Society

Congress Stirs to Rein in the President Congress Stirs to Rein in the President

In the wake of Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on warrantless spying, bipartisan efforts to rein in the Bush Administration's exercise of executive power are gaining momentum.

Feb 10, 2006 / Feature / Jeremy Brecher and Brendan Smith

In a Lonely Place In a Lonely Place

Elizabeth Cady Stanton's legacy as both an admirable revolutionary and a profound thinker is brought to life in Vivian Gornick's The Solitude of Self.

Feb 9, 2006 / Books & the Arts / Martha C. Nussbaum

The Color of Money The Color of Money

Four new books explore the politics, culture and racial awareness of the hip-hop generation.

Feb 9, 2006 / Books & the Arts / Greg Tate

Betty Friedan, 1921-2006 Betty Friedan, 1921-2006

Betty Friedan lived a big life and wrote a big book that helped change our world, in every way, for the better.

Feb 9, 2006 / Column / Katha Pollitt

Government’s the Problem Government’s the Problem

Complicated drug plans are the result of promises fulfilled.

Feb 9, 2006 / Column / Calvin Trillin

The Right to Be Offended The Right to Be Offended

The question raised by cartoons deemed offensive to Islam has never been whether or not to draw the line but where it should be drawn.

Feb 9, 2006 / Editorial / Gary Younge

A New Black Power A New Black Power

It's time to transform the two-party system into something more equitable by introducing smaller political groups based on special interests: Consider the power of a black voting b...

Feb 8, 2006 / Feature / Walter Mosley

Senators Mull an Internet With Restrictions Senators Mull an Internet With Restrictions

Telephone and cable bigwigs pitched their vision of a pay-to-play Internet to the Senate Commerce Committee Tuesday, and web visionaries pushed back. Lawmakers seemed baffled by th...

Feb 8, 2006 / Feature / Celia Viggo Wexler and Dawn Holian

Fury Over Foreigners Fury Over Foreigners

Western cartoons deemed insulting to Islam are only part of what is fueling mob frenzy in Afghanistan. Growing rage against the presence of foreign troops and frustration with inef...

Feb 7, 2006 / Feature / Christian Parenti

Georgia’s King Tribute Rings Hollow Georgia’s King Tribute Rings Hollow

Abolishing the death penalty was one of Coretta Scott King's signature issues. The irony is that Georgia remains one of the leading practitioners of the death penalty.

Feb 7, 2006 / Feature / Patrick Mulvaney

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