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Articles from Vol. 267, No. 11, October 12

An American Litany
After more than a year's worth of labor, the President's advisory panel on race has come back with what by all accounts is a series of "modest" recommendations aimed at promoting "harmony," "dialogue" and "reconciliation." What times, I think. It...
Attacking Neoliberals in Brazil: Amid Economic Malaise, a Resurgent Left Has a Chance to Defeat Cardoso
Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, or Lula, who has twice been the presidential candidate of the Brazilian left, is this month once again a serious contender in the country's elections. With wildly fluctuating stock markets, rapidly depleting foreign exchange...
Clear Failing Ahead
Hours before Ted Kennedy went to the Senate floor to push for a minimum wage hike--in an effort that could help Democrats situate themselves for the Congressional elections--his press secretary, Jim Manley, reviewed the major newspapers. A few days...
Clinton Hot and Sour
Last week's editorial on the impeachment question elicited various reactions within the Nation community. Here are three additional views. There is little to mourn in Bill Clinton's fall from power. From the earliest days of his rise to dominance...
Going Local: Devolution for Progressives
Like it or not, devolution is under way. And if conservatives have their way, they will use it to make sure that responsibilities go back to the states with no additional money or power--with the deplorable aim of dismantling government at all levels....
Hyde and Seek
After the online magazine Salon loosed its story about House Judiciary Committee chairman Henry Hyde's extramarital affair, outraged Republicans blamed the White House for orchestrating an attack on Hyde, with White House aide Sidney Blumenthal singled...
Presidential Show Trial
Is Bill Clinton Brer Rabbit, craftily extricating himself from his enemies' clutches like the tarred hero of Joel Chandler Harris's African-American folktales? "Please, Mr. Hyde, don't fling me in that briar patch!" The House Judiciary's broadcast...
State Think Tanks on the Move: Liberal Policy Groups Are Going Where the Action Is - outside the Beltway
In the new era of devolving federal authority and growing state responsibilities, Frank Mauro is a liberal crusader whose moment has arrived. Mauro is executive director of the Fiscal Policy Institute in Albany, New York, a tiny think tank with only...
Third Way? No Way
What is the Third Way? After spending all day at NYU law school listening to the President, the First Lady, the prime minister of Italy, the president of Bulgaria, the Prime Minister of Great Britain, countless former Cabinet officers and internationally...
Toronto International Film Festival
You can go to a film festival to see Without Limits the day before it's released by Warner Bros., or you can go to see the new picture by Mweze Ngangura. I happened to catch both at this year's Toronto International Film Festival and came away puzzled,...
'Whiteout's' Whiteout
Talk about pushing things too far! Just listen to this: "The CIA should be held institutionally responsible for the huge influx of cocaine into the country in the eighties.... because of historical links to foreign drug producers and to the Mafia,...
'Who Lost Russia?'(US Powerless to Stop Dangerous Disintegration of Russia)(Brief Article)(Editorial)
Ever since the US government launched an inherently doomed crusade seven years ago to transform post-Communist Russia into a replica of the American system, it has been only a matter of time before that missionary arrogance led to disaster and clamorous...