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Articles from Vol. 266, No. 10, March 16

Bill, Paula, Ken & You
This much we know: Justice John Paul Stevens was wrong when, this past May 27, speaking for the Supreme Court, he predicted that the case of Clinton v. Jones was "highly unlikely to occupy any substantial amount of petitioner's [the President's] time."...
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Blues Brothers 2000
Even though his very name is De'Ath--accent on the second syllable--he is incapable of violence. Or rather, he is capable of it, but only to the point of ramming someone's shopping cart with his own. Giles De'Ath (John Hurt), most donnish of London's...
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Hello, Columbus
Just when it seems like the official media have a total lock on political discourse and nothing will ever again be said except by designated experts in pancake makeup, just when you think the last raw bit of reality has been plastic-wrapped and priced...
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Iraq: Future Policy
Kofi Annan has returned from Baghdad with Saddam Hussein's written commitment to provide "immediate unrestricted, unconditional access for the UNSCOM weapons inspectors to all suspect sites in Iraq." For that we say, Bravo and thank you. Rarely has...
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Iraq & the Visitations of Empire
It was interesting to see Tom Clancy, of all people, contributing a recent Op-Ed to The New York Times about the false-alarm element in all the propaganda about chemical and biological weapons. His barely readable recent "novel" Executive Orders was...
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Love and Death on Long Island
Even though his very name is De'Ath--accent on the second syllable--he is incapable of violence. Or rather, he is capable of it, but only to the point of ramming someone's shopping cart with his own. Giles De'Ath (John Hurt), most donnish of London's...
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NATO's Shaky New Triad: The Alliance's Three Prospective Members Haven't Made an Informed Public choice(North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
THE ALLIANCES THREE PROSPECTIVE MEMBES HAVEN'T MADE AN INFORMED PUBLIC CHOICE. Ever since the eastward expansion of NATO has been under discussion, there has been an assumption that Central and Eastern European countries have an overwhelming desire...
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Speaking Truth to Power
The crisis is over, for now, and we may all breathe a sigh of relief. If in fact the White House strategy was a bluff, with Russia and France playing the good cops and America/Britain the bad, then congratulations to all sides on a job well done....
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Starr Subpoena Sign-Up
Has Kenneth Starr lost his mind? At the very least, he seems to have lost his copy of the Constitution, to say nothing of his understanding of the time and place in which he has been entrusted to carry out his investigation. On February 21, Starr...
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Teletubbies
Keith Haring would have recognized the Teletubbies. With TV screens in the middle of their Day-Glo stretchy suits and fuzzy antennae quivering above alien bushbaby faces, the stars of the BBC's hit show for toddlers could be direct descendants of...
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The G.O.P.'S Kiddie Slush Fund
CAMPAIGN-FINANCE ABUSE? HOW ABOUT A NONPROFIT CALLED COALITION FOR OUR CHILDREN'S FUTURE, WHICH KEPT ITS DONORS SECRET BUT SLUICED MONEY TO ATTACK ADS? Of all the fundraising scams pulled by the two parties in the 1996 election campaign, a Republican...
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The Last Energy War: The Mega-Battle over Utility Deregulation
As the capital and our national media remain transfixed with talk of war (averted or not) and with the latest salacious turns in the story of the President's alleged affair, the restructuring of the nation's $212-billion-a-year electric power industry...
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The U.N.'S Moral Force
An economy-minded Administration and the parsimonious Congress should be pleased that Kofi Annan's peaceful settlement with Iraq has probably saved the U.S. taxpayer far more in ordnance than the $1.6 billion dues in arrears that Washington owes the...
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War ... and Peace
If there was one undisputed victor in Gulf War I, it was CNN. With Peter Arnett the only American TV reporter permitted in Baghdad and a stable of 400 military analysts on call, Ted Turner was able to deploy his own news army. Thanks in part to its...
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Whitewash in the Newsroom: Thirty Years after Kerner, the Media Still Reflect the Biases of White America
THIRTY YEARS AFTER KERNER, THE MEDIA STILL REFLECT THE BIASES OF WHITE AMERICA. With Zimbabwe's skyscraper-lined capital, Harare, as a backdrop, NBC's Today show host Bryant Gumbel greeted millions of viewers with his normal air of confidence in...
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