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  • March 13, 2003

    Guns in the Courtroom

    In the late summer and fall of 1997, small news leaks began appearing that Mayor Edward Rendell of Philadelphia (who is now governor of Pennsylvania) was thinking about suing the firearms indus

    Carl T. Bogus

  • March 13, 2003

    Left Coast Notes

    Almost a thousand boisterous supporters–most of them unionized Latino service workers–showed up on March 4 at the vote-counting and subsequent victory party for new City Councilman-elect Antoni

    Marc Cooper

  • March 10, 2003

    Susan B. Anthony

    This essay, from the February 14, 1920, issue of The Nation, is a special selection from The Nation Digital Archive. If you want to read everything The Nation has ever published on feminism and women’s rights, click here for information on how to acquire individual access to the Archive–an electronic database of every Nation article since 1865.

    Fanny Garrison Villard

  • March 6, 2003

    Court Reporter

    On June 4, 1961, John F. Kennedy held his last meeting with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev in Vienna.

    Dusko Doder

  • March 6, 2003

    Washington Post Warriors

    A generation ago, when I worked at the Washington Post, the right-wing fringe occasionally referred to us as “Pravda on the Potomac.” We reporters were amused but also rankled.

    William Greider


  • March 6, 2003

    Donahue–War Casualty

    War may or may not be inevitable, but a one-sided discussion of US policy toward Iraq appears to be all but guaranteed on network television.

    John Nichols

  • March 6, 2003

    Phallic Balloons Against the War

    Who says there’s nothing new under the sun?

    Katha Pollitt

  • March 6, 2003

    Neo-Macho Man

    Say what you will about oil and hegemony, but the pending invasion of Iraq is more than just a geopolitical act. It’s also the manifestation of a cultural attitude.

    Richard Goldstein

  • March 6, 2003

    Title IX: Political Football

    Women’s sports are under attack by jocks who have an ally in the President.

    Ruth Conniff

  • March 4, 2003

    Postcard From Bloomington

    This comfortable college town is defined as much by its eclecticism as its traditional Midwestern quintessence.

    Jason Vest