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Articles from Vol. 269, No. 20, December 13

America's Most Wanted : The PC 'Culprit'
"Dear Elinor Langer" read the e-mail from the producer of a BBC World Service series, Speaking of English, last summer. "I have been doing some research and would very much like to have your comments about being the person who first coined the phrase...
Backbuster Books
Richard Nixon once commented that education might "strengthen the mind, but sometimes it weakens the backbone." He was lauding Harry Truman's decision to drop the atomic bomb, astonishingly enough, implying that perhaps too much formal training of...
In Fact
US ACTION ACTS OUT "I'm tired of people who say, 'It doesn't matter if we win or lose as long as we fight the good and noble fight.' Well, damn that. I'm in it to win it," boomed William McNary, president of US Action, the new national coalition...
Insider Enrichment
When the Clinton Administration privatized the United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC) last year, critics warned that the new company would seek to back out of a historic but unprofitable deal to reprocess uranium from Russian nuclear warheads....
Outrage: Displaced & Misplaced
The American liberal conscience is a wondrous thing. On August 20 last year, a shower of Tomahawk cruise missiles, fired from US naval vessels in the Red Sea, destroyed the main pharmaceutical factory in the dirt- poor nation of Sudan. The hit was...
Prosecuting Innocence
Like countless parents, Cynthia Stewart of Oberlin, Ohio, is an ardent amateur photographer who loves to take pictures of her child. As has happened to a small but disturbing number of such parents around the country, Stewart is now facing prosecution...
Taking the Bus for Us
Ask Atlanta resident Eloise Hopper what she thinks of the so-called economic boom in America, and she answers in anger and in tears. A client of the Antioch Baptist Church's food pantry, Eloise testified before members of the Congressional Progressive...
Vieques and the US Navy
While preaching the virtues of democracy to the world, the United States is practicing old-style imperialism in Puerto Rico. The role of the US Navy on the small island of Vieques, la Isla Nena (the baby island), off Puerto Rico's east coast, has become...
Writing off Our UN Debt
The last-minute United Nations dues deal approved by Congress as it packed its bags for the year means that the United States has staved off the prospect of losing its vote in the General Assembly. Ambassador Richard Holbrooke deserves the praise the...