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Articles from Vol. 274, No. 14, April 15

Adventures in Book Reviewing
Back in 1994, Christina Hoff Sommers accused The New York Times Book Review of unfairly assigning her attack on the women's movement, Who Stole Feminism?, to the distinguished scholar of Victorian literature Nina Auerbach for review. Sommers claimed...
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Endangering US Security
Barely six months after Russian President Vladimir Putin became the Bush Administration's most valuable ally in the war against terrorism in Afghanistan, the promise of a historic US-Russian partnership is being squandered. Indeed, this second chance...
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Enron: What Dick Cheney Knew -- AN INVESTIGATION OF THE COMPANY'S WHITE HOUSE TIES SHOULD BEGIN AT HIS DOOR
In the spring of 2001 the severity of the California energy emergency had inspired demands for government action, and Enron had a problem. Officials in California were arguing that federal price caps on wholesale energy sales would prevent profiteering...
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Fighting for America's Energy Independence
Byron Dorgan, a North Dakota Democrat, took to the Senate floor on February 27 with an impassioned plea for a small federal subsidy that has fueled an explosion of activity in the wind-power industry. "Congress is messing around back and forth, stuttering,...
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Free Trade Bush's Way
On the eve of George W. Bush's recent tour of Latin America, Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes equated the advantages of a global free market with the peaks of the Himalayas, characterizing them as summits so inaccessible that the poor cannot even see...
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Have Car, Will Travel
Time Out If you're in the mood to see great acting, I recommend that you watch Aurelien Recoing get caught in a lie in Laurent Cantet's Time Out. As Vincent, a French management consultant who is secretly unemployed--playing hooky from life, let's...
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Housing: An LA Story -- TWO YEARS AFTER A TRAGIC ACCIDENT DREW ATTENTION TO THE CITY'S SHAMEFUL LACK OF DECENT AFFORDABLE HOUSING, ACTIVISTS ARE CELEBRATING A MAJOR VICTORY
This article is part of the "What Works" series, which explores effective strategies for improving people's lives through progressive social change. --The Editors On December 8, 2000, just after 8 am, 31-year-old Juan Pineda, a father of two children...
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Is There a Future for Pacifica? THE JURY IS STILL OUT ON WHETHER IT CAN RESTORE, LET ALONE ENHANCE, ITS INFLUENCE
The prospect of writing about the ongoing Pacifica crisis is about as enticing as walking past a recently dislodged beehive without the beekeeper's net: No matter what you say, you'll end up with welts. Since 1999 there has been a vitriolic battle...
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Letters
KUCINICH SHINES FOR ALL Eugene, Ore. * As John Nichols's "Kucinich Rocks the Boat" [March 25] indicates, Representative Dennis Kucinich has become a shooting star in the political firmament because of his willingness to challenge the irresponsible...
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Lieberman in Enronland
It has come to this: The investigation of Enron as a political scandal appears for now to depend on Senator Joseph Lieberman, an Enron Democrat who bagged Enron campaign contributions and who worked hard to block accounting reforms. Lieberman's committee...
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Oscar Opens the Door
As Halle Berry elegantly strode to the podium to accept her best actress Oscar, the first for a black woman, she wept uncontrollably and gasped, "This moment is so much bigger than me." Just as revealing was Denzel Washington's resolute dispassion...
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The God Squad
Was it lack of space or was it lack of time that made Katha Pollitt so bland and lenient about the current state of religious leadership in our country and our culture ["God Changes Everything," April 1]? She mentioned the obvious degeneration of the...
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