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  • December 13, 2001

    Where Are the Women?

    Will women be included in the debate on Afghanistan's future?

    Sara Austin

  • December 13, 2001

    Not Just Village People

    Once confined to the closet, gays are now making headway in mainstream society.

    George De Stefano

  • December 13, 2001

    National Security?

    Israel must decide if it wants a Jewish homeland in Palestine, or all of Palestine as a Jewish state.

    Christopher Hitchens

  • December 13, 2001

    Press Watch

    Seymore Hersh has had a string of scoops since September 11, laying bare the covert community's skulduggery. Now, though, it seems he's toeing the government's line in regard to Iran.

    Michael Massing

  • December 13, 2001

    Pennies in the Hat

    Christmas can be a consumeristic orgy, but consider some gift-giving alternatives to improve the world.

    Katha Pollitt


  • December 13, 2001

    Oregon Rains on Ashcroft

    The city of Portland is resisting calls from the Justice Department to racially profile its residents; predictably, right-wing pundits are enraged.

    David Sarasohn

  • December 13, 2001

    Naming—and Un-naming—Names

    Critics of the war on terror—or even those who slightly question the Bush administration—may now find themselves on a list of members of a fifth column.

    Eric Scigliano

  • December 11, 2001

    Connect the Enron Dots to Bush

    The connections between Enron and the Bush administration run deep—and they should be investigated.

    Robert Scheer

  • December 11, 2001

    Gore’s Supreme Challenge

    If I had been so bold as to have wagered that Al Gore would succeed in the latest Supreme Court round, I would have quickly called my bookie this morning after breakfasting in the Court’s cafeteri

    David Corn

  • December 9, 2001

    No Finality Without Fairness

    The US Supreme Court’s stunning 5-4 stay Saturday of the Florida undervote count–less than 24 hours after the equally stunning Florida Supreme Court decision ordering that same count–illuminat

    Bruce Shapiro