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April 10, 2006

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  • Features

    Moment of Truth

    There is no immigration crisis in the US. But it is time America acknowledged that we need the immigrant workers as much as they need us--and treat them accordingly.

    Robert Scheer

  • The President Is Not Smiling

    Card is out, Bolten in. The Senate is stuck on immigration. And every day brings more bad news. Take care of this, will you, Josh?

    William Greider

  • Avian Flu Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

    Large factory farms, not migratory birds, are now seen as breeding grounds for the avian flu virus. Donald Rumsfeld is getting rich off his investment in Tamiflu. Can this pandemic get any crazier?

    Nicholas von Hoffman

  • The Dot-Degree Boom

    Thanks to aggressive recruiting tactics and a complaisant Congress, online enrollments at the University of Phoenix and its spinoff, Axia College, are soaring. So are student debt and disaffection.

    Garrett Ordower

  • Science Fact or Science Fiction?

    Climate change is real, and its impact is potentially devastating to our way of life. So why do the news media have such a hard time telling the straight story?

    Bryan Farrell

  • Google’s Wi-Fi Privacy Ploy

    Google and other telecom giants are wooing cities with plans to create public Wi-Fi grids. But there's no such thing as a free digital lunch: The price we pay is a loss of online privacy.

    Jeffrey Chester

  • Republicanizing the Race Card

    David Duke and a cohort of white nationalists seek to reposition their minuscule movement at a time when their signature issues have been co-opted by pseudo-populist media personalities and the GOP.

    Max Blumenthal

  • Who Is Killing New Orleans?

    Mayor-appointed commissions and experts, mostly white and Republican, propose to radically shrink and reshape a majority-black and Democratic city.

    Mike Davis

  • The Emerging New Euroleft

    Europe's radical left is still struggling to articulate new strategies for social, economic and political change.

    Hilary Wainwright

  • Editorials

    Looking for Answers in Argentina

    The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, icons of courageous demands for accountability in Argentina, marked a thirty-year milestone and a significant if imperfect victory in the fight for human rights.

    Joanne Omang

  • Neglect in New Orleans

    A perfect storm of malign neglect is battering the victims of Hurricane Katrina. But the people of New Orleans are fighting back: They deserve our support as they press for the rights of the displaced.

    the Editors

  • Censoring Censure

    By failing to support Russ Feingold's motion to censure the President for illegal domestic spying, Democrats are taking the same path of overly calculated caution that cost them elections in 2002 and 2004.

    John Nichols

  • Giving Americans a Raise

    The massive number of Americans who support raising the minimum wage should spur Congress to action.

    Katrina vanden Heuvel and Sam Graham-Felsen

  • Israel’s Backward March

    If Israel's Kadima Party prevails at the polls as expected, its policies will effectively take Israelis several steps backward.

    Neve Gordon


  • Books and the Arts

    The Life I Didn’t Lead

    A meditation on travel, art and a life fully lived.

    Linda Pastan

  • Strangers in the Land

    Human Cargo and The Rights of Others chronicle the plight of refugees and migrants, revealing how seemingly simple moral positions can assume toxic political form.

    Corey Robin

  • Brother From Another Planet

    If you missed the 1995 CUNY "Question of Identity" conference, the issue of October magazine devoted to it, the "remarkable" essay on the same subject in Diacritics or--even worse

    Russell Jacoby

  • The Wild Child

    Reviews of L'Enfant, V for Vendetta, Shakespeare Behind Bars, Toro Negro, The Devil's Miner and Mardi Gras: Made in China.

    Stuart Klawans

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  • Letters


    "A Letter to the American Left" (Feb. 27) by Bernard-Henri Levy (aka BHL) ignited a firestorm of (mostly) angry mail.

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