Kerry and Communion Kerry and Communion

Is it a sin for Catholics to vote for former altar boy John Kerry?

May 27, 2004 / Editorial / John Nichols

The Metaphysical Couple The Metaphysical Couple

This book has a past, which begins at least in 1995, when Elzbieta Ettinger brought out a controversial account of the unpublished correspondence between Hannah Arendt and Martin...

May 20, 2004 / Books & the Arts / Carol Brightman

Robert Silvers

The Rebirth of the NYRB The Rebirth of the NYRB

The highbrow literary magazine has re-emerged as a combative political actor.

May 20, 2004 / Feature / Scott Sherman

Who Let the Punks Out? Who Let the Punks Out?

The young and the angry mosh the vote for the November election.

May 20, 2004 / Books & the Arts / Kristin V. Jones

Hawks Eating Crow Hawks Eating Crow

The Bush Administration has not made it easy on its supporters. David Brooks now admits that he was gripped with a "childish fantasy" about Iraq.

May 20, 2004 / Column / Eric Alterman

Outsourcing Is Hell Outsourcing Is Hell

The war on Iraq has made us all painfully aware of the Pentagon's growing reliance on private companies.

May 20, 2004 / Editorial / William D. Hartung

Orders to Torture Orders to Torture

The Abu Ghraib prison scandal now implicates the highest levels of the Bush Administration in violating federal law and in war crimes.

May 20, 2004 / Editorial / The Editors

Scandal’s Shame, Massachusetts’ Pride Scandal’s Shame, Massachusetts’ Pride

What a wonderful image of democracy and tolerance the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts has presented to the world by allowing same-sex marriages.

May 19, 2004 / Column / Robert Scheer

Green Lights for Torture Green Lights for Torture

So there were WMDs in Iraq after all. They're called digital cameras. Partly because of them, the United States faces one of the most humiliating defeats in imperial history.

May 13, 2004 / Beat the Devil / Alexander Cockburn

On the Abuse of Prisoners in Iraq On the Abuse of Prisoners in Iraq

We're told that the few rotten apples Who brought on this sordid affair'll Be punished. But what if those apples Are right at the top of the barrel?

May 13, 2004 / Column / Calvin Trillin