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Archives from January 2002
The New New York City
Jordan Green
The new ergonomically-designed subway cars in New York City are all festooned with American flag decals. They are shiny and unmolested in stark contrast to the irrepressible graffiti and busy scratching of every surface in this city. The flags receive a kind of diplomatic...
Exit Cheney, Enter Ridge?
Walt Brasch
Don’t expect anyone in the White House to confirm it, but Tom Ridge could replace Dick Cheney as George W. Bush’s vice- presidential running-mate in the 2004 election. Ridge was on Bush’s “short list” in the 2000 election but n...
Exit Cheney, Enter Ridge?
Walt Brasch
Don’t expect anyone in the White House to confirm it, but Tom Ridge could replace Dick Cheney as George W. Bush’s vice- presidential running-mate in the 2004 election. Ridge was on Bush’s “short list” in the 2000 election but n...
Ten Worst Corporations of 2001
Russell Mokhiber And Robert Weissman
In a year marked not only by the now-standard forms of corporate marauding but also by brazen wartime profiteering, it was no easy chore to identify Multinational Monitor’s 10 corporations of 2001. The competition was even tougher than usual. But choi...
America’s Empire Rules an Unbalanced World
Robert Hunter Wade
Suppose you are a modern-day Roman emperor, the leader of the most powerful country in a world of sovereign states and international markets. What sort of framework of international political economy arrangements do you create so that without having to throw your...
The Mob as "Terrorist Associates"
Ross Regnart
Under the Patriot Act the U.S. Government can use a “new charge” to arrest Mob members. The Act-redefined “Terrorist Association” as any criminal activity that may “relate” to supporting terrorists. The Act defines terror...
Is There an Islamic Problem?
M. Shahid Alam
It has become fashionable in some circles after September 11 to excoriate Islam as the source of the problems facing the Islamic world. The air is thick with theories which claim that Islam has been paralyzed by a deadening obscurantism since the twelfth century, ...
The Republicans’ Secret Plan X
John Chuckman
(The following transcript in a plain brown envelope was slipped under my door sometime in the middle of the night. The transcript bears all the earmarks of authenticity, but I leave it to readers to decide.) Excerpts from: THE CHAIRMAN’S TAPES: BEING ...
2001, A Year for Ovid
David Vest Everything Became A Kind Of Everything Else In 2001.
Everything became a kind of everything else in 2001. New York City turned into Pearl Harbor. Bob Dylan turned into Vincent Price. By year’s end, Dan Rather looked and even sounded exactly like Jerry Falwell. It was incredible. Even the hair. Perhaps it was th...