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Articles from Vol. 266, No. 19, May 25

Bad Newt's Back
That didn't last long. After donning a leather jacket and jeans and trekking across America on a book tour designed to fuzzy-up his image, Newt Gingrich returned to Washington and de-evolved to Neanderthal Newt. Reprising his classic routine, he screamed...
CA's Golden Gubernatorial: Can a Millionaire Buy the Democratic Nomination as Easily as If It Were a TV Ad?
It's a Saturday night in late March at the California Democratic Convention, and near billionaire financier Al Checchi is hosting a party for delegates in a ballroom of L.A.'s Bonaventure Hotel. It's not unusual for a gubernatorial candidate to rent...
Euroland vs. Dollarland? Eurolabor Is Asking What's in the New European Union for Workers
Should we hail the momentous decision by eleven European nations to opt for a single currency as a sign of vanishing frontiers, and should we greet the euro they produced as the rival of the dollar, symbolically heralding some limitation on the imperial...
Guatemala's New Martyr
On March 8 the Interamerican Court of Human Rights, the judicial arm of the Organization of American States, delivered a long-awaited judgment on Guatemala. The ruling concerns eleven young men and women who were abducted and tortured or murdered...
Making One and One Equal Two
We live in paradoxical times. America has no let but it also has two lefts. The reformist/social democratic left is almost exclusively economic in emphasis. It views itself as part of a tradition that stretches back to Eugene Debs and John Dewey....
Mondo Video
Spokespeople for the young of many nations have had pissy things to say about Teletubbies, none without some justification. That it aims to captivate the mushy and defenseless minds of infants. That it gives them what they want to hear--soft-palate...
Moore vs. Nike
"Twelve-year-olds working in [Indonesian) factories--that's O.K. with you?" asks filmmaker Michael Moore of Nike C.E.O. Phil Knight in Moore's new documentary, The Big One. "They're not 12.7 responds the scruffy, red-bearded billionaire. "The...
Nurses Stand Tall
When H.M.O. giant Kaiser Permanente forced the California Nurses Association (C.N.A.) into the trenches early last year, one could only think that this showdown with labor was not what industrialist Henry Kaiser had in mind. He set up the health plan...
Sex Is the Least of It: Let's Focus Harassment Law on Work, Not Sex
The Clarence Thomas hearings, the Tailhook incident, the Gene McKinney trial, the Clinton scandals--if these events spring to mind when you hear the words "sexual harassment," you are not alone. That such images of powerful men making sexual come-ons...
The New Oakland Raider: Ex-Gov. Jerry Brown Expects to Become the Most Radical Mayor in America
Dig up and repeat any or all of the decades' worth of criticisms that have been hurled at Jerry Brown--that he's a flake who deserved the nickname Governor Moonbeam; that he has no follow-through, is too glib by half, is an off-the-cuff policy-maker--and...
Viagra Falls
Then I tried to rape her again. In terms of pure technique, of rape knowhow, my second bid was a definite improvement on my first. Different class, really. This time I came at her from behind in a writhing, wriggling rush. The element of surprise...
Vouching toward Bethehem
There are several intriguing aspects to the story of Jeanne Hearty, the devoted Catholic parochial schoolteacher in Cortlandt Manor, New York, who is being fired this June for marrying a divorced Episcopalian. There's the laity versus hierarchy theme,...