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October 22, 2007

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  • Editorials

    We Need a Nobel Prize in Law

    Those who serve the law in dangerous and original ways are deserving of the recognition--and the protection--that a Nobel Prize would bring them.

    Garrett Epps

  • Getting Real About China

    From product safety to piracy, human rights and the Olympic Games, isn't it time we started being realistic about the way we treat China?

    Jeffrey Wasserstrom

  • John Templeton’s Universe

    The right-wing philanthropist is pushing the phony science of positive psychology to numb Americans into smiley-faced acquiescence to the status quo.

    Barbara Ehrenreich

  • Strange Culture

    Federal authorities are prosecuting Steve Kurtz under the Patriot Act for using harmless bacteria in his artwork. A new film examines his ordeal.

    Patricia J. Williams

  • Leave Us Alone

    How do presidential candidates propose to protect our privacy?

    Ryan Thoreson

  • Noted.

    The mainstream media's smear campaign against Mohamed ElBaradei, John Nichols on former NEA chair John Frohnmayer, Peter C. Baker on presidential Facebooks, and more.

    the Editors

  • Blackwatergate

    Blackwater USA's Erik Prince and his State Department enablers have a lot of explaining to do.

    Jeremy Scahill

  • Let Dennis Debate

    Kucinich may be too idealistic to be a presidential contender, but his voice needs to be heard.

    the Editors

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  • Books and the Arts

    Dirty Sexy Television

    Who needs reality TV when you can revel in the decadence, dysfunction and dirty laundry of the fictional super-rich?

    Simon Maxwell Apter

  • Strange Culture

    Federal authorities are prosecuting Steve Kurtz under the Patriot Act for using harmless bacteria in his artwork. A new film examines his ordeal.

    Patricia J. Williams

  • Dark Paradise

    A trilogy of hard-boiled detective novels set in Marseilles contemplates the ethnic turmoil in modern-day France.

    Charles Taylor

  • Spirit Chaser

    Listening to Sonny Rollins for the first time. Again.

    David Yaffe

  • For the Lawful Heirs

    the people in question

    dig quietly

    with festal fork

    and feather

    a pause

    means nothing

    perhaps privilege

    William Fuller

  • Lobbying Degree Zero

    Moral mudslinging has stifled debate over the Israel lobby.

    Daniel Lazare

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