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  • August 28, 1999

    Burned by Waco

    On July 26 I sat for almost fourteen hours in a hearing room waiting to testify before Congress on the tragedy at Waco, and watched a dismal performance.

    Alan Stone

  • August 19, 1999

    Saving History From the Shredder

    They call him "the world's most famous bank guard": Christoph Meili, the former night watchman at the Union Bank of Switzerland in Zurich who in 1997 rescued from the shredder documents that desc

    Jon Wiener

  • August 19, 1999

    Reality Check–Virtual, of Course

    A perplexing disconnect from reality haunts the American financial community.

    Larry Hedrick

  • August 19, 1999

    Living La Vida ‘Loca’

    Few Latino writers have challenged homophobia and machismo as fiercely as Jaime Manrique.

    George De Stefano


  • August 5, 1999

    Not for Me

    I think I'd rather not belong
    At this point to the Falun Gong.
    The exercises don't look easy,
    And doing them might make me queasy

    Calvin Trillin

  • August 5, 1999

    Bush’s Death Watch

    In rather the same way as new movies are now "reviewed" in terms of their first weekend gross, new candidates have become subject to evaluation by the dimensions of their "war chest." This silly,

    Christopher Hitchens

  • August 5, 1999

    Pacifica Static

    The temblors around Ground Zero Berkeley, otherwise known as station KPFA, seemed to be diminishing, but there were lingering aftershocks.

    The Editors

  • July 22, 1999

    Pricks Up Your Ears

    In the August 9/16 issue of The Nation, Alexander Cockburn discusses Pacifica's alleged plans to use "scab" programming. KPFK General Manager Mark Schubb has told The Nation that he is not aware of any plans to use KPFK programming as "replacement" programming during KPFA's internal conflict, and that he would not condone such use. The producers and host of RadioNation stated to Schubb that they will not allow RadioNation to be used as replacement programming under any circumstances.
    The column also incorrectly described the role at KPFK of Nation contributing editor Jon Wiener. He is a one-day-a-week unpaid volunteer.

    Alexander Cockburn

  • July 22, 1999

    Prescription: Protest

    Neil Shulman, MD, first started seeing patients at Grady in 1969.
    For more information or to help, contact [email protected].

    Neil Shulman MD