, 1999

    Antichrists Among Us

    What could have possessed the Rev. Jerry Falwell to announce that the Antichrist is probably alive and a male Jew?

    David Wallis

  • January 28, 1999

    A Cold War Over the Cold War?

    Yale University Press's Annals of Communism series, begun in 1995, is among the most ambitious and influential scholarly undertakings to address the historical role of Communism and the Soviet

    Eric Alterman

  • January 28, 1999

    A Bend in the Color Line

    Policy talk about a racialized "underclass" rests on social science research that often reproduces notions of racial difference, in an enormous tautology.

    Gerard Fergerson

  • January 21, 1999

    Friends, Romans, Countrymen

    The networks are busy interviewing everyone with a law degree about what to expect from the impeachment trial of President Clinton.

    Patricia J. Williams

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