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  • 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

  • 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

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  • September 16, 1999

    Ending Timor’s Ordeal

    Indonesia's scorched-earth compliance with international pressure on East Timor has left Dili, the capital, in ruins, displaced some 100,000 people to refugee camps under the control of the bruta

    The Editors

  • September 16, 1999

    CBS-Viacom Nuptials

    An abbreviated version of this article appeared in the October 4, 1999 issue.

    Mark Crispin Miller

  • 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

  • September 16, 1999

    Polymaritally Perverse

    I've always vowed I would never be one of those people--and you know who you are!--who cancel their ACLU membership in a fit of pique over a single issue.

    Katha Pollitt

  • September 16, 1999

    Pacifica/Bellicosica

    Our coverage of the situation at KPFA in San Francisco--Marc Cooper's "Pacifica on the Brink" (Aug.

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