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  • September 2, 2004

    The Bush Crusade

    Sacred violence, again unleashed in 2001, could prove as destructive as in 1096.

    James Carroll

  • September 2, 2004

    ‘We Lie. We Decide.’

    TIM RUSSERT: But, Senator, when you testified before the Senate, you talked about some of the hearings you had observed at the Winter Soldiers meeting, and you said that peop

    Eric Alterman

  • September 2, 2004

    Economic Bad Boys

    When the “scrawny boy from Austria” delivered his peroration against faint-hearted “economic girlie men,” it was an unusually seductive, even witty, appeal to a notion of free enterprise that is

    Patricia J. Williams

  • September 2, 2004

    A Suggestion as America Begins Preparations for The Next Olympics

    We might provoke less violent demonstrations
    If we invaded slightly fewer nations.

    Calvin Trillin

  • September 2, 2004

    Gay GOPers Crash Party

    Being a gay or lesbian Republican isn’t easy. Social conservatives condemn your “homosexual lifestyle,” while your friends (and lovers) on the left see you as part of the antigay problem.

    Christopher Lisotta


  • September 2, 2004

    Defying Convention

    This article draws on reporting by Eyal Press, Esther Kaplan and Katha Pollitt.

    Liza Featherstone

  • August 26, 2004

    The Big Sleep

    From its inception, the AIDS pandemic has generated extraordinary expressions of sadness and anger. The sadness is easy to understand.

    Sheila M. Rothman

  • August 26, 2004

    Bush Bashers & the Bashers Who Bash Them

    For well over a decade now, right-wingers and Republicans have heaped insult, lies and slander on liberals and Democrats, who responded for the most part by becoming starchy, self-doubting and de

    Katha Pollitt

  • August 26, 2004

    Patriot at the Bat

    Just as Roger Clemens can be counted on to fire heat, our national pastime inevitably waves the flag in times of national stress.

    Richard Pollak

  • August 26, 2004

    Billboard Barons

    It was a bomb that started the whole thing–an image of one anyway.

    David Montero