Song of the Sunshine State Song of the Sunshine State

Campbell McGrath's entertaining and frustrating fifth book of poems--every single one of them devoted to some aspect of Florida--raises two large questions. One has to do with rep...

Mar 28, 2002 / Books & the Arts / Stephen Burt

Justice, Not So Swift Justice, Not So Swift

On October 31 Governor Jane Swift of Massachusetts pardoned five women who had been convicted and executed in the Salem witch trials in 1692. Well, better late than never--what's...

Feb 28, 2002 / Column / Katha Pollitt

Tulsa’s Shame Tulsa’s Shame

Race riot victims still wait for promised reparations.

Feb 28, 2002 / Feature / Adrian Brune

Unforgiven Unforgiven

On August 21 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, a struggling oil-refinery town on the Texas border, Wilbert Rideau walked to the center of the modern courtroom, hobbled by shackles. The...

Jan 3, 2002 / Feature / Amy Bach

Oregon Rains on Ashcroft 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.

Dec 13, 2001 / Editorial / David Sarasohn

San Diego Sees the Light San Diego Sees the Light

A Democratic Congressman relates what happened when a large California city rebelled against privatization of its electricity.

Aug 9, 2001 / Editorial / Bob Filner

Death and Texas Death and Texas

The state's justice system crushes poor people like Ernestina Rodriguez.

Jun 28, 2001 / Feature / JoAnn Wypijewski

Corporate Welfare Spoils Corporate Welfare Spoils

In one of the most foolish and cruelly ironic urban public policy decisions in recent memory, New York Governor George Pataki and New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani are planning...

Apr 19, 2001 / Editorial / Ralph Nader

No to Global Sweatshops No to Global Sweatshops

New York's City Council is about to open a promising new front in the global struggle against sweatshop exploitation--a city procurement ordinance that requires decent wages and f...

Apr 19, 2001 / Editorial / William Greider

He Has a Dream He Has a Dream

The grand ambition of the Rev. Al Sharpton.

Mar 30, 2001 / Feature / Scott Sherman