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Articles from Vol. 277, No. 15, November 10

Against the War but Married to It
Fort Drum, New York It is morning on March 20, 2003, the first day of the war against Iraq. And on this Army post in upstate New York, it is raining. Hard. As Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's early-morning radio address reminds waking Americans...
Big Bucks in Iraq
In early October, Iraq's US-appointed Governing Council awarded the country's first mobile phone licenses to three companies from the Middle East. The decision was widely interpreted as a signal that Paul Bremer's Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA)...
Camp Wellstone
Paul Wellstone won elections as a progressive by energizing and mobilizing a large base, staying close to community organizing efforts of all kinds and fearlessly pressing a bold agenda. His model of successful political action is one that can be applied...
Krugman's World
Enter the world of Paul Krugman, a world either dark (the eras of Bush I and Bush II) or bathed in light (when Bill was king). "What do you think of the French Revolution?" someone is supposed to have asked Zhou En-lai. "Too soon to tell," Zhou laconically...
Loose Cannon
He's an intriguing moral bellwether, Nathaniel Heatwole. Heatwole is that nice young college student who tossed his life away by planting bleach, matches, box cutters and fake explosives on planes, resulting in delays and renewed passenger jitters,...
Many Peaces, One War
Iraq lies in ruin, the US military occupation is generating a sustained guerrilla resistance, crime is rampant in Baghdad and an Iraqi civil war along ethnic and religious lines is a real possibility. Against this background, the American peace movement--a...
No-Brainer: It's Not Hard to Devise a Fair and Equitable Federal Policy for a Higher-Education System in Crisis. but the GOP Remedy Would Only Make Things Worse
Since taking office, George W. Bush has been nearly mute on the topic of higher education. Only concerning affirmative action has the self-confessed Yale slacker expressed a position--that is, if "I favor diversity but oppose affirmative action" counts...
Strange Bedfellows
One reason the Bush Administration gave for going to war in Iraq was Saddam Hussein's alleged ties to terrorists. So it is ironic that one of the partners in a big Iraqi firm being used by US contractors in Iraq is also a founding partner in an organization...
The Avengers
Elephant * Kill Bill, Volume 1 * Intolerable Cruelty * In the Cut Ghosts are notorious for getting stuck in time. Having lost track of the ongoing world, they will revisit certain hours as obsessively as they haunt a fatal spot. In Gus Van Sant's...
The Growing Disquiet
In the end, George W. Bush got Congress to approve the $87 billion he insisted on for the occupation and reconstruction of Iraq. But the fact that 137 members of Congress--twelve in the Senate and 125 in the House--voted against the appropriation suggests...
The 'Kennedy Factor'
Arnold Schwarzenegger has sold himself to his fans as a raging Republican Terminator. But his future will depend on the outcome of a battle for his soul between the Republican Party and the liberal Democratic Kennedy culture he shares by marriage....
Wellstone in 2004
During the two years when he was exploring a bid for the 2000 Democratic presidential nomination, Paul Wellstone spent a lot of time trying to figure out how a progressive could get elected to the nation's top job. He was certain it was possible, as...