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Articles from Vol. 274, No. 23, June 17

A Clean, Green, Energy Machine
Golden, Colo. * I enjoyed Matt Bivens's April 15 "Fighting for America's Energy Independence," which is important in getting the vision and possibilities of renewable energy sources to the public. I have one small correction. Bivens says, "The...
Attack of the Anti-Cloners
In the past two months I have talked with many people who have a keen interest in whether the Senate will decide to ban therapeutic cloning. At a conference at a Philadelphia hospital, a large number of people, their bodies racked with tremors from...
Barnett Newman and the Heroic Sublime
Henry James could not resist giving the hero of his 1877 novel The American the allegorical name "Newman," but he went out of his way to describe him as a muscular Christian, to deflect the suggestion that Newman might be Jewish, as the name would...
Enron Metastasizes
"Death Star," "Get Shorty," "Fat Boy"--the revelation of Enron's trading schemes in California have turned the Enron scandals virulent again. Just when the White House thought the disease was in remission and relegated to the business pages, the...
Fighting the Drug (Ad) Wars : AS CORPORATIONS PUSH NEW MEDICINES, SOUND AND AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE SUFFERS
Back in 1981 Ira, a journalist who had been suffering from arthritis of the hips for many years, saw the first television ad for a pharmaceutical. At the time Ira, who is now my patient, had no inkling that he was witness to the inception of an...
No Justice in Florida
When Donna Brazile learned in late May that the Justice Department might sue three Florida counties over voting rights violations that disfranchised minority citizens in the 2000 presidential election, the woman who managed Al Gore's presidential...
Racial Privacy
Ward Connerly, figurehead for California's anti-affirmative action Proposition 209, is up to more mischief. This time it's a push to prevent California's public agencies from classifying "any individual by race, ethnicity, color or national origin...
Senator Hollings to the Rescue
* Jeff Chester writes: Public interest advocates claim a victory in their fight against the seemingly invincible media-consolidation juggernaut. Ernest Hollings, the octogenarian "junior" senator from South Carolina and Democratic chairman of the...
Singing to Power
British folk-rocker Billy Bragg has to be the only popular musician who could score some airtime with a song about the global justice movement. The first single from Bragg's England, Half English (Elektra), "NPWA" (No Power Without Accountability),...
Stephen Jay Gould
When the Kansas Board of Education voted in 1999 to remove the teaching of evolution from the state's science curriculum, most thinking Americans groaned about the growing influence of the antirational religious right. But Stephen Jay Gould, the...
The Conspiracy Continues
Did you know that the mere act of asking what kind of warning members of the Bush Administration may have received about a 9/11-like attack is just clever hype by that sneaky liberal media conspiracy? So goes the argument of the regular National...
THE FULL RUDY : The Man, the Mayor, the Myth
Rudy Giuliani was a C-plus Mayor who has become an A-plus myth. Since the atrocity of 9/11, Giuliani has managed to merge himself with wounded New York until the man and the metropolis--and this almost religious event--seem to be one heroic blur....
The Future Wellstone Deserves
Greens running against Democrats, and maybe giving Republicans the edge? Anyone who thinks we'll have to wait till the Bush-Gore rematch in 2004 to get into that can of worms had better look at Minnesota this year. Here's Senator Paul Wellstone...
The Mideast War Breaks out on Campus : ONE OF THE BIGGEST PROBLEMS PALESTINE'S SUPPORTERS FACE IS ANTI-SEMITISM--IN THE FORM OF BOTH FANTASTICAL ACCUSATIONS AND UGLY REALITY
"Is anyone going to speak out against violence?" The student, a bystander at an April rally for Palestinian solidarity in front of Columbia University's Low Library in Manhattan, was red-faced with rage, and on the verge of tears. She took her question...