The Year of the Yellow Notepad The Year of the Yellow Notepad

Call it the year of the yellow notepad. Doris Kearns Goodwin, ejected from Parnassus, Pulitzer jury service and kindred honorable obligations, sinks under charges of plagiarism c...

Mar 21, 2002 / Beat the Devil / Alexander Cockburn

The Migrant’s Story The Migrant’s Story

A Mexican migrant acquaintance once told me that he'd love the opportunity to brief Congress on immigration policy. Let us imagine him now, walking into the hallowed chamber, dress...

Mar 21, 2002 / Editorial / Rubén Martinez

Feeding the Hungry Feeding the Hungry

When Bill Clinton signed the welfare overhaul in 1996, he and his supporters promised that its problems could be fixed later. One problem at the top of the list was the bill's sav...

Mar 21, 2002 / Editorial / David Sarasohn

2002 Remake of Boys’ Town 2002 Remake of Boys’ Town

He ain't heavy, Father, he's my brother. I can take him by myself from here. Also, after what we've all been reading, We don't like to have you priests too near.

Mar 21, 2002 / Column / Calvin Trillin

In Cold Type In Cold Type

The new Daedalus is out. I have to admit to having not read Daedalus with much fervor in the past, say, fifteen years (well, if ever, to be honest), but I was curious about the ve...

Mar 21, 2002 / Books & the Arts / Amy Wilentz

Contractions Contractions

It all began with a missing sheet of homework. "Contractions," my son had written very clearly in his assignment log. "What's this?" I asked when he announced he'd finished every...

Mar 21, 2002 / Column / Patricia J. Williams

Sullivan’s Travails Sullivan’s Travails

On Andrew Sullivan.

Mar 21, 2002 / Column / Eric Alterman

God Changes Everything God Changes Everything

Let's say there was a school system or a chain of clinics on whose professional staff were a certain number of men who molested the children in their care and who, whenever this ...

Mar 14, 2002 / Column / Katha Pollitt

CalPERS and Carlyle CalPERS and Carlyle

On February 21 the California Public Employees Retirement System stunned financial markets in Asia when it said it would withdraw its $450 million investments in publicly traded c...

Mar 14, 2002 / Feature / Tim Shorrock

Billy Graham’s Explanation of His Taped Conversation With Richard Nixon Billy Graham’s Explanation of His Taped Conversation With Richard Nixon

He says that what he said about the Jews (They own and thus manipulate the news) Is not, of course, reflective of his views. So what part of the news did those Jews lose?

Mar 14, 2002 / Column / Calvin Trillin